Friday, November 25, 2011

Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies  are baked
Ginger Cookies

Ingredients


  • All Purpose Flour...............3/4 cup
  • Whole Wheat Flour............3/4 cup
  • Oil......................................3/4 cup
  • Milk...................................1/2 cup
  • Baking Soda......................1/4 tsp
  • Baking Powder..................1/4 cup
  • Powdered Flax seed..........1tsp
  • Dry Ginger.........................1tsp
  • Vanilla Essence................. .!/2 tsp
  • Salt....................................1/2tsp
  • Crystallized Ginger..............2tsp
  • Lemon Zest..................... ..1/2 tsp
  • Brown sugar....................  .1/2 cup.
  • Cinnamon........................ ..1/4 tsp
  • Powdered Sugar.................1/4 cup

Method


  • Preheat the oven into 350 degree.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and make a soft dough, till all incorporated well..
  • Make small balls out of the dough and flatten the balls slightly with your fingers 1"diameter.
  • Place them  1" a part in a baking sheet.Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Cool them and put in a tight jar.

Oats Cookies

  •  Maida, powdered oats and whole wheat flour equal parts( half cup each) with 3tbsp melted butter,powdered  flax seeds with3 tbsp water,brown sugar ( I use gud / vellam/ jaggery) and sugar 3/4 cup  baking soda, salt, coarsely powdered walnuts, almonds and cashew nuts 1cup, vanilla essence and cinnamon. 
  • Mix  all ingredients every well, make small balls place them keep in a baking sheet and bake in 350  degree preheated oven  for 12 minutes.
  • Healthy cookies are ready to eat.



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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gujia (Traditional Diwali Sweet)

Gujia  (Traditional Diwali Sweet)

Gujia is Traditional Diwali Sweet
Gujia
This sweet is a North Indian dish. They make this sweet for weddings and festivals. You can also make this sweet  with jaggery..Use koya instead of coconut
 
For Dough

  • Maida(All Purpose Flour)...................1 cup
  • Rava (Suji).........................................1tbsp
  • Oil/Ghee.............................................2tbsp
  • Warm Water for dough.......................1/4 cup

Filling

  • Grated Coconut ............................1 cup
  • Sugar.............................................1/2 cup
  • Sliced Badam.................................3tbsp
  • Chopped Cashews.........................3tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder........................1tsp

Method

  • Mix maida and oil, using hands mix well.Add water and make  soft dough.
  • Cover with damp cloth and keep.
  • Roast the coconut on low flame till it becomes light red.
  • Mix sugar add little water in a pan and cook till the sugar is dissolved fully
  • Add coconut cashews  almonds and cardamom.
  • Make equal sized balls out of dough. Roll the balls into circles 4" wide.
  • Place 1tsp of filling in the center and fold in semi circle. Pleat the edges to seal.Do all the same way.
  • Deep fry them in medium flame.. remove them in paper towels.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam is very easy to prepare and it tastes good

Ingredients

  • Semiya..............................1cup
  • Sugar.................................2cups
  • Milk(Whole).....................1 liter
  • Cardamom........................1/4 tsp
  • Cashew Nuts/ Raisins........1/4 cup
  • Ghee ................................2tsp

Method

  • Roast the cashews and raisins and keep.
  • Use the same pan to roast the semiya, adding little ghee till it becomes golden.
  • Boil the milk and add the semiya and cook in it.
  • When the semiya is cooked well, add the sugar and mix well.
  • Add the cashews, cardamom  and raisins.
  • Serve hot or cold.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Sweet Payaru (Thottil Payaru)

Sweet Payaru (Sundal)
For Navaratri we make this Sundal
Pacha payiru means whole moong dhal. For child's  thottil ceremony, we make this sweet dish too.This sweet dish can be prepared with black eyed peas and karamani too the same method.
Sweet Payaru (Thottil Payaru) is good for health
Sweet Payaru

Ingredients

  • Green Moong Dhal……… ½ cup
  • Jaggery…………………...½ cup
  • Grated Coconut………….!/4 cup
  • Cardamom Powder………1/2tsp

