Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Radhika of Tickling Palates is hosting a fun event named BLOG HOP WEDNESDAYS.This week i am paired with Priya  of NOW SERVING.I tried out these super delicious Gulab jamuns her blog,. You can find the original  recipe here.

  1. All purpose flour- 1 cup
  2. Milk powder-1 1/2 cups
  3. Baking soda-1/4 tsp
  4. Yogurt or regular heavy cream
  5. Oil
For the syrup
  1. Sugar- 2 1/2 to 3  cups
  2. Water- 3 cups
  3. Cardamon pods- 4 nos
  4. Saffron -a few strands(optional)

  • Sift all purpose flour,milk powder and baking soda together.
  • Add sufficient quantity of heavy cream or yogurt  and knead well to form a soft dough.(like chappathi dough)
  • Keep aside for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine sugar and water in a pan and cook for 5 minutes or  until it thickens slightly.Add cardamom pods and saffron and keep aside. 
  • Make small balls out of the dough( almost 25 to 28 nos) and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry these balls over medium low heat until it turns dark golden brown in color.
  • Drain these cooked balls into the sugar syrup and keep aside until the jamuns are completely soaked in the sugar syrup.


Sending this to Diwali special event at Tickling palates by Radhika
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Friday, September 23, 2011



  1. Urud dal/Uzhunnu- 1cup
  2. Ginger chopped-1" piece
  3. Green chilies chopped-2 to 3 nos
  4. Shallots/chumanulli chopped-6 to 8 nos
  5. Black pepper corns-8 to 10 nos
  6. Curry leaves chopped - 1 sprig
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil -to deep fry
  9. Water


  • Wash and soak urud dal for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Drain this and grind it to a smooth paste adding a few tablespoons of water if required.
  • Add ginger,green chilies,shallots,pepper corns,curry leaves and salt to taste to the ground paste and mix well using a spatula.
  • Keep aside for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wok.Just add a pinch of the dough into hot oil,if this rises to the top immediately then the oil is hot enough to prepare the vadas.
  • Wet your palm with cold water and take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a ball.Slightly flatten it and make a hole in the center using your finger.Slip this into hot oil(over medium flame).cook until it turns golden brown.
  • Serve with coconut chutney

Note:If you are not able to shape the vadas add a few tsp of rice flour to the batter to bring it to the right consistency.

Saturday, September 17, 2011



  1. Passion fruit- 3 nos
  2. Banana- 2 nos(small)
  3. Apple juice- 1 to 1 1/2 cup
  4. Sugar- to taste


  • Scoop out the pulp from the passion fruit and using a blender ,blend it for a  few seconds.Pass it through a fine mesh sieve ,discard the seeds.
  • Add the passion fruit pulp,banana,apple juice and sugar to taste into a blender,blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.
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Friday, September 16, 2011


Simple vegetable noodles using instant  MAGGI NOODLES


  1. MAGGI noodles- 2 cakes
  2. MAGGI taste maker-1 packet (the one that you get with the noodles)
  3. Ginger chopped-1 tsp
  4. Garlic chopped- 1 tsp
  5. Green chilies chopped- 1 no
  6. Spring onion chopped- 2 tbsp
  7. Onion sliced finely- 1/4 cup
  8. Cabbage(julienned)-1/2 cup
  9. Carrots(julienned)-1/2 cup
  10. Green beans(julienned)-1/2 cup
  11. Capsicum/bell pepper-(julienned)-1/2 cup
  12. Soya sauce- 1 tbsp
  13. Tomato sauce- 1tbsp
  14. Olive oil
  15. Water
  16. Salt to taste


  • Cook the noodles with enough water till done(DO NOT add the taste maker).Drain well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add ginger and garlic and saute till the raw smell leaves.
  • Now add the green chilies and spring onion,saute for a few seconds.
  • Add onion and saute for a minute.Now add cabbage,carrot,green beans,and capsicum.
  • Cook the vegetables on high flame for a few minutes,stirring in between.Do not over cook the vegetables.
  • Now add the taste maker ,soya sauce and tomato sauce , mix well.
  • Add the cooked noodles and mix well.Add salt if required
  • Switch off the flame and drizzle olive oil on top and garnish with chopped spring onion.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Radhika of Tickling Palates is hosting a fun event named BLOG HOP WEDNESDAYS.This week i am paired with Mugdha  of Cooking Fundas.I tried this super easy and delicious coconut laddoo from her blog. You can find the original  recipe here.


  1. Sweet condensed milk-1 cup
  2. Grated coconut-2 3/4 cups
  3. Ghee- 1 tsp
  4. Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp(optional)
  5. Roasted semolina-1/4 cup(optional)


  • Combine 21/2 cups grated coconut with 1 cup condensed milk and ghee,cook on low fire.
  • Cook until the mixture leaves from the sides of the pan,stirring in between.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.Allow it to cool slightly .
  • Lightly grease your palm with ghee and roll the mixture into small balls.
  • Roll the balls in the remaining grated coconut and semolina.Garnish with almond flakes.
(Note:You can add a few tsp of  powdered sugar to the coconut mixture according to taste,if required)

Sending this to Kerala kitchen event hosted by Divya of Easy cooking
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