Samwat Ke Chawal Ki Kheer

Samwak ke chaval kheer

Samwat Ke Chawal Ki Kheer

Kheer from India: Alternative names Payasam, payasa, ksheeram, fereni

Place of Origin: South Asia

Region or State: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal , Banladesh

Kheer is a South Asian rice pudding made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli, Samwat ke chawal with milk and sugar; it is flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payasam, payasa, gil-e-firdaus and fereni. Kheer made from this special kind of rice called Samwat ke chawal / parsai ke chawal ke kheer, is very delicious and easy to make.

Samwat Ke Chawal or Sama ke chawal or Barnyard millet is a wildly growing grain which is actually a seed not grain Sama ke chawal or Barnyard millet is vastly used during Navratri fasting as it is rich in complex carbohydrates and protein .It is considered an ideal food for fasting days in North India

Hi friends! This  year the Navratri festival season began from October 13, 2015. During the nine days, of Navratri people observe a strict diet but there are certain kinds of food which can be consumed. The cuisine during fasting is actually irresistible and more mouth-watering . There is a long list of the special kind of food which can be consumed during the Navratri vrat or fast. Here is a simple and delicious recipe for you.

Prep Time : 30 minutes

Cook time : 45 minutes approx.

Serve : 6

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Cuisine: Indian, (vrat or fasting time)

Course: Desserts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Samwat ke chawal / parsai ke chawal
  • 1 1/4 liter Milk toned
  • 12-15 cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp slivered Almonds
  • 12-15 Raisins
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 6 Green cardamoms, powdered

Method:

Step 1.

Wash Samwat ke chawal /rice well and soak in two cups of water for 1/2 an hour.

Step 2.

Roast slivered almonds and cashews lightly in microwave. After cutting the cashews into small pieces keep aside slivered and roasted almonds and cut cashew pieces aside.

Step 3.

Take milk in a deep heavy bottom pan and bring to boil on high flame. Add drained Samwat ke chawal / rice to milk and lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally.

Step 4.

Cook till the Samwat ke chawal /rice is fully cooked and the milk has reduced to approximately half.

Step 5.

Add sugar and keep cooking till the sugar has fully dissolved. Add raisins,cut almonds and cashew nuts and cardamom powder and cook for another ten minutes. The kheer should be thick but of dripping consistency.

Step 6.

Kheer is ready to sreve, garnish with slivered almonds and serve hot or chilled as per liking.

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Rava Laddoos

Rava laddus

 Semolina Laddus

Hi friends!A beginner’s recipe that doesn’t need any expertise.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

 Makes: 15 Laddus

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Recipe Category: Snacks, Mithai

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Rava / Sooji /fine Semolina
  • ½ cup Coconut , desiccated
  • 3/4 cup sugar, Powdered
  • 1/2 cup Warm milk
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts, crushed in to smaller pieces
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 6 Green cardamoms, peeled and powdered
  • 1/4 tsp saffron
  • 2 tbsp Ghee

Method:

Step 1.

Heat a kadhai / wok / or heavy bottom pan and dry roast the semolina for five -seven minutes on a low flame.

Step 2.

Add the desiccated coconut , mix well and fry for 7-8 minutes more. Take out the lightly roasted mixture in a bowl.

Step 3.

Heat one tbsp ghee in the same pan, add the cashew nuts and pistachios flakes fry till they turn light golden brown, add raisins fry for a minute .Remove and keep the fried fruit aside.

Step 4.

Heat remaining ghee in a kadhai / wok / or heavy bottom pan and fry the roasted rava/ sooji / semolina coconut mixture for 7-8 minutes on medium -low flame.

Step 5.

Boil 1/2 cup of milk in a pan add saffron, cardamom powder and sugar. Reduce the heat to low flame till the sugar gets dissolved completely switch off the stove.

Step 6.

Add milk, sugar, saffron and cardamom mix to the fried rava / sooji / semolina coconut mixture. Stir it well add the fried dry fruit. Mix it well and switch off the stove. Cool it for ten -fifteen minutes. Take equal portion of the mixture and shape it in to laddus . You will get fifteen laddus.

