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BESAN FLOUR PEDA

Easy to make sweet. Very tasty too.

Ingredients

Milk……250ml.

Dessicated coconut…3/4cup

Besan flour ……1cup

Ghee……1/4cup

Sugar…..3/4 to 1cup

Cardomom powder…1/2tsp

Method

I didn’t have dessicated coconut so fried coconut scrapings in a tawa.

Dry roasted it.

In a mixer jar grind coconut and milk into a fine paste.

In a kadai add 1/4cup ghee and add sieved besan flour mix well and fry for 3to 4mts.The raw smell should go and nice aroma will come.

Then add sugar according to your taste.and cardomom powder.

Mix well but not syrup.

Then dessicated coconut and milk mixture to it

Mix well till it is creamy.

It will get thickened.

Cook in medium flame.

It will leaves the sides of the pan.

To test when we take a small portion and make balls it will be intact.If not ready after making balls it will crumble or it will break.

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SAMBAR SADAM

I have given many lunch box recipes.

One such tasty recipe is sambar sadam. This recipe is a South Indian style .

I have cooked rice and dhal seperately then added veggies .This is a good combination of rice,lentil and vegetables which is a healthy one.

For sambar rice I have used a powder which I have made at home. Another option is to use sambar powder.

Ingredients for the powder.

Coriander seeds…..1 TSP
Chana dhal……….1 TSP
Urad dhal……..1/2 TSP
Pepper corns ….few

Cumin seeds 1/2 TSP
Red chillies….1

Fenugreek seeds….1/4 tsp

Fry these ingredients and powder it.

Another option is to add 2 TBS coconut scrapings and grind into paste.

I have fried coconut scrapings and added to the rice.Since I had this powder without coconut.

Ingredients

Ghee…….2 or 3 TBS
Mustard seed……1/4 TSP
Urad dhal…..1/2 TSP
Rice….1 cup

Toor dhal….1/4 cup

Redchillies…1

Shallots……few

Tomato ….1

Potato….1

Drumstick…few pieces/Peas/Brinjal/Beans(any veggies of your choice)

Carrot……1

Tamarind…..small gooseberry size

Curry leaves….few

Coriander leaves chopped 1 TBS

Turmeric powder…..1/2 tsp

Method

Cook rice and dhal seperately.

In a kadai.Add ghee.

Now add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal and red chilly.

Now add curry leaves,shallots, tomato fry a little then add drumstick and carrot.Add salt.

Fry then add turmeric Powder and then the powder which has been made.

Then add tamarind extract and allow the veggies to get cooked.

Now add cooked dhal and rice to it. If you want you can add fried coconut scrapings.

It will get thickened after sometime so while adding water be careful.

When rice,dhal, tamarind extract and vegetables blends well remove from fire and finally add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with papad,salad or Cathal.

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CHANNA DHAL BRIYANI/CHICKPEAS BIRIYANI

Among briyani varieties this is a different one . This is a one pot meal and also perfect for lunch box. Rich in protein and fibre.

Ingredients

Bay leaf…..1

Kalpasi……2

Star Anise…..1

Onion…..2

Tomatoes…..2

Mint leaves….few

Coriander leaves…few

Oil…..4 tbs

Rice…..1 cup

For grinding

Ginger…….a small piece

Garlic…….8 cloves

Saunf……1 tsp

Cinnamon…2 small pieces

Cloves…2

Cardomom…1 or 2

Grind all these coarsely

SoakĀ  1/2 cup channa for 8 hrs. And pressure cook it for 3 whistles. It should not be mushy .It should be done only 3/4 th.

Method

In a pressure cooker put 4 to 5 tbs oil put bayleaf,kalpasi,star anise,then add chopped onions then chopped tomatoes.

Add little salt. Fry till it blends.

Now add 1/4 tsp turmeric,1/2tspchilli powder, coriander powder 1 tsp,can add garam masala or briyani masala 1 tsp. And saute well.

Add cooked channa.

Mix and add rice to it.

Then add 2 cups of water.

Check for salt .

Now add mint leaves .

Cook for 2 whistles.

When done add finely chopped Coriander leaves.

Serve with carrot,cucumber and onion raita also papads.