Search Chitra's Food Book

Showing posts with label EASY SWEETS RECIPES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EASY SWEETS RECIPES. Show all posts

July 30, 2019

Muscoth Halwa Recipe – Halwa Without Ghee

Muscoth halwa

Muscoth halwa / Muscat halwa is a popular halwa recipe in Mudalur near Tuticorin (Thoothukudi), Tamilnadu. It is also known as Mudalur halwa. AJJ bakery/ sweet shop is very famous for this halwa preparation. I got this recipe from a Tamil magazine where the sweet shop owner has given the recipe with measurements. I reduced the sugar quantity and tried it. I also watched Sutralaam suvaikalaam Youtube channel video for more details. This halwa is prepared using Maida milk / All purpose flour milk and coconut milk. It can be called as coconut milk halwa too. Highlight of this halwa is its made without adding a drop of ghee or oil. The oil releases from the coconut milk makes the halwa glossy and flavorful. If you are a big fan of coconut based recipes, you must try this halwa. It looks and tastes similar to Tirunelveli halwa. Patience is the only thing you need to make this halwa successfully. It needs a day for pre- preparation and an hour to cook.  But it tastes great with the nice flavor of coconut. You will love it ! For variations, you can use wheat flour instead of maida. But authentic, sweet shop recipe uses all purpose flour/ maida. But this halwa stays good for 2 to 3 days as we are using coconut milk. Use a good non-stick kadai for best results. If you have an iron kadai, you can use that as well.

Recently Kent appliances sent me a non-stick kadai (Kent Red plus with SS lid) for my review about the product. I have shared a picture of it in my Instagram feed as well. Kent by Kent Appliances is a kitchen appliance brand. It caters to the various needs of homemakers in the country. It has a varied product portfolio ranging from pressure cookers, non-stick cookware, hard anodized cookware, thermoware, mixer grinders to varied other electrical appliances and kitchen tools. The company has been at the forefront of innovation and has been the fastest growing company in the kitchen appliance space. When they sent me a kadai for reviewI wanted to try some sweets with it because its easy to identify the final consistency. As this Muscoth halwa is without ghee, I felt it would be ideal for making in the new kadai. As expected, kadai was so good. I cooked this halwa for more than one hour still the kadai and its handle was heat resistant. Spatula is good and sturdy. Halwa came out beautifully without sticking to the pan. I loved the red outer coating which is my favorite color too. Above all this product has one year warranty. I started using this kadai in my regular cooking. So far so good ! Friends, if you are planning to buy this kadai, use CHITRAS5 coupon code for 5% discount (for purchasing through website only).
Check out their website, Facebook and Instagram page links below to see all their products.

Website : https://kentappliances.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KENT-Appliances-486182058591104/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kent_appliances/

Note : This is not a paid post. 

Lets see how to make this yummy Muscoth halwa recipe with step by step pictures. I am happy to include this halwa in my halwa recipes collection.

Muscoth halwa recipe

Muscoth halwa recipe


Muscoth halwa recipe

Muscoth halwa / muscat halwa recipe - An yummy halwa recipe without using ghee



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 8 pieces
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Maida / all purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Coconut milk - 4 cups using 1 big coconut
  • Sugar - 2 cups ( 1.25 cups + 3/4 cup for caramel)
  • Cashew nuts – 5 ( break into small pieces)
  • Ghee - Few drops to grease the halwa plate
HOW TO MAKE MUSCOTH HALWA
  1. To make Muscoth halwa, take maida in a wide bowl and make a smooth dough adding water.
  2. Add 3 cups of water to the maida dough. Mix it well with your hands. Dough dissolves in water and you will get white colored milk.
  3. Discard the gluten part and set the maida milk aside. Keep it covered and leave overnight.
  4. The next morning, discard the water carefully and use the sedimented maida milk for making halwa.
  5. In a kadai, add maida milk, coconut milk, 1.25 cups sugar and start cooking in medium flame.
  6. In another small kadai, take 3/4 cup sugar and a tsp of ghee. Mix well and caramelize it in low flame.
  7. Add to maida mixture , add cashew nuts and keep cooking for an hour. Remove when halwa starts to release oil in the sides of kadai.
  8. Transfer the halwa to a ghee greased plate. Cut into pieces when warm. Serve and enjoy !
  9. Tastes best the next day !
MUSCOTH HALWA RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a wide bowl, take 1 cup of maida/ all purpose flour. Add water gradually and make a smooth dough. No problem even if the dough is sticky. Add 3 cups of water to the dough and start mixing with your hands. Dough dissolves in water and you will get white colored maida milk.
  • Muscoth halwa recipe
  • Keep mixing till you get the fiber like gluten part separately. Squeeze well and discard it. Now maida milk with water is ready. Cover the milk bowl with a plate and rest it overnight or 6 hours. Maida milk will be settled down and you will find the water on top. Drain the water carefully. No problem if little water is present with maida milk. Measure the sedimented maida milk. You will get around 1 cup. Keep it aside. Muscoth halwa recipe
  •  Muscoth halwa recipe
  • Take one big coconut. Grate it or make pieces. Grind to a smooth paste adding 1 cup of warm water. Strain and collect the coconut milk in a bowl. Add more warm water and take the second milk too. Total quantity of coconut milk should be 4 cups. So you can add water based on this. In a kadai take 1 cup of maida milk, 4 cups of coconut milk, 1.25 cups of sugar. Mix well. Muscoth halwa recipe
  • Muscoth halwa recipe
  • Keep the kadai in medium flame and keep stirring till sugar dissolves. After 5 to 10 minutes, halwa starts to thicken. Keep cooking by changing the flame from low to medium high.
  • Muscoth halwa recipe
  • In the mean time, keep a small kadai in another gas burner. Add 3/4 cup sugar and a tsp of ghee. Keep the flame very low. Mix well till sugar dissolves and changes the color to golden brown. Do not burn the sugar. Halwa tastes bitter. This process is called sugar caramelization. Switch off the flame and add the caramelized sugar to the halwa. Do it quickly. Mix well. Muscoth halwa recipe
  • Muscoth halwa recipe
  • Color of halwa changes to golden brown. Add cashew nut pieces. Keep mixing the halwa for another 30 minutes. Halwa thickens completely and leave the sides of kadai. It rolls with the ladle and becomes a lump. It will be non-sticky to touch. If you want, you can remove the halwa to a ghee greased plate at this stage. Set it till warm, cut into pieces and enjoy. It tastes good. But If you want really glossy halwa like in sweet shops , you need to proceed to the next step. Muscoth halwa recipe
  • Keep the flame medium and mix until halwa starts to leave traces of oil in the sides of kadai. Total cooking time would be more than one hour. Once you see the oil releasing in the sides, remove and transfer to a ghee greased plate. Level it with ghee greased spatula. Rest the halwa till warm, invert to a plate. Make pieces and consume within 2 to 3 days. Enjoy ! Muscoth halwa recipe Muscoth halwa recipe

Note

  • For healthy options, you can use wheat flour / atta instead of maida.
  • You can skip cashew nuts.
  • You can also reduce the quantity of coconut milk to two cups and make this halwa. But halwa won’t release oil. You can remove once it becomes non-sticky.
  • Actual recipe called for fermenting maida milk overnight. But I saw many recipes that make the maida milk instantly. You can try that way too.
  • Cardamom powder is not needed. If you wish, you can add it.


Friends, try this easy yummy Muscoth halwa and enjoy with family and friends.

It stays good only for 2 to 3 days because of coconut milk.



Continue Reading...


July 8, 2019

Easy Chocolate Sandwich Recipe With Chocolate Syrup

chocolate sandwich recipe
Here is an easy and quick chocolate sandwich recipe using Hershey’s chocolate syrup and butter. Usually chocolate sandwich is prepared by using cooking chocolate. But this is a quick and simple recipe I tried after tasting it in a popular Sandwich outlet named Hari super sandwich in Jayanagar, Bangalore. I watched him making this sandwich in a super quick method and took a video as well. Long back I shared the video in my Instagram page. After that I too started making chocolate sandwich very often in a slightly modified method for Raksha’s snack box and for our weekend breakfast. It has become our family favorite. It tastes so close to Hari's. Recently I noticed that I haven’t shared this simple recipe with you all. So I wanted to post this easy chocolate sandwich recipe today😊. You can use any chocolate syrup or chocolate spread in this recipe. You can use Nutella as well. I made this sandwich in a dosa tawa by toasting the bread greased with butter. You can also grill it and make grilled chocolate sandwich. It looks even more attractive. For variations, you can make this sandwich without fire, add grated cheese, garnish with chopped nuts, spirnklers etc. Make your own variations and enjoy. Friends, do try this super yummy chocolate sandwich recipe for your kids snacks or breakfast. It tastes great when served hot. Your kids would love it for sure and ask for more. Even your husband will love it😃. Do try it and share your feedback with me !

Check out my other SANDWICH RECIPES too !

chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup


Chocolate sandwich recipe with chocolate syrup


Chocolate sandwich recipe with chocolate syrup

Chocolate sandwich recipe with Hersheys chocolate syrup



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Kids recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 4 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

  • Milk bread - 8 slices
  • Butter - 2 to 3 tbsp (softened )
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup - 3 tbp ( As needed)
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE SANDWICH RECIPE
  1. Take 2 bread slices. Apply bread on one side of the bread.
  2. Heat a dosa tawa. Lower the flame and toast the buttered side.
  3. While the bread gets toasted in low flame, apply chocolate syrup on one slice.
  4. Spread butter in the other slice. Do this job quickly. Cover it and remove in a plate.
  5. Drizzle some chocolate syrup over the sandwich and serve hot !
CHOCOLATE SANDWICH RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Take 2 bread slices in a plate. Apply soft butter on one side of both bread.

  • Heat a dosa tawa. Lower the flame completely. Keep the buttered side on the tawa. Toast in low flame.

  • Immediately start to apply chocolate syrup on one of the bread slices. Apply butter in the other slice.
    • chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup
  • As soon as the bottom is toasted, cover the sandwich by placing buttered side over the chocolate side.  Do this process quickly else bread will burn at the bottom. Bread becomes soft as it toasts. Remove it and enjoy hot. I cut into 6 small pieces just like the way it was served in Hari Sandwich center. Its easy to eat and looks cute as well !
  • chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup
  • Drizzle more chocolate syrup if you like. Enjoy hot for best taste !

Note

  • For variations, you can apply chocolate spread instead of syrup.
  • Remember you should keep the flame very low while spreading the chocolate and butter. Do it quickly else bread will burn at the bottom.
  • You can sprinkle some cheese gratings to make cheese chocolate sandwich recipe.
  • You can also grill the sandwich in a toaster instead of dosa tawa.
  • Use fresh milk bread for best taste.
Try this yummy, kids friendly sandwich recipe and enjoy !
chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup


Continue Reading...


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 !!

arcot makkan peda recipe


Continue Reading...


February 15, 2019

Delhi Carrot Halwa In Pressure Cooker – Gajar Halwa Recipe Without Khoya In Pressure Cooker

Gajar halwa / Carrot halwa using Delhi carrot was in my try list for long time. Recently I bought some fresh Delhi carrots in Reliance. I thought of trying carrot halwa and red carrot pickle with it. To begin with, I tried this easy carrot halwa recipe without khoya and condensed milk in pressure cooker for a surprise guest at home yesterday. I finished the preparation quickly under 20 minutes. It came out really well with a bright red color. We loved it very much. I served the same for Valentine’s day treat as well. Friends, do try this yummy carrot halwa using Delhi carrot easily in a pressure cooker. Don’t forget to share your feedback with me.  For variations, you can use Ooty carrot instead of Delhi carrot. Cook the grated carrot in an open kadai, add condensed milk instead of sugar, milk and try it.


Check out my other 18 halwa varieties too !


Delhi carrot halwa in a pressure cooker


Delhi carrot halwa in a pressure cooker

Carrot halwa with Delhi carrot made eaaily in a pressure cooker.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Grated carrot - 2 cups (I used 2 Delhi carrot)
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup ( Use 1/2 cup for mild sweetness)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Boiled milk - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cashew nuts - Few
  • Ghee - 2 to 3 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE CARRTOT HALWA IN PFRESSURE COOKER
  1. Wash and peel the outer skin of Delhi carrot. Grate it using a big holed grater.
  2. Measure 2 cups from it. In a pressure cooker base, heat 1 tbsp ghee.
  3. Saute carrot for 5 minutes to leave the raw smell. Add milk and a pinch of salt.
  4. Pressure cook in high flame for 2 to 3 whistles.
  5. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Add sugar, cardamom powder and a tsp of ghee.
  6. Mix well in medium flame till halwa starts to leave the sides of cooker.
  7. Lastly add ghee roasted cashews along with the remaining ghee. Mix well and serve warm with ice cream !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the outer skin of Delhi carrot. Grate it using a big holed grater. Measure 2 cups from it and set aside.

  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute the grated carrot in medium to high flame till its raw smell leaves completely. It takes 5 to 7 minutes. Carrot changes to pale red in color. Add boiled milk( at room temperature) and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

  • Cover the lid. Put the weight valve. Keep the flame high and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles. Open the cooker after steam is released. Carrot becomes soft after cooking and some milk will be leftover in the bottom of cooker.

  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and a tsp of ghee to avoid halwa sticking to the bottom of cooker. Mix well. Carrot mixture liquifies after adding sugar. Mix in medium to high flame till the mixture becomes thick and starts to leave the sides of cooker.

  • Do not over cook the carrot, sugar mixture to prevent halwa becoming hard and chewy. Switch off the flame at the right time with some wetness in it. When it cools down, halwa comes to perfect consistency.

  • Roast cashews in the remaining ghee. Add to the halwa. Mix well and serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy !
  •  

      

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  • You can replace sugar and milk with condensed milk. In that case, cook carrot adding little water.
  • Do not over mix the carrot after adding sugar. Halwa may become chewy and hard after cooling down.

Try this easy, yummy Carrot halwa in a pressure cooker and enjoy ! I served halwa and dry fruits mixture for my guest.
Continue Reading...


January 18, 2019

Kavuni Arisi Recipe – Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe – Black Rice Recipes

 Kavuni arisi recipe
 Kavuni arisi is a popular sweet recipe in Chettinad region. It is served in all Chettinad wedding feast. Kavuni arisi is prepared with black rice / Karuppu arisi (Oryza Sativa). It can be prepared with red rice/ Sigappu arisi too. Kavuni rice sweet is an easy recipe. Just wash and soak black rice, pressure cook it. Mix with sugar and coconut. Enjoy, its that simple and easy to make. Black rice is also known as purple rice, sticky rice in India. Black rice is completely different from brown rice and white rice. Its a popular rice variety in Myanmar, Burma. They call it as Chak-hao. It tastes chewy and slightly hard. Back rice is considered as a super food. The bran hull (outermost layer) of black rice contains one of the highest levels of anthocyanins found in food. It has a deep black color and usually turns deep purple when cooked. Its dark purple color is primarily due to its anthocyanin content, which is higher by weight than that of other colored grains. Black rice is also a good source of iron, vitamin E, fiber and antioxidants. It is suitable for preparing dessert, porridge, pongal, idli, dosa and some traditional Chinese black rice cake, bread and noodles. During our recent trip to Karaikudi, people told Chettiars used to bring black rice, burma teakwood and much more by trading all over the world in olden days. Nowadays good quality black rice is cultivated in pudukkottai, karaikudi region and is supplied all over Tamil nadu. You can get it online or from any organic millet shops. I bought this black rice, hand pounded rice ( Kaikuthal arisi) and bamboo rice (moongil arisi) from a shop in front of Green park restaurant in Palani road, Kottapatti – Dindigul.

