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December 29, 2015

Eggless Custard Powder Cookies Recipe – Whole Wheat Flour Cookies

I tried this eggless whole wheat flour 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 (atta) & 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 flour 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

1cup = 250 ml  1tbsp = 15 ml  1tsp = 5 ml
  • Wheat flour / Atta - 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)

  • 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

  • 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!!
Eggless whole wheat custard ciookies
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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 (dry fruits cake). 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 plum 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 which was also requested by many. 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 ovenHERE is my Full Christmas Recipes Collection.

Pros and Cons of pressure cooker cake
  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 compensation.
  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 marks 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 stains.
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

1 cup = 240ml , 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

  • 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 low flame for 15 minutes. Dry fruits will be cooked well & soft 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, chopped nuts 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 and 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.

    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 not tried it though.

Try this eggless plum cake recipe using pressure cooker and enjoy this Christmas festival!!

Eggless plum cake in pressure cooker 
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December 20, 2015

Indian Christmas Recipes - Indian Christmas Sweets, Snacks, Cakes and Cookies Recipes

Indian Christmas recipes

In this post, I have shared all the Indian Christmas recipes under one page for quick reference. Here you can find some eggless cake recipes in convection oven and pressure cooker, cupcakes, muffins, eggless cookies, Christmas sweets, desserts and some snacks recipes that are loved by kids and adults as well. 

You can also find some traditional Indian Christmas sweets recipes like Kerala Achappam, Fruit cake & Goan special Kulkuls. Most of these cake and 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 celebration. I will be updating this page as and when I share more recipes for Christmas. Lets see the collection of Christmas recipes below.

The picture above is my daughter's Christmas toy tree ;) 

Check out 15+ Easy Sweets Recipes  you can make for Christmas.

Click HERE to check more snacks recipes.

Merry Christmas !!

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