Method

  • Roast the moong dhal,  till it becomes golden and nice  aroma.rises.
  • Pressure cook the moong dhal by adding water.
  • It should cook well so that it incorporate with jaggery well.
  • Heat a pan with little water, add the jaggery.
  • When it dissolves add the cooked moong dhal and mix well.
  • When it mixes well add coconut and cardamom Powder.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rava Ladu

Ingredients
Rava Ladu is diwali sweet
Rava Ladu
  • Rava...........................1cup
  • Sugar..........................3/4 cup
  • Ghee.......................... 1tsp
  • Grated Coconut...........2tsp
  • Cashew Nuts...............2tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder.....1/4tsp



Method
  • Roast the rava and coconut with the ghee into golden brown colour.
  • Another pan add 1/2 cup water and sugar ,boil till it becomes one string consistency. 
  • Mix both and stir for sometime.Turn off the flame.
  • Add roasted cashew nuts and cardamom powder.
  • The dough becomes ready to make balls...
  • Ladus will become firmer if left alone for some time.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Seven Cup Sweet

7- cup Sweet
This sweet is very easy to prepare.This is one of the sweets we make for Diwali. 
  • Besan...........................1cup
  • Milk..............................1cup
  • Grated Coconut............1cup
  • Ghee.............................1cup
  • Sugar.............................cups


Seven Cup Sweet is very to prepare
Seven Cup Sweet
Method

  • Mix all ingredients together and heat it in a low flame till the mixture becomes thick.
  • Stir continuously.
  • When the mixture turns into thick dough transfer into a greased plate.
  • Cut into pieces when it cools down.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thenga Thirattipal

Thenga thirattipal is one of the item in seer varisaikal for theSouth Indian Wedding.( Seven Chuttu Murukku,, Athirasam, Thenkuzhal,  Manoharam, Laddu, Thirattipal etc)

We prepare Thenga Thirattipal  for wedding
Thenga Thirattipal









Ingredients

  • Grated coconut.......................2cups
  • Jaggery...................................2cups
  • Cardamom Powder................1/2tsp
  • Ghee......................................2tbsp

Method

  • Grind the coconut coarsely.
  • Heat a pan with 1/2 cup of water add the powdered jaggery and make a pagu.(syrup)
  • Filter the same, using a filter to remove the dirt if any.
  • Boil again and add ground coconut and ghee and stir it till it becomes thick and  you can make a small ball out of it with out sticking.
  • Keep this sweet for a month

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Chenai Pradhman( Yam payasam)

We rarely make Chenai Pradhan  in our house  because   there are  many varieties of Pradhaman. Pazha pradhaman, Ada Pradhaman, Palada Pradhaman , Chakka Prdhaman etc.For this Pradhaman it is good if you choose new chena. It cooks very fast,

Chenai Pradhaman is made up of yam and jaggery
Ingredients
  • Chena (Yam) pieces.........................1 cup
  • Jaggery............................................3cups
  • Coconut..........................................2cups
  • Coconut Pieces...............................3tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder..........................1tsp
  • Cashew nuts.....................................few
Method
  • Wash the chenai and remove the skin and cut into pieces.
  • Pressure cook the chenai pieces adding water to it. It should cook well.
  • When it cools, remove the water and grind into fine paste.
  • Add water  and jaggery boil it and kept.
  • Grind the coconut and extract the  second and first milk 1 cup each.
  • Heat pan with ghee add the ground chenai . and jaggery water and cook in a low flame.until it cooks well.
  • Add the second milk first and boil it.
Then when becomes thick add the first milk.
Then it should not boil.
Fry the coconut pieces and nuts and add to the payasam. Sprinkle cardamom powder.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sweet Semiya Elai Adai (Vermicelli Elai Ada)

This sweet adai is like elai adai with jackfruit, coconut poornam etc. This adai is made up of semiya. Very tasty and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Semiya........................1cup
  • Sugar..........................3/4 cup
  • Milk.............................3cup
  • Cardamom Powder......1/2tsp
  • Grated Coconut............1cup
  • Ghee.............................3tsp

