Eggless French toast | Egg-free French toast

This eggless French toast is lightly crisp on the outside, pillowy and custardy on the inside. Enjoy it with a drizzle of maple syrup and your favorite toppings! 

Hello folks!

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year 2018!! May you have a year that is filled with love, happiness, good health and of course good food ! 🙂

Let me begin my first post for this year with these eggless French toasts 🙂  If you love French toast, but avoid it due to eggs? Then this recipe is just for you. Continue reading →

Chicken Tikka Sliders

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These chicken tikka sliders are a fun twist on the classics, served with Coca-Cola™ for a winning, crowd pleaser, game day meal!

The big bowl game season is just beginning to heat up, with the top teams battling it out for prize and pride. Our favorite team is in the semifinals and it will only get more exciting in the next few games. It really doesn’t matter who is cheering for whom. It’s another reason to have a great time watching the games with friends and family while indulging on some great food & drinks! Having Coca-Cola™ in your pantry makes entertaining everyone easier.

My hubby is a big sports fan, be it football, basketball or F1. The playoff bowl games are his favorite. We usually have his friends over for bowl games. Sometimes the house is packed with guests. It’s like a carnival of sorts.

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Kormolas | Carambolas (Flower bud shaped, crispy and flaky Goan cookies)

Kormolas are sweet, crispy and flaky flower bud or conch shell shaped, deep-fried Goan cookies. An important sweet in the Kuswar- Goan Christmas platter distributed to friends and family, they are a delightful snack to much on.

Kormolas, a cousin of Shankarpali, uses the same dough as I mentioned in my previous post. The only difference is the shape. Shankarpali is diamond shaped. To make kormolas, you take it a step further after making the diamond shapes. You pinch the opposite end of the diamond-shaped cutouts to make a pattern that resembles a flower shape or a conch shell, as you perceive it! They look pretty, regardless.

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Coconut Toffee

Coconut toffee is a popular Indian Christmas sweet. You need only 4 basic ingredients to make this yummy dessert- Coconut, semolina, sugar, and ghee. You can either flavor it with cardamom powder, rose extract or vanilla extract. Today I’ve used vanilla extract. In terms of texture, it is hard on the outside, due to the crystallization of sugar, but just melts in your mouth and all of that grated coconut gives a wonderful chewy texture.

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Shankarpali | Shakkarpara

Shankarpali is a sweet and crispy, deep-fried, diamond-shaped, Indian cookie. Since they are bite-sized they make a great snack. In fact, these are really hard to resist once you start munching on them. 

Continuing with my series of traditional Goan Christmas sweets here on the blog, let’s talk about these diamond-shaped cookies! Shankapali is yet another treat that’s prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Christmas. It also happens to be one of the things that are served in the Kuswar i.e Goan Christmas sweet platter distributed to family and friends. But really, these can be prepared any time of the year, for they are perfect to snack on if you aren’t counting calories 😀

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