Butter sweet and salt biscuits


Everybody’s favorite, sweet and salt biscuits melts in your mouth and you can’t just get enough of it! Mum would bake biscuits for us and we loved sharing it with our friends.

Try them out 🙂

Sweet and salt biscuit  Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Sweet and salt biscuit
Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Maida/All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch

Method

  •  Melt the butter and allow it to cool. Sieve the maida, baking powder, rice flour, salt and cardamom powder together to be evenly distributed
  •  Pour this mixture into a bowl and mix well the powdered sugar
  •  Add the melted butter little by little to make a dough. It will be a little crumpled. Do not add more butter, milk or water to make a soft dough.
  • Leave the dough for about 15 – 20 mins covered in a cloth, kept in a closed vessel. This will make it easier to make a small ball and flatten it a bit .
  • You can give the biscuits any shape you like. Arrange them on a biscuit tray
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Bake in the middle rack for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Broil it for a minute. It gives a nice texture on the top. Remove it from oven and store it in air tight containers once it cools.
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Delectable Pakoda Kadhi


Mum’s Pakoda Kadhi was just mouth-watering!

Try it out if you cannot resist!

Pakoda KadhiPhoto Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Pakoda Kadhi
Photo Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

For pakoda
  • Gram flour/ besan – 1 cup
  • Green chillies chopped – 3
  • Jeers / cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Onion thinly sliced – 1 medium
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt as required
For kadhi
  • Sour yogurt – 2 cups
  • Gram flour / besan – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 3/4 tsp
  • Methi seeds – 5-6
  • Oil- 1-2 tbsp
Method 
  • For the pakoda, mix all the ingredients with enough water
  • It should of dropping consistency
  • Heat oil in a kadai, make pakodas by dropping the mixture little by little and fry till golden brown
  • Drain and keep aside. For the kadhi, mix yogurt, besan and all the powders and whisk well
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp of oil in another kadai, add mustard seeds , methi seeds,  and ginger garlic paste
  • SautĂ© for a minute. Add curry leaves and then the yogurt mixture
  • Cook for sometime until it thickens Stirring continuously
  • Add the pakodas and serve hot with rice.

Masala Vada


Mom would make this mouth watering vadas with tea in the evenings or she would serve this with dal and green leaves curry ( Kathli dal) for lunch.
Masala VadaPhoto Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Masala Vada
Photo Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients 

  • Chana dal – 1 cup
  • Dill leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chillies – 5
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Onion- 1 medium sized
  • Curry leaves – 7-8
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt as required
Method
Soak Chana for about 3 hours
Grind 1 tbsp Chana dal, green chilli ,ginger and salt into smooth paste
Coarsely grind rest of the Chana dal. Finely chop the onion, dill leaves, coriander leaves and curry leaves and add it to the ground Chana dal
Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry
Serve hot.

Diamond Cuts


Snacks to munch at home!

Mum would make Diamond cuts and this would make for a crunchy evening snack when watching TV with the family 🙂

Diamond CutsImage Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Diamond Cuts
Image Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Maida – 2 cups
  • Oil – 2
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp

Method

  • Mix maida, salt, oil and make into stiff dough with water
  • Roll dough very thin, cut into strips and then into diamonds
  • Deep fry the diamond cuts till slightly  brown and crisp
  • Serve with powdered sugar