Monday, June 2, 2008

Bread Halwa easy recipe( Easy Indian sweet with white bread)

ingredients: (serves 12)

20 slices bread

5 table spoon clarified butter(ghee) (75ml)

milk 5 cups (1200 ml)

sugar 3/4 cup (175 ml)

cardamom 4 no.

procedure: (preparation time 30-40 minutes)

1. Remove all the edges of bread.Cut bread intlo small pieces.

2.Fry these pieces with 3 table spoon clarified butter and keep aside.I fried in three batches with one table spoon butter at a time for about 8 minutes each time.

3.While u fry, boil milk in another vessel and add sugar. wait till the sugar is dissolved.

4.Now add the fried bread pieces and 2 table spoon clarified butter into this milk and close the lid with low flame.Let it cook for 10 minutes.

5.Now add cardamom powder.(if you grind it to smooth powder 3 cardamom would be enough.) and smash the bread using a spatula.if u want the halwa to be fine paste, use a hand mixer at this point. I just used a spatula, as i like to have some small lumps here and there.

6.Again close the lid and let it cook for 5 minutes.

7. Garnish with cashews.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Clustered beans(gori chikkudikaaya, mattinkaaya) with moong daal(pesarapappu)

Ingredients(serves 6)

1.cut beans - 1 cup(230 ml)
2.moong daal(pesarapappu) -3/4 cup
3.Turmeric -1/4 tea spoon
4.Red chilli powder -1 tea spoon(5 ml)

(for seasoning)

Onion medium - 1/2
Dry red chilli - 3
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tea spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tea spoon
Curry leaves -5
Oil - 1 table spoon(15 ml)

1. Boil beans with one cup water for 10 minutes and drain the excess water and keep aside.
2. Wash daal once or twice and fry moong daal without oil for 5 minutes and keep aside.
3. Do the seasoning. You need not fry onion till brown.just fry the onion in the seasoning

for 3 minutes.
4.Add 3 cups of water to this seasoning and add boiled beans and moong daal.Close the

lid and put it on high flame. After 5 minutes add salt and dry chilli powder.

Your curry will be ready in 15 minutes.I made
this a little dry.You can allow some water to retain
in the curry to make it gravy.

Serve it hot with rice or roll it in a poori/chapathi.
I was able to make 4.5 cups of curry with these

ingredients. moong daal becomes 4 times when boiled.