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Imarti recipe

INGREDIENTS 1/2 tsp cardamom ground 500 gm ghee to fry 2 cups dhuli urad dal (husked Bengal Gram) – soaked in water overnight 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water Saffron color Method Wash, deplete and granulate the daal with least water (ought to be thick). Blend in the shading. Beat daal well till soft, a drop dropped in water ought to skim. Keep aside to age for 3-4 hours in Summer, more in Winter. Break down sugar in the water over low warmth, blending ceaselessly till sugar is broken…

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Khichdo

INGREDIENTS 2 cups wheat bran 2 cups sugar 1 ltr milk 4 raisins (kismis) 4 cashewnuts (kaju) 4 walnuts (akhrot) 4 almonds (badam) 1 tbsp ghee Method Heat ghee in a frying pan and roast the wheat in it. Stir till it becomes light brown in colour. Add milk to it and let it boil till fully cooked. Add sugar and keep stirring till it becomes thick in consistency. Garnish with raisins, cashewnuts, walnuts and almonds. Serve.

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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pie

INGREDIENTS 200g bag spinach leaves 175g jar sundried tomato in oil 100g feta cheese, crumbled 2 egg ½ 250g pack filo pastry Method Put the spinach into a large pan. Pour over a couple tbsp water, then cook until just wilted. Tip into a sieve, leave to cool a little, then squeeze out any excess water and roughly chop. Roughly chop the tomatoes and put into a bowl along with the spinach, feta and eggs. Mix well. Carefully unroll the filo pastry. Cover with some damp sheets of kitchen paper…

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How to make Chocolate cake at Home

Ingredients 200g good quality dark chocolate, about 60% cocoa solids 200g butter 1 tbsp instant coffee granules 85g self-raising flour 85g plain flour ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g light muscovado sugar 200g golden caster sugar 25g cocoa powder 3 medium egg 75ml buttermilk (5 tbsp) grated chocolate or curls, to decorate For the ganache 200g good quality dark chocolate, as above 284ml carton double cream (pouring type) 2 tbsp golden caster sugar Method Butter a 20cm round cake tin (7.5cm deep) and line the base. Preheat the oven to…

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Summer-in-winter chicken recipe

Ingredients 3 tbsp pesto 1 tbsp olive oil 4 boneless skinless chicken breast 200g pack cherry tomatoes 3 tbsp crème fraîche (half fat is fine) fresh basil , if you have it Method Heat the oil in a frying pan, preferably non-stick. Add the chicken and fry without moving it until it takes on a bit of colour. Turn the chicken and cook on the other side. Continue cooking for 12-15 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Season all over with a little salt and pepper. Halve the tomatoes…

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