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October 20, 2014

Spicy Boondi mixture/ Kara boondi/ Easy Diwali snacks/ South indian popular tea time snacks /How to make boondi


Boondi is one of the popular spicy /hot snack which indians like to make it in festival times or in vacation times.long timeback once I tried this boondi mixture,but some how was nit in mood to click that day...Now on this diwali time,I thought to try this boondi again.Boondi making process is important in this,other wise the remianing process is simple and easy..It is bit oil loaded snack becuase of deep frying the all ingredients.But it is perfect to have in the tea times and for time pass..If you are snack lover,make it in free time abd enjoy...

By the way,I took step wise pictures of this recipe,but don`t know how I missed them..Once after finding out them,will update the post...try this easy spicy boondi recipe and enjoy...


CATEGORY- SPICY SNACKS/DEEP FRIED INDIAN SNACKS
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME-30 MINUTES



WHAT YOU NEED

Chick pea flour- 1cup
salt
red chili pwoder-1 tsp
chat masala-2 pinches
curry leaves-handful
roasted chana dal/pottu kadalai/putnalu- 1/2 cup
peanuts-1/2 cup
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp (optional)
hing/asafoetida/inguva powder- 2-3 pinches
cumin-1 tsp
Oil- for deep fry


HOW TO COOK

Take flour in a bowl and add enough water and make it like fine batter.Heat oil in kadai and using perforated ladle prepare boondi and remove it into a big mixing bowl.

After finishing making boondi  start frying other ingredients..First fry peanuts in the same hot oil and take them out in boondi bowl.

Then fry roasted chana dal and remove into same boondi bowl..Now fry curry leaves and remove.add in boondi..

Now add chili powder,salt,chat masala,cumin,hing and mix every thing well..in another small pan add 2 tbsp oil and fry ginger garlic paste and add it in boondi..

mix every thing well and store in air tight container box..




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October 19, 2014

Peanut burphi/ Sing pak/Peanut fudge/3 ingrdients peanut sweet fudge/Easy diwali sweets for kids/Indian famous festival reicpes/step by step pictures


Today`s recipe is peanut burphi..Well,peanuts are my favorite favorite most favorite nuts whcih i like to munch any time.Either it roasted peanuts,salt peanuts or if it is folded in any food..What ever it is,,I love to bite them any time..You know..Still now,some times If i craves to eat some thing I prefer to fill my tymmy by taking jaggery and peanuts in the same quantity .It is a very good combination to eat ,but not too healthy..Remember it...Yesterday ,posted peanut sweet balls recipe,which is no needed any cooking process..But can`t store those laddos for a long time,because of coconut and after thinking well mind forced me to try this peanut burphi which is very easy to make and the shelf life also quite big..It is a not big popular festival recipe,but for growing children these burphis are good to grow with healthy vitamins and nutrients...Try for kids specially, instead of enjoying them with store bought goodies and artificial color loaded foods..


CATEGORY- SWEETS/FESTIVAL RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME- 15 MINUTES
COOKING TIME-  25 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Peanuts-1 1/2 cup
sugar-1 cup
cardamom powder- 1 tsp


HOW TO COOK

Dry roast peanuts in pan and remove skin...Then after few minutes, grind into coarse powder.Apply ghee on plate and keep ready .Then, in another pan take sugar and water..

Let it boil until syrup forms...syrup should be in one string consistency...When you touch the syrup,it should form in string in between fore finger and thumb.Add cardamom powder and mix..

Then add peanut powder, and stir continuously...keep flame in low,and don`t stop stirring..Other wise it may burn..

When the mixture starts leaving pan turn off and add it into ghee greased plate..Spread it evenly..Put some slits in sharp knife..

After few minutes, separate slices and serve...




MAHAS NOTES

Don`t grind peanuts into very fine powder..you can`t fry well..

Sugar quantity is depended on your choice..Add 1/4 cup more if you like..

You can add anu chopped nuts in syrup..

