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December 29, 2015

Eggless Custard Powder Cookies Recipe–Whole Wheat Cookies

I tried this eggless whole wheat custard cookies & an eggless chocolate cake during Christmas for Raksha’s snacks party in school.It was a super hit among her friends & teachers.This is the first time i tried these custard powder cookies without eggs,butter & maida.I used whole wheat flour & oil by referring this recipe.It came out really well & crunchy with no trace of oil smell.You can use this recipe to make basic eggless biscuit with custard powder.Its so easy to make.This is different from yo yo cookies.Try this cookies/biscuits during this holiday season for your kids.They will enjoy for sure!! Lets see how to make eggless whole wheat custard cookies with oil.
Check out my Nankhatai/Ghee biscuit recipe !



Eggless whole wheat custard cookies recipe


Eggless whole wheat custard cookies recipe Eggless whole wheat custard cookies recipe
Cuisine: International
Category: Cookies
Serves: 12 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1cup = 200 ml  1tbsp = 15 ml  1tsp = 5 ml
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Custard powder - 1/4 cup 
  • Vegetable oil/Cooking oil - 1/4 cup ( use odourless oil)
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup ( powder it)
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 1 tbsp ( add 1 tsp more if required)
METHOD

  • Powder 1/2 cup of sugar and set aside.In a wide bowl,sieve wheat flour,powdered sugar,baking powder,baking soda and custard powder.Mix well and make a dent in the center.
Eggless custard cookies recipe
  • Add oil,vanilla essence and mix well to make a crumbly mixture.Add 1 tbsp of milk and try to make a dough.If you are not able to make the dough,add 1 tsp more milk.Do not add more milk or oil.Cookies won’t cook well.So adding the mentioned quantity of milk is important here.(You should add powdered sugar else you can't make the dough adding less oil)
Eggless custard cookies recipe
  • Take a small ball sized dough and flatten it slightly. Press it with a fork to make an impression.No problem if there are cracks in the dough.Cracks are unavoidable in this cookies.
Eggless custard cookies recipe

  • Grease a baking tray with oil or line it with a butter paper.Arrange the cookies giving enough gap.These cookies will flatten while baking.So leave enough space between each cookie.Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180c and bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes.Keep an eye after 12 minutes.
Eggless custard cookies recipe
  • The bottom of cookies turn light brown and it will come off easily from the tray.Remove the tray and allow the cookies to cool down completely.Remember these cookies would be very soft while you remove from the tray.It will turn crunchy once it cools down completely.So let the cookies cool down before you taste them.Store in a container.It stays good for a week.Enjoy with tea/coffee !
Eggless custard cookies recipe


Note
  • You should use powdered sugar for this recipe.You can replace with icing sugar if you wish.
  • You can use maida/All purpose flour instead of wheat flour or use both in equal quantity.
  • Do not add more milk or oil while making the dough.Cookies will take more time to bake and it will remain soft n chewy in the middle.So take care.
  • Don’t worry if there are mild cracks in the dough.These cookies will have more cracks after baking.

Enjoy these crunchy cookies with tea,coffee or milk!!
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December 28, 2015

Biryani Spices List, Names, Pictures, Health Benefits

Biryani spices
For the past few months,i have been sharing varieties of (Vegetarian)Veg biryani recipes in my blog under “Sunday Lunch Recipes”.I hope many of you had found it useful and tried them too.I am planning to compile all the biryani recipes under one page for easy and quick reference.But before that,i want to make a post on list of spices used in most of the biryani along with pictures and names in different languages like English, Hindi,Telugu,Malayalam,Kannada & Tamil for people to identify & buy them easily in your place.I have also shared their health benefits so that you can enjoy your biryani without any guilt .You can find about cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,bayleaf,black stone flower,mace,nutmeg,kapok buds and fennel seeds.Nowadays in most of the places,all these ingredients are together sold in small packets as “Biryani masala”.You can use these spices to make Biryani masala powder at home.Ok,lets see the biryani spices list with its names & pictures.

**All these informations are collected from Internet,Please leave your feedback in comments if you feel anything important is missed or mispelt.I will add them.Thanks !


