27 May 2024

1 Recipe and 5 different Bengali sweets-Raj Bhog,Rasmalai,Sandesh,Mini Rasgulla and Chum Chum


 Saambhala hai maine ,bohut apney dil ko
Zubaan pe tera phir bhi naam aaraha hai

Jahan raaz ko ,chhuppaya na jaye
Mohabbat mein aisa,Muqaam aaraha hai

Banaya hai maine , tujay apna saathi,
rahay kis tarah ab,mere hosh baaqi .....

(One of my favourite song from the movie,"Naaraaz" meaning, I am trying my best to control my heart ,still I've your name on my lips ,it's not a secret anymore,my love is known to all,I have made you my companion and now I am kinda out of senses, like it is impossible to live without you !)
How ROMANTIC na ? Blush blush !  😍


I can imagine many eyebrows raised ,smirking and humming the song if you like it too BUT give me a break will you ? πŸ˜‡...I know you are thinking that this song is dedicated to my romantic interest probably...HA HA..GOT YA!!...πŸ˜„
But hush hush ...

Excuse me for destroying (read converting) that smirk to a sweet smile,eyebrows arched naturally and yes,you can hum the song for sure .Well,ironically,this song is dedicated to my SWEET heart indeed ! 

I mean literally "The Sweets - The edible Indian sweets !"  "Mithai" in Hindi and "Madhuram" in Malayalam.
Kisi ne theek hi kaha hai,"Daanein,daanein mein likha hai khane waalon ka naam !" meaning someone's favourite food speaks for itself !

If you have read my blog or know me personally or if you don't know,"I LOVEEEEE INDIAN SWEETS !!" Issey kehthey hai janab ,pyaar mein paagal hona meaning being madly ,insanely and truly in LOVE that only leaves a delicious memory !!
You know ,whenever I bite any Indian sweets,I am in cloud 10 ! I become extra patriotic ,I feel sooo proud to be an Indian ! Why ? If you are an Indian you might have guessed it right,because India is known for its variety of sweets and savories .There are almost more than 100 sweets and they represent our rich ,sweet,remarkable traditions,celebrations ranging from state to state and one-of-a-kind cultural heritage ! Each and every sweet is so nostalgic ! Every bite brings back so many bygone memories ! One can feel India in every bite ! One of my way to feel or transported instantly back to India edible-y for free !

I am also very thankful to my parents for raising me in North India exclusively known for many popular sweets like my favourite Rosogulla/Rasgulla ,Gulab Jamun,Rasmalai etc etc ...where do I stop! 
Thankfully in India we have festivals every now and then and that is incomplete without any sweets .So,needless to say,I used to look forward to festivals/any celebrations just to eat sweets for sure - the undeniable magnetic aroma of sweets made by amma or my next door aunty ,the bustling street highlighting varities of sweets and lovely packets and people in queue grabbing their favourite sweets packets for home or to gift ,the sweets offered to almighty after a puja/prayers at home or in temples and grabbing a share of divine's blessings as prasadams/the edible offering ,sweets distributed as part of a mesmerizing wedding or a cute birthday or any celebration per se ...Sweets ROCKED !!..especially my palate and my life's journey so far !

Being a South Indian was a double blessing/delight and like getting the best of two worlds .Apart from what my amma made some homely sweets and delicacies ,during my Bachelor/college days in Kerala,I realized that the Jalebis and Laddoos made in Kerala especially tasted so different to the authentic ones.
However,there are other Kerala sweet delicacies like Sukhiyan,Achchapam,NeyAppams,payasams etc that could rarely be found in North India other than some exclusive Kerala/South Indian restaurants . During my Masters/College days in Coimbatore ,I remember during weekends while some are dating their favourite boy friend or visiting relatives ,I and my room-mates at hostel would be rushing to go to town for mini shopping/visiting temples and for sure, to buy some lip-smacking Mysore Paks to name the best/authentic I ever had anywhwere else.
I was so fond of sweets that my father used to get me packetS of sweets during his payday ,he used to trade one of his perks to buy 5-6 packets of sweets JUST FOR ME !My parents always tease me saying ,"We would hardly remember when the sweet packets reached home-to-the fridge and would probably disappear directly into my growling stomach within days !" Though I truly believe in sharing everything with others ,when it came to sweets, I would become a little meanie and self-centered and it would take little effort to be kind and remember that others adore sweets too and sharing is indeed caring and being well-mannered ! One of the home rule I didn't feel guilty of breaking !

Like I said before in my blog ,I wanted to get married to a place where I could get easy access to all those sweets as well.Yes,when girls thought of their prince charming,I thought of the availability of tempting North Indian sweets and lo behold ,I found innumerable tasty beyond words sweets in my sasural in BhogRaj's πŸ˜‹πŸ˜„Hyderabad ! Wish came true indeed !

Now fast forward ,being in USA,so blessed that we have Indian shops with all kinds of sweets and savories wherever we go.During teenage years,girls usually love dieting the most but I was so blindly in love with sweets and not-so-healthy foods that I DIDN'T CARE a bit and so was always chubby (since I was born) !
Somehow the not-that-modern dresses were very kind enough to hide my fats and made me look healthy ! However,that changed after my wedding,I was not that into modern dresses before but after landing in the US ,I got full freedom with my hubby's permission to wear any dress especially that is not that revealing.(Being from a conservative family background !)
So as I was experimenting with jeans,midis/mini skirts,dresses upto knee etc I realized they were kinda bully to my body higlighting that I was not at all slim-trim to look flawless .It was a gruesome battle between mind,body and soul over my belly ! Having said that it was not like I would be eating sweets daily but if I come across them and I buy them blindly ,I would be like competing with the sweet packet as if sweets yummy, fits the best in my tummy .So hurry up or they may vanish with the packet into thin air.Moreover,I am very thankful that I am the one who loves the sweets so madly in my family and that's why I self-certified my self to be very-very sweet by heart !(Ahem Ahem -conditions do apply!)😍


In India,during festivals, sweets are made at home,bought or some loved ones would gift us but here rarely that happens .Sigh ! So, being a foodie turned blogger upgraded to a vlogger , I rolled my sleeves to console my little  aei-dil-hai-mushkil /edible-y broken heart by experimenting foods I love and toiling hard like a crazy cooking scientist researching and creating especially my favourite sweets ,some old,some new,some borrowed and some inspired to rekindle my life's sweet journey so far .

Since I got married quite fast,and I was told that now it was time not only to eat but to cook for others as well ,all my cravings for food disappeared as if my life's pivotal exam is due and around the corner.So though I was not burning candles to study ,like a studious student,I was, likewise ,jotting down many recipes dictated by my amma in a small notebook in a hurry .So,these cooking recipes scribbled in a what looked like a doctor's prescription handwriting(no offense) tagged along with me to the US .Since then I have recipes collected from my friends,relatives,magazines,online etc which looks nothing less than a research file/project work or holy edible book .
One day when I started to make a curry and it finally became a Khichdi ,I realized that one of the paper with the recipe continued was missing and I kinda made half of one recipe and another part of other recipe.Hence a new curry with no name was formed !Similar distasteful incidents happened .
I was following and admiring my senior bloggers online work for long when I was learning to cook tastefully and it was inspiring how these bloggers were managing their passion and family life and I realized may be it's time for me too to start a blog as well mainly to store recipes,to display my passions and one of the way to showcase my mother especially that there is a genuine reason why the guy I married doesn't look pale and weak.
Life is a mix of sweet and salty experiences ! Even my blogging journey was not immune to it and a break just like in life is at times necessary to refresh,regroup,restart and bounce back because like kisi maha purush ne kaha hai/A wise man once said," The show must go on !" So,like it nor not,like Mr.Arnold Schwarzenegger said "I AM BACK !" to pursue my passions of cooking,writing and making tasteful videos .Keeping it strictly to "Do what you love and love what you do !" and Share ,hopefully praying that it will be good to digest for others as well.


Actually my blogging journey was a camouflage to all the trials/health issues etc I was facing in my life.So,I don't know how it looks and feels to others but for me, it is quite special and precious ,unfortunately it also became a medium (the only way with no other choice) to address some dramatic issues (with a touch of divinity) I came across ...Pain , pleasure,lessons all are mine ! 
Even though I thought of taking a loooong break from my blogging journey like years ...It was not justified/helping my aspirations and the right intentions behind my blog and for me blogging is not just mere time pass ,it means a lot to me,a work in progress ...There are millions of recipes to try ,rekindle many stories/memories to beautify my food blog with (and I've to pay for the website's running/maintenance as well😐) and like before I started my blogging journey ,the number of recipes scrambled here, there everywhere didn't do justice to my passion since my memory is aging too ,my doter loves to tear exactly the paper with my "IT" recipe too.And I don't want to make a biryani of recipes for the meal when my doter is a picky eater as well.Cooking is fun to the one who is passionate about it and it is quite time taking and demands all senses at work unanimously .Life is very challenging indeed!

So,I am praying to divine that no evil comes my way to sway and no problems I am forced to address and stays away,food-stories-lovely things only ,rest at bay ..I PRAY !To heart not to hurt ,to share that I care,to love ,to taste,to colors to light ,to dreams sweet and worth chasing for ! 
 In India especially North Indian way,we start anything nice by eating something sweet .So, here I am too reactivating my blog by divine's grace by eating sweets and sharing as well to impart sweetness around ,not one but 5 different sweet recipes like 5-in-1 sweet recipes out of cottage cheese . Basically it was in my "To-do" list since I started blogging, to make varieties of Thalis (one by one gradually) ,a mix of varieties of curries ,sweets and savories served in a huge platter .Interesting thing about Thalis ,it varies from state to state as well.Imagine the varieties of curries,sweets etc served together that can be enjoyed in different states in different ways .What more a foodie can ask for !

Recently I tried making Kerala Thali served in an Earthen pot/container that I tasted last time when I visited Kerala and ate with my parents/bro on the eve of my birthday !My husband missed it, so,I tried to recreate the "Mannchatti Chor" meaning Thali in an Earthen pot with lots of veg and non-veg curries ,sweets and snacks on the side.That came out really yummy !

Next ,I am trying to make a Bengali Thali .So,these are the famous sweets of Kolkatta and I used to have lots of neighbors and friends who were Bengali.So,I know the feel ,the taste and is quite nostalgic to me...As I was learning to cook up some Bengali dishes ,I realized that ,I am not sure if I will be making these recipes often as I am used to that taste but my hubby is not.I was like in that case it should better be on my blog as a memorabilia atleast than just making a video ,worth my efforts !

One of my principle I religiously follow!

So,finally,I thought of jotting down these recipes .The good thing about these sweets like I mentioned before are that they are 5 in one recipes meaning using the homemade cottage Cheese/soft scrambled Paneer ,5 different varieties of sweets are made Raj Bhog,Rasmalai,Sandesh/Shondesh,Mini Rasgullas and Chum Chum.

Wondering if Raj Bhog would bring a sweet sensible change to Bhog Raj 😐- Abb Shaadi kiya toh nibhana padega ....πŸ˜†

Toh kuch meetha hojaye (Treat time !)

Rajbhog recipe/Mini Rasgullas Recipe/Chum Chum Recipe

3-in-1 recipes

To Make Cottage Cheese/Soft scrambled Paneer
WHOLE Milk - 2 litres
Vinegar - 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons
Cheese Cloth
To Make sugar Syrup
Water - 3 Cups
Sugar - 3 Cups
A mix of nuts- Almond,Pista,cashewnut and Raisin
Kesar/Saffron ,a few strands
Wide Pans 
Plate to serve 
or box to store 

