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.
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