Saturday

Almond Butter Stuffed Baked Karanji

Almond Butter Baked Karanji

Hello Dearies!! Diwali came and left with us wanting the festivity more. In my effort to learn a new faral/Snack item every year, this year it was a healthy nut butter stuffed baked karanji.

You will need;(Makes about 10-12 karanji's)

2 Store bought Pastry sheets.

Stuffing
2 Tbspns Almond Butter
1 Cup Dry coconut
1/4th cup roasted sooji/Semolina
Elaichi as per taste
Almond powder/meal 2 tbspn
Sugar as per taste
 Little milk to seal the edges.

To make the stuffing
Roast the dry coconut  and sooji separately  on a  low flame for 3-5 mins each, remove it in  a bowl. Add the almond butter, Elaichi powder, almond meal and sugar and mix well. make small portions of this mix with a spoon for equal measure of stuffing

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Thaw and roll the pastry sheet into a dough. Make small balls out of this dough and make small poori. Stuff it with the above stuffing and apply little milk to seal the edges. Use fork to make design and press firmly. Remove the excess dough and use again. Similarly make the remaining karanjis. These can be made without the mold too. 

Place the karanjis on a parchment paper on a baking tray and bake at 350°C for twenty to twenty five minutes. Cool, store in an airtight container. These don't keep fresh for long, so eat it in 3-4 days.


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Wednesday

Ratalyacha kees Waffle-Sweet Potato Hash Waffle

 Sweet Potato Hash Waffle


Hello Sweeties!! I have been making Sweet Potato Hash/Ratalyacha Kees for so many years, I fast for 9 days in Navratri and making Vrat or Fasting food for one person gets on my bones, so I am always looking for faster cooking processes and using Gadgets to cut my cooking time without compromising on taste and health.

The recipe for the Hash/Kees Mixture can be found here.

You will need;
2 large sweet potatoes, grated using a box grater
(**wash and dry with a dish towel before grating. It is advisable to soak the potatoes in cold water for few minutes and then brush it lightly with the potato brush and remove all the dirt hidden in the skin.)
1/2 cup roasted peanut powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
Oil to spray the waffle maker
Salt and Sugar to taste
 
In a bowl, Mix all of the above and keep aside. 
Sweet Potato Hash Waffle

Heat the waffle maker and make waffles as you please. Make thick Waffles as the hash will break down after cooking.


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