Showing posts with label kids snack box. Show all posts
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Dry Fruits and Nuts Laddu/Laadu/Unde

 It is always to have some dry fruits and nuts to boost our energy and keep us healthy. I have prepared varieties of laddu / laadu using some of this ingredients. Here is one more Dry fruit and nuts laddu. This Laddu is prepared with out using fire.

Dry fruits and nuts are loaded with healthy medicinal values, vitamins and minerals. They are rich source of iron, calcium and other minerals. 

These Dry fruits and nuts Laddu is healthy and anyone can have it at any time of the day. 

It is good for kids snack box, travel, feast and festivals.

Please do remember to use soft dates.

Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Dates : 500 Gr.

Rock Candy / Kallu Sakkare / Crystal Sugar : 50 Gr.

Almonds : 200 Gr. 

Raisins : 1 Handful

Apricot and Figs : 5 to 6 (Each).


Method :

1. Remove seeds from dates and put it in a bowl.

2. Add 1 handful of raisins.


3. Add crystal sugar/ candy sugar/ Kallu sakkare. Mash it nicely. 





4. Dry grind almonds into powder. (Some into big pieces).



5. Add it to dates bowl. 


6. Cut Apricot and fig into small pieces and add it with dates.

7. Now mix all the nuts and fruits nicely and prepare laddu.


8. Take a handful of the nuts and dry fruits mixture and make roundels.


9. Dry Fruits and nuts Laddu is ready to serve. 


10 Munch at any time of the day.

 OR 

Pack it for friends.


NOTE :

I have used soft lion dates. You should use soft dates to get good laddu.

No need of using any ghee or oil.

You can dry grind crystal sugar/ Kallu sakkare, figs and apricots. (Optional). I have not done it.

Time : 30 Minutes

Serves : 20 Laddu. (According to size).

Shelf life : At least 2 Weeks. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Almonds - Corn flakes Laddu

Laddu/ Laadu / Unde is one of the healthy sweet done and stored for munching at any time of the day.
Here are some laddu which I prepared for distributing it for our relatives with Kashi Tirtha. We had been to Kashi/Varanashi , Gaya, Ayodhya and Prayag Rajya. It was beautiful trip with our friends and always cherish the memory. 


Visiting Kashi Vishwanatha temple is one such moment and taking dip in Ganga River and other holy rivers really an awesome feeling. Ok it is left to people with believers and non believers any ways. One has to enjoy his or her feelings and cherish the moment that he or she gone through.
Coming back to Laddu, I have prepared this type of laddu using corn flakes and ground nuts, for Our Kashi tour and distributed among us in the bus while travelling to Gaya from Varanashi. 
I have done that laddu on Facebook live too. It is an easy, healthy, quick and simple to prepare and you can enjoy it any time of the day. Here I used almonds instead of groundnuts. 
The ingredients I used are mainly Corn flakes, almonds, jaggery. Thats it.Minimum ingredients and healthy laddu to be munched. It stays for a week or little more days and it and no coconut used here.
Lets see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Corn flakes  : 500 Grams
Almonds : 250 Grams 
Jaggery : 250 Grams 
Ghee : 3 To 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Dry Grind Kelloggs corn flakes. ( No needs to roast )
2. Dry Grind almonds /badami in to rava consistency and shift it to a bowl.
3. Mix both the powdered almonds and corn flakes and keep it aside.


4. Take a big pan and keep it on a fire. Add powdered jaggery and 1/4 Cup of water.
5. Let it dissolve completely. Sieve it and  keep it aside.
6. Now take cleaned jaggery and put it to a pan. Keep it on the fire and let it boil.


7. Stir in between and let it get one string consistency. Let it be on low flame. (Whole procedure).
8. Add powdered almonds - cornflakes mix and mix it well. 


9. Take away the pan from fire and keep it down.
10. Put 3 to 4 tablespoons of ghee and mix it nicely. 
11. Take a small portion from it and prepare laddu. 


12. If you find the laddu mixture dry add 2 tablespoons of hot milk and mix it well. 
13. You can easily prepare laddu. Prepare laddu with remaining mixture.


14. Let it completely cool. Store in air tight box or bottle.

Note :

Check with one string consistency. Do not add more water. It takes long time to get thick.
Do it on low flame. Adding ghee more /less is optional. Adding more ghee taste better. You can add ghee instead of hot milk if the mixture turns dry. Heat the ghee and then use it. It is always better to clean jaggery and then use it.
Time : 30 Minutes
25 to 30 Laddus can be prepared. (The size must be small).
Watch to Know more about making Almonds - Corn flakes Laddu 



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Little Millet - Corn Flakes Laddu

I have prepared laddu using Little millet flour and corn flakes. One might ask Why always laddu?
I have the answer here to tell you that Laddu is an easy, healthy and delicious food to prepare.
Here is one more laddu recipe and is with little millet flower and corn flakes this time.


