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Chocolate dipped strawberries

Steamed Caramel Custard

Custard is usually made with the store brought custard powder. I use to mix some fresh fruits to the custard and have it as a dessert. Off late i started disliking it for some reason and wanted to try this particular dessert from scratch. I however tried with egg and bread for the very first time and it turned out pretty good and yum too! I would soon try out an eggless version as i have the ingredients ready in my pantry. This is so damn easy and it just needs a steamer for the cooking process so dont worry if you do not own a oven. Here you go - tried and tested version of bread caramel custard. Do give it a try and share your feedback. Happy Cooking! 😊😊😊 Ingredients: 1 bread slice 1 egg 100 ml milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp milk powder 2 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp sugar Steps: In a blender or mixer add roughly broken bread pieces. Add milk. Then add egg. Add Sugar. Add milk powder. You can add condensed milk in place of milk powder wherein the amou

Mutton Bone Soup

Toddler friendly recipe - just cooked the mutton bones with onion, ginger, garlic and minimal spice powders till it's thoroughly cooked. Pepper powder is finally added while serving. Do give it a try and let me know your valuable comments. Mutton bone soup cures running nose and congestion to a great extent. On rainy days, this mutton soup is highly recommended for kids and even adults too. This is a simple yet great recipe to try at your home. Happy Cooking! 😊😊😊 Ingredients: 100 gms mutton bones 1/2 tsp turmeric powder salt to taste 2.5 cups of water 1 tsp finely chopped ginger 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 sprig curry leaves 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped (for garnishing, optional) 2 tsp cooking oil or butter 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp black pepper powder or as needed Steps:  Wash the mutton pieces thoroughly in running water for 8-9 times and keep it ready. Heat a pressure cooker with cooking oil. Add finely choppe

Kalakand

Kalakand is in my wish list for almost a year and today i got a chance to prepare it at home. Wow ! is the word to describe it. In my childhood days, i had eaten lot of this sweet in particular without even knowing the name of it. All i knew is it is a milk based sweet  and i ask for more :) The condensed milk pack was specifically bought for making kalakand but i happend to have the condensed milk as a breadspread for few days in a row. So before i finish it off with just bread slices, i wanted to make the kalakand recipe and share it here. Hope you give it a try and share your valuable feedback. Ingredients: 200 gms of freshly made paneer, crumbled 150 gms of condensed milk 3 tbsp sugar 7-8 cashews 7-8 pistachios few saffron strands(optional) 1 tsp cardamom powder 1 tsp ghee/clarified butter Steps: Take a plate and grease it with ghee and keep it aside. Add condensed milk to a heavy bottomed pan. I have used amul mithai mate. Crumble the freshly

Vazhakai Podimas

Vazhakai is nothing but the vegetable plantain. It's a powder packed vegetable as it contains potassium and other vitamins. Podimas is like burji style, we cut the plantain into small cubes and saute it with oil, mustard, red chili, onion tempering and cook it till soft. Vazhakai podimas is best served with white rice, rasam sadham or curd rice. Curd rice with vazhakai podimas is one of my childhood favorites and my mom cooks this every now and then. Do give it a try and let me know your valuable feedback. Happy Cooking!!! 😋😊😊 Ingredients: 1 plantain 1 medium sized onion 1/4 cup water 2 dry red chilli 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp split urad dhal 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 sprig curry leaves salt to taste a pinch of turmeric powder 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Steps: Heat a wok with oil. Once the oil is warm enough add mustard seeds, urad dhal. When it starts to sputter add dry red chillies, curry leaves and chopped onions. Saute till onions become translu