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Fruit and Nut Pinwheels

Fruit and Nut Pinwheels
Merry Christmas to all my friends and readers! Today's recipe is baked  fruit and nut pinwheel pastry. It is made with ready made puff pasty dough.You can also use yeast dough for this recipe instead of puff pasty( check recipe here ). This is a delicious treat of flaky pastry with slightly caramelized sugar and a simple  holiday treat.Serve this with a cup of tea and enjoy!
Puff pastry -2 sheet
Granulated sugar- 1/2cup
Cardamon powder- 3/4 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Fruits and nuts mix- I used glazed cherries, golden raisins,
pistachios and cashew nuts.

Thaw puff pasty as per package instruction.Pre heat the oven to 350 degree F.
 On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry.
Spread the sugar evenly on top and using a rolling pin gently roll on top so that the sugar so that it sticks on the dough. Leaving an inch on all sides spread the fruits and nut filling. Lifting the side close to you and roll the dough to form a cylindrical shape. Place …

Ari Sharkara Payasam

Ari Sharkara Payasam
Ari sharkara payasam is quick and simple dessert/pudding. This  payasam is made with rice, coconut milk,ghee and jaggery/molasses. It is similar to temple payasam and arachuvitta payasam. It has thicker  consistency than regular payasam. Try this you will surely love it.
 Raw red rice/payasam rice- 1 cup
Jaggery ( powdered)-1 1/2 cup
(Adjust according to sweetness you prefer)
Coconut milk thick- 1 1/2 cup
Coconut milk thin- 2 1/2 cup
Cardamom crushed- 5-6
Banana/cheru pazham-1 mashed (optional)
Sliced coconut- 2 tbs
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Ghee- 3 tsp

Wash and soak rice for an hour.In a heavy bottom pan bring one cup of water and jaggery to a boil. Simmer till it is completely dissolved.Strain the impurities and keep aside.
Cook rice with thin coconut milk. ( you can use a pressure cooker to cook the rice).  When the rice is cooked and soft pour the jaggery and continue to simmer for 5-6 minutes till the payasam  attains a thick consistenc…
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