Monday, August 30, 2010

Sweet Corn Halwa for Krishna Janmashtami

I wish all Neivedyam visitors a very happy Krishna Janmashtami!!
I am posting this in advance as I will be very busy decorating my kids as little Krishnas:)


1 cup sweet corn (frozen or fresh- Boiled and pureed)
3-4 tbsp ghee
dry fruits for garnish
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Khoya
3-4 tbsp milk (optional)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder


Heat a pan and add 1tsp ghee. To this add raisins, cashew nuts and almonds. Saute well and set aside. In the same pan add 2 tbsp ghee and sweet corn puree. Let it cook for a minute. To this add sugar, milk, khoya, cardamom powder and 1 tbsp ghee. If you do not get good khoya, you can add plain sweet pedas and reduce the sugar content. When the mixture cooks and leaves the sides of the pan, remove from heat and garnish with dry fruits and serve. This halwa is very healthy for kids.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baby corn-mint soup

1 cup peas fresh or frozen (Boiled and pureed)
1-2 garlic cloves finely sliced
2-3 baby corn sliced
1-2 mint sprig
2 tsp butter
salt to taste
1/2 tsp pepper powder


Heat a pan. To this add butter and garlic to saute well.Add corn slices and saute for 2-3 minutes.Add the peas puree and bring to boil. If the mixture is thick, add some water to bring a soup like consistency. Add salt and pepper.
Add chopped mint leaves and bring to boil.
If you wish you can add fresh cream to garnish.(optional)
Serve hot.

Crispy Baby-corn stir fry..

This recipe is the same as Mushroom stir fry. My kids are big fan of baby corn and mushrooms. These two are a must have in my fridge. I use both mushrooms and babycorn as toppings on dosas.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hand-made edible sweet rakhis and a lovely Onam Sadhya!!

Little Diya (2 yrs) and Jai (6 Yrs) were curiuos to eat up the rakhis....


2 or 3 store bought pedas or sweet khoya
1 pkt Gems (candy)
1 pkt sweet mouth freshining Jeera candies
1 pkt gummy stretchy candies
some pumpkin seeds
4-5 Cherries

Lay the stretchy candies for making the strap. Make flat shapes of the pedas and decorate as you wish.
I felt happy making them for my kids, but could not post them in time as my net was down

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Our Neighbours had invited us for a wonderful Onam Meal....