Saturday, October 31, 2015

Boondi Ladoo|Diwali Sweet Recipe


                                                    Boondi Ladoo is the most popular Indian sweet made during diwali and weddings.The ladoos are made little different in North and South India.The north Indian ladoo is orange in colour and the boondis are really small and it is called the "Motichur Ladoo".The south Indian ladoo is yellow in colour and the boondis are slightly bigger.We like both the Ladoos and the best of all is the Thirpathi Ladoo any day!!!!!
                                                        I used to get terrified thinking of making these Ladoos and Jangiris for many years!!!!but thanks to the fellow bloggers and their way explaining,which made it easy for me to make these tough ones easily.I hope few people benefit seeing my blog and make their sweets and enjoy.
                                             Ladoos have always had a affinity to our family.My Father in law used to call my kids "Ladoo Kanna"when they were little and when they grew up a little and when they started talking they started calling him "Ladoo thatha"and later on it became "Ladoo" his pet name!!!!
so whenever we think of Ladoos we cannot miss thinking about him!!!!!!(ladoo thatha).

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kalakand Recipe/Easy Diwali Sweet

                                                               I have been trying these easy diwali sweets now.I just posted Besan ladoo which was also very easy.Kalakand is a very easy sweet made with paneer and condensed milk.There is no ghee,oil or deep fry so it is pretty simple.You can add a little flaour of your own choice at the end like cardamom powder,kesar strings or rose essence etc.I have not added any flavour because no one likes the flavour in this sweet in my house so i just made it plain.I like the milky flavour and taste so just stuck to that one.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Besan Ladoo/Easy Diwali Sweets

                                                           It has been so busy with Navarathiri and Golu that I could not spend much time for the blog.The whole nine days were so hectic with people visiting and we were getting their vetrilai pakku ready and of course we were also visiting people almost every day.I made a Sundal on every single day and made Aval puttu on Friday.I wanted to make some easy sweet during Navrathri and i found this ladoo recipe apt during this season.It is very similar to Rawa ladoo and really easy and quick one to make.Here is the recipe for the ladoo.........

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Karamani Sundal/Sweet and Salt Karamani Sundal

                                                           Karamani or black eyed pea or Lobia is a popular bean made as sundal during Navarathiri.There are two types of Karamani - brown  and white in colour.We usually make sweet sundal with the brown Karamani.I make the sweet sundal also with some salt and red chillies but some people make it only sweet i.e only with jaggery and coconut.You can make it either way.I feel it is more tasty with salt and red chillies so that it is spicy and at the same time sweet.Otherwise it is easy to prepare and does not require a long soaking time.It is enough if you soak it for 3-4 hours and pressure cook it for few whistles.Today being first day of Navarathri I made both the versions of this sundal.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kollu Soup/Horse gram Soup/Weight Loss Recipe

                                           Horse Gram is a superfood.Few health benefits of horse gram is it is very rich in iron,calcium and protein  In fact it has the highest calcium content among pulses and is one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein.It is low in fat and high in carbohydrate content.It is very helpful in treating obesity and diabetis because of its low lipid and sodium content.
                                                       Now  I have been trying out a lot of weight loss recipes.While i was talking to my friends about these recipes my friend (Radha) mentioned to me about this horse gram and she makes soup out of this.I tried this soup first in her house and tried out in my house.It is quiet simple to make except that the dal has to be soaked for 8-10 hours and pressure cooked well.Other than the soaking and pressure cooking  it is easy to prepare.You can alter the ingredients according to your taste and preference.There is no strict rule of ingredients or quantity in this recipe.
I made it this way......