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Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi dhoodh – Indian Winter recipes

Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi dhoodh – Indian Winter recipes

Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal) is prepared during winters in most of the Indian families. Turmeric milk is known as Panagarkandu Paal (பணங்கற்கண்டு பால்) or Manjal Milakku Paal (Turmeric Pepper Milk) in Tamil and known as Haldi Dhoodh in Hindi. In Tamil nadu, we use to prepare this milk with fresh turmeric, dates palm jaggery (panangarkandu), black pepper. Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal), is good for sore throat and cold. It helps in weight loss and also helps in better sleeping during nights.

I got Dates Palm Jaggery from Ekgaon, an online portal that connects farmers across India. Click Here for purchase from Ekgaon.

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Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panangarkandu Paal)

Turmeric Milk (Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi Doodh / Indian winter recipes

Turmeric Milk (Manjal Panagarkandu Paal)

Turmeric Milk (Panagarkandu Paal) can also prepared with turmeric powder instead of fresh turmeric roots and Jaggery instead of Dates Palm Sugar. A very simple but healthy drink that can be prepared in minutes, with perfection even by beginners. Give a try and share your feedback.

Turmeric milk (Panangarkandu Paal), Haldi doodh, fresh turmeric recipes

Turmeric Milk (Panangarkandu Paal) / Haldi Doodh / Indian winter recipes

Ingredients:

  • Turmeric Roots / மஞ்சள் – 30 to 50 gm
  • Milk / பால் – 1 litre
  • Dates Palm Jaggery / பணங்கறகண்டு – ½ cup
  • Black pepper / மிளகு – 2 tsp

Making of Turmeric Milk / Panangarkandu Paal / Haldi Doodh –

 

Preparation:

  • Peel and chop the turmeric roots.
  • Crush the turmeric roots using mortar and pestle.
  • Add black pepper to turmeric and coarsely crush it.
  • Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan, add in the coarsely crushed turmeric roots and black pepper.
  • Bring it to boil, add in the dates palm jaggery to it.
  • Mix it well, let it boil for few mins in low flame or until the milk thickens.
  • Remove it from fire, strain the milk, and transfer it to vessel.

Serve hot or warm.

Note: Make sure to serve hot or warm, otherwise it never works and the taste of black pepper would make the milk more spicy and uncomfortable to drink. You can adjust the quantity of black pepper and dates palm jaggery as you required.

 

 

Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder Review / How to assemble Master Chef jar / How to slice, grind, chop and knead using Preethi Zodiac Master Chef Jar

Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder Review / How to assemble Master Chef jar / How to slice, grind, chop and knead using Preethi Zodiac Master Chef Jar

As a part of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder Review, here comes the review of the Master Chef Jar. As the name, as it can make wonders with the little help from our side in this rushed lifestyle. Just few minutes it can chop, slice, grate the vegetables, Boneless chicken, Boneless mutton, moreover it can also knead the flour may be atta or maida (all-purpose flour) in minutes.

Video review of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder / Review of Preethi master chef jar / Video review of Kitchen appliances –

CLICK HERE to see our Unboxing Video / Review of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder

Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder – Master Chef Jar has a blade coupler, 4 blades, blade holder, citrus bowl, citrus cone, pusher.

  • Blades – There are 4 different types of blade for chopping, slicing, grating and kneading.
  • Blade coupler – Blade coupler is used to hold the blade along with the blade holder.
  • Blade holder – Blade holder is used to the slicing and grating blades.
  • Citrus bowl – Citrus bowl is used to filter the juice.
  • Citrus cone – Citrus cone is fixed to the top of the citrus bowl, which helps in squeezing out the juice.
  • Pusher – Here the pusher acts both as a pusher and a measuring cup (for kneading)
  • Master chef jar – Master chef jar is made of transparent plastic, it has measurements in both milli liters and cups, which helpful for kneading the dough.

CLICK HERE to know how to make use of 3-in-1 Juicer Jar.

Why Master Chef Jar?

As it makes wonders like chopping, slicing, grating and kneading in just minutes with the help from our side it is known as master chef jar. Not only for vegetables, but it can also perform all these actions with boneless chicken and mutton.

