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NORTH INDIAN DISHES

PARATHAS
NON-VEGETARIAN
PULAO VARIETIES
KABABS
VEGETARIAN
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The northern region of India comprises the valley -filled Kashmir to the vast field- lands of Punjab. The cuisine also varies widely in this region but the predominant one is the Mughlai one.

The staple food of the Kashmiris is rice and plenty of meat dishes, which includes "Gustaba", "Kaahwa", etc. The Kashmiri cuisine is a blend of its major produce, which includes red chillies, fruits, nuts, saffron and rajma.

For the Punjabis, the Rotis and Lassi give them the vigor and energy they are noted for. The sarson ka saag and the makke di roti is a good combination. The Punjabis also place a lot of stress on the ginger, garlic, onion and tomato combinations. Altogether the northern part is famous for its tongue tickling Mughlai dishes. They are a gift to us from the Mughals who probably got it from their Persian ancestors. The succulent kababs, kormas and the parathas are good examples. The blending of spices over low heat is an important factor of the Mughal style of cooking.

Most of the vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are famous for their distinctive tastes. Though rice is sparingly used throughout northern India, Wheat is their staple food. They take wheat in the form of rotis and chappathis. They come in a wide range, which includes parathas, puris, naans, kulchas, rotis and chapathis, and stuffed parathas.

PARATHAS AND ROTIS

SHAHI PARATHA

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour                             1 cup
  • Minced meat                          500 gms
  • Eggs                                       2, beaten
  • Onion                                      1, chopped
  • Tomato                                   1, chopped
  • Green chillies                         5, chopped
  • Ginger, garlic paste              1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves                   a handful, chopped
  • Oil                                            2 tablespoons
  • Ghee                                       2 tablespoons
  • Salt and red chilli powder     To taste

SHAHI PARATHA

Method

  • With the flour add some water and knead into smooth dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till pink.
  • Also fry the ginger garlic paste and keep aside.
  • Cook the minced meat, salt, red chilli powder and ½ cup of water till the meat is cooked and dry.
  • Add tomatoes to the egg and also salt and make two omelettes.
  • Take two portions of the dough and make two thin chapathis.
  • On one chapatti place one omelette, spread a tablespoon of minced meat over it, sprinkle some green chillies and coriander and cover with the other omelette.
  • Top this with the next chapatti and press the edges of the two chapattis tightly.
  • In a tava fry the paratha with a little oil, till both the sides are well done. Serve hot.

NAAN

Ingredients

  • Maida                            250 gms
  • Milk                                125 ml
  • Butter                             ¼ cup
  • Sugar                             1 tablespoon
  • Yeast                              30 gms
  • Salt                                 ½ tablespoon
  • Baking powder              ½ tablespoon
  • Poppy seeds                 1 tablespoon

NAAN

Method

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar well in a bowl.
  • Mix the yeast with 2 tablespoons of milk and warm the remaining milk.
  • Add the warmed milk to the yeast with 1-½ tablespoons of butter and mix well.
  • Pour the yeast mixture into the maida and knead well to form smooth dough.
  • Cover it with a cloth and keep aside for 2 hours.
  • Divide the dough into 8 portions with floured hands, cover and keep for some 15 minutes.
  • Flatten the balls into circles of 5 inches diameter and brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle some poppy seeds over it.
  • Place the dough circles in a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 230 degrees till the naan is puffed.

MUGHLAI PARATHA

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour              250 Gms
  • Egg                          2 nos
  • Oil                             6 tablespoons
  • Baking powder       1 teaspoon
  • Salt                            to taste

 

Method

  • Mix well the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Rub the flour with 2 tablespoons of oil and make it into a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough into 8 balls and and roll them into flat thick rounds.
  • Apply little oil, sprinkle some flour and fold it into semicircle.
  • Again apply some oil and flour and fold it lengthwise.
  • Roll it, press down and roll out into square of 8 inches by 8 inches.
  • Brush the surface of the paratha with beaten eggs and turn all four corners towards the center.
  • Heat a girdle and apply oil liberally.
  • Cook the paratha in it applying oil along the edges.
  • Fry on both the sides till brown patches appear and serve hot.

