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Easy Eggless Sugar Cookies | Sugar Cookies | Christmas Cookies Recipes

Sugar Cookies
Eggless Sugar cookies are a buttery classic and delicious,with crisp edges and vegan royal icing.This is the easy recipe that we don't need to refrigerate the dough for number of hours and it is the basic recipe that we can make it in any shape.
It’s really fun while baking with Aishu,as she is on holiday,never letting me to do anything at home.I have already posted the eggless ginger bread men cookies with vegan royal icing. Here is the recipe for the eggless sugar cookies with vegan royal icing.As usual aishu did this icing.

Easy Eggless Crinkle Cookies | Chocolate Crinkles | Christmas Cookie Recipes

Crinkle Cookies
Eggless Chocolate Crinkles are soft, fudge-like chocolate cookies that are encased in a coating of confectioners sugar.The name "Crinkle" probably refers to how the powdered sugar "crinkles" or "cracks" as the cookies bake.It looks awesome and smells great while baking it.
Never tasted this Crinkle cookies before and this is my first attempt of baking this cookie.Hurray it came out so well and taste is delicious.Before proceeding to the recipe do check here how to melt chocolate by double boiling method.
Easy Eggless Crinkle cookies | Chocolate Crinkles | Christmas Cookie Recipes
Author : Premalatha Aravindhan Category: cookies Baking Time: 20 mins
Yeilds : 15-20 cookies Temperature:180 degree Preparation Time : 4-6 hrs
Ingredients: crinkle cookies
1 cup sugar powder
3 tbsp butter
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar,for coating
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S chocolate chips

crinkle cookies

  • Add in the sugar powder,plain flour and the baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Double boil the butter and chocolate chips,melt it.Check here how to melt chocolate here.Let it cool down for sometime.
crinkle cookies

  • Now add in the melted chocolate with flour and mix well.
  • Refrigerate the mix for 4-6 hrs or overnight.

crinkle cookies

  • Roll the dough and keep it in a tray.Then roll it in the powdered sugar.

crinkle cookies

  • Arrange it in baking tray.Bake it for 20 mins or till it cracks on top.
  • Once done take out the cookies from the oven and let it cool for some and serve.

My Notes:

  • If the dough is too thick while kneading just add a tsp of milk.
  • Check here how to double boil the chocolate chips and follow the steps or you can add cocao powder and butter separately.but the taste won't be same.
  • Keep the dough in fridge for 4-6 hrs or for best result you can refrigerate it for overnight.

crinkle cookies
Do try this yummy cookies and enjoy!!!

Best Ever Eggless Tutti Frutti cake Recipe | Easy Christmas Cake Recipes

These eggless tutti frutti cake recipe is an excellent one and am 100% satisfied with the result. This is apt for Christmas party and i have used my eggless tutti frutti muffin recipe to make this cake.I planned to post some of the easy recipe of eggless cakes and bakes with video.This recipe is very simple one and it gives you 100% good result. You can check here for Christmas cake recipes with egg and also without egg here.

Best Ever Eggless Tutti Frutti Muffins | Easy Christmas cake recipes

Eggless Tutti Frutti Muffins
These eggless tutti frutti muffin recipe is an excellent one and am 100% satisfied with the result. This is apt for Christmas party and i have made it for aishu’s class chrismas party.I planned to post some of the easy recipe of eggless cakes and bakes with video.This recipe is very simple one and it gives you 100% good result. You can check here for Christmas cake recipes with egg and also without egg here.

Easy Eggless Basbousa Recipe |Eggless Semolina Cake Recipe with video


Basbousa is a semolina(rava) cake popular in the Middle East .This is one of the easy christmas recipe which you can make it very quickly. This eggless basousa  recipe can be replaced with  eggs if you want to make it with egg, and the coconut can be replaced with coarse semolina. The cake itself is not too sweet but it is soaked with a sugar syrup scented with rose water.i have already posted rava cake recipe but this basbousa and rava cake recipe is not the same as both of these has different flavors.
This is long time pending cake from me that i have promised a reader to post before Christmas, some how i managed to post it,here is the recipe of eggless basbousa.

