Thursday, 29 August 2013

Coconut Cookies

Easy to make, Coconut flavoured crispy cookies….


100 gm all purpose flour
50 gm castor sugar or powdered sugar
50 gm desiccated coconut
60 gm butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence


  • Shift flour and baking powder together and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy mixture.
  • Add vanilla essence and mix.
  • Add in the flour, coconut and milk and form into dough.
  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  • Divide dough into small balls and flatten them and gently press cookies with a fork.
  • Place cookies on baking dish and bake for about 15 min or till done.
  • Cool and serve.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Oats and Peanut Laddus

Delicious and healthy laddus prepared from oats, peanuts mixed with jaggery.


1 cup oats
1 cup roasted peanuts
2 tbsp white sesame seeds/til
1 tsp roasted flax seeds (optional)
1/2 cup jaggery
1 tbsp melted ghee
1 tsp cardamom powder


  • Coarsely grind roasted peanuts and keep aside.
  • Separately dry roast sesame seeds and oats for 3-4 min or till both turn light brown.
  • Mix together roasted oats, seeds, grated jaggery and crushed peanuts.
  • Add melted ghee and cardamom powder.
  • Mix well while mixture is quite warm and make small balls.
  • Serve and store in an airtight container. Consume within a week.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Salty Crackers

Spicy, crunchy “Salty Crackers” to compliment your tea….


1.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp sesame seeds
2 -3 green chillies, finely chopped (or according to your taste)
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp salt


  •  In a big bowl combine all the ingredients except water and mix well to a crumbly mixture.
  • By adding warm water knead into thick dough.
  • Cover this with a damp cloth and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 175 deg C.
  • Divide the dough into 3-4 equal sized balls, place the ball between two plastic sheets and roll out into thin disc. (or make small discs on floured surface using rolling pin)
  • Cut out into any shape using cookie cutter. Repeat this process for the remaining dough as well.
  • Line them on greased baking tray and poke holes with a fork.
  • Bake for about 15 min until they are brown and flip them and bake again for 7-8 min.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Bean Burritos

Mexican wrap with healthy and delicious filling combined with cheese and salsa....


4 tortillas
1 cup kidney beans
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp chilli tomato sauce
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste

For topping:

Tomato salsa
Sour cream
Grated cheese
Sliced Onion
Sliced capsicum


For the Filling:

Soak the kidney beans overnight, boil and drain.
Heat oil and butter together and cook chopped onions till transparent. Add the beans and mix well.
Stir in the tomato puree, sauce and salt.
Cook till the gravy thickens, mash the mixture slightly and keep aside.

For serving:

On tortilla, spread some bean mixture, salsa and sour cream. Sprinkle the onions, capsicum and cheese.
Wrap it and serve with sauce.

             Guru's Cooking Giveaway Kids Special 2013