Thursday, December 21, 2017

Orange Almond Cake (Gluten free)

Butter-100gms,at room temperature
Demerara sugar-1/2 cup
Ground almonds-125 gms
Fine semolina-1/2 cup
Baking powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-a pinch
Finely grated zest of orange-1 tsp
Juice of 1 orange

To make syrup
1/2 cup of caster sugar
2 tbsps of honey
6 tbsps of water
juice of 1 lemon(optional)
1/2 tsp of fennel seeds
1 tsp of finely chopped rosemary
1 orange ,thinly sliced

1.Preheat the oven to 160*C
2.Beat the butter and sugar in electric mixer for 5 minutes.
3.Beat in the eggs ,one at a time
4.Combine,almonds,semolina,baking powder,salt and orange zest
5.Gently mix into the egg mixture with orange juice
6.Tip into the greased 20cm sqaure baking tray.Bake for 30 minutes until golden and firm and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
7.Cool the cake.
To make syrup
1.Mix all the ingredients in a pan except orange slices,boil it until it startes bubbling.
2.Reduce the flame to low,add the orange slices.Cook another 3 minutes.Switch off the flame and leave it aside.
3.Add the syrup while the cake is cold and leave it for 3-4 hours before serving.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nan khatai

Nan khatai was light and crispy.The recipe yields 20 to 24 cookies.

Recipe credit:Manjula's kitchen
All purpose flour-1/3 cup
Rava/sooji-1/3 cup
Besan flour-1/2cup
Butter-1/2 cup
Sugar-2/3 cup
Baking soda-1/3 tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Pistachios/Almonds-a few,sliced


1.Preheat the oven for 375*F 
2.Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl from all purpose flour,rava,besan,baking soda and cardamom powder
3.Cream the butter(at room temperature) with whisk or beater to light texture.
4.Add sugar to the butter and continue to beat until sugar mixes well the butter
5.Add the dry ingredients little by little to make soft dough out of it
6.Roll the dough into 20-24 balls in equal size
7.Take the baking tray ,gently apply the butter or oil .
8.Press the dough balls into 3/4 thickness to flatten it slightly,press the almonds /pistachios in the center
9.Place them in baking tray and bake them for 15-18 minutes
10.Keep eye on nan khatai after 15 minutes ,if its brown around the corner.its ready to serve
11.The nan khati bakes twice in size ,so make sure leave enough space between them

Friday, October 27, 2017

Soft Mysorepak

Besan flour-1 cup
Ghee-3/4 cup+1/4 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Water-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp

1. Dry roast the besan flour in low flame for 10-12 minutes
2. Transfer the besan into a bowl
3.Warm 3/4 cup of ghee and mix with besan flour without forming lumps
4.Heat pan ,add sugar and water.Boil it until one string consistency
5.Add besan mixture to the sugar syrup and also cardamom powder
6.In low flame,stir the besan mixture continuously and adding leftover 1/4 cup of ghee in teaspoon with regular intervals
7.The mixture comes along with the ladle and doesnt stick to the pan within 10 minutes
8.Grease a tray with ghee,add the mixture to the tray and spread it evenly
9.When it turns slightly warm,cut the mysorepak in desired shapes

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bread Jamun - Shop Online for Indian Sweets

This is the website which does carry fresh indian traditional sweets and snacks in their store.To shop online, check  The shipping is free for diwali festive season.They have wide range of products from Grand Sweets and Snacks, Shri Krishna Sweets , Adyar Ananda bhavan and Shri mithai.

White/Brown Bread-8 slices
Milk-1/4 cup
Sugar-1 cup/100 gms
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Star anise-1
Water -2 cups
Oil to deep fry

1.Cut the edges of the bread and cut into small slices
2.Grind the slices into coarse powder
3.Add milk little by little to make into soft dough
4.Roll the dough into small balls or shape them into cylindrical.
5.Deep fry the jamuns in low flame until it turns brown in color.
6.To make sugar syrup,boil water ,sugar and star anise in a pan for 10-12 minutes
7.Add cardamom powder to the syrup,boil until it starts bubbling from bottom(one string consistency).To check the one string consistency,press syrup between two fingers.A soft string forms if it is ready.
8.Add the jamuns to the syrup,boil it for 2-3 minutes without closing the pan.
Bread jamun is ready to serve.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dal Bhaati Churma

To prepare dal

Channa dal-1/2 cup
Whole moong dal-1 cup
Cumin-1/2 tsp
Green chillies-2,slit
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Hing-1/2 tsp
Onion-1/4 cup,chopped
Amchur powder-1/2 tsp
Oil/Ghee-1 tsp
Salt to taste
1.Wash and Soak both the dals for one hour
2.Cook the dal in pan or pressure cooker with 2 cups of water,until well mashed
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