Thursday, October 15, 2015

Heart Shaped Khurma/Khajuri Recipe!!

Nepali delicacies made especially during festivals requires great amount of cooking skills and special utensils/machines. One of the biggest drawbacks of cooking abroad is that these machines/utensils are not easily accessible or I would say are no where found. So, like they say " where there is a will there is a way", I decided to use whatever ingredients or utensils/machines I have to make one of the most popular delicacies during Dashian and Tihar "Khurma/Khajuri". I used cookie cutter to give it a shape but used exact ingredients as we use back home. And let me tell you this was my first try and the end results of my effort was amazing :) This is indeed a special dish and therefore requires little extra effort but taste my friends are out of this world and just like what we get back home =D> Give it a try!! Click here for Nimki Roti Recipe.

Happy Dashian Everyone :)

Prep time: 10min(s) Cook time:30min(s) Total time: 40min(s)

Things you will need:

  • All purpose flour (1lb or 1/2 kg)
  • Cashews (Finely chopped or powder, 1/2 cup)
  • Coconut (finely chopped or powder, 1/2 cup)
  • Sugar (2 cups or according to your taste)
  • Ghee (2 cups)
  • Black pepper  powder (1 table spoon)
  • Cloves Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Cardamom Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Water 
  • Oil (1liter)
  1. On a deep dish combine all of the above listed ingredients except oil and make a dough. Dough should be on a softer side just like ones made for "Chapati".
  2. Take a small amount of dough at a time and spread it on a chop board or cleaned kitchen table/counter with a help of chapati roller.
  3. Take a cookie cutter of any shape and start cutting. Keep shaped dough aside and mix remaining with other dough. Repeat this process until dough is finished shaping. 
  4. Heat oil and fry shaped Khurma/Khajuri until it becomes red and crispy.
  5. Done. Once Khurma/Khajuri cools down preserve it in a closed container and enjoy it with tea/coffee or various Nepali Achar :) Simple isn't it?