Monday, January 25, 2010

Nan Khatai Biscuit


Nan Khatai are eggless biscuit easy to make and very delicious to eat.They go great with tea.This recipe will make about 25 biscuits.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup besan(gram flour)
1/3 cup suji
1/3 cup Maida(All purpose flour)
Pinch of Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar(fine)
1 tbsp sliced almonds
1 tbsp sliced pistachios.

Procedure:
1.Mix Maida,suji,besan,baking powder and cardomom powder in a bowl.
2.Now take butter and whip it in bowl with electric hand blender or spoon in circular motion for 5 min.The butter used here should be soft at room temperature.
3.Now butter will become light and fluffy.Now add sugar and whip it again for 3-4 min.
4.Add flour mixture prepared in step 1 into this butter mixture and make a smooth dough.
5.Pre heat the oven at 375 degree fahrenheit.
6.Divide the mixture into 25 small smooth balls.
7.Take each ball and make tic tac toe or criss cross and press some almonds and pistachios on its surface.
8.Repeat the same for rest of the balls.
9.Grease the baking sheet and place these balls at 1 1/2 inch apart.
10.Bake it for 10-12 min.
11.Now take the baking sheet out and let the biscuits cool for 5 min.
12.Remove the biscuits from baking sheet and serve with hot cup of tea.
13.Enjoy the yummy nan khatai biscuits.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Egg Paratha


Egg Paratha contains egg stuffed inside.This is an excellent breakfast idea but can be enjoyed anytime when you want to prepare something in a hurry.This goes great with yogurt or tomato ketchup.Very easy to prepare and healthy and delicious to eat,enjoyed most by kids.Below recipe will make 6 Paratha


Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup water or as needed

3 Eggs

1/2 medium onion finely chopped

1 tomato finely chopped

1 green chilly finely chopped

coriander finely chopped

3 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp red chilly powder

Salt to taste.


Procedure:

1.Mix wheat flour and water and form a smooth dough.

2.Divide dough into six equal parts.

3.Take one part and roll it 2 inch diameter and apply oil in its surface properly.Now fold it in order to form a semi circle and again apply oil in its surface properly.Now fold it to form a triangle.Roll it to form paratha of approx. 7-8 inches.Keep it aside.

4.Repeat the same process for rest of 5 parts of dough to form paratha.

5.Now to prepare egg mixture mix egg's white and yellow part with onions,tomatoes,coriander,green chilly,salt and chilly powder.Mix the whole mix really well so that all the contents have mixed with each other.

4.Put tava on medium heat.Put one rolled paratha in this .Once you see bubble emerging on the surface,toss the paratha upside down,now try to separate one of the layer of paratha using a butter knife.Now fill it with egg mixture.Be careful that egg mixture shouldn't be too much otherwise it will come out and mess your paratha.

5.Now toss the paratha the other way and put oil and fry it the way you did for other paratha(see aaloo paratha,mooli paratha etc.)

6.Fry the remaining parathas the same way.

7.Serve hot with tomato ketchup or yogurt.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Section


Hello Friends,

Today I am feeling proud to announce that we are going to start a new section in our blog by name of "Baby Guide".This shall give you a complete guide of pregnancy week by week,followed by exercises,dietary guide,labor and delivery,postpartum health and dietary care and tips for caring a newborn baby.Yes its all about babies!!!
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