Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Moong Dal Sambar (Paasi Paruppu / Siru Paruppu Sambar)

Moong Dal Sambar (Paasi Paruppu / Payatham Paruppu Sambar)
Moong Dal Sambar

Moong Dal Sambar (Paasi Paruppu / Siru Paruppu Sambar), a tiffin sambar variety which is made watery and goes well with idli or dosa.
I have too many recipes to be shared and all of them are in draft. So along with new recipes, i shall be updating recipes from draft. Today's special recipe is Moong Dal Sambar or you can call it simply as Tiffin Sambar with Moong Dal. Though in road side hotels or restaurants, they also add little bit jaggery, but i never used jaggery in sambar except for Udipi Sambar

I like to add drumstick and potatoes in sambar as they give additional taste. You can even add carrot and beans, but it will take it to different level. If you are preparing this sambar for tiffin / breakfast / dinner, then keep it simple and don't add any vegetables. It will still be tasty.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Thinai Thaen Laddu / Thinai Thaen Urundai / Foxtail Millet Honey Ladoo

Thinai Thaen Laddu / Thinai Thaen Urundai / Foxtail Millet Honey Ladoo
Thinai Thaen Urundai

Thinai Thaen Urundai / Foxtail Millet Honey Ladoo, a healthy and traditional ladoo variety made from Foxtail Millet, Jaggery and Honey. And also it is Vegan as we have not added ghee / clarified butter or milk.
This laddu can be prepared with just two ingredients if you want to skip jaggery. The preparation is very simple and kids would surely love it. Instead of shaping it into balls, you can just mix honey with the ground flour and serve as it is. I got the recipe from a millet cookbook.
For variations, try adding sattu maavu / health mix powder or badam milk powder. These ingredients will make it more healthy and aromatic. For the crunchy taste, add dry nuts and raisins. Make sure the honey is runny and at room temp.
If you do not want to add honey, then prepare sticky jaggery syrup and mix it with flour to form balls. You can try it any way. Lets check the recipe,

Makes 7 Ladoo
Preparation time : 10-15 mins
Cooking time : 2-5 mins

Ingredients :
  • 3/4 cup Thinai Arisi / Foxtail Millet - cleaned
  • 1/2 cup grated jaggery / karupatti vellam / palm jaggery
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
Thinai Thaen Laddu / Thinai Thaen Urundai / Foxtail Millet Honey Ladoo

Method :
  • Dry roast Thinai arisi in a pan for 2-5 mins on low flame till it becomes crispy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Grind it in a mixer to smooth powder or rava like consistency. 


  • Add grated jaggery and cardamom powder. Grind it again. Transfer the flour mixture to a mixing bowl.

 

  • Add 1 tbsp honey at a time and crumble the flour mixture. Shape the balls / urundai using palm. Store it in an airtight container.
Thinai Thaen Laddu / Thinai Thaen Urundai / Foxtail Millet Honey Ladoo

Thinai Thaen Laddu / Thinai Thaen Urundai / Foxtail Millet Honey Ladoo
 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Ragi Ammini Kozhukattai / Millet Mani Kozhukattai


Ragi Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai
Ragi Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

Ragi Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai, a healthy savory snack which can be also enjoyed as breakfast and gets ready within 30 mins. I have been slowly incorporating millets in our daily diet, so you would get to see more number of millet recipes in my space. 
I had already shared Ammini Kozhukattai with Homemade Rice Flour. Instead of rice flour, try this cute kozhukattai with ragi flour which makes it even more healthy. You can try the same with any millet flour. Instead of using any other oil for tempering, try gingelly oil which gives a nice aroma. For better results, serve this hot as breakfast or snack.