Sunday, July 28, 2013


Serving size - 1 cup

Preparation time - Less than a minute

Cooking time - 15 seconds

Kids usually love jam. It is a very simple and healthy milk shake for kids. Dear moms, no struggle with kids. Start giving this wonderful flavored milk shake. I love this jam milk shake forever. You can try this unique drink on party time too. Let me explain how to make this awesome best tasted mixed fruit jam milk shake.


Jam - 1 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup


  • Add jam into the cup and microwave it for 15 seconds. it starts melting.
  • Add milk to it and mix well.
  • Serve it as chill drink to beat out this summer.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


Serving Size - 1 kid

Preparation time - 5 minutes

Cooking time - No, if the milk is already boiled.

This is the most familiar dessert or drink and has a vital part in the Indian marriages. After marriage, there is special and first function in the home is  'PAALUM PAZHAMUM" (Milk with fruit). They usually use to make this dessert with milk, sugar and banana.  But here I used few nuts with this dessert for kids healthy diet, we can serve this with any fruit like orange, apple, grapes, peaches, mango or mixed fruits and any nuts like pista, almond, cashew, raisins or mixed nutswhich ever they prefer. 

We can serve this dessert or drink as breakfast or evening snack. Here I used banana fruit and almond nuts. For this preparation, don't want stove top or microwave. You can serve it chill.


Banana - 1
Milk - 1 glass/ tumbler
Sugar - 1 tsp
Almonds - 3 (chopped or scrapped)


  1. Slice banana into small pieces.
  2. Pour milk in a bowl, add sugar and mix well.
  3. Add banana pieces and chopped almonds to it.
  4. Serve it with cookies or as such.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013



Carrot - 1 no. Large
Sugar - 4 or 4 1/2 tbs(upto your taste)
Milk - 1 1/4 cups
Cardomom powder - 1/4 tsp
Whole cardomom - 2 (optional)
Water - 2 or 3 tbs


  1. Slice the carrot into small pieces and pressure cook it with water. Allow it to cool.
  2. Grind the boiled carrot with 2 tbs of milk into smooth paste.The carrot paste should be about 1/4 cup.
  3. Add sugar, cardomom powder and 2/3 cups of milk to the carrot paste. Mix well and allow it to boil for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining milk to the carrot milk and allow it to boil for 1 or 2 minutes. 
  5. Garnish it with whole cardomom. Serve it as cold or hot.
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Sweet treats happening at Nivedhanam sowmya's place

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Monday, July 22, 2013


Today is my Paati's (Mom's mom) birthday!!!

Happy Birthday my dear paatti!!! 

Virtual treat for your birthday is RAJASTHANI THALI .

JULY month Challenge is RAJASTHANI THALI from North team and VENDHAYA KEERAI PARUPPURUNDAI MORKUZHAMBU from south team. WE south team have to make RAJASTHANI THALI. Every month on the date of 1st, I thought of posting this challenge immediately. But I couldn't. Let me repeat the same story for spreading SNC in our blogging world.


SNC (South vs North Challenge) is a challenge between north indian and south indian teams which is hosted by Divya Pramil (baby boss) fromYoutoocancook 

  • Motive of the SNC is to learn different regional food recipes from our co-bloggers. 
  • Every month one member from north team challenges the south team and one member from south team challenges the north team.
  • We have sufficient time to finish the challenge. Every month 1st, they post the challenges and we have time to finish it off until the end of the same month.
  • Divya pamil allotted some points for the recipe posts. According to that, the winning team will be announced by her around second week of every month.
  • If you would like to participate in this event, please She will help you definitely. 

About the challenge of every month










SNC - Queen of the month


October 2012 - Shruthi Dhingra from Shruthi rasoi

November 2012 - Meenu aunty from Random ramblings

December 2012 - Manjula Bharath from Desi Fiesta 

January 2013     - Gayathri Kumar

February 2013   -  Santhosh Bhangar

March  2013     -  Sanoli Gosh from Sanoli's Kitchen and Sangeetha

April 2013  - Minnie Gupta and Sharaniya palanisami

May 2013  - Asiya Omar and Priya Suresh

RAJASTHANI THALI - SNC Challenge No : 10

As am a member of south team, I have to make Rajasthani Thali which is challenged by our north team friend Manjula Bharath from DESI FIESTA while our south team friend Sowmya from NIVEDHANAMS challenged our north team friends with excellent vendhaya keerai parupu urundai Mor kuzhambu 


She posted 10 recipes in this thali. I made all the 10 dishes. But I used yellow splited dal instead of green splited dal Unless otherwise I followed her for this whole thali :) Thank you very much to Manju and Divya Pramil for giving this wonderful thali.

