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Showing posts with label Sweets /Desserts. Show all posts

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Milk Powder Burfi / Milk Powder Barfi / Easy And Quick Milk Powder Burfi / Milk Sweet

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Milk Burfi

Ingredients

Nestle everyday milk powder - 4 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
( you can powder the sugar and then add too)
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Chopped nuts of your choice - 4 tsp
( i used pistachio, melon seeds and chironji )
Rose essence - a drop ( optional)


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Milk Burfi

Method

Grease a tray with ghee and keep it aside.
Take a non stick pan add ghee, milk and sugar mix it for a minute.
Add the milk powder and mix in low flame till there are no lumps.
Keep the flame in medium high flame and continue mixing till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan ( approximately 8 minute).Do not cook in high flame.
Once the mixtures has formed a soft dough switch off the stove. Add rose essence if using and mix.
Transfer it to the grease tray and spread it evenly.
Sprinkle the nuts and cardamom powder on top and gently pat it.
Cool the burfi completely ( i kept it in fridge for 10 minutes) and then cut into desired shape and enjoy!



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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Gur Papdi Recipe / Gol Papdi Recipe / Sukhdi Recipe / Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe - A Gujarati Sweet Recipe

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Gur Papdi
Ingredients

Melted Ghee - 3/4 cup

( I used only 1/2 cup)

Wheat flour - 1 cup

Grated clean jaggery - 3/4 cup

Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp

Sliced almonds - 1 tbsp

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Gol Papdi
Method

Add ghee and wheat flour in a pan in low flame roast till nice aroma comes out and has changed its colour to light brown. Make sure the raw smell has completely disappeared . Switch off the stove and place it on a counter top.

Let this mixture cool for few seconds and add the cardamom powder and jaggery , mix well till combined.

Pour the mixture immediately into a greased tray , even the top using a spatula , sprinkle the almonds on top and press gently.

While still warm cut into desired shape and enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Kinnathappam Recipe / How to make Kinnathappam / Steam Cooked Rice Cake in a plate / Easy and Instant Kinnathappam Recipe / Kerala Kinnathappam Recipe

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Kinnathappam
Ingredients

Sona masoori rice - 1/2 cup

( wash and soak it in water for 3 hours)

Semi thick coconut milk - 1 cup

( add more or less according to the consistency needed)

Sugar - 2 tbsp

( add more or less according to your taste)

Cumin - little to sprinkle on top

Salt a pinch

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Kinnathappam
Method

Drain the water from the rice add it into a blender pour coconut milk and grind to a smooth batter. Do not add water for grinding use only coconut milk.

Pour more coconut milk if needed to get a semi thick pouring batter consistency.

Add salt , sugar and mix till dissolved , grease a pan with coconut oil and pour the batter.

Sprinkle some cumin seeds on top , cover with a lid or cover with a foil and make few slits on top , steam till cooked. When inserted a knife in the middle must come out clean.

Cool slightly loosen the edges using a knife , cut into desired shape and enjoy!

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mapillai Samba Puttu Recipe / Bridegroom Rice Puttu - Healthy Puttu Recipe


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Mapillai Samba Puttu

Ingredients

Mapillai Samba rice / Bridegroom Rice - 1/2 cup

( wash the rice and soak it in water for at least 4 hours. Drain out the water and spread the rice on a clean towel for 15 to 20 minutes. Dry grind the wet rice to a semi coarse consistency ( sand texture).

Jaggery - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

( add more or less according to your taste, you can add sugar instead)

Salt a pinch

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Fried cashew nuts in ghee - 1 tbsp

Ghee - 3 tsp

Method

Take the ground flour into a boil add a pinch of salt, sprinkle warm water little by little using your finger tips mix well.

When you hold the mixture with your fist they should hold the shape this is the right consistency.

Put the flour in a cloth fold and steam for 15 minutes or till cooked.

Transfer the puttu into a bowl and add the cardamom powder, ghee, fried nuts and coconut, mix and enjoy hot or warm.

