September 23, 2018

Homemade Donuts - Just delicious !!

Homemade donuts are perfect yeast doughnuts, are easy to make with this right recipe.   This soft and fluffy doughnuts can be dipped with powdered sugar glazing or cinnamon sugar or chocolate sauce or any of your favourite toppings.  This should be best eaten on the same day.  

Ingredients :

  1. All purpose flour - 250 gms
  2. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  3. Milk - 70 ml
  4. Luke warm water - 50 ml
  5. Active dry yeast - 1 sachet (7 gms)
  6. Sugar - 1 tbsp
  7. Butter - 1 tbsp
Topping : (optional)
  1. Cinnamon sugar 
  2. Toffee sauce


1.   Combine luke warm water, sugar and dry yeast together.  Rest the mixture for 10 mins or until the yeast gets activated.

2.  In a mixing bowl, add milk, egg, salt, activated yeast mixture and flour.  Knead the dough until smooth.

3.  Add butter (room temperature) to the dough and continue kneading for another 5 mins over high speed.  Rest the dough in a warm place for 30 mins.  Knead the dough and rest them for another 30 mins.

4.  Take the dough and roll them flat using rolling pin.  Cut the doughnuts and rest them for another 15 mins to rise.

5.  Heat oil in a pan, deep fry the doughnuts in a slow flame till brown on either side.   Remove & drain the excess oil on a paper towel.

6.  Glaze the doughnuts with cinnamon sugar or toffee sauce or chocolate sauce or your favourite topping.

Serve them immediately. 

August 29, 2018

Jackfruit Halwa (Using Canned Fruit) - Delicious treat !!!

Try this yummy and simple halwa using canned jackfruit.  Jackfruit is pureed and them cooked along with the milk and sugar.  Adding nuts and saffron makes this sweet rich, creamy and extremely delicious.  Special thanks to Madhu for sharing your mom's recipe.

Ingredients :
  1. Jackfruit - 500 gms, canned
  2. Ghee - 2 tbsp
  3. Cashew nuts
  4. Whole milk - 2 cups
  5. Sugar - 1/4 cup
  6. Saffron - few strands
  7. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Method :

1.  Strain the Jackfruit from the can.  Puree the jackfruit.

2.  Heat ghee in the pan, fry cashew nuts and keep aside.

3.  In the same pan, add pureed jackfruit and saute.

4.  Add Milk and cook them over medium low heat for 15 mins or until thickened.

5.  Add sugar and cook them for few more mins.

6.  Once the halwa consistency has reached, add cardamom powder and roasted cashew nuts.  Serve.

Enjoy warm or chill.
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