Custard powder biscuit

Recipe source: Nirmala of Cakes and Treats


1.5 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup Powdered sugar
1/2 cup Vanilla flavoured Custard powder
Pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
7 oz soft butter

Sift the dry ingredients - flour, salt, powder sugar and custard powder. Add the butter and mix well with hands. Make small balls and press them slightly. Use a fork to make impressions and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 8 -10 minutes till slightly pink.

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A bunch of amaranth leaves cleaned well
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp bengalgram dal
1 tsp blackgram dal
1 red chilli cut into 2-3 pcs
Paste of 1 green chilli and 3 tbsp grated coconut
Salt to taste
2 cups thin buttermilk
Bit of asafoetida
2 tsp rice flour

Cook the greens with little water till half done. Now add the thin yogurt and cook well till soft. Add salt, masala paste and asafoetida. Make a paste of rice flour and stir it into the cooked greens. When it gets thick enough, temper with mustard seeds, bengalgram dal, red chilli and blackgram dal.

Serve with hot rice and ghee.

Custard powder cake (with wheat flour)

Recipe source : Harini of Tamalapaku


1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar (powdered)
4 tbsp oil
4 tbsp butter
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup custard powder (vanilla flavour)

Warm the milk and add the sugar. Mix well till it melts. Add the custard powder slowly and mix well without any lumps. Add the butter and beat well. Add the vanilla essence to the mixture.

Sieve the flours together along with the baking powder and baking soda. Now add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and mix until there are no lumps.

Preheat oven at 170 degrees and bake the mixture for 40 -45 minutes. Insert a toothpick to see if it comes out well and is cooked.

Cool and serve.

Kutchi Dabeli


Pav / burger buns
2 tsp oil
2 big boiled and mashed potatoes
2 tsp dabeli masala powder
Bit of asafoetida
Sweet chutney
Salt to taste
Finely chopped onions
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Plain sev
Pomegranate seeds
Few roasted and crushed peanuts

Heat oil and add mashed potatoes. Add dabeli masala powder, asafoetida, salt, roasted peanuts and mix well. Add a bit of water to let it mix well. Finally add about 2 tsp sweet chutney and mix well.

To serve, toast the buns on both sides with little butter. Spread some potato mixture on one side of the bun and garnish with sweet chutney, onions, coriander leaves, sev and pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.

Ragi rava pongal


2/3 cup ragi rava
1/3 cup green gram dal (moong dal)
2 1/2 cups water
Salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp pepper crushed coarsely
2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp ginger paste
Few curry leaves
Few cashews

Dry roast the ragi rava slightly. Pressure cook with moong dal, salt and water. Heat ghee and add cumin seeds, crushed pepper and curry leaves. When the cumin seeds splutter, add cashews and roast till golden brown. Add ginger paste and mix well with the cooked pongal.

Serve hot with spicy chutney and sambar.

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