Plain puttu can be enjoyed with Kadalai Curry too.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Brown Sugar Kesari / Nattu Sarkarai Kesari / Kesari with Brown Sugar / Nattu Sakkarai Kesari - Easy Kesari Recipe

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Brown Sugar Kesari

Ingredients

Rava /Sooji/Semolina - 1/2 cup

Water - 1 & 1/2 cups

Nattu sakkarai / Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup

( add more or less according to your taste

Ghee - 1/4 cup

( add more or less)

Chopped cashew nuts - 1 tsp

Raisins -1tsp

Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp

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Nattu Sakkarai Kesari
Method

Fry nuts & raisins in 1/2 tsp of ghee till light brown & keep it aside.

In the same pan add the ghee & rava , fry it in medium low flame till colour changes & nice aroma comes. Switch off the flame & keep it aside.

Boil water and pour this into the rava. Mix well to make sure there are no lumps.

Switch on the stove ,cover & in very low flame cook till water has evaporated & rava is cooked.

Now add the brown sugar and ghee if needed and mix it well till everything is well combined and kesari leaves the sides of the pan.

Switch off the stove add nuts & cardamom powder, mix & serve them hot or warm.

Note:

a) Fry rava well otherwise your kesari will be sticky.



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Monday, October 11, 2021

Dalgona Candy Recipe / Squid Game Dalgona Recipe / Korean Honeycomb Recipe / Korean Sugar Sponge Candy

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Dalgona Candy
Ingredients

White sugar - 1 tbsp

Baking soda / Cooking soda - 3 pinches

( I added only 2 pinches)

Oil to grease the baking sheet and cookie cutter 

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Squid game Dalgona Candy
Method

Grease the baking sheet and cookie cutter with oil and keep it ready.

Add sugar into a round deep ladle using a wooden chopstick keep mixing till they melt and changes to light honey colour syrup. Do not caramelize till dark they will turn bitter. Switch off the stove.

This syrup will be too hot so handle careful and avoid touching with your fingers.

Add the baking soda and mix quickly till they form foamy.

Pour it immediately on the greased baking sheet and insert a candy stick and gently press with a plate on top for a second and remove.

Press the cookie cutter in the middle to give a print , I used a metal bottle cap.

Do not cut it till the end. I used a small toothpick pricked and removed the edges to hold the shape (this step is optional)

Enjoy.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Jam Badam Wontons / Fried Sweet Wontons / Jam wontons / An Easy Sweet Recipe

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Jam Wontons

Yeilds: 25 wontons

Ingredients

Vegetarian wonton wraps - 25
Oil to deep fry

Filling ingredients

Powdered almond/badam - 1/4 cup
Desiccated coconut powder1 tbsp heaped
Crushed cardamom -5
Mixed fruit jam - 3 tbsp
( use any jam flavor you like )
Dry milk powder - 1 cup
Milk - 3 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

Method

Take a non stick pan add the jam, milk and milk powder in low flame keep cooking till it has thickened.

Now add the desiccated coconut and almond powder mix till everything is combined.

Add the cardamom powder and ghee mix it well till it leaves the sides of the pan.

Switch off the stove and cool the mixture.

Take a wonton wrap place 1/2 tsp of the filling in the middle, apply water to the sides of the wrap.

Bring the edges together and seal them well by pressing with your fingers or a fork.

Heat oil in a pan in medium high flame deep fry these wontons till crisp and brown on both sides.

Serve them warm.

Note;

a) Using these wonton wrap any kind of filling can be made ( sweet or spicy).

b) Sweetness was perfect for our family if you want it more sweet then add 1 or 2 tsps extra jam.
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Ragi Semiya Payasam Recipe / Ragi Vermicelli Payasam / Ragi Vermicelli Kheer - Payasam Recipes

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Ragi Semiya Payasam
Ingredients

Cooked ragi semiya - 1/2 cup

( Cook according to the instruction given in the packet)

Milk - 3 cups

Brown sugar, white sugar or jaggery - 3 tbsp

( add more or less according to your taste)

Nuts fried in ghee - 2 tbsp

( I used cashew nuts , raisins and sara paruppu )

Desiccated coconut  or fresh coconut fried till brown in ghee - 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Method

Boil milk till it is reduced to 2 cups now add the brown sugar, cooked ragi semiya , cardamom powder , nuts and coconut. Give a boil till combined and switch off the stove.

