Sunday, 26 October 2008

Laddu & Ribbon Pakoda

In my last post i've shared the images of these made by
my mom, the recipes are here....



Gram flour - 1 kg
Oil - 1 lr
Ghee - 1 cup
Sugar - 1.5 kgs
Cardamom - 15 gms
Cashewnuts - 100 gms
Raisins - 50 gms

Method of Cooking:

For laddu we need to make bhoondhi and sugar syrup
separately first.

Bhoondhi Preparation:

Mix 1 kg of gram flour in 1.3 lrs of water in a large bowl.
Heat the oil in a pan,hold the large flat spoon with holes on one hand
and pour the gram flour mix on the other hand in the oil.Fry it and
keep it aside.

Sugar Syrup Preparation:

Add 1.5 kgs of sugar with 1.5 litres of water in a bowl and
heat it with medium heat.Add 2 tsps of ghee. Keep stirring for
15 mins.

Now heat remaining ghee in a pan, add cashews & raisins
into it and fry for a min.In the sugar syrup add the bhoondis,fried
dry fruits and cardamom.Make it like small balls when it is hot and
allow it to cool for an hr. Laddu is ready!
Ribbon Pakoda


Gram flour - 1/2 kg
Sesame seeds - 2 tsps
Rice flour - 1 kg
Butter - 100 gms
Red chillies - 50 gms
Garlic cloves - 10
salt - 2 tsps
oil - 1 lr

Method of Cooking:

Making the dough is the toughest part in this recipe.
Mix 1 kg of rice flour with 1/2 kg of gram flour by adding 2.5 cups
of water and add all the other remaining ingredients listed above.
Knead it for about 10 mins and make the dough.Once it is ready
heat oil in a pan and make the pakoda with the dough in the desired

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

My mum is gr8!

My mom is a gr8 cook!Though i couldn't go to India and eat the
yummy sweets made by her,i'm having a virtual treat thru these
pictures. She made 10 different varieties for this Diwali.These 2 r the
favourites of me and my friends.On popular demand i got the recipes
and will be posting soon........

Monday, 13 October 2008

Broccoli Poriyal

Thought of making our traditional poriyal with Broccoli.Came out really well!

Broccoli - 500 gms
Garlic - 2 cloves
Onion - 1 medium sized
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp oil- 1 tsp

Method of Cooking:

In a pre-heated pan add 1 tsp of oil and do the
seasoning with mustard.Chop the onion and garlic,
add these in the pan and fry till golden brown.Add
1 cup of water and add all the remaining ingredients
and boil for 10 mins.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Paal Kozhukattai


Rice Flour - 1 cup
Semi-Skimmed Milk - 1 pint
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 pinch

Cooking Method:

Boil 1/2 cup of water with a pinch of salt, add it to the
rice flour and mix it with hand to a dough consistency.Roll
it with hand and make small balls with different shapes.Boil
1 pint of milk(preferably Semi-skimmed) and add 1 cup of
sugar into it with 1 tsp of ghee and keep stirring for 10 mins.
Now add the rice balls and boil it for 15 mins(Do not stir).