Saturday, August 12, 2017

Methi Dal



Methi dal recipe is pretty simple to make and This recipe made with fresh methi – fenugreek leaves. It is very healthy and Nutritious. For Methi dal we can use thur dal / moong dal / masoor dal or a combination of all of these. Here I have used moongdal and tur dal. I Serve t with hot steamed rice, jeera rice or pulao, roti’s and chapati for lunch and dinner.


Ingredients:
Tur dal - 1 cup.
Moong dal_ 1 cup
Methi leaves- 1 cup
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Dried red chilli-2
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Garliccloves-2 chopped
Ginger-1 tsp
Green chilli-2
Tomato-1
 Onion-1
Oil-2 tsp
asafoetida- pinch
curry leaves- few
Salt- as per taste
Method:
1.Boil dals in a pan or pressure cooker till soft.
2.Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seeds, jeera, who red chili, ginger, green chilli, garlic cloves and curry leaves and allow to splutter.
3.Then add the onion and fry till translucent. Then add  tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
4.Mix in turmeric powder and red chili powder and salt to taste. Saute for a minute and add the fenugreek leaves/methi and cook till the methi leaves/fenugreek leaves turn its color.
5.Add this cooked Meth i masala to the cooked dal and Mix well. adding water if required to adjust consistency. cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Methi dal recipe is ready to serve hot., serve methi dal with rice or roti.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sathu Maavu Kanchi/Health Mix Porridge



 Sattu Maavu(Multi-Grain Powder )a healthy and nutritious powder which can be given to all age group people. It is very 'Nutritious Flour'. It is mainly used to make Kanji /Porridge. It is prepared using variety of grains and nuts. This health mix powder or energy mix powder and it is very flavorful .When my kids going to school I prepare this kanji for them . It is very filling and nutritious too and  very good alternative to the usual breakfast. After long time now I made this  health mix for my daughter for her post pregnancy .

Ingredients:
Whole wheat- 250 grams
Ragi/finger millet 100 grams
Kambu/ Indian millet 100 grams
barley -50 grams
Green gram/moong dal- 100 grams
Par-boiled rice -100 grams
Saago/saboodana- 100 grams
Ground nuts/peanuts -100 grams
Roasted split Chickpeas - Pottukadalai-100gms
 
For kanji:
Milk- 1 cup
 Warm Water – 1 cup
Health mix powder –1 to 2 tbsp
Sugar 2-3 spoons
 
Method:
Clean all the ingredients
Dry roast all the ingredients) separately until you get a nice aroma of roasted ingredients. Spread the roasted ingredients on a plate to cool. Then mix everything together.
Get it ground in a flour mill to a fine powder. Spread it on a plate to cool and then store it in an air tight container.
Just Before Serving:
Mix 1-2 tbsp of health mix powder with enough water without lumps. Cook on low flame, stirring continuously until it starts thickening. Then add needed milk and sugar. Your porridge/sathu maavu kanji is ready.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Eggless Devil's Food Cake


Egg less Devil's Food Cake

A Devil's Food Cake is an American classic.. Devil’s food cake is supposed to be darker ,less sweet and generally more moist and airy than other kinds of chocolate cake. The secret behind this moist, rich chocolate cake is mixing the cocoa powder and no melted baking chocolate. Sometimes there’s hot water, brewed coffee added. The lack of melted chocolate and the addition of coffee is typically what distinguishes a Devil's food cake from a chocolate cake

I made this cake for my Son's Birthday! This moist, fluffy and rich chocolate cake is simply the most came out really good. It was soft and super delicious .





Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour/Maida- 1 cup

Cocoa Powder – 1/4 cup

Butter- 1 Cup (softened at room temperature)

Granulated Sugar- 2 Cups

Baking Powder- 1 Tsp

Baking Soda- 2 Tsp

Milk- ⅓ Cup

Instant Coffee Granules- 1 Tbsp

Water- 1 Cup

Vanilla Extract- 1 Tsp

For the Coffee Chocolate Frosting

 WhippedCream-1 cup

Butter- 1 tbsp

 Dark Chocolate- ¾ cup chopped ( I used milk chocolate)

 Instant Coffee Powder / Brewed Coffee-1 tbsp
 

Method:

1.Grease  a cake pan. Preheat oven to 180C

2.In a saucepan, add water, milk and instant coffee granules. Heat it until you see small bubbles forming on the rim of the mixture. 
3.Remove from the stove and allow it to cool down for 10 mins.

4.In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until it becomes creamy and is well combined.ThenAdd vanilla extract and mix.
5.In a separate bowl, lightly mix all the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt).

6.Once the coffee mixture cools down, Now add half of the dry ingredients and half of the coffee mixture to the butter mixture and combine well.

7.Once combined, add rest of the dry mixture and coffee mixture and combine well.

8.Bake the cake for 20to 25 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9.Once done, let the cake cool down in the pan for 10 mins and then place them on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Frosting:

1.Cut the chocolate into chunks and add it to a bowl. Sprinkle instant coffee powder over it or the brewed coffee.
2.Bring the cream to a boil. Switch off as it starts to boil.
3.Pour cream all over the chocolate and let it rest for 2-3 minutes

4.Whisk furiously to form a smooth & glossy frosting. Let it cool completely.

5.When the chocolate is not runny and is little thick, it is ready for frosting.

Assemble the cake:

I made single cake and Cut into 2 equal halves and set aside

Place one layer of the cake on a cake stand. Add some ganache and spread it on the layer.

Put the other piece cake on top of the frosted cake.

Add some ganache on top of the cake and once done, frost the sides.And it’s done.

Garnish with chocolate shaves and chocolate chips.

Just refrigerate the cake for an hour so that the ganache sets.

Serve this mouth-watering cake !

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Rava Milk Burfi

Rava Milk burfi is an instant sweet dish recipe with available ingredients at home. This sweet is Rich, Delicious, melt in mouth soft and rich texture. All those who crave for sweet can have this delectable barfi anytime of the day. Apart from , all the sweet lovers Everyone will surely relish eating this sumptuous burfi. Today I made this Burfi for my son's birthday and Aadivelli

Neivedhyam.



Ingredients:

Rava - 1 cup

Milk-3 cups

Ghee- 1 cup

Sugar- 4cups

Saffron - for garnishing(optional)

Method:

1.In a heavy bottomed pan add all above ingredients and mix it well. Now turn on the heat.Keep the flame in medium and stir it continuously.

2. After 1o minutes it starts bubbling and you can feel nice aroma of ghee and milk.

3. Slowly the entire mixture will reaches a thick consistency say in about 15 minutes to 20 min and leaves the sides of the kadai.

4.Switch of the flame and stir well and Pour on to a greased tray and and allow it to cool then cut into desire shape after 5 minutes, with a sharp knife and garnish with saffron strands.

Now Burfi is ready .enjoy!