Thursday, October 24, 2013

Atta Halwa (Wheat Kesari/ Halwa)

Atta Halwa
  • Prepare Time........................5min
  • Cook Time..........................10 min
  • Serve..................................3
Ingredients
  • Wheat Flour ( Chapathi Atta)...............3tbsp
  • Ghee....................................................2tbsp
  • Sugar...................................................6tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder..............................a pinch
  • Carrot puree.........................................1cup
  • Cashew Nuts...........................................Few
  • Kersari Powder....................................small pinch
  • (I used badam to garnish)
Method
  • Heat a pan add ghee and wheat flour.
  • Fry in low flame till you get nice aroma.
  • Take 5 small carrot and half cup water and put it in vita mix or grinder  grind inti nice puree.
  • Add this puree sugar, cardamom powder and  kesari  powder to the fried flour,
  • Cook till comes out of the sides.
  • Add ghee if needed  and garnish with roasted cashews.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Akkaravadisal


Akkaravadisal is a traditional Iyengar's recipe. Sarkarai pongal and akkaravadisal almost the same The only difference is the rice is completely.cooked in milk. . Instead of jaggery  make with sugar. In Margazhi month,   We get akkaravadisal as prasadam at Ahobil matt  Chembur. Very tasty.
  • Prepare Time............10 min
  • Cook Time................30 min
  • Serve.........................5
a sweet dish with jaggery, rice and milk

Akkaravadisal



Ingredients

  • Rice...................................1cup
  • Split Moong Dhal................2 tbsp
  • Jaggery...............................2cups
  • Milk...................................4 cups
  • Pacha Karpooram..............a pinch
  • Cardamom Powder.............1/4 tsp
  • Ghee....................................3tbsp
  • Raisins..................................2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts.........................2 tbsp
  • Saffron..................................a pinch

Method
  • Wash the rice and dhal 
  • Boil the milk , add rice and dhal.
  • Cook them till they become tender
  • Boil less water add the jaggery.
  • Filter the syrup and add to the cooked rice.
  • Roast the nuts and raisins, add to the rice
  • Add cardamom powder and pacha karpooram and mix well
  • You can cook the rice and dhal in pressure cooker.
  • Instead of jaggery use sugar.
  • Add more ghee to give extra taste.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Gokulashtami Festival



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Janmashtami is known as Gokulashtami, Sri Krishna Jayanthi,Ashtami Rohini etc is the birthday celebration of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami )of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada (August/September)
Krishna was the 8th son of Devak /Vasudev.We celebrate this festival by fasting and staying till midnight. We prepare Nai Appam, Murukku, Vella Cheedai, Uppu cheedai, sweet Aval and Payasam We decorate the idol and put rangoli and steps.We wait Lord krishna to arrive at midnight and do arathi, recite slokas and do arathi.
In Mumbai people celebrate Govinda Alare. People all over Maharashtra try to break the pot  filled with buttermilk..
Here are the recipes for Nai Appam, Cheedai, Vella Cheedai
Murukku. Sweet Aval

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Popcorn Ladu


I made this popcorn ladu and came out very well. This recipe is from my friend Saila's blog (Drsaila.com).Thank you Saila. This ladu is very easy to make.
Sweet dish with popcorn, brown sugar and nuts
Popcorn ladu

Ingredients



  • Popcorn powder....... ..............2 small cups
  • Powdered jaggery...................1cup
  • Coarsely Powdered Nuts .......1cup
  • Cardamom Powder.................A pinch

Method


  • Make popcorn and powder it ( I coarsely powdered)
  • Powder the nuts coarsely and mix all. 
  • Make a syrup with jaggery and 2 tbsp water.
  • When it becomes one thread consistency add the powders.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.Make small balls and keep.


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