750th Post - Apple Jalebi

750 it is !!


Apple                                          : 1
Maida / All purpose flour          : 1 tbsp
Corn flour                                  : 1 tbsp
Butter                                         : 1tsp
Baking soda                               : a pinch
Sugar                                          : 1tbsp
Salt                                             : a pinch
Saffron                                        : 10 threads

For Sugar syrup

Sugar                                            : 1 cup
Water                                            : 3/4 to 1 cup
Cardamom powder

For garnishing

Pista : 2 tbsps
Almonds : 2 tbsps


Take maida , corn flour , salt , baking soda in a bowl and mix well.
Add water , mix without lumps, make a thick and smooth batter.
Soak saffron in little water for few minutes.
For the sugar syrup ,combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, safforn water in a kadai and boil on low flame for 10 minutes or until the syrup is slightly thick and sticky and keep aside.
Add cardamom powder to the syrup and mix well.
Peel the apple , slice it into thin round slice and remove the seeds.( scoop out the seeds)
Heat oil in a kadai , dip one apple slice in maida batter and deep fry them till golden brown colour.
Drain and keep aside.
Place the apple jalebis in sugar syrup , soak for 2 minutes and transfer it to a serving plate.
Garnish with sliced almonds and pistachio and serve immediately..

Plums Rasam / பிளம்ஸ் ரசம்


Plums                                       : 5
Tomato                                     : 2
Cooked toor dal                       : 1/4 cup
Rasam powder                         : 1tsp    ( Recipe here )
Pepper - cumin powder           : 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Mustard seeds


Combine 1/2 cup water , plums in a pan and bring to boil for 3 - 4 minutes.
Allow it to cool.
Peel the skin , remove the seed , chop into pieces and add it to the same boiled plums water.
Chop the tomato , mash it with your hands and add.
Add rasam powder, freshly ground pepper - jeera powder , salt , turmeric powder and bring it to boil.
After few minutes ,add the cooked dal , some more water to it and mix.
Garnish with coriander leaves, let it boil for 2 more minutes and remove from flame.
In a kadai , heat 1 tsp ghee and temper with mustard seeds , curry leaves and broken red chilly,
Add it to the rasam , mix and serve hot.