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Showing posts with label DESSERT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DESSERT. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Corn Flour Halwa |

Corn flour halwa is easy and delicious.

This is in my list since a year, when I saw on TV on a cookery show, I had written down the recipe. Looked very easy and delicious. So, I tried it yesterday when my friend came home.

Corn flour - 1cup
Sugar - 2.5 cups(can reduce a bit too)
broken cashew nuts - few
Food colour a pinch(any colour)
Ghee generously 1/2 cup
salt a pinch
Elachi/cardamom powder - 1/2 tspn
Water as required

Preparation method
Take a mixing bowl add corn flour, sugar, water colour and salt. Mix without forming lumps to dosa batter consistency.
Heat a kadai, add 1 tblspn ghee add this mixture and keep stirring till it forms a thick mass. Keep adding ghee in between.
Keep a greased plate ready.
Finally add the nuts, elachipowder, when it becomes big mass. Transfer to a plate and decorate with cashew nut.

Allow to cool fully and refrigerate. You can serve as it is or cut into squares.

Corn flour halwa is ready.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Celebrating my 500th Post | Doodh Pedha | Easy Peda Recipe !

Its been almost 6 years I started blogging and its my 500th post. I am happy and thanks to everyone for encouraging.

I have been wanting to post this since many days, but really with my 2nd baby I really find myself so busy all the time enjoying the motherhood and I kept on postponing. I had this Kova lying in my fridge i had bought to prepare Gulab Jamun but I could not make. Then decide to make it before leaving to India. Since its my 500th post I had many other plans of starting few guest posts. This will happen next month.

My second baby is turning 1, I will be on vacation for 2weeks to visit temples and family in India. We will be doing Ayush Homam and tonsure his head.  So this trip is full of travelling to many places Chennai, Bangalore, Kerala and Coimbatore. This one is going to be hectic for all of us. So my break may extend few more days:-)

But now I will be giving recipe for Paal Peda/Doodh peda which is popular in Southern India. I love peda of Nandini in Bangalore and Dharwad Peda. It is too much sugar but very very tasty. Yes in Chennai Aavin Theratipaal. I will surely carry boxes back with me.

Last time I tried this sweet when we were leaving to Mumbai seeing a friends blog, which was in MW with condensed milk but it did not come out well and I did not know what to do so just threw it. This time wanted to try this for my Mother in law who doesn't eat much but this is her favourite. She was happy I guess:-)

This was really easy and was happy.

Now coming to the recipe.

Kova/Mawa - 1 pkt (unsweetened) Store bought
Sugar -1 cup + 1tblspn
Cardamom powder - 2 pinches
Saffron strands - a pinch
Ghee - 1 tblspn

Preparation method
Thaw the Kova/Mawa, crumble it by your hand and keep.
Heat a heavy bottom kadai, (keep medium flame to avoid burning) add 1/2 tspn ghee wait for a minute. Add the crumbled kova and mix.
Add sugar and mix well till it becomes little thick and leaving sides. Keep stirring continuously.
It will become thick and becomes like dough. But do not forget to scrap the sides and check it should not be hard. Add cardamom powder.
Remove it on a plate and allow to cool. You can also keep in fridge.
You can spread on greased plate and cut into shapes or grease your hands with ghee and start rolling to small balls and flatten it a bit.
Slowly make a thumbprint and decorate with saffron or nuts.

I even made few Rose pedas by adding rose syrup but did not take photo. The taste was different.

Notes - you can use Non stick kadai so its easy.
You can also make kova at home with full cream milk and reducing it.
Fresh Kova from shop gives you great Pedas.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mango Apple Smoothie!!!

I tried this long back and got delayed in posting. Enjoy the Mango Apple Smoothie.

Ripe Mango - 1 no(Medium size)
Apple - 1/2 no
Sugar - 1 tspn
Curd - 1 tspn

Preparation Method
In a mixie or blender add mango, apple without skin whip once.
Then add sugar and curd and make a fine paste.

Garnish with Pistachos and Serve chilled.
Notes - If the mango is slight big you can add 1 apple.

