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May 22, 2019

Onion Garlic Chutney For Idli Dosa – Poondu Vengaya Chutney Recipe

Onion garlic chutney
My search for chutney varieties is endless. Whenever I come across an interesting and easy chutney recipe, I try it immediately. Recently I tried this easy onion garlic chutney without tomato, coconut (chinna vengayam poondu chutney in Tamil) from Madras samayal YouTube channel. It was so easy to make under 10 minutes. We all loved it with dosa. I am sure it tastes great with idli and chapathi as well. You can store this poondu chutney up to one week in refrigerator. I hope it stays good for travel too.  Friends, do try this easy, yummy, South Indian style garlic chutney for idli, dosa. You will love it. Lets see how to make onion garlic chutney with step by step pictures. I will include the video recipe tomorrow.

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Onion garlic chutney recipe


Onion garlic chutney recipe

Small Onion, garlic chutney for idli, dosa - Chinna vengayam poondu chutney !



Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Chutney recipe
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

  • Garlic cloves - 15
  • Small onion /Shallots - 5 / Big onion - 1
  • Long red chilli - 8 + Kashmiri chilli - 3 (Use 15 chilli for spicy chutney)
  • Tamarind - Berry size
  • Salt - as needed
  • Gingely oil / Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
To Temper
  • Gingely oil / Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Asafetida / Hing - a pinch
HOW TO MAKE ONION GARLIC CHUTNEY
  1. Wash and peel onion, garlic.
  2. Heat oil and saute onion, garlic, red chilli.
  3. Once transparent add salt, tamarind and switch off the flame.
  4. Grind to a smooth paste. Temper mustard, urad dal, hing and curry leaves.
  5. Switch off the flame and add the chutney. Mix well and serve with idli, dosa !
ONION GARLIC CHUTNEY - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel small onion, garlic cloves and set aside. Heat 1 tbsp gingely oil in a kadai. Add chopped onion, garlic cloves, red chilli.
  • Vengayam poondu chutney
  • Saute in medium flame till onion, garlic becomes golden brown. Add required salt, tamarind. Mix well and switch off the flame. Let it cool down.
  • onion garlic chutney
  • Grind to a smooth paste adding required water. Set aside.
  • onion garlic chutney
  • Heat 1 tbsp gingely oil in the same kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, hing and curry leaves. After the mustard splutters, switch off the flame. Add the ground chutney.
  • onion garlic chutney
  • Mix well and remove to a bowl. Serve with idli, dosa and chapathi. This poondu chutney stays good for a week if stored in refrigerator.

Note

  • To make spicy chutney, use 15 red chillies. I used 5 chilli + 3 kashmiri chilli as I wanted less spicy taste.
  • You can skip Kashmiri chillies and use long red chilli or guntur chilli.
  • You can use 1 big sized onion instead of small onion.
  • Do not skip tamarind. It helps to balance the pungent taste of garlic.
  • Do not add more tamarind. Chutney tastes tangy.

Try this easy, yummy garlic chutney for idli, dosa and enjoy !
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May 17, 2019

Ven Pongal Mix – Homemade Pongal Mix Recipe

After a long time I tried an Instant, ready to eat breakfast mix at home. Yes, its ven pongal mix recipe which was bookmarked long back from Radha mam’s space. Just like my rava upma and aval upma mix, it came out very well in my first attempt. In fact I loved this pongal made using pongal mix more than my regular pongal recipe. It was so soft and flavorful, reminded some restaurant taste to me. Actually I made it two weeks before but blogging this recipe now as I wanted to check its shelf life. It stays great till today even without refrigeration. This instant pongal mix recipe would be ideal for bachelors, working women and for people who travel abroad and for a tour. I made it using raw rice/ pacharisi. You can use boiled rice/ steamed rice/ Puzhungal arisi too. Friends, do try this yummy homemade instant ven pongal mix. Cook it under 15 minutes and enjoy with any chutney or sambar ! Soon I will try to share Karnataka style Khara pongal mix just like MTR pongal mix.



