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August 11, 2017

Easy Kalakand Recipe With Condensed Milk - MilkMaid Kalakand

Last year during Diwali, I tried this easy kalakand recipe using paneer and condensed milk ( Milk Maid) by watching YouTube video. Kalakand recipe is nothing but a rich milk cake. It is one of the popular desserts in West Bengal, Rajasthan, Delhi and some places in North India. Traditionally it is prepared by boiling and thickening milk with sugar. It takes hours to prepare.
Easy kalakand with condensed milk
This easy and instant kalakand recipe calls for just 3 ingredients namely Paneer/Chenna, Condensed milk and cardamom powder. For variations, it can be prepared with ricotta cheese instead of paneer and rose water or kewra essence can be added instead of cardamom powder. It can be prepared so easily and quickly. Its ideal for beginners. In North India, I heard people make Kalakand for Janmashtami as it is a milk based sweet. So I thought of sharing this easy and instant kalakand recipe for this Gokulashtami. Do try this easy, Instant Kalakand recipe using condensed milk and store bought paneer. Lets see how to make it with step by step photos.
easy kalakand recipe

Kalakand recipe with condensed milk


Kalakand recipe with condensed milk

Easy, instant kalakand recipe with condensed milk / milk maid


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 6 - 8 pieces
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese - 1 cup ( I used Milky mist brand)
  • Milk maid or Amul condensed milk - 200 ml tin
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter or ghee - 1 tsp

METHOD

  1. Crumble or grate the paneer.
  2. In a kadai, heat 1 tsp ghee and add the condensed milk. Mix well.
  3. Add grated paneer, cardamom powder and mix well.
  4. When the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of pan, switch off flame. 
  5. Transfer to a greased or butter paper lined bowl. Refrigerate for an hour. Cut into pieces.
  6. Garnish with chopped nuts. Serve !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES



  • Take the store bought paneer and grate it. Measure 1 cup from it ( loosely packed) and keep aside.Line a pan with butter paper or grease it well with ghee and set aside.
    Easy kalakand with condensed milk
  • Heat ghee in a non-stick kadai and add the condensed milk. Mix well in very low flame.
    Easy kalakand with condensed milk
  • Add grated paneer, cardamom powder or rose water and mix well. Paneer absorbs condensed milk and it will thicken initially. But if you keep mixing in low flame, mixture will become loose and watery.
    Easy kalakand with condensed milk
  • Keep the flame medium and stir well. After 3 to 4 minutes, it will start to thicken and leave the sides of pan. Mix for a minute. You will see the mixture becoming grainy and thick. Switch off the flame and remove the pan immediately.
    Easy kalakand with condensed milk
  • Pour it to the butter paper lined pan for 2 inch thickness. Level it and refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours till its well set. Garnish with chopped nuts and stud it well. Cut into pieces and serve chilled for best taste.
    Easy kalakand with condensed milk
  • Enjoy !

Note

  • You can add some sugar ( say 1tbsp) if you feel sweet is less.
  • Fresh chena tastes the best. But I used store bought paneer.
  • If you mix for long time, kalakand may become chewy.So remove at the right time.
  • If you are not able to cut into pieces, refrigerate for more time.

Easy, yummy, Instant kalakand is ready to serve !
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August 9, 2017

Maida Seedai Recipe – Sweet Seedai - Seedai Varieties - Gokulashtami Recipes

I wanted to post no burst Maida seedai recipe during last year Gokulashtami but I couldn’t. So this year I thought of starting my Gokulashtami recipes with some interesting seedai varieties. For Krishna Jayanthi, we make seedai recipes using rice flour. I came to know about this maida sweet seedai ( Inippu seedai) and maida kara seedai recipes when my fellow bloggers posted it. When I read this seedai is a no burst, fool proof recipe that is ideal for beginners, I was very happy and confident to try it.