If you want a thin payasam then increase the milk quantity.

Serve hot.

Notes:

1. Once jaggery is added do not boil too much there are chances to curdle. Make sure there are no impurities in the jaggery.

2. Do not over cook the ragi otherwise they will turn sticky.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sweet Kozhukattai / Poorna kozhukattai / Purnam Kozhukattai / Sweet Kolukattai - Ganesh Chathurthi recipes / Vinayaka Chathurthi Recipes

 

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Sweet Kozhukattai

Ingredients for the dough

Sona masoori - 1 cup
Water-1 cup
Sesame oil-3tsp
Salt- a generous pinch

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kolukattai

Method

Soak rice in water for 2 hours. Grind along with the water and little salt to a very smooth batter.

Pour the batter into a heavy bottom or non stick pan. In medium low flame keep stirring till the mixture is half cooked and forms into a soft dough.

Cover the mixture and leave it for 10 minutes. Now using your palm knead the dough to a soft dough, make sure there are no lumps.

Divide the dough into small balls, cover and keep.

Poornam Ingredients

Grated jaggery - 1/2 cup

Grated fresh coconut - 1 cup

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

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Purna Kolukattai
Method

In a heavy bottom pan mix the above ingredients , in low flame cook till the jaggery is melted and the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

Do not cook the mixture till dry.Switch off the stove and while still warm make small balls and keep it aside.

Method to make the kolukattai / kozhukattai

Grease your palm and fingers with oil slowly shape the outer dough like a cup.

keep a teaspoon of the filling inside and close the cup.Seal the edges by pressing it tightly, pinch and fold to form a design.( see picture).

Steam the kolukattai for 5 to 7 minutes or till done, Serve them hot or warm.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Beetroot Kolukattai / Beetroot Kozhukattai / Beetroot Modak - Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes

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Beetroot Kolukattai

Ingredients for the dough

Idiappam flour - 1/2 cup
Water-1/2 cup 
(to grind the beetroot )
Beetroot - a handful
(grind beetroot with 1/2 cup of water and filter , boil the filtered juice)
Salt a pinch
Sesame oil-1/2 tsp

Method

Take a wide bowl put the flour,salt & oil.
Slowly pour the boiling juice mix it with a spatula till it forms to a soft dough.
Do not use hand it will be very hot. Cover & rest it for 5 minutes.
Now knead the dough well, divide the dough into equal size balls.
Grease your fingers shape like a small cup with the outer dough, Place a teaspoon of the filling , close it into half and gently press the edges to seal. Make sure there are no cracks.
You can also use a banana leaf to flatten the dough then place the filling and fold the leaf into half and press the edges to seal. Steam the kolukattai with the leaf.
Steam these modakam in a greased idli plates for 5 to 7 minutes or till done.
Cool the modakam & serve them.

Different kinds of fillings

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Ellu Pooranam

Ingredients for the filling

Sesame seeds / Ellu - 1/2 cup
Grated jaggery-1/2 cup
Coconut-1/4 cup
Cardamom-3 crushed
(I used dessicated coconut )
Water -1 tbsp

Method

Dry roast sesame seeds till its light brown, cool & dry grind to a coarse powder.
Take a pan add the grated jaggery, cardamom powder, grated coconut, water & sesame powder, keep mixing in low flame till the mixture thickens & leaves the sides of the pan.

Switch off the flame cool the mixture,while still warm divide it into equal size balls.

Panchakajjaya

Ingredients

Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup

( dry roasted till light golden brown and ground to a fine powder)

Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

( dry roast till moisture has evaporated, do not fry till brown)

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts and Raisins - together 2 tsp

( roasted in 1 tsp ghee till light brown)

Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp

(dry roasted till they splutter, do not over fry and burn them)

Method

Take a bowl add all the above ingredients and mix till combined.

Offer this easy neivedyam to lord Ganesha.

