Lila Chana no Halvo – Green Chickpeas Halvo

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Green Chickpeas 1 cup

Milk 1 cup

Ghee ½ cup

Milk Khoya grated 100 gm

Sugar 100 gm

Cardamom Powder Pinch

Almond Flakes for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Milk in a saucepan. Add Green Chickpeas. Boil on low-medium flame. Stir it occasionally to avoid boiling over of Milk. When Green Chickpeas are softened enough, remove the saucepan from the flame. Strain it. Let Green Chickpeas cool off somehow. Then mash boiled Green Chickpeas.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add mashed Green Chickpeas and semi fry stirring it slowly taking care of not getting it burnt. Add grated Milk Khoya, Sugar and Cardamom Powder. Mix well and cook well until the stuff becomes soft loaf.

 

Arrange the loaf on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with Almond Flakes.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Enjoy Very Healthy, Iron, Vitamin and Protein Rich, Green Chickpeas Halvo, to Revitalise your Lousy Body in Cold Winter.

Aloe Vera Halvo – Aloe Vera Pudding

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 4 Persons

Ingredients:

Aloe Vera 100 gm

Ghee 100 gm

Milk 1 cup

Milk Khoya 200 gm

Sugar 100 gm

Edible Gum fried ½ cup

Almond broken pieces ½ cup

Nutmeg Powder 1 ts

Cardamom Powder 1 ts

Dried Ginger Powder 1 tbsp

Poppy Seeds 1 tbsp

 

Method:

Heat Ghee on low flame. Roast Aloe Vera brownish.

 

Then, increase the flame to medium. add Milk. Milk will curdle. Continue on medium flame while stirring until the separated water from Milk is steamed away.

 

When no water is seen, add Milk Khoya and continue until Milk Khoya is cooked well.

 

Add Sugar and continue stirring on medium flame until the mixture becomes thick.

 

Reduce the flame to low. Add fried Edible Gum, broken pieces of Almonds, Nutmeg Powder, Cardamom Powder, Dried Ginger Powder and Poppy Seeds. Mix very while on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

 

Take a lump of Aloe Vera Halvo on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Almond Flakes and Poppy Seeds.

 

Consume Aloe Vera…Make Health Your Wealth…

Popped Sorghum Pizza

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

For Pizza Base:

Jaggery ½ cup

Red Chilli Powder Pinch

Chilli Flakes Pinch

Oregano Pinch

Oil 1 ts

Popped Sorghum 2 cup

For Pizza Sauce:

Butter 1 tbsp

Garlic chopped ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Tomato Puree 1 cup

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Chilli Sauce 1 ts

Corn Flour Slurry 1 ts

Chilli Flakes ½ ts

Oregano ½ ts

Salt to taste

For Topping:

Butter 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Salt to taste

Chiili Flakes 1 ts

Oregano 1 ts

Cheese Shred 1 tbsp

Olives cut halves 5-7

Method:

For Pizza Base:

Pre-heat a non-stick pan on low flame. Add Jaggery. When it starts to melt. Add Oil, Red Chilli Powder, Chilli Flakes and Oregano. Stir slowly. When it thickens, remove the pan from the flame. Add Popped Sorghum. Set in Pizza Mould and leave it to cool down. Then, unmould it. Keep it a side..

 

For Pizza Sauce:

Heat Butter in a pan on low flame. Add chopped Garlic and Onion. When sautéed, add Tomato Puree, Tomato Ketchup, Chilli Sauce and Corn Flour Slurry. Mix well. Add Chilli Flakes, Oregano and Salt. Mix well. Stir it until it thickens. Remove the pan from the flame. Keep it a side.

 

For Topping:

Heat Butter in a pan on low flame. Add chopped Onion and Capsicum. When sautéed, add Salt and mix well. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

For Assembling:

Take Pizza Base on a serving plate.

 

Apply prepared Pizza Sauce spreading on the top surface of it.

 

Spread prepared Topping all over it.

 

Sprinkle Chilli Flakes, Oregano and Cheese Shred. Arrange Olives halves.

 

Serve immediately after assembling.

 

Splendid Style of Pizza…

 

Poppy Sweetie and Spicy…

 

Popped Sorghum Pizza…

Sweet Popcorn Pizza

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

Sugar ½ cup

Cream ¼ cup

Butter 2 tbsp

Popcorn 1 bowl

For garnishing:

Mix Nuts roasted

(Cashew Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts)

Chocolate Sauce

White Chocolate Sauce

Colourful Sugar Sprinkler

 

Method:

Take Sugar in a not-stick pan. Spread Sugar well in the pan and put the pan on low flame. When Sugar starts to melt, stir it slowly and let it be on flame to melt completely. When, melted completely, add Cream and Butter and stir slowly and continuously. When it changes the colour to light brownish, switch off the flame.

