Friday, 27 March 2015

Dates & Nuts Ladoo / Dry Fruits Laddu Recipe

Dates & Nuts Ladoo / Dry Fruits Laddu Recipe
Dates & Nuts Ladoo / Dry Fruits Laddu Recipe

Dates & Nuts Laddu, very healthy and delicious laddu made from dates, raisins and nuts. They are also easy to prepare. You can try this ladoo with any of your favorite combinations. Dates and raisins are used as sweetener, so there is no need to add sugar / jaggery.
I have used poppy seeds for the outer coating, but it is optional. You can also use roasted dessicated coconut for the coating which make it more attractive. I was planning to prepare Dates Roll, but ended up with this recipe. As we know dry fruits are more nutritious, it make a good guilt free snack or healthy bites. It satisfies your sweet cravings and keep you filled for a while. This can be stored at room temperature as we have used ghee. You can also try adding milk or condensed milk, but in that case, it cannot be kept outside for a long time. Do let me know if your try this recipe and share your feedback :) If you are looking for some healthy ladoo varieties, then do not forget to check my Collection of more 20 varieties of Ladoo recipes.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Homemade Nannari Syrup & Sharbat

Homemade Nannari Syrup / How to Prepare Nannari Syrup at home
Homemade Nannari Syrup / How to Prepare Nannari Syrup at home
How to prepare Nannari Syrup at home, the best summer coolant which can now be prepared at home following few steps. I have shared the step-by-steps photos. This is going to be long post with too many photos. Nannari Roots can be found in any country medicine stores. I got them for Rs 80 (100 gms). Preparing nannari syrup was a long time wish and when hubby dear requested me to buy Nannari Syrup from the store, I made up my mind to try it this summer. I have referred wikiHow for the recipe.
Nannari Roots / Indian Sarsaparilla are better known as summer coolant which also gives relief from constipation and acidity problems. They come very handy during summer in the form of beverages. I have tried 'n' number of beverage varieties with nannari syrup and to name a few like Rambutan Nannari Sharbat, Mango Nannari Syrup Sharbat & Grapes Nannari Syrup Soda. You can add this to plain soda, jaljeera or any fruit flavored drink. They are very refreshing and gives unique taste.
Homemade Nannari Syrup / How to Prepare Nannari Syrup at home

Homemade Nannari Syrup / How to Prepare Nannari Syrup at home

The whole process of preparing nannari syrup is very simple except for the cleaning part. The outer part of the roots is what we need to prepare syrup. So crush the roots with mortal n pestle and remove the innermost white portion. These roots are then ground and soaked in hot water overnight. Filter the water next day and cook with palm sugar / jaggery till it reaches one string consistency stage. I had only 3 cups of palm sugar, so also used white sugar here.
I have used Lemon juice as preservative. Store the syrup in refrigerator and serve when needed. Nannari flavored drink can be had at any time of day. So beat the heat with homemade Nannari syrup flavored drinks :) Do write to use if you have any doubt regarding the steps or tried the recipe.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Steamed Milk Powder & Raisins Cake / Eggless Milk Cake

Steamed Milk Powder & Raisins Cake / Eggless Milk Cake
Steamed Milk Powder & Raisins Cake / Eggless Milk Cake

Steamed Milk Powder & Raisins Cake, an egg-less sponge cake which is easy to prepare and also delicious. I haven't used maida / refined flour. You can replace wheat flour with half the quantity of maida and wheat flour. And you can also try replacing powdered sugar with honey or brown sugar. I have referred my Mawa & Tutti Frutti Sponge Cake recipe. I have added raisins for the additional flavor. Try adding chopped almonds and pistachio or sunflower seeds for the crunchiness.