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Lilva Squares

Lilva Squares

Lilva Squares is one of the famous Gujarati snack. It is similar to Samosa but with different filling. These golden brown Squares are best to go as quick snack on a lazy Sunday. Serve the Lilva squares hot with tomato ketchup and favorite chutney.

  • 100 gms Tuver/ Pigeon peas
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp ginger-chilli-garlic paste
  • ¼ tbsp. turmeric powder
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • ¼ tbsp. red chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp. garam masala
  • ¼ tbsp. coriander powder
  • ½ tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • Handful coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pastry sheet
  • Take about 1 cup of tuver/pigeon peas. Wash it properly with water.
  • In a grinder grind tuver and coriander leaves into a coarse mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture in a bowl and keep aside.
  • In a non-stick pan heat oil. After oil is hot add cumin seeds to crackle. After seeds crackle add asafetida. Now add ginger-garlic-chilli paste and sauté till raw flavor disappears.
  • Now add the coarse mixture we prepared.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sugar, lemon juice, garam masala and salt.
  • Mix all ingredients well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stuffing for our Lilva Squares is ready.
  • Before we start making squares preheat the oven 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • For making the outer crust we have used ready-made puff pastry available in market easily. Make equal squares of pastry sheet.
  • Now place the filling on side of pastry.
  • Cover stuffing with other pastry square.
  • Now to close the ends of squares with help of fork make mark and seal it. Seal all the four sides of each square.
  • Now it’s ready to bake.  Bake the square at 180 degree for 15-20m minutes.
  • Our hot, crispy and yummy Lilva squares are ready. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
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