Tuesday, November 24, 2015

BESAN LADDOO ( CHICKPEA FLOUR SWEETS)


Besan Laddoos are easy and healthy sweets from India. Its prepared in festivals and also prepared for kids to improve their immune system.

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Besan/Chickpea flour
2) 2/3 Cup Ghee/Clarified Butter
3) 3 Pinches Cardamom powder
4) 1 Cup Sugar( granulated/powdered)
(Keep it granulated for extra crunch or can use powdered sugar)
5) 1 Cup Almond powdered
6) Few Pistachios for garnish

PREPARATION TIME:

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a wok, Melt ghee
* Add in the besan and stir constantly on the low flame
* Cook till its golden brown in color and a nutty flavor comes out
* Add Cardamom powder and almond powder and mix well
* Cook for a minute and take off flame and put into another dish to cool it
* When cooled, Mix in the sugar and make small balls out of the mixture
* These round balls are laddoos
* Garnish with pistachios and serve fresh homemade sweets


Monday, November 2, 2015

GRILLED FISH WITH CHICKPEA BATTER


INGREDIENTS:
1) 6 Pomfret Fillets
2) 1/2 Cup Dahi/Curd
3) 1 Tablespoon Chickpea Flour/Besan
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
5) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
6) 2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
7) 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
8) 1 Teaspoon Fish Fry Masala
9) Salt to taste
10) 1 Lemon to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl mix chickpea flour and curd and beat it well
* Add turmeric, red chilly, fish fry masala, and salt
* Add Ginger garlic paste and olive oil and give it a good mix
* Apply this mix to the fish fillets on both the sides
* Refrigerate the fillets for an hour to marinate
* On a Grill pan apply little olive oil and heat it
* Grill the fillets on each side for 8 mins
* Serve hot on a dish with lemon wedges


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