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A short break!!

Hi all, I am being force to take a small break as we are shifting our residence to our new apartment. I do not know how much time it will take to come back to blogging. I will miss visiting my favorite blogs and commenting. 
I hope to get back as soon as possible, till then take care all of you, and enjoy.

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Jackfruit Chips/Chakkavaruthathu.....step by step.

Jackfruit chips....these crispy crunchy yummy chips is the best chips Kerala can offer to the world.... thanks to our grandmothers....our ancestors...

If you visit Kerala especially during the summers I urge you to get hold of a packet and feel the taste so unique which no other chips can offer. Jackfruit season is during the summers, every backyard boasts of atleast one tree, raw fruit is used to make chips while ripened ones can be had own its own or made into  jams, appam etc.

Once you get the fruit, (I will be misleading you if I say this is an easy job) just slice it open, chop off the middle stem, and pull out the raw jackfruit, then de-seed it and slice into thin strips, you can also trim both the edges, which I didn't.

The frying part is easy, just heat good old coconut oil and put it in, use salted turmeric water.

The most searched post in this site is my raw banana chips recipe, frying jackfruit is also similar to that ...do check it out if any doubts lingers.

I made th…

American Salad Dosa.....step by step.

American salad dosa??? even when I heard it first, I wondered what in the world was that dosa....I mean never  thought dosa could be Americanized huh!

We have our traditional masala dosa, plain dosa, and also the trendy egg dosa, vegetable dosa, noodles dosa....but American salad dosa was new to me.

Nidhi is quite taken up by the American version, she just loves it....and claims "Amma this is the best dosa I have ever had".

Remember my egg white mayonnaise post, I have been making this dosa even before that post. This dosa is also the reason why I make mayo and stock it up. Mayo is spread generously lightly over dosa and topped up with veggies (you can just chop them or slice them thinly), and also spoon drizzle a bit of vegetable oil on to the veggies and sprinkle some salt and pepper. If you like it spicy, can drizzle red chilly tomato sauce or even plain. I personally like it without any sauce on top of the veggies....just mayo and veggie....hmmm perfect.

Update: Tutorial…

15 Successful Cake Baking Tips.

These are some baking tips that I have learned from baking through trial and error, books, Google, TV shows etc. Please note that I am not professionally qualified, just want to share whatever I have learned so far.

1. Check that you have all the necessary ingredients measured correctly and that they are at the right temperature before you start mixing.
2. Butter and eggs should always be at room temperature.
3. Sift dry ingredients to help aerate the mixture and to disperse lumps.
4. Sugar: Use correct sugar. Castor sugar creams more easily with fats than granulated sugar and is used where a fine and soft texture is required. Soft brown sugar is used for some recipes when making heavier cakes.
5. Use good quality fruit and peel for fruit cake recipes.
6. When making cakes by hand, beat well with a wooden spoon until the mixture is light and glossy; scrape down the mixture from the sides of the bowl during beating with a plastic mixing spatula to ensure even mixing.
7. If a cake is b…

Happy Mothers Day, Amma.

Mother: "The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind."
Kahlil Gibran.

Amma, my best friend, the person who is there for me any time any hour.


She taught me what patience is.
She made us feel loved.
She taught me to cook
She taught me how to be a mother.
She taught me to be ME.

Amma, love you.....Happy Mothers Day.

Easy Eggless Mango Ice Cream.

The best mango Ice Cream I have ever made!

My son loves mango ice cream soooo much......its the only one he wants if he is allowed to have ice creams...vanilla, chocolate....does not fancy him... when I saw this easy and hassle free recipe at Tina's space, I just gave it a try and it became a huge hit. I made this more than 3 times in a row already.

So easy and so simple....above all it is eggless.

Mangoes are in season now.........try it.

I am in a lazy mood today, so please hop over to Tina's space (kaipunyam.com) for the recipe.


Enjoy the summer!.

Spicy Vegetable Pizza....step by step.

This is my everyday low-calorie pizza. My simple spicy vegetable pizza.

Homemade Pizza Dough From Scratch With a Desi Twist.

The perfect pizza is not difficult to make....its all about the perfect pizza dough....and homemade. Making pizza is not difficult for me ever since I found this pizza dough.....it takes only minimal time....and it all starts with the dough. 

I love baking so much that its actually a stress reliever for me. Yeast and myself are friends from the very first day we met. We get along very well ......a 17 year old bonding cant be broken that easily.