Rice Flour Thekua

RICE FLOUR THEKUA

Hello friends. Today I’m sharing with you a delicacy of Bihar. It’s Rice Flour Thekua. It’s really a great sweet dish and you can make it very easily.

Ingredients:

  1. Rice Flour – 400 gms.
  2. Jaggery powder -200 gms.
  3. Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.
  4. Warm water – to make a slight hard dough.
  5. Vegetable oil – for frying.

STEPS.

Step 1

Take the rice flour in a bowl. Mix the jaggery powder in the lukewarm water. Add 1 tsp of oil to the rice flour and mixing the jaggery water in it knead a slight hard dough from it.

Step 2 

Now taking small lumps of the dough in your hand(you can grease your hands with some oil to avoid sticking)make a boat shape out of the dough as shown in the picture. You can alternately make any shape as you want from the dough. Keep them in a plate. You can grease the plate beforehand with little oil as the thekuas tend to stick to the utensil.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai. When it gets hot drop the thekuas one by one in the oil. Fry them till lightly browned. Take them out on a tissue paper.

Our Rice Flour Thekuas are ready. Serve them with the ice cream of your choice.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!

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Steamed Rice Flour Dumplings In Milk

STEAMED RICE FLOUR DUMPLINGS IN MILK

Hello everyone and welcome to my food corner again. Well, this sweet dish is a very popular one amongst my family which I make every year. In our ancestral village when the rice crop matures the new rice or “Naya Chawal “of the raw variety is found in abundance. So this dish is prepared in our village and in the whole of the Mithila community to which I belong and I have seen it made on the occasion of new year every year in my native place. I too have taken to the ancestral tradition and I make this sweet dish without fail every year on the new year eve and we have it with our friends, relatives in my get together. We enjoy its superb taste and surely it brings many memories of my stay at my village which is really priceless to me. So I wanted to share this unique dish with you. Here it goes—

Ingredients:

  1. Rice flour – 300 gms.
  2. Milk – 1 1/2 lts.
  3. Sugar – 50 gms.
  4. Milkmaid – 2 tbsp.
  5. Nuts and Raisins(chopped)like Almond, Cashew, Walnut -A handful.
  6. Cardamom Powder – A pinch.
  7. Kesar – A pinch.

STEPS

Step 1

Take rice flour in a bowl. Using some lukewarm water knead a pliable dough out of it.

Step 2

Take the milk in a boiler and reduce it to half its original amount or thicken it. Also, add 2 tbsp of milkmaid in it.

Step 3

Now make tiny balls of the rice flour dough and give it a star-like, round or cylindrical shape and boil some water in a saucepan. When it is steaming hot drop these tiny dumplings in this water and let it remain as such for around twenty minutes. When it gets hardened enough(you can touch it to see its firmness)take it out and keep aside.

Step 4 

Now when the milk is properly thickened add sugar, into it and then drop these steamed dumplings in it slowly. Let it cook for twenty minutes. Mix in the nuts and enjoy.

Our Steamed Rice Dumpling Porridge is ready. Serve it by sprinkling some saffron and cardamom powder over it. It is very tasty and a great sumptuous sweet dish of my house which is liked by all in my family. I hope you like it too.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!

 

 

 

Malpuas With Broad Beans Pickle

MALPUAS WITH BROAD BEANS PICKLE

Hello and welcome dear friends to my cooking corner. Today I’ll be sharing a hot favourite recipe of Indians made during festivals like Holi which sure is a delicacy worth dying for. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:

  1. Refined Flour or Maida- 500 gms.
  2. Milk -2 1/2 cups.
  3. Sugar -1/2 cup or sugar-free.
  4. Ripe Bananas -2
  5. Raisins – 1 tbsp.
  6. Dry Coconut Flakes or khopra (grated)- 1 tsp.
  7. Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Vegetable Oil – To deep fry.

STEPS

Step 1

Take a bowl. Add the given amount of refined flour into it. Now add milk, sugar, ripe bananas, raisins and cardamom powder and mix everything well. It will form a batter.

Step 2

Now heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel and when it gets hot using a ladle drop some of the batter into the oil and spread it on all sides to form a small circle. Fry it up well till both sides are browned.

Step 3

Take out the malpuas and drain them on a tissue paper. Serve hot or cold with broad beans pickle, or potato curry. It will last for ten days in winter. No need to refrigerate.

Do try this recipe at home. It is a speciality of Indian households in Holi and is super crunchy, and tasty and sure to win hearts. Share your comments and feedback and get doubts cleared. Have a great weekend friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

                            Broad Beans Pickle

Ingredients:

  1. Broad Beans – 250 gms.
  2. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida or Hing- A pinch.
  4. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder –  1 tsp.
  5. Yellow Mustard Powder – 1 tbsp.
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Five Spice or paanch phoran – 1 tsp.
  8. Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp.
  9. Salt-According to taste.

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash and cut the broad beans into halves and blanch it in a saucepan for ten minutes, but do not pressure cook it.

Step 2

Drain the water and keep the broad beans aside.

Step 3

Now take a wok and add mustard oil, five spice or paanchphoran along with a pinch of asafoetida.

Step 4

When it crackles add broad beans, turmeric powder, salt, cumin powder, dry mango powder, mustard powder, red chilly powder and saute it for two minutes. Switch off the gas.

Step 5 

The Broad Beans Pickle is ready to be served. It can be best had with malpuas, kachoris or any dish of your liking.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback and clear doubts if there are any. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Hilsa

HILSA

Hello and welcome dear friends. Today I’ll be sharing a delicacy of north India, Hilsa, which is a delicious sweet dish made with rice flour and jaggery and is just awesome to taste and even quite simple to make. So let us start—

Ingredients:

  1. Rice Flour – 250 gm.
  2. Jaggery or Gur Powder – 100 gm.
  3. Fennel or Saunf – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Vegetable Oil – for frying.
  5. Water – 1/2 cup.

STEPS

Step 1

Take the rice flour in a bowl. Now take half cup of water and jaggery in a kadhai and boil it together with some saunf while stirring it consistently. When 1 string thickness or consistency is got in the jaggery-water mixture turn off the gas.

Step 2

Now add the rice flour slowly to it and keep on stirring continuously. Let it cool.

Step 3

When it gets cooled the mixture should resemble a dough. Now make long cylindrical shapes out of it and drop it one by one into hot vegetable oil. Take care not to turn them to both sides very frequently as they can break.
Step 4 

Brown them on both sides and take them out slowly. Drain the excess oil on a tissue paper.

The dish, Hilsa is ready.

Note Points:- 1. The rice flour should be fresh for best results.

2. The oil must be hot when you drop the rice balls into it.

3. You can make these in any shape you want to, either round, square or cylindrical.

Do try this recipe at home and do write your suggestions and clear your doubts if you have any. This dish can be served with ice cream or had just on its own. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!