Thursday, February 20, 2020

Quick Sweet Guli Appa

Sweet Guli Appa is any time munching food. I do prepare this Sweet Guli Appa very often and was not able to click a pic. We just love to munch Sweet Guli appa at any time of the day.


This sweet guli appa can be prepared quickly and  is a treat to sweet lovers in a healthy way.
I have used jaggery, chiroti rava/thin variety of rava, coconut and little Eno fruit salt.
It has mild sweet and good for all age group.
These Sweet Rava Guli Appa was prepared to give it one of our relative. Felt like taking something while visiting them. The lady of the house fractured her leg and was admitted to hospital for treatment and was discharged. She was in recovering and kids and her hubby used to manage the house hold chores.  So I prepared these Guli Appas. We had been to their house and gave the guli appa I prepared, talked to her and came back.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Well Ripen Banana : 2
Medium size Rava /Semolina : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Grated fresh coconut : 1 Cup
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Salt : A little
Eno fruit salt : 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil : 3 to 4 Tbs

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and put banana, curd and jaggery. (Powdered).
2. Smash banana and mix all the ingredients nicely. Add salt.
3. Add rava/semolina, add required water and prepare dough.
4. Leave it for 5 minutes. Add eno salt and mix it well.


5. Keep a Guli Appa pan and heat. Put oil to each mould.
6. Put Rava guli appa mixture and put some oil.


7. Cook on low and medium flame. Turn the other side and cook.

8. Sweet Guli Appa is ready to serve.

9. Serve with your choice of side dish.

Note:

Banana, curd, jaggery should be mixed well. I have used fresh jaggery which is clean and organic.
Adding the quantity of jaggery is optional. More or less. Mix all the ingredients and then use required water. The dough should be like idli dough consistency.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 People. 

I have used curd to prepare this guli appa.(Use of milk is optional). Just check the recipe in blog.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Kashaya Coffee

Kashaya is nothing but some healthy drink. It is helpful to take care of your body. Kashaya is prepared using some home available spices.


This Kashaya powder is very useful to protect you from all type of ill health.
It is good for cough, keeps your body warm and controls blood pressure and diabetes.
Kashaya can be used as coffee, means every day you can drink. Morning coffee time or after breakfast you can have this drink.
Kashaya powder is very easy to prepare and this kashaya recipe I got from my co sister. Her father and brother used to advice people and give home prepared medicines, pain relief oils and they served the local people.
I have used methi/fenugrik seeds, poppy seeds, Jeera/cumin seeds and little pepper.
The four ingredients are dry roasted and dry ground it. The Kashaya powder should be stored well and use it whenever you prepare Kashaya Coffee.
It is good for digestion, controlling your blood pressure, blood sugar and it helps in taking care of your health by protecting the whole system.
Let us see some benefits of Methi seeds in our diet.

Methi /Fenugrik seeds helps to balance the cholesterol level in our body. It helps in reducing the fat.
It is good for stomach upset and digestive problems : When you have stomach upset do take a glass of butter milk and 1/4 teaspoons of methi seeds soaked in it. No need to rest the seeds. Just drink it and you will feel very comfortable after drinking methi - butter milk drink. Methi seeds helps during the menstrual period cramps in ladies. It helps in reducing the fever and soothe muscle pain. It also helps in maintaining liver and kidney health. Methi seeds are rich in fiber and helps in easy bowel movements. They contain good anti oxidant properties and helps in removing the toxins in our body.
This is simple Kashaya Coffee . You can double the amount of methi seeds. My sister in law Leela Somayaji has given this recipe and whenever  we go to Our Birthi Mane in Ooru I too join them drinking Kashaya Coffee after my breakfast.
Let us see the recipe now :
Ingredients :
Methi /Fenugrik seeds : 50 Grams.
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 50 Grams
Poppy seeds /Gasgase : 50 Grams
Pepper Pods : 1 Tablespoon ( Or little less you can use).

Method :

Clean the ingredients and keep it in a tray.

1. Dry fry Methi seeds till it turn golden brown. Take it out from the pan

2. Dry fry jeera/cumin seeds on low flame and take it out to a big bowl.


3. Dry fry pepper pods and add poppy seeds.


4. Now put off the fire and shift the ingredients to a big bowl. So that it can cool fast.


5. Dry grind the ingredients and put the mixture to a bowl.


6. Shift the Kashaya Powder to a bowl. Let it cool completely.


. Store in a glass jar bottle and use it whenever you want.



7. It can be eaten with honey when you have cold, cough and throat pain.

8. Take a quarter tsp of the powder mix it with 1 or 1/2 tsp of honey mix it well and eat it.
9. You can use this powder for daily Kashaya Coffee after food.
10 You can also make kashaya coffee and drink it.

Note :

Use of methi seeds more /less is optional. Dry roast on low flame. Use glass jar to fill the Kashaya powder. Do not add any sugar. Add little jaggery whenever you prepare Kashaya coffee.
Kashaya Coffee is one of the best herb coffee to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar level in our body. Drinking Kashaya Coffee keeps away the cough, throat pain and even fever.
Try and enjoy.
Time : 20 to 30 Minutes.
Serves : As you use. 

How to make Kashaya Coffee.

Boil a glass of water. Add 1/2 tsp of Kashaya powder and let it boil nicely for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp of jaggery and boil for a minute. Sieve this Kashaya coffee to a big glass. Add 1/2 cup of milk. Serve or drink.
1/2 Tsp of Kashaya Coffee powder is enough for 1 glass of water.

Boil the mixture till it reduces to 3/4  glass. Add milk after you shift the kashaya to a bowl.
Let the mixture cool a little or when you add milk it might curdle. So let the Kashaya cool down for 1 to 2 minutes.

Quick Sweet Guli Appa

Sweet Guli Appa is any time munching food. I do prepare this Sweet Guli Appa very often and was not able to click a pic. We just love to mu...

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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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