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August 23, 2016

Sweet Poha Chivda Recipe - How to Make Sweet Chivda Recipe - Janmashtami Recipes

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Poha Chivda or  Poha Mixture is a popular teatime snack in India. There are many variations of making poha mixture. And today's recipe is a sweet version of the usual. This is my own recipe and Surya loved it so much! :)

If you are looking for more Krishnashtami Naivedyam Recipes then do check Sweet Poha, Coconut Poha, Atukula Pulihora, Atukulu Palli Laddu, Rava Payasam and Milk Rava Kesari.

Here is a complete list of Krishnashtami Prasadam Recipes

Sweet Poha Chivda 
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 10 minsServes: 2 - 3

Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Sweet

  • 1 cup Thick Poha / Flattened Rice
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 10 Almonds
  • 10 Cashews
  • 10 Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Chop the almonds into pieces and deep fry them until golden brown.
  • Fry the cashews and raisins until golden color. Keep them aside.
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  • When the oil is very hot, deep fry the poha in small batches till they expand and crisp.
  • Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

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  • When the fried poha is warm, transfer it to a mixing bowl.

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  • Add the cardamom powder, fried nuts and sugar powder to the poha and mix until well combined.

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  • Let it cool down completely and store in an airtight container.

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August 6, 2016

Kobbari Poornam Boorelu Recipe - How to Make Coconut Poornalu - Varalakshmi Vratham Recipes

Poornalu is one of the most popular festive sweets in South India. This is usually made during festivals like Varalakshmi Vratham, Navaratri or Ganesh Chaturthi. And this can be made with different fillings like chana dal, sesame seeds or pesara poornam. Today's recipe is a coconut variant of the usual.

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Kobbari Poornam Boorelu Recipe 
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 30 minsMakes: 15

Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Sweet

  • 1/4 cup Urad Dal
  • 1/2 cup Raw Rice
  • 1.5 cups Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder (optional)
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Wash and soak the rice and urad dal overnight or 6 hours.
  • Drain water and grind the soaked rice and urad dal to a smooth batter by adding little water.
  • The batter should be like a thick dosa batter.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the batter and mix well. Keep it aside for an hour.
  • Combine the coconut and jaggery in a pan.
  • Mix and let the jaggery dissolves completely
  • Stir continuously until you get a thick and lumpy mixture.
  • Add the cardamom powder and turn off flame.
  • Let the mixture cool completely and make 15 round balls out of it.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Now dip the each coconut stuffing ball into the prepared batter and let it coat evenly.
  • Make sure the coconut ball is fully coated with batter.
  • Gently drop it in the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.
  • Drain them on paper towels.
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Pomegranate Oats Smoothie Recipe - Pomegranate Recipes

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Pomegranates Oats Smoothie Recipe 
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 0 minsMakes: 1 - 2

Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Beverge

  • 1 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Instant Oats
  • 1/4 cup Chilled Milk
  • 6 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Honey or Sugar (adjust as per your taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder (optional)
  1. Wash and peel the pomegranate and collect the seeds.
  2. In a blender or mixer, combine the pomegranate seeds, oats, milk, yogurt, honey and cinnamon powder.
  3. You can use vanilla essence instead of cinnamon powder.
  4. Blend everything until smooth and frothy.
  5. Pour into glasses and top with honey and ice cubes
  6. Serve immediately.
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August 5, 2016

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Recipe - How to make Jodhpuri Mirchi Bada Recipe

If  you are looking for more Indian Snack Recipes then do check Chura Matar, Bread Vada, Cabbage Pakoda, Peanut Chaat, Onion Kachori and Shakarkandi Chat.

Rajasthani Mirch Bada Recipe 
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 25 minsMakes: 12

Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Snack

  • 2 cups Besan / Chickpea Flour
  • 12 Long Chillies
  • 3 - 4 Medium Sized Potatoes (approx. 1.5 cups Mashed Potato)
  • 2 tsp Amchur / Dried Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted and Crished Fennel Seeds
  • 1.5 Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup Water (approx)
  • Boil, peel and mash the potatoes well.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, amchur, red chilli powder, fennel, coriander powder, cumin powder , garam masala and salt and mix until well combined. Keep it aside.
  • Wash the chillies and wipe them with a cloth. Slit the chillies lengthwise and remove seeds.
  • Stuff them with prepared potato filling and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Combine the besan, salt, turmeric powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Make a smooth and little thick batter by adding water little by little.
  • Dip the each stuffed chilli into the besan batter and carefully drop it into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry in hot oil until crisp and golden color.
  • If you want to expose the chilli, dip the chilli into the batter and slide it onto edge of the batter bowl to to expose the one side of the chilli.
  • Remove the fried vadas from oil and place them on a paper towel.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.

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August 2, 2016

Microwave Eggless Chocolate Lava Mug Cake Recipe - How to make Microwave Molten Lava Cake

Microwave Eggless Chocolate Lave Mug Cake Recipe 
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 2 minsServes: 1
Recipe inspiration: Cleobuttera

  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 - 2 small chunks of Semisweet Chocolate
  • Powdered Sugar for Garnish (optional)
  • In a microwave safe mug, add the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and mix well.
  • Then add the milk, oil and vanilla essence and mix well to combine.
  • Place a piece of semisweet chocolate in the center of the mug and don't push the chocolate down.
  • Place the mug in the microwave immediately.
  • Cook the mug cake in microwave on high for 1.30 - 2 minutes or until the cake rises to the top and set.
  • Remove from the microwave and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.
  • Serve warm. You can also serve this with ice cream.

July 26, 2016

Quinoa Chocolate Pudding Recipe - How to make Chocolate Quinoa Pudding

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If you are looking for more Chocolate flavored recipes then do check Chocolate Peanut Butter, Banana Chocolate Jam, Chocolate Dudh Peda, Khoya Chocolate Burfi and Chocolate Gulab Jamuns.

Chocolate Quinoa Pudding Recipe 
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 15 minsServes: 1

Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Breakfast, dessert

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1.5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Sugar or to taste
  • Few drops of Vanilla Essence (optional)
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Chopped almonds, walnuts, raisins and cranberries as needed
  • Banana (optional)
  • Combine the rinsed quinoa and 1 1/4 cups of milk in a heavy bottomed vessel.
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  • Cover with a lid and let it cook until soft and cooked.
  • Then add remaining 1/4 cup of milk and cook for a couple of minutes.
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  • Add the sugar and cocoa powder and mix until well combined.
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  • Turn off the flame and  add vanilla essence. Mix well and transfer the mixture to a serving bowl.
  • Top with nuts, banana and honey and serve warm or chilled.

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July 25, 2016

Banana Chocolate Jam Recipe - How to Make Chocolate Banana Spread Recipe

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If you are looking for more Banana Recipes then do check Banana Peanut Butter Choco Milkshake, Banana Sweet Appam, Banana Sheera, Banana Lassi and Eggless Banana Cake.

Chocolate Banana Jam / Spread Recipe 
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 10 minsMakes: approx. 1.5 cups

Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Side

  • 1 cup Mashed Banana
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
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  • Mash the banana until creamy or chunky.
  • Combine the mashed banana, sugar and lemon juice in a pan and mix well.

  • Let it cook for 10 minutes until the mixture thickens.

    • Turn off the flame and add the cocoa powder.
    • Mix until well combined and let it cool completely.
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    • Store in an clean airtight container and refrigerate for a couple of weeks.

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