English Tamil Hindi Telugu Malayalam Kannada
Cinnamon Pattai Dalchini Dhalchinachekka / Patta / Karugapatta Chakke
Cloves Krambu / Lavangam Laung Lavangam Grambu Lavang
Cardamom Yelakkai Elachi Elakayi Elaka Elakkaya / Elakka
Mace Jathipathri / Jathikai thol Jaipatri / Javintri Japathri, Jajikaya Pathri JathiPoo Japatri / Jayithree
Black stone flower Kalpasi Phathar ke phool, Dagad Phool Kallupachi, Rathipachi Celeyam, kalppuvu Kallu huva
Fennel seeds/Aniseed Soambu / Perunjeeragam Valaiti Saunf / Aawonf Kuppi Soptu/Sompu Shombu Sompu
Star anise Annasi poo Anasphal / Badayan / Chakri Phool Anaspuvu Takkolam Anasi hoova / Pineapple Moggu
Bayleaf Brinji ilai Tej Patta  Masala Aku / Biryani Aaku Karuva Ela Biryani Ele / Paththa
Nutmeg Jathikai Jaiphal Jajikaya Jathikka Jayikai
Dried Kapok buds Marathi mokku Shalmali, Semul, Kachra, Kabra, Karer,  Kariyal Marathi Mogga
Tella Buruga, Enugadanta, Mumudatu
Appakuttaka, Parappoola, Parapanni Marathi Moggu or Ilavu or Puulaa, Mullilavu



HEALTH BENEFITS
Fennel seeds

Fennel seed

  • Fennel symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values, fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
  • It offers protection from cancers, infection, aging and degenerative neurological diseases..
  • Furthermore, fennel seeds indeed are the storehouse for many vital vitamins. Vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C as well as many B-complex vitamins like thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and niacin particularly are concentrated in these seeds.
Source : http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fennel-seed.html
Cardamom

Cardamom

  • Cardamom is one of the most effective remedies against halitosis. Simply chewing on the seeds eliminates bad odors. Cardamom is even used in some chewing gums because of its effectiveness, billed as a surefire cure to the most offensive breath.It can also be used to help soothe a sore throat and relieve hoarseness of voice.
  • The volatile oil in cardamom has been proven to soothe the stomach and intestines, making cardamom an ideal solution for a host of digestive problems, such as constipation, dysentery, and indigestion. 
  • Cardamom can be used aromatically to increase or encourage appetite, and also assists in soothing gas and heartburn. Generally, cardamom relieves most upset stomachs. To use Cardamom for digestive problems, consume seeds alone, serve ground seed with food, or serve as a tea.
  • South Asians use cardamom’s relieving properties to help with the discomfort of passing gall and kidney stones. Cardamom, combined with banana leaf and alma juice, can act as a diuretic, soothing a variety of kidney, bladder, and urinary problems like nephritis, burning or painful urination, and frequent urges to urinate. The relief from uncomfortable symptoms provided through cardamom should not be considered a cure to underlying diseases and disorders.
  • Cardamom oils can be added to baths as a form of aromatherapy that fights depression and reduces stress. Ground Cardamom seeds can be made into a tea for similar benefits.
  • Cardamom helps to fight cancers like breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. Early research suggests that consuming cardamom regularly may help with preventing these forms of cancer.
In addition to these specific medicinal uses, cardamom contains an abundance of antioxidants, which protect the body against aging and stress and fight common sicknesses.
Source : http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-cardamom.html
star anise

Star Anise

  • Medicinal Value :Star Anise fruit is anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic and a diurectic. Hence widely used in flatulence or gas like conditions.
  • Culinery and Other Values:Star Anise is a major ingredient in Chinese Dishes for flavoring meat, veggies, curries, confectionaries and for pickling purposes. The oil of Star Anise is used to flavor bakery products, soft drinks and liquors. Also used in perfumery.
Mace
Mace
  • Good source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc etc. also rich in vitamin C, A, riboflavin, folic acid etc.
  • Used as drug in Eastern countries due to its stimulant, carminative, astringent and aphrodisiac properties.
  • Mace is used in savoury dishes.
Source:http://pachakam.com/GlossaryDetail/Mace=180
Cinnamon

Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols (3, 4, 5).
  • cinnamon can be used as a natural food preservative
  • Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties.It helps the body fight infections and repair tissue damage.
  • Cinnamon May Cut the Risk of Heart Disease.In people with type 2 diabetes, 1 gram of cinnamon per day has beneficial effects on blood markers.It reduces levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while HDL cholesterol remains stable.
  • Cinnamon May Be Protective Against Cancer.Cinnamon Helps Fight Bacterial and Fungal Infections.
Cloves

Cloves

  • Temporarily treat a toothache.
  • Relieve upper respiratory infections.
  • Treat scrapes and bruises.
  • Improve digestion
  • Enhance sexual health.
  • Reduce inflammation.
Source :http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9991/6-health-benefits-of-cloves.html
Black stone flower

Kalpasi

Black stone flower

Dagad phool/black stone flower are commonly found in any markets or with spice smiths and it has uses in many dishes in hyderabadi.Similar to those of sweet pepper, it has quite mild aromatic flavor. It is not only used for aromas in soup preparations but also used as soup thickeners.
Stone flowers have medical properties to cure HIV virus. Stone flowers are the biological indicators of air pollution.
It is a good pain reliever and also promotes early healing of wounds due to its bitter taste.
It helps treating the skin related problem due to its cold potency. It helps in reducing any kind of inflammation in body.
Source : http://www.etradeasia.com/
Nutmeg

Nutmeg

  • Provides relief from insomnia
  • Helps to lower blood pressure
  • Helps to eliminate bad breath
  • Helps to dissolve kidney stone
  • Boost health of bones of body
  • Helps in elimination of toxins from body
  • Beneficial in maintaining optimal brain health
  • Helps to reduce inflammation and pain due to wounds,arthritis
  • Induces secretion of gastric & intestinal juices to ease digestion.
When used appropriately, as a spice, the benefits of nutmeg are obvious, but keep the amount under control, and find your thrills somewhere else!

Source : https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/nutmeg.html
Bayleaf

Bayleaf

  • Bay leaves have been found to be effective in treating type 2 diabetes as they cause reduction in blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Bay leaves are good for promoting digestion and can treat digestive disorders such as heartburn and flatulence.
  • The powerful phytonutrients in bay leaf provide protection against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.
  • Bay leaves are effective in fighting the symptoms of cold, flu and infections.
Source: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-bay-leaf-for-skin-hair-and-health/
Marathi moggu

Kapok Buds

Kapok Buds or Marathi Moggu, best described as a type of caper, are the dried buds of the Kapok tree or the Silk Cotton tree. It is called moggu in Kannada and mogga in Telugu which literally means a bud. Moggu is a spice used in some of Karnataka's cherished dishes such as Bisi Bele Bath, Saagu, Kannadiga style kootus to name a few. It is not eaten raw but is always roasted and ground with other spices before going into a dish.
Marathi Moggu is a term which is a misnomer, as this spice is native to Karnataka. However that has not come in the way of its adorning several Andhra style dishes as a specialty spice. This spice is widely used in preparing curry powders and also finds a place in Chettinad cuisine.
For making any biryani,all these spices plays a vital role.No worries if you skip one or two from the above list.But spices like cinnamon,cloves,bayleaf,black stone flower and cardamom should be used to get the actual flavor and taste of biryani.You can either add them as whole or powder them and add to biryani.Among these spices,I would say black stone flower is the hero.Adding just one or two flower takes the biryani to next level and gives restaurant flavor.So make sure you buy them and keep in your pantry.But remember,do not add more than one or two else its smell would over power the masala.
 



