Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi :)


Om vakratunda mahakaya
Kotisurya samaprabha
Nirvighnam kurume deva
Sarva karyeshu sarvada

Panchamrutam is a simple and healthy prasad and should not keep for long time. Better to consume it freshly.



Milk-1/4 a cup (preferably cow milk)
Yogurt (curd)-1/4 a cup
Honey-1 tablespoon
Ghee-1/2 a teaspoon
Coconut water or water-1 tablespoon
Grated jaggery-1 teaspoon
Ripe banana-1
Raisins-a few

How to make:
  1. Peel and slice the banana and keep them aside.
  2. Add the milk, yogurt, honey, ghee, coconut water and jaggery one by one into a bowl and mix it well.
  3. Now add the banana slices and raisins and mix it well.
  4. Panchamrutham is ready to offer to god..
Note: You can also add sliced dates or grapes and can adjust the measurements of the ingredients according to your choice.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Maida Burfi

We can make maida burfi in different flavours using  cardamom powder or vanila essence or rose water. I have added cardamom powder to give a traditional touch, since I made it for Krishnashtami.

Let's see the recipe now.

What you need: 
Maida or all purpose flour-1 cup
Ghee-1/4 a cup
Water-1 cup
Sugar-one and half cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch

How to make:

  1. Greese a tray with ghee and keep it aside.
  2. Heat the remaining ghee in a nonstick pan or heavy bottomed vessel and add the maida flour.
  3. Fry it on a low to medium flame until nice aroma arises and the flour turns light brown in colour.
  4. Transfer it into a bowl and add the sugar and one cup of water to the same pan. 
  5. Boil the contents till you get a syrup of one string consistency. Add the cardamom powder and mix it well.
  6. Turn off the flame and remove the pan from the stove.
  7. Add the fried maida to the syrup and stir it continuously until the mixture thickens and separates from the sides of the pan. 
  8. Transfer it onto the greased tray and mark the lines in desired shapes. 
  9. Delicious maida burfi is ready now :)
  10. Once it cools down cut it into pieces and store in an air tight container.
Note: You can also add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder while adding the fried maida to the syrup  and make chacolate burfi. I made it on Raksha Bandhan festival. Today is my blog's anniversary :)