Broken wheat paysum are also made traditionally on auspicious days as an offering to GOD.
Broken Wheat Paysum (Kerala traditional Broken wheat desserts)
Ingredients for Broken wheat paysum :
Broken wheat – 1 cup
Ghee – 2 table spoon
Jaggery – 2 cup
Water – 4 cups
cardamom powder – 1/4 table spoon
Cashew nuts, Dried grapes – 2 table spoon each
Method of preparation of Broken wheat paysum :
Wash broken wheat and fry it in a spoon of ghee. In another bowl melt the jaggery by placing the jaggery cubes into a cup of boiling water and let slowly melt in low flame. Add a pinch of cardamom powder into jaggery to get a good flavor. Cook the broken wheat in 2 cups of water while the jaggery melts. Strain melted jaggery directly to this mixture after the wheat is cooked and mix well. Let the water evaporate entirely from the paysum. Use a small separate pan to heat a table spoon ghee, fry the cashew nut and dry grapes separately and add it to the paysum. Children will love broken wheat paysum/dessert and it is simple to make. Health wise the dish has enough fiber which is considered good for children.
Ragi pasta is a healthy fiber rich delicious pasta Indian style recipe that kids will love.
Ingredients for Ragi Pasta/noodles (Finger millet)
Ragi Powder – 200 grams
Elachi Powder 1/4 teaspoon
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon ( according to the taste)
boiled Water – 2 cup
Ingredients for preparing pasta
Onions chopped – 2 cups
Green chilly – 2 whole pieces
Salt – 2 tablespoon
Pepper powder – 1 table spoon
Coriander powder or Dhania powder – 1 table spoon
Cumin powder /Jeera powder – 1/2 table spoon
Mustard seeds – 1/4 table spoon
Curry leaves – 3 pieces
Garlic cloves – 3 pieces chopped
Making Ragi pasta Method :
Roast the ragi powder adding the salt and then knead the dough same as chappathy consistency. Fill the dough into a idiyappam press/maker or use a sieve and press the noodles( try to use a tick hole for this purpose) directly into an idli steamer, keep rounding around the steam plate. You can use a ordinary steamer too that has multiple layers. Steam well for 10 minutes.
Making Ragi noodles or pasta:
Let the steamer cool down and cut them into long pieces similar to past size. Keep aside and use a tick bottom pan and heat, add about 2 table spoon oil to it add mustard seeds to it and let it splutter, add curry leaves to it and sauté. Add coriander powder, cumin seed powder, green chilly , salt and sauté for a minute till flavors are released. Add onion and garlic cloves chopped to this mixture and lower the flame, occasionally stir the mixture. Wait till the onions are brown and then add pepper powder to it and then add Ragi pasta to it. Stir occasionally, but do not let the pasta to break in small pieces.