Xmas Sweets (Kuswar) – Rava (Semolina) Ladoo

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Ingredients:

500 Gms Fine Rava or Semolina

500 gms Castor sugar (powdered )

1 cup Ghee (clarified butter)

1 tsp cardamom powder

¼ tsp Nutmeg Powder

2 spoons raisins

1 Cup Warm Milk

Method:

In a deep pan fry the Rava (Semolina), add sugar and keep frying till brown. Add the cardamom and nutmeg powder. Remove into a vessel or large tray.

Heat ¾ of the ghee and fry the raisins slightly. Add to mixture. Mix well.

Add Warm milk and form ladoos. Grease your palm with ghee to form the ladoos.

Store in air tight containers.

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Xmas Sweets (Kuswar) – Kokis

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Ingredients:

250 Gms Maida or Standard Flour (do not use self-raising flour)

4 tblsp Rice Flour

2 Eggs

¼ tsp Nutmeg Powder

4 cups Thick Coconut Milk ( Canned Coconut Milk can be used)- as required

Salt to taste (1 Tsp), water & sugar (3 tbsp)

Kokis Mold

Oil for deep frying

Method:

Mix all the ingredients and coconut milk to form a thickish batter ( not as thick as dosa and not as thin as Pancake(panpole)).

Heat the oil and place the head of the mold in the hot oil. When the oil is hot, remove the mold and dip in the batter. Do not cover the top – only upto the sides. Keep for 15 secs and then remove and dip back in hot oil. Do a couple of dip down and up movements so that the kokis seperates from the mold.

Fry on both sides until golden brown and remove onto perforated vessel or paper towels. When cool store in water tight containers.

You get around 50 kokis with this quantity of flour.

Xmas Sweets (Kuswar) – Chaklies or Murukku

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Ingredients:

1 Kilo Rice Flour

100 gms Urid Dhal Flour (lightly Roasted)

1 Spoon Sesame Seeds (lightly roasted)

2.5 tbls hot oil or 100 gms of Melted Butter

1 Spoon Ajwain or Ovam

1 Spoon Chilli Powder

1.5 tsp salt

½ Tsp Asafoetida or Hing

Water for Dough

Oil for deep frying

Method:

Mix all the ingredients and form a dough. Keep aside for two hours. Using a form press (chakli form) press spirals onto newspapers or butter paper.

Heat oil and deep fry the chaklies. The dough can be pressed directly into oil. Remove and allow to cool before storing in air tight containers.

Xmas Sweets (Kuswar) – Kulkuls or Kidiyo

 

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Ingredients:

375 Gms Maida or Standard Flour (do not use self-raising flour)

125 gms Butter or Margarine

Salt to taste (use less if using salted butter), water & sugar (1 tbsp)

Kulkuls mold or fork or clean hair comb.

Oil for deep frying

Method:

Mix the maida and butter till the flour looks like bread crumbs. Add salt, water & Sugar and form a dough. Make small balls and then form kulkuls using the mold or fork or clean comb. While making the kulkuls apply a little oil to the mold so the dough does not stick. Ensure that the edges of the Kulkuls are not loose otherwise they will come apart while frying.

Deep fry the Kulkuls till they become light brown. When you drop them in a perforated vessel you should hear a thickish sound (thud).

Sugar Coating (optional)

75 gms sugar

¾ cup water

Heat both in a vessel till it becomes a sticky mixture. When the mixture starts becoming thick add the kulkuls and mix thoroughly. Remove from fire and spread into a tray and allow to cool. Store into airtight containers.

Xmas or Diwali Snack – Karakadi

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Ingredients:

300 Gms Gram Flour or Besan

1 Tbsp Chilli Powder (flat)

1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds or Jeera ( do not add jeera if making thin sev…will not go through the mould)

¼ tsp pepper powder

¼ tsp garam masala powder or spice powder

1 tsp salt or to taste

Water

Oil for greasing the Mould Press

Oil for deep frying

Method:

Mix all with little water into a thick dry paste. Use a mould with medium to large holes. For thin sev use one with smallest holes. Heat sufficient oil in a deep kadai or pan. When oil is hot, press the mould press to drop the batter directly into oil. Fry till golden brown. Remove into perforated vessel. When cool break into required sized pieces and store in airtight containers.