Thokkudu laddu/bandar laddu which is a Telugu delicacy. Going by the look, you guys can guess that they aren't perfect...but the taste was really close to the one's I remember enjoying. For the savory part, I planned to make maida biscuits, but realised I did not have any maida ! So I went blog hopping and went back to this recipe that I have eyeing for quite sometime. I did not have urad dal either, but made some by dry roasting some urad dal and used my trusty spice grinder to do the rest. I made simple rods with the dough. I could not get them to stick to the round shape and dint try too hard either.
Thank you Pavani and Shammi ! Both these recipes are extremely well written and took the apprehension off my mind. They are traditional recipes and Pavani & Shammi have done a great job of making them approachable.
I have been away from this space for longer than I had ever imagined. All your suggestions in the previous post have been dutifully followed :) I bought all stainless steel cookware and am looking for a good cast iron pan to invest on. The kitchen is the only place in the apartment that is fully equipped, well what else can you expect from a grad student who has a food blog ! I have my TV and a nice, HUGE papasan to snuggle into when I get back home in the evening...and yes a cozy bed. Thats it...nothing else :)) The bowl that you see in the photograph is from my neighbor, who got me some Deepavali goodies :) Lucky me ! I am going to get back to blogging regularly from now on. Its a whole new experience to cook for one person. I am struggling to manage the quantities and am thoroughly enjoying all the experimentation ! So theres lots to share with you guys :)
Have loads of fun, and those of you who get to fire crackers, please go ahead and light up a few more for me :) Happy Feasting !!