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December 24, 2015

Pina Colada–Virgin Pina Colada Recipe

Pina colada recipe
Pina Colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum,coconut cream/coconut milk and pineapple juice.It is a spanish term and is considered as the national drink of Puerto Rico.Pina colada can be prepared with alcohol and without alcohol.Today i have shared a non-alcoholic Pina Colada recipe with coconut milk which is popularly known as “Virgin Pina Colada”.I have heard about this drink but was waiting for a chance to taste in a restaurant.Recently I had this drink in cable car,Jayanagar.It was so rich,creamy and lip smacking !! We loved it a lot.Actually Pina colada is a summer drinks recipe but i wanted to try and blog it now by keeping Christmas & New year celebrations in my mind.Its an apt dessert that can be served in parties.I used readymade coconut milk powder to make it quickly.You can replace it with homemade thick coconut milk or coconut cream.It tastes even more rich.Lets see how to make this easy,yummy cocktail recipe - Virgin Pina ColadaHappy
Pina colada recipe

Virgin Pina Colada Recipe


Virgin Pina Colada Recipe How to make pina colada recipe without alcohol
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cocktail
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 200 ml
  • Pineapple pieces - 3/4 cup
  • Thick coconut milk – 1.5 cups
  • Sugar - 3-4 tbsp
  • Ice cubes - 3-4 ( adjust)
METHOD

  • Take the washed, cleaned pineapple and chop into pieces.Take them in a blender/mixer.Add sugar and thick coconut milk( I mixed 5-6 tbsp of readymade coconut milk powder in 1 cup of warm water to make thick coconut milk).
Pina colada recipe
Pina colada recipe
  • Grind it to a smooth paste. Add crushed ice cubes and grind again.Transfer it to a serving glass and serve immediately.Enjoy !
Virgin pina colada recipe


Note
  • You can replace coconut milk by thick coconut cream.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  • If using fresh coconut,use 1/2 of big sized coconut to make thick coconut milk.
Easy,yummy Pina colada – Enjoy this cocktail at home !!
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December 22, 2015

Eggless Plum Cake Recipe In Pressure Cooker–Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker
Its my long time wish to try Christmas special Fruit cake/Plum cake recipe using pressure cooker.Last year i got few request to share some eggless cake recipe in cooker.So keeping that in mind,i tried this eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker using my plum cake convection oven recipe.I tried it twice by making some changes.It came out really well,soft n spongy equal to my convection oven & microwave methods.Friends,if you wish to make this Christmas special plum cake at home without oven,try this pressure cooker method.You can make a lovely cake and treat your family members.I wanted to post this recipe with video for beginners.So I have shared my eggless cake in pressure cooker video link below.Hope you will find it useful.Soon i will share a post on how to make cookies using cooker.Now lets check how to make eggless plum cake recipe in pressure cooker with stepwise pictures.
P.S.The color of cake in the pictures are different as i used demerara sugar & refined sugar in equal quantity.In the first picture,both sugars are used whereas in the second picture,only demerara sugar is used.
Do refer my Microwave 3 minutes Eggless plum cake recipe & my fruit cake recipe using convection oven.HERE is my Full Christmas Recipes Collection.



Pros & Cons of using pressure cooker
  1. Pressure cooker do a great job in baking a cake.So anyone can bake a cake without worrying about convection oven.I am sure you can bake crispy cookies as well.
  2. The softness & the flavor of cake would be almost equal to the oven cake.No compensationHappy.
  3. Baking is done fastly in a cooker than oven based on the flame.
  4. You can either use the powdered salt/sand or in empty cooker for baking the cake.As i don’t want to heat my cooker empty,i used salt here.You can use the same salt for repeated baking.No need to change it everytime.
  5. Actually water is not suggested to use inside pressure cooker by baking experts.But i have baked a cake adding water & got good results HERE.If you buy a readymade pressure cooker cake mix,water is sugessted for baking.So i am not sure about this point.
  6. You should be very careful with the baking time when you use pressure cooker because it varies as per the cooker metal,size & the flame.If you use indolium cooker,heat may vary.I used steel cooker here.So you should stay nearby and keep checking every 10 minutes else cake will burn very quickly.Baking is done fastly in cooker than oven.You can easily identify the correct baking with the smell of cake.It wafts through your house nicely.
  7. DO NOT use your cooker for baking the cake very often because cooker will lose its shine and life.DO NOT use gasket.It may burn due to over heat.
  8. The most important thing which i felt bad is the stain of cooker.The color of cooker changes to dark brown after heating for 30-40 minutes continuously.So you have to wash it atleast for 10 minutes to remove its stainsWhew
Eggless plum cake in pressure cooker

