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Chirote [Desert]

Chirote [Desert]

About:

Famous and popular sweet served in all special occasions like wedding etc 

Ingredients:

  • Fine rawa-1 cup
  • Maida -1 cup
  • Melted butter-3 tsp
  • Rice flour-2 tsp
  • Ghee -2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying

How to prepare?

  • Mix rawa, Maida, salt, and melted butter and make dough and keep it aside for an hour.
    Roll it like small Poori's.

  • Spread ghee and rice flour for each puri and top it one after the other. Place 6 to 7 puris like placing a card. Roll it into a cylindrical shape.

  • Cut into 6 to 7 pieces.

  • Press gently each piece and roll it without giving much pressure.

  • Fry it in oil and keep it in a tissue paper.

Variation

  • Can also dipped it in a sugar syrup or put it in almond milk and serve it hot or even have it plainly. It will be crispy.

How to Serve?

Serve it with sprinkling powdered sugar on it.

Health statement:

Rawa is an Indian wheat, granulated but not pulverized. It is a kind of semolina. Rawa is primarily a carbohydrate. Rice flour is also a good source of carbohydrate.

Dry Fruit Laddu [Desert]

Dry Fruit Laddu [Desert]

About:

Famous and popular sweet served in some special occasions. 

Ingredients:

  • Cashew - 1 cup

  • Badam - 1 cup

  • Dry grapes - 1cup

  • Dates - 1 cup

  • Desiccated coconut - 1 cup

  • Cooking gum (Aantu)- 1 cup

  • Sugar - 1 cup

  • Ghee - 1 cup

  • Cardamom - 6 no's

How to prepare?

  • Chop the Badam, cashew nuts, dates and dry grapes to small pieces. 

  • Dry roast the cooking gum in a heavy bottomed pan, on a low flame till it puffs up as shown in picture. Crush a little when cool.

  • Roast the Badam and cashew with 1 table spoon ghee till light golden.

  • Powder the desiccated coconut, sugar and cardamom.

  • Melt the ghee and combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

  • Make into 2 inch radius balls and store in an air tight container.

How to Serve?

Serve as a desert.

Health statement:

Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts. You can have some monounsaturated fats in your diet by enjoying cashews is a good idea, especially for persons with diabetes. Badam are rich in anti-oxidants and a chemical called reserveratrol. These help in reducing the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases, cancer risk and also help in anti-ageing, thus keeping the body young and fit. Dry grapes (Raisins) are said to be a good nutritive food. Raisins are generally said to cholesterol free. So people suffering from cholesterol problems can eat it without any problem. Raisins are also said to be low in sodium content. Raisins act as a good source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B, Calcium, Potassium and Iron. Raisins are very rich in antioxidants which generally prevent pre-aging. It is also a good source of fiber. Dates are a great source of dietary fiber. Dates are one of the best natural sources of potassium. Potassium is an essential mineral your body needs to maintain muscle contractions including the vital heart muscle. Dates are fat and cholesterol free. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Kobbari Mithai

Kobbari Mithai

About:

Kobbari Mithai, also known as coconut burfi is a traditional Karnataka recipe. It is usually made for festivals and other special occasions.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Fresh grated coconut

  • 1 cup Sugar, powdered

  • 1/2 tsp Elaichi, powdered

  • 3-4 tbsp Raisin-Cashew-Almond mixture

  • 1-2 tsp Ghee/Butter

  • 2-3 tsp Milk powder (optional)

How to prepare?

Mix coconut and sugar well with hands and keep aside for about 30 mins (or until the sugar dissolves).

  •   Heat a kadai and pour the mixture into it.

  •  Saute on low flame until the mixture forms a single dumpling (approx 15-20 mins). Add the remaining ingredients (except ghee/butter) and mix well.

  • Grease a plate with ghee/butter and pour the mixture into it. Spread evenly on the plate and let it cool for a while.

  • With a knife, cut into desired shape when it is still warm. Store in air tight containers.

How to Serve?

Serve as a desert or sweet dish on festivals.

Health statement:

Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Raisins are one of nature's sweet treats. They provide 70% pure fructose, fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, and supply a good source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium, and calcium. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. You can have some monounsaturated fats in your diet by enjoying cashews is a good idea, especially for persons with diabetes. Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts.

Holige or Obbatu or Puran poli

Holige or Obbatu or Puran poli

About:

Its a sweet dish. Basically its a North Karnataka food.

Ingredients:

For Kanaka/Dough you need.. 

  • 2 cups Maida

  • 2 tbs Chirote Rave/fine semolina

  • A pinch of salt

  • A pinch of turmeric..

  • 2 tbsp oil for soaking 

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients with warm milk till you get soft elastic dough (almost like a chapatti dough). Keep it covered in a warm place and add oil on the dough to prevent from drying..

For Hoorna/Stuffing  

  • 1 cup (1 Pav) Chana Dal

  • 1.5 cups soft dark brown jaggery

  • 2tsps green cardamom powder

  • ½ cup fresh grated coconut

Preparation: Boil Chana Dal on stop stop with 3cups of water till the Dal is soft but does not break. Strain all the water. Grind the Dal to a smooth paste without any water.. In a thick Kadai, add jaggery and sprinkle a handful of water and melt the jaggery.. and boil for 2-3 minutes till bubbles form. To this add cardamom powder and mix well. Now add the Dal paste and mix well. In a medium flame, keep stirring this mixture for 10-12 minutes till all the water evaporates and the m mixture gets to a Halwa consistency. To this add fresh coconut and keep it aside to cool.

How to prepare?

  • Take ping pong sized dough. Pat it on a foil greased with oil to a little disk. 

  • Now take a ping pong sized filling and place it in the puri. Close all the ends and roll out to a desired size. 

  • On a tawa fry the Holige with very little oil if needed.

Tip: Use rice flour for dusting when rolling out the Holige. This gives a very unique flavor..

How to Serve?

Serve with milk or curd. Usually people love to have this with milk.

Health statement:

Chana Dal can be a good food for people with diabetes because it has a low glycemic index.

Maavina Hannu Rasaaina or Aamras

Maavina Hannu Rasaaina or Aamras

About:

Rasaayana (pronounced as Rasaaina) in Kannada or more commonly known as Aamras all over India. Here is the recipe enjoy it... :)

Ingredients:

  • 2nos Mangoes (medium sized)

  • 1/2 cup Milk

  • 1/2 tbsp Powdered Cardamom / Elaichi

  • 8-10 Cashews soaked in warm water for about 30 mins

  • 1/2 tbsp Ghee/Clarified butter

  • 1-2 tbsp mixed nuts (cashews/almonds) and raisins

  • Sugar, as per taste

How to prepare?

  • Peel the skin off the mangoes and chop the pulp into very tiny pieces; you could even mash the pulp coarsely with your hands; Add sugar, Elaichi, mixes well and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a small pan and add the nuts and raisins. Roast them for a minute and add to the mango mixture.
  • Grind the soaked cashews to a smooth paste with some milk and add to the mango mixture; Cashews give thickness and richness to the Rasaaina.
  • Just before serving, add the milk and mix well; Make sure NOT to add milk much ahead of time. The milk would curdle if the mangoes are very sour.

How to Serve?

Pour into individual bowls and serve with Poori's / Chapattis or as a dessert.

Health statement:

Mango is high in iron. Mango is high in antioxidant and low in carbohydrates. Mango is a rich source of vitamin A, E and Selenium which helps to protect against heart disease and other ailments.