Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Pasi Paruppu payasam(Moong Dhal Payasam)

Parippu Payasam(Moong Dhal Kheer)





Pasi Parippu Payasam is with jaggery and moong dhal
Pasiparippu Payasam
Pasi Parippu Payasam(Cheru Parippu Payasam)

Ingredients
  • Pasi parippu With the Skin.....1cup
  • Jaggery..................................1cup
  • Coconut Milk.........................1cup
  • Coconut Flakes.......................1/4 cup
  • Cardamom.Powder.................1/2 tsp
  • Broken Cashew Nuts..............3tbsp
Method
  • Roast the moong dhal till it becomes red. 
  • Wash the dhal and pressure cook it with one whistle.
  • Grind the grated coconut and take the thick milk. 
  • When the dhal is cooked ,add powdered jaggery and mix well. 
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes. When it is mixed well, add the coconut milk. 
  • The dhal should not boil after adding the coconut milk. 
  • Heat a pan with ghee and fry the coconut flakes and cashew nuts. 
  • Cashew nuts becomes golden,add to the payasam. 
  • Add cardamom powder too.Serve chilled or hot.
  • The same way you can make split chick pea(kadalai parippu payasam) payasam.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Carob Balls(Carob ladu)




carob walnuts dates paste is used to make sweet balls
Carob, dates and walnut paste



Carob, dates and walnuts are healthy stuffs
Carob, dates and walnut


Carob powder is made from the carob bean pod.
Carob Powder
Healthy Carob Balls

Carob powder
The pods are collected when brown, broken open and the hard seeds removed. The empty pods are washed and dry roasted and finally milled to a very fine powder, which is naturally sweet. This powder can be used in the same way as cocoa.It has many  nutritional values.
  The carob tree grows in the Mediterranean and is scientifically called Ceratonia siliqua.


Ingredients
  • Carob Powder………. half cup
  • Dates…………………half cup
  • Walnuts………………half cup
  • Coconut Flakes…….. 2tbsp 

Method

  • Soak the dates for 2 hours.
  • Grind the dates using the soaked water..
  • Powder the walnuts coarsely. 
  • Mix the date paste, carob powder and walnuts well. 
  • With wet hands roll the carob mixture into small balls.
  • Roll in coconut and chill(keep in the fridge) until ready to serve..
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