These are very simple recipes, any beginner who wants to try simple and easy recipes for diwali, can try these two recipes.
There are so many variations to this corn flakes mixture and here is mine.
4 cups corn flakes (unsweetened)
3/4 cup thin poha
cashews and peanuts - as needed
fistful of curry leaves
hing a big pinch
red chilli powder (as per taste)
salt(as per taste)
Oil(for deep frying)
1.Heat a pan with oil.And once it is hot, add the corn flakes and fry until crisp at low medium flame( just for few seconds).
2.Transfer it to a colander, lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil(the corn flakes drinks a lot of oil).
3.In a separate shallow pan, heat some oil and fry the peanuts and cashews and poha separately.Finally fry the peanuts in the same oil.
4.Bring the cornflakes,cashews,poha,peanuts,salt,redchilli powder and hing in a big size ziplock bag or any tightly closed container and gently shake, so that everything is mixed together well.
5.Store in an airtight container.
The recipe does n't need a step by step pictorial ;), I actually didn't do justice to the step wise pictures ..will include proper steps the next time I make this mixture :)
14 oz Sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp plain yogurt
a big pinch of powdered cardamom
3/4 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp ghee
1.In a microwave safe bowl(I use a 2 qt bowl), add the condensed milk and yogurt and give a good stir.
2.Microwave HIGH for a minute. Remove and add the 3/4 tbsp ghee. Again microwave for another 6 to 8 minutes, removing and stirring for each minute.
3.When the mixture moves to the center of the bowl but still has the paste-y texture, add the remaining ghee and cardamom powder and stir for another 30 seconds or less.
4.Carefully remove, stir and you will see the pale color of the mixture changing into some what darker and curdled as the therattipaal normally looks. Now, transfer it to another storage container.