27 October 2011

Rice / Annada Kesaribath & Murrukku

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We had a quite simple festival of light...me and my lilttle one had a quite interesting view of neighbourhood lit up for the festival. My lil one certainly did not like the sounds....We both lit up few dia's which he liked a lot...
Here is a simple special dish for the occassion. These are my family favourites. Wish you all once again a happy and safe Diwali wishes


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Rice / Aanada Kesari Bath
(Rice cooked in sugar syrup, Ghee & Infused with Saffron & Dry Fruits)
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Serves: 2-4
Difficulty Level: Medium

Ingredients
1 cup Sona Masuri Rice
2.5-3 cups sugar
1tsp saffron dissolved in warm milk
2 tsp warm milk
6 cups water
½ tsp cardamom powder
¼ cups dry fruits (cashews, raisins & badam)
1/ 4 cup ghee

Method
Keep the saffron in 2 tsp warm milk let it sit for some time. Wash & Pressure cook the rice in pressure cooker till it reaches the mashed consistency. Once the pressure releases from the cooker add the ghee to it mix properly. Add the Sugar and mix well.
Now Transfer the entire contents into a microwave safe bowl add the saffron and fried dry fruits and cardamom to it and keep the microwave in HIGH for 15 minute. Keep stirring every 5 minutes.
Let it sit for another 3 minutes inside the microwave and mix well check the consistency. If the ghee is separated from the rice then it’s done.   
Serve Hot.

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Murrukku
(Rice & Besan mixed with Garlic & Pepper and deep fried)
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients
1 cup Besan
1/ 2 Rice Flour
1.5 tsp garlic & Pepper powder
1 tsp chilli powder
Salt per taste
1 tsp ajwain seeds
Oil to deep fry

Method
Sieve the Besan flour and put it in a vessel and add rest of the ingredients except for the oil and kneed into a chapatti dough consistency and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a medium heat and put a tbsp of batter into a Murrukku maker and directly press it to the heated oil and cook in medium flame till done. Take out from the oil and put it in a tissue to remove that extra oil.
Store it in a air tight jar

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