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KALA JAM/KALA JAMUN

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Kala jamun is a famous Indian dessert.It is same as with gulab jamun,the only difference is the sugar is added in the batter and after frying, the sugar caramelization gives it its dark almost black colour,which is then called kala jam, "black jam"




INGREDIENTS:-

Milk powder-1 cup
All purpose flour-1/4 cup
Hot milk-1/4 cup
Sugar-2 tbsp
Ghee-2 tsp
Sugar-1 cup
Water-1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Saffron-1 pinch
Rose water-2 tsp

METHOD:-

1-In a saucepan,add sugar and water to prepare the syrup,bring that to a boil.Add saffron,cardamom and rose water,mix well and leave it aside.
2-In a bowl add milk powder,flour,sugar,ghee and milk.Make a soft dough and knead it gently and leave it to rest for 10 mins.
3-Make small balls with it,then make it to small cylindrical shapes.(this is optional only,you can keep it to round shape also).
4-Heat the oil in a pan,when the oil is warm add the rolled dough balls in the oil and cook in low heat slowly till it attains nice darker color.
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PALANG PAKUDI(PALAK/SPINACH PAKORA)

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Pakora is one of most delicious and easy to make snacks.The taste of deep fried Spinach Pakora with chutney and a cup of tea is just unbelievable.


INGREDIENTS:-

Spinach(palak)-1 bundle/1 and 1/2 cup(wash and finely chopped)
Gram flour(Besan)-1 cup
Rice flour-1 tbsp
Chopped onion-1 medium
Chopped garlic-1 tbsp
Chopped Green chilies-4
Coriander Powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chili powder-1/2 tsp(or to taste)
Cumin Powder-1/2 tsp
Carom seeds-1/2 tsp
Soda-a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method:-

1-Wash palak many times and chop it very finely.
2-In a large bowl add gram flour,rice flour,chopped onion,chopped garlic,chopped green chili,carom seeds,salt,soda,all spices and chopped palak,make a dumpling batter with the help of very little water if required.
3-Now heat oil in a deep frying pan and drop spinach and flour mixture in the form of a pakodas and fry till nice golden color.
4-Remove from oil and drain on paper towel to remove extra oil.
5-Now Crispy,crunchy palak pakodas…