Friday, July 19, 2013

Kadala Parippu Ada

 After my post on Kadala parippu Cake,here's another recipe with kadala parippu(Chickpeas)...again something sweet.And again a Malabar Special.You can check my other recipes of Malabar special Adas...Kaayada,Irachi Ada..etc specially prepared during the month of Ramadan.This Ada is made with a filling of Cooked Split Chick peas(Kadalaparippu),sugar and Coconut.Now coming to the recipe

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Coin parottas

This post was there in my drafts from a very long time.No idea what made this delay in posting this recipe.This is called coin parottas;I think it's because of its size and taste.These are comparatively small in size and taste almost like that of the Malabar layered parottas.The recipe for this is..

APF/Maida(plain flour)    21/2 cup(or more)
Milk                        1 cup
Egg                        1
Sugar                     2 tsp
Salt                       as needed
Ghee                     4 to 5 tbsp(or as needed) 

-In a large bowl add the milk,egg,sugar and salt;mix well till the sugar dissolves and every thing gets mixed properly.
-Now add in the flour and knead into a soft,non sticky dough(like how we do for chapatis).Cover this and Keep aside for 10 minutes.
-Pinch out equal lemon sized balls from this dough. You can make around 12 or 13 balls out of this.
-Take one ball,flatten it using a rolling pin on a floured surface(make it as thin as you can)
-Now spread a little ghee on top and then start rolling it from one end to the other and keep aside.**
-Take another ball and again flatten it as thin as you can,spread ghee on the surface and take the previously rolled one** and keep it at one end of this flattened chapati and again roll this together with the previous one(you get a little thicker roll this time)
-Place this 'double roll' on the third 'flattened ghee spread' chapati and again roll all of this..
-Now place this on the 4th 'flattened ghee spread' chapati and this whole thing on the 5th and 6th chapatis and roll (see image below)you get a 'log' of chapatis.*
-Similarly make another 'log' with rest of the 6 or 7 balls. Now you have two rolls.
-From each 'roll' cut 11/2" thick pieces crosswise (you will get 7 to 9 pieces from each roll) depends on how long your roll is.. 
-Now again flatten these pieces using a rolling pin or palm of your hand.
-Heat a non stick pan,on medium heat(use a large one so that you can place 3-4 at a time) place these coin parottas and cook flipping twice or thrice till golden brown appears on both sides.
-Stack 3-4 parottas together and beat them gently on the sides to make them flaky.
      Soft and yummy coin parottas are ready to serve
*Don't mind the long post (just gave them in details)
while preparing its just simple and the taste is worth the effort.
*Rolling these flattened pieces one on top of the other helps in forming layers,also the ghee added makes them real soft. 
*Using a spatula gently press while cooking to ensure even cooking.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kadalaparippu Cake(Pola) /Chana Dal/Lentils(Split Chick Peas) Cake

This cake is prepared with cooked chana dal.If you have the cooked dal ready then its easy to prepare.If it's difficult to make your kids eat dal then this recipe will surely help.A good way to sneak in this lentil :) 

 Chick peas/Kadala parippu cooked  3tbsp
 Egg                4
 Sugar             4 tbsp
 Milk powder    3 tbsp
 Cardamom powder   1/2 tsp
 Condensed milk         2 tsp(optional)
 Ghee     1 tbsp
Cooking Method
-In a blender add all the ingredients except ghee.
-Blend till all gets mixed well.
-Heat a non-stick cake pan. Spread ghee on all the sides and bottom of the pan.
-Pour in the mixture,keep covered on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes(till cooked).
-Cut into pieces and serve.

*Be careful not to add too much of Dal,it makes the cake dry.

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