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Sugar free Modak Recipe / Nutty Modakam recipe / How to make moadagam with nuts – Vinayagar chaturthi recipes

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As vinayagar Chaturthi is on the way, thought of preparing something unique and healthy – mostly no sugar Modak and here evolved my Nutty Modak flavored with Honey and nuts. Let me share the recipe…

Want to know about Vinayagar Chaturthi – CLICK HERE and for Kolukattai recipes – CLICK HERE.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #135 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Nuts (Cashew nuts, Almonds, Pistachios and Walnuts) – each 8 nos
  • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Honey – 1 ½ tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Take all the nuts together in a blender and coarsely blend them.
  • Transfer it to bowl, pour in the honey and mix it well.
  • Take the rice flour in a bowl, pour in boiling water and mix it well with a spoon.
  • Knead the dough with your hands to ball.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, grease the modak mould, stuff the mould with the dough and make a hole with your index finger.
  • Stuff the filling in the hole and close the hole with dough.
  • Open the mould, gently take the modak.
  • Steam them, until they are cooked.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Making of Nutty Modak –

Baklava with Cherry & Honey

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Already I have shared that I have been to the MASTER CHEF CLASS to PERSIAN Cooking with Chef Abhijit Saha hosted by Foodhall, 1 MG Road, Bangalore. We were taught 4 dishes, and my daughter went to help Chef for the 4th recipe – BAKLAVA with FIG & HONEY. Also every one of us had a baklava for taste, it was delicious and so we wanted to make it at home. My daughter prepared Baklava and I helped her. When most of us hear the name Baklava, we feel it would be very difficult to prepare, but Chef taught us as easy even a beginner could prepare it.

Thanks Food hall for hosting the event.

Baklava was delicious with the nuts as stuffing, honey drizzled over it and with crispy layers, and we all liked it to the core. I have tried this with Cherries as I was not able to get figs by the time we decided to prepare. Give a try, very simple, easy recipe…

Do check out my other Dessert recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/desserts/

Taking this to Fiesta Fiday #114 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Baklava with Cherry & Honey

Baklava with Cherry & Honey

Ingredients:

  • Filo sheets – 4 nos
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp
  • For syrup:
    • Water – 50 ml
    • Caster sugar – 50 gm
    • Honey – 50 gm
  • For filling:
    • Rose water – ½ tsp
    • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
    • Pistachios – roasted 60 gm
    • Almonds/Badam – toasted 60 gm
    • Cashew nuts – toasted 60 gm
  • To serve:
    • Cherries – 5 nos
    • Pistachios – 4 nos (minced)

Preparation:

  • For Syrup: Make syrup by boiling water, sugar and honey together. Remove from fire, when it comes to syrup consistency and keep it aside.
  • For Filling: Crush the nuts coarsely in a food processor and transfer it to a mixing bowl. Add in the cardamom powder and rose water. Pour in the required quantity of syrup, and mix all these together. Keep it aside.
  • Take a filo sheet, cut into halves (lengthwise), cover the filo sheets with damp cloth, else it would be dry and break into pieces.
  • Take a filo sheet, rub with melted butter, fold it and then again rub it with melted butter.
  • Divide the filling into 4 equal balls, roll it.
  • Now keep the rolled filling in the filo sheet and roll them gently. Refrigerate it for 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Bake at 180 degree C for 5 to 6 mins or until you use golden brown spots on the Baklava
  • Serving: Place the Baklava on the serving plate, pour in the leftover syrup, and sprinkle pistachios with some cherries and a mint sprig.

Stay tuned for other recipes also…

Note: You can also bake without refrigerating, but sometimes it would become shapeless by unrolling itself while baking.

 

Bread Gateau

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Gateau is a rich cake, with layers of cream or fruit. Gateau can be prepared with biscuits, cakes, breads… I thought of attempting it with bread.

One of the heavenly dessert from my kitchen. Not only me also kids and hubby loved it to the core. Also I would say it has different taste when served at room temperature and refrigerated. I would prefer the refrigerated one.

It was simple, easy and needs few ingredients. Anyone can make, even the kids. Also I would say it’s going to be the healthiest one because of the fruits and cheese in it. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other desserts in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/desserts/

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #109 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Bread Gateau

Bread Gateau

Ingredients:

  • Bread slices – 4 nos
  • Banana – 1 no
  • Hershey’s syrup (chocolate) – 2 tbsp
  • Hershey’s syrup (strawberry) – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Cream cheese – 4 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts – 10 nos
  • Walnuts – 10 nos
  • Badam / Almonds – 10 nos
  • Sugar – 1 ½ tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Heat a tsp of butter in a non-stick tawa, toast the bread slices, sprinkle butter on the sides.
  • Swap the sides of the bread and cook until they start turning golden brown.
  • Take cashew nuts, walnuts, badam/almonds in a mixier and pulse them to a coarse powder.
  • Transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Peel and chop the banana to small pieces, transfer it to a bowl and mash the banana’s using spoon or hands (be sure no lumps should be formed).
  • Heat a pan, add in the mashed banana along with a tsp of sugar and pour hershey’s syrup (strawberry).
  • Cook until it thickens and starts leaving the sides or for 7 mins.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Take out the sides of the toasted butter, cut each and every slices to two equal halves.
  • Add a tsp of banana mixture, spread it over the bread.
  • Sprinkle the ground nuts to the top of the banana mixture.
  • Add in ½ tsp of cream cheese over the nuts and spread them slightly.
  • Drizzle hershey’s syrup (chocolate) and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Note: You can prepare this with any fruits of your flavor or you can also combine fruits of your choice. Instead of bread, you can also prepare with biscuits, rusks.