Friday, January 28, 2011

Banana Rasayana (Dry)



The Banana Rasayana is a simple yet delicious dessert.

Ingredients:
Banana-2 nos
Jaggery powdered- 3 tbsp
Coconut gratings- 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp

Method:
Take a mixing bowl.Cut the bananas into round pieces.Add powdered jaggery,coconut gratings and cardamom powder.Mix and serve or you can scoop from  the bowl without mixing. You can also chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Broken Wheat Payasa



"Broken wheat payasa" is a very tasty and healthy sweet dish.

Ingredients:

Broken wheat- 1 cup
Milk- 2 cups
Coconut milk-2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Jaggery- 11/2 cups
Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
Cashews- 10-12
Raisins- a handful
Saffron(optional)

Method:

Fry the broken wheat with a pinch of ghee until you get the aroma.Let it cool.Wash the broken wheat and add 2 cups of water and pressure cook (3 whistles).Allow it to cool.Fry cashews and raisins in ghee and keep it aside.Meanwhile boil the milk in a saucepan.Add saffron.Add the cooked broken wheat.Stir well.Add powdered Jaggery (you can add more if you want more sweetness to the payasa).Add coconut milk. Bring it to boil.Simmer for a few mins.Add cashews and raisins and cardamom powder.Mix well.
You can serve this dish hot or cold.Cold payasa is more tastier.Enjoy..

P.S.You can make this payasa with just coconut milk also..Then you have to use 4 cups of coconut milk.It tastes awesome.

Carrot Kosambari



"Kosambari" is a kind of Indian salad with seasoning and spices. This tasty side dish is usually made from cucumbers and a mixture of add-ons such as grated carrots, sprouted whole Mung, split Mung and Chana dal (soaked in water and drained).

Ingredients:
Carrots- 3 grated
Split Mung- 2 tbsp
Coconut(shredded)- 2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Urad dal-1/4 tsp
Red chili- 1
Curry leaves- 2-3
Hing-a pinch
Green chillies-2
Cilantro(cut)-1 tsp

Method:
Grate the carrots.Soak the split mung dal for 2 hrs and drain the water.Make the seasoning.In a mixing bowl add grated carrots,split mung,seasoning,lemon juice,coconut gratings,salt and cilantro.Mix well and serve.
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