Saturday, January 09, 2016

Sabudana and Apple Kheer ( Javvarisi Payasam with Apple)

I saw samayal samayal and want to try that kheer with condensed milk. It came out well. Thank you Mr Venkatesh Bhatt.


  • Prepare  time 10 minutes
  • Cook time......20 Minutes.
  • Serve .......5

Ingredients

  • Sabudhana or Javvarisi................ 1 cup
  • Milk.............................................2 cups
  • Apples(peeled and grated)............2
  • Condensed Milk...........................1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon...................................one pinch
  • Cardamom Powder......................1 tsp
  • Cashew Nuts...............................10


Method

  • Soak the sabudana for an hour.
  • Boil the milk and add sabudana and mix.it.
  • Add grated apple and cook well for about 3 to 4 minutes..
  • When sabundana is cooked add condensed milk and mix.
  • When it becomes thick add roasted cashew nuts, cinnamon and cardamom powder.
  • Serve hot or cold..





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bombay Halwa

Bombay Halwa is chewy and very tasty,

Ingredients
  • Broken Cashew nuts             .1/2 cup
  • Food Color orange..              1tsp
  • Ghee.                                     1/2 cup
  • Corn Flour.                            1 cup
  • Sugar..                                   2 cups
  • Cardamom Powder                 1 tsp
Color orange, yellow or green

Method

  • Take a bowl add corn flour and water, make batter.
  • Heat a pan with sugar and water till the sugar level and make a syrup
  • When the syrup boiled add the batter and stir it.
  • Add 1 tsp ghee at a time and till half cup is used up.
  • When the mixture starts leaving the sides of the vessel, remove from the flame.
  • Add the color, cardamom powder and nuts, pour it in a greased plate.
  • Cut into pieces after it cools down.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Atta Halwa (Wheat Kesari/ Halwa)

Atta Halwa
  • Prepare Time........................5min
  • Cook Time..........................10 min
  • Serve..................................3
Ingredients
  • Wheat Flour ( Chapathi Atta)...............3tbsp
  • Ghee....................................................2tbsp
  • Sugar...................................................6tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder..............................a pinch
  • Carrot puree.........................................1cup
  • Cashew Nuts...........................................Few
  • Kersari Powder....................................small pinch
  • (I used badam to garnish)
Method
  • Heat a pan add ghee and wheat flour.
  • Fry in low flame till you get nice aroma.
  • Take 5 small carrot and half cup water and put it in vita mix or grinder  grind inti nice puree.
  • Add this puree sugar, cardamom powder and  kesari  powder to the fried flour,
  • Cook till comes out of the sides.
  • Add ghee if needed  and garnish with roasted cashews.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Akkaravadisal


Akkaravadisal is a traditional Iyengar's recipe. Sarkarai pongal and akkaravadisal almost the same The only difference is the rice is completely.cooked in milk. . Instead of jaggery  make with sugar. In Margazhi month,   We get akkaravadisal as prasadam at Ahobil matt  Chembur. Very tasty.
  • Prepare Time............10 min
  • Cook Time................30 min
  • Serve.........................5
a sweet dish with jaggery, rice and milk

Akkaravadisal



Ingredients

  • Rice...................................1cup
  • Split Moong Dhal................2 tbsp
  • Jaggery...............................2cups
  • Milk...................................4 cups
  • Pacha Karpooram..............a pinch
  • Cardamom Powder.............1/4 tsp
  • Ghee....................................3tbsp
  • Raisins..................................2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts.........................2 tbsp
  • Saffron..................................a pinch

Method
  • Wash the rice and dhal 
  • Boil the milk , add rice and dhal.
  • Cook them till they become tender
  • Boil less water add the jaggery.
  • Filter the syrup and add to the cooked rice.
  • Roast the nuts and raisins, add to the rice
  • Add cardamom powder and pacha karpooram and mix well
  • You can cook the rice and dhal in pressure cooker.
  • Instead of jaggery use sugar.
  • Add more ghee to give extra taste.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Gokulashtami Festival



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Janmashtami is known as Gokulashtami, Sri Krishna Jayanthi,Ashtami Rohini etc is the birthday celebration of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami )of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada (August/September)
Krishna was the 8th son of Devak /Vasudev.We celebrate this festival by fasting and staying till midnight. We prepare Nai Appam, Murukku, Vella Cheedai, Uppu cheedai, sweet Aval and Payasam We decorate the idol and put rangoli and steps.We wait Lord krishna to arrive at midnight and do arathi, recite slokas and do arathi.
In Mumbai people celebrate Govinda Alare. People all over Maharashtra try to break the pot  filled with buttermilk..
Here are the recipes for Nai Appam, Cheedai, Vella Cheedai
Murukku. Sweet Aval

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Popcorn Ladu


I made this popcorn ladu and came out very well. This recipe is from my friend Saila's blog (Drsaila.com).Thank you Saila. This ladu is very easy to make.
Sweet dish with popcorn, brown sugar and nuts
Popcorn ladu

Ingredients



  • Popcorn powder....... ..............2 small cups
  • Powdered jaggery...................1cup
  • Coarsely Powdered Nuts .......1cup
  • Cardamom Powder.................A pinch

Method


  • Make popcorn and powder it ( I coarsely powdered)
  • Powder the nuts coarsely and mix all. 
  • Make a syrup with jaggery and 2 tbsp water.
  • When it becomes one thread consistency add the powders.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.Make small balls and keep.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thiruvathrai Kali

Thiruvathirai Kali

We celebrate Thiruvathirai the birthday of Lord Shiva.It is also called Arudra Darshanam.This is an important festival for young girls. Early morning we take bath and go to the Shiva temple and worship lord Shiva.Prepare Kali and Talakam do puja with naivedyam and arathi..Keralites celebrate with dance and feast.
Ingredients
  • Raw rice .................................2 cups 
  • Jaggery .................................. 2cups 
  • Cardamom(Elaichi Powder)..... half tsp
  • Grated Coconut....................... half cup
  • Ghee ......................................2 tsp
  • Water......................................4cups

Method

  • Soak the rice for an hour.
  • Dry it by spreading them on a white cloth and roast the rice in a simmer flame until it turns light red colour. Powder it into coarsely when it cools down .
  • Heat a pan with water, add powdered jaggery.
  • When it boils add the rice powder . 
  • Add cardamom powder and coconut, mix it well

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nuts Burfi (Healthy Burfi)

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 I used to make  ladu with cashew nuts, walnuts,gund, badam and flax seeds. This time I tried burfi and it came out well. No butter  and less sugar and healthy one.
Using flax seeds, all nuts and less sugar, No ghee
Nuts Burfi

Ingredients
  • Badam(Almonds)....................1 cup
  • Walnuts...................................1 cup
  • Cashew Nuts..........................1 cup
  • Flax Seeds...............................1 cup
  • Sugar.......................................1 cup
Method
  • Dry roast all nuts and flax seeds separately for 2 minutes and powder them coarsely .
  • Heat quarter cup of water and sugar.
  • When the water boils and get one string consistancey put off the flame
  • Add the mixture and mix well.
  • Spread the mixture in a greased plate
  • When it cool little cut them into desired shapes.
  • You can make this burfi in microwave.
  • Roast the gund in ghee and powder it. Add in the mixture(Optional)


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Ada Pradhaman

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Ada Pradhaman is a sweet payasam with coconut milk. It is very popular payasam in Kerala.this is one of the main dish in all weddings in Kerala,

Ingredients


For ada

  • Fresh Rice Powder.....................200gms
  • Sugar..........................................1/2 cup
  • Ghee...........................................1tsp
  • Small Plantain Leaves...................6

Method



  • Place the  plantain leaves directly on the gas and make them tender.
  • Add rice flour, sugar and ghee make a dough not too thick not too thin.
  • Sprinkle the dough with your hand on the leaves.
  • Roll the leaves and tie them both sides with thread.
  • Drop them in boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • Remove them and put them in cold water and keep them in strainer.
  • Cut the Adas into small.pieces
  • (You can buy in Indian stores)

Ada Pradhaman


Ingredients

  • Ada..............................1cup
  • Jaggery.........................1/2 kilo
  • Coconut........................2
  • Cardamom Powder.......1tsp
  • Coconut Pieces.............2tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts................2tbsp.

Meth



  • Grate the coconut and extract the milk Melt the jaggery
  • Fry the adas by adding ghee for few minutes.
  • Add the jaggery to the adas and boil for ten minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and mix it well.
  • When the  mixture is about to boil, remove from the flame.
  • Add cardamom powder and roasted cashew nuts and coconut pieces.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ganesh Festival

Vinayak Chaturthis is festival of Ganesh
Vinayak Chaturthi
"Ganapathy Bappa Moreya "
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