Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mullu southe salli / cucumber salad

This is a very refreshing,cooling recipe . Its good in summer .The nice crunchy salad refreshes the warm days in summer.Its a good dish for one who is on diet. Cucumbers are very good source of vitamin- B.they contain 80% of water in them. This is a easy no cooking required recipe.

cucumber        - 1 large
onion              -   1 medium sized
green chillies   - 1-2  [optional]
coriander leaves- 1 tsp

1. Wash the cucumber . Then cut them into quarters and slice thinly.
2. Peal the onions and thinly slice them length wise and keep aside.
3. Chop the chillies and fresh coriander leaves. You can even replace the coriander leaves with fresh mint leaves or dill leaves too.
4. Now take cucumber ,onion,chillies and fresh coriander leaves in a bowl add enough salt to suit your taste and mix them all and enjoy it with rice as sides.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Til ki ladoo

Black sesame seeds    - 1/2 cup
Jagarry / gud              -   1/2 cup
Cashew nuts               -   3-4 broken into pieces
Dried grapes               -   6-8
Cardamom  powder    -  1/4 tsp
Ghee                           -  1.5 tsp

1. Dry roast sesame seeds in a pan for about a minute or until it starts to splutter. Keep the heat in medium and take care not to burn them.    
2. Now scrape the jagarry and keep ready.
3. Take a blender and add cardamom powder/seeds, jagarry, and the roasted sesame seeds and pulse for 3-4 times until it forms a uniform mixture and blends properly.
4. Take the ghee in a small pan and add cashews and dried grapes into it and roast it till the cashews turn slightly golden add this to the blended mixture.
5. Take the mixture in a clean bowl and take small portions of the mixture and press and form small ladoos. 
6.If you find it difficult to form small balls out of it then add little ghee. You can even warm this mixture slightly for few seconds in microwave so it becomes easy.