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Showing posts with label Sweets /Desserts. Show all posts

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Apple Palkova / Apple Palgova / Apple Kalakand / Quick Apple Kalakand

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Apple Palkova
Ingredients
Grated big red apple - 1
(seeds removed)
Condensed milk - 14 oz (397 g) can
Whole Fat Ricotta cheese - 15 oz ( 426 g) can
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Saffron - few strands
Chopped nuts - 1 tbsp
(almond,pistachio,chironji or any nuts of your choice)


Method
Mix the grated apple, ricotta cheese & condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.
Make sure there are no lumps.
Microwave for 10 to 15 minutes uncovered.
Mix in intervals between every 3 minutes.
You will see that the water has completely evaporated and mixture is thick.
Now add the saffron and cardamom powder mix it well.
Pour it on a tray or plate spread the top evenly.
Sprinkle the nuts and pat it well.Keep it in fridge for 30 minutes before cutting into any shape.
Store them in Fridge
Note:
a) Each microwave is different so the cooking time can vary.


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Friday, June 21, 2019

Carrot Sabudana Kheer / Carrot Sago Kheer / Carrot Sago Payasam

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Carrot Sago Kheer
Ingredients
Milk - 3 cups
Sago/Sabudana - 1/4 cup
Sugar as needed
( I used Raw cane sugar - 2 tbsp)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated carrot - 1
Ghee - 3 tsp
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Saffron a generous pinch


Method
Wash sago 2 to 3 times well,pour some water and soak it for 1 hour.
Pour milk in a heavy bottomed pan and boil, lower the flame add the soaked sago ( discard the water) and cook till soft.
Heat ghee in a pan fry nuts and raisins till light brown,now add the grated carrots and saute till raw smell has disappeared.Lastly add cardamom powder and switch off the stove.
Add the fried carrot mixture into the boiling milk and give a quick mix.Add sugar and boil once.
Add saffron strings mix and switch off the stove.
Serve hot or warm.


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Monday, May 13, 2019

Avocado Popsicles Recipe / Easy Homemade Avocado Popsicles Recipe - Summer Recipes

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Avocado Popsicles
Ingredients
Ripe avocado - 3 medium size
Sweetened condensed milk - 8 tbsp
( Add more condensed milk if you want it too sweet)
Milk - 1 & 1/2 cups
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Chocolate chips little to drizzle on top
Method
Cut the avocado into half remove the seed & scoop out the flesh.
Take a blender add all the above ingredients except the chocolate & make a smooth puree.
Add extra condensed milk if needed at this stage.
Pour this mixture into the Popsicle molds until almost full.
Close it & freeze for at least 3 hours or till solid.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave for 30 seconds till chocolate melts.
Drizzle the melted chocolate on the Popsicle or dip them into the chocolate.
Enjoy this easy Popsicle !

Courtesy:My daughter made this Popsicle.She saw it in a website made with a slight change.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Mixed Nut Chikki / Dry Fruits Brittle / Dry Fruit Chikki Recipe / Chikki Recipe

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Mixed Nut Chikki
Ingredients
Mixed nuts chopped into small pieces-1 cup
(I used pistachio,almonds,cashew nut.Slightly warm them in a kadai)
Sugar-3/4 cup
Ghee-3tsp
Method
Grease a rolling pin & a wooden board & keep it ready.
Heat the ghee in a kadai,add the sugar.In a medium heat cook the sugar till it melts & starts to caramelize till light honey colour.
Immediately add the chopped nuts,mix it well & switch off the stove.Quickly pour it on a wooden board & spread it well with a rolling pin( You have to be quick here otherwise it will harden ).
While still warm cut into desired shapes.Leave it to cool completely & break the pieces.

Courtesy:Shanthisthaligai

Peanut Chikki / Kadalai Mittai
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Ingredients
Peanuts - 3/4 cup
Grated fresh coconut - 1/3 cup
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp heaped
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch (optional)
Jaggery - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Ghee to grease the tray


Method
Grease a plate or tray with ghee.
Dry roast peanuts still skin turn light brown.Cool completely.using your palm massage the peanuts to remove the skin.Keep it aside.
Dry roast poppy seeds till they pop up,keep it aside.
Dry roast coconut till water has evaporated and slightly brown.
Take a pan add the jaggery and water once the jaggery is dissolved filter to remove impurities.


