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Maida Cake Recipe / Maida Biscuit Recipe

Maida Cake Recipe / Maida Biscuit Recipe

Maida Cake or Maida Biscuit is one of the sweet snack found in all Tamil Nadu Bakeries. A very easy and simple deep fried snack which can be prepared in bulk and stored in an air-tight container for 2 weeks. It is most commonly prepared around Deepavali / Diwali in all south Indian families. Let me share the recipe…

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Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits

Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 cup (1 cup = 200 ml)
  • Melted Butter – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Milk – 3 tbsp
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil for deep frying.

Making of Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits –

Preparation:

  • Take maida/all-purpose flour, melted butter, sugar, milk, cooking soda, cardamom powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix them well with your hands, sprinkle little water and knead it to dough.
  • Let the dough rest for 5 to 10 mins, so that the sugar would get melted.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai. Take a small portion of the rolled out dough and roll it in between your palms (lengthwise).
  • Chop them into small pieces and deep fry them in oil.
  • Cook only in medium flame, so that it would be cooked well else it would be burnt and remain uncooked in the center.
  • Drain the oil and remove them from fire.
  • Bring it room temperature and store them in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.

Note: Measurement is very important in this recipe, if the butter gets increased it would be flaky and if it gets reduced it would be hard. Also if the sugar gets increased it would be burnt immediately, so take care of the measurements. Make sure only to sprinkle water when you knead the dough.

Noodles Sprouts Sundal – with Sunfeast Yippee Vegetable Atta Noodles / Indian Noodles recipe / Sundal Recipes

Noodles Sprouts Sundal – with Sunfeast Yippee Vegetable Atta Noodles / Indian Noodles recipe / Sundal Recipes

Got Sunfeast Yippee Vegetable Atta Noodles for review from ITC 3 days back, as now it’s Navratri, thought of preparing a dish that would be more suitable for Navratri. You can also check out my other Yippee Noodles recipe, like Noodles Pancake and Noodles Pizza.

Already I have prepared Sprouts Sundal / Tempered Sprouts for last year’s Navratri, but kids had very little. So was worried to make them eat sprouts as they are very healthy, also which would be easy for breakfast during school days. But now when I got to see the noodles, thought why not to make a sprout noodles which would be consumed happily by kids and when it comes as sundal, also it would be the best and perfect for Navratri.

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It took just 20 mins for me to prepare, as I had sprouts at home. Prepared it just like a trial but with too much of confidence, the result was it was over in minutes. My son who hates sprouts, loved it to the core and wanted me to prepare often. Moreover in Yippee Noodles, the noodles itself is flavored with vegetables and so now you have vegetables and sprouts in this Sundal. Now who can say that Noodles is a Junk Food, when it turned out to a healthy food? Start preparing it, enjoy your festival and vacation together as Kitchen Star with your kids, family and friends.

Also I would say, if you have an air-fryer, you can make it healthier as “ZERO OIL” dish. Unlucky me, don’t have air fryer at home, as my hubby liked this Noodles Sprouts Sundal to the core, I think he could hear my MIND VOICE.

Noodles Sprouts Sundal with Sunfeast Yippe Vegetable Atta Noodles

Noodles Sprouts Sundal with Sunfeast Yippe Vegetable Atta Noodles

A simple, easy, healthy, super-fast and healthy dish which suits perfect for this festive season (NAVRATRI). Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  • I have used home-made sprouts with the mixture of Black lentil / Karuppu Ulundu/ Black Urad dal, Chickpeas / Kondakadalai / Channa, Green lentil / Paasipayaru / Mung Bean. CLICK HERE to know how to prepare Sprouts easily at home.
  • Boil the noodles in 2 cups of water, drain the water completely, spread it in a plate and leave it for 5 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, make sure the noodles are completely dried, gently drop the noodles to the oil, and deep fry them until they become crispy, it takes 2 to 3 mins.
  • Once fried, drain the oil and remove the noodles to plate, wait until it comes to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, heat a tsp of oil in a kadai/pan, add the mustard seeds, split black gram and curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add the sprouts and ¾ portion of the SUNFEAST YIPPEE VEGETABLE ATTA Noodles masala, cook for a min.
  • Crush the fried noodles to pieces and add them to the sprouts, followed by the leftover Noodles masala along with salt. Mix it well.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to a plate.

Serve hot. Not only kids but this would be hit among everyone.

Note: Noodles remains crispy only for 3 to 4 hrs, as we mix them with sprouts. If needed you can fry the noodles, bring them to room temperature and store it in an air-tight container, so that it stays fresh for few days and later when you need you can prepare them with sprouts, all it takes just 5 mins.

 

 

 

Makhane Ki Kheer / Fox Nuts Payasam / Phool Makhana Kheer

Makhane Ki Kheer / Fox Nuts Payasam / Phool Makhana Kheer

Makhane Ki Kheer / Phool Makhane ki Kheer is one of the perfect recipe for Navratri and also suitable for vrat. Makhana is also known as Lotus seeds or Fox nuts, this is available in all grocery shops. This is my first recipe with Makhana, it came out very well and also I liked the texture of the makhana and now wonder why I haven’t used this Makhana for long time.

Makhane Ki Kheer is a thick, creamy and delicious dessert with loads of health benefits. I liked each and every sip of the kheer, also I have flavored them with cashew nuts, pistachios and topped with few roasted makhana, which added more taste to the dessert with its crunchy texture.

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Health benefits of Makhana / Puffed Lotus seeds / Fox nuts – It is low in fat and high in carbohydrates. They are also good source of protein, fibre and low in sodium. As they are rich in fibre content, they perfect suite the vrat recipes. They also helps people suffering from heart diseases and diabetes. Also they contain anti-ageing enzyme, which is believed to repair damages proteins. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Makhana / Phool Makhana / Fox nuts / Lotus seeds – 40 gm
  • Full Fat Milk – 500 ml
  • Sugar – 5 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos
  • Pistachios – 10 nos
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Saffron – few strands

Making of Makhane Ki Kheer / Phool Makhana / Lotus seeds Payasam / Fox nuts kheer –

Preparation:

  • Soak the pistachios in water for 30 mins, peel the skin and chop them into pieces and keep it aside.
  • Heat a tsp of ghee/clarified butter in a heavy bottomed vessel, add ¾ th portion of the makhana and cashew nuts.
  • Roast them until they start turning golden brown.
  • Meanwhile boil the milk in heavy bottomed vessel, once boiled add the cardamom powder and keep in low flame.
  • Coarsely grind the roasted makhana and cashew nuts.
  • Add it to the milk, stir well (make sure no lumps are formed).
  • Add sugar when the kheer thickens.
  • Meanwhile heat the leftover ghee/clarified butter in a vessel, add the leftover makhana, pistachios and cashew nuts.
  • Roast them until they turn golden brown and pour half the quantity of it to the kheer, cook in low flame for few mins.
  • Sprinkle saffron strands and remove from fire.

Serve hot or at room temperature. Top it with the reserved roasted makhana, cashewnuts and pistachios while you serve.