Monday, October 22, 2018

Microwave Cornflour Halwa / Bombay Karachi Halwa | Diwali Recipes

 Cornflour halwa also known as Bombay Karachi halwa. Its a very easy sweet made in jiffy.I prepared this sweet in microwave just less than 15 mins.

Make sure the microwave is in high power. The ratio of the Cornflour : Sugar :Water Should be 1: 3: 4

Dont reduce the amount of sugar else you ended up withe sticky halwa and also you wont get glossy texture.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : < 15 mins
Makes :9 pieces

Ingredients :

Cornflour - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1+1/2 cups
Water -2 cups
Cardamom Powder -1/4 tsp
Kesari /Food Colour -2 pinches
Ghee -1 tsp
Ghee roasted cashews -10 ,broken into pieces

Method :

*Take the microwave bowl mix the cornflour,water,sugar and kesari colour without any lumps.

 *Microwave in high power for 6 mins.Every 2 mins mix it
 *Then add the cardamom powder,roasted cashews,ghee .Mix well.Then again cook it for 6 mins.
 *Stirring it in between every 2 mins.
 *Poured it in greased tray.Once it cooled completely ,Slice and Serve it.
*We can keep it for 2 days at room temperature .

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ooty Varkey | Tea Time Snacks

 Ooty varkey is a famous snacks.Its melt in mouth ,soft and crispy layer like puffs. It has many varieties like sweet,spicy,masala etc.I prepared it in sweet .

Its important to prepare homemade fresh yeast.its give a really soft and good flavour. Saw this video how to layer it.

Ingredients :

All purpose flour -1 cup +1/4 cup
Salt -1/2 tsp
Fresh Yeast -2 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Oil -1 tbsp
Butter -1 tbsp +1/4 cup

For Fresh Yeast :
All purpose flour -1/4 cup
Curd -1 tbsp
Sugar -1 tbsp
Water - 1/3 cup

Method :

*First mix the ingredients given under for fresh yeast in a bowl.then cover with a lid and place it in a hot place for 2 days.

*After 2 days the flour will be risen up  well and our fresh yeast is ready !!

*In a bowl mix the 1 cup flour ,2 tbsp fresh yeast ,salt,sugar,Oil and 1 tbsp butter.Mix well .
 *Add water little by little,and make a soft dough.The dough should not be too thick nor thin.Cover with a wet cloth and rest for 1/2 an hour.
 *Then punch out the dough and roll it to a very thin like we do for parotta.Apply 1 tbsp butter and flour.Smear it over all the sides.
 *Then close the both end towards and again apply butter and flour.Smear it
 *Do like it atleast 4 times.The more we do we get more layers.
 *Then roll out the final layer to a 1 inch thick.Cut into horizontally.
 *Take a 1 strip,jut pinch out to little or cut into square shape.
*Preheat the oven at 180°C.Place the varkeys in a greased tray and bake it for 25- 30 mins.

*First it should like not baked but once it wooled down its soft and crispy.

*Dont overbake it otherwise you will be ended up with hard ones.

*Once it cooled down completely stored it in a airtight container .

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ramaserry Idli / How To Make Ramaserry Idli

Ramaserry Idli is famous in Palaghat district situated in Kerala.Its a soft and tasty idli served with Coconut chutney ,Kara Chutney and Idli podi.

Long time i want to try this recipe but no idea because i havent idiyappa steamer.Saw a video in youtube and got the idea.

Take a pot ,around the neck tie a small robe.Then on the top of the pot tie a 6 robe on across and tied up with the neck. Cut the cloth on the size of the top.

How to make the idli 

Ingredients :

Parboiled / Idli Rice -4 cups
Whole Urad dal -1 cup
Fenugreek seeds -1 tsp
Salt -to taste

Method :

*Wash and soak the rice ,dal and methi seeds seperately.First grind the urad dal and methi seeds in a grinder to fluffy and then grind the rice to a coarse paste.

*Add the salt ,Mix the both batter with your hands .Ferment it overnight OR 8 hrs.

*Once the batter is fermentes,Keep the pot is ready as shown in pic.
 *Fill the pot with water and boil it well.

*Take a cloth,wet it and squeeze out excess water,place it on the top of the pot.

*Take a ladle full of batter ,pour it on the cloth.

*Cover it a vessel and cook it for 4- 5 mins.

Kara Chutney 

Ingredients :

Pearl onions -15
Red chilli -5
Salt -to taste
Tamarind -blueberry size
Coconut oil -as needed

Method :

Grind the all ingredients except oil to a fine paste and then mix with coconut oil.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dumroot / Dummadai | Eid Special

Dumroot is a sweet based dish which is popular in tanjore and kayalpattinam Muslims.I have tasted this cake at my school friend Shameem house.The taste was heaven but i couldnt asked the recipe.Few days back someone has shared this recipe in FB group.But they shared in kilogram measurement.I have no idea how to prepare in small quantity.I got confident to try in cup measurement at my own.Finally i got that taste and success in my attempt.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 35 mins
Serves :6

Ingredients :

Double roasted Rava -1 cup
Eggs -3
Ghee -1 Cup
Sugar -1 1/4 Cups
Milk -2 Cups
Rose Water -2 tbsp
Orange Colour -2 pinches
Salt - a pinch
Cashewnut -1/4 cup
Whole Cashew - few for garnishing

Method :

*Boil the milk well until it reduces to half .Cool it well.Break the egg and just whip in mixie.Dont beat the egg as we do for cake.Then strain the egg mixture.Add the sugar and stir it well until it dissolves .

