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Monday, January 31, 2011

Eggless Choco Fruit and Walnut Cake

It been raining since 4days continuously and its very boring.

After long time I am posting baking recipe, my previous one was Cruncy Pina Cookie. Baking is one of my new focus, I love baking if its success and this recipe is one of it.

APF/Maida - 1.5 cups
Condensed Milk(Lowfat) - 1/2 tin
Choco powder -  1 tspn(unsweetned, I added for colour optional)
Mixed fruits and walnut - 1/2 cup
Baking Soda - 1 tspn
Baking Powder - 1 tspn
Vanilla essence - few drops(optional)
Warm Milk and Warm water - 1/2 cup + as required
Sugar if required
Vinegar - 1 tspn

Preparation Method
Seive APF, soda, chocopowder and Baking powder. Add fruits and nuts and mix.
Take a wide bowl, mix condensed milk and milk. slowly add the dry ingredients and mix in one direction slowly.
If the batter is too thick, add little warm water, vinegar and mix without lumps.
Pour in the small rectangle baking dish. Grease the dish, I had greased with olive oil.
Pre heat the oven at 200 C.

Bake for 30- 40 mins. Take a tooth pick or fork and check if it comes out clean or bake for few more minutes.

Choco Fruit and Walnut cake is ready. Enjoy it with Coffee/Tea.

I cut into small squares wrapped it in aluminium foil and rolled it colour paper like chocolates for my son.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crispy Oats Cabbage Onion Pakoda

I just love deep fried snacks, I prepared this last week for my friends a sidedish for Bisibelebath. My friend is very health consicious so I quickly added oats to it. They just loved it.

Cabbage  1/2 no(Chopped lengthwise)
Onion - 1 no(Sliced lenghtwise)
Oats - 2 tspns
Kadalai Maav/Chickpea flour/Besan -  3 to 4 tspns
Corn flour - 2 tspns
Red chlli powder -  1/4 tspn (As per your taste)
Curry leaves - few
Water to sprinkle
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method
In a wide bowl, put cabbage, onion, oats and slight mix.
Add all other ingredients and sprinkle little water and mix well. It should not be watery.
Heat oil in a kadai/wok, when its hot. Deep fry till brown both sides and take out on tissue to remove excess oil. It will take more time for cabbage to cook, so be patient.
Allow it to cool and store it in air tight container.

Enjoy it with hot variety rice Bisibelebath/Pulav/Sambar Rice/Rasam Rice/Coffee/Tea time.

Notes - Adding Oats is Optional, you can prepare without oats too.
Do not store, when its warm or hot it will become soggy.

This recipe is going off to

CWF Oats by Priya and Kiran.
Deep Fried Snacks by Radikha.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Celebrate Sweets Sugarless Event Roundup!!!

Dear Friends,

Hope you all had great Pongal and Sankranthi. I had wonderful festival with my family and friends.

After the successful roundup of Only Greens Event , now its my turn for Celebrate Sweets  Sugarless roundup. I would like to thank Nivedita for giving an opportunity to guest host her event. I received 42 entries. Thank you for the support and participation. Do leave a comment or mail me to know incase I have missed any of your entry, which is not intentional. Will update it. 


Thirattupaal by Nivedita

Maadli or Maaldi by Nivedita

Laapsi by Sheetal

Moong Sabu Kheer by Sravani

Sesame Seeds Poli by Nivedita

Biscuit Poli by Nivedita

Coconut Laddu by Kurinji

Sweet Pongal by Kurinji

Kozhukattai by Sangeetha

Sesame Brittle by Sangeetha

Suzhiyam by Sangeetha

Chikki by Supriya

Panchkadayi by Supriya

Nei Urundai by Jaleela
Appam by Saraswathi
Condensed Milk

Yogurt Dessert by Akheela

Rabri by Pavani

Milk Coconut Laddu by Ambreens

Eggless Vanilla Cake by Harini Jaya

Apple Milk Dessert by Saraswathi



Sugarless Date Cookies by Harini Jaya

Bread Dates Laddu by Harini Jaya

Carrot Dates Halwa by Nivedita


Candy Sugar

Kalkandu Pongal by Revathi 


Sugarfree and Butterfree Fruit and Nut Cake by Jagruthi

Dates Walnut Eggless and Sugarless by Santosh

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Pongal and Paruppu Vadai/Dal Vada Recipe!!!

Wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous Pongal and Sankranthiya Subhashayagalu. Pongaloo Pongal!!!

For Sakkarai Pongal recipe click here

To know more about this festival click here
To know about dishes prepared on this day click here

Today I prepared Pasi Paruppu Payasam and Paruppu/Dal Vadai for the Bhogi Festival which is the first day of Pongal. This recipe is pending is very long time in my drafts.

Paruppu Vadai/Dal Vada is prepared on all auspicious ocassions without onion and garlic.

Here goes the recipe
Kadalai Paruppu/Channa Dal  3 cups
Dry Red Chilli 2 nos(as per your taste)
Inji/Ginger a small piece
Asafotida/Hing 1/4 tspn
Curry leaves/Coriander leaves  few chopped
Little water
Oil for deep frying

Paasi Paruppu/Moong dal  2 tspns(soaked separately)
Grated coconut  2 tspns

Preparation Method
Soak kadalai paruppu for 4 to 5 hours in water.
Then add coarsely with salt, red chilli, ginger in mixie or blender without adding much water to paste.
Transfer it to wide bowl, add rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Heat a kadai with oil take small balls, flatten in on hand and drop in oil slowly.
Deep fry them till brown.

Paruppu Vadai is ready to serve. You can serve hot or cold. I like it cold it tastes great.

This recipe alongwith my Pongal recipe is going to Pongal Feast Event by Kurinji and Deep Fried Snacks by Radhika.

Notes : Adding Paasi paruppu/Moong dal makes crispier and coconut gives nice flavour.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Only Greens Event Roundup !!!

Dear Friends,

Back with the roundup of Only Greens Event. I am overwhelmed by the response. I received 103 healthy entries for the event. Thank you for the support and participation. Do leave a comment or mail me to know incase I have missed any of your entry, which is not intentional. Will update it.  Sorry for the delay, my laptop is out of order sometimes needs servicing have kept in pending.
I would like to thank Pari for giving me the opportunity for guest hosting.

Checkout the winner of the Cookbook here and CSN Winner at Pari's space.

Hope you Enjoy the roundup!!!

Indian Entries

Dum Aloo Chutney Wale by Prathibha

Puliyohara Gongura by Satyavati

Palak Pulav by Vidhya
Methi Pulao by Gayathri
Methi Bread by Gayathri
Khatta Palak by Neeraja

Sindhi Sai Bhaji by Shobha
Methi Zunka by Preeti
Mint Pulao by Kurinji
Keerai Masiyal by Kurinji
Spinach Corn Soup by Santosh
Sarso Ke Saag by Santosh
Paratha by Santosh
Green Chilli Achar by Santosh
Dal Palak by Vandana
Methi Roti by Jay
Coriander Rice by Monika

UK Entries

Palak Kofta Curry by Kavita
Methi Chaman by Kavita

Mint Paneer by Kavita
Spinach Sambar by Jayasri
Spinach curry by Pavani

Methi Rice by Revathi

Aloo Palak by Jyoti

Germany Entries

USA Entries
Chana-Palak by Harini-Jaya

Ponnaganti Aaku Koora by Harini-Jaya

Palak Pacchadi by Harini-Jaya
Gongura Pulusu by Harini-Jaya
Palak Pulusu by Harini-Jaya

Spinach Kootu by Sunitha

Dal Methi Curry by Shanavi
Methi Pulao by Shanavi
Spinach Paratha by Shanavi
Avarakkai Poriyal by Shanavi

Ambada Bhaji by Tahemeem

Tofu Cutlet by Sangi

Palakura Fry by Smitha
Cilantro Rice by Foodlovers

Sarson Ka Saag by Supriya

Sai Bhaji by Supriya

Aloo Palak by Supriya

Keerai Masiyal by Krithika

Coriander Chutney by Krithika

Aloo Methi by Sanyukta

Rajma-Palak Paratha by Sanyukta

Methi Matar Malai by Sanyukta
Mexican Green Rice by Sanyukta
Crispy Okra Fry by Honeybee
Palak Paneer by Honeybee

Canada Entry
Broccoli stir fry by Akheela

Singapore Entry

Thank you once again and kindly accept my award as token of participation.

Will be back with my Celebrate Sweets  Sugarless Event Roundup.

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