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Puli pithe and Rase Bheja Pithe

Puli pithe  is special dessert for Sankranti and I am sharing this recipe of Pithe which I learned from my Mother and Grand Mother.It is a Pithe which is Coconut-Jaggery  or Khoa kheer filled Rice flour-white flour Dumplings in Thickened milk sweetened with Date Palm Jaggery.I have grown up eating, savouring and later craving for this delicious Puli Pithe. Yesterday I have made also the Rase Bheja Pithe and my daughters took part to prepare those pithe and we had a lots of fun. They were enjoying preparing the design for the pithe. After all, it was the chance to show the creativity.

Puli pithe

Puli pithe

Puli pithe

Ingredients

  • Milk – 1 litre
  • Semolina ( sooji ) – 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut /Khoa Kheer – 2 cups(here I have used khoa kheer)
  • Date Palm Jaggery Solid ( Patali Gur/Nolen Gur ) – ½ kg
  • Rice flour- 2 cup
  • Flower ( Maida ) – 1 cup

Procedure

  • Boil the milk in a flat pan (dekchi ) for about 30 mins to “thicken” it  with palm jaggery.
  • Meanwhile, knead the rice flour,maida with hot water make a soft dough(add some pinch of salt if required)
  • Stir  suji on a frying pan and  mix  well with Khoa kheer.your stuffing is now ready.
  • Make 12-14 small balls from the rice flour dough and after dusting it with the flower, make them into flat discs that can be converted into shells to hold the stuffings made in the previous step.
  • Make the “puli” by placing the stuffing  inside the shell and seal it
  • Place the  “puli”s one-by-one into the pan of boiling milk … do not stir, simply let them simmer for about 5 -7 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and allow the pan of  “puli”s to cool down to room temperature before serving.

Serves: 20

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 270
Carbs: 55
Fat: 3
Protein: 5
Sodium: 14
Sugar: 2

rase Bheja Pithe

rase Bheja Pithe

Rase Bheja Pithe:

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
½ cup suji
¼ cup khoa kheer
¼ cup milk
½ cup sugar
1 cup water  

Preparation:

Mix well the first 4 ingredients well to make smooth dough.
Make small balls and give them your desired shape Deep fry them.
Make the chasni by boiling sugar and water.
Let keep the fried pithe in the chasni for 1 hour.
Serve it.    

Serves: 5

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 256
Carbs: 56
Fat: 2
Protein: 6
Sodium: 20
Sugar: 22


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Kosha Mangsho( Spicy Mutton Curry )

First, A Very Happy new year to all my friends…Much Love! X Today I want to share my Mom’s recipe Kosha Mangsho( Spicy Mutton Curry )

Kosha Mangsho( Spicy Mutton Curry )

Kosha Mangsho( Spicy Mutton Curry )

Spicy Mutton Curry (Kosha Mangsho) is a very famous Bengali dish. It’s a Sunday special dish and I used to make it once in a month.  My mom is the best cook I have ever known. … I humbly admit I have never tasted better mutton curry than what she cooks. The magic of Sunday, the laziness, the peaceful air blowing in the garden, the aroma from the kitchen make me nostalgic and reminds my childhood.You can enjoy this dish with boiled rice or Whole wheat Indian bread(roti).

Ingredients

  • 1 lb goat/mutton meat
  • 250 gm Potato(peeled and cut into two piece)
  • 1 medium onion, (cut into pieces)
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves,
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, slit in half
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard oil (You can use any other oi but mustard oil give it a special taste)
  • 2cup water

Directions

  • Paste the onion, ginger, garlic and green chilli in your mixer grinder
  • In a wok or deep pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. ShallowFry the   potato and keep it aside.Add bay leaves, 1 red chili to the same oil and let it sizzle for a few seconds. Drop ginger, garlic and onion paste in the wok/pan and season with salt. Give it a mix and allow the onion to turn light golden in color.
  • Now add tomato, turmeric powder, cumin powder, chili powder,sugar and give it a mix. Allow it to cook for a couple of minutes. Finally add mutton and potato ,sprinkle salt and yogurt, give it a stir for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add water and transfer it to a pressure cooker and give it 3-4 whistle.
  • Once the mutton is cooked, add garam masala powder. Give it a mix and allow it to cook for a few more minutes.
  • Sprinkle some chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Note: If you don’t like too much spice then you can reduce the quantity of chilli. It’s depend on your taste. Here I use Everest red chilli powder because it is less spicy and give a wonderful red colour to your dish.

5 Servings

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving

Calories   212.7
Total Fat 9.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 56.8 mg
Sodium 197.7 mg
Potassium 506.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Protein 22.0 g