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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


My Deewali Recipe

Gram flour(Kadala podi) - 500 gm
Raw Rice flour(Pachha Ari podi) - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 625 gm
Ghee - 1 tsp
Salt - A pinch
Kesari powder - A pinch
Cashewnuts - 100 gm
Raisins(Onakka munthiri) - 25 gm
Cardamom(Elakka) - 10 nos
Cubed sugar(Kalkandam) - 25 gm

1)Take a wide mouth mixing bowl.

2)Mix together gram flour or besan, rice flour, a pinch of salt and ghee with required amount of water and make a thick liquid to the consistency of dosa batter.

3)Heat oil in a frying pan.

4)Holding the boondi plate (a plate with lot of holes) above the oil, spread the batter, so that very small pieces are dropped into the oil.

5)Stir the boondis, until fully cooked. Drain off the excess oil.

6)Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water in the ratio 1:1, for about 5 minutes.

7)Add a pinch of kesari powder to this syrup.

8)Drop the boondis into the sugar syrup and mix well.

9)Roast cashewnuts and raisins in ghee and add it to the mix.

10)Add cardamoms and cubed sugar and mix well.

11)Allow the mixture to cool to a temperature, which your hand can withstand.

12)Make into even balls by pressing lightly with hand.

13)Spread and allow to cool.

Wish you all a haapy Deewali with my Deewali recipe