Note:

  • If you prefer a less sweeter version, add 2/3 cups of sugar instead of 1 cup.You can keep the laddus at room temperature for 3-4 days and in the refrigerator for a week.
  • I love semolina porridge. The comforting texture and taste, and the fact that it is light on the stomach, have made it one of my favorite foods to enjoy on a chilly night. Browsing through some health information on this wonder grain, I realized it has some stunning health benefits, too!

    Amazing Health Benefits of Semolina:

    Here’s a short list of what semolina can do for you:

  • Semolina is made from durum wheat, so it is digested slowly. This helps you feel full longer and prevents you from overeating.
  • Semolina improves kidney function, thanks to its potassium content.
  • Add some chopped nuts and raisins to your semolina porridge, and you increase its nutritional content as well as taste.
  • Add some chopped vegetables to savory semolina Upma, and you have a power-packed, as well as delicious, meal in a bowl.
  • Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins: E and the B group. Both, as we know, are essential for good immunity from disease.
  • For those who lead an active lifestyle, semolina is a quick and nourishing source of energy.
  • The trace minerals in semolina, such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium, are beneficial for the health of your bones and nervous system.
  • Of course those with gluten intolerance would need to avoid eating semolina.

    Ref. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-amazing-health-benefits-of-semolina.html

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Apple Raisin Pancakes

Apple raisin pancakes         Apples 1      +  Kishmish raisins

Apple Raisin Pancakes

Hi Friends!Put away the other choices and serve breakfast to the whole family with this simple, tasty and healthy pancake recipe.

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup fine flour / maida
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 level tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk for making the batter(approx)
  • Olive oil / or any Cooking oil for frying

For filling:

  •  300 gms Apples
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 70 gms Sugar granulated
  • 50 gms Raisins/ Kishmish
  • 1/2 cup walnut kernels, coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup Water

Method for making the filling:

 Step 1.

 Wash, peel, core, and cut the apples into tiny pieces. keep aside.

Step 2.

Put in a heavy bottom pan apple pieces sugar with water and kishmish / raisins and ground walnuts.

Step 3.

Cook on low heat gently, add cinnamon cook until apples are soft.

Step 4.

Spread on the pancakes & roll up. Serve hot.

Method for making the pancakes:

 Step 1.

Sieve All purpose flour / Maida, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Step 2.

Add  milk gradually to the flour mixture, add sugar and make a smooth batter( If any lumps occur, mix well).

Step 3.

 Heat a little cooking medium in a heavy bottom non stick frying pan & spread the cooking medium all over the pan.

Step.4

 Pour a little batter mixture into the pan; spread it evenly in a circular movement with a small ladle . Cook for two three minutes until set.

Step 5.

Free the edges of pancake with the spatula & turn over. Cook the pancake on both sides.

Step 6.

After half a minute or so turn the pancake on to a plate. Spread cooked apple raisins on the pancake, roll up. Serve with custard or honey.

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. This article provides a nutritional profile of the fruit and its possible health benefits.

Note:

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. This article provides a nutritional profile of the fruit and its possible health benefits.

Raisins pack more nutrition than their small size might indicate. When grapes are dehydrated to produce raisins, the nutrients become more concentrated, making a handful of raisins a snack rich in B vitamins, iron and potassium. Besides nutrients, raisins are also a good source of carbohydrates for energy.

Possible health benefits of apples:

Apples contain almost no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

A collection of research studies suggests that apples may well be one of the most healthy foods for you to include in your daily diet. Let’s take a look at the studies and the possible health benefits suggested by them:

  • Improving neurological health- quercetin one of the antioxidants found abundantly in apples
  • Preventing dementia-Including apples in your daily diet may protect neuron cells against oxidative stress-induced neurotoxicity and may play an important role in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Reducing your risk of stroke
  •  Lowering levels of bad cholesterol
  • Reducing your risk of diabetes-Apples could also help lower your risk of diabetes.
  •  Warding off breast cancer
  •  Obesity-reduces obesity

Ref.http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267290.php

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