Gobi ke pakore (Cauliflower Fries)!!

Onmyplate today is a crunchy snack made of cauliflower which can be added to one’s regular diet as it’s a rich source of Vitamin C and dietary fibers.

You would love the cauliflowers in this form due to its crunchy and lovely taste!!

Here goes the recipe for Gobi ke pakore (Cauliflower Fries)!!

Ingredients::

  • Maida (All purpose flour)1 cup
  • Besan (chickpea flour) 4 tbsp
  • Gobi (cauliflower) 10-12 pieces
  • Ajwain (Carom) seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder 1/4 tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) powder 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil for deep fry

Preparation::

  • Take a mixing bowl and add maida, besan, ajwain, baking powder, haldi, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and mix well
  • Add 3/4 cup of water to make a thick paste, you may add little more water if required
  • Whisk it properly so that it doesn’t form any lump and turns into a smooth paste
  • Heat oil in a deep fry pan
  • Dip cauliflower pieces into the paste and deep fry in low flame till golden brown in color
  • Serve hot with your choice of sauce!!
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Besan ki Barfi

Besan is a blended form of chana dal which is widely used in India since it is not only a rich source of protein and highly nutritious but also easy to digest!!

It is useful in making many vegetarian & non-vegetarian food items as well as deserts.

Today’s special is Besan ki Barfi……

Inredients::

Besan 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Ghee 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup or according to taste
Cashew 10-15 pieces chopped
Kismis (raisins) 8-10
Almonds 5-6 small pieces cut width wise
Chhoti Elaichi (cardamom) 5-6 pieces crushed

Preparation::

In a mixing bowl add besan, sugar, cashew, kismis, almonds and chhoti elaichi
Mix well and add milk
Whisk it properly so that it turns into a smooth paste
Heat ghee in a pan
Add the paste and cook in a low heat
Keep stirring so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan
In 10-15 minutes you would see the color turning into light brown
Once the lump is formed in the center of the pan remove it from heat
Now spread the lump on a greased plate and make the upper surface smooth
Let it cool and cut into diamond or square shapes

For best result refrigerate it for 20-30 minutes and serve!!