April 7, 2016

Vermicelli Coconut Milk Payasam Recipe - Semiya Payasam with Jaggery & Coconut Milk - Ugadi Special Recipes

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If you are looking for more Indian Kheer Recipes then do check Semiya Payasam, Sabudana Kheer, Sabudana Coconut Payasam, Wheat Rava Coconut Payasam, Kobbari Payasam, Senaga Pappu Payasam, Rava Payasam and Chenna Ki Kheer.

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Thengai Paal Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Coconut Milk Kheer Recipe  
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 15 minsServes: 2

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Dessert, Sweet

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Vermicelli
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1.5 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Cashews as needed
  • Raisins as needed
Instructions: 
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashews till golden color. Then add the raisins and fry until plumps up. Take them out of the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add and roast the vermicelli on a low - medium flame til they change color to light golden brown color.
  • Add one cup of boiling water to the roasted vermicelli. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Add the powdered jaggery and cardamom powder to the cooked vermicelli and combine. Let the jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Turn off the flame. Add the coconut milk and mix until well combined. Add the fried cashews and raisins and mix. 
  • Serve warm or chilled.
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April 1, 2016

Avocado Sweet Lassi Recipe - How to make Avocado Lassi Recipe - Indian Avocado Recipes

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If you are looking for more Indian Beverage Recipes then do check Mango Mastani, Nimbu Chai Recipe, Mango Saffron Lassi, Shikanji Recipe, Gulkand Lassi and Papaya Lassi.

Avocado Lassi Recipe  
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 0 minsServes: 6

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Beverage

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Ripe Avocado
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 to 1.5 cups Cold Water
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tbsp Sugar or as needed
Instructions:
  • Take the avocado, yogurt, cardamom powder and sugar in a blender and blend until creamy.
  • Add water and blend until well combined.
  • If you want a thin consistency, adjust the amount of the water.
  • Pour it into glasses and add ice cubes.
  • Serve chilled.
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March 31, 2016

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe in Pressure Cooker - How to make Eggless Cake without Oven - Step by Step Photos

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If you are looking for more Eggless Cake Recipes then do check Eggless Strawberry Lamingtons, Eggless Wheat Banana Choco Chip Muffins, Eggless Mango Tutti Frutti Cake, Strawberry Custard Cake, Eggless Dates Cake. Eggless Banana Cake and Orange Tutti Frutti Cake.

How to make Eggless Chocolate Cake on Gas Stove  
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 40 minsServes: 6

Author:
Cuisine: World
Recipe type: Dessert
Recipe adapted from here

Ingredients:

For Cake:
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1.5 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
For Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Warm Milk
  • 1/8 tsp Vanilla Essence

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Instructions:
  • Fill the pressure cooker / idli cooker / idli pot with sand or salt till 1 inch level. If you are using pressure cooker, do NOT use the whistle and gasket. Do NOT heat the pressure cooker without sand and don't pour water in the cooker.
  • Preheat the cooker for 10 minutes over low flame.
  • Meanwhile, combine the milk, vanilla, oil, sugar and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and soda together to ensure even mixing.
  • Slowly add the sifted flour to the milk mixture and gently mix until the batter shows no trace of flour.
  • Do not overbeat or overmix.
  • Quickly pour the batter into the greased tin / vessel.
  • Now carefully place the tin inside the preheated cooker and close with a lid.
  • Now let it bake on low flame for 30 - 40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake tin out of the cooker and let it cool for 15 - 20 minutes and then invert.
  • Let the cake cool completely.
  • To make the chocolate glaze, melt the butter and set aside.
  • Whisk the cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a bowl.
  • Add the warm milk, vanilla and melted butter to the cocoa mixture and mix until well combined.
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March 23, 2016

Chocolate Stuffed Gulab Jamun Recipe - How to make Chocolate Gulab Jamun with Instant Mix - Easy Indian Dessert Recipes

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Chocolate Stuffed Gulab Jamun Recipe  
Prep Time: 15 mins|Cook time: 40 minsServes: 7 - 8

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Dessert

Ingredients:
  • 200 grams Instant Gulab Jamun Mix
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips or as needed
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Milk as needed
  • Almonds or Pistachios for Garnish

Instructions:
  • Take the instant gulab jamun mix powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Add milk little by little and gently mix to make a smooth and soft dough.
  • Cover and set aside for few minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine the cardamom powder, 3 cups of sugar and 3 cups water in a wide vessel and let the sugar dissolves completely. 
  • When the syrup to a boil for 7 - 8 minutes. Turn off the flame. Cover and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Meanwhile divide the dough into small balls.
  • Stuff the each with few chocolate chips and make round and smooth balls without any wide cracks
  • Do not apply too much pressure while making the balls. 
  • When the oil is hot (not smoking hot) enough to fry the gulab jamuns, reduce the flame to low.
  • Slowly drop the prepared dough balls into the oil and deep fry them until dark brown color.
  • Do not overcrowd, fry a few at a time.
  • Keep rolling the jamuns while frying for even browning.
  • Take the fried jamuns out of the oil and add them to the hot sugar syrup. If needed, heat the sugar syrup again before adding the fried jamuns to it.
  • Let them soak in the sugar syrup.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and serve chilled.
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March 22, 2016