 

Add Popcorn and mix well. Set in a greased round plate. Leave it to cool down for 10-15 minutes.

 

Unmould from the round plate and arrange in a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle roasted Mix Nuts. Pour Chocolate Sauce and White Chocolate Sauce spreading over it.

 

Garnish with Colourful Sugar Sprinkler.

 

Have You Ever Enjoyed Pizza without usual Pizza Base…!!!

It Is Here…For You…

Chocolaty Sweet Popcorn Pizza…

Bread Pudding of Leftover Sweets

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

Leftover Sweets                      100 gm

(Kaju Katri, Peda etc.)

Milk                                          1 cup

Cream                                     1 cup

Bread Slices                            10

Dry Nuts mixed                       2 tbsp

(Cashew Nuts, Raisins etc.)

Sweet Bundi                            1 cup

Sugar Caramel for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Leftover Sweet and Milk in wet grinding jar of mixer. Blend it well. Remove it in a pan. Add Cream and put the pan on flame to boil. Stir while boiling to avoid boil over. Boil until it thickens.

 

Cut to remove hard border of all Bread Slices and make square pieces of Bread Slices.

 

Grease baking dish with Ghee or Butter.

 

Arrange half of pieces of Bread Slices on a greased baking dish. Pour half of prepared Sweet mixture all over Bread pieces on baking dish. Sprinkle mixed some Dry Nuts and Sweet Bundi.

 

Repeat to make another layer.

 

Pre-heat oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°.

 

After baking, take it in 1 or 2 serving cups. Sprinkle Sugar. Caramelize Sugar with kitchen torch.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot. Also, it can be served fridge cold.

 

After big festive season, all we have some sweets leftover by guests and children.

 

Now you have the simple recipe to make leftover sweets more delicious and sweeter.

 

Enjoy Sweet of Sweets…Pudding of Leftover Sweets…

Achu Murukku / Acchappam / Gulabi Puvvulu / Rose Cookies

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 20

 

This Recipe is originated in Southern India. It is Sweet Crispy snack, especially very favourite during Christmas festive season.

 

It is called, Acchappam in Malayalam (Kerala), Achu Murukku in Tamil (Tamilnadu), Gulabi Puvvulu in Telugu (Andhra Pradesh).

 

Because of its shape resembles with Rose Flower, it is known as Rose Cookies.

 

Ingredients:

Rice Flour ½ cup

Refined White Wheat Flour (Maida) 2 tbsp

Powder Sugar ¼ cup

Salt Pinch

Sesame Seeds 1 ts

Coconut Milk 1 cup

Oil to deep fry

 

Method:

Take Rice Flour in a bowl.

 

Add Refined White Wheat Flour, Powder Sugar, Salt and Coconut Milk. Mix well to prepare batter. You can use mixer blender jar or handy blender to mix well and to make it smooth.

 

Add Sesame Seeds and stir to mix.

 

Prepare somehow thick (not very thick, not very watery) batter. The consistency of batter is very important to make it not sticky and make it crispy when fried.

 

Heat Oil in a deep fry pan on slow flame. When Oil is heated, put Murukku mould in heating Oil.

 

Heat Oil in another deep fry pan on medium flame.

 

Put Murukku mould in heating Oil. When mould becomes hot, dip it in to prepared batter. Dip approx ¾ part of the height of the mould to make it easier to release the batter from the mould in to Oil. Batter will stick on the mould.

 

Put the mould with batter in to heating Oil. It will cause bubbles in heating Oil. When bubbles reduce, shake the mould very gently to release partly fried Murukku from the mould. If it is needed, you can use fork or knife to push Murukku gently to release from the mould.

 

(After releasing Murukku, put the mould in heating Oil on low flame to prepare to use it again.)

 

Fry Murukku to light brownish. Flip to fry both sides well.

 

Remove well fried Murukku from the pan.

 

Serve fresh and hot or let it cool down and store to serve anytime later.

