Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dates poli (Enthapazha Poli)



Dates Poli( Enthapazha Poli)
I tried Poli with dates at home and came out very tasty. Even though I made 6 or 7 polis because in my house no body eats sweets except me.But they tasted it and said very tasty. So you can also try this dates poli.

Enthapazha Poornam and outer Dough
Enthapazha Poornam and outer Dough















Ingredients

Covering


  • Maida or wheat flour.........1 cup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Til oil(sesame oil)...........2tbsp
  • Water to knead
  • Stuffing
  • Dates........................1cup
  • Jaggery......................1/2 cup
  • Ghee.........................3tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder..............1/4 tsp
  • Besan........................1/4 cup
  • Grated Coconut...............3tbsp
  • Milk.........................1/2 cup

Method


  • Soak the dates in the milk for 3 hours and grind into fine paste.
  • Heat a pan with ghee add besan and coconut fry a little to remove
  • the raw smell of besan.
  • Add jaggery and very little water. 
  • When it become a paste add the dates mix,cardamom powder and mix well.
  • It becomes thick, remove, cool it and keep it in the fridge.
  • See that stuffing is not too moist. 
  • It is so tasty you definitely eat this.
  • Make small balls and keep.


Enthapazha Poornam
Enthapazha Poornam

















  • Take a bowl add maida/flour , oil, salt all mix well and add water knead dough.
  • The dough should be soft and pliable.
  • Keep this dough covered for an hour.
  • Take little dough spread like puri size and keep the small dates mix and cover it all sides and roll into chapathi size.
  • If you know to make parathas, it is not difficult.















Heat dosakal put this poli cook both sides by adding ghee.Serve with ghee.


Enthapazha Poli
Enthapazha Poli
You can make only with dates with out using coconut or besan.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Edichu Pizhinja Payasam(Thengapal Payasam

Payasam
This payasam is very tasty. This is made up of rice ,jaggery and coconut milk. All feasts we (keralites)prepare this payasam in variations like ada pradhaman, pazhapayasam and parippu pradhaman.
Sweet Payasam with jaggery and coconut milk
Edicha Pizhunja payasam



Ingredients
  • Raw rice. .. (red rice is very tasty)........ 1cup
  • Jaggery.......................................................2cups
  • Coconut milk first one..............................2cups
  • Coconut milk.second one.........................2cups
  • Cardamom powder................................1/2tsp
  • Coconut flakes.........................................1/4 cup
  • Ghee..........................................................3tbsp
.Method
Take 2 coconuts ,grate and extract thick milk by grinding in the mixer.after adding 2cups of water extract thin milk and keep.
  • Cook the rice adding 2cups of water. 
  • When the cooked well add jaggery and stir well.
  • Add the thin milk and boil nicely.All should mix well. 
  • Lasly add the thick milk andit should not boil. 
  • Just heat it and remove in a serving bowl. 
  • Fry the coconut flakes in ghee till it becomes red. 
  • Add this along with cardamom powder into the payasam.


 Ada Pradhaman
  • Rice Ada (can getreadymade ads in Indian shops)..........1 cup
  • Jaggery..................................................................................2cups
  • Coconut Flakes......................................................................1/4 cup
  • Cardamom Powder..............................................................1/2 tsp
  • Ghee to fry the coconut
Method
  • Fry the adas in ghee lightly and boil this with 2 cups of water..
  • Extract the coconut milk first and second times.
  • When the adas are cooked, add jaggery (do not add jaggery first,the ads are will not cook).
  • First add the extract thin milk and cook well. Add the extract thick milk last and should not allow to boil.
  • Fry the coconut with ghee add to the payasam. 
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder.
  • Prepare adas at home. Soak 1/2 cup raw rice in water.Grind into fine paste. 
  • Take plantain leaf ,apply coconut oil pour the batter and spread thinly.
  • Roll up this, and tie with a string. Boil 2 cups of water and drop the roll into the boiled water.
  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the rolls and put it into cold water, remove and cut into pieces.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bundhi ladu


Bundhi ladu
Ingredients

Besan.............................. 1 cup
Rice flour..........................1 tbsp
Sugar................................1 and half cup
Cardamom powder.........1tsp
Diamond kalkandu..........2tbsp
Cashewnuts......................12

Clove..................................8
Colour................................a pinch

Method

For the sugar syrup
Heat a pan with little oil and add sugar.Let it become one thread consistency, add the saffron colour, cashew nuts, kalkandu, cloves, cardamom powder.

For bundhi
Mix besan and rice flour.like bhajia batter.
Heat a pan with oil. Take the bundhi thattu drop 1 big spoon batter. 
Bundhi droplets fall in the hot oil.Stir them till they are fully cooked. 
Collect all the bundhi straightaway drop in the sugar pagu. 
Keep doing till the syrup is full.Make medium sized balls.
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