Showing posts with label kids snack box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids snack box. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Little Millet - Corn Flakes Laddu

I have prepared laddu using Little millet flour and corn flakes. One might ask Why always laddu?
I have the answer here to tell you that Laddu is an easy, healthy and delicious food to prepare.
Here is one more laddu recipe and is with little millet flower and corn flakes this time.


Laddu /laadu/unde is a sweet delicious ball shape ( normally ) sweet dish and it you can gobble it at anytime of the day. It is filled with vitamins, minerals, energetic food and keeps you energetic whole day. You can add this laddu to your breakfast food list. Along with your regular breakfast you can eat this laddu, it helps to full for the long time. It provides minerals to body and take care of your health in proper way.
Let us see the recipe  :
I have used little millet flour, jaggery, coconut, cardamom and corn flakes.

Ingredients :

Little Millet flour /Store bought flour : 2 Cups
Corn flakes : 3 to 4 Cups
Jaggery : 1 Cup /250 gr
Mixed Nuts 1 /2 Cup /Cashew pieces , almond pieces, raisins and dates.
Coconut /Fresh : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Cups
Dates : 100 Grams
Cardamom : 6 to 8 Pods

Method :

1. Soak jaggery in a cup of water and melt it completely and sieve it. Keep the clean jaggery aside.
2. Take a tablespoon of ghee and put it to a pan. Keep the pan on the fire and fry nuts including dates.
3. Shift it to a small bowl. Grate coconut and keep it aside.


4. Dry roast or fry little millet flour nicely till the raw smell disappear. ( Low flame ).


5. Remove the seeds from cardamom. Dry grind corn flakes, cardamom seeds and keep it aside.


6. Keep clean jaggery in a big pan. Put the pan on the fire. Let it boil and get one string consistency.
7. Let it boil for another 1 to 2 minutes. Let the flame be low. Add grated coconut and mix it well.
8. Now add roasted little millet flour and mix it well. Add powdered corn flakes and cardamom.

9. Add ghee and fried nuts and mix all the ingredients nicely.


10 Take a handful of laddu mixture and prepare ladddu. Prepare laddu the same way with remaining mixture.

11. Laddu /Laadu Unde is ready to serve.


12. Serve or Eat whenever you feel like ...and store it in a air tight bottle or box. ( Better to use glass or steel box ).

Note:

Dry roast millet on low flame till it turns slightly golden brown ( Do not burn the flour). Adding more ghee makes the laddu tasty. Use of more or less ghee is optional. Use of coconut is optional. Clean the jaggery if you are using shop bought jaggery. Adding more or less dry nuts is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 35 to 40 Laddu can be made.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Rice Shavige Chitranna

https://nsomayaji.blogspot.com/2013/09/easy-ottu-shavige.htmlRice Ottu shavige /Home made Varmicelli is very famous in South Canara. We do prepare Shavige for breakfast or during festival time. Whole day Shavige is served with many side dishes and is made into varieties of chitranna. 


Here is a simple way that you can also prepare Shavige Chitranna in easy way.
This Easy Shavige is prepared using white rice flour.
Let us see the recipe Now :
This is simple Shavige Chitranna and used very little ingredients.
No Onion or no garlic is used here in this recipe.

Ingredients :

Ottu Shavige : 1 Bowl
Coconut : 1 Cup
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Green chilly : 2
Lemon Extract : 2 Teaspoon /1 lemon juice
For seasoning :
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Ground Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 leaves
Green chilly : 2
Coconut Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
To Add :
Salt  : Required Salt.


Method :

1. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash and squeeze out lemon juice and keep it aside.


2. Wash and slit green chilly and cut curry leaves into small.
3. Keep a big pan on the fire and add Coconut Oil.
4. Let it get hot. Add mustard seeds and urid dal. Let mustard seeds splutter.
5. Add green chilly and curry leaves. Fry for 10 Seconds. Add ground nut and fry till it turns crisp. ( 1 to 2 minutes).

6. Add Ottu Shavige which is prepared and kept. Let the flame be low.
7. Add turmeric powder, lemon,  jaggery and salt. Mix it slowly. Let jaggery mix with Shavige.


8. Add fresh grated coconut and mix it well. Put off the fire and shift Shavige Chitranna to a serving dish.  Add a tablespoon of ghee on the top.

 9. Serve Shavige Chitranna with a cup of curd.

Note : 

Shavige should be cooled and then mix it with the seasoning You have done. Do stir slowly or it turns as one ball. ( Mixes together to form a ball shape). Adding jaggery is optional. I have added because it helps the food digest easily and reduces the acidity in the food. Adding more oil /ghee is optional.
Adding more ghee is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Easy way of preparing Ottu Shavige :

https://nsomayaji.blogspot.com/2013/09/easy-ottu-shavige.html

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.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Crunchy Chakkuli ( Rice flour - Besan - Roasted Chenna).

Chakkuli/Chakli /muruku what ever you call it, it is one of the most favourite snack for most of us. It is said God Krishna, Lord Ganesha loved to have chakkuli on their festival. Varieties of chaklis available and prepared. some traditional, some twisted.


Here is Crunchy Chakkuli which comes out perfect and not to mess up your whole time.
Ganesha Chaturthy /Ganesha festival is here tomorrow. You can prepare this chakkuli for prasadam /neivedya and then enjoy eating this Crunchy Chakkuli later with festival feast.
Let us see the recipe now :
All You need is Fine rice flour, besan/channa dal flour and roasted chenna/Huri kadale/pottu kadale, some simple spices and oil to fry. 

Things needed :

Rice flour : 3 Cups
Roasted Chenna /Hurikadale :1/2 Cup
Besan/ Channa dal powder : 1/2 Cup
Butter : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Chilly Powder : 2 Teaspoons
Till/Sesame seeds /Elllu : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Oil : To Fry : 2 to 3 Cups


 Method :

1. Dry grind roasted chenna and keep it aside.
2. Take a big bowl and add rice flour, roasted chenna flour, salt, besan.channa dal flour, red chilly powder and butter. Add jeera/cumin seeds and til/Yellu/Sesame seeds.

 
3. Mix all the ingredients nicely and then slowly add water and prepare chakkuli dough.
4.Kneed the dough nicely and divide it as small portions.


5. Wash and clean the chakkuli mould and insert the chakkuli plate inside.
6. Put a portion of chakkuli dough into the mould. Close the lid and keep aside.
 7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add two cups of oil and let it get hot. ( Medium flame).

8. Now press chakkuli mould straight to the pan. Let chakkuli fall slowly in hot oil and it starts to fry and turn golden brown. Turn chakkuli to the other side and fry.


10. Now remove the done chakkuli to a bowl and put them on kitchen tissue.

11. Repeat the same and prepare remaining chakkuli.
12. Store in air tight box once the chakkulis are cooled.
13.Serve Hot Chakkuli with a cup of coffee, tea, juice or any other drinks.


14. We had it with a cup of tea.

 Note :

Remember that fine rice flour gives the best result. Adding more/less chilly powder is optional. Adding more butter dissolves chakli while frying. So do not add more butter. Adding only jeera/cumin seeds or sesame seeds is optional. Adding more roasted chenna will turn chakli very soft and it cuts into very small pieces or turns into powder while frying. So be careful while adding roasted chenna.
Time : 40 Minutes.
Serves : According to your serving.