Food can perhaps be the best medicine many a time. Be it a horrible day at work or a low phase, just the thought of your favourite food will for sure lighten your spirits.
And if your mum is cooking it, one cannot ask for anything better. But, away from home, you will have to put in all the effort and if not cook the exact same dish, at least recreate it to an extent. City Express brings to its readers, a series of recipes from “Masterchef Moms” to make every day memorable.
Gujiyas: Holi celebrations are always incomplete without the light yet delicious Gujiyas (Hindi) or Kajjikayalu. This Holi make your own stock of Gujiyas for the family and relatives who come visiting to brighten up the already colourful festive spirit
Ingredients: 1 kg Khoya, 500 gms Sugar, 500 gms Maida, 200 gms almonds chopped, 6 tbsp cooking oil, 3 tbsp raisins, 200 ml water green cardamom seeds
l Combine maida with 6 tbsp of oil using your fingers. Make soft dough and knead it lightly. Cover with a wet cloth and leave aside.
l In a frying pan, deep-fry the khoya till it gets light brown. Add chopped almonds, cardamom powder, sugar and raisins and mix well. Fry again for few minutes. Allow the mixture to cool.
l Prepare a small chapati from the kneaded dough. Make sure the dough is not rolled to make too thin or too thick chapattis.
l Stuff half of the chapati with the khoya mixture. Fold and draw the edges of chapati inwards to close.
l On slow fire, deep-fry the gujia till it turns golden brown. Take out them out of the frying pan using a sieve and drain the oil properly.
l Store them in an airtight container. Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough.