Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Eggless Danish Pastry Envelopes, Blueberry Jam Envelopes


          After coming back to India from the US, one other thing that I missed is the Puff Pastry that we get back there. Till date, I am not able to get readymade puff pastry here, so I was thinking of doing it from scratch, but then, kept putting it off, thinking that it was a hard and tedious job. But I was proved wrong, thanks to Gayathri and the Eggless Baking Challenges that we take up every month. Yeah, for this month we had to try our hands at making Danish Pastry, which involves ' Laminating the Dough ' and the repeated rolling and folding process. The step by step pictures might make it look like a very lengthy procedure, but it's actually not that very hard, this is the first time that I made this and I am very satisfied with the end result, the Danish Pastries tasted absolutely delicious..
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Ulundu Purana Kozhukattai, Urad Dal Kozhukattai


          Happy Ganesh Chathurthi ! I usually make Kadala Paruppu Sweet Kozhukattai and Chana Sundal on that day, but this time I am going to be at my mom's place, so before going there, I made two varieties of kozhukattais, one was the Aval Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai and then this Ulundu Purana Kozhukattai. Though I have tasted this many times at my friend's place, this is the first time I made it at home. I used organic Unpolished Arisi Maavu ( Rice Flour ) for the outer layer, the kozhukattais turned out very soft with a beautiful color and tasted very good with the savory filling..
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kovakkai ( Tindora/Dondakaya/Gherkins/Ivy Gourd ) And Peas Curry


          With Ganesh Chathurthi around the corner, I see a lot of kozhukattai and sundal recipes across blogs ( Indian food blogs ). Even my last post was a kozhukattai and I am planning to post another one too, but for today, it's going to be a curry, Kovakkai/Tindora/Dondakaya/Ivy Gourd/Gherkins curry along with fresh green peas. I love to try different combinations of vegetables and I made this curry to go with rotis/chappatis. It's not a dry curry but it doesn't have too much gravy either, and it tasted really good with the rotis..
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Aval Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai, Rice Flakes Kozhukattai


          Since it's only a few days for Vinayakar/ Ganesh Chathurthi, I wanted to make a post about some kind of kozhukattai and made these aval/ rice flakes kozhukattais. I used red rice flakes ( slight thick variety ) to make them, and jaggery since this is a sweet version. It's a very easy recipe, the kozhukattais turned out very good, with the right amount of sweetness and flavor..
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