Sunday, June 30, 2013

Handvo(savory cake)

Handvo or handwa is a traditional Gujarati dish, which is a healthy tasty savory cake. It's madewith coarsely   ground rice and lentil . I made the variation with quinoa instead of rice. Hopefully you also like the taste. It's full of protein.

1/4 cup long grain rice
1/2 cup quinoa 
1/4 cup brown rice
1/4 cup Chana dal
1/4 cup urad dal
1/4 cup arhat daal
1/2 cup yogurt (plain)
3 tsp ginger green chili paste 
2 tsp garlic paste
2 cup bottle Garud (grated)
1/4 tsp ajwain
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp salt
4 tsp sugar
Curry leaves

2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsp mustard seeds
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp fruit salt

Wash and soak rice, quinoa, lentils for 4-5 hours.
Ground the mixture after draining the water, keeping it coarse
Add yogurt and grind a bit more. Take it in a big bowl
Add grated bottle guard, ginger chili paste, sugar, ajwain, salt, turmeric powder, garlic paste . Mix well . 
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, switch off gas, add curry leaves and red chili powder. Add to the mixture.
Cover and keep to ferment over night.

Per heat over on 350 C
Oil a muffin tray or a cake pan , pour batter in each hole,  Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow to tamper, add few sesame seeds on top of batter. Then add hot oil with mustard seeds, it will temper the sesame seeds.

Cover with aluminum  foil and bake for 40 min, add eno in fermented mixture , and mix well
Then check with tooth pick if done, set oven on broil and broil for 10 min but keep close eye.
Serve hot ( after 10 min of cooling)or cold, you can keep in refregeriater for a week. Serve with tomato ketchup and green coriander sauce,  

Note: you can also use shredded zucchini, carrots, cabbage with bottle gaurd.
Take 1 cup white rice, instead of 1 cup white rice, quinoa, brown rice to make traditional way.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Suji Halwa (Semolina Pudding)

1 Cup Suji (Semolina)
1 Cup Ghee
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cup Water
1 Cup Milk
Dry Fruits (Rasins, Cashews, Almonds)
Cardamon -5

Suji Halwa or Semolina Pudding is a famous Indian Dessert, made very often for offering god. Its a quick recipe so made often. Take Ghee in a pan and heat up on medium heat, add sugar, water,milk & carmon pods in separate pot and heat on medium heat. In ghee once melted add Suji(Semolina) and roast while stirring continuously. Once sugar mixture boils, keep aside.

Roast suji for 8-10 minutes until turn light brown. there will be a nice aroma while you roast Semolina :). Now slowly add sugar mixture, be careful as it can splitter while hot, cover for few seconds as soon as possible. let mixture  cook for few minutes, add dry fruits and turn off the gas. Garnish with some more dry fruits and serve hot.

Suji Halwa (Semolina Pudding)