  • Slicing: Slicing action has a different blade and a separate way of assembling the jar. I have sliced raw banana and prepared raw banana chips. Raw banana was very thinly sliced, so the chips stayed very crispy. All you need is just to peel skin off and insert the banana through the opening in the lid and push it through the pusher.
  • Grating: Grating action has a different blade and a separate way of assembling the jar. I had grated the carrots, and the grated carrots was perfect in shape. The size of the grated pieces depends on the size who chop the carrot pieces and add it to the jar. It was just done within seconds, all you need is to cut the corners of the carrots, peel and drop it through the opening in the lid and push it through the pusher.
  • Chopping: Chopping action has a different blade and a separate way of assembling the jar. I had chopped cucumbers, and minced the boneless chicken. The size depends on the time spend for chopping, all you need is to peel the vegetables or clean the meat, roughly chop them into medium size pieces and add it to the jar, cover with the lid and turning the unit ON.
  • Kneading: Kneading action too has a different blade and the way of assembling the jar is similar to that of chopping. The flour is added to the jar, along with salt and oil, then kneading for few seconds and then pouring of water whenever needed using push through the lid. Here the pusher acts as a measuring cup, one cup(pusher) of flour, there is a marking of the water level in the pusher itself. More over the dough was very soft, the happiest thing was “No Sticky Hands”. I liked this feature like anything, you could also knead batter for bread, and cookie, as this kneading kneads only in one direction.
  • Citrus Bowl and Citrus Cone: Citrus bowl perfectly juices out from mosambi, and make sure to use only big citrus fruits and highly not recommended for lemon. But to be honest I am not that much happy over this citrus bowl, since I feel the manual of citrus juicing is good.

Recipes:

  • Prepared Banana chips using the sliced Banana
  • Prepared Healthy Carrot and cucumber salad – using chopped cucumber and grated carrot. Give a try to the salad, finely chopping of salad, you give a little watery texture to the salad, which helps the olive oil, pepper powder and salt to blend well with salad.
  • Prepared Chicken roll using the Kneading dough and the minced chicken, it all took few mins.
  • Prepared Orange juice using the citrus bowl.

CLICK HERE to know how to make use of 3 basic jars of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder.

Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder Review / How to assemble Master Chef jar / How to slice, grind, chop and knead using Preethi Zodiac Master Chef Jar

Suggestion: There is one strong and high suggestion, I felt a most and a must to perform activity missing and it’s none other than the “COCONUT SCRAPER”, since Indian kitchen’s never get filled with coconut. From my point of view, I use coconut at least once in two days, may be for a chutney, curry, gravy or in extracting coconut milk. Together with the citrus cone why don’t a scraper fill that place, it would be a perfect Master Chef Jar to all the Indian Kitchen.

Right from my personal experience, I would highly recommend Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder for all the Indian Kitchen.

Check out our Preethi Zodiac UNBOXING, HOW TO USE BASIC JAR, HOW TO ASSEMBLE AND MAKE USE OF JUICER also.

 

 

 

Ellu Urundai Recipe / Sesame Balls Recipe / Easy and Healthy recipe / Healthy snacks recipe

Ellu Urundai Recipe / Sesame Balls Recipe / Easy and Healthy recipe / Healthy snacks recipe

Ellu urundai / Sesame Balls is one among the must to prepare during Vinayagar Chaturthi in all south Indian families. Already I have shared a version of Ellu Urundai or sesame balls – which as soft and melt in mouth version and now the other version which is crunchy and chewy. Also, do check out our video – which has both versions of Ellu Urundai together as a special of Vinayagar Chaturthi. Also it is known as Chimli urundai.

CLICK HERE for more Vinayagar Chaturthi recipes and CLICK HERE for more Diwali/Deepavali recipes.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday#185 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ellu urundai or Sesame laddo is the combination of both ellu /sesame and jaggery. Ellu urundai / Sesame balls has more health benefits as they lower cholesterol level, protect heart health, improves blood pressure, balances hormones, burns fat and so on. And so, they can be consumed anytime as it takes just 5 mins to prepare. Also, this can be prepared in bulks and store in an air-tight container, as it stays fresh for a week. Let me share the recipe…

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Ellu Urundai / Sesame Balls / Crunchy Ellu Urundai recipe

Ingredients:

  • Ellu / Black Sesame / Til seeds – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Making of Ellu urundai / Sesame Balls –

Preparation:

  • Dry roast sesame / ellu in a heavy bottomed vessel for 2 mins or until it crackles. Roast only in medium flame else the sesame will be burnt and you give a slight bitter taste.
  • Remove it from flame and transfer it to a plate, spread it and let it rest until it reaches the room temperature.
  • Add jaggery and pour water, bring it boil, make sure it reaches the syrup consistency (once you let a drop of syrup to a bowl of water, it should not dissolve) Check out the consistency in the video as the consistency is very important here.
  • Add the sesame seeds to the jaggery syrup, remove it from fire, keep on stirring once in a while for 2 mins or until it thickens and comes to a rolling consistency.
  • Now take a small portion of sesame/ellu and roll it to a ball, let it rest for mins or until it reaches room temperature.
  • Store it in an air-tight container, and it stays fresh for a week.