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How to make wheat flour deep fried “Gujiya/ Karanji” ..

Wheat flour deep fried Gujiya/ Karanji are delicious sweets, made with jaggery and fresh coconut filling. Its a traditional Maharashtrian and Gujarati sweet dish.

 

I am sharing my way of making crispy Gujiya.

Recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For Making the Filling

  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 cup grated jaggery
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

For Making Outer Cover

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp fine semolina
  • 2 tbsp melted ghee or oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Oil/ Ghee for deep frying

Method:

Method of Making Inside Filling :

  1.  In the heavy bottom pan add  ghee, fresh grated coconut, jaggery and poppy seeds.
  2. Mix well.
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  4. Cook on slow flame until jaggery melts and mixes with coconut.
  5. Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  6. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Gujiya filling is ready to use.
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  9. Keep filling aside to cool.

Method of Making dough :

  1. In a big bowl take wheat flour, semolina and salt and mix well. 2015-12-09 09.07.35
  2. Add oil or ghee, Mix well till get crumbly texture.
  3. Now add little water at a time and start kneading the dough. Dough should not be too tight or too soft.2015-12-09 09.08.59
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Dough is ready to use.

 

Method of Making Gujiya  :

  1. Once again kneed the dough.
  2. Divide it and make small balls.
  3. Make a small circle with rolling pin.
  4. Add filling and make the shape of Gujiya using press and fold method or with fork.
  5. Watch video for this method:    https://www.facebook.com/jyotiscookbook/videos/786062191499574/
  6. Make all Gujiyas in the same way.
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  8. Make all Gujiyas. 13817151_10209968406157601_1094603558_n

 

Method of Frying Gujiya:

  1. In a deep frying pan heat oil on low flame.
  2. Fry  Gujiya on low flame till it turns golden brown in colour.
  3. It will become crispy from both the sides.13823689_10209968406197602_1883827772_n
  4. Remove on paper towel and let it cool.13814652_10209968405317580_1602587342_n13839754_10209968406237603_1282833768_o
  5. Delicious Gujiya is ready to eat……. enjoy!!!

 

Note: Finish this sweet that day itself or next day as it contain fresh coconut.

 

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How to make Lapsi / Sweet Dalia / Cracked Wheat Halwa (without milk)

Everyone’s all time favourite Lapsi is a very quick and easy dessert to make. It is also known as sweet dalia or cracked wheat halwa. It is made on auspicious occasions. My kids loved it and request me to make it again and again. Here is the recipe that I want to share with you all…

I am showing my method of making this Traditional Gujarati Sweet. Making this Halwa recipe without using milk. Amazingly yummy sweet dish….

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Lapsi / Dalia/ Cracked wheat
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 3/4 cup Ghee
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 cup Sugar or Jaggery
  • 2 to 3 cups Water
  • Pinch of Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbs chopped nuts like Cashews and Almonds
  • Some Raisins

Method:

  1. In a big bowl add Lapsi. Add oil into Lapsi and mix well. Lapsi should be coated with oil, to keep all the pieces of grain separate after cooking.
  2. Make hot water and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves and lapsi on slow flame.12769630_10208656733006592_969338479_n
  4. Roast lapsi till it change its colour to light golden brown.
  5. In that add crushed nuts and  roast for a min.12803983_10208656736286674_374627905_n
  6. Its time to pour hot water carefully as it splutters.12498631_10208656734526630_1993766164_n
  7. Mix well and cover with the lid.
  8. Let it simmer for 5 to 7 min. Stair in between. It will soak all the water. Add more water if lapsi is under cooked.
  9. Now add sugar and mix well.12736252_10208656734486629_1774301109_n
  10. Finally add cardamom powder and raisins. 12767360_10208656734686634_476327674_n
  11. Cover with the lid and let it simmer for around 5 minutes.
  12. Cool for some time then serve.

Delicious Lapsi is ready to eat…Enjoy!!!!!12784379_10208656732246573_1031951839_n

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How to make Ukadiche Modak (Steamed Dumpling )….

Modak

It is a sweet, delicious dumpling with jaggery and coconut filling. It is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish. You can make using two ways -fried and steamed. In India, modak are mostly made on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is Ganesha’s favourite sweet.

I am sharing my way of making steamed modak (Ukadiche Modak).

Recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For Making Inside Filling

  • 1 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 cup Grated Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

For Making Outer Cover of Modak

  • 1 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Method of Making Inside Filling

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add Ghee, Fresh Grated Coconut, Grated Jaggery and Poppy Seeds. Mix well.
  2. Cook on slow flame until jaggery melts and mixes with coconut.
  3. Add cardamom Powder and Nutmeg Powder.
  4. Mix well and switch off the gas.  Modak filling is ready to use.2015-11-30 09.26.09
  5. Keep filling aside to cool.

