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Simple Lassi

Lassi

Lassi

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Glass of curd (also known as yogurt, yoghurt, yogourt, yoghourt)
  2. 1 Glass water
  3. 1 Glass ice-cubes
  4. 12 teaspoons of sugar or sugar to taste

Method:

  1. Pour all the ingredients together in a blender and blend it till smooth.
  2. Pour in long glasses and serve.
  3. Store in a refrigerator.

Note:

  1. This is sweet lassi.
  2. Fruits can also be added to enhance the flavour.
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Lakri Methai

Lakdi mithai, Lakadi mithai

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Flour (All Purpose or maida) 400 grams
  2. Elachi/ Cardamon 10 pods pounded
  3. White Sesame Seeds 1 tablespoon
  4. 2 to 3 tbsp Ghee
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. Cool Water
  7. 1 litre Oil for frying

For Syrup

  1. 500 grams sugar
  2. 250 millilitres of water

Method:

  1. Shift the flour well.
  2. Add Cardamon , salt and Ghee to the Flour.
  3. Mix the flour well and rub the flour with the palm of your hand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Add the Sesame seeds and mix well.
  5. Pour water and make a stiff dough.
  6. Break the large dough into smaller egg size dough.
  7. Roll the dough with a rolling pin and cut it into lakri methai shape.
  8. Heat oil and fry the lakri methai.
  9. When all the lakri methai is fried, make syrup by adding the water and sugar together and boiling. Note that we need to keep stirring while making the syrup. It should be thick 3 stringed syrup.
  10. Pour the hot syrup over the fried lakri methai and mix well.
  11. Let it cool and store it in an airtight container.
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Jalebi

Ingredients:

  1.  Maida Flour/ All-Purpose Flour (500 g)
  2. 1 tsp Baking Powder
  3. 1 cup plain Yoghurt
  4. 1 drop Vanilla essence
  5. 2 drops of food colouring
  6. 2 cups ghee for frying (can also use cooking oil)
  7. 4 cardamon pods
  8. Water

Ingredients for Syrup:

  1. 2 cups Water
  2. 2 cups Sugar

Method:

  1. Sieve the flour and mix the baking powder.
  2. Add yoghurt and cardamon to the flour.
  3. Make a batter by adding water.
  4. Cover the batter and set aside for fermenting for a few hours.
  5. Add Vanilla and food colouring to the batter.
  6. Mix the batter well.
  7. Add Sugar and Water in a pot and boil it to make syrup.
  8. Heat oil or ghee in a frypan.
  9. Fill the batter in a kitchen funnel or piping bag and pour it in hot ghee.
  10. Fry both sides of Jalebi on medium heat till crisp.
  11. Pour the hot fried jalebies in syrup to make it sweet. Let it soak the syrup for few minutes.
  12. Remove from syrup and serve. Fresh Jalebies will be nice and crisp.

Note:

  1. If you do not have a kitchen funnel or piping bag than you can use a plastic bag. Make a small hole in a plastic bag, pour the batter in that bag and squeeze it out.
  2. Keep your hand or finger on the exit hole of the bag to prevent it dropping all over the cooking surface.
  3. Pour the batter through the bag hole in  circular motion, starting from a smaller circle and going to larger.
  4. Colour is optional.
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Khaja

Ingredients:

  1. Flour
  2. Ghee (1 tbsp)
  3. Cornflour 1/2 cup
  4. Butter 3 tbsp
  5. Sugar
  6. Liquid milk
  7. Sugar
  8. water
  9. Oil to fry

Method:

  1. Make a smooth paste with cornflour and butter.
  2. Pour the flour in a bowl and slowly mix it with liquid milk.
  3. Make dough like roti dough.
  4. Spread the Cornflour and butter paste over the roti
  5. Put another roti over the roti which is spread with cornflour and spread cornflour and butter mixtur over this roti too.
  6. Fold both the roti and cut it into small pieces.
  7. Heat oil and fry the roti pieces till it is golden brown
  8. Pour sugar and water in a pot and boil it to make a syrup
  9. Pour the fried khaja into the syrup and take it out after 2 to 4 minutes.
  10. Spread the khaja on a white paper to dry the syrup.
  11. Serve the same day to have the crispy taste.

This Recipe was supplied to me by my elder sister Mrs Roshni Lata.

