Monday, December 27, 2010

Sarkara Upperi

Sarkara Upperi

This sweet upperi we make at home in Kerala. Now you can get in shops.
It is very tasty and usually serve in Sadyas.
Ingredients
  • Raw Plantains..................................3
  • Grated Jaggery...............................2 cups
  • Cardamom Powder.......................1 tsp
  • Dry Ginger Powder........................1tsp
  • Roasted Cumin Powder................ 1 tsp
  • Sugar............................................1/2 cup
  • Oil to fry.
Method
  • Cut the plantain lengthwise,equal size thick pieces after removing the skin.
  • Heat a pan with oil fry them till they become crispy.

Sarkarai Upperi is served on onam/ vishu festival days
Sarkarai Upperi
  • Heat pan with half cup of water add the jaggery to make syrup
  • Add roasted jeera(cumin seeds)  powder, cardamom powder2tsp sugar...
  • When the syrup becomes thick add the fried bananas.
  • When all the chips dried remove from the flame.
  • Slowly stir and add 1 tsp sugar,dry ginger powder  to make banana pieces crisp and separate.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Puran Poli

Puran Poli


Poran Poli is made on festival days
Poran Poli
 Puran Poli

Puran poli is a Maharashtrian dessert.Polis are like chapathis with the puran(sweet made with lentils) stuffe in it.
Ingredients
  • Chana Dhal..........................2cups
  • Powdered Jaggery................2cups
  • Maida/Atta..........................2cups
  • Cardamom Powder.............1 pinch
  • Ghee/Oil.............................3tsp
  • Warm water to knead the dough
 Method
  • Add water and oil to the flour, knead into a soft dough. 
  • Apply oil and keep. Cook the chanadahl till it becomes tender. 
  • Grind in blender with our water. Add powdered jaggery and boil them in a low flame.
  • Add little ghee and make a soft filling.
  • Take a little filling and make ball.
  • Take the ball sized dough and roll it like chapathi,place the same sized ball of filling in the center and seal all round.'Spread this dough into 6" diameter carefully by applying flour.
  • Heat a pan and place the poli in that when one side is golden brown add ghee and turn the other side. and roast it. Serve hot by adding ghee on the top.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Shankarpali

Shankarpali

Maharashtrian makes this sweet dish for diwali.
Shankarpali

Ingredients

Maida………………….2cups
Sugar…………………..1cup
Ghee……………………1/3 cup
Milk.................................3tbsp






Method

Heat a pan with milk add sugar and ghee together till the sugar dissolves. 
When it cools down, add maida and knead into soft dough. 
Roll the dough into chapathi size and cut into small diamond shapes.
Keep them in a cloth. Heat the ghee or oil fry them in a low flame till they become golden brown. 
If you want less sweet, add 2 cups of maida more and make shakarpali.
(You can add 3 tbsp fine suji (Rava) while making the dough I have not added in my dough)

Another way to do this dish
Mix milk, maida and little ghee and make a dough. 
Make chapathi and cut into square pieces.
Heat  a pan add little water and sugar, make a pagu.
Just one string consistency, add the pieces and mix well. let them cool down
Crispy shanka pali ready.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wheat Flour Ladu (Ladu With Chapathi Atta)

Wheat flour Ladu
Ladus are always made up of wheat flour/ besan/nuts/sesame seeds and peanuts. I tried  wheat flour ladus for Diwali and came out very well. So I am sharing with you, It is very easy to prepare
Ingredients

Wheat Flour Ladu
Wheat Flour Ladu


  • Wheat Flour (Atta)............ 1cup
  • Powdered Sugar.................1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder............1/2 tsp
  • Ghee..................................1tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts,,,,,.................1tbsp

Method
  • Fry the flour in low flame till it you get pleasant aroma.
  • Powder the sugar  and roast the nuts. 
  • Mix all together with cardamom powder. Add ghee and make balls.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Diwali Bhakshanams(தீபாவளி பக்ஷணம்)

I made, Thattai, Mixture, Thenkuzhal .Badam cake, Wheat flour Ladu,Ravaladu and Diwali Marundhu for this Diwali.


Diwali bhakshanams
Diwali bhakshanams


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Anjir/Dates Burfi (Figs/Dates Burfi)

Ingredients
  • Anjir………................1cup
  • Dates………...............1cup
  • Milk……….................2cups
  • Sugar……...................2cups
  • Nuts(Cashew Nuts)........1/2 cup
  • Ghee……....................2tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder…..1/2tsp
Method

Anjir Burfi ismade up of fig and sugar
Anjir Burfi










  • Boil the milk and soak the chopped anjir and dates for an hour.
  • Grind them coarsely, Add sugar and cook in low flame add ghee in between.
  • When the dough becomes thick, add the crushed nuts and put in a greased plate.
  • Cut them into pieces when it is cooled down.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Sweet Dish With Orange Skin

Ingredients

Sweet Dish with Orange Skin
Sweet Dish with Orange Skin
 Orange skin chopped..............2 cups
Sugar......................................1cup


Method


Heat a pan with2tbsp water and sugar.
when the sugar melts add the orange pieces and stir them.
 When it Crystallizes  remove and keep. Very tasty dish.
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