NON - VEGETARIAN DISHES

MASALA GOSHT (Spicy fried meat)

Ingredients

  • Meat                          500 gms
  • Onion                        1
  • Ginger garlic            1 tablespoon,paste
  • Curd                          300 ml
  • Pepper corns           6
  • Cloves                       4
  • Cinnamon                 3
  • Cardamoms             2
  • Red chilly                   3
  • Turmeric powder      1 teaspoon
  • Ghee                          2 tablespoons
  • Salt                             to taste

Method

  • Cut the meat into small cubes after washing.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the meat along with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Seal the pan and cook for 45 minutes without adding any water.
  • Open the pan, add 2 teaspoons of ghee and fry the meat till it is reddish brown in color.
  • Serve hot with rotis.

GOSHT-E-AKBARI (Rich and Spicy Mutton curry)

Ingredients

  • Meat                             ½ Kg
  • Milk                               ½ cup
  • Onion                            1, chopped
  • Ginger, garlic paste    1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder       ½ tablespoon
  • Chilli powder                2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder             ½ tablespoon
  • Garam masala            1 teaspoon
  • Saffron                          few strands
  • Flour                             1 tablespoon
  • Ghee                            1 tablespoon
  • Salt                               to taste

For seasoning

  • Green peas                 100 gms, boiled
  • Onion                            1, chopped
  • Oil                                  1 tablespoon
  • Cardamoms                 4
  • Cloves                           4
  • Cinnamon                     1 inch piece
  • Black pepper corn        8
  • Bay leaf                          1
  • Red chilli                        2

Method

  • Cook the mutton with all the ingredients except the saffron, flour and ghee.
  • Sauté the flour with ghee in a pan for sometime.
  • Then gradually add some water to form a batter and add that to the gosht and keep stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Add saffron and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • In another pan heat oil, add the onions, garam masala and bay leaf and fry till brown.
  • Add the green peas and the red chillies and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the gosht and mix well and remove from fire.
  • Garnish with onion rings, coriander leaves and lemon wedges.

HARI MACCHI (FISH IN MINT AND CORIANDER CHUTNEY)

Ingredients

  • Pomfret                       1 large
  • Salt                               2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves         ½ bunch
  • Mint leaves                   ½ bunch
  • Pomegranate seeds   15 Gms
  • Green chillies                4 nos
  • Garam masala             1 teaspoon
  • Sugar                            1 teaspoon

Method

  • Clean the pomfret and make small slits on the flat sides and add some salt and keep aside.
  • Grind the rest of the ingredients and fill in the slits very liberally.
  • Grill for 5 minutes on medium flame on each side.
  • Serve hot with onion rings and lemon wedges.

KARAHI CHICKEN (HOT AND SPICY CHICKEN CURRY)

Ingredients

  • Chicken                      1 medium size
  • Onion                           3, chopped
  • Ginger, garlic paste   1½ teaspoon
  • Tomatoes                    2, chopped
  • Red chilli powder       1 teaspoon (kashmiri                                       red chilli)
  • Whole chilli                  2 nos
  • Coriander seeds        1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala            10 gms
  • Bay leaf                        3
  • Oil                                 100 ml
  • Coriander leaves         ½ bunch, chopped
  • Salt                                 to taste

Method

  • Cut the chicken into pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add oil, bay leaves, red chillies, coriander seeds, garam masala and roast till they splutter.
  • Add the onions and sauté for sometime till it browns.
  • Add the ginger, garlic paste and fry till the oil floats on top.
  • Add the tomatoes and continue cooking.
  • Add the Kashmiri chilli powder and cook for some time.
  • Now add the chicken and stir a little, then add some water for cooking.
  • When cooked remove form fire and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried Kashmiri red chillies.

