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Monday, November 9, 2015

Kaju gulab flowers / cashew rose flower sweet

Hi all , are you all busy preparing sweets in the last minute. Here is another variation in yesterday's sweet recipe. Yesterday I had posted the recipe for kaju sweet, the recipe for this dish is the same, but the shape I have given is of a flower. So here is a repeat recipe with the design. Try this cashew sweet with flower.



Ingredients:


  • Cashew - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Ghee for greasing
  • Rose Essence - 2 tsp
  • Rose colour - 1/2 tsp

Method:
  • Measure the cashews for a full cup . Take the measured cashews and grind it in a mixer into a fine  
  • Powder.
  • Make sure that the cashew is in room temperature before powdering it.
  • Take a non stick pan, dry fry the cashew powder and sauté for a while till it becomes warm.keep it aside.
  • Heat the same pan, add the sugar and water and keep stirring it. 
  • The consistency of the sugar syrup must be one string consistency.nicely stir the sugar syrup till you achieve the single thread consistency. When you touch in your hand, it should form a single thread between you two fingers.
  • Add the cashew powder and keep on stirring it until it becomes thick and transfer it to separate vessels. Stir it till it leaves the sides of the pan. Split the combined mixture into two. 
  • Add rose Essence and rose colour and mix well. Knead the mixture with hand into a dough and take in a parchment paper.
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  • Take it in a fresh counter, and rest it for sometime.
  • Knead the dough nicely and grease the rolling pin with ghee now roll the cashew dough into flat sheet in the aluminium foil or parchment paper.
  • Take the small ball from the white dough, flatten it. Take a smaller ball from pink dough, stuff it inside the white dough and close the ball fully. 
  • Take a knife or a sharp spoon to poke in the shape of a flower and cut open it.


You can get the flower design out of it. It was my first attempt. Happy with the outcome. Hope you all enjoyed it. Please feel free to post your feedback  sand review. Wishing all a lovely Diwali!
















Sunday, November 8, 2015

Kaju rose rolls

Diwali damaka sweet is kaju rose roll in my house. Kaju pista rolls is very famous and most of you would have had it. Since I ran out of pista from my pantry, I made it in cashew itself. Dedication to my daughter, by making in rose flavour. My kid don't touch any other sweet other than cashew and milk sweet. When I made kaju katli, she just enjoyed. So didn't want to make it again. So made these lovely rolls. It's very easy to make if you have a little patience.

Here is the recipe :


Ingredients:


  • Cashew - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Ghee for greasing
  • Rose Essence - 2 tsp
  • Rose colour - 1/2 tsp

Method:
  • Measure the cashews for a full cup . Take the measured cashews and grind it in a mixer into a fine  
  • Powder.
  • Make sure that the cashew is in room temperature before powdering it.
  • Take a non stick pan, dry fry the cashew powder and sauté for a while till it becomes warm.keep it aside.
  • Heat the same pan, add the sugar and water and keep stirring it. 
  • The consistency of the sugar syrup must be one string consistency.nicely stir the sugar syrup till you achieve the single thread consistency. When you touch in your hand, it should form a single thread between you two fingers.
  • Add the cashew powder and keep on stirring it until it becomes thick and transfer it to separate vessels. Stir it till it leaves the sides of the pan. Split the combined mixture into two. 
  • Add rose Essence and rose colour and mix well. Knead the mixture with hand into a dough and take in a parchment paper.
  • Take it in a fresh counter, and rest it for sometime.
  • Knead the dough nicely and grease the rolling pin with ghee now roll the cashew dough into flat sheet in the aluminium foil or parchment paper.
  • Take the pink dough and make small lengthy rolls of it and place it the flat white sheet and roll it until it's covered. Allow it to rest and. Online the same proces for rest of the dough.
  • Once everything is done.
  • Cut the rolls into small rolls and enjoy it. 

  • I have also made it in different shape which I will update later.


Happy Diwali folks, have a sweet and healthy Diwali!












Ragi murukku / kezhvaragu murukku

Diwali is just 2 days away and all of us are busy preparing sweets and savouries. Ragi murukku was in my to do list when the Ragi Omapodi was a hit in my house. So crispy, delicious. Ragi murukku was also enjoyed by my hubby and daughter. Verdict from hubby : yum it is without oil. Guys do try it out this healthy snack no share with your friends.



Ingredients :

  • Ragi - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Besan flour - 1 /4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Asafoedita -1/2tsp


Method :

In a wide vessel, add rice flour, besan flour, Ragi flour .
Add cumin seeds, asafodita, required salt.


Heat a tbsp of oil and pour it in the flour mixture. Knead the dough by adding required water. Make a soft dough.


Heat oil in a pan, take the murukku press put the star nozzle and take a ball of dough and fill in the mould. 






Close and press the mould inside the hot oil. Deep fry and strain it.

Store in a airtight box for a week, it will stay crispy!


















