Hayagreeva maddi/ traditional sweet of chana dal

As we enter the new year 2016, I start my posts here on a sweet note. Here is a traditional sweet dish from the state of Karnataka. This is widely prepared during festivals in Mysore, Hayagreeva maddi, popularly  known as hayagreeva, is made of boiled chana dal in syrup of jaggery, garnished with grated coconut, cardamom  and nuts. (more…)

Kadabu

With the Ganesha festival fast approaching, here is a sweet dish for you to prepare. Have a great festival and enjoy your time with family.

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For the stuffing :

  • Split pigeon peas ( tur dal) 1 cup
  • ghee 1/2tsp
  • jaggery grated 1 cup
  • cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  • camphor a pinch
  • dessicated coconut 1/2 cup
  • cashew pieces and raisins 1/4 cup
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stuffing ready

For the covering :

  • wheat flour 1 1/2 cup

  • rice flour 2 tsp

  • ghee 1/2 tsp

  • water

Other ingredients :

  • oil for frying
  • flour for dusting
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dough for the covering

Cook split pigeon pea in a pressure cooker with adequate amount of water. Add ghee to it. When done, remove and drain the water. The stuffing has to be prepared. You can either cook it directly now in a thick bottomed pan or put in a colander and smudge it along with jaggery. I have a handy equipment for it. I get a liquified form of the mixture. I now boil it, to get the right consistency. Add all the other ingredients to it. Once, you have got a moderate consistency, remove and keep aside, it becomes thicker on cooling.

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mould

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In the meanwhile, mix the ingredients of the dough and keep aside covered.

Make balls of the stuffing and keep aside.Take a ball of the dough and roll it. Take a mould and place it over it. Take a ball of the stuffing ,elongate and place it over it. Slowly ,seal it and remove from the mould.

Heat oil in a pan. Slowly, put it and deep fry on moderate flame , until brown in colour on both sides.  Put it on an absorbent paper. Repeat the procedure for all others.

Shenga holige/peanut sweet pancake

With the commencement of the holy month of Shravan, many auspicious days and festivals lay ahead. If the tuesdays and fridays are sacred, in between are the Nagara chauti, panchmi , raksha bandhan,  varmalakshmi  and krishna janmasthmi, so many tuned up, one needs to think of the different sweets that can be prepared. Today, I am presenting to you shenga holige/peanut sweet pancake. Shenga is peanut or groundnut and holige is a stuffed sweet bread or pancake. (more…)

Sweet Pongal

Holi, the festival of colours marks the arrival of spring. It is the time when we love to celebrate the beautiful season, which soon ends giving us the worse summer. This festival is celebrated throughout the country, though the spirit of the festival has dwindled these days. What was once a colourful play with each one immersed in pink and blue , is now reduced to a mere touch of it. Well, change is the only thing constant, I enjoying seeing the kids running splashing colours on each other. Happy Holi to all of you !

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