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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poli Recipe | How to make Puran Poli Step by Step pictures

This is one sweet that my mom makes often . This recipe is also made by my mom when I was in India , and I was only clicking pictures . Check out my Sweets recipes by clicking here .

Learn to make poli with Step by Step pictures
Poli Recipe | How to make Puran Poli Step by Step pictures

To Make the dough :
  • Maida / All purpose flour - 200 gms
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
To make the filling inside the dough :
  • Jaggery / Vellam - 200 gms
  • Channa Dal / Kadalai paruppu - 200gms
  • Cardamom pods - 3 pods , Crushed
For Frying:
  • Oil OR Ghee - Few drops 

    Learn to make poli with step by step pictures
    Poli Recipe | How to make Puran Poli Step by Step pictures


    Pressure Cook the Channa dal  by adding some water for 2 hisses .  Drain the water  .

    Transfer the channa dal  to the mixer and grind it to a coarse paste . Set aside  .

    Mean while , Take a bowl , add the all purpose flour , turmeric powder , salt and add water and mix well to make a sticky dough. Apply oil generously and set aside for 2 hours .

    Take the jaggery in a cooking vessel , sprinkle some water and melt the jaggery . Add the cardamom pods to the jaggery .

    Transfer the ground coarse channa dal paste to the jaggery and mix well .

    Cook till they become a thick paste .

    Take a plastic paper or a butter paper , apply some oil in the paper . Take a small dough from the all purpose flour  and press it , add make a small ball of the jaggery paste for the filling  and place it on the dough .

    Cover the filling with the dough  and make a small ball shape .

    Press it gently with the hand to make a flat bread .

    Heat a iron pan , or a flat pan . Transfer the pressed poli to the pan and sprinkle some Oil or Ghee around the poli .

    Cook till it has brown spots and flip to the other side and cook similarly .

    Serve hot .

    Yummy Poli is ready!

    Check out the other festive sweets and snacks by clicking here 

    Notes :

    • Wheat flour could be used to make the dough as well .
    • Grated coconut could be added when making the filling inside the dough .
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    Sunday, October 27, 2013

    Ladoo Recipe | how to make boondi ladoo Step by step photos

    Ladoo Recipe
    Ladoo is a famous ancient traditional Indian recipe which is passed on to us by our predecessors . This Ladoo was made by by mom , when I visited India this summer . Check out the rava ladoo recipe by clicking here , also check out the Dalia Ladoo by Clicking here . Check out the other sweet recipes by clicking here .Off to today's recipe now .

    Easy step wise pictorial method to make ladoos .
    Ladoo Recipe | how to make boondi ladoo


    To Make Boondhi :

    • Besan flour / GramFlour / Chickpea flour - 1 cup
    • Baking soda - 1 pinch
    • Water - As needed
    • oil - For Frying 
    To Make Sugar Syrup:

    •  Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
    • Water - 1/4 cup
    • Cardamom pods - 2 no , Crushed


      In a Mixing Bowl add the Gram Flour ,  Baking soda , and Whisk . Now add the water and make it in to a batter without any lumps  like dosa Batter consistency ( Not too watery and  Not too thick )

      Heat oil in a Kadai , and take the Boondi making ladle and pour little batter on the ladle .


      The batter falls through the ladle hole in to the hot oil .

      Fry till the Boondi turns golden brown color .


      Drain on a paper towel and allow it to cool  a bit .

      Transfer this to the mixer and grind it to a coarse powder .

       In a heavy bottom pan add the sugar , crushed cardamon pods and add water so that the sugar is 
      completely immersed . Bring the sugar syrup to a boil till they come to " one String Consistency" .
      One String consistency is the thickness of the syrup must make one string between the thumb and index finger .

      Switch off once the one String consistency is reached , but still the sugar syrup should be warm when adding the boondi powder to it . Transfer the boondi powder to the sugar Syrup .

      Mix Well . Make small balls with the mixture and allow them to dry .

      Once dried , Store them in an airtight container and Use as desired .

      Yummy Boondi Laddo is ready to serve .

      Notes : 

      • The Boondi could be added to the sugar syrup directly without grinding in the mixer .

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      Thursday, October 24, 2013

      Drumstick Leaves Fry | Murungai Keerai Poriyal

      During my childhood days this recipe comes in our menu at least once in 2 weeks. We had a drumstick tree growing in our backyard and we got to have this leaves frequently . Unfortunately I do not get Drumstick leaves in USA .  Check out the other poriyal recipes by clicking here .This recipe is made by my mom , when I visited India this summer . Off to the recipe now .
      Drumstick leaves cooked soft with tempered spices . Great source of Iron
      Drumstick Leaves Fry | Murungai Keerai Poriyal

      Benefits of the  Drumstick Leaves : 

      These leaves are a great source of Iron and helps in controlling the glucose level .


      • Drumstick leaves1 bunch , Leaves removed from the stalk
      • Salt - To taste .
      • Grated Coconut - 1 table spoon ( optional )


      • Oil - 1 tsp
      • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
      • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
      • Onion - 1 numbers  , chopped
      • Whole Red chilli- 2 numbers , slit

          Murungai Keerai Poriyal , a good source of iron level and a Diabetic friendly recipe
          Drumstick Leaves Fry | Murungai Keerai Poriyal


          Remove the drumstick  leaves from the Stalk .

          Murungai Keerai  Poriyal
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          Wash the leaves in water  .

          Heat a kadai , Add the oil , add the mustard seeds and allow to pop . Now add the urad dhal and fry till they become brown in color . Add red chills and onion and cook till the onion become translucent .


          Now add the drumstick leaves , and Salt . 

          Cook till the leaves become soft . Add the grated coconut ( Optional ) and give a quick stir . Yummy poriyal is ready .

          We had this poriyal with Rice , Sambar and Rasam

          • Cleaning the leave can be made easy by wrapping the  whole bunch in a plastic cover and refrigerate it . Next day the leaves would have fallen from the stalk 
          • Do not add the water while cooking the leaf , It gets the required water from the leaf as we have washed it before cooking . 
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          Tuesday, October 22, 2013

          Easy Diwali Sweets Recipes | Easy Diwali SnacksRecipes | Easy Recipes

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          Saturday, October 19, 2013

          Apple Jam Recipe | Apple Jelly - Step by step pictures

          This is my first attempt to make jam at home . We went for Apple picking last week and our fruit basket is loaded with Apples . My daughter suggested that we should make jam and so we landed in this recipe . This is a easy recipe and kids will love it for sure .Off to the recipe now .

          Apple jam made with only 3 ingredients . Easy and simple
          Apple Jam Recipe | Apple Jelly - Step by step pictures


          • Apples - 1 kg 
          • Sugar - 700 gram
          • Pectin - 11 gram
          • Water - 1  1/2 cup


              Peel out the skin of the apples .

              Chop the apples . Add them in a heavy bottom pan

              Add  water and bring the contents to a boil .

              Once the apples are cooked mash them well using a masher .

              Now add the pectin and mix .

              Add sugar and mix well . Bring the contents to a boil .

               Once the mixture starts to get thick and gets settled . switch it off .

              Yummy apple jam is ready !

              Store it in an air tight container and use . Refrigerate it for a longer shelf life

              • If the apples are too sweet Sugar level could be reduced as per the taste and requirement .
              • This jam could be made with out pectin too . Pectin is optional and could be skipped if needed .
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