Friday, November 6, 2015

Kambu Ma ladoo / Bajra ladoo / pearl millet ladoo


Bajra is one of the oldest millet used by our ancestors. Along with wheat flour even bajra was included in the regular diet. It is known to have a very high fiber content which makes it healthier. It is used as a regular meal in places like Rajasthan, Gujarat. Now a day’s it is gaining its importance back.
Now Bajra are recommended by many health professionals, Dieticians and Nutritionist because of its various health benefits. It is also not very expensive millet which can reduce its consumption. People are becoming more and more conscious about the fact of bajra having various good effects on the body.
Dieticians and Nutritionist are trying their best to promote this particular millet and increase its consumption by educating its benefits among all groups of people. Awareness among the people helps to create a positive attitude towards this millet. It is also called as pearl millet. It is not expensive like pearl but it’s definitely has pearl like quality which is beneficial to the body. 
Source : nutrichoice4u.com
Here is another sweet for Diwali using pearl millet. As you know the benefits of it. Why not have a healthy Diwali ? Recipe is here.
Ingredients :

  • Bajra flour - 1 1/2 cup
  • Sugar powder - 1 cup
  • Ghee  - required to make ladoo
  • Cardamom powder - required
  • Cashews


Method :

  • Heat a pan, add 3 tsp of ghee , add the broken cashews and fry it well. Take the cashews and keep it aside. 
  • In  the same pan, in the remaining ghee add the Bajra flour and roast it in a pan till the raw smell of the flour vanishes and the color changes a bit.
  • Take the roasted flour and sugar powder together in a vessel.
  • Add cardamom powder to the mixture.
  • Mix it well. Add the fried cashews and press on the ladoo while making balls.
  • Add required ghee and make balls or ladoos using hand.
  • Make the ladoo said while the flour is hot. 

Yummy and soft Ma ladoo ready !












Thursday, November 5, 2015

Beetroot burfi


Diwali is a Festival of Lights in general terms. But it's festival of sweets and snacks distributed among friends and relatives. There are so many sweets that it is so confusing to decide what sweet to make for Diwali. Try every other sweet. Try this beetroot burfi, similar to coconut burfi or carrot burfi. It is very simple to make, nutritious, delicious and very healthy as the vegetable is involved. 






Ingredients :


  • Beetroot - 500 gms
  • Sugar - 1 cup or condensed milk - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder -1 tsp
  • Cashews for garnish


  • Method :

  • Grate the beetroot. Put it in a heavy bottomed pan, Add milk and condensed milk along with it.
  • Close with the lid and cook till the beetroot is boiled.
  • Once the beetroot is boiled, open the lid and keep stirring till it becomes thick. Some people add khova to form a barfi. I did not add any.
  • Once it became a thick dough. Add cardamom powder.
  • Grease a plate and transfer the beetroot mixture into the plate. Allow it to rest.
  • After half an hour , cut the Barbie with a knife and allow it to cool down completely. You can also refrigerate it.
  • Garnish with cashews. Yummy beetroot barfi is ready to serve!










  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Ragi Omapodi / kezhavaragu omapodi


    Today I am posting a savoury dish for this Diwali. This Ragi omapodi was a long time pending dish in my list. When's I tried it, I was too happy with the outcome. When compared to ordinary omapodi it is very easy to prepare and tastier than that and also healthier than the normal one, it's my favourite and my dads fav too.. It takes a very less time to fry and the crispness just stays even when kept for 4-5 days in an air tight container.

    Do try this for Diwali and share your valuable feedback!


    Ingredients:
    • Ragi - 1 cup
    • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
    • Besan flour - 1 cup
    • Chilly powder -1tsp or Omam - 1tsp or Omam water - 2 tsp
    • Salt
    • Water
    • Oil
    • Asafoedita -1/2tsp


    Method :

    In a wide vessel, add rice flour, besan flour, Ragi flour .
    Add chilly powder or ajwain seeds, asafodita, required salt.
    Heat a tbsp of oil and pour it in the flour mixture. Knead the dough by adding required water. Make a soft dough.


    Heat oil in a pan, take the murukku pressing put the omapodi nozzle and take a ball of dough and fill in the mould. 

    Close and press the mould inside the hot oil. Deep fry and strain it.
    Store in a airtight container. It will stay for a week.


    Crispy crunchy omapodis with Ragi!




















    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Kaju Katli / cashew barfi

    Kaju katli is one of the favourite sweets liked by many people. But I am a big time hater of this sweet. I do not like any nuts so I hate sweets made of nuts. But my hubby and kid loves this sweet. So as a surprise wanted to make this sweet for my kids birthday. She liked it a lot. It vanished in no time.

    Let me share the easy recipe of it. All of you can try these cashew barfi a for Diwali.





    Ingredients:


    • Cashew - 1 cup
    • Sugar - 1/2 cup
    • Water - 1/4 cup
    • Ghee for greasing

    Method:





    • Measure the cashews for a full cup . Take the measured cashews and grind it in a mixer into a fine  
    • Powder.
    • Make sure that the cashew is in room temperature before powdering it.
    • Take a non stick pan, add the sugar and water and keep stirring it. 
    • The consistency of the sugar syrup must be one string consistency.nicely stir the sugar syrup till you achieve the single thread consistency. When you touch in your hand, it should form a single thread between you two fingers.
    • Add the cashew powder and keep on stirring it until it becomes thick and it will form like a dough.
    • Take it in a fresh counter, and rest it for sometime.
    • Knead the dough nicely and grease the rolling pin with ghee no roll the cashew dough into flat barfi tray.


    Cut them using knife into desired shapes or even the preferred rhombus shaped kaju Katli.


    Melting katli a are ready to be distributed!








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