This recipe is going to Serve it chilled event by Denise and Krithika.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mango Kulfi!!!

Milk - 1/2 litre
Condensed Milk - 1/2 tin (As per your taste)
Sugar - If required
Ripe Mango - 1cup(Pureed) (Peel skin cut into cubes and make a paste in mixie/blender)
Cardamom/Elachi powder - a pinch(Optional)
Water - Optional(I added 1 cup of water to milk)
 Preparation Method
Boil milk in a thick bottom vessel.
When its come to boiling point reduce flame and add condensed milk.
Stir well. Allow it to reduce to half the quantity.
Keep it in low flame and stir.
You will know by the colour and quantity. Once its reduced taste and check for sugar as kulfi will be on slightly sweeter side.
Add the mango puree and mix well and allow it to cool.
Once cooled pour it in the ice cream mould or jelly mould and freeze to 4-6 hours. If ice crystal are formed mix well and again freeze it.
Before serving keep the cups in water for 2mins for easy removal and Serve immediately.

Enjoy Mango Kulfi, its very refreshing.

Notes - I prepared it at nite and served next day afternoon. Too much freezing also forms ice. So just freeze it to 4-6 hours and Serve.

This recipe is going to Celebrate Sweets Icecream by Reshmi and Nivedita and to Healing Foods Mango by Revathi and Siri.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Apple Milk Dessert

Apple Milk Dessert is easy and quick dessert. I saw this recipe in one of the TV channel, I have modified slightly. My son is not eating apples because its crunchy. So tried this and he loved it and I managed to make him eat apple:-)

Serves - 2 persons
Grated Apple - 1/2 no
Milk - 1 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Corn flour - 1/2 tspn
Low fat Condensed Milk -4 tspns(Can use sugar too about 4 tspns or Kova)
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Saffron - few strands
Badam for garnish

Preparation Method
In a kadai/wok, add water, cardamom powder allow it to boil. Add grated apple and cook(here you can also add 1 tspn of sugar and cook) till all water is abosorbed.
Transfer it to a bowl.
In the same kadai, add milk and boil.
Mix cornflour in milk or water with lumps, add the cornflour paste, saffron(kesari) and condensed milk. Mix well.
Let it boil in medium flame for few minutes until it becomes slightly thick.
Then add cooked apple and stir. After a minute off the stove.

Garnish with chopped Almond/Badam. Allow it to cool and chill for 1-2 hours before serving.

Apple Milk Dessert is ready to Enjoy.

This is going to Sugarless Sweets here in this blog started by Nivedita.

Food Palette White by Akeela

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gulab Jamuns

Gulab Jamun is favourite sweet for most of them. I just love the soft cake filled with sugar syrup. This was a dessert for our Singapore Bloggers Potluck Party by me. Was so excited to meet my friends in this month of Friendship Day. We had a great time and all dishes were super yummy and tasty.

It was pleasure meeting you all dearies

Here goes the recipe.
Jamun Mix - 1 small pkt (used MTR brand)
Water - 1 cup +
Ghee/oil - for deep frying
Sugar - 8 cups
Water - 8 cups
Rose essence - 2 tspns
Preparation Method
Sugar Syrup
Mix water and sugar in a vessel and boil for 15mins. Add Rose essence.

In a wide bowl, mix jamun powder with water and make soft dough.
Heat oil in a Kadai, make tiny balls with the dough. Drop them slowly in the oil and deep fry them in low flame till brown.
Remove and drop it in sugar syrup.
Let them soak for about 6 hours.

You can also store in air tight container and store in refridgerator for about a week or more.

Serve hot or chill. If you are serving hot, can serve with vanilla icecream.

This recipe is going off to

MM Party Treats by me and Meeta.

Cold Desserts by Akila

Festive Food - Raksha Bandhan by Priti since my brother loves it a lot.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Kulfi is very tasty ice cream. I remembered we used to have in Bangalore during college days. This time I thought of giving it a try. I didn't have the ice cream candy moulds but tried in the jelly cups. It was so tasty. There are many flavours of kulfis. They serve it in claypots called Matka Kulfi in North India. My son liked a lot.