*Then add the double roasted rava,milk,salt,orange colour and rose water.Mix well,keep it aside.

*Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 °C.Heat the 1 cup ghee in a broad vessel,add the 1/4 cup cashews.Fry it until golden brown.Then immediately pour the rawa mixture.Stirring it continuosly in low flame.

*Once the mixture starts to thicken and ghee floats on top,also check the rawa too cooked well.Then switch off the flame.Carefully poured the cooked mixture in baking tray.

*On the top,now press the whole cashews here and there.Bake it until the top is golden brown.Once it cools down completely,Cut and Serve it.


*You can also add condensed milk instead of milk,in that case you reduce the sugar. 

*Hence i want to try traditional one so i use milk here. 

*You couldnt stop to eat at one slice.Now its became our favourite one !! 

*In this recipe egg is must,so without egg you cant get that authentic taste. 

*This recipe is mostly famous in Kayalpattinam Muslims region .

Sunday, June 3, 2018

OPOS Mini Punjabi Thali | OPOS Recipe

Today lunch is only for me and kids,so without a second thought prepared our fav meals in opos.It took nearly 30 mins.Thxs to RK sir who is the founder of OPOS !!

On the Plate its
Jeera Rice
Palak Paneer
Dal Tadka
Sooji Sheera
Autolysis Phulka

First i prepared autolysis dough to make phulka.Soak the 2 cups basmathi for 30 mins.Meanwhile chopped the onion & tomato for palak paneer and dal tadka.

Marinate the paneer with GG paste,salt,garam masala,chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder.

For Jeera Rice :
In 5L Pc

*Add 2 tbsp water + 2 tsp butter +1 tsp cumin seeds
*Spread soaked basmathi+salt
*Add  1.5 cups water without disturbing the layer.

Cook at high flame for 4 whistle.Release pressure and mix !!

For Palak Paneer :

*Add 2 tbsp water + 2 tsp butter
*Add chopped onion+tomato+spinach + salt
*In PIP place the marinate paneer.
Cook at high flame for 3 whistle.RP and remove PIP
Grind the spinach. Then mix with kasuri methi and paneer cubes .

For Dal Tadka

*Add 2 tbsp water+2 tsp ghee
*Chopped onion+tomato+grated ginger+salt+precooked tuvar dal
Cook at high flame for 3 whistle.RP and mix

Tadka with ghee +jeera+crushed garlic+Dry red chilli+hing and Red chilli powder

For Sooji Sheera :

*Add 2 tbsp water+2 tsp ghee +Cashew+Rasin
*Add 1.5 cups water+12 cup sugar
Cook at high for 1 whistle.RP
Add Double roasted sooji and Mix.Close the lid and put the weight,Rest it for 20 mins.
Then Mix and Serve

Finally Made the phulka and Serve the meals !!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Annapoorna Hotel Style Sambar |OPOS Recipe

 Coimbatore Annapoorna Hotel sambar is famous  but i never tasted their sambar.Luckily found this recipe here.I tried this recipe in OPOS. Thxs to RK sir who is the founder of OPOS recipe.

Serve this sambar with rice,idli or dosa.Try to use gingelly  oil for authentic taste.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time :< 10 mins
Serves :4

Ingredients :

Cooked Toor dal -1/2 cup
Salt -to taste
Drumstick - 2 (diced)
Onion -1 chopped
Small onion -10
Tomato -1 chopped
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Ghee -2 tsp
Coriander leaves -for garnish
Gingelly oil -2 tsp

For Masala :
Gingelly oil - 1 tsp
Dry red chilli -2
Kashmiri red chilli -2 (optional)
Coriander seeds -1 tsp
Black pepper - 4
Fenugreek seeds - 4
Urad dal -1/2 tbsp
Channa dal -1 tbsp
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Hing -1/8 tsp
Grated coconut -2 tbsp
Tamarind - gooseberry size
Jaggery -1 tsp

To Temper :
Gingelly Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds -1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp


*Heat oil in kadai roast the ingredients given under "FOR MASALA " one by one except coconut,tamarind and jaggery without burnt.

*Switch off the flame,add the coconut,jaggery and tamarind.Mix.Let it be cool.Grind to a coarse and thick paste.

 *In 5L PC
Layer 1 : 1/4 cup water + 2 tsp oil

Layer 2 : Chopped onion+small onion+tomato+drumstick+Cooked dal on top with Masala paste+salt+turmeric powder
*Layer 3 : Cook at high flame for 4 whistle.
 *Adjust with hot water and salt.

*Finally temper with the ingredients given under"TO TEMPER" pour over the sambar.Add ghee and mix well with coriander leaves .
 *Serve with Idli ,Dosa or Rice.

*I prepared it for breakfast ,serve with idli...hmm its Blissful morning !!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Black Bean Sweet Potato Brownies | Gluten Free Brownie Recipe

Ingredients :
Black beans - 1 cup (cooked & drained the water completely)
Cooked Sweet Potato flesh -3/4 cup
Bittersweet Chocolate - 100g
Unsalted Butter - 60 g
Egg -1
Salt -a pinch
Maple syrup/Honey /Agave Syrup -1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp

Method :
*Preheat the oven at 180 °C.Place a parchement paper in a baking pan with ends,over hanging the sides and grese it slightly.

*Melt the chocolate and butter in double boiler until smooth and cools down completely.

*In a food processor puree the black beans,salt,egg,sweet potato flesh,vanilla,baking powder and syrup.Add the chocolate mixture until smooth.

*Pour the batter into the pan and bake until the brownies set in the center.Cool down completely ,cut and serve !!