Saturday, March 22, 2014

Banana - Rava Guli Appa

Guli Appa or Gund Pongalu or Paddu is a healthy dish, usually prepared with rice, urid, beaten rice and little methi (Fenugrik seeds). There is a little twist, This Guli appa is prepared with medium size rava, coconut, jaggery, banana, sesame seeds and is a sweet dish.

Rava (semolina) is digested slowly and helps you feel full longer and prevents you from over eating. Semolina improves kidney function. It contains potassium. Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins like E and B. These vitamins are essential for good immunity from disease. Semolina is a quick and nourshing source of energy. Semolina contain minerals like phosphorus, zinc and magnesium which are beneficial for the health of your bones and nervous system.

Jaggery is a great remedy for anemia, astama, joint pains and menstrual pains. It also aids in digestion, purifies blood and keeps the skin away from problems such as acnes and pimples. It is a great energy booster and provides us lots of energy.

Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Bananas have antiacid effects that protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage. Bananas protects the eyesight, help to build the strong bones. Fresh bananas provide adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium and manganese.

Here is a recipe of Banana - Rava Guli appa. Banana guli appa is a sweet dish, and You can have them for breakfast or as snack or even for dinner.
You need a Guli appa pan to prepare Guli appa or prepare Banana dosa with same dough. This is a healthy and easy dish which all age group people will love to have them.

Things Needed :

Rava (Semolina) : 2 Cups (medium sized)
Ripe Bananas : 2
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Coconut : 1/2 cup
Sesame Seeds : 2 Table spoons
Oil : 4 to 6 Table spoons.
Salt : to taste (use very little quantiy since jaggery contain salt).

Method :

1. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
2. Grate jaggery or powder it.

3. Roast sesame seeds.

4. Now grind Bananas, coconut, cardamom pods and jaggery together.

5. Take a big bowl. Add rava, Sesame seeds and ground coconut and jaggery mixture.

6.  Mix it well and leave the dough for 5 to 10 minutes.

7. Add 1/2 Tea spoon of Eno salt and mix it well.

8. Keep guli appa pan on the fire. Heat and sprinkle oil to each mould (guli) in the pan.
9. Now take a spoon and put a spoonful of dough in each guli (deep area in the pan).
10. Cover the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
11. Remove the cover and put little oil on each guli appa.
12. Turn guli appa and cook the other side for 10 to 20 seconds.

13. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
14. Serve Guli appa with any side dish you have prepared. Put little ghee on the top before serving.

Note : 

Mix the dough thicker than dosa dough consistency. Prepare Guli appa on medium and low flame. Add jaggery according to your taste.(more or less).

Time : 30 Minutes 
Serves : 3 to 4 


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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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