PRAWN CAPSICUM BALLS (CAPSICUMS WITH PRAWN FILLINGS)

Ingredients

  • Capsicum                400 gms
  • Prawns                    400 Gms, shelled
  • Onions                     2, minced
  • Ginger                     1 inch piece
  • Garlic                       1 pod
  • Peppercorns           1 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds    1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds          1 teaspoon
  • Aniseeds                 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon                2 sticks
  • Cloves                      6
  • Green chillies          4
  • Egg                          2
  • Gram flour               1 teaspoon
  • Bread crumbs         a little
  • Ghee                        3 tablespoons
  • Tomato                     2, chopped
  • Turmeric powder     ½ teaspoon
  • Salt                           to taste

Method

  • Slice the tops of the capsicums and scoop the pulp inside.
  • Apply some salt and keep upside down for sometime.
  • Devein the prawns and mince it. Fry the onions till brown. Also add the minced prawns
  • Grind the ginger, garlic and other masala items to a fine paste.
  • Add this to the fried onions and also add the mince prawns.
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes and chopped coriander leaves and fry well.
  • Fill this mixture into the capsicums, attach the stalks and seal the opening with gram flour.
  • Now dip the capsicum in beaten egg, roll it over the breadcrumbs and deep fry till golden brown color.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce.

PULAO VARIETIES FROM THE NORTH

Most of the parties in the north are incomplete without a biryani or pulao. In olden days in India, biryanis were made in huge earthern pots and served with wooden spatulas, which gave them a distinct aroma and taste. But nowadays, the modern Indian woman too makes such delicious meals using her modern gadgets in no time, which the earlier cooks used to take hours. Biryanis and Pulaos are mostly of Chicken and mutton, but there are varieties for the vegetarian too.

MURGH DUM BIRYANI (Chicken Biryani)

Ingredients

  • Chicken                  750 Gms, cut into 8 pieces
  • Basmati rice           350 Gms, washed and                                  soaked for 20 minutes
  • Ghee                        120 gms
  • Garam masala        1 teaspoon
  • Shahjeera                ½ teaspoon
  • Onion                       150 gms, sliced
  • Curd                         150 ml
  • Ginger,garlic paste  70 gms
  • Chilli powder             2 teaspoons
  • Lemon juice               40 ml
  • Cream                        50 ml
  • Onion                          25 gms, browned
  • Mint leaves                 25 gms, chopped
  • Coriander leaves       25 gms, chopped
  • Saffron                        a few strands
  • Salt                             to taste

Method

  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the garam masala and the shahjeera. Saute, add the onions and fry till brown.
  • Add the ginger, garlic paste, salt and chilli powder, fry and then add the chicken pieces.
  • Put the curd and sauté for 2 minutes. Add 500 ml of water and bring the mixture to a boil, cover and cook till the chicken is done.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice on top.
  • Take1 litre of water in a pan and bring it to boil.
  • Then add the rice, the remaining garam masala and salt and cook till the rice is half done.
  • Sprinkle half of the cream, browned onion, mint leaves, coriander leaves and saffron over the chicken preparation.
  • Then spread half of the rice over the chicken.
  • Repeat the layers and cover it with a moist cloth.
  • Put the sealed pan in a pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes and serve hot.

YAKHNI BIRYANI (Mutton Biryani with garam masala)

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice                       350 gms, washed and soaked for 30 minutes.
  • Lemon juice                        5 teaspoon
  • Cloves                                 8
  • Cardamom                         6
  • Cinnamon stick                  5 cms
  • Salt                                      to taste

For the Yakhni

  • Mutton                                     400 gms
  • Onion                                      200 gms
  • Chopped onion                      50 gms, sliced and browned for garnishing
  • Curd                                        200 ml
  • Ghee                                       25 gms
  • Ginger, Garlic paste              25 gms
  • Garam masala                       1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom mace powder    ¼ teaspoon
  • Pepper powder                      ½ teaspoon
  • Mint leaves                              a few, chopped
  • Salt                                           to taste

YAKHNI BIRYANI

Method

  • Heat the ghee in a pan and season with the whole garam masala.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry till brown.
  • Add the mutton, ginger, garlic paste and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add the curd and fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and fry for 2 minutes and then add water and cook till the meat is done.
  • In 1 litre water take salt, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and lemon juice along with the rice and cook till half done.
  • Take the yakhni and put it on low fire.
  • Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and add the rice on top.
  • Cover with a moist cloth and seal it and put it on dum for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with browned onions and serve hot with raitha.

