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Showing posts with label egg less desserts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label egg less desserts. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Modaka!!

One Beautiful sunny morning I was beaming with pride when I realized I have mastered the art of riding two wheeler, the joy knew no bounds...Every horn I heard seemed magical and musical to my ears.. All passer-by on the  road looked Familiar and Friendlier....The turns and twists I took looked smoother and Nicer....There wasn't a better day than this, when once this heavy bulldozer now feels like a lighter and flakier cute vehicle. All the meticulous traffic rules, hand signals and gestures now seems like a 'Cake walk'....

Now I can say I know the meaning of ' Why should Boys have all the Fun'.. I sincerely thanked and sent salutations to those who helped me in this venture. Gliding and Riding went on for some time Until I heard a familiar sound in the back ground and a well know voice said 'Can you dismiss your alarm"? 'Its been buzzing since long time'.. I raised the accelerator but in vain and realized it was a  'Dream'....

I applaud myself for at least  trying and conquering fears to some extent... I Beseech Lord  Vinayaka to ward off any obstacle and hence bless me in this new venture ..... 'Hope is life' hence I never lose hope on me and continue to chase my Dream... I treated myself with good food for this Nobel thought.....Hence my today's post is dedicated to the people like me who Refuse to Give Up.....

Ganesh Chaturthi Special Modaka:
These are sweet dumplings prepared exclusively on Ganesha Festival.. Lord Ganesha is extremely fond of sweets hence he is also called as 'Modaka Priya'.... This Traditional recipe calls for Maida and sweet filling....Since we are in this Health Conscious Era I decided to Offer Lord the Healthy Version Of Modaka, that is the whole wheat Modaka...




Ingredients to make outer layer of Modaka
1)2cups whole wheat flour
2)2Tbsp semolina
3)salt as per the taste
4)water to make a dough
5)1 Tbsp ghee

Ingredients to Make sweet filling
1)1 cup freshly grated coconut
2)1 cup jaggery
3)1tsp cardamom powder
4)1 Tbsp Ghee
5)2 Tbsp roasted poppy seeds

Method to make dough(outer layer)
1)Mix wheat flour, salt, ghee, semolina into tight dough using little water
2)The consistency of the dough should be of poori dough
3)rest the dough for some time

Method to make sweet filling:
1)Add 1 spoon ghee in a pan, roast coconut for about 2 minutes
2)Add jaggery and keep mixing until you get a halwa consistency
3)Add remaining ghee, cardamom powder and roasted poppy seeds

Method to make Modaka
1)Take oil in kadai for deep frying
2)Make small balls(half the lemon size)
3)Roll out these balls (like poori) and place the sweet mixture in the middle. Bring all the sides together to give a Modaka shape..
4)Deep fry these Modakas until it turns into golden brown in colour.
5)cut the flame to off and store in an air tight box


Crispy Modaka is ready to serve...It can be stored for 2 to 3 days after that the outer layer seems to get harder..






Friday, March 8, 2013

Gooseberry Jam

Many Nights ago the Magnificent dark,night sky Compelled me to Gaze at the White Radiant Moon which was Blazing with the Divine Aura.. Moon the Ultimate Resplendent Beauty which became the spotlight for personifying the most charming piece of work.... This made me Admire and Worship the Creator for his Artistry....
In order to the Gratify the Nature I believe each one of us  should take a moment in viewing this spectacular phenomenon which is  just a glance away..
But lately we are kind of  taking a Detour from the nature and its products.The aftermath of this is showing its ill-effects on our health...

It is interesting to know that Nature provides us with all the necessary requirements to keep our body fit and healthy in the form of 'Fruits and Vegetables',which are power packed with all the essential nutrients...

Amla Jam(Nellikayi Jam)

My today's post is  dedicated to my Father-in-law..Both my In-laws are Great Cooks. My father-in-law holds the Honor of being the  'Master Chef'.... Reason being Simple and Straight,he has an Ability to 'visualize'  the flavor combinations and can also Anticipate the Outcome of the dish..If  I let my father-in-law in the kitchen then I am sure he will come out with a New Recipe with the Flavors Perfectly Infused...Amla Jam is one of his Best Recipes.... Thanks Mava for the Wonderful Recipe.....

