Little Millet / Samai Ammini Kozhukattai – A healthy and a delicious savory neivediyam for this Vinayakar Chaturthi, prepared with little millet dosa mix. You can prepare this vegan ammini kozhukattai in 30 minutes. Last week I posted the sweet nei appam, so this week it got to be a savory one. With Vinayakar Chaturthi coming up in two days, what’s better than this savory ammini kozhukattai? This ammini kozhukattai can be prepared any time for a healthy munch. These spicy balls are perfect for hunger pangs too.
Nei Appam / Neyyappam / Unni Appam is one of the traditional sweet recipes that we prepare for Krishna Jayanthi and Karthigai Deepam. It’s a traditional dish in both Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It’s flour-based sweet fritter deep fried in ghee, but guess what, I am going to share the non-fried version of the same. Thanks to the appe pan/ paniyara chatti. Here comes the low-cal version of the sweet delicacy Nei appam.
A vegan kheer with mango flavor, yes that’s what I am going to share today!!! I prepared this Sweet Vegan Mango Phirni with almond milk, flattened rice and of course sugar. But the flavor doesn’t stop there. I further enhanced it with with the flavors of mango, saffron, and pistachios. You know what, you can prepare this delectable Phirni under 30 minutes, and it is a perfect dessert and an offering/prasadam for any occasion. Here is the detailed step-wise pictorial recipe.
We are down to last two recipes. For Y, I am going to share Christmas cake roll recipe famous in Swiss, Belgium and other European countries. It’s the Yule Log cake or Yule log roll. Yule log is a delicious, moist vanilla cake rolled and shaped to look like a tree branch which then smothered with chocolate whipped cream frosting. This recipe is surely a feast for the eyes and mouth.
After two cakes, I am back with my yeast based bread. This time it’s the famous Czech Christmas bread called Vanocka. It’s braided sweet bread with blanched almonds and raisins. As I managed to prepare a decent challah, I thought giving it a try to the multi-layered braided Vanocka.
For the alphabet “G,” I am going to share a baked recipe from India. It’s the festive special Gujiya. It’s the traditional gujiya prepared in the microwave and conventional oven. I made the inner filling with milk powder, nuts, and condensed milk. The condensed milk glaze adds shine to this baked gujiyas which in turn makes it more inviting and decadent and you won’t even feel that it’s baked.
With Ugadi and Tamil year coming up I wanted to post some simple instant pot sweet recipes that can be offered as neivediyam on these auspicious days. I haven’t posted any instant pot dessert recipe after my Walnut Kheer. So here I am sharing a simple dessert prepared with rice and sugar candy or kalkandu.
Earlier I posted two healthy, diabetic friendly recipes under the holi recipes theme. Today I am going to post a sinfully sweet and delicious kulfi recipe. The ice-cream is the combination of blanched almonds, condensed milk, pistachios, kesar, milk, and cream. How can it go wrong? No way right? Here comes the gorgeous, kids friendly Almond Kulfi recipe.
The second recipe that I am going to post under the “Holi Recipe” theme is the Ragi Malpua. Malpua is a sweet pancake which is quite famous in Orissa, but it found its way to the other states and now it has become a popular dessert throughout India. Instead of frying the malpua, I prepared them like regular dosa and stuffed it with grated coconut – nut filling. Also, I made it with Ragi flour, Wheat flour, and Oats flour thus making diabetic friendly.
Holi, the festival of colors is in a couple of weeks’ time, and when I saw Holi Recipes as one of the Blogging Marathon themes for this month, without any second thought, I picked it up. All the chaats and snacks, fall under the Holi recipe category, and I have posted most of them last September. This time, I wanted to keep it simple and healthy yet delicious. So I am starting off with perfect tea time snack – Methi Mathri, precisely Baked Methi Mathri.