Boil the jaggery till it reaches hard ball consistency to check if the syrup is right pour a drop of syrup into a bowl of water.If you are able to form a hard ball then your syrup is ready(see picture).
Immediately reduce the flame add the poppy seeds,peanuts and coconut mix quickly.
Once it started to leave the sides of the pan pour it into the greased tray and spread it evenly.
While still hot cut using a knife so it will be easy to break when cooled.
Cool completely and enjoy!


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Dates Coconut Poli Recipe / Dates Poli Recipe / Date Obattu Recipe / Kharjoora Holige Recipe

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Dates Poli
Filling Ingredients
Seedless dates - 30
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Cardamom -5
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Jaggery powdered - 3 tsp
( If the mixture is not that sweet then add jaggery otherwise just omit)
Method
Take a mixi jar grind coconut and cardamom.Do not add any water.
Now add the chopped dates and pulse it.Your mixture will look like a thick paste.
Remove it in a bowl and add the jaggery powder and poppy seeds.
Mix well grease your palm and divide it into 8 equal size balls.
Outer covering
Fine white rawa/chiroti rawa/fine semolina-1/2 cup
Maida/all purpose flour-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Oil- 3tsp
Water- 1/2 cup ( add more if needed)
Method
Mix all above ingredients together,knead it to a soft dough.Keep it covered for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough mixture into eight equal balls.
Grease a plastic sheet or zip lock cover,apply some ghee or oil.Spread the outer covering dough like a small disc,place a ball of filling mixture in the middle.
Close it well & seal it to make sure your filling doesn't come out.Place another plastic sheet on top,roll it out into a semi thick disc.
Heat a tawa & cook them with little ghee or oil spread on both sides and cook till its light brown on all sides.
Serve them hot.

Note;
a) Do not compromise on ghee,otherwise the poli will become hard & dry.
b) Make sure your filling/poornam is dry,otherwise it will come out while making poli.
c) Just before serving heat slightly,smear some ghee on top & serve.
d) Only ghee can also be used for frying the poli.
e) While grinding your mixture is water then just take a non stick pan and cook the mixture to thicken.Cool and make balls.
f) You can use only maida to make this poli,for healthy version you can make it with wheat flour.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Bread Rasmalai Recipe / Instant Bread Rasmalai / Easy Bread Rasmalai

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Bread Rasmalai
Ingredients
White bread - 6 slices
Whole milk - 4 cups
Chopped nuts - 1 tbsp
( I used pistachio and almonds)
Sugar - 3 tsp or less
Saffron strings few
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Method
Pour milk in a heavy bottom pan boil till it slightly reduces.
Add sugar and boil for couple more minutes.
Switch off the stove add the saffron,nuts and cardamom powder.
Mix and keep it in the refrigerator.
Remove the crust and cut the bread slices using a round big cookie cutter arrange these on a plate.
Just before serving pour the cold milk mixture on top of the bread sprinkle some nuts on top and enjoy!

Note:
a) Always serve this sweet cold make sure your milk mixture is cold when serving.
b) Do not soak bread in milk pour the milk just before serving.
c) You can add almond flour to thicken your milk quickly.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sunnundalu / Urad Dal Ladoo / Urad Dal Laddu / Ladoo recipes

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Urad Dal Ladoo
Ingredients
Whole Urad dal without skin -1 cup
(Dry roasted till light brown, cool and dry grind to a very fine powder)
Powdered Sugar- 3/4 or 1 cup
Cardamom - 3 (powdered)
Warm melted ghee required amount
Cashew nuts & Raisins fried in ghee - 1 tbsp
Method
Put all above mentioned ingredients together in a wide bowl except warm ghee,mix it well.
Now pour warm ghee little by little & roll it out into small tight balls.
Store it in an airtight container and enjoy!

