7/17/10

Khajur

After much deliberation, Lazzat is finally on Facebook ! Ya , it took me this long :) As naive as this may sound , I would  love any suggestions or tips or even tutorials  relating to Facebook .

Ramadan is just a month away, and as usual I will officially be on a blogging break. Meanwhile I would like to share some interesting recipes and also get some drafted .

Khajur is a big part of my childhood memories. This is one simple recipe, can be stored for almost a month , though they wont last that long. Its a perfect snack for kids of all ages. We always take a big bag of khajurs when we plan a road trip.

The best part is you can freeze them n fry as and when needed (see tip below) , which comes handy especially during Ramadan. 

Ingredients:

1/2 kg maida,
1/4 kg sugar,
1 tbsp khas khas/ poppy seeds, lightly roasted
1 tbsp ghee,
a generous pinch of saffron, dissolved in 2 tbsp. warm milk,
3 tbsp milkmaid / khoya,
1 t rose water,
15 dried dates, pitts removed and chopped,
1/4 - 1/2 C almonds, slivered or chopped
1/4 - 1/2 C golden raisins,
milk , as needed, (approx. 2-3 tsp.)
3 eggs

Method:

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead it into a stiff dough without using any water. If needed you can use some milk but use very little at a time. Cover with a damp paper towel and let it rest for about half an hour.Then take a portion, roll it out , approximate a centimeter thick and cut into diamonds. At this stage you can freeze them or store in Ziploc bags or heat oil and fry on medium heat on both sides till golden . Let cool and store in airtight container.

To freeze :

Once cut , place the khajurs on a plate n put it in the freezer. After 10-15 mins. they just pop out of the plate , stack them in Ziploc bags and put it back in the freezer without letting them thaw.

P.S: If you are hosting an event or are aware of any, which you think this post might be eligible please let me know, I would love to send in my entry and show my support to the host and the event :) You can drop me a comment or just email me (bloglazzat@gmail.com)

Thank You !

Thanks to Fathima this post is now being sent to Ayeesha for her event Iftaar Moments




17 comments:

Fathima said...

Yummy Khajur... check the below event out!
http://tasteofpearlcity.blogspot.com/2010/07/iftar-moments-hijri-1431-event.html

Rahin said...

Thank you Fathima !

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! That looks really good, great during Ramadhan. Thank you for this wonderful entry.
I would request you to give a link to my event announcement page and add the logo of the event to your post, so that everybody will know about the event through your post.
Wonderful blog, following you:-)

RV said...

Delicious looking Khajur, welcome to Facebook.

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks perfect and yummy dear...

Priya said...

Woww thats a fantastic and great looking khajur..yummyy!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Looks perfect and yummy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Rahin
Looking at the pic I was confused,,,
for me Khajur means dates...but the pic looks different until I read the recipe...simply awesome and very new to me..Being a Bong I will leave every thing for some thing which tastes sweet :-)
Will try if I can get good dtaes here in Del
have a nice week

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Rahin
Looking at the pic I was confused,,,
for me Khajur means dates...but the pic looks different until I read the recipe...simply awesome and very new to me..Being a Bong I will leave every thing for some thing which tastes sweet :-)
Will try if I can get good dtaes here in Del
have a nice week

panchpakwan said...

Looks yummyy..

Satya said...

hi rahin,
khajur looks so delicious n crispy ...somany sweet memories with the khajur,in my school days ,on ramdhan months my neighbors used to give us this dish n we used to enjoy ..never got a recipe for this..thanks for sharing this dish
u got a lovely space here ...happy to find u ...if u get time do visit my space

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Gulmohar said...

Yumm...great snack..Welcome to FB :-)

Guna's kitchen said...

first time here u have a lovely space..good collection of recipes.. happy to follow u ... if u get time.. visit my blog

Rahin said...

Thanks Ayesha, I have already linked back to your event announcement (the text appears in green and bolder), will also add the logo asap.

Thanks RV, Shama, Priya, Deepa, Panchpakwan, Gulmohar

Ushnish,I know what you are saying :) I got similar reactions to the name from other friends too :) By the way, you can try it without the dates too, you can add dryfruits of your choice or skip them altogether, but i love them with the dates and the raisins. Let me know once you try , i would love to know.


Welcome to Lazzat, Satya ... gud to know you had khajurs before :) you have a pretty cool blog too

Rahin said...

Guna , welcome to Lazzat, hope to see you more often, you too have a wonderful blog !

PranisKitchen said...

thats so delicious khajur.. perfectly made yummy sweet snack.. good

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