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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Coconut Diya and Lentils

Today is a special day for Goddess Saraswathi (Goddess of education), why only this day??? Anyways years back we (me and my brother) would long for Saraswathi Pooja, just because this is the only day when elders ask kids not to study yahoooooo... Holiday for Saraswathi!!! oh not really, but officially elders say not to study for a day... Above all there will be lotsa sweets and snacks awaiting us throughout the day, when we near dusk all kinds fear creep in about the next day studying, anyway thats part of life... I wanted to make a special sweet for a special occasion then came the thought of Coconut Diya.

My Diya may not be perfect enough, I dint take much time to craft it well I say... I lil secret I would share with you, I dint have milk powder, rather had Infant Formula which I substituted for Milk Powder ha ha ha...



Ingredients:

Coconut Powder - 1 cup
Milk Powder - 3/4 cup
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 tbsps
Cardamom Pod - 1

For Decoration:

Sprinkles
Pista



Method:

1. In a bowl add Water and Milk Powder and mix well. Heat the mixture on low heat stirring frequently.
2. Add Sugar and mix well then add the Powdered Coconut. Grind the Cardamom Seeds and discard the pod and sprinkle over the mixture.
3. Cook until the mixture is thick enough to roll them into balls. Let it cool.
4. Roll them into small balls and make a nossel to resemble a Diya or cover a diya with a plastic sheet, place the ball and press to take the shape of the diya.
5. Decorate with Sprinkles and place a Pista for the light.



Lenthils:



Lenthils are not never a difficult dish to make... Soak the Lenthils for a few hours they will take a lotta Water, after around 4 hours they will be bulged up. Boil Lenthils in Water and Salt in just 5 mins they will be cooked.

In a pan heat Oil once Oil is hot add Mustard Seeds and let it crackle, then goes Curry leaves and Red Chillies and a pinch of Salt. When Onion turns golden toss the boiled Lenthils and let it stand for a few mins and serve hot.

26 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Sweet looks delicious..Happy Ayudha pooja!

doggybloggy said...

again a tasty dish, I might start stealing your recipes - in a good way.

Veda said...

Mouthwatering coconut diyas I can see an American touch ;)

Neha said...

Happy Saraswathi Pooja lovely looking sweets

Monica said...

Wooow delicious looking sweets

bal said...

Colorful sweets I can sense all the Indian festive atmosphere

geetha said...

mmm good idea for navrathri make sweets like diya sounds interestin, thanks for sharing the recipe.

meenal said...

Dussera sweets! By the way Happy Dussera they come handy this weekend having friends.

Priya said...

Yummy Coconut diya...looks awesome Ramya...loved ur vermicelli over the diyas..healthy lenthils too..

Nina said...

Good looking diyas they should have come out yummy I guess.

Fearless Kitchen said...

These look delicious. However, I think I'll make sure to buy some milk powder :)

Alexa said...

I have never had diyas. It sounds delicious.
I am a big fan of lentils. Your recipe sounds so easy and tasty.

Daretocook said...

Good combo Ramya. Great Lenthils dish, healthy and simple. They are in my to-do list.

Anonymous said...

Delicious and great Diyas looks like you had a great celeb...

deepa said...

tasty Coconut sweets and the lenthils look great too.

Byravi said...

I love coconut Burfi this dish is easy and looks good. This is the first time I am visiting your site dishes are good. I will visit regularly.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey first time here.. thanks for the comments in my blog. i love those coconut diyas.. they are so cute!! that's a nice idea..

anandhi said...

Wonderful looking diya. Good job happy Dussera

srikars kitchen said...

Really excellant... nice entry... sounds deliicous...

G.Pavani said...

sweet looks cute and lovely ramya

raaji said...

those sweet looks so cute.....they just look like electric bulbs....hey its just the thought that came to my mind as soon i saw them....whatever you called them diya's yhat whta even they are meant to be......Give out light.....

Grace said...

what awesome presentation! i love the blog world--it's always introducing me to combinations of ingredients that i would never think to try. :)

Laavanya said...

I loved saraswathi puja for the exact same reason :)

Anonymous said...

Its not lenthils...its lentls

Anonymous said...

Its not lenthils...its lentils

Vibaas said...

such cute diyas! :)

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