Showing posts with label Indian Sweets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Sweets. Show all posts

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Barley Kheer/Payasa


Happy Holi to all of you...Today I prepared Kheer out of barley,my family loved it and asking it to make it again.I prepared by grinding the barley into course powder.It is very easy and simple to prepare in no time,so I want to share with you on this auspicious day.Barley  is a good source of nutrients and antioxidants.This whole grain is not only packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, but is also one of the richest sources of fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber helps in the detoxification of the body, while soluble fiber attaches to fats to aid them in getting out of your body.Barley also helps in the stabilization of blood glucose levels. In short, eating barley is good for people with diabetes. This is because fiber found in barley can cause a delay in the stomach emptying and can slow down the body's absorption  of carbohydrates from foods. Barley should be included in the diet of a person suffering from this health problem.It also reduces body heat,good for urinary tract infections,kidney stones and water retention to name a few.


Ingredients:
Barley Powder-4tbsp
Milk-2cups
Condensed milk-1/2cup
Saffron strands-1/4tsp
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Cashewnuts-1tbsp
Almonds-1tbsp
Raisins-1tbsp
Ghee-2tsp



Method:
1.Chop the nuts roughly,Fry the nuts and raisins to golden brown in ghee and keep it aside.
2.In a pan boil the milk,when its nearly to boil add barley powder,allow it to boil until the mixture thickens.
3.Now add condensed milk,saffron strands and cardamom powder, cook for 2-3minutes on a low flame.
4.Garnish with fried nuts and raisins.Serve hot or cold.
Enjoy thick,creamy,healthy and delicious Barley kheer.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Namadaholige/Naamadallige/Rice Burfi

Happy Maha Shivaratri to all of you..This is a simple and very rustic traditional sweet made out of rice and jaggery.I always loved sweets made out of jaggery than sugar ones because jaggery has more nutritional value compared to sugar.Naamadallige or naamadaholige is a rare traditional sweet used to prepare in olden days during Shivaratri festival  using Tambittu flour or roasted rice powder along with tambittu and other delicacies.I got this recipe from my maternal grandmother..She used to tell in olden days i mean 40-50years ago, when there were no bakeries,sweet shops etc people used to prepare simple and easy sweets and savouries for snacking  using the ingredients available at home.Naamdallige is one such easy and healthy sweet and can be consumed little more without feeling guilty.I dedicate this post to my grandmother who was a great cook. She is no more with us..but her words and recipes are still remembered with love..love you ajji..miss u..


Ingredients:
Rice-2cups or Tambittu flour-1cup
Jaggery/Bella-1cup
Poppy seeds/Gasgase-1tbsp
Grated dry coconut/Kobari-1/2cup
Dry roasted dehusked peanuts/kadlebeeja-1/2cup
Puff Channa/Hurigadle/kadle-1/2cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Ghee-1tbsp and extra for greasing tray

Method:
1.To prepare roasted rice powder or tambittu flour,dry roast the rice flour till light brown and nice aroma comes, grind it into fine powder or milled it .Take 1cup of roasted rice powder.
2.In a vessel add jaggery and 2cups of water boil until the jaggery is fully dissolved in water.
3.Meanwhile coursly crush peanuts and puff channa and grease the tray or plate with ghee and keep it aside.
4.When the jaggery syrup begins to boil,add cardamom,grated dry coconut, crushed Peanut and puff channa and ghee mix well.
5.Stir the mixture slowly add rice powder and mix well,close the lid and keep on a low flame for 5minutes.
6.Take out  of the flame remove the lid and transfer the mixture to greased tray or plate and evenly pat the mixture on the plate
.Leave it to cool.Cut into desired shapes and serve.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Belladanna/Sweet pongal/Gud ka chawal



Ingredients:
Rice-1/2cup
Moongdal/Hesarubele-1/2cup
Jaggery-1cup
Ghee/Tuppa-2tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Copra grated/Cobari turi-2tbsp
Cashew nuts-fistful
Raisins-fistful



Method:
1.Lightly dry roast moong dal to golden colour.Soak moongdal and rice for 15minutes and cook the rice with 2cups of water in a pressure cooker for 2 -3 whistles.Allow to cool.
2.Along with the above process,melt jaggery with 1/4cup water in a pan and allow 5-10minutes to cook until it becomes syrup.
3.Fry both cashews and raisins separately in ghee and keep it aside.
4.When cooker cools down,remove the lid and mix Jaggery syrup,cardamom powder,copra and remaining ghee and allow to cook for 10 minutes on a medium to low flame.Remove from the flame,garnish with nuts and raisins.
Serve Hot with Khara pongal.

