Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Low Fat Besan Ke Laddoo

First of all HAPPY DIWALI to all of you.
After reading the title you must be thinking Besan ke Laddoo and that too low fat ?sounds unbelievable.. But it's true..Usually we make it using Ghee but I have usedOlive Oil instead of Ghee* and SugerFree to sweeten it. Here is the recipe how I made this Low Fat Besan Ke Laddoo On this Diwali :


Courtesy Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor.

Preparation Time : 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time : 15-20 minutes
Servings : 4

Gram flour (besan) 4 cups

Olive oil 1 cup

Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

Cashewnuts, coarsely ground 12-15

Almonds, coarsely ground 12-15

Powdered sugar 2 cup

1.Sift besan through a fine sieve and set aside.
2.Heat olive oil in a kadai (wok) and add besan. Cook on low heat for ten to twelve minutes or till besan is well done and fragrant. Add green cardamom powder, cashewnuts and almonds. Mix thoroughly and remove from heat.
3.Let it cool for a while. Add powdered sugar and mix well.

4.Shape into walnut-sized round laddoos. Let them cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

I did some changes in this recipe...

1.While making this laddoos , the besan was coming out very sticky so I used my Mom's old trick and added 2 tablespoon of roasted semolina in it. After adding Semolina the texture of Besan was just perfect just like coarse Gram Flour.

2.Also I addd 2 tablespoon of Ghee to give the authentic Aroma.

3.Instead of Sugar I used 1 cup of sugerfree to reduce the calories.

I hope you liked this recipe as we can maintain our diet and enjoy the festival sweets at the same time.

Once again Happy Diwali and Happy Cooking... :)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Simple Vanilla Cake

This cake I made for my Son Ryan...and surprisingly he ate it with great interest.Here is the recipe how I made this simple cake.

  • 2 cups of Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 3/4 cup of Margarine or Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 a Cup of Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Essence

Vanilla Cake Recipe:-

  1. Pre-heat over to 190 degrees celcius.
  2. Place Cream sugar and butter in deep mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Cream sugar and butter together completely.
  4. Add egg yolks and beat together completely.
  5. Add flour and milk blend well until no lumps, then add vanilla. Blend together well.
  6. Then add in egg whites that have been stiffly beaten.
  7. Pour complete mixture into well oiled and floured pans.
  8. Bake on 190 C for 25 to 30 minutes. Then remove and cool .
10. Cut the round edge by knife.

**For Icing**

  • 3 cups of Icing sugar
  • 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 5 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Teaspoons of Vanilla Essence
  • Pink Colour
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and beat well till desired consistency .
  2. Spread over cake with the help of Icing Knife.
  1. I have put a Rose Flower made up of sugar on the cake.Can get it in bakers shop.


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First of all thanks for visiting my blog.Spiceland means the land of spices that is India.Even after travelling across various places in the world I find Indian Food the most delicious among all.The reason behind writing this blog is not only to share my favourite recipes with other foodies like me but also I see it as my personal CookeryBook in which I have stored the recipes with the perfect procedures with the images.I own a recipeblog doent mean that I am a chef or expert in cooking,I still assume myself a beginner cook.The recipes mentioned in the blog are inspired by my loving mom who is the Greatest cook in the world and are blend of North Indian,Maharashtrian,South Indian since I belong to these various places in India.Hope you are enjoying your tour to Spiceland.Feel free to comment any suggestions on Spiceland Recipes.

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