Showing posts with label Rava. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rava. Show all posts

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.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Pumpkin Sweet Rotti

Sweet Rotti is one of the easy and healthy breakfast that helps to pull your day with energetic and lively.

This sweet rotti here is prepared using pumpkin, jaggery, Rava and coconut. Rava /rave/semolina is good to have in the morning since it is full of carbs. Pumpkin and jaggery provide energy and sweetness to rotti. Coconut provides taste and some good vitamins and minerals.
I grated the pumpkin and added fresh boiled milk, coconut and organic jaggery to make it more tasty.

Let us see some benefits of having "Pumpkin" in our diet.

Pumpkin helps to take care of your heart health. It helps in boosting our immunity system. It is filled with rich vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is low in calorie and good for weight loss. It helps to protect our eye health. Pumpkin contain good source of potassium and vitamin c. It is rich in fiber and good for easy digestion and helps to ease constipation problems.
No Onion or Garlic is used in this Pumpkin Sweet Rotti.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Pumpkin : Grated : 1 Big bowl. (Quarter part of one medium sized pumpkin).
Rava ; Semolina /Rave /Sooji : Medium sized : 2 Cups
jaggery :  2 to 3 Tablespoons of jaggery.
Salt : As required
Coconut : 1 Cup /5 to 6 Tbs.
Oil : 3 to 4 Tbs
Ghee : 2 Tbs



Method :

1. Wash and peel off the skin of pumpkin. Remove the pulp and seeds.
2. Grate pumpkin and keep it aside. Grate coconut and keep it aside.


3. Take a big bowl and put medium size rava/semolina/sooji/ rave.

4. Add jaggery, salt, coconut and grated pumpkin. Add 1/2 cup of milk and mix it well.


5. Add required water and prepare the rotti batter little watery. Let it rest for 5 minutes.


6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil on top of the dosa tava.
7. Take a handful of the pumpkin rava batter and spread it on the tava in circle shape.
8. Spread as thin as you like it. Sprinkle some oil on the top and cover it.


9. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.



10. Pumpkin Sweet rotti is ready to serve.


11. Add ghee on the top on hot sweet rotti and serve with your choice of side dish.



12. Repeat the same and prepare rottis.

Note :

Adding milk adds to the taste and gives softness to rotti. Adding coconut is optional. I have used liquid jaggery. Any jaggery is optional. Turn into powder form and then use it. Adding more pumpkin gratings is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.


Friday, October 4, 2019

Apple Kesari baat / ಕೇಸರಿಬಾತ್

Apple Kesaribaat is a sweet dish and it can be prepared quickly and it is very easy too.


Kesari baat, sheera the names are very familiar because Uppittu - Kesari baath go hand in hand.
Even in the hotel it is known as khara baath for Uppittu and Kesari baath is the sweet combination for Uppittu /Upma.
As the name mentioned this Kesari baat has apple in it. It also has rose petals which are grown from our pot garden. We have a pink rose plant in a pot and it does bloom flowers. I use these flowers in preparing the other sweets also.
Rose petals adds to the taste and it gives out the aroma of divinity. I have prepared this Apple Kesari baat for evening snack on last Saturday.. We had some bread bajji/pakoda with this Apple Kesari baat and kesari baat tasted heavenly.
I just spread the kesari baat in a tray and cut into pieces later. 
Let us see the recipe now : 

Ingredients :

Rava/ Rave /Sooji /Semolina : 1 1/2  Cup
Sugar : 1 1/2 Cup
Cardamom : 4 to 5 Pods
Natural Rose Petals : 10 to  15. (2 flowers)
Apple : 1 Medium sized
Ghee : 3/4 Cup
Cashews and Raisins : 2 to 3 Tbs
Boiling Water : 2 1/2  to 3 Cups

Method :

1. Powder Cardamom and keep it aside.


2. Grate apple and keep it aside with Rose flower petals. Keep 3 Cups of water to boil.


3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 3 to 4 tbs of ghee and fry cashews and raisins.


4. Add Rava/Semolina and fry till the raw smell goes off. Fry on low flame.


5. Add boiling water and mix it slowly till it turns thick and cooks soft.
6. Add sugar and mix it slowly. It turns as liquid and continue stirring.


7. Add grated apple and rose petals.


8. Slowly mix all the ingredients nicely till it turns back to thick.

9. Now add remaining ghee and powdered cardamom.

10. Stir slowly and shift the ready Apple Kesari baath to a tray or bowl. Spread Kesari Baat evenly
and cut it later once it is cooled or serve as you like.

Note :

You can reduce the ghee quantity. (Optional).
Remember that you should fry  rava on low flame, so that rava does not get burnt. Adding more sugar is optional. 
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 5 to 6 (According to the quantity you serve).

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Nendra baale Sheera/Kesari Baath

Nendra Baale /Nendra Bananan is a type of Banana, and is fiber rich, filled with Vitamins, Minerals and other healthy sources. I have tried Sheera /Kesari Baath using this Nendra Banana.