Note:

a) You can use store bought rice flour to make this modakam.
b) Seal them well to make sure the filling doesn't come out while steaming.
c) Keep any filling of your choice.
d) Water ration depends upon the quality of rice,so add little by little to form a dough.
e) Always keep the dough covered to avoid drying.
f) Knead the dough well before making the modakam.
g) If your jaggery is not clean then dissolve it in water, filter & then use to make the poornam.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Panchakajjaya Recipe / Pancha Kajjaya Recipe / How to make Panchakajjaya / Easy Ganesh Chaturthi Neivedyam Recipe / Neivedyam for Ganesh Chaturthi

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Panchakajjaya
Ingredients

Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup

( dry roasted till light golden brown and ground to a fine powder)

Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

( dry roast till moisture has evaporated, do not fry till brown)

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts and Raisins - together 2 tsp

( roasted in 1 tsp ghee till light brown)

Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp

(dry roasted till they splutter, do not over fry and burn them)

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How to make panchakajjaya
Method

Take a bowl add all the above ingredients and mix till combined.

Offer this easy neivedyam to lord Ganesha.

For more Ganesh Chathurthi recipes click HERE


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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Aval Kesari Recipe / Poha Kesari / Flattened Rice Kesari / Poha Sheera Recipe / Avalakki Kesari Bath Recipe / Easy Kesari Recipe - Easy Gokulashtami Recipe

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Aval Kesari
Ingredients

Thick aval / poha - 1/2 cup

( use white or red aval)

Water - 1 & 1/2 cups

( add more or less according to the quality of the poha)

Ghee - 1 & 1/2  tbsp

Sugar - 1/4 cup

( add more or less according to your taste )

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Saffron soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk - a generous pinch

Chopped cashew nuts - 6 

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Poha Kesari
Method

Add 1 tsp of ghee fry the cashew nuts and keep aside. In the same pan add the poha and roast till colour changes and crisp. Cool completely and grind to a coarse mixture.

Boil water in a pan lower the flame and add the poha mix well, cover and cook till done.

Add sugar, saffron soaked in milk , cardamom , remaining ghee and nuts mix till well combined , thickened and mixture leaves the sides of the pan. 

Switch off the flame and serve hot or warm.

Note:

a) Use only thick poha for this recipe.

b) Add sugar only once the poha is well cooked.

c) Fried raisins can also be added.

d) Adding food colour is optional.

e) Do not grind the poha to a fine powder.


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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Ela Ada / Elai Adai / Elayappam / Kerala Valsan / Vazhayila Ada / Ilai Adai / Plantain Leaf Adai - Kerala Sweet Recipe

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Elai Adai
Yields: 6 adai

Outer layer ingredients

Store bought rice flour - 1 cup

Boiling water - 1 & 1/2 cup

( add more or less according to the rice flour quality)

Ghee - 1/2 tsp

Salt - a pinch

( Add the rice flour and salt into a bowl pour the boiling water little by little and mix it with a wooden spoon. Mix till it forms to a soft non sticky dough, once warm grease your palm with ghee and knead once. Divide the portion into medium size balls , cover and keep it aside.

Filling Ingredients

Clean powdered jaggery - 3/4 cup

Grated coconut - 1 cup

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

( mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and keep it aside)

Other ingredients

Ghee as needed to grease the banana leaf

Banana leaves as needed

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Elai Adai
Method 

Grease a banana leaf with ghee place a ball of dough wet your finger and flatten to a semi thick disc.

Place some filling at one corner and cover the banana leaf and press to seal ( see picture).

Steam these for 2 to 3 minutes or till cooked.

Serve hot or warm.

Note:

a) Instead of cardamom powder you can add crushed cumin seeds.

b) Add water accordingly as each rice flour quality is different.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Palathalikalu Recipe / Pala Thalikalu for Vinayaka Chavithi / Vinayaka Chathurti

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Palathalikalu

Ingredients for the dough

Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Boiling water - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt a pinch

Ingredients for the milk

Sugar - 1/4 cup heaped
( sweetness was perfect for our family ,if needed add 1 tbsp more )
Milk - 4 cups
Water - 1 & 1/2 cup
Coconut grated - 1 tbsp heaped
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Method

Take ghee,1/2 tsp sugar, rice flour & a pinch of salt in a bowl add boiling water slowly & form a soft dough. Grease your palm with ghee or oil take very small balls of dough.

