Monday, 28 October 2013

Kele ka Malpua : Banana Malpua : Diwali Special

I had relished these Banana Malpuas as a kid a lot. My Mom used to prepare these and before even it went inside sugar syrup , it went to tummy of three of us. As Diwali is on our doorstep so thought of preparing this really special desert.  This recipe is from my Mom's kitchen.

3-4 Ripe Bananas
1 cup Whole wheat Flour
1 cup Plain Flour
1Tsp Saunf/ Fennel seeds
2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
Oil for shallow frying

For Sugar syrup:
2 cups Sugar
2 cups water
1 Tsp Crushed Cardamom

Take a pan boil sugar , water and cardamom powder together. cook till 1 string consistency. Switch off the flame.

Mash bananas, add flours ,saunf, sugar and water to make a thick batter.
Now Shallow fry the batter by pouring 1-2 Spoons of batter into oil. Cook both sides till golden brown.
Take it out and put in the prepared sugar syrup.

Enjoy warm Malpuas with rabdi  or on its own.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Chena Tarkari

I Just love all chena Preparations. Chena is nothing but homemade cottage cheese.You can find the recipe how to prepare chena at home here . As much as I love sweets made of chena, I also love the savoury ones. One of my most favourite being chena tarkari which is served mostly with thunga puri in Odissa. This is similar to bengali Chanar Dalna.
You will just love the soft mushy taste of home made cottage cheese.


For Chena kofta:
1 Cup Chena
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
1 Tbsp Maida(All Purpose Flour)

Knead everything together till smooth. Make small balls out of it and shallow fry till golden Colour.

For Gravy:
2 Tbsp Onion Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1 Tsp Kasoori Methi
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tbsp Curry Powder
2 Small Potatoes cubed (Boiled and Shallow fried)(optional)
Oil for shallow frying
1 Tbsp Oil

Heat oil in a wok add onion ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes. Add tomato paste, kasoori methi , Salt ,turmeric and curry powder. Fry till the masala is well cooked. Now add the potatoes and add one cup of water. once the water starts to boil cook it for 5mins and add the fried chena to it and switch off the flame.
Enjoy with Puri, Luchi, Roti Or Rice.


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