Ven Pongal mix - Homemade Pongal mix recipe


Ven Pongal mix - Homemade Pongal mix recipe

Tamil nadu style ven pongal recipe mix with raw rice, moong dal, pepper and cumin seeds.



Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Main course
Serves: 600gms
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Raw rice / Pacharisi - 2 cups
  • Yellow moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - as needed (I used 1.5 tbsp)
  • Pepper corns - 1.5 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida / Hing - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10 (Break into pieces)
  • Ginger - 1 inch (Chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
To make ven pongal with mix
  • Ven pongal mix - 1 cup
  • Water - 4 to 4.5 cups (Depends on rice)
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT PONGAL MIX
  1. Heat oil + ghee in a kadai. Splutter pepper corns.
  2. Saute cumin seeds, ginger, cashew nuts, curry leaves and hing.
  3. Remove in a plate.
  4. Add some ghee. Roast moong dal and rice in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add salt, mix well. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  6. Add the roasted cumin + pepper to the rice mixture.
  7. Store in a box after mixture cools down. Stays good for 2 to 3 weeks without refrigeration.
PONGAL MIX RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Take the rice and dal, clean it by removing the dust. If you wish, you can wash the rice + dal, spread in a cloth and dry it.

  • Heat 1 tbsp cooking oil + 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai. Add pepper corns and roast in medium flame. When it starts to splutter, add cumin seeds, ginger bits, curry leaves and cashew nuts. Saute in low flame without burning any. Roast ginger pieces without any moisture. Remove everything in a plate.

  • Add the remaining 2 tbsp ghee in the kadai. Add moong dal and rice. Roast in medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes. Add required salt.  Switch off the flame.

  • Add the roasted cumin + pepper to rice, dal mixture. Mix well. Store in a box after the mix cools down completely.  

                          
  • It stays good for 2 to 3 weeks without refrigeration. You can also freeze it if you like.

  • To make ven pongal using pongal mix, take 1 cup of pongal mix in a pressure cooker base. Add 4 to 4.5 cups of water. Add 1 tbsp ghee. Mix well and pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after steam is released. Mix well and serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar. Enjoy ! 

Note

  • For variations, you can use steamed rice / boiled rice instead of raw rice.
  • You can also powder pepper + cumin seeds instead of whole ones.

Try this instant ven pongal mix at home. Make pongal under 15 minutes and enjoy !
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May 14, 2019

Mango Mastani Recipe Pune Style – Mango Recipes

mango mastani
Mango mastani is a popular dessert drink and a street food in Pune, Maharashtra. Mastani is basically a thick mango milkshake topped with vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream and nuts. Recently I watched an YouTube video from Sujata mastani shop, a popular outlet in Pune which sells mastani in different flavors. I got tempted to try at home and blog it as I didn’t post any mango recipes this year. Even though its my first attempt, it came out really tasty. You can use either vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream on top. In Sujata mastani recipe, they used mango ice cream. So I too followed the same. Its a must try recipe during this mango season. Friends, forget about the calories, try it and enjoy. Don’t forget to share your feedback with me. Ok, lets see how to make Pune style mango mastani recipe with step by step pictures.

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mango mastani pune style

Mango mastani recipe in Pune style


Mango mastani recipe in Pune style

Pune style mango mastani recipe



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Drink
Serves: Serves 1 to 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Ripe mango - 1
  • Sugar -  1 to 2 tbsp (adjust as per the taste of mango)
  • Boiled, chilled Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Mango ice cream - 2 scoops
  • Chopped Almond, Pista, Cashews, tutti frutti - a handful
  • Glazed cherries - 2 (to decorate)
  • Chopped mango – 2 to 3 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE MANGO MASTANI RECIPE
  1. Wash and slice mango skin. Chop it.
  2. Grind to a thick, pourable milkshake adding milk and sugar.
  3. Pour the milkshake to a glass. Top it with a scoop of mango or vanilla ice cream.
  4. Garnish with nuts, tutti frutti chopped mango and a cherry !
  5. Serve immediately !
MANGO MASTANI RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and slice the mango skin. Chop into small cubes. Boil milk and cool down.

