Category: Sweet

MANGO RAVA KESARI/MAVINAHANNU KESARIBATH

Rava Kesaribath is one of the traditional South Indian sweet dish which is prepared with Rava/sooji.  The name in it says Kesari-bath, Kesari is the main item which gives special flavor and colour.  Kesari/saffron is the dried stigma of the flower of saffron crocus and is the world’s most expensive spice.  Commonly artificial colour is used to prepare Kesaribath.

Kesaribath is commonly prepared for many occasions.  It is also prepared on auspicious days while performing upavasa, for breakfast along with Rava Upma, Rava Vangibath.

As this is Mango season, I am trying to prepare Mango Ravakesari to have an added flavor of Mango.

Today let us learn how to prepare Mango Rava Kesari but without any artificial colour.

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GINNU-COLOSTRUM MILK-JUNNU

We get Ginnu/colostrum milk after cow gives birth to a calf.  I  got Ginnu/colostrum milk from a village man, as per his saying, they give the first milk to temple and then distribute among themselves.

Colostrum Mlik, Ginnu haalu in kannada, kharvas in marathi, junnu paalu in telugu.

Ginnu/Colostrum Milk is very rich in proteins, vitamin A, and sodium chloride, but contains lower amounts of carbohydrates, lipids, and potassium than mature milk. The most pertinent bioactive components in colostrum are growth factors and antimicrobial factors. The antibodies in colostrum provide passive immunity, while growth factors stimulate the development of the gut. They are passed to the neonate and provide the first protection against pathogens.  Colostrum is known to contain immune cells and many antibodies.

We can get colostrum milk/powder in stores and I do not know about the quality.  I have not tried.  I prefer fresh milk.

Today I am preparing traditional method of preparing Ginnu/colostrum milk.

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CHIROTI

Chiroti is a famous sweet fried dish usually made during marriages and festivals. It is consumed along with sugar powder and/or badam milk.

Today let us learn to prepare Chiroti at home instantly.  It is very easy and tasty.  And there is no need to wait for marriages or functions.

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MYSORE PAK-CRUNCHY MYSORE PAK

Mysore Pak is a famous sweet dish of South India prepared by using Gram flour/Kadale hittu, sugar and rich amount of ghee.  Mysore pak is made in two consistency.  Soft and crunchy.  If you want soft Mysore pak remove from flame little early.

Mysore pak was first prepared by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa. Madappa made a concoction of gram flour, ghee and sugar. When Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV asked its name, Madappa simply called it the ‘Mysore pak’.

Today lets learn how to prepare very easy way of preparing crunchy Mysore Pak.

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MILKCAKE

Milkcake is a sweet dessert prepared from Milk.  Sweet dishes from milk tastes good and very rich also.

Enjoy this Deepavali with Milkcake which is prepared instantly, easy, soft, very tasty sweet dessert.  It can be prepared in all festivals, parties, get together etc.,

 

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JACKFRUIT PAYASAM-HALASINA HANNINA PAYASA-CHAKKA PRADAMAN

Jackfruit Payasam/Chakka Pradaman/Halasina Hannina Payasa is popular in Kerala. It is specially prepared for Vishu festival and also in any other festival.

Jackfruit Payasam/Halasina Hannina Payasa can be prepared in jackfruit season.

This is jackfruit season you can make payasam, halwa, appalam, chips and many more items.

Let us see the procedure of preparing Jackfruit Payasam

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SUKKINUNDE-BOORELU-SUGIYAN

Sukkinunde is a traditional sweet dish of Karnataka.  It is usually prepared on Shraaddha (death ceremony).  Now time has changed and it is prepared on any usual day to just eat like that as any other sweet.  It is crispy and very tasty.   It is named in different names at different places.  In Andhra Pradesh it is called Boorelu or Poornalu, Sukkinunde in Karnataka, Sughiyan in Kerala but the inside stuffing may differ from place to place.  The different stuffing will be of toor dal, chana dal, coconut with jaggery.

It is a sweet dumpling stuffed with an outer covering of rice & urad dal batter.  It is rarely prepared and most of them are not aware, how to prepare.  It is very tasty sweet dish.

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HALBAI-RICE CAKE-HALUBAI

Halbai is a popular sweet dish of Karnataka.  It is prepared with rice and jaggery.  If you want to prepare instant, you can use rice flour.  Final outcome depends on jaggery. Sometimes Halbai may come out light sometimes dark but taste is tongue licking.  You can eat as many pieces as you want, you will not feel you are stuffed with more sweets.  One should be careful with the proportion and the final stage, else Halbai will come sticky.  It will not go waste you can eat.

Halbai is very easy to prepare, soft, tasty and liked by everyone.  It can be prepared in all festivals, functions and as well whenever you want to eat.
Let us see the ingredients required and the procedure of preparing Halbai.

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BASUNDI

Basundi is a popular sweet dessert of Gujarat and Maharastra in India.  It is prepared by boiling milk to half or more.

Basundi is very easy to prepare, very tasty but takes a little more time.  It can be prepared in all festivals, parties, get together etc.,

Let us see how to prepare Basundi

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HAYAGRIVA-HAYAGREEVA-MADDI

Hayagriva is said to be one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu with human body and horse head, brilliant white colour, white garments seated on white lotus. As per mythology, Madhu-Kaitabha stole vedas from Brahma and Vishnu took Hayagriva avatar to recover the same.

A great devotee named Sri Vadirajathirtha of Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt used to offer cooked Bengal gram as prasadam to Lord Hayagreeva. He used to recite Hayagriva Sloka and keep the offering on his head. Lord Hayagriva would come as a beautiful horse form and eat the prasadam. The prasadam is also called as Maddi-Hayagriva Maddi. Even today Hayagriva/Hayagriva Maddi is offered as prasadam to the devotees at Sri Sode Vadiraja Mutt.

Hayagreeva/Hayagriva Maddi is a sweet dish prepared from chana dal and jaggery. It is very easy to prepare. It is also prepared as prasadam on festivals like Varamahalakshmi Vrat and also Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Mahotsav.

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