Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dil Khush - 100th post

I am so excited today. Today marks the 75th day of my blogging. And I am happy to present to you my 100th post. It was a fun journey so far. Many of my friends have given me feedback that they love seeing what i have posted and trying it out at home. I have made so many new friends in the blogging world. And have learnt quite  a few new recipes. I rarely repeat any dishes these days at home.

I was not sure if I was going to make anything special for this post. Many of you might have read my story about how I tried to bake something. If not, check the link. It is quite funny. I tried making something again a couple of days ago and it was ok. But not blog worthy. One of my friends advised me to start with a sponge cake and nothing too complicated. Seems like a sensible idea. Might do that. I will be a little busy for the next 2 months. So you may not see many posts from me. I will surely try and do some baking may be in April or May.

Anyways, with the fear of oven, I did not want to make anything in it. But when I saw 2 bloggers Julie and Smita make Dil Khush this week, I was drooling. Though it says in the internet that it is famous in Kerala, I have never tasted Dil Khush in Kerala. My only time eating it was at an aunt's place in Chennai, a distant relative of ours when I was little. My cousin went out and got all of us this warm bread based dessert from a bakery. Though I do not remember it too well, it lingered in the back of my mind. I am sure it looked a lot like how Julie has made it.

Now, as you know, I will not bake now. At least not another adventure. So I decided to make it with pastry sheets, keeping the filling the same. As luck would have it, I was buying pastry sheets in UK for the first time and came home with Filo sheets instead. They looked the same in the cover for me. When I got home, it was not what i expected to see. But I decided not to be deterred by it.

Now off to the recipe



Ingredients (Makes 4 pieces)

Filo Sheets 2
Coconut 1/4 cup
Fruit Mix (i used a mix of raisins, currants, orange peal, lemon peal etc - a dry fruit pack I got in store). Ideally it should be tutti fruity. 1/4 cup
Almonds 1 tsp
Cashews 1 tbsp
Sugar 2 tbsp
Butter melted 2 tbsp for brushing

Method of Preparation

1. Mix together the coconut, dry fruit mix, almonds, cashews and sugar in a bowl and keep aside.

2. Pre heat the oven to 175C/350F.

3. Cut each sheet into half and add 2 tbsp of the above mix. Fold into rectangles like a puffs. If it were pastry puffs, I would have just folded and sealed the edges.

4. Set into on a baking tray. Spread a little butter on the top with a pastry brush

5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes till it is golden on the top.

Cool and serve. I was so excited yesterday when my husband came home, tasted it and said it was too good. We all really enjoyed it. Dil Khush!!!

14 comments:

  1. Congrats thats a grt achievement.. and very yummy looking fruitty dish..

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  2. Congrats Roshni,wishing more and more milestone like this..Omg, wat a stunning and super tempting dil khush, looks absolutely divine..

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  3. Congrats Roshni. I could feel across your enthusiasm. last click is just toooo much. Feel like making a grab.

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  4. congrats dear.......yummy snack..luvd ur twist.... will try it......

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  5. Congratzzzz dear!!!!!
    Such an irresistable snack!!!!!
    Bookmarked!!!

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  6. This recipe is so good...Mouthwatering Dear..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congrats Roshni..Very short span to reach 100 posts,great work!!
    dilkhush looks lovely..

    Erivum Puliyum

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  8. Liked ur sweet version of this rolls

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  9. Congrats on your first century and wish u many more such milestones...Dilkush looks so tempting, great clicks dear!!
    Spicy Treats
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  10. 75 days of blogging and already reached 100 posts! That's really good! It took me a year to reach my 100th post :( Wishing you many more such milestones.
    A sweet to celebrate the ocassion

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  11. Looks so tempting! Congrats on completing 100 posts in 75 days!

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  12. Roshni, Congratulations & very glad you are here!!! Wishing you many more milestones to come!!!!

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  13. Dilkush looks so tempting, great clicks dear!!loved it

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  14. Hi Roshni
    Luvd ur snack...A shud try recipe...
    Plz visit my blog http://fabusrelish.blogspot.in/

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