Laddu /laadu/unde is a sweet delicious ball shape ( normally ) sweet dish and it you can gobble it at anytime of the day. It is filled with vitamins, minerals, energetic food and keeps you energetic whole day. You can add this laddu to your breakfast food list. Along with your regular breakfast you can eat this laddu, it helps to full for the long time. It provides minerals to body and take care of your health in proper way.
Let us see the recipe  :
I have used little millet flour, jaggery, coconut, cardamom and corn flakes.

Ingredients :

Little Millet flour /Store bought flour : 2 Cups
Corn flakes : 3 to 4 Cups
Jaggery : 1 Cup /250 gr
Mixed Nuts 1 /2 Cup /Cashew pieces , almond pieces, raisins and dates.
Coconut /Fresh : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Cups
Dates : 100 Grams
Cardamom : 6 to 8 Pods

Method :

1. Soak jaggery in a cup of water and melt it completely and sieve it. Keep the clean jaggery aside.
2. Take a tablespoon of ghee and put it to a pan. Keep the pan on the fire and fry nuts including dates.
3. Shift it to a small bowl. Grate coconut and keep it aside.


4. Dry roast or fry little millet flour nicely till the raw smell disappear. ( Low flame ).


5. Remove the seeds from cardamom. Dry grind corn flakes, cardamom seeds and keep it aside.


6. Keep clean jaggery in a big pan. Put the pan on the fire. Let it boil and get one string consistency.
7. Let it boil for another 1 to 2 minutes. Let the flame be low. Add grated coconut and mix it well.
8. Now add roasted little millet flour and mix it well. Add powdered corn flakes and cardamom.

9. Add ghee and fried nuts and mix all the ingredients nicely.


10 Take a handful of laddu mixture and prepare ladddu. Prepare laddu the same way with remaining mixture.

11. Laddu /Laadu Unde is ready to serve.


12. Serve or Eat whenever you feel like ...and store it in a air tight bottle or box. ( Better to use glass or steel box ).

Note:

Dry roast millet on low flame till it turns slightly golden brown ( Do not burn the flour). Adding more ghee makes the laddu tasty. Use of more or less ghee is optional. Use of coconut is optional. Clean the jaggery if you are using shop bought jaggery. Adding more or less dry nuts is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 35 to 40 Laddu can be made.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Rice Shavige Chitranna

https://nsomayaji.blogspot.com/2013/09/easy-ottu-shavige.htmlRice Ottu shavige /Home made Varmicelli is very famous in South Canara. We do prepare Shavige for breakfast or during festival time. Whole day Shavige is served with many side dishes and is made into varieties of chitranna. 


Here is a simple way that you can also prepare Shavige Chitranna in easy way.
This Easy Shavige is prepared using white rice flour.
Let us see the recipe Now :
This is simple Shavige Chitranna and used very little ingredients.
No Onion or no garlic is used here in this recipe.

Ingredients :

Ottu Shavige : 1 Bowl
Coconut : 1 Cup
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Green chilly : 2
Lemon Extract : 2 Teaspoon /1 lemon juice
For seasoning :
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Ground Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 leaves
Green chilly : 2
Coconut Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
To Add :
Salt  : Required Salt.


Method :

1. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash and squeeze out lemon juice and keep it aside.


2. Wash and slit green chilly and cut curry leaves into small.
3. Keep a big pan on the fire and add Coconut Oil.
4. Let it get hot. Add mustard seeds and urid dal. Let mustard seeds splutter.
5. Add green chilly and curry leaves. Fry for 10 Seconds. Add ground nut and fry till it turns crisp. ( 1 to 2 minutes).

6. Add Ottu Shavige which is prepared and kept. Let the flame be low.
7. Add turmeric powder, lemon,  jaggery and salt. Mix it slowly. Let jaggery mix with Shavige.


8. Add fresh grated coconut and mix it well. Put off the fire and shift Shavige Chitranna to a serving dish.  Add a tablespoon of ghee on the top.

 9. Serve Shavige Chitranna with a cup of curd.

Note : 

Shavige should be cooled and then mix it with the seasoning You have done. Do stir slowly or it turns as one ball. ( Mixes together to form a ball shape). Adding jaggery is optional. I have added because it helps the food digest easily and reduces the acidity in the food. Adding more oil /ghee is optional.
Adding more ghee is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Easy way of preparing Ottu Shavige :

https://nsomayaji.blogspot.com/2013/09/easy-ottu-shavige.html

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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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