Milk - 1/2 litre
Condensed Milk - 1/2 tin to 3/4 tin(As per your taste)
Sugar - If required
Pistachos, Badam flakes - 2 tspns
Saffron - a pinch soaked in warm milk.
Fresh Grated coconut - 2 tspns
Cardamom/Elachi powder - a pinch
Water - Optional(I added 1 cup of water to milk)

Preparation Method
Boil milk in a thick bottom vessel.
When its come to boiling point reduce flame and add condensed milk.
Stir well. Allow it to reduce to half the quantity.
Keep it in low flame and stir.
You will know by the colour and quantity. Once its reduced taste and check for sugar as kulfi will be on slightly sweeter side.
Add rest of the ingredients and allow it to cool.
Once cooled pour it in the ice cream cups or jelly cups and freeze to 4-6 hours.

Before serving keep the cups in water for 2mins for easy removal and Serve immediately.

Garnish with Pistachos. Enjoy!!!

Tip - I prepared it at nite and served next day afternoon. Too much freezing also forms ice. So just freeze it to 4-6 hours and Serve.

This recipe is going off to Akheela's Cold Desserts Event  Party Treats by me and Kids Delight by Pari.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oats Semiya Payasam/Kheer

Oats Semiya/Vermicilli Payasam is a sweet dish prepared with milk, semiya, sugar, oats and kesari/saffron. This is my new innovative recipe.

Saffron is very expensive ingredient which is taken by pregnant women in milk and also used to prepare sweets.

This recipe is going off to Oats Feast here in Sara's Corner and JFI Saffron hosted at Chef in you.

Semiya/Vermicilli - 1 cup
Oats - 2 to 3 tspns
Milk - 1/2 litre
Kesari/Saffron - a pinch (Soaked in 1/2 cup warm milk)
Sugar - 1 cup (As per your taste)
Condensed milk - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ghee - 2 tspns
Mix of cashews n raisins - 2 tspns

Preparation Method
In a kadai, add 1 tspn ghee and dry roast the semiya till brown.
Soak oats in water.
In a thick bottom vessel, boil milk in low flame as it will overflow. When its started boiling add roasted semiya/vermicilli, sugar, condensed milk and mix well.
Once semiya is well cooked add oats and kesari/saffron.
Boil well till the milk thickens and reduces.
Garnish with cashews n raisins roasted in ghee.

Serving suggestion - Hot or cold.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Palapazham Payasam

Palapazham Payasam (Jackfruit payasam) in tamil. It is a dessert done with Jackfruit. Popular in Kerala State, India. An easy and tasty traditional dessert prepared on auspicious ocassions.

Jackfruit - 10 pieces
Jaggery - 2 cups(powdered)
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Cardamom - 1/2 tspn(powdered)
Coconut piece - 2 tspns
Cashews and raisins - 2 tspns(optional) for garnishing

Preparation Method
Take jackfruit and remove seeds. Chop them into small pieces.
In a bowl, put chopped jackfruit and add little water to cook.
In a Kadai or thick bottom vessel put jaggery and little water. Once it dissolves filter it to remove mud particles .
Once jackfruit is cooked well add jaggery to it. Mix well and allow it to boil in medium-low flame.
In mixie grind grated coconut and add it to this mixture. Add cardomom powder and boil well.
Chop coconut into thin and small pieces and fry it in 2 tspns of ghee till brown and garnish it.

Once its boiled a very tasty palapazha payasam is ready to serve.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Carrot Halwa

This is a very easy and tasty sweet dish done with carrot....


Carrot - 3 nos (grated)

Sugar - 1 1/2 cup

Condensed milk  - 1 cup

Milk - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 2 tspns

Cashew, raisins - 2 tspns

Preparation Method

In a pan put grated carrot with milk and allow it to cook.

Once its half cooked add condensed milk and sugar.

Keep stirring.

When its fully cooked and dry.

Fry in ghee cashews and raisins for a minute and then garnish it.

Carrot Halwa is ready for serving. It can be served with ice cream as dessert.


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