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Friday, November 30, 2012

Ragi Mudde / Finger Millet Balls from Mom's Kitchen

In my previous post I had mentioned about Ragi Mudde. It is very healthy and filling. This is the staple food of farmers in villages.

We prepare this weekly once at home as its good for health. Today my mom and me prepared this.








Ingredients
Ragi flour - 2 cups
Warm water - as required
Oil - 2 tspns
Cooked/steamed rice - 1/2 cup
Salt 

Preparation Method
Heat 2 to 3 cups of water in a vessel. Remove some water and keep aside. Add cooked red rice about 1/2 cup. Add oil. Add the flour to it and add salt. let it cook for 20 mins. Then stir continuously with a ladle or a wooden stick which is usually used until the flour absorbs all the water. Remove from the fire allow it to cool a bit and mix again for form a soft dough.

Then take little bit by hand and make small balls using water.

Ragi Mudde is ready to serve.

How to eat this - Take small portion and dip in sambar and swallow it. Do not bite or chew.

This can be served with Avarekalu Saru or Onion Sambar.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Homemade Mixture | Diwali Savoury Recipe !

Mixture is a very tempting snack, I prepared this for diwali. I have already posted Aval Pori Masala Mix here. This is very tasty and crunchy.


Ingredients
Omapodi - 1 cup (click here for recipe)
Ribbon Pakoda - 1/2 cup (click here for recipe)
Mullu Murukku - 2nos crushed (click here for recipe)
Karaboondi - 1 cup(click here for recipe)
Thatai - 2nos crushed

To Deep Fry
Roasted or Fried Groundnuts - 1 tablespoon
Potukadalai/Fried gram - 1 tablespoon
Aval - 2 cups thin
Curry leaves - few
Copra - 1 tablespoon(chopped thinly)
Mochai - 1 tspn
Cashews/Almonds /Walnuts- few
Cornflakes/Chivda - 1/2 cup(Optional)

Powdered Sugar - 1/2 tspn
Turmeric - a pinch(optional)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn 
Hing -1/4 tspn
Raisins - few
Potato sticks  1 cup(Optional)
Oil for deep frying and a metal seive with handle.

Preparation Method
Heat a kadai with oil. When oil is hot, deep fry ingredients above separately. Take this on a tissue paper to remove excess oil and then transfer to a wide vessel, sprinkle salt, hing, turmeric, red chilli powder and mix well. Add rest of the ingredients and mix.

Finally add powdered sugar and mix. I love this with potato sticks.

Store it in a airtight container for later use.

Homemade Mixture is ready.

Enjoy with Hot Coffee/Tea or with sambar rice or rasam rice.

Notes - You can also deep fry potato sticks and add.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Rose Sandesh | Bengali Sweet for this Diwali!

I had posted how to make Sandesh previously. I used the same method and prepared Rose Sandesh.

Check out How to make  Fresh Homemade Chena/Paneer

Ingredients

Chena/Fresh Paneer- 2 to 3 cups(It should be definetly homemade and fresh) Click here for recipe
Sugar - 1 cup
Rose Essence  1 tspn
Rose Syrup  1 tspn
Milk - 1/2 tablespoon

Do checkout a detailed post on Sandesh here.


Off the stove at this consistency. Allow it to cool.

Add milk, rose essence, rose syrup and knead. Make small balls or desired shapes.

Preparation Method
Powder sugar in mixie. Add the fresh chena to it and grind to smooth paste.
Heat a kadai, add the ground mixture. Keep stirring until its thick and slight colour change. Off the stove.
Allow it to cool.
Once its cool add 1 tblspn milk, rose essence, rose syrup and kneed to smooth dough.
Slowly take small portions and make small balls or into any shape you need. Store in air tight container.
Let it sit for an hour in fridge before your serving.


I could make around 15 nos of medium size.

I also prepared a combo is plain with rose sandesh and it was delicious.

Take small ball of plain sandesh and cover it with rose sandesh.

Shelf life - This will stay for about a week if refrigerated.

Rose Sandesh is ready to serve.

Serve it chilled.

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