Showing posts with label sweet dish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sweet dish. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 November 2014



Today is our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  To mark this occasion, thought of posting a sweet dish.  

I have already posted one recipe of Orange burfi made with Mawa and orange pulp.  This is yet another recipe which I made it with Maida.  Though it does not taste like the one which I made with Mawa, you can still enjoy this flavourful dessert for a change.

Now the season of the orange is on, you can enjoy the natural fruit effect in the desserts. Orange is a rich source of vitamin C.    The fruit is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but is rich in dietary fiber, pectin. Pectin, by its virtue as a bulk laxative, helps to protect the mucous membrane of the colon by decreasing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon. Pectin has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by decreasing its re-absorption in the colon by binding to bile acids in the colon. 

Oranges also contain very good levels of vitamin A, and other flavonoid antioxidants such as alpha and beta-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lutein. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps the body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish. 

Orange fruit also contains a very good amount of minerals like potassium and calcium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure through countering sodium actions.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


The season of  orange has started and all seasonal fruits are liked by my children and they do not miss them.  Nagpur orange is famous in Maharashtra as well as the Nagpur Orange Burfi.  

I tasted it when one of my friend came from Nagpur and brought this for us.  I was  quite happy to get the box of burfis and without even offering  anyone, started eating it. 

Ever since I tasted that burfi, it was in my mind to try but could not do so for no reason.  This year my husband brought the big fully ripe oranges, I thought, I am not going to miss the chance of making the burfi this time.

I made the burfi in two ways one with mawa and one with maida.  But the most liked one was with mawa hence I am posting the same first and shall post the recipe with maida in due course.

Now the season has started, I preferred  to try the same with the fresh oranges only and not with ready made juice or emulsion.  The result was yummy.

Saturday, 5 October 2013


Paal therttipal or Palgova is made with milk and sugar.  It is an easy preparation and would be loved by everyone.  It is just reducing the milk with sugar. that is all.

Sunday, 11 August 2013


Aval puttu is made for Janmashtami.  Another variety of sweet made with the beaten rice or aval or poha.  When Kuchelan (sudama) went to see Krishna, he carried some beaten rice, poha to offer him.  So one of the neivedyam offered to Krishna is aval with  vellam or sugar or milk.

Le us look at the recipe now:

Wednesday, 17 July 2013



Today is my husband's birthday,  In the morning, he said, make sevai kheer for dinner.  We do not have time in the morning as we have to rush to office by 7.00  - 7.10 am.  Hence we decided to have a simple meal at home only as during rainy season, we do not go out to eat.

Co-incidently, to day is Aadi month begins i.e. Karkatakam (Ashadam) so I made nei payasam and medu vada also for Neivedyam.  Recipe follows:


Sevai kheer is very easy to make if you have milk, roasted sevai, little bit of ghee and dry fruits at home. I used the ready made roasted sevai which is available in the market.

roasted sevai

Total time taken 20 minutes
serves : 2-3


1/4 cup roasted sevai
1 cup milk
1/4 cup water
4 tbsp sugar free (adjust according to your taste bud)
dry fruits (i used only kaju) (u can use badam pista etc.)

a generous pinch of cardamom powder
1 tsp ghee
few strands of saffron


Heat ghee in kadai, fry the cashews till golden brown and keep aside.
in the same kadai, add the broken sevai and roast for one minute
add 1/4 cup water and cook the same for two minutes.
now add the milk and boil for 5 minutes
in little hot water mix the safforn and add it to the boiling kheer.
add the sugar free and boil for another 5 minutes.
switch off gas, transfer the kheer in a bowl
add the cardamom powder and mix well.
garnish with fried cashews.
serve hot or cold as you like.
Your diet friendly kheer is ready to serve.

Variation:  You can use normal sugar
Tips: remember, when the kheer becomes cold, it will thicken.  if it is too thick, add hot milk in it.

Sunday, 2 June 2013


Mango is a delicious fruit and we had the same in our backyard abundantly.  During mango season, all the dishes at home will be mango based.

My children loves to eat mango.  They also like mango milk shake.  During the season, I used to make mango pulp and keep it in fridge.  Whenever they feel like drinking mango milk shake, they used to mix the pulp and milk and enjoy.

I tried the combination of mango pulp, milk and dry fruits to make this sweet dish and came out well and enjoyed by everyone.   This mango katli is a delicious sweet dish one can enjoy it during the season.


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