Yellow food color or any food color
Preparation methods how to make Rajbhog,Mini Rasgulla and Chum Chum :
  1. Boil "Whole" Milk on high flame .Keep an eye to make sure the milk doesn't get burn.
  2. Add Vinegar little by little and gradually the milk will start curdling.Give it a gentle stir using the ladle till all milk solids separates and whey/liquid separates .Keep the flame medium-low.If required add more vinegar ,a teaspoon more plus till the milk curdles well (Just incase).Some people use lemon juice instead of Vinegar but lemon juice have a tendency to leave a sour taste but Vinegar doesn't.
  3. Put off the gas and let it cool down to touch.
  4. Once it cools off then put the cheese cloth over another clean wide and deep pan.Gently pour the curdled milk into the cheese cloth in such a way that milk solids separates from the whey liquid.
  5. Squeeze out the liquid as much as possible.
  6. Gather the cheese cloth with the milk solids in such a way to tie it into a pouch and hang it on to something like I hang it on my cabinet's handle and keep the wide pan at the bottom to collect any leftover liquid from the milk solid pouch .It may take upto an hour or so depending upon the liquid the pouch still has.
  7. After an hour or so,untie the pouch and transfer it into a mixer jar and give it just one run which will smooth it out.This is my easy trick to avoid kneading the milk solids for long into a smooth dough.
  8. Then transfer the smooth milk solids onto a plate and knead it into a dough.This way using mixer jar ,it takes lesser time to knead it into a "lumpfree" dough.
  9. Since I am going to use this dough to make 5 sweet recipes,I am going to split it into two dough.One dough I will use to make Rajbhog/Rasgulla/Rasmalai/Chum Chum and another dough to make Sandesh/Shondesh recipe. 
  10. If you want to color your Rajbhog/Chum Chum yellow in color ,add a bit of food color to the dough .But I omitted it as the color of Kesar/Saffron does give a natural tint to the sweets anyways.
  11. Take nut mix with Raisin and grind it into a coarse or if you wish a fine powder .
  12. Now make the sugar syrup -Add water ,sugar into a wide pan and bring it to a boil .Then reduce the flame till it thickens up a bit not any thread consistency though.If you touch the syrup it shouldn't be very watery but like a syrup consistency.Some people do prefer a water consistency though but syrupy makes it more flavorful .Keep an eye not to overdo it/harden it.
  13. Meanwhile,let's shape the sweets - take a small portion out of the dough and shape it into a "smooth lumpfree crackfree" round Rasgulla shape .Flatten it and make an indentation/dent to stuff it with little bit of ground nut mix.Then gently fold it from sides to cover it and then using palm roll it again into a "smooth-lumpfree-crackfree" Rasgulla Shape = Rajbhog ! Repeat as many required.The filling differentiates a Rasgulla from the Rajbhog sweet.
  14. Then take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a round Rasgulla shape and flatten it gently like a lumpfree smooth disc shaped = Rasmalai! Repeat and keep them all asides.
  15. Finally roll mini portions of dough onto the palm to form a shape of teeny weeny Rasgullas = Mini Rasgullas.Repeat as many needed and keep them all aside.
  16. Similarly,take a small portion of dough and using palm shape it into "smooth lumpfree" round to oblong shapes sweets = Chum Chum !Repeat as many as needed.
  17. Just make sure that all the sweets shouldn't be over crowding the sugar syrup in a wide pan.
  18. By this time the sugar syrup will be kind of ready,just increase the flame ,bring it to the boiling point and then gently put all the shaped sweets one by one into the syrup .Make sure they don't overfill/over-crowd .They need space to double up while cooking.
  19. Cover with a lid and after 8-10 minutes approx. all the sweets might have doubled up in size.Remove the lid and put off the flame.
  20. Allow it to cool off.
  21. Then separate all sweets and store it into respective boxes or serve it on a bowl/plate except Rasmalai sweets.
  22. That's it my Rajbhog ,Mini Rasgullas and Chum Chum are ready to eat !

Rasmalai Sweet Recipe

Ingredients to make an Instant Rasmalai syrup:

Condensed Milk (I used fat free but the whole condensed milk would give the strong authentic flavor) - 1 can -400 gm/14 Oz

Cold Whole Milk - 400 gm

Cardamom powder as needed - 1-2 Teaspoons

Ground nut mix of Almond and Pista as needed    

23.Continuing the above steps,I am gonna stir the condensed milk,cold whole milk,cardamom powder and nut using a fork or a spoon until well mixed.This is my instant Rasmalai Syrup .

24.Then gently transfer the Rasmalai cooked patties into it one by one and store them all in a box into the fridge to set (must) .The more it sits more flavorful they become.That's it my instant Rasmalai is ready ! 

Sandesh Recipe/Shondesh Recipe


The above half portion of the cheese/scrambled paneer dough 

Sugar - 1 Cup or to taste

Cardamom powder

How to make Sandesh :

  1. Heat a pan on low flame ,add the leftover dough ,sugar and cardamom powder and keep on stirring it non-stop so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.Gradually the sugar will melt with the dough .
  2. And keep on stirring until the mixture leaves the edges and gathers up to the centre and all the liquid might have dried up.
  3. Put off the cooking gas.
  4. Allow it to cool a bit to touch.
  5. Divide it into two portion.
  6. Into the one portion add yellow or nay color preferred little by little as needed and knead once again into a yellow colored dough.
  7. Take a rectangular box and transfer one portion of dough like white on bottom,press it with a spoon gently and top it up with the yellow portion and press it too to level it up smooth.
  8. Let this rest in a fridge like overnight for best result.
  9. Next day I prefer to cut them into desired shapes.In that way it is easy to cut properly and gives apt shape and is flavorful too.
  10. That's it..Serve it on a plate or like impatient me just grab that sweet-y and make it disappear into the woobly world of the tummy!
Kindly support my "stuck" channel as well,do watch my video demonstrating how to make those Bengali sweets and I would be grateful for any kind of positive support thereby.

Looking at all these sweets ,I can't stop but smile and reminisce my journey from staring/ eyes popping out and invisible-y eating those beautifully arranged sweets in those confectionaries/shops through my all senses except the tongue unless someone would buy it for me TO my trials and experiments to create home made delicacies from a sweet unknown to the ultimate known sweets.Quite a journey !
HUMAN to be precise!

Like life,you can't create something worth until you go through trials to reach triumphs ...I call all these little pleasures of life ! No pain,no gain afterall ! Like they say,"You can't really buy happiness and I say ,"it depends" but then, you can create them !" 

That's why perhaps they also say,"STRESSED spelled backwards = "DESSERTS"! How SWEET !!



 As I am savoring every bite of my hard work/sweets,I am grateful to my almighty for all the sweet blessings and lessons .May divine bless me to forget the pains,remember the lessons,dismiss all negativities,give me more power to tread the life's ups and downs bravely and may I be surrounded by postive people who are supporting/motivating to acheive peace , happiness ,unity and success .

So,when life gives you curdled milk,do make healthy SWEETS !! Roger that ??

Thanks for keeping up with me !

Rest in next !

Love and light !:))


07 September 2023

Janmashtami Sep 6th 2023 - Treat,tales,and a tribute to the Divine !

Allah karam karana lillah karam karna ,Paravardigar-e-aalam bekas pe reham karna
Ye phool jo ada kiya isako samabhaliye , rehamat ka apani koi bhi jalwa dikhaiye

ise maa ki fiza kaya Rab tu dharam rakhana.......... Song from the Movie : Sanam Bewafa ...(Nothing to do with the movie name particularly and Sanam is a gentleman anyway!😊)

I always believe that until and unless you have a calling from the Divine , you won't be able to visit any holy place per se (planned or unplanned). Well,this summer vacation ,our plan was to visit India and some local temples as always. However, the divine had other amazing plans!

 On our way to India, we had a layover in Abudhabi for 10-12 hrs .We took transit visas and stayed in a great hotel and to our surprise, just opposite to our hotel was the grand Mosque of Abudabhi called the "Mega Mosque " .

I remember the last time I visited a Mosque was in Mumbai. The faith with which I offered that green chadar /the Holy cloth at the Dargah,the Holy place of worship and I love the number "786",(A holy number in Islam and other religions as well) ,I believe the divine accepted my prayers or presence at least .

I used to wonder if I would ever get a chance to visit any mosque again.I really felt God's presence as I have been tagging that holy number for a while now.I was so happy that I could visit this wonderful mega Mosque of Abudabhi .Shukriya Allah !πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

Similarly, on my way to Kerala (to visit my parents) from Hyderabad (My hubby's place) ,the way we got tickets booked helped us to visit one of the most important churches in India,"Velankanni" .As exactly mentioned on this website ,"Vailankanni is fondly known as the 'Lourdes of the East' because like Lourdes in France, millions of pilgrims visit the Shrine throughout the year, praying to Our Lady for various needs and thanking her for the favors received through her intercession. Tradition recounts that Mother Mary appeared with the Infant Jesus in this small hamlet at the end of the 16th or in early 17th century. Ever since Vailankanni is the most important destination and almost the synthesis of all Marian Sanctuaries for the pilgrims of the world."

The Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, also known as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Velankanni, is a Christian shrine located in the town of Velankanni in Tamil NaduIndia. The shrine is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and infant Jesus.(Source :Wikipedia)

It was so good to see Mother Mary with the infant Jesus rather than the Lord Jesus on the cross ,which kind of, is painful to see for me.

It was on my bucket list to visit this church for sure . Thanking Lord Jesus, Mother Mary for making this wish come true . And yes, like I mentioned in my previous post,the holy cross necklace that I couldn't buy here from the "Love Issa" shop , I got from the Holy place itself.

On a lighter yet serious note, Dear Lord Jesus, was that your way to make me visit the church to meet your Mother, since many people (with bad mental health πŸ˜œ and ignorance ) tried their best to label me like "Mary Magdalene "?? Thank you for the love Issa ! πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ™‡πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

Coincidentally,after leaving the Church I realized,I was wearing the earring I purchased from the Love Issa shop and the color of my eyeliner was blue similar to the color of cross of the Velankanni Church.πŸ’™

I respect all religions !Divine has many names !

Also,got a calling to visit the famous ancient temple of Lord Muruga,one of the sons Of Lord Shiva and Maa Shakthi/Parvathi . "Palani temple is considered synonymous with Panchamritam, a sweet mixture made of five ingredients. The idol of the deity,Lord Mururgan, is said to be made of an amalgam of nine poisonous substances which forms an eternal medicine when mixed in a certain ratio." (Source :Wikipedia)..

Smiling that Lord Murugan is also known as Sanmukha as he has 6 faces.

While returning I forgot my Swarovski earring/Kammal in Malayalam and Lord Murugan's Prasadam at the hotel where we stayed.Somehow, after lots of effort, we got them back eventually. That was kind of strange, except that it was a beautiful /memorable trip to visit one of my favorite temples on my bucket list . When others were getting flowers,I got a special sindooram from Lord Shiva's shrine! Made me blush somehow! 😊😍

Divine answers my prayers that are for my best!

Also got a golden chance to visit my holy Mother, Bhagwati/Jagadamba,in all forms residing in the famous temple,Chottanikkara Devi Shethram on my birthday with my parents and bro. The main deity here is Lakshmi Narayana! I remember an astrologer/palmist told me that my Holy Mother was waiting for me and was very happy with my arrival to visit her holy abode. My 6th sense KNEW IT ! That confirmation made me extremely happy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ™‡..Another favorite temple on my bucket list! The wish came true!πŸ’–

So, from Holy Mosque to Church to temples, overall, had an amazing spiritually inclined,God/Goddess-willing summer vacation with my family. Unbelievable yet grateful and happy beyond words to the divine and my hubby especially.Makes me wonder, when will I get an opportunity to visit Gurudwaras, especially the Golden Temple, the holy place of worship of Sikhs. Pending on my to-do bucket list! 

So, this post is my heartfelt tribute to the divine, and hope the post can bring others too ,more and more closer to the light, the Divine. After all, actions speak louder than just words and sentiments, and good things should be cherished and shared!

I wanted to post it on September 6 th /yesterday on the auspicious eve of Janmashtami, the birthday of the 8th Avatar of Mahavishnu,the Lord Krishna.

In my video, you can see a standing pose of Lord Krishna in black.I deliberately put that picture in my prayer room asking him to give me company as some evil people tried their level best to stain me. Being Bhakthavatsala, (always at his true devotee's service), he seems to have paid heed to my request as this year his birthday fell on September 6th,2023 while I celebrated mine on August 6th . Like I proudly boast always, after all I have his star/zodiac sign "Rohini".πŸ˜πŸ’ž

So,as a token of gratitude and love beyond measure,I adorned/dressed in black with a bit of gold here and there while celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday in my little way. I know it is too much to say but felt like he gave me an opportunity to say ,he is my divine ka to me/ki ...Needless to say, THE true and original Divine masculine!πŸ™‡πŸ™Œ As I light-heartedly kinda in a humorous yet my love for Lord Krishna,I have mentioned in my blog posts before that I am like the modern-day MiraBai (though incomparable to MiraBai Ji's bhakthi),the famous devotee cum divine lover of Lord Krishna.

 So,this Janmashtami was very special . As a token of gratefulness and heartfelt love to my darling Lord Krishna,I made his favorite, Aval Payasam /A sweet dessert /Porridge made with flattened rice. This reminds me of the story of Sudama, one of his best friends, who was very poor and could only afford to bring a handful of flattened rice which lord Krishna happily accepted as the most precious offering ever and said "Mein toh sirf bhav ka bhooka hu" / True devotion matters me the most even if it is just a small flower offered with genuine love and faith. That's why,to commemorate that message and love,I always make Aval Payasam mostly on all Janmashtami eve - sweet and simple!

Aval Payasam is very easy to make. For me, this Payasam would sum up Lord Krishna's favorite things to eat. Little Poha/Chivda/Flattened Rice,Ghee,Milk,Raisins and jaggery .Not at all time-consuming yet pleasing to God. How to make sugar-free Aval Payasam is demonstrated in this video and my little celebration of Lord Krishna's birthday.

Really felt the divine's assurance of his divine presence in my life in all the above and many unsaid ways. This post is my humble tribute as a token of gratitude beyond words! Spreading the good vibes!

In my last post,I had to put an obvious picture of Chottanikkara Bhagawathy / Mother displaying femininity (partially) in its original/raw form (I felt my Divine Mother covering up/supporting me)..So,a picture clad in a lovely saree...πŸ™πŸ’–

UPDATE October 25th,2023 -I was sad that Number 6 was maligned and I was kinda whimpering about it to my divine Gods/Goddesses in my prayers .So,I was happy beyond words when most of the Hindu festivals like Vishu 2023 on April 15th,Janmashtami on September 6th AND Navratri 2023 fell on October 15th - October 24th .I feel like my divine paid heed to my prayers and pains and for me it is an assurance that my divine is always with me through thick and thin.

Since last 3years,I was looking upto/praying to the Divine Mother especially and I always wanted to paint a picture depicting how I am holding onto the Divine Mother and it's been a while I wondered why I am not able to paint or if I will be able to as I am not that good at drawing/painting.Finally,I did ! and I never thought it would come out good/worth showing to others .I referred to a few pictures online for inspirations.So,credit goes to the Internet !

So,needless to say I made a tribute to the Divine Mother by making this video to make it memorable forever on the auspicious occasion of Navaratri.Though I really don't follow the traditional steps to celebrate Navaratri at home ,my celebration is as always quite simple way of rendering prayers.#JaiMataRani

Saree(*Sorry just incase) colors = πŸ’Cream,Green &RedπŸ’

* - My intention is always to spread good vibes and dispelling any darkness as much as possible towards light. Please remember me as a harmless distraction ,a medium to spice up your personal life selflessly.Over to you for the best ! :)πŸ’πŸ™#Harmony #Peace 

Last but not the least, brain refreshing myself /brainwashing others with this inspiring lovely song from the movie "Ankush".

Itinii Shakti Hamen De Na Daataa,Mannkaa Vishvaas Kumazor Ho Naa -Dear God give us so much strength so that we never lose faith in you Ham Chalen Nek Raaste Pe Humase,Bhuulkar Bhii Koi Bhuul Ho Naa -May we walk in the path of righteousness ,and not make any mistakes by accident Duur Agyaan Ke Ho Andhere,Tu Hamen Gyaan Kii Raushanii De -Dispel the darkness of ignorance and Give us the light of knowledge Har Buraaii Se Bachate Rahen Ham,Jitanii Bhii De, Bhalii Zindagii De -Save us from all misdeeds and Whatever life we have let it be BLESSED..........

You are welcome for the free unlimited gyan / pearls and other gems of wisdom from yours truly and I appreciate your tolerance level too .😊

Love and light,

With sweetness and spiciness,

15 February 2023

1-2-3-4 Cake -MOIST and TASTY CAKE !!


 The best things in life are SWEET !! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Hope everyone is having a very wonderful new year. I wanted to post something so that my bloggy baby looks beautiful in the new year 2023 +. But looking at the calamities around the world,I was not in the mood to post something on time.

And then came my wedding anniversary, so, I finally got a solid reason to bake a cake. I wanted to make a moist, simple yet special cake, full of roses BUT guess what I forgot the recipe to make a fluffy cake. It's been a while. I have different cake recipes with different measurements in my recipe folders.


And then I am not someone who follows a recipe as it is always, I am prone to twist the recipe, experiment and curiously wait for the outcome. Sometimes it is a blunder or a wonder. That's why I call my kitchen my cooking lab - a lot of inventions ,destructions and preventions goes out in my kitchen. How I wished I had a window in my kitchen. Very soon the smoke alarm in my kitchen will blow up.#MyHomeAloneAdventures 

 Long story short, that's why I end up this time, baking 4 cake recipes with 3 different variations, one with no butter, another with no eggs, another sugar-free, and the last with the proper go-to delish fluffy cake recipe.


