Sweets

Sweet recipes Coconut burfi Wheat halwa Oats payasam ravakesari Paruppu payasam Javarisi Payasam Maa ladoo Kaju Katli Carrot-Apple Halwa Cocoa Coconut Fudge Labongo Latika Boondi Ladoo

Savories

Deep fried savories kandarappam Karupatti paniyaram Seeyam Kara sev ama vadai Oma Podi Thenkulal Ribbon Pakoda Butter Murukku vada Vella Paniyaram Aval mixture Paruppu murukku

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Soft Ragi cake/Avacado Bluberry Ragi cake

      For this month Shhh ..Secret challenge sonali pathak gave me avocado and blueberry as the secret ingredient.I was little skeptical about the ingredients first ,then i decided to make a cake with them.The cake was just awesome .
       I added milk and water to this cake .So better place the cake in refrigerator and microwave for 20-30 seconds before serving,if you eating it other day . Its healthy to the core .It was gooey because of the addition of ragi flour .It was soft to the core because of the addition of avocado  .
    My little one loved it a lot .Even my husband was surprised it is made of ragi and avocado .You can add more oil instead of milk to extend its shelf life.

Some other cake recipes

  1. Strawberry cake 
  2. Cheerios Cupcake
  3. Christmas cake


Preparation time:20 min
Cooking time :1 hour -1 1/2 hours
Yields :10 -12 cupcakes


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ragi flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2pint blueberry
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup brown sugar( i used little less)
  • 1/4 cup oil


Method:

  • Mix whole wheat flour,ragi flour ,baking powder,brown sugar .

  • Slice the avocados and make it to a smooth paste .

  • Mix milk ,avocado,vanilla essence,water,honey well .

  • Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients together to form a smooth paste.

  • Finally add the blueberry and mix it well.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees for 15 min.
  •  Grease the cake mould  or cupcake moulds.
  • Now add the cake batter to the mould .

  • Bake it for around 1 hour at 200 degrees or until tooth pick comes out clean.

Linking this recipe to Fullscoops giveaway


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Healthy child makes a happy home

       "Mommy I don't feel well" No mother wants to hear this from her child. When kids fall sick everyone in the family suffer.

By following these little things you can keep your little ones relatively healthy

  1. Have them drink vitamin c everyday .
  2. Avoid junk and processed foods .Eat fruits and vegetable. At least 5 servings a day
  3. Avoid sugary drinks by replacing it with homemade fresh juice .By doing so you can improve your health and of course save few pennies  .
  4. Avoid sugary foods like cakes,chocolates,cookies. These are the culprits behind obesity and causes major health problems like fatty liver,heart problem ,type 2 diabetes,dental problems etc 
  5. Try to replace eating out at restaurant visits by having a family get to gather .
  6. Give them clean water by boiling or filtering the water.Major health issues are caused by water now a days .
  7. Keep the house clean .
  8. Keep your kids clothes and socks clean as well.

      Now a days there is an increasing use of organic food because of the chemicals in our day today food and artificial hormones in our milk. Try to give kids organic milk .I haven't raised this point in above  because major people can't afford organic .

     Kids are usually unaware of what goes on with processed foods. So us parents have to teach them how to make a healthy meal at home from the scratch . Leading a healthy life is what people want now a days but they are completely ignorant of buying processed food and eating fancy(fatty) meal at restaurants . Earning money is important but do we need  to spend all the money we make on health care? If we don't know , how will we teach our kids? This is a big question and it remains unanswered.
     By following above said simple rules (in points noted)  and eating a good amount of health supplement like dabur chyawanprash makes mom's work easy I assure.Dabur chyawanprash has Ayurvedic herbs that strengthen your body's immunity by stimulating "Natural killer cells".So your body is immune against various infections.Most wonderful part is they have sugar free version and two wonderful flavours mango and mixed fruit for the kids .So lets make our India immune .

Sending this entry to Daburchyawanprash healthy child

Friday, 17 October 2014

Boondi Ladoo/Laddu recipe/Sweet recipe

      Ladoo's are everybody favourite.Recent Diwali's like for past 10 years my mom makes this ladoo for Diwali .It is just mouth watering and so good .
      I asked her about boondi ladoo's couple of days ago ,with her explanation i just want to try it for sure .I made a very small batch and it was perfect and yummy .I used less sugar than mithai shops ladoos.

Some tips for getting perfect ladoos:

  1.  After we deep fry  the besan through holed laddle it is called "boondi ".You get lot of bubbles while doing soWhen the bubbles subside it is the right time to take boondi's out .
  2. Don't under cook the boondis , you get a raw smell in ladoo's .
  3. If you overcook then boondi's don't  absorb the sugar syrup.And also press the boondi's in sugar syrup ,this way boondi absorbs sugar syrup well .
  4. When you feel that sugar is getting crystallised try adding some lemon juice after you get the single thread consistency (or pisuku padham).
  5. You can very well omit the colour added ,but adding of colour give a appealing look to ladoo's.
  6. While adding water to besan be careful not to add too much water .Then you don't get proper boondi shapes  .
  7. You don't have laddle to make boondi's ?Don't worry i did it with colander having circle holes in the centre.
  8. My mom asked me to use pacha karpooram(edible camphor ) which i don't have .If you have it just add little bit of it in sugar syrup otherwise fine too.


Some sweet recipes for festivals/occasions:

  1. Rava kesari
  2. Wheat flour halwa
  3. Coconut burfi
  4. Kandarappam
  5. Cocoa and coconut fudge


Cooking time:30-40 min
Yields:8-9 small ladoo's

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup besan/kadala mavu
  • 1/4 cup+1 tbsp water
  • Pinch of salt /Uppu
  • Pinch of lemon yellow colour(edible)
  • 1/2 tsp ghee/nei
  • 3 badam/cashews
  • few dried grapes/Kismis

Sugar syrup:
  •  1/ 2 cup sugar/Sarkarai
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1 cardamom/Elakai
  • 1 clove/Krambu



Method:
For sugar syrup:

  • Mix sugar and water together and place it in stove.