Strawberry Shankarpali Recipe - How to make Strawberry Shakarpara Recipe - Holi Special Recipe

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If you are looking for more Sweet Recipes then do check Besan Condensed Milk Burfi, Date Coconut Rolls, Sweet Potato Puli Pithe, Rava Modak, Banana Sheera, Gur Pare, Poornam Boorelu and  Khoya Gulab Jamun.

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Strawberry Shankarpali / Shakarpae Recipe  
Prep Time: 10 mins|Cook time: 30 minsMakes: 3 cups

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Sweet, Snack

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cups All Purpose Flour / Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Strawberries, heaped
  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 3 tbsp Ghee / Oil
  • Oil for deep frying

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Instructions:
  • Grind the chopped strawberries and sugar to a smooth puree and set aside.
  • Take the flour in a mixing bowl and add the slightly heated ghee to it.
  • Mix very well to get a breadcrumb like consistency.
  • Add the poppy seeds and strawberry puree to the flour and knead it into a firm dough.
  • Add little more flour or water to form a firm dough. Cover the dough and set aside for 30 minutes
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Divide the dough into round balls. Dust the work surface with little flour and roll the each ball into a little thick circle.
  • Cut the rolled dough square or diamond pieces using a knife.
  • Gently drop the pieces in the hot oil.
  • Deep fry them on a low - medium flame until golden brown color, turn oven to fry on both sides evenly.
  • Drain them on a paper towel and let them cool completely.
  • Store them in an airtight container.
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  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Roll the dough into a little circle and cut into desired shapes.
  • Prick the pieces with a fork.

  • Place the pieces on a greased baking tray and bake at 180 degree C for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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March 18, 2016

Tutti Frutti Kesar Burfi Recipe - How to make Fruit Kesar Burfi Recipe - Easy Holi Recipes

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If you are looking for more Indian Sweets recipes then do check Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa, Coconut Poli, Besan Condensed Milk Burfi, Chocolate Peda, Kesar Peda and Puran Poli.

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Tutti Frutti Kesar Burfi with Khoya  
Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook time: 10 minsMakes: 9 small pieces

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Sweet, Dessert

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Khoya / Mawa, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Tutti Frutti
  • A pinch of Saffron
  • A pinch of Cardamom Powder
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Ghee

Instructions:
  • Soak the saffron in hot milk for 5 minutes and crush it well. Set aside.
  • Take the crumbled khoya in a heavy bottomed fan and fry for a minute.
  • Add the sugar, saffron milk and cardamom powder and mix well until combined.
  • Keep stirring over medium - low flame for 5 - 7 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  • Finally add the tutti frutti and mix well.
  • Grease a plate with little ghee and pour the mixture on it.
  • Let it cool completely and cut into desired shapes.
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March 15, 2016

Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa Recipe - How to make Carrot Halwa with Coconut Milk - Holi Special Recipes

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Carrot Halwa is a very famous and traditional Indian dessert. There are many variations of making carrot halwa like carrot halwa with khoya and condensed milk carrot halwa. This is another variation with coconut milk. I made this halwa few months back and we loved it a lot. Adding the coconut milk to the classic carrot halwa gives a mild coconut flavor. You can make this halwa for any occasion or festival like Diwali, Rakha Bandhan, Krishnashtami and Holi.

If yoou are looking for more Holi Sweet recipes then do check Pumpkin Halwa, Coconut Poli, Besan Condensed Milk Burfi, Mohanthal, Chocolate Peda, Kesar Peda and Gur Para.

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Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa Recipe  
Prep Time: 10 mins|Cook time: 25 minsServes: 2 - 3

Author:
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Sweet, Dessert

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Grated Carrot, packed
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 10 Cashews
  • 5 Sliced Almonds or as needed
  • Pistachios for garnish (optional)
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Instructions:
  • Wash, peel and grate the carrots and measure it. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add the fry the cashews until golden brown color. Take them out of the ghee and set aside.
  • Add the sliced almonds to the same fan and fry until golden brown. Keep them aside.
  • In the same pan, add the grated carrot and saute until the raw smell disappears or for 5 minutes.
  • Keep frying till it shrinks.
  • Add the coconut milk and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Cook over a high flame until the coconut milk evaporates. It may take 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ghee and sugar and mix well. Reduce the flame to medium.
  • Keep stirring till it forms a mass and leaving the sides of the pan.
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  • When the halwa leaves the sides of the pan, turn off the flame.
  • This will thicken more as it cools.
  • Add the fried cashews and almonds and mix well.
  • Garnish with pistachios and serve.
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