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Monday, October 20, 2014

Bengali Rasgulla | Sponge Rasgulla Recipe | Rasgulla Recipe Using Pressure Cooker Method

Sponge Rasgulla
Two more days for Diwali and know Everyone is gearing up for Diwali. We too started ours and did cleaning and other things Yesterday and today started making sweets and savories. Few more sweets to be prepared and will finish it by tomorrow. Both my boys had given me a list of their favorite sweets and savories that they wanted for Diwali. Hope I could make at least half of list. Coming to the recipe, Rasgulla / Bengali Rasgulla using Pressure cooker method, The traditional way of making Rasgulla is different and a time consuming process but this pressure cooker method is so easy and no fail recipe and also yields super soft and spongy Rasgullas.
Rasgulla Recipe
I have tried both the stove top method and pressure cooker method and felt more comfortable with the later method. The only thing you need to note, use full fat milk and have to knead the paneer well. After tasting my Rasgulla, my neighbor Auntie told that she never made such soft and spongy rasgulla in her life, She also mentioned that the softness is fully based on kneading the Paneer and I did that job very well. I was so happy and felt proud to get such nice appreciation from her. So if you haven't tried making Rasgulla in pressure cooker, just give it a try and you will be surprised with the result and make sure you knead the Paneer well.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Somas Recipe | Somas Recipe - Diwali Sweet Recipes!

Sweet Somas Recipe
Diwali is around the corner and everyone is busy with Diwali purchase and other preparation. Even though for us its a working day we love to celebrate this wonderful festival and I planned to finish my sweets and savories by tomorrow. Coming to today's recipe, Sweet Somas is one of my most favorite childhood sweet. Sweet Somas is nothing but a crispy and flaky outer layer stuffed with simple coconut sweet stuffing. This Somas recipe is one of the Traditional Tamil Nadu recipe and is different from the Karanji / Gujiya which has rich stuffing with khoya.
Sweet Somas
But the simple filling for Somas is my favorite and I love to have it as such for snack. I wanted to try this Somas recipe for long time, every year Amma wanted me try Somas and Adhirasam but I was not confident to try it so far. But last week decided to give my hands and first tried Somas. I couldn't believe myself that it turned out so perfect at the first try, I shared it with my neighbor friends and they loved it and appreciated me. Auntie noted my recipe and said that she going to prepare it for Diwali. What else I want, Happy me :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipe Ideas | 50 plus Diwali Snacks & Sweets Recipes.

Hope Everyone is getting ready for the Diwali Celebration. I am yet to start mine and hopefully by Monday will start. Today's post is a small compilation of Diwali Recipes that includes Diwali Sweet Recipes, Diwali Snacks & few other sweets and savory ideas. Hope this Compilation will help for the last minute Preparation. Checkout the compilation for some easy and Instant sweets like Doodh Peda, Coconut Peda, Paneer Burfi, Besan Ladoo, Coconut Mawa Ladoo and more recipes. Wish all my readers, friends a Advance Diwali Wishes!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oats Murukku Recipe | Oats Pottukadalai Murukku

Oats Murukku Recipe
After a Burfi and Ladoo sweet recipes, here's a savory snack Oats Murukku /Oats Pottukadalai Murukku to try this Diwali. Can't Imagine Diwali Celebration without nice and crunchy murukku. Both My Mom and Grand mom are best in making murukku and their signature recipe is Thenkuzhal. I still remember the flavor, taste of Thenkuzhal prepared by my Grandma. Not only for Diwali Celebration, whenever we visit her place she makes Thenkuzhal, Somas and Adhirasam for us in big buckets. We happily munch those yummy throughout our vacation, really my kids miss her and at least I am good at making those traditional snacks and savories for them. Though I am not perfect like Her but still I am happy that I could make some for my kids and they love it too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Coconut Peda | Coconut Mawa Peda | Coconut Mawa Ladoo Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets

Coconut Mawa Ladoo
Today I am here with another easy and instant sweet recipes, Coconut Peda and Coconut Mawa Ladoo. Both the peda and Ladoos are delicious and instant sweets that can be made in a jiffy. This is my own recipe, Yesterday while preparing Coconut Condensed Milk Ladoo(coming up next) I tried the same with Milk-Mawa Powder and that turned into this beautiful and delicious Coconut Peda and Coconut Mawa Ladoo. I planned to make Coconut Mawa Ladoo and proceeded with my recipe but at the end when I tasted the Ladoo it tastes like Palkova with coconut flavor. Hence, I named as Coconut Peda and shaped into Pedas and some like Coconut Mawa Ladoo.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Peanut Burfi Recipe | Easy Burfi Recipe | Easy Diwali Sweets Under 15 Minutes

Peanut Burfi Recipe
Last Friday I was preparing the list of the recipes that I wanted to cook and post before this Diwali. For each recipe I lack one or more ingredients and was upset and wondering what I can make with the available ingredients at home. Luckily, on that day V was at home and he suggested this Peanut Burfi that requires only 2 key ingredients. He also told that my Mil makes best peanut burfi and peanut ladoos with jaggery. Since i don't have jaggery that time I took the burfi idea and prepared this Peanut Burfi instantly. These Peanut burfis are very simple, quick and very delicious and addictive too. I added little milk, since i did not have the patience to wait till the sugar melts. Milk did the job easier and faster and also burfis were rich and delicious. This burfi needs only 15 minutes or less time and can be made instantly, so why are you waiting for? go ahead and make this peanut burfi for this diwali and share with your family and friends. Now off to the recipe..

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Omapodi Recipe | Moongdal Omapodi | Pasiparuppu Omapodi

Omapodi recipe
Moongdal Omapodi is one of my favorite savory snack. This Moongdal Omapodi is must in our Diwali Savory Snack along with Thenkuzhal Murukku, Ribbon Pakoda and Mullu Murukku. My Mom makes the best Omapodi, very yummy, crispy, crunchy omapodi. This tiny and thin Omapodi is quite addictive and you can't stop munching until it is over. This Moongdal Omapodi is entirely different from the Besan flour Omapodi which I posted long back. Moongdal Omapodi was in my to do list for a long time, Every year I kept postponing it and finally tried this year. I was so happy to see the outcome as it is my first try. My kids loved it a lot and named it as "Spaghetti Murukku". For this Omapodi you need fresh roasted and ground yellow moondgal flour and now with my new Indian Mixer it is easy to prepare homemade flour at home. Just to share here tried a small batch and planning to make a big batch for diwali.