Mysore Pak

This is Mysore Pak after my second attempt at it. First time I think there was way too much ghee and I ran out of patience with the sugar. This time it was much better – I talked to Mummy for the recipe and here it is:

On the plate

And here it is – ready to eat… yummm!

mysore pak

Dashera 2012

I made Kadubu and Chakli for Dashera this year.

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Kadubu was quite yummy, but the outer cover, the batter was too thick. Not sure if I got it right.

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Chakli as usual came out well. Nothing great about it either.

Happy Sankranthi 2012

Mummy gave me some of her acchu (moulds). So I made the sakkare acchu (sugar candy) for Sankrathi. It came out really well. I added some color to it too.

It didn’t come out well initially but eventually it turned out well.

acchu

peacock

acchu

Happy Birthday to Girish

I decided to bake a cake for Girish for his birthday. What a stupid but nice idea. 🙂

Well making the cake was a huge fiasco. First of all the eggs – the recipe expected me to fold the eggs – if you are trying this for the first time with 6 eggs and with a whisk, my advice – DONT. Second, don’t shake bottles when it doesn’t tell you to. I ended up shaking blue color somehow – either while driving it home or while moving things around … boy it came out like a jolly blue fountain all on my kitchen walls and floor. I spent the next hour cursing and cleaning. Third, my icing decorator kit was so useless. It blurped and mewed but didn’t do anything exciting. All my plans of a fantastic decoration of the cake turned out gooey.

But in the end, it came out ok. We ate it, liking it and I swore that I’ll never attempt making a cake like this again. Maybe I’ll try somehow else.
Here are the pictures:

The ingredient list:

Ingredients

And here’s the finished result:

Cake

Pista Poori for a Happy Diwali 2011

I’ve decided to try some new recipe every Diwali. This time I tried this Pista Poori. It came out simply amazing! It tasted so yum.

Here’s the link I got it from Pista Poori

Here’s each stage of it:

The aata:

Cutting the rolled pieces:

Ready to be fried:

Our new frier. I’m super impressed with the new Cool Daddy frier we got. It’s very useful and will prove to be more so for Janmashtami when the cheedai decide to hit the ceiling. It has a lid you can close when things might pop up, it’s safe.

And finally soaking shining Pista Poori …. mmmm!

Dashera 2011

Kobri mitai or Thengai Burfi (coconut and sugar) this time for Dashera:

cutting it

burfi

Happy Janamashtami 2011

Cheedai!

cheedai

Happy Vishu 2011

Paal payasam. Was a little weirdo way of doing it in cooker. Boiled the milk and rice together in cooker with a spoon in the cooker to prevent it from boiling and overflowing. Worked somewhat. It tasted good though.

pal payasam

Happy Ugadi 2011

Obbattu. My first attempt at it. It was awesome. Check out the hoorna as well.

obbattu

The hoorna

hoorna

Sankrathi

Happy Sankranthi. Yummy – the yellu came out very well.

yellu

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