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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Shavige Kheer/Vermicelli Kheer for New Year

Happy new year to every one,may this year brings happiness,prosperity and peace into our lives..not to forget humanity and kindness towards others to create a peaceful and beautiful world for everyone..Lets all of us learn to live and let other live peacefully this year.. 
Ingredient:
Vermicelli-1cup
Sugar-1/2-1cup{according to your taste)

Milk-3cups
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Saffron strands-few
Cashewnuts-1tbsp
Raisins-1tbsp
Almonds-1tbsp
Ghee-2tbsp

Method:
1.Chop the nuts roughly,Fry the nuts and raisins to golden brown with ghee. and keep it aside.
2.In a pan boil the milk,when its nearly to boil add vermicelli,when it becomes soft  add sugar,cardamom and saffron strands, cook for 2-3minutes.Mix the nuts and raisins along with ghee.
Serve hot or cold.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Godhi/Whole Wheat Laadoo For Ugadi


I got this ladoo recipe from my friend Vani,this is  very easy and tasty ladoo recipe,It will keep for 3-4 days in air tight container,proportion of the sugar you can adjust to your taste.Perfect for any occassions and festivals. 
Happy UGADI to all my fellow bloggers and visitors!
Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour-1cup(I used pilsbury atta)
Sugar-1/3cup
Elachi/cardamom-2-3
Ghee-4tbsp
Handful of raisins and cashewnuts

Method:
1.Powder the sugar along with cardamom and keep it aside.
2.roast the wheat flour with tbsp of ghee until the rawness of the flour is gone and until nice aroma comes.
3.Fry dry fruits with little ghee and keep it aside.
4.Take out of the heat,mix powdered sugar,ghee and fried dry fruits to the roasted flour and mixwell.
5.Take a hand ful of mixture and make them into round shaped balls,if you are not getting them into balls add more melted ghee and try.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Peda's for Colourful Holi in Microwave

Peda is one of the familiar sweet in India,For every occasion and festivals it is a must have sweet whether you prepare at home or you buy from the sweet shop.It is liked by all age group,It comes in different flavours,shapes and colours..I came cross this very easy recipe from Show me the curry.com,they have a awesome site with lots of wonderful recipes...check it out.You can make this peda's with different flavours,here I hav used cardamom,instead of cardamom you can use saffron,vanilla essence,rose essence,cocoa
powder to name a few...Enjoy this wonderful peda's in this colourful festive season from Nammaruchi..Enjoy!!!
 Happy Holi to all my fellow bloggers and visitors!.



Ingredients:
Milk powder- 2 cups (150gm)
Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1, 14oz can (396gm)
Unsalted Butter – 113gms
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Chopped pistachios and almonds-1/4cup


Method:
1.In a microwave safe dish, melt the butter.
2.Add the condensed milk,milk powder and cardamom powder and mix well.
3.Cook in microwave for 3minutes,but stir it once after every minute.
4.After 3 minutes,mix it well and leave it aside to cool completely or little warm.
5.Once it is cooled, grease your hands and make balls.
6.Keep the balls between your palms press gently to give it slightly flatten shape.
7.Press the chopped nuts in the middle of the pedas.You can also decorate them with
Coloured sugar,saffron or any nuts you like.Serve warm or chilled...
Makes 40 pedas approx

Friday, 19 February 2010

Carrot Halwa







INGREDIENTS:
Carrots,grated-2 big
Sweetened Condensed Milk-100ml
Milk-1cup
Ghee-2tsp
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Cashew nuts-1tbsp
Almonds-1tbsp
Raisins-1tbsp
Sugar-1tbsp
METHOD:
1.Peel and grate carrots.
2.Heat a milk in a pan when the milk begins to boil add
grated carrot and cook until all the milk dries up.
3.Add sweetened condensed milk, Cook on low flame till dry, stirring occasionally.
4.Add ghee and cook for another 10 minutes until ghee oozes out.Sprinkle cardamom powder.
5.Garnish with cashewnuts,raisins and almonds.




Sunday, 13 September 2009

pomogranate shrikand


INGREDIENTS

Greek-style yoghurt-1cup
milk- 1/4cup
saffron threads-½ tsp
icing sugar, or to taste
cardamom powder-1/4tsp
chopped unsalted pistachios-2 tbsp
flaked or sliced almonds-2 tbsp
pomegranate seeds

Method

1. Line a large sieve with a double layer of paper kitchen roll. Place a bowl under the sieve and pour in the yoghurt. Refrigerate for as long as possible to allow the liquid to drain off the yoghurt. This will take a minimum of 5-6 hours.

2. Heat a little milk in a small pan. Place two teaspoons of the milk into a small bowl and crumble the saffron strands into it (the rest of the milk can be used in another dish). Allow the saffron to infuse the milk for about ten minutes using the back of a spoon to crush the saffron further into the milk.

3. Remove the yoghurt from the fridge (the liquid in the bowl below can be discarded). Sift the sugar into the thickened yoghurt, then add the saffron milk and ground cardamom. Cover and chill in the fridge.

4. To serve, divide the yoghurt among four bowls and garnish with the nuts and pomegranate seeds.