Showing posts with label Jaggery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jaggery. Show all posts

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Simple Raw Mango Rice

In Raw Mango season we do use raw mangoes. Varieties of raw mango preparation is done with it.
I have prepared Simple Raw Mango Rice with methi aroma.


 It is very healthy to use  seasonal vegetables and fruits according to the season, they will be rich in vitamins and minerals. Here I have prepared quick raw mango rice. It is yummy, easy and quick.
I have used raw mango, cooked raw rice, little rasam powder and the seasoning ingredients.
It is one of the simple and easy recipe. No garlic or Onion is added here in this Simple Raw Mango Rice.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Raw Mango : 1 Medium sized 
Cooked Raw Rice : 2 Cups.
Rasam Powder : 1 Tablespoon
For Seasoning :
Cooking Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Ground Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
To Dry roast :
Methi seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
To Add :
Salt : As required 
Turmeric powder : A little
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Leaves : 1 Tablespoon

Method :


1. Wash and cut coriander leaves and curry leaves.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Dry roast methi seeds and dry grind it. Keep it aside.
3. Wash and wipe out the moisture of mango and grate it.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and Methi seeds.
5. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add ground nuts and fry till they turn golden brown.
6. Add curry leaves, jaggery grated raw mango, salt and turmeric powder. Fry on medium flame.


7. Add grated coconut. Add rasam powder and ground methi seeds powder.
8. Mix it slowly and cook on low flame. Add a tablespoon of ghee.


9. Add cooked rice and mix it slowly. Let it cook on low flame for 2 minutes. ( On low flame).


10. Shift it to a serving bowl and add cut coriander leaves. Raw Mango rice is ready to serve.

Note :
I have used Raw totapuri mango. It is mild savoury fruit. ( Raw ). Use of jaggery and ghee more /less is optional. Use of home made rasam powder taste better. Dry roasted methi seeds powder adds to aroma and health. It helps to reduce the cholesterol. Adding jaggery is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes. If you use already cooked rice. or + 20 minutes to cook rice.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Huli Gojju / ಹುಳಿ ಗೊಜ್ಜು :

Huli gojju is a side dish with huggi. Huli gojju is sweet and savoury dish that is a must do dish with Huggi. We, people from Udupi will not cook huggi with lots of jaggery. The sweet taste is normally mild and adding huli gojju adds to the taste and increase your appetite. 


Preparing Huli Gojju is very easy. Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the pulp. Add required jaggery and a green chilly. Allow it to boil till it gets sticky consistency. Then add a mustard seasoning. Huli gojju is ready to serve or eat. 

Things Needed :

Tamarind : 1 Small Lemon size
Jaggery : 4 to 5 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A little
Green chilly : 1
Ginger : An inch
Pepper Pods : 5 to 6
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Red chilly : 1 ( Optional )

Method :

1. Wash and soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze out the pulp and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and put tamarind pulp, jaggery and salt.
4. Let it boil. Add slit green chilly.


5.Wash and peel off the outer layer of ginger. Wash it again and grate it. Add grated ginger to boiling tamarind pulp. Add crushed pepper.
6. Boil the mixture till it gets sticky consistency.


7. Shift the tamarind - jaggery mixture to a clean bowl.
8. Add seasoned mustard seeds, curry leaves mixture to Huli gojju. /Savoury gojju.


9. Mix it well and add it to huggi when you are serving or eating. Eat huli gojju with sweet huggi.


 Note : 

Do not make the gooju very thick. It should be watery consistency but stick. Adding more jaggery is optional. Use of any cooking oil is optional.
Time 10 Minutes .
Serves : 3 to 4.

Traditional Huggi - Udupi Style

Huggi is a traditional dish prepared during Dhanurmasa / From December 14 to January 14. This is mid winter season in India. The food we intake is based on Indian culture and is connected with healthy food habits.