Method

  • Heat pan with ghee add semiya and fry a little.
  • Add milk and let it boil.
  • When the semiya is cooked well, remove from the flame and let it cool.
  • Add the sugar , cardamom powder and coconut.
  • Mix well, add the ghee and make big balls and keep.
  • Take banana leaf and make it soft by placing over the flame for few seconds, so that you could fold it.
  • Place the ball sized dough in the leaf and fold it into half. 
  • Heat a non stick tawa place the adais on it.
  • When one side is cooked turn the other side. 
  • Serve with ghee.
  • Banana leaves are available at Asian stores in USA. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rava Cake

Ingredients

  • Rava..................1/4 cup
  • Maida................1cup
  • Sugar.................1cup
  • Butter.................1/2cup
  • Milk...................1cup
  • Baking powder...1/2tsp

Method

  • In a bowl mix maida, sugar and milk and make into a paste.
  • Add rava, butter  and baking powder.
  • Mix well and  keep it for 15 minutes.
  • Take a baking pan grease with butter and pour the batter evenly and bake it for fifteen minutes to 300 Degree.
  • When the toothpick  come out clean and  then it is done.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Carrot Cake

Carrot cake

Ingredients

  • Carrots......................2cups
  • Sugar.........................1cup
  • Baking Soda...............1/4 tsp
  • Soy Milk.....................1cup
  • Oil..............................1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon...................1tsp
  • Raisins.......................1/2cup
  • Whole wheat flour......3 cups
  • Salt a Pinch

Method

  • Grate the carrots. Add little water, carrots, raisins and spices in a pan and boil for five minutes.
  • Add sugar and salt. 
  • When the carrots are softened remove from the flame and cool it.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree . 
  • Take a large bowl add flour and soda together mix it well. 
  • Add the cooled carrots along with soy milk ,oil and mix well..
  • Grease the pan spread the batter. 
  • Bake it for 50 minutes.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Cheerios Urundai (Cheerios Sweet balls)

This sweet  I tried when there was no sweet  to eat. It is so delicious, Children love this.
Cherio Urundai is for kids
Cherio Urundai
Ingredients
  • Cheerios.................................2cup
  • Powdered Jaggery...................1cup
  • Walnuts...................................3tbsp
  • Coconut Pieces.......................2tbsp

Method 
  • Heat a pan with 1/4 cup water and jaggery.
  • Mix well. When the syrup becomes thick put off the flame and add the cheerios, walnut and coconut.
  • Mix well and make ball after wetting your hand.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sweet Appam ( with sugar)

I tried this appam with sugar and it is very tasty. You can try this dish.

Appakarai
Appakarai
Ingredients

  • Raw Rice.......................1cup
  • Sugar..............................1 and 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut..............\.1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder........1/2tsp
  • Oil to fry

Appam with sugar
Appam with sugar
Method









  • Soak the rice for about 2 hours and grind with coconut into a very fine paste.
  • Add sugar and cardamom and grind one round.
  • Heat appam vessel with oil and pour the batter into the kuzhi. (Use non stick appakkarai)
  • When one side is cooked turn to other side.
  • Remove the appams in to a paper towel.
  • It tastes very good.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pazha Pradhaman

Pazha Pradhaman.

We make payasam with ripe banana(Nentrapazham).It is the one of pradhaman  dish in Kerala.
Onam sadya is not complete without delicious pradhaman with ada, chakkavaratti or pazham.

Ingredients

Nentrapazham varatti
  • Nentrapazham..............6
  • Jaggery......................2cups
  • Ghee.........................3tbsp
Method
  • Remove the skin of the pazham ,cut into pieces. 
  • Cook the pieces in cooker with out adding water. 
  • Grind in blender into fine paste.
  • Heat a pan with little water add jaggery. 
  • When it mixes add the paste and mix well.
  • Add little ghee and make like thick jam(Chakkavaratti)

Pradhaman

  • Pazham Varatti........................1cup
  • Jaggery...................................1cup
  • Coconut Milk (1st one)...........1cup
  • Dry Ginger Powder................1tsp
  • Coconut Milk (2nd one).........2cups
  • Coconut Pieces.....................3tbsp
  • Ghee to fry coconut.

