15 septembre 2007

Modak- Lord Ganesha's favourite sweet

Modak Ingredients2 cups rice powder11/2 cup luke warm water50g ghee / butterA pinch of salt5 tbsp fresh coconut / dessicated coconut5 jagerry cubesRaisins & cashewscardomom powder MethodMix the first four ingredients & keep aside for 1 hour. Gently heat jaggery & water to make a syrup.Remove from fire & strain it.Add coconut,raisins, cashews & keep it in medium heat. When it becomes thick, remove from fire. Grease the modak mould.Take a dough ball, put it it mould & press.Then fill in a tsp. full of coconut mix... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2007

Kayada

Kayada Ingredients2 bananas (mashed) 2 tbsp water200 g Jaggery 200g rice powder 3 tbsp freshly grated coconut / dessicated coconut1/2 tsp cardomom powderBanana leaves / Modak mouldMethodGently heat jaggery & water to make a thick syrup.Strain it & keep aside. Add mashed banana, jaggery syrup, rice flour & cardomom.Mix well & make lemon size balls. Grease a modak mold with butter.Take a dough ball & shape it using modak mould.Repeat the process with other dough balls.Steam for 20-25 mn.Cool & serve.In Kerala, we... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2007

Cauliflower Pakoda

Cauliflower PakodaIngredients4 tbsp gram flour 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp crushed cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ginger paste1/2 cauliflowerCurry leaves / Coriander leavesOil for fryingMethodMake a batter using first five ingredients & water. Keep aside.Separate the cauliflower florets. Mix with 1 tsp salt & steam for 6 min.Heat oil in a pan. Take each floret, dip in the batter & fry till golden brown.Remove using a slotted spoon & drain on a kitchen paper. Serve hot with or as a starter.
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03 mars 2007

Besan Ke Ladoo

Besan Ke LadooIngredients 100g semolina100g gram flour150 g sugar (powdered)100 g butter2 tbsp milk1/2 tsp cardomom powderCashews & raisinsMethodDry roast semolina & gram flour separately. This must be done in low fire.Stir continuosly till light golden brown.Keep aside.Melt ghee & pour into the roasted stuff. Add fried cashews, raisins,powder sugar & cardomom powder. Add milk & mix well.Cool & shape into ladoos.    
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14 février 2007

Pink Cookies for Happy Valentine's day

C'est la Saint Valentin, Fête des Amoureux Pink Cookies Ladoo  Ingredients10 Pink biscuits of Reims50g butter50g icing sugarAn egg yolk1 tbsp milk1/2 tsp cinnamon powder Method Blend the biscuits into fine powder.Add egg yolk, milk, icing sugar & keep aside.Melt butter & add cinnamon powder.Pour & gently mix with the other ingredients.Make small balls & roll it on icing sugar.  Crunchy pink biscuits  is the the speciality of Reims, capital of the Champagne Region.French dip these rectangular... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2006

Chocolate Chestnut Truffle.

Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Ingredients250 g chestnut puree (un sweetened)150 g black chocolate100 g butter100 g sugar1/2 tsp vanila essence1 tbsp porto ( optional)Unsweetened cocoa powderMethodMelt chocolate in a microwave oven.Blend butter & sugar in a food processor.Add the chestnut puree, chocolate, vanila essence, porto & mix well.Keep the blended mixture in the refrigerator (3 hours) until firm.Scoop up 2 tsp of the mixture & make a ball. Toss the truffles in chocolate powder.Tuffels can be stored for a week in... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2006

KulKuls for X'mas

KulKuls    Ingredients 450 g flour225 g semolina250 ml milk / coconut milk50g butter1/2 tsp baking powderA pinch of saltOil for frying For syrup1/2 tsp vanilla essence1 cup sugar 1/4 cup waterMethodSieve flour, semolina, salt  & baking powder.Beat eggs & add the above mixture.Then add butter & close the bowl with a cloth.Shaping kulkuls is a tedious task.If U have kids ask them for help.Grease the tines of the fork with butter .Take a marble sized dough & place it on the back side of the fork.Roll it... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2006

Pumpkin halwa

Pumpkin halwaIngredients1 cup roasted gram flour500 g pumpkin 1/2 l milk 150 g sugar 100 g buttercardomom powderAlmonds/cashewsMethodWash & peel pumpkin.Blend pumpkin in food processor.Don't make a paste.Boil milk in a sauce pan. Add chopped pumpkin. Stir occasionely.When cooked add butter & sugar.Dilute roasted gram flour in a cup of milk & add to the mixture. Stir gently in low fire.When the mixture thickens add cardomom powder & chopped nuts.When the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, remove from fire . Pat it... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2006

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa Ingredients4 medium sized carrots115 g sugar1/2 l milk1/2 tsp cardomom powder 50 g butterRasins & Almonds MethodBlend carrots in food processor.Don't make a paste.Boil milk in a sauce pan. Add chopped carrots. Stir occasionely.When cooked add butter & sugar.Stir gently in low fire.When the mixture thickens add cardomom powder ,rasins & cashews.When the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, remove from fire . Pat it into a greased dish & cool. Cut into small squares & serve.
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08 octobre 2006

Imqaret- Date filled snacks of Malt.

ImqaretIngredients400g flour 75g sugar1/2 tsp baking powder1eggFilling250g date pastechopped nuts1 tsp cinnamon powderMethodMix first four ingredients & keep aside for an hour.Roll out the dough & cut in 10 cm discs. Brush the edges with water.Put the filling, fold & press the edges with a teaspoon.Repeat the process with other discs.Heat oil & fry Imqaret's.Cook both sides until golden brown.Remove using a slotted spoon & drain on a kitchen paper.Serve with .   Imqaret's are the snacks of "Malt". They are... [Lire la suite]
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