Monday, April 16, 2012

Gulkand Recipe

Looking at a bunch of heavenly smelling wild roses on my terrace set me back about 20 odd years when i'd seen my grandmother making delicious Gulkand from her own rooftop garden.

Making Gulkand is a surprisingly easy, though very long process.. here's what you do..

Take a glass bottle or jar. Equal quantities or rose petals and sugar are needed. Add more sugar if u like it sweeter..

Arrange alternating layers of sugar and petals in the bottle and close it tightly. Make sure that the rose petals and the bottle are dry.

Now set the bottle where it gets good sunlight for the better part of the day. Shake the bottle every 4 - 5 days. The sugar will melt over time and in about 5 - 6 weeks the Gulkand shud be ready.. u can keep it longer if u like.. the older the better..

Addons like elaichi, praval, edible silver can also be added..

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kardai chi Bhaji - Pith Perun

Couldn't find this recipe online so thought i'd post it. Writing it now as wifey prepares it :-)

You are going to need some extra oil for this one. Take oil in a pan , add Mohri, garlic, onion and fry till its red. Next fry the cut Kardai leaves in it. Cover the pan till the leaves get cooked. Mash the leaves well. Add Sat, jaggery for taste , Amsul (dried salted kokam.This adds a sour taste). Add chilly powder.

Now add Dalicha Pith (dried gram powder) in it, add a little water and cook well.

Make a Phodni of Lasun and whe red chilies and add on the Bhaji before serving.