Eggless Plum cake in pressure cooker


Eggless Plum cake in pressure cooker How to make Eggless Plum cake in pressure cooker with stepwise pictures & a video!!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cakes
Serves: 10 pieces
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml , 1 tsp = 5 ml , 1 tbsp = 15ml
  • Maida/all purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Cooking soda - 1/8 tsp
For fruit mixture
  • Dry fruits & nuts - 1/2 cup ( I used tutti frutti,cherries,dried cranberries.dry grapes,cashews,badam and pista)
  • Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup ( approx 100gms) at room temperature
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Dates syrup or maple syrup or golden syrup - 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar or demerara sugar - 1/2 cup  ( I used bluebird brand)
  • Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Curd/yogurt - 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • All spice powder - 1 tsp (Crush 1 clove,1 small piece cinnamon & a small piece of nutmeg)
  • Mashed potato - 1/2 cup ( cook 2 medium sized potatoes)
  • Grated orange zest or orange peel – 1 tbsp (optional)
For pressure cooking
  • Powdered salt - 1/2 kg
  • Pressure cooker plate - 1 no
  • Aluminium Baking pan – Small size to suit cooker
  • Butter paper - to line the pan
  • Butter or oil - to grease the pan
METHOD

  • Choose a right baking pan for your cooker and set aside.
  • In a wide bowl,sieve maida,cooking soda & baking powder.Set aside.Grease a baking pan with butter and line it with butter paper.Keep aside.
Eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker
  • Chop the dry fruits and nuts.Mash the boiled potato ( pressure cook 2 medium potato & peel the skin,mash it) and set aside.Keep the orange zest/peel & all spice powder ready.
  • In a kadai,take the chopped dry fruits(Do not add nuts now)Add water,butter at room temperature,sugar or demarara sugar ( I used both in equal quantity).Mix well and boil the mixture in medium flame for 15 minutes.Dry fruits will be cooked well and the mixture thickens.Switch off the flame and immediately add 1/2 tsp of cooking soda.Mix well.Mixture will become foamy.
Eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker
  • After the fruit sauce is completely cool,add vanilla essence,orange peel,all spice powder,mashed potato & yogurt.Mix well.
Eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker
Eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker
  • Now add the sieved maida mixture and make the batter.The consistency of batter should be thick and spoonable.Transfer the batter to the lined baking pan.Decorate it with cashews or badam.
Eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker
Eggless fruit cake in pressure cooker
  • Take your pressure cooker & a slotted plate.Any plate would do.I used my 5 liter steel cooker.Now spread 1/2 kg of powdered salt ( or sand ) in the bottom of cooker.Put the plate inside and preheat the cooker in high flame for 10 minutes.No need to put gasket & weight valve(whistle).
Eggless plum cake in pressure cooker
Eggless plum cake in pressure cooker
  • Open the cooker after 10 minutes and place the baking pan inside the cooker.Close it with the lid and keep the flame medium.Let the cake cook for 25-30 minutes.Open it once in the middle after 15 minutes and check whether it is cooked.The cooking time may vary as per the size & cooker type.You will get a nice cake smell.Keep an eye after 25 minutes because the bottom & sides of cake will burn quickly.I experienced this problem when i tried for the first time.So please be careful.
Eggless plum cake in pressure cooker
  • Open the cooker after 25 minutes and insert the back of a long spoon or skewer in the middle of cake.If it comes out clean,cake is baked properly.Take out the pan and allow the cake to cool down completely.Invert the cake over a plate and remove the butter paper carefully.Slice n serve !! It tastes the best next day will full of flavors.This cake stays good for a week if stored properly in an air tight box.No refrigeration is needed.

