The other day i saw these chocolate panettones baked in folded paper cases on wild yeast blog.
I just love handmade stuff and i knew i had make these cute lil baskets.You can find  detailed instructions on how to make these origami baskets here.

I used 13 cms x 20 cms baking paper.

Firstly mark the center of the longer side ( at 10 cms)(you can also mark the center of the shorter side and continue with the rest of the steps to make a longer basket)

Fold the two sides towards the marked center point.

Fold the corners(as shown in the picture) towards the center,leaving almost 1 cms from the center line.

Repeat this for all the 4 corners as shown in the picture.

Now fold each 1cms flap upwards .

Press the side to form a sharp corner after insert your thumb into a corner as a guide.

Repeat this with the rest of the corners.

I used these baskets to make egg less carrot cake !! They make perfect christmas/new year gifts!!!

Sending this to Tutorial Tuesday event at Hope studios


some of my favorite breakfast nooks....

image source-bhg,southern living, David wakely


  1. IngredientsBasmati rice- 1 cup
  2. Water 2 1/4 cups
  3. Onion chopped- 1 small
  4. Green chillies - 1 nos
  5. Ginger- 1 piece
  6. Garlic -2 or 3 cloves
  7. Green peas-3/4 cup
  8. Carrots and green beans cubed- 1 1/4 cup
  9. Corriander leaves chopped -1 handful
  10. Ghee/oil-2 to 3 tbl spoon
  11. Cinnamon stick- 2 nos
  12. Cardamom- 2 no
  13. Star anise - 2 nos
  14. Cloves-6 nos
  15. Bay leaves- 2 small
  16. cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  17. Salt

  • Heat ghee/oil ,add cumin seeds and let it splutter,add all of the whole spices and roast till the aroma is released.
  • Add chopped onions and saute till transparent ,now add the crushed green chillies,ginger and garlic and cook till the raw smell leaves.
  • Add the chopped vegetables ,and green peas and fry for few minutes.
  • Now add the washed and drained rice and fry for few minutes.
  • Pour two cups of water,add salt to taste .
  • Add the corriander leaves.
  • Cover the pan and cook till the rice is done.

Serve with raitha and pickle.

Christmas Time

yeahh....At Last ..i did make a card...after a very long time.

mmm....today I really wanted to do something creative thatz when i saw this blog'cute card thursday' ,it is basically a card making challenge blog.The basic sketch is already there so the only thing that i had to do is .....Play with designs....
'nd im happy with the way it came out.