 

Method of Making dough for Outer Cover of Modak

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add water, salt and ghee. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil on slow flame.
  2. Add rice flour in the boiling mixture and mix well.2015-11-30 15.07.192015-11-30 15.06.40
  3. Cover the mixture pan with lid and switch off the flame after 2 minutes.
  4. Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
  5. Now knead the dough well with your hands. Add water while kneading to make smooth dough.2015-11-30 08.27.10
  6.  Dough is ready to use.

 

 

Method of Making Modak  :

watch my video https://www.facebook.com/jyotiscookbook/videos/879667162139076/

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mSWGCqPLOk)

 

  1. Apply some water or oil on your palm. Take small part of a dough and roll in both the palms to make a smooth ball. 12325078_10208034694856027_42643233_n
  2. Make round shape bowl while flattening the ball with your fingers. 2015-11-30 08.25.59
  3. Make the shape below with the help of your 2 fingers.2015-11-30 08.25.26
  4. Pour sweet filling inside the bowl.2015-11-30 08.26.31
  5. Bring together all the eges and make modak.2015-11-30 09.22.30
  6. Make all modakas. 12334257_10208034694416016_2118966180_o
  7. Keep water for boil inside steamer. Grease steamer plate with ghee or banana leaves. Put all modaks in the steamer and cover the lid.12283006_10208034694736024_780820850_n
  8. Steam modaks on medium flame. Switch off the flame after 15 to 20 minutes.2016-09-06 09.46.10
  9. Sprinkle some dops of ghee on hot modak.2016-09-06 09.19.342016-09-06 09.43.48
  10. Modak is ready to offer lord Ganesha.2016-09-06 10.20.50

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How to make Instant Bread Gulab Jamun..

Instant  Bread Gulab Jamun. .. ☺☺

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I Never thought that gulab jamun could be made out of bread. It turned out so Soft and moist. Its a Quick and easy method to make jamun with very few ingredients. It is very delicious sweet and can be made from leftover bread…

I am sharing my way of making Bread Gulab Jamun ..

Its a detailed Recipe with step by step pictures. .

Ingredients :

To Make Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Pinch of saffron strands

Other Ingredients :

  • 8 slices of milk bread
  • 2 tsp milk powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Ghee for deep frying

Method:

  1. To make sugar syrup take sugar and water in a pan. Boil it till you get 1 thread consistency on slow flame. 12071770_10208867657879582_333728403_n
  2. Add cardamom powder, lemon juice and saffron strands.12516011_10208867648959359_730214106_n
  3. Remove sides of bread and take only the white part.12325523_10208867661839681_1079262123_o
  4. Add all the white part of the bread into the mixer grinder.12884368_10208867648079337_220801142_n
  5.  Make a fine powder.  It will take only 1 min.12422296_10208867659639626_1645085657_o12442933_10208867648639351_1977315927_n
  6. Add milk powder and milk into the bread mixture and make a dough.12596166_10208867648239341_1128542408_n
  7. Adjust milk quantity to make smooth dough.
  8. Apply some ghee on your palm and make small round shaped balls from the dough.12722418_10208867647559324_1782690749_o
  9. In a deep fry pan heat ghee on medium flame.
  10. Fry the balls on slow flame till it turns golden brown.12721941_10208867647799330_473112481_n
  11. Remove fried Gulab Jamuns from pan and add them into the sugar syrup.12007214_10208868149371869_1047749714_n
  12. Soak in a warm syrup for at least 1 hour.12527778_10208867647519323_1829773082_n
  13. Yummy Bread Gulab Jamun are ready to serve. 12421404_10208867652879457_1787030337_n12721631_10208867650239391_1392848549_n
  14. Enjoy yummy Bread Gulab Jamun….delicious!!

 

I made Shahi Tukda from leftover bread sides and sugar syrup….its yum.

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How to make perfect yummy Semolina Pudding/ Suji Halwa (Ravyacha Sheera)

This is my first post and want to start with some sweet to add on my blog. Everyones all time favourite Suji Halwa is a very quick and easy dessert to make. It is made on auspicious occasions like Satyanarayan pooja.

 My kids loved it and demand me to make it again and again. Here is the recipe want to share with u all…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup suji (semolina)
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts like cashews and almonds
  • Some Raisins

Method:

  1. Boil milk and water, and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan on slow flame.
  3. Add suji and roast till it change its colour to light golden brown.12546105_10208336959932465_737378055_o
  4. In that add crushed nuts and  roast for a min.12507001_10208336954212322_1908585334_n
  5. Its time to pour hot milk and hot water carefully as it splutters. Add more hot water if required.12506990_10208336919771461_1858603432_n
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 min.
  7. Suji will soak all the water.
  8. Now add sugar and mix well till it leave the edge of the pan.12571353_10208336956852388_919100517_n
  9. Finally add cardamom powder and raisins.12544697_10208336965252598_662967823_o
  10. Keep for some time then serve.

Perfect Satyanarayan Prasad Suji Halwa is ready….enjoy!!!

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