Note:
a) Store bought urad dal can be used but make sure you have dry roasted till raw smell has disappered.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Beetroot Poli Recipe / Beetroot Stuffed Indian Bread / Poli Recipe

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Beetroot Poli
Yields :10 polis
Ingredients for the stuffing
Finely grated beetroot - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup heaped
Cardamom -8
Almonds - 15
Desiccated coconut - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Method
Finely grate the beetroot or pulse it in mixi.Do not add water while grinding.
Add desiccated coconut,almonds & cardamom in a blender & make a fine powder.
Heat ghee in a pan add the grated beetroot & in medium high flame fry till raw smell has completely disappeared & cooked.
Now add the desiccated coconut/almond powder & give a quick mix.
Add the sugar & 1 tsp of ghee & fry till the mixture is dry & well combined.
Switch off the stove cool the mixture & divide into 10 equal size balls.
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Beetroot poli
Ingredients for the outer covering
Maida / All purpose flour - 1 & 1/4 cup
Fine sooji/semolina - 1/4 cup
Ghee- 1tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup approximately
Salt a pinch
Other ingredients
Ghee as needed to fry

Method
Take a bowl add maida,sooji,oil,salt mix to resemble bread crumbs.
Now slowly add water little by little till you form a soft dough.
Cover & rest it for 10 minutes.Divide the dough to 10 equal size balls.
Grease a plastic sheet place the covering ball on top flatten it slightly,place a filling ball on top & cover it.Make sure its sealed well.
Apply oil to your fingers and evenly flatten it to a thin disc.You can also use a rolling pin to roll it.Make sure the stuffing doesn't come out.
Heat a tawa cook the poli with ghee till slight brown on both sides.
Serve them warm.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Adhirasam Recipe Using Ready Made Rice Flour / Adhirasam Recipe / Arisalu Recipe/ Ariselu Recipe - Diwali Recipes

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Adhirasam
Ingredients
Ready made store bought rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Cardamom -4
Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil to deep fry
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Adhirasam
Method
Take the store bought rice flour in a bowl,sprinkle water little by little.
Using your fingers mix the rice flour till it resembles like bread crumbs..When you press the flour it should hold the shape ( see picture).
If you break the flour they should crumble easily.Then your flour is in right consistency.
Take a mixi jar add the cardamom ,dry ginger and rice flour.Powder them finely and then sieve it well to get a smooth powder.
Your rice flour is ready to use.Always keep the flour covered to retain its moisture content..

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Adhirasam
Method 
Take a pan add jaggery and water boil till jaggery has dissolved.
Now filter the syrup to remove any impurities.
Bring this syrup to a nice boil,keep a small plate pour some water water in it.
Pour a drop of syrup into the water if you are able to form a soft ball ( see picture) then the consistency is right.

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Adhirasam
Method
Switch off the stove and pour the syrup into the rice flour,keep mixing till it forms to a soft slightly flowing consistency.If you still have some left over syrup save it for some other recipe do not add all the syrup.
Cover this mixture in a closed container and keep it at room temperature overnight.
Next day divide the dough into small balls,grease a sheet with ghee and press these balls to a flat semi thick disc.
Heat oil in a pan & in medium high flame fry these adhirasam both sides till light golden brown.
Remove it from oil & press it by keeping it in between 2 ladles to remove excess oil.
Store it in a air tight container and enjoy!
Note:
a)Add jaggery liquid little by little,the consumption of jaggery depends upon the quality of rice.
b) Poppy seeds or sesame seeds can be added to the flour for extra taste.
c) Do not flatten the adhirasam very thin,otherwise while frying it becomes crisp or will break.
d)Flip immediately once it rises in oil.Do not deep fry till dark brown,otherwise your adhirasam will become hard.

Click HERE for traditional method of making Adhirasam.
https://www.sailajakitchen.org/2013/09/adhirasam-arisalu.html )

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mixed Nuts Burfi / Nuts Burfi Recipe / Easy Diwali Recipes - Healthy Burfi Recipe

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Mixed Nuts Burfi
Ingredients
Almonds/Badam-1 cup
(I used the whole almonds with skin)
Unsalted pistachio-1 cup
Macadamia -1 cup
Sugar-2 & 1/2 cups
Water-1 cup
Ghee-2 cups
Method
Dry roast all the nuts separately till its slightly warm,do not burn the nuts.Cool and dry grind to a fine powder,keep it aside.
Dissolve sugar in water,bring it to a boil.Once you have got the 1 string consistency add the powdered nuts.
Reduce the flame and mix it well.Once it starts to thicken slowly add the ghee.Mix till the mixtures leaves the sides of the pan,pour it into a greased tray.
While still warm cut into desired shapes & enjoy!!!!!
Note:
a) Use any combination of nuts of your choice.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Zucchini Halwa Recipe / Easy Zucchini Halwa / Halwa Recipes

