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Malai Chop or Malai Sandwich is commonly known as Malai Rasgulla in Pakistan. It is originally a popular Bengali misty or sweet made from Channa and Cottage cheese. It is mostly served on the Eid Day in Bangladesh. It looks quite similar to Macaroons in shape.
> Cheese / Paneer
2 1/2 cup Milk (2 % reduced Fat)
1 tsp Vinegar
2 tbsp Water
> Sugar syrup
1 cup Sugar
3 cup Water
> Khoya Mixture
100 gram Khoya
2 tsp Sugar
4 tbsp whipping cream
Small pinch of saffron or artificial color
1 tbsp Pistachio slices
- To make Paneer, bring 2 1/2 cup milk to boil over medium heat (Avoid copper or aluminum cookware.). Keep stirring to avoid burning. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and 2 tbsp water. Add vinegar mixture slowly into boiling milk. Turn heat to medium low. Milk will start curdling immediately. Paneer granules and water will get separated completely. Line a muslin cloth over colander. Drain all the water. Wash Paneer granules with cold water. twist the cloth and squeeze out all the water.
- Put squeezed paneer into a Thali (bigger plate). Knead the paneer well. Make a very smooth dough without any granules and lumps. Divide this dough into 8 equal balls. Gently Press each ball a little.
- To make Sugar syrup, In a deep pan, add sugar and water, stir. Once mixture starts boiling add Paneer balls. Cover with lid and cook for 20 to 22 minutes (Do not cover completely, Cover only 90 % of the pan surface). After 22 minutes, turn the heat off and let the Paneer balls rest for atleast 3 hours into sugar syrup.
- To make Malai Mixture, Roast Khoya till color changes to light pink. Once become cold, crush the Khoya with fingers and crush all the lumps. Add whipping cream and sugar, mix well. Blend nicely to fine smooth paste. Add little edible color, mix evenly. Cover and store in the refrigerator. In ready made Malai sandwich, rose water is used in khoya mixture to make it more traditionally tastier. If you want to use rose water, skip cardamom powder, add 3 tbsp whipping cream and 1 tbsp rose water instead of 4 tbsp whipping cream.
- After 4 hours, remove soaked Paneer balls from sugar syrup. Do not squeeze. Cut each piece horizontally into two equal parts. spread 1 tsp khoya mixture on one part and place second part on it. squeeze lightly. Garnish with Pistachio slices.
- Refrigerate for an hour and then serve.
Whether you think rice is a friend or foe to your diet, there's one thing we can all agree on: It's delicious. Now, scientists have gone and done something incredibly cool — they figured out a new way to cook the grain that could cut its calories in half.
New research was presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, and revealed that adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water with a half-cup of non-fortified white rice, letting it simmer for 20 to 40 minutes, then refrigerating it for 12 hours may reduce the number of calories your body takes in by 50 to 60 percent.
The researchers explained that rice contains two kinds of starch — one that is easily digestible, and one that's resistant. Our bodies don't have the enzymes needed to digest the resistant kind, which means it can't break down that starch and transform it into the sugar that typically gets absorbed into the bloodstream. If you have extra sugar in your bloodstream, that gets turned into fat, which we know is no good. In other words, the scientists wanted to find a way to get the rice to have more resistant starch, rather than digestible ones, to avoid that extra sugar in the body.
This is where the coconut oil comes in. Adding it to the cooking process makes the starch granules resistant to the action of digestive enzymes, and then letting the rice cool for 12 hours pushes the process along. Translation: Same amount of rice, fewer calories into the body.
Bonus: You don't have to eat the rice cold to get the desired effect. Reheating it the next day won't affect results, the researchers found.
No word yet on whether it works on brown rice, or if other oils will do the same thing, but more testing will be done to figure all that good stuff out. For now, we'll just continue to sing the praises of coconut oil as we dig in to a bowl of rice totally guilt-free. - Resource.
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