Before posting this recipe I did a lot research on the Health benefits of Amla...One very Important and Interesting thing I found was that the Vitamin 'C ' present in the amla is of Heat Stable Form hence it doesn't get lost during the processing....This is one of the main reasons it is an essential ingredient in the preparation of the very popular Ayurvedic  Medicine  Chyavanaprasha......



Ingredients:
1)1 cup freshly grated Amla along with the skin (Indian Gooseberry)
2)3/4th cup sugar(Jaggery)
3)Pinch of cardamom and salt

Method:
1)Pressure cook the grated Amla using little water(for about 2 whistles)
2)Make a Sugar Syrup,the consistency of the syrup should be of one thread.
3)Saute the cooked Amla for about a minute or two(to remove the water content)
4)Add the sauteed Amla(already grated and cooked) to the sugar syrup and mix continuously until you get a Jam like Consistency.
5)Add freshly powdered cardamom and a pinch of salt(salt helps in balancing the flavors and also as a preservative)
6)Cut the flame to off,store it in an air tight container(Preferably refrigerate for the longevity)



Amla Jam is ready,enjoy with the varieties of foods like Dosa,Roti,Rotti,Chapathi or Phulka....



Health Benifits of Amla or Indian GooseBerry:

Amla or Nellikayi is a potent gift of Mother Nature to a Mankind.Enough has been said and written about it..The benefits are so much that it is advisable to include this small wonder in the daily diet.
1)High in vitamin C,helpful in many skin diseases,it promotes glow on skin and also delays wrinkles and loosining of skin.
2)Good food absorption,helps in getting a better eye sight,regulates blood sugar,increases hemoglobin and so on.......

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kulfi or Qulfi

Each One of us crawl through the week to keep alive the spirit of Joy and Happiness which the weekends Bring...These Weekend Jubilation's are something which Facilitates us through our Frantic week...No Celebration is ever Complete without some Delicious Food,if it is accompanied with mouthwatering dessert then its a 'cherry on the cake'....

Pista Kesar and Badam Kulfi




Kulfi is a well known Indian frozen dairy dessert,it is similar to Ice cream in  appearance and taste but  is denser and creamier.....It comes in Enormous flavors but Pistachio and Badam are the most traditional and yearned Flavors..




My maiden attempt to make these Heavenly delicious Recipe was a big hit because of Premascookbook.com...Prema is a fellow blogger who has created an wonderful space with many Lip-smacking recipes....

(Recipe source:
http://www.premascook.com/2013/02/matka-kulfi-qulfi-recipe-kulfi-ice.html)

Though the traditional recipes demands for Heavy Cream and Condensed milk this recipe Happens to be my Favorite because of its Lightness...

My Husband who was little Hesitant in tasting this kulfi initially ,after he took his first  bite,in a blink of an eye the whole kulfi made its way to his stomach:))



Ingredients:

1)2 1/2 cup milk
2)3 to 4 Tsp sugar(tune according to your taste)
3)3 to 4 cardamom pods
4)10 to 12 pistachio and Badam(keep few of them aside for grinding)
5)few strands of Kesar
6)2 slices of white Bread(separate the sides)
7)1/2 tsp corn starch
8)Kulfi moulds 

Method:

1)Boil 2 cups of milk in a heavy bottom pan on a medium heat
2)Blend 1/2 cup mik,corn starch,cardamom,bread slices and an handful of Badam and Pista into a coarse paste
3)Add sugar,blended paste,few peices of badam and Pista to the boiling milk and stir continuously
4)It starts to get thicker and thicker beacuse of the corn starch...Switch of the flame and allow it cool..
5)Pour this into a kulfi mold  or any desired shape molds and refrigerate for at least 6 to 8 hours... 


