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MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

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Hot chocolate (also known as hot cocoa) is a heated beverage typically consisting of shaved chocolate,melted chocolate or cocoa powder,heated milk or water,and sugar.The first hot chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayas around 2,000 years ago.Traditional "Mexican Hot Chocolate"contains flavored of cinnamon,sugar,chili powder and vanilla.



INGREDIENTS:-

Whole milk-2  cups
Mexican chocolate-1 disc

METHOD:-

1-In a heavy sauce pan,over medium-high heat,bring the milk and chocolate to a boil.
2-Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes,whisking constantly until the mixture is frothy and the chocolate has dissolved completely.
3-Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately.

NOTE:If you can't find Mexican chocolate,just follow the basic hot chocolate .......

INGREDIENTS:-

Whole milk-2 cups
Cinnamon stick-1
Vanilla extract-1/2 tsp
Chili powder-2 pinch
Semisweet dark chocolate chips or bar or cocoa powder(recommended: Hershey's)-1 c…

ZAFRANI PULAO

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Zafrani Pulao is a mix of rich ingredients like dry fruits, whole spices, sugar and milk are used to make this dish of sweet, saffron rice.



INGREDIENTS:-

Basmati rice-2cups
Ghee-4 tbsp
Raisins-25
Almonds-20
Cashew nuts-12
Nutmeg powder-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon Stick-One 2 inch piece
Cloves-3-4
Green cardamom-2
Bay leaf-1
Milk-1/4 cup
Sugar-1/4 cup
Zafran Strands(Saffron)-A big pinch
Kewra Water-1 drop
Rose  Water-1 drop

METHOD:-

1-Wash and soak basmati rice for about 15-20 minutes.


 2-Boil milk and sugar adding zafran(saffron).Keep aside.


3-Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a deep pan and gently fry almonds,cashew nuts and raisins.
4-Drain and keep aside.When cool,slice almonds thinly and halve cashew nuts.


5-In the same pan heat remaining ghee,add green cardamom,cinnamon stick,cloves and bay leaf.


6-Then add rice and saute gently for 2-3 minutes.Add the Zafran soaked hot milk to the rice and continue stirring for a further 1-2 mins.


7-Add to rice with 3 and 1/2 cups of water,a drop each of rose water and …