Showing posts with label Sweets /Desserts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweets /Desserts. Show all posts

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.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Paal Paniyaram / Chettinad Paal Paniyaram Recipe / Pal Paniyaram / Milk Paniyaram



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Paal Paniyaram
Ingredients
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Rice - 1 tbsp
( I used sona masoori rice,adding rice is optional)
Salt a pinch
Oil-to fry
Whole milk-1 cup
Coconut milk-1 cup
( I used the tin)
Sugar - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Saffron-a pinch (optional)
Method
Wash and soak dal & rice together for 2 hours.
Drain the water and grind it with a pinch of salt to a smooth thick batter.
Heat oil in a pan drop small balls with a spoon & fry them till light brown on all sides.Do not fry till they are crisp.Then they may not soak well in the milk.
Remove on a kitchen towel keep it aside.
Boil the whole milk and let it cool.Take a bowl add the milk,coconut milk,sugar and cardamom powder.Mix till sugar has completely dissolved.
Now add the warm fried paniyarams & leave it to soak for 20 minutes.
Garnish with saffron strands and serve them cold or warm.

Note
a) Grind the dal in wet grinder for a smooth thick batter.
b) Add sugar according to your taste.
c) Fresh coconut milk always gives a better taste.
d) You can make this ahead and soak the paniyaram just before guest arrives to save time.
e) If you have fried it crisp don't worry add the paniyarams to hot water for couple minutes.Then squeeze out the water and add to the milk (As we do it for dahi vada).
f) My mom never used rice in this recipe just the urad dal batter.

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Fried Modakam / Fried Modak Recipe / Fried Modak For Ganesha Chathurthi / Fried Mothagam Recipe / Maharashtrian Fried Modak Recipe

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Fried Modak
Yields : 11 Modak
Ingredients for outer covering
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Melted butter - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Water little more than 1/3 cup
Method
Take a bowl add all above ingredients together.
Mix it well till it looks like bread crumbs.
Now slowly add water little by little & form a tight dough.
Cover & rest it for 10 minutes.
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Fried Modak
Ingredients for the filling
Grated fresh coconut - 3/4 cup
Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup heaped
Grated unsweetened khoya - 1/4 cup
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Chopped almonds - 15
Cardamom -8 powdered
Ghee - 1 tsp
Method
Heat ghee in a pan add the almonds and fry till its light brown.
Now add the coconut & fry till water has slightly evaporated.
Add the khoya,jaggery,cardamom powder & raisins,fry in low flame till everything is well combined.Cool the mixture & divide into 11 equal size balls.
Other ingredients
Oil to deep fry
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Fried Modak
Method
Take a ball of outer covering roll it out into a thin disc.Place a ball of filling in the middle.
Pleat the dough and close the modak,twist on top to seal them well (see picture).
Heat oil in a kadai and in medium high flame deep fry till crisp & brown on all sides.
Cool & serve them to Lord Ganesha.
Note:
a)Sugar can be added instead of jaggery.
b)If using sweetened khoya then add jaggery accordingly.
c)Any nuts of your choice can be added in the filling.
d)Seal properly otherwise your filling will come out.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chena Murki Recipe / Chhenna Murki Recipe / Chenna Murki Recipe / An Easy Bengali Sweet With Paneer

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Chena murki
Ingredients
Home made paneer cubes - 15
( Check out for recipe HERE )
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/8 cup
Milk - 2 tsp
Crushed cardamom - 1
Rose essence - 2 drops
Method
Add sugar & water in a non stick pan or kadai,give a boil.
Reduce the flame and add the milk, when the mixture comes to a one string consistency add the paneer cubes & crushed cardamom.
In low flame keep mixing gently till the paneer cubes are well coated with the sugar and dry.
Add the essence and give a quick mix.
Switch off the stove cool & serve.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bread Jamun Recipe / Bread Gulab Jamun / Easy Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe / Stuffed Jamun Recipe / Bread Jamoon Recipe

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Bread Gulab Jamun
Yields: 12 Jamuns
Ingredients
Whole wheat bread slices-6
Cooking soda-a pinch (optional)
(I didn't use)
Oil-to deep fry
Milk-little to form a soft dough ( around 1/2 cup)
Filling
Raisins & Chopped almonds-each 1tsp
Sugar Syrup
Sugar-1 cup
Water-1 cup
Saffron-little
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Rose essence-a drop
(Boil all above ingredients together for 3 minutes & switch off the stove. Add the saffron,cardamom powder and rose essence)
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Bread Gulab Jamun
Method
Remove the crust from the bread,crumble the bread slices.
Sprinkle milk & make a soft dough.Make small balls slightly flatten the balls,place some filling & cover it well.
Heat oil in a pan deep fry these balls in medium high flame till light brown on all sides.
Prick the balls with a fork on all sides.Put the fried balls immediately into the hot syrup.
Leave it for 30 minutes & serve them warm
Note:
Do not fry the balls till crisp,it will become hard.
While adding the balls the syrup should be very hot.
Prick the ball with a fork on all sides before adding it to the syrup.
White bread can be used in this recipe instead of wheat bread.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Besan Khoya Burfi Recipe / Besan Mawa Burfi Recipe / Besan Khova Barfi Recipe / Besan ki Barfi With khoya Recipe

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Besan Khoya Burfi
Ingredients
Besan / Chickpea Flour -1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Unsweetened Khoya/Mawa/Kova - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Cardamom - 8
Chopped almonds- 8
Chopped pistachio - 8
Saffron a generous pinch
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Method
Take a mixi jar add sugar & cardamom,grind to a fine powder.
Grate or crumble mawa/khoya and keep it aside.
Chopped both the nuts.
Grease a tray with ghee & sprinkle some nuts & saffron.
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Besan Khoya Burfi
Take a non stick pan add ghee & besan,roast till colour changes & raw smell has disappeared.
Now add the mawa/khoya  mix till everything is well roasted & combined.Cook for couple more minutes to become thick.
Switch off the stove cool the mixture when still warm add powdered sugar remaining nut & saffron.
Mix well switch on the stove and slightly heat the mixture before pouring out into the tray.
Spread evenly and pat it well,cool the mixture & cut into desired shape.
Note:
a) Roast the besan well otherwise the sweet will still have raw taste & smell.
b) If using sweetened mawa then reduce sugar content.
c) I have reduced the ghee quantity here if you want then add more.
d) Before pouring into the tray just heat the mixture a bit.
e) If you think the mixture is dry sprinkle some hot water or milk and cook it on stove for a minute.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Bandar Laddu Recipe / Tokkudu Laddu Recipe / Bandhar Ladoo Recipe / Besan Ladoo Recipe

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Bandar Ladoo
Yeilds: 22 Ladoo
Ingredients for batter
Besan/Senagapindi /Chick pea flour - 1 cup
Cooking soda a pinch ( optional )
Water less than 1/2 cup
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Bandar Ladoo
Method
Take a bowl add the besan flour & cooking soda,mix it.
Add water little by little to form a semi thick batter.I made a semi loose dough ( see picture).
Heat oil & 2tbsp of ghee in a pan,fill the batter into the murukku press which has a 3 star disc.
Press directly into the medium hot oil,deep fry till its just crisp on top & slightly soft inside.
Do not fry till its fully crunchy like regular murukku,the colour should not change to dark brown.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue,cool & dry grind to a smooth powder,use a sieve to get a fine powder.Keep it aside.
Other Ingredients
Ghee - 2 tbsp + Oil as needed for frying
Cardamom -8 (powdered)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
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Bandar Ladoo
Method
Add water & sugar to a pan bring it to a boil,reduce the flame,when your syrup reaches one string consistency switch off the stove.
Add the cardamom powder,2 tbsp of ghee & powdered flour mix it well.
Grease your palm with ghee & while still warm start shaping the ladoos.
Your Bandar Ladoos are ready to eat!
Note:
a) Finely chopped cashew nut fried in ghee can be added.
b) I have used very little ghee in this recipe,if you want a glossy finish then add 2 or 3 tbsp of ghee to your mixture before shaping out to ladoos.
c) Usually these are fried totally in ghee but i have replaced little oil for frying.
d) Some make this ladoo with jaggery but i have not tried.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Baklava Recipe / How to Make Baklava / A Middle Eastern Dessert



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Baklava

Ingredients
Fillo(Phyllo)Dough (9''x14'')-1 pck ( It has total 40 sheets)
Chopped Walnuts-2 cups
Prunes chopped-1 cup
( Its optional )
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Cloves powder-2 pinch
Sugar-1/2cup
Melted butter-2 & 1/2 sticks
For Syrup
Sugar-1 & 1/2 cups
Water-1 cup
Honey-2 tbsp
Cloves- 4
Lemon juice-2tsp
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Baklava
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Baklava
Method
Powder walnuts,sugar ,cinnamon & cloves to a coarse powder,keep it aside.
Take a rectangle baking tray ,brush it up with butter,layer 10 sheets of fillo sheets brushing each with melted butter.Sprinkle half of the walnut mixture.
Place next 5 sheets brushed with butter, sprinkle the walnut mixture evenly and arrange the prunes on top if using.
Place next 5 sheets brushed with butter and sprinkle the filling.Lastly place 20 sheets brushed with butter.
Cut the baklava into squares pour the remaining butter on top evenly.
Bake this at 350 deg.F for 30 minutes or till its light brown colour on top.Cool the mixture.
Take a pan add the syrup ingredients & bring it to a boil.Simmer it for 5 minutes till its slightly thick.Strain the syrup pour this warm syrup evenly on top of the Baklava.
You can decorate the top with crushed nuts.
Cool it completely & serve them.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gulab Jamun Recipe / Gulab Jamun With Khoya Recipe / Gulab Jamoon Recipe / Khoya Gulab Jamoon Recipe / Gulab Jamun Recipe With Mawa

