Friday, November 18, 2016

Paun ko Jhol (Lapsi/Nepali Hog Plum Candy Delicacies)


For people who have tons of Lapsi Candy titaura's available, you should try this recipe. I always longed for one until recently when my family was in town, they helped me make this so I could share with you. It's fairly easy to make.

To give you a background as what this recipe is all about - it is made out of Lapsi (Nepali Hog Plum) fruit, which you can get most of the time only in Nepal. This fruit is seasonal as most other fruits are and are available only during the autum/winter season, but you can buy Lapsi Candy readily available in most of the stores in Nepal.

You have "Paun" usually during huge feasts hosted by your family members and relatives back home. You have it at the end of the feast "bhoj", and is known to help with digestion as it has turmeric, the hog plum itself and black salt. Here is the recipe that you can follow and hope you will like it. If you do, please comment below so I can hear you!

Makes about 5 servings

Paun Ko Jhol

Ingredients Needed

  • Lapsi Candy - 1 packet
  • 2 cups water
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Pinch of hing or asofevida powder
  • Chili powder (optional) for extra spicy
  • Salt and turmeric powder to taste
  • Jal Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Black Salt Powder - 1 tsp
  • Mustard Oil - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Steps to follow

Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan.
Boil Water
Add 1 packet of Lapsi (Nepali Hog Plum) candy and let it cook for few minutes until lapsi starts to melt. Stir it with a spatula at times.
Add Lapsi Candy into the boiling water
Turn off the heat. Cool for about 5 minutes.
Cool Off
While it's getting cooled off, add a tablespoon of sugar, a pinch of hing or asofevida powder, chili powder if the candy isn't that spicy enough for your taste, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp of Jal Jeera Powder, and 1 tsp of Black Salt Powder into the mixture. Mix well in a blender.
Add all ingredients to blend
Add Turmeric Powder on top of the mixture. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp of mustard oil on a medium heat and add 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds. When it turns dark, turn off the heat and pour it into the mixture.
Top it off with Turmeric, Mustard Oil and Fenugreek Seeds
Paun is ready! Enjoy!
Paun ko Jhol

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