Wednesday, February 21, 2007

COCONUT VADI (Indian sweet made with fresh coconut)

Mode - Microwave

Time - preparation -10 minutes, microwave -5 minutes

Utensils - (1) microwave safe glass bowl

Ingredients -
(1) 2 cups fresh grated coconut + 1.5 cup sugar + 1 tbsp milk + cardamom powder + saffron (if desired)

Procedure -
(1) Mix all ingredients and make smooth paste in mixer. Take it in a glass bowl and Microwave on high power for 2 minutes.
(2) Stir and again microwave on high power for 2 minutes. As the mixture starts becoming dry and bubbles appear on surface of the mixture, stop microwave.
(3) Cool the mixture. Keep stirring in-between.
(4) When the mixture becomes sufficiently dry and smooth, roll into 1 cm. thick layer.
(5) Cut in square shaped pieces. Coconut vadi is ready.

Aai's Special tips -
(1) If Khoya is added to the mixture while making paste, you will get nice coconut barfi.
(2) If carrot or beetroot is added in equal quantity while making paste (1 cup coconut +1 cup carrot), vadi will be more nutritious and colorful.
(3) You can add Mango juice (Aamras) or Tomato juice, but first reduce some water in the juice by micro waving juice for 4-5 minutes, and then add this thick pulp while making paste.

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