Jun 30, 2011

Matar Cabbage(Cabbage with Peas) - Jain Style

Matar Cabbage
Today I am in a mood to post lots of side dish recipes..I have already posted Indian Style Stir-Fry Mushrooms and this is another quick side dish recipe..I made this dish from top to bottom in just 15 min.Cabbage is one of the under estimated vegetable in the world,Many people hate cabbage and they never use it ..Cabbage has lots of health benefits in it..It is good for people who are in diet..Usually in south India,cabbage is cooked with lots of coconut in it.I hate that kind of dish..So I made this dish last week and when I tasted it it was so yummy and moreover it doesnot tasted like cabbage..My entire family digged into this dish and finished it within a few minutes..This goes perfectly with rice and dal or any gravies..This dish is modified from Manjula’s Kitchen..Give this dish a try and let me know what you think..

Indian Style Stir-Fry Mushroom

Stir-Fry Mushrooms
A simple stir fry dish that goes perfect with rice or roti..This recipe is modified from My spicy Kitchen.It can be made with in 10-15 min..A fantastic dish for all mushroom lovers..This recipe goes to the event "Dish it out with Mushrooms and Onions" hosted by Kalyani from What's Cooking..This event is originally started by Vardhini..So go ahead and give this dish a try and let me know what you think..

Jun 29, 2011

Aloo Bonda / Urulai Kilangu Bonda / Fried Potato Dumplings

Hai Guys..Today I want to share with you about one of my new friend. Her name is Arthy(yes...she has my name too..)..She is my one of my friend’s friend.Somehow she got my number and called me today..She was really excited about my blog and told me that she go through my blog for hours.We actually had a good conversation for a few minutes...She has a really cute kid named Varsha(She look really cute na)I am really happy about her call..These kind of sweet words make us more happy and motivated RIGHT!!!So Thankyou so much Arthy for you call and keep checking my blog for more recipes..

Jun 28, 2011

Masala Buns(Spicy Potatoes Stuffed Buns)

Masala Buns
I made this last week and it was a huge hit in my family,Everyone liked it so much..I will surely make this again..The dough for this recipe is the basic pizza dough recipe that I have already posted in my blog..Check this link for the recipe,Do the dough exactly same way.. This buns will be great for a picnic,since it is less messy and basically it is very simple to make..Infact you could put any filling in this.

Jun 27, 2011

Patty Peas Burger

Patty Peas Burger
This is a healthy burger recipe...I used frozen peas in this,but you could use fresh peas also..You could have the fried pattice all by itself like a peas tikki...But I put it inside a burger so that it make a filling meal for a picnic...

Jun 26, 2011

Aloo Panner Kulcha

Aloo Paneer Kulcha
I made this dish for dinner yesterday and I gotta tell you this, It was so soft and just melts in your mouth..Since I added potatoes in the dough it was so soft,but this is entirely optional..i used paneer in the filling,but you could use tofu also..This is a thick kind of paratha so you don’t have to use a rolling pin for rolling this,just press the dough with your hands...This is perfect for lunch box for kids,since they love paneer and potatoes..Please try this and let me know what you think..

Paneer Cooked in Cashew Sauce / Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer
This is a perfect dish for parties,since it is so rich and creamy..This dish goes perfectly well with naan or rotis..I served it with plain rice..This dish is modified from showmethecurry.com..Please give this dish a try and let me know what you think..

Potato Latkes Burger with Coleslaw

Potato Latkes Burger
This is a simple snack..Usually they add egg in  potato latkes,but I made it without eggs and it was so crispy and yummy..i will make the traditional latkes with egg and post in another post..This is usually served as a snack,but I put it inside some burger buns and topped it with coleslaw,so you can take it to office or picnic..It will be a filling meal all by itself..The coleslaw I made is very simple..Usually they use raw cabbage and carrot in coleslaw..Somehow I don’t like the raw taste of it ,so I just blanched it in hot water and used..

Jun 25, 2011

Herb Crusted Tofu Burger

Herb Crusted Tofu burger
I made this burger for lunch today and it was so yummy.It has high amount of protein in it and it was a filling meal by itself..The marination for the tofu worked so well ,since the tofu is bland, it absorbed all the acidic marination and came out so flavourful..It you want it to be much healthier,you could add lettuce leaves,onion and tomato slices to it...But I kept it plain and simple..You could even substitute tofu with paneer also.You could also add some chopped coriander/mint/basil to the breadcrumbs..

Eggless Chewy Chocolate Oats bar

Chewy Chocolate Oats Bar
Hai friends..Hope everyone is enjoying a great weekend..Today I made Chocolate peanut butter bars and it came so perfect and delicious..I will post the recipe tomorrow..Today’s recipe is gonna be Chocolate Oats Bar..I made this last weekend and it was really chewy and perfect.This is a healthy kind of Granola Bars..It is low fat too,since no butter is used.The cool thing is,it has no eggs in it..So my vegetarian friends can enjoy this too..This is pretty simple and quick to make..I have to tell you one thing,I made this bar little bit thicker,so it took a lot of time to cook...I advise you to make it thinner in a big tray..

