Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mukkani Millet Falooda

What is Mukkani? "Mu" means number "three" in "tamil" and" kani" means" fruit".So Mukkani means three fruits - not any three fruits.Its Maa (Mango), Palaa (Jack fruit) and Vaazhai (Banana)

I saw a Cookery Show in Tamil recently in which they demonstrated this recipe.But I made two variations
  • Incorporated "Millet Vermicelli" instead of falooda sev / normal semiya
  • Ice cream is added in the original recipe but I skipped it
Once the preparations are done its very simple and quick cooling dessert.Again as I say use full cream milk for kids and skimmed milk for adults

Part 1 - Fruits
  • Mango - 3 nos (I used Rasaalu variety which is small in size)
  • Jack fruit flesh - 10 nos
  • Banana - 3 nos

Part 2 - Millet Sev / Vermicelli
  • Millet Semiya / Vermicelli / Sev - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - to cook the sev
  • Raw sugar / unrefined cane sugar - 2 teaspoons (optional)
Part 3 - Others
  • Sabja seeds / Basil seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • Chilled milk - as required (use full cream for kids and skimmed milk for adults)
  • Raw sugar / unrefined cane sugar - as required
  • Saffron strands - little (soaked in milk)
Step 1 - Soaking
  • Soak sabja / basil seeds for about 10 minutes
  • Also soak millet sev for about 5 minutes and drain it
Step 2 - Fruit puree
  • Peel mango skin and chop into cubes.Run it in a mixer
  • Cut jack fruit flesh into small pieces and grind it in a mixer
  • Peel banana and cut it small pieces and grind it into a smooth puree
Pls Note: Wash your mixer jar before grinding each fruit

Step 3 - Cooking Millet Sev
  • Pour milk to the drained sev.Add raw sugar and cook till it is soft.Add more milk if necessary while cooking
Step 4 - Mukkani Millet Falooda
  • Now we have fruits puree and also our sabja seeds, millet sev are ready.Lets fill up the glass to make falooda
  • Take two glasses add raw sugar / naatu sakkarai at the bottom.This is an optional step
  • Add a tablespoon of sabja seeds in each glass
  • Put 2 tablespoons of cooked millet semiya / sev in each glass
  • Add 2 tablespoons of banana puree in each glass
  • Then fill it up with jack fruit layer ie put 2 tablespoons of jack fruit puree in each glass
  • Top it with mango layer - 2 tablespoons of mango puree in each glass
  • Finally pour cold milk.Make sure the glass is just 3/4th filled

Now Mukkani Millet Falooda is ready.Serve it chilled