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Mohandal or Mohanthaal

 Mohanthaal or Mohandal is another dish using besan flour and it is my mom's favourite. The first time I had this dish was in 1988 during my brother's upanayanam. The cook who made this cautioned us that it should be consumed as early as possible as it might get bad quite easily. But we made him making it three times almost as the taste was excellent.  But I did try it once with a lesser quantity at home and it tasted similar as this is the recipe that is shared by that excellent cook. I made it twice once using condensed milk and the other time using milk powder as I could not get unsweetened Khoya.  Ingredients: Besan flour - 3 cups Ghee -  1 1/2 cups Milk powder - 1/2 cup       or  Condensed milk - 1/2 cup Sugar - 2 1/2 cups Cardamom powder - 1 tsp Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp Badam - 20 pices sliced nicely Pistachios unsalted - 2 pieces sliced nicely Method: Heat 11 cup of ghee in a hard bottom pan and add the besan flour and mix it well and bring it to a boil stirring it occass

Eggless Vannila Sponge Cake

I wanted to try baking a cake for quite a long time. Though I owned a microwave, I was not so sure of the recipe the consistency and method I need to make it. But atlast, got a heart and mind to try it out and here is  my first cake baking experience . But this time, I didnot actually get discouraged and started browsing through the various recipes over the net. Found a lot of method to make eggless cakes, but none told that it could be made in Microwave. Atlast found a recipe in  NDTV Cook Books by Niru Gupta  and followed it leaving out an ingredient or two which I was told by another friend of mine who bakes a lot.  Ingredients: Flour - Multipurpose flour or Maida - 2 cups Baking powder - 2 tsp Butter - 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup (I used icing sugar) Milk - 1/2 cu Vinegar - 2 tsp (I avoided it completely) Vannila Essence - 1 tsp Microwavable baking pan Method In a shallow mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, butter and sugar. Add the vannil