Maida sweet seedai recipe
I thought maida has to be steam cooked to make this cheedai. But when I saw this easy, instant sweet seedai recipe in Sharmis passions, I tried it immediately. But I used less milk. Even though its my first try, it came out really well. It had cracks but still I was happy with the results as it tasted great. My MIL usually says sweet seedai have mild cracks. The taste of this sweet maida seedai reminded me tea kadai vettu cake and sweet maida biscuit. This seedai tastes crispy outside and soft inside. You can store this seedai for a week and enjoy. If you trying for the first time, do follow the same quantity mentioned in this post. Once you get them perfect, you can make in bulk quantity. Friends, do try this interesting seedai variety for Gokulashtami and enjoy. Lets see how to make Maida sweet seedai with step by step photo and video !

If you are looking for vella seedai and uppu seedai using store bought idiyappam flour, please check THIS LINK.

Maida seedai recipe


Maida sweet seedai recipe

Maida sweet seedai recipe

How to make easy, no burst maida sweet seedai recipe

Indian
Snacks
40-50 nos

Ingredients (1 cup - 250ml)

  • Maida / All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
  • Melted Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Boiled milk – 2 to 2.5 tbsp (at room temperature)
  • Cooking soda - 1/8 tsp ( a big pinch)
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp (Black or White)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee or oil - to grease hands

How to make maida sweet seedai

  1. Take 1 tsp melted ghee in a bowl.
  2. Add cooking soda, powdered sugar, maida, sesame seeds and cardamom powder.
  3. Mix well till crumbly.
  4. Add milk gradually and make a slightly sticky dough.
  5. Grease your fingers with ghee or oil and make small balls.
  6. Spread them in a dry cloth and rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Deep fry till golden in low to medium flame. Remove and store after it cools down.

Maida sweet seedai recipe - Step by step photo

  • Powder 1/4 cup sugar along with 2 cardamom. Remove in a bowl and measure 1/4 cup from it.
    Maida sweet seedai recipe
  • In a wide bowl, take 1 tsp melted ghee. Add cooking soda, powdered sugar, all purpose flour, sesame seeds.
    Maida sweet seedai recipe
  • Mix well till crumbly to spread the ghee in flour. Add milk little by little and make a slightly sticky dough. Take care you add the milk slowly else dough will become very sticky. Don't worry if its too sticky, add 1 tsp more maida and try to bring the dough slightly sticky. No need to rest the dough. Roll the balls immediately.
    Maida sweet seedai recipe
  • Grease your fingers with ghee or oil and roll the seedai. Make small sized, smooth balls without cracks using three fingers.Do not roll tight. Spread them in a dry cloth. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
    Maida sweet seedai recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Drop a pinch of dough. If it comes to the top immediately, oil temperature is right. Lower the flame completely. Take the balls and make a perfect round if its flat.
    Maida sweet seedai recipe
  • Drop 10 to 15 seedai per batch by standing a feet away( Just for precaution) But don't scare, this seedai never burst. Do not disturb the seedai in oil till it starts to float on top. Then toss the seedai with a ladle and cook till golden in color uniformly. Keep tossing whenever needed. Flame should be low to medium for uniform cooking else seedai will become dark brown quickly.
  • Remove when the bubbles reduces. Do not wait for the bubbles to stop completely. This seedai becomes slightly bigger in size after frying. It tastes soft when hot. It becomes crunchy when it cool down. Store it after they cool down. Enjoy. It stays good for weeks together.
    Maida sweet seedai recipe

Notes

  • Do not add more cooking soda. Seedai may disperse in oil.
  • Do not make the dough too sticky and loose. Seedai will dissolve in oil.
  • If the dough is too sticky, you can add 1 to 2 tsp more flour to achieve the right texture.
  • After rolling, if the balls flatten, it shows moisture is more in the dough. In that case, roll it again and then drop in oil.
Try this easy maida sweet seedai for a change and enjoy with family !

Easy maida sweet seedai recipe - No burst seedai
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May 4, 2017

Instant Chakli Recipe – Karnataka Style Chakli Recipe – Easy Murukku Recipe

Instant Chakli recipe - Karnataka style
Recently I got a pack of bull driven cold pressed (Chekku ennai) sesame oil, groundnut oil and coconut oil from Gramiyum – An online store. Product & packaging was too good and its professional too. If you are looking for original cold pressed oils, you can buy them online from Gramiyum. They also have organic honey, natural nuts at a reasonable price. My MIL usually says snacks fried in groundnut oil is more flavorful. So I thought of making some murukku by frying in cold pressed groundnut oil ( Kadalai ennai).This instant chakli recipe which I had bookmarked years ago from Savi ruchi blog came to my mind. Its an easy, instant chakli recipe made with easily available ingredients. It came out very well with the awesome flavor of groundnut oil. I have tasted this Chakkuli/Chakri ( My friends tell this way) in my friends place. All my friends here make it during Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Gokulashtami festivals. Basically I love this Karnataka style chakli a lot and got the recipe for homemade chakli powder from my friend Priya. I will share that recipe later.This one is made with rice flour and besan flour. Its prepared without butter or ghee. Hot oil is used to bring crunchiness. So it doesn’t have a melt in mouth texture just like butter chakli but tastes crispy and crunchy. It tastes the best with full flavor by the next day. We enjoy this chakli with our evening tea/ chai. As its summer vacation in India, Kids must be nagging you for some evening snacks. Do try this easy chakli recipe at home for your kids!They will like it. Please excuse me for the non uniform shapes. I am not so good  or patient enough in pressing murukku. Whenever I say this to my MIL, she funnily says” Don’t worry, are we going to eat in the same shape or is it going to come out the next day in the same shapeWinkingTongueLaughing, shapes are just for attraction.So try whatever you can, it sure comes by practice".How sweet she is :). This year, I am planning to try more murukku recipes. I hope I can make perfect swirls in future.
Lets see how to make Karnataka style Instant chakli recipe with step by step pictures and VIDEO Happy.
Check out my Butter murukku/chakli, Potato murukku, idli rice murukku, Lemon murukku, Garlic murukku too.
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August 24, 2016

Uppu Seedai & Vella Seedai Recipe With Store Bought Rice Flour

Uppu seedai - Vella seedai
Uppu Seedai/Salt seedai and Vella seedai/Sweet seedai recipes using store bought rice flour with tips and tricks to avoid bursting. Seedai is one of the most important Neivedyam recipes for Krishna Jayanthi @ Gokulashtami festival in Tamil nadu. Usually we make seedai recipes with homemade processed rice flour and roasted urad dal flour. I have already shared our traditional uppu Cheedai and vella cheedai recipes long back. This year, I tried cheedai using store bought rice flour as it is easy and quick to make. I used Anil Kozhukattai flour. I guess Idiyappam flour works well too. I won't say this seedai will melt-in-mouth like Adayar Ananda bhavan seedai, but it came out equally crispy and crunchy when compared with the traditional ones. Above all, It din’t burst Happy. Cracks in the sweet seedai is unavoidable though. If you are a beginner, use the same quantity I mentioned here. Once you got them right, you can go for doubling the quantity. Friends, If you don’t have enough time to make processed rice flour but still want to make seedai, try this easy version with store bought rice flour. Follow the steps carefully if you are a beginner. You can make it really well. Have a great Krishna Jayanthi celebration Happy . Check out my other Gokulashtami recipes in THIS LINK. Lets see how to make uppu seedai and vella seedai with rice flour ( Kozhukattai flour) and tips to make it without bursting.
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August 22, 2016

Gopalkala Recipe / Dahi Poha – Easy Krishna Janmashtami Recipes

Gopalkala recipe
If you are looking for an easy Janmashtami recipe, Gopalkala is the best choice. It is a most popular dish prepared on the occasion of Janmashtami/Krishna jayanthi in North India. It is prepared in temples, offered to Lord Krishna and served as prasad during the festival for the devotees. When  Lord Krishna was young, he used to mix all his Cowherd friend’s lunch recipes with his favorite curd, butter, milk, made this dish and served his friends. 'Gopal' is the name of Lord Sri Krishna. 'Kala' means the mixture. So this dish is named as Gopalkala. It is is a mix of beaten rice/ poha, curd,milk, ghee, green chilli, sugar, salt and cucumber.This is also called as Dahi poha. I followed the recipe from this space. There is no hard and fast rule to make this dish. This salty and sumptuous dish is prepared in every home in North India where the festival of Janmashtami is observed. It is extremely easy to prepare and hardly takes few minutes to prepare. Try this easy Janmashtami recipe and have a great celebration !