 

Make Your Favourite Festival Sweeter with South Indian Sweet Snack…

Shahi Shikanji

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Milk 1 cup

Sweetened Condensed Milk ¼ cup

Saffron threads 3-4

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Mace Blade Powder Pinch

(Javantri in Gujarati)

Cardamom Powder Pinch

Hung Curd ¼ cup

Milk Cream 1 tbsp

Cashew Nuts pieces ½ tbsp

Almonds chips ¼ tbsp

Pistachio pieces ¼ tbsp

Raisins ¼ tbsp

 

Method:

Take Milk and Sweetened Condensed Milk in a pan and put it on medium flame to boil. When it starts to boil, add Saffron threads, Nutmeg Powder, Mace Blade Powder, Cardamom Powder and continue boiling while stirring occasionally and reducing-increasing flame to boil it repeatedly until it becomes thick.

 

Then, leave it to cool down and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

 

Take it in a blending jar of your mixer. Add Hung Curd and Milk Cream. Just churn it for 5-7 seconds only.

 

Mix Cashew Nuts pieces, Almonds chips, Pistachio pieces and Raisins.

 

Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour.

 

Take it in a serving glass.

 

Garnish with few pieces of Cashew nuts and Pistachio.

 

Serve chilled.

 

Just Chill Out with Chilled Shashi Shikanji…

 

The Royal Gift from the Core State of India…Madhya Pradesh…

Khas Kash Badam ni Khir / Almond Kheer

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Serving 1

 

Ingredients:

Ghee 1 ts

Poppy Seeds 2 tbsp

Milk 1 cup

Condensed Milk 2 tbsp

Almond Paste 1 tbsp

Almond Chips ¼ cup

Cardamom Powder ¼ ts

Almond Chips and Holy Basil Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame.

 

Add Poppy Seeds and roast well.

 

Add Milk and boil while stirring occasionally.

 

Add Condensed Milk, Almond Paste, Almost Chips and Cardamom Powder and continue boiling on low-medium flame while stirring occasionally to prevent boil over until it becomes little thick.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with few Almond Chips and 1 or 2 Holy Basil Leaves.

 

Serve Hot and Fresh.

 

Enjoy Healthy and Energising Almond Kheer.

Tender Coconut Laddu

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 5 Laddu

 

Ingredients:

Cream ¼ cup

Sugar ¼ cup

Tender Coconut ½ cup

Coconut Milk Powder 1 cup

Colour Sugar for garnishing

Paper cake cups for serving

 

Method:

Take Cream and Sugar in a pan and put it on low flame. Stir occasionally. When it thickens, add Tender Coconut and continue cooking on low flame for 5-7 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add Coconut Milk Powder and continue cooking on low flame while stirring. When it thickens, remove the mixture in a bowl. Leave it to cool down.

 

If it is not thick enough to be looking lumpy to shape Laddu, add little more Coconut Milk Powder and mix well.

 

Make number of Laddu (balls) of prepared mixture.

 

Coat each Laddu with Colour Sugar.

 

Put each Laddu separately in Paper cake cup.

 

Serve Fresh for better taste. Can serve refrigerated too.

 

Too Tender…Too Creamy…Too Juicy…Just to Swallow…  Tender Coconut Laddu…

Modak Payasam

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 4 Persons

Ingredients:

Milk 3 cup

Sugar 4 tbsp

Fresh Coconut shredded ½ cup

Jaggery 2 tbsp

Cardamom Powder ¼ ts

Rice Flour ½ cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

 

Mixed Nuts for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Milk in a clay pot. Add Sugar and pinch of Cardamom Powder. Put the pot on high flame to boil Milk. Keep it a side to use later.

 

Take shredded Fresh Coconut, Jaggery and pinch of Cardamom Powder in a non-stick pan and sauté it on low flame. When sautéed, leave it to cool down.

 

Then, prepare number of balls of prepared Coconut mixture.

 

Take ½ cup of water in a pan and put it on medium flame. Add Ghee in it. When Ghee is melted and water is hot, remove the pan from flame.

 

Take Rice Flour in a bowl. Add prepared hot water with Ghee gradually as needed to knead semi stiff dough. Knead it very well.

 

Set prepared Rice Flour dough in small modak moulds. Stuff them with prepared Fresh Coconut balls. Prepare all small modak.

 

Put the pot of Milk again on medium flame. When Milk starts to boil, add all prepared Modak in boiling Milk. Boil it until Modak are cooked well. Stir occasionally to prevent Milk boiling over.

 

Leave it to cool down to normal temperature.

 

Add Mixed Nuts.

 

Celebrate Birthday

Of

Our Venerable Lord Ganapatti Bappa

with his

Favourite Modak

prepared in

Kerala Style…Modak Payasam…

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