Aug 162013

Apple jalebis are prepared by deep frying apple pieces and soak in sugar syrup.These jalebis looks like sugar donuts and it is yummy and mouthwatering dessert for kids.

Apple Jalebi (2)


  1. Apple (cut into medium round pieces) – 10  Pieces
  2. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1/4 cup
  3. Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  4. Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
  5. Water – 2 cups
  6. cardamom powder – 1tsp
  7. Ghee/Oil –1 cup

Apple Jalebi (1)


Apple Jalebi (4)


  1. wash and peel off the outer skin of apple.cut into round pieces.
  2. To make batter,In a bowl, mix maida,baking soda, 1 tsp  of sugar with 1/4 cup of water without forming lumps.The batter should be thick in consistency.Keep aside for 30 minutes to get ferment.
  3. To make sugar syrup, boil 1 cup of water and   sugar to get a thread like consistency.Add cardamom powder to it to get a nice flavor.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Dip apple pieces in the batter and deep fry on medium flame till both sides are golden brown in color.
  5. Transfer the fried apple pieces into sugar syrup.Let it soak for few seconds and take it out.
  6. Serve warm.
  7. If you want, you can garnish with almonds or pistachios.
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Jul 242013

Millionaires Short bread is also known as caramel squares or caramel short cake and it consists of three layers.It has a rectangular biscuit base topped with a very soft milkmaid- butter filling and a white chocolate topping.This is a yummy sweet to make and kids will definitely love this.

Millionaires Short Bread (6)


  1. Plain Flour/All Purpose Flour/Maida –1 1/ 2 cups
  2. Butter –1 1/2 cup
  3. Soft Brown Sugar(sieved) –3 tbsp/50gms

For the Topping

  1. Butter –50gms/10 tsp
  2. Soft Brown Sugar –50 gms/3 tbsp
  3. Milkmaid/Condensed Milk –400gms/14oz
  4. Milk Chocolate –150gms/5 1/2 OZ

Millionaires Short Bread (4)


  1. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  2. Add the sugar and mix well to get a firm dough.
  3. Grease a 23 cm/9 inch square cake pan.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared pan and prick with a fork.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 190degrees C /375degree F for 20 minutes until lightly golden .Leave it to cool in the pan.

Millionaires Short Bread (2)


  1. To make the topping,place the butter,sugar and condensed milk in a non-stick sauce pan and cook over medium heat stirring constantly,until the mixture comes to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes until the caramel is pale golden and thick and is coming away from the sides of the pan.
  3. Pout the topping over the shortbread and leave it to cool.
  4. When the caramel topping is firm,melt the milk chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a sauce pan of simmering water(make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water), stirring occasionally.
  5. Spread the melted chocolate over the topping .
  6. Leave it to set in a cool place.
  7. Cut into squares and serve.


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Apr 152013

Palada Payasam is a popular sweet prepared in Kerala during festivals like Onam ,Vishu or wedding occasions.Traditionally, Palada payasam is prepared using rice ada, milk and sugar without raisins and cashews .Back home in Kerala, we make  ada at home using rice flour,but here I used the ready made rice ada(Priya Ada Mix or Nirapara Rice Ada ) which is available in Indian grocery stores for making this delicious payasam.

Ada paayasam (2)


  1. Rice Ada(small)- 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar – 1  cups (or add according to your taste)
  3. Cardamom (powdered) – 2 tsp
  4. Milk – 1 1/2 litres
  5. Water – 250 ml
  6. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  7. Raisins(optional) – 6

Ada paayasam (1)


  1. Boil water in a large vessel. Wash ada and soak ada in boiled water for 20 minutes.Drain water and keep aside.
  2. Boil milk and keep aside.
  3. In a pressure cooker,Add 1/2 liter milk and 1/4 litre of water to it. Let ada cook on medium flame for one whistle.The ada will become soft. 
  4. Transfer the cooked ada into a heavy bottomed pan.Add the remaining milk to it and stir well.Once it starts to boil, add sugar to it and stir well.
  5. Once it becomes thick and when the color changes , add cardamom powder to it.
  6. You need to stir continuously till the mix reduces to 3/4 th and get light pink color .
  7. Remove from fire.
  8. Heat little ghee in a pan. Roast raisins and add it to payasam as a garnish to it. Smile
  9. To get more  pink color,what I did is  caramelize sugar  by dissolving 1 tbsp of sugar with little water in  a heavy pan. Bring it to boil and allow the color to golden brown. Pour the caramel into the payasam and stir well.
  10. Yummy ada payasam can be served hot or chilled.
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