Thursday, April 14, 2016

Oats Rava Ladoo Recipe | How to make Oats Rava Ladoo

Oats Rava Ladoo is a delicious yet simple sweet dish to serve. It's easy to make & consumes very less time in making. This ladoo consists of oats, sooji for the grainy texture, sugar & other few ingredients to make it flavorful. There are different variations in oat ladoo's, but today I'm sharing the easiest recipe here. Make & enjoy this dish for Sri Rama Navami. 

You can make these healthy Ragi Oats LadooRagi Rava ladoo or try these other recipes like Rava Ladoo, Besan ladoo & Thokkudu Ladoo for this Ram Navami festival.

Prep Time - 10mins
Cook Time - 10mins
Serves -14 Ladoo's

Oats Rava Ladoo Recipe 
  • 1Cup Oats
  • 1/2Cup Sooji
  • 1&1/2Cup granulated Sugar
  • 1&1/2Cup grind coconut
  • 1/4Cup ghee
  • 2Tsp elachi/Cardamom powder
  • 1/4Cup Cashews
Cooking Directions
  1. Grind sugar to smooth powder & keep aside.
  2. Heat pan with 1Tbs ghee. To that add cashews & fry them to light brown in color. Transfer them to a bowl.
  3. Next add 1tbs ghee to pan. Add in oats & fry them on low heat while stirring continuously. Oats should turn to light brown in color. Switch off heat & transfer them to a bowl.
  4. Now add 1Tsp of ghee to pan. To that add sooji & fry it on low flame for few seconds. Once you can feel the nice aroma while frying sooji, switch off heat & transfer it to a bowl.
  5. In a big bowl take oats, sooji, sugar, coconut, elachi powder, fried cashews & left ghee.
  6. Now mix them well using your hand or a spatula. Rub ghee to your palm & scoop up a little mixture to form ladoo.
  7. Make ladoo's with rest of the mixture. Store them in a air tight container for freshness & enjoy them.
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Monday, February 29, 2016

Zucchini Masala Vada Recipe | Zucchini Masala Vadai | How to make Zucchini Masala Vada

Zucchini Masala Vada
Zucchini Masala Vada is a spicy traditional vada made with Zucchini or Summer Squash along with chana dal and other added ingredients. This recipe was in my draft for months & finally today I was able to press the publish button for this dish. As mentioned I made them long back ago for a magazine. My mom was visiting us in USA & she helped me in making this dish. 
This deep-fried masala vada's are so delectable that you can never stop from munching on more of these. For a healthy version you can shallow fry or pan fry to enjoy them without any guilt. We enjoyed these masala vada's a lot & I hope you would too. 
You can accompany these Zucchini masala vada's along with a cup of your favorite drink for a relaxed evening.

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Zucchini Masala Vada
Prep Time - 2hr 30mins 
Cook Time-15mins
Serves – 3 to 4 people
3/4Cup chana dal
1/2Cup finely chopped onions
4Garlic cloves
1Tbs grated ginger
5Green chili’s
1/2Cup finely chopped mint
Salt to taste
Oil for deep-frying
- Soak chana dal for minimum of 2hrs.
- Grate Zucchini & add a pinch of salt to it. Leave for 10mins. Use a cheesecloth to squeeze out extra water & keep aside.
- Grind garlic, ginger & green chili’s. To that add chana dal & mint. Coarse grind the mixture.
- Transfer it to a bowl along with salt & onions. Mix them well.
- Heat oil for deep-frying. Take a scoop of dal mixture & make a patty out of it.
- Drop it slowly into oil & add in another few patties to oil. Don't over crowd the pan. Fry them crisp on both sides. 
- Place them on to a kitchen towel to remove extra oil out of them. Repeat the same with rest of the dal mixture.
- Serve them with ketchup or with your favorite chutney.
- You can shallow fry or pan fry theses vada’s. They may not be as crisp as deep-fried one’s but tastes awesome & sure are healthy.

Zucchini Masala Vada
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