Light up this Diwali with an edible Diya, made from Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Mix. Get the whole family involved and celebrate a #PillsburyWaliDiwali!
Miss P has a LOT of friends in our apartment and they have quick get-togethers quite frequently! Come holidays, we have 5-10 girls at our home at any time and invariably one of them will quip –
“Aunty, can we have something to eat, please? “
My biggest challenge during such times is putting together something that a) Fussy Kids will love b) is kid-friendly, c) is healthy, & d) does not take too much time to make.
So, when the kids decided to hold the Book Club at our home, I was wondering what should I make? Since Diwali is just around the corner, I decided to try a little experiment.
On my last supermarket visit, I had brought home a couple of packs of Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Mix. It was something that we had tried before, and I remember the Pillsbury mix was super easy to make.
Yes! I was going to unleash my creativity and make a Choco Idli Cake Diya – after all, Diwali is in the air! Miss P loved the idea and offered to help, and so our experiment began.
Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Diya
Here’s what you’ll need for the Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Diya:
- Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Mix – 1 Pack [ Makes about 8 Idli Cake Diyas]
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil,
- 80 ml Milk
- Cookie Cutters
- Icing Sugar
- Yellow Gel Food Color
Making the Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Diya
Start by making the Choco Chip Idli Cakes according to the instructions on the pack. Pour the contents of the pack into a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of Oil and 80 ml of milk. Mix well. Now grease the Idli stand and steam the Choco Idli cakes for 30 minutes.
While the Idli Cakes cooked, we had fun licking the bowl clean. Yum!
Once cooled, cut out a crescent moon shaped piece out of the Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake using a circle cookie cutter. This will form the base of the Diya and its flame.Using a skewer or a toothpick slowly pass the pointed edge through the Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Diya and Flame to hold them in place. They Diyas are now ready to eat.
To add some color, we made a simple Icing Sugar + milk + Yellow Food Color glaze that we used to decorate the flame.
Miss P further added some Sprinkles and white icing dots. I personally think the Pillsbury Choco Spread Masti Pack would be a great help in decorating, especially since it’s easy enough for kids to use.
I must say, we were pretty impressed at how gorgeous our Edible Diya looked!
Miss P’s friends arrived, ready to read, and have fun, and the little hostess couldn’t wait to present the fruits of her hard work. As expected, her friends went ‘Wow!!’ as soon as they saw the Diya-shaped Idli cakes and I could see that Miss P was mighty pleased with herself!
They sat down to decorate & eat their own Pillsbury Choco Chip Idli Cake Diyas. All the creations were finished off in no time, and Miss P was soon in the kitchen, asking for seconds!
I think I’m all set for this Diwali – as long as I have a few packs of Pillsbury’s Choco Chip Idli Cake mixes in my kitchen cabinet!
Give your sweets a #PillsburyWaliDiwali twist with Pillsbury’s 3-Step Choco Chip Idli Cake recipe.