Category Archives: Festival Sweet and Snacks

How to make Perfect no fail Eggless Zebra Cake…

  1. Preheat your oven at 170 to 180 degree C.
  2. You can use hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Take the curd in a big bowl  add sugar, vinegar, oil, 2 tbsp milk and vanilla essence and make a smooth paste.12271114_10207955620159209_1367609686_o12271196_10207955620079207_922176243_o
  4. Sieve all the dry ingredients. All purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.12231580_10207955620399215_327691538_n
  5. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch. Mix with cut and fold method.12270332_10207955620719223_1543835102_n
  6. Mix well. Add more milk if batter is too thick. 13578534_10209757157836525_451077049_n
  7. Devide the batter into 2 equal portions. Add cocoa powder and 2 tbsp milk in one of the batter. untitled
  8. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.15207825_10211157883733797_714450670_n
  9. In the middle of the pan Pour 2 tbsp. of each batter one by one at a time to create layers.
  10. Repeat process till the end.15152850_10211158007936902_1351324110_o
  11. Use wooden stick to get desired design. (I moved wooden stick from the  border of the pan to the middle of the pan and then in between in that lines moved stick from middle of the pan to the border ) 15209026_10211158028817424_1857720027_n
  12. Tap gently to remove air bubbles.15139532_10211157547565393_1349840444_n
  13. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. 15211577_10211157547045380_13974058_n
  14. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  15. Let it cool and Enjoy cake with tea…yum yum. 15152925_10211157547965403_1493366889_o

Enjoy!!!!

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How to make Yummy and Delicious Besan Ladoo

 Besan Ladoo (Gram flour sweet balls) 14961435_10210950864318441_1649164330_n

These ladoos are  usually make on festival days.

I made these Ladoos on the occasion of Diwali. Celebrated this Diwali with these small ladoo diyas. 

It is yummy and delicious Traditional Indian sweet. Its very easy to make with very few ingredients.

Sharing very simple recipe with you..

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 3/4 cup ghee
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Coarse grounded nuts ( Almond, Pistachio nuts and Cashew)
  • Some Raisins and cashew

Method :

  1. In a heavy bottom non stick pan add ghee.14895709_10210950963360917_106673041_o
  2. Add gram flour and roast on slow flame. The gram flour will absorb all the ghee. 14963446_10210950963640924_762383922_o
  3. Roast the gram flour till you get golden brown colored liquid batter. 14964222_10210950963800928_1829300034_o
  4. You will get a nice aroma from the mixture. On slow flame stir continuously around 15 to 20 mins.
  5. Once you get dark golden brown colour then switch off the flame.
  6. Add coarse grounded nuts and mix it properly.
  7. Stir the mixture in between and allow it to cool completely. .
  8. Add powdered sugar and cardamom powder. 14922951_10210950963440919_1047695732_o
  9. Mix well till you get thick mixture to form ladoo shape. You can add more powder sugar if required.14915072_10210950963680925_473746556_n
  10. Garnish Ladoo with raisins and cashew.
  11. Enjoy yummy Besan Ladoos….yum yum. 14962343_10210950864278440_1390033105_n

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My Diwali Snack :

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How to make Crispy and Delicious Corn flakes Chivda / Spicy Mix

Crispy and Delicious Corn flakes Chivda / Spicy Mix14825770_10210895023962467_1060398457_n

Corn flakes Chivda is spicy and crunchy snack can made any time. It is easy to make and has a very good shelf life.

Our Diwali is incomplete without this. Quick and easy to make spicy and crunchy Diwali snack… yumm

I will share the recipe with you.

Ingredients :

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  • 340 gm Corn flakes Cereal
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 3 to 4 Chopped Green Chilies
  • 10/12 Curry leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Daliya
  • 1/4 Cup Broken Cashew nuts
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Coconut
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a wide pan heat oil on slow flame.
  2. Add cumin seeds and Asafoetida.
  3. Add Chopped Green Chilies and Curry leaves. 14877241_10210895024002468_340268510_n
  4. Add Peanuts, Daliya and Broken cashew nuts. 14825687_10210895023722461_431385535_n
  5. When the peanuts turn light brown, add sliced coconut and red chilli powder. 14877147_10210895024402478_1088725014_n
  6. Add Corn flakes Cereal and mix well.
  7. Add Powdered Sugar and Salt.
  8. Mix everything well. Roast everything on slow flame for two mins. 14825667_10210895024682485_105170589_n
  9. Now switch off the gas.
  10. You can add Murmura or shev as per your choice (It is optional).
  11. Crispy Delicious Corn flakes Chivda is ready to eat. 14886288_10210895024322476_317853648_n

Let Chivda cool for some time. Store in airtight container.

