Akkaravadisal


Akkaravadisal  is hubby favorite sweet and this time I made this to celebrate Adi Velli and also hubby's birthday today.I baked a cake too for him which will post it later.Until then Happy Adi Velli and enjoy this Akkaravadisal.

Ingredients:

1 cup Raw Rice
1/4 cup Moong dal
2-3 Cardamom, Crushed
A pinch Pachakarpooram
1/2 tin Condensed Milk
2-3 Jaggery, crushed
20 Raisins
20 Cashewnuts,breaked into half
3 cups water,to cook rice
1/4 cup water,to dissolve the jaggery
4 tbsp Ghee








Method:


  • Wash the Rice and Dal in water and rinse the water.
  • Add the washed rice and dal,condensed milk and water in the pressure cooker and pressure cook it,till the rice and dal cooked well. 
  • Once the rice and dal cooked well,smash it using the ladle.
  • We have added the condensed milk in the previous step.So we are going to add less jaggery now.If you feel it is too sweet,you can skip this step also.Dissolve the crushed jaggery in water,stain the impurities and add it into the rice mixture. 
  • Heat the ghee in the kadai and fry the raisins and cashew nuts in it.
  • Add the fired cashew nuts and the raisins,pachakarpooram,crushed cardamom in the Akkaravadisal and mix well.

     Hot Akkaravadisal is ready now.You can add a tsp of ghee before serving.




                    You can offered this to god as Nevediyam.




Have a Nice Day!!!

Spicy Kurma


      One of the most favourite side dish with briyani is Veg Kurma.This kurma taste awesome and quite spicy.My daughter will not eat spicy briyani. So i always make it less spicy.To compensated it, i will make the  spicy side dish.This kurma goes well with Paratha and Idiyappam also.If you want less spicy Kurma Please check here.


Ingredients:

1/2 cauliflower break the florets into small pieces
1/2 carrot cut into small pieces
3 beans cut into small pieces
1 potato cut into small pieces
1/4 cup green peas
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
2-3 green chillies
1 inch cinnamon stick
3-4 cloves
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup soya chunks, soaked 
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

To Grind:

1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
5 cashew nuts/1 tbsp Roasted gram dal


Method of Preparation:


Heat the oil in a kadai,add cinnamon stick and cloves.Once it started cracking add onion,chilly and tomatoes and fry them for few minutes.If you don't want more spicy you can skip chilli here.Add the vegetables in the kadai.Cover and cook for few minutes/till the vegetables become soft.


Once the veggies are cooked well,add salt,turmeric powder,chilly powder and coriander powder. 


Grind the Roasted gram dal/cashew nuts,coconut and fennal seeds into a fine paste with enough water.


Finally add the Coconut paste and soaked soya chunk into it.If you want thin gravy you can add a cup of water at this stage and let it cook for few minutes.


Once the gravy becomes semi thick,you can remove it from the stove Or if you want thick gravy you can cook if for few more minutes and then remove it .



 Transfer it into a serving bowl.


Here is our Spicy Veg kurma is ready and i served with Veg briyani and gobi fry.


Fortune Cookies





Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants.But i saw this cookie first time in a birthday party.They wrote the winner number on it,for the lucky draw.After that i have tried this crispy cookies many times and each time it was hit among family and friends but I couldn't take the pictures as these cookies disappear so fast and today got the opportunity to Share this interesting recipe with you guys...Do try this and have fun at home.






Recipe Source: here


Ingredients:


2 egg whites
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
3 tbsp Oil
8 tbsp Plain Flour
1 and 1/2 tbsp Corn Starch(i used corn flour)
A pinch salt
4 tbsp Sugar
3 tsp water


Method:




     Write Fortunes on a peace of Paper and Pre Heat the Oven to 180 degree c.




    Draw 8cm circles on the baking Paper.You can use a glass to draw the circle.




Add the eggs,vanilla extract,almond extract and oil in a mixing bowl and whisk until just frothy,not stiff.




Add plain flour,corn flour,salt,sugar and water,mix until smooth.If you want to add colour also you can add at this stage.




     Using spoon,spread 1 tsp of mixture over each circle.




            Bake for 5 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges.




Wear cotton gloves,because you have to work fast with the hot cookies.Remove cookies from paper,using knife.Place written fortune message in each cookie.




        Fold the cookie in half and press the corners.Do it fast,otherwise they will harden too quickly and break when folding.




                                             Join the two edges.




Keep that in muffin tins,so that its keeps its shape.Continue with the rest of cookies.





                       Here is our Fortune Cookies are ready.Store up to 2 days in an air tight container.




Have a Wonderful Weekend Ahead!!!

Red Bean Dessert Recipe | Red Bean Sago Dessert



           We can find Red bean dessert /soup in most of the food courts here and it taste delicious,a wonderful dessert with coconut and pandan flavour.This is one of the dessert I like and made for few guests,they all loved it.








Green Bean is also used to make this dessert For recipe Pls click Here.Pandan leaves are used to give the flavour,if you don't find pandan leaves then use any essence like rose essence or anything of your choice.

Ingredients:

1 cup Red Bean,rinsed and soaked overnight,drained.
2 and 1/2 tbsp Sago,Soaked for half an hour before cooking
4 cups Water
3 Pandan Leaves,rinsed and knotted.
1/4-1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Coconut Milk


Method:





                         Wash pandan leaves and tie into a knot.






                      Soak the Sago in water for 30 minutes before cooking.







Rinse Red beans a few times to get rid of floating particles and bad beans.Soak it for overnight.




Pressure cook the red beans with enough water.Test softness to your liking and cook longer if necessary.




Boil the water and add the sago into it.Once the sago cooked well, add the cooked red bean.




                   Add Sugar,Coconut milk and Pandan Leaf.Let it cook for few minutes.






                            Take the leaf out,after few minutes.






      Adjust the sweetness to your preference too.Here is our Dessert is ready.








                                          Serve warm or cool.


Have A Nice Day!!!

Banana Butter Cake









Banana cake is one of the yummy cake and everyone likes it.I wanted to bake this cake for long now as I like banana very much and finally I did it today.The recipe is simple and makes a delicious cake. 


Ingredients:


125gm Butter
80gm Margarine
180gm Sugar
1tsp Salt
250gm Banana Puree( i used 3 medium sized bananas)
280gm Plain flour
1tsp Baking Powder
1/2tsp sodium Bicarbonate
50ml Milk






Steps to Successful Baking:


Sieve Plain flour,Baking Powder and Baking soda,keep aside and preheat oven.




          Beat Butter,Margarine,Sugar and Salt on low speed for 2 minutes.




 Scrape the bottom and sides before beating and again beat it on high speed for 3 minutes.




           Add in Banana Puree and mix for 1 minute in low speed.




Then Blend in the sieved Baking powder,Plain flour and sodium Bicarbonate,add in the milk at the same time.




Pour the mixture into a cake mould and bake for 35-45 minutes at 180 degree c.




        Here is the cake is ready.Let it cool down completely in a wired rack.



Once it cool down completely.Slice the cake and serve.



I am sending this to Only Bake Event by Tamalapaku and Food delicious.