Mango, Pineapple & Grapes Sasam

Ingredients: 1 small mango skinned and chopped. 1 vati chopped pineapple pieces 8to 10 grapes( green or the red ones) 3/4 cup grated coconut Mustard seeds 3/4 spn Red chillies-3 Salt to taste. Jaggery(grated)- 1 spoon. Tamarind- small pc(optional) I have skipped tamarind as pineapple and grapes let out the tangy flavours. Method: Grind grated…

Methi &coriander chutney

Methi leaves-1/2 handful Coriander leaves-1/2 handful. Peanuts roasted-1/2 handful Grated coconut-2 spns Jeera-1/4 spn Garlic-2 cloves Small pc tamarind/ curds as per taste.(I have used curds as it gives good colour. Salt to taste. Ghee -1 spn. In a pan add ghee and roast jeera,garlic, grated coconut,green chillies and finally the roasted peanuts,methi leaves, coriander…

Urad Dal Vadi/Odi & Onion Vadi/Odi

Urad dal vadi/Odi: 1 cup urad dal soaked 1/2 cup green chillies Salt as per taste Asafoetida 1 small spoon. Soak urad dal for 3-4 hours and grind to a smooth dry batter just as we do for vadas. Chop the green chillies and an add it to the urad batter along withAsafoetida and salt…

Lauki peel chutney

Ingredients: Lauki peels of 1 half a lauki(small one) Chop and keep aside. Red chillies4-5 Hing-1/4 spn Tamarind- as per taste Grated coconut-4 table spns. Ghee-1 spn 1/4 cup (or less )water  Salt to taste. Heat ghee in a small pan and roast the lauki peels, red chillies for 3-4 mins. Grind all the above…

Mango and tender Jackfruit Adgai(Pickle)

1 medium sized Mango washed and wiped clean with a cloth.chop the mango into small pieces. Take about 3 cups of water to which 1/2 vati salt is added and boil it. Add the chopped mango pieces into it and after about 10 minutes strain  the mango bits and keep the salt water separately. Take…

Almonds & Anjeer kheer(Figs)

Almonds and Anjeer kheer: Almonds 10-12 Anjeer-4 Brown sugar-2 spoons milk 1 cup. Keasar 2-3 strands Almonds-2 chopped for garnishing Cardamom powder-1/4 spn. Chop Anjeer n soak them in 1/4 cup milk and keep aside. Soak almonds in water for about an hour and peel them. Grind the almonds to a smooth paste and then…

Chakkuli’s

Ingredients: Urad dal- 1 small vati Rice flour-4.5 to 5 Vatis. (depending on the quality of the rice flour) Butter-1.5 table spoon. Chilli pdr-1 spn(optional) Hing-1/4 spn Ajwain-1/4 spn Salt to taste. Wash the urad dal and add enough water to just soak the urad dal.After 20 mins pressure cook the urad dal for about…

Carrots Rabadi

Carrot Rabadi: Milk powder-1/2 cup Milk-2 cups.(I have used full cream milk) Sugar-3 table spoons Carrots-2 Method: Chop the carrots and steam them in the cooker without the weight. Blend the cooked mixture to a smooth paste. Mix the milk powder and milk with a whisk or egg beater. Take a kadai and pour in…

Besan laddu’s

Besan laddu: 1 cup besan 1 cup sugar (Powdered) 1/2 cup ghee. Cold milk-3 spoons. Cardamom pdr-1/4 spn. Kesar, chopped nuts n raisins. Method: Take a kadai n pour half of the ghee and when it starts melting add the chopped nuts and when it turns golden remove it and keep aside. In the same…

Basundi

Basundi 1 litre full cream milk.  Cardamom powder-1/4 spn Sugar  4 table spoons. Slivered Almonds- 4-5 Take a heavy bottomed pan/kadai n boil the milk on low heat for about 15 mins until it thickens n reduces by 2/3rd quantity. Now add the sugar and cardamom pdr and cook again for about 10 mins. Put…

Sweet appos/paddu

Ingrdients Wheat flour-3/4 cup 1/4 cup suji 1 banana Jaggery/ brown sugar as per taste Sour curds-1/2 cup Poha-1/4 cup soaked in 1/2 cup water. Coconut grated-1/4 cup WCardamom-3 to 4 pods powdered Ghee for making the appos. Method: Mash the banana and then add curds, cardamom pdr, brown sugar or jaggery,suji and wheat flour…

Strawberry Sheera

Ingredients: 7-8 strawberries chopped. 1 cup semolina 1 cup sugar Chopped Almonds-4 Chopped cashew nuts-4 Raisins -10 to 12. Ghee-3 table spoons. Hot Water-2.5 cups. Method: Dry roast semolina in a pan. Add a little ghee n roast till you get good aroma. Add the chopped strawberries and mix well till the colour from the…