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Zucchini Halwa
Ingredients
Shredded zucchini-2 cups
(squeeze out the water)
Sugar-3/4 cup
Khoya/Mawa-1/4 cup
Milk-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Ghee-3tbsp
Fried nuts in ghee-1tbsp
Green food colour-a few drops(optional)
Saffron strings (optional)-little
Method
Heat ghee in a pan fry the zucchini till raw smell has completely disappears,
Pour milk & cook till it has evaporated.
Now add the sugar,food colour,khoya,cardamom powder & fried nuts,mix it well till the ghee separates the pan.
Garnish with saffron strings & serve the halwa warm.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Badam Carrot Coconut Burfi / Almond Carrot Coconut Burfi - Indian Sweet Recipes

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Badam Carrot Coconut Burfi
Ingredients ground to a thick smooth paste
Almonds - 1/2 cup
( soak it in hot water for 1 hour and remove the skin)
Grated carrot - 1/2 cup
Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Cardamom - 6
Nutmeg - a pinch
( Grind all the above mentioned ingredients to a smooth thick paste.Mix the saffron into the mixture.Measure the paste and take the same amount of sugar.I got 2 & 1/2 cups paste so i took 2 & 1/2 cups sugar/This sweetness was perfect for our family)
Other ingredients
Sugar - 2 & 1/2 cups
Saffron - a generous pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 4 tbsp
( mix oil and ghee together in a bowl)
Method
Heat a non stick pan add the sugar and 1/2 cup of water let the sugar dissolve.
Keep stirring till its 2 string consistency, this will not take much time.
Now pour the ground paste reduce the flame and keep cooking till the mixture has become thick.the consistency will look like a thicker batter than a dosa batter.Do not add ghee till you reach this stage. ( this will take some time and be careful about the splash).
At this stage start adding the oil/ghee and keep mixing till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and has completely absorbed the ghee.
Immediately pour it on a greased tray and cut it into desired shapes while still warm.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Easy Milk Cake Recipe / Yummy Milk Cake Recipe / Milk Cake Kalakand Recipe

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Milk Cake Kalakand
Ingredients
Whole Fat Milk - 6 cups
Sugar -2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Saffron strings few for decoration
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Milk Cake Kalakand
Method
Pour milk in a heavy bottomed pan,in medium low flame boil the milk stirring in between to avoid burning at the bottom.This will take more than one hour.
When the milk has reduced and thickened  add the lemon juice.
Once the juice is added do not mix leave it to boil for couple minutes.
Now stir for the milk to curdle and has a grainy texture,add the sugar and stir till all the water has evaporated and colour has changed to light brown.
Mix in the cardamom powder and cook it for couple more minutes.
Grease a container or tray with ghee and pour the mixture into it.Spread the mixture evenly.
After 24 hours cut and serve.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Kalakand With Chocolate Layer / Microwave Chocolate Kalakandh / Chocolate Kalakand

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Chocolate Kalakand
Ingredients for bottom layer
Ricotta cheese - 15 oz can ( 426 gms)
Condensed milk - 14 oz can ( 396 gms)
Chopped nuts - 1 tbsp
( Almonds and Pistachio)
Saffron crushed - a generous pinch
Crushed cardamom -6
Ingredients for top layer
Nestle brand Semi sweet chocolate morsels- 3/4 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Milk - 1 tbsp
Method
Grease a pan with little ghee and keep it ready.
Dissolve the saffron in warm milk & keep it aside
Mix the ricotta cheese & condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl,mix it well.Make sure there are no lumps.
Microwave for 10 minutes uncovered.
Mix in intervals between every 2 minutes.
Just 30 seconds before the end add the saffron & crushed cardamom powder.
Mix & microwave again.
You will see that the water has completely evaporated,pour it on the greased tray & spread the top evenly.Let it cool for sometime
Meanwhile take the chocolate morsels,butter and milk in a microwave safe bowl.Microwave for 1 minutes or till the chocolate has melted.
Mix it well now pour it on top of the kalakand and sprinkle the chopped nuts.
Keep it in fridge for 2 hours and cut it with a sharp knife.
Note:
a) Each microwave is different so the cooking time can vary.
b) When ready to cut into pieces dip your knife in hot water and then cut for crack free neat pieces.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Malpua Recipe / Malpua Rabdi Recipe / Indian Pancake Dessert / Malpoa Recipe - Holi Special

