One of the most loved pastries of Dutch are the Koffiebroodjes. Koffiebroodjes are mildly sweet, delicious buns filled with pastry cream & raisins; glazed with jam or powdered sugar. They are also called Coffee buns and it makes a perfect accompaniment with Coffee. Continue reading
Badusha, also called Balushahi in Nothern India & Pakistan is a popular and most common sweet for occasions like Marriages & Diwali. Though I am not a big fan of it, my mom loves it for its mild sweetness and she makes it on all festive occasions. Continue reading
Mouth watering Ladoos holds a special place in everyone’s heart. In India, a festival is incomplete without these ladoos. Carefully prepared boondis are immersed in sugar syrup and then shaped in to a size of a golf ball. Continue reading
Hello everyone! How are you all today? This month’s Baking Partners challenge was to bake a Pumpkin Yeast Bread or Pumpkin Ginger Bread(Non-yeast). I chose to do the pumpkin bread without yeast. Thanks to Swathi Iyer of Zesty South Indian Kitchen for this month’s fall themed challenge. Pumpkin bread is a soft and moist bread popular during October and November when fresh pumpkins are in season. Continue reading
Toscatårta is a popular authentic Swedish cake. It is soft and a dense cake with buttery almond topping. Anyone who have been to Ikea, would have tasted this delicious cake. This cake is most loved by my dear brother. I made this cake just for him on this very special day. Yes, Happy Birthday Pradeep! Continue reading
Kavuni Arisi or Black Rice Pudding is a delicacy from the prestigious Chettinad Cuisine of Southern India. It is made using soft cooked sticky Black rice (thanks to Asian stores/Chinese stores) or Karuppu arisi (Kavuni arisi) along with sugar, coconut & cardamom. A Chettinad feast is totally incomplete without serving this popular sweet. Continue reading
Rasgulla is a soft, spongy & mouth drooling Indian sweet. It has its origin in the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa). Indian cottage cheese soaked in sugar syrup along with rose essence and cardamom would make this a wonderful Indian treasure.
Puttu is a traditional dish of Kerala adored by many. It tastes good with Ripe Bananas, Ghee & Sugar or with Cherupayaru Curry or Kadala Curry. Grounded Rice flour / Readymade Rice flour is moistened with little water and steamed in a Puttu kutti (Puttu maker) along with the grated Coconut.
Rice flour 1 & 1/2 Cup
Grated Coconut 1/2 Cup
Ghee 2 tbsp (optional)
Water 1/2 Cup (according to your needs)
• Mix it slowly by sprinkling water. Make sure the Rice flour is wet. Break all the small lumps. Keep mixing it for a good 10-15 mins. When you hold the wet flour tightly in your hand. It should retain the shape. Once you break, it has to fall apart. This step is more important to get a soft puttu.
• Place Flour and Coconut alternatively in a puttu maker and steam it or you can cook it in a steamer/idly vessel covered with a cloth like me.
• Steam it for 10 mins or till the puttu mixture is cooked.
• Remove it from the steamer. Serve it along with Cherupayaru Curry.