Friday, July 29, 2011

Ragi Oats Puttu

Ragi Powder-1cup
Grated Carrot-2

  • Dry roast oats and ragi separately for 2 minutes and keep it aside.
  • Wet ragi and oats separately with required quantity of water and salt.
  • Transfer the mix into puttu maker with grated carrot alternately.
  • Place the puttu maker on a pressure cooker and steam for 3-5 minutes.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Figs and Caramel Loaf Cake

This recipe is adapted from Nithya's 4th sence
here is a wonderful recipe of figs and caramel loaf cake.
I'm very grateful to Nithya for sharing her recipe.
I hope every one enjoy this recipe.

1.All purpose flolur-1&1/2cup
   Baking powder-1tsp
   Baking soda-1/4tsp

  • Mix together flour baking powder and baking soda.
  • Heat 2 tbsp sugar over low heat,stirring constantly,until lightly brown.Add 1/2cup water and chopped figs carefully.Cook until all the water has evaporated.

  • Preheat oven to 150 degree C
  • In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Beat in the eggs one at a time.Add sieved flour and stir until just blended.Gently fold in the fig mixture with a spoon.

  • Fill the mold with batter up to 3/4th.Bake until  golden or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45-50 minutes.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oatmeal Choco chips Cookies

All purpose flour-3/4cup
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Refined oil-1/2cup
Firmly packed Brown sugar-1/2cup
Chocolate chips-1/2cup

Combine all purpose flour,baking soda and cinnamon powder.
In a bowl beat oil and powdered brown sugar until creamy.Add eggs and beat well.Add oats and stir until just blended.Add chocolate chips and mix well.
Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
Drop a tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased  cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gulab Jamun

1.Milk Powder-1cup
   All purpose Flour-2tbsp
   Baking Soda-1/4tsp
   Water-1 1/2cup
   Crushed Cardamom seeds-5
3.Refined oil/Ghee

  • Mix sugar,water and crushed cardamom seeds in a pan.Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.Set aside
  • In a bowl,add milk powder,all purpose flour and baking soda.Mix well.Add 2tbsp ghee and mix it with dry ingredients..Add milk little by little and make a soft dough.Cover and keep it aside for 25-30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 20 portions.Shape into smooth balls.
  • The balls are deep fried in refined oil/ghee till the color becomes golden brown.
  • Add fried gulab jamuns into the warm syrup.The balls should soak in the syrup for at least 2 hours before serving.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chocolate chips Oatmeal Muffins

2.All purpose flour-1cup
   Baking powder-1/2tsp
   Baking Soda-1/4tsp
   Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
   Refined oil-1/2cup
   Powdered Brown Sugar-1/2 cup
5.Chocolate chips-1/2cup

  • Preheat oven to 160 degree C.
  • Soak oats in milk for 20 minutes.
  • Combine all-purpose flour,baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder.
  • In a mixing bowl beat oil, brown sugar and egg.Add oats mixture and mix well.Add dry ingredients and stir until just blended.Gently fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon.
  • Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.Bake until  golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Idichakka Thoran (Tender Jackfruit Stir Fry)

1.Tender jack fruit-250gms
2.Cooked green gram-1/2cup
   Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
   Chilly powder-1/2tsp
   Green pepper corns-1-2tsp
   Cumin seeds-1tsp
   Garlic cloves-3
5.Coconut oil-1tsp
   Mustard seeds-1tsp
   Dry red chilly-3
   Curry leaves-2springs

  • Cut tender jack fruit into 1 inch square pieces.Steam them for about 10 minutes.Shred the pieces using a food processor.
  • Crush together coconut, turmeric powder, chilly powder, green pepper corns, garlic and cumin seeds.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.Fry dry red chilly and curry leaves.Add Shredded jack fruit, coconut ,cooked green gram and salt and mix well.Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.

Adhyathma Ramayanam


ഭക്തി നിര്‍ഭരമായ ഒരു രാമായണമാസം കൂടി!

Please see below link for mp3 files of the entireAdhyathma Ramayanam. During the Ramayana Month
(July 17 2006 to 16 August 2006 – 
Malayalam month -Karkitakam),
it is auspicious to read and listen to Ramayanam. Please try to listen about 45 minutes everyday so as to complete the Ramayanam in one month. You may also read the text while listening.
See bottom of this web page for Ramayanam text from another website.
"ശ്രീ രാമ രാമ രാമ..
ശ്രീ രാമചന്ദ്ര ജയ..
ശ്രീ രാമ രാമ രാമ.
.സീതാഭിരാമ ജയ.."

Sri Rama Rama Rama Sri Ramachandra Jaya Sri Rama Rama Rama Sithabhirama Jaya 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Strawberry Muffins

1.All purpose flour-1cup
   Whole wheat flour-1cup
   Baking Soda-1tsp

2.Fresh Strawberry(chopped )-1cup
Mix chopped Strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar.Cover and refrigerate overnight.Once they are soft, mash the strawberries with a spoon.

   Powdered Sugar-3/4 cup
   Vanilla extract-1/4tsp

  • Preheat oven to 150 degree C.
  • Combine all-purpose flour,whole wheat flour and baking powder.
  • In a mixing bowl beat butter,vanilla extract and sugar until light and fluffy.Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Add dry ingredients to the mixture alternately with milk.Stir until just blended.Gently fold in the chopped strawberries with a spoon.
  • Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.Bake until  golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes