Recipe – Aloo Bhujia

Ingredients

  • Chickpea flour (besan): 1/2 Cup
  • Potato: Boiled, peeled and grated 2 cups or Medium sized 5-6 or 400 grams
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafetida (Hing): 1 pinch
  • Red chili Powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Citric Acid or Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon

Method:

  • Boil the potatoes, peel and grate them.
  • Sieve chickpea flour and keep it in a bowl.
  • Add grated potatoes, salt, hing, turmeric powder, red chili powder and citric acid in the flour and knead to a smooth dough. Cover this dough for 15-20 minutes allowing it to ferment.
  • Apply some oil on your hand, break of a small sized piece from the dough and roll it length wise. Put this rolled dough in the Bhujia making machine and close it.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and press bhujia from machine to hot oil. Allow bhujia to fry for some time then turn it over, fry till it turns light brown. Take it out on an oil absorbing napkin. Similarly fry all of the Aloo Bhujia.
  • Let it cool. Break them into small bhujia pieces and store them in an air-tight container.
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Recipe: Avocado Paratha

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Serve: 6 Paranthas

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • Whole wheat flour(Aata): 2 Cups
  • Water: ¾ Cup or as required
  • Oil: 1 Teaspoon
  • Avocado: 1 medium sized, peeled, seeded and mashed using a fork
  • Cumin seeds: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder: ¼ Teaspoon

Other:

  • Ghee/Oil/butter to roast the paranthas.

Method

  • Knead the flour using flour, avocado, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder and water to a soft dough.
  • Add 1 teaspoon oil and knead again.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 6-inch diameter circle.
  • Heat Tawa, keep it in medium flame and place the parantha on the tawa
  • Flip the parantha after 30 seconds
  • Using ghee/butter/oil, roast both sides until both sides are evenly cooked with golden brown spots (not black).
  • serve hot, or, keep them in a casserole or wrap them up in a kitchen towel or napkin.

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