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Saturday, December 20, 2008



I kg refined flour or maida
6 eggs beaten well
2 cups thick coconut milk
½ teaspoon salt
300 grams sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Oil for deep frying

Mix the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder together. Add the coconut milk and eggs and knead to a soft dough. Keep aside for an hour. Form kalkals by taking small lumps of the dough and roll on the back of a fork or a wooden kalkal mould, to form a scroll. Alternately, roll out the dough and cut into fancy shapes with kalkal or cookie cutters. Heat oil in a deep pan and fry as many kalkals as possible at a time. Keep aside.

To ice the kalkals, melt 1 cup of sugar with ½ cup of water and when the sugar syrup crystallizes pour over the kalkals and mix well. Store in airtight boxes when cold.


½ kg refined flour or maida                   
250 grams rice flour (optional)                              
1 cup coconut milk                                
200 grams sugar                              
6 eggs beaten well                                 
½ teaspoon salt                        
1 litre oil for frying                                
1 teaspoon vanilla essence      
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth slightly thick batter.
Heat oil in a deep pan till it reaches boiling point. Now place the rose cookie mould into the oil to get hot. When the mould is hot enough dip it half way only into the batter and put it back immediately into the boiling oil. Shake the mould to separate the cookie from it. Heat the mould again and repeat the process. Fry rose cookies till brown. Continue in this way till the batter is finished.
Note: The batter will stick to the rose cookie mould with a hissing sound only if it is sufficiently hot otherwise it will just slide off the mould

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


250 grams flour / maida

250 grams sugar

3 eggs beaten

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup plain curds / yogurt

½ cup oil

1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate (baking soda)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

½ cup water

Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk well. Add the curds / yogurt, oil, sugar, vanilla essence and soda bicarbonate and beat well. Add the cocoa powder and mix well. Fold in the flour. Add a little water if batter is too thick. Pour into a greased baking dish or tin and bake for 40 to 45 minutes till the cake is done

Monday, December 1, 2008


200 grams fresh bread crumbs

200 grams butter
50 grams refined flour
2 teaspoons instant coffee (Nescafe or Bru)
2 teaspoons golden or date syrup
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs beaten well
1/2  cup rum
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and cloves
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
100 grams raisins
100 grams chopped sultanas
100 grams mixed peel
½ teaspoon salt
100 grams sugar
Cream the butter and sugar together then add the eggs and mix well. Gradually add all the other ingredients and mix well. Grease a Pudding Mould or any suitable bowl with butter. Pour the pudding mixture into it then steam the pudding for about 1 hour on low heat till it is firm to touch

Note: This pudding can be made in advance and refrigerated till required. Steam for 10 minute or microwave for 3 minutes before serving. For a more exotic taste, when still warm make a few small holes all over the pudding and pour about 6 tablespoons of rum over it.