28
Nov 14

Aaloo (potato) Parwal ka bhujia (potato- pointed gourd fry)

 Ingredient:

Preparation:

  1. Peel off and Chop the potatoes length wise.
  2. Wash and Trim the both ends of parwal (pointed gourd), and cut into 8 pieces length wise.
  3. Chop onion into thin slices.

Method:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds when it turns brown; add a pinch of turmeric powder.
  3. Drop chopped potatoes and sliced Parwal in the oil, sauté on low flame.
  4. Fry until half done, (About 5-7 minutes)
  5. Add onion in it.
  6. Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  7.  Fry till vegetables are done.
  8. Now aaloo Parwal ka bhujia is ready.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaf
  10.     now quick Aaloo Parwal ka bhujia (potato- pointed gourd fry) is ready to serve.
      Note: heavy bottom pan and low heat works better.
  11. This is served with rice or paratha.
Aaloo (potato) Parwal ka bhujia (potato- pointed gourd fry)

Aaloo (potato) Parwal ka bhujia (potato- pointed gourd fry)

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Drop chopped potatoes and sliced Parwal

Drop chopped potatoes and sliced Parwal

Drop chopped potatoes and sliced Parwal

Drop chopped potatoes and sliced Parwal

Fry until half done,

Fry until half done,

Add onion

Add onion

Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt

Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt

Fry till vegetables are done

Fry till vegetables are done

Add Garam masala

Add Garam masala

Aaloo (potato) Parwal ka bhujia (potato- pointed gourd fry)

Aaloo (potato) Parwal ka bhujia (potato- pointed gourd fry) 


26
Nov 14

Chandrakala (festival sweets)

Ingredient:

 For stuffing:

For dough (outer layer):

For sugar syrup:

  • Sugar: 250 gm
  • Water: 100ml

Preparation:

For sugar syrup:

  1. Take a large pan, put sugar and water in it.
  2. Add cardamom powder and saffron and bring it to boil.
  3. Let this (syrup) boil for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, sugar syrup is ready.

Method:

For stuffing:

  1. Take a non stick fry pan. Pour 1 table spoon of ghee, when ghee become hot add Cashew nut, Almond, Dry grapes, Pistachio all together and fry for 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. Add Khoa and fry on medium flame. Stir continuously till it become light brown in color.
  3. Keep aside, allow it to cool to room temperature, add sugar powder and mix properly.
  4. Now, stuffing is ready.

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour Maida, ghee. Mix well by rubbing between palms.
  2. Add water in small quantity and knead them, if required put some more water till the dough become soft.
  3.  (The dough can be made in food processor also)
  4. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 20-30 minutes.

For making chandrakala:

  1. Take dough, make small balls (~ 0.5 inch dia).
  2. Roll the balls in 3 inch diameter circle like small poories.
  3. Take one poori, Place 2 teaspoon stuffing in the center of the poori
  4. apply wet finger around the edge of the poori.
  5. Cover it with another poori.
  6. Press the edge of the poori, so that edges stick properly.
  7. Fold the edges with finger.
  8. Now, the raw chandrakala is ready to fry.
  9. Heat ghee in a fry pan on medium heat (to check if oil is ready, put a little piece of dough in the oil it comes up slowly).
  10. Deep fry it on medium to low heat.
  11. Note: if it is fried on high heat, it will be soft. It will be not crunchy.
  12. After it starts to puff slowly turn over.
  13.  Fry till it becomes golden brown from both sides. Take it out and allow to cool.
  14. Dip it into the sugar syrup. After 1-2 minutes, take out pieces on strainer.
  15. Now chandrakala is ready.

Garnish:

  1. with almond, Pistachio slices and saffron threads.
  2.  Now, awesome and delicious chandrakala is ready to eat.
  3. While serving, on the top a small tea spoon sugar syrup can be added by making hole with finger (optional).
  4.    Yummy chandrakala is ready to serve for any festive occassion.
    Chandrakala (festival sweets)

    Chandrakala (festival sweets)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    frying dryfruits

    frying dryfruits

    dough with stuffing

    dough with stuffing

    dough ball

    dough ball

    rolling the ball

    rolling the ball

    rolling the ball

    rolling the ball

    rolling the ball

    rolling the ball

    stuffing in the centre of the poori

    stuffing in the centre of the poori

    Apply wet finger

    Apply wet finger

    Cover it with another poori

    Cover it with another poori

    Press the edge of the poori

    Press the edge of the poori

    Fold the edges with finger

    Fold the edges with finger

    Fold the edges with finger

    Fold the edges with finger

    Fold the edges with finger

    Fold the edges with finger

    Fold the edges with finger

    Fold the edges with finger

    raw chandrakala

    raw chandrakala

    ready to fry

    ready to fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Dip it into the sugar syrup

    Dip it into the sugar syrup

    Dip it into the sugar syrup

    Dip it into the sugar syrup

           
           
  • Chandrakala is one of the north Indian festive desserts, prepared on the occasion of diwali, Holi etc…
  • When I eat with my family and friends, it is a moment of real pleasure.
  • I really enjoy my life….
  • It is very tempting and delicious too.