  • In a mixie jar, take the chopped mango, sugar, 1 scoop ice cream and milk. Blend to a smooth, thick puree.
  • mango mastani recipe
  • Pour into a medium length glass till 3/4th of it. Top it with a scoop of vanilla or mango ice cream. Garnish with chopped nuts, mango pieces and tutti frutti (If you like). Place a glazed cherry on top. Serve immediately ! Enjoy ! mango mastani recipe

Note

  • For variations you can add some chopped mango pieces in the bottom of glass and then pour the milkshake.
  • Tutti frutti is optional.
Try this easy, yummy mango mastani and enjoy !

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May 7, 2019

Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe – Milk Popsicle Without Condensed milk, Heavy Cream

vanilla popsicle recipe
Yesterday Raksha and her friend wanted to make some easy popsicle recipe for holiday activity. She was looking for vanilla popsicle recipe with milk and sugar. I told her to make it without condensed milk or heavy cream as I didn’t have both in my hand. She googled and found this recipe in cookclickndevour. Its a very simple and easy recipe with just 3 major ingredients milk, sugar and corn flour. Raksha and her friend made it under my supervision. I was not sure of the output as this popsicle is without any creamy ingredient like condensed milk or fresh cream. But to our surprise, it came out very well. Kids became super happy to see the popsicle demolding beautifully. Only negative point is that this popsicle melts quickly and there may be few ice crystals while you eat. You should consume it immediately after taking out from the freezer. But this recipe wins your heart for sure. Friends do try this easy, yummy vanilla popsicle recipe along with your kids and enjoy ! Lets see how to make vanilla popsicle recipe with step by step pictures.

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Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

Easy vanilla popsicle recipe


Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

Easy vanilla popsicle recipe for kids. Its a yummy milk popsicle recipe without using heavy cream and condensed milk.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Popsicle recipes
Serves: 5
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Hours Minutes
Total time: 10H 5Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Boiled milk - 1 cup + 2 tbsp extra
  • Corn flour - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 3 to 4 tbsp ( I used 3 tbsp)
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Popsicle mould - 5
HOW TO MAKE VANILLA MILK POPSICLE
  1. To make vanilla popsicle, mix 2 tbsp milk with corn flour without any lumps.
  2. Add 1 cup of milk, sugar and vanilla essence. Mix to dissolve sugar.
  3. Boil in medium flame for 5 minutes by stirring constantly.
  4. Cool down the milk and pour in popsicle mould.
  5. Freeze it for 12 hours. Take the mould and dip in cold water for a minute.
  6. Demold the popsicle and consume immediately !
VANILLA POPSICLE RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a wide bowl, take 2 tbsp of milk (Boiled milk at room temperature). Mix corn flour without lumps.

  • Add this milk to 1 cup of boiled milk at room temperature. Add sugar and vanilla essence. Mix till sugar dissolves completely.

  • Now boil the milk in low to medium flame for 5 minutes. Keep mixing the milk to avoid burnt bottom. Switch off the flame and cool down the milk completely. 
  • Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

    Easy vanilla popsicle recipe
  • Pour in the mould. Cover it with the lid. Freeze it overnight or minimum 12 hours. The next day remove the popsicle mold. Dip in water or shown it under tap water for a minute. Remove the lid and demold it carefully. Consume it immediately because this popsicle melts quickly. Enjoy !  Easy vanilla popsicle recipe

Note

  • For variations you can use 1/4 cup of condensed milk instead of sugar.
  • For more creamy popsicle, you can use heavy cream or fresh cream. But you should beat the cream until stiff peaks form and then mix the milk and sugar to it.

Try this easy vanilla popsicle recipe and enjoy with your kids !
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May 3, 2019

Instant Kurma For Idli Dosa – 10 Minutes Kurma Recipe Without Coconut

Instant kurma for idli
Recent days my readers are asking me to post instant , no grind kurma recipe for idli, dosa without coconut and vegetables. When I was searching for the same, I got this recipe from Sangee’s blog. This is an instant tomato kurma recipe without using coconut and mixed vegetables. Onion, tomato and besan flour forms the base of this gravy. As mentioned in the title, it can be done under 10 minutes. This kurma goes well for idli, dosa, appam, chapathi and poori. But It doesn’t suit for rice and idiyappam. I have already shared an Instant sambar for idli dosa using pottukadalai, onion and tomato. Its a super hit recipe in my blog. This kurma tastes similar to it but its an even more simplified version. I loved the ease of this recipe and the mild masala flavor which is ideal for my family. Everyone loved it. I have tried it thrice so far. I have also made in bulk for my guests. They too liked it. What else I need to blog this recipe😍. This recipe is ideal for bachelors and working women👍. For variations, you can add boiled potato too. Ok, Lets see how to make Instant kurma within 10 minutes for idli, dosa.Lets move on to the recipe with a video below.


Kurma for idli dosa

Instant kurma for idli dosa


Instant kurma for idli dosa

Instant kurma recipe under 10 minutes using tomato, onion and besan flour.



Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Kurma recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Ripe tomato - 2 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Garlic cloves - 3 nos (optional)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder / Dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder OR curry masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Besan flour - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup ( To dilute the besan flour)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 1 cup (to cook onion, tomato)
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT KURMA FOR IDLI DOSA
  1. Wash and chop tomato, onion.
  2. In a kadai, heat oil. Temper cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds.
  3. Saute onion, garlic and curry leaves. Add tomato and saute till mushy.
  4. Add salt and spice powders. Saute till raw smell vanish.
  5. Add 1 cup of water and cook onion, tomato. Dilute besan flour in little water.
  6. Add to gravy and roll boil for few minutes. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with idli, dosa, chapathi or poori !
INSTANT KURMA FOR IDLI DOSA - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and chop onion, tomato. Peel garlic and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai. Add cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds.

  • Add the finely chopped onion, garlic cloves and curry leaves. Saute till onion becomes transparent.
  • Instant kurma for idli
  • Add tomato, required salt. Saute till tomato become mushy. Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and saute till raw smell vanish.Instant kurma for idli
  • Add 1 cup of water and cook the onion, tomato till soft and mushy. In the mean time, take 2 tsp of besan flour. Add 1/4 cup of water and dilute it without lumps.
  • Instant kurma for idli

  • Add the besan water to the onion tomato mixture. Mix well and let it roll boil for 5 minutes till the gravy reaches desired consistency.
  • Instant kurma for idli

  • Garnish with coriander leaves, switch off the flame. You can make the gravy thin or thick as you wish by boiling it for extra time.
  • Instant kurma for idli
Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can skip garam masala powder for mildly spiced gravy.
  • You can add more onions. Skip garlic.
  • You can make it thin if making for idli, dosa else make it thick for poori and chapathi.
Try and enjoy this instant kurma with idli, dosa or chapathi !
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April 29, 2019

Snake Gourd Poriyal With Chana Dal – Pudalangai Kadalai Paruppu Poriyal Recipe

snake gourd poriyal with chana dal
Recently I tasted this snake gourd poriyal with chana dal in a hotel in Tamil nadu. Usually I make snake gourd poriyal (Pudalangai poriyal in Tamil) with moong dal, onion and green chilli. But when I tasted this type of poriyal in that hotel with snake gourd, onion, chana dal / kadalai paruppu and sambar powder as major ingredients, I was tempted to try at home. Last week I prepared it as side dish for sambar rice. As usual I made this dish directly in a pressure cooker to ease my job and to save time. It came out so well. Tasted great with sambar rice and curd rice. As we are using chana dal, it takes more time to cook than snake gourd. So you can add previously cooked chana dal and add to poriyal or soak it for 30 minutes in water and add it as I did here. Other than this step, this pudalangai poriyal is so easy to make under 15 minutes. Also remember to add less water in pressure cooker else snake gourd turns mushy. Ok, lets see how to make snake gourd poriyal adding chana dal with step by step pictures.

snake gourd poriyal with chana dal

Snake gourd poriyal with chana dal


Snake gourd poriyal with chana dal

How to make snake gourd poriyal with chana dal like Tamil nadu hotel style.



Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Poriyal
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Snake gourd - 1 (Chop into small pieces)
  • Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu - 2.5 tbsp
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
To Temper
  • Cooking oil or coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
HOW TO MAKE SNAKE GOURD PORIYAL
  1. Wash ad chop snake gourd into small pieces. Soak chana dal for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, Urad dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves.
  3. Add onion and saute till transparent. Add the chopped snake gourd.
  4. Mix well. Add salt, turmeric powder, sugar and sambar powder. Mix it well.
  5. Lastly add soaked chana dal. Add 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for one whistle in low flame.
  6. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mix gently.
  7. Boil and drain the excess water if any. Lastly add grated coconut. Toss gently and switch off the flame.
  8. Serve with sambar rice, curd rice.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and soak chana dal for 30 minutes. In the mean time, wash and chop snake gourd into small pieces. Chop the onion. Set aside.
  • snake gourd poriyal
  • In a pressure cooker base, heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds. Add chopped onion, curry leaves. Saute till onion becomes transparent.

  • Add chopped snake gourd, sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Mix for a minute. Lastly add soaked chana dal.
  • snake gourd poriyal
  • Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix well. Close the lid and keep the flame high. Once the steam starts to come off, put the weight valve. Keep the flame completely low.

  • Cook for one whistle. Open the cooker after steam is released. Mix gently without breaking the veggie. Boil and drain the excess water if any.
  • snake gourd poriyal
  • Lastly add the grated coconut and toss it gently. Switch off the flame. Serve with sambar rice and curd rice.
  • snake gourd poriyal
    Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations you can add moong dal instead of chana dal.
  • You can add slit green chilli instead of sambar powder.

Try this hotel style snake gourd poriyal with chana dal and enjoy !
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April 23, 2019

Arcot Makkan Peda Recipe - How To Make Makkan Peda

Makkan peda
Makkan peda is a popular sweet in Arcot, a small town in Vellore district, Tamilnadu. Arcot makkan peda is similar to khoya gulab jamun but it looks and tastes slightly different. I haven’t tasted the makkan peda from Arcot sweet shops but I had bookmarked its original recipe from an old Tamil magazine. I also watched the making of makkan peda in a sweet shop in Lakshmi Nair’s “Flavors of India” YouTube channel. Usually I make gulab jamun for any special occasion in my family. For a change I tried this makkan peda for the first time for my wedding anniversary celebration last week. It came out so well, soft and doubled in size too. I found many makkan peda recipes uisng gulab jamun mix instead of khoya, milk, curd and vanaspati. But I din’t use all these ingredients.  As I wanted to make it from scratch, I used store bought sugarless khoya, maida/ all purpose flour, baking soda and ghee. Just mix everything to make the dough, deep fry and dip in sugar syrup just like gulab jamun. As it looks flat and melts in mouth like butter, this sweet is named as makkan peda. Do try it. You will love it for sure. Ok friends, lets see how to make Arcot makkan peda recipe with step by step pictures.

Makkan peda recipe


Makkan Peda Recipe - Arcot makkan peda


Makkan Peda Recipe - Arcot makkan peda

How to make Arcot makkan peda recipe with khoya, maida, ghee and baking soda.



Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Sweet
Serves: 15 to 20
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Unsweetened Khoya - 200 gms packet (I used Milky Mist khoya)
  • All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp (optional, to get dark brown color)
  • Melted ghee- 2.5 tbsp (at room temperature)
  • Water - as needed ( 1 to 2 tbsp)
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
For Sugar Syrup
  • Sugar - 3 cups
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron strands - few
  • Cashews, badam, pista, melon seeds, dates, dry grapes - 1/2 cup(Chop finely to stuff the peda)
HOW TO MAKE ARCOT MAKKAN PEDA
  1. Chop all the dry fruits and nuts finely. This is the stuffing for makkan peda.
  2. Take the khoya at room temperature and crumble it well.
  3. Measure and take it in a bowl. Sieve maida, baking soda and add to khoya.
  4. Add melted ghee and mix well to make a crumble mixture.
  5. Add required water and make a smooth non-sticky dough.
  6. Knead gently. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
  7. In the mean time, make sugar syrup. Mix sugar and water.
  8. Boil for 10 minutes till it becomes sticky in consistency.
  9. Take the dough, make a small ball. Press it slightly and stuff with a tsp of nuts.
  10. Cover it and make a round shape. Press it to shape like peda.
  11. Heat oil to deep fry. Fry the peda in batches. Flip and cook both sides till dark golden brown.
  12. Remove and peda and dip in sugar syrup. Leave it overnight for best taste !
MAKKAN PEDA RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Lets make the stuffing for makkan peda. Take all the dry fruits and nuts. Chop finely and set aside.
  • Makkan peda recipe
  • In a wide bowl, take the crumbled or grated khoya. It comes to less than 1 cup. To this sieve 1 cup of maida and baking soda. Add sugar and melted ghee.  Mix everything well without any lumps. It should resemble a crumbly mixture.
  • Makkan peda recipe  
      Makkan peda recipe
  • Add required water and make a smooth dough without cracks. Knead slightly and rest the dough for 10 minutes by covering the dough with a lid. Seal the cracks and roll the dough if any.
  • Makkan peda recipe
  • In the mean time, make the sugar syrup. In a deep bottomed wide kadai, take sugar and water. Heat and melt it. Boil in medium flame for 10 minutes till it becomes slightly sticky. It resembles like oil with as shine. Switch off the flame. Add few saffron and cardamom powder. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Makkan peda recipe
  • Now take the dough. Pinch into small balls. Take a ball and press it in the middle. Stuff a tsp of chopped nuts and dry fruits. Seal the corners and make a ball without cracks. Flatten it slightly to make peda shape. Arrange all the peda in a plate. Do not let it dry. Keep it covered. Peda should be crack free.
    • Makkan peda recipe  
    Makkan peda recipe
  • Heat oil to deep fry the peda. Drop a pinch of batter. If it rises to the top slowly, oil temperature is right. Now drop 4 to 5 peda per batch. Cook in medium flame till it becomes dark golden brown in both the sides. Peda will start to float in oil as it cooks. So flip it and cook the other side too. Stay nearby and deep fry it patiently.  Remove in a tissue paper. Makkan peda recipe
  • Add to sugar syrup immediately and press it well. Makkan peda absorbs the syrup in few hours and becomes soft, almost double in size. You can keep it for 2 hours till over night too. Remove the sugar syrup carefully and serve it ! Makkan peda recipe
  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Make sure the khoya is smooth without lumps. So its better to grate it or crumble it really well before measuring it.
  • Make sure there are no cracks in the peda before dropping in oil. You can seal it with fingers and press it.
  • Deep fry in oil patiently till it changes to dark golden brown in color. Do not fry in high flame because color of peda changes quickly but it remains uncooked inside.

Try this Arcot special makkan peda sweet at home ! Enjoy !!

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