Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Whole Moong dal and Broken Wheat payasam with Roasted Coconut and Sun Flower Seeds

Whole Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Broken Wheat - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cups or to taste
Coconut Milk - 1/4 cup
Sliced Coconut - 2 TBSP
Sun Flower Seeds - 1 TBSP
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Water - 4  cups

  1. Wash and soak moong dal over night or for 6 - 8 hours.
  2. Wash broken wheat couple of times with enough water.
  3. Drain the soaked moong dal.
  4. Combine the broken wheat and moong dal and add 4 cups of water.
  5. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  6. Add jaggery to 1/2 cup of water and bring it boil.  Strain to remove impurities.
  7. Add the jaggery water to the cooked mixture.
  8. Add coconut milk, and cardamom powder.  Mix well.
  9. Cook 2 minutes.  Remove from the heat.
  10. Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a skillet and fry the sliced coconut until golden brown.  Remove from the pan and keep it aside.
  11. Roast the sun flower seed in the same ghee until golden brown.
  12. Add the coconut and the seeds to the broken wheat and moong dal payasam.
  13. Serve warm.

Sending this to Priya's cooking with seeds event.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Funnel Cake - Eggless

All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 TBSP
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Ener-G  Egg Replacer - 1 1/2 tsp (mix thoroughly in 2 TBSP of water)
Powdered Sugar - for garnishing
Oil - for deep frying

A funnel with 1/2 inch tip

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, milk, salt and baking powder.  Mix well.  (Use whisk to prevent lumps)
  2. Add the Ener-G replacer mixture, sugar and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.  Take a funnel and close the tip using a finger and fill it with batter. (about half the funnel)
  4. Release the finger from the funnel and allow the batter to flow in a circular motion in hot oil.
  5. Fry until golden brown on one side and flip it to the other side to fry.
  6. Remove and drain on a paper towel.
  7. Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and serve warm.