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Sakkre Khichdi

Sakkre Khichdi or gonvakano (broken wheat) ani Chanadali(chanadal) khichdi as its known is a sweet dish made with broken wheat and roasted channadal with flavourful coconut and cardamom. During my mamama’s childhoos such khichdi is served during temple functions or made at home during  dhanurmas(month during November/December) or any special occasions. But these days one can make anything when they wish. This was made just like that. Sakkre khichdi is eating with a thick dosa or elaichi banana(kadali kele as we say in Konkani). I have it just like that but this time I ate it with banana’s and it was so Yum. To make it real healthy we can add Jaggery to replace Sugar and call it Godda Khichdi.  Here is what we need to make Sakkre Khichdi:
1. Broken wheat – 1 Cup 2. Chick peas Dal –  ½  Cup 3. Sugar – 1 cup (a little extra if you like it little more sweet) 4. Fresh grated coconut – 1 Cup 5. Broken Cashews – A handul 6. Pure ghee – 2-3 Tablespoons 7. Cardamom powder taken from 5-7 cardamom pods

Instant Rava Appo/ Instant Rawa Paniyaram

In today’s day everyone loves instant recipe and I am no exeption. It was one such day when I was thinking what to make for M’s snack box and this one was one of my successful experiment.  Ever since I have got my Appe Kayli I am trying new recipes and first one Godu Appo was Super hit. I have made many varieties which i will post gradually. Rawa idli is one of our frequently made breakfast but this time I thought why not use similar recipe and make Appo/Appe/Paniyaram instead and it was a instant hit. I was really happy with the outcome and I am sure if you all try it you will be delighted too.

INGREDIENTS ·1 cup Rava/sooji/semolina ·1 Onion finely chopped ·3-4 tablespoon curd/yogurt ·1 teaspoon oil+ oil for greasing pan ·¼ th tablespoon Mustard Seeds ·¼ th tablespoon Urad dal ·Finely chopped green chillies -2 small ·4-5 Curry Leaves ·Baking soda - a pinch ·Salt to Taste

INSTRUCTIONS 1.Heat oil in a kadai. Add urad dal when they turn golden brown add in the mustard seeds when they splatter add g…

Panak- Wishing all a Happy Rama Navami

Wishing all readers of Aps Kitchen who are celebrating Ram Navami a Happy Ram Navami. I have this recipe of Panak in my blog which is specially made on this day. This is just a new picture which I clicked today. May god fulfill all good wishes and bless you all.

For Panak Recipe refer HERE

 This is a refreshing and a healthy drink which you can enjoy during Summer time.

Happy Cooking, 
Stay Blessed ,

Godu Appo - Instant Version / Sweet Paniyaram

When we(my brother and I) were kids we relished appo’s made by amma to the core. The whole house would smell divine with the fragrance of appo, maybe it was the appo or the ghee that would be added to it. Amma has a big appe kayli/appe pan/paniyaram pan in which she could make around 18 appos at a time where I have a smaller one. People make this on special occasions like sankashti, ganahoma, and ganesh chaturthi. Amma used to make it during Ganahoma(a pooja/yajna performed for Lord Ganesha) or any auspicious pooja as Prasad for people and sometimes just as a snack for us. The appo’s amma made were so yummy that some used to even ask them to be made for them to carry way back home and she happily did and enjoyed seeing others happy. She always said the secret behind very tasty appo is right ingredients and lots of ghee, if we get stingy with ghee then the appo gets sweet yes but dry!

Here even though I have used non stick appe kayli I have added enough ghee as I wanted my kids to enjoy…

Huli Gojju Anna

I love rice varieties so I keep experimenting and this one is just a experiment which turned out Yummy. I have named it Huli Gojju anna , here huli means sour which comes from raw mango and tamarind, gojju means something like a chutney and anna means rice.  Do try it and let me know how you liked it.  Huli Gojju Anna
Ingredients: 1 cup Sona masuri rice or jeerakasala rice 1 small lemon size Tamarind 2 tbsp grated raw mango (it needs to be sour) 3-4 tbsp Groundnuts 1 tbsp  Sambar Powder 2 tbsp grated Jaggery 2-3 tbsp roasted Sesame ½ tsp Turmeric powder Salt to taste
to temper: ½ tsp Mustard seeds 2 tbsp Chana dal 1 tbsp Urad dal 3 dry kashmiri Red chillies A pinch of Asafoetida A sprig of Curry leaves 2-3 tbsp oil
Method: Wash the rice and  cook it the way you do. To pressure cook add 2 ¼th cup water and cook. Or use open pan to cook or electric rice cooker. Make sure the grains are not too sticky!Once the rice is done, allow to cool it completelySoak tamarind in ¼th cup of water for 10-15 mins. After i…