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Showing posts with label Apple. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Ragi - Apple Haalubai. (Finger Millet Pudding).

Haalubai (in Kannada Langurage) is one one of the traditional sweet dish/desert.  Normally haalubai is prepared using rice and coconut. I have used Ragi/finger millet instead of rice. Here is a recipe of Ragi/Finger Millet and it is a healthy desert and yummy to have it.

Haalu means milk and this particular sweet dish is prepared using coconut milk and jaggery. Use of coconut is a healthy option and we do get benefit from coconut and coconut milk. It is not only adds taste to the dish you prepare, it adds the healthy properties in it.
Let us see some benefits of having Coconut in our diet.
coconut is referred as Kalpavruksha (means provide the needs of human).
Coconut is one of the wonder food on the earth and it provides multiple health benefits. It helps in lowering cholesterol, healing and stabilizing blood sugar in our body. It is a top immune booster, anti fungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years. Coconut helps to imporve digestion, stabilize glucose levels, ward off wrinkles, build cells, regulate hormones, fight infections and good for weight loss. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fibre. It has vitamin C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 in it. It has minerals like iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
 Ragi - Apple Haalubai can be eaten as desert, for kids snack box, breakfast, travelling and kitty parties.
I have used ragi flour, apple, jaggery, cardamom, cinnamon (very little) and some ghee.
Let us see the recipe now.

Things needed :

Ragi flour : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup or little more
Apple : 1 (big size)
Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Cinnamon : Very small pieces.( 1/3 of an inch)
Cardamom : 6 to 8 Pods
Salt : A pinch
Coconut : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Grate coconut and grind it nicely with cinnamon and cardamom seeds. (Remove the seeds from the pods and then use it). Let it be paste consistency.

2. Dry roast ragi flour for 2 to 3 minutes on low flame and let it cool.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put jaggery and 1 glass of water. Let jaggery melt completely and starts to boil. Remove from the pan and sieve it.

4. Wash and remove outer peel of an apple. Remove the seeds and hard portion. Cut them into very small pieces.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and add sieved jaggery and ground coconut mixture.
6. Add roasted ragi flour to jaggery mixture and slowly stir. Let it mix well.

7. Keep on stirring till it turn slightly thick. Add a tablespoon of ghee and keep stirring the pudding.

8. Add little ghee in between and stir the haalubai on low flame. It starts to leave the edges of the pan.
9. Add cut apple pieces and let it mix it with ragi coconut mixture nicely. Add little ghee.

10. Stir for another 5 to 8 minutes and pour the dough to a ghee greased tray or plate.

11 Spread it evenly on the plate. Cut it once it is cooled.

12. Serve or eat whenever you want to. Add little ghee on the top of Ragi - Apple Haalubai just before serving.


You can add grated apple instead of pieces. I have added the pieces so that you get a piece while eating haalubai. Adding more ghee is optional. (Remember it does not take much ghee). Use of oil instead of ghee is optional. Taste differ and ghee taste better. Adding any other flavour instead of cinnamon and cardamom is optional. Adding more jaggery is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 pieces. (According to size and shape).
Type : Desert/Sweet/Indian.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Apple-Pomegranate filled Pani Poori

Pani Poori who does not like it? Each and every corner you see a pani poori seller and people around him. It is such a tempting chat that you too feel like having some. Now a days even in marriage halls during the wedding reception too you get a chance to have Pani pooris.These chats are like that. They make your mouth watering by tempting your togue.

Pani pooris are small pooris, filled with spicy water along with some vegetables.
Here I have used sweet potatoes, potatoes, pomegranate&apples. For the pani (spicy water), I have used some jeera, chilly, pudina and other ingredients.
Lets see the recipes now:

All you need is :

Boiled Sweet Potato : 1 (Big) (boiled and cut into small)
Potato : 1 (Medium size) (Boiled and cut into small)
Khara Boondi : 1 Bowl
Pomegranate : 1
Apple : 1 (Red/Green : of your choice)
Sweet and Spicy Chutney : 1 Small cup

Method :

1: Wash and remove the pods from pomegrante and keep it aside.
2. Wash and remove the outer layer of apple and cut it into small piece.

3. Prepare or buy kara boondi and put it in a bowl and keep it ready. ( I have prepared khara boondi at home)
4. Keep the pooris in a big tray. Keep cut sweet potatoes and potato pieces in a bowl.

5. Make a small whole and fill in pomegranate, cut apple.
6. Add a spoon of khara boondi on the top.
7. Fill the poori with spicy water and serve immediately.

