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September 21, 2019

Eggless Wheat Flour Pancake Mix Recipe – Homemade Pancake Mix Without Eggs

Eggless pancake mix
Eggless wheat flour pancake is one of our favorite weekend breakfast recipes. We love to have it with chocolate syrup and honey. I have heard my sister and friends in abroad telling me about store bought pancake mix. I got tempted to try eggless homemade pancake mix and prepared it. It came out so well, soft and fluffy. Raksha and Sendhil loved it. Usually all purpose flour / Maida is used in store bought pancake mix. But I am happy that I tried it with some healthy alternative, whole wheat flour instead of Maida. I used Choco chips in my pancake batter. You can add blueberries, mashed banana for healthy variations. Friends, do try this easy pancake mix at home and make the pancakes instantly.

Eggless pancake mix with wheat flour

Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe

Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe

Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe with whole wheat flour / atta.

Cuisine: International
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 3 cups
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

For homemade pancake mix ( 1 cup = 250ml)
  • Wheat flour/Atta - 3 cups ( I used Aashirvaad brand)
  • Baking powder - 3 tsp / 1 tbsp ( use fresh powders for best result)
  • Cinnamon powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - a big pinch
  • Sugar – 3 tsp/ 1 tbsp
To make pancake
  • Pancake mix - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 tbsp.
  • Milk - 1 cup ( boiled, at room temp)
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp ( use odorless oil, I used refined oil)
  • Melted Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Choco chips – 1 tbsp
  • Wheat flour – 1/2 tsp ( mix with Choco chips to avoid sinking)
  1. In a wide bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
  2. Store in a box. Homemade pancake mix is ready.
  3. To make eggless pancakes, take 1 cup of pancake mix in a bowl.
  4. Add milk, water, butter,vanilla essence and cooking oil.
  5. Mix without lumps. To this batter, add 1 tbsp of choco chips mixed with wheat flour. Heat a tawa and grease with butter.
  6. Pour a small ladleful of pancake batter. It should be thick and round.
  7. Cook in medium flame. Flip and cook the other side too.
  8. Remove and serve with honey / maple syrup.
  • To make homemade pancake mix, take wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Store in an air tight box. Homemade pancake mix is ready.
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • To make eggless pancakes with the mix, take 1 cup of pancake mix in a bowl. Add the mentioned quantity of melted butter, vegetable oil, vanilla essence, boiled milk at room temperature and water. 
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • Mix well to make lumps free batter. In a small bowl, take choco chips and add 1/2 tsp wheat flour. Mix well and add to pancake batter. This step helps to avoid choco chips sinking in the batter.  Batter should be thick but flowing.
  • Eggless pancake mix Eggless pancake mix
  • Heat a pan / tawa. Grease with butter. Pour a small ladleful of batter. Do not spread it. Make it thick and small.

  • Cook in medium flame till it bubbles on top. Flip the other side and cook till golden.
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • Remove in a plate. Make the other pancakes and stack them.  Drizzle chocolate syrup or honey or maple syrup. Enjoy ! Enjoy !


  • This pancake mix stays good for a month.
  • Consistency of the batter should be thick, smooth but flowing.
  • Cook the pancake in low to medium flame patiently.

Try this homemade, eggless pancake mix and enjoy !
Eggless pancake mix recipe

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May 27, 2019

Barbeque Nation Style Cajun Potatoes Recipe

cajun potato recipe
Cajun potatoes was in my try list since I tasted in Barbeque nation hotel. Cajun fried potato with mayonnaise was served as starter. It was so tasty. We all loved it very much and had 2 servings extra. Raksha and Sendhil told me to try at home. When I was searching for Barbeque nation style Cajun potato recipe, I found one in my Instagram page feed. I tried it for a weekend lunch. It came out so well just like the ones in Barbeque nation. The recipe I followed was given from scratch with homemade Cajun spice mix recipe. So it was so easy and convenient . For variations, you can deep fry the potatoes. I shallow fried it. Also you can adjust the quantity of mayonnaise as per the taste. Lets see how to make Barbeque nation hotel style Cajun spice potato with step by step pictures.

