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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Potato ( Batate / Aloo) Halwa

Ingredients:
2 KGs Potatoes / Batate / Aloo
7 - 8 cups Sugar
3.5 - 4 cups Ghee
1 cup broken Cashew Nuts
8 - 10 Cardamoms

Recipe:
Add requirement amount of water and pressure cook the potatoes. (4 - 5 whistles)

Once the pressure goes off, remove the outer skin and grate/mash them as shown in the picture below.

Grind this into smooth paste as shown in the picture below.

Remove the cardamom seeds from cardamom, mash them and keep them aside. Dry roast the cashew nuts in a pan or microwave and keep it aside.

Put 7-8 cups of sugar, around 2 cups of water in a thick bottomed vessel and prepare the sugar syrup.(Carefully dip the tip of your index finger into the syrup, touch your finger and thumb together and slowly tease apart. If a thread is formed between your finger and thumb the syrup is done.)
Put the ground cooked potato and mix them well. Keep stirring the mixture in medium flame for another 15-20 mins. 

Add half of the ghee and mix them well. Keep stirring the mixture in medium flame for another 15-20 mins.

Add broken cashew nuts, and remaining ghee and mix them well. Stir the halwa continuously in medium flame until it thickens.

Add mashed cardamom and mix well.


Stir the halwa continuously in medium flame until ghee starts separating or until it leaves from the bottom.


Apply little amount of ghee to the plate, pour this halwa and spread it using one flat spoon as shown in the picture below.

Once it is cooled to room temperature make them into slices and store them in an airtight container.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Roasted Jackfruit Seeds

Ingredients:
1 cup Jackfruit seeds

Recipe:

Dry roast the Jackfruit seeds in a heavy bottommed vessel for about 20-30 mins in low flame until it is cooked. (By covering the lid and keep stirring in between.)


Remove the skin and serve hot as is or along with salt and chilly/pepper powder.