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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Huri Hittu - Jaggery Unde /Laadu / Laddu

Huri Hittu is a preparation of Ragi/ Roasted finger millet's powder.
These Huri Hittu laddus are yummy, healthy and it is easy to prepare.

I have used Ragi Huri Hittu which was given by my son Ravi, he buys the organic flours and other day today groceries straight from farmers. This Huri hittu pack was bought from one of the organic former's shop.
I have not cooked or roasted anything on fire. It is just a mixture of all the ingredients, like finger millet ragi flour, jaggery, cardamom and almonds. I have used Joni Bella/ Organic jaggery. This Joni bella/ jaggery is is bit watery, it is done in that way. We normally use this jaggery, while drinking water. ( In hot summer, you put some little quantity of jaggery in mouth and drinking water. As the jaggey is already in your mouth, the water tastes sweet.
My memory goes down the lane for this Huri Hittu. ( Huri/ Roasted and Hittu flour). In our school days we used to see the kids eating this Huri hittu in the evenings as snack. It was simple and heavenly food. I too have tasted and it was hundred percent Yummy. They used to ( some of our friends mothers' used to wash and dry the ragi/finger millet in shade. ( In side the home). Then slowly they dry roast the ragi and it used to turn as slightly fluffy. Then when it is cooled they powdered in the mill. Store this flour in airtight boxes or tins or good container. Whenever they wanted to prepare the huri hittu, they remove the flour from the box, grated coconut, powder jaggery and mix all the ingredients nicely after adding ghee. Turn them as small lemon size balls or give the ragi coconut-jaggery ghee mixture as it is. Some has to pour milk and give. It was superb snack for the kids in the evenings during those days.
Here is a Huri Hittu laddu which is not at all needed to cook. This Ragi Huri hittu pack is available in the super market / organic shops and some people do prepare at home and sell the flour. But make sure you get the good quality of flour and enjoy eating this laddu.
I have used Alemane Bella/ fresh organic jaggery that is called Jone bella / fresh jaggery/ liquid jaggery which is available in Jaggery preparing place/Organic shops and markets.
Huri Hittu Unde/laddu can be packed for kids snack time. You can take them when you are travelling. It is one of the best snack in the evening.  It fits into all age group category.
Let us see the recipe now;

Ingredients :

Huri Hittu : 2 Cups
Almonds : 1 Cup
Jaggery/Joni bella : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Cardamom : 5 to 6
Coconut : Dry copra/ Kobbari : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Raisins : 2 Tablespoons.

Method :

1. Dry grind almonds into powder form./Rava consistency. Keep it aside.
2. Grate  cocomut/kobbari and dry grind it. Let it be powder form.

2. Take a big bowl and put huri hittu, jaggery, cardamom powder, powdered almonds, dry coconut
 and Ragi Huri hittu.

3.Mix all the ingredients nicely by adding ghee.

4. Mix it nicely and take a small portion of the mixture and prepare

6.Prepare rest of the laddu in the same way and arrange them in a plate.

7. Serve them whenever you want to. Store them in a airtight bottle or box.  Shelf time One OR two days.

Note :

Huri hittu can be prepared at home with little care. Adding more/less jaggery is optional. Adding ghee should be little or more. You can use fresh coconut instead of dry copra/ kobbari. Dry roast coconut gratings and then dry grind once it is cooled.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves  15 to 20 Laddu/Laadu/Unde .
Shelf Time : 1 or 2 Days
Purely South Indian Dish.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Fruits & Spicy Rava Rotti

This Fruits and Spicy Rava Rotti is some thing new and creation of my own idea. 

When I do prepare something its like what to change? What makes the food more interesting. How about adding this or that, so and so. Here is one such creation and that is Fruits & Spicy Rava Rotti.
I have used bottle gourd gratings, pomegranate seeds, apple gratings, coconut and little milk.
This rotti taste bit sweet and mild spicy. I have also used some spices like jeera/cumin seeds and chilly powder. The combination of fruits adds aroma to rotti.
Rotti is normally a favourite dish of many. Even I like any type of rotti and do prepare it as I like it. I am sure you too like it and really enjoy this yum yum rotti.
No onion or no garlic is used here. No sugar or jaggery is used here. It is the fruits give a very little sweet taste.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Rava/Semolina : Medium sized : 2 Cups.
Bottle gourd :  1 Bowl. (1/2 of one medium sized bottle gourd)
Pomegranate seeds : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Ripe Banana : 1
Coconut : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Milk : 1 Cup
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil/Ghee : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and remove the outer layer of bottle gourd and grate it.

2. Remove the skin of banana and smash it nicely.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Take a big bowl and put all these grated coconut, bottle gourd and salt.
5. Add milk,  smashed banana pomegranate seeds, jeera/cumin seeds and chilly powder.

6,. Add rava and mix all the ingredients nicely.
7. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

8. Keep a tava on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of oil. Spread it around.
9. Take a handful of rotti mixture and spread it on the hot tava. (Let the flame be low while spreading the batter).
10. Put some oil on the top of rotti and cook on medium flame. Cover and cook for a minute or little more.
11. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.

!2. Now the Fruits and Spicy Rava rotti is ready to serve. Serve with the side dish and a spoon of ghee on the top of hot rotti.

13. Repeat the same with remaining batter.

14. Ghee goes well with this Fruits and Spicy Rava Rotti.

Note : 

Use of curd instead of milk is optional. Rotti turns soft and nice. Adding little jaggery is optional.
Allowing the batter to rest, turns rotti soft and yummy. Use of milk or curd is optional. You can use normal water instead of boiled milk. Milk adds to the taste and aroma.
Time  : 30 to 40 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .