Oct 29, 2013

Diwali Sweet n Snacks

May the divine light of diwali spread into your Life - Peace, Prosperity,Happiness and Good Health. 

Advanced Happy Diwali  wishes to all my relatives,frnds n fellow blogger frnds...

Ribbon Pakkavada

Chana dal Burfi


Balu shahi

Rava Ladoo

Gulab Jamun

Carrot Halwa

Choco Burfi

Oreo Truffles

Corn flour Halwa


Besan Ladoo
 For Recipes click on the below names
  1. Choco Burfi 
  2. Ribbon pakoda 
  3. Oreo Truffles
  4. Gulab Jamun
  5. Chakkli/Murukku
  6. Gujia
  7. Jalebi
  8. Corn flour Halwa
  9. Besan Ladoo
  10. Rava ladoo
  11. Balu shahi
  12. Tosha
  13. Chana dal Burfi

Oct 23, 2013

Apple Upside Down Cake (Eggless)

Recipe By : - Dassana (http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/),a great site for veggie lovers.

Apple Layer

Apples(medium) - 2 (peeled n sliced)
Brown Sugar - 2 to 3 tbsp
Cinnamon Powder - 1/4tsp
Nutmeg Powder - 1/4tsp
Lemon Juice - a few drops

Cake Batter

Atta/Whole wheat Flour - 1 cup
Maida - 1/2cup
Baking Powder -1/2tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2tsp
Lemon Juice - 1tsp
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 1/4cup
Jaggery/Gur - 3/4cup
Salt - a pinch
Vanilla ess - 1/2tsp

Method : -
  1. Grease the baking pan.
  2. Layer the apple slices neatly on the base of the pan in single or double layer.
  3. Sprinkle all the ingredients mentioned  for "apple layer" above the apples.Keep aside.
  4. Pre-heat oven @ 180 Degree C.
  5. In a bowl,first take all dry ingredients and mix them well with a whisk.
  6. Add water + oil  to the above dry ingredients and stir well ..so that no lumps are formed.
  7. Now, add lemon juice and stir well.
  8. Pour this batter in the cake pan layered with apples.
  9. Bake for 50-55 min.s
Njoy with Morning or Evening Tea..or  Serve as dessert ..a slice of hot cake with Vanilla ice-cream

Oct 18, 2013

Urad dal Vada/Uzhunu Vada

Urad dal(split,without cover) - 1 .5 cup
Onion - 1 (medium,chopped)
Green chilli - 2(chopped)
Ginger - 1"(chopped finely)
Curry Leaves - a few
Black Pepper - a few(whole)
Oil - for deep frying


Soak urad dal overnight or for 3-4 hrs.
Drain and discard water completely.
Put it in a blender and grind it to a paste..using very very little water.
Take it out into a medium sized bowl and mix onion,ginger,green chillies,curry leaves,black pepper and salt.
Combine everything well.
Check salt.
Heat oil in a kadai,Drop a tablespoon of prepared batter.
Make 4 to 5 at a time.
Fry both sides well..till nice n crispy(brown).

Drain out on a kitchen towel/Tissue.

Serve Hot with Chutney of your choice and Tea.

  •  If u don't want to use whole black pepper..then just add a tsp of powdered black pepper.
  • Remember do not add too much of water..otherwise the vadas will break into pieces.
  • The batter should be thick..so that u can shape it...if not happening then use spoon to drop.

Katthel /Jackfruit Chips

Raw Katthel/Jackfruits
Tumeric Powder- 1 tsp
Water - 1 cup/more
Oil - for frying ( for best taste- use coconut oil)

Method :-

Slice jackfruit into strips.
Keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Take a hand-full jackfruit strips and fry till golden brown n crispy.
Mix salt n tumeric in water .Taste it before adding..adjust if less salt.
Once the chips are crispy,brown ;add 1 to 2 tsp of tumeric-salt water in .
Please be carefull..after adding the tumeric water..move away a little..as oil will start bubbling.

Once the bubbling stops..take out the chips on to a kitchen towel.drain away excess oil..and keep it in an air-tight container.
Repeat the process till you finish frying all the chips.

Njoy with evening Tea....:D