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Malpua
Yields: 20
Ingredients for the batter
Maida / All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Milk powder - 1/4 cup
Milk - 3/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Crushed cardamom - 1
Salt a pinch
Other ingredients
Oil to shallow fry
Rabdi recipe see HERE
Nuts for garnish
Sugar syrup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Rose essence - few drops
Crushed saffron - a generous pinch
Method
Take a pan add sugar & water bring it to a boil.
Once the sugar has dissolved add crushed saffron,do not boil the sugar syrup.
Once its sticky switch off the flame,do not wait for any string consistency.
 Add rose essence mix & keep it aside.
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Malpua
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Malpua
Method
Take a bowl add all the ingredients under batter.
Pour milk little by little till its smooth like pancake batter.
Heat oil in a pan pour a ladle of batter,shallow fry till both sides are cooked & light brown.
Remove & immediately dip it inside the warm sugar syrup.
Make sure both sides are well coated.
Remove it on a plate pour some rabdi on top sprinkle nuts & serve cold or warm.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Godhumai Sweet Dosai / Vella Dosai / Sweet Wheat Dosa / Wheat Jaggery Pancakes

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Godhumai Sweet Dosai
Yields: 8 small dosas
Ingredients
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Jaggery powdered - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 3 tsp
Grated coconut - 3 tsp
Salt a pinch
Chopped cashew nuts - 8
( fried in ghee till light brown )
Cardamom crushed - 6
Ghee to cook the dosa as needed
Water as needed
Method
Take a bowl mix all above ingredients together
Pour water little by little and make a thick pouring batter consistency.
Heat a tawa  grease it pour a ladle of batter and spread it,pour ghee around the dosa.
Cover it with a lid and cook till done.
Flip it other side and cook for a minute and remove.
Serve them hot.
Note:
a) As the jaggery was clean i added it directly.Otherwise please dissolve it in water filter and then use to remove all impurities.
b) If you don't want to cook in ghee then add half ghee and half oil.
c) These dosa are eaten hot.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ashoka Halwa / Asoka Halwa / Thiruvaiyaru Asoka Halwa / Moongh Dal Halwa

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Ashoka Halwa
Ingredients
Yellow Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 & 3/4 cups
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 & 1/4 cups
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Yellow food colour - a generous pinch
Cardamom - 8 crushed finely
Cashew nut roasted in ghee - 10
Method
Take a pressure cooker dry roast moong dal till light brown,do not burn them.
Pour water and pressure cook till soft.Cool and open the cooker mash it well to get a smooth paste.
Heat a non stick pan add 1/2 cup ghee and wheat flour roast till raw smell has disappeared.This step is very important otherwise your final dish will have a raw taste and smell.
Now add the mashed dal,sugar and food colour in medium low flame start cooking the mixture.
When it has started to thicken slowly add remaining ghee little by little and mix till the halwa has started to leave the sides of the pan.
Switch off the stove add the fried cashew nut and cardamom powder mix well.
Serve this halwa hot or warm.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Tirunelveli Halwa Recipe / Godhumai Halwa Recipe / Thirunelveli Iruttu Kadai Halwa Recipe / Wheat Halwa Recipe- Diwali Sweet Recipes

