About Katlu – In India special food diet is followed during & after pregnancy, it will help both mother & child’s health. Though different states have their different diet & way of cooking. Here I present one special food item which is consumed by mother after pregnancy, specially in Gujarat. It contains various spices, edible gum, jaggery, ghee & katlu, which is key ingredient. Katlu is itself mixture of so many spices,which is available in some special grocery store.
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2 cups wheat flour
I cup edible gum( goond)(fried in ghee)
1 cup sliced almonds
3 tbsp soonth powder
2 tbsp piprimool powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
300 gms ghee ( approximately)
2 cup grated jaggery
Heat ghee in non stick pan fry gum & keep aside
Now in same pan, saute wheat flour on slow flame. Add more ghee if needed.
Saute till aroma arises &colour becomes pink.
As flour is sauted properly add fried gum,soonth powder,piprool powder,turmeric powder sliced almonds. Leave some sliced almonds for garnishing.
Mix well & turn off flame.
Let it cool down till it reaches room temperature. Then add grated jaggery & mix well.
Now spread it in thali & level it. Sprinkle sliced almonds.
Cut pieces after it cool.
- One can add dried grated coconut.
- Can also adjust quantity of jaggery according to your taste.
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