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Samosas - Vegetable Golden Triangles


For the dough:
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Semolia flour [Sooji] - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 1.5 Tbsp
Salt - 1/4 Tsp
Lukewarm water - 1/4 cup
For the filling:

Potato - 2 large
Green chillies - 1 chopped
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Mango powder [amchur] - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Cashew nut and raisins - optional

Mix flour, sooji, salt and oil together and knead to make a soft doughCover the dough with damp cloth and leave it aside for 30 minutes Filling
Boil potatoes and cut them into small piecesHeat oil in a pan add cumin seeds and let it crackleNow add chopped chillies, coriander powder and stir it nicelyAdd green peas and cook till they get tenderAdd the potato pieces and stir-fry for 5 minutes.Add garam masala , amchur powder and saltMix the filling nicely and adjust the seasoning according to tasteMaking samosa
Before filling the samosas prepare a paste by mixing 1tbsp all - purpose flour and 2 tbsp water and ke…

Date Muffins

Healthiest muffin I have ever try this


Whole wheat flour - 1cup
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Honey - 1/3 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1tsp
Orange zest - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1.5 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1 medium
Vanilla essence - 1tsp
Canola oil - 1/4 cup
Whole Milk - 2/3 cup
Orange juice - 1/3 cup
Chopped dates - 1 cup
Chopped pineapples - 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts - 1/4 cup [optional]

Pre-heat the oven at 375 degree F and grease the muffin pan
Sift all the powder ingredients and keep it aside
Beat egg, oil, honey, vanilla essence, oil, juice, orange zest lightly for 2 minutes
Add the powder ingredients from step 1 and fold in nicelyAdd milk little by little to make a nice pasteAdd the chopped dates, pineapple and walnuts and mix it with hand blender for less than a minuteSpoon the mix in the muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes till the muffin turns brown and a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean
My muffins didn't turn very…

Khajoor rolls [Date rolls]

Pitted dates [khajoor]- 1cup
Chopped nuts [cashew nuts, pistachios] - 1/2 cup
Ghee [clarified butter]- 2Tbsp
Grated coconut powder - 1 cup

Chop the pitted dates [if not pitted, remove the seeds and proceed]warm 1 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan and fry the dry fruits and keep it asideadd remaining ghee in the same pan and once the ghee is warm add chopped dates and keep mixing till it become soft and starts coming together [cook on a slow heat]now add the nuts and mix it thoroughly
let it cool at room temperature and start rolling them with your hands in the form of balls or rollsnow gently roll it over powdered coconut and keep it aside
once they cool down they are ready to serveenjoy this guilt free dessert and its healthy too!!Notes:
You can avoid frying nuts in ghee, instead dry roast them in a pan or microwavedon't cook the dates for too long, it can result in chewy rolls instead of easy bite rolls