Sunday, November 16, 2014

Badam Halwa


This Badam halwa is for the Indian cooking challenge for the month of November . Its been a long time I could not participate in Srivalli’s Indian Cooking challenge. I mailed her couple of days to find out if the challenge is happening and she sent me the details.. I am happy to particpate this month.

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Almonds - 1/4 cup

Milk  - 1/4 cup

Ghee - 4 tbsp

Sugar - 4 tbsp

Cardamom powder - a pinch


1) Soak the almonds overnight ( I soaked it more than 24 hrs as I could not start making as planned )

2) Wash and Peel the skin of almonds

3) Make the past by adding required milk

4) Heat the non stick pan  with ghee and add the almond paste

5) Keep the flame low and stir until you get a nice pink color. It would take about 10 mins.

6) Slowly add water and make it to halwa consistency.  

7) Add the sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.  Keep stirring well until the ghee floats up.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Oats Dosa

Oats Dosa
Yields ~ 12 - 13 medium dosas

Oats - 3 cups
Rice flour - 3 tbsp.
Rava ( Sooji ) - 3 tbsp.
Salt - as needed
Butter milk - 1 1/2 cups
Green chillies - 2 to 3
water - as needed.
Oil - as needed

1) Dry roast the oats in tawa and grind it in mixie
2) Mix the first 5 ingredients and make it batter consistency by adding water slowly.
3) Chop the green chillies and mix it well
4) Leave it aside for 15 - 30 mins
5) Heat the dosa pan ( I use cast iron pan ) and pour a ladle of batter and spread it circular motion.
6) Add 1 tsp oil around the dosa.
7) Allow it to cook for sometime . Now flip to cook the dosa on the other side.
8) Once cooked, Serve it hot with sambar or chutney or dosa milagai podi.
This dosa needs to be taken hot otherwise might not taste as good.
You can add pepper powder / cumin seeds as well.
For kids , i made it without adding chillies, instead i added little pepper powder to batter.
You can try adding grated carrots as well.