Ramzan or Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as the fasting month.While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food or any liquid. Muslims are also instructed to refrain from sinful behaviour that may negate the reward of fasting.Spiritual rewards (thawab) for fasting are also believed to be multiplied within the month of Ramadan.Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat (prayers) and recitation of the verses from the holy Quran.
We have decided to dedicate this 43rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #RamadaanSpecial to all our Muslim brothers and sisters who are fasting in this holy month with so much devotion. We will be sharing a variety of dishes for you.
My Contribution to this theme is a humble recipe Brahmi aur Besan Ki Sabzi
Centella asiatica, also known as ‘Vallarai’ in Tamil Nadu and Brahmi in Hindi belongs to the family of herbs that help in maintaining youthful vigour and strength.Apart from providing vigour and strength, it improves the receptive capacity of the mind, improves memory, voice, physical stamina, complexion and digestive capacity of the body. The herb is also advisable for diabetics and people suffering from anaemia. The extracts of the plant are also being used in cosmetology as an ingredient in face creams and anti-wrinkle creams.
Recipe for Brahmi aur Besan Ki Sabzi:
1.5 Cups Brahmi finely chopped
2 Cups Besan / Gram Flour
3 Green chillies finely chopped
3 Onions finely chopped
2 Tomatoes finely chopped
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric
1 Tsp Rasam Powder
3 Sprigs of Coriander finely chopped
Salt to taste
4 Tsp Oil
Take a wide bottom bowl.Add Besan , finely chopped brahmi leaves, chopped coriander,jeera, 2 tsp oil ,2 chopped green chillies and salt.. Mix all the ingredients well. Add water slowly to form a soft dough. Shape the dough into long rolls . Boil 4 Cups of water in a wide pan. Add the dough rolls in the boiling water. Once you see the blisters on the dough remove it from the water and transfer it to a plate. Allow it to cool.
In another pan heat 2 tsp oil. Add Haldi and finely chopped onions. Roast it on medium flame.Once it turns slightly brown add the tomatoes and rasam powder. Mix well and keep it on low flame until tomatoes turn mushy and blends well with the onions and masala.Cut the dough rolls into round shape and 1 inch thickness. Add these to the onion tomato masala and mix well. Switch off the flame after 7 mins. Garnish with roasted sesame and serve with hot Phulkas or rice.
Wishing all my friends Ramadan Kareem !!!