Oct 28, 2011

Maaladu

Maladu
Maladu/ Sweet
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( I make them very often. It is very easy to prepare.)

Ingredients
  • Pottu kadalai (Roasted Gram)......... 1 cup
  • (Dariya Dhal )
  • Sugar .............................................one and half cup
  • Cashew Nuts(Broken)....................quarter cup
  • Ghee ............................... .............quarter cup
  • Cardamom Powder........................1 tsp
Method
  • Powder the pottu kadalai and sugar finely in a blender separately.
  • Heat a pan with 1tsp of ghee and fry the cashew nuts, till it becomes red.
  • Mix both the powders, cardamom powder, roasted cashew nuts.
  • Add the rest of the warm ghee slowly, till you can roll like a a ball with hand and press tightly.
  • It is very tasty and if you keep the powder, any time you can make this sweet.

Carob Cake

Carob Cake
Carob powder is used instead of cocoa/ chocolate.Use the same amount of carob to replace cocoa.carob powder is made from the pod of the carob bean.
For more information about carob visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carob_tree

Ingredients
  • All purpose Flour................................11/2 cups
  • Sugar.................................................1 cup
  • Carob Powder...................................2tbsp
  • Baking Powder..................................1/2tsp
  • Baking Soda......................................1/2 tsp
  • Salt....................................................1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence...................................1/2tsp
  • Lemon Juice.......................................1tbsp
  • Cold Water........................................1cup
Method
  • Mix maida, sugar,baking powder baking soda and salt.
  • Another bowl carob powder,vanilla, lemon juice ghee and water mix thoroughly. 
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Transfer the dough into a baking cake pan.
  • Preheat the oven into 375 degree  and bake  for about 40 minutes.
  • Remove and keep it to cool.

Oct 21, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Poricha Kozhambu

Poricha Kozhambu is like koottu but in semi  liquid. This Kozhambu is less spicy so eat with rice pickle, raita, puli keerai and rasam. Typical Palghat recipe.In Kerala we prepare most of the dishes with coconut and tastes so good.You can add carrot. peas, beans too.

Ingredients
  • Elavan (White Pumpkin)......................250 gm
  • Raw Bana............................................1
  • Yam (Chenai).......................................100 gm
  • Podalangai............................................small piece
  • Drum Stick...........................................1.
  • Grated Coconut...................................2 cups
  • Red Chilies..........................................6
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera)............................1tsp
  • Mustard Seeds....................................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal...........................................2tsp
  • CurryLleaves.......................................few.
  • Cooked Tur Dhal................................1cup 
  • Salt To taste
Poricha Kozhambu is made with coconut
Poricha Kozhambu

Method
  • Cut all vegetables into small cubes and cut drumstick 2" long.
  • Heat  a pan with water add turmeric and all vegetable and cook.
  • When they all cooked add salt. Grind coconut, chili and jeera into fine paste.
  • Add this paste and cooked tur dhal into vegetables.
  • Heat a pan with oil add  urad  dhal, mustard seeds, 2tsp coconut and curry leaves.
  • When the mustard crackles add to the kozhambu and mix well.
  • Another way... Fry chili and urad dhal and grind with coconut and add to the vegetables, 
  • Both ways we can prepare this dish. .
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