Saturday 31 July 2021

Banana Pudding.



Sliced banana      2 cups

Ghee                      1 spoon

Sugar                     ¼ cup

Water                    ½ cup

Egg                         2

Milk                        2 cups


Cardamom            ¼ teaspoon

Vanilla essence     ½ teaspoon


Fry banana in ghee.  Heat a pan, caramelise sugar with water. Mix egg and milk well. Add cardamom powder, vanilla essence and caramelised sugar to fried banana. Bake or steam to cook.  Allow to cool. Put it upside down in a plate. Garnish with sliced seedless grapes and banana pieces.    

Friday 30 July 2021

Floral arrangement with Petunia & Henna plant flowers.


Petunia flowers & 

Henna plant bunches of flowers.

Bengal clockvine.(Bengal trumpet)


Bengal clockvine. A purple flowering tropical vine.

And an evergreen vine.

Native to China,India,Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar & Indo China.

Other names :

Bengal trumpet, blue sky flower, blue thunbergia,blue trumpet vine, clockvine,sky flower,sky vine.

A house plant in temperate regions.

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Red-whiskered Bulbul.


Banana Halva.



Ripe banana.                       3-5

Ghee/Vanaspati                   50ml

Sugar.                                   50 gm 

Cornflour.                            3 tablespoons 

Cherry.                                 5

Cardamom powder.          1/2 teaspoon.

Heat a pan.Add ghee, sliced Banana,stir to cook and mash.Add sugar and stir.Mix cornflour in half cup of water and add.Stir all ingredients well to make thick.Add cardamom powder.Remove from heat.Apply a little ghee in a tray, spread the mixture and level.

Allow to cool.Cut into pieces.Garnish with cherry.

Beetroot Thoran



Beetroot.                                   200gm 

Grated coconut.                        50 gm 

Chilli powder.                             1 teaspoon 

Pepper powder.                         1/2 teaspoon 

Turmeric powder.                      1/4 teaspoon 

Onion.                                           1/2

Garlic.                                            2 petals. 

Coconut oil.                                  1 teaspoon 

Malabar tamarind 

(Indian garcina).                          A pinch.

Salt.                                                 A pinch.

Curry leaves.                                  5-6

Grate beetroot.Slice onions and garlic.

Heat a pan.Add oil. Fry onions and garlic.Add curry leaves, chilli, pepper, turmeric Powder, stir well.Add grated coconut.Add grated beetroot and salt and Indian garcina. Stir well, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes.Serve hot.

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Carrot Rice.



Basmati rice                       2 cups
Carrot                                 50 gm.
Sliced onion                       50 gm.
Raisin                                 1 spoon
Nuts                                    1 spoon
Cardamom                          3
Salt                                       accordingly
Ghee                                     ½ cup
Coriander leaves                  accordingly
Sliced tomato                       ½ cup
Water                                    4 cups

Wash and drain basmati rice. Heat a pan. Pour one spoon ghee and fry rice. Keep it aside. Boil water. Add basmati rice, salt and mashed cardamom. Cook for ten minutes.  In a pan, heat one spoon ghee, fry onion,carrot,raisins and nuts.Serve cooked rice in a plate garnishing with coriander leaves, sliced tomato, roasted onions, carrot, raisins and nuts.

Fish cutlets.



Fish                                ½ kg
Vinegar                          1 teaspoon
Salt                                 1 teaspoon
Oil                                    ¼ cup
Sliced onion                  ½ cup
Sliced green chilly        1 desert spoon
Sliced ginger                 1 teaspoon
Sliced curry leaves        ½ teaspoon
Pepper powder             1 teaspoon
Boiled and mashed
Potato                             1 cup
Salt                                   accordingly
Egg yolk                            1
Egg white                         1
Bread powder                  ½ cup

Marinate fish with vinegar and salt. Steam it and mash. Heat oil, add onion, chilly, ginger and roast. Add pepper powder and fish mixture. Add potato, egg yolk, salt and mix well. Shape to cutlets, dip in egg white and again in bread powder and fry. Serve with sauce and salad.

Monday 26 July 2021

Rambutan harvest!


Carrot cake.



Carrot (grated).                       150gm

Maida.                                        150gm

Sugar.                                         300gm     

Egg.                                             3

Vanilla essence.                        1 teaspoon

Cocoa powder.                           3 teaspoon

Baking powder.                           1 teaspoon

Baking soda.                                1/2 teaspoon

Sunflower oil.                                50 ml 

Cloves, cinnamon,nutmeg 

(Powdered together).                   1/2 teaspoon

Vinegar.                                           1 teaspoon

Baking soda.( to mix with vinegar). 1/2 teaspoon 

Beat egg.Add powdered sugar.Beat again.

Add vanilla essence.Beat well.

Mix sunflower oil.

Sieve together maida, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder,garam masala powder and add to the batter.Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to 1 teaspoon vinegar,then add to the batter.

