Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Boondi Ladoo - Festival Specials

Besan - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Nuts (Raisins, cashew nut) - 5 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil to fry
Ghee for frying nuts
Edible camphor a pinch

  1. Add ghee in a small pan and roast the nuts. Keep it aside.
  2. In a wide bowl add besan and rub with your hands to avoid lumps.
  3. Add water little by little to the besan. The consistency is not too thick or not too watery.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Take boondi ladle, pour batter and spread with your hands.
  5. Fry the boondi until 3/4 done. It should not be crispy. Remove from oil and drain in paper towel.
  6. Repeat the same procedure for remaining batter.
  7. Boil water & sugar until it reaches to one string consistency.
  8. Switch off the flame. Add elachi powder and mix well.
  9. Add fried boondi and nuts and mix well. Close with lid and leave it for 10 mins.
  10. When the mixture is warm, make ladoos. Store in air tight container.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Undrallu / Vinayaka Chaturthi Special

Rice rava – 1 cup
Chana dal – ½ cup
Water – 2 cups
Jeera – 1 tsp
Oil – 3 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Salt to taste


                    Heat oil in a pan, add jeera allow them to splutter. Add water and salt. Let it boil. When boiling starts, add rice rava, chana dal and mix it well. Cook on low medium flame. When it completes, Keep it aside. Add little ghee. Make it as balls.

Paala Talikalu - Vinayaka Chaturthi Special

Wheat flour (atta) – 1 cup
Sago / sabudana – ½ cup
Sugar – 1 cup 
Milk – 1 cup
Ghee – 2 tsp
Chopped dry fruits for garnishing
Elachi powder – ½ tsp


                   Make a dough using water. Divide into small balls. Using hands spread it as talikalu. Add 1 cup of water to a pan. Add sago and cook for 15 then add atta talikalu and cook for 10mins. Add sugar and cook for 10 mins on low medium flame. Add milk and cook for 10mins on medium flame. Add elachi powder & dry fruits.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Spinach blackberry Smoothie

For April month ShhhhCooking challenge ingredients given by Shobana. She gave me wonderful ingredients. Thanks to Shobana.


1 cup Baby spinach
2/3 cup black berries
2/3 cup yogurt / hung curd
1 orange
5 mint leaves
½ tsp honey

In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Eggless Red Velvet Cake with Beetroot

This month my partner is Mayuri of mayurisjikoni  for shhhh cooking challenge. She gave me flour and beetroot. She told to me make something for valentine. I am thinking about that. Finally I got the cake recipe. The heart shape baking plate is in my handy. Thank you Mayuri to give such a wonderful ingredients…


Dry Ingredients
1 ¼ cup All purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 ½ tbsp Cocoa powder
1 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Baking soda
¼ tsp Salt

Wet Ingredients
1 cup Beetroot puree
1 cup Curd
1/3 cup Oil
1 ½ tsp Vanilla extract


  1. Peel the beetroot and grate it.
  2. Take all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Take another bowl add wet ingredients and whisk well.
  4. Pour this into the bowl with dry ingredients and combine well.
  5. Divide the batter in to tins. Bake for 1800C / 3500F for 20 to 25 mins. Insert a toothpick into the centre.
  6. If it comes out clean, they are done. Cool it completely.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dry Ginger Powder / Sonti podi - Perfect for cold and cough

Dry ginger/ Sonti – 50 gm
Cumin seeds/Jeera – ½ tsp
Chana dal/Senaga pappu – 2 Tbsp
Toor dal/Kandi pappu – 2 Tbsp
Moong dal/Pesara pappu – 2 Tsp
Coriander seeds/Dhaniyalu – 2 Tbsp
Black pepper whole - 1 ½ tsp
Ajwain/ Omu - 1 Tbsp 
Ghee - 2 Tbsp
Salt to taste

  1. Heat ghee in a pan and fry all ingredients one by one except salt. Cool it.
  2. Transfer it to a mixi jar and add salt. Make it as fine powder. Store it in airtight container.
  3. Mix podi with hot rice and ghee.
  4. It is very useful for digestion and in winter seasons.