One of the most celebrated days on the United Nations calendar, World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 to promote global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and the need to ” ensure healthy food for all. As countries around the world face the widespread effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to look to the future we need to build together and explore the different parts of the agri-food system to demystify all that enter into the production of our agricultural food and other non-food agricultural products and examine ways in which we as consumers, producers and traders can make changes to transform these systems into systems for the future.
On this day, hundreds of awareness raising events and activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, media and the general public and we cannot be left behind as we prepare to celebrate the Day. world of food with two unique recipes. Feast on these delicious lip-smacking recipes of Motiyon Wale Gulgule or Snow Pop and Baked Apples with Singhada on World Food Day 2021
1. Motiyon Wale Gulgule or Snow Pop
Ingredients for the Snow Pop:
Mashed Boiled Potatoes – 500 Gms
Black Salt – 05 Gms
Corn Flour – 60 Gms
Sunflower Oil – For Frying
Ingredients for the stuffing:
Freshly Grated Coconut – 150 Gms
Finely Chopped Green Peppers – 05 Gms
Coarsely crushed cashew nuts – 20 Gms
Coarsely Chopped Grape – 20 Gms
Chopped Coriander Leaves – 20 Gms
Salt – To Taste
Black Salt – 05 Gms
Turmeric – 05 Gms
Lemon Juice – 10 Ml
Sugar – 20 Gms
Corn Flour – 20 Gms
Ingredients for coating:
Sabudana Soaked – 150 Gms
Refined Flour – 60 Gms
Corn flour – 30 Gms
Whisk together the mashed potatoes, black salt and half of the corn flour and make a fine mixture, the amount of corn flour can be adjusted according to the moisture of the potatoes.
For the stuffing, combine all the ingredients and mix gently. Make sure the mixture is sweet and sour. Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the potato mixture into 6 equal pieces and flatten it with the palm. put the grated coconut mixture in the center and fold the potato mixture gently to form a ball.
Mix the refined flour with about 100 ml of water and make a medium thick paste. Gently roll each ball in this dough then coat with sabudana.
Leave to rest for 15 minutes. Fry in hot refined sunflower oil until golden brown. Serve hot with sweet curd and fried peppers.
(Recipe: Chef Prashant Tikadia)
2. Baked apples with singhada
1/2 kg of apples – peeled and cubed
1/2 coconut – fresh grated
50 g. raisins
1/2 tsp. crushed cardamom seeds
3/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
2-3 tbsp. Grated jaggery sugar
Ingredients for the filling:
150 grams. Singhada Atta (Water Chestnut Flour)
75 g. chilled butter
75 g. Grated jaggery / sugar
Sunflower Oil -3Cs
Toss the apples with the coconut, raisins, sugar and chili. Singhada attack and jaggery / grated sugar. Rub the butter and 2 tablespoons of oil until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Brush the cake pan or bowl with 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil. In the pan, layer the apples and garnish with the crumble mixture.
Bake in preheated 350 F / 180 C oven for 20 minutes or until toppings are crisp and colorful. Serve hot with ice cream or cream.
(Recipe: Chef Rakesh Bhatt)
Potatoes are the most consumed vegetables in India and packed with antioxidants that help prevent disease. Packed with vitamins and minerals that help the body to function properly, they are a good source of fiber which keeps the body full for a long time, helps in weight loss, provides energy complex carbohydrates.
The vegetable has also been linked with studies improving blood sugar control, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving immunity. Potatoes help regulate blood pressure because they are an excellent source of potassium.
Sabudana or sago pearls promotes strong bones and muscles, improves digestion, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and prevents stomach problems. It is naturally gluten-free, is a rich source of carbohydrates which give energy to the body and is a refreshing food which has a cooling effect inside our body which in turn has an impact on our metabolism.
Apples have impressive health benefits from being nutritious to being a good source of fiber and vitamin C. High in fiber and water, apples may be good for weight loss and have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, reduces the risk of cancer, promotes good gut bacteria, and helps protect the lungs from oxidative damage, which helps fight asthma.
They can positively affect bone health and even mental health. Remember that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Water chestnuts, on the other hand, are an excellent source of fiber. It contains a good amount of antioxidant ferulic acid and is an amazing flour for people who prefer gluten-free foods.
The molasses content in jaggery makes it more nutritious since this nutritious by-product of the sugar making process is removed during the manufacture of refined sugar. Jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals, is an excellent immune booster, acts as a shield against health problems such as coughs and colds, and improves digestive health, preventing anemia, detoxifying the liver and improving immune function.
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