Mix all ingredients well.Add grated carrots.Stir well to mix.

Bake in a 180°pre-heated oven for 42 minutes.


Sunday 25 July 2021

Flower basket cake.


Egg                                   - 4
Powdered Sugar            - 1 cup (200 gm)
Maida                              -1 cup (200 gm)

Baking Powder               - 1 Teaspoon
Baking Soda                    -1/4 Teaspoon
Vanilla essence               - 1 Teaspoon

Sugar Syrup                     - ½ cup
Whipping cream             - 500 ml.
Food colour.                      - Green,Pink

 Cake: Beat egg. Add powdered sugar and beat well. Mix maida, baking powder and baking soda, sieve well. Add this with egg-sugar mix. Beat and mix well. Add vanilla essence, mix well. Bake this batter in an oven pre-heated in 180°  about 40 minutes.
Allow the cake to cool. Slice it into two or three layers.
Icing mixture: Beat whipping cream to make it thick. Add 5-6 table spoons powdered sugar& colour to this and beat again. Refrigerate it for two hours.
Take one layer of cake, fix it on a stand with some icing mixture.  Apply some sugar syrup on the first layer, apply icing mixture. Repeat the process. Cover the whole layers with icing.Using suitable nozzle design a basket and flowers. Allow to cool in refrigerator for two hours.

Friday 23 July 2021

Cauliflower curry.


Cauliflower Curry

Cauliflower                                        : 1
 Tomato                                              : 1
 shallots                                               : 6
Chilly powder                         : 1 teeaspoon
Coriander powder                  : ½ teaspoon
Pepper powder                                 : ½ teaspoon
Salt                                                      : accordingly
Oil                                                        : 2 desert spoons
Mustard                                              : ¼ teaspoon
Garam masala powder                     : 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves                                        : accordingly
       Separate cauliflower petals. Soak in hot salt water for half an hour and steam. Mix chilly powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and salt. Marinate steamed cauliflower with this mixture. Keep aside for twenty minutes. Heat oil in a pan. Fry mustard and curry leaves. Add tomato and onion. Add marinated cauliflower. Stir well and cook. Add garam masala powder. Serve hot.

Jackfruit Halva.


Jackfruit Halva
Cooked & ground
Jackfruit                                   ½ kg
Jaggery                                     ¼ kg
Maida                                       1 cup
Ghee/Vanaspati                      1 cup
Powder                                     1 teaspoon
Nuts                                           ½ cup

Melt jaggery and sieve. Add ground jackfruit. Add some water to maida to make a thick paste. Mix it with jackfruit-Jaggery paste. Heat a pan. Pour the mixture. Stir well. Add ghee part by part. When it becomes thick add nuts and cardamom powder. Apply one spoon ghee to a plate and spread the mixture. Allow to cool. Cut into pieces.

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Fruit Salad.


Fruit Salad - 

Slice apple,,banana,and pineapple.Add grapes and cherry.Mix one teaspoon sugar and keep in refrigerator.

Mix two teaspoons custard powder in half glass of milk.

Boil 500 ml milk with 4 teaspoons sugar.When it boils add custard cream and stir for two- three minutes to make a creamy consistency.Allow to cool in refrigerator.Add sliced fruits and serve.

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Spinach Omlet.(without egg)


Spinach Omlet
Sliced spinach    ¼ cup
Green chilly         3
Sliced ginger         a pinch
Peanut flour          ¼ cup
Salt                          accordingly
Oil                           1 teaspoon
Water                     ½ cup

Mix peanut flour and salt with water to make a thick liquid. Add sliced spinach, chilly and ginger. Heat oil, pour the mixture, turn upside down and roast two sides

Papaya Juice.

 Poison less papaya juice with honey and sugar from courtyard.

Jungle geranium.


"Flame of the woods" - A flowering shrub native to Southern India, Bangladesh & Srilanka.

Monday 19 July 2021

Ariunda.(sweet rice laddu)


Roasted and ground rice flour       - 2 cups
Melted jaggery                                  - 2 cups
Nuts roasted in ghee                         - ½ cup
Grated coconut                                   -1 cup
Cardamom powder.                            - 1/4 teaspoon
Add grated coconut to melted jaggery and boil.Allow to cool.
                    Mix other ingredients well. Shape to become round balls.

Friday 16 July 2021

Ripe Banana Cutlet.


Ripe Banana Cutlet.

1. Ripe banana                  -3
2. Grated coconut             - ½ cup
3. Cardamom powder       -1/2  small spoon
4. Bread powder                - 2 cups
5. Ghee  / Vanaspati            - ¼ cup
Cut the bananas into pieces and cook in steam. Knead the cooked bananas adding grated coconut and cardamom powder. Make them balls, give the shape of cutlets and dip in bread powder. Heat a pan, apply ghee, put the cutlets in it and roast turning them upside down two or three times.