AwesomeCuisine.com English Recipes Feed https://www.awesomecuisine.com Quick and easy recipes for you Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:42:52 +0000 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Chocolate Kozhukattai https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25818/chocolate-kozhukattai.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25818/chocolate-kozhukattai.html#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:45:47 +0000 Sunita Karthik https://www.awesomecuisine.com/?p=25818 Kozhukattai (or Modak) is a popular Ganesh Chaturthi festival recipe to usher in the prosperity and good luck at home. Kozhukattai (Modak) is said to be a favorite dish of Lord Ganesha. This is a delicious chocolatey variation of the traditional kozhukattais. It can also be given as a gift for loved ones.

Chocolate Kozhukattai

Ingredients:

  • Processed Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Water as Required

For the Chocolate Filling:

  • Choco Chips – 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Almonds – 8, chopped
  • Powdered Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tblsp

Method:

  1. For the fillings, take a pan and heat it over low-medium flame.
  2. Add the choco chips and melt them.
  3. Add the grated coconut, almonds, powdered sugar and ghee.
  4. Mix well until they get mixed evenly.
  5. When the mixture turns thick, remove from flame.
  6. Allow it to cool down.
  7. Take a pan and add boil water.
  8. Add 2 tsp of oil/ghee and salt  to it.
  9. When the water starts to boil, gradually add the rice flour along the sides.
  10. Keep stirring until the mixture turns thick.
  11. Make sure no lumps are formed.
  12. Remove from flame and gently knead them.
  13. Make small balls from the mixture and flatten them to disc shape.
  14. Keep 1 or 2 tsp of fillings, and close the balls.
  15. Steam cook the prepared kozhukattai’s in a greased idli plate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  16. Remove and serve.

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Chocolate Peda https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25718/chocolate-peda.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25718/chocolate-peda.html#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:55:52 +0000 Sunita Karthik https://www.awesomecuisine.com/?p=25718 Chocolate Peda is a very simple and easy to make sweet made for special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Kids will love this delicious dessert and it takes only 20 minutes to make this. While the original recipe calls for a microwave, there is an alternate version for those who do not have one.

Chocolate Peda

Ingredients:

  • Milk Powder – 1 cup
  • Condensed Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Cocoa Powder – 1 tblsp
  • Butter – 1 tblsp
  • Vanilla Essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Broken Cashews (or Pistachios) – 8 to 10

Method:

  1.  Take a wide microwave bowl and add the butter.
  2.  Heat for 30 seconds in microwave.
  3.  Add the milk powder, condensed milk, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and mix well.
  4.  Heat this mixture for a minute.
  5.  Take it out, mix well and then heat for another 1/2 minute.
  6.  Take it out and rest it for a while.
  7.  Apply ghee on palm and make small balls and gently press it on top.
  8.  Decorate it with cashew on top and serve.

Note: If you do not have a microwave, follow the below steps:

  1.  Heat a non-stick pan over medium flame.
  2.  Add the butter and heat for 30 seconds or until butter has fully melted. Switch off the flame.
  3.  Add the milk powder, condensed milk, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and mix well.
  4.  Switch on the flame and keep it at low. Heat this mixture for a minute. Keep stirring continuously until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  5.  Switch off the flame and remove the pan. Allow the mixture to cool for a while.
  6.  Apply ghee on palm and make small balls and gently press it on top.
  7.  Decorate it with cashew on top and serve.

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Mango Peda https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25706/mango-peda.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25706/mango-peda.html#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:05:40 +0000 Sunita Karthik https://www.awesomecuisine.com/?p=25706 Peda is a popular and traditional North Indian sweet made during festivals and occasions. The Mango Peda is a super simple recipe and makes for a great dessert to any festival, special occasion or parties. This peda is very popular during the summer months as the mangoes are in season.

Mango Peda

Ingredients:

  • Mango Pulp – 1 cup
  • Paneer – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Milk Powder – 1/4 cup
  • Saffron Strands – few, soaked in little milk
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Pistachios – 2 tblsp
  • Water – 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Dilute the milk powder with water.
  2. Grate the paneer and keep it.
  3. To a pan, and the mango pulp and and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the grated paneer, sugar and mix thoroughly.
  5. Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Add the saffron, diluted milk powder and cook for 10 minutes in medium flame.
  7. Keep stirring until the mixture is not sticking to the pan.
  8. Remove from flame and cool down.
  9. Add ghee to your palm, make small balls using the mixture.
  10. Decorate with pista and serve.

 

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Carrot Laddu https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25496/carrot-laddu.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/25496/carrot-laddu.html#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 07:27:13 +0000 Sunita Karthik https://www.awesomecuisine.com/?p=25496 Laddu is a very popular Indian sweet made during almost all festivals and special occasions. There are many variations of Laddu available depending on the occasion and place you are in. This variation is made using carrot and is as tasty as the regular laddus. Carrot is very good for eye sight and this is a great way to get children to eat the vegetable.

Carrot Laddu

Ingredients:

  • Carrot – 4 cups, grated
  • Coconut – 1 cup, grated
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Ghee – 6 tblsp
  • Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cashewnut – 10
  • Badam – 10
  • Moong Dhal – 10 tblsp

Method:

  1. Dry roast the moong dhal and grind it to a fine paste.
  2. Dry roast the cashews and badam and grind them coarsely.
  3. Heat  ghee in a kadai over medium flame.
  4.  Saute the grated carrot until raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the grated coconut to it and saute for a minute.
  6. Keep the flame low and add sugar.
  7. Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves completely.
  8. Close the kadai with a lid for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the cardamom powder and switch off the flame.
  10. Allow it to cool down completely.
  11. Add the moong dhal, cashew, badam powder to it and mix well.
  12. Make small laddus from the mixture.
  13. This laddu stays good for 2 to 3 days.

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Millet Laddu https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/24815/millet-laddu.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/24815/millet-laddu.html#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:26:00 +0000 Praveen Kumar https://www.awesomecuisine.com/?p=24815 Laddus are a popular sweet across India and is a common feature during all festivals or special occasions. This variation is made with millet flour and is equally delicious as the regular laddus.

Millet Laddu

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Ingredients:
Millet Flour – 2 cups
Jaggery – 1 cup, powdered
Water – 2 to 3 tblsp
Ghee – 1/4 cup
Ginger Powder – a pinch

Method:
1. Dry roast the flour until light golden.
2. Add enough water to jaggery and place it over medium flame.
3. Stir regularly until jaggery has fully dissolved.
4. Strain to remove impurities.
5. Place it over the flame and simmer until it starts to thicken.
6. Add the flour, ghee and ginger powder.
7. Stir well and shape the mixture into laddus.
8. Store them in air-tight container.

Note: Millet Flour can be made by taking equal measures of Corn, Varagu, Samai Arisi and Thinai. Dry roast and grind them to a powder.

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