Method

  • Mix the pazham varatti and 2nd milk and boil this mixture. 
  • Add jaggery and let it boil.When all are mixed well, add the 1st milk. 
  • Then it should not boil. Fry the coconut pieces and add to the pradhaman
  • Sprinkle dry ginger powder.
  • It is very tasty payasam.

Whole Wheat Flour Coconut Burfi

Ingredients

  • Jaggery..........................1/2 cup
  • Wheat Flour...................1cup
  • Milk..............................2tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds................2tsp
  • Dry Coconut Powder,,,,,3tbsp
  • Ghee..............................2tbsp

Method

  • Mash the jaggery into powder.
  • Grind the dry coconut into fine powder.
  • Heat a pan with ghee on medium flame add wheat flour and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Then add jaggery, coconut powder and sesame seeds.
  • Cook in low flame by adding milk.
  • When it becomes thick pour into a greased plate.
  • Press them nicely Cut into desired shape. 
  • Make sure not to overcook the jaggery .if you like add crushed nuts.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Eggless Date Cake



Ingredients

  • Chopped Dates...............1cup
  • Water..............................2cups
  • Sugar..............................1cup
  • Cinnamon.powder..........1tsp
  • Clove  powder................1/2tsp
  • Maida.............................2cups
  • Salt............................    .a pinch
  • Vanilla essence............    1tsp
  • Soda Powder...............  .2tsp
  • Corn oil(any oil)..........  ..1/4 cup

Method

  • Soak the dates in 1cup of water for 3hours.
  • Heat 1cup of water add the soaked dates with water. 
  • Add cinnamon powder, sugar, salt ,clove powder, oil and vanilla essence.
  • When it boils turn into low flame and heat for 5 more minutes. Let it cool.Sieve the maida and soda powder and add to the date water. 
  • Mix well Transfer into greased baking vessel.
  • Keep in the oven and bake at 175 degree for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kalkand ( Sweet) ( Microwavable)

Kalakand is like thirattipal in a solid form.You can make with condensed milk and ricotta cheese in microwave.( quantity would be more because of the cheese) It takes 10 to 12 minutes if you make the below quantity.
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Ingredients

  • Condensed milk.........................1 tin
  • Ricotta Cheese.........................1  box
  • Ghee........................................1tsp
  • Mixed nuts...............................1/4 cup
  • Cardamom Powder..................1/4 tsp

Method

  • Mix ricotta cheese and condensed milk together. 
  • Keep in the microwave for 5 minutes uncovered. 
  • Take it out mix well again keep for 3 more minutes.
  • Till it becomes thick you have to keep in microwave 2/3 times for 2 minutes.
  • When it turns to very thick add the broken nuts, cardamom powder and ghee. 
  • Press in the vessel with a flat spoon and keep it out. 
  • After it cools down, cut into shapes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jangri

Jangri is the sweet which mostly we prepare for Diwali, festivals and weddings. Everybody love this sweet.I have made this two times. .In my house all like this sweet. Jangri. is a very juicy ,tasty  and classic sweet.

Ingredients

  • Urad Dal.........................1cup
  • Orange Food Colour........a pinch
  • Saffron.............................4/5 strings
  • Sugar...............................1cup
  • Lemon Juice.....................1tsp
Jangri is liked by everyone
Jangri
Method

  • Soak the Dal for 3 hours and grind with little water till it becomes smooth and fluffy.(grind in wet grinder)
  • Add food color , mix well and keep. 
  • Another  pan add little water and sugar let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes and put off the flame.
  • Take a thin cloth or zip lock bag and make a small hole at the center. 
  • Heat ghee or oil.Fill the dough in the cover and do in circle way and small circle around the big circle.
  • You have to practice this. 
  • Practice makes this perfect.
  • Deep fry on a medium heat till crispy and golden on both sides.
  • Drain them all and immerse in the sugar syrup. 
  • When the jangris are coated with sugar syrup, remove and keep them in plate.
  • Use grinder or food processor for the batter.
  • Make it in a low flame and in flat bottomed pan.
  • You can use ghee instead of oil.
  • No need of using rice flour.unless if you use grinder.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Black Urad Dhal and Sesame Seeds Ladu (Sunnundalu)