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How to make Shahi Gulab Jamun using Gulab Jamun Mix

??? Shahi Gulab Jamun ???

My All time favourite.  14716340_911976685574790_1164579719101341447_n

It turned out so soft and moist. Its a Quick and easy method to make jamun with very few ingredients. It is very delicious sweet and can be made instantly…

I am sharing my way of making delicious, mouthwatering Shahi Gulab Jamun ..

Its a detailed Recipe with step by step pictures. .

Ingredients :

To Make Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Pinch of saffron strands

Other Ingredients :

  • 150 grm Shahi Gulab jamun mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Ghee for deep frying

Method:

  1. To make sugar syrup take sugar and water in a pan. Boil it till you get 1 thread consistency on slow flame. 12071770_10208867657879582_333728403_n
  2. Add cardamom powder, lemon juice and saffron strands.12516011_10208867648959359_730214106_n
  3. Take Shahi Gulab jamun mix in a bowl and add milk into the mixture and make a dough.
  4. Adjust milk quantity to make smooth dough. 14797396_10210806846318081_59754212_n
  5. Apply some ghee on your palm and make small round shaped balls from the dough.14800963_10210806846358082_690192762_n
  6. In a deep fry pan heat ghee on slow to medium flame.
  7. Fry the balls on slow flame till it turns golden brown.14741116_10210806846598088_618894618_n
  8. Remove fried Gulab Jamuns from pan and add them into the sugar syrup.
  9. Soak in a warm syrup for at least 1 hour. 14798812_10210806847038099_1191285438_n
  10. Yummy Shahi Gulab Jamuns are ready to serve. 14572757_911976695574789_7992222135484735259_n14729274_911976725574786_3626582588137587968_n
  11. Enjoy yummy Gulab Jamun…. delicious!!

 

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How to make yummy and delicious Masala Milk

Happy Kojagiri Pornima to all ?
With yummy and delicious Masala Milk

Sharing simple recipe with you all ?

Recipe as follows :

Ingredients :

  • 1 ltr Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 8/10 Saffron stands/ Kesar
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts (Cashews, Pistachio  and Almonds)
  • Some Chironji

Method:

  1. Boil milk till it reduced half quantity.
  2. In that add crushed nuts.
  3. Let it simmer for 5 to 7 min. Stir in between.
  4. Now add sugar and mix well.
  5. Finally add cardamom powder, kesar and chironji.
  6. Let it simmer for around 5 minutes.
  7. Cool for some time then serve.2016-10-15-23-45-42

Delicious Masala Milk is ready to drink.2016-10-15-23-41-02

Enjoy!!!! 2016-10-15-23-44-27

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How to make delicious Kesar Suji Halwa

Kesar Suji Halwa
Everyone’s all time favourite Kesar Suji Halwa is a very quick and easy dessert to make. Its very simple yet delicious in every bite with a delicious smell.  It is made on auspicious occasions like a pooja.  My kids love it and request me to make it again and again.

Here is the recipe want to share with you all…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup suji (semolina)
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts like cashews and almonds
  • Few saffron stands (Kesar)
  • Some raisins

Method:

  1. Make hot milk and water (boiling), and keep aside.
  2. Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp of hot milk and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan on slow flame.
  4. Add suji and roast till it change its colour to light golden brown.12546105_10208336959932465_737378055_o
  5. Add crushed nuts and roast for a min.12507001_10208336954212322_1908585334_n
  6. Pour hot milk and hot water carefully as it splutters. Add more hot water if required.12506990_10208336919771461_1858603432_n
  7. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 min. The suji will soak all the water.
  8. Now add sugar and mix well till it separates from the edge of the pan.12571353_10208336956852388_919100517_n
  9. Finally add cardamom powder, saffron milk  and raisins and mix well.12544697_10208336965252598_662967823_o
  10. Keep for some time then serve.
  11. You can mould the suji halwa into any shape using a cup or just your hands.14495307_181421455632693_5570401551824157185_n 14520615_181421435632695_1680202745845064738_n

Perfect Kesar Suji Halwa is ready….enjoy!!!

 

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How to make Indian Deep Fried Wheat Flour Triangle Puffy Puri / Poori

Puri is an indian deep fried bread which can be eat any time.

It can go with any veggie or pickle. Best combination with puri is potato veggie, chole or halwa puri.