When my mother bakes a cake, it takes just one go and she has a basic oven, she doesn't use any hi-fi hand beater, she uses her bare clean hands😏 . She says that's the secret of her soft and spongy cake. It is so time taking. Lazy me, can't even imagine using my hands for that matter 😐. So, thankfully, I have an electric beater for that. But when it comes to a go-to cake recipe, there is a recipe, that is easy to remember and the cake comes out deliciously moist and spongy as well with a nice dense crumb..A Classic American cake recipe, a 1234 + cake handed down from generation to generation exclusively for novice bakers with hazardous cooking tendencies like ME ! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜€πŸ™‡

The original name of the recipe is 1234 representing the main/star ingredients but we do need more ingredients to bake this cake.So, I have renamed them 1234 + cake! You see my memory is so good that I may end up using just the 1234 star ingredients next time that would make me dump the cake eventually in just 1-2-3-4 minutes. So, never underestimate the power of the other common ingredients. So, for me, it is a 1234 + cake!


Basic 1234+ cake


1 cup milk, lukewarm/room temperature

2 cups of powdered sugar

3 cups of "sifted" All-purpose flour

4 eggs, room temperature

1 1/4 Tsps of Double Acting baking powder

1 cup of melted butter, room temperature

1 Tsp of Vanilla extract or any flavor of your choice

Pinch of salt


(In this video,I forgot to light a lamp to Lord Jesus and forgot to highlight his name in my "Spiritual Team" I mentioned in the video,I was very very sad . But as per Hindu rituals, one can make sure through the lamp we light to divine if our prayer reached him or not.So, likewise,I believe,I got a confirmation that Lord Jesus and family did feel my pain and accepted my prayer. Then one day I went to the shopping mall and I went to this shop called "LoveIsa" and I purchased a few pieces of jewelry on sale but I wanted to purchase a rosary with a cross which was expensive and I didn't want to wear lots of chains.So,I ignored it with a sigh! For the first time, I felt like I should also do an unboxing of the jewelry I bought on sale and it was getting delay.I wondered why? That's when I came across Sanam's video .
I admire him so much.All these years, in between the chaos, his songs were really mood-lifting for me. Even divine agrees with my admiration for him! And I realized why I was getting delayed to do the unboxing and I also got a confirmation from lord Jesus's affection towards me as it says "Love ISA" ! 😊

Secondly,I went to an Asian market for buying groceries, and without noticing and after returning,I started cooking a stir fry of Chinese Bitter Gourd and Baby Broccoli and it was from "The Church Brothers farm".I didn't realize that up until when I was uploading a short video of a food platter with that stir fry and I couldn't upload at all after many try.I wondered why and checked the video that's when I noticed this !That was fun and I love ISA/Lord Jesus ! #WhatAnCoincidence #PraiseTheLord )(Don't know why the caps are on,unable to fix the case !)

Also , Congrats and thanks to Mr. and Mrs.Shrutin for the lovely Lord Ganapathi's idol for puja!πŸ˜πŸ™


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the "SIFTED" all-purpose flour, pinch of salt, and baking powder, and keep it aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. At least for 3 minutes on low speed.
  4. Add sugar and continue to cream well for a total of 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Scrape the side of the bowl always throughout making the batter as and when needed to avoid any lumps or unmixed ingredients.
  6. Add eggs,1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed.
  8. Add flour little by little to avoid any lumps, alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  9. Then add milk and beat until mixed. Milk shouldn't be cold or hot. Lukewarm will be the best.
  10. Now my cake batter is ready!
  11. Cream a baking pan with little butter or I reuse the butter paper.
  12. Pour the cake batter into the greased cake pan.
  13. Tap the batter in the cake pan to release the air bubbles.
  14. Put the cake into the oven and bake it for 30-75 minutes or until a toothpick/knife/stick inserted comes out clean. Do not be tempted to open the oven in between. After 30 minutes you may and close it fast and carefully. Try poking the top, and the sides to make sure the cake is well-cooked from the inside.
  15. When the knife inserted comes out clean, that means the cake is cooked and ready.Put off the oven.
  16. Let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  17. That's it my basic 1234 cake is ready to be served!
  • Make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • It will depend from oven to oven to bake the cake until it is done. It took me 75 minutes approx.
  • The original recipe calls for 3-4 Tsps of baking powder. However, I am using a double-acting baking powder and only 1 1/4 Tsp worked for me. You can substitute it with ordinary baking powder as well. So,if you are using a baking powder and soda combo, you may need to adjust the amount,I have not tried that way yet. Regardless, make sure they are not expired. Make sure to use ordinary all-purpose flour than the self-rising cake flour, in which case baking powder should be probably avoided.I haven't tried that way.It should be sifted.
  • Over-mixing the cake makes it a dry cake.
  • You can skip the salt if you are using salted butter.
  • If you wish you can decorate the cake and play around with frostings and other fillings etc.Just cool completely before frosting.

I then layered all my cakes and decorated them with white vanilla frosting ,green piping designs and finally covered the entire layers with my handmade not-so-perfect fondant flowers a.k.a rose flowers (You see I had to convince my doter that they are rose !) ...πŸ˜€

So, to all enthusiastic cake bakers especially if you are a novice, this homemade cake made from scratch, 1234 + cake will be your best bet I believe, at least it is for me. It is a sure keeper !! I wanted to post it and keep it for records in my blog! DONE finally !!

My hubby loved it , but my doter, she is turning very picky and moody when it comes to food lately.When she was a baby to toddler phase,she ate everything happily,I made,as we never gave her any outside food for that matter . Now,it has changed !! She is becoming stubborn and choosy !! #ThisChildIsTheParentOfUs πŸ˜πŸ™

My reminder quote !πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚πŸ’•

She is a typical Malayali girl fond of rice and seafood/non-veg especially. Stuck there! So,I am sad that she didn't want to taste the cake for now.I am patient with her . My main focus is that she eats something for sure than eating nothing at all. At home, I am able to manage her to eat well. If I force her too much, she throws up.So, I am being tolerant with her. My mother says, we all kids were like that,we were picky and moody.It is just a phase, that shall soon pass !!

