Sunday, November 4, 2007
GUD PAARE - JAGGERY COATED SNACKS
I am so releived to have my MIL here with me. She brought with her, a bag loaded with goodies - yes - n believe me they are her Trademark. Nobody makes the North Indian goodies as good as she does. Her namak paare, shakkar paare, gud paare, paapdi & mathri are all out of this world, n beat everything in front of them
I am sharing with you all one recipe of Gud Paare. I can never make them the way she does, I guess it has a lot to do with "maa ka pyar" (n loads of oil / ghee!!!). You have to ignore the part in the brackets if you want to taste they goodies.
1/2 kg - maida
3/4 cup - oil
250 gm - jaggery
1 tspn - saunf / fennel seeds
Oil for frying
In a big dish take the maida.
Now pour oil into the maida & add little by little oil, n mix it into maida till when you the dough mixture holds together.
Please remember that you dont have to knead it like you do for chappatis.
When the mixture has attained the consistency when it holds together, then add some water & knead it into a hard dough.
Take a big ball of dough & roll it into a half inch thick chappati.
Now cut them into vertical strips, & then further cut them into 2 inch strips.
Heat oil & fry the strips till crispy.
Set them aside & drain the oil.
Chop the jaggery into small peices.
Take another pan & add the jaggery into it.
On a slow flame melt the jaggery, stirring all the time
Cook till you attain the consistency where you add a drop of jaggery into the water n it solidifies.
Add the saunf.
Now immediately add the fried strips into this pan & using two ladels mix them quickly so that they are coated.
Transfer them onto a big dish & let them cool.
Now using a light hand separate the strips.
Try this all of you, n let me know the results. It sure is going to win your husbands & kiddies heart
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