Every Indian festival is incomplete without mouth-watering snacks and savories. Karthigai Deepam or the ‘Festival of Lamps’ is renowned for delicacies known to tantalize the tongue. We bring you Karthigai Deepam using Premier Pressure Cooker.
In the past women of the household had to spend days preparing these delicacies. However, nowadays we can prepare many of these items quickly thanks to the Premier Pressure Cooker that whips culinary magic in minutes.
Flames bring Light to Lanterns, But Food brings light to life
Premier, one among the best cookware brands in India wants to make everyday and festive cooking simple and quick for all customers. Whipping up tasty delicacies was never easier!
Here are ten dishes that you can make to lighten your taste buds on Karthigai Deepam.
- Chakkarai Pongal
This sweet rice pudding can be made in minutes using the Premier Pressure Cooker. All you need to do is add rice, moong dal, jaggery and water in the right proportions and let it cook for five or six whistles. For best results place a vessel containing the aforementioned ingredients in your cookware, and place it in a cooker filled partially with water and cook for eight whistles.
- Steamed Nei Appam or Vella Idly
Karthigai Deepam is incomplete without Nei Appam, the most popular sweet monsoon sweet. Post preparing the batter in Premier Mixer Grinder, the batter needs to be poured into the Idly Mould or stand and steamed in the Premier Pressure Cooker (without whistle) for 15 minutes.
- Carrot Halwa
India’s most loved sweet is specially made during the Karthigai Deepam season. Mix carrots, sugar and water and cook in the Premier Pressure Cooker for 3 or 4 whistles. Once the pressure in the cooker reduces, stir in some ghee, milk and cashews for mouth-watering carrot halwa.
- Karthigai Kozakattai or Maa Vilakku
These edible lamps are super easy to make, light and eat. Some rice flour, water and sugar are all you need to prepare the dough. The Maa Vilakku needs to then be shaped and steamed using the Premier Pressure Cooker for 15 minutes (without the whistle).
- Pottukadala Laddoo
The pottukadala laddu, made with Bengal Gram and Sugar in your Premier Cookware will give branded sweets a run for their money. Mix ground gram flour, sugar and ghee thoroughly in a vessel and steam it in the cooker for 5 minutes (without the whistle). Stir the mixture under a low flame and shape the dough into balls.
- Vellam Payasam
This nutrient rich sweet is a monsoon favourite prepared in the month of Karthigai and margazhi to help the body to feel warm. Dal, jaggery and water is cooked in the Premier Pressure Cooker for 4 whistles. Ground Cashewnuts and pasteurized milk is added to the mixture in the Premier Pressure Cooker and allowed to simmer for five minutes.
7. Kara Adai :
Soak different varieties of Daal, chilli and rice for two hours and blend them to form a thick and coarse batter. Shape the dough into flat patties on your palm and steam on high flame using the Premier Pressure Cooker for 10 minutes (without the whistle).
- Uppu Kozakatai :
This is similar to the Karthigai Kozakatai , however instead of sugar salt and chilli powder are added to the dough. This dough is shaped in balls and steamed using the Premier Non-stick Idly stand, placed in the Premier Pressure Cooker.
- Ezhu Thaan Kozambu :
This dish is a perfect accompaniment for Uppu Kozakatai or Kara Adai. It is made with 7 thaans or vegetables. To prepare this delectable dish, you need to cook dhal for 8 or 9 whistles in the Premier Pressure Cooker and add cut vegetables, salt, sambar powder and tamarind to the daal mixture before cooking it for another 3 whistles.
- Thinai Pongal
Snacks and Sweets can fill our tummies to some extent; however, we need nourishing food to go with the delicacies. Thinai Pongal is a common household staple that is made during the winter. It is eaten with Ezhu Thaan Kozambu or chutney. To make this dish, Thinai or foxtail millet, toor daal, salt, pepper and curry leaves are cooked in the Premier Pressure Cooker for eight whistles. Once the pressure releases, the Pongal is ready to be eaten!
The Last Lamp Lit
The human eye shines brighter than any lantern, when it sees food.
Premier, as a brand is exceptionally passionate about providing our customers top-quality non-stick cookware that is versatile and can be used to make a variety of dishes. The Premier Pressure Cooker, a flagship signature product is designed to make cooking simple, quick and hassle-free.
The dishes chosen can be made within half an hour. All you need to do is prepare and wait as your food gets cooked. Once the pressure in the cooker is released, all you need to do is grab a plate or bowl and relish your handiwork.
Enjoy your Karthigai Deepam with a plateful of delicacies, or should we say a Cooker Full of Deliciousness?
Here’s to a Sweet and Spicy Karthigai Deepam using Premier Pressure Cooker! Leave your comments below or share this blog if you like.