Saturday, November 30, 2013

Godi Dose/Wheat Dosa - an easy alternative for those who cannot make chapathis

are your chapathi making skills below average?
are you embarrassed to serve them to your guests?
does your chapathi dry up like papad once it comes in contact with air?

fear not! godi dose is here!

My chapathi making skills are questionable. Not getting a round shape is the least of my problems. For some reason, my chapathis come out unbelievably dry... like say, if you threw my chapathi in the air, it would fly without flapping or folding like a frisbee :)

I know, I'm exaggerating! I kid.. It's not so bad(...anymore :) ). Friends, family, all have come to my rescue - there is considerable improvement, but still it's not quite there yet. And when it does, it's going to be an eureka moment for me!

Until then, try this godi dose, or as my daughter calls it - chapathi dose. 

It’s a soft alternative to chapathis. It tastes the same, but has a soft texture, and takes less than half the time you would take to make chapathis.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Benne Biscuit/ Butter Cookies

It was time of the season again for the function at my daughter’s school. Again, I signed up for dessert for the potluck. After gaining confidence from last time, I decided to bake “benne biscuit” this time.. 

More than that, there was another reason why I wanted to try this particular recipe. I soooo wanted to put it up here for such a long time now. I was just looking for an excuse to make it. You see, this was the first thing I ever baked! I was not even into browsing through food blogs then... this was the recipe that got me hooked onto food blogs(and eventually onto cooking, for that matter).. this is a very special recipe to me. If at all I receive any award for food blogging, I would mention "this is how it all started..." in my thank you speech - that kinda special :D 

Benne bisuit has always been my favorite bakery item. This one doesn’t exactly taste like the ones available in India. This recipe uses ghee. Apparently, they use dalda in India to get that soft, powdery texture.
These cookies taste more like butter cookies. They have a crunch in them.

The procedure is fairly easy and it is a great item to take for a potluck.