Monday, August 24, 2009

Sago(sabudhana) Vada

This snack is very famous in central and northern part of India. It goes well with tea or coffee.

1) Sago - 1cup
2) Potatoes medium sized( boiled and mashed) - 3
3) Onion - 1/2 cup
4) Coriander leaves - few
5) Curry leaves - few
6) Ginger(grated) - 1/2tsp
7) Green chillies as per taste
8) Coriander powder - 1tsp
9) Red chilly powder - 1tsp
10) Peanuts(lightly roasted and coarsely chopped) - 2tbsp
11) Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
12) Rice flour - 1tsp
13) All purpose flour(maida) - 1tsp
14) Salt to taste
15) Oil for frying

Soak sago for 5 to 6 hours. Just an hour before making the vadas drain the sago in a colander.

Boil and mash potatoes. In the same bowl, mix the above fresh and dry spices along with sago.

In a kadai, heat oil. Make small patties out of the batter and deep fry them until golden brown.

Sago vada ready. Enjoy :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa is one of my favorite sweet. It takes a while to do it but trust me, it tastes delicious.

1) Carrots(grated) - 2 cups
2) Whole milk - 2 cups
3) sugar - 1 cup
4) Ghee - 3/4th cup
5) Cardamom powder - 1tsp
6) Cashew nuts - 1/4th cup
7) Raisins - 1/4th cup
8) Silvered almonds - 1/4th cup

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat ghee .Fry cashews, raisins and almonds. Keep aside.

In the same pan, add little ghee and slightly saute the grated carrot. Later, pour the milk and stir continuously. Cook the carrot till tender and has fully absorbed the milk. This will take at least 30 to 45 mins. Add the cardamom powder. Later, add sugar to the carrot and stir till the sugar is fully absorbed. Pour the remaining ghee and stir well.

Garnish it with ghee roasted cashews, raisins and almonds.

Carrot halwa is ready. You can have it hot or cold. Serve it with vanilla ice-cream it tastes great. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!