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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe | Thengaipal Murukku | Diwali Special Snacks

I am really excited about this year's Diwali since I was able to make so many sweets and snacks successfully. I face many failures when it comes to snacks and I lose confidence every year. This time I have not faced any challenge with the recipes I tried so far and I am really happy about that. After Potato murukku, I tried this coconut milk murukku and it was so delicious. Jany and Happy liked it very much. I was very tired after trying three new recipes in a row and hence I don't have patience in shaping the murukku.  Finally, I made it like this broken (uthiri) murukku and it was super easy to press directly to oil. Do check out my Potato Murukku, Butter Murukku, Pottukadalai Murukku, Thenkuzhal Murukku, Mullu Murukku and Coconut Murukku too.  Also, visit the entire Diwali snacks and sweets collection. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe | Instant Gulab Jamun | Diwali Special Sweet

When I was a kid, Gulab Jamun was a very fancy dessert that is served at many festivals and occasions as a dessert. Mom used to make gulab jamun with the readymade mix. After starting the blog and for the very first Diwali,  I made Gulab Jamun with Khoya. It was a super hit at home. From that day I wanted to try this Instant Jamun, which is easy to make with minimal ingredients. Finally, it happened this year and here I am with the recipe. Check out my other Diwali Snacks and Sweets too.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Keerai Vadai Recipe | Keerai Vadai with Urad Dal | Spinach Vadai | Diwali Special Snack | Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipes - Recipe #14

This Keerai Vadai is very close to my heart since this is one of my cravings during pregnancy. I was deputed to TCS ILP centre Ambattur for few months when I was pregnant since I opted for fewer hours of relaxed work at that time. In the office canteen, we get this keerai vadai on one particular day of the week. My friends and I will go there sharp 4 o'clock to relish this piping hot vadai. I like the texture of the keerai vadai with few crunchy urad dal here and there that is very different from our normal medhu vadai. When I saw the recipe in Vijay TV's samayal samayalI had noted the recipe immediately. I was also really impressed with the recipe when Chef Venkatesh Bhat explains how he learned it. So, apart from the Medhu Vadai and Mysore Bonda for Diwali breakfast , do give this a try this year. Check out my Vazhaipoo Vadai, Paruppu Bonda, Kadamba Vadai and Masala Vadai too. Also, check out my diwali collection of recipes. Let us see the preparation:
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Boondi Ladoo Recipe | Boondi Laddu | Diwali Special Sweet

I am super excited to share you all this very famous and delicious sweet which can be prepared for any occasion. I love boondi ladoo very much and I cannot restrict myself with one ladoo. So, I avoid to buy it frequently and when I crave for it, I ask dad to buy it from Nagercoil Cake world or Greatest bakery which are my favorite bakeries. 
Making Boondi ladoo at home was really a big project for me. I am very much confident in making the boondi's after trying Motichoor ladoo, Kara Boondhi and South Indian Mixture. Hence, during last Diwali, I tried this and it was an utter flop because of the sugar syrup. However, I wanted to try it again and searched few websites for making perfect sugar syrup with correct sugar quantity. I adapted the recipe from here and it turned out too good. Though I was not able to make perfect round ladoo's, the taste was awesome. I am very much satisfied and here I am with the recipe.
To make Happy try a new dish is really tough for me and if it is a sweet, then she will immediately say 'No'. She had not tasted ladoos before and I really wanted her to try atleast one ladoo. I was even searching some rhymes (silly me!!) about ladoo to tempt her and a tamil rhyme 'vattamana ladoo' came to my rescue :) Finally, she tried one ladoo and liked it. Hopefully, she will have one tomorrow too :) Jany was teasing about my marketing strategy, but I am very happy that they liked it. Check out my entire diwali collection. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Potato Murukku Recipe | Aloo Chakli | Diwali Special Recipes

Diwali came to our house very early in the form of snacks and sweets :). Usually, I don't make many snacks apart from the regular cooking, but this festive season is making me go crazy and as a result, we are relishing on the yummy sweet and savory snacks. I make everything in a very small quantity (mainly with 1 cup flour) and it is enough for just 3 of us. Happy and Jany likes the murukku very much and hence this is my next try after Butter Murukku for this Diwali. Coming to today's recipe it is a very flavourful and super crispy Potato murukku. I adapted the recipe from here and it came out very well. Do give it a try for this Diwali. Check out my other murukku recipes like Coconut Murukku, Pottukadalai Murukku, Thenkuzhal Murukku and Mullu Murukku too. Do check out my entire Diwali Collection for more sweets and snacks ideas.
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Malai Ladoo Recipe | Paneer Ladoo | Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipes - Recipe #13

This is one of my favourite paneer sweets from Adyar Anandha Bhavan and I never thought about making it at home until I saw Chef Venkatesh Bhat's recipe from the show Samayal Samayal in Vijay Tv. He demonstrated it very well and even the beginner can do it perfectly in the first attempt. I just followed his instructions blindly and the sweet turned out super awesome. Jany liked it very much and Happy doesn't show much interest since it is a milk based dessert. Try my other Paneer desserts like Rasagulla and Rasamalai. Do check out my other ladoos like Besan Ladoo, Poha ladoo, Rava LadooMaa ladoo and Motichoor Ladoo. Check out my entire Diwali collection too.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Butter Murukku Recipe | Easy Butter Murukku Recipe | Diwali Special Snacks

When I was browsing my Diwali Recipe Collection, I found out that I have very limited murukku recipes. Hence, I thought of trying few more murukku's this year. A few years back when I was in Chennai, my neighbour gave me this Butter murukku during Diwali along with few other snacks. Jany and I loved it so much because it was very crispy and at the same time it had the 'melt in the mouth texture'. The very next day I asked the aunty about the recipe and she gave it to me. However, I misplaced it and couldn't find it until now. So, I googled it and adapted the recipe from here.  Jany and Happy, though they were not showing any interest for the sweet dishes, finished the entire murukku on the same day :) Next day, I had to make another murukku (will be posting it soon) after seeing their interest. Do try the recipe at home and share the feedback. Check out my Coconut Murukku, Mullu Murukku, Pottukadali Murukku and Thenkuzhal Murukku. Off to the recipe:
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