Friday, April 18, 2014

Gujarati - Gathiya

Today recipe is from Gujarat state that is gathiya. One of my friend is Gujarati here and she showed me how to prepare these gathiya.Other day I prepared them at my home and they came out very well. Here goes the recipe.. 


Ingredients:

Gram flour/besan- 2cups
Baking soda-1tsp
Ajwain-1tsp
Oil-1/2cup
Salt to taste
Water as required for kneading the dough
Oil for deep frying


 Preparation:
1.Take a bowl and  sieve the flour .
2.Roast the baking powder until it turns into brown colour.
3. Add the baking powder, salt , ajwain and oil to the flour.Mix well.
4.Slowly add the water to the flour and make a smooth dough.
5.Grease the muruku press with oil and fill it with dough.
6. Heat a pan with oil for deep frying and press the muruku press into the oil  and fry them both sides until there brown.
7. Once they cool break them into pieces and store in a airtight container  and enjoy!



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vanjaram/Seer Fish Fry

Today recipe is about fish fry that is Vanjaram /seer fish fry.When we are in India, Athamma used to prepare it a lot .We are having this fish fry after 5 years and it tasted very well.Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients :

Vanjaram fish/ seer fish- 4 pieces
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chili powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Cumin powder-1tsp
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Lemon juice as require for making paste
Chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves


Preparation:
1. Clean the fish and pat dry.
2. Take a bowl, add chili, coriander,turmeric,cumin powder, tomato ketchup,Ginger- garlic paste ,salt and chopped leaves. Mix well.
3. Add  lemon juice  and make a thick paste . Do not add water.
4. Add 1 tbsp of oil and mix well.
5. Apply this mixture nicely to the fish and leave it to marinate for at least 1-2 hours .
6. Take a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and slowly put the fish on the pan and fry on both sides on medium flame until both sides are golden colour . Do the same procedure for the remaining pieces.
6. Transfer them into serving plate and enjoy!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Palkova/Milk Sweet

Today I am posting a recipe which we have eaten so many times in childhood that is palkova or milk sweet. Yesterday I prepared this milk sweet using ricotta cheese, milk powder, sugar and ghee.The taste of this milk sweet reminded me,my childhood days. Here goes the recipe.. 

Ingredients:

Ricotta cheese -250gms
Milk powder -250gms
Sugar -200 gms
Ghee -2tbsp
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Chopped nuts - 2tbsp



Preparation:

1. Take a microwave safe bowl, add all the ingredients listed above except nuts.
2. Mix everything well into a smooth paste.
3.Place the bowl in microwave for about 8-10 minutes . Stirring for every 2 minute's interval  of time.
4. Once it becomes thick transfer it into a greased plate and smooth it .
5. Add chopped nuts on the top and press it  a little bit .Allow it to cool  for 1 hour .
6. Cut into your desired shape and enjoy!