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Tirunelveli Halwa
Ingredients
Whole wheat berries - 1 cup
( you will get 1 & 1/2 cups of milk out of 1 cup whole wheat berries)
Water - 1 & 1/2 cups
Sugar - 2 & 1/4 cups
( Usually sugar is double the quantity of the milk,its too sweet for me so i have reduced the sugar)
Sugar - 1 tbsp & Ghee - 1 tsp to caramelize
Ghee - 1 cup
Cardamom crushed - 6
Chopped cashew nuts fried in ghee - 1 tbsp
Orange food colour - a generous pinch ( optional)
(caramelized sugar did not give much colour to the halwa so i added extra food colour )
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Tirunelveli Halwa
Method
Soak the whole wheat in water for 8 hours or overnight,next day wash it well.
Pour fresh water & grind it in a blender or wet grinder till soft.
Extract the milk add some more water & repeat the process 2 more times.
Now cover this milk & leave it for 6 hours.After 6 hours you will find the thick milk settled at the bottom & clear liquid on top.
Now slowly discard the clear liquid making sure the thick milk is not disturbed.
Now add 1 & 1/2 cups of water to the thick milk mix & keep aside.
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Tirunelveli Halwa
Take a non stick pan add 1 tbsp of sugar & 1 tsp ghee keep mixing till sugar melts.
Continue stirring till the sugar has caramelized, now reduce the flame and add the remaining sugar & 1/2 cup water.
Boil till you get a one string consistency now add the diluted wheat milk .
In medium low flame keep stirring till raw smell has disappeared and the mixture has started to thicken.Now add ghee in intervals and keep stirring till the whole halwa has absorbed the ghee.
The last stage is the whole ghee will ooze out from the halwa & the halwa just slides out from your ladle.At this stage add the fried cashew nuts & cardamom powder.
Mix well & switch off the stove.Serve them warm!
Notes
a) The ratio of  this sweet is usually wheat milk - 1 cup,sugar -2 cups ghee -1 cup.
b) Cook the mixture till raw smell has completely disappeared before adding ghee otherwise the finished product will have a raw smell ( very important step ).
c) Non stick pan is better for this sweet, its easy to clean & stir.I have made this halwa even in slow cooker but i liked the texture only on stove top method.
d) Warm the halwa before you serve.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sweet Somas Recipe / Sweet Somasi Recipe / Kajjikayalu Recipe / Diwali Sweet Recipes

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Sweet Somas
Ingredients for the filling
Semolina/Rava - 1/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
( I added 1 tbsp extra)
Cardamom - 8
Fried gram dal - 1 tbsp
Chopped cashew nuts -10
Ghee - 1 tsp
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Sweet Somasi
Method
Powder sugar,cardamom and fried gram dal to a fine powder.
Heat ghee in a pan roast cashew nut & rava till light brown,switch off the stove add the coconut immediately & mix it well.
Cool the mixture & add the powdered ingredients,mix well till everything is well combined.Keep it aside.
Other Ingredients
Oil to deep fry
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Sweet Somasi
Ingredients for the outer covering
Maida/All purpose flour - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Water little less than 1/2 cup
Method
Take a bowl add ghee and maida mix till it resembles bread crumbs.
Now slowly sprinkle water little by little to for a soft dough.
Cover & rest it for 5 minutes.Roll out the dough into a thin sheet.
Use a circle cutter to cut into small disc.Place 2 tsp of filling in the middle.
Clove it into half & seal it well by pressing with a fork or pleat to form a pattern.
Cover these somas with a cloth to prevent from drying.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry in batches in medium low flame till crisp & light brown on all sides.Remove it on a kitchen paper,cool & store it in a dry air tight container.
Notes:
a) Fry the somas in medium low flame otherwise after sometime your somas will become soft.
b) Use any filling of your choice.
c) Sealing is very important otherwise the somas will open up and filling will come out.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Kadalai Paruppu Payasam / Channa Dal Payasam / Senaga Pappu Payasam

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Channa Dal Payasam
Ingredients
Channa Dal-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Jaggery-1 cup
Thick coconut milk-1 & 1/2 cups
Jeera & dry ginger (chukku) powder-together 1/4tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Coconut bits-2tbsp
Cashew nut -1tbsp
Raisins-1tbsp
Ghee-1tbsp
Method
Pressure cook the Channa Dal with 3 cups of water till done.Remove some whole Channa Dal separately & mash the remaining dal.
Dilute jaggery in 1 cup of water,filter it to remove any impurities.Pour this melted jaggery into the dal & in low flame cook for 5 minutes.
Heat ghee in a pan fry the coconut bits till brown & keep it aside.In the same pan fry the cashew nut & raisins till light brown.
Add coconut milk to the cooked dal mixture, before it boil switch off the flame.Now add the saved Channa Dal,fried coconut bits,cashew nut & raisins,mix & serve it hot or warm.

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Note:
a) Do not reheat the payasam as we have added coconut it may curdle.

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