Tuesday, 5 May 2015

SPB Brownies / Samai Peanut Butter Brownies (Steamed Version)

SPB Brownies / Samai Peanut Butter Brownies (Steamed Version)
SPB Brownies / Samai Peanut Butter Brownies (Steamed Version)

Samai & Peanut Butter Cookies / Millet Brownies, an egg-less brownies made from little millet, wheat flour, jaggery and peanut butter. 
I have used store bought samai flour. You can prepare the same with samai grains. Dry roast them and grind in a mixer to smooth powder. Use that to prepare brownies. You can use honey or brown sugar or refined sugar instead of palm jaggery. Adjust the quantity accordingly. I have referred my Steamed Wheat Condensed Milk Brownies recipe and modified the ingredients. The peanut butter gives crunchy and unique taste to this brownies. If you do not wish to add peanut butter, you can replace it with almond butter / regular butter.
Those who doesn't have steamer pan, can try this brownie with Idli Steamer / Cooker, or use any wok or kadai. The water droplets formed inside the steamer lid may wet the brownie, so to avoid that we are loosely covering the top of the pan with foil sheet. After 20 mins, you can start checking the brownie if it is cooked or not. Insert a toothpick or wooden skewer stick in the center of brownie and it should come out clean. If not, then close the steamer lid and allow to cook.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Mango, Coconut Milk & Sabja Seeds Smoothie

Mango, Coconut Milk & Sabja Seeds Smoothie
Mango, Coconut Milk & Sabja Seeds Smoothie

Mango, Coconut Milk & Sabja Seeds Smoothie, very healthy and yummy smoothie prepared with the combination of mango, coconut milk, cardamom, sabja seeds and palm jaggery.
Before adding sugar / jaggery / honey, check the sweetness of mango and adjust the quantity accordingly. For vegan version, skip curd / yogurt. Since, I have used coconut milk, it gives rich, nutty and creamy flavor to the smoothie. You can also replace it with milk / skimmed milk.

Mango, Coconut Milk & Sabja Seeds Smoothie

Soak sabja seeds for half an hour in enough water and then use it. Sabja seeds acts as a body coolant. You can add it here without any doubt. I have used cardamom powder for rich Indian flavor. You can also try adding nuts like pistachio or almonds for more nutritional benefits. I've shared a compilation of more than 80 varieties of Summer Special Drinks.
Before moving to the recipe, I would like to inform my dear readers that 19 of my Millet / Sirudhaniyam recipes has been published in Aval Kitchen Magazine(Vikatan Group), a popular Tamil Magazine on May 1st 2015. Thank you everyone for your continued support and feedback which keeps me going.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Summer Special Drinks (Juice, Lassi, Sharbat, Milkshake & Smoothies)




Summer Special Drinks (Juices, Sharbat, Milkshake & Smoothies)
Summer Special Drinks (Juice, Sharbat, Milkshake & Smoothies)

I'm sharing a compilation of more than 80 varieties of Summer Special Drinks (Lassi, Sharbat, Lemonade, Milkshake & Smoothies) till now published in my blog. To beat the heat, I always try different varieties of sharbat with lemon, mint, ginger and any fruit. These drinks can be even tried by kids for fireless cooking.
This summer, I wanted to prepare Nannari Syrup from the roots and successfully completed that project :) You can use this nannari syrup in any sharbat, as they are very healthy and acts as body coolant. Similarly, you can try adding sweet basil seeds / sabja seeds / falooda seeds which looks similar to chia seeds. These seeds also acts as body coolant and gives u a filling sensation. Apart from these two, other ingredients or spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and also dry fruits have been used to give unique flavor to the drinks. Most of the beverages tried are vegan.
I hope you all find this list useful. Do share your views and feedback if you try any of these recipe, It will encourage us to share more and more number of varieties.