Friday, August 27, 2010

Classes for Kids, Girls and Ladies

Hello Friends!!

Classes/lessons in the following fields at very nominal fee --

*  Art and Craft.
*  Needle work.
*  Homemade Cakes and Desserts.
*  Urdu - Learn to read and write.
*  Quran Sharif - Learn how to read and recite Quran Sharif.
*  Basic Computer and Internet Knowledge for Housewives/Ladies.

These classes are only for people living in Chandigarh and Mohali.
If interested, contact me through my email ID --
Mention your name, contact no. and the course you want to join in the mail.

Luv u all :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dal Peetha -- A low calories dish of ancient times.

I am writing after a long time..
Was a bit busy...and lazy too... :)

Rice dough
Today i am going to share recipe of
... 'Dal Peetha'...
Dal Peetha is an ancient delicacy ...
My Grandmother used to make it...
But i bet it is much older than that...

So, coming straight to the recipe...
Ingredients :- 
Dal - 1 cup (chana or masoor)
Rice - 2 cups (average basmati)
mixing spices in dal paste
Onion - 1 medium (cut in small pieces)
{use spices as per your requirement}
coriander leaves, pepper,
garam masala powder,
red chili powder (if you want really spicy),
and salt to taste.
Soak Dal and Rice separately for 3-4 hours.
Grind Rice and make tough dough
add a little salt to it and keep it aside.

flattened rice with dal paste
Now grind Dal and make a paste with
minimum water in it..
Mix all spices, chopped onion
and salt to taste in dal dough.

Now for a deep utensil
with half filled water on your stove.
Tie a cloth tightly over the utensil..
don't leave the loose ends of the cloth,
tuck them properly or it will burn..
cloth tied on utensil and
peethas are getting steamed..
cover it with lid..
Keep the flame medium...

Make small balls from rice dough..
flatten each balls by hand and place
a spoonful of dal paste on it...
fold the rice part into half..{see the pics}
put it on the cloth with boiling water to
steam the Peethas...
cover the utensil with a lid..and
cook it for 5-7 minutes...on low
flame..turn it once while still cooking..
to equally cook from both sides...

When cooked remove from flame...
place it on a plate...
eat it with any sauce or chutney.. :) n enjoy..
and don't forget to tell me how it was...
Till we meet again....
Luv u all :)