Khajur Or Fried Biscuits

Khajur or khajuria from Bihar.

A quick and easy to make delicious sweet deep fried cookie type snack. You can serve it with milk tea coffee or enjoy on your munching time.

This post is going to be a part of 169 #Foodiemonday bloghop #beginnersrecipe theme.

In this theme we have to share our first recipe we cooked. Thanks Amrita for the suggestion. This theme reminds me of my childhood days. A little girl of class 5th as I remember who didn’t know anything about cooking her naughty younger brother Maa Baba. Missing badly those days. Maa baba brother all left me. Its so painful but your memories are a treasure for me.

In school I remember there was a test of cooking. Every student got some ingredients and a dish name to cook. Everyone had to make different dishes. Teacher asked me to make khajur. And I was shocked, my reaction was ‘what’s that’? That time in my knowledge khajur is a Hindi or Urdu word for date. So how could I cook it? One of my friend came to rescue. She said “don’t worry let me make my dish then I will make your too”. And she made both our dishes. Don’t know where is she now. God bless her. That day I learned my first dish and after returning home made it under my mother’s supervision. And I still remember their surprised faces after tasting it. This week our bloghop group made me really nostalgic.

Now coming to the recipe. You need very few ingredients and quick process to make this delicious crispy sweet snack. Just mix everything and Knead a dough. Shape them and fry. Isn’t easy? 😊

I have used refined flour or maida but you can use whole wheat flour or atta if you want.

Recipe

Refined flour or maida – 1 cup

Semolina or suji – 1/2 cup

Ghee or clarified butter – 3 tablespoon, melted

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Powdered sugar – 1 cup

Desiccated coconut – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/3 cup or as require to make a stiff dough

Oil for deep frying

Method

1. In a large bowl mix refined flour, semolina or suji, sugar, cardamom powder, desiccated coconut and melted ghee or clarified butter.

2. Mix everything well with your palm and finger tips.

3. Add milk slowly and Knead a stiff dough. Don’t add much or the dough will be sticky. But in case your dough becomes sticky, you can add little more flour and semolina.

4. Make small balls. Shape them with your hands or mould. I have used my sandesh mould. Or you can roll with a rolling pin and cut with your favourite cookie cutter.

5. Heat sufficient oil in a pan. When heated lower the flame.

6. Slide 4 – 5 khajur in the hot oil. Don’t over crowded. Fry the khajur on low heat till golden brown.

7. Flip and fry the other side too. Keep the flame low.

8. Remove from oil and let them cool down completely. After cooling khajur becomes crisp.

9. Keep the khajur in airtight container. You can keep them in room temperature for 10 – 12 days.

10. Serve with milk, tea or coffee.

Notes

1. You can fry the khajur in ghee or clarified butter if you want.

2. If you like less sugar add 3/4 cup powdered sugar.

4. You can add powdered almond or cashew in the dough if you like.

5. You can use whole wheat flour instead of refined flour.

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Masoor Dal Or Red Lentil Appe

Masoor dal or red lentil appe.
Appe or kuzhi paniyaram is a south Indian dish made of steaming batter.

Traditionally made from pulses and rice using a mould.
It can be made sweet and spicy both.

You can make it with very few ingredients and enjoy as a healthy snack.

I have shared different types of appe recipes here. Click on the name to get recipes.

Beetroot appe

Semolina and lentil appe

Roasted gram or sattu appe

Semolina and flatten rice appe

Sprouts and oats appe

Today I am sharing an easy and delicious appe recipe with masoor dal or red lentil.

Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fiber, lean protein, folic acid and iron.
A single cup of cooked lentils contains 16 grams of dietary fiber. It contains some soluble fiber, but is an outstanding source of insoluble fiber. According to The Cancer Project, a diet that includes plenty of insoluble fiber can regulate bowel movements, promote digestive system health and may significantly decrease the risk of colon, breast, throat and esophageal cancer. Fiber-rich foods like lentils may also help prevent stroke, heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and hypertension.
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You can serve these in breakfast or as a snack with any sauce or chutney.
Click the names below to get some chutney recipes 👇

Onion tomato chutney or dip

Peanut chutney or dip

Water chestnut or singhara chutney or dip

Recipe

Masoor dal or red lentil – 1 cup

Suji or semolina – 1/2 cup

Rice flour – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1/2 cup

Onion – 1, finely chopped

Green chilli – 2 – 3, chopped

Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Chaat masala powder – 1 teaspoon

Lemon – 1/2

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Oil as require

Method

Soak the masoor dal or red lentil in sufficient water for 2 hours.

Grind the soaked lentils with ginger and green chilli. You can add 2 – 3 garlic cloves if you like. I didn’t.
Take out the lentil paste in a large bowl. Add suji or semolina, rice flour, chopped onion chopped coriander leaves or cilantro, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, salt and curd. Mix well and add as require to make semi thick batter.

Make a lump free batter. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Now add lemon juice and soda. Give a good stir. You can add little more water if require.

Heat the appe pan and grease it with little oil. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould. Cover the pan with lid and cook on low flame till it becomes golden brown.

Now turn the appe upside down. Cook uncovered till becomes light brown.
Its ready. Serve with any chutney or sauce.

