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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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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 chakli recipe

Baked Chakli is a crunchy and tasty tea time snack. This is a baked version of the original deep fried chakli. It has very little oil that makes it healthier dish.

Rice flour (1/2 cup)
All purpose flour(1/2 cup)
Sesame seeds (1 tbsp)
Carom seeds (1/2 tsp)
Turmeric powder( 1/2 tsp)
Chilly powder(1/2 tsp)
Salt (1 tsp) or as per your taste.
Asafoetida powder(1/2 tsp)
Cooking oil(1 tsp)
Yoghurt (1/3 cup)

Pre heat the oven at 200 degree celicius for 10 minutes. Grease a baking tray. If you are using a non stick tray, no need for greasing it.
In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, all purpose flour, sesame seeds, carom seeds, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, asafoetida, oil and mix well.
Add little by little youghurt till it becomes a soft dough. The dough consistency should be as that of a chapati dough.
Give the dough a cylindrical shape and place it into the chakli maker and press it gently.
On the baking tray, start turing the handle of the lid till the douch starts to come out from the other end. Swirl them to get nice chakli shape.
While reaching the end, break the chain with a finger and attach the chain to the swirl.
There we have our chakli ready to go into the oven for baking.
Bake it in a pre heated oven of 200 degree celicius for 16 minutes.
Allow the chakli to cool before serving.
Delicious and cruncy baked chakli is now ready to be served as a tea time snack.


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Pal poli – A recipe for Ganesh Chaturti

Pal poli is a very tasty sweetmeat which can be served for Ganesh Chaturthi. It is not a very common dish so you can surprise your guests with this easy to make dish.



  • Semolina (1 cup)
  • ghee (4 tbsp)
  • All purpose flour/Maida (1 cup)
  • Milk (2 cups)
  • Saffron (a pinch)
  • Condensed milk (2 tbsp)
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Almonds (few chopped, for garnish)


  1. In a mixing bowl, add semolina, ghee(2 tbsp) and mix well.
  2. Add refined flour or maida and mix it well.
  3. After mixing it well, add little by little water and make a stiff dough. Knead it and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  4. While our dough is resting, let us get our saffron milk ready.
  5. For that heat a pan, add milk & bring it to a boil.
  6. In a separate small bowl, add a pinch of saffron, add 1 tsp of water and soak it for 5 minutes. This will make the saffron soft.
  7. Once the milk comes to a boil, reduce the flame and stir it for 5 minutes so as to get a creamy texture.
  8. Add the soaked saffron into the milk and continue cooking in slow flame. The milk will change its color and the delicious aroma of saffron will spread.
  9. After 1 minute, add the condensed milk and continue stirring.
  10. In case you do not have condensed milk, you can substitute it with sugar.
  11. Continue stirring for another 2 minutes or till the creamy consistency of the saffron milk is reached.
  12. Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  13. Take the dough that is being resting for 15 minutes, and make small balls out of it.
  14. Place a ball on a flat surface, with the help of a rolling pin, flatten it and roll it thin.
  15. Once flattened, take few drops of ghee and spread it evenly on the surface.
  16. Now fold the poli into half, press gently and apply few drops of ghee on the upper surface.
  17. Now fold it from the other side. It will have a triangular shape.
  18. Now with the help of a rolling pin, roll it once again, flatten it and make it thin poli. Now the poli has
  19. got beautiful layer as it is stuffed with ghee.
  20. Prick the polis with a fork or knife so that it doesn’t rise.
  21. Heat oil to deep fry.
  22. Once the oil become hot, add the polis into it and deep fry till it turns light golden brown in color.
  23. Take the polis off the flame into a tissue paper to drain away the excess oil.
  24. Place the polis into a dish, pour the saffron milk all over the polis and allow it to soak into the creamy milk.
  25. Allow the polis to turn soggy in the milk.
  26. Now in a serving dish, take the soaked polis leaving the milk behind.
  27. Take few chopped almonds and garnish it on the paal poli.

Delicious Paal poli or milk poli is ready to be served. Enjoy!

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