Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thiruvathrai Kali

Thiruvathirai Kali

We celebrate Thiruvathirai the birthday of Lord Shiva.It is also called Arudra Darshanam.This is an important festival for young girls. Early morning we take bath and go to the Shiva temple and worship lord Shiva.Prepare Kali and Talakam do puja with naivedyam and arathi..Keralites celebrate with dance and feast.
Ingredients
  • Raw rice .................................2 cups 
  • Jaggery .................................. 2cups 
  • Cardamom(Elaichi Powder)..... half tsp
  • Grated Coconut....................... half cup
  • Ghee ......................................2 tsp
  • Water......................................4cups

Method

  • Soak the rice for an hour.
  • Dry it by spreading them on a white cloth and roast the rice in a simmer flame until it turns light red colour. Powder it into coarsely when it cools down .
  • Heat a pan with water, add powdered jaggery.
  • When it boils add the rice powder . 
  • Add cardamom powder and coconut, mix it well

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nuts Burfi (Healthy Burfi)

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 I used to make  ladu with cashew nuts, walnuts,gund, badam and flax seeds. This time I tried burfi and it came out well. No butter  and less sugar and healthy one.
Using flax seeds, all nuts and less sugar, No ghee
Nuts Burfi

Ingredients
  • Badam(Almonds)....................1 cup
  • Walnuts...................................1 cup
  • Cashew Nuts..........................1 cup
  • Flax Seeds...............................1 cup
  • Sugar.......................................1 cup
Method
  • Dry roast all nuts and flax seeds separately for 2 minutes and powder them coarsely .
  • Heat quarter cup of water and sugar.
  • When the water boils and get one string consistancey put off the flame
  • Add the mixture and mix well.
  • Spread the mixture in a greased plate
  • When it cool little cut them into desired shapes.
  • You can make this burfi in microwave.
  • Roast the gund in ghee and powder it. Add in the mixture(Optional)


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