Friday, December 15, 2017

Featured Article in Dhina Dhanthi - Muthucharam

A warm greeting from your Vani during this Holiday Season,

Support and Encouragement are the most important factors that every human needs to go further in life and achieve greater goals. I have been blessed with wonderful supporters like you. It makes me want to aim higher and achieve even higher goals.
I have taken another major leap in my cooking career and I would like to thank all of you for your support and motivation. My first ever newspaper article is going to be published tomorrow (16-12-17) in Dhina Dhanthi - Muthucharam. So, stay tuned to read my article tomorrow.

Here is the Dhina Dhanthi advertisement featuring my article.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake Without Eggs

Hi friends, I am back with a wonderful recipe... Eggless christmas fruit cake without rum (alcohol)... Christmas is near at the end of this month, We are planning to take our passion to the next level, going to start a home bakery and planning to sell cakes and baked goodies for this Christmas and Newyear... 

Thanks for your support, keep supporting to reach a milestone... now come to the recipe.. this fruit cake has a wonderful and nice aroma and it is moist, light and too delicious without rum and eggs in it... Here i cook the dry fruits in caramel sauce and added to the batter.. 

Most of the christmas cake is gifted to us were rum and red wine based ones, so I wants to try it a alcohol and egg free one.. This I tested and tried which gives a delicious and moist cake... 

Preparation Time : 20mins
Baking Time : 1 hr 45 mins
Recipe category - Cake
Recipe Cuisine - World
Serve - 6 



Black raisins / Black kishmish - 1/2 cup
Dates - 10 nos (chopped)
Dry Cherries - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Caramel sauce - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup


All purpose flour / Maida - 1 1/2cup / 180 grams
Brown sugar - 1 1/2 cup / 250 grams
Oil / Melted butter - 3/4 cups  / 125ml
Baking soda - 1/4 tspn
Baking powder - 1 tspn
Vanilla essence - 1 tspn
Spices powder - 1 tbspn (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves)


  • Preheat the oven 180 degree C.
  • Start by making dry fruits.. In a sauce pan add in caremel sauce.
  • Add some water and mix it well.
  • When it bring to boil add in all the chopped dry fruits (raisins, dates, cherries)
  • Now give a good mix and bring to boil for 7 mins..
  • When they are done, keep aside for 1/2 hour or 30 mins..
  • Now let's make the batter.. 
  • Take some caramel water in a mixing bowl (from the prepared nuts mixture)
  • Then add in brown sugar and oil..
  • Beat it with eletric beater till the sugar dissolves..
  • When they are done, sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices powder..
  • Now add in vanilla essence and mix with the beater..
  • Now add in prepared nuts mixture and give it a good mix..
  • Take a baking pan line it with a parchment paper at the bottom and sides too.
  • Now pour the batter in to prepared pan and top with chopped cherry..
  • Bake this for 45 to 50 mins..
  • Remove it and let cool it completely..
  • Then peel off the parchment paper and serve 
  • Enjoy...


Pour some caramel sauce to a sauce pan
 Add a cup of water
 Let's bring to boil
 Keep mixing 
When they bring to boil
 Add in dates
Add in black raisins 
 Add some chopped cherries
 Bring to boil 
 Keep mixing it for 5 to 7 mins
 Now they almost ready
 Keep this for 30 mins
 Now take all your ingredients
 Add some caramel sauce from the nuts pan
 Add in brown sugar
 Add in oil
 Beat well till the sugar dissolves
 Upto 7 to 10 mins
Now they are done
In a sieve take flour
 Add in baking powder
And some baking soda
Add in spices powder 
 Sieve all the dry ingredients into the bowl
 Add some vanilla essence
 Beat well till they mix 
 Now they are done
 Batter is little thick in consistency
 Now add in prepared dry fruits
 Mix it evenly, untill they mix
 Pour the batter to the prepared pan
 Add dry cherry to the top
 Now it is beautifully baked
Peel the butter paper
Merry Christmas... 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Carrot Cabbage Poriyal / Carrot Kose Poriyal

Hi friends, I am back with a simple recipe after a long gap because little busy with my events and cake orders.. Please check my Facebook page (Vani's Creative Events) For further Details to placing orders as per customer wish... Call me - 9442256262, 8300086262.. or Mail me - 

Come back to the recipe, Here I with a simple south indian poriyal with carrot and cabbage.. Which is easily available in the market around the year.. This is a simple stir fry recipe with little spiced and coconut, made for lunch with puli kuzhambu or vatha kuzhambu meals.. The combination of cabbage and carrot works very well...

So I hope that you must try this recipe and let me know it's comes out from you...

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serve - 2 
Recipe Cuisine - South Indian
Recipe Category - Sidedish for lunch


Cabbage - 1 cup (chopped)
Carrot - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Coconut - 5 tbspn (grated)
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt - as needed
Coconut oil - 1 1/2 tbspn


  • First clean the carrot and cabbage and chop them finely..
  • Heat a pan with oil and add in mustard, urad dal and all to sizzle..
  • Then add in chopped onion and toss till transparent..
  • Now add in chopped carrot and cabbage and toss it along with the onion..
  • Just for 2 to 3 mins, and pour some water and cover the lid and cook well.
  • When the veggies done, add in turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and mix well.
  • Cook them in medium flame for 5 mins and add in fresh grated coconut and mix well.
  • Transfer them to a serving bowl and serve hot..
  • Enjoy..


Wash and chop the veggies
Heat a pan with coconut oil
Add in mustard and urad dal 
Allow to sizzle
Add in chopped onion 
Toss till transparent
Add in cabbage and carrot
Stir well with onions for 3 mins
Add in water
Mix well
Cover it with lid and cook well
Now the veggies are done
Add in turmeric powder
Add some salt
Some chilli powder (as per your taste)
Mix it well till the raw smells goes
Now it done
Add in fresh coconut
Mix it well 
Transfer them to a bowl