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How to make Pepper Vadai for Hanuman Neivedhyam?

Most of the Indians offer Vadai maalai for Hanuman as an offering for some prarthanas made by them. It is very easy to make that vadai at home. This vadai will not come out as flat as it is made in the temples. But good enough to put vadai malai at home. Ingredients: Urad Dal - 2 cups Pepper corns - 12 to 15 nos Salt to taste Asafodeita - 2 to 3 pinches Oil - for frying. Method:      Soak urad dal for about 1/2 and hour to 45 mins. Wash and drain well. Powder the pepper well and then add the urad dal, asafodeita and salt. Grind everything to a thick dough.      Heat oil in a pan and when hot reduce the flame. Flatten the dough to small vadais like medu vadais. Keep turning both the sides till they become golden brown.

Milk Payasam|Paal Payasam

The king of Paayasam is Paal Payasam. It is one of the favourite dish for many. And during festivals and marriages, it is prepared as one of the items in menu.  Ingredients: Basmati Rice - 1/2 cup Milk - 2 cups Sugar - 1 cup cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp Cashew nuts - 10 to 12 nos Raisins - 10 to 12 nos Ghee - 2 to 3 tbsp Saffron strands - 1 pinch How to make paal payasam Fry the rice in 1 tbsp of ghee in low flame till it fries and turns golden in colour. Boil milk and once it is done reduce the flame and keep stirring till the 2 litres is reuduced to 3/4th. Add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron strands to it and keep stirring it to mix all together. Add the rice to the milk and keep cooking till the milk reduced to 1/2 and the rice gets cooked. Keep stirring to avoid rice settling at the bottom and burning out. In a pan add remaining ghee and add cashewnuts and raisins and fry till they turn golden brown; add it to the Paal Payasam. 

Dried Ginger with Jaggery Sukku Vellam for better digestion

Though we make this on special occassions, I generally give this to my kids whenever they feel heavy after a good, nice meal. This helps in easy digestion. But care should be taken as to not to have too much Ingredients: Dried Ginger (Sukku) Powder - 1 tbsp Jaggery Grated - 4 tbsp Ghee - 1 drop Cardamom Powder - a pinch How to prepare Sukku Vellam: Mix all the ingredients slowly in a cup and ensure that no lumps are formed. Make small balls the size of Small Gooseberries.