Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coconut Cookies (eggless) / Nariyal ke biscuit

Sometimes you want nothing chocolate-y, sometimes you just want wholesome goodness, sometimes you need to have coconut cookies...
So I baked a batch of whole wheat coconut cookies, which turned out pretty neat.

The recipe is very simple and can be found at more places than one...I really cant remember where I jotted it from.


  1. Whole Wheat flour- 1 cup
  2. Softened butter - 100gm (1/2cup)
  3. Grated coconut- 1 cup + 1Tbsp for topping
  4. Icing sugar- 3/4 cup
  5. Baking powder-1tsp
  6. Coconut Extract- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  7. Milk- 1-2 Tbsp
  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
  • Cream the sugar and butter. Add the extract.
  • Mix the baking powder with the flour thoroughly. 
  • Add the flour to the creamed sugar and butter. Mix well.
  • Add grated coconut and make soft dough. Add milk if the dough seems to be too dry.
  • Prepare the baking sheet by brushing it with a little butter.
  • Take extra grated coconut in a flat bowl.
  • Make small rounded balls, press them on the coconut flakes/grated coconut so some if them stick to it.
  • Place on the sheet leaving room for the cookies to expand.
  • Put the tray in the oven for 12-15 min. Keep your eyes on it. they should not burn.
  • When slightly browned at the edges and just about to set, take them out let it cool in the tray for a minute or so.
  • Remove and store in an air-tight container.
  • Bake the rest in a similar manner.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Pattaghobhi/ Bandhgobhi - matar ki sabzi (cabbage-peas veg)

This is an easy and quick recipe. Pretty much a staple in our household.

Serves 2
  1. Cabbage - Chopped, 1 and 1/2 cup
  2. Peas- 1/2 cup (I used baby peas)
  3. Green chilies- 2, chopped finely
  4. Tomato- chopped, 1 medium sized.
  5. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) -1/4 tsp
  6. Mustard seeds (rai)- 1/2 tsp
  7. Oil- 1 tbsp
  8. Dhaniya powder (powdered coriander seeds)-1/2tsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Garam masala (optional)- 1/4 tsp
  11. Amchoor (dried mango powder)-1/4 tsp
  • Heat water in a pan. Blanch the chopped cabbage in the water. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok (Kadhai).
  • Add mustard seeds. When they start to splutter, add green chilies and turmeric powder.
  • Follow by adding dhaniya powder.
  • Add the cabbage and turn to coat well with the spices. Add salt. Cook for a minute or so.
  • Add tomatoes and peas. Mix well, cover and let it cook on a slow flame for a few minutes.
  • Add garam masala , mix, cover and cook again for a few min.
  • Turn off the flame and sprinkle amchoor . Mix and cover for a few minutes. 
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves if you wish.
  • Serve hot or cold as a side.
Since I used baby peas, it took less time to cook. If you are using fresh peas, then boil them in salted water for a while before adding them to the vegetable.