Roll it out into thin noodles , if you don't have time or patience just fill it into a murukku press.

Boil water & milk in a pan ,when starts to boil reduce the flame & add the rice flour noodles.

If using murukku press then press out the dough directly into the boil milk , in low flame cook for 5 to 10 minutes for the strings to cook.

Once cooked add the sugar & cardamom powder, give a boil & switch off the flame.

Add the grated coconut ,mix & serve hot or warm.

Note:

a) Once warm this sweet may become thick,to dilute add some warm milk to loosen it up.

b) After adding coconut do not boil otherwise your milk will curdle.

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Kummayam Recipe / Aadi Kummayam Recipe / Chettinad Aadi Koozh Recipe / Aadi Kool Chettinad Special - Adi Recipes

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Kummayam
Ingredients for the kummayam flour

Urad dal - 1 cup

Raw rice - 1/4 cup

Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup

Method

Dry roast urad dal , rice and moongh dal separately till light brown, cool and dry grind to a fine powder. Sieve the flour and store it in a clean jar, your flour is ready to use.

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Kummayam Flour
Other ingredients

Kummayam flour - 1/2 cup

Palm sugar - 1/4 cup

Jaggery - 1/4 cup

Water - 1 & 1/2 cup

Ghee - 8 tsp

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Aadi Kummayam
Method

Add 3 tsps of ghee and fry the kummayam flour till nice aroma comes out, switch off  the flame and cool completely.

Dissolve palm sugar and jaggery in water and filter to remove impurities. Let it cool completely.

Once the roasted flour and jaggery syrup is cooled mix till no lumps. Now switch on the flame and keep stirring in low flame till mixture starts to thicken.

The mixture will thicken fast so keep stirring continuously otherwise there are chances of burning at the bottom.

Slowly add the remaining ghee in intervals till the mixture comes to a ball and ghee started to leave the mixture.

When you touch the mixture they should not stick to your fingers then that's the right consistency to switch off the stove.

Serve hot or warm!

Note:

a) Color of the dish depends upon the quality of the jaggery.

b) Sweetness can be adjusted according to your taste.

c) No need to add any flavoring to this dish.

d) Make sure when mixture the syrup and roasted flour they are cooled completely.

e) When serving you can mix a teaspoon of sesame oil for extra taste ( optional).

f) Mixture will thicken fast so keep stirring continuously in low flame.


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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Rice Kesari Bath Recipe / Sweet Saffron Rice / Kesribhath Recipe / Kesaribath Recipe - How to make Kesari Bhaat

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Rice Kesari Bath
Ingredients

Basmati rice - 1/2 cup

Turmeric - a generous pinch

Water - 1 & 1/2 cups

( Add the washed  rice , water and turmeric powder into a pressure cook and cook till done )

Chopped cashew nuts - 10

Raisins - 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Saffron strings - a generous pinch

( soak them in 2 tbsp of milk)

Sugar - 1 cup

( add more or less according to your taste)

Ghee - 8 tsp

Method

Heat 1 tsp of ghee and fry the nuts till light brown and keep it aside. In the same pan add 4 tsp of ghee and add the cooked rice , in low flame cook for a minute.

Add the sugar and mix till they dissolve and rice is well mixed with the sugar.

Add remaining ghee and mix till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan , add the saffron milk and mix till well combined.

Switch off the flame and add the fried nuts and cardamom powder , mix well and serve hot.

Notes:

a) If you want the rice to be too soft then add 2 cups of water instead of 1 & 1/2 cups.

b) Add sugar according to your sweetness , 1 cup of sugar was perfect for this sweet.


