Oct 012014

This Mango halwa is prepared using mango pulp,sugar and corn starch.

Mango Halwa (8)

  1. Mango pulp(I used Alphonso mango pulp)   -   4 cups
  2. Almonds   -   ¼ cup
  3. Cardamom powder  -  ½  tsp
  4. Cashew nuts   -   ½ cup
  5. Corn starch   -    1 cup
  6. Ghee   -  ½ cup
  7. Sugar   -   4 cups
  8. Water    -  1 cup

Mango Halwa (6)

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Preparation

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of ghee in a pan.Add mango pulp to it.
  2. Dilute corn starch with water.mix well without forming lumps.
  3. Once the mango mix is hot, add corn starch mix to it.Keep stirring until it thickens.Add sugar to it and keep on stirring till the mix separates from the sides of the  pan.it will take about 45 minutes.Add the remaining ghee every 10 minutes while stirring.
  4. Add almonds,cashew nuts and cardamom powder to it  and mix well.
  5. Transfer the mix into a greased pan.Let it cool for 3 hours.
  6. Cut into desired shapes.

Recipe Source:VahrehVah

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Sep 192014

Today I am going to share a popular prawn delicacy of Kerala called chemmeen Thoran.This is prepared using prawn with grated coconut and spice powders. It is easy to make and goes well with rice.This recipe is adapted from chef Lakshmi Nair’s cookery show Kairali TV Magic Oven. 

Prawn Thoran (1)

Ingredients

  1. Prawn/Shrimp/Chemmeen(small size) – 1/2 kg/1 lb
  2. Ginger(chopped) –1 tbsp
  3. Shallots(cut into round pieces) – 1 cup
  4. Green Chilly/Banana Pepper(Thondan Mulaku) – 2
  5. Mustard seeds –1/2 tsp
  6. Dry Red Chilly –2
  7. Curry Leaves
  8. Coconut oil
  9. Salt

For the paste

  1. Grated Coconut – 1 1/2 cup
  2. Green chilly –4
  3. Shallots – 4
  4. Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Prawn Thoran (4)

Prawn Thoran (5)

 

Preparation

  1. Grind the items mentioned above for the paste and make a coarse paste.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a manchatti(clay pot) or pan.Add mustard seeds,dry red chilly,curry leaves.once it starts to splutter add chopped ginger,shallots,green chilly or banana pepper and saute well.
  3. Once shallots turn brown in color,add prawn to it and mix well.
  4. Add coconut paste to it.Add 1 cup of water and salt.
  5. Cover and cook on low flame till dry.
  6. Garnish with curry leaves.it tastes great if you cook in a clay pot.
  7. serve with rice as side dish.

Recipe Source:Magic Oven,Kairali Tv

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Jul 032014

Brownies are popular in united states and it is a common dessert in the restaurant menu.This is easy to make and I baked this for my sweet little girl who likes to eat chocolate in any form.it is soft in texture and kids will definitely love this yummy brownies.

Brownies (1)

 

Ingredients

  1. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1/2 cup
  2. Baking powder-1 tsp
  3. Cocoa powder(I used Hershey’s natural unsweetened cocoa powder) – 3/4 cup
  4. Butter –200 gm
  5. Egg –3
  6. Sugar – 1 1/2 cup
  7. Vanilla Essence – 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt

Brownies (4)

 

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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Melt butter and keep aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl,mix maida with baking powder,cocoa powder and salt.
  4. In another bowl,beat eggs with sugar.Add sugar little by little till it becomes fluffy.Add butter to it and mix well.
  5. Add the maida mix to it and mix well without lumps.
  6. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.check for doneness by inserting a tooth pick into the center of the pan.it should come out clean.
  7. Once it is cool,cut into square shapes.
  8. Serve with a scoop of ice-cream as dessert.
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