  • When it reaches single thread consistency or pisuku padham switch off the stove .

  • Add powdered cardamom,clove to it .
To Make boondi's:
  • Mix besan with water until thin( bhaji batter consistency).
  • Mix lime color with little water.Now add this to besan batter.


  • Heat oil in pan .
  • Through the colander pour besan batter and press them by making circles in  colander (you have to do like making dosa).

  • After the large bubbles in the oil subsides take boondi's out and drain them in paper towel.
  • Repeat the process for remaining batter as well.
To make ladoos:
  •  Add boondi's to sugar syrup while it is hot and press it .

  • By doing this boondi's will absorb sugar syrup .
  • When the whole batch is done add the fried badam and grapes.

  • Roll them to form a ball (you have to really press them well).

  • Ladoos are ready .
  • Store it in an airtight container .

Linking this recipe to Fullscoops giveaway

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mullu murukku/Paruppu murukku/Chakuli

     ."Murukku" in Tamil is twisted,that's how its got its name. In tamilnadu "Manaparai murukku" is very famous which is named after a city called manaparai.
         "Murukku" also called  "chakali" in Kannada ,"chakri" in Gujarati ,"Murukulu" or "chakralu " in Telugu "chakri" or "chakkuli" in konkani  ."Rotan gulung Goren" is Malay name for murukku ,I got to know all of it from wikipedia .
        Whatever it is no Diwali is without murukku whether north or south(India).There are so many different versions of murukku .My mom makes this murukku along with Thenkulal murukku for Diwali .We just gobble them without knowing the ingredients .Just days before i asked my mom about it .
     People make murukku with urad dal ,moondal along with riceflour .But this murukku is very different with 3 Dal's. Dal  murukku is not only tasty but nutritious even though its deep fried . Make sure Dal's are roasted properly otherwise you get raw smell in murukku .Mommy grind them in  "Rice mills " ,but i can't do that here .So grinded with mixer .Sieve the flour properly .You can skip adding of chili powder .In that case murukku will be white .After your first few murukku taste it and see its salt and spice.

Check some other Deep fried savories

  1. Kara sev
  2. Thenkulal
  3. Ribbon pakoda
  4. Oma podi



Ingredients :

  • Raw rice/pacha arisi -1 cup
  • Toor Dal/tuvaram paruppu-1/4 cup(5 min)
  • Bengal gram/kadala parupu-1/4 cup(8 min)
  • Moong Dal/pasiparupu -1/4 cup(3-4 min)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder(optional)
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup - 1 1/2 cup water (for kneading)
  • Oil for deep frying


Method:

Dry roast Channa Dal for around 10 min or until it turns brown


Dry roast Toordal(Tuvaram parupu) for around 7 min or until it turns brown

Dry roast moong dal(pasiparupu) for 5 min or until it turns brown

Cool all the Dal's and Grind it along with raw rice in mixer .
Sieve flour well .

Add Chili powder salt to the flour 

Add heated oil to the flour as well(this gives a crispy texture ) 

Mix all of them together to form a dough .

Divide it in to 4 equal parts

Get the murukku press ready.I used 3 holed star for this murukku.

Press them straight to already heated oil

Fry them until all the sounds disappear by flipping them again and again .

When murukku cools ,you can crush them as per your wish or have them as is .



I guess you started preparing them now right ?Have a wonderful Diwali guys .
Note:
  • If the murukku falls apart add little more water and knead them again .

Linking this recipe to Fullscoops giveaway


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sprouts Patty/Easy Cutlet/Nutritious BreakFast-Snack Recipes

        I love patties a lot because they are nutritious,delicious (fibre,iron ,vitamins etc),easy to make and good to store in refrigerator for sometime .At lazy mornings you can just get them out of refrigerator and heat it in oven/stove and have it with bread  .When you are  kids are hungry this works well .
      Adding of breadcrumbs give a crunch to the outer layer of the patties.If you don't have crumbs its fine to omit it as well .You can bake Cutlets in oven if you wish or just searing them will give a perfect texture to the patties .

My love for patties got extended with other patty recipes like

  1. Sweet potato Patty
  2. Potato patty
  3. Black bean patty


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Preparation time: 10 min(apart from 8 hours soaking and 20 min Pressure cooking time)
Cooking time:15 min

Ingredients :


  • 1/2 cup black beans(soaked for 8 hours and cooked)
  • 3/4 cup sprouts made of green gram Dal(cooked)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chili(finely chopped)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • coriander leaves
  • salt as required
  • Breadcrumbs (required)
  • Oil as required .



Preparation:

  • Soak black beans for 8 hours and cook it till it become soft.

  • Sprout the green gram Dal the day before  by soaking in water for 7-8 hours and filter the water the previous night you make this patty .Morning it will be all sprouted and ready .Cook it for a whistle in pressure cooker.

  • Mash beans and green gram well.
To make Breadcrumbs :
  •        Roast bread in tava until it becomes crunchy.Tare them to pieces and blend it to powder.


Method:

  • Mix finely chopped onions ,green chilies to the mashed green gram and black beans.
  • Add chili powder ,salt to it as well.


  • Roll them together to form a ball and pat it .

  • Coat it with breadcrumbs .

  • When the tava is piping hot sear the patties one at a time.

  • Add oil to both sides and flip them when one side is done.
  • When both sides are crunchy ,its all ready .
  • Add some ketchup to it and have it .
  • You can also add it to your bread and have a whole meal .
Linking this recipe to Fullscoops giveaway

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