Sunday, August 2, 2015

Morachi Mahirap / Peacock decoration

                          This special mahirap was made for our special nephew for his special pre-wedding meal ( Gharache Kelvan ) .

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thalipeeth Bhajani

   What we need :
       1 lb wheat berries
       1 lb Rice
       1 lb Jwari ( White Millet )
       1/2 lb  Chana Dal 
       1/4 lb  Moong Dal
       1/4 lb Udad dal
       1/2 cup Coriander Seeds
       1/4 cup Cumin

    This is a copy of a diary my FIL maintained of all the family recipes . Yes , he is a great cook and is definitely passing his love of cooking to Junior and Princess Pea .

    How to :

    1) Dry roast all the ingredients except the cumin seeds till they change color slightly .
    2) When cool , grind them .
    3) Store in an airtight container .

   Previously I have used my Nutrimill grain mill and my Vitamix dry grinder with great results . My dearest hubby surprised me with Kitchen Aid grain mill attachment and this time I used i with equally great results .


Enjoy !!!

Thalipeeth - A Protein powerhouse

What we need :

2 cups Bhajani Flour ( recipe for the bhajani can be found here )
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
Handful cilantro leaves chopped
Handful of crushed roasted peanuts ( optional )
2 tsp oil
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp haldi
a pinch of hing
salt to taste
oil for roasting

To serve :


To make the thalipeeth :

1) Mix all the ingredients except oil for roasting to form a soft dough and divide the dough in smaller portions .
2) Press and shape them in around 8" circle a cold pan . Alternately you can press them on a plastic sheet / foil .
3) Make holes in them to ensure proper roasting.
4) Add couple of oil drops in each hole .Cover and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or you hear the water from the steam sizzle in the pot .
5) Turn the thalipeeth and roast on the other side till well done .
6)Serve hot with freshly churned butter and yogurt .

Enjoy !!!