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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mixed flour Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups All Purpose flour / Maida Hudi
1 cup Millet flour / Ragi Hudi
1 cup Wheat flour / Godhi Hudi
2.5 - 3 cups Sugar
5 - 6 Cardamom / Elakki
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3 cups melted Ghee

Recipe:
Put sugar in a mixer, grind it to very fine powder and keep it aside.
Put all purpose flour, millet flour, wheat flour, powdered sugar, mashed cardamoms and baking soda in a vessel and mix them well. Add the melted ghee little by little, kneed and prepare the soft dough as shown in the picture below.

Preheat the microwave to 160 degree C in convection mode. Take lemon sized dough and make a round ball. Press it little bit to a round shape(1/4 inch thick) and place it over the microwave safe tray as shown in the picture below. (For oven, please follow the steps mentioned in Almond Cookies recipe.)

Place this cookies in a microwave (Lower shelf) and cook them at 160 degree C temperature for about 20 mins until the bottom part of the cookies turn light golden in color.

Take the tray outside from the microwave and once they are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 60 cookies.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Karibevina(Curry Leaves) Tambli

Ingredients:
20 - 25 strands of Curry leaves / Karibevu
1 Green Chilly
1 cup grated Coconut
3/4 - 1 cup Buttermilk
Salt to taste
2 broken Red Chillies
4-5 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1.5 tsp Ghee

Recipe:

Put 1 tsp ghee in a thick bottomed vessel. Add curry leaves and fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame.

Grind grated coconut, fried curry leaves, green chilly into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut, use hot water while grinding.) 
Add this ground coconut to a vessel. Add buttermilk, salt to the same vessel and mix them well. (If it is yogurt/curd, put it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to tambli.) Put mustard seeds, red chilly pieces and 1/2 tsp ghee in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and then add it to tambli. It goes well with rice.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kadi Akki Oggarane(Uppittu)

Ingredients:
2 cups broken White Rice / Kadi Akki
4 - 5 Green Chillies
1.5 cups frozen/soaked Green Peas
2 medium sized Onion
Salt to taste
1 tsp Black Gram seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 - 2 Red Chilly pieces
8 - 10 Curry leaves
3 tsp Ghee/Oil
3 - 4 tsp grated Coconut (Optional)
4 - 4.5 cups Water

Recipe:
Chop onion into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop green chillies into two halves as shown in the picture below.

Wash rice in water for about 2-3 times, drain the water and keep it aside.

Put oil/ghee, mustard seeds, black gram seeds, red chilly pieces in a pressure cooker and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, chopped onion, green chillies and fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame. Add rice, green peas and fry them together for about 1-2 mins in medium flame. Add 4-4.5 cups of water, salt, mix them well and cook.(3 whistles)

Once the pressure goes off, mix them well and serve hot.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Manni / Mixed Grain Cereal for Babies

Ingredients:
1 cup Wheat grains / Godhi
1 cup Millet grains / Ragi
1 cup Sorghum / Jowar/ Jola
1 cup Green Gram seeds / Hesaru
1 - 1.5 cups Crystal Sugar / Kallu Sakkare

Recipe:

Soak all the grains separately in water for about 8-10 hrs. Wash them separately in water for about 2-3 times and drain the water and tie them separately in cotton cloths for about 10-12 hrs.

Sun dry the sprouted grains for about 8-10 days.

Dry roast each grain separately in a pan for about 8-10 mins in medium/low flame.


Grind fried grains, crystal sugar in a mixer into smooth powder and mix them well. Store it in an airtight container.

For 4-6 months babies, add 1 tsp of prepared powder, 1/2 cup of water in a bowl and heat. Mix them well and bring it to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 2-3 mins. The consistency should be like that of milk.
For 6-10 months babies, add 1.5 - 2 tsp prepared powder, 1/4 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl and heat.

Mix them well and bring it to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 2-3 mins. The consistency should be like that of thick milkshake.
This can be served 2-3 times a day. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 5 cups of powder.