Saturday, October 24, 2009

Five Star Burfi & Butter Murukku

Five star burfi:
This sweet is new to me saw this preparation on cookery show. First time I tried come out well .This burfi is ready in a span of just 30- minutes. It is prepared with a combination of Besan , Maida , pure ghee, sugar, fresh grated coconut, and milk all these quality and tasty ingredients are added and a burfi is prepared, it taste heavenly. So here goes the recipe of Five star burfi. It is easy and very tasty too!

Maida- 1 cup
Besan- 1 cup
Coconut- Grated 1 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Ghee- 1 cup

Combine all the ingredients together in a heavy bottom pan on medium low flame.
 Keep stirring for about 20-25 minutes or until the mixture starts to get frothy and till it leaves the sides of the Pan
 After a while, the whole mixture starts to pull away from the bottom of the pan and starts moving with   the spoon. Remove onto a greased plate.
 Make into squares when slightly warm and enjoy!
Butter Murukku
Murukku is one of the popular South Indian snack. Here is a simple method to make crispy murukkus. This one is rice murukku. Enjoy this with a cup of tea or coffee , great evening snack. 

 Rice flour-3cups
Roasted gram flour-1/2cup
(pottu kadalae grinded into fine powder)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - 1 pinch
Salt-as per taste
Oil for deep-frying
1) Mix rice flour, roasted gram flour together & sieve.
2) Mix salt butter to the flour & mix well.
3) Divide the flour into 2or 3 parts equally.
4) Sprinkle water to one part & prepare thick dough.
5) Using a single star disc in a greased murukku maker squeeze murukkus directly in hot oil.
6) Fry till golden in color & crisp. Remove from oil, drain excess oil.
Store in air-tight container.
Note: Murukkus retain its color only when it is mixed with water just before frying. If all the dough is mixed at a time, Murukkus of later portions of dough will become red when it is fried.

Rose Burfi
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rose Burfi-Diwali Sweet

Rose Burfi:

This eye-appealing sweet is sure to appeal to your taste buds. Just relish its sweet and fresh rose flavour without worrying about gaining those extra kilos, as it's not only low in calories and fat but also rich in nutrients like protein and calcium.I liked this sweet for its simplicity of preparation especially no cooking and the promised elegance of taste.

 Crumbled low fat paneer (cottage cheese)-¾ cup 
 Crumbled low fat mava (khoya)-    3 tbsp
 Powderedsugar-   2½ tbsp
A few drops rose essence
Red food colour-2-3 drops
Ghee for greasing-¼ tsp

1.            Mix all the ingredients except the red colour in a bowl, add 2 tbsp of water and knead it till the mixture becomes smooth. Add a tbsp of water if required
2.            Divide this mixture into 2 equal portions. Add red colour to one portion and mix well. Keep aside.
3.            Spread the white mixture on a greased thali and keep aside.
4.            Spread the remaining pink colored mixture over the white coloured mixture.
5.            Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and just before serving cut into  pieces.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Do you love oatmeal? Do you love pancakes? You should try them when they are one and the same. The oatmeal pancakes provide an extended source of energy.These pancakes are made by adding oats to wheat flour, as oats are highly nutritious and filled with cholesterol-fighting soluble fibre. Being extremely satiating, they prevent you from bingeing on junk food. Serve these pancakes hot, along with mint and coriander chutney. I adapted this recipe from Tarladalal's Recipe Book.

¼ cup quick cooking rolled oats
¼ cup jowar flour (white millet flour)
¼ cup wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
¼ cup onions, chopped
¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
1 teaspoon ginger-green chilli paste
salt to taste
1 teaspoon oil for cooking

1.            Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl and add enough water to make a thick batter.
2.            Grease and heat a non-stick tava (griddle).
3.            Spread a layer of the batter to form a pancake of 4 mm. thickness.
4.            Cook on both sides till golden brown, using a little oil.
5.            Repeat to make 3 more pancakes.
6.            Serve hot with the coriander chutney.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal HalwaMoong Dal Halwa Is delicious sweet and it is too easy to prepare !

Moong Dal -1 cup
Milk-½ cup
Sugar-1 cup
Ghee-1 cup
Saffron- a pinch or two
Dry Fruits (Cashewnuts, raisins, almonds, pista)


Wash and soak the moong dal for 3-4 hours (If soaking in hot water, even 1-2 hours are enough).

Drain and grind it coarsely using very little water. Set aside.

Prepare one-string sugar syrup by using 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water. Keep aside. Soak saffron in hot milk.

Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and add the moong dal paste.

Cook over a low flame with constant stirring, until the dal turns brown.Add sugar syrup and saffron milk

Stir well till they are thoroughly incorporated and the halwa is of dropping consistency.

Top with chopped nuts and serve warm.