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Masala Kulipaniyaram – Ganpathi festival recipe

This recipe requires idli dosa batter. For the idli dosa batter recipe click here. If you have seen it already, you can continue here 🙂
Masala paniyaram is made of left over idli dosa batter. A special pan called paniyaram pan is used. Traditionally, this pan was made of iron. I have seen it my grand mother use it to make unni appam.
Now in modern times, we get them as non stick pan where little oil is required to cook.


  1. Idli dosa batter (1 cups)
  2. Onion (1, chopped)
  3. Curry leaves (few, chopped)
  4. Grated coconut (1 tbsp)
  5. Asofotida powder (a pinch)
  6. Ground black pepper (a pinch)
  7. Chilly powder (1/2 tsp)
  8. Green chilly(1/2 chopped)
  9. Oil for cooking.
  10. Salt as per taste.


  • In a vessel, add the idli dosa batter, onion, curry leaves, grated coconut asofotieda powder, ground black pepper.
  • If you want it to be spicy, add green chilly and red chilly powder into the batter.
  • Add salt if required since idli dosa batter will already have salt in it.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Take a kulipaniaram pan, heat it, add very little oil in each holes of the pan.
  • Pour in the batter and cook it on one side.
  • Turn the other side and cook it the other side as well.

Delicious and crispy Masala paniyaram is ready t be served!

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Rose Milk recipe

Rose milk is a good energy booster and a flavorful drink and can be included in your diet.


Rose Syrup (3 tsp)

Milk (chilled, 1 cup)

Basil seeds/Sabja (1/2 tsp)


Soak Basil seeds or Sabja in water for about 20 minutes.

In a serving glass, pour milk, rose syrup and mix well.

Add Basil seeds or Sabja into it.

Delicious Rose milk is ready to be served. Enjoy!


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Rose milk jelly

Rose milk jelly is a delicious dessert made of milk and jelly.. A quick and easy recipe that you can try out any time for  a perfect meal.



  • Milk (5 cups)
  • Gelatin powder (2 & 1/2 tbsp)
  • Powdered sugar(1/3 cup)
  • Vanila essence( 1 tsp)
  • Rose syrup(1/4 tsp)

In a mixing bowl, add milk (3/4 cup), gelatin powder and mix well to dissolve. Keep it aside.
In a heavy bottom pan, add remaining milk,powdered sugar, Vanilla essence,Rose syrup and mix well.
Heat it and bring it to a boil. Simmer in slow flame.
Add the gelatin milk and gelatin mix into it and mix well till the gelatin dissolves.
Take it out of the flame and pour it in the shape of the container you want it to be.
I m using a rectangular shaped container, allow it to come to a room temperature and set it.
Refrigerate it for 5-6 hours.
Take it out and the milk jelly will be formed.
Place a dish, and gently tap on the back of the container, the jelly will come out easily.
Decorate it with some sugar rose or sugar strawberry and rose syrup.

Delicious Rose milk jelly is ready to be served at the dinner table .. 🙂


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Tips- How to roast a papadum in microwave

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Papadum is a crispy side dish served with Indian meals. Usually it is deep fried. If not, it is roasted on a tava or pan. Here is another quick method to roast papadum. Also, it is an oil free snack.

Serves:  4      Difficulty : Easy       Cooking time: 1 minute


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Take a microwave safe dish. Place the raw papadum in microwave for 30 seconds on high power
Take it out and allow it to cool.
Crispy, oil free papadum is ready to be served with meals.


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Baked Shankarpali

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Enjoy this diwali with an oil free, no deep fry recipe. Baked Shankarpali is baked instead of deep fried. Happy Diwali

Serves:  4      Difficulty : Easy       Cooking time: 30 min


Sugar 1/2 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Ghee/clarified butter 1/4 cup
Maida/All purpose flour 2 1/2 cup


Pre-heat the oven at 180 Degree Celsius for 10 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, add sugar, milk and stir it till the sugar dissolves. Add ghee and continue mixing. Add maida or refined flour, mix well and knead it well with hands.

Make large balls of the dough. Flatten it on a flat surface and cut them into diamond shape with knife or a cutter.

Bake it at 180 degree Celsius for 10 -15 minutes or till it turns nice golden brown in color.

Baked shankarpali for diwali is now ready to be served. Enjoy!


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Microwave modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturti

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Microwave Modak is a quick to make Modak recipe and would be a perfect dish for this Ganesh Chaturti festival. This is a modified version of the traditional Modak recipe for a Microwave is used for the cooking instead of a traditional gas stove. The recipe remains the same, taste remains the same. Less mess and less time consuming dish,

Serves:  4      Difficulty : Intermediate       Cooking time: 40 min


Jaggery 1 cup
Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut 2 cup
Rice flour 2 cup
Salt a pinch
Ghee or Clarified Butter 2-3 drops


For the filling:

In a mixing bowl, add jaggery and microwave it for 1 minutes on high power till it melts. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Add grated coconut and mix well. Microwave the jaggery and coconut mixture on high power for 1 & 1/2 minute. In between, give it a nice mix. Allow it the mixture to come to a room temperature.

For dumpling:

In a microwave safe vessel, pour 2 cups water. Add a pinch salt, and 2-3 drops of ghee and mix it. Microwave it for 2 minutes or till the water boils.
Add the rice flour into it and mix it well. Allow the mixture to come to a room temperature. Knead the flour with hand and make a soft dough of it. Make small balls of lemon size of the dough


Make the balls into a cup shape. Fill in the cup with the sweet filling and seal the cup. We get a nice sweet dumpling. Place the dumpling in a microwave steamer/idli steamer with water in it, and microwave on high power for 6 minutes or till the dumpling cooks. Allow it to cool before serving.

Delicious microwave modak is ready to be served. Enjoy!


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How to make sanas in microwave

Sanas is a rice pancake, very soft and and excellent breakfast dish.

Sanas is a Goan dish. I first tasted Sanas in Bangalore and i liked it very much. It is not idli but looks like one. I enjoyed the tasty sanas which had a beautiful shape and was very soft that melted in the mouth. Traditionally sanas is made in a steamer on a stove. I decided to make the same using a microwave.


  • Rice(1 cup)
  • Freshly grated Coconut(1/2 cup)
  • Yeast(1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(2 tbsp)
  • Sugar(1 tsp for yeast)
  • Sugar (4 tbsp for appam)
  • Salt (1 tbsp) or as per taste


  1. Soak rice in water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain away the the water.
  2. In a mixer grinder, add the soaked rice, coconut,water and blend well till a smooth batter is formed.
  3. In a bowl, add yeast, water (1 tbsp), sugar(1 tsp) and mix well. Keep it aside till the bubble starts to form and the yeast is active.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the rice batter, and yeast and mix well. Keep it overnight to ferment or(6 to 7 hours)
  5. Next day, the batter will rise, hence mix carefully till the batter settles.
  6. Add salt as per your taste and mix again.
  7. In a microwave safe steamer, pour some water. Place small bowls that will give a sanas shape. Grease the bowls with oil.
  8. Pour batter in the bowls covering the 3/4 part of the bowl. Place the batter in the microwave safe steamer and microwave it on high power for 5 minutes.
  9. Take it out of the microwave and check if the sanas is cooked on the inside. Prick it with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, then the sanas is cooked on the inside as well. Remove the sanas out of the bowls. It will come out very easily and will have a beautiful shape to it.

Soft sanas is ready to be served with chutney.