1. Goond ki ladoo - sweet

2. Baati

3. Moon dal

4. Bajiri Ki roti - Indian Breads

5. Makkai Ki roti - Indian Breads

6. Panchmel Ki Sabzi - Dry curry

7. Dhana wadi/ Moong Wadi coriander leaves curry

8. Gatte Ki Kadhi with Rice

9. Matta/ Boondi chaas

10. Kesar Malai Lassi - Drink for digestion

Okay Lets move on to the recipes given by Manju and prepared by me for our dinner

1. Goond Ki Ladoo 

     Goond is an edible gum which produce heat to our human body and advisable to use during winter days. Gums are in crystal form. We can use this ladoo as sweet, before meal starts and also as dessert, after meals.


Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
Edible gums - 1 1/4 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp for frying edible gums and 4 tbsp for frying wheat flour
Cardamom powder - a pinch


  • Heat the pan, add 4 tbsp ghee. Once it melts, add wheat flour and fry it in the low flame          until it will be golden brown. ( My kid does not llike brown, so I fried slightly) Keep it aside        and allow it to cool.
  • Heat the pan, add 2 tbsp ghee, once it gets heated, add edible gums for frying. It started        puff up and crunchy. Add those fried edible gums to the wheat flour kept aside.
  • Add cardamom powder, sugar powder to the wheat flour and mix well.
  • Take a small part of flour and make them into balls using your hands. Do the rest too like         the same. Ladoos are ready. Store this in the air- tight boxes.
  • We can serve this Goond ki ladoos as sweet for this thali.


    • If you have any trouble making ladoos, just melt the ghee and add it to the flour. 
    • Flour should be warm atleast, else you could not make ladoos.

    Dal Baati 

         Dal baati is a famous rajasthani cuisine. I heard about it but this is first time I tried and tasted. It was really a delicious dish. 

    2. Baati

         Baati is made of baked whole wheat flour. It is very simple and healthy dish.


    Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
    water - 1/2 cup
    Salt - to taste
    Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp


    • Mix all the ingredients and make a stiff dough. Divide the dough into equal portions, make them into small balls and place them in the baking tray or baking sheet.
    • Preheat the oven for 375 degrees, place the baking tray for 20 minutes or until they becomes golden brown. While baking change the sides after 10 minutes, if necessary.
    • To get more taste and same color all over the baatis, fry baatis in the ghee or else just dip all the baatis one by one in the melted warm ghee.
    • If we feel its too fatty or rich, we may drizzle with ghee on the hot baked baatis.
    • Baatis are ready and serve it with Moong dal.

    3. Moong Dal

    Moong dal is very good for health. It is a very tasty and delicious dish for baati as well as any roti variety. I tried this with white rice. It was very tasty. 


    Moong dal - 1/4 cup
    Cumin  - 1/8 tsp
    Hing powder - 1/8 tsp
    Red chilli powder - 1/8 tsp
    Turmeric powder - less than 1/4 tsp
    Ginger gaelic paste - 1/2 tbsp
    Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
    Water - 1/2 cup + for pressure cook the dal
    Salt - as required
    Oil - 1 tbsp


    • Pressure cook the moong dal. 
    • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste.
    • Salute it until the raw smell goes from ginger garlic, but you should not burn the red chilli powder.
    • Add the cooked dal and 1/2 cup water. Allow it to boil.
    • Add garam masala and allow it to cook in the low flame for 10 minutes.
    • Dal is ready for BAATIS.

    4. Bajiri Ki Roti

     Bajra rotis are very good for health. This flour is from a kind of millet which is very nutritious. We usually know bajri porridge, but this the first time I am hearing there are rotis too :) 


    Bajri flour - 1 cup
    Water - 1/4 cup or less than 1/2 a cup
    Ghee - 1 tbsp
    Salt - as required


  • Mix all the ingredients except water. Add water slowly and start blending it until flour and          water together.
  • Do not add water much, it leads to sticky. Start kneading the dough until it becomes smooth    and medium firm.
  • Cover it with a thin cloth or air tight container and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the griddle, while heating the griddle, divide the dough into equal portion and make        them into balls.
  • Spread bajra flour on the smooth surface or on the wooden board or on the big plate,            place a ball on the floured surface and start pressing the ball to flat thick round using your      palm and fingers.
  • Take the flat thick round of dough and place the upper side down on the griddle.
  • After 20 to 30 seconds, it is ready to flip on to the other side. Turn it on the other side and      apply ghee on it.
  • Once again flip the roti and apply oil or ghee on it and press all over the rotis.
  • If both the sides are ready like golden brown, roti is done.
  • Do rest of the ball in the above procedure.
  • Bajiri ki rotis are ready now.