Jun 24, 2011

Chicken Kathi Rolls

Chicken Kathi Rolls
Hai Friends hope every one is planning for a great weekend..This is a famous street food item in Mumbai..And it works great for a picnic,Since it becomes handy and filling meal.If you are a vegetarian,instead of chicken you could do this with tofu,paneer or mushrooms..

Jun 23, 2011

Aloo Tikki Burger

Aloo Tikki Burger
Hai Guys..I have a good news for you..My dearest friend Jafrin is getting married by next Saturday..I am really excited about that,I feel that everything happens so quickly,but as you know time runs so fast.I always pray god that she must get all the happiness in the world and enjoy every second of her life..Wish you a Happy Married Life Jappy...

Jun 22, 2011

Green Bell Pepper Chutney / Capsicum Chutney

Capsicum Chutney
Today is the last day in Blogging marathon..Srivalli made a exiting theme for today, she paired up two bloggers who had participated in this marathon.Each one should cook a dish from the other blogger recipes..I have been paired with Usha from MySpicyKitchen.. I searched her blog and found this amazing chutney recipe.. So I decided to make that..She used red bell pepper and tomatoes in her dish,I couldn’t find that colour capsicum over here,so I used green capsicum..And I also planned to keep this chutney green so I replaced the tomatoes with tamarind. I also used some coriander leaves to brighten up the chutney..I love a little sweet taste coming from this chutney,so I added a tiny bit of sugar..At last this dish came out perfect..I enjoyed this with Dosa..This weeks marathon ends by today..From tomorrow onwards I am in another exiting theme..So keep checking it out..

Jun 21, 2011

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

Mexican Scrambled Eggs
This is a simple and quick mexican brunch dish or even you can have it as a breakfast..This is one of nigella’s recipe..She made this and it was so perfect looking eggs..So I thought I could share that recipe with you in this blogging marathon...It hardly took me 5 min to finish this dish..I used the flour tortilla which I made before..If you need recipe for homemade tortilla please check this..I used capsicum in this but if you don’t have that you could skip that..If you like your scrambled eggs spicy throw some chopped green chillies,that will give a nice kick to this dish....

Jun 20, 2011

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza
Hope everyone had a great weekend..Today I made mexican pizza which was quite different from normal pizza,because it has a layer of refried beans in it and also this pizza is made with homemade flour tortilla instead of pizza crust and also instead of pizza sauce I used Mexican salsa..You can check the  refried beans , homemade tortilla  and Mexican Salsa recipes by clicking the hyperlink over the recipe name. This recipe is modified from Super Veggie Delight..In the original recipe she mixed taco seasonings in the refried beans mixture...I couldn’t find that seasoning mix here,so I mixed tomato ketchup and cheese with it..

Jun 19, 2011

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe / How to Make Pizza Dough from Scratch

This is a basic pizza dough that is used to make all kinds of stuff like buns,pizzas,calzones and many more..I am planning to post so many recipes that calls for this dough,so I thought of posting this dough recipe as a separate post..Today I made some nice masala buns..I will post that recipe tomorrow...So please try this and let me know what you think..

Mexican Rice/Spanish Rice

Mexican Rice
A Mexican Rice dish that is perfect for Mexican inspired lunch..This is also known as Spanish rice in US..Traditionally this is served as a side dish for any Mexican food..But I made this as a main dish for today’s lunch...

Jun 18, 2011

Vegetarian Quesadillas

Vegetarian Quesadillas
This is a Mexican dish that is filled with cheese and other stuff..I made vegetarian style.But if you want to make in non vegetarian by adding a slice of ham or chicken and do exatly the same..If you have a grill pan you will lovely char lines in it..

Jun 17, 2011

Coconut Honey Fudge Cake / Coconut Honey Pudding

Honey Cake
I want to try this cake for so long.This cake is drenched in a honey syrup which was mouth watering...you could add any nuts as you wish..Try this and let me know how it came.

Vegetarian Fajitas

Vegetarian Fajitas
This is another popular mexican dish...Very easy to make and yummy to eat.I made this dish completely vegetarian,but you could add some thinly sliced chicken or beef in the marinate and fry it along with the veggies.You could use some zuchinni and eggplant in this..This is a great packed lunch,you could roll it in some foil and take it for lunch to office or school..

Jun 16, 2011

Homemade Flour Tortilla

Flour Tortillas
Hai guys welcome to another wonderful Blogging Marathan Sixth Edition.I am going to cook under the theme “Regional Special” this week..And I am gonna do dishes from the place “MEXICO”..I love Mexican food a lot..I am going do many authentic dishes from mexico throughout this week.So please check it...Today I am gonna post three basic recipes of mexico,they are Tortillas , Salsa and Refried beans..These are the important dishes in their cuisine and it is basic for so many Mexican dishes...Tortilla is a mexican flat bread which is their staple.. You can find this in every grocery store..but this is so easy to make from scratch and also you can store this fridge or freezer for  a long period of time... .

