Sweets/desserts always cheer me up and hence I always prefer to start a new month with a sweet note.Kaju katli/ cashew burfi is commonly liked by all and my kids to love it.This Kesar Kaju katli has an extra flavour of saffron in it.I already have some methods of kaju katli in my little space,you can check instant method and regular method by clicking the link.
Corn Puttu with step by step pictures.Puttu is a steamed breakfast which is considered healthy. It is one of the main breakfast recipes in the state of Kerala. There they serve with kadalai curry, cooked payaru (green grams)-papad, chicken/mutton gravy and for the sweet version they give sugar and banana. I always love to have my puttu with banana and sugar.
Payasam is an easy dessert one can prepare .When ever i carve to eat something sweet i make a payasam for lunch relish some and keep it in fridge and will indulge as often.when can make payasam with many ingredients.Here i have used thick red aval (rice flakes),jaggery and coconut milk.Need to say the taste sooo yummy.
Channa dal Sundal with step by step pictures and video.
Sundal is usually made during navarathri . Any legumes/dal can be made as sundal. It is a protein-packed dish and healthy. If you are making this during festival avoid garlic or else if you make it on other days you can use 2-3 cloves of garlic while tempering. Channa dal, moong dal. masoor dal, etc all of it can be cooked and made as sundal.
Masala tea with step by step pictures and video.
Tea/chai is a staple drink in many households in India. Each one makes it in their own way. Here I have used ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and cloves. But some will use fennel seeds and a dash of nutmeg also.
Thinnai/foxtail millet with step by step pictures.I always have an obsession with millet and I love to try all south Indian recipes with it. I have tried idli/dosa, puttu, idiyappam( string hoppers), khichadi, etc with many millets. Although I love sweet Pongal, kara Pongal is family favorite and all love to have it hot. So I see that I make it during weekends to all to relish it hot.
Leftover rice murukku with step by step pictures and video.
Murukku/chakli is a common snack quite popular all over India. For any festival, people prepare it at home. Many variety and shapes it can be prepared. It is also available in all departmental stores. Nowadays people try making this murukku in a different way and one such way is this method. If you have any leftover rice try this murukku.
Mealmaker / Soya nuggets kebab with step by step pictures.Meal makers are rich in proteins and are quite easily available in all departmental shops , now a days even all vegetable vendors sell this.Whenever I buy a packet of this, my kids first choice would be meal maker 65 since they love that the most as it looks and tastes like chicken fry.If the dinner menu is chapati then sometime it would be soya chunk masala.
If you are looking for vegan patties for your burger then do try this soya chunk patties.
Let's see how to make this soya kebab.