We from Dakshina Kannada make use of this banana. We do eat this banana, when it is fully ripen, steamed Nendra Bale is good for health. Preparing varieties of dishes like payasa/kheer, dosa and jamoon, just shallow fry in ghee. The ghee fried Nendra banana is good for kids and the people who suffer from anemia. It is full of energy and provides vitamins and minerals.
I have already tried shallow fried bananas, mild spicy dosa, jamoon and now this time it is used in Sheera/Kesari baath. Kesari baath is well known dish for every one in India. Some call it as Sheera.

Let us see some benefits of eating Nendra Banana in our diet.

Nendra banana is provides energy and people do steam and have it for their breakfast. It is also given to small children with honey or sugar.
Nendra Banana is full of vitamins and minerals as I said earlier. It is a rich source of Vitamin C, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. They do help to maintain good health. The fruit's sweetness is balanced with fiber and helps to maintain healthy blood glucose level.
I have used medium sized Rava/Rave/ Semolina / Sooji, sugar, ghee, 1 Nendra Banana, cardamom and dry fruits like cashews, raisins and Saffron.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Rava /Sooji /Semolina :  1 1/2 Cups
Sugar : 1 1/2  Cups
Ghee : 3/4 Cup
Nendra Banana : 1 Big size
Cashews : 2 Tbs
Raisins : 2 to 3 Tbs
Cardamom : 5 to 6 pods
Saffron : 5 to 6 Rakes
Boiling Water : 3 Cups

Method :

1. Powder Cardamom and keep it aside. Peel off Nendra banana skin and cut into circle shape.
2. Keep a pan on the fire and put 2 to 3 tbs of ghee to it. Let it melt.
3. Add cashews and raisins and fry till the raisins get fluffy.

4   Fry Nendra banana pieces in ghee separately and keep it aside.
5. Add rava and fry till the raw smell disappear.


6.. Now add fried bananas and mix rava nicely.


7. Add boiling water and mix it slowly. Keep the flame very low while you pour boiling water.
8. Stir continuously till it turns thick.


9.  Once Rava gets thick, add sugar and mix it slowly. It turns as liquid.
10. Stir slowly and increase the flame to medium.


11. Sheera gets thick. Stir and add powdered cardamom, saffron flakes and remained ghee.


12. Stir slowly and leave it for a minute. Shift the ready Sheera/Kesari baath to a serving dish. We had this sheera with Coconut Uppittu.


Note :
Fry on low flame to get good texture. Fry rava till the raw smell disappear. Adding more ghee to kesari is optional. Adding kesari colour instead of saffron is optional. Fry Nendra bale nicely in a tsp of ghee before you add it to rava.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5 .


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Jack Fruit Rave Rotti

Jack Fruit season is almost over and you need to wait for fresh fruits for next season. 
Just before the season  I got this fruit from my sister. She lives in Kadiyali./Udupi. The fruits are very tasty and we do long for this jack fruits to have at least once a year.


Viji's house the jack trees did not bare many fruits, because This year the fruits just fell off before it got ripening. Some thing must have happened since there was no rain until July end and the trees must have suffered  of no rain. It did not bare many fruits and the ones started to grow it fell off and rotten. A few were there to eat. So she gave us one Jack Fruit and it took long time to ripe. Any ways we were lucky to have.
Jack fruit rotti is very tasty and you can have them for breakfast or dinner.
It is easy, quick and healthy too. 
I have used medium size rave/rava/semolina, very little coconut, jack fruits and salt. The sweetness in the fruit adds the sweet. Extra sweet is not used here.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Jack fruits : 1 Bowl (15 to 20 fruits).
Medium size Rava/Semolina/Sooji : 2 Cups
Coconut : 3 to 4 Tbs
Salt : To taste.
Oil : 3 to 4 Tbs

Method :

1. Cut jack fruit into small pieces.


2. Grate coconut and grind it with jack fruit pieces. Do not add any water while grinding.
3. Take it out from the mixi jar to a bowl.
4. Add salt and mix 2 cups of medium size rava.


5. Mix the batter well. Add little water if required only.


6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Clean it nicely with a clean towel or kitchen tissue.
7. Sprinkle some oil on the tava and spread around it. Let the flame be very low.
8. Take a handful of the batter and spread it as thin as you like.


9. Sprinkle some oil on the top, cover and cook for a minute.
10. Turn the other side and cook for 30 seconds.


11. Jackfruit rotti is ready to serve. Repeat the same with remaining batter.


12, Serve with any side dish of your choice. We had it with ghee and chutney powder.




Note : 

Do not add any water while grinding. Adding more coconut is optional. The ground mixture has moisture and it mixes well with rava. Or you can add only if it is necessary. The batter should be bit thicker than idli batter. Adding jaggery is optional. I did not add any spice or sweet except salt.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 (As you serve).

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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