by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: sugar

Masala Oats Manchurian

Masala Oats Manchurian

I have always wondered how to use the Masala Oats packs that have been lying with me. Archana’s Kitchen comes to rescue in such cases. I used her recipe as a base to make these.

Eggless Funfetti Oreo Muffins

Eggless Funfetti Oreo Muffins

There are all things I love in the title itself. Funfetti is happily colourful and oreo is probably the best cookie to bake with. One hot hot summer afternoon I took a tiny break from work and look for stuff in my baking trunk. I found a big bag of sprinkles/funfetti and square muffin tray. I knew I had strawberry oreos, curd and flours… voila that is all you need.

Egg-less Fresh Coconut cake

Egg-less Fresh Coconut cake

Do you know of someone who does not like fresh coconut in a cooked form? I am that person, hence no Goan, Malwani, Thai delicacies for me. The only way I can enjoy fresh coconut is this cake. I used this cake as the base for husband’s birthday. The sponge was a delight was worked like magic potion for P who is a coconut lover.

Kansaar

Kansaar

Every Birthday in the family is celebrated with an offering to the God. I made kansaar for husband’s Birthday yesterday. This broken wheat sweet aka Kansaar is made with finer broken/cracked wheat and jaggery. like all prasaads, one cannot taste this before offering. This recipe if from Baa and mami all the way from Vadodara. The main difference between Kansaar and Laapsi [The rajasthani cousin] is the size of broken wheat. In Kansaar a finer kind is used and laapsi uses a bigger one. Also the wheat is roasted in ghee for laapsi while in kansaar we only coat it…

Mango Yogurt cups

Mango Yogurt cups

The king of all fruits is here. Mango is a crowd favorite and has just stepped into the market. I made this lovely and light dessert with ingredients easily available around the house.

Eggless Oreo-Vanilla Sheet cake

Eggless Oreo-Vanilla Sheet cake

vanilla is a crowd pleasing flavour while Oreo’s are world’s best selling cookies. [Refer] So when I saw orange flavoured oreo’s in the market, I knew they had to find a way to be baked in a cake. Sheet cakes are basically cakes made in a tray. You can serve the cake from the tray itself most of the times. They may or may not have a frosting. This cake is prefect for sending to school, make ahead for guests, for a picnic or even an edible gift.

Tuvero Dhokli

Tuvero Dhokli

I took sometime to adjust to the idea of dhokli. It was one of the earliest things that my sister in law helped me to learn. Since it is a family pleaser, it was good to learn. 🙂 Tuvero or Pigeon peas are full of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus as well as potassium. It is a widely used grain in Gujarati cuisine- fresh and dry both. The dried version is soaked and then cooked in a cooker. Dhokli is the love of life for the husband. The pillow-y dough is cooked in spiced water which reduced beautifully to a velvet texture.

Egg Free Apple Upside Down Cake

Egg Free Apple Upside Down Cake

Apples have been a big part of me growing up. We always had a love and hate relationship, however since the pati now loves it a LOT; we always have some in the fridge. Anyway this apple was somehow tucked behind the flours in the fridge. When I found this one, it was frail and the skin was starting

Eggless Zebra Cake

Eggless Zebra Cake

Once in a while there comes an opportunity to bake for a dear friend. RJ and I are from the same town, almost same growing up environment. Even though he comes from an entitled family, his heart is pure gold. He is down to earth and believes in working hard and paving a way for himself. This cake fo

Kalakand

Kalakand

Kalakand has been one of those melt in the mouth sweet dishes that make you feel all warm and fuzzy. I made this one for Janmashtmi and it has been a hit among family and friends.