How to blanch almonds in 10 mins | Easy way to blanch almonds

How to blanch almonds
Many Almond Recipes and Cake Recipes often call for blanched whole, slivered, or sliced almonds with the skins off. In this video, you’ll learn how to blanch almonds.We can save money if we make our self instead buying the un-skinned almonds in stores . Simple Post but it help you to save your time.

Easy Manoharam Recipe for karthigai deepam | Manoharam Recipe with Video

Manoharam is the famous traditional festival sweet that can be made at the time of karthigai deepam and also for all functions like seemantham,wedding,ashomam.Manoharam with stepwise pics and video helps you to understand easily.To save time make the Thenkuzhal (murukku) a day before ,crush and keep in a box.Next day while you make you can save time.

Karthigai Deepam Recipes | Procedure and Prepartion for karthigai Deepam

Karthigai Deepam
Karthigai Deepam is one of the most significant festival that is being celebrated all over Tamilnadu.This year Karthikai Deepam falls on 5th December,2014. Karthigai Deepam is celebrate as a ten day festival and it is widely known as Karthigai Brahmotsavam and celebrated on full moon day of the month.The idea behind this festival is to keep away bad things from life and welcome the good and holy things of life thats why it is called the festival of lamps.We use to light oil lamps all over the house in the evening and crackers,fires are burnt .Apart from light we also make Pori Urundai, nei appam,Nel pori urundai,Kadala Urundai,Payasam and  Maavilakku for neivedyam.

Vegetable Puff Recipe using Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets | Veg Puffs Recipe

Vegetable puffs

Puff pastry sheets are made up of laminated dough and butter packet. Puffs available in bakeries are very light, flaky, mechanically leavened pastry containing several layers of fats. But if we make the puff pastries at home we can avoid more usage of fats and make healthy. I have planned to post home made puff pastry recipe first before posting the vegetable puff recipe but still the pastry sheet post was not ready so am posting the vegetable puffs recipe here and soon will post How to make puff pastry sheets at home.
Vegetable Puffs are our most favorite snack that i make often at home but not now a days due to shortage of the pastry sheets at store near to my house.I then thought of making them at home and this is the first time ,some how i got the good result. Taste also same like store bought pastry sheets and happy that i have used very little fat for them.
I have already posted some recipes using the pastry sheets like Cheesy mushroom puffs,Puff Pastry Soup,Fruits mince pies,Sweet Pastry pin wheels.
Here is the recipe for the vegetable puffs,
Vegetable Puff Recipe using Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets | Veg Puffs Recipe
Author : Premalatha Aravindhan  Category: Appetizer  Baking Time: 30 mins  Yields : 4 Puffs
Temperature:180 degree
1 Puff Pastry Sheet(cut into 4 squares)

To make Stuffing:
1 tsp Oil
1 small Onion, finely chopped
2 medium size Potato,boiled
1/2 Carrot,chopped finely
1/4 cup Paneer,(optional) shredded
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Chaat Masala
1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt as needed

  • Take the sheets of Puff Pastry out and thaw them at room temperature or follow the instruction of the pastry sheet back side cover(if you are using store bought sheets).Pre-heat the Oven.
Vegetable puffs
  • Lets make the stuffing, Boil Potato and make ready the vegies.Take a small skillet and heat Oil on medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in the cumin seeds,Onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  • Add in the Potatoes,other vegetables and a little salt. Mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes till the Potatoes and vegetables are cooked.If you want to add the paneer add it at this stage.
Vegetable puffs
  • Now add in the spices like Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Chaat Masala and Red Chili Powder. Mix  well and keep aside.
  • Cut the Pastry sheets strips into 3s to form a square.Put 1 tbsp (approx) of the stuffing.
Vegetable puffs
  • Fold the Pastry Sheet to make a triangle or to make rectangle.
  • use fingers firmly, press into the sides and press away ( help seal).
  • Put the Puffs on a foil or baking trays. Place in the pre-heated oven at  for 15-30 minutes.Once they are out of the oven, transfer them to a cooling rack and allow them to rest and cool down for 5 minutes.Serve with chutney or ketchup.
My Notes:
1. Use any vegetable of your choice and spice combination for the Puffs.Paneer makes the puff very rice and tasty.Adding finely chopped green chillies or cilantro are optional .
2. It is very important to allow the stuffings to cool for 5 minutes and then use it .