Black urad dhal and sesame seeds ladu is famous in Andhra and I learnt this recipe from my friend.This is very healthy sweet. I have taken less sugar so that you can get the taste of dhal. It is so delicious sweet. Try and enjoy yourself.
Ingredients
  • Black Urad Dhal..................1cup
  • Sesame Seeds......................1cup
  • Sugar...................................1cup
  • Cardamom Powder.............1/2tsp
  • Melted Ghee.......................1/2 cup
Method
  • Dry roast the black urad dhal in a low flame( about15/ 20 minutes) til you get a pleasant aroma.
  • The same way roast the sesame seeds.
  • Let it cool down. .Powder  the dhal  sesame seeds and sugar  into fine powder separately.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add cardamom powder.
  • Pour ghee slowly and mix. 
  • Using hands make small sized balls.If needed add more ghee.
  • Black urad dhal can be powdered small portion by portion so that it is equally powdered.
  • You can add more sugar if you like.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Healthy Carob Balls(Carob Ladu)

Healthy Carob Balls
Carob Powder
Carob Powder


Carob Ladu
Carob powder
Walnuts,Dates and Sugar
Walnuts,Dates and Sugar


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.
. 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
Carob Balls is made with carob and dates
Carob balls





  • 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

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Ras Malai

Ras Malai.This is one of my favorite sweets. Very easy to make this sweet.
Ingredients
  • Milk......................................................4 cups
  • Sugar....................................................3tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder...............................1/2tsp
  • Thinly sliced almonds and pistachios......3tbsp
  • Rasagulla..............................................10

Ras Malai is very juicy
Ras Malai
Method

  • I  use rasagulla for ras malai. Remove the water and make the rasgulla flat and keep.
  • Boil the milk (I use 2%) on medium heat and reduce to half. Stir continuously so that it wont burn on the bottom.
  • Add the sugar and cardamom powder. 
  • Drop the rasagulla one by one into the milk and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.transfer the ras malai into a serving bowl. 
  • Sprinkle the nuts.
  • Chill the ras malai and serve.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sukiyan

Sukiyan is a sweet dish.It is not a normal sweet we make at home.This sweet mostly prepared only on shradham day with appam, vadai, ellu urundai and sugiyan.
Ingredients
  • Green Gram.....................1 cup
  • Grated Jaggery.................3/4cup
  • Grated Coconut...............1cup
  • Rice.................................1/2 cup
  • Urad Dhal.........................2tbsp
  • Salt.................................. A pinch
Method
  • Dry roast the green gram until you get nice aroma.
  • Cook the green gram in pressure cooker.
  • Remove excess water and keep.
  • Boil Jaggery with 1/4 cup water and strain all the dirt.
  • Heat the jaggery, when it start boiling add the coconut and mashed the dhal
  • Keep stirring until all the water evaporate and the mixture becomes thick.
  • When it is cooled, make small balls and keep.
  • Soak the dhal and rice  for 2 hours and  grind into fine paste by adding salt.
  • It should be like dosa batter consistency.....
  • Heat oil in a pan when it hot, dip the balls in the batter and drop one by one.
  • When they are golden brown remove them from the oil into a paper towel.
  • You can make this filling with chana dhal, coconut.The method is the same.

Cup Cake

Ingredients

  • Oats................      .1/2cup
  • Buttermilk...............1/2 cup
  • Maida.....................1/2 cup
  • Salt.........................1/4tsp
  • Walnuts..................2tbsp
  • Apricots.................2tbsp
  • Oil..........................3tbsp
  • Brown sugar............1/4 cup
  • Baking Soda...........1/4 tsp
  • baking powder........1/4tsp
  • Egg.........................1
Method
  • Mix oats and buttermilk well..Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Mix flour,baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add walnuts  apricots,oil egg and brown sugar. to oats mixture 
  • Mix well and put in greased muffin cups.
  • Bake in 350 degree for 10 to 15 minutes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vella Cheedai (Sweet Cheedai)

Vella Cheedai 
I always make this vella cheedai for Krishna Jayanthi. One or two times it didn't come out well. Now I can do nice crispy vella cheedais
Ingredients

  • Rice flour........................1cup
  • Powdered jaggery...........1cup
  • Cardamom powder.........1/4tsp
  • Coconut Pieces...............2tbsp
  • Urad Dhal Powder..........2tbsp
  • Water..............................1cup
  • Ghee................................1tsp

Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna
Method
  • Roast the raw rice flour into golden brown and let it cool down.
  • Heat 1cup water and add jaggery and let it boil. Add the flour, mix well. 
  • First it is little watery but when it cooled down it becomes thick. 
  • Add roasted urad dhal powder ,cardamom powder.,ghee and sesame seeds .
  • You can prepare the dough and keep the previous day. 
  • Make small balls with the dough. Heat a pan with oil when it is hot drop all the balls. 
  • Make the flame low and cook till they become golden .

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bread Halwa

I have some left over bread. Some I crushed and kept as bread crumps. The other 2 slices I tried halwa like (rava halwa )and it came out very well.

Bread Halwa





Bread Halwa
Ingredients





Ingredients
  • Bread Slices........................2
  • Sugar.................................1 cup
  • Ghee.................................2tbsp
  • Milk..................................2cups
  • Cardamom........................a pinch
  • Cashew Nuts........................few
  • Kesari Powder....................a pinch
Method
  • Remove the sides of the bread and make very small pieces. 
  • Add ghee in a pan fry the bread pieces till it becomes golden.
  • The add the milk(If needed add more milk) and it should cook the milk. 
  • Add sugar, kesari powder and 1tbsp ghee and stir till it comes out of the sides. 
  • Decorate with roasted cashew nuts.I never expected it so tastier.
  • The preparation is like rava kesari.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pori Urundai

Pori Urundai (Puffed Rice Ladus)

This is the one of the prasadams for karthika deepam.We will not get the  aval pori  here,but we get in India.
Ingredients
  • Pori........................4cups
  • Powdered Jaggery..1/2 cup
  • Cardamom.............1/2tsp
  • Coconut Pieces.......2tbsp
Method

Pori Urundai
Pori Urundai
  • Boil 1/2 cup water with jaggery. 
  • When the jaggery will become  soft ball consistency,add the coconut pieces and cardamom powder. 
  • Mix with the pori and put off the flame.
  • Mix well and make small balls when it is hot.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ethapazha Halwa(Ripe Plantain Halwa)

This halwa is typical Kerala special and very tasty too.We make on Onam festival day 
Ingredients
  • EthaPazham........................6
  • Sugar.................................1cup
  • Ghee................................1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder............1/2tsp
 
Method
  • Take ripe ethpazhams for this halwa. 
  • Remove the skin and cut into small pieces. 
  • Heat a thick bottomed vessel with 1/2 cup of water  and add  sugar. 
  • Let it boil. Then add the pazham and stir  continuously.
  • Add ghee little by little while stirring.
  • The colour should change into brown and ghee comes out of the dough. add cardamon powder.
  • Transfer the halwa from the pan to plate. 
  • No need to grease the plate because it has ghee. 
  • Level the halwa with a spoon and cut into shapes when it cools.Very tasty sweet.

Whole Wheat Atta Halwa

This halwa is very very easy and tasty too
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Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat flour..............................1cup
  • Sugar..................................................2cups
  • Cardamom Powder............................1/2tsp
  • Ghee................................................2tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts......................................few 

Wheat flour halwa
Wheat flour halwa

Method
  • Heat a pan with ghee add the wheat flour and roast till  the atta's raw smell goes. 
  • Add the sugar, cardamom Powder and roasted cashews. and stir with our lumps.
  • After some time the ghee comes out the dough, spread it in a greased plate. 
  • Cut it  into squares when it is cooled down.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Badusha (Diwali Sweet)

