Maladu – Visual Recipe
Maladu or Pottu kadalai urundai is an easy to make laddu variety.
- Bhuna Channa (roasted gram / pottu kadalai)
Take a measure of bhuna channa (pottu kadalai) and sugar as per your choice.
Grind bhuna channa (pottu kadalai) and sugar together into powder form.
Add ghee to the grinded flour.
Mix well to the consistency as shown in the picture below.
Make balls out of the mixed flour to make laddus.
Delicious maladu is ready to eat. Enjoy the yummy dish!
Banana Appam – Visual recipe
If you have been to Kerala you would have found this banana appam even in small tea shops. It is one popular snacks that is relished by the elders as well as kids. Called ethakka appam / pazham pori in Malayalam language, its a deep fried snack made out of semi riped banana. The catch is the snack comes out good with the locally available banana variety called Ethappazham / Nenthram Pazham. Now I seriously could not find the relevant term in English for this particular variety of banana and all it mentioned was plantain duh! So for all non-malayalis out there reading this, if you are confused about this banana catch hold of a malayali neighbour or friend and demand him to find it for you and in all propability he knows where it is available!
- Kerala Banana (Nentran pazham)
- A pinch of salt
- Oil to fry
Step 1: Cut banana into slices. You can make it round slices or long slices.
Step 2: Mix maida, sugar and a pinch of salt with water to make the batter.
Step 3: Add the cut banana slices in the batter and coat it well.
Step 4: Heat oil in frying pan and deep fry the maida coated banana slices.
Step 5: Yummy banana appam is ready to eat. A delicious evening snack for your family !
Ada Paniyaram – Visual recipe
Ada Paniyaram is a traditional sweet delicacy of southern parts of Tamil nadu.
Raw rice: 1 measure
Parboiled rice: 1 measure
Jaggery: As per taste
Moong dal (broken and skinned)
Preparing the batter : Take raw rice and parboiled rice in the ratio of 1:1 and Jaggery as per taste. Do remember that we add jaggery in the filling also. So accordingly take jaggery for the batter.
Step 2: Grind raw rice, parboiled rice and Jaggery together to make a batter. (similar to the consistency of dosa batter)
Preparing the filling: Take coconut and moong dal in the ratio of 1:4 ( 4 measure of coconut and one measure of raw moong dal) and shredded jaggery.
Step 4: Mix all the three ingredients together.
Step 5: Heat the tawa and grease it with oil. Pour a layer of the batter.
Step 6: Spread a portion of the filling on the layer.
Step 7: Pour another layer of the batter over the filling. Apply a dash of oil or ghee.
Step 8: Turn the side and heat it.
Step 9: Delicious Adai Paniyaram is ready to eat!