Anyways, Baking and cooking make me very happy ( ESPECIALLY in my kitchen) .MAGIC is, after all, something you make!The show must go on by divine's grace for my own edible gratifications and mastery !😊

With food and good vibes,

Love and light !πŸ™πŸ˜Š

#IAmTheChosenOne #SomeoneDeletedIt

Doter of Madhura Meenakshi Amma and Mridaya Mahadeva, follower of Mother Mary/Our Lady of Fatima and Jesus/Divine with any nameπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸŒΊπŸŒΌ

(On a funny note,a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds sir,the owner, and the user of Mint Mobile...On a serious note, Ryan sir,Reynolds pen used to be my favorite pen forever during my school/college days,made my handwriting beautiful !!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹..Thank You!!..You are so funny ..in those ads especially !!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€) 

P.S....I like to dedicate this cake to all readers and especially my super divinely-gifted Tarot card readers. Some readings are great guidance for me. I know for sure you all are not simply playing cards.So, I feel like one of these chosen ones' purposes in life was to guide me and others like me in this spiritual journey. Thanks once again for being my spiritual guru !! May almighty bless you and your family in every way !!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ™πŸ™‡

I remember in one tarot reading by an "American" tarot reader, that was collective, she said, "You will embody your grandma's name ".I was quite taken aback as my maternal grandmother's name is the name of Mother Kali and my paternal grandmother's name is baby maa maa πŸ˜ƒ...By the way,do check out these tarot readers,they are hot, happening,single,ready to mingle, and most importantly near to spirits and God.#ISpirituallyEndorseToDatersπŸ™ŒπŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Also, thanks to all spiritual gurus out there who give us the right guidance to choose the path of righteousness and to seek the divine thereby alongside our overall protection against evil !!

My divine parents---My mother is bearing the stain in the front and my divine father got my back ...Coincidentally,the 2nd pic is a screenshot of a picture of Lord Shiva I had at my home in my calendar that resonated from Unni sir's picture from one of his movie,Bruce Lee as I captured in the superman cake video I dedicated to Unni Mukundan Sir on his birthday as a token of gratitude for being a part of this rollercoaster twin flame journey (perhaps!)...I will cherish this picture forever !!:))).....#OmNamahaShivaya #JaiMaaJagadAmba

This twin flame journey is all about -  Since Lord Krishna himself can't come in real form, also known to disguise himself in many forms to test/help his devotees,the divine sent a "not-so-spiritually-grounded" πŸ˜€ human being (with divine's name as a clue) to assist/elevate me in this journey/life in some way or other I believe !!

Someone told me ," You met your dream man after your marriage and some said,your twin flame will never harm you/act like a demon !"...Like I told them and to be clear,my dream man is NOT him !...He did play a role in all chaos in my life as well ,as he was dancing to those tunes that were useful to them or are under control of and also out of sheer ego and arrogance..Some are very low vibrational and so are their lifestyle and moral values !... Since he is not fully spiritually awakened yet  ,that's the reason for all his negative contributions in my life ...which my divine is miraculously trying to convert into blessings eventually...πŸ™#AllPraiseToMyDivine #IWishThemAllBest

Bruce Lee is an inspirational Icon but Unni Mukundan sir and gang showed me that they believe in the bruise lee (meaning bruise taken) to the bruise dee (meaning bruise given ) principle..That's a red flag, to be honest !!And I was healing everyone's bruises you see directly ,indirectly..πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

Having said that,I do appreciate and will be grateful to dear Rama-Krishna for the protective efforts !πŸ™πŸ˜Š#HappyRamaNavami2023

Like I said before, my dream man is someone ordinary with extraordinary capabilities, coincidentally like the "SUPERMAN" who only exists in movies/DC comics..😊😏#RichInMindHeartAndDeeds..everything else is a bonus !

Like I always said,I have the same astrological star as Lord Krishna and our Kuladevi/Ancestral deity - "Ashtami Rohini"..I am grateful beyond words that Lord Krishna and My divine amma did justice to that in a way !:)))))πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜


Neither last nor least, I am quite grateful to the almighty as always. And I feel one of my purpose in my life are to spread my faith in the divine, how much the divine loves his devotees/no matter how the circumstances are, never ever give up on the divine/everything happens as per his will and for good,good vs evil, sharing my spiritual experiences whether someone believes or not !! I can feel my divine parents' presence in my life for sure...To the people who ask if there is divine in stone, rock etc,..

Like we say in Malayalam, "Mannilum Vinnilum Thoonilum Thurumbilum Daivam Irikkunnu ,Avan Karuna Mayanayi Kaval Vilakkayi Karalil Irikkunnu .....Alum Arivum Ullavar Vazhvaam Adaril Jayikkunnu ,Avan Arivillathavar Thann Hrudayathil Arivaay Vilangunnu Arivaay Vilangunnu ...."

Meaning one who has true faith in the divine, can feel divine everywhere regardless, and the divine will always be there for them.(The bottom line! )

The apt quote I came across today...It's not about my faith, it is about my Divine's love and support for an ordinary woman like me against my ill-wishers/evil-doers !! #BELIEVEinDIVINEπŸ™‡πŸ™πŸ’“

It's not the huge donation one does in holy places, doing big pujas/worships, knowledge of all holy books, etc matters the most (though it is necessary,each to their own way of showing/sharing/spreading their devotion towards almighty), what truly matters is the purity of heart and intentions, THERE one can feel the presence of the divine for sure. That's my personal belief !!

Believe it or not,I and my loved ones were under dark non-spiritual warfare from these 2 groups of people ...


The intention!

Many people asked me what dark non-spiritual warfare I really went through : 

As per my intuitions,"probably" all these..:- 

Well STD in our world usually means “Stalking Tendency Detected” !..In our ordinary world, we rebuke even that!😎

A few fame-us people are heavily spying on me/stalking me by hacking my phone and also through my television etc .I am trying my best to block it using many apps etc but still, I am struggling.So, they keep track of my moves somehow.So,as a reflex to a few circumstances happening in my life, these people are using black magic and other higher forces to play “God”.

So shall it be !

We had a series of flu (which divine changed into “FLEW”) going on which I believe they wanted to inflict a more harmful bad health on us.

My doter would vomit most of the day ..and when it hit a carpet I realized , they meant “V-OMIT Car-pet !”.She would get hurt at school which sometimes left a mark under her eye like a blow !

