Monday, April 8, 2013

Sweet layers

Cake crumbs at the bottom, custard, jelly and vanilla icecream

You can also add a layer of fruits and repeat the layers all over again..


Very simple, take freshly made paneer and make a dough like thing after adding sugar. Keep punching the dough for 10-12 minutes till smooth, and towards the end, add to it the flavourings - cardamom powder, saffron and some vanilla essence. Make into ladoo like shapes. Garnish with chopped nuts.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla, Elaichi and Rose flavours
(recipe: Victoria Sponge Cake)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nachni mawa ladoo

Take the left over milk solids while making ghee. Run it in  a mixer to smoothen it a bit.

Roast some nachi flour in a kadhai and add the milk solids to it, and cook for a while, mixing continuously.

Finally, turn off the gas and add sugar, bind into the desired shape.

Very healthy and tasty

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Maggi like noodles for toddlers

Made thick tomato and carrot soup

To that added roasted vermicelli and cooked till soft.

Looks like maggi, and non spicy for the little kid!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Carrot, Tomato and Beet root soup

Pressure cooked 2-3 tomatoes, 1 beetroot and 1 small carrot with 2-3 pepper corns
Blended when cooled, and boiled before serving

Salads & dressings this week

Use any combination of
Iceberg Lettuce
Spinach - blanched and cooled
A tbsp of soaked daliya (broken wheat)

Use them chopped thickly, finely or grated
I always add pepper, italian herbs and salt (salt only while serving)

For dressings, here's what I used:
1. low fat mayo, lime juice and olive oil
2. lime juice and olive oil
3. Heat some olive oil and lightly fry some garlic in it

Tip: If you have left over or extra salad, make a brown bread mayo salad sandwich

Kiwi mocktail

Crush 2 kiwis in a blender
To it add sugar syrup, some 1/2 cup water and 1 cup sprite or seven up

Ready to serve!!

Ladoo - with badam, kharik and gond

Roast 1 cup powdered oats & 5-6 cups wheat flour
Grind seperately 1 cup almonds, 8-10 deseeded kharik (dry dates)
Fry 2-3 tbsp of gond in ghee till it pops

Then to the flours add ghee (I take as per judgement) and roast till nice brown and almost done.
Add the powdered almonds, kharik and mix well.
When turning off the gas, add some jaiphal powder and cardamom powder.

While still hot, at grated jaggery and bind while warm

If you use jaggery, you need less ghee compared to if you use powdered sugar, and its healthy too

Baby Food - Nachni porridge

Dry Roast 2-3 spoons of nachni flour
Add 1 cup milk and boil
To it, add a paste of a date and a dry fig (soaked in little milk for an hour or so)
Add jaggery to taste, mix well and serve.

Tip: I turned of the gas when adding jaggery, cos of the tendency of milk to curdle