cajun potato

Cajun potatoes recipe

Cajun potatoes recipe

Cajun spices potatoes recipe with mayonnaise

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Starter recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Baby potato - 12 no
  • Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  • All purpose flour / maida – 2 tbsp
  • Mayonnaise - 4 to 5 tbsp ( I used eggless mayo, Veeba brand)
  • Tomato ketchup - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Cooking oil - to shallow fry potatoes.
Cajun spice mix recipe
  • Garlic powder or garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried thyme - 1/2 tsp OR pizza seasoning – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 (finely grated or paste)
  • Salt - as needed
  1. Wash and pressure cook baby potato with skin adding salt and water in pressure cooker.
  2. Take the cooked potato and press with fork gently.
  3. Add corn flour, maida and coat well. Shallow fry them till golden brown on both the sides.
  4. Remove in a plate. To make Cajun spice mix, mix all the ingredients given under “Cajun spice mix recipe” in a bowl.
  5. Add mayonnaise, tomato ketchup. Mix well.
  6. Just before serving, add the mayo mix over the potato and serve !
  • Wash and pressure cook baby potato with skin adding required water and salt in a pressure cooker base. Cook in high flame for one whistle. Switch off the flame and . Potato should not be over cooked. It should be soft but retain its shape.
  • cajun potato recipe
  • Take the potato and press it with a spoon gently to flatten it. Coat it with maida and corn flour. Heat oil in a kadai. Shallow fry the potato both sides. Cook in medium flame to make the outer layer crispy. Flip it whenever needed and fry it.
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  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients given under “ Cajun spice mix recipe “. Add mayonnaise, tomato ketchup. Add little hot water to dilute the mix if needed.
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  • Add the mayo, cajun mix to the potato and serve hot immediately.cajun potato recipe


  • You can use regular potato instead of baby potato. Just pressure cook whole potatoes.
  • For variations, you can deep fry the cooked potato instead of shallow frying it.
  • Adjust the quantity of mayonnaise and tomato ketchup based on your taste.

Enjoy this yummy, kids friendly cajun potatoes at home ! Share your feedback with me.
barbeque nation style cajun potato recipe

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April 1, 2017

Indian Style Tomato Spaghetti Recipe – Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe With Video

Indian vegetarian spaghetti recipe
This is my second post on vegetarian spaghetti recipe. I started trying out spaghetti based recipes recently and my first recipe was easy garlic spaghetti. We loved that a lot. So Raksha & Sendhil asked me to try some varieties of spaghetti recipes for breakfast. Last Sunday I made this easy, Indian style tomato spaghetti recipe with very simple ingredients. I browsed many vegetarian spaghetti recipes and tried it finally with my own twist. It came out really well and we all loved it. Raksha took 2 servings which made me very happyHappy. For Raksha, I used red chilli flakes, pepper powder in little quantity for less spicy taste and added more cheese whereas for myself & Sendhil, I added more spices, used Italian seasoning and made it without cheese. It was tasting great and packed with full flavor. Friends, do try this easy, yummy tomato spaghetti recipe for your kids and family.Adjust the spice level based on their taste buds. I am sure they will love it. Lets see how to make this easy, Indian vegetarian tomato spaghetti recipe with step by step photos and video !
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December 16, 2016

Eggless Snowball Cookies Recipe – Easy Christmas Recipes

Easy Snowball cookies recipe with step by step photos and  a video !
Christmas is the perfect time for me to attempt some interesting cakes and cookies recipes. Last year during this time, I posted few Christmas special recipes like Gingerbread man cookies, Tutti frutti cookies, eggless tutti frutti cake, shortbread cookies, Kulkul and some more. This year, I wanted to start my Christmas recipes with this easy, melt in mouth, most special snowball cookies recipe.Its a very simple cookie that can be made with easily available ingredients. Snowball cookies is also called as Mexican wedding cakes/cookies, Russian tea cakes. With lots of butter and nuts ( Pecan or walnuts)these cookies comes out with a melt in mouth texture and crunchy taste. Pecan nuts is widely used for the recipe. But I had used a combination of nuts which you can find in the ingredients list.These snowball cookies can be made without nuts as well. I followed the recipe from Classy cakes and watched You tube video by Jenny can cook. Even though this is my first try, I am completely happy with the result. Raksha loved it a lot and took it for her school snack box today. Do try this easy Christmas special snowball cookies recipe for your kids and enjoy the vacation Happy.Lets check out how to make eggless snowball cookies with step by step pictures and a video !
Do check out my other Christmas recipes in THIS LINK

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October 31, 2016

Eggless Witch Finger Cookies Recipe-Halloween Recipes

Witch finger cookies recipe
Eggless Witch Finger Cookies with step by step. For the first time I am sharing a recipe for Halloween day. I have heard about Halloween day and the most popular Halloween Sugar cookies from my friends in US. So this year I wanted to try some interesting and scary recipe on this day. When I was browsing for it, I found this easy Halloween spooky witch finger cookies in Priya’s blog. Its very similar to butter cookies recipe. When I showed the witch finger cookies images to my daughter Raksha, she was very much excited and asked me to bake them immediately. She took part in all the activities like mixing the cookie dough, baking, shaping cookies until decoration with jam Happy. Friends, Do engage your kids and try this easy Halloween butter cookies, share your feedback with me. Now lets see how to make this eggless spooky witch finger cookies for Halloween day !
Witch finger cookies recipe

Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe

Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe - Butter cookies recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cookies Recipes
Serves: 15 nos
Prep time: 40 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 55 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • All purpose flour / maida - 1.25 cups
  • Powdered sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Softened butter - 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - a very small pinch
  • Vanilla extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Whole Almonds - few

  • In a wide mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat it well with a whisk until creamy, soft and fluffy.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • Sieve Maida/ all purpose flour and baking powder.Add this to the butter mixture and make a dough. If the dough is very crumbly and dry, add few tsp of butter or cooking oil. Do not use milk. Mix well and make a soft dough. Wrap the dough in a butter paper or cling wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • After 30 minutes, take out the dough and let it come to room temperature.It would become soft. Now take a big gooseberry sized dough and make finger shapes by rolling it. Stud in blanched almond for nails. Draw lines using a knife. Grease a baking tray with butter & maida or line with a butter paper. Arrange the cookies in a baking tray. My daughter wanted to make witch hand with palm & fingers. So we shaped like a hand. Please refer picture for the idea.
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
  • Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180 c. Place the cookies tray and bake the cookies for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check if the sides of cookies turn golden brown in sides & bottom. Remove the tray and let the cookies cool down completely.Do not try to remove the cookies, it may break. Cookies would be soft when hot. It turns super crispy & hard after cooled down.So be patient till it cools down.

    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
Mix some hot water with the jam and dilute it. Apply them on the cookies and give a blood like appearance. Enjoy these scary cookies !

  • You can use with wheat flour or maida & wheat flour in 1:1 ratio.
  • Do not use milk for making dough. Cookies may turn chewy & its shelf life would be reduced.
  • This cookies stayed good for a week when stored in an air tight box.

Try this easy, tasty, scary witch finger cookies and enjoy with your kids !!
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June 9, 2016

Eggless French Toast Recipe – Bread Toast Without Egg

Eggless French Toast Recipe
Eggless French toast recipe - How to make eggless French toast without eggs. Learn with step by step photos and a video !
French toast is a very easy, popular and quick breakfast recipe. Its an ideal recipe for kids breakfast & lunch box as well. Basic plain French toast batter has eggs in it. But nowadays many Indian people are making it without eggs by using custard powder or corn starch. My friend Shalini prepares this sweet toast quite often as evening snacks for her kids.She shared her eggless recipe with me and was telling me to make this post in my blog. As Raksha is not a big fan of sweetened bread toast, I was hesitating to try it. But her Father is just the oppositeWinking. He has a big sweet tooth and I know he will like this toast very much. So once I tried it for Sendhil’s breakfast with some leftover bread after making Cheese toast for Raksha. He loved it very muchApplause. Nowadays this eggless French toast is appearing often in my kitchen.You can serve this with freshly chopped fruits like strawberries, banana or by smearing with buttter, drizzling with honey or chocolate sauce and enjoy it.Soon I must try the savory version too. Lets see how to make this easy eggless French toast recipe at home. I am sure most of the kids & even their fathers would love this toast. Give it a shot and let me know !!

Eggless French toast recipe

Eggless French toast recipe

Eggless french toast recipe

Eggless French toast recipe using custard powder

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 5 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Bread slices - 5 nos ( Milk bread or wheat bread)
  • Custard powder - 1.5 tbsp ( Vanilla flavor)
  • Sugar - 1.5 tbsp
  • Boiled milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence or rose white essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil or melted butter - to grease

  • Take the custard powder, sugar, Vanilla essence, cinnamon powder in a wide plate.Add boiled & cooled milk and mix well without lumps. I used a big plate as its convenient for dipping the bread slice. If you want, you can mix them in a bowl too.
eggless french toast recipe
eggless french toast recipe
  • Now dip the bread slice on both the sides and all the corners.
  • Heat a dosa pan and drizzle with oil or butter. Place the bread slice and keep the flame medium.Flip the bread after it turns golden brown. Cook both the sides and remove in a plate. Serve hot with chocolate sauce or honey or chopped fruits !!
eggless french toast recipe
eggless french toast recipe
Enjoy !

