Snow white Satin Mango Pudding

This is the recipe of a sweet and smooth pudding,where the top portion will be little fluffy.It is a bit time consuming preparation,but the wait is really worth.This pudding has 5 layers which starts from biscuits at the base to whipped cream at the top.You can prepare it at your home for your guests and I am sure they will definitely love it.It will be easier for you if you prepare this pudding on the previous day and refrigerate.Since the top portion is similar to snow,we call it as snow white satin.

Ingredients:

  • Milk – 2 cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Gelatine – 2 tbspn
  • Mangoes – 2
  • Marie Biscuit – 6 no’s
  • Butter – 3 tbspn
  • Cornflour- 1 tbspn
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup + 2 tbspn
  • Whipping cream – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar balls – to decorate

Method of preparation:

1) Preparing Mango puree :

  • Peel and cut two ripe Mangoes
  • Add it into a mixer jar
  • Add 2 tablespoon of sugar and blend it till smooth
  • Strain it and add to a pan for boiling
  • Keep the mango puree aside in a small bowl

2) Preparation of Pudding:

  • Soak Gelatine in 1/4 cup of water for 10 minutes
  • Take two eggs,separate the egg white and yolk into two bowls
  • Beat the egg white till it reaches fluffy and keep it aside
  • Beat the egg yolk in a saucepan
  • Add 2 cups of milk to the saucepan
  • Then add cornflour and 3/4 cup sugar to it
  • Add Vanilla essence and butter
  • Double boil the Gelatine and add it to the saucepan
  • Boil the milk mix till it becomes slightly thicker
  • Beat the Whipping cream using a hand mixer
  • Take a glass bowl and add the biscuit  pieces
  • Add the mango puree over the biscuit pieces
  • Add the boiled milk mix
  • Gently arrange the beaten egg white over it using a fork,so that it looks like snow
  • Add whipping cream over it and decorate with sugar balls
  • Cover it using an aluminum foil and refrigerate it for 4 – 6 hours
  • Our pudding is ready to serve.

Sugar Cookies

This is the simplest recipe of a three ingredient cookies.Sugar cookies may be formed by hand or can be rolled and cut into different shapes.The expected shelf life for cookies is two weeks when stored in an airtight container in your kitchen.Sugar cookies are normally soft and tender.I made it and couldn’t wait to share with you all.Even the kids at your home can make a try.Happy eating:)

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour- 2 3/4 cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • White sugar – 1 1/2 cups
  • Egg – 1
  • Baking soda- 1 tspn
  • Baking powder- 1/2 tspn
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tspn

Method of preparation :

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Mix all purpose flour,baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl and keep it aside
  • Take another bowl and cream together the butter and sugar
  • Beat in Egg and vanilla
  • Gradually blend the dry ingredients to this bowl
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls
  • Place it on the cookie tray with sheets
  • Bake for 10 minutes,until golden colour
  • Take out from the oven,allow to cool
  • Store them in an airtight container.

Loveletter / Elanji

Evening snacks are mandatory in my home from childhood.My mom used to prepare snacks for evening before I reaches home from school.Amazingly,my brother also followed my own tradition of having Evening snacks.I prefer easy and simple sweet snacks along with tea or coffee.The snacks should also be made with minimum ingredients so that all the ladies in the kitchen does not spent their whole time in the kitchen.I am here with a recipe of loveletter /Elanji which is most common in Northern parts of Kerala.This recipe occupies a space in your kids tiffinbox as well.Here scraped coconut is rolled in a crepe.Do try this snack and let me know who all are craving for it.

Ingredients:

1.For Batter :

  • Egg – 1
  • All purpose flour/ Whole wheat flour – 2 cup
  • Water – 1 3/4 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 tspn
  • Sugar – 1/2 tspn

2.For filling :

  • Grated coconut- 1 3/4 cup
  • Sugar – 5 tbspn(as per your taste)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tspn

Ghee – 1/2 tspn

Oil – 1 tspn

Method of preparation:

  • Heat a kadai and add ghee
  • Add Scraped Coconut and sugar to it
  • Mix well
  • Add cardamom powder
  • Switch off the flame when the sugar melts
  • Keep it aside in a bowl to cool
  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned under batter,to form a smooth batter without forming lumps(dosa batter consistency)
  • I had used All purpose flour
  • Heat a pan and brush little oil
  • Pour one big ladle of batter and roll like dosa
  • Cook both sides without changing the colour of crepe
  • Put 2 or 3 tablespoon of filling in each crepe and roll it
  • After rolling,put it again on the pan and turn it
  • Serve hot.

Pineapple Burfi

If you are thinking of preparing a delicious sweet at home but not getting an easy recipe then this is the one for you.The main thing you want at home is only a pineapple.This recipe is that easy and delicious and I am sure it will win your guests heart.

Ingredients :

  • Pineapple (small pieces) – 2 cup
  • Scraped Coconut – 2 cup
  • Sugar – 2 cup
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup

Method of preparation:

  • Heat ghee in a Kadai
  • Grind the pineapple slices and add it to the ghee
  • Add coconut and mix well
  • Add sugar and stir till the sugar melts
  • Cook till all the moisture is absorbed
  • The mixture finally forms a lump
  • Grease an aluminum tin with ghee and transfer the mixture to tin
  • Spread it evenly and set aside to cool
  • Refrigerate for one hour
  • Cut into square and serve.