Making the way kids will love .. yum

Simple recipe of making puffy puri as follows…

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Semolina
  • 2 tbsp Melted Ghee or Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method of Making dough :

  1. In a big bowl take wheat flour, semolina and salt. Mix well.2015-12-09 09.07.35
  2. Add oil or ghee, Mix well till you get a crumbly texture.12755380_10208626217323719_1126909013_o
  3. Now add a little water at a time and start kneading the dough.
  4. The dough should not be too tight or too soft.2015-12-09 09.08.59
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Dough is ready to use.

Method of making puri :

  1. Once again kneed the dough.
  2. Divide it and make small balls.
  3. Make circle with the rolling pin.14429299_10210518997602043_611155280_n
  4. Run knife through it to make triangle.  14429661_10210518997562042_1708641124_n
  5. In a deep frying pan heat oil on medium flame. Add puri for frying.2016-02-21 17.23.10.jpg
  6. Turn after one side fluffs up. Fry both the sides.
  7. Remove it onto the paper towel.14423709_10210518997762047_272700742_o

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Serve hot puries with any vegi or just plain….enjoy!!! I served with Matki usal and Shrikhand…

 

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How to make Kesar Khoya Modak

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A modak is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet, and is said to be Ganesha’s favourite sweet. There are different types of modaks. I made a different variety of modak on the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi to offer my Bappa…

I am sharing my way of making Kesar Khoya Modak .

Here is the recipe for you all

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup khoya
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 10 to 12 saffron stands

Method :14194260_10210384707164866_555627785_n-2

  1. Take warm milk in a bowl. Add saffron stands and keep aside for 10 mins.
  2. Heat a heavy bottom non stick pan on slow flame.
  3. Add crumbled khoya and roast for around 2 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron milk.
  5. Mix it properly until there are no lumps.
  6. On a slow flame, stir continuously.
  7. Cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  8. Now switch off the gas and let it cool completely.
  9. Now take modak mould and fill it with mixture. Press hardly and make shapes gently…
  10. Modaks are ready to offer to God Ganesha ..14237562_162910757483763_5741023447422596544_n1-2 14194193_10210384711804982_58488417_n-2
  11. To store, put it in an airtight container, and then into the refrigerator.

Enjoy yummy and delicious modak

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How to make two coloured coconut Laddus …yum

Coconut laddu’s are yummy and delicious. Its a mouth melting popular Indian sweet.

I made this to celebrate the  occasion of “Raksha Bandhan”.

Here is the recipe for you all

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup milkmaid
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp pink food colour (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp coarse grounded almond, pistachio nuts

For Garnishing

  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method :

  1. Heat a heavy bottom non stick pan on slow flame.
  2. Add desiccated coconut, milkmaid, sugar, milk, cardamom powder and food colour. .
  3. Mix it properly without any lumps.2016-08-18 10.12.50
  4. On a slow flame, stir continuously.
  5. Add ghee and coarse grounded almonds and pistachio nuts.2016-08-18 10.13.29
  6. Cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.2016-08-18 10.12.17
  7. Now switch off the gas.
  8. Devide the mix into 2 equal parts. Add food colouring in one of the part and mix well.
  9. The mixture is ready to pour on a greased rectangular or square pan.20160817_171015
  10. Run a knife to cut in to pieces as it is cooling down. take one piece on your palm and roll it to make a ball.20160817_172553
  11. Roll this ball into the desiccated coconut.20160817_172615
  12. Allow it to cool.
  13. To store, put it in an airtight container, and then into the refrigerator.FB_IMG_1471607918673

Enjoy yummy and delicious Coconut Laddu yum yum.

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How to make yummy Coconut Burfi..

Coconut Burfi is yummy and delicious. Its a mouth melting popular Indian sweet.

I made this to celebrate the  occasion of “Raksha Bandhan”.

Here is the recipe for you all

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup milkmaid
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp pink food colour (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp coarse grounded almond, pistachio nuts

For Garnishing

  • 2 tbsp coarse grounded almonds and pistachios nuts
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method :

  1. Heat heavy bottom non stick pan on slow flame.
  2. Add desiccated coconut, milkmaid, sugar, milk, cardamom powder and food colour.
  3. Mix it properly without any lumps.2016-08-18 10.12.50
  4. On slow flame stir continuously.
  5. Add ghee and coarse grounded almond, pistachio nuts.2016-08-18 10.13.29
  6. Cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.2016-08-18 10.12.17
  7. Now switch off the gas.
  8. Mixture is ready to pour on a greased rectangular or square pan.2016-08-18 11.41.04
  9. Garnish with coarse grounded almond, pistachio nuts and desiccated coconut .
  10. Run a knife to cut Coconut Burfi in to pieces as it is cooling down.
  11. Allow it to cool and set.
  12. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.2016-08-18 10.20.11

Enjoy yummy and delicious Coconut Burfi yum yum.

 

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