Belgavi Kunda

I love most of our Indian sweet dishes and when I can re-create certain special sweets [that looks impossible to do] at home then its like icing on the cake!!! If you remember my excitement when I posted Dharwad pedhas last year, today I am equally excited to post the recipe of Belgavi/Belgaum Kunda, a famous sweet from Belgaum city in North Karnataka. The name itself is pure nostalgia and as suggested by my college friend it was Be-lagaam Kunda which means once you start eating it you cannot stop after one bowl... simply irresistible. I am sure who ever loves this sweet can relate to my feelings!


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Nylon Khaman

Nylon Khaman, a healthy delicious snack is very popular snack from Gujarat. It's super easy to prepare and can be whisked in a jiffy unlikely the traditional method which requires soaking and fermentation. I had tried making this dish several times in the past but somehow was never happy with the results. So when Reem Khan posted her recipe she had mentioned use of citric acid with a special note that "No, lemon won't do". As I read through her recipe I realized the reason behind my unsatisfactory Khaman was use of lemon juice. I followed her recipe with few changes and it turned out perfectly right ~ soft spongy and moist just like store bought. Now this is my no fail Khaman recipe whenever I plan to make them.




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Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Condensed Milk

A well baked sponge cake can be the perfect base for hundreds of different cakes. Today I am posting a recipe for simple sponge cake using condensed milk that acts as an egg substitute. You may get creative and experiment with shapes, sizes, use different fillings, icing, frosting of your choice to make the cake look exotic. It is an oil based cake so you can use this as base cake and pair it with fresh whipped cream. In my post few days back, I have paired this cake with fresh whipped cream to make delicious Eggless fresh cream pineapple pastry.




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Dabeli

It was all gloomy weather as I drove back home from office and all I craved throughout my drive was for some chatpata snacks. So as soon as I reached home browsed through the ingredients to find boiled potatoes, pav, chopped onions, roasted peanuts, pomegranate and aloo sev. With these ingredients all I could think of was making some Dabeli and enjoy the rainy splendor outside along with chai. 

Kutchi Dabeli or Double Roti is popular street side snack food from a place called Kutch in Gujarat where they use this special Dabeli masala. Since I was out of stock with this special masala I decided to substitute it with mix of pav bhaji masala, garam masala and chaat masala. Let's see how to prepare this snack without Dabeli masala powder.





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