Monday, October 5, 2015

Sooji Halwa

Ingredients :

coarse semolina (sooji) 1 cup
warm milk 1 and 1/2 cup
warm water 1/2 cup
granulated sugar 1 cup
banana -  thick round pieces 5 to 6
saffron 4 to 5 strips
clarified butter 1/2 cup
1 T.spoon milk for adding roasted saffron
roasted dryfruits for garnish

Stepwise direction : keep pan on a medium heat. Add semolina/sooji and clarified butter together and roast it until it gets brown color. This is very important step. Then add banana pieces in it and again roast it for few seconds. Add warm water and milk.

roast saffron in a separate pan and add it in warm milk. add this colored milk in roasted semolina. stir it well. Keep lid on the pan. now turn the heat to low. cook this mixture about 3 to 4 minutes. After that take off the lid and stir it for  few seconds. Then add sugar. after adding sugar stir the mixture again for  few seconds. Now all the mixture gets little bit thin. stir it again for few seconds.

 keep the lid on a pan. After 3 minutes take off the lid and stir it well. Turn off the stove. serve it! This sooji  halwa is famous for prasad, but you can have it for breakfast. garnish it with roasted dryfruits. roast dryfruits with few drops of clarified butter. Enjoy !

Friday, October 2, 2015

Poha (1)

Serving - 2

Ingredients :

Thick poha 2 1/2 cup
medium size chopped onion 1 cup
Thinly chopped potato 1/2 cup
roasted peanuts 1/2 cup
green peas 1/2 cup
chopped green chillies 2 to 3
curry leaves 4 to 5
salt to taste
sugar 1/2 T.Spoon
oil 1/2 cup
red chilli powder 1/2 T.Spoon
mustard seeds , jeera, asafoetida, turmeric powder for Tadka
thinly chopped cilantro and grated fresh coconut for garnish

Stepwise direction : keep pan on medium heat. Add oil. Be sure oil must be sufficient hot. Add mustard seeds and jeera.  After cracking the mustard seeds and jeera add asafoetida, turmeric powder. Then add all ingredients ( onion, potato, green peas, green chillies, curry leaves) stir it well. Keep lid on a pan. After 5 minutes take the lid off and stir it again. Be sure that all the ingredients must cook well ! Then only add poha and  stir it. Then add red chilli powder, salt, sugar. again stir it. keep the lid on a pan for 5 minutes. take the lid off and stir it. Turn off stove.

garnish with cilantro and coconut powder. Serve it ! Enjoy !