Huggi /Pongal is traditionally prepared using raw rice, moong dal and jaggery. Eating rice and moong dal helps to digest the food easily. Rice is full of fiber and moong dal is loaded with proteins. And jaggery helps in taking care of digestion, acidity gas and other things. In olden days people used the food according to the seasons. Seasonal food help us stay healthy because they do loaded with vitamins and minerals. More over it takes care of our body with its nutritional values.
Udupi style of Huggi is not that sweet or loaded with ghee. Raw rice and moong dal is cooked separately or together, then added little ghee and little jaggery. Cardamom, nutmug and clove is powdered and added to huggi. It helps the food we eat, to digest well.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Sweet Huggi is normally prepared with rice and moong dal. Once upon a time Udupi region people used to grow the paddy a lot. So rice must have become the main grain. Rice is digested easily and the hot weather helps us to stay fit.
Huggi is normally eaten with Huli Gojju ./ Tamarind - Jaggery mixture.

Things Needed :

Raw Rice : ( Any good quality rice ) : 1 Cup
Moong dal : 1/2 Cup
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : A little
Cardamom : 4 to 5
Cloves : 2
Nut Meg : Jaikai : A little

Method :

1. Wash and cook raw rice and moong dal together or separately. Let it cool. Grate coconut and keep it aside.

2. Keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery. Melt it with little water. Once it is boiling and completely melted sieve it and keep the clean jaggery aside. Powder cloves, cardamom pods and nut meg.


3. Keep another pan on the fire and put moong dal and rice together to the pan. Add a pinch of salt and cleaned jaggery. Mix it well and let it cook nicely for 3 to 4 minutes.


4. Add a tablespoon of ghee and powdered spice mixture. ( cardamom pods, cloves and nut meg).
5. Stir slowly and mix all the ingredients nicely. Add grated coconut on the top.


6. Shift ready Traditional Huggi to a serving dish. Add little more coconut on the top.
 7. Serve with Huli Gojju  /Tamarind - jaggery mixture .

Note :

Adding cashews and raisins is optional. I have not added.Adding more ghee is optional. I have added ghee just before serving. No need to add more jaggery. Traditional Huggi does contain less sweet.
Time 30 Minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wheat flour - Dry Fruits Laddu

Hello Every one ..Happy New Year 2019.
Let us pray and wish this New Year Brings all of us Happy Thoughts, Health and Wealth and Prosperity.
Let us begin the year with simple, healthy and quick Wheat Flour - Dry Fruits Laddu.


Laddu/Laadu / Unde all are the different names for sweet roundels.
Here I have tried wheat flour and dry fruits like anjur /figs, walnuts, raisins and coconut.
Added jaggery to give more sweet taste because wheat flour needs little more sweets. Dates do adds sweet and nutritious properties. I have added dates also.
These Wheat Flour Laddu is good to have at any time of the day. It is good for  kids snack box or as evening snack. Good for taking it for tour or when you are travelling. It is good for elders and diabetic people. ( Reduce the sweetness if you are serving to diabetic people.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed :

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Dry fruits like figs, dates, raisins : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1/2 Cup or more
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup ( Powdered )
Coconut : Fresh : 1 ( Small One )
Cardamom : 5 to 6 Pods
Jaggery soaked rose petals.
Salt : A pinch

Method :

1. Keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery and 1/2 cup of water. Let it melt. Sieve it and keep cleaned mixture aside.

2. Keep a pan on the fire and put 2 tablespoons of ghee. Fry wheat flour nicely till the raw smell goes off. ( At least 5 to 6 minutes on low flame).

3. Grate or cut coconut into pieces and dry grind it.
4.Remove the cardamom seeds from pods and dry grind it with nuts.

5. Now keep cleaned jaggery in a big pan. Let it boil nicely and turn a string consistency.
6. Add grated and ground coconut and add it to jaggery. Stir nicely.
7. Jaggery - coconut mixes well and starts to get thick.


8. Add fried wheat flour and mix it well. Fry raisins in 2 tablespoons of ghee and add it to wheat - jaggery mixure.

 Add fried raisins and ground dry fruits and mix all the ingredients nicely. Add 2 tablespoons of rose petals with jaggery.

