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Karthigai Pori - Karthigai Vella Pori Recipe

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Karthigai Pori - a classic prasadam prepared for karthigai festival. This karthigai pori looks different from the regular rice pori and you can get these pori during karthigai tamil month in pori shops.


They are one my favourite, favourite...... prasadam dishes. This tastes so good on the next day because the jaggery will enter each poris after cooling down. For this karthigai pori dish you will need the nel pori, jaggery, black sesame seeds and coconut. To prepare jaggery syrup, I recommend to use pagu vellam (jaggery) which is dark brown in colour because it gives a nice taste and colour to this dish. You have to dissolve the jaggery with little water and then strain it if needed. Then continue boiling the syrup on low heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches to a thick consistency. Watch your jaggery syrup closely as it gets thicker or browns quickly. Before preparing the jaggery syrup, add the nelpori in a big container or in a vessel. Add the roasted sesame seed…

Sweet potato smileys

Preparing healthy and different snacks for kids is really an interesting work. Usually we prepare snacks based on potatoes. But this time I have changed with sweet potatoes.

Sweet potato smileys | Homemade smileys with sweet potatoes| How to prepare sweet potato smileys -  This smiley is prepared with mashed sweet potatoes and a very few ingredients for flavours. When you are in need of a quick and healthy snacks for kids this sweet potato smiley is perfect.
 
This smiley is prepared with mashed sweet potatoes and a very few ingredients for flavours. When you are in need of a quick and healthy snacks for kids this sweet potato smiley is perfect. You can ask your kids to make the eyes and lips. Come on, let's see how to prepare this smileys.

Sweet potato smileys recipe



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Sweet potato smileys -  A quick homemade healthy snack for your kids with sweet potatoes.

Prep time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : appetizer/snacks
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients
  • 2 big sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp garamasala powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp corn flour
  • salt to taste
  • Oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Take a pressure cooker and add the washed sweet potatoes. Add 1 cup water and  cook the potatoes  for 5 whistles. Remove the skin and grate it finely. If you are cooking in an open vessel, add plenty of water and cook them for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mix the grated potatoes, chilly powder, garamasala powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste and salt. Mix them nicely. Then add the lemon juice ,corn flour and bread crumbs. Mix them well. Keep the dough in refrigerator for 30 mins.
  3. Take the dough and divide into equal portions. Take a ball and flatten it out.
  4. Now use a sketch pen bottom for eyes and a spoon to make a smile.
  5. Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Fry the smileys on medium flame until it turns crispy. Drain it in a paper towel. Serve it with tomato ketchup.


Sweet potato smileys with step by step photos 

 1. Take a pressure cooker and add the washed sweet potatoes. Add 1 cup water and cook the potatoes in cooker for 5 whistles. If you are cooking in an open vessel, add plenty of water and cook them for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Allow the potatoes to cool completely.

Remove the skin gently and grate it finely. You can also mash it with a tumbler or masher. 

If there is any solid pieces mash them with your fingers. 

In a bowl mix the grated potatoes, chilly powder, garamasala powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste and salt. Mix them nicely.

Add the corn flour and  lemon juice.


Add the bread crumbs. Keep the dough in refrigerator for 30 mins.


Take the dough and divide into equal portions.


Now use a sketch pen bottom for eyes and a spoon to make a smile.

Repeat the process for the entire dough.

 Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Fry the smileys on medium flame until it turns crispy. Drain it in a paper towel. Serve it with tomato ketchup.


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