Saturday, 17 March 2012

Ravva Pulihora

  • Rice Rava : 1 cup
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • Groundnuts
  • Cashews
  • Curry leaves
  • All ingredients of Tadaka\popu
  • Green chilies -3
  • hing
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cilantro - 2 strings
  • In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of water.Add 1 spoon oil, enough turmeric, salt and then add rice rava.
  • Mix it well, and cook it on low flame till it is completely done.If required, sprinkle some water in between.
  • Take this to a wide mixing bowl .Slowly prick with fork and see that no lumps are there.Let it cool completely.
  • Now to prepare tadaka add oil in a pan, put ground nuts, cashews, chopped red and green chilies and all ingredients of tadaka,1/4th spoon salt, curry leaves, hing, chopped cilantro.
  • Now mix this tadaka, lemon juice, salt to the cooked rava and mix well.
Leave it for some time.Give a nice mix before serving.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Pesalu Purnalu\Burelu

Reposting this

Pesalu(whole moong dal) Burelu(whole moong Dal stuffed balls) are very nutritious and good for health.

For inside stuffing

  • Whole moong dal(pesalu) : 1 cup

  • Jaggery/Gur/Bellam : 1cup grated(adjust accourding to your tase)

  • Ilachi powder : 1/2 tb sp
  • Soak whole moong dal in water for 6-8 hrs.After that pressure cook with 2cups of water for 2 visils.

  • Once pressure is gone, drain water from moong dal.In a thick bottom vessel, add cooked moong dal,jaggery ,ilachi powder and mix well.

  • Mix in frequent intrevals till jaggery is melted and mixed with moong dal.

  • Once it is done, leave aside to become cool.
For outside covering:
  • Urad Dal : 1/2 cup

  • Rice : 1/2 cup

  • Salt : a pinch

  • Sugar : 1T sp

  • Baking soda : a pinch

  • Oil for deep fry
Procedure to prepare purnalu:
  • Soak urad dal and rice for 3-4 hrs.Grind as smooth thick paste.Add salt,sugar,baking soda and mix well.

  • Now in a kadai , take oil for deep fry.Make whole moong dal stuffing into small balls.

  • Once oil is hot, take moong dal ball, and dip it in urad dal batter and put that in hot oil slowly.In similar manner add remaining balls, till kadai is full.

  • Let them fry till they are done fully.Take them to tissue to absorb oil.
This is my entry to Cook Eat Delicious Desserts

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Eggless Fruit and Nut Cake

An easy and yummy cake which is nutritious....


Maida/all purpose floor : ½ cup + 6 tb spoons
Sugar : ½ cup·
Cinnamon powder – 1/4th tsp
Nutmeg powder- 1/4th tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Salt : 1/4th tsp
Butter – ½ stick (1/4th cup)
Vanilla Extract : ½ tsp
Water : 1cup
Raisins + cranberries+ Apricots(dried and chopped) – half cup
Almonds+Cashews+Walnuts+ Pecans(chopped) – ½ cup


1. In a sauce pan add 1 cup water and add chopped raisins ,cranberries ,apricots.Cover the pan and cook them on medium heat for 10 min.

2. In a mixing bowl, add maida, cinnamon powder, sugar,nutmeg powder, salt, baking powder and vanilla extract.Mix it well.

3. Now pour water with cooked dry fruits into a large mixing bowl. Add ½ stick butter and let it melt.

4. Now add mixed dry ingredients(floor mix) into the same bowl and mix slowly. Add chopped dry nuts and a give a nice mix.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5. Grease cake pan, and toss in the mixture and level it equally.

6. Keep in the oven for 30-45 min until it is completely done.Insert a toothpick in the center and check whether it is coming out clean(then it is fully cooked).

7. Take the cake pan out of oven and cool it for 30 min and flip out onto a plate or cooling rack.

Note: Use dried nuts and fruits in any ratio, like raisins more, cranberries less.Do your own combination.
This goes to Kalyani's Bake Fest for Vardhini and Cakes,Cookies Desserts , I am the Star, Baked Goodies event for Priya's Healthy Diet Event