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Showing posts with label Sweet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweet. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal | Kodo Millet Sweet Pongal Recipe

As the Pongal festival is approaching, i want to post this healthy and traditional millet sweet pongal recipe.  Taste wise there won't be much difference when we use this kudo millet but when it comes to health this millet is loaded with lots of nutritious substance like vitamin B, B6, Niacin, Folic acid as well as Calcium, Potassium and Zinc. 

Coming to the recipe...

  • Kodo Millet | Varagu Arisi – 1 Cup
  • Yellow Moong Dal – ½ Cup
  • Jaggery – 1 or 1 & ½ Cup (as per your sweet req.)
  • Cardamom – 3 or 4
  • Coconut Piece – 1 handful
  • Cashews and Raisins – 2 tablespoon
  • Ghee – as required.


  • Wash the millet and dal well.
  • Pressure cooks it with 3 and ½ cup of water for 4 whistles.
  • Meanwhile add a cup of water to jaggery and allow to heat until it dissolve well in water.
  • Filter the jaggery syrup, add cardamom powder and keep it aside.
  • Once the pressure is released open a cooker and add the jaggery syrup.
  • Cook in slow flame. If required add little water.
  • In a separate pan fry coconut till golden brown, then add cashews and raisins.
  • Once the dry nuts get roasted pour it to the pressure cooker and mix it gently.
  • Allow to cook until you get nice aroma or for 10 more minutes so that the jaggery get cooked.
  • If you want you can add extra ghee at this stage.
  • Serve it hot or cool.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Moong Dal Ladoo | Nei Urundai | Diwali Sweet

This is a delicious, Classic and Traditional Ladoo Recipe, we can make it very easily with no time. Working people can choose it for their quick diwali sweet.

I have seen most of the family pack this Ladoo for their daughters first diwali sweet and it also has a special place in "Maruveedu Sweets" that is the sweet send with their daughter to the Inlaw's home during marriage.


Moong Dal - 200 gms
Jaggery - 150 gms
Ghee - 100 gms
Pista - 1 tbsp
Cardamon powder - 1/2 tsp


Dry Roast Moong Dal.
Once cooled, grind it to fine powder in a mixer.
Finally add the jaggery, cardamon powder and run the mixer twice until it mixes well.
Spread the Mixture in a shallow bowl and keep it aside.
Heat a pan and shallow fry pista in ghee and add it to the mixture.
Also Heat the remaining ghee and add it to the mixture.
Mix well and make a round ball shape "Ladoo" with this mixture.
Keep it in airtight container.

Happy, Safe and Prosperous Diwali

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Roasted Gram Dates Ladoo

U all know roasted gram is filled with protein and this is the yummy sweet recipe i made it with pack of protein and iron (Dates).

Here goes the recipe....


Roasted Gram dal - 200 gms
Finely chopped dates - 1 cup
Sugar (Powder) - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 or  3 tbsp
Nuts - Optional.


Grind the roasted gram dal to make flour out of it.
Mix the Sugar and Chopped Dates with it.
Slightly heat a ghee to melt it and add it to it.
Now make a round shape ball...Now the ladoo is ready.
Store it in air tight container.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Gulab Jamun (Dates Stuffed)

This is simple recipe with a twist....Our usual gulab jamun with grated dates stuffing.


Gulab Jamun mix - 250gm
Sugar - 350 gm
Oil - Req to deep fry
Cardamon - few
Water  - as req.


Grate Seedless Dates and keep it aside.
Mix the Jamun flour and make it as per the instruction in the ready mix pack.
While rolling round, stuff the Dates inside the Jamun..

Now close it well by rolling round and deep fry the jamuns to golden brown.
In another pan keep add sugar in boiling water and prepare syrup.
You can add rose essence to this syrup for flavour.
Syrup should be switched off when it forms a sticky consistency.
Now transfer the stuffed fried jamuns to sugar syrup and allow it to soak
After an hour or two you get a soft Dates stuffed Gulab Jamun.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Verkadalai Urundai / Groundnut Laddoos

This is such an easy and healthy sweet to make ...No need of Ghee, as the peanut/ Groundnut itself emits oil while grinding...

Usually most of my recipe i have posted are deep South Indian only because we make these varieties often at home and i am so happy to post this recipe in TST (Tamizhar samayal Tuesday) Event, where a group of bloggers post traditional Tamilnadu cuisines on 2nd and 4th Tuesday...


Peanut / Groundnut - 250 gm
Jaggery - 250 gm
Cardamon - 4 nos
White or black sesame seeds - 1 tbsp.

Get de-skinned roasted peanuts, which is readily available in all stores.
Slightly dry roast it.
And also dry roast sesame seed and keep it aside.
Grate Jaggery.
Now in the mixer add Peanut, Cardamon and run it until it ground coarsely.
Now add Jaggery and run the mixer so that both the ingredient get mixed well.
In the final run add Sesame seed and run it once.
Place the mixed powder in a shallow bowl and make a round shape balls out of it.
Once cooled store it in air tight container.

Note: 500 gm ingredients (250+250) give 30 small Laddoos...

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Ellu Urundai (Sesame Seed Laddu)

   It's a Traditional Recipe of Tamilnadu....

I have tasted it a lot of time during my school days, Mom use to make this often as our snack and we enjoy this lovely laddu after school in evening, later after my marriage i use to get this in supermarket but that never tasted as my homemade one, Store brought one is so hard to bit and our home made is so soft and melts in mouth...It's so Healthy especially for women, but this should be avoided during pregnancy....

This recipe doesnt need Ghee or oil to roll as laddu as the oily property of Sesame seed emits oil while grinding it.

I have used Black sesame seed for this recipe...


Sesame Seed (Ellu) - 2 cup
Jaggery - 300 gm
Cardamon - 2 nos.


Dry roast the Sesame seed, until the nice aroma comes.
While roasting every seed will splutter.
Allow to cool the sesame seed.
Grate the jaggery and keep it aside.
Once the Sesame seed cooled, Grind it in mixer along with cardamon pieaces.
when it got powdered coarsely add Jaggery allow to run in pulse for 1 or 2 times.
Transfer it to a Pan and Make a round shape Laddu out of the mixed powder.
Keep it in Air tight container, it will be good for about 10 days outside refrigerator.