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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Neyyada Recipe / Easy Snack with Flour and Eggs / Malabar Dessert / Layered steamed cake / Neyyada Malabar Iftar Dish for Ramadan / Iftar Recipe / Ramadan Recipe

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Neyyada
Ingredients for white batter

Maida / All purpose flour - 1/2 cup

Water - 1/2 cup

Milk - 1/2 cup

Salt a pinch 

Sugar - 1 tsp

( Blend all the ingredients to a smooth batter in a mixi jar )

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Ingredients for yellow batter

Egg - 2

Turmeric powder - a pinch ( optional)

Sugar - 3 tbsp

(add more or less according to your sweetness)

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

( Blend all the ingredients to a smooth batter in a mixi jar )

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Other ingredients

Ghee as needed ( around 2 tbsp )

Cashew nuts - 10

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Neyyada
Method

Take a plate or pan grease the base and sides with ghee, pour a ladle of the maida batter and spread evenly. Make sure the layer is thin, if too thick they will not be tasty. Cover with a lid and steam for a minute or till cooked.

Now pour a ladle of egg layer and make sure the layer is thin, cover and steam for a minute or till cooked. Apply ghee on top of the egg mixture and repeat the process till the batter is over.

( 1st layer is white batter steam add the yellow batter steam apply ghee on top , pour white batter steam add egg batter steam apply ghee and end with white batter with cashew nuts arranged on top, this is the pattern you need to follow otherwise you will not see any layers)

The last layer must be the maida mixture. arrange the cashew nuts and steam till cooked. Switch off the flame and let the steamed cake cool completely.

Loosen up the sides using a knife and cut into desired shape and enjoy!


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Monday, July 19, 2021

Baked Peaches Recipe / Easy Baked Peaches With Cinnamon Sugar - How to Make Baked Peaches

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Baked Peaches
Ingredients

Ripe peaches - 3 medium size

( cut into half and remove the seed)

Butter - 3 tbsp ( Cut into 6 small cubes)

Brown sugar - 6 tsp

( add more if needed)

Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp

Method

Preheat  the oven at 375 deg.F . mix cinnamon and sugar together , keep it aside.

Take a baking dish and arrange all the peaches cut side facing up, place some butter in the middle of each peach.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top, bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and tender yet firm and holding its shape.

Each oven is different so temperature and cooking time may vary.

Best served with vanilla ice cream.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Vermicelli Ada / Semiya Ada - A Kerala Evening Snack Recipe

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Vermicelli Ada
Ingredients

Semiya / Vermicelli - 1 cup

Chopped nendram palam / Ripe plantain - 1/2

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup ( heaped)

Jaggery - less than 1/4 cup

( add more or less according to the sweetness of the plantain)

Chopped cashew nuts - 15

Raisins - 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Ghee - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Method

Boil water in a pan add the vermicelli and cook till its 3/4 th cooked. Do not over cook till soft then when cooled they will come like a paste. Drain out the water and spread on a plate to cool.

Heat ghee in a pan roast cashew nuts and raisins till light brown. switch off the stove and add the chopped plantain and coconut sauté for a minute. 

Once cooled completely mix the cardamom powder and jaggery.

Now add the cooked semiya into the prepared mixture and mix well.

Take a banana leaf and place some mixture at a corner and fold the leaf, press slightly and steam these for 3 to 4 minutes or till cooked.

Cool completely and gently remove from the leaf and enjoy!

Note:

a) Instead of jaggery you can add sugar.

b) Do not take too ripe soft plantain select a plantain which is ripe but still firm.

c) There is no exact measurement for this recipe add ingredients according to your taste.

d) Make sure semiya is not over cooked.


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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Peanut Ladoo/ Groundnut Laddu / Easy Peanut Ladoo / Healthy Ladoo Recipe / Quick Ladoo Recipe / 3 Ingredients Ladoo

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Peanut Ladoo

Yields : 13 small ladoos

Ingredients

Peanuts / Groundnuts - 1 cup

Jaggery - 1/2 to 3/4 cup

( clean powdered jaggery, make sure there is no impurities)

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Method

Dry roast the peanuts till the outer skin changes its colour. Do not over fry and burn them.

Cool and rub using your hands to remove the skin from the peanuts.

Take a mixi jar and pulse the peanuts in intervals by scraping the sides till a smooth powder.

Now add the cardamom powder and powdered jaggery and pulse till combined.

Transfer to a plate and take small portion and shape it into small ladoos and enjoy!


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