Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Athapookalams 2017

Onam was celebrated way back in September and there was a Pookalam competition also held then. My post is a bit late and but none the less I wanted to put up the pics of the pookalams created out of desiccated coconut, sand, rice and what nots but no flowers :).

















Saturday, July 1, 2017

Chinagrass pudding


INGREDIENTS:
1. China grass [agar agar] - 10 gm
2. Condensed milk - 1 big tin [175gm]
3. Milk - 3 tins [use the condensed milk tin]
4. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
5. Sugar - 3 tbsp
6. Water - 1 1/2 cups

Method:
1. Soak the china grass in the water for 15-20 minutes.

2. Melt this china grass on a medium flame. This will take some time; wait till all the
    china grass is dissolved in the water

3. Simultaneously, in another pan, boil the milk, sugar and condensed milk, stirring
    constantly otherwise the condensed milk will stick to the bottom.

4. Once the milk+condensed milk mixture boils, add the melted china grass into this.

5. Switch off the flame and add the vanilla essence.

6. Sieve the milk mixture into a glass dish. Wait till the mixture cools a bit and then keep
    it in the fridge to set.

7. Serve it plain or garnished with caramelized nuts.

 An easy, tasty pudding is ready.

Notes:
You can make a layer of arrowroot biscuits or pineapple chunks at the bottom before pouring the china grass mixture. Soak the arrowroot biscuits in milk first before layering. This is also a tasty version of the pudding.

Below is a pic I managed to click before it was devoured :P
Here I have used canned pineapple (drained and chopped).



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Macaroni salad




Now tell me, there would be very few people out there who would not love the macaroni salad from Pizza hut. Well, it has a lot more ingredients than what goes into the pizza hut macaroni salad. I doubled up the recipe since I was making for about 10 people. You need to do a bit of chopping and then mix up everything (easy easy ) but the end result is worth all your effort. The macaroni salad was really yummy and appreciated by one and all who devoured it. Well its a bit on the high calorie side but hey its just once in a while, so go ahead , make it and indulge (devilish grin).

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A twist to the classic Waldorf salad




No.no.this is not the classic waldorf salad recipe. I just went ahead and used whatever ingredients I had at hand. But there is no compromise on the taste; I promise.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Oats-dates-nuts laddoo




Recently I joined a group of energetic and fun loving ladies for a detox diet. I am lazy trying to pack individual stuff to get me through the day; this is a great recipe that packs in a lot of good stuff all rolled into one. One small laddoo can cut down your hunger pangs and sugar cravings. And to top it off, it is home made. yayyy..with easily available ingredients.

Athapookalams 2017

Onam was celebrated way back in September and there was a Pookalam competition also held then. My post is a bit late and but none the less ...