Showing posts with label sugar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sugar. Show all posts

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sugar Stuffed Flat Breads(ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಚಪಾತಿ )

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
This one is nostalgic. I love these chapatis. It was very regular in my house. My mom used to make these a lot. Me and my brother were always happy to eat these rolls. 
Unfortunately, my kids don't like sweet. So this one remained only in my memories( Me too scared of having the whole sugar or powder more!) 
The other day I suddenly felt like having it and here it is :-)
What am I talking about? Sugar stuffed flat breads.. We call it "Sakre Chapati" in Kannada..

Ingredients:
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Water to make the dough ready

For Stuffing
Powdered sugar - 1 tbsp for each chapati
Ghee or Butter - 1 tsp for each chapati + 1 tsp for frying or roasting



Method:
  • Prepare the wheat flour dough by adding little by little water. The dough should be soft. 
  • Divide into equal lime size balls.
  • First Method:
  • Take one ball and roll into small circle(small puri size)
  • Take one more and repeat.
  • On one rolled puri, spread ghee or butter and on another spread the powdered sugar.
  • Keep the buttered one on the sugar stuffed puri and close it tight.
  • Slowly dust it with the flour and roll in to medium sized chapatis.
  • Keep the tawa on heat.
  • Roast it on both the sides and apply or drizzle ghee on it before removing it.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Second Method
  • Roll three small size puris.
  • Spread one tsp butter or ghee on first one.
  • Keep the other puri on it and close it.
  • Spread the sugar powder on it.
  • Close it tight with other puri.
  • Roll it(as shown in the photo)
  • and again roll it to give round shape.
  • Do it slowly.
  • Roll into medium size chapati and roast it.
  • Serve hot with spicy pickle or pack and take it while travelling.
  • Best breakfast for kids and me:-)


Linking this to Jagruti's event

Keep Smiling,



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lime Juice Concentration

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Summer is here..  We always search for some refreshing juices. The supermarkets, shopping malls are full with lot of juices, Juice Concentration, Squash, Tang, Rasna are available in many flavors. I always like the lemon flavor as it is more natural and refreshing, but always prefer to make the juices at home and enjoy the real freshness.

Lemon.. is there any house which never has used it? It has lot of benefits. Having lime juice and honey with warm water everyday in the morning in the empty stomach makes you loose your weight. I have tried it. Lime is used in making many dishes. It is used in medicines. It is best for the scalp to remove dandruff. The list goes on... I like it the most as juice and just add little salt on it and squeeze it directly on your tongue. Feel the taste. I lovvvvvvvve it.


There are two ways to make this fresh juice. One is directly making it when ever you need it. Add 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp lime juice and salt  to one glass of water.  Mix well till everything is dissolved. Add Cardamom powder and powdered pepper(I like to add). Serve chilled. My younger daughter loves it.
But as it takes lot of time when you are in a hurry or you have to make for more number of people. So I prefer to make the concentration and keep it refrigerated. This concentration is really good to preserve for a week or so(if your town has 24X7 power supply)
Ingredients:
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 1cup
Big size lime - 8 to 12(depends on the juice)
Salt - 1 tbsp
Cardamom -2(optional)

Method:
Mix the water and the sugar and keep on a medium flame. Boil it till its almost single layer syrup. It may take 20 minutes. You will come to know if you see the water color. It becomes slight golden brown. Don't boil it more time to make it thick syrup.
Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
Once cool, add salt and lime juice. First add 8 lime juice and check the taste. You will have to see and judge whether to add more juice or not. Because some times the limes are very sour and you may need very less lime. Check and adjust according to the taste.
THE TASTE SHOULD BE STRONG IN SWEETNESS AND SOURNESS TOO..
If you want you can crush 2 cardamoms and add in the juice. 
BUT if you are planning to use this concentration for the juice adding FRESH PUDINA OR KALA NAMAK OR JALJEERA, it may NOT taste good.
The lime juice concentration is ready. Store it either in a glass jar or good quality plastic bottle(I prefer TUPPERWARE :-) ).
NEXT TIME WHEN YOU WANT TO HAVE A GLASS OF JUICE,
JUST ADD 1 PART OF THIS CONCENTRATION AND THREE PARTS OF CHILLED WATER.
ENJOY IT COLD ON THESE HOT SUMMER DAYS(EVEN NIGHTS TOO :-) )
This quantity makes around 10 - 12 glasses of juice..


CHEERS :-)

Keep Smiling,


Sunday, April 15, 2012

CHENNA PODA FOR ICC MARCH

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
 Hi All,
I am really in a hurry to post this one in detail. Sorry. But when there is a deadline one has to finish it on time.
This time  Srivalli has chosen a sweet dish for  Indian Cooking Challenge for the month of March. Chenna Poda  is a special delicacy of  Oriya. And I loved the taste of it. Actually I love anything made of paneer or cheese. And this one is totally different. 
There were many mistakes from me while baking this but still the taste was awesome.
My first mistake was I prepared only 1/4th  quantity from given qty in the recipe.
That did not allow the Chenna poda to raise properly and get the spongy texture. I think Srivalli and my experience were same while preparing this one. 
Valli has taken this recipe from Shibani of Any one can cook and she had given the link of Titilating Tastebuds for the same recipe.


Go through her recipe CHENNA PODA for the details. I am giving only the pictures here. And please do not laugh at my photos as I turned the Chenna poda into laddoos.



Sorry Valli, my challenge did not come out well. Hope for the best in the next challenge. But what ever the shape or size, we all loved the taste.

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Simple, tasty Chapati Rolls with guessing game

Tried and tasted by Nivedita

Hi all,




(The chapati I have decorated here is only for photo purpose as I wanted to show the spreads altogether)
A very simple, tasty and easy rolls for kids. I like too. These rolls were, our (my brother Avinash and mine) favourites during school time. It was easy for my mother also.

Now I give to my daughter, but with little guessing game, and she loves to play it.



Chapatis - 6

sugar - 3 tbsp

Jaggery powdered - 3 tbsp

Peanut and dalia chutney powder -3 tbsp(Recipe in my chutney label)(If you don't have, no problem. You can use MTR READY CHUTNEY POWDER).

Ghee to apply for above.

Any jam - 3 tbsp

Butter - 1 tbsp

Chocolate spread - 3 tbsp(I use Nutella)

Cheese spread - 3 tbsp(I use Knorr cheese spread)

Take 3 chapatis on the plate.

Apply 2 tbsp ghee on each chapati.

Spread sugar on one chapati, jaggery powdered on another and chutney powder on the third.

Roll and keep ready.

These 3 rolls we used to have in childhood.

Next rolls I have added according to today's kids world.

Take 3 more chapatis on plate.

Apply butter on one chapati, and then spread jam. Spread Chocolate spread on other and cheese spread on the third one.

Roll and keep ready.

Now keep all the rolls on a big plate.


Here the guessing game starts. If you have more than one kid, its more interesting. Even your kid's friends can join.

Call the children and ask them to guess in which roll what is there. Whoever guesses correct, they will get reward.

What I do with my daughter is,
I take any three rolls, keeping in mind to make one chocolate roll in that.

I tell her to take two rolls, and if the chocolate roll is not there in that, as she loves to eat chocolate roll, all the three chapatis will disapear in to her stomach in no time. My purpose to give her chapatis without fuss is served.
I AM SENDING THIS RECIPE TO PJ'S Tasty Bites For Toddlers.

Keep smiling,

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