Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wheat Flour Laddo

Another easy Diwali  sweet recipe, which can be made in less time. Its easy and health recipe can be made in no time.

Wheat Flour                 1 cup

Ghee                            1/2 cup

Sugar                           1/2 cup

Cardamom                 3 -4 Nos

Dry roast the wheat flour until it becomes golden color.

Melt the gee,powder the sugar along with cardamom.Now add ghee and powdered sugar to flour and mix well.

Shape the laddo and garnish with desired nuts.

Sending this recipe Only Diwali Treat Hosted by Nivedhanam .

Diwali special event happening @ Gayathri's cook spot.

CWS event hosted by Priya's Virundhu 

Only Diwali treats

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Almond Kulfi | 100th Post

Kulfi is my ever time favorite from childhood. In summer holidays me n my cousins  used to visit our Grandma's home in Chennai. During that time, we nag our grandma for kulfi every day.When the kulfi man bells we all go and round her. First she will refuse to give money after that she say, today only i will give. But it will continue every day. Missing those childhood days.

Adopted this recipe from here. It is my 100th post, very glad to achieve this.I would have reach this 6 month before.Due to my laziness, took this much time. 

Almond                   1 cup (Grounded)

Condensed milk       1 1/2 cup

Whipping cream       1 cup

Pistachio                   1/2 cup

Mix all the ingredients except Pistachio in a bowl. Beat the mixture for about 2-5 minutes to make it soft.

Pour mixture into kulfi mould , Sprinkle some pistachio and freeze it about 8 to 10 hours.

Almond Kulfi is ready to serve.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Paneer Mutter Masala

Want to do this Paneer Mutter Masala when ever i bought Paneer from grocery. But every time i will end with Palak Paneer or Kadai Paneer. This time i made this yummy dish

Paneer                                   1 cup (cubed)

Green peas                            3/4 cup (Frozen / Boiled)

Cashews                                5 -6 Nos

Onion                                    1 No

Tomato                                  1 No

Chilli Powder                        1/2 tsp

Coriander Powder                 1 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste               1 tbsp

Turmeric powder                  1/4 tsp

Cream                                  1/4 cup

Coriander Leaves for Garnish

Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan, fry cashew ,onion and tomatoes and let it cool down.

Once cooled blend it in a blender with ginger garlic paste as a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds , once splutter add grounded paste , turmeric powder,chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook it until spices get done.

Add green peas ,water and bring it to boil.Add Paneer, reduce heat to low and cook for some more minutes.

Before switching off the flame add cream and garish with coriander leaves

Serve hot with Roti or Naan.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Besan Laddo

Diwali fever started. So started preparing easy Diwali sweets and snacks. Besan laddo is very simple we can make within 5 to 10 mins.Starting the Diwali sweets preparation with this Besan laddo.

Besan                         1 1/2 cup

Sugar                         3/4 cup

Gee or butter              1/2 cup

cardamom Powder     1/4 tsp

Raisins or nuts to garnish

In a pan , put besan and butter and cook untill it turns light brown color or besan start to smell.

Switch off the stove , remove besan from the pan and let it be cool to warm.

While it is warm, mix sugar and cardamom powder and make the balls.

Garnish with nuts or raisins.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping

Easy, delicious and healthy Quick coffee cake with the crumb topping. Taste great as morning treat or an evening snack.

Recipe Source : Joy of Baking

Crumb Topping

Cashew , Almonds                 1 cup (Chopped)

Sugar                                      1/4 cup

Chocolate Chips                     1/3 cup

All purpose flour                    1 Tbsp

Coffee Cake

All purpose Flour                  1 1/4 cup

Baking Soda                          1 tsp

Baking Powder                     1 tsp

Salt                                        1/4 tsp

Egg                                       2 large

Butter                                  1/2 cup (1 Stick)

Vanilla Extract                   1 tsp

Curd / Yogurt                     3/4 cup

Crumb Topping

In a separate bowl mix nuts ,sugar chocolate chips and flour in a separate bowl and keep aside

Coffee Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degree F

In a separate bowl mix the flour,baking soda,baking powder and salt.

In a bowl beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and soft.

Add egg one at a time and beat well.

Add vanilla extract and mix well.

Add flour and yogurt alternatively in three addition and mix well.

Pour half of the batter in a square pan , Sprinkle half of the crumb topping over the batter.
Pour the remaining batter and top sprinkle the crumb topping.

Bake it in a oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes.

Slice it and enjoy with your coffee.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Raw Papaya Thogayal

Papaya  has so many health benefits.It is excellent source of fiber and rich in vitamin A and C.

In a every day health papaya works magic on developing the immune system and preventing the recurrent colds and flu. It also boosts the milk production in nursing mothers.So it good to take the papaya once in a week.

Papain is also being studied for relief of cancer therapy side effects, especially relieving side effects such as difficulty swallowing and mouth sores after radiation and chemotherapy as well as boosting up the immune system and helping body to fight the cancer.

To Grind

Raw green Papaya                   1 cup (Chopped / Grated)

Red Chilli                                 6 -7 Nos

Urad Dal                                  1 Tbsp

Tamarind                                 Small Marble size

Ginger                                     2 inch

To Temper

Mustard Seeds                          1 tsp


Salt to taste

Dry roast item given under to grind and let it cool down.

Grind it along with small amount water and salt as a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan , add mustard seeds once splatter add the ground paste.  Let it cook until the sides separate from the pan.


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