Sunday, May 22, 2011

Boondhi Laddu


Last post for BM#5 and i chose my daughter's favourite.You can see a lot of variations of the same recipe in the blog world.This is what i have been successfully using in my home.

INGREDIENTS

Gram flour 2 cups

Sugar 3 cups

Water 1cup

Rice flour 2 tbsp

Cardamom powder 1 tsp

Soda a pinch

Kesar colour a pinch(optional)

Raisins few

Cashew few

Oil for deep frying

PREPARATION

Mix gram flour, rice flour, soda well in a wide mouthed vessel. Add enough water and make a thick batter. Keep it aside

Take sugar and water in a heavy bottomed vessel. Boil the sugar solution till one thread consistency. Add colour at this stage. Mix the cardamom powder to this.

Heat oil in a kadai. Take a ladle full of batter in the Boondhi ladle and rub vigourously. You see that the batter forms droplets. Fry them for a minute and take them out of the hot oil with a perforated ladle. Immediately transfer them to the prepared hot sugar syrup.

Like wise use all the batter and put the fried boondhi into the sugar syrup.

At this stage there will be a lot of liquid left in the boondhi-syrup mixture. Keep turn it once in five nibutes till it cool downs. Then allow it to rest for 4 hours.

After 4 hours you can see that all the moisture is absorbed and the boondhi is ready to be mae into laddus. Take a handful of the mixture and roll them into laddus. If you are using cashew or raisins you can add it before making it into laddus

Yummy laddus ready


Thank you Srivalli. It was great to run this marathon!!!!!!!!!
Check out the other marathoners for their wonderful recipes too:-)
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma,

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJVaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Aval Pori Urundai



HI
As i posted one ladoo recipe this morning, i thought i would do a similar one for day 6of BM by srivalli. This is again done on Kaarthikai.Aval pori is the puffed form of Rice flakes.

INGREDIENTS

Aval Pori 2 cups

Jaggery 1 cup

Water 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder 1 tsp

Coconut scrapping 1 tbsp

PREPARATION

Clean the Aval -Pori/Beaten rice flakes.Spread it on a plate.

Add the coconut and cardamom powder to this. Mix well.

Boil the jaggery syrup for hard ball consistency as shown here.

Pour this on the aval-pori and mix well.

Allow it to cool a little.If it cools completely, it will harden and you may not be able to make the balls.

Make into balls and shape well.
The procedure is same as shown here


Check out the other marathoners for their wonderful recipes too:-)
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma,

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJVaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,

Kaarthikai Pori Urundai


Hi
Late post for day 5 of BM#5 by Srivalli. The whole of yesterday went in looking out of the window to use if the Electricity board personnel would turn up:-).A hot summer day in Chennai without electricity:-(........Well1 finally help did arrive by late night and i was too exhausted to post anything on my blog. So this goes in as my entry for day 5.

This is again done for Kaarthikai in my home.Kaarthikai pori urundai is otherwise called as Nel pori urundai

INGREDIENTS

Kaarthikai pori/puffed rice 2 cup

Jaggery(powdered) 1 cup

coconut scrapping 1 tbsp

Water 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder 1 tsp

PREPARATION

Clean the pori/puffed rice.Spread it on a plate.

Add the coconut and cardamom powder to this. Mix well.

Boil the jaggery syrup for hard ball consistency as shown here.

Pour this on the pori and mix well.

Allow it to cool a little.

Make into balls and shape well.


The procedure is same as shown here

Check out the other marathoners for their wonderful recipes too:-)
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma,

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJVaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chimili Urundai


Chimili is a sweet made with white sesame seeds. Generally this is made on a friday of Navarathri as an offering to goddess Lakshmi.So this goes in as my entry for day 4 of BM#5 by Srivalli.

INGREDIENTS

White Sesame seeds 1 cup

Jaggery (powdered) 1 cup

PREPARATION


Clean the sesame.

Dry roast the sesame in a pan . Cool and powder it in a mixer.

Add the powdered jaggery to this and run the mixer again so that it forms a homogenous mixture.

Roll into balls.