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Biscuit Roti / Kachori 



Biscuit Roti is a very popular udupi snack.

Enjoy hot or cold its delicious in both ways. Crisp, fluffy, spicy and slightly sweet biskuit roti can be serve in breakfast or pack it for tiffin. It will be fluffy and crispy when cool as well.

These are deep fried snacks just like North Indian kachodi. Outer layer is made of wheat flour and stuffed with spicy semolina or suji mixture. 



This post is going to be a part of #119 Udupi cuisine.






Udupi cuisine is a cuisine of South India.

I love these crispy fluffy spicy stuffed puri. 

I have made it half refined flour and half whole wheat flour. You can use only refined flour too.

You can make it as a party snack. You don’t need to make it after guest’s arrival like puri or kachori because it will perfect fluffy and crisp when cool. You can store in airtight container for 2 – 3 days.






Recipe


For the dough


Maida or refined flour – 1/2 cup



Atta or whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup



Salt – 1/2 teaspoon



Hot oil – 2 tablespoon



Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon



Water – 1/3 cup



For stuffing


Semolina or suji – 1/2 cup



Oil – 2 tablespoon



Mustard seeds – 1/4 teaspoon



Curry leaves – 8 – 10 , chopped



Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon



Green chilli – 1 chopped



Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1 heaped tablespoon, chopped 



Salt to taste



Sugar – 1 – 2  teaspoon or to taste



Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon



Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon



Sambhar masala – 1 tablespoon



Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon



Red chilli powder – 2 teaspoon



Oil for frying






Method


In a bowl mix whole wheat flour or atta, refined flour or maida, salt, turmeric powder and hot oil. Mix well with hand. 


Add water and make a firm pliable dough. Hot oil will make your biscuit roti crispy.

Cover and keep aside.



Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.



Now add chopped curry leaves. I have used dried curry leaves so I have crushed the leaves.



Add grated ginger and chopped green chilli. Saute for few seconds.



Add semolina or suji, cumin powder, coriander powder, sambhar masala, turmeric powder, salt, sugar and red chilli powder. I have used kashmiri red chilli powder. If you like hot you can use normal red chilli powder.



 Saute for 2 – 3 minutes or until semolina and spices mix well. Remove from heat and let it cool down.



Take lemon size ball from the dough. Roll out the ball with rolling pin. Make circle of about 3 inches diameter. 



Place 1 tablespoon semolina stuffing in the middle.

Now bring the edges together with your fingers. Close the edges and make a ball again. Make sure that the stuffing completely sealed.

There should be no hole because holes will absorb oil. 



Roll it again. Make a flat circle of 3 inch diameter. Roll out gently. 



Heat enough oil for frying. Let the oil properly heat up.

Fry the biscuit roti on medium heat.



Slid the puri in hot oil. Gently press with a slotted spatula.

When the puri puffed up flip and fry other side. 

Fry till golden brown from both the sides. 



Serve fluffy, spicy and crispy puri with tea or coffee.

Or store in airtight container for 2 – 3 days to use as a snack.



Notes

1. If you want your biscuit roti sweeter, add 2 tablespoon sugar.

2. You can use grated coconut in the stuffing with semolina. If you are using coconut don’t store. 

Its too yummy so you don’t have to store 😀

3. You can also use only refined flour or maida instead of half refined flour half whole wheat flour. 
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Semolina And Flatten Rice Appe

 

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Appe or kuzhi paniyaram is a south Indian dish made of steaming batter.

Traditionally made from pulses and rice using a mould.
It can be made sweet and spicy both.

You can make it with very few ingredients and enjoy as a healthy snack.

I have shared sprouts appe earlier.
Today sharing one more appe recipe with semolina, flatten rice/chivra/poha, oats and flax seed.

Its super soft and delicious.  I didn’t tempered it. But you can temper it if you like. For tempering heat oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and let it splutter, add few curry and a pinch of asafetida. Saute and add in the batter.
You can make it without tempering too.

A healthy and tasty breakfast. Very easy and quick to make. You don’t have to grind any ingredient.

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Recipe

Semolina/suji – 1 cup

Chivra or flatten rice/poha – 1 cup ( soaked for 10 minutes, drained and mashed with hand or spoon)

Oats – 1/2 cup

Flax seed powder  – 2 tablespoon

Curd – 1 cup

Salt to taste taste

Cumin powder  – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon optional

Chaat masala powder- 1 teaspoon, if you don’t have it then add 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder.

Green chilli  – 2-3 chopped

Coriander leaves – handful chopped

Grated ginger- 1 teaspoon

Onion – 1 chopped optional

Soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil  – little to grease the mould

Water  – as required

Method

In a bowl mix semolina, oats, flatten rice/poha, curd, flax seed powder, salt and spices. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.

Then add finely chopped onion  (optional), green chilli, coriander leaves and soda. Add enough water to get an idli batter like thick consistency.

Heat the appe pan on low medium flame and grease it with little oil. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould. Cover the pan.

Keep the flame low. Cook till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down to cook the other side. Cook uncovered.

Serve hot with any chutney or sauce. Enjoy the super soft delicious appe.