Friday Food Feature

Today’s post has some photographs of food I cooked  to post on my blog:

The first one is photos of flat fried bread we call pooris.  I took some pictures of them before frying.IMG_1016

The recipe for this is:

  1. cream of wheat–3/4 cup
  2. wheat flour- 1 cup
  3. yoghurt-8 tbsp.
  4. clarified butter (or salt free butter) 6 tbsp.
  5. salt- 1tsp.
  6. Method:
  7. Mix all these ingredients to make a dough.
  8. Cover and leave it for one hour.
  9. Roll out the dough and cut into small round pooris.( you can also divide the dough into small balls and use the rolling pin to make individual pooris.
  10. Deep fry until golden brown.
  11. IMG_1030
  12. the above are the fried pooris
  13. You can serve pooris with mixed spicy vegetables
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  15. Recipe:
  16. Frozen peas and carrot vegetables- 1 cup
  17. 2 small potatoes , slice them into small pieces.
  18. 1 small onion diced
  19. two tablespoon oil
  20. salt – 3/4 tsp.
  21. curry powder- 2 tsp.
  22. cayenne powder- 1/2 tsp.
  23. ground garlic powder- 1/2 tsp..
  24. put the oil in a wok and heat it, add diced onion in the hot oil, stir until the onion pieces  are transparent.add salt, curry powder, cayenne and garlic powder stir for one minute, then add the potatoes, when the are soft enough not mushy add the cup of frozen mixed peas and carrots, stir and leave them for about seven minutes.
  25. You can also serve poori with halwa, which is sweet.
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  27. recipe for halwa:
  28. cream of wheat – 1/2 cup
  29. butter – 2 tablespoons
  30. sugar – 1/2 cup
  31. water- 3/4 cup.
  32. Method:
  33. toast the cream of wheat, in a saucepan over the heat on the stove at medium heat, let it turn light brown, add butter, stir when it mixes with the cream of wheat, add water slowly when it doesn’t look grainy, it means the cream of wheat is cooked and it’s time to add sugar. Stir thoroughly,until the sugar dissolves with the cream of wheat. Halwa is ready to serve in a serving bowl, garnish with sliced pistachios and almonds.
  34. some more pictures of poois, vegetables:
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  36. IMG_1030
  37. I hope you will like it when you try it.