MATTAR PULAO (Green Pea Pulao)

Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice                  500 gms, washed & soaked for 1/2 an hour
  • Onion                                1, sliced
  • Green peas                      2 cups, parboiled
  • Ghee                                 170 gms
  • Bay leaf                            1
  • Peepercorns                    8
  • Cinnamon stick                3 inches
  • Cardamom                       2
  • Cloves                               8
  • Cashews                          50 gms
  • Raisins                             100 gms
  • Salt                                    to taste

Method

  • Fry the onions in a pan with the ghee till brown.
  • Fry the cashews and raisins and keep aside.
  • Add cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns and cardamoms and fry for a minute.
  • Then add the rice and fry on low heat so that the rice grains are coated with the ghee.
  • Add the green peas and fry for another 3 minutes.
  • Add salt and cover the rice with double its amount of boiling water.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer till the water is absorbed.
  • Garnish with the fried cashews and raisins and serve hot.

PANCHRANGI PULAO (MIXED VEGETABLE PULAO)

Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice               350 gms,soaked for 20 minutes
  • Ghee                             120 gms
  • Onions                          100gms, chopped
  • Potato                           100 gms, peeled and cubed
  • Carrots                          100 gms, cubed
  • French beans               100 gms, diced
  • Green peas                   75 gms, shelled
  • White Pumpkin             100 gms, cubed
  • Green chilli                     8
  • Ginger, garlic paste      50 gms
  • Chilli powder                 10 gms
  • Ginger                            1 inch, cut into juliennes
  • Garam masala              5 gms
  • Saffron                           a few strands,  soaked in warm milk
  • Mint leaves                    20 gms, chopped
  • Coriander leaves          20 gms, chopped
  • Cardamom                     a pinch
  • mace powder                a pinch
  • Salt                                 to taste

Method

  • Saute the garam masala in a pan with the ghee till it crackles. Add the onions and fry till brown.
  • Add half of the ginger, garlic paste green chillies, chilli powder and salt and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables and fry till they a re well coated with the masala.
  • Add water and cook till the vegetables are done. In one litre boiling water add salt and some whole garam masala and rice and cook till half done.
  • Take the pan with the cooked vegetables and sprinkle half of the ginger juliennes, green chillies, saffron milk, mint leaves, coriander leaves and spread half of the rice over the vegetables.
  • Repeat the layers and cover with a moist cloth.
  • Seal the pan and put on dum or in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with raitha.

KOFTAS AND KABABS

KOFTAS AND KABABS Most of the Kababs, which we relish these days originated in the northern part of India. They are believed to be brought into India through the Persian connection of the Mughals but were later modified according to the local tastes. Kababs consist mostly of minced meat with maslas which are essentially roasted over charcoal fire to give them their distinctive aroma and taste. Nargisi Kofta, Kathi Kofta, Hariyali Kofta, Pathat Kabab are some of the notable varieties.

HARA KABAB ( A VEGETARIAN KABAB)

Ingredients

  • Paneer                          250 gms
  • Palak puree                  50 gms
  • Cornflour                       60 gms
  • Garam masala             1 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder                1 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder            1 tabelspoon
  • Coriander powder       1 teaspoon
  • Salt                                 to taste

Method

  • Grate the Paneer and mix with the palak puree.
  • Add the salt, pepper, garam masala and other powders along with the cornflour and mix well.
  • Divide into equal sized balls and grill in the oven, frequently basting with oil.
  • Serve hot with onion rings and mint chutney.