Pista Kesar and Badam Kulfi is ready to serve.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Egg Less Chocolate Brownie

A Year was ceased in laughter and Fun....Few Hopes Bloomed and Few Dreams came true.....Some Crawling and Chasing....Running and Falling.....Whispering and Shouting...Since my little one has arrived my cooking ledger may not have Cataloged many mouth watering and lip-smacking recipes but the little one has surely Imprinted our lives with Enormous Love and Affection.... 
It only Feels Great when You realize,Every day a Tiny Heart Beats Just for you...... 

 Here I take a Moment to Wish all my Dear Bloggers A Very Happy And a Prosperous New Year!!!!!Now lets Focus on my Today's recipe.... 

                   Egg Less Chocolate Brownie



 A Brownie is a Dessert consisting of Nuts,coco powder and Butter...Its a flat cake or bar whose texture is in between a cake and a cookie...There are enormous ways to prepare this recipe...My recipe is very simple and demands a very few ingredients which are easily available in our pantry...This Delicious and Droolworthy recipe was Endowed to me by my cousin Meera.....My Heartfelt Thanks To Her...... 

 Ingredients:
1)1 cup Maida or All purpose flour
2)1 cup sugar
3)1/4th cup coco powder
4)3/4 Milk powder
5)1 cup Milk
6)1 tsp vanilla Essence
7)1 cup Nuts(According to one's preference)
8)1 tsp Baking Powder
9)2 pinch soda
10)1 to 2 Tbsp Butter

Method:
1)Mix all the dry ingredients one after the other and give a nice whisk(make sure there are no lumps)
2)Add milk,whisk gently until it forms like a Idli batter.
3)Add butter,vanilla essence and give a final whisk.
4)Grease any microwave safe bowl and heat the mixture for about 5 minutes (Time may vary)..Keep checking in the middle.
5)Insert a fork and if it comes out clean then the brownie is ready.
6)Cut it into desired shape once it gets cooled..


chocolate Brownie is ready,Enjoy with chocolate syrup and a piping hot coffee...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Biscuit Halwa/ Biscuit Halbai


New is the year, New are the Hopes and the Aspirations,
New is the Resolution, New are the Spirits and
Forever my Warm Wishes for all My Folks.
Have a Promising and Fulfilling New Year.

With Diwali and Christmas over,it is Once again that Time of the Year when we start making Resolutions.We all have Goals and Dreams that keep us going and Envisioning our Future..

Well it is the Second day of the New Year and I am just now fulfilling one of the New Year resolutions,that is to blog more often.

The Limelight of any Celebrations is the Food.The dish which I am blogging about definitely steals the show with its Whimsical results and its Freshness Jacks up the whole Merry Making Mood..

Biscuit Halwa(Biscuit Halbai)

 Halbai(Halwa) is  a very Tasty and a Unique  Mangalorean dish prepared using rice,jaggery and coconut. This traditional recipe calls for prior preparation. Biscuit Halwa is a nice Detour to this classic dish,which lands us with almost Kindred to the old one but with remarkably less time.

Ingredients:
1)2 cups Biscuit(preferably parle- G)
2)1 1/2 cup milk
3)2Tbsp rice flour
4)3 Tbsp Ghee
5)pinch of cardamom
6) Nuts for garnishing
7)6 Tbsp jaggery(depends upon the sweetness)

Method:
1)Blend the Biscuit,jaggery and cardamom into a fine powder.
2)Roast the rice flour and nuts using ghee until it turns into light brown (Until the nice aroma comes)
3)Keep a kadai,add biscuit powder mixture,milk,and the roasted rice flour and keep stirring.
4)Add 2Tbsp ghee when everything comes together and stir until ghee starts leaving the pan.(mixture should be like chapati dough)
5)Pour the mixture into a greased plate and cut into a desired shape.

                                   Biscuit Halwa (Biscuit Halbai)



Tips:
1) Grated coconut can be added to enhance the texture and taste.
2)Should be refrigerated in order to preserve.