KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS

Hello Friends!I hope all of you all keeping good .People in North India please take extra care of yourself because of the smoggy winter prevalent.There were no posts from me for the past two days because of the horrible pollution which has bombarded us. It was a real shock to a first timer like us and we are slowly finding ways and means to tackle it.I had severe eye irritation because of it irrespective of staying indoors.It is definitely not so simple as most people think.This is an alarming situation.I shall write a separate post on this because I would write several pages if I commence.Coming to today’s recipe,it is our own traditional and the most healthy snack “Kadalai Mittai/Peanut Bar/Groundnut Chikki/Groundnut Candy”.This is one of the recipes which I had been miserably failing several times and this time hubby made it perfectly.Yeah!You can call this a guest post from Kitchen King(H/O Kitchen Kathukutty).We have so keenly trying on this because we had a tough time to pick up a pure groundnut candy for our kid.By pure what do I mean?I mean the ingredients should be only “Jaggery+Water+Cardamom+Groundnut” and no glucose syrup or other artificial/refined sweeteners. You may ask me why so much of stress on this .It is because it is our regular snack.We don’t send packed snack/ready made food as our son’s snack. Peanuts/Groundnuts are so rich in protein and combining it with jaggery makes it a super food. To know more about benefits of groundnut refer here Continue reading “KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS”

JAVVARISI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM|SAGO KHEER WITH JAGGERY & COCONUT MILK|TAPIOCA PEARL PUDDING|SABUDANA KHEER FOR BABIES

Sago/Sabudhana/Tapioca pearls is full of carbohydrates and starch ,hence provides you with instant energy.I mostly don’t include this except for payasam/kheer/to give a crisp/soft texture to dosa like masala dosa /sponge dosa. 

I love its texture when added to kheer and my favourite payasam is semiya payasam with javvarisi.Amma made an healthy alternative of it with palm sugar especially for me. I tried this one with jaggery and coconut milk on my hubby’s birthday/Vinayagar Chathurthi this year because hubby doesn’t take milk and sugar and he loves moong dhal kheer with jaggery.Hence this fusion happened.I prefer coconut milk to any animal milk because it is extremely nutritious.If consumed in moderation coconut milk is found to fight and protect us from infections and diseases,Hence I will never miss a chance to use it in my food.My hubby playfully hints me when we run out of coconut and tomato saying “Your heartbeats in the pantry are running out of stock”.To be honest ,I really can’t cook without coconut and tomatoes.It was when I had bought a new mobile ,so I was experimenting my food blog photos with it.I am sincerely looking for your feedback on this. Continue reading “JAVVARISI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM|SAGO KHEER WITH JAGGERY & COCONUT MILK|TAPIOCA PEARL PUDDING|SABUDANA KHEER FOR BABIES”

Oma Podi|Plain Sev

Oma Podi/Plain Sev/Om Podi is one of the easiest snacks/quickest diwali savoruy item which can be made.This is my sisters most favourite so my grandmother ,mom,aunt used to make this very often even during non festive seasons.It is mostly made with besan flour/kadala maavu/chick pea flour ,rice flour and ajwain.Few skip rice flour.Hubby wanted me to give it a try this time.So I made it.Believe me it gets done in no time.There is no much of any specific tricks in this.I would prefer such home made snacks to any store bought ones always because we make it and I use only coconut oil to make any such snacks to make it healthy even though they are deep fried. Continue reading “Oma Podi|Plain Sev”

RAVA LADDU|SOOJI LADDU

Rava laddu is one quick recipe which can be made in no time and gets over in the same speed.It just melts in mouth.This has been one of my favourites in childhood and every aunt/grandmom who visits me would definitely come with a box of this. Recently I stopped making/having them after having avoided the white ingredients in my cooking.After a long time,this was made for a special person.

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Red Rice Puttu|Sigappu Arisi Puttu

It is Navratri season and I hope all of you are having very colourful and delightful celebrations.Mom keeps golu(traditional show casing of dolls) and we used to have all friends and relatives visiting us.We have poojas day and night and most importantly various prasadh 🙂 This puttu recipe is one signature recipe from my mom and I have so far not succeeded in making such a  perfect one. This is the favourite dish of all kids in the family including me and my son.This is generally made with white rice flour and jaggery and mom began making with red rice flour often especially after LO’s arrival. This dish is made traditionally for the puberty function by maternal aunt and served. This can be offered to babies about one year. red rice and jaggery are rich in iron and hence this is so healthy. Continue reading “Red Rice Puttu|Sigappu Arisi Puttu”

