Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Sarva mangala maangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
sharanye tryambake gaurii naaraayani namostute.

Salutations to the consort of Sri Lakhmi Devi, who is all-auspicious, who is the mastress of all, who blesses devotees succeed in their efforts and who is the refuge of all.

May the glow of lamps fill your life with newer joys.. and the year ahead brings good fortune, happiness and good times to cherish forever.
wish you a happy diwaali.....

Follow the recipe:

1 cup Condensed milk(sweetened)
1.5 cup Milk powder
2tbs Milk
2tbs Sugar
8 Strawberries( make it past)
10 Pistachios(shredded)

Take the condensed milk,condensed milk, strawberries past, sugar, milk into a deep microwave container and mix well together.

Microwave for 2 or 3 minutes.

Take out from the microwave and stir well. Again micro wave for 3 minutes. Every minute stir well.

By this time, you mixture should have started to thicken and come off the sides.

At this stage,again you have to put in microwave for 20 seconds (because we need thick constancy then normal pedha).

Let the dough become luke warm.

Take the small lemon sized dough and shape it into ball. And push your thumb into the center of the ball to make bowl shape.

In one side press this bowl shaped dough with two fingers.

Do the same process for remaining dough.

For white thread:

Now take one 1sp condensed milk and 1.5 milk powder mix together and keep it in microwave for one minute and shape this dough like thread.

Put this thread shaped dough in that prepared lamps. And spread some shredded pistachios in each lamp.

Monday, October 20, 2008

We can get 20 Sweet Balls within 10 mints.!

Easy-to-find ingredients make this homemade sweet. These puffed rice balls are very nutritious + fat free + easy dish + less time taking +limited ingredients + kids friendly snack.
Years ago it was a popular kids treat in India. Now it comes here with honey(western touch) instead of jaggery. Its a wonderful snack for kids occasions. But there is one important factor in this balls making. That is the consistency of honey syrup. If syrup is not cook enough (until the thread consistency) the mixture will not be hold like a ball. If its too cook, syrup will be burnt.

Time: 10minutes
Ingredients for twenty Balls:

Puffed rice 2 Cups
Honey 1/4 Cup
Cardamoms 4 (powdered)

To prepare the delicious puffed rice balls we can follow the given recipe.

Heat a kadai on stove add honey and water (1/4 cup) mix together. Simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the honey turns to thread consistency. Add cardamom powder and remove from heat. Stir the puffed rice into the honey mixture until everything is thoroughly coated. Roll this mixture into balls with greased hands ,when cool enough to handle. Or spread on a greased sheet/plate and let it cool a few minutes and cut into bars.