Diwali Mixture | How to make Kara Boondi Mixture

Diwali Mixture

Diwali Mixture or this Kara Boondi is a wonderful savory you can make this festival season and enjoy. This is very much similar to the South Indian Mixture we make, only this is made slightly different and with lesser components added. Amma has a standard list of dishes that she makes for each Diwali and […]

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Murukulu ~ South Indian Chakli For Diwali


Murukulu or the south indian Chakli is a traditional indian deep fried snack made for Diwali, using a mix of different lentils. This Murukulu like the other Murukku or Jantikalu, makes a delicious snack for this festival season, to share and enjoy with family and friends. Amma always starts the Deepavali Savory preparation a week […]

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Sev Recipe | How to make Sev for Chaat

Sev Recipe

Traditional Savories like Murukku, Ompodi (Sev), Ribbon Pakoda are some of the dishes that Amma makes for many festivals apart from Deepavali. Its more like she feels she has to make this often for the kids to enjoy our Indian snacks. Krishna Jayanthi / Janmashtami / Gokulashtami is one of the festivals she observes and […]

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Maharashtrian Chakli

Maharashtrian Chakli is one of the popular traditional Indian Savories made during festivals. In Maharashtra, as with other states as well, these Chakalis are made during Diwali. I wanted to make for Ganesh Chaturthi and confirmed with Pradnya if they make it on other festivals too. She said though they mostly make this for Diwali, […]

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Walnut Praline ~ Easy Ice Cream Toppings

Walnut Praline

Walnut Praline is a quick and easy one to make when you want something crunchy or interesting to top your Ice creams. I wanted to make with Almonds, and ended up using walnut as I didn’t have my stock of almonds refilled. Praline is the french word where sugar is caramelized and nuts are added […]

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Rocky Mountain Brownie ~ Eggless

Rocky Mountain Brownies

Rocky Mountain Brownie is a rich decadent brownie baked with a combination of nuts and chocolates. In this version, I have made it eggless using a combination of yogurt and oil. Topped with assorted roasted nuts and chocolate chips. I know Brownie was a tough one to make these days as I seem to have […]

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Basic Truffle Recipe | How to make Dark Chocolate Truffle

Basic Truffle Recipe is so simple and easy to make, especially if you are using a Microwave for melting the chocolate compound. I never bother about using a double boiler for melting the chocolate chunks. Just ensure the compound is at room temperature and you have chopped the chocolate. This basic Truffle is part of […]

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Chinese Peanut Sesame Ginger Brittle

Chinese Peanut Sesame Ginger Brittle is much like our Indian Peanut Brittle, except it has ginger in it. After making it and Amma tasting it, she commented that she has tasted something like this before. So you may never know, some of the version might include sonti, the dry ginger version as well. This week […]

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Eggless Caramel Tea Cake

Eggless Caramel Cake is the cake for the final day of Bakeathon. This is the flavour I have been wanting to make for a while now. I have skipped couple of days in between and almost thought I should drop out. However the flavours I had wanted to try was pulling me and on top […]

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Eggless Coffee Cake Recipe

Eggless Coffee Cake is a slightly dense cake made with instant coffee powder, with part all purpose flour and a bit of wheat flour. The cake is sweet enough to have without any frosting. While I have been so focused on Tea Cakes, these naked cakes are also referred as Coffee Cakes as these are […]

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Eggless Strawberry Tea Cake

Eggless Strawberry Tea Cake is baked with fresh strawberries and is very mild in sweetness as I was looking at making my Tea Cakes even more sugarless. All the previous Tea cakes which used about 3/4 cup Condensed milk or sugar was still little sweet for my liking and I thought I must reduce it […]

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