Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Health Mix / Sathu Maavu Mysore Pak

Besan Flour / Kadalai Maavu - 1 cup
Nutrifirst Health Mix / Sathu Maavu - 1 cup (Available in Indian stores)
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Sugar - 3 cups

In a wide bottom pan, combine all the ingredients and heat through the mixture, stirring constantly until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. It will take about 20 minutes.
Pour the mixture on a greased plate.  Wait for 2 -3 minutes and cut into desired shapes.

Add 1 cup of powdered almonds instead of health mix for Badam Mysore Pak.

Ingredients in Health Mix / Sathu Maavu:
Jowar, Maize, Millet, Ragi, Rice, Sago, Samba Wheat, Soya Bean, Barley, Green Gram, Gram, Badam, Cardamom and Cashew Nut.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Peanut and Moong Flour Murukku


Rice Flour - 2 cups
Moong Flour - 1 cup
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Red Chilli Powder - 2 TBSP or to taste
Butter - 2TBSP
Asafetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for frying

  1. Soak peanuts for an hour with enough water and grind it to a paste.
  2. Combine the ground peanut paste with rice flour, moong flour, red chilli powder, salt, butter and asafetida with water to make a firm dough.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and take a small amount of dough and place it in a murukku mold and press it in the oil (I used thenkuzhal achu for this).  
  4. Fry until golden brown and drain. 
  5. Store it in a air tight container.