Badusha is a famous sweet in India. It is made during Diwali and weddings.It is not too sweet and tasty too. I prepare this sweet  for Diwali.
Ingredients
badusha is a sweet with maida and sugar
Badusha












  • Maida...................3cups
  • Ghee.....................3tbsp
  • Baking Powder.....1/2 tsp
  • Bakin Soda............1/4tsp
  • Yogurt..................3cups
  • Sugar.....................5cups
  • Cardamom............1/2tsp
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Mix maida, ghee, baking powder, salt .Add yogurt and make a thick dough 
  • No water..Keep the dough in the fridge for about two hours.
  • Prepare sugar syrup by adding water to the sugar and boil to one thread consistency.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Make a lemon size ball with the dough and  flatten it and press at the middle with your thumb.drop them in the hot oil. 
  • When they are in golden colour, remove them and keep to cool. 
  • Drop all the badushas in the syrup and keep 15 minutes. 
  • Remove them and keep them in a tray.
    The badushas are coated with the sugar syrup .
     

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wheat Halwa (Diwali Traditional Sweet)

Wheat Halwa

Tirunelveli Halwa is very famous. Whenever we visit Tirunelveli we buy lots of halwa for our friends. We buy from old Shanthi stores.For every diwali we used to make this halwa.It is time consuming work. But the taste is very very good. Here is the recipe.


Ingredients

Wheat....................2cups
Sugar....................2cups
Ghee.....................500gms
Cashew nuts..........few
Saffron.................a pinch
Cardamom Powder......1tsp

Method

Wash and soak the wheat overnight. 
Grind the wheat adding enough water to squeeze out all the milk..
Remove the wheat milk and filter it. Keep it for  a day.
Remove the watery layer.Bottom you get thick milk. 
Pour the milk in thick bottom vessel add sugar and cook.
Keep the flame low.Add ghee in between stir continuously.Add the saffron and cardamom powder.
Cook till the halwa becomes very thick.You can see the ghee coming out.
Add the roasted cashew nuts. 
Spread in a greased plate.Cut them into squares when it becomes cool.

Pal Paniyaram

This Pal Paniyaram is famous sweet in Chettinadu, I make this sweet very often.
Ingredients
  • Raw Rice.................1 cup
  • Urad Dhal................1cup
  • Salt........................1/4 tsp
  • Grated Coconut...........2cups.
  • Cardamom Powder......1tsp
  • Sugar.........................3cups
Method
  • Soak the rice and dhal for 4hours. Grind them to a fine paste by adding salt.
  • Heat a pan with oil drop small dough like very small balls. Fry them till they become golden. Grind the coconut and take juice. Add sugar and cardamom and mix well. Drop all the balls into this milk and cover for an hour. Eat them..

Monday, February 21, 2011

Nilakadalai Urundai (Kadalai Urudai)

Nilakadalai Urundai (Kadalai Urudai)

Ingredients
  • Peeled Peanuts...........................2cups
  • Jaggery........................................1cup
  • Cardamom Powder....................1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Powder...........................1/4 tsp

Method

  • Roast the peanuts and peel them
  • Heat a pan with little water and add the jaggery .
  • When you get a thick syrup(drop little jaggery syrup in the bowl of  water.
  • If you can make a ball out of it) add the peanuts and cardamom  and ginger powder. Mix well to coat all the peanuts with jaggery.
  • Remove to a plate and dust your palm with rice flour  and make small balls of the mixture..
  • Be careful of the heat.It is very tasty sweet.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Microwavable Badam/ Almond/Walnut/Cashew Nuts Burfi

Microwavable Badam/Almond/Walnut/ Cashew Nut s Burfi
Microwavable Badam/ Almond/Walnut/Cashew Nuts Burfi

Microwavable Badam/ Almond/Walnut/Cashew nuts Burfi
I tried  this recipe in microwave and came out very well. It is very easy and takes less time to make.There is no ghee and healthy too..Very  tasty sweet.
  Ingredients
  • Badam.................1/2cup
  • Almond................1/2cup
  • Walnuts................1/2 cup
  • Cashew Nut...........1/2 cup
  • Sugar...................2cups
  • Cardamom...........1/2tsp
  • Milk......................2tbsp

