Showing posts with label wheat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wheat. Show all posts

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).

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Broken Wheat - Rice flour dosa

Wheat dosa is one of the traditional dosa done in South Canara. Wheat dosa is a healthy dosa and you can have them for breakfast or as snack. I have used broken wheat/cracked wheat here.

Wheat is soaked for 5 to 6 hours and grind it with little coconut and 1/3 of raw rice.  Allow the  dough to rest for overnight or 5 to 6 hours.
I have used broken wheat/cracked wheat instead of whole wheat grains. Fresh grated coconut and raw rice flour is used instead of raw rice.
Let us see some benefits of using broken wheat /Dalia in our diet.
Broken wheat/Cracked wheat is low in calories and loaded with nutrients. It is very helpful for weight loss and maintaining our health. Broken wheat is good for decreasing the rate fo metabolic syndrome when added to our daily diet. Broken wheat has good amount of fiber, rich in minerals like potassium, zinc, Iron and magnesium. It has no cholesterol and has very low fat init. It is very good for people who suffer from high blood pressure. 

You can use the ground dough as soon as you grind the dough or you can allow the dough for fermentation and prepare dosa/dose. Both the varieties are good. The batter which is just ground gives bit sweet taste. (fresh wheat taste sweet. (Very very little).
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Broken Wheat /Cracked wheat) : 2 Cups
Rice flour : 1 Cup
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Cup
Salt : To taste
Water : Required water.
Cooking Oil :  3 to 4 Tablespoons.

Method :
1. Wash and soak broken wheat for at least 5 to 6 hours.

2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.

3. Grind broken wheat and grated coconut nicely with required water till the dough turn very nice.

4. Remove the ground dough from the mixi jar and put it in a big bowl.
5. Add rice flour and salt. Mix it well. Add required water and mix all the ingredients nicely.

6. Allow the ground dough to ferment for at least 5 to 6 hours. Let the dough be bit loose (liquid) than usual dosa dough.

7. Keep tava on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the top of the tava. Clean oil with a kitchen tissue.
8. Take a ladle full of wheat dosa dough and put it on the tava and spread it in a circle shape.

9. Let it cook on low and medium flame. cook for another 2 minutes.
10. Turn the dosa other side and let it cook on that side.
11. Dosa is ready to serve. Put some side dishes you have prepared and serve.

12. You can also prepare dosa without fermentation. Take the fresh dough and prepare dosa as said it on the above. It will be bit thick and fresh aromatic.

13. We had these two types of dosas with the same dough.

14. Try and enjoy hot " Broken Wheat -Rice flour Dosa with the side dish you have prepared.
15. We had it with Huchchellu chutney powder, organic jaggery and Sambar.

Note :

Add only required water while grinding broken wheat or it might take longer time to grind. Adding more rice flour hardens the dosa. So use only given amount of rice flour. You can avoid coconut and grind only broken wheat. But coconut mixture adds to the taste of dosa. Dough consistency should be little more liquid than normal dosa dough. You can use raw rice instead of rice flour. Soak it along with broken wheat and grind it together.
Time : 40 Minutes + Broken wheat  soaking time. (5 to 6 hours at least) and
fermentation time :  overnight or 5 to 6 hours.
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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