A very easy preparation yet again

check out the blog posts of the other members of this marathon
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma,

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJVaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Besan Ladoo


Hi
For this blogging marathon i decided that i would do ladoo varieties. Well i thought it was very easy and most of the recipes i knew,And i decided that Besan would be my star ingredient today:-)Hmm had besan, sugar , ghee and cardamom powder ready but the exact measurements?????As usual i forgot the measurements, did not have patience to go through the cook books, so what do i do????Haha:-) i am lucky to have a ready reckoner in my family....My sister:-)Call her at any time of the day ..and she is ready with the answer..and so my besan ka ladoo ready for day 3!!!!

INGREDIENTS

Gram flour/Besan 1 cup

Sugar 1 cup

Cardamom powder 1 tsp

Ghee 1/3 cup

PREPARATION


In a pan take the gram flour and the ghee. Mix well.Roast it in medium flame till it turns light brown and the raw smell goes away.Takes nearly 5-7 minutes in low flame.
Transfer it to a plate and let it cool completely.It may look a little slushy at this point

Powder the sugar separately. Mix the cardamom to it.Keep it aside

When the gram flour mixture has completely cooled, add the powdered sugar to this. Now you will see that the mixture turns a little dry.

Rolls into small balls preferably bite sized and enjoy your dessert

check out the blog posts of the other members of this marathon
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma,

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJVaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rava Ladoo


Hi
Day 2 of BM#5 WEEK 2 by Srivalli and i am back with another Ladoo recipe. Very common in many households is this ladoo. We generally make this during Diwali.as there is no need for any sugar syrup , it is very easy to make even by first timers in the kitchen

INGREDIENTS

Rava 1 cups

Sugar 1 cups

Ghee/ Clarified butter 1/3 cup

Cardamom powder 1 tsp

Cashew few

Raisin few

PREPARATION

Roast the Rava/Semolina well in a dry pan. Coo it

Grind the rava and sugar together. If this is ground in a mixie then the texture may be a little coarse. I did it in my mixer. Tastes lovely though:-)


Heat the ghee and roast the cashews and raisins.

Pour this hot ghee in the rava-sugar mixture. Mix well.

Roll it tight into even sized balls.

These are very tasty!!!!!!

check the other marathoners
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma,

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJVaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kadalai Urundai



Hi
Here i am ready to run the Blogging Marathon by srivalli for the second week. This week i shall stick to the theme "INDIAN SWEETS". So day 1 is Kadalai/ Groundnut urundai. We usually make this for Kaarthikai.

INGREDIENTS

Roasted groundnuts 4 cups

Powdered jaggery 1 1/2 cup

Water Just enough to soak the jaggery

Cardamom powder 1 tsp

PREPARATION

Roast the groundnuts well. Clean it .

Powder the jaggery.

In a pan take the jaggery and the water and boil it on medium heat. When the syrup starts to thicken , put some in a cup of water to test for the consistency.

It should be hard ball consistency. That means when the syrup is put in cool water it should form a ball just as shown. Should become hard when taken out of water


Pour this syrup on the roasted groundnuts and mix well

Apply little rice flour to your palms and take some and roll it between your palms.BE CAREFUL AS THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY HOT


Roll all the balls and keep it on a flat plate. If possible roll it in the plate again(shake the plate horizontally. It gives a good round shape to the balls...sort of sifting motion)

Lovely groundnut urundai ready!!!!!!!!!!



Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma,

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJVaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pudachi Wadi /Coriander Rolls



Last day of week 1 of BM#5 and ICC for this month happened to coincide:-)This month Srivalli challenged us Pudachi Wadi from Archana's Blog.This is a specialty from Maharashtra.

