9799692b348 Nivedhanam: 2014-01-26

Friday, January 31, 2014

Lavang Latika / Labongo Latika

Lavang Latika, known by several names like Lavanga Lata, Labongo Latika etc is a very delicious and flavorful sweet.. It is a small pocket filled with mawa, sugar and nuts, deep fried in oil and coated with sugar syrup. They look so cute from their tiny pocket appearance with the clove acting the beautiful and elegant accent to the bag... I have bookmarked this sweet from a cooking show sometime back, but never got to try it until now when Sanoli announced it as a challenge for this month’s Southern Team of SNC which was started by Divya and I am so happy that I finally made this…This makes 20 pieces.. The flavor of the clove, the delicious filling and a lightly crispy outer with a  sugar coated exterior makes this delicious sweet..



Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Greek Politiko Simiti / Koulouri - My 400th post

Yayy!!! My 400th post!!! Thanks to all who have supported me and looking forward for the same in future... So to today's recipe - Simiti is the breakfast bread served in many places in Greek. These simiti are the breakfast choice of the Athenians.. These are irresistible... From Little Expat Kitchen – “The Greek word simiti/σιμίτι (plural: simitia/σιμίτια), comes from the Turkish word simit, which comes from the Arabic word semid, which in turn comes from the ancient Greek word semidalis/σεμίδαλις (simigdali/σιμιγδάλι in modern Greek), meaning semolina”. We loved the texture of the bread and also the flavor the sesame seeds and the grape syrup!! I have never heard of this bread before until Gayathri announced this as a challenge for this month's Eggless Baking Group from here.. It was sure a great learning and so excited that I tried it!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kambu Dosai / Bajra Dosai –Very Healthy Breakfast

We all know that breakfast is an important meal of the day and making it nutrituous is equally important.. I generally feel a lot of the breakfast options are quite healthy like Idli, dosai, upuma etc.. Now the health freaks in us wants to make it even more healthier.. Like really guilt free. I tried this Kambu Dosai and it was delicious and I am sure I will be making this again... I ahve added a lot of veggies to this. Veggies and spices are your choice. Add them according to liking and preference. Make sure to cut them small or grate finely. Also it is better to add the black pepper powder just before making the dosai. The health benefits of Kambu are “helps in lowering cholesterol, helps in maintaining a healthy heart, solves acidity problems, helps with stomach digestion etc” It is a gluten free grain and is very well suited for people with Celiac disease and it is also very rich in fiber..
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