Raj Bhog, A royal sweet served in special occasions carrying and ancient recipe. Huge big sized cottage cheese dumplings, stuffed with a mix of mawa and assorted nuts and dunked in saffron flavored sugar syrup, is a complete bliss to all those having a sweet tooth. The name itself defines the royalty of the dessert. The methodology of making Raj Bhog resembles to Rasgulla a lot. Though the technique is similar yet, the taste and the texture differs a lot. Raj bhog is stuffed and is huge in size. The authentic Raj Bhog makers still make them as big as a Tennis ball. Amazing!…
From past few days i had been baking a lot, from bread to cakes, from pasties to cookies… pheww! But hold on guys, this doesn’t mean i am tired of it. Baking is therapeutic , but the only concern for me is to keep a watch on my health. Recently i had been working on my diet regime hence i wanted to avoid APF and sugar as much as i could. …
Gulgule… The name itself say it all for this cute lil sweet fritters. Small round golden fritters flavored with banana and fennel are a must make at my home during Ramadan. The size of Gulgule totally depends on personal choice. This i guess was the first home made sweet i had during my childhood. Ever since i have a strong fonding towards Gulgule. The name has no specific meaning. Just because the fritters are small and round in shape, they were name as Gol Gole (That means Round balls) which later became gulgule….
SHAB-E-BARAAT MUBARAK !!!
On this night Allah said : ` who wants forgiveness, I will forgive you. Who wants food, I will provide food.` Allah said this over again and again until fajr. The night of Shab-E-Barat also commemorates the entry of Muhammad Sallallahu alihi wasallam into the city of Mecca. The festival of Shab-E-Barat is celebrated with pomp and enthusiasm by Muslims all over the world. For, Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat God writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past. It is considered one of the holiest nights on the Islamic Calendar….
Again one of my favorite childhood tea time snack… Nankhatai also known as Indian shortbread cookies or biscuits. There are many variants of Nankhatai but here i have tried the easiest one made mainly with flour, sugar and ghee. In this recipe i have added a lil gram flour (besan) and semolina (suji) also….
The most commonly made Indian sweet at homes. Quick and easy loaded with loads of dry fruits make this Halwa more appetizing.
I still remember when i was a kid and if there was any sudden arrival of guests, my mother use to run into the kitchen and withing minutes she use to come out with bowls of suji ka halwa. The mouth melting halwa with the richness of ghee n dry fruits was my family’s all time favorite. I still do make it for my son specially in winters….
Cornmeal is a kind of flour or meal that is made from ground sweet corn. It comes in yellow, white, blue or red varieties, depending on the type of corn used.
Since cornmeal is gluten-free, fine and medium cornmeal is usually mixed with wheat flour to create a crumbly texture in baked goods like cornbread or corn muffins.Today i used white corn meal in making rawa dosa. Surprisingly the dosa came out to be much more tastier than those regular ones….