Sunday, February 1, 2009

Rava Fruit Kheer (Ravai Pazha Payasam) and... 1 year of Blogging!


Its a year, already! My first post on this blog, was exactly one year ago.. Its just incredible to think back my journey in this blogosphere for the past 1 year. What a great year it has been! Though creating this blog was so unplanned, I think this was one of the best spontaneous decisions I've ever made! When I started taking baby steps into my blog, I was a little pessimistic that I may not have time to keep it going after a few posts, but it has far surpassed my expectations, and I can't believe that I've made 77 posts in a year and still managing to maintain the pace! Just the feeling that I could write something atleast a week, in spite of my regular family commitments and routine, keeps my morale high.

Although the original intention for this blog was just share my favorite recipes, this blog now has also become an outlet for me - a space to express all my thoughts through my regular rants and ramblings... about my Excitement and Frustration, Likings and Dislikings, Laziness and Energy.... and ofcourse about my Passion for cooking! Becoming a blogger and blog-reader, has taught me so many things along the way. I've improved my photography and writing skills (atleast a little bit), and ofcourse, I learned a lots of wonderful recipes! Every step along the way has been so much fun.. selecting the blog's name, designing the layout, clicking photos, first post.. and I still remember how much I was excited to see the first comment on my blog! I danced a little after knowing that somebody has taken the time to read my content and is willing to try my recipe!

Embarking into this blogging journey, I had no idea that I will be making so many wonderful and inspiring blogger friends on my way! Its amazing how well I got connected with you all. What something started as a simple recipe site to share just with my family, has now grown into something much beyond, with a wider range of readers and a community of friends! I thank you all for visiting my blog as and when you can and leaving such nice and encouraging words. A special thanks to my family & friends for their support and encouragement. Without you all, I probably wouldn't have come this far.

To celebrate my little blog's first year, I'm posting a dessert today. This is a slight variation from the regular kheer and I first tasted this at my friends place a while ago. I liked this healthy and tasty recipe with the addition of rava which brings a nice consistency to the dish. As usual, a simple and easy party dessert!

Ingredients:
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Fresh fruits - 1 cup (banana, grapes, apple, cherries etc. Do not use sour fruits like pineapple or orange)
  • Rava - 2.5 tbsp
  • Almonds - 12 to15
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp (or) 5 cardamoms crushed finely.
Procedure:
  • Soak the almonds in hot water for atleast 15 mins.
  • Dry roast the rava and set aside.
  • Mix the milk and water and bring it to boil. Simmer for 5 - 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile, peel off the skin from the almonds and make a paste out of them. Add this to the boiling milk and mix gently. Boil for 2 mins.
  • Now add the rava little by little and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Boil for 5 mins under medium flame while stirring often.
  • Now add the fruits, sugar and the cardamom powder one by one and mix gently. Boil for 5 more mins in low heat. Remove from heat.
Delicious fruit kheer is ready!

32 comments:

DEESHA said...

wow Sujatha, 1 year of blogging, Congratulations .. looking fwd to many such years . happy blogging .. this recipe is totally new to me. looks delicious with the fruits

Cham said...

Congrats! Wish you many more years of Happy blogging. I was so excited too when i saw my first comment.
Very different kheer and with a nice touch of fruit.

Sujatha said...

Girls, that was super fast! Thanks so much for your nice words..

Indhu said...

Congrats on 1 year of blogging.. and lovely payasam... will try this one :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new to me.. sounds interesting.. gotto try. i have always made only kesari with rava. so this is a new recipe to me.

sriharivatsan said...

Congrauts and wishes for celebrating the first blog bday..Looking forward more recipies from you..

This kheer looks awesome and delicious..With fruits, kheer must have been lip smacking..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow kheer looks so tempting and congrats on your finishing 1 year lovely pic.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats!Payasam looks cool:) Never tasted before...should try some time:)

notyet100 said...

looks yum,..congrats for completin one yr,/.wish u mny more to come,..

Indranee said...

Thanks a ton Sujatha for your wishes! I see a lovely and yummy recipe here...looks great! Congrats also for completing 1 year of blogging!!

Priya said...

Wow COngrats n different delicious kheer with fruit..Wishing you many more years with more delicious dish,happy blogging!!!

Happy cook said...

Congragulation for 1 year of blogging.
Wishing you many more happy years of fun and delicious blogging.

Laavanya said...

Wow.. has it been a year already? Congratulations!

This kheer is very new to me - how interesting.

Ramya Bala said...

wow..fruits in payasam..real yummy one and COngrats Sujatha..WIsh to see more more recipes from you ;)

Usha said...

Congratulations on completing one year of blogging Sujatha...looking forward to many more wonderful posts from you in the years to come....Kheer looks yum !

Purva Desai said...

Congrats on completing on year and may u celebrate many more years....rava kheer is new for me...sounds unique and looks inviting too

Viki Xavier. said...

Wow congrats dear. Rava kheer is very innovative. Yummy..
Happy blogging dear:)

veena said...

Hi ..
Congrats ....Wish u many more years of blogging ...Rava pazha payam looks so nice and its must try recipe

Love
veena

n33ma said...

Happy Bday to your blog.Good job.Kheer looks wonderful.

meeso said...

Happy Birthday to your Blog! Great looking kheer... Can't wait to see your next year of posts!

Radha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Hearty congratulations onyour first year completion in blogging.
Rava fruit keer is really a nice
recipe.

suparna said...

Interesting kheer :0 Had tasted sweet rava kanji. This recipe is definitely unique. Looks superb and healthy.
Congos !on completing 1 year of blogging. I am a new blogger on board hope to get inspired by wonderful bloggers like u!!
TC

myspicykitchen said...

congrats sujatha!!! and happy first birthday to Spicy Khazana!!!!

Premyscakes said...

Wonderful post on your blog's birthday. Wish u many more years filled with yummy things in your life and to much more yummy dishes to your blog too.
Cheers.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Congrats on blog's first b'day...an ideal payasam for celebration :)

SriLekha said...

hi
i just noticed that ur back from vacation!
1 year of blogging is really amazing!
wow! recipe looks yummy n delicious!
Microwave oven series is going on!
join with us in the EFM-Microwave Oven Series!

sagari said...

rava payasam looks very colorfull sujatha

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very nice recipe. Looks so good. So creative and innovative. YUM!. Lovely presentation....

Sia said...

congrats sujatha... it's real pleasure to have u in this food blog world :)

Dershana said...

happy anniversery and many more years of blogging, sujatha!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sujatha....I tried this today and it came out awesome. Thanks a lot for posting this recipe which tastes absolutely divine and is easy to prepare.

- Karthika

Sujatha said...

Hi Karthika, I'm so glad you liked it.. :) Thanks for taking the time to let me know!