Oct 222014

This tea time snack is easy to make with less ingredients.It is prepared using coconut and rice flour and deep fried in oil.

Thenga vada (3)


  1. Rice flour (fine powder) – 3 cups
  2. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  3. sesame seeds/Ellu –1/2 tsp
  4. cumin seeds/jeerakam – 1/2 tsp
  5. Butter –4 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
  7. salt
  8. oil

Thenga vada (4)






Thenga vada (1)



  1. Boil water and add rice flour into it and make a smooth dough like idyappam dough.
  2. Add ingredients 2 to 7 listed above and mix well using hand.
  3. Make medium balls out of the mix and flatten it between the palms to make vada shape.
  4. Heat oil in  a kadai and fry the vadas till golden brown.
  5. Serve as a tea time snack.
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May 072014

Nan khatai is a popular Indian cookie prepared using flour,sugar and ghee.Here I made these cookies using wheat flour.These healthy cookies are eggless,easy to make. kids will definitely love this tea time snack.This recipe is adapted from Vanitha Cookbook.

wheat Nan Khatai (1)


  1. Wheat Flour – 1 1/4 cup
  2. Semolina/Rava – 1/2 cup
  3. Baking Powder – 1 pinch
  4. Cardamom powder/Elakka – 1/4 tsp
  5. Ghee – 1/2 cup
  6. Sugar(powdered) – 1/2 cup

wheat Nan Khatai (2)

wheat Nan Khatai (3)



  1. Preheat Oven to 150 degree c.
  2. In a bowl, mix wheat flour,rava,baking powder and cardamom powder.Sift the flour mix before adding it.
  3. In another bowl,mix well sugar and ghee till fluffy.Add the wheat flour mix to it and knead well to make a soft dough.
  4. Make small balls out of it.Press slightly each balls using your palms.
  5. Grease a baking tray and place the cookies.Bake for about 20-25 minutes till golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let it cool.

This goes to Bake Fest hosted by Rafeeda and Vardhini.


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Feb 152014

This is my 300th post and it took me long 7 years to complete 300 posts. On this occasion,I want to thank all my fellow bloggers and readers for the support given to me during these years.I am celebrating this achievement by sharing a sweet dish called dates balls.Dates are a good source of carbohydrates and it is  stuffed with filling such a s almonds,cashews or cream cheese which can be given as snack for kids.These healthy dates balls are really crunchy and kids will definitely love it.Enjoy!

Dates Balls (4)

Dates Balls (6)


  1. Dates(seedless,chop into small pieces) – 1 cup
  2. Butter – 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar – 1/2 cup
  4. Desiccated Coconut – 1 1/2 cup
  5. Corn flakes(I used Kellogg’s) – 2 cups
  6. Cashewnuts – 1/2 cup
  7. Egg – 1
  8. Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

Dates Balls (1)

Dates Balls (2)


  1. In a bowl,mix dates,butter,sugar,cashewnuts,egg and vanilla essence.
  2. Heat a heavy bottomed pan.Add the dates mix to it and stir well.
  3. Once sugar starts to melt, remove from fire.Let it cool.
  4. Once the mix is cooled,add crushed corn flakes to it.Mix well.
  5. Make balls out of the mix.Roll in desiccated coconut.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  7. Store in a air tight container.

Dates Balls (5)

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