KASHMIRI KABAB

Ingredients

  • Mutton                                  1 kg, minced
  • Onions                                  2, quartered
  • Green chilli                           4, chopped to big pieces
  • Ginger                                  1½ inch piece
  • Egg                                       1
  • Red chilli powder                1½ teaspoon
  • Roasted jeera powder       1 tablespoon
  • Salt and pepper                   to taste

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients except the egg.
  • Add the raw egg and blend well and shape into oblong pieces.
  • Boil 2 glasses of water in a shallow pan and while boiling gently slide the kababs inside it.
  • Let it simmer till the whole water evaporates.
  • Then deep-fry the kababs in a shallow pan till brown.
  • Serve hot with onion rings and lemon wedges.

JHINGA KABAB (PRAWN KABAB)

Ingredients

  • Prawns                              500 gms
  • Green channa                   2 cups, boiled and mashed
  • Onion                                 3, chopped
  • Garlic                                10 flakes, chopped
  • Ginger                               10 gms
  • Green chilli                        7, chopped
  • Coriander leaves             ½ bunch, chopped
  • Egg                                   1
  • Bread                                5 slices
  • Chilli powder                    1 teaspoon
  • Chaat masala                  1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala                1 teaspoon
  • Oil a little                           for frying
  • Salt                                    to taste

Method

  • Clean, shell and devein the prawns.
  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients except the egg and oil.
  • Beat the egg and blend well with the mixture.
  • Shape into kababs and deep fry and serve hot.

 

 

VEGETARIAN DISHES FROM THE NORTH

MASALA BAINGAN (SPICY BRINJALS)

Ingredients

  • Brinjals                         500 gms, small and round
  • Tomato                        300 gms, chopped
  • Onion                           1, chopped
  • Coconut                       150 gms, grated
  • Sesame seeds           3 tablespoons
  • Ginger, garlic paste   1 tablespoon
  • Chilli powder               1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder      3 tablespoons
  • Garam masala            2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder         ½ tablespoon
  • Poppy seeds               ½ tablespoon
  • Cloves                          3
  • Bay leaf                        3
  • Cardamoms                2
  • Coriander leaf             a little
  • Mint leaf                       a little
  • Oil                                 7 tablespoons
  • Salt                               to taste

Method

  • Roast the sesame seeds and the poppy seeds till brown and pound them well.
  • Fry the onions in the oil till brown.
  • Grind the sesame, poppy powder, tomatoes and coconut gratings into a fine paste.
  • Cut the brinjals into long and thin slices.
  • Fry the brinjal pieces till soft.
  • Add cloves, cardamoms and bay leaves to oil and also the coriander and mint laves for flavor.
  • Add ginger, garlic paste, coriander powder and fry for a minute.
  • Add the ground masala paste to the above and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala and fry till the oil floats on top.
  • Add the fried brinjals and cook on low heat for a few minutes covered.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapattis.

NAVRATAN KORMA (Cottage cheese mixed nine vegetables)

Ingredients

  • Paneer                               50 gms, diced and fried.
  • Mixed vegetables             3 cups, (potato, green peas,                                             beans, carrot, cauliflower,                                             cucumber, etc)
  • Tomato                               4, chopped
  • Onion                                  3, chopped
  • Ginger, garlic paste          1 tablespoon
  • Milk                                     11/2 cup
  • Fresh cream                       4 tablespoon
  • Ghee                                    4 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder                ½ tablespoon
  • Coriander powder              2 tablespoon
  • Chilli powder                       3 tablespoons
  • Garam masala                   1½ tablespoons
  • Salt                                       to taste

Method

  • Fry the onions. Add the ginger, garlic paste and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala and salt and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add all the vegetables, milk, cream and fried paneer and cook for a few minutes till the vegetables are done.
  • Serve hot.

