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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

4 star salad

Salad in the making. This is my daughters 3rd episode in jiyas delicacy. She is also quite interested in cooking. She makes a healthy salad. She not only makes the dish, she also makes the video by herself. Editing, adding music to it. Encourage her by watching it and share your comments.

Here is the link for the video:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mango braided strudel

Welcome all to the most exciting recipe mango strudel. In my family all of us re big fans of Apple strudel, strawberry strudel, mango strudel thats available here in Singapore. So I wanted to try my hands on mango strudel. I was happy with my first attempt, except for filling was not enough. I was afraid to load a lot since it was my first try. Do try it and see, you will love it


  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Instant Yeast - 2 tsp
  • Warm water - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt

  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Egg - 1 for egg wash
  • Marshmallows - few
  • Mangoes chopped - 1 cup
  • Water


  • In a bowl, add the instant yeast , sugar and add warm water. Wait for few mins to become frothy.
  • Then add the lol purpose flour, salt  and mix water and knead it into a Soft dough.
  • Keep it side for it to rise for 45 mins.
  • After 45 mins, punch it out Nd knee the dough for 5 mins.
  • Roll the dough into the size u want to make. 
  • I have braided into a fish shaped strudel.
  • After rolling the sheet thin, place the mango pieces and marsh mallows , cut both sides of the sheet to braid.
  • Braid it crisscross and seal the ends. I have just given cuts at the end for fish tail.
  • Preheat the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 10 mins.
  • Place the baking sheet or aluminium foil on a baking tray.
  • Place the braided strudel on it.

  • Give it a nice egg was, for egg wash, Take an egg in a bowl and beat it nicely. Apply with a brush on TOP of the strudel before it goes inside the oven.

  • Place it in the oven for 25 mins on 200 degrees Celsius.

Mouthwatering strudel is ready.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Whole chicken roast

Hello all,

Here is a fantastic recipe with chicken. Can serve as a starter, main course. It’s the whole chicken roast . My hubby and my kid did this for me for mother’s day. So its really special to me. It tasted fantastic. Try this yummiest chicken and send in your feedbacks. 


Whole chicken - I have take country chicken one without skin.
For first marination :

Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt - required
Lemon juice - 1 lemon

Second marination :

Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala -1 tsp
Curd - 1/4 cup
Oil- 3 tsp
Mint leaves - one handful chopped
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt if needed

Method :

  • Clean the chicken and skin out the whole chicken. Was and slit with the knife before marination.
  • Take the chicken and nicely marinate with the first marination ingredients and keep aside for 1 hour.
  • After an hour, marinate the chicken again with second marination.
  • Leave it aside for 1 hour. If possible marinate the previous day and leave for 24 hours.

  • Preheat the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 5-0 mins. Place the chicken in oven for 1 hour in baking mode.
  • After half an hour flip over the chicken onto the other side and bake for half an hour.
  • After one hour, for roasting the chicken, increase the temperature to 250 degrees celsius and grill for 10 mins on each side.

Lovely grilled chicken is ready.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Episode 2 cauliflower stirfry

Cauliflower stirfry is the next item on video by my Daughter. It is a tasty recipe learnt from my paati. She loves this cauliflower recipe. She can have this all time as a whole meal. Do try out this recipe and leave your comments.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Beetroot poriyal

Hi friends , 
My daughter Aradhana on whose name I started blogging. Jiya is her another name. She wants to try her hands on cooking. So I will try to post the videos as and when I shoot with her. Its been a really longtime since I posted.  Do post your comments which will encourage and motivate her.

Here is the video . Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Eggless Chocochip cookies

cookie is a baked or cooked food that is small, flat and sweet. It usually contains floursugar and some type of oil or fat. It may include other ingredients such as raisinsoatschocolate chips, nuts, etc. Cookies or biscuits may be mass-produced in factories, made in small bakeries or homemade. Biscuit or cookie variants include sandwich biscuits, such as custard creamsJammie DodgersBourbons and Oreos, with marshmallow or jam filling and sometimes dipped in chocolate or another sweet coating. Cookies are often served with beverages such as milkcoffee or tea. Factory-made cookies are sold in grocery storesconvenience stores and vending machines. Fresh-baked cookies are sold at bakeriesand coffeehouses, with the latter ranging from small business-sized establishments to multinational corporations such as Starbucks. Nowadays cookies are of great demand in my home. So often i make cookies with various options and changes. Today is the recipe which just melts in mouth butter cookies.

  • Self raising flour - 120gms
  • Butter - 120 gms
  • Sugar powdered - 60-75 gms
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Chocochips - desired

  • In a bowl, add the butter and sugar beat using a hand mixer until it becomes fluffy and the colour changes to white.
  • Add vanilla essence and give a nice stir.
  • Add the flour little by little and mix the cookie dough. 
  • Finally add the choco chips and mix well.
  • Take the dough and wrap it in a baking paper and regrigerate for 15 mins or until it becomes firm.
  • Remove from fridge and cut the cookie roundels using a knife.
  • Preheat oven at 170 degrees celsius for 5 min.
  • Place the cookies on the baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins. While removing the cookies will be soft.

  • Remove from the tray and allow it to cool. When cooling the cookies will become firm.

  Enjoy with evening tea and school snacks for kids.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sooji dhokla

Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batterderived from rice and split chickpeas.[1] Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack. Dhokla is very similar to Khaman, and the terms are frequently used interchangeably. Khaman is a similar gram flour-based food. Whereas dhokla is made with rice and chickpeas, khaman is made from chickpeas only. It is generally lighter in color and softer than dhokla, to make dhokla small proportion of baking soda is added while in khaman more baking soda is added to make it more fluffy spongy and porous.
  We love dhokla, we have this when we got to pune. I have tried this kaman dhokla for quite a fe times, it was a big failure. One of my friends here in singapore who is from Mumbai, treated me with dhokla in her house. But this dhokla was made in sooji. It was so soft and yummy. I couldnt resist myself in trying my hubby and some of my relatives. She told me the recipe and the nuances. thanks my dear friend Sweta.
 Here is the recipe for Sooji Dhokla :

Ingredients :
  • sooji - 1 1/2 cups
  • Sour curd - 1 cup
  • Lemon juice -1
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Eno fruit salt - 11/2 tsp
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds -1tsp
  • Green chilly -2
  • Coriander leaves
  • Hing

Method :
  • In a bowl, mix sooji, sour curd, salt and lemon juice.
  • Mix the batter well. Add water to alter the consistency.
  • The batter must be thick and not very runny.
  • Finally add fruit salt, and give it a nice stir. The batter becomes frothy and fluffy.
  • Grease the vessel in which you are steaming.
  • Add the batter and steam it like idly for 7-10 mins.
  • Remove from steam and add the tempering.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, green chillies and hing.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Tasty soft dhoklas served with mint chutney.
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