Monday, May 24, 2010

Guest Post - 12 : Today's Guest - Niloufer

Today's guest is Niloufer from Kitchen Samraj. She is a Commerce graduate who is interested in painting and reading books. She loves to bake. Now, let us hear from her...

Nithu's Kitchen : Tell us about you.
Niloufer : I'm a commerce graduate, housewife with a lovely husband and a cute kid. I'm very passionate about cooking and love to try out different cuisines and dishes.

Nithu's Kitchen : That is great to know about you Niloufer. Tell us your interests apart from cooking.
Niloufer : My other interests are painting especially fabric. I love reading books too.

Nithu's Kitchen : Good to hear that you love to paint. Can you share us a picture of your painting.
Niloufer : I actually don’t have a picture. Will surely share when I take one.

Nithu's Kitchen : When did you start to blog and what inspired you to start a blog?
Niloufer : I started to blog in last September. More than What inspired I would say who inspired: its my husband. I used to tell my husband that I wanted to write a cookbook. Seeing my passion for cooking my husband encouraged me in starting my blog.

Nithu's Kitchen : If your hubby hadn't encouraged you, we wouldn't have gotten such a wonderful blogger. Thanks to him. At what age you started to cook and Do you remember the first dish you tried?
Niloufer : I started to cook when I was studying 9th std. The first dish I tried is Moong Dal Gravy.

Nithu's Kitchen : Nice to know that you entered kitchen at 14 . Whom you consider as your best critic?
Niloufer : My husband.

Nithu's Kitchen : Do you have any unforgettable incident happened in your kitchen. Please share with us.
Niloufer: This incident happened when I was 18. It was fasting month for us and my father arranged a big feast for the opening of the fast. I took the responsibility to prepare chicken buns. Kneaded the dough with yeast and waited for the dough to rise. Waited waited for 2 hours but the dough did not rise. I started to cry and just didn’t know what to do coz the guest were to arrive in half n hour. Then my mother gave me the idea, she told me go ahead with the chicken buns, and I made stuffed the chicken filling in the prepared dough balls. My mother flattened the stuffed dough balls and cooked them on a tawa as just how we cook parotta. We served this tawa fried buns and to my surprise all the guests liked them very much. We even named them Mystic buns coz no one knew what was the mystery behind this buns.

Nithu's Kitchen : Wow! that is very interesting to know about your mystic buns... From your profile, we understood that you love to bake. What was the first thing you baked?
Niloufer: The thing I baked was Date n Walnut cake. It became a fudge in the middle and cake in the corners. But still it is fresh in my memories.

Nithu's Kitchen : Tell us about the dish you have today to share with us.
Niloufer: I'm sharing Suyyan recipe. This is my hubby’s favorite and it is a very tasty dish too.

You need:

Chana Dhal 1/2cup

Jaggery 1/4cup

Coconut( shredded) 2tbsp

Cardamom 3-4nos

Sugar 2tbsp

Ghee 1tbsp

Maida 1/2cup

Cornflour 1/4 cup

Baking powder a small pinch




1. Cook the chana dal till soft, do not make it mushy. If you are using pressure cooker, cook it carefully.

2. Mash the softly cooked chana dhal.

3. Remove the cardamom seeds from the pods and grind it to a powder with sugar.

4. Grate the jaggery finely.

5. In a bowl mix in the dhal, jaggery, coconut, cardamom seed powder n a little pinch of salt. If you feel if you need a little more sweetness add a little more sugar.

6. Heat ghee and add in the dhal mixture. Cook till the mixture thickens a little. Cool.

7. Make a thick batter with maida, cornflour, baking powder, and little salt.

8. Heat oil in a kadai. Make small balls, dip them in the batter and fry the till golden colour.

9. You may find the stuffing getting mixed in oil and settle down. Strain the oil now and then fry.

10. Serve hot!

Nithu's Kitchen : Thank you Niloufer.

Hope all of you like Niloufer's Suyyan. If you are interested to be featured as Nithu's Kitchen's guest please do mail to



சூப்பர்ப்...Come to know more about Niloufer..மிகவும் அருமையான சூழியன்....நன்றி நிது...

Shama Nagarajan said...

good to know more about her..superb recipe

Kiran said...

Nice post.Thank you Niloufer for sharing suyyan recipe with us.

shriya said...

My fav one. Love your recipe and post. Interesting!!

Veggie Hut said...

lovely recipe!

Hayley said...

good to know about Niloufer..and dish looks yummy too..filling is very much like I make puranpoli..

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

thanks nithu and niloufer for this suyyan recipe. love this kind of sweets. yum

divya said...

good to know more about her..superb recipe..

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Glad to know abt u Niloufer...very interesting.
yummy recipe too. sure a hit post Nithu.

Suji said...

Great to know more about Niloufer..
Yummy recipe..Great going Nithu..

Kairali sisters

Bharathi said...

Interesting Niloufer.... enjoyed the way you narrated the preparation of the Mystic Buns...

Yummy sweet dish friend.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very interesting post and delicious recipe was nice knowing more about Niloufer :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Great to know about Niloufer..Superb recipe..Thanks Nithu...

Panchpakwan said...

Nice to know more abt Niloufer..

PS said...

Good to know about Niloufer n her mystic buns. Also suyyan recipe sounds very yummy..

Unknown said...

Nice to know about Niloufer. Suyyan looks really delicious. Great post, Nithu..

Unknown said...

Nithu, thanks for bringing another wonderful guest post. Glad to know so much about Niloufer :)

BeenaShylesh said...

Good to know about Niloufer

Priya Suresh said...

Nice to know more about Nilou, love her blog!

SathyaSridhar said...

Good to read more about Niloufer, Suyyan is my faaav too.