Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sangom Kheer- Manipuri Cusine

 For this January 2019 Ssshhhh secretly  cooking, we are making dish from Manipur. I had manipuri classmates during my undergraduation . I had tasted the store bought snacks which my Manipuri friends bring after the summer vacation  like salted sunflower seeds and mango candy . Other than that i heard of them eating a lot of dry fish. 
      I was paired with Sujata Roy  of . She gave me Cardamom and bay leaf as my secret ingredients. I decided to make this delicious kheer Sangom Kheer. In Manipuri , sangom means Milk and Kheer generally means Indian Style Pudding.

 Though , the milk kheer is made commonly around every state of India , I find adding bay leafs , edible camphor makes this kheer different from other counterparts. 

 I followed the recipe from here pusphita's chakhum.

Requirements :

A lit  of cow's milk 
A handful of aromatic Gobindo Bhog / Basmati / Rawrice 
3 cup of sugar
4 tbs milk powder
2 bay leaf
6 whole green cardamom
A pinch of edible camphor ( Pachai Karporam in Tamil )
2 tbs cashew
2 tbs raisins
1 tsp ghee 
Half cup of freshly grated coconut

Method : 

Wash and soak rice for 30 minute.

Boil the milk in a thick bottomed pan. Then let the milk simmer with the Bay leaf and cardamom till it reduces to 3/4 th of its original volume.

Add the soaked rice into the milk and cook on slow flame with stirring in between . 

When the rice grains are boiled , add the sugar and milk powder and mix well.

Add the cashew , raisins , edible camphor , grated coconut and ghee , mix well and take off flame.

Let the kheer cool down.
Serve the kheer with silvers of almond and pistachios as toppings.

If the kheer is very thick after cooling you can add boiled milk to get the desired consistency.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Coriander Garlic Four Clover Bread#BreadBakers

    After a year of hiatus  I baked a bread for Bread Bakers, I should bake regularly from now on..... For this January 2019 the theme given by Felice Geoghegan of All That's Left Are The Crumbs was to bake Good Luck Breads - they could be something   that brings good fortune throughout the year ( Madri Gras , New Year , even a housewarming ) or shaped as a good luck symbol ( Pigs , Horseshoe , four leaf Clover , Number etc. ) .

  I choose to make the four clover Bread with coriander and garlic as I prefer savory breads. The four leaf clover is considered to bring good luck .  This four leaf clover bread is made for St.Patrick's Day  celebration.

Requirements : 

 2 cup all purpose flour 
 2 cup whole wheat flour 
 1 tsp salt 
 1 tbsp sugar 
 2 tbs butter 
 2 tbs Instant dry yeast
 1 1/2 - 2 cup of luke warm water 

Topping : 
 4 tbs chopped coriander leaves 
 10 clove of garlic 
 2 tbsp of soft butter 

Method : 

   In a bowl mix the all purpose flour and wheat flour. To this add the salt , sugar and instant dry yeast and mix again.

 Add in the lukewarm water and mix well. Transfer to the kitchen counter and knead for five minutes, then add the butter and knead again till the dough is soft. 

 Transfer to a oiled bowl and cover with soft cloth. Let the dough double in size . It will take about 2 hour.

Chop the garlic into fine pieces and mix it with the melted butter along with coriander leaves. 

Gently deflate the doubled dough and divide into tennis ball size dough of equal size. 

Divide each tennis ball size dough into four equal parts and shape into round smooth balls. 

Place four balls together in a greased cupcake mould or Ramekins. I used cupcake aluminium mould.

Shape the remaining dough into four leaf clover rolls and Pour a spoonful  of melted butter garlic and coriander mixture on top.

 Let the rolls rest for second rise , it may take around 30 minutes .

Bake the four leaf clover bread on a preheated oven at 200*C for 20 minutes.

Let the bread cool and demould.

Four leaf clover bread with the flavour of coriander and garlic is ready to serve.

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to

This month, the Bread Bakers are making Good Luck Breads, a theme chosen by Felice from All That's Left Are The Crumbs.

And don’t forget to check out all the amazing breads baked by our talented bakers ~

  • Buttermilk Cornbread from Cindy's Recipes and Writings

  • Cloverleaf Rolls from Sneha's Recipe

  • Four Leaf Clover Good Luck Rolls from Cook With Renu

  • Golden Pineapple Buns from Food Lust People Love

  • Grosse Neujahrs-Brezel  from All that's Left Are The Crumbs

  • Irish Barmbrack from Gayathri's Cook Spot

  • Jewish Challah from Veenas vegnation

  • Kings Day Cake from A Day in the Life on the Farm

  • Lucky Horseshoe Shaped Stuffed Bread from The Mad Scientists Kitchen

  • Steamed Piglet Buns from Karen's Kitchen Stories

  • Vasilopita from Anybodycanbake