Note
    1.Cake batter should be thick and spoonable as shown in the video.
    2.Baking time varies as per the flame.So its better to keep it low to medium if you are a beginner.Please keep an eye after 20 minutes else cake may burn at the bottom and sides.
    3.The color of cake depends on the sugar you use.If you use brown sugar or demerara sugar,the color of cake will be dark brown whereas if you use normal crystal sugar,color of the cake will be light brown.In the above recipe,i used demerara & refined sugar in equal quantity.
    4.Mashed potato,butter and yogurt gives the softness to the cake.So do not skip any ingredient.
    5.Adding orange peel/zest is optional but it gives a nice flavor.So add it along with yogurt.
    6.Most important point : You should remove the cake only after it cools down completely else it may break into pieces.This cake needs a standing time of 1-2 hours for all the taste to blend well.
    I hope you can follow the same in a idli pot instead of cooker but i have tried it though.
Try this eggless plum cake recipe using pressure cooker and enjoy this Christmas festival!!
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December 20, 2015

Christmas Recipes - Indian Recipes For Christmas

Christmas Tree

In this post,I have shared all the Christmas special recipes under one page for quick reference.Here you can find some eggless cake recipes in oven and pressure cooker,cupcakes,muffins,eggless cookie,sweets,desserts and some snacks recipes that are loved by kids and adults as well.You can also find some traditional Indian Christmas recipes like Kerala Achappam,Fruit cake & Goan special Kulkuls. Most of these cake & cookies recipes are easy baking recipes for beginners.I have also shared few microwave cake recipes like mug cakes and Christmas special plum cake cake recipes which can be done in few minutes.Friends,do try these easy,yummy Christmas recipes and have a great Christmas celebration. I will be updating this page as & when I share more recipes for Christmas.Lets see the collection of Christmas recipes below Happy  The picture you have seen above is my daughter's Christmas toy tree ;) Check out 15+ Easy Sweets Recipes  you can make for Christmas.
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December 18, 2015

Eggless KulKuls Recipe-Kalkal(Gul Gul)-Goan Christmas Recipes

Kulkuls recipe
I was thinking to make some special Christmas recipes apart from cakes and cookies.Last year I shared Kerala’s Achappam/Rose cookies recipe.Similarly this year I wanted to try something interesting.So I asked Raksha’s Christian friend Reena’s mom.She told me about this kulkul/Kalkal recipe which is most commonly made in all South Indian Christian houses during Christmas.I browsed for the recipe and found Kulkuls(Gul Gul,Kidiyo,Kidyo) is a Goan special Christmas sweet recipe.Traditionally the Christmas goodies, called kuswar are specially prepared by the Catholics in Goa and are distributed to neighbors, friends and relatives during Christmas.It is a deep fried sweet recipe made of maida/All purpose flour,sugar,eggs,semolina and coconut milk.Being a Vegetarian,I was looking an easy,eggless version and found the recipe from HERE.It came out very well with a crispy & crunchy taste.Raksha & Sendhil loved it a lot and finished the whole batch in few minutesHappy.This recipe din’t disappoint me even if it’s a first attempt.So Friends do try this easy,yummy & unique kulkuls recipe during this Christmas.I am sure your family members would enjoy it to the core.Lets see how to make this Goan special Christmas sweet recipe – KULKULS with stepwise pictures !!

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December 17, 2015

Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Eggless Butter Biscuits - Christmas Recipes

Shortbread cookies recipe eggless
Hope I am not late in sharing Christmas Recipes 2015Tongue.For the past one week,I had been trying various cookies and cake recipes.From today,I will share them one by one till Christmas.To begin with,here is the most popular cookies that everyone must try during this season.Yes,Its melt in mouth,crispy Shortbread cookies(Eggless version).We call this as Butter biscuit/ butter cookies.I browsed through few recipes and came up with this version.This is my first attempt in making these cookies and I must say”It came out PERFECT”. I am completely happy with the results.The ingredients and measurements are very easy to remember.It’s a fool proof,beginners cookie and anyone can bake it easily.Its perfect for Christmas & New year Gifting.With buttery soft and melt in mouth texture,it tastes awesome.You won’t and you can’t stop with one even if you are calorie consciousWinking.I saw few recipes with cornstarch/corn flour and few with a combination of wheat flour & maida.I am sure it works in all the ways as the butter makes the magic here.I have shared all the possible tips and tricks in my Notes section.Do peep into it before you start.Friends,How come a cookie with so much of butter goes wrong.Do try it confidently and surprise your family members by showing your expertise in bakingWinkingYou will be showered with praises!!
Lets see how to make these delicious Christmas special Shortbread Cookies with stepwise pictures and a VIDEO !!

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