Showing posts from October, 2017

Oatmeal Cookies

These are one of the healthy and simple cookies made of oats. Adding ground cinnamon adds an extra flavor to the cookies. I have made plain oatmeal cookies today but you can go ahead and add raisins , chocolate chips or any kind of nuts according to your taste to this recipe. This recipe got to the 3rd day of BM 81 for week 2 under theme " Cookies for your sweet tooth". Here goes the recipe.....


All purpose flour 1 cup
Cooking oats 1 1/2 cup
Butter 1/2 cup ( softened )
Egg 1
White sugar 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 1/2 cup
Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 spoon
Vanilla extract  1/2 spoon 
Cinnamon powder 3/4 teaspoon


In a mixing bowl add white sugar, brown sugar, butter and mix thoroughly to make it into  creamy consistency.
Add egg, vanilla extract and mix well.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
Add this mixture little  at a time into sugar mixture and combine well.
Mix in oats as well and chill the dough for at least 1 hour. 
Preheat the ove…

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookie is a cookie made of , main  ingredients being sugar, flour, butter, baking soda / powder  and eggs. They are usually decorated with frosting or sprinkles. They can be given any shape and color according to the festive season. Simple yet delicious sugar cookies are kids and grown ups favorite to have some during snack time along with milk , coffee or tea.

This  recipe goes to the  2nd day of BM 81, for week 2 under the theme " Cookies for your sweet tooth". Here are the ingredients and procedure....


All purpose flour 1 1/2 cup
Egg 1
Unsalted Butter 1/2 cup softened
Sugar 1/2  cup
Baking powder 1/2 spoon
Salt 1 pinch
Milk 1 spoon


In a mixing bowl add softened butter and sugar, using hand mixer make it to smooth mixture.
Now add 1 egg  and mix, beat it to combine well.
In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt.
Add the dry ingredients slowly into butter mixture and mix it on a slow speed. 
Divide the dough into 2 and wrap it in a cling wrap a…

Red Velvet Cookies

I have tried cake mix cookies earlier too and they turn out to be very soft and delicious. Have made some cookies for our Christmas Party last year and they were a huge hit. Be it any kind of cake mix add some melted butter,  2 whole eggs and toppings of your choice. Mix everything well and bake, as simple as that. Soft and chewy cookies are ready in just few minutes. 

Today we are starting  with 2nd week of Blogging Marathon 81. Posting this yummy Red Velvet cookies recipe  for the first day under the theme "Cookies for your sweet tooth". Here goes the recipe....


Red Velvet cake mix  1 packet Eggs 2 Melted Butter White chocolate chips  1 cup


In a mixing bowl add cake mix, melted butter and 2 eggs. Mix well with out any lumps. Now add white chocolate chips and mix gently. Divide the mixture into 12-15 equal balls.

Place them on a greased  baking tray  Make small balls out of the dough and place them on the baking tray.
Bake for 15 minutes on 350 degrees F.
Remove …

Kaju Katli / Kaju Burfi

Kaju Katli also known as Kaju burfi is an Indian dessert made of Cashew nuts and sugar. Kaju Katli  has been in my to do list for a quite some time. Finally I made it for this Diwali. Diamond sweet is one of   my son's favorite sweet, yes " Diamond Sweet " that is what he calls it. The texture was't that smooth that we get in market but the taste was awesome. 

Typically, Cashew nuts are soaked in water overnight then ground it into paste and added to sugar syrup to make a smooth dough. Few people make it in different way, make cashew nuts powder and add to sugar syrup. Either ways you make the taste and texture matters. I have followed the 2nd method as I didn't have much time to prepare this for a potluck party. 

This recipe  goes to the final day of week 1, Blogging Marathon 81 under the theme " Diwali Savories and Sweets". Here goes the recipe......


Kaju / Cashew nut powder 1 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Butter / Ghee 1 tbsp
Edible Silver l…

Minapa Chakralu

Chakralu / Chakli / Muruku are one and the same with different names and different size. They are made with different ingredients, main ingredient being rice flour. I have tried the combination of besan / gram flour and rice flour but heard udad dal  flour and rice flour combo will be tasty and healthy too. To give a nice crisp to this chakralu I have added a small amount of sago flour.  Great snack for festivals, road trips and evening snacks. 

This recipe goes tot he 2nd day of Blogging Marathon 81 under the theme " Diwali Savories and Sweets". Here goes the recipe.......


Rice flour 2 cups
Udad flour 1 cup
Sago flour / Sabudhana flour 4 spoons
Melted butter 3 spoons
Salt to taste
Chili powder 1 spoon
Ajwai / Carrom seeds 1/2 spoon
Oil for deep frying 
Muruku / Chakli / Chakralu maker


In a  mixing bowl add rice flour, udad flour and sago flour.
Also add chili powder, ajwai,  melted butter and salt to taste.
Mix everything well and make a semi stiff dough adding w…

Boondi Mixture

Festival season is going on and we are busy making sweets and snacks for our family and friends. Navratri / Dasara just ended, and up next is Diwali. Diwali is one of mine and  most of their favorite festival. I love to decorate the house inside and out  with lots of lamps and flowers. Cook different types of sweets and snacks. Wish my family and friends and distribute the treats. My kids love to light lamps and play with fire crackers. 

For this festival I have tried a crunchy and nutty boondi mixture, which is spicy and garlicky. You can adjust the flavor of garlic and spiciness according to your taste. This dish can be stored in airtight container for up to 3 to 4 months. But believe me this snack is so yummy that you would finish it  in a week or so.  My first dish for this Diwali is Boondi Mixture. This recipe goes to the 1st day of BM 81 for week 1 under the theme " Diwali Sweets and Savories ".


Besan / Gram flour 2 cups
Rice flour 3/4 cup
Chili powder 4 spoons