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Friday, March 6, 2020

Oats & Finger Millet Laddu 2

Oats and Finger Millet Laddu is a sweet dish and is one of the healthy laddu that helps you to keep strong and energetic for the whole day. You can have this as Laddu/Unde whenever you feel hungry OR crave for some sweets or to skip some carbs.


I do try and varieties of laddu/laadu/unde and though it looks same it has different ingredients and is mostly available at your home store.
Here in this laddu I have used Oats with its husk and Ragi flour. Dates and jaggery , handful of raisins and cashews.

Let us see some benefits of eating Dates in our diet.

Dates helps in boost energy and increasing iron in our body. They help in digestion. They are rich in fiber and contain various nutrients. They are loaded with antioxidants. They have good amount of anti inflammatory properties. Dates help in balancing blood sugar level. They help in reducing blood pressure. They are said to good brain booster. They contain minerals like, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. They do have vitamins like, folate,  thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Oats : 500 Grams
Ragi/Finger Millet : 3 Cups
Ghee : 1 Small Cup
Dates : 20 to 30 or 250 grams or little more
Raisins and Cashews : 1 Handful
Jaggery : 250 Grams : 1 Cup (Powdered).


Method :

1. Dry roast Oats and keep it aside.

2. Dry roast ragi flour till the raw flavour disappear.

3. Dry grind Oats and keep it aside.

4. Remove the seeds from dates and cut or smash it nicely.

5. Keep a pan on the fire and put 1/2 cup of water. Add jaggery and let it melt nicely.


6. Sieve jaggery mixture and Put cleaned jaggery to a pan.

7. Boil liquid jaggery till it get one string consistency.
8. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Add powdered Oats and Ragi/finger millet flour to it.


9. Mix it nicely and take out from the fire. Add ghee


10. Add cut dates and mix it nicely and handful of cashews and raisins. Mix it thoroughly.


11. Dry Grind this mixture including dates, cashews and raisins. ( Do not grind for a long time. Just churn twice or thrice).
12. Put the ground mixture to a big bowl. Mix it nicely and prepare laddus.

13. Serve or munch when ever you crave for some sweets.

14. Store in a glass jar or  air tight boxes.

Note :

No coconut is used in this Oats and finger millet Laddu recipe. Adding cardamom is optional.
If the mixture turns dry, please do add some melted ghee or drops of hot milk. It helps to prepare laddu easily. Ghee used laddu shelf life is more and the taste does not change.
If laddu turns more moisture stir the laddu mixture little more.
Time : 40 Minutes
Serves : 50 Laddu can be made.
Use of more jaggery is optional.
Use of less/more ghee is optional.

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.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Rose Petals Laddu.

Preparing Laadu in a healthy way is always my pleasure. I do use lots of dry fruits, jaggery, and other ingredients. It not only provides energy, it also fills the stomach and good for all age group.
Healthy laddu provide energy, vitamins and minerals to our body.


Rose petals are used here to add natural flavour of rose. The roses are from our pot plants. The roses are slightly pink and good for health.
This time I have used Oats, lion dates, wheat flour and some dry fruits like raisins, cashews.  Use little jaggery to add little more sweet. Rose petals adds to the natural flavour of Roses.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Oats : 250 Grams
Wheat flour : 2 Cup
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup (Powdered).
Poppy seeds : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Lion Dates : 500 Grams
Raisins : 1 Cup
Cashews : 10 to 12 (Cut into small pieces.
Rose Petals : 4 to 5 Rose flowers.



Method :

1. Wash and dry rose petals.

2. Dry roast oats and dry grind it. Remove the seeds from dates and smash dates and make it soft.


3. Dry roast wheat flour till the raw smell goes off.
4. Add poppy seeds to dry roasted wheat flour and put of the fire. Put dry roasted ingredients, soft dates to a  a big bowl. Mix it well.


5. Keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery and 1/4 cup or little less water. Let the jaggery melt.
6. Keep stirring till it turn one string consistency.


7. Add rose petals and stir for 5 to 6 minutes.


8. Pour this jaggery on the top of dry ground oats and wheat flour.


9. Keep a small pan on the fire and and put 2 to 3 tbs of ghee. Add raisins and let it bubble up.
Add cashews and fry.  Pour this cashew - raisins to powdered ingredients.


10. Now mix all the ingredients nicely and make laadu/Unde.

11. Have a Oats - wheat - Dates laadu as evening snack. It is one of the best snack for kids. So while preparing snack box add this unde.


12. Serve or eat whenever you like it.


Note :

If you find the ingredients are dry and if you are not able to prepare laddu, use 1/4 glass of hot milk or 2 to 3 tbs of melted ghee. So that you can nicely prepare laddu. Remember, milk added laddu get might get spoiled, so it is better to keep them in the fridge.
Time : 40 Minutes.
50 Small Laadu can be prepared. (According to  size).

Friday, January 24, 2020

Raw Mango - Sasive Avalakki

Avalakki/ poha/ aval is one of the handy grain that come into help for breakfast or snack. 


Avalakki is prepared using boiled rice.
I have seen this process in my Doddamma's house when I used to stay in my childhood days. Its all a precious memory that come as dream for now.
Here is Sasive Avalakki one of the famous dish from Udupi. Even in big functions they do prepare Sasive Avalakki (Avalakki prepared using mustard seeds).
Here I have used raw mango tokku instead of tamarind pulp and ground mustard with coconut and added it.
Let us see the recipe now :
No Onion or No Garlic is used here and is one of the traditional dish from Udupi.

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Avalakki /Poha /Aval (Thick) : 3 Cups
To Add :
Mango Tokku/Grated Mango : 1 Tablespoon
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A little
Grated carrot : 1
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
To Grind :
Cut or grated coconut : 1 Cup
Mustard seeds : 3/4 Teaspoon
Red chilly /Byadagi chilly : 4 to 5
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Groundnuts : 1 Handful
Curry leaves :6 to 8

Method :

1. Wash avalakki, drain out all the water. Add salt and mix it.


2. Add turmeric powder, jaggery, mango tokku and mix it nicely. Add 1/2 Cup of water and leave it for 5 minutes.

3. Cut or grate coconut and grind it with mustard seeds. Wash and grate carrot.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds, urid dal and 1 red chilly.


5. Add groundnuts and fry till it turns golden brown. Add curry leaves.


6. Add soaked avalakki mixture and mix it slowly on low flame.


7. Add 2 tbs of ghee and mix it slowly. Cover and cook for a minute.


8. Let it cook on low flame. Add ground mustard - coconut mixture and mix it nicely.


9. Add grated carrots and mix it nicely. Shift the ready avalakki to a serving dish.



10. Serve it with a cup of curd and banana.

Note :

It should be soaked well, so that avalakki cooked turns soft. You can use more oil instead of ghee. Use of more /less chilly is optional. You can adjust jaggery according to your taste.
Do not grind coconut and mustard into paste. Use the thick variety of Avalkki.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

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