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.
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