 

 

PINDI CHANA (Chana preparation from the Punjab)

Ingredients

  • Kabuli Chana                     400 gms
  • Gram flour                          20 gms
  • Oil                                        5 tablespoons
  • Ajwain                                 ½ teaspoon
  • Anardana powder              3 tablespoons
  • Amchoor powder               2 tablespoons
  • Chilli powder                      1 tablespoon
  • Black salt powder               ½ tablespoon
  • Kasoori methi powder       ½ tablespoon
  • Cumin powder                    1 tablespoon
  • Soda bicarbonate              a pinch
  • Salt                                       to taste
PINDI CHANA

For the pouch

  • Black cardamoms                 6
  • Cimmamon sticks                 2 inches
  • Cloves                                    4
  • Ginger                                    20 gms
  • Tea leaves                            1 tablespoon

For garnishing

  • Tomato                                   2, sliced
  • Onion                                      1, cut into roundels
  • Green chillies                         2, slit
  • Lemon                                     3 cut into wedges
  • Ginger                                     10 Gms, julienned

Method

  • Soak the Kabuli chana overnight.
  • Tie the ingredients for the pouch in a muslin cloth.
  • Cook the chana with the soda powder and 1 litre of water.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of oil and the pouch and simmer until cooked.
  • Heat the remaining oil and add the ajwain, stir till it crackles.
  • Add the gram flour and stir till the aroma comes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir for a minute.
  • Add the cooked chana and mix well.
  • Garnish with the items mentioned for garnishing and serve with kulcha.

DUM BHINDI MASALEWALI (Lady's finger with curd and spices)

Ingredients

  • Bhindi                           750 gms
  • Curd                              300 ml
  • Garam masala            1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder         2 tablespoons
  • Green chilli                   2 tablespoons, chopped
  • Ginger, garlic paste    1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder         1 tablespoon
  • Oil                                  4 tablespoon
  • Ghee                             2 tablespoon
  • Salt                                to taste

Method

  • Blend the curd, garam masala, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and half of the chopped green chillies.
  • Trim the bhindis and make slant slits in them.
  • Soak the bhindis in the curd mixture for10 minutes.
  • Heat oil and fry the ginger, garlic paste, green chillies.
  • Add the bhindis with the curd mixture and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Top with the ghee and garam masala and steam on low heat for 5 minutes , covered.
  • Cook till dry and garnish with tomato slices, onion rings and serve hot.

SWEETS (North India)

KESAR PHIRNI (Rice and milk based sweet)

Ingredients

  • Milk                         500 ml
  • Sugar                      50 gms
  • Rice flour                75 gms
  • Saffron                    a few strands
  • Cardamom             green, 8 nos
  • Pistachio                25 gms
  • Almonds                 25 gms

KESAR PHIRNI

Method

  • Boil the milk so that it reduces to half its quantity.
  • Add the rice flour to this and mix well so that no lumps are formed.
  • Add the sugar and cook for sometime so that the sugar dissolves.
  • Dissolve the saffron in warm milk and add this to the above mixture.
  • Pour the phirni in earthen bowls and garnish with pistachios and almonds.
  • Allow it to cool and set in the refrigerator and serve cold.

KULFI (Indian ice cream)

Ingredients

  • Milk                                                 6 cups
  • Mawa                                             1½ cup
  • Cream                                           1 cup
  • Cornflour                                        8 tablespoons
  • Castor sugar                                 1¾ cup
  • Keora essence                             a few drops
  • Almonds & pistachios                  a little
  • Cardamoms                                  4, powdered

KULFI

Method

  • Dissolve the cornflour in the milk to from a paste.
  • Boil the rest of the milk and add the cornflour paste and cook till the mixture thickens.
  • Remove from fire and add the powdered cardamoms, almonds and pistachios and cool.
  • Cool it in the fridge for 8 hours to set after pouring the mixture in kulfi moulds.

JALEBI (Crisp coils of fried batter in syrup)

Ingredients

  • Maida                              2 cups
  • Sugar                              ½ cup
  • Water                              1¼ cup
  • Curd                                ¼ cup
  • Rose water                    1 teaspoon
  • Soda bicarbonate         a pinch
  • Oil                                   for deep-frying
  • Salt                                 a pinch   

JALEBI

Method

  • Mix the flour, salt and curd to get a thick batter.
  • Allow the mixture to ferment for 7 hours.
  • Boil the sugar to get a syrup. Cool and add the rose water to this.
  • To the batter add the soda powder and mix well.
  • Heat the oil for deep frying and force the batter through a piping bag to form spirals.
  • Deep fry till golden brown and soak it in the sugar syrup and serve.
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