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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.

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

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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Onam Recipes | Festival Menu!

Onam Sadya Recipes from Sara's Corner. Please click on the names for recipes.Do try and share your feedback

Palapazham Payasam

Unniappam or Banana Appam

Vegetable Sambar


Puli Inji

Mathan Pachadi






Ada pradaman /Chakka pradaman 

Vendakai /Pineapple pachadi

Happy Onam to friends celebrating!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sandesh | Bengali Sweet Recipe | Dessert Recipe!

After my previous post on How to make  Fresh Homemade Chena/Paneer  I prepared this sweet. Sandesh is a Bengali sweet. Its very delicious and tasty. My bengali friend here also had told me the method. I use to eat a lot of Bengali sweets when in Bangalore from K C Das and Blue Bell, it will be really delicious. No one can eat just one:-)

Chena/Fresh Paneer- 2 to 3 cups(It should be definetly homemade and fresh) Click here for recipe
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 2 pinches.
Milk - 1 tablespoon

Grind Sugar  to fine powder once and add chena and grind it. Heat a kadai and add this.

Heat a vessel and keep stirring.

Keep Stirring till its little dry and water is absorbed.

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

Add milk 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. Add the cardamom powder and mix. Off the stove.
Allow it to cool.
Once its cool add 1 tblspn milk 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 sweet.

Shelf life - This will stay for about a week.

Sandesh is ready to serve.

Serve it chilled.

This recipe is going for Cooking with love Dad started by Saraswathi Iyer and guest hosted by Nayna and Showcase Desserts by Divya.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mathan/Sweet Pumpkin Sambar | Inji/Ginger Pachadi | Traditional South Indian Thali!

Sara's Corner is featured on the Foodie Blogroll  Featured Blogs for April 27, 2012. See this link here Featured Blogs Page. I am very happy and excited.

Let it be festivals or any occasions, at home we will have thali prepared and served on Banana Leaf. I have served in this steel thali plate, it was given by my grandmother with other utensils for my wedding.

Click on the names for Recipes
Paal Payasam
Beans Curry(French)
Paruppu Vadai
Ingi Pachadi (for recipe see below)
Steamed Rice
Paruppu (Plain toor dal cooked)
Parangikai Sambar (for recipe see below)
Paruppu Rasam

Recipe for Mathan/Sweet Pumpkin Arachuvitta Sambar. On all special festivals and occasions Arachuvitta Sambar should be prepared - This is my family's favourite sambar.

Parangikai/Mathan/Sweet Pumpkin -  1/2 kg
Tuvram Paruppu | Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn

For Grinding
Dhaniya /Coriander -  2 tablespoon
Channa Dal - 2 tspns
Dry red chilli - 4 nos(As per your taste)
Katti Peringayam/Asafatida/Hing - a small piece/1/4 tspn
Venthayam/Fenugreek seeds -  2 pinches
Fresh grated coconut - 1 /2 cup

Preparation Method
Wash, remove skin and seeds. Cut the mathan into medium cubes.
Cook Toor dal in pressure cooker with water for 4 to 5 whisltes and keep aside.
Heat a Kadai, add 1/2 tspn oil and fry all the ingredients under "for grinding" till the dal is brown. Allow it to cool and grind with little water to smooth paste.
Boil tamarind water and mathan with little salt and tumeric.
Once the mathan is boiled slightly soft add the grinded mixture and dal.
Boil well. It should be semi liquid consistency as later it will become thick.
Season it with ghee, mustard, curry leaves.

Recipe for Inji Thayir Pachadi | Ginger Yogurt Raitha.

This simple pachadi is mostly prepared on auspicious occasions at my home.

Ginger - 2" piece
Green Chilli - 2 nos(As per taste)
Grated Coconut - 2 tablespoons
Curds/Yogurt - 1 cup
Chopped Coriander for garnish.

Preparation Method
Grind ginger, coconut, green chilli with little water and curds in blender to smooth paste. If you like ginger you can grind to coarse paste too. Mix in the curds. Garnish with coriander.

Inji Pachadi is ready to serve.

Notes - On all festivals dishes are prepared without onion and garlic.

This recipe is going to Indian Thali Mela Event hosted by Srivalli.


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