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Aug 20, 2013

Masala biscuit

Again: After many trials looking into different websites, below recipe is the one that worked for me.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt 
  • 1 tsp chilli powder 
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 teaspoons sugar 

Almond Cookies

My trials for baking cookies have begun. I have referred to MANY websites to get this right. After a couple of trials, here is the one which works well for me.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds or powdered almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 
  • About 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon( Optional)

What to do:

  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degree F.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, salt, sliced almonds and baking powder

Brinjal Fry

Brinjal has always been in the back burners when it came to veggies at home. The reason is simple, its not as tasty as other vegetables on plate and another main reason for me to avoid it was that it would always give out its characteristic smell even on cooking for long. Of course, I found out that I was not doing in the right way at all. Thanks to Solais kitchen , the blog which has an immense knowledge about South Indian cooking.

Like I have always maintained: I am a newbie to cooking and I always look up to other blogs for recipes. The recipes you find here are not my own .. but a combination of ideas from many others.

Some important tips to consider:
1. While buying brinjal, look up for ones that have a THICK stalk attached to it. This means the brinjal is still tender and in turn has lesser seeds.
2. Usually the smaller brinjals are tender
3. After cutting the brinjal, soak it in SALT water for about 5 minutes and then wash it.
4. After cutting the brinjal keep it immersed in water