"....but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
I Timothy 4:12, 13

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Recipe for Gharge (Sweet Pumpkin Puris)

Here is one of Benjamin's favorite recipes from "Watch Over Me".  The authour sent this recipe to me with the book.  I can't wait to try it!
Ingredients:
1 cup grated/minced pumpkin (canned pumpkin can be used)
1/2 cup rice flour (white flour can be substituted)
1/2 cup cream of wheat
1/3 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup unrefined sugar or brown sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp warmed vegetable oil (I wonder if I can substitute a mild EVOO or grapeseed oil?)
Oil for frying.
1.  Combine pumpkin and sugar in a saucepan and cook together on med. heat until pumpkin is cooked and the mixture is a thick sticky mass.
2.  To the warm mixture, add the warmed oil, cardamom powder, salt and flour and cream of wheat.  Knead well.
3.  Make small golf-ball sized balls of this mixture.  Flatten each ball into a circle about the thickness of a pancake.  This can be done easily between wax paper.
4.  Deep fry the gharges until golden brown in about 1 in. of oil.
5.  Drain on paper towels.  When gharges are cool, store them in an airtight container.
As soon as my two weeks of my raw food fast is up I am definitely going to try this!

1 comment:

Missy said...

I'm not sure how to switch things around, but my description of the book is over on the side under the archives. Be sure to take a look!