INGREDIENTS


The original is here

For the covering

Gram flour 1 cup

Whole wheat flour 1 cup

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1 tsp

Hot oil 2 tsp

Salt to taste

FOR THE FILLING

Dry coconut 1 cup

Coriander 2 cups

Poppy seeds 2 tsp

Ginger garlic chilli paste 2tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Paneer 1/2 cup(optional)

Lime juice 2 tsp

Salt to taste

For the Paste

Garam Masala - 1 tsp

Oil - 1 tsp

Tamarind pulp - 2 tsp

PREPARATION

In a bowl mix all that under the covering onto a very soft dough. Let it rest for 1/2 hour

In a pan heat 2 tsp oil and saute the ginger garlic paste. To this add the coconut and saute for 2 minutes. Add the cut coriander, salt, chilli powder and saute. Finally add the paneer and mix well. Let it cool

Pinch small balls from the dough and roll it into 3" circle.

Apply the paste and keep the filling inside

Roll the circle and seal its edges

Fry in moderate hot oil till golden brown in colour

Drain. Serve warm with a chutney of your choice


Thank you Srivalli and Archana. It was very delicious
Check out the fellow marathoners
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Cool Lassi(e),Harini, Kalyani, Priya Mahadevan, Suma
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Shylaja, Srivalli
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Priya Yallapantula
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast:Aarthi, Vaishali


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Corn Chat in Bread Cups



Hi
Day 6 of BM#5 by Srivalli and i was wondering what i would cook. I was sort of blank,then when i looked up the freezer, saw a packet of sweet corn. Well now i knew that corn chat would suit the theme.:-)These bread cups are very easy to make and with less or no effort at all. You could make these bread cases in advance and store them in air tight containers.

INGREDIENTS


Click HERE for the Printable Recipe

Fresh Bread 12 slices

Sweet corn 1 cup

Onion 1

Cheery tomatoes few

Salt to taste

Oil 2 tsp

Chaat masala 1 tsp

Butter 2tbsp

PREPARATION


Cook the corn (either in microwave or cooker0

Cut the onions finely

Chop the cherry tomatoes into two each

In a pan, heat the oil and saute the onions till they turn transparent. Now add the cooked corn and mix well.Add the salt and chat masala and stir for 1 minute.Now dunk in the tomatoes and mix well. Switch off the heat and keep aside.

Preheat the oven to 250C

take the bread slices and cut a round from each. I used a cup to cut. you can use a biscuit cutter or simply use the kitchen scissors.

Flatten each bread round a little

Grease a muffin tray with butter.

Apply little butter on each round and press each round into a muffin cavity

Bake for 5-10 minutes to get a crispy round bread cup.


Cool and fill each cup with the corn chat


Your kid is sure to be amazed at the quickie bite!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's take a peek at
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Cool Lassi(e),Harini, Kalyani, Priya Mahadevan, Suma
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Shylaja, Srivalli
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Priya Yallapantula
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast:Aarthi, Vaishali

Friday, May 13, 2011

Paneer Bhurji Roll



Hi
Well, the last post seems to have disappeared from blogger. I hope they restore the same soon.I thought that I would skip today's post but after a lot of deliberation , I am going ahead with this post for BM#5 by Srivalli.I hope this doesn't disappear too, not so sure if blogger has fixed the bug as yet.Well! now to the post. This is one easy wrap or roll, can be deep fried for the young kids and can be made into a healthy roll for others.

INGREDIENTS

For the Roll Covering

All purpose flour or Whole wheat flour 1 cup

Salt a pinch

Oil 1 tbsp

Oil for deep frying

FILLING

Paneer bhurji 1 cup

For the binding Paste
All purpose flour 3 tbsp

Milk 1-2 tbsp

Mix both evenly to form a gummy paste

PREPARATION

Make paneer bhurji as shown here


Take the flour in a bowl. Add the salt and mix well. Now add enough and knead it into a very soft dough. Apply oil to it. Cover it and let it rest for 1/2 hr.

Pinch small balls from the dough.Roll each into a 3" circle.

Take one circle, keep 1 tbsp of stuffing inside.


Roll it as shown .





Apply the binding paste and seal it. Likewise make all the rolls.


Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them till they turn light brown.


Serve warm.


For the healthier version, Make chapathi rolls like this and stuff it with the bhurji


Check out the other marathoners
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Cool Lassi(e),Harini, Kalyani, Priya Mahadevan, Suma
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Shylaja, Srivalli
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Priya Yallapantula
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast:Aarthi, Vaishali