3.Use up left-overs subzis, keema or just scramble some eggs according to wish to make it innovative!

Vegetable puffs
Enjoy the flaky Vegetable by adding your yummy and innovation stuffing.

Have a nice day!!!

Kadarangai (wild Lemon) Pickle Recipe | Simple Urugai(pickle) Recipes

kadarangai Urugai
Kadarangai  is a sour fruit and looks like big size lemon which is good for pickle.The English name of kadarangai is wild lemon,yes it looks triple the size of lemon.The taste of this kadarangai is almost same like lemon.Am sure this urugai recipe is favourite for all urugai lovers like me. I have checked my archive folder for pickle recipes but some how i missed to post it.On my recent visit to India i asked my mom to prepare this pickle and clicked.
This freshly picked kadarangai from my backyard in India. Whenever i see the trees it was empty without fruit.luckily this time few hanging on the tree.I asked my mom how to choose kadarangai? she told yellow colour is the ripen fruit and it is good for pickling so choose yellow colour fruit while you buy.
Kadarangai Urugai
Have to take a pic before the bottle got over. This is the only left over after a month time. Do try this pickle and enjoy. It tastes good with curd rice and also with rotis.
Herewith i have shared the recipe of pickle powder.Homemade Pickle powder is a blend of fresh aromatic spices that can be ground together.It can be stored for few months and used to make pickles with any vegetables at any time.
Kadarangai (wild Lemon) Pickle Recipe | Simple Urugai(pickle) Recipes
Author : Premalatha Aravindhan   Category :  condiments|Pickle Recipes   Prep time: 15 mins
cooking Time: 30 Mins  Processing Time: A week  Cuisine : South Indian
Ingredients:kadarangai pickle
2 big Wild Lemons ( Kadarangai)
2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 cup Sesame oil
1 tbsp Mustard seeds
2 and 1/2 tbsp Salt
To Make Pickle Powder:
15 dry red chillies
1/2 tbsp methi \ fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida 

How to make Pickle Powder:
Kadarangai Pickle
  • Spread all the pickle ingredients in a dry plate and dry it in the hot sun for about a day. This step is optional but it speed up the roasting process.
  • Dry roast the pickle ingredients in low flame for few minutes make sure that it should not burn.
    Let it cool for sometime and then powder it in mixie. If you are making a large batch, you can grind it in the flour mill.Here is the pickle powder is ready to make pickle.
How to make Pickle (urugai):
kadarangai pickle
  • Wash the wild lemon ,pat and dry them nicely using a kitchen towel.
  • Cut the wild lemon into pieces.Remove the seeds using the knife edge otherwise the pickle tastes bitter.
  • Take a clean bottle,make sure that the bottle should be moist.If possible keep the bottle in sunlight for 1 hour and then use it for pickling.
  • Drop the wild lemon pieces inside the bottle and then add the turmeric powder and salt. Mix well,keep it under the sunlight form morning to evening.
  • Repeat placing the pickle under sunlight for 3 more days.Now the pickles could have turned a little pale and started soaking.You can see that it started leaving out the juice and its skin also becomes soft.
  • Drop the 3 tbsp of pickle powder and mix well.Always use dry ladle to mix the pickle.
  • Keep this pickle for a week ,by mixing it at least 2 times a day.After a week you can find that the wild lemon becomes soft.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai and temper mustard seeds,let it to splutter.Drop the processed wild lemon pickle into the kadai and mix well with oil.Leave it for just minute and then remove it from the flame.
  • Let it cool for sometime.Then transfer it into a bottle.Again keep the bottle in sunlight for 1 more week and now it is ready to use.
My Notes:
  • Make sure that the containers and spoon you are using should be dry.
  • Take care while dry roasting the fenugreek seeds and red chillies.If it burns,will make the pickle bitter.
  • I didn’t use vinegar in this recipe,if you are going to use the pickle for more than 6 months then add a tbsp of vinegar. If you handle it properly vinegar is not required.
  • No need to keep the pickle in hot sunlight, just keep it inside the house where you get sunlight.
  • Whenever you are taking the pickle for serving just mix it from top to  bottom and then take the required quantity so that more oil will not come to the spoon.

