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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Capsicum - Rava Upma (Uppittu).

Capsicum Rava Uppittu (Upma) is a healthy snack and we can have them for breakfast, as snack or for dinner too. Adding Capsicum to Upma gives a good aroma and adds taste to Upma.

Lets see some benefits of Semolina and Capsicum which are main ingredients in Capsicum Upma.

As we all know Rava or Rave (in Kannada language) is from durum wheat and contain lots of minerals such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium. Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins, E and B group which are essential for good immunity from disease. Eating semolina makes you more active and it digested slowly, so that you do not feel hungry for a long time. For those who lead an active lifestyle, semolina is a quick and nourishing source of energy.

Capsicum  helps to keep the skin clear, prevents rashes and pimples. It contain vitamin A which is good for eyes and helps to prevent eye diseases.Capsicum is helpful in treating pain - related diseases. It burns calories. Eating capsicum speeds up the metabolism. It reduces weight gain and prevents indigestion. It also regulates blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. Capsicum extract is one of the best hair growth boosting product. It also prevents hair fall.

Here is a recipe of Capsicum Upma. I have used Medium sized Rava, capsicum, grated coconut.

Capsicum Upma is a tasty dish which every one will love to have it. Its one of the most favourite breakfast and snack dish for the South Indian. A bowl of Hot and Spicy Upma and a cup of Coffee or Tea goes very well together. We can also serve this dish in small kitty parties or get together. This capsicum - rava upma is prepared without onions and you can have them on special days and fasting time.

Ingredients :
Medium sized Rava (Semolina) : 2 Cups
Capsicum : 2 (Medium Sized )
Coconut : 1/2 Cup (fresh and grated)
Green chilly :  2 to 3
Ginger : 1 Table spoon (grated)
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Ghee : 2 Table spoons
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera :1/2 Spoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves .
Salt : to taste
Water : 3 1/2 to 4 cups


1. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and capsicum. Grate coconut and ginger.
2. Boil water and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds, urid dal. Let the mustard spurt.
4. Add cut green chully, jeera and curry leaves. Add capsicum and fry nicely till they turn soft (2 nutes).
5. Add rava and fry with capsicum till the raw smell disappear.
6. Add salt, ginger and required boiling water.
7. Mix it well and stir till they turn little thick. cover the lid and cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Now remove the lid and put fresh grated coconut and 2 table spoons of ghee and stir slowly and put off the gas.
9.Shift the Ready Capsicum Upma to a serving dish.

10. Serve Capsicum Upma with a cup of coffee or tea...or curd and coconut chutney.

 Note : 

You can use more vegetables if you wish. Adding more oil or ghee adds to the taste but not a healthy habit. You can lesson or add more chilly according to your wish.
Time :  20 minutes
Serves : 4.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Besan Laddu

Besan laddu/laadu/ Unade is a sweet dish, you can have them any time of the day. Besan laddu is very easy and quick to prepare. This yummy, delicious sweet just melts in your mouth and gives energy too.
Besan/Channa flour/Chick Pea flour/ Kadale hittu, sugar and ghee are the main ingredients that are used in Besan Laddu.
As I said it it energetic because channa flour is loaded with carbohydrates and suger adds to the calories. Some people do have a habit of having besan laddu for breakfast along with their normal food. It goes well with Upma, Avalakki/ Beaten Rice Upma or khara bath, puliyogre and bisibele bath.
It is very precious prasadam to prepare during Gokulastami/Shree Krishna Janmastami, may because people do fast the whole day and have their limited prasadam after midnight. It is good to take this besan laddu for travelling, kids party, kids snack box and ladies parties.
Lets see the recipe now:
Things needed:
Besan _ 2 cup
Sugar -1  cup ( dry grind and powder it)
Ghee - 1 cup
Cardamom - 5 to 6 pods
Dry fruits - 1/4 cup ( Cashew ( cut in to small ) and raisens )+ Almonds (Optional)

Method :
1. Keep a pan on the fire, put 1 table spoon of ghee and fry cashew and raisens and remove them. 
2. Add besan and fry in that ghee until raw smell disappears. (Approximately  6 to 8 minutes). Put off the fire and shift the roasted flour to a big bowl.
3. Powder the sugar along with cardamom seeds. Melt the ghee and keep it ready.
4. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Divide the mixture into small portion.
5. Add ghee (Little by little) to one portion and mix it well and prepare laddus.
6. Once that portion of mixture is done, add ghee to the next portion and repeat the same.
7. Prepare laddu and shift them to a serving tray and serve or keep it in a air tight box.
Note :
Fry besan on slow flame so that it does not get burnt. Do not add ghee immediately . let it cool a bit . Then add ghee. Dividing the mixture into small portion helps you too prepare laddu easily. Mixture does not get dry very soon since it is small portion. You can also add some hot boiled milk instead of ghee and prepare laddu. But not only the taste differ, the shelf life of laddu prepared with ghee will be more. (At least 15 days) and milk used laddu will be only 3 to 4 days.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 15 to 16 laddus. (According to the size).

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