Black Pepper Ka’ak.

Black pepper Ka’ak

Ka’ak is a is the Arabic word for “cake”, and can refer to several different types of baked goods. This bread rings are made up of different flavors . I have innovated this bread ring  with black pepper giving a spicy taste to it.

Recipe :-

Ingredients :-

Wheat flour – 1 cup

Semolina – ½ cup

Crushed fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1 tsp

Egg – 1

Sesame seeds – 2 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking soda – 1 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Yeast – 1 tsp

Warm water – ½ cup

Method :-

In a bowl mix wheat flour, semolina, crushed fennel seeds, black pepper powder , egg , baking soda , sesame seeds , baking powder, salt , yeast with warm water knead a dough & keep aside for 20 min covered with a plate.

Make small balls, than take the dough balls, roll them into a tube. Join the 2 ends of the tube to make a circle. Place the circles on an oil greased baking pan and using a knife, cut the edges of the cookie.

Beat an egg and brush the cookies with it.

Preheat  your oven for 5 min and at 250’C toast cookies for 25 minutes.

Your Black pepper Ka’ak is ready.

Enjoy Cooking…

By :- Rida Khan

Food Innovator

India

 

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Coffee Twist Coconut Balls

Recipe :-

Ingredients –

Coffee – 1 tsp

Milk – 2 cup

Figs paste – ½ cup

Jaggery – ½ cup

Semolina – 1 cup

Coconut powder – ½ cup

Oil – 1 tsp

Method :-

Prepare coffee in 1 cup milk  without adding sugar and keep aside.

Put non stick pan on flame adding oil & roast semolina till light brown color. Than add 1 cup plain milk, figs paste, jaggery, coffee  milk. Now cook till batter start leaving the pan.

Switch off the flame and mix coconut powder in it and let it cool down.

Now make small balls and roll them in coconut powder.

Your Coffee Twist Coconut Balls are ready.

Enjoy Cooking…

By :- Rida Khan

Food Innovator

India

Spicy Moroccan Fekkas

Fekkas is a Moroccan Biscotti which are used as a snacks & goes best with tea. There are many varieties of sweet fekkas & savory fekkas. I have innovated a spicy fekkas with wheat flour & semolina..

Recipe :-

Ingredients :-

Wheat flour – 1 cup

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Semolina – ½ cup

Salt – 1 tsp

Black pepper – 1 tsp

Warm water – 1 cup

Oil – 1 tsp

Baking soda – ½ tsp

Baking powder – ½ tsp

Method :-

In a bowl mix wheat flour, semolina, red chili powder, salt , black pepper, baking powder, baking soda with oil & warm water knead a dough.

Keep it aside for half an hour.

On a plain surface, sprinkle  dry flour so that the dough does not stick to the surface.

Separate the dough into 2 lumps and form a log from each lump.

Place the logs on an oil greased oven tray. Preheat oven & for 10 min at 180’C  toast them.

Than take out & let the logs cool down.

Now cut the logs with sharp knife in small pieces .

Keep them again in oven for 10 min at 200’C toast them.

They will turn light golden and in crispy form.

Your Spicy Moroccan Fekkas are ready.

Enjoy Cooking…

By :- Rida Khan

Food Innovator

India

Pumpkin Cookies.

Ingredients :-

Pumpkin paste – 1 cup

Milk – 1 ½  cup

Dried prunes – 1 cup ( chopped )

Coconut powder – 1 cup

Wheat flour – 1 cup

Semolina – ½ cup

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking soda – ½ tsp

Jaggery – 1 cup

Oil – 1 tbsp

Method :-

Put non stick pan on flame pour pumpkin paste & in a ½ cup milk cook it till batter start leaving the pan.

Take it out in a bowl add wheat flour, semolina , jaggery, baking powder, baking soda , pumpkin paste, dried prunes, coconut powder with 1 cup milk & oil knead a soft dough.

Make small balls, flat them with your hand , make a cut in center with knife and keep them on an oil greased oven tray.

Preheat oven and toast for 25 min at 200’C . Cookies will turn light golden brown color.

Your Pumpkin Cookies are ready.

Enjoy Cooking…

By :- Rida Khan

Food Innovator

India

 

 

 

Cranberry Halwa

Ingredients –

Gram Flour – 1 cup

Roasted semolina – ½ cup

Jaggery – 1 cup

Figs – 1 cup ( chopped )

Milk – 2 cup

Dried cranberry – 1 ½ cup

Coconut powder – 1 cup

Green cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Method –

Put non stick pan on flame adding oil roast gram flour till light golden brown color . Take it out in a bowl & keep aside.

Pour milk in pan & let it boil than add figs , cook till they nicely get mixed up.

Keep stirring with spoon & slowly add gram flour, semolina, jaggery , dried cranberry , green cardamom powder. ( There should be no lumps form when u mix gram flour .)

Cook till batter start leaving the pan.

Take it out in an oil greased plate & spread nicely .

Sprinkle coconut powder on halwa & let it cool down.

Cut piece in diagonal shape & keep dried cranberry on every piece.

Your Cranberry Halwa is ready.

Enjoy Cooking…

By :- Rida Khan

Food Innovator

India

Spicy Baghrir

Baghrir are the Moroccan  pancakes made  with semolina , eggs , yeast. They are small, spongy when cooked correctly . Beauty of these pancakes are the thousands of holes it have and this is because of yeast. It’s other name is “ Thousand Holes Pancakes”. I have innovated a spicy  wheat flour pancake which we can have with any sauce or chutney or pickle..

Recipe :-

Ingredients –

Wheat flour – 1 cup

Egg – 1

Salt – 1 tsp

Warm water – 1 cup

Dry yeast – 1 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Red chili powder – ½ tsp

Method :-

In a bowl mix wheat flour, egg, salt, water , yeast, red chili powder, baking powder. Keep aside for 20 min to rest.

Than in blender blend the mixture , take it out in a bowl & cover with plate . Keep again for 30 min to rest.

Batter should be runny & no lumps should be there.

Put a non stick pan at medium flame, Pour one tbsp batter on the pan. Slowly lots of little bubbles will start forming at the surface.  Cook it only from one side.

Serve it with any sauce or chutney.

Your Spicy Baghrir is ready.

Enjoy Cooking…

By :- Rida Khan

Food Innovator

India

 

Semolina Dry Laddu

Ingredients –

Semolina ( rawa ) – 2 cup

Jaggery – 1 ½ cup

Green cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Almonds – 4 ( chopped )

Pistachio – 4 ( chopped )

Cashewnuts – 4 ( chopped )

Walnuts – 4 ( chopped )

Figs – 3 ( chopped )

Coconut powder – ½ cup

Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Milk – 1 cup

Method :-

Put non stick pan on flame adding oil roast semolina till light golden brown color, mix jaggery, green cardamom powder, jaggery , milk. Cook till batter start leaving the pan.

Switch off the flame & add all dry fruits.

Take it out in a plate ,let the mixture cool down.

Make small balls in shape of laddu. You have to combine the mixture tightly with your hands as it will difficult to make laddu from this mixture because it is in dry form.

Your Semolina Dry Laddu are ready.

Enjoy Cooking…

By :- Rida Khan

Food Innovator

India