kadarangai pickle

Have a Nice Day....

21 Simple and Easy Navratri(navaratri) Recipes | Golu Recipes | Navratri 2014

Navratri(Navaratri) is around the corner.Hope all are busy with the preparation.What to make this year and how to plan our menu?What gift to give? hope all are planned.Last year i couldn’t able to celebrate the navratri in grand manner but kept simple Golu at my place.Since my mil don’t have practice of keeping golu but i have started doing because at my mom’s place we will celebrate it very grandly. 
Here are the some of the navratri special dishes which is easy to make and simple procedures to follow.
Hope this will help you to try something new this year.

How to cook and store Dried Beans

Dried Beans
It’s been a long time i am waiting to post this recipe  but because of lack of time i couldn’t able to.This is also one of the preparations for navratri.Soaking and cooking the dried beans is not so easy as it takes too much time and sometimes we forgot to soak it. if we soak in  hot water the next day , the bean wont get cooked properly or it takes more time to cook so lets prepare it on time and store it.Not only for festival but also keep a bag of cooked beans in fridge handy helps us to make many dishes.

Coconut Rice (Thengai Sadam) Recipe TamilNadu Style | Variety Rice Recipes

Coconut Rice
Coconut  rice | Thengai sadam | Kobbari Rice is a common and staple food in South India especially in Tamil Nadu. Freshly grated coconut would be great to try this rice.As the festival season is here we have already started to plan our navratri Menu.
Apart from the usual festival rice varieties like Lemon rice, Puliyodharai(tamarind rice) we also prepare coconut rice very often.This is a very simple variety rice to prepare, if you have grated coconut in hand it hardly takes few minutes to prepare this Variety rice.It is also an easy lunch box recipe which can be make very quick in the busy mornings.
It goes well with paruppu(dal) thogaiyal or with papadams.I simply love it with potato fry.

Preparation for Navratri(Navaratri) | Golu Ideas | How to keep Golu

'Navratri' is an important and popular festival of India. 'Navaratri' represents celebration of Goddess Durga. The nine nights festival becomes ten days festival with the addition of the last day, Vijayadashami which is its culmination. On all these ten days, various forms of Mother Mahisasura-Mardini (Durga) will be worshiped with fervor and devotion. In some communities, people undergo rigorous fasts during this season that lasts for the nine days. The festival culminates on Mahanavami. On this day, Kanya Puja is performed.

Mullangi (Raddish) Sambar Recipe | Easy Sambar Recipes

 Mullangi / Radish/Molli Sambar is one of a flavourful sambar.It is also the easy radish sambar recipe which is made  without coconut.Radish leave their aroma and taste in this sambar. so if you like radish, then do try adding radish in sambar and you will love it.

Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal Recipe | Simple Poriyal Recipes

Ponnanganni Keerai
Ponnankanni keerai is the one of the green variety which we can get it in all season.It has lot of medicinal qualities and regular intake helps us good digestion.
Nutrition Value of Ponnankanni Keerai
It is body coolant. It gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without evacuations (Alterative). Specifically recommended in the case of – Fever, Eye ailments, Asthma, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis. It improves eye sight. As the name implies it improves one’s complexion. People say its good for Piles complaint and reduces flabbiness.