After few hours ,burphi turns dry n hard..can store for 10 days in room temparature..


PEANUT HEALTH BENEFITS:

Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacinfolatefiber,vitamin Emagnesium and phosphorus
They also are naturally free of  trans-fats  and sodium, and contain about 25% protein [a higher proportion than in any true nut]
Peanuts are a good source of niacin, and thus contribute to brain health and blood flow.
Recent research on peanuts has found antioxidants and other chemicals that may provide health benefits






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October 18, 2014

peanut coconut ladoo/ pallila kobbari laddu/ no cooking raw peanut coconut sweet balls/ 3 ingredients sweets/ easy diwali sweets


These are sweet balls of peanut ,coconut with jaggery...Yes..I used jagger instead of sugar and these are completely healthy..It does n`t need any preparations or cooking process...If the main ingredients are ready in hand,you can finsih making laddus in 15-20 minutes..The shelf life of these laddus is short because of of using coconut in the recipe..Actually ,first i planned to make peanut laddus,but later added coconut too..For growing kids these laddus are very healthy specially..So,try to make this kind of laddus in kitchen for your children and let them eat...Share Your comments too :)


CATEGORY- SWEETS/NO COOKING SWEETS RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME- 10 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 10 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Peanuts-1 cup
descicated coconut -1/2 cup
jaggery/gud/bellam-1 -1/2 cup 
cardamom powder-1 tsp (optional)



HOW TO COOK

Chop jaggery into fine or grate it ..dry roast peanuts and remove skin..Grind them into coarse powder..

Now add coconut and grind again..the mixture forms then in the same mixy jar add grated jaggery and grind it again..Until jaggery combines with peanuts and coconut.

Stir in between while grinding.It may complete in 2-3 rounds..When it forms like mixture take it into bowl and cardamom powder and mix well spoon..

take gooseberry size mixture and shape it into laddu..prepare all the balls and serve..You can refrigerate them.


MAHAS NOTES

Quantities are depended on you..If you like coconut increase it to 1 cup.

If you are sweet tooth add 2 cups jaggery.

Grating jaggery helps you when you grindi and it`s easy to shape balls.

cardamom powder is optional.while grinding also you can add.

After grinding every thing,  for rich taste add 1-2 tbsp warm ghee and then shape them into laddus.



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October 17, 2014

Chinese style vegetarian schewan fried rice/ How to make schezuan fried rice/Step by step pictures/schezwan cuisine



Easy one pot meals using schezwan sauce...


Ingredients

cooked rice -2cups
onions-1 small
cabbage-1 cup shredded
spring onion-/2 cup
carrot-1
french beans-4
ginger garlic paste(GGP)-1tsp
pepper powder-1tsp
cilantro + mint leaves-few
salt-to taste
garam masala powder-1/2 tsp (optional)
schezwan sauce-2 tbsp
oil-2 tbsps


Preparation

1.cook rice and keep ready..Chop all veggies..

2.heat a pan with oil..add all chopped veggies one by one and saute well.Add GGP,salt and saute once again...Cook til veggies soft..Then add schezwan sauce and mix it.

3.after a minute,add mint,coriander leaves and mix well. Then add pepper powder and fold it in rice..

4.add cooked rice and and combine every thing well.....Serve hot...


EASY TO DO WITH STEP WISE IMAGES


MAHAS NOTES

You can add any veggies..

Use left over rice if you have..

adding mint ,cilantro leaves is an optional.

Add schezwan sauce more if you are spice lover.




Your`s lovingly
by,
Usha Rani.G :)
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October 16, 2014

Almond kheer/ Badam payasam/ Badam ka sheera/ Indian popular easy desserts/ How to make almond sweet pudding/step by step pictures/ Simple desserts recipes



CATEGORY- DESSERTS/SWEETS/KHEER RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME- 10 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Almonds/badam-15-20
milk-3 cups
cardamom powder-1 tsp
ghee-1 tbsp
sugar-3/4- 1 cup
saffron strands-few (optional)

HOW TO COOK

Soak almonds in hot water fr 2-4 hours at least or full night if you have time..Then remove skin and grind them into fine paste.

