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Christmas and New year Collections


When it comes to Christmas, I think only of my Home town, a perfect place for Christmas with too many Christmas carousels, lights, crackers and music all over the nook and corner of the streets. Last year I have been to my home town, this time here in Bangalore.


After a sick period not only with me, whole of my family including kids. Finally we decorated our Christmas tree yesterday and had a lovely and fantastic time as of my kids vacation started. Let me share few of our Christmas Tree Clicks and recipes for the Christmas and New year. Also Stay Tuned for more recipes as I will update it until New year…

Cakes and Bakes:



As of Christmas, thought of trying out some Diet CakeEGGLESS, SUGARLESS and BUTTERLESS. This resulted me in trying out this Dry Fruits Cake with no egg, no sugar and no butter.

I was much thoughtful about the result when I started baking the cake, but the outcome was fabulous. The cake was yummy and delicious and best recipe for diet conscious people and diabetic’s people. Let us move on to the recipe…

As of 100th Fiesta Friday, I am taking this Diet recipes for the Fiesta Friday 100th hosted by Angie @ the novicegarderner. #JoinOliveOilRevolution


  • All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – ¾ cup
  • Olive oil – ¾ cup (you can also substitute sunflower oil)
  • Dates Pulp – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry fruits (apricot, prunes, raisins, sultanas, fig) – ¼ cup


  • For Dates pulp: Soak 20 – 25 no’s of seedless dates in warm water for 15 mins. Grind the dates by adding the soaked water little by little to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
  • Chop the dry fruits (apricot, raisins, sultanas, prunes and fig) to medium pieces and roll them out in a tbsp of all-purpose flour and keep it aside.
  • Sieve all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder, all together in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, take olive oil, dates pulp and beat it well (no lumps should be formed).
  • Pour in the milk and beat it well.
  • Add in the flour mixture little by little, beat them well (no lumps should be formed).
  • Add in the dry fruits and fold them well with the cake mixture.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree C. Grease the tray.
  • Pour the cake mixture to the tray and level it with a spoon.
  • Bake for 10 mins at 180 degree C and insert a tooth pick in the center of the cake, transfer it to a plate, when the tooth pick comes out clean.

Note: You can substitute olive oil with sunflower oil.



Ginger Banana Bread


As I have told last week, that I wish bake daily a cake or cookie or bread, but unfortunately last week both of kids were down with viral fever and now it’s me with high fever. Unlucky me, but still I hope I could bake atleast once in two days. Stay TUNED.

When I was searching for a bread recipe, I found out this Ginger Banana Bread. But I thought of inducing spices to bread, so did it.

The bread was yummy, spongy with little spicy taste in it. The quantity of spice powder depends on your taste buds, but when you add more the quantity of spices in it, I hope it won’t be like a bread. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other baking recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/baking/.


  • All-purpose flour – 2 cup
  • Baking soda – ¾ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Ripe Bananas – 3 nos or 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup (brown sugar or powdered jaggery)
  • Butter – ¼ cup
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Plain yogurt (buttermilk) – 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla essence – ½ tsp
  • Ginger powder – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Cloves powder – 1 tsp


  • Sieve the all-purpose flour along with baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and cloves powder. Keep it aside.
  • Peel and mash the bananas, no lumps should be formed.
  • Break eggs in a bowl, add in butter, sugar and mashed bananas. Beat well until all blend together.
  • Pour in the plain yogurt, vanilla essence and beat them well until everything blends together.
  • Grease the bread the tray and preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Add in the all-purpose flour little by little to the banana mixture and fold it (no lumps should be formed).
  • Pour in the batter to the bread tray and bake it for 10 mins or until the toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean else bake for few more mins.

Serve hot or at room temperature.