We would go for any vacation and either we fell sick like jala dosham in Malayalam which in Hindi means “Jealousy” /jalan ...my doter would have “ear infection”/hear infection ,or I would have food poisoning symptoms/upset belly or my car would get a narrow escape from an accident and is full of scratches and also has a tint of green paint as a residue.I recently saw a honeymoon video of a celebrity couple and I realized they had also some food poisoning symptoms.

I had sinus ,we had different kinds of vedna which means pain and in Hindi means “VED-NA” meaning no philosophy.

My brother got covid and accident.Our shed outside our home broke in India..

Since they eavesdrop on our conversation at home,as a reflex to some of our conversation,our toilet would get blocked.

And most importantly they were sending “death spells” !!

And my loved ones!

By Divine’s grace all these evil spells would touch us to warn us of these bullcum cow shits thrown on us.#PraiseThelord

To make you all happy, we /me and my loved ones are just walking zombies with no intention to hurt others, suffering and surviving all your attacks because of our faith in the almighty, and turning all these messes into messages and tests into testimonials and faith in the divine!

To Anus and gang,please don’t forget we also can take help from some Black magician .And even if we do,I am sure the divine will forgive us as we are taking protective measures against evil people.Please remember it ! You all people have kids,how will it feel if something horrible happens to them ! What you are doing can inflict issues in our life,affect it negatively for now but it will come right back to you all like a tsunami, and only the divine knows what will happen!Just a reminder!#BeCareful

Evil will fail!

You all have name,fame,are privileged..use it for the good of others , that’s how you get divinity!I am not financially stable yet .So I am working hard using my “good” passions to achieve it .I am minding my own passionate business juggling family and home alongside! I don’t even waste my time to spy on their social media profiles and I am becoming allergic to such people’s any updates anywhere.

Even though you all have everything and considering the toxic environment you are thriving in ,I have no interest in anyone from there or to be in that environment.I am not here to steal anyone’s man/love interest .ALL YOURS ! Your men probably think that we/virtuous women admire them for the wrong reason.

Cheers to a beauty-full world !

We work hard for good and we attract likewise !! So,keep your men and kindly stop harming me and my loved ones.Like any family, we may have problems and problem makers, that the Divine will for sure take care of it sooner or later.No one else has to interfere in anyone’s personal matter without being asked for because you may be having a bird’s point of view only not the depth/root cause! Don’t act like a goon-da/di and make it worse !If you can make it better,then fine!

I am writing/highlighting all these to tell any authority concerned that it’s not about me, they can be a menace to society if not stopped.I don’t wish bad upon anyone regardless!

Screenshots of a few tarot readings that resonated with my intuitions and experiences -

#MaliciousGroupFromMollywood (A group/cult of men and women who were using dark forces/black magic/evil spells to create havoc in my life )#BaneToSociety #Sho #NoOffense #RequestingPlsDon'tBeMaliciousπŸ™

These people not only hacked my phone etc,they are also deleting my cooking videos, even a "Short" video takes forever to upload, and manipulating my youtube algorithms/subscribers,views,likes, and payment.I work very hard ,I wish to grow my channel as I've just started seriously.I have better things to do.Kindly have some integrity and dignity that benefits others genuinely and not just pretending/showing off outside to be the right and powerful. DIVINE WILL SEE TO IT ANYWAYS !!

People seeking black magic to destroy others will face terminal illness,death,generational curse to name a few..SO,BEWARE !!Don't waste your hard-earned money for the wrong reason and indirectly your precious life and well-being of your loved ones !

#SilentKillers..The same astrological reading I got loong time back is resurfacing from many tarot readers about my mother-in-laaw and sis-in-laaw doing black magic and it almost resonates with all the hardships I went through after my marriage ...Due to all hardships especially related to conceiving,my faith in the almighty dwindled,I started doubting and there were days I stopped praying though I never stopped believing in the divine..It was during those vulnerable time,I became susceptible to those dark vicious attacks...LESSON: NEVER GIVE UP ON THE DIVINE REGARDLESS!

I loved them all so much..even though I had a hunch about their evil plots and schemes against me and others ,after my father-in-law's death,I wholeheartedly requested my mother-in-law to come and stay with us here in US.#EnoughIsEnough

SO,whenever something malicious is going against me , my divine mother I worship at home, whom I consider to be our Chottanikkara Amma (<- CLICK to read more about this supreme Goddess residing in one of the famous temples of Kerala in Kochi) really turns BLACK as shown in the picture above in several days..

#ProtectionForAllMyLovedOnes ..I am in my own lane and here for my own missions

Nothing else but mother's form gets stained and I KNOW (I will be experiencing something off or my intuition also hints to me in advance ) it is an indication to me and an assurance from my divine mother that she is bearing the stain on my behalf and will not spare the culprits for sure.She is watching over and justice will be served in private or public.So, pls leave me alone, kindly don't hurt me and my loved ones !! That's why I have dedicated even my website to my favorite diety's pictures as a humble tribute straight from my heart.πŸ™

The 1st quote I saw and took a screenshot from an American movie of a Saint I saw recently!:)

I also asked for my divine mother's forgiveness and permission to put her bare picture like that as I want to purify some people's nasty minds and hearts. After all, everyone drank milk from their mother's breast just like this when they were a baby!

πŸ™‡Amme Narayana,Devi Narayana,Lakshmi Narayana,Bhadre Narayana...OmπŸ™‡

Thank You Amma !! πŸ™‡πŸ™‡πŸ™‡πŸ’•.One day I saw two cloves I offered to Maa Jagad Amba/Universal Divine Mother, in the evening which was floating in oil that too in winter, they were as seen in the picture above standing pointing directly towards Maa Bhagwathi !! I interpreted it as C-LOVES !!:))πŸ’“....πŸ™‡πŸ™πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸŒ·

I love you too my divine parents/Team !! Thank you !!πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ™‡

Hara hara Mahadeva...Om jai Maa Parashakthi !!!πŸ™πŸ’“

Chaitra Navaratri greetings !πŸ™πŸ˜Š

P.P.S. : Until and unless it is purely obvious all RECIPE NAMES  appearing in my YouTube Videos are just recipes and any resemblances to your perception are purely coincidental. There is no double meaning hidden!