This is the first time I am using black rice. So I went through many websites and watched YouTube videos for cooking this rice perfectly. I also asked Viji akka from Chettinad for Kavuni arisi recipe mainly the rice water ratio and the quantity of sugar, coconut. Based on her traditional family recipe, I tried it twice and made a perfect kavuni arisi sweet. I noticed two things in this recipe. One, black rice is basically hard and wild. So it should be soaked for a minimum of 6 hours to cook well. I soaked overnight, nearly 12 hours. Secondly, it takes more water to cook no matter about cooking in an open pot or in a pressure cooker. It takes 1:4 rice water ratio. You should cook till the white part comes out from the red bran. So cooking time varies as per the rice. Old rice takes more water and more time to cook whereas new rice consumes less water. Based on the age of rice, water quantity and cooking time varies. Quantity of sugar can be varied as per your taste. Usually it is 1:1 ratio of rice and sugar but I felt its too sweet. So I used 1:3/4 ratio. There is no need to cook the rice after adding sugar and coconut as per Viji akka’s recipe. But I saw many versions with variations in the basic kavuni arisi recipe. However you make it, its a tasty indulgence ! If you are conscious about using sugar, you can always add Karupatti / Palm jaggery or jaggery. Just powder them and add it. Ok, lets see how to make Chettinad special Kavuni arisi recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out more Chettinad special recipes !

Kavuni arisi recipe

Kavuni arisi recipe


Kavuni arisi recipe Chettinad special sweet - Kavuni arisi using black rice, sugar and coconut.

Cuisine: Chettinad
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 8 Hours
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 8 Hours 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Black rice / Kavuni arisi - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 2 to 2.5 cups
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (I used 1/3 cup)
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – Few
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)

METHOD

  • Wash the black rice / Kavuni arisi twice or thrice to remove the dust. Soak overnight (12 hours) or minimum 6 hours.
  • In a pressure cooker base, take 5 cups of water. Add the soaked kavuni arisi draining excess water. Pressure cook in very low flame for 5 to 6 whistles till the rice becomes mushy. After cooking, you should be see the white part and red bran separately. It is cooked soft but it tastes mildly chewy and hard. Do not panic.  Quantity of water and number of whistles to pressure cook depends on the age of rice.(Old rice takes more water whereas new rice takes just 2.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice. Similarly old rice takes more time to cook than new ones).
Kavuni arisi recipe
  • After the steam is released, open the cooker. You will find a layer of water. Just mash the rice with a ladle. Drain the excess water and reserve it. Add sugar, grated coconut and cardamom powder. As soon as you add sugar, it will melt and mixture becomes watery. But it will thicken as it cools down.   If you feel its too thick you can add the cooked, reserved water to adjust the consistency. Suppose if its too watery, you can boil till thick. But the traditional kavuni arisi recipe doesn't call for cooking after adding sugar and coconut. 
Kavuni arisi recipe
  • After mixing the rice, sugar and coconut, check for the taste. Add more sugar if needed. Lastly add cashew nuts roasted in a tbsp of ghee. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy !
Kavuni arisi recipe
Note
  • Cardamom powder is optional. You can skip it to enjoy the flavor of black rice.
  • Black rice takes more time to cook than white rice and brown rice. So cook in low flame for more whistles.
  • There is no need to cook the rice after adding sugar and coconut. Just mix them and serve immediately.

Try this yummy Chettinad special Kavuni arisi recipe. You will love it !
Chettinad Kavuni arisi recipe
Continue Reading...