Namak Pare


Namak Pare

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp ghee or oil
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp ajwain
Oil for deep frying

Add flour, salt, sugar and ajwain in a bowl.
Heat oil or ghee and add to flour. Rub to mix well.
Add water little at a time to make stiff dough.
Keep aside for 10 mins.
Roll the dough to less than ½ cm thickness. Cut into desired shapes. OR fold the dough over 3 or 4 times and press gently. Cut into thin strips.
Heat enough oil to deep fry.
Add few pieces and fry on medium heat till golden brown. Don’t overcrowd the pan or the pare will not turn out crisp.
Cool and store in airtight containers.


Carrot and Orange Muffins

Orange Carrot Muffins

Carrot and Orange Muffins
Recipe source:myfavouritepastime

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
5 tbsp vegetable oil
Grated zest of 1 orange
3 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 cup finely grated carrot

Approx. ¼ cup orange juice
Approx. 1 cup icing sugar

Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk egg, milk, oil, orange juice and orange zest in another bowl and add to dry mixture.
Stir until just combined.
Fold in carrots.
Spoon into greased muffin moulds. Bake for approx. 25 mins or till done.
Let cool on a cooling rack.
Mix orange juice and icing sugar to a thick pourable consistency. Spoon over warm muffins.
Let it cool completely and serve.