Friday, February 20, 2015

Varaku arisi Pongal Kodo Millet Pongal


Varaku arisi Pongal Kodo Millet Pongal
வரகு அரிசி பொங்கல்



Pongal is a south Indian traditional food. We can prepare varieties of pongal like Ven pongal,Sarkakrai pongal, Barle sweet pongal ,Milk pongal, Fruit pongal, Akkara vadisal. ………

Now I prepare here Kodo Millet ( varaku arisi) pongal.
Very simple and easy to cook this healthy Breakfast.



Varakarisi – 200 gram
Moong dal – 75 gram

Asafetida
Turmeric
Salt
Ghee – 1 tspn
Water -  800 ml ( 4 glasses of water)

For seasoning:
Ghee + Oil – 2 tbspn
Chopped Almond and pistachio – 2 tbpsn
Whole black pepper – 1 tspn
Cumin seeds – 1 tspn
Chopped ginger – ½  tspn
Chopped green chilli – ½ tspn
Curry leaves –few


Method

Wash the yellow moong dal and drain it well. 
Dry roast the dal slightly brown, in a heavy bottomed pan. 
Soak the roasted dal and varakarsi 10 minutes. 
In a pressure cooker,  add cooked rice, moong dal,  asafoetida, little ghee , turmeric powder and water boil without closing the lid for  about 10 minutes , Now  close the lid and leave a 3 whistle.
After pressure releases
In a separate pan, heat little ghee.  Add the seasonings: pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped ginger, green chillies and almond and pistachio Pour it over the cooked Pongal and stir it to coat well.


Serve it hot with sambar, vadai and chutney



Varakarisi/kodomillet/olden days recipe/healthy diet
South Indian Tradition Breakfast

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Eggless Chocolate Pancake with Orange Syrup - SFC Jan-2015


I am a part of SfC (Sweet Fantasy Club) Started by Simply Tadka Preeti.

Sweet Fantasy Group SFC Jan - 2015


You can make Pancakes for breakfast or for parties.  Kids love to eat these colorful pancakes. I always  prepare this with different flavors, Coconut milk pancake, Yellow Pumpkin Pancake, Nutella  with Banana Pancake.  ,Mini Egg Pancake ,Banana pancake,pineapple pancake,pomegranate pancaketutti fruity pancake, raisins pancake etc , ....  Most of my recipes are kids delight only.

I secured  first position in Amul Master chef  India -2 - 2011 in my Tamil blog -  samaiyalattakaasangkaL for the recipe, Please Click the link and see. Tutti Fruity Pancake.

Here for SFC Jan 2015 The recipes are Basundi and Eggless Chocolate Pancake. I love to cook pancakes. So I prepared this Orange flavour Chocolate pancake.






Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American Cuisine
For Eggless Chocolate Pancakes
Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour - 50 gram
Chocolate bar - 3
Baking Powder -  1/4 tspn
brown Sugar - 2tbsn
Pineapple Essence - 2 drops
 Milk  or water 
3 Tbsp. Oil + butter

For Orange Glaze

vegetarian  gelatin - 1/4 tspn
Fresh Orange Juice - 1/2 cup
brown Sugar - 1 tbspn

Method
For Orange Glazed

soak gelatin in a hot water, combine orange juice , gelatin, brown sugar together in a small vessel and cook on medium flame till to maple syrup consistency. Keep aside and let it cool.



For Eggless Chocolate Pancakes
Sieve the flour,  and baking powder together in separate bowl. Melt the chocolate bar in double boiler and add it to pancake batter mix well with our lumps.

Heat the non-stick griddle and drizzle little  oil + butter Pour ladle full batter and cook till to bubble appears. Don't spread the batter like chilas or dosas to make soft and fluffy pancakes.

Notes: you can use coco powder instead of chocolate bar.
You can add wheat flour too instant of using all purpose flour.
Non vegetarians can use egg  and instead of water you can use milk.
For garnishing, you can use chocolate syrup, maple syrup, dates syrup  or fresh fruits and honey also.



Linking to Ramya's Kitchen - 1st Blog anniversary.