    5. Makkai ki Roti

      Makkai ki rotis are also very good for health. These rotis are made from maize flour which is from cereal grain maize or corn seeds/ kernels.


    Corn flour - 1 cup
    Warm Water - 1 cup
    Salt - to taste
    Ghee - 1 tbsp to spread over on the rotis 


    • Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth dough.
    • Cover it with a cloth or store it in the air tight container for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Divide the dough into equal portions and make them into balls.
    • Heat a tava or griddle, place a ball on the floured surface and press the dough using palm and fingers, press the dough into 6 inches diameter or place a ball directly on the tava and press the ball using fingers carefully. 
    • Cook one side of the roti and flip it, apply oil and flip it once again & apply oil on this side too. 
    • Do all the rest of the balls as the same procedure.
    • Makkai ki rotis are ready now.

    6. Panchmel ki subzi

      Panchmel is a district in gujarat and rajasthan border but it indicates combination of five veggies. But I used only 4 veggies because I and my son hate cucumber. SO we skipped that veggie unless otherwise I made everything like Manju's recipe.


    Long beans - 1/2 cup
    French beans - 1/2 cup
    Cluster beans - 1/2 cup
    Capsicum - 1/2 cup
    Tomato - 1/2 no.
    Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
    Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
    Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
    Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
    Coriander powder - 1 tsp
    Oil - 2 tbsp
    Salt - as required


    • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
    • Add all the veggies except tomato, salute it for few minutes. Add salt, tomato and cook all the veggies are half done.
    • You can now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and cook well. All the veggies are coated with curry powder and again it should be half done. Be sure it should not get cooked fully. It may vary in taste.
    • Panchmel Ki subzi is ready to serve with Indian hot breads or with white rice.

    7. Dhana Moong wadi/ Coriander leaves Moong nuggets curry

    Moong wadis are made of moong dal which is a tiny sun dried nuggets. These nuggets are storables. WE can prepare these wadis in the home or bought from the store. I used the store bought wadis. 


    Moong wadi - 1/2 cup
    Coriander leaves - 1 cup
    Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    Coriander-cumin powder - 1 tsp
    Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
    Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
    Water - 1 cup
    Oil - 3 tbsp
    Salt - as required


    • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, once it splutters, add all the spice powders and salute it for 2 or 3 seconds. (Don't allow it to burn).Then add water to them. 
    • Once water started boiling, add wadis to it. Keep it in a medium flame , add salt and cook the wadis until it become soft. If you need more water, you can add.
    • Once the wadis are done and it comes little thick, switch off the stove and add coriander leaves.
    • Keep it for 10 minutes and moong waadi is ready to serve.

    8. Gatte Ki kadhi

    This dish is made of gram flour dumplings soaked in the yogurt based gravy which is good for white rice as well as roti varieties too.


    For gattas

    Besan flour - 3/4 cup
    Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
    carom seeds - 1/8 tsp
    Curds - 1 tbsp
    Water - 1 or 2 tbsp
    Oil - 2 tbsp
    Salt - as required

    For Kadhi

    Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
    Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    Curry leaves - 4 or 5 
    Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
    Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
    Besan flour- 1 tbsp
    Beaten curd - 2 cups
    Water - 1 1/2 cups
    Oil - 2 tbsp
    Salt - as required
    Cilantro - to garnish


    For gattas

    • Combine all the ingredients and knead to a firm dough.
    • Divide the dough into equal portions and shape the each portion into a ball or long cylindrical roll.
    • Boil enough water in a deep pan, add all the gattas and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until it will cook.
    • Drain the gattas and slice them into small pieces. Keep them aside.

    For Kadhi

    • Mix beaten curds, water, besan flour and curry leaves well. There should be no lumps.
    • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and hing powder.
    • Once they splutters, add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Salute it for 1 or 2 seconds.
    • Add curd mixture, salt and remaining water to it. Allow it to boil. Stir continuously or very often.

