Tea Cakes, Rava Laddoo and Jhal Muri

I love plain cakes – Sweet, simple, without icing or frosting, or any extra baubles. And when my kids ask me to make a cake, I usually go for the tea cakes. I find them more flavorful and their texture is much like how a cake should be 🙂 🙂 My kids and I planned to make a two-colored marble cake but not with cocoa. So, we decided for two colors – yellow and pink. I was not very sure how the colors would come up and true to my expectations, the colors didn’t come up at all 🙂 but, nevertheless, the cake was yummy 🙂

Marble Tea Cake – You may see a tinge of pink with a closer look 🙂

Last month, I made 4-5 eggless cakes and surprisingly, my elder one has taken fancy to the eggless Yoghurt-Vanilla cake. So, every time I bake a cake, it is expected out of me that I will also make the eggless yoghurt-vanilla cake 🙂 Made simply with yoghurt and oil as main ingredients, in addition to the usual ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, this cake is very simple and tasty. This time for a change, I baked it in a bundt mould. It turned out so good 🙂

Rava laddoos are one of the easiest Indian sweets that can be made in a jiffy and tastes so good. But, I decided to go all the way into making the perfect rava laddoos – the way they should be made or any type of laddoo should be made – with khoya and Bura/tagar.

Rava/Suji Laddoos

For those of you who do not know what bura/tagar is – It is a form of powdered sugar which we get after melting the sugar in water on heat. As the mixture cools down, we get a white sugar powder which is much lighter and softer than the sugar powder. Bura/tagar is recommended in the sweets where we need to add sugar powder to the sweet mixture.

After so many sweets, it was time for some spicy flavor and we decided to go for light and healthy but very spicey Jhal-Muri. Jhal means chilli and Muri means puffed rice. It’s a very famous road-side delicacy from West-Bengal, India. We make it by adding finely chooped onions, green chillies, tomatoes and coriander to the puffed rice and lots of lemon juice and spices. Do try this simple yet very flavorsome healthy savoury snack.