Thursday, October 20, 2016

Baked Mathri, Whole Wheat Crackers

          As much as we love our sweets and savory snacks, they are all either deep fried or have a good dose of butter or ghee, but it's festival season, so a little bit of this is okay, just that, we have to keep in mind to eat moderately and walk an extra mile or two to burn it away. Coming to today's post, Baked Mathri, it's an easy and healthy version of the fried version. Usually it's made with maida or all purpose flour, but these baked ones are made with whole wheat flour. Of course, the fried ones with all purpose flour will be more tastier than these baked ones, so someday soon I'll be trying out that also, but these baked ones, you can still enjoy, they are crispy and very flavorful and a perfect tea-time snack..
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Maida Burfi, Sweet With All Purpose Flour

          After a savory recipe, here comes another easy and delicious sweet that we can make for this Diwali, Maida Burfi, a simple sweet made with maida/all purpose flour. It just requires a few basic ingredients, it's such an easy dish and it comes out perfect if you are careful about a few things. I have adapted this recipe again from a cookbook and have made a few changes according to our taste, try out this easy sweet for this Diwali..
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Karasev, Khara Sev, Spicy Sev (Savory Snack)

            Karasev has been on my do list for some time, I have made murukku, mixture and other stuff, but until now, for some reason, I haven't tried Karasev. We have a special ladle called 'Karasev Karandi', which is used for squeezing out the dough for this, I didn't have it, so I used the regular ladle with holes that we use for making pooris and other stuff. I have followed the recipe from Mallika Badrinath's cookbook, it's a simple snack and needs just a few ingredients. The karasev came out really good, the texture was perfect and the taste was awesome..
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sweet Somas Recipe, Karanji

          Today, it's going to be a traditional sweet recipe that we make for Diwali, Sweet Somas or Karanji/Kajjikayalu. This is one of my favorites, but I never gave it a try till now because the husband is not a big fan of it. While making it in my kitchen, all alone, my mind was flooded with so many memories. Whenever my mom made this, I would always be a part of it along with my grandmother and aunt. We would be doing such a huge quantity, that we would be spending at least 3 to 4 hours on it, and the whole time would just fly away with so many stories and gossips, missing those days. Coming to the recipe, it's not a very difficult one, the filling is very simple and can be done in minutes, and if you know to roll the dough out thinly, then you can do this sweet. Try it out with a small quantity, especially if you are doing it alone..
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