Thursday, December 16, 2010

THIRATTUPAAL(Milk and Jaggery sweet) (Food remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Being and integrated country, India is famous for its unity in diversity.  Each state has its own culture. In each state, there are many mini India with rich culture of their own to follow. The blogging world has introduced such wonderful customs, food and recipes to each other and brought us together.
THIRATTUPAAL is one of the recipe which has a very sweet custom with it. Shanti of Shanthi Krishnakumar's cook book has shared this recipe in her blog. 
Read in her words:
This is a traditional Tamil brahmin sweet and is made on all important days. In Iyengar marriages, there is a lovely function. The bride is given a small cup of thirattupaal and will be asked to distribute it to all the people available. Elders tell her that if she distributes to everyone, she can run the family within the means effectively. It is a great deal to make very small balls, like a chickpea, out of it and to distribute it to everyone.
Isn't it sweet!
She has explained it very well with step step by photos. Visit her for detailed recipe.
Here is my post.
I used only half a litre of milk where as Shanti has used 3 litres of milk.
Ingredients :
My measurements:
Milk - half a litre
Jaggery - 1/4 cup or less, crushed or grated or powdered
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
hey! hey! Wait, I can send this to the event "Celebrate sweets- Sugarless sweets"!!! Yes, Now,When I typed Jaggery, it flashed to me!!
  • Boil the milk in a thick bottomed vessel. 
  • Keep a small plate in it to prevent the charring of the milk.
  • Boil the milk till it becomes almost half and gets curdled.
  • Remove the plate and add jaggery. 
  • Mix well. Add cardamom powder. 
  • Add ghee and keep on stirring it the jaggery get mixed well with the milk and starts leaving the sides.
  • Remove from the heat and transfer it into the serving bowl.
Tasted real heaven. Amazing.
I am going to make it again very soon!!
Thank you Shantiji for such a wonderful recipe.
Sending this to 
Sara's ongoing event 
which is started by me.

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jowar Rotti (from the past)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
The art learnt is never out of your mind. There is a saying in Kannada : "Vidye kalitu mareyabeku"
Thats what I checked it today. It was a regular cooking for me to make Jowar rotti when I was in UAE. But after I came back to India, I totally stopped making it as there is an old lady who makes it everyday. But today I thought of trying it whether I have forgotten to make or what. And I could make rottis very well.
Look at the photo:
I prepared nice soft and thin rottis.
Link for the recipe is Jowar rotti(Jolada rotti)

Keep Smiling,

Kashmiri Dum Aloo for ICC

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Potatoes!!!! I love to eat in any form. Few days back, a blogger friend Ria Mary Mathew shared the status on FB "Y didn't God make potato rich in Iron and Butter rich in Vitamins? Y God Y? So true! I too feel the same way. 
Few years back I was not a potato person, but  during second pregnancy, I got this craving for potatoes. I always wait for something to cook with potatoes. And when Srivalli gave  this month's  Indian Cooking Challenge, I was very happy because the recipe  is Kashmiri Dum Aloo. This recipe is from the site IndianFood.

I enjoyed preparing the dish and eating it too. And my kids loved it with soft Chapatis.
I used only 1/4 th qty than the original recipe. The original recipe was for 1 kg of potatoes but as we are only 2 persons to eat, I prepared only 1/4th qty.
Please click here for the recipe, 

Baby potatoes taking cold bath.
Masalas mixing up for potatoes
Masala bath tub for potatoes.

Potatoes taking Masala tub bath.

Potatoes after bath and fry!
Hing and Clove powder with Hot water for potatoes.

Keeping to make aloo dum, the last stage for the potatoes to get ready to go to the dining table.
I am sorry for not giving detailed recipe. As I prepared only the little qty from the original recipe, I felt its not good to give the full details, as the photos and the given qty will not match.
I am enjoying this ICC event.

Keep Smiling,

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