NB : Turn off the flame before the sugar melts and becomes light brown colour while cooking.

Jackfruit Halwa

It is the time of Jackfruit and for all the Halwa lovers I am introducing Jackfruit halwa.I will make it a bit tasty,this will be really delicious for all the sweet tooth out there.Its a long and time consuming process for a sweet,but worth the hardwork.As jackfruit is a seasonal fruit,my mother prepares in bulk and uses for the off seasons.

Ingredients :

  • Chopped Jackfruit – 4 cups
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Cornflour – 1/4 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1/4 cup
  • Cashewnuts – 15

Method of preparation:

  • Add the chopped jackfruit in a blender
  • Blend it by adding small amount of water and make Jackfruit puree
  • Switch on the flame and add this puree to a kadai
  • Add sugar
  • Mix the cornflour in milk
  • Add milk to the kadai,when the sugar dissolves completely
  • Now add ghee and mix well
  • Cook in a medium flame until you get a thick consistency
  • Check the taste and add sugar and ghee as per your taste(if needed)
  • Roast cashewnuts in ghee and add it to kadai
  • Mix well
  • Switch off the flame when halwa consistency is reached
  • Allow the Halwa to cool
  • Our jackfruit halwa is ready to serve
  • Refrigerate it.

Rice Flour Dumplings

This is an authentic kerala dish which can be used for breakfast or as evening snack.These are delicious recipe of rice flour that are steamed and cooked.This is an easy breakfast with minimum ingredients.As this dish is oil free,these can be called as healthy snack.They can be consumed either as sweet or spicy based on your preference.I love having it as sweet dish,so I serve it with honey or pazham pani.You can also serve it with Chicken curry or any other curries.Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Roasted Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Boiling hot water – 1.5 cups
  • Grated coconut – 0.5 cup
  • Ghee – 1/2 tspn
  • Salt – 1/2 tspn

Method of preparation :

  • Boil water in a sauce pan by adding salt to it
  • Take rice flour in a bowl
  • Add the boiling water simultaneously to the flour and mix well
  • Add grated coconut and ghee to the mix
  • Knead well the dough
  • Make small balls using this dough
  • Steam the balls for 15 minutes using a steamer
  • Our easy Rice flour dumpling is ready to serve

Paalappam/Hoppers

Paalappam/Hoppers is one of the popular breakfast items of Kerala. Traditionally, ground rice was fermented using toddy,but nowadays yeast is mainly used for fermentation.Appam goes with all types of stews,egg curry,black chickpeas curry,etc.Here is the recipe of Paalappam which is very soft and delicious.I personally prefer appam as breakfast for all the occasions in my home.Please do try out the recipe for your breakfast also.

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice – 2 cup
  • Grated coconut- 1 1/2 cup
  • Boiled rice – 1 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tspn
  • Yeast – 1 tspn
  • Semolina/Rava – 2 tbsp

Method of preparation:

  • Wash and soak the Raw rice for 3 hours
  • After 3 hours,add enough water and grind the raw rice to a fine batter
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl
  • Grind Boiled rice and coconut also along with some water
  • Add it to the batter
  • Take a pan,add 2 tbsp of rava to 1/4 cup of water and boil.This is called kappi.
  • Stir the kappi continuously in low flame until it thickens
  • After the kappi gets cooled,add it to the batter bowl
  • Then add salt,sugar and yeast to it
  • Mix everything using a spoon
  • The consistency should be thinner than dosa batter,so add water accordingly
  • Close the bowl with a lid overnight,so that the batter rises
  • Once the batter is rised,take a nonstick appam pan and heat it
  • Add 1 ladle of batter in the centre and rotate the pan by holding both sides
  • In medium flame,close the lid for 1 minute
  • Appam is ready
  • Taste the appam and add extra sugar/salt as per your taste
  • Similarly,make the remaining Paalappams.

Easy Unniyappam

This is a special and instant unniyappam recipe which do not have jaggery in it.Instead of Jaggery,I had used sugar.This special unniyappam is a small round snack made from flours,banana,sugar and cardamom powder.This is a super delicious evening snack which does not take much time to prepare.So,you can easily prepare for your kids who are way back from their schools.

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour- 1 cup
  • Rice powder – 2 tbsp
  • Semolina/Rava – 2 tbsp
  • Banana – 6
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom- 1/2 tspn
  • Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3/4 cup
  • Oil – to fry

Method of preparation:

  • Cut the bananas into pieces and blend it using a mixer grinder
  • Transfer the banana paste to a bowl
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl
  • Mix well everything
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Take out one spoon of batter and with another spoon detach the batter to the oil
  • Similarly add 5 to 6 spoons of batter
  • Adjust the flame to medium and flip the appam when the colour changes to brown
  • Transfer the unniyappam to a plate when the colour becomes golden brown
  • Serve hot with tea