Gujiya

Cooks in : 40 min Serves: 2 people

Happy Holi to all! 

Gujiyas are the speciality of this festival. Instead of making the gujiyas with refined flour and sugar, I made a healthy version using ragi flour and natural sweeteners. So, these gujiyas are low in calorie and tastes very good. Try these healthy delicacy and I am sure, you will never like to prepare them the way it is usually done! Enjoy this festival of colours with natural colours and healthy snacks.
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Sweet Semiya

Cooks in : 10 min Serves: 2 people

This is the 200th Post! Thanks all of you for encouraging me with your comments, validations and motivations. Without your support, this is not possible. I am sharing a sweet dish to celebrate this achievement. Sweet vermicelli or vella semiya is a simple sweet dish made out of millet vermicelli and jaggery. Nowadays all kinds of millet vermicelli are available in the market. This dish can be made easily in a few minutes. I used  Foxtail millet vermicelli for this recipe. 
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Maa Vilakku

Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 2 people

Maa Vilakku or Pindi Deepam is a lamp made of rice flour and jaggery dough into which cow’s ghee is poured and wick made of cotton is lit in it.The tradition of lighting such lamp came from ancient times. The Lamps are lit during the Tamil months of Aadi and Thai  for Ambal, in Purattasi for Lord Venkateswara Perumal and  during Karthigai Deepam for Lord Murugan. I used processed Samai/Little Millet flour for this recipe. Millet is washed and soaked in water for 2 hours, then drained and dried on a clean cotton cloth for 30 minutes in shade. The semi dried grains are made into fine flour. This is known as processed flour.

After the puja is over and the light is exhausted, it is distributed to all. It is believed that the positive rays from ghee reaches the abode of Divine Mother and she showers her kindness on the earth. 
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