Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Digestive biscuits - 12-14 biscuits
Melted butter - 1/4 cup
Banana - 4
Caramelised condensed milk - 1 tin( I used nestle caramel)/ Sweetened condensed milk - 2 tins
Whipping cream-2 cup
Icing sugar - According to your sweetness
If you are using sweetened condensed milk immerse 2 tins in boiling water and simmer it for 2-3 hours.Its a long process.Make sure that you completely immerse the tin in water because I have read that tin might explode if you dont immerse it fully.I used nestle caramel which made my job easier.
To make biscuit crumbs place the biscuits in a plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin.Add melted butter to the biscuits crumbs and mix well.Spread the mixture evenly in a tin with removable base and gently press it.Refrigerate it for 1-2 hours.Spread the caramel mixture above the biscuit layer and spread it evenly.Slice the banana and make a layer or two above the caramel layer. Finally whip the cream with sugar and spread the cream above the banana layer.Deccorate with grated chocolate.Keep in in the fridge for few hours before you serve it.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I feel so bad for not catching up with your posts and for not updating mine too. I think for me active bloggging is not possible for a couple more months.For me winter is the best time for blogging when we dont go out much and have so much time to kill.Eventhough the word Winter itselves scares me I have blogging to look forward too.
I am also excited about our vaccation next month. We are going on to India for 4 weeks. My little boy is going to turn 2 years in september so we are planning to have a small party there with his grandparents ,friends and family. I have already started shopping which never makes me tired.I have to get some gifts for my close family and friends.
I dont have any recipe today I am posting a simple snack which my mother used to make in aduppu(grilling on charcoal),we call it chutta pazham .
Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcious.Place the plantains in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.Allow it cool down .Remove the skin and enjoy !!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Kalathappam is a kannur special tea time snack ,we usually make this is in a pressure cooker but this was my first attempt in oven and the result was unbelievable, it came out so well without any burns which used to be my problem when I make this in cooker.
Rice - 1 1/4 cup
Cooked rice - 1/4 cup
Jaggery -5- 6 cubes( according to your sweetness)
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Shallots - 10 nos
Coconut cuts- 2 tbs
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Cumin powder - a pinch
Soak rice for 5-6 hrs in water.Grind rice with cooked rice and grated coconut by adding enough water and prepare a loose batter.Add cumin powder and cardamom powder. Allow the batter to stand for 5-6 hrs or if you want to use batter immediately add baking soda.Melt the jaggery by adding little water and add this to the batter.
In a thick saucepan add some ghee/coconut oil and saute the chopped shallots till light brown in colour.In a small pan add some oil and brown the coconut cuts.Add this to the sauted shallots.Pour the batter to the saucepan and gently warm the mixture by stirring continiously .Pour the batter into a greased tin and bake in a preheated oven at 170 degree centigrade for 25- 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.Allow it cool down for another half and hour before you cut it.