8. You can add a spoon of thick curd on the top and serve too (Optional).

Note :

One should eat this pani poori as soon as you pour spicy water in it. You can prepare pooris at home.
You can prepare khara boondi at home easily.
Time : 15 to 20 minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.

a) Poori preparation :
Put a cup of chiroti rava (1 cup), wheat flour (2 Tablespoons), a little salt and one tablespoon of corn flour in big bowl.
Mix it with required water and prepare chapati dough. Add a teaspoon of oil on the top and leave it for 10 minutes.
Now roll on with roller and prepare big chapatis. Cut it with a small bottle cap and remove the small pooris and arrange them on the plate.
Now keep a frying pan on the fire. Add a cup of cooking oil. Let it heat.
Fry pooris on both sides. You can fry at least three small pooris at time.
Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare pooris.
Keep the pooris aside.
Note : 
The chapati dough should be thick. Roll it as thin sheet, so that pooris turn crispy.
I did not add much oil while kneeding the dough.
b) Khara Boondi :
Mix a cup of besan, little salt and a spoon of oil.
Mix it well and add water and prepare dough.
(Should be idli dough consistency).
Now keep a frying pan on the fire and heat. Put a cup of oil and let it be hot.
Take a boondi laddle and pour a big spoon of dough on the boondi jar.
Let the boondi drops fall in hot oil. Let the both sides be crisp.
Remove from the hot oil and put it on a kitchen tissue.
Repeat the same with remaing dough.
A bowl full of khara boondi is ready to serve.
Note :
Let the dough be thick not watery. If you use more water it might absorb more oil. Use a pinch of cooking soda helps the boondi to be crispy.

c ) Sweet and spicy Chutney
Wash a bunch of coriander leaves and a bunch of pudina (mint) leaves and cut into small.
Wash 2 green chilly.
Grind pudina, coriander leaves, half teaspoon of jeera, a marble size of tamarind, 5 to 6 dates, (remove the seeds), a lttle jaggery and required salt with minimum water. Let it grind into thin paste.
Remove to the bowl and rinse the mixi jar with littlewater. Keep this water aside.
Note :
Do not add much water while grinding. Spicy chutney and sweet chutney can be prepared separately.
Use the spicy mixture and grind it nicely and remove to a small bowl. Grind jaggery, dates and little tamarind separately and put it into a bowl. Use it according to your wish.
I used all the ingredients "Sweet and Spice" together and prepared mixed chutney.
These things can be prepared previously /or before. This chutney can be stored in the freezer for a long time.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Apple -Banana Poori

Apple -Banana Poori  sounds some thing different right ? Normally banana is used with Maida (All purpose flour) to prepare Mangalore Buns. Mangalore buns have their own history and it is loved by Dakshina Kannada people.

These days Eating oily stuff one has to think twice, believe me these Apple -Banana pooris do not absorb much oil and it is soft and fluffy.

This recipe was tried since I was planning to use apple and prepare some food for  "Vijaya Next ".E paper. So using apple along with banana just struck and I tried it with Maida and wheat flour as equal portion. I did not keep the dough for long. Just mix and make procedure worked out well.

Apple - Banana Poori can be prepared for break fast , for snack in the evening or for dinner also. It does not take much oil and no need to be worried if you are on a diet side. It can be packed for kids lunch or snack box.  You can pack these pooris for picnics or when you have a long journey or touring. It is not sugar added.

Here is a recipe of  " Apple - Banana Poori ", which is very easy to prepare and I am sure the whole family will love to have them. Apple Banana Poori is soft and fluffy and  it will be liked by all age group.

Things  Needed :

Apple : 1
Banana : 1
Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Maida (All purpose flour) : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon
Salt : as required
Curd : 1 Table spoon
Oil : 2 Cups

Method : 

1. Put wheat flour , maida, ghee and salt in a big bowl.

2. Wash and grate applae.

3. Add apple , banana and a spoon of curd to wheat flour mixture and mix it nicely and prepare poori dough.

4. You can use water if required while preparing thick dough.
5. Kneed well and divide into small balls.

6. Take a ball size dough and flatten with a chapati roller into small poori. (use oil to roll the poori).
7. Prepare small size of pooris and keep it aside. (Repeat the same with remaining dough).

8. Now keep a frying pan on the fire. Put oil and heat.
9. Deep Fry rolled pooris one by one and put it on a tissue.( Kitchen tissue absorb extra oil).

10. Serve these Hot  " Apple - Banana Pooris "  with the side dish you have prepared.

 Note :

The Poori dough should be thick. Do not use lots of water. If you find the dough can take more flour (if the dough is sticky) add wheat flour and make it thick dough. You can use little suger while preparing the dough.  Do not add more ghee to the dough.  Using wheat flour with maida helps the poori to be soft. Maida helps to give a good taste to the poori.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves :  3

Monday, October 6, 2014

Apple Haalubai (Apple Rice Cake).

Haalubai is a sweet dish, Haalu bai is prepared using coconut, raw rice, jaggery, cardamom and ghee. It is one of the traditional dish done during Nagara Panchami festival. Rice is soaked and ground along with coconut and added jaggery and cardamom. This ground dough is stirred on the low flame till it is cooked. Adding ghee at the end and normally spread the cooked dough on the banana leaf. The spread Haalubai is cut when it is cooled according to their wish either diamond or square. Served with the ghee on the top of halubai is very tasty to eat.

Lets see Some benefits of eating Jaggery and  Apples in our daily diet.
Eating jaggery, include the ability to cleanse our body, act as a digestive agent, sweeten our food in a healthy manner and provide good amount of minerals.

Apples deserve to be called " nutritional power houses".  They contain Vitamin C which are natural antioxidants. They help the body's resistance against infectious agents. Apples contain  B- complex vitaminsand these vitamins help us in maintaining red blood cells and the nervous system in good health. It contain dietary fiber.. Eating apples help to reduce the risk of diabetes. Lower the levels of bad cholesterol.

Here in this recipe. I have added, grated Apple and tried it. Adding apple taste good. This Apple Haalubai is one of the recipe appeared in Vijaya Next. I am sure each and every one will love this dish "Apple Haalubai".

Things needed :

Raw Rice : 1 Cup
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Apple : 1 (Red )
Cardamom : 4 to 5 pods
Ghee : 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Water : required
Salt : a little

Method :

1. Wash and soak Raw rice for 2 to 3 hours.

2. Grate coconut and remove the cardamom seeds from the pods.

3. Grind coconut, cardamom and soaked rice nicely till fine texture.

4. Remove the ground dough from the mixi (liquidizer ) to a big bowl or pan.
5. Add a pinch of salt and jaggery to the dough. Add required water. ( The dough consistency should be like dosa dough or little more watery).
 6. Wash and grate apple and add it to the batter. Mix it nicely.

7. Keep the rice mixture on the fire. (low flame). Stir continuously till it is cooked. Add ghee in between.

8. When dough thickens and starts to leave the pan remove the dough and spread it on a banana leaf or ghee spread plates. Allow it to cool.

 9. Cut Halubai according to your desired shape.

10. Put a spoon of ghee on the top just before serving.

Note : 

You must stir until it is cooked properly. Adding more ghee will give a better taste. Adding more or less jaggery is also optional.
You can also add ripe banana instead of apples.
Time : 15 to 20 minutes. (Soaking time extra).
Serves : 5 to 6.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sweet Shavige

Shavige is nothing but vermicelli. I use Anil Shavige for many preparations. Here  I have a Recipe for you " Sweet Shavige ". This Sweet dish recipe appeared in " Vijaya Next "  Food Court. Thanks to F.B. friend  Babitha Salian, who motivated me to write up the recipe.
Sweet Shavige is a sweet dish as the name says and it is really very tasty dish and we can prepare it for festival or feast. Any quick parties or eve.

 Shavige is a type of thin noodle and we can prepare many dishes as I said earlier. Payasam, burfi, different types of Shavige baat on the list goes on. Here I have tried this sweet shavige with jaggery and an apple which adds the taste and flavour to the Shavige.
Lets straight get into to the recipe which is easy to prepare and tasty as well as healthy too. Since jaggery is used instead of sugar and not much of ghee. It will be loved by all the age group and the all the family members.

Things Needed : 

Shavige  :  2 Cups .( Used Anil Shavige )
Jaggery : 3/4  Cup
Ghee : 1/2 Cup ( or less )
Apple : 1
Coconut : 2 Table spoons
Cardamom : 4 to 5
Cashew Nuts : Handful ( as you wish _
Saffron : a pinch or 2 to 3 rakes (small sticks)
Water : 4 Cups 

   Method : 

1. Keep water for boiling .
2. Powder cardamom and keep it aside.

3. Keep a pan on the fire , put a table spoon of ghee and fry cashew nuts nicely till they turn slightly brown. Take it out and keep it aside.

 4. Add shavige to the ghee and fry nicely. Grate apple (with its skin) add it to the shavige and fry again for 2 minutes.

5. Add boiling water and cook shavige till the water dry and shavige softens. (2 to 3 minutes )

6. Add jaggery to the shavige mixture. It again turns watery. Stir slowly and let jaggery mix with Shavige.

7. Add another table spoon of ghee and stir slowly. Add saffron rakes . (you can soak them in warm milk and then add saffron).
8. Now put off the fire and add coconut and cardamom mixture to cooked Sweet Shavige , mix it well and shift it to the serving bowl.

Top up with fried Cashew nuts and serve " Sweet Shavige ".


You can add more or less jaggery according to your wish. Adding more ghee adds to the taste. You can add a pinch of turmeric powder instead of saffron
Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4 to 5.