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Monday, October 24, 2011

Maida Chips

Wishing you all a Happy Diwali and have a wonderful and safe diwali.

The quickest and easiest diwali sweet is maida chips or diamonds (which we kids used to call when my mom made them when we were kids)This is my mom recipes and it can done in a savories too.And this sweet calls for very few ingredients.Here goes the recipe :-


Maida/plain flour 1 1/2 cup
Ghee 1/4th cup
Sugar 1 cup
Oil for deep frying


Make a hard dough with maida,ghee and water similar to puri dough.Let it rest for 1/2 an hour.
In the meanwhile take the sugar in a deep bowl and add water just till the sugar.Leave a side so that sugar dissolves in the water.
Make balls similar to cricket ball and roll out into a big round circle.Dusting on both the sides.
Make long cuts diagonal and vertical lines and the cut pieces should resembles diamond shape.(I have a spoon which can be seen in the picture which a small disc at one end.I always use that spoon to cut the diamond shapes.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadai and deep fry the cut diamonds in batches till golden colour.
In the meanwhile make sugar syrup.Let it cook till you get thick syrup.To check if it is done or not,take water in a small plate and add a spoon of the syrup to the water.With your fingers if you can make a ball then the syrup is ready.
Then slowly add the diamonds to the sugar syrup and mix and take them on a plate.Once they are warm try to separate each pieces.

More diwali sweets and savories below :-


Panasa thonalu 
Ribbon Pakoda

Sweets :-

Kadhu ki Kheer 
Bellam kommulu/sweet muruku

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Kadu Ka Halwa and an entry to indusladies e-book

For the upcoming Diwali on October 26th, 2011, Indusladies is compiling an E-Book called “100 Yummy Diwali SweetRecipes”. We are collecting sweet/dessert recipes from various bloggers to be featured in this E-Book.

This E-book will be made available as a free download to our community's 1.3 Lakh+ members. In addition, they are also be making this E-Book available to our 9000+ Facebook fans and Twitter followers. It's LOTS and LOTS of exposure to those food blogs entering the E-Book!!

We believe this would be a nice way to get the word out about a wonderful blog to the entire membership of IndusLadies!!

Are you a Food Blogger? Or do you have friends who are Food Bloggers? Here's a great news for the Food Bloggers out there who have been blogging for alteast 1 year now...

Those bloggers interested in submitting a recipe for this E-Book...all you need to do is as follows:

1. Send a link from your blog for a sweet /dessert recipe. It should also include the picture of the sweet/dessert. Your recipe, food picture, recipe URL as well as the entire blog URL will get featured in the E-Book.

2. In return, we need you to do two things:

- Now make a blog post in your blog announcing the E-Book compilation by IndusLadies and the recipe you are sending for this E-Book. That way inviting your co-bloggers interested to send in their contribution by Oct 10th,2011.

Any blogger interested can send their entry to partners@indusladies.com by October 8th.

My entry to the e-book is Kadu ka halwa...

Kadu ka halwa is quite quick to make with very less ingredients.My kids and myself love this and when ever i lay hands of fresh kadu(sorakaya) i end up doing this.This recipe i adopted from punjabi recipes.

Kadu/Soorakaya/Bottle gourd (peeled,de-seeded and grated) 2 cups
Almonds/badam 8-10
Milk 1/2 cup
Ghee 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup (can be increased and decreased based on once taste buds)
Elachi 1 (powdered)


Heat ghee in a non stick pan.Add the grated kadu and saute till kadu is partially cooked.
Now add milk and cook until kadu is tender,which may take around 5-7 minutes.
Add sugar and mix well.Let it cook on slow flame for about 4-5 minutes until the water evaporates.
Sprinkle grated almonds and serve hot.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Happy Dussehra

This is my 302nd post.I missed mentioning about my 300th post,its better late then never.Blogging has been a wonderful journey for me,learnt a lot in last 2 years and 8 months.Nearing 2,25000 hits.I thank all my readers and friends and wish all of them a happy Dussehra.

As the candle light flame
Your life may always be happy,
As the mountain high You move without shy,
As sunshine creates morning glory
fragrance fills years as Flory,
All darkness is far away.
As light is on its way.
Wishing U all a very Happy Vijaya Dashami