  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your sweet buds. The quantity of sugar also depends on the sweetness of bread. I used 1.5 tbsp. Use just 2 tsp to 1tbsp for mild sweetness.
  • Make sure the milk is boiled and is at room temperature.It should not be hot. 
  • U can replace custard powder with corn flour.
  • Serve it really hot to enjoy its best taste.
Try this easy n quick French toast recipe for your family and enjoy !
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May 25, 2016

Easy Garlic Spaghetti Recipe – Indian Vegetarian

Spaghetti recipe Indian vegetarian
Food blogging has made me try and taste varieties of recipes from various cuisines which I have not even imagined in my life. Being a South Indian, my whole food world was just revolving around Idli, dosa, poori and chapathi Laughing.But after I became a food blogger, my eating habits and cooking have changed completely. I am really proud and happy to be a passionate food bloggerLove Struck.Pasta, Hakka Noodles, Tacos, Spaghetti, Quesadilla, Tortilla – All these terms were very new to me until I saw them in our fellow bloggers blogBatting Eyelashes.I did not even know how to cook them perfectly.Slowly I am learning everything and blogging the same to help beginners like me. I am happy that I am trying out various international recipes in my kitchen. My recent crush was to try spaghetti at home.
Spaghetti is basically a type of noodles made from durum wheat semolina.Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "thin string" or "twine". It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine ( Source: Wiki).Cooking spaghetti is not so difficult as I thought. Its procedure is more like cooking noodles.As a beginner, I wanted to make an easy and simple Indian style Vegetarian spaghetti recipe. I found this easy stir fried, garlicky spaghetti recipe HERE as I din’t have any vegetables in hand. I made some modifications as per my family’s taste buds and tried it for a Sunday breakfast. It came out really well with an awesome flavor of roasted onion and garlic in olive oil.This is just a basic spaghetti recipe. For variations ansd make it more rich, you can add sliced, sauteed vegetables and grated cheese on top before serving.Sendhil & Raksha gave a big thumbs up after eating. We relished it with tomato sauce. Its a quick breakfast recipe for bachelors and working women as there is very less chopping works. Kids would love this for sure. Do try it out for a change and share your feedback here. Lets see how to cook spaghetti and make this Indian style, vegetarian garlic spaghetti recipe with step by step picturesHappy

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May 6, 2016

Veg Quesadilla Recipe - Indian Vegetarian Quesadilla

Recently I tasted Mexican Veg Quesadillas at Taco bell. Its my long time wish to prepare Vegetarian quesadilla at home. So I bought tortilla sheets and tried it in my own combination after watching few you tube video recipes. I made it for our Sunday breakfast. I din’t have sour cream, cheese or other Mexican ingredients in hand. So I used tomato ketchup and mayonnaise along with mixed vegetables stuffing and made it in our Indian style.It came out very well. Sendhil & Raksha liked it a lot. Try this easy and simple Indian Veggie quesadilla at home and enjoy your breakfast. I am sure kids would love this recipe.Lets see how to make Vegetable quesadilla with simple stuffing Happy.
Friends, I am enjoying a short vacation in Valparai and surrounding areas. So I drafted these recipes in advance and posting them here. I may not be able to respond to your mails and queries quickly. So please bear with me for another 5 days. Thanks.

Veg quesadilla recipe

Veg quesadilla recipe Indian style Vegetable quesadilla recipe for breakfast/dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Tortilla sheets - 3 nos
  • Olive oil/Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce/Tomato ketchup - to spread
  • Mayonaise - to spread
For stuffing
  • Carrot - 1 no
  • Capsicum - 1/4 no
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Cabbage - 1/2 cup
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Sauce or green chilli sauce - 1 - 2 tsp ( based on taste)
  • Herb seasoning/ Oregano mix - 1/4 tsp
  • Rosemary leaves - a pinch
  • Salt - as needed

  • Chop the vegetables into thin strips. Heat oil in a kadai and saute the onions, chopped vegetables till its half cooked. Add the tomato strips and saute until mushy.Add salt & sugar while sauting.This helps for quick cooking and prevents color changing of vegetables.

  • After the vegetables are 3/4th cooked, add red chilli sauce, pepper powder, herb seasoning mix and rosemary leaves.Mix well. Check for taste and add more spices as you like.Stuffing is ready.

  • Take the tortilla sheets and microwave in high power for 1 minute. I kept in 800w power.Take a sheet and spread the tomato ketchup. Spread the stuffing in the center. Apply 2 tsp of mayonnaise all over the stuffing as shown in the picture.Fold it like a half moon.

  • Heat a dosa tawa & sprinkle a tsp of oil. Cook the folded quesadilla on both the sides till golden. Remove and cut into three triangular shaped pieces using a scissors. Serve hot with salsa or cheesy sauce.Enjoy !

Adjust the quantity of chilli sauce & pepper powder as per your taste.
You can replace red chilli sauce or green chilli sauce.
You can replace mayonnaise with sour cream.

Yummy Indian style vegetarian quesadilla is ready to enjoy !!

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