Tirunelveli Halwa (My Way)

My all time favourite halwa to prepare and share. mostly during rainy and really cold days I crave for the most loved halwa on earth...lets face it to prepare this halwa we need a lot of time and these days each and everyone of us run out of it easily....No Time....this is my simplified version of the halwa with just 1/2 the time consumption...everyone at home are still amazed with the halwa recipe I came up with...just kidding...:P  
  • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Pinch Salt
please view the demo video and follow the steps...:)

  • In a mixing bowl add wheat flour pinch of salt mix well add water and knead to a smooth chapathi dough consistency.
  • Add water to the dough and allow the dough to soak for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Once the dough has soaked for 3 hours mix the and strain remove the gluten from the dough we will only use the wheat which is dissolved completely.
  • Place a heat bottom wok or pot on the stove add the wheat mixture to the pot constantly keep stirring.
  • Add the sugar and cardamom powder keep stirring the process will take 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Mix the corn starch and add to the boiling mixture keep stirring till it has thickened.
  • Add the ghee and coconut oil and keep stirring the colour in the halwa will change and will start to leave sides of the pan keep stirring constantly once the ghee starts to separate from the halwa transfer in a plate decorate with cashew and serve hot or cold...enjoy...:) 
 Try using a heavy bottom pan or wok for this recipe preferably use a nonstick pan.

Japanese Paniyaram (Takoyaki)

Takoyaki is normally prepared with seafood I did my own fusion version of this recipe and the results were awesome everyone at home liked this spicy soft and yummy lite spongy balls oh my they were to good...the first time I tried them it turned out a bit hard then added yogurt and soda it was lite as air do try my version on japanese paniyaram...:)
Finely Chopped 3 Green Chilly, 1/2 Onion and 2-3 Spring Onion
3 Chicken Sausage  Finely Chopped
1/2 Tsp Grated Ginger
2 Shredded Carrots
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Yogurt
1 Cup Maida/All purpose flour
1 Pinch Cooking Soda
1/2 Cup Water
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Its a must to have a takoyaki pan at home we call it paniyaram Chatti or pan

Do watch my video demo for the recipe ...Enjoy...:)

  • In a large mixing bowl add maida, egg, yogurt, cooking soda, salt and mix till there is no lumps. add grated ginger and chilly mix well and dilute the batter by adding extra water set aside for 10minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl add the chicken sausage, onion, spring onion, carrots and salt mix and set aside.
  • Heat the paniyaram Chatti on medium flame add enough oil ladle the batter in and fill the centre with the sausage mixture allow to fry a bit. gently turn the paniyaram and allow to fry till turn golden brown to all sides drain on a paper towel and garnish with chilly sauce mayo and finely chopped spring onion serve hot...Enjoy...:)

Japanese Vegetable Dosai (Okonomiyaki)

I love Japanese food the recipes which i will be posting are some of my favorites though we cant find most of the ingredients I've managed to compare and adjust the ingredients locally found and prepared it as per my taste...:)
1 Medium Shredded Carrot
1/2 Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 Cup Cabbage (finely chopped)
5-6 Spring Onion (finely chopped)
3-4 Green Chilly (finely chopped)
1 Inch Grated Ginger
1 Cup Maida/All purpose flour
1 Egg
2 1/2 Cups Yogurt
For Sauce:
3 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
1 Tsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Sweet n Sour Chilly Sauce
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tsp Green Chilly Sauce
1 Pinch Piece Chicken Stock Cube

Do watch the video demo in english...enjoy...:)
  • Add all the above measured sauces in a sauce pan place on medium flame allow till well combined...do not allow to boil..once the sauces have heated and combined well remove from flame allow to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl add all the vegetables mix well add the flour,salt, yogurt and egg mix and combine till batter consistency has formed if the batter is too thick add extra yogurt and combine till batter has formed to dropping consistency cover and allow to rest for 10minutes.
  • Heat a pan on medium flame ladle the batter spread a bit add 2 sp oil cover and allow to roast well once it has roasted to one side flip it to the other side and allow to fry till well done.
  • Serve the dosa on a serving plate apply the sauce on the dosa garnish with finely chopped spring onion and mayonnaise...serve hot enjoy...:)

Maraschino Cherry Lemonade

Dad got me a big box full of fresh maraschino cherries so confused what to do with them then after some surfing on google saw a recipe for lemonade it was okay but the recipe they'd posted called for canned cherries gave this recipe my twist and it was pure....awesomeness....
people who cant find these cherries you can try the same recipe out of ooty apple which is totally in season now...:)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Maraschino cherries
4 Tbsp Glucose powder
4-5 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Cup Water + Cold water and ice cubes 

Do watch my video demo ...thank you...:)
  • In a heavy bottom pot add water and allow to boil add sugar and cherries and allow the sugar to melt and the cherries to cook in 10 minutes this process should be done. remove from flame allow to cool.
  • Once the mixture has cooled just by squeezing the cherry the seeds should pop out remove the all the seeds reserve.
  • In a blender add the cherries along with the sugar syrup lime juice and glucose blend well.
  • Strain the cheery mixture and add cold water  adjust as per your taste serve in a tall tumbler with loads of ice lime rings and cherry...enjoy...:)

Street Food Series: Banana Stem Chaat Recipe / Baledindina Chaat Masala / Vazhaithandu Chaat

One can find banana stem chaat or as its referred as bale dindina masala sold across street food vendors in Mysore region and some parts ...