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Pumpkins and Leaves – Happy Halloween Day 2016

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From my childhood, I like horror movies, horror stories and horror adventures – almost 9 years back when we were at U.K I got to know about the Halloween Day. I liked the concept of the Halloween Day – people think it’s something more and more into a scary subject, but the belief and the purpose of the Halloween Day is pretty awesome. I do celebrate by preparing foods, few crafts with my kids and enjoy the day. This time as Halloween Day came next to Deepavali (festival of lights), I couldn’t make many arrangements. But we prepared few dishes, and my kids invited their friend’s for party and it was full of fun.

Now for almost 3 years as a food blogger, I believe creating a food based on some theme and on the other hand it should be loved by kids too, is my motive. When it comes to food, being a food blogger, I use to look for the taste, creativity and healthiness in the food, never mind whether it’s scary or so. When you say it’s for Halloween the food should either look scary or something related with the theme. Being passionate about things which I do, mostly makes me and my surrounding happy – I never mind about the culture, language, race, religion or so and so.

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With the usual Halloween food, I also prepared a new dish by steaming rice flour and sugar infused with little food color. Kids loved it to the core. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Food color (orange and green) – each ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Cloves – 15 nos
  • Oil – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan, it should bubble up.
  • Take the rice flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the rice flour, salt, sugar and pour the boiled water little by little and mix it with ladle.
  • When the flour mixture comes to bearable heat, knead it to a dough and divide it to two portions.
  • Mix food color with a tsp of water (each separately).
  • Pour orange mixture to one portion and green mixture to the other portion. Knead it well.
  • Let it rest for 10 mins, if the dough is loose, add little rice flour and knead it well.
  • Grease your palm and finger with oil, take a small portion of the orange dough roll it to ball, make lines with fork.
  • Insert a clove in the top of the ball, it looks like pumpkin. Continue the small with the leftover orange dough and steam them for 10 mins.
  • Take a small portion of the green dough and shape it to a leaf or use a leaf cutter, cut the dough and steam them for 10 mins.

Serve the Pumpkin balls along with Leaves.

Spooky Nut Monster

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As Halloween nearing, I have been inspired by Nuts.com to share a healthy snack to enjoy rather than a candy. I wanted to make something healthy for everyone, also should suit Halloween and most of all should be loved by kids. I was hunting for recipe but nothing satisfied me, finally took on my very creation and created a fabulous, fantastic, healthy, delicious and a nutty dish, named it as “Spooky Nut Monster”, which goes out well for both breakfast and snack.

A very simple, easy, delicious and less time consuming snack to prepare. Everyone in my family including my kids loved it. Not only for Halloween, it goes out well for breakfast and also consuming for breakfast would be the better as it’s full and full of nuts.

Wish you all a Happy Halloween and stay tuned for upcoming Halloween recipes. Let us move on to the recipe …

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #92 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner. Do check out my other Halloween Recipes in this link: http://wp.me/p3UwPt-2CH, also stay tuned for more recipes in another 4 to 5 hrs.

Spooky Nut Monster

Spooky Nut Monster

Ingredients:

  • Pie dough – 4 balls (a big lemon size)
  • Walnuts – ¼ cup
  • Cashew nuts – ¼ cup
  • Almonds / Badam – ¼ cup
  • Black raisins – 15 nos
  • Oats – 2 tbsp
  • Cornflakes – ½ cup
  • Cherries – 10 nos
  • Mixed fruit jam – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 3 cups
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar or Brown sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Tart pan or a Muffin Tray

Preparation:

  • Prepare the Pie dough or use a ready Pie dough and divide them 5 lemon size portion and roll them to balls. ( I used home-made pie dough).
  • Coarsely crush or pound all the dry fruits except raisins and cherried one by one using mortar and pestle or blender (make sure that it should be coarsely pound).
  • Mix all the pounded dry fruits with sugar or brown sugar, butter and a pinch of salt. Keep it aside.
  • Grease the tart pan and preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Roll out the dough balls and place gently in the Tart pan. Bake it for 6 mins or until it starts turning golden brown.
  • Remove from the over, fill it with the dry fruit mixture and bake for 3 mins.
  • Remove from the oven, let it cool down, and carefully remove the cup of nuts. Keep it aside.
  • Take the mixed fruit jam in a mixing bowl, pour in a tbsp. of milk and beat continuously with a spoon for 5 to 6 mins or until it reaches thick syrup consistency.
  • Place the Black raisins to form the eyes of a monster, and halve (lengthwise) the cherry and place it gently on the cup of nuts to form the mouth.
  • Pour in ½ cup or your desired quantity of milk over the nuts.
  • Drop the jam (syrup consistency) here and there all over the cup of nuts, to resemble the flow of blood.

Serve it a bowl. I have decorated it with a paper bat, sticked to the tooth pick

Shell life: Stays fresh for almost 2 weeks when stored in an air-tight container before adding milk. Stays only for a day when milk is added.

Do check out my home-made pie dough recipe in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/10/25/pie-crust/.

 

Pumpkin Pie

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When my pie crust turned out very well, how to wait for the other recipe and now here comes my Pumpkin Pie for Halloween Day. A very easy, simple, tasty and mouth-watering dish. I would say this as Kids Favorite. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check other baking recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/baking/

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin – 300 gm
  • Pie crust – 1 no
  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Salt a pinch

Preparation:

  • Prepare Pie Crust: https://madraasi.com/2015/10/25/pie-crust/.
  • Peel and grate the pumpkin, keep it aside.
  • Heat butter in non-stick vessel, add in the grated pumpkin, salt and pour the honey.
  • Cook for 5 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Pour in the cooked pumpkin mixture to the pie crust.
  • Bake for about 10 mins or until the pumpkin gives a classy appearance in 200 degree C.
  • Remove the oven and allow it to cool down.
  • Cut to desired shape and serve.

Serve at room temperature.

Note: You can also garnish with chopped pistachios and serve it.