    For Gatte Ki Kadhi

    Add gattas into the kadhi while boiling. Finally garnish it with cilantro and serve it with white rice.

    9. Matta/Boondi Chaas

    A traditional drink of rajasthan. I usually eat boondi with curd, salt and red chilli powder. But adding cumin powder and water are new to me. I liked this recipe too :)


    Yogurt - 1 cup
    Water - 1/2 cup
    Boondi - 1/4 cup
    Salt - as required
    Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
    Red chilli powder - 1 or 2 pinches


    • Except boondi, blend all the ingredients in a blender or manually until it become smooth. 
    • Add boondis to the chaas and allow them to keep in the refrigerator to become chill and boondis into soft.
    • sprinkle little red chilli powder while serving for attraction.
    • Now serve boondi chaas with chill.

    10. Kesar Malai Lassi

    WOW....... WE are going to finish this thali with a delicious sweet drink. It is very good for health and quick digestion.  It also reduces heat from our body. I thnk that it is perfect time to share. Everywhere summer right. Do have this wonderful lassi and thankful to Manju :)


    Saffron extract - 1 tsp
    Milk - 1 cup
    Whipping cream - 1/2 cup
    Sugar - 3 1/2 tbsp ( I reduced little bit for my own taste)
    Salt - a pinch
    Water - 1/4 cup


    • Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend smoothly.
    • serve this chilled lassi in a glass.

    Enjoy this wonderful rajasthani thali !!!

    Once again a very big thanks to our friends Divya Pramil youtoocancook and Manjula bharath from Desi Fiesta.

    Saturday, July 20, 2013


    Serving size - 12 to 15 mini balls

    Preparation time - 15 to 20 minutes (before & after cooking)

    Cooking time -  less than 10 minutes



    PANEER BALLS/BURFI/PEDA is my 100th post. I'm very happy to share it with you all.  I thought of posting my 100th recipe must be sweet, simple and rich dish. I decided this recipe as my 100th post. Hope you all will enjoy my 100th post. Let me come to the into of paneer burfi/balls/peda. Before that I would like to say sorry for the delayed post due to my health issue.

    I don't want to give intro about paneer. You all know very well about it. Let me tell you the differences between paneer peda, paneer balls and paneer burfi. 

    Paneer Peda - It should be very soft to eat.
    Paneer Burfi - It should be less softer than pedas.
    Paneer Balls - While making balls, it gets tighten. So, it should be bit harder than the burfi. It is also soft dish.

    Hey please forgive me for not posting pictures of paneer peda. I made only 2 pedas. My little one had taken both before I took pictures. I'll post it in future :)




    Paneer - 7 oz.
    Sugar - 3/4 cup
    Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
    Saffron - 2 or 3 strings
    Milk - 1 1/2 tbsp
    Pistachio/ Almonds - few for garnishing
    Ghee - little


    Paneer Balls / Burfi 


    Grind all the ingredients
    Correct stage for peda


    Perfect consistency for Burfi

    Paneer Ball


    1. Take paneer out from the freezer and allow it to get softer.
    2. In the mean time, take the boiled milk and add saffron to it. Milk color will change into yellow.
    3. Slice paneer into pieces.
    4. Grind paneer, sugar and cardamom powder using blender. Add saffron milk to the grounded paneer and grind again.
    5. Transfer the grounded paneer into the non - stick pan. If you want add food color to the mixture.
    6. Stir continuously until it absorbs all the water and it looks like a dough. Take out from the flame and spread it on the greased plate and garnish it with pistachios or almonds.
    7. Allow it to cool for sometime. Cut it into desired pieces using knife or cookie cutter. Paneer burfis are ready.
    8. Else, make them into balls using ghee if you prefer. Paneer balls are ready. 

    Paneer Peda

    1. Follow steps 1 - 5 of paneer balls/burfi.
    2. stir continuously for 2 or 3 minutes. Allow it to absorbs water slightly and once it comes to semi solid consistency or not sticky more on the spatula pour it to the greased plate.
    3. Allow it to cool for sometime. Note : It should be soft for pedas.
    4. Divide them into small portions, make them into balls and finally press each of the balls in between 2 hands. Please use ghee before going to do
    5. Press slightly on the center of the peda using thumb for placing almond or pistachio.


    You can also use home made paneer. But it is easy to prepare.

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