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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Soft Mysore Pak

Soft Mysore Pak- Krishna sweet style
Mysore Pak is Known as the king of sweets and it  is a very popular south Indian sweet made during special occasions. Already I tried Coconut Mysore Pak and DatesMysorepak My daughter always brought me Krishna sweet Mysore pak from Chennai  in her official visit. the Krishna sweet mysore pak; it just melts in mouth and tastes so heavenly! .So This time I tried soft version of Mysore pak for my son's birthday. / Gram flour, sugar and ghee are the ingredients which yields this melting magic .This version is very soft same as KS as the ghee doesnt ooze out,. They looked so tempting , so soft The taste was also awesome ! melt in your mouth and they are too irresistible! 

Ingredients:

Besan - 1 cup Sugar - 1 cup
Hot ghee- 1 cup (1/4 cup in flour + 3/4 cup while stirring)
Water - 1/2 cup Just to immerse insugar(½ to ¾ cups)



Method:
1.Sieve the besan without lumps .Then In a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat, roast the gram flour in 1/4 cup hot ghee until it begins to turn golden brown and gives a roasted aroma.
2.In the same pan; add sugar and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir the sugar in water until it dissolves, and allow it to come to boil until you get a one string consistency – it should feel sticky between your fingers.
3.When the one string consistency of sugar is reached, add besan slowly and now keep the flame in low. Stir until besan is fully dissolved in sugar syrup and the lumps are gone almost.
 
4.Then add ghee little by little with medium flame until it absorbs all the ghee. Look out till the mixture leaves the sides of the wok Add more hot ghee and keep stirring until the ghee absorbs in the mixture.
 
5.Once the entire mass comes together and looks smooth, add the last portion of ghee and continue to stir till the whole masses rises up like froth. Once it comes to this consistency, remove from the heat and pour the gram flour mysore pak mixture into a greased tray.
6.Sprinkle a little of granulated sugar over the top and allow the Mysore Pak to set and cool completely until set .
7.Cut the Mysore Pak into desired shapes.You will get very soft  Mysore-Pak and certainly delicious.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Eggless Banana Muffins



I had some ripe bananas at home that nobody wanted to eat instead of throwing them so I made these yummy muffins. These Muffins filled the Room with the Banana Flavour I add lot of cashew nut for tasted nutty. They came Very soft and Fluffy. Totally these muffins are irresistible!
Ingredients:
Flour - 1 cup  
 Banana - 2 medium sized
 Butter- 1/4 cup
Granulated Sugar - 1/4 cup 
  Milk-3tbsp
  Baking powder - 1 tsp
  Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  Vanilla essence  - 1 tsp 
 
 Method:
 1.Sieve maida, baking soda and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl and stir well to mix., keep aside.
2.Cream butter and sugar until light and blended well with a beater.
3.Peel the skin of the banana and In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a large fork. Add vanilla extract and combine well with a whisk.
4.Then add sieved maida , baking powder-soda mixture and mix well until a creamy mixture is formed. Add the chopped cashews, reserve little for topping.
 5.Preaheat oven to 180 deg C. Meanwhile spoon the mixture in the muffin tray till 3/4th, , add in the remaining cashewand bake it for 20-25mins. Check in after 25mins and bake accordingly or until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
6.Cool slightly, remove from the pan, and serve.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu

Ennai kathirikkai kuzhambu is an Authentic South Indian Spicy gravy. Baby brinjal is stuffed with spice powders, then cooked with tamarind Gravy. This is a very popular dish from the south Indian cuisine especially in Tamilnadu. Whenever I get baby brinjals in the market, I am tempted to make this kuzhambu. I often make this kuzhambhu but never post it.It is a comfort food and my family’s favorite. It tastes awesome with rice and also with dosa &idli.


Ingredients
   Small Brinjals - 10-12
   Tamarind - Lemon sized ball
   Pearl onion-1cup
sambar powder-1tsp
   Salt -as required.
   Roast and Grind
   Bengal gram-Kadalai paruppu-Chana dal- 2 tbsp
   Coriander seeds/Dhania -3 tbsp
   Urad dal - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Red chillies -5to6
   Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
white sesame-1tbsp
   For the seasoning
   Oil - 4 1/2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
   Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
Currleaves-few

METHOD:
1.Soak tamarind in water for 15-20 minutes. Extract tamarind juice and discard its pulp
2.Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai and fry the ingredients mentioned under 'roast and grind' until dal turns golden brown. Then grind it to a semi fine powder.Set aside.
 
3.Wash baby brinjals, discard the stem and make a + cut leaving the bottom intact. Now stuffall the brinjals with the spice powder. Reserve the remaining spice powder for the kuzhambu.
 
4.In a pan add sesame oil - add mustard seeds let it splutter then add small onions, curry leaves, and hing allow it slightly brown. Then add the stuffed brinjals and saute on low flame.
5.When brinjals are half cooked  add the tamarind extract, Then add thesalt, spice powder, turmeric and sambar powder. Add 1/4 cup water if it becomes thick.
6.Cook on medium flame until the gravy thickens slightly and oil floats on the top.
7.Delicious Ennai kathirikai Kulambu is ready to be served with hot steamed rice.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Biscuit Brownies ( No Bake)



Egg less Biscuit Brownies ( No Bake)
These brownies are quick and easy to make. Marie biscuit, condensed milk and coco powder come together to form this simple and delicious sweet. These quick to make brownies would surekids friendly dessert!

Ingredients
Unsalted butter – 1½ tbsp
condensed milk-200 ml
Marie biscuit- 2pkts
cocoa powder-11/2 tbsp
Powdered sugar-1 tbsp
chopped mixed nuts , roasted-1/4 cup (I used only cashew)
vanilla extract – 1 tsp
 
Method:
1.Break biscuits into four and coarsely powder them using your hands in a mixing bowl
2.Melt the butter in a in a saucepan and Heat them till butter gets melted. Then add the condensed milk and stir well.
3.Then add cocoa powder. Mix it well without no lumps. Then add vanilla extract and mix.
4.Roughly chop the roasted nuts and add to the bowl. Mix well.
5.Finally Add the broken biscuit powder and stir until well combined.
6.If you feel it has to be more sweet, add the powdered sugar and mix well. (I added2to3tsp)
7.Line a pan with parchment paper or just grease it & Pour the batter into prepared pan.
8.And cover it with plastic wrap or with lid and keep in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4-5 hours.Once chilled, remove it from the pan and cut into desire size & serve!

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