Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mango Kesari

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MANGO Kesari!!! Yes you heard it right. Its mango kesari with real mango pulp :)

Mango being on the shelves of all vegetable stores now, it demands me to make something with it atleast once in a week. Ofcourse the other 6 days of the week I eat it just as it is!! Yummy mangoes, cant stop eating them!! :P

Kesari is one of my most favorite sweets and I just gave it a try with mango puree and it really worked!! Viola - Mango kesari! :)

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Mango puree - 1/2 cup
Sooji / Rava - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Ghee - 1/2 cup

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Heat water in a thick bottomed pan or a non stick deep pan. 

Measure sugar and rava together in a bowl. 

Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flame completely and pour the rava sugar mixture stirring continuously. Make sure you keep stirring while pouring so that it doesn't form lumps anywhere. 

Keep stirring on medium flame until it thickens slightly. Now add the mango puree and mix well. Once it all thickens, add ghee and keep mixing until rolls into a ball without sticking to the sides of the pan. 

Fry few cashews in ghee and add it to the kesari. 

Mango kesari is ready :) 

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Written by: Nithya
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cake Balls


Christmas is round the corner and most of you must be packing goodie bags for your friends and relatives! 

What are you all baking / cooking / packing?!!!

I just made a delicious batch of cake balls for some guest who had made it home for dinner and wow, fantastic, delicious, yummy and so on were the comments!! :P It was pleasant to hear those words and was more than satisfying to see people grab one after the other and gobbling them down :)

Enjoy the visual treat and note down the secret of making them :)



Chocolate cake - I made my dark fantasy cup cakes for this. Check recipe here.
Melted butter
Dark cooking chocolate
White chocolate



Once you bake the cake, allow it to cool down completely. 

Crumble the cake completely into a large mixing bowl. Now pour in two tblsp of melted butter and mix it well with a wooden laddle.

The mixture should be moist enough to roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and still hold a round shape. Add some more melted butter if the cake crumbs are dry and difficult to make balls. 

After rolling the cake balls by hand, place them on a wax paper. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze them for 2 hours. 

Break the dark chocolate into small chunks and melt it using the double boiling method. (Place the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water) Keep stirring using a dry spatula until the chocolate is completely melted. 

Allow the melted chocolate to come to room temperature. 

Now take the cake balls from the fridge and dip them one at a time in the melted chocolate until it is well coated on all sides. Remove the ball carefully using a fork and place them on the butter paper again. Do the same for all the balls and leave it untouched until the chocolate sets. 

Melt white chocolate and spoon it into a piping bag. Draw lines or any pattern on the cake balls for decoration. Allow this to set as well.

Place them into an air tight container and store it on the counter top or in the fridge for a week and use. 

Enjoy making and enjoy sharing it with friends and relatives this Christmas season :)



If you have dry cake bought from store you can use it to make cake balls and enjoy it in a different form. 

You can use a different flavor of cake like vanilla or red velvet for a difference in color. 

Decorate the balls with sprinkles of your choice or nuts too.


Make delicious cake balls for your friends this Christmas :)


Written by: Nithya
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