Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mooga(Moong dal) dali usli..

Today is Ram navami so i have prepared this Mooga dali/moon dal usli a special konkani delicacy which is served in our temples on this day as prasadam. We also prepare this for breakfast or vrit/fasting day.

Moong dal-1cup
Ginger-1tsp chopped
Green chilly-2 chopped
Red chilly-1(cut into pieces)
Curry leaves-2springs
Coconut grating-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Coconut oil/veg oil-1tbsp

  • Soak moon dal for about 30 mins.
  • Heat  a oil in a kadai/pan .In that add mustard let it crackle for a while followed by red chilly pieces and curry leaves.
  • Now add 2cups of water ,add green chilly ,ginger, salt and sugar.
  • When it comes to boil add washed and soaked moon dal and cook till done  on a low fire.
  • Garnish with coconut grating.
  • Serve hot

Eve's Temptation!!

'an apple  a day keeps the doctor away'. So here is one interesting recipe for you all especially for this summer to Beat The Heat.It is very easy and quick to make even you can ask your kids to join in to make it more interesting just to keep them busy in their summer vacation.My kids love to help me when i prepare something special for them.

Ingredients for the stewed apples
Apple-500g(quartered ,cored and peeled)
Cinnamon powder-1tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Lemon juice-1tsp

Ingredients for the custard sauce:-
Full cream milk-1litre
Corn flour-2tbsp
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Walnut-1/2 cup


  • Mix all the ingredients in sauce pan to make apple stew.Mix in a 1/2cup of water and cook the apple until 1/2 done.Apple pieces should be visible so don not over cook the apples.
  • Now crush half the walnuts and mix in with apple stew along with 1/2 the raisins.Remaining keep for garnishing.
  • In a non-stick pan start making custard sauce.Boil milk until it reduces to 3/4 .Now add the sugar and boil till sugar dissolves completely.The cooking should be done on medium flame
  • Now  reduce the flame and add custard powder dissolved in a tbsp of milk.Slowly mix the cornflour to avoid the formation of lumps.Keep on stirring until the sauce thickens.
  • Now switch off the fire and mix vanilla essence.
  • Now you take the individual serving bowl and put some apple stews and top up with custard sauce and garnish it with walnuts,raisins and apple pieces as shown in the picture.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.