Just made these recipes and mmmm are they tasty! Also, the cabbage parathas are great for nestling spells into their filling and tucking them away, where they wait until someone takes a bite, and the beet halwa is a lovely, lovely pink color with a very rich sweet, salty, decadent flavor - great for love spells, encouraging a sexy night, or bringing positive energy. Sorry if my measurements are a bit off, I generally do not use recipes nor write them down.
Cabbage Parathas (makes 5, roughly)
1.5 cups of flour
1 quarter of a cabbage, sliced thinly and cross-chopped
salt to taste
Mix the flour with with 1 tbsp of oil and enough water to make a dough. Mix together, and separate the dough into 5-6 equal sizes balls. Knead them well and let them rest. Meanwhile....
Melt butter in a large pan and throw in cabbage, onions, spices, and salt. Saute until brown and volume has reduced by about 1/4 of its original size.
Take the equal sized dough balls and roll them out until they're pretty thin (1/4 of an inch or a little more). Spoon about 1/4 of a cup of filling into the center of the dough circle, then grab the ends and pinch them together, to make a little encapsulates pouch of filling. Take the bunch of dough pinched together at the center and push it gently into the paratha, then pat the entire thing flat with your hands, take care to not let the filling come out. Once it's patted down, roll it flatter very gently. Then, fry it lightly in oil or butter until it's brown. Enjoy! I suggest topping these with a little bit of thick curry yogurt or perhaps some creme fraiche.
1 cup of beet root, shredded
1 cup of milk/cream
Sugar to taste
Cardamom to taste
Pinch of salt
Melt butter in a pot or pan. Add shredded beets, cook on medium or medium-low heat until they're soft and the color changes a bit. Then, add cardamom, milk, and salt. Simmer this mixture, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened up enough to coat a spoon and the sides easily part from the pan. Serve hot or cold, it's delicious either way! Also may be garnished with melon seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or pistachios. It cuts some of the sweetness and replaces it with a full-bodied, nutty beauty.
Edited by Ravenshaw, 12 June 2014 - 03:09 AM.