Wednesday, November 11, 2015


My Partner for shhhhhcooking secretly challenge is Mayuri Patel. Who gave two simple ingredients and coconut.So just tried  a cake

Apple chopped 1 cup
Maida.                1 cup
Wheat flour.       1 cup
Cinnamon powder1/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder 1/2 tsp
Dry coconut powder1/2 cuApple and 
Soda.                    1/2 tsp
Sugar.                  3/4 cup
Oil.                        1/4 cup
Curd.                     2 tbs
Water.                    3/4 to 1 cup

Mix all till the sugar in a vessel.
Take the oil,sugar,curd in a vessel till the sugar dissolves and put 1 tsp of vanilla essence
Now mix both dry nd wet ingredients and add the water so that it is like idly batter
Bake it in a microwave convection mode for 40 minutes till the spoon comes dry when pricked.
Tasty Apple and coconut cake is ready to serve..

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Diwali begins with a sweet from my daughters blog
A very simple one where we need not worry about the end point.

Besan  21/2 cups
Sugar.  11/4 cups 
Mawa.   1cup (unsweetened)
Ghee.     3/4 cup
Milk1/4 cup
Saffron little dissolved in 2 tsp of milk
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Almonds powdered  for garnishinggarnishing  or I had only salted ones I substituted by almonds.pista gives a rich look.

If we don't have mawa
Ghee 3tsp
Milk 1/4 cup
Milk powder 2 cups
Taka a kadai add the ghee nd milk till it melts now add the milk powder,mawa is ready.
Now take the remaining ghee add the milk heat till it melts,then add the besan and mawa fry in a slow fire till nice aroma comes.
This step is very important as it takes 10 to 15 minutes
Cool it
Take a another heavy bottomed vessel add the sugar and pour 1/4 cup water. Add the saffron which is mixed with two tsp of milk and cardamom powder.Make a two string consistency quite a thick syrup.add the warm mixture and mix itwell.Pour it on a greased thali.Now sprinkle the nutsnuts.Let it cool.Cut into desired shape when it is warm.Store it in a tight container once it is cooled.Soft and tasty Mohandal is ready!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Since Diwali is close by tried some murukku out of Ragi Flour

Ragi flour.    2 cups
Rice flour.     1 cup
Besan.            1 cup
Ghee.               3 tbsp
Chilly powder 2 tbsp
Salt.                  as reqd
Asafoetida.      Little
Oil.                      For frying
Water to knead

Mix all the ingredients and make a soft dough.Keep a kadai and pour some oil.Squeeze it through the press and fry it till the sound stops.Since the colour is dark brown we should not wait for the colour..Crispy snack is ready!!!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Navratri and my for my grand daughters  1st birthday..

Cashew powder- 1 cup
Almond powder-1 cup

Milk powder.      -1 cup
Cardamom         - 1 tsp
Ghee.                   -2 tbsp
Sugar.                  -2 cups

Mix all the three powder together( just powder the almonds a
nd cashew in a blender and powder it)
In a kadai add  the sugar and add little water.make a thick syrup.
Add the cashew mixture,and ghee and cook it till it is thick and comes leaving the pan.
Transfer it to a greased plate and cut it into pieces..
Very quick and tasty sweet is ready!!!

pumpkin kheer for shhhhh cooking secretly challenge