Monday, October 27, 2008

Having a feast?

Moong Dal Ladoos, Kalakand ..

Ribbon Pakodas

This is a short and sweet post.. No rambling or blah-blahs this time.. Just extending my previous post and just wanted to quickly post my snacks and sweets that I made for Diwali... I made Moong Dal Ladoos, Kalakand and Savory flat Pakodas. Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali!

Kalakand:

I love this sweet since it tastes very similar to my favorite Paalkova and I was excited to see the recipe for it when Cham posted it in her blog a while before. I decided to try it for Diwali and it just came so good! My hubby loved it and he was complaining that I made too little :) I made Cham's stove top version. Thanks Cham, for posting such a wonderful recipe!

Mix 1 can of condensed milk, equal measure of home made paneer, and 4-5 cardamom pods together. Heat this mixture in a pan and bring it to boil, then reduce the heat and keep stirring for about 10 mins. You will notice that the mixture will start thickening and finally tend to separate from the pan. Pour this in a greased pan and top it with chopped nuts of your choice. Let it cool and cut into your desired shapes.

Moong Dal Laddoos:

Roast 1 cup of moong dal (yellow) in a pan. Let it cool. Meanwhile grind 1/2 cup of sugar and 4-5 cardamom pods to a fine powder. Transfer to a wide bowl. Then grind the roasted moong dal to a fine powder too. Mix it with the sugar powder. Roast some cashews in 1 tsp ghee and add it to the mixture. Then add 1/4 cup of hot ghee and mix well. Make laddoos while the mixture is still warm.

Ribbon Pakkodas:

Mix 2 tbsps of water with 1 tbsp of garlic paste, strain and save the water. Discard the pulp. Then mix 1 cup of besan (gram flour/kadala mavu), 2 tbsp butter, 1 tsp chilli powder, garlic extract and salt with water and make a dough similar to a chapathi flour consistency. Fill the Murukku maker (fix the appropriate lid) with this dough and squeeze small circles into hot oil and deep fry.

Sending these dishes to Priti's Festive Food: Diwali, Srivalli's JFI Festival Food - Diwali.

33 comments:

Cham said...

Ah sweety you are like me, Made moong dhal ladoos yum yum. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Divya Vikram said...

I need a bite of the kalakhand..Hapy Diwali!

Usha said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family, the sweets and the ribbon pakoda look perfect :-)

Laavanya said...

Everything looks great Sujatha.. esp the kalakand.

Sagari said...

deleciosssss treatsss sujatha

Sujatha said...

Divya and Laavanya - Kalakand credit goes to Cham! I just followed her recipe.. :) But you are welcome to come to my place and have a bite.. :)

anudivya said...

Oh boy! Those look wonderful, nice presentation Sujatha.

Yasmeen said...

Have a wonderful diwali Sujatha:)
tasty looking food,I'll check back for the moong dal laddu recipe:)

Cilantro said...

Wish you and your family a very wonderful and happy deepavali...Lovely sweets ans snacks. I made Ribbon pakoda too.

Curry Leaf said...

Now I know you had a wonderful diwali.I loved kalakhand

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Happy Diwali to you too Sujatha. That's not fair to post such wonderful pics and keep us waiting :( i am looking forward to kalakand recipe..

Gita's Kitchen said...

Thanks a lot Sujatha. The sweets looks so mouth watering :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That really looks so gorgeous!Kalakand looks really perfect!!hope u had a happy diwali:)

Priti said...

The feast looks yummy & perfect...cool one....Wish U Happy Diwali

Kitchen Flavours said...

Iam drooling over. Yummylicious treats.

Sireesha said...

I am drooling over ur gorgeous and fabulous feast...

Cham said...

I think I should have reduced sugar in moong dhal too. Hope u had a wonderful Diwali too.. Do you make non-veg for Diwali?

Jaishree said...

The sweets and the ribbon pakoda look perfect.wonderful & nice presentation Sujatha.Happy Diwali to you and your family.

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god what a festive cooking. Love the ribbon pokaras and sweets, too delectable. The kalakhand is always crowd pleaser

Sia said...

gorgeous diwali treats. bealted diwali wishes to u and ur family, sujatha :)

DEESHA said...

thatz a great feast indeed .. All of em look lovely .. Happy deepavali

Sujatha said...

Sia, Jaishree and Deesha - Happy Diwali to all of you :) Hope you all had a wonderful time..

Cham - Yes we make Non-veg on diwali.. For us, diwali is not complete without Idli and mutton kuzhambu :) What about you Cham?

raaji said...

kalakand looks so mouthwatering sujatha....want a small bite.....

Illatharasi said...

My mouth is watering seeing those sweet and pakodas... all look so tempting:)

Andhra Flavors said...

ohh so many traditional dishes for diwaali

Uma said...

OMG, so many wonderful treats for Diwali! Kudos Sujatha! each and every thing looks so mouth-watering. I have a recipe for moong dal laddus in my blog too! They taste very delicious, right?

SriLekha said...

wow! looking yum!

Purva Desai said...

Everything looks yummy and simply irresistible....
I am sure u'll had a delicious and yummy feast....

Vij said...

I am drooling over the pics! lovely pics and really tempting ones! Pakora looks perfect!

Uj said...

Hey very nice Diwali treats :) Everything looks so yummy

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, thats infact two great looking and delicious sweets fro Diwali...

TBC said...

What fabulous treats! Love the pics too! :)

Cham said...

Exactly I was wondering you should cook Non-Veg, we make mutton and idli the morni itself :)