Showing posts from October, 2008

How to make Idly Milagai Podi easily

Kids love to have Idly and Dosa with Milagai Podi even though I make chutney or sambar . Ingredients: Urad Dal - 1 Cup Bengalgram Dal - 1 Cup Red Chilly - 20 to 40 (depending upon the spiciness you want) Hing Power - 1 small spoon (if it is a solid hing - 1 small piece) Salt as per taste Method : (If you wont be using it in a short while then dont add oil to fry the ingredients).Fry the ingredients one by one in a tbsp of oil. Dont fry hing powder and salt. (You can fry the solid hing). Grind them into semi coarse powder. Store in an airtight container. I make this recipe in very less quantity as I use oil to fry the ingredients. But this can also be made without using oil for frying and can be stored for a longer time.

Recipe for Easy Badaam Halwa

Badam Halwa is always regarded as the king of sweets. Here is a very easy method to make it at home Ingredients: Almonds, soaked, peeled - 200 gms Powdered Sugar - 120 gms (or as per your taste you can increase or decrease it) Method: Grind the almonds into a very fine paste using 1 or 2 table spoons of milk. (The paste should not be liquidy. In a shallow heavy pan mix the sugar and almond paste and put it in heat and cook.Stir continuously. Add two tablespoons of ghee. Make sure that it does not stick to the bottom. The entire paste should become soft and form lumps. When the lump leaves the sides of the pan remove from fire and let it cool and set.You can make this into balls, or spread in a plate and cut them into pieces.

Choclate Balls - A recipe that kids will love

My daughter's friends had come home for holidays and they wanted to do something on their own, ofcourse with slight help from me. And we just ended up making this and kids loved it so much. Ingredients:  Butter - 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup Powdered Marie Biscuit - 1 cup Cashew Nut (Powdered) - 1/4 cup Badam (Powdered) - 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder - 1 Tbsp Chocolate Powder - 1 Tbsp Salt - 1/4 Tsp Vannila Essence - 1 Tsp Ground Dry coconut (Kopparai) - 1/2 cup For Chocolate Icing:  Icing Sugar - 1 Cup Cocoa Powder - 1 Tbsp Hot water - 3 to 4 Tbsp How to make Chocolate balls: In a shallow vessel add butter, sugar powder and mix it well to a fine paste, add the powdered cashew, badam, biscuit powder, cocoa powder, chocolate powder and vanilla essence. Make them a fine dough and make them into small balls. Mix the cocoa powder and icing sugar in the hot water to make chocolate icing. Spread the grind coconut in a plate. Dip the ball in the chocolate