Feb 152014

This is my 300th post and it took me long 7 years to complete 300 posts. On this occasion,I want to thank all my fellow bloggers and readers for the support given to me during these years.I am celebrating this achievement by sharing a sweet dish called dates balls.Dates are a good source of carbohydrates and it is  stuffed with filling such a s almonds,cashews or cream cheese which can be given as snack for kids.These healthy dates balls are really crunchy and kids will definitely love it.Enjoy!

Dates Balls (4)

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Ingredients

  1. Dates(seedless,chop into small pieces) – 1 cup
  2. Butter – 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar – 1/2 cup
  4. Desiccated Coconut – 1 1/2 cup
  5. Corn flakes(I used Kellogg’s) – 2 cups
  6. Cashewnuts – 1/2 cup
  7. Egg – 1
  8. Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

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Preparation

  1. In a bowl,mix dates,butter,sugar,cashewnuts,egg and vanilla essence.
  2. Heat a heavy bottomed pan.Add the dates mix to it and stir well.
  3. Once sugar starts to melt, remove from fire.Let it cool.
  4. Once the mix is cooled,add crushed corn flakes to it.Mix well.
  5. Make balls out of the mix.Roll in desiccated coconut.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  7. Store in a air tight container.

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Aug 162013

Apple jalebis are prepared by deep frying apple pieces and soak in sugar syrup.These jalebis looks like sugar donuts and it is yummy and mouthwatering dessert for kids.

Apple Jalebi (2)

Ingredients

  1. Apple (cut into medium round pieces) – 10  Pieces
  2. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1/4 cup
  3. Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  4. Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
  5. Water – 2 cups
  6. cardamom powder – 1tsp
  7. Ghee/Oil –1 cup

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Preparation

  1. wash and peel off the outer skin of apple.cut into round pieces.
  2. To make batter,In a bowl, mix maida,baking soda, 1 tsp  of sugar with 1/4 cup of water without forming lumps.The batter should be thick in consistency.Keep aside for 30 minutes to get ferment.
  3. To make sugar syrup, boil 1 cup of water and   sugar to get a thread like consistency.Add cardamom powder to it to get a nice flavor.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Dip apple pieces in the batter and deep fry on medium flame till both sides are golden brown in color.
  5. Transfer the fried apple pieces into sugar syrup.Let it soak for few seconds and take it out.
  6. Serve warm.
  7. If you want, you can garnish with almonds or pistachios.
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May 312013

Pepper Baby Corn is  a Chinese dish which is simple and easy to prepare.It can be served as a starter or side dish with Chinese fried rice.

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Ingredients

  1. Baby Corn – 15 nos.
  2. Corn Flour – 2 tsp
  3. All purpose flour/Maida-2 tsp
  4. Onion(finely chopped) – 1 tsp
  5. Crushed Pepper –1 tbsp
  6. Garlic (finely chopped) –1 tsp
  7. Ginger(finely chopped) –1 tsp
  8. Dry Red chilly(crushed) –1 tsp
  9. Soy Sauce –2 tsp
  10. Salt
  11. Oil
  12. Spring Onion – to garnish

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Preparation

  1. Make a batter with corn flour,Maida and salt.
  2. Dip the baby corn in the batter and deep fry in oil till golden brown in color.
  3. cut the fried baby corns into medium  pieces.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.Saute chopped onions,ginger and garlic.Once it is done, add crushed pepper, dry red chilly to it and saute.
  5. Add soy sauce and fried baby corns to it.Mix well.check for salt.As soy sauce and batter contains salt, there is no need to add more salt.
  6. Garnish with finely chopped spring onions.
  7. Serve with fried rice.

Recipe Source: Pachakam Magazine.

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