9. Put off the fire and keep the ready mixture down. Mix it well. Add remaining ghee and mix.

10. Take a handful of the sweet mix and prepare laddu/laadu/unde .


11. Repeat the same and prepare laddu/Laadu/Unde.


12.Store these laddu in a airtight box or bottle and serve or eat as you wish.

Note

Dry roast or fry wheat flour nicely till the raw smell disappear. Let the jaggery syrup consistency be 1 thread consistency in the beginning. Adding coconut to jaggery turns as coconut burfi./Thick. Then add wheat flour and other ingredients. Adding more ghee is optional. Add more ghee if you find to make laddu. ( If it turns dry ). Adding rose petals adds to the taste and aroma. It is healthy to eat pink rose petals.
I have kept some rose petals dipped in jaggery to use it in sweets. Rose grows in our terrace pots.
Time : 30 to 40 minutes.
Serves : 30 Laddu can be prepared.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sweet Potato - Poppy Seeds Payasa / Kheer.

Sweet Potato Payasa is one of the traditional Payasa/kheer done during the harvest of sweet potatoes.  You get plenty of fresh sweet potatoes during winter season.
It is normally during winter and sweet potatoes helps the body to be warm and energetic.


 I normally prepare sweet potato payasa without poppy seeds and use coconut milk.
I thought of using poppy seeds and wanted to try and enjoy this payasa. Anyways it is an easy dish and it taste delicious.
Normally we do use coconut milk in payasa and this time I have used poppy seeds/gasgase with coconut and use the whole ground paste. Use of poppy seeds helps us to get rid of gas in food.

Let us see some benefits of eating Sweet Potatoes in our diet.
Sweet Potatoes help us to lose weight. Eating sweet potatoes helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure. It is high in fiber and helps to prevent constipation. Sweet potatoes helps to improve immunity. It helps to control diabetes.
Sweet Potato contain no fats and filled with antioxidants. It is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. It contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and potassium. It contain minerals like Vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc.
Sweet Potatoes are good for diabetic people. It helps to improve the digestion and reduces the inflammation. It helps in reducing the stress and strengthens the body immunity.
I have used sweet potatoes, jaggery, coconut, cardamom and poppy seeds.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Sweet Potatoes : 3 to 4 ( Small in size ).
Jaggery : 1 Small cup  ( Powdered jaggery 4 to 5 tablespoons ).
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Cup
Poppy Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Cardamom : 4 to 5 Pods
Avalakki :2 Tablespoons ( Optional )
Salt : A pinch

Method :

1. Keep a pan and put jaggery and 1 cup of water. Let jaggery melt nicely. Let it boil for 2 minutes after it melts. Sieve this mixture and keep the clean jaggery aside.
2. Wash and peel off the skin of sweet potatoes and cut in to small. Wash it again and soak in clean water for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Now cook sweet potato pieces with required water till they turn soft. Wash and soak a tablespoon of avalakki / flattened rice.
4. Grate coconut and remove the seeds of cardamom. Grind it with 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds with required water till it turn as paste.


5. Add jaggery water to cooked sweet potato pieces and let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Add a pinch of salt to boiling mixture.

6. Now add ground coconut and poppy seeds - cardamom mixture. Mix it well.

7. Add soaked avalakki /flattened rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. It helps to bind the payasa nicely.

8. Shift Sweet Potato payasa to a serving dish. Add a cup of fresh milk just before serving.

9. Serve delicious Hot or cold " Sweet Potato Payasa /Kheer " and enjoy.

Note :

Cut sweet potato pieces into small to relish the taste. It helps to cook sweet potatoes fast. Adding flattened rice/Avalakki helps to bind the payasa well. You can use a teaspoon of soaked raw rice instead of avalakki. Wash and soak raw rice for at least for 5 minutes. Use of poppy seeds is optional. Use of coconut milk instead of coconut paste is optional. Adding more / less jaggery is optional. Use of sugar instead of jaggery is optional. Adding fresh milk adds to the taste. Add it once the payasa turns slightly cool.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves :  5 to 6.