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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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Baked Shankarpali

  • 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

  • Modak  - A ganesh festival recipe

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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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Baked french toast

Celebrate this valentine’s day with this special breakfast dish and please your loved ones with this quick and tasty baked french toast.


  • Cinnamon & raisin bread (8 slices)
  • Eggs (2)
  • Powdered sugar (3 tbsp and some for dusting)
  • Nutella to apply on bread
  • Milk (1/4 cup)
  • Banana (1 ripe, cut into slice)


  1. French toast taste best with cinnamon and raisin bread. A plain bread can also be used to make this dish.
  2. With the help of a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut the bread and give it a heart shape.
  3. Apply nuttella(1 tbsp) on each heart shape slice.
  4. Stick the two hearts so that a sandwich is formed.
  5. In another bowl, add eggs, sugar, milk and beat it well so that the sugar dissolves in the mixture.
  6. Dip the nutella heart shaped sandwich and place it on a baking tray.
  7. Dip the banana in powdered sugar and place it on the baking tray along with the bread.
  8. The sugar in the banana will caramelize and will give a beautiful color and taste to the dish.
  9. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 12 minutes. The baked french toast is ready.


  • In a dish, place the baked french toast, dust some powdered sugar and place the caramelized banana on the top.

Serve it with love to your loved ones. Enjoy!



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Baked sev recipe

Baked sev is a crispy and tasty snack.  This recipe is a healthier version of the original sev recipe. Enjoy this festival with this delicious and crispy sev.

Bengal gram flour (1 cup)
Asafoetida powder (a pinch)
Turmeric powder (a pinch)
Salt (1/2 tsp or as per taste)
Lime juice (2 tsp)
Oil (2 tsp)
Water (1/8 cup)

In a mixing bowl, add bengal gram flour, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix the dry ingredients together.
Add lime juice, oil and mix well.
Add little by little water to make a soft batter. The dough should be soft and have a chapati dough consistency.
Give the dough a cylindrical shape.
Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celcisu for 10 minutes.
Grease a baking tray.

We will use a chakli maker or sev maker or chakli press to give the sev its shape. It is avaliable in all indian market.
It comes in many shapes. we will use smallest shape hole fo the sev maker to get thin sev.
Add the smallest shape in the chakli maker. Place the the dough into the cylindrical shape conatiner of the sev maker and press it.
Now close the chalkli maker and start to turn around in a cricular motion till the dough comes out from the other end.
Once it comes out , spread it on the tray without overlaping one another.
When it reaches the end, simply break the noodles chain and place it on the tray.
The sev is now ready to be baked.
Bake it at 180 degree celcius in a pre heated oven for 9 mintues.
Once the sev gets cooked and becomes crispy, allow it to come to a room temperature.
Break it into small pieces to give it a nice sev shape.
You will get a crispy and tasty sev with very little oil.
The baked sev is now ready to be served with a hot cup of tea.


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Gehu ke ladoo

Enjoy this Diwali with the goodness of whole wheat ladoos. These ladoos will melt in your mouth leaving a delicious flavor of the spices.



Whole wheat flour (1 cup)
Ghee (5 tbsp)
Green Cardamom (2 pods, skin pealed and crushed)
Raisins (10 -12)
Ginger powder (1/2 tsp)
Powdered sugar(1/3 cup)

Heat a heavy bottom pan, add wheat flour and dry roast it.
Roast it for about 10 minutes in a slow flame or till the aroma of the whole wheat spreads.
Once the aroma spreads and the color changes to light brown, add ghee and saute for 1 minutes.
Add green cardamom, rasins, ginger powder and mix well.
Switch off the flame and add powdered sugar and mix well.
Shape the mixture into ladoos while it is still warm.
Make small lemon shape balls for ladoos.
Gehu ke ladoo or whole wheat flour ladoo is now ready to be served.
Serve it at room temperature.
Whole wheat ladoo

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Chawal ki Kheer

Navratri special recipe, chawal ki kheer

Enjoy this Navratri festival with lots of sweets and snacks and this easy to make chawal ki kheer will add deliciousness and richness along with the other dishes.


Rice(1/4 cup)
Saffron(a pinch)
Raisins (10 to 12)
Milk(1 liter)
Condensed milk(3 tbsp)


  1. Wash the rice and soak it in water for 1/2 an hour.  Take almonds and soak it in water for 1/2 an hour. Take a pinch of saffron, pour 1 tsp of water and soak it for 1/2 an hour. Take 10 to 12 raisins and soak in water for 1/2 an hour.  The raisins, saffron and almonds are for the garnishing.
  2. Heat a pan, add milk and bring it to a boil.
  3. Drain away the water from the soaked rice and add it to the milk.
  4. Once the milk comes to a boil, slow the flame and simmer it till the rice is cooked in the milk for 15 minutes. Keep on stirring the milk gently.
  5. For the almonds, peal off the skin and chop them into thick slices.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, simmer the milk for 25 minutes and continue stirring till the rice and milk forms a creamy texture.
  7. Once the creamy consistency is reached, add the chopped almonds and saffron along with the water.
  8. For the raisins, drain away the water and add it to the kheer and mix them all gently. Switch off the flame.
  9. Pour the kheer in another dish and refrigerate it for 1 hour.

Chawal ka Kheer is now ready to be served chilled. Enjoy!

Chawal ka kheer