Monday, August 22, 2016

Gopalkala Recipe - Easy Janmashtami Recipes

   Gopalkala Recipe

I was searching for easy recipes to try for this Gokulashtami / Janmashtami 2016 and this caught my eye so tried it today.This is a very easy recipe, gopalkala is nothing but dahi poha / curd poha with temperings and cucumber, very quick to make even in the last minute.So today here is the post for Easy Janmashtami Special Recipe - Gopalkala :)

Gopalkala Recipe

Gopalkala Recipe

Preparation Time:5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Poha(Aval) - 1/2 cup
Thick Curd - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Cucumber - 3 tbsp chopped
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Ghee - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1/2 tsp finely chopped
Jeera - 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Take poha in a mixing bowl, add water rinse it well then strain water.How to make Gopalkala Recipe - Step1
  2. By now the poha must have become soft,sprinkle little water and set aside(this is to avoid drying up).Heat ghee in a tadka pan - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.Then add this to the mixing bowl.
    How to make Gopalkala Recipe - Step2
  3. Now add coconut,cucumber,salt and sugar.
    How to make Gopalkala Recipe - Step3
  4. Finally add curd, mix well.Add little more curd if needed to adjust the consistency.How to make Gopalkala Recipe - Step4
Serve immediately with chopped cucumber.
Gopalkala Recipe

My Notes:

  • My curd was very thick so I added little water.
Gopalkala Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Maida Sweet Seedai / Inipu Seedai - Gokulashtami Recipes

   Maida Sweet Seedai

I saw this Maida Sweet Seedai for quite sometime in Nithis space and wanted to try as she said it is easy and no burst seedai recipe,which is what I wanted.This easy seedai recipe is a must try for last minute preparations too.I have already posted maida uppu seedai , please check it but this one is even more easier as it involves no steam cooking and preparationof the flour.

This seedai is crunchy and soft inside, not too crispy. I loved it and I tell its super addictive that I couldn't stop when I started eating ;)

Maida Sweet Seedai

Maida Sweet Seedai

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Makes:1 cup
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South IndianRecipe Reference:4thsensecooking

Maida - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup(You may not need fully)
Cooking Soda - 1/8 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - for deep frying

Method:

  1. Take sugar in a mixer jar, powder it fine,Set aside.In a mixing bowl add ghee.How to make maida sweet seedai - Step1
  2. Add cooking soda,then add powdered sugar and maida.
    How to make Maida Sweet Seedai - Step2
  3. Mix well with your fingers for even mixing.Then add cardamom powder.
    How to make Maida Sweet Seedai - Step3
  4. Add milk little by little to form a slightly sticky dough.Bring it together and knead it to form a slightly goey sticky dough.How to make Maida Sweet Seedai - Step4
  5. Pinch a small portion of the dough and form small balls like shown below.Make the balls and spread them in a dry cloth.Similarly make balls till you finish the entire dough.Heat oil in a pan, carefully drop few balls and deep fry it.It will slightly grow in size.Cook in low medium flame.
    How to make Maida Sweet Seedai - Step5
  6. Keep rolling for even cooking.Cook in low medium flame.Deep fry till golden brown.Drain in tissue paper,cool down then store.
    How to make Maida Sweet Seedai - Step6
Store in airtight container.
Maida Sweet Seedai

My Notes:

  • You may not need the entire 1/4 cup milk , so add little by little to form the dough.The dough shouldn't be tight.
  • You can add 1/2 tsp sesame seeds too.
  • Roll gently, do not give pressure while rolling.
  • It is mildy sweet.
  • Roll and cook for even frying.
  • As sugar is added it may get browned soon so cook in low flame.
Maida Sweet Seedai
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Aval Javvarisi Payasam / Poha Sago Kheer Recipe

Aval Javvarisi Payasam

I always wanted to try this Aval Javvarisi Payasam after seeing the combination in a TV show.As Gokulashtami is nearing thought to try this and post it .Aval / Poha is the main ingredient we offer to Lord Krishna for Gokulashtami, we usually make Aval Payasam or Aval Urundai this time I wanted to try a new variation and made this today.

I am leaving to native tomorrow so thought to start posting Krishna Jayanthi Recipes a bit in advance :) Will be back with other recipes from Monday.

Other Variations:
Aval Payasam with Jaggery
Aval Payasam with sugar

Aval Javvarisi Payasam

Aval Javvarisi Payasam

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Kheer | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Aval(Poha) - 1/2 cup
Javvarisi(Sago) - 1/4 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 and 1/2 cups
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - a tiny pinch
Cashews - 5 whole broken

Method:

  1. Soak jaggery in warm water(till immersing level) , crush it well. Then heat it up until it is slightly thick (no string consistency needs to be checked).Cool down,Strain and keep aside.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step1
  2. Rinse sago well and strain water.Take it in a pan.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step2
  3. Add water and cook in low flame until it is cooked , it should be soft and it will look transparent.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step3
  4. Strain,rinse it again in cold water and set aside.Rinse poha few times, and soak it in water for 10mins.Once all the water is absorbed and the poha becomes soft, then you are ready.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step4
  5. Saute poha in 1/2 tsp ghee for 2mins,then add jaggery syrup.If your jaggery syrup is very thin and watery  then thicken it in a seperate pan and then add it.Mine was already thick so added it directly.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step5
  6. Now add cooked sago and cook for few mins until the syrup is blended well with sago and poha.It will become thick this is the right stage,switch off and cool down.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step6
  7. It will be slightly thickish,Set aside.Now fry cashews in ghee till golden brown,set aside.Boil milk and simmer for 10mins to make it thick.Switch off and cool down completely.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step7
  8. Add milk, then ghee fried cashews and cardamom powder,mix well.
    How to make Aval Javvarisi Payasam - Step8
Serve warm / chilled!
Aval Javvarisi Payasam

My Notes:

  • When milk is added to hot jaggery syrup there are chances for curdling so to be on the safer side during festive occassions you can cool down then add milk.
  • The payasam becomes slightly thick as it cools down.
Aval Javvarisi Payasam
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Seedai Recipes for Gokulashtami,Krishna Jayanthi

Gokulashtami Seedai Recipes - Krishna Jayanthi Seedai Recipes 
Gokulashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.We usually offer homemade butter and aval for Lord Krishna on the day as butter and aval are his most favourites.Janmashtami is celebrated for the birth of Hindu Lord Sri Krishna.This year 2014,Gokulashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanthi falls on 25th August .People in Tamil Nadu mostly usually serve aval(poha) dishes and fresh homemade butter as naivedyam to Lord Krishna and draw footprints in houses to symbolise Krishna's childhood sport of stealing butter from houses :) The foot print is drawn with a special homemade flour made into a batter and drawn with hands.

Here is a collection of easy and traditional seedai recipes some recipes are very easy which takes just 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins of cooking time.The collection includes sweets and savoury seedai recipes.

You can find a collection of seedai recipes which includes uppu seedai,sweet seedai,rava seedai,maida seedai etc
Homemade Rice FlourUrad Dal FlourHomemade ButterHomemade Ghee
Uppu SeedaiVella SeedaiMaida SeedaiRava Seedai

Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sago Urad Porridge - Javvarisi Ulunthu Kanji - Baby Food Recipes

Sago Urad Porridge

I saw this Sago Porridge Recipe in myhealthykiddo when I was looking for porridge recipes.Though she is a regular reader here, I came to know about her and the website little late only, after few ph calls we even met before she left to US :) Thank you Shyamala for taking time to visit us and giving beautiful gifts(she gave the grass mat used in the pic along with other gifts too).

I have starting giving our regular rice menu for gugu like sambar,rasam and curd rice but when we make pulikuzhambu or or some other options that may not be suitable for him now, such porridge recipes comes handy and even while travelling.You can start this porridge after 8 months.


Check other baby food recipes
Check other porridge recipes
Sago Urad Porridge
Please remember mothers feed is the best and its always good to start with other food only after the baby finishes 6 months.These baby food recipes will help those who are not able to breast feed due to personal / medical conditions.Always consult your pediatrician before introducing any new food.


Sago Urad Porridge

Sago Urad Porridge Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes: 1 cup
Recipe Category: Baby Food| Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Sago(Javvarisi) - 1/2 cup
Whole Urad Dal(Mulu Ulunthu) - 1/2 cup

For making porridge:

Sago Porridge Mix - 2 heaped tsp
Water - 1/2 cup

Method:

  1. Measure sago and whole urad dal without skin.It is recommended to use the smaller variety of sago which we use for payasam.Rinse sago well.
    How to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step1
  2. Wash it well then strain water,Set aside.Then take urad dal rinse it well, then strain water.
    How to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step2
  3. Spread in seperate plates and let it dry in scorching sun for atleast 30mins.Then first take urad dal in a pan,roast until golden,Set aside.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step3
  4. Now take sago and roast until it comepletely puffs up,it will give a crackling noise once it settles down and the transparent sago would have turned white in color by now, this is the right stage,switch off.Now spread in seperate plates and let it to cool down.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step4
  5. Now take urad dal ina mixer and powder it.Transfer to a siever then take sago in the same jar.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step5
  6. Powder it and transfer it to the siever.Sieve it atleast twice for even mixing.Spread in a plate and cool down for sometime then store.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step6
  7. To make the porridge : Take porridge mix powder in a sauce pan,add water.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step7
  8. Whisk it well and keep cooking in low flame until it starts to thicken.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step8
  9. It will become thick in a while,more like this a thick sauce.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step9
  10. Then it thickens further to coat the laddle like this.This is the right stage,add ghee and switch off.
    Hot to make Sago Urad Porridge - Step9Mix it and feed warm.

Sago Urad Porridge

My Notes:

  • The porridge mix powder keeps well for 3months in room temperature itself.
  • Use transparent small sago variety(nylon sago) for this porridge.
  • If there is even little moisture in the sago while roasting it will stick together, but thats ok keep roasting it will separate it will start puffing.
  • Adding ghee is optional.
Sago Urad Porridge
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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