This year again me and my two daughters-in-law have made these sweets and savory for our family. It is tough to keep the kids away from these till the pooja. But it's their holiday week and they are so active, they need all of this.
Another healthy supplement for new mother. Works best with acup of milk, as early morning snack, when breakfast is still 2-3 hours away. But dont overeat it, as its very rich and can overload the digestive system.
Deep fry Gond, as it needs more ghee. It will pop like popcorn. Next Makana, lightly roasted in ghee. Roast these in ghee - Kaju, Kismis, Khuskhus, Chirongi. Blend the above in mixer along with Coconut, Chuhara and Kajur, to a coarse consistency. Roast the flour with a little ghee and then mix them all. Now to the most skillful part of it all - make laddoos of this mix.
Made from broken wheat or Daliya, its a nutritious, fibre-rich, filling meal. good thing to start your day with as breakfast with hot piping tea.
Recipe is similar to any Upma recipe. Added veggies like peas, carrot or potato make it refreshing.
I made Litti for my son after a long long time.
The filling in a Litti is from Sattu flour. Sattu is roasted channa flour. Besan on the other hand, is unroasted channa flour. Sattu is very flavorful and ready to eat flour. When used as a filling, it is seasoned with chilli powder, chopped garlic, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, chopped green chilly - little bit of all of these with some water for it to gel together, not more.
The cover is made from dough of wheat flour. Take a scoop of the dough, flatten it with your fingers and cup it in the palm of your hand. It needs to be thick. Spoon in a scoop of Sattu mixture and close the dough into a ball.
Bake the Litti in wood or coal fire. Since it cold and snowing outside, I cant use any open campfire like that. I used the regular over for baking these.
Jirvani - an ideal homemade nutition supplement for new mother, after delivery, for quick and sound health. Enriched with all kinds of vitamin. As per our ancient culture of preparation. To be used after delivery. When the modern medicines were not developed. Prepared with complete spices and dry fruits.
Add ghee in a pan. When it heats up, season with Jeera. Saute the blended paste on slow flame with continous stirring, till it starts leaving the sides of the pan. After that, add sugar and jaggery. Do not add these before this point. Stir again for sometime, till they dissolve. Stop at that point and remove from heat, else all of it will toughen like stone.
Store carefully in clean place. Can be used for a week or 10 days.