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Jun 25, 2008

Sweet Savory

Here we are again at the wonderful Open Sesame II designed by dear Siri and dear Dhivya. I had so much fun playing it again. Wow, what a great event! I picked the same box I had selected last time this time too and that box contained the following riddle:

I am a grass , or am I a cereal or a grain
I am everywhere and in almost all the foods you eat
My whole being used in many ways without restrain
I offer you something which is so hard to beat
I am as old as you can think of me to be
Thought to be originated from the land of camels
I am breakfast, lunch and dinner for all to see
Or be it desserts from cakes , pies to caramels
I am famous all over the world from east to west
As breads, flatbreads , cookies to muffins
I am v healthy and like a treasure chest
For ppl - weight conscious and its healthy kins
Buckle up and take a pen and a paper
I am yellow when alive, brown when put to 'dust'
Eating me makes you look so dapper
Now think hard and tell me what is that grain that we all genuinely trust

I guessed it right for the first time itself, hooray! The answer was “WHEAT – The king of all the grains”.

So, I whipped up a sweet recipe with the main ingredient. I just named it that way (Sweet Savory), ‘cause this is something that emerged from my imagination and couldn’t think any other name for this better than this. I made these on my daughter’s b’day last week and everyone appreciated the taste. This is my first time making this and I am so happy that these turned out so good. I used up the Apple Jam that I posted earlier, which was taking rest in the refrigerator. Here is the recipe:

  • 1 cup Apple Jam (or any other fruit jam)
  • 2 cups sweetened Coconut
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Seeds
  • 3 cups Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Oil to deep fry


In a bowl mix together jam + sweetened coconut + cardamom seeds + ghee. Add the wheat flour to this mixture and mix well again. Add more flour if needed. A little water also can be added until the dough becomes just like the chapathi dough. Knead the dough well. Leave it covered for 30 minutes or less.

Make small balls out of the dough and flatten them into small circles. Or cookie cutters can be used to make desired shapes.

Heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan. When the oil is hot, drop the above prepared circles or the other shaped dough carefully into the oil. Fry well until they turn golden brown in color. Then remove them from the oil and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the same process with rest of the dough.

Enjoy these sweet savories any time. These tasted so delicious.

These yummy savories are making their way into the Open Sesame II of International Food League at the Dining Hall.

I am also sending these sweet savories to dear Mythreyee’s “Sweet Series” event.


Hetal said... [Reply]

lovely recipe dear...

Cham said... [Reply]

He he i got the same riddle Uma this time too, but didn't guess at first short :( Lovely entry , must be delicious....

Cham said... [Reply]

Hey forgot to tell, have a wonderful blast with ur sis, hugs to Chaitrik and Little one :)

Dori said... [Reply]

Sounds yummy!!!

Kalai said... [Reply]

Beautiful recipe, Uma! Love the use up of the jam you had, too. Have a wonderful trip to your sis's place! :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Yummy little goodies Uma. Thanks for such a lovely entry!


FH said... [Reply]

It's 4pm, time for my tea/coffee, send those yummies please!:))

bha said... [Reply]

Nice savory goodies Uma, can't believe it is wheat in there.....enjoy your vacation....

u can send this to AFAM coconut also

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Delicious. Very creative, Uma. Have a nice vacation.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Dear uma!

Delicious and Fantastic...very creative... great click dear

Ramya Bala said... [Reply]

Yummy and Great Thinking!!!Happy vacation

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma..They look too good..Hope u will be the winner this time..And love those star shaped ones..Belated wishes to ur daughter..ANd have a great vacation buddy..

Rajitha said... [Reply]

gotta give ot to you to crack the riddle..i am a dunce when it comes to stuff like this...have fun at ur sister's :)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

they look really yummy :)

kamala said... [Reply]

Belated Bday wishes to ur Daughter Uma.Goodies looking really yummy Uma..Have a great vacation

Unknown said... [Reply]

lovely creative entry...

Unknown said... [Reply]

lovely one Uma.Must be tasting really great.Love to try them.Have a great holidays.

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That looks so yummy Uma and nice idea to use up the apple jam! innovative as usual :) Have a good time at your sister's place.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Lovely idea..apple jam +coconut+wheat..heavenly combo..Have a nice trip..

ranji said... [Reply]

lovly lovely entry uma..what beautiful shapes too:)...yummo..have a great time..whr in east coast is ur sis?

Trupti said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, lovely innovative savory. Nice combination. Enjoy your vacation.

DK said... [Reply]

This is such an wonderful recipe. I am so making this. I have a freshly made strawberry jam. will use that for this recipe :)

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Awesome recipe Uma, can't wait to try. Thanxxx for sharing!!! have a great vacation :)))

Unknown said... [Reply]

yummy recipe uma thanks for sharing it,have a nice vacation

Jayashree said... [Reply]

An interesting recipe....
Have a good vacation.

Swati said... [Reply]

Great recipe Uma..Love the photos!!

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Nice recipe Uma. That pile looks tasty.

Rachel said... [Reply]

Lovely entry..Lovely presentation..

ST said... [Reply]

Delicious and yummy goodies......Love the presentation......Have a Great and wonderful vacation......i will miss u....Happy Journey...

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Looks delicious...Have a great vacation...

@the_whisk_affair said... [Reply]

congrats on getting it right the first tiem itself, Uma!! the cookies sound yummy!!seems like u r going on a vacation!? have a blast! :-)

Shri said... [Reply]

Healthy recipe.Lovely presentation.

Sailaja said... [Reply]

Congrats on your cracking the riddle. Great Entry . Yummy cookies.

Devi Priya said... [Reply]

Healthy and nutritious recipe.

KALVA said... [Reply]

you cracked it!!! nice treats

Sujatha said... [Reply]

That was a good riddle :) And your savory looks great! Have a good time at your sister's place, dear Uma!

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma this is just great! they look delicious! thanks for sharing dear!
Sorry for my late every time..but i'm always here reading you sooner or later! :-D
A huge hug dear!

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

looks really yummy .. a perfet tea time snack :)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Picture looks so tempting uma.

Ramya Bala said... [Reply]

Uma,ur award is waiting..chk for it in my blog!!!

Meera said... [Reply]

It looks so delicious. It also reminds me that I need to post something for Open Sesame too. I am really short on time too. because i am going on break from Jul 1st so crazily posting these days!! Hey, have a great summer at your sister and remember me when you eat delicacies!!;-)

Swati Raman Garg said... [Reply]

wow looking sweet savories uma :) and that was a quick riddle... mine i did not guess in the first shot...
will post mine soon...

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said... [Reply]

in one sentence...
i will savour the taste of savories

Cham said... [Reply]

Something waiting for u in my blog :)

Siri said... [Reply]

U are too good Uma! got the answer for the guessing game correct..:) its in fact 'Cabbage'..:DD


Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

You are very creative uma. lovely entry.

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

Very unique recipe Uma. Have a wonderful vacation. If you are planning a visit to Philly area, let me know, we could meet. I think I will be visiting Maryland. I'll keep it touch with you.

Dee said... [Reply]

Uma , this looks lovely , but tell me this can u bake them instead of frying?? Happy Vacation dear

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,

I have something for u, check out my blog :)))

Jaya M said... [Reply]

coconut wheat savory looks so delicious,it must be crunchy to eat .With milk it must be so yum to have it .And its a no-bake cookie also great one .
hugs and smiles

Anonymous said... [Reply]

hi uma,
looks delicious and nice picture

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