CURD/MOSARU KODUBALE|RING MURUKKU

Curd Kodubale or Mosaru Kodubale is a savoury snack from the state of Karnataka.I had made this for Kirshna Jeyanthi and hence thought of sharing with you all. I had initially planned for the traditional thenkuzhal but I couldn’t manage time.Thus ended up making up this simple murukku.I got this idea from my school friend Ramya and she gave me this space as reference.I referred few more places and finally ended up with this recipe.This is my first trial and I am not sure if I proceeded right.Let me know if I missed any.The recipe turned out super hit in my family and it is a great snack.It is a savoury snack which is crispy and slightly spicy+sour in taste>This is a great finger food for babies who are 8 months plus..Presenting you with my first trial version of RING MURUKKU/CURD KODUBALE/MOSARU KODUBALE here.Enjoy having home made snacks with absolutely no guilt. Continue reading “CURD/MOSARU KODUBALE|RING MURUKKU”

INSTANT WHEAT FLOUR SWEET APPAM|GODHUMAI APPAM

As mentioned in my previous post,the upcoming posts would be the recipes of what I had tried for Krishna Jeyanthi.Most of them were first time trials and I believe I did a good job.This appam is a traditional dish which is usually made from raw rice by grandmother during Karthigai Deepam/Janmasthami etc.I did try that version too this time.But still due to lack of confidence I had this as a back up.Hubby and my little munchkin loved it and in no time it was all over.I didn’t have enough to even click some ok ok pictures(I know I click only very sumaaar! 🙁 😉 ).Next time I should save some to click better.They just melted it mouth and the flavour just pulled us to have more and more.You can make it instant or you can rest the batter and do it after few hours.This appam is a usual prasadh in temples of Kerela(Of course recipe has small variations and it is called Unniappam).They just taste divine.Are you confused between appam & aapam now?AAPPAM(ஆப்பம்) is similar to a dosa whereas APPAM(அப்பம்) is similar to dumplings.Appam is usually/traditionally deep fried.I was scared to deep fry the whole lot hence I used my PANIYARAM PAN.I have given both the ways below. Continue reading “INSTANT WHEAT FLOUR SWEET APPAM|GODHUMAI APPAM”

RAVA LADDU|SOOJI LADDU

Rava laddu is one quick recipe which can be made in no time and gets over in the same speed.It just melts in mouth.This has been one of my favourites in childhood and every aunt/grandmom who visits me would definitely come with a box of this. Recently I stopped making/having them after having avoided the white ingredients in my cooking.After a long time,this was made for a special person.

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FRIED BENGAL GRAM LADDU|POTTUKADALAI URUNDAI|MAA LAADU

I hope all of you are busy preparing for Krishna Jeyanthi/Janmashtami and few of you are celebrating the same.Best wishes from Kitchen Kathukutty on this special occasion. I was away from blogging for quite few days and it happened so unexpectedly. My grandmom fell sick and it took sometime to get things settled.I wanted to post a lot of recipes which I had tried for the upcoming festive season.But unfortunately couldn’t and now I am posting one of the simplest and all time favourite festive season recipe of our family. My son just loves it.this lot was prepared by my mom for my son and you can find some small cracks in them due to travel . My camera had a small damage and I missed few pictures including the step by step pictures of this recipe.I shall soon update them when I make it next time.Check out other recipes for this festive season here.All recipes would be mostly prepared without sugar/maida/milk to maake it more healthy.We call this Cheeni Urundai at home and it is also called maa laddu/maa ladoo/pottu kadalai urundai or pori kadalai urndai.This is very simple sweet which can be prepared with just three ingredients. Continue reading “FRIED BENGAL GRAM LADDU|POTTUKADALAI URUNDAI|MAA LAADU”

INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO/BALLS – A NO COOK RECIPE

Most of the young mothers are very eager in introducing dry fruits to babies and I am definitely one among them.Dry fruits/nuts have so much of goodness in them that they aid with great variant of nutrients,help in preventing constipation,prevent aneamia, and also help in nourishing the health of the baby.I slowly introduced them as per my doctor’s advice by making them small pieces at initial stages,adding badam/cashew paste in dishes,including dry fruits milk ,making energy balls or energy bars . Later on he began taking them as such as whole nuts.This is one main reason behind my blog not having the recipes of any type dry fruits powder despite several requests from many readers. My sincere apologies for the same and I will be definitely do it before this month end as I have got a batch done recently.Today’s recipe was prepared for travel purpose for hubby and also for regular evening snack for my baby. Just few steps and it needs no cooking.This is the best part of this recipe. Come,Let’s check the recipe now.Do try and give me an update 🙂 Continue reading “INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO/BALLS – A NO COOK RECIPE”