Wednesday, 25 June 2014

An Exotic & Nutritious Sweet - Anjeer Burfi - M M Mithaiwala

Anjeer Burfi - M M Mithaiwala

Anjeer ( fig ) are sweet and soft. A paste of Anjeer can be easily used as a healthy substitute for sugar. Anjeer can be consumed as a fruit or it can be used to make Sweets , pies, pudding, cakes, jam, jellies and preserves.
An Exotic & Nutritious Sweet ,fully loaded with all the health benefits !

 Health Benefits of  Anjeer (Fig) :-   

Good Source of Iron - Dried figs can be used to for meeting our iron requirement. Iron is required by our body for transporting oxygen in the blood.
Strengthen Bones - Figs are rich source calcium which helps in strengthening the bones.

Good for Diabetic Patients: Fig leaves and fruit are both healthy snack options for diabetics.   

Lowers Blood Pressure - Consuming dried figs is very can meet our daily potassium requirements and help lower the blood pressure.    

Improves digestion:  Anjeer is rich in dietary fibre. 3 pieces of dried figs contain 5 grams of fibre, which accounts for about 20% of our daily requirement
Helps in weight loss: Apart from being rich in fiber, dried figs are low in calories. One piece of dried fig gives you just 47 calories .

Healing Properties of Anjeer (Fig) :-

Lower Cholesterol - Figs contain Pectin which is a soluble fiber. When we consume soluble fiber it helps to remove cholesterol from the system and flushes it out of the body.

Colon Cancer - Fiber present in figs is useful to flush out all the harmful toxins from the body including cancer causing substances.    

Prevents Constipation - Figs are rich in fiber which ensures healthy bowel movement thereby preventing constipation.

Coronary Heart Disease - Dried figs contain phenol, Omega-3 and Omega-6 which are fatty acids highly effective in significantly reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. 

Prevention of Hypertension - Figs are high in potassium and at the same time low in sodium which is very useful to prevent hypertension.  

                                             Stay Healthy & Happy :) 

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Friday, 20 June 2014

Recipe - Make Flaky,crispy,spicy,fried Kachoris in just 8 easy steps !

Khasta Kachori - M M Mithaiwala

Kachori, a word that conjures lot of lovely memories spent during college days.

Khasta Kachori is a delicious, spicy, fried puff , great as an appetizer or as part of a festive meal for any occasion.

Here is how to make this Flaky & crispy Kachori’s is just 8 easy steps :)

  • 1 cup maida (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • enough cold water to knead the maida
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying
8 Easy Steps

  1. Mix one cup of white flour (all purpose or plain flour), 1 tablespoon of rice flour, 2 tablespoons of oil and salt. Make a dough. Knead the dough well, using cold water.
  2. Divide the dough into small balls. Keep them covered with moist cloth for 20 – 25 minutes.
  3. While the dough is resting, soak ¼ cup of mung bean and ¼ cup of black gram for 3 hours. Drain the water and allow it to dry.
  4. Add the oil to a frying pan. Add crushed cumin seeds and asafoetida. Wait until it turns brown. Now add the ginger and green chilli paste, gram flour and spice powders of your choice. Sauté them for a minute or two.
  5. At this stage, the fillings for the kachori are ready. Place the fillings on a plate.
  6. Take out the balls (of flour). Roll the balls using a rolling pin and roll into a thick poori. Add the kachori fillings in the center. Enclose the kachori fillings with the outer part of the poori to make a pocket. Make the same with the other balls.
  7. Add oil to the frying pan and heat on medium flame for frying the kachoris.Add the kachoris to the oil and fry them until they're properly cooked and their colour turns to golden–brown.
  8. Transfer the Khasta Kachori onto a plate. They're now ready to serve!

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