Wednesday, November 02, 2005

It's a sweetblog!






I believe that the festive spirit indeed begins at home.. home is where the heart is and the heart is where the sweet is ;-) doesn't it sound true especially for Diwali .

After a heavy doze of sweets, am now on an absolutely nosweet diet hopefully to last for the rest of the week at least.However, I am not going to disappoint the Indian sweet cravers.

here's a recipe for puran poli that can be made anytime anywhere if you have the ingredients and the inclination to try this Indian sweet .

A small note.
Let me add to this, getting a perfect round puran poli is something one gets to perfect over the time.
I am sure,making the best use of this recipe can expand your experience & enrich your tastebuds in the best possible way..



Puran poli:

Ingredients:
2 cups. bengal gram (channa dal)
2 cups. jaggery
1 tsp. cardamom powder
1 cup. plain flour
1 tbsp. ghee
1 tbsp. oil for brushing
Warm water to knead dough
Ghee or oil for shallow fry

Method:

Boil bengal gram in water till soft and drain. Mash jaggery till lumps break, mix well into dal.
Put mixture in a heavy based saucepan and cook till a soft lump is formed.
Add cardamom powder and grind the mixture to a thick paste to make small balls. Keep aside.
Mix ghee, flour, add enough water to make a soft dough. Brush with a oil and knead for 10-15 minutes until smooth.Cover with a lid and set aside for 1 hour.

Take a small sized ball of dough, roll into a small round. Place same sized ball of sweet mix in the centre and seal.and again,roll carefully to a medium sized round rotis. Heat an iron tava over medium heat.Shallow fry on tava like a paratha adding ghee or oil on both sides. Roast till golden brown.Serve hot.