Now Heat a pan with 1 tbsp ghee and add thsi ground almond paste.stir well and add milk.

Keep it in low flame and stir in between to avoid burning..When the milk reduced to half quantity add suagr amd mix once again well..

Add cardamom powder after 5 minutes and when the kheer is in thick consistency turn off..Take it into serving bowl and after few minutes refrigerate it for 1 hour minimum..

Serve chilled with topping of almond flakes...



MAHAS NOTES

Use full cream milk..along with almonds take some cashews for rich taste.

Try with condensed milk for rich sweet taste..

Stirring is important in the process.






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October 15, 2014

5 ingredients sweet burphi/Milk powder maida burphi/ Easy indian festival sweets/ Easy diwali sweets/ How to make maida fudge/Step by step pictures


Iam not a big pro in making burphis..very long time back tried all purpose flour burphi and itcame out very well.Actually except me there is no one in the home to eat sweets or sugar foods..recently my little one started giving company who suffers with cough after having tiny pieces of sweets or chocolates...Well,even though I don`t have people to eat in home,tried this burphi for blog purpose...I want to share at least few recipes these days,which are related to this biggest festival..I hope my step by step images may helps you all to go with the recipes...

Well,coming to the recipe it is a burphi which is made with maida and milk powder...Already many other people shared maida burphi and milk powder burphi recipes,,Even I  too first planned to make milk powder burphi,but later after thought to mix maida to make it creative...There is no much difference in the making process in between maida burphi and this.So,if you are sweet tooth and searching for easy recipe,must try this...it may take around 25 minutes and the ingredients are so simple which we use in regular cooking..Try it and let me know...


CATEGORY- SWEETS/DESSERTS/ INDIAN STYLE FUDGE RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME- 15 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Maida/all purpose flour- 1 cup
milk powder-1 cup
sugar-1 cup
cardamom powder- 1tsp
red or orange or yellow food color-2 pinches
ghee-1/3 cup (optional)



HOW TO COOK

Sift flour and milk powder in a plate..add sugar in pan and add enough water.. until sugar covers.

Then let it heat until syrup forms..add cardamom powder+food color and mix once.When the sugar melts completely take a drop with spoon and check it by taking into your thumb and for fingers..if it forms like string,then the syrup is ready..

In the next second,pour flour+ milk powder mixture and stir continuously..after 3 minutes add some ghee and mix without stopping until it forms like soft dough..when the mixture starts leaving pan add some more ghee and stir it well again..turn off after 3 minutes and change this on ghee greased plate..

Spread it evenly and let it cool..after 5 minutes suing sharp knifes cut into pieces..later after some time separate the pieces and serve..



STEP BY STEP PICTURES




MAHAS NOTES

This is my own idea of making burphi by mixing two main ingredients,so i was bit excited while making..

Well..i this kind of burphi plays main role,but I skipped it,,still got a good shaped,tasty burphis...So,it`s your choice of adding or not...

You can try this only with maida in the same process..For 1 cup maida-1 cup sugar works out well

The measurements are perfect and burphi tasted good with mild sweetness.

If you are too sweet tooth add 1/2 cup more sugar..Remember there is difference in between white sugar and granulated cane sugar.

Strring is important,otherwise it may burn from the bottom..

Adding color is optional and you can add any nuts or saffron strands and rose water in syrup for rich taste.

 sugar syrup consistency plays a main role in this recipe where you should be ver careful...I used sweet milk powder,so added less sugar..So,sugar quantity is depended on milk powder sweetness.

Don`t use a bowl to make syrup like me,its difficult to stir after adding maida mix..Use wide non stick pan and stir immediately without stopping..

If it is the first time don`t panic and careful on each step for best result...





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