Monday, October 26, 2009

Eggless Chocolate Cake


All Purpose Flour 1/4 cup
Whole Wheat Flour 3/4 cup
Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 6 tablespoons
Granulated Sugar 3/4 cup
Unsweetened Applesauce (you could use oil too) 1/2 cup
Milk 1/4 cup
Yogurt 1/4 cup

Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan and dust it with cocoa powder.

1.In a large bowl sift together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar. Make a well.
2.Add all the wet ingredients one by one.
3.With an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed for 2-3 minutes until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined. Do not over beat it.
4.Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Tap the pan a couple of times so the batter is spread evenly and there are no air bubbles.And bake it for 25mins.


1. In a medium size bowl add the margarine, ovaltine (powdered sugar) and cocoa powder.

2.Add milk little by little and continue beating the mixture till you get a nice spreadable consistency. I used around 3 tablespoons of milk.

Spread on the cake and I used fresh cream on the sides of the cake too.

Suliyan Urundai

I am not sure if many people know this. But tamil people will definitely know this simple and delicious dish.Generally my mom makes this on diwali morning as part of the breakfast.I also made this for Diwali.

Channa dal - cooked - 1cup
Cardamon - 2
Jaggery - 1/2cup
Coconut - 11/4th cup
Maida - 1cup
Ghee - 1tsp
Salt - a pinch
Oil - for deep frying

1.Cook the channa dal in pressure cooker.
2.In a pan add little ghee and then the cardamon and then add the cooked channa dal without any water.
3.Add the jaggery mixture and mix well until the jaggery melts and well mixed with the channa dal.
4.Then add the coconut and leave it for 5mins and allow it to cool.
5.Make small balls of the dal mixture and keep it.
6.In a bowl mix the maida and salt and add water to a thick paste.
8.In a pan add oil for frying.
7.Dip the channa dal in the maida paste and deep fry it.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread


Banana - 2
Peanut Butter - 3tlsp
Sugar - 1/2cup
Whole Wheat flour - 11/2 cup
Baking Soda - 1tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/2cup

1.Preheat oven to 250Degrees and grease a loaf pan.
2.Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
3.Mash the bananas well and then add the peanut butter and mix well.
4.Add the milk to the banana mixture.
5.Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the banana mixture and mix until well combined.
6.Pour the mixture in the loaf pan and top it with roasted cashews or any nuts of your choice.

Bake for 20 to 25mins ,cool well ,slice and enjoy :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Deepavali Nal Vazhthukal!

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Deepavali !!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oats,Granola and Peanut Bar

Iam sending this to Madhuram's Whole Grain Oats event.


Oaks - 1cup
Granola - 1/2cup
Peanuts - 1/2cup
Milk - 1/cup
Brown Sugar - 1/2cup

1.Mix all the ingredients.
2. Pre heat to 200Degress.
3.In a baking pan spread the mixture and bake it for 20mins.

Cool it and slice.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


As everyone know Diwali is coming and everyone will be busy shopping and making sweets and all.. But in US we hardly do anything..This is our second Diwali after marriage and I thought I should making something.. Never ever have done seedai and all. Its amma who does everything and I used to help her in doing it. But now things have changed and its me who has to do everything.. Kinda weird na ;)...So here is the way I made seedai.. My hubby asked me do I need something else as well to eat this ;).. I said no..your teeth itself is it was soft and crispy..never thought it will come out so well..


Rice Flour - 1 cup
Besan - 2 tbsp
Sesame seeds - 1tbsp
Ghee - 1tbsp
Oil for frying
Little chilli powder

1.Mix all the ingredients together.Add little water and make a tight dough into it.
2.In a pan add oil and let it heat.
3.Make small balls tightly with the dough.Make sure its really tight else it would burst while frying.
4.Fry until little brown and then put them into a tissue paper so that it will absorb the oil.

Note: In the pic there is a small piece left.What happenned was when I was frying it just bursted and fell away. I was like frightened. So make sure its really tight.