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Pysam / payasam recipe (Fiji Indian)

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup mung dhal
  2. 2 grated coconuts or 2 cups of tinned coconut milk
  3. 2 tinned condensed milk (nestle)
  4. 2 tinned anchor carnation milk
  5. 2 liter liquid milk
  6. Raisins / sultana
  7. Badam / almonds shredded
  8. 1/2 cup Sago/ sabudana
  9. powdered ginger 1tsp
  10. powdered elachi 1tsp
  11. 4 tbsp Ghee
  12. 3/4 cup powdered milk

Method:

  1. Check to see that there are no stones in the mungh dhal,  wash it clean and drain out all water.
  2. Heat ghee in a pot and fry the washed mungh dhal.
  3. Drain out any excess ghee and add 2 cups of water to the pot of dhal and boil it.
  4. Add 1 cup of water to the grated coconut flesh and Squeeze out the milk. Strain the milk and pour it in the boiling dhal.
  5. When coconut milk starts to soak, add the liquid milk and raisins.
  6. Pour the 3/4 cup of powdered milk to the boiling mixture.
  7. When dhal is tender and dissolved well, add carnation milk and keep stirring
  8. Wash sabudana/sago and add it to the boiling mixture.
  9. Add condensed milk while stirring.
  10. Add elachi powder, ginger powder, shredded Badam/almonds, mix this well for 2 minutes and take it off the heat (If the mixture is very thick, add more liquid milk and simmer for few seconds).

Note:

  1. Keep stirring in the last few steps (steps 7 onwards) otherwise it will start burning.
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Suji Halwa in Condensed Milk

Ingredients:

  1. Suji 500g
  2. Water 4  cups
  3. Powdered elachi 1 tsp
  4. Powdered nutmeg 1/2 tsp
  5. Condensed milk 1 tin (about 400 g)
  6. Raising 1/4 or 1/2 cup
  7. Ghee/Butter 1 cup
  8. Badam also known as almonds (10 to 20 pieces)

Method:

  1. Soak whole almonds in hot water for 10 minutes. When tender, drain the water and take off the skin. Cut the almonds into small pieces.
  2. Wash the raisins and drain out all water.
  3. Pour the condensed milk in a basin and add 4 cups of water, stirr this till it is mixed well.
  4. Put ghee or butter in a big frypan and heat.
  5. Pour suji in the hot ghee/butter and stirr.
  6. Fry suji in low heat. Keep on stirring till suji is light brown.
  7. Add milk and water mixture in fried suji.
  8. Stirr well and add the other ingredients.
  9. Let it cook till all the liquid is absorbed well.
  10. Fiji Indian style Suji Halwa Sweets in Condensed milk Recipe is ready
  11. Serve either hot or cold as desired.

Notes:

Keep on stirring while cooking otherwise it may get dark on some places while other portion  will remain lighter colour.

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Corn Flour Gulgula (Makai Ata/atta Gulgula)

Corn Flour Gulgula (Makai Ata/atta Gulgula)

Corn Flour Gulgula (Makai Ata/atta Gulgula)

Ingredients:

  1. Corn Flour 1/2 cup
  2. Normal Flour 1 cup
  3. Sugar 7 tbsp
  4. Baking Powder 2 tsp
  5. Elachi powder 1 tsp
  6. Jaifar/ Nutmeg powder 1/2 tsp
  7. Raisin/ Sultana 2 to 4 tbsp
  8. Ghee or butter
  9. Water
  10. Oil to fry 3 to 4 cups

Method:

  1. Sieve Corn Flour and Flour
  2. Add Baking powder and butter to the  flour and mix well.
  3. Add water, sugar, elachi, nutmeg and raisins.
  4. Beat it thoughly with the palm of your hand.
  5. Heat Oil and Pour Boll shaped mixture in the oil.
  6. Fry till golden brown.
  7. Serve with drinks
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Guava Jelly

Ingredients:

  1. Guava sliced 2 cups
  2. Sugar 1/1/2 cup
  3. Water 3 cups
  4. Lemon Juice 2 to 3 tbsp

Method:

  1. Wash the guava
  2. Cut the top and bottom.
  3. Chop the guava into small pieces.
  4. Put guava and water in a pot and boil till guava is tender.
  5. Mesh the boiled guava and strain it.
  6. Put the guava juice back into the pot, add sugar and lemon juice and boil till lumpy.
  7. Cool it and store in a fridge.
  8. Serve with ice cream.
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Guava and Lemon Jam

Ingredients:

  1. Guava sliced 2 cups
  2. Sugar 2 cup
  3. Water 3 cups
  4. Lemon Juice 1/2 cup

Method:

  1. Wash the guava
  2. Cut the top and bottom.
  3. Peel a thin layer of skin.
  4. Cut the guava into halves and take out the seed area (this is not used)
  5. Chop the remaining guava into small pieces.
  6. Put guava and water in a pot and boil till guava is tender.
  7. Mesh the boiled guava.
  8. Add sugar and lemon juice and boil till lumpy. It should start smelling like jam
  9. Cool it and store in a fridge.
  10. Serve with bread and butter.
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Oranges sweet, hot and spicy salad

Ingredients:

  1. Half ripe Oranges 2 to 3
  2. Salt
  3. Chilly Powder
  4. Garlic paste

Method:

  1. Peel and Cut the orange flesh into small cubes.
  2. Put the diced oranges in a dish or plate and sprinkle salt, chilly powder and garlic.
  3. Mix this well and serve.
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