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Gulab Jamun
Ingredients
Khoya/Mawa - 1 cup
( I have used homemade instant khoya, recipe is HERE )
Maida / All purpose flour - 2 & 1/2 tbsp heaped
Milk - around 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Cooking soda - 1/8 tsp
Oil for deep frying
Ingredients for sugar syrup
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups
Water 1 & 1/2 cups
Cardamom crushed & powdered- 5
Rose essence - few drops
Method
Take water & sugar in a pan bring it to a boil.Cook till you get a sticky thin syrup it will not take much time.Don't wait for any string consistency.
Switch off the stove add the cardamom powder & rose essence,mix keep it aside.
Take a bowl add khoya crumble it.Now add the maida & cooking soda mix it well.
Sprinkle milk little by little to for a dough.
Knead it well to make sure the dough is soft & smooth.
Take small portion of the dough roll out into small balls,make sure they are crack free.
Heat oil in a pan in medium low flame fry these balls in batches till light golden brown on all sides.
Remove & immediately drop into the warm sugar syrup.
Let it soak for 3 to 4 hours & serve chill or warm.
Note:
a) Make sure your dough is soft & smooth otherwise your jamuns will crack while frying.
b) While frying do not overcrowd,fry in batches.
c) Your sugar syrup should be always warm when dropping the hot jamuns.
d) Do not fry in high flame then the outside will brown fast & inside it will be uncooked.
e) You can use even store bought khoya to make this recipe.
f) Always keep the dough & rolled out balls covered.
g) Add milk little by little to form a dough.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Jhangri Recipe / Jangri Recipe / Jangiri Recipe / Imarti Recipe - A Diwali Sweet

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Jangri
Yields: 35
Ingredients for the batter
Whole urad dal - 1 cup
Corn starch - 1 tsp heaped
Salt a pinch
Orange food colour little
Sugar syrup
Sugar -3 & 1/2 cups
Water - 2 & 1/2 cups
Crushed cardamom - 4
Rose essence - few drops
Orange food colour -little
Other ingredients
Oil to deep fry
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Jhangiri
Method
Wash whole urad dal for 2 to 3 times & soak in water for 2 hours.
Drain the water add the dal to a wet grinder.You can use a mixi but i prefer wet grinder.
Grind the dal to a very smooth fluffy batter by sprinkling water little by little in intervals.
Take a bowl of water drop some batter into the water if the ball floats on top then this is the right consistency.
Remove the batter into a bowl add a pinch of salt,food colour & corn starch,mix it well.
Fill this batter into a zip lock bag & make a small hole in one corner of the bag.
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Jhangiri
Take sugar & water in a vessel boil this till it reaches to a 1/2 string sticky consistency.
Switch off the flame add the colour,essence & crushed cardamom powder.
Heat oil in wide pan in medium heat pipe out the batter directly into the oil to form a flower patter.
Deep fry both sides till crisp,remove & dip them into the warm syrup.
Place it immersed for couple more minutes & remove.
Your Jhangri is ready to eat!

Notes:
a) Wash urad dal 2 to 3 times to get rid of the smell.Otherwise when you eat the Jangiri it will have a raw smell.
b) Always grind the batter in wet grinder.Add water little by little in intervals.
c) While frying make sure the oil is in medium heat.
d) After couple batches if your sugar syrup thickens to get back to the right consistency  add some hot water give a boil and switch off.
e) Some add rice flour instead of corn flour/corn starch.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Badam Mysore Pak / Almond Mysore Paak / Almond Besan Fudge

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Badam Mysore Pak
Ingredients
Besan/Gram flour-1 cup
Almond/Badam-1 cup
(soak it in hot water for 30 minutes then remove the skin.grind it with 1 cup of milk to a smooth paste and keep it aside)
Water-1 cup
Sugar-2 & 3/4 cups
Oil-1 & 1/2 cups ( save 1/2 cup if needed add or just skip)
Ghee-2 & 1/2 cups


Badam Mysore Pak
Method
Soak almonds in hot water for 30 minutes,remove the skin.grind it with 1 cup of milk to a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
Heat 1 cup of oil & 1 cup of ghee in a pan & fry the besan till its light brown in colour & the raw smell has disappeared completely.
Heat sugar & water in another pan boil till it reaches to a sticky nice 1 & 1/2 string or almost 2 strings consistency.(This stage is very important otherwise your dish will turn into a halwa,)
Now pour the almond paste cook till it starts to bubble,lower the flame & add the fried besan,mix it well.
Cook this whole mixture till it has started to thicken,now slowly add the remaining oil & ghee little by little.
keep stirring till all the ghee has absorbed & the mixtures starts to leave the sides of the pan.
Immediately pour it on a greased plate spread it evenly,cool & cut into desired shapes.
Note:
a) 1 & 1/2 to almost 2 string consistency is needed for this sweet or else your burfi will turn out to be a halwa.
b) Save 1/2 cup of oil as mentioned,if needed add or just skip.Some besan flour doesn't drink much oil or ghee.
c) Beginners please try it out in small quantity as this is a tricky sweet.
d) Non stick pan is best to make this sweet.
e) Cook this sweet in medium flame.

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