Feb 26, 2008

Arusuvai Food Chain – Coconut Ladoo With clove Tea

The Arusuvai friendship chain has been going on for quite sometime now in India. It was started here, in the US, recently by The Yum Blog, Bhags & Bharathy. I was wondering what would be the surprise ingredient that I would receive from Seema. Finally I got the surprise ingredient yesterday. I guessed the ingredient before opening the package from the smell which spreads everywhere in my mailbox and apartment. It was a small package of cloves (kirambu) with a friendly note. Thank you seema for sending such a nice ingredient over.

My hubby was nagging for a long time for ladoos.Really I want to make something different so I added Coconut and rava to make ladoo and it came out very well and we thoroughly enjoyed it with a cup of clove(kirambu) tea. Both recipes are easy to make and you’ll be amazed by its taste. Here are the recipes how I made them….

INGREDIENT:
(For Coconut ladoo):

Rava(sooji) - 1/2cup
Grated Coconut – 1cup
Sugar – 2cups
Milk – 1cup
Cardamom powder - 1tsp
Cashews - 10 (fried in ghee)
Raisins – 10(fried in ghee)cloves – 4
Ghee – 1/2tsp

Method:

Pour ghee in a kadai. Fry cashew and raisins until till golden brown color and keep aside. Fry sooji in the remaining ghee. After the sooji is fried add the grated coconut also and fry for 2 minutes.

Add milk to the pan. The consistency should become watery. Grind sugar and the fried cashews(5) into a smooth powder .Now add this powder to the milk. Keep stirring it till becomes thick. It takes about 30-40 mins to become thick.

It has to become thick enough to make rounds balls with hand. Remove from the fire and add the remaining cahews,raisins and cloves.Cool it and make this mixture into small round balls it by pressing gently with your hand.

Serve with hot tea or allow to cool and keep in airtight dry container.

CLOVE TEA:

Clove tea is good for health and has been used by the Chinese to treat indigestion. Cloves are stimulating and aid digestion and this is used to break up intestinal gas and to treat nausea and heartburn. This makes a strong flavored tea. If it’s too strong for your taste dilute it, or start with a smaller amount of cloves and gradually increase. You might enjoy the Clove Tea recipe below as well.



INGREDIENT:

Tea powder – 3tsp
Milk – 1cup
Sugar – 3tsp
Sukku(dry ginger) – 1tsp
Pepper – 1tsp
Clove – 5
Cardamom powder –1/2tsp
Cinnamon – 1tsp

METHOD:

Grind cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and make it as a powder. Bring water to boil. Add tea powder in to water. Now add sukku and allow boil it for 2 mins.Then add cloves,cardamom,cinnamon and pepper one by one and boil for another 2 mins. Cover and let simmer for few minutes. Add sugar, milk and stir for another mins. Steep for 5 minutes. Pour through filter to remove spices. Enjoy with delicious snacks......
I am passing on the Arusuvai Friendship Chain to a couple of my friends ....
Cham from Spice club
Sagari from Indian cooking
Divya from Dilse

Enjoy everybody as the Arusuvai Friendship Chain continues......Cham-mailed you the stuff today morning..Sagari and divya will mail you the stuff tomorrow and confirm it with you girls. Hope you like your secret ingredients!Good luck and expecting the superb dishes you will come up with...

30 comments:

Sagari said...

cannott wait to see what it would be DIVYA

Cham said...

Hee hee , hope i am not visiting LA this weekend. Looking so yummy Dhiv

Kalai said...

Looks great! Love cloves and rava ladoos look great too! :)

priya said...

looks yummy...

sandhiya said...

Coconut ladoo sounds different divya...pic looks awesome

Seema said...

That was real fast posting Dhivya! Ladoos & tea both are yum....Sorry i could not send you candies or anything along, as i mailed you this while on vacation....

Divya Vikram said...

I love the masala tea with cloves..and thanks a lot for the secret ingredient Dhivya..

Pravs said...

I never put clove in my tea..have to try this. Ladoo looks tempting.

Jayashree said...

Nice recipes featuring the cloves....

Uma said...

wow, both the laddus and the tea look so lovely. Can I have one laddu?

Rachel said...

great use of the ingredient

Lavanya Raj said...

wow..effort you took for laddu is really great..it shows in the image..nice recipe's.

sowmya said...

lovely laddus divya...very different..have nevr tried with rava and coconut in combination...

Sia said...

yes, i too want one laddu :)

Asha said...

I love Cloves in desserts, reminds me of wedding sweets!:)

Laavanya said...

Laddoos look perfect and I'm game for tea anytime of the day.

Mythreyee said...

The sweet looks perfect. Great recipes with the cloves.

Mandira said...

wow, the laddoos look delicious!

Dhivya said...

Cham - Thank u for ur comment cham:)))

Kalai - it tastes good too kalai...thanks for ur words

Priya and sandhya - Thanks for dropping by girls

Seema - never mind semma...u had sent it with lots & lots of love...

Divya - Its my pleasure to send u the sec ing divya:)))

pravs - Do try girl..u will like it
Jayshee - Thank u

Uma - Sure uma,u can take anytime:))

Dhivya said...

Rachel - Thank u for stopping by girl:))

Lavi - ohh thanks lavi

sowmya - Do try ..surely u like them

Sia - come and take girl
Asha - thanks for ur comment asha...

Lavanya - Thank u

Mythreyee and madira - thanks for viviting my blog..keep visiting

Superchef said...

looks delish!!

Maya said...

Love rava ladoos with cloves in them. My mom makes it just like tht..Soothing clove tea, perfect !!

bhags said...

lovely looking rava ladooa
nice way, u have used the arusuvai secret ingredient

Meera said...

rawa coconut ladoo is my favorite. Thought never had it with a clove in it. i am sure it might have tasted just awesome! Looks wonderful.

Dhivya said...

Superchef - thanks..it tastes good too

maya - thanks...glad these remember ur mother's

Bags - thank u
Meera - Yes ,,,it tastes so good..thanks for dropping by

Rosie said...

I love the idea of clove tea and rava ladooa looks stunning!

Rosie x

Roopa said...

superb laddu and tea:) what a nice combination, my husband wud love to have that laddoo :)

Aparna said...

Nice twist to the traditional laddoo. Great idea.

Jeena said...

This tea sounds so healthy warming and delicious. I will try this sometime and let you know it looks wonderful.

Divya Vikram said...

I made this tea with ur recipe last evening Dhivya..It was refreshing..