Friday, October 14, 2016

Carrot Fudge


On any festive occassion fudges or burfis, laddoos are must and they are so desirable that everyone tends to forget the loads of calories it contains. One just want a break and feast upon these. What if I tell you I am going to share fudge with no calories. Interesting na 😋

Usually fudges or burfi are made of milkmaid, khoya but in my recipe you will not use even sugar !! Yes, I tried my hands on a concept of making sweet without sugar, ghee or khoya and believe me outcome is as yummy as any other burfi. Though I dont know how long you can preserve this but nevertheless, I dont think they would either last any longer than a day or two 😝😝


Carrot Fudge
Ingredients I took were :

1/3 cup gramflour or besan
1/3 cup semolina or suji
1/3 cup oats
1 /2 cup gur or jaggery grated or powder
Carrots chopped 4 no.s
Ghee 1 tbsp (optional)
Water 1 cup
Milk 1 cup

Method

Pressure cook carrots with water for 3-4 whistles. Open lid n add jaggery so that it melts in it. Keep aside.

In a pan dry roast suji, oats and besan one by one seperately till aroma arises and its done.

When the carrots are cooled, churn them in mixie.
Add flours to them slowly and keep mixing and churning. Add milk and churn again. It should be of running consistency.

Place the batter back in gas in a non stick pan. Add little ghee also. Cook the mixture for some time.
It will start gathering together and leave sides. Switch off the flame and transfer the mixture on a greased thali. Tap flat and let it cool down.
Garnish with nuts if you want.

Refridgerate for 3-4 hours.
Cut into diamond shape pieces. Serve.



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rice Appam Cake


Baking is something I rarely do. Not that I dont like to but I dont get time with infant at home.But still I get time to experiment with things around me when I am in kitchen 😂😂


There were some over riped elaichi kela ( smaller bananas) lying and I knew no one would eat it so naturally my indian desi dimag ki batti jali ! Lol, I thought of making banana cake I read few days back on a food group but neah.... no baking. What to do? Ok I can make banana cake appams. With no recipe in mind I just thought to make it with rice flour afterall sweet rice flour appams are been made in south . Right na !

Keeping it simple , I combined rice flour, semolina, milk and bananas to a cake like batter. And appam cakes were ready in a jiff ! Finished in no time. Ooh la la !
It can be a good kids party item.

Makes 15 appam cakes

Ingredients required
3/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup semolina / suji
3 tbsp sugar
3 ripe elaichi kela
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp raisins
2 drops vanilla essence

Method

Blend together milk, sugar, essence and banana. Keep aside.

Mix well suji, rice flour and baking soda in a big bowl.

Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and mix thouroughly.
Add raisins to it.

Now grease appam pan. Put on gas.
 Add little oil in each appam patra.
Pour the mixture in each to full and cook on slow gas for about 7-8 mins.
Flip the side and cook for another 7-8 mins.
Let them get brown from all sides.

Your appam cakes are ready. Enjoy !!








  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Chocolicious coffee hungcurd Ice cream




As the name hints , you can take it as another diet food. I am serious , yes, no cornflour, sugarless low fat, diet Ice cream.
These days hung curd is in and has replaced the creams in almost every dish. I tried and used it in hungcurd sandwiches , hungcurd tikkies and even shreekhand. Now I tried ice cream ! Yes, hung curd replaced our heavy thick creamy milkmaid / milk for an ice cream. I had no doubts before I went ahead with my instinct as I knew the ingredients I had in my mind will definately make a great combination.

Little Sourness of hung curd, bitterness of coffee, sweetness of grated milk chocolate and raisins worked wonders ! Yes definately, I used oats to give it that desired thickness inplace of cornflour and keep my dessert healthy. And mind you, result is just awestuck.

So here's my wonder diet ice cream



Ingredients required to serve 4 generously 😉

2 cups of hung curd (should not be sour)
1 cup of skimmed milk
Honey 3 tbsp
Oats powder 1 tbsp
4 tbsp grated milk chocolate + extra for garnishing
Raisins 1/3 cup
Coffee 2 tsp

Method

Hung the thick curd in a muslin cloth for atleast 2 hours so that water gets seperated and a creamy textured hung curd is left. Add honey to this and keep aside.

Meanwhile in a pan boil milk. Add oats powder and cook till it becomes thick.Add coffee, cook for another min and switch off the gas. Keep it aside to cool down.

Now combine both milk and curd mixture , fold in lightly.

Pour this mixture in an ice cream tin and cover with aluminium foil. Set it in freezer for 2 hours.

After 2 hours  take it out and give it churns in mixie or with hand blender till very smooth.
Now fold in raisins and grated chocolate lightly.
Keep it back in freezer to set for another 3-4 hours before you serve to your loved ones.

Yes our delicious frozen hungcurd ice cream is ready to enjoy. Garnish with remaining chocolate grates. Slurrrrrrrp !! 😉😂😋😋😋