Friday, September 7, 2012

Fine Semolina and Oats Ladoo

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
A healthy and tasty Ladoo. And the easiest also. 
These were very common in our house during my childhood. Usually fresh coconut is also added in this but I like it the plain. And as we know the Oats now, I have tried adding the Oats powder. I never miss any chance to add Oats in my food preparation. 

To make 8(big) or 10(small) ladoos
Fine Semolina (Bombay rawa) - 1 cup
Oats powder - 1/4 cup(can add more and reduce the qty of rawa)
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Almonds and cashew nut powder - 2 tbsp
Add whole cashew nuts(I used the powder as my younger daughter never likes dry fruits to eat directly.)

  • Roast the semolina and oats powder till you get nice aroma. This is must as it allows the ladoos to become softer.
  • Transfer into a wide plate and allow to cool.
  • While roasting the rawa, keep the sugar and water to boil.
  • Allow it to boil till you get one thread consistency. It may take almost 15 minutes.
  • Once the syrup is ready, remove from the heat and allow it to be warm.(This is very IMPORTANT)or else you will end up with making Semolina halwa :-)
  • Add nuts powder, cardamom and ghee to the semolina and oats powder. Mix well.

  • Slowly spread the half of the  syrup to the semolina mix. Mix well and keep it aside for 2 minutes.Try making the ladoos. If not possible, add some more syrup and mix well. Take little amount of the mixture and try to make into ladoos. This time you should get it. Repeat with the remained mix. 
  • Keep in a plate and allow to cool. 
  • Store in a dry place. You can keep it for a week also.

 Sending it again to Jagruti's event,

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rice flour and Oats Porridge

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I am blessed with the kids who are not very fussy about the food. The little one is little choosy but always prefers the good food. Both are not much into junk food.
Everyday she should be ready by 7:20 in the morning, I should be always ready with her breakfast before 6:30. Usually I ask her what she would like to have in the morning for breakfast and will make according to that. Am I giving too much choice to her!! But, I feel the breakfast is the first food in the morning and I want her to have it full and enjoy it too. Anyways, her lunch is always my choice so I am not worried about the strict laws.
Coming to today's recipe, my younger one loves this! Porridge :-), I prepare porridge with fine semolina, oats, rice flour, ready idly batter.. She loves everything.
Today is the time to share the recipe of Rice flour and oats porridge. Its very easy and I know many of you also make it.
Here is my version,
The recipe is for one cup

Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Oats or Oats powder- 3 tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Milk  - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp(do not add if giving for younger children)
A pinch of hing or cumin powder(optional)
Ghee - 1 tsp to serve


  • Take the water and milk in a thick bottomed vessel keep to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the rice powder and oats, keep stirring as there is a chance of getting rice flour lumps. 
  • Once it is mixed well, keep on low flame and cook for few more minutes. Keep watching for the water consistency. Add some more water if you feel the porridge has become more thick or its still not cooked.
  • Add hing or cumin powder and pepper powder.
  • Remove from the heat, add salt. Mix well.
  • Serve hot with ghee.
  • Its good for those also who are not keeping well(minus the ghee)
  • Serve with roasted paapad and pickle for dinner.

Sending this to three events. 
The First  one is

Nithu's ongoing event:

 which is started by Jagruti

The Second one is Jagruti's

The third one is Srivalli's 

Keep Smiling,

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