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Monday, October 9, 2017
Oats - Prosso Millet Laadu is one of the sweet dish that you can prepare and keep it ready for celebrating Deepavali. Deepavali is full of lights and sweets. Loads of sweets are prepared and distributed among friends, neighbours and relatives.
Prosso Millet is known as Barri in Hindi, Panivaragu in Tamil, Varigulu in Telugu and Baragu in Kannada.
Let us see the recipe now :
Ingredients :Oats : 3 Cups
Prosso Millet/Baragu : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 2 Cups
Ghee : 1/2 Cup and little more ( 2 Tablespoons)
Dry Nuts : Cashews and Raisins : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.
Method :1. Dry roast Baragu, Oats nicely till the raw smell disappear. (Separately). Let it cool.
2. Grate coconut and dry grind it.
3. Dry grind dry roasted and cooled baragu and oats. (Powder it).
4. Now keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery and 1/4 cup of water. Mix the content nicely.
5. Let it melt completely and turn as liquid. It starts to boil and bubbles up.
6. Stir for another 2 to 3 minutes and check for one string consistency. ( On low flame).
7. Put dry ground oats, coconut and baragu. Mix it well and put off the fire.
8. Keep a small pan on the fire and put 1/2 cup of ghee. Add cashews and fry.
9. Add raisins and fry till raisins double its size. Put this fried nuts and ghee to baragu mixture.
10. Mix it nicely and prepare laddu. (Take a handful of the laddu mixture and press it in between your palm and finger. Give a ball shape).
11. If you find it hard to prepare laddu ( If it turns powder again), divide the laddu mixture and add a table spoon of ghee and mix it well. It helps you to form laadu.
12. Arrange them in a tray or plate and serve whenever you want. ( As you wish).
Note :If you are using shop bought jaggery use a filtering method and clean the jaggery and then use it. I have used organic jaggery bought from Sagar/Shivamogga. Use of more or less ghee is optional. Les ghee turns the laadu very hard. Use of more jaggery is optional. Use of more dry nuts optional. Use of coconut is also optional. (You can prepare laadu without coconut also).
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 Laadu can be prepared. (According to shape and size).
Thursday, November 17, 2016
I have prepared some diamond cuts, shank pole the spicy ones. I do not know why it got this name. Diamond cuts are ok because of its shape. but shank pole, I am still thinking. Anyways these diamond cuts are very easy to prepare and goes well with coffee or tea or juice what ever it is, it is a yummy munch.
I have used Maida, chilly powder, salt, jeera and oil.
Lets see the recipe Now : As I said it is an easy and yummy crunchy snack.
Things Needed :Maida (All Purpose flour) : 2 Cups
Chilly Powder : 2 Teaspoons
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Water : Required water
Oil : 1 Cup
Method :1. Put maida in a big bowl. Add salt, chilly powder, jeera and mix it well.
2. Keep a small pan on the fire and heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and heat for 2 minutes.
3. Put the hot oil on the dry flour and let it cool. Mix it nicely and add little water and prepare the dough.
4. Divide the dough into small portion. Take a small portion and kneed it well.
5. Now roll the small portion dough as thin chapati. Take a knife and prick on the rolled chapati.
6. Cut that like a diamond shape. (big/small). Remove the pieces and put it on a plate/tray.
7. Keep a frying pan on the fire. Heat and put oil to fry. Let it get hot.
8. Put cut diamond cuts in hot oil and fry them on low and medium flame.
9. Fry on both sides till they turn slightly brown and remove them from oil and put them on the kitchen tissue. So that extra oil will be absorbed by the tissue.
10.Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare crispy diamond cuts.
Note :Do not add much water, the dough might turn watery, very soft and absorbs more oil. Do not add more hot oil for the flour. Diamond cuts might curdle in oil. (turns powder and spoils the whole oil).
A butter can be added instead of hot oil. (just 1 tablespoon). Adding jeera/ any spice is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : As you serve or use.
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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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