Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Qatayef ( Ateyf) (Arabic Sweet)

Plain Flour: 1 ½ cups
Sugar: 1tsp
Warm water: 1 ½ cups
Instant Yeast: 1 tsp
Salt:  a pinch
Cinnamon powder: ½ tsp
Walnuts chopped: ½ cup
Almonds & pistas chopped: ¼ cup
Sugar powdered 2 tbsp
Sugar Syrup
Sugar: 2 cups
Water: 1 ½ cups
Lemon juice: 1tbsp
Rose water/orange blossom water: 2tsp

Oil for deep frying

Method Of Preparation
Sugar Syrup
Dissolve sugar in water in heavy pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Bring to boil, add lemon juice and boil over medium-low heat for 12 minutes. Once syrup has begun to boil, do not stir again, as this makes the syrup cloudy.
Add orange blossom water (or rose water), boil 30 seconds longer. When cool, the consistency should be similar to thin honey.


Mix nuts sugar and cinnamon
Pan cakes
In a bowl add flour, instant yeast, water sugar and salt. Combine it well. Consistency of pan cake batter. Let it rest in warm place for an hour.

Heat a non stick tawa and add one ladle of the batter and close and cook it. Do not flip and cook. Make all the pan cakes and set aside.

Take each pan cake and add 1tbsp filling to it and fold and pinch the edges well to make a crescent shape.

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry all the stuffed pan cakes.

Dip the fried Qateyf’s in sugar syrup for 1 0r 2 minutes and take out and arrange it in a serving plate.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dates-Cashews Ladoo

Dates: 1cup
Cashews roasted: 2 cups
Par boiled rice: ½ cup
Coconut: 1 cup

Method Of Preparation

Remove the seeds from dates and microwave it for 1 or 2 minutes to make it soft.
Roast the par boiled rice and grind to fine powder and sieve. Keep it separate.
Grind the roasted nuts. Then add dates to it and pulse it once more.
Transfer it to a bowl. Add powdered rice and coconut to it. Mix it well with hand and make small ladoos.

If you add enough dates for binding then you can skip coconut.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Potato Stuffed Bun

All Purpose Flour: 1 ¾ cups
Warm Milk: ½ cup
Milk Powder: 2tbsp
Warm Water: ¼ cup (or as required)
Roux:2tbsp (3/4tbsp Flour + 1/4cup water, combine and cook till you get a smooth paste)
Sugar: 1 ½ tbsp
Salt: needed     
Oil: 2tbsp             
Melted Butter: 4tbsp or olive oil
Yeast: ¾ tsp
Olive Oil: 2tbsp
Potato cooked and mashed: 3 potatoes
Pepper powder: 1tsp
Jeera powder: 1tsp
GARAM masala Powder: ½ tsp
Salt: as needed
Turmeric powder: a pinch(optional)
Green Chilli: 2
Coriander leaves chopped: 1tbsp
White sesame seeds: needed
Egg: Egg wash

Method Of Preparation
Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil and roux and mix together. Now add all the milk. Starts kneading together and gradually add water a little at a time. You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft. Add butter or olive oil in between while kneading the dough. Knead for 8-10 minutes. The more you knead it the softer the bread will be.

Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough. Cover in a bowl and set aside for 40mins to an hour for it to double in size.

Punch down the dough. Take a baking tray and grease it or line with butter paper.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions when it turns translucent add in chopped chilli, and then add garam masala powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, jeera powder and salt. Stir it and add mashed potatoes to it and sprinkle little chopped coriander leaves. Stir and mix well and switch off the flame. Let it cool.

Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Take each ball and flatten it a bit and add in 2tbsp or more as per the ball size potato mix to it and seal it well and keep inside the palm and roll well to make it a ball. Make the same with the other dough’s too. Place it in a baking tray and apply egg wash on top and sprinkle with white sesame seeds.

Bake in pre heated oven at 160 Deg C to about 30 -35minutes or till done.