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Thinai Kesari / Foxtail Millet Kesari

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Already I have shared a video of making palm jaggery syrup using PalmJaggery from Ekgaon, an online grocery shopping platform where the products are directly from farmers to customers. Palm jaggery was of high quality and liked the texture, fragrance and now again it’s Thinai / Foxtail Millet from them.

Also check out my Rava Kesari / Semolina Kesari, Aval Kesari / Poha KesariSemiya Kesari  / Vermicelli Kesari and Paal Kesari / Milk Kesari

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Thinai Kesari / Foxtail Millet Kesari

Coming to Foxtail Millet / Thinai Arisi, at times when I feel bore to use to rice and shift to millets, so I use to have millets at home on regular basis. When thought of making something with this Thinai, I liked to make a sweet, melting in the mouth due to the monsoon here in Bangalore, India. This resulted me in making my all-time favorite.

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Thinai Kesari was too heavenly, that kept melting in mouth. Usually I like the kesari to be in melting consistency, so just like that I have ground the millet to coarse granules and prepared this kesari. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Thinai Arisi / Foxtail Millet – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – ¼ cup
  • Red food colour – ¼ tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 5 nos

Making of Thinai Kesari / Foxtail Millet Kesari –

Preparation:

  • Grind the Thinai Arisi / Foxtail millet to a coarse powder (for getting mashing consistency) and keep it aside.
  • Heat a kadai, add a tsp of ghee/clarified butter, add the coarsely grounded thinai arisi / foxtail millet, fry until they turn golden brown.
  • Transfer it to a plate, spread it and bring it to room temperature.
  • Heat 6 cups of water in a kadai, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, add the red color and add the roasted thinai arisi / foxtail millet little by little, cover and cook until the millet is cooked.
  • Once it’s cooked, add the sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Drizzle a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter and cook for few mins.
  • Meanwhile heat the leftover ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add the cashew nuts, cook until it turns golden brown.
  • Add the raisins, along with cashew and cook until it doubles in size.
  • Transfer the roasted nuts along with the ghee/clarified butter to the kesari, give a stir.
  • Cook for 5 mins in medium flame, remove it from fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Goes out well along with breakfast, lunch, dinner or even it can be served in tea-time.

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Karupatti Mittai Recipe / Palm Jaggery Candy Recipe / How to make Seerani Mittai – Thoothukudi Special Recipe

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Karuppatti Mittai is one of the most famous and authentic sweet in Thoothukudi District (thoothukudi, kovilpatti and sathur). It’s my favorite from childhood, since it resembles the shape of ladder, I use to call it “Yeannipadi Mittai (ladder candy)”. It has been years, I had this sweet, so when I thought of preparing sweets for Diwali this was on my list when I got the recipe.

As I have heard it would be difficult in the making, thought atleast if reach some 75% to the exact taste I would be happy. But it was a wonder when it was perfect, my kids liked it to the core. Also it was vanished in minutes. So hereafter I would say Karuppati Mittai will be prepared very often by me. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Raw rice / Pacharisi – ¾ cup
  • White Lentil / Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – ¼ cup
  • Karuppatti / Palm Jaggery – 300 gm
  • Dry ginger (sukku) powder – ¾ tsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Karuppatti Mittai / Palm Jaggery Candy –

Preparation:

  • Soak the raw rice and white lentil separately in water for overnight. Drain the water, grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling water. Transfer it to a bowl and let it rest for 15 to 30 mins,
  • Meanwhile, prepare palm jaggery syrup – Crush the palm jaggery, add it to a heavy bottomed vessel, pour a cup of water, cook in medium flame and stir until it dissolves.
  • Once dissolves, strain the impurities and again cook in medium flame with dry ginger powder and cardamom powder until it reaches syrup consistency.
  • Meanwhile oil in a kadai, take a plastic sheet or milk packet, clean it well and make a small hole at the bottom of the packet.
  • Fill it with the batter, and start piping it to the oil, when it’s hot.
  • Turn the side and cook on both sides, do not over-cook them.
  • Remove it from fire and drop it to the palm jaggery syrup, give a gently press, so that it would get soaked well in the syrup.
  • Remove it from the syrup, wait until it comes to room temperature.

Stays fresh for 3 days in room temperature.

Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa

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Corn Flour Halwa is a very easy, simple and ready in minute’s halwa, compared to all the other halwa’s. Corn Halwa is prepared in many color by adding food color, like green, yellow, orange or red. Corn Flour Halwa has a glassy appearance, which melts in mouth with delicious taste and little crunchiness of Cashew nuts induced in the halwa. Let me share the recipe…

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #140 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa

Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa

Ingredients:

  • Corn Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cup
  • Water – 1 cup + 1 ½ cups
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos (broken into pieces)
  • Food Color (red) – ¼ tsp

Making of Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa –

Preparation:

  • Take corn flour and food color in a wide mouth bowl, pour 1 ½ cups of water, mix well, so that the corn flour dissolves well in water and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Meanwhile, take sugar in a heavy bottom pan or kadai, pour 1 cup of water, and mix well until the sugar dissolved.
  • Cook in medium flame, until it thickens (not sugar syrup consistency, before reaching sugar syrup consistency).
  • Pour the corn flour water, keep on stirring otherwise lumps would be formed.
  • Cook in medium flame, meanwhile heat ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add the cashew nuts and fry them until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Pour the roasted cashew nuts and ghee to the corn flour, mix well, until it comes to the halwa consistency.
  • Grease a tray with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter and transfer the halwa to the tray, spread it evenly with the backside of the spoon, sprinkle cardamom powder and let it rest for 10 mins.
  • Now gently slice the halwa into equal shapes.

Serve hot or at room temperature.