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August 19, 2016

Poha Kheer - Choora Kheer - Aval Payasam With Sugar - Krishna Janmashtami Recipes

Poha kheer
Poha kheer also known as Choora Kheer ( Aval Payasam in Tamil, Pressed rice/Rice flakes pudding in English, Atukula payasam in Telugu, Avalakki payasa in Kannada) is a creamy, rich North Indian dessert recipe made using Milk, pressed rice, sugar, nuts and cardamom powder. Krishna Janmashtami/Gokulashtami festival is around the corner. We South Indians i.e Tamil people make sweet seedai, Salt seedai, Kai murukku, Paal payasam and appam for the festival whereas North Indians make their specialty recipes like Rice Kheer/ Poha kheer, Kalakand, Shrikand, Gopalkala, Mathura Ke peda and many more. Actually I bookmarked these recipes long back but I couldn’t try them.So this year I started with a North Indian recipe for Krishna Jayanthi festival.. I followed Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe but used more milk than the mentioned quantity. Its so easy to make and it came out creamy and delicious.This kheer can be given for babies too. Actually Sendhil  & Raksha is not a big fan of Poha kheer with sugar. But they liked this a lot. Try this easy kheer recipe for this Janmashtami festival and offer to God. Lets see how to make poha kheer with step by step photos and a video ( Will update soon) !
Check out my other Krishna Jayanthi recipes HERE

Poha kheer recipe

Poha kheer/ Aval Payasam


Poha kheer/ Aval Payasam Poha kheer/Choora kheer recipe - Krishna Janmashtami Recipes
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Dessert
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Thick poha/Aval/Rice flakes - 1/4 cup
  • Milk – 1.5 cups
  • Sugar – 2.5 tbsp
  • Cashews, Almonds and Raisins - 5 each
  • Saffron threads - few
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
METHOD

  • Boil milk in a pan. In the mean time, heat ghee in a kadai. Roast cashews, almond and raisins. Remove in a plate leaving the ghee in the pan. In the same ghee, roast poha for 2 minutes. It will roast with a nice flavor. (Skip roasting poha. Just wash and add to milk. Some versions call for this method too)
Poha kheer recipe
Poha kheer recipe
  • Add the roasted rice flakes to the boiling milk. Cover and cook the poha in very low flame. It takes nearly 10 minutes to cook. Mix it well once or twice in between. Make sure the bottom is not burnt. If needed, add 1/4 cup more milk in the middle.
Poha kheer recipe
  • After the poha is cooked well, add sugar and mix well. Add cardamom powder and roasted nuts. Add saffron threads if you wish. Mix well and give a boil. Switch off the flame and serve warm.
Note : This kheer thickens over time. So add more milk and sugar while serving to adjust its consistency and sweetness. Boil for a minute and serve warm. Enjoy !

Easy, yummy Poha kheer is ready to enjoy !
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November 23, 2015

Maida Appam Recipe With Sugar - Karthigai Deepam Recipes

maida appam recipe

Maida sweet appam - Sweet maida maavu paniyaram recipe with step by step photos and video !
Sweet appam can be made using different ingredients.It can be prepared with maida,wheat flour or raw rice.I have already shared two versions using wheat flour & raw rice.Here is my third version of sweet appam using maida,banana &sugar.This is the most easy to make version among all the three.My Mil makes this appam for our surprise guest along with a bajji variety. My MIL makes deep fried version whereas I used paniyaram pan here.If you feel maida & sugar are unhealthy,u can replace it with wheat flour & jaggery.Lets see how to make this easy sweet appam recipe using maida & sugar for Karthigai deepam festival !
Please click HERE to check my other recipes for Karthigai Deepam.


sweet maida appam recipe

Maida appam with sugar


Maida appam with sugar Sweet appam with maida,banana & sugar
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 8 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 200ml 

  • Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Small banana - 1 no ( I used yelaki)
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp ( 2 seeds)
  • Water - as needed
  • Cooking soda - A pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
METHOD
  • Take the ripe banana and mash it well with your  hands or grind in a mixie. To this, add maida, sugar, rice flour, cooking soda, salt and cardamom powder. Mix well without water.
sweet appam recipe with maida


  • Add water little by little and make a smooth, lump free batter. Batter should be thick but pourable. If the batter is too thin, appam may become flat. If its too thick, appam would be hard. So take care.
sweet appam recipe with maida

  • Heat a paniyaram pan adding oil in each hole. After the pan is heated,pour a small ladleful of batter in each hole.Keep the flame medium and cover cook for sometime.Flip it & cook for the other side too.Remove in a bowl.

sweet appam recipe with maida

sweet appam recipe with maida

sweet appam recipe with maida


  • I tried few appam by deep frying them.I used oil till 1/4 of the pan and deep fried one at a time.It came out well with golden brown color as u see in the picture below.So if you wish to deep fry,u can go ahead. But remember to deep fry the appam in less oil to get a good shape. I used my mini tadka pan. You can use any kadai.
maida sweet appam recipe


Enjoy !
Note
  • Replace maida with wheat flour & sugar with jaggery for healthy substitute.
Try this quick and easy maida appam for this festival.Happy Karthigai Deepam !
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October 26, 2015

Easy Atta Ladoo Recipe - Wheat Flour Laddu

Atta ladoo
Atta laddu/Whole Wheat flour ladoo is one of the easy to make Indian dessert recipes just like Rava laddu , Moong dal ladoo , coconut laddu and Poha ladoo. Whenever I plan for Diwali sweets menu, I usually include few ladoo varieties too. Last year I tried Malai Laddu/Paneer laddu & coconut ladoo and shared here. For Diwali 2015,I wanted to try motichoor & this atta laddu. I will share the recipe for motichoo laddu next week.Atta ladoo/ Wheat flour laddu can be prepared in many ways.Some recipes call for cooking atta in ghee.Some recipe uses jaggery instead of sugar.In North India especially in Gujarat & Rajasthan people make wheat flour ladoo adding jaggery which is popularly known as Churma Laddu. Today I have made this laddu in a very simple way adding powdered sugar. It was very tasty and all the laddus vanished within no timeWinking.If you are looking for an easy & healthy laddu recipe,bookmark this ladoo in your try list for this Diwali.I am sure everybody would enjoy this sweet !
wheat flour laddu

Wheat flour ladoo / atta laddu recipe


Wheat flour ladoo / atta laddu recipe Wheat flour ladoo / atta laddu recipe - Easy diwali sweets recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweets
Serves: 8-10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 200 ml
  • Atta / Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Melted ghee - 1/3 cup
  • Salt – a small pinch
  • Cashews & nuts - as needed
METHOD
  • Dry roast wheat flour in a wide kadai till it changes to light golden brown in color.Stay nearby & do it in low to medium flame. It takes 4-5 minutes.Take care the flour should not be burnt.Remove in a bowl and let it become warm.
Atta ladoo recipe

  • In the mean time,powder the sugar adding cardamom seeds.You will 1-2 tbsp more sugar than 1/2 cup .But its fine.Add it as such.
Atta ladoo recipe
  • Add the powdered sugar , melted ghee,roasted chopped nuts ( If using) and a pinch of salt to the wheat flour.Mix well and make a crumbly mixture. Do not add all the ghee. Add it little by little and mix well.Stop adding ghee if you are able to shape the ladoo.
Atta ladoo recipe

  • Make balls and arrange in a plate.I roasted few dry grapes in ghee and studded over the ladoo. You can stud roasted cashews or dip a small portion of ladoo in ghee & coat with nuts powder. Decorate it as per your wish.
  • Store them in an air tight box and use it for a week.
Atta ladoo recipe
    Enjoy !
Note
  • You should roast the flour well else laddu will have a raw smell.
  • Do not burn the flour.Roast in low to medium flame only.
  • You can add finely chopped nuts to the laddu mixture before shaping them.I din’t add it.
  • The quantity of ghee may vary from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup.
Try this easy,healthy ladoo during this Diwali & enjoy with your family !
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