Method

  • Powder all the ingredients in food processor.
  • Remove in microwavable bowl, add milk and sugar. 
  • Mix well, keep for 2 minutes. Remove ,add cardamom powder and mix nicely .
  • Again  keep it in microwave two more minutes .
  • When it becomes thick spread in greased plate and let it cool 
  • Cut into pieces. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Date and Peanut Ladu

Date and Peanut Ladu.Very tasty Indian mithai
Ingredients
  • Dates…………………….. 1cup
  • Peanuts……………………1cup
  • Sesame Seeds……………..1cup
  • Jaggery……………………½ cup
  • Dry Ginger Powder…………1tsp
  • Ghee……………………….2tbsp
  • Dry Coconut Powder……….½ cup
Method
  • Powder the peanuts.Chop the dates and fry them in ghee till it becomes soft..
  • Add jaggery into the mixture and stir continuously.
  • Add the peanut powder and sesame seeds. Mix well.
  • When it becomes thick remove it in a plate to cool down.
  •  Apply ghee on your hands make small ladus.
  • Roll them in dry coconut powder.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wheat Rava Halwa (Godhumbu Rava Halwa)

Wheat Rava Halwa ( Dalia or Cracked wheat)

Ingredients
  • Wheat Rava..............................1cup
  • Sugar........................................1cup
  • Ghee......................................2tbsp
  • Cashew Nuts...........................1tbsp
  • Raisins......................................1tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder..................1/2 tsp
  • Water......................................3cups
Method
  • Fry the rava with little ghee till it becomes  golden. 
  • Boil the water and when it boils, add the rava and cook.
  • When the rava completely cooked and the water also absorbed add the sugar and ghee. 
  • Stir continuously till it becomes thick. add , cardamom,roasted cashews and raisins

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sabudana Kheer (ஜவ்வரிசி பாயசம்)(Tapioca pudding)



Jawarisi Payasam is with sago
Jawarisi Payasam
 This is very easy to prepare this dish.
Ingredients

  • Sabudana……………………1/2cup
  • Milk………………………..3cups
  • Sugar………………………¼ cup
  • Cardamom Powder…………1/2tsp
  • Saffron………………………1/2tsp
  • Cashew nuts…………………..6

Method 


  • Wash and soak the sabudana for 2 hours in water..
  • Boil the milk in heavy bottom pan for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir it very often. So that the milk does not stick to the bottom
  • Add the soaked sabudana and cook till the sabudana becomes soft.
  • Add cardamom, saffron and roasted cashew nuts. When it cools down it becomes thick.

Monday, January 10, 2011

White Pumpkin Halwa

White Pumpkin Halwa
Ingredients

  • Grated White Pumpkin.........1cup
  • Sugar..................................3/4 cup
  • Cashew Nuts.........................10
  • Cardamom Powder...........1/4 tsp
  • Milk...................................2cups
  • Ghee.................................2tbsp
Method

  • Grate the pumpkin and remove the excess moisture using a towel.. 
  • Add milk, sugar and cook it till it becomes thick
  • Then add ghee and cook till it separates from sides. 
  • Fry cashew nuts and add.Sprinkle the cardamom powder.
  • Spread the mixture in a greased plate.
  • When it cools down cut into squares or diamonds shape.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Pal Payasam (பால் பாயசம்)

Pal Payasam(பால் பாயசம்)

This sweet dish is made as naivedyam and also on festival days. There are so many varieties of payasams,We can make payasam with milk or jaggery. Pal means milk. This payasam is made with milk

Ingredients

  • Rice...........................1/2cup
  • Milk...........................2litres
  • Cashew-Nuts...............few
  • Cardamom Powder.....1/2 tsp
  • Sugar..........................2cups.
Method
  • Cook the rice. milk and sugar in pressure cooker. 
  • After 4/5 whistles slow the flame for 5 more minutes.
  • When it cools down remove in serving bowl and add fried cashews and cardamom powder.
  • In the cooker the rice in milk so the color changes .
  • It is easy to make in cooker.
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