Mexican Salsa

Mexican Salsa with Homemade Tortilla chips
 Chips and Salsa is possibly the cutest combination in food..I love it any time of the day..This is indeed very healthy dish too..But it is terribly easy to make..I served this with Homemade Baked Tortilla chips..This chips is very easy to make,Take out some homemade tortilla’s(click here for recipe) and cut into wedges...Drizzle it with oil,salt,pepper and bake it in a very very hot oven till crispy (keep a eye on it,it will get burned soon),Take it out and let it cool completely before serving..You could also serve this with refried beans(check this for recipe)... .

Mexican Refried Beans

Mexican Refried Beans
This is ultimate recipe for most mexican dishes like tacos,fajitas,mexican pizza and many more(Don’t worry I am gonna post all recipe soon)..This is really a healthy dip to have with chips and also a healthy spread for sandwich,rolls etc...The original recipe calls for pinto beans but you could also make it with kidney beans..The flavouring I added is basic ingrediants,but you could add onion powder,garlic powder and your favorite seasonings...

Jun 15, 2011

Kadai Paneer (Paneer and Capsicum cooked in a Tomato sauce)

Kadai Paneer
This is a quick dish that can be prepared within 15 min..I know that everyone loves paneer,I love it so much..I love to try out new recipes out of paneer..In my blog you could see so many recipes made out of  paneer..Check this..I served this with Homemade Tortilla’s(will post recipe tomorrow)..This recipe is modified from Manjula’s Kitchen..Please give this dish a try and let me know what you think..

Jun 14, 2011

Broccoli Fried Rice

Broccoli Fried rice
A simple fried rice that uses broccoli in it.This is a perfect lunch box dish..This goes to the event “Healthy Lunchbox Ideas” with the theme “Broccoli..This is originally started by kalyani from what’s cooking...This month the event is hosted by vardhini..Broccoli is colourful vegetable packed full of nutrients..I served this with Thai Sticky Chicken..Hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..

Ginger Pickle

Ginger Pickle
A yummy pickle recipe that goes perfect with curd rice or roti..This pickle has a slight sweet and sour taste to it which was perfect..This is modified from Vahrehvah.com..Please try this and let me know what you think..

Jun 13, 2011

Rustic Apple Pie with Homemade ShortCrust Pastry

Apple Pie
This is a yummiest dish ever...This dish calls for shortcrust pastry,if you don’t know how to make please check this...Try to use crunchy apple for this and you could also add some nutmeg in this..It gives a nice flavour..And also you could skip the normal sugar with brown sugar for lovely colour and sticky texture..So hope you all give this a try and let me know what you think..

Basic Shortcrust Pastry Recipe / How to Make Shortcrust Pastry Dough without Eggs

This is one of basic dough for many recipes like Pies,Quiche,Tarts and many more..So I am giving you a step by step detailed recipe for this..The main thing you should know is use half the amount of butter for flour..and also try to use ice cold water for making the dough..This dough has a little more sugar,this dough is best for making sweet filling pies or any sweet preparations..If you are making it for savories please don't use the sugar...

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Oven Roasted Thai Sticky Chicken

Thai Sticky Chicken with Sticky Sauce
As you know I love thai food a lot...I made a Thai Vegetable Red Curry,and it turned out great...This one is another one to add in the thai recipe list....Its sweet,sticky and yummy..I roasted this chicken last week... It was a real hit with the family...I recommend you guys to give it a try..This is one of rachael allen’s recipe.. The original recipe calls for fish sauce and brown sugar,but I don’t have any of that so I used soya sauce and honey..This gives the same flavour and taste to it..Please give this a go and let me know what you think..

Jun 12, 2011

Sweet Corn Soup

Sweet corn Soup
This is one of the soup that I usually order when I go to any restaurants..Sweet corn and Hot and sour soups are my favorite soups...This is a heart healthy soup and really delicious..If you are pure vegetarian,you could skip the chicken in this dish and make it only with vegetables...and also you could substitute chicken stock with vegetable stock or water...Usually they use cream style sweetcorn for this soup,since I don’t have that I just pureed fresh sweetcorn kernels by adding some water...This is so much healthy and easy too...This don’t make any difference in taste..The best complements for this dish is chilli vinegar,for making it chop up some chillies and put them in a cup of vinegar..You could store this in fridge and use it as a complement for any Chinese dish.

Baby corn Masala

Baby corn Masala
A simple yet quick dish to make...This goes well with roti or rice...I served it with garlic rice and sweet and sour tofu..it tasted awesome.. Please try this and let me know what you think

Tomato Thokku

Tomato thokku
This is perfect with curd rice..You can store it for so many days..i would advise to store this in fridge and use it...Please try this and let me know what you think..

Garlic Rice Recipe and a Giveaway Winner

Garlic Rice
I love garlic in anything...This dish is one of the best dish of mine..This is one of the most simplest yet flavourful rice preparation...I served this with Sweet and Sour Tofu.. Give this dish a try and let me know what you think...

Jun 11, 2011

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Sweet and Sour Tofu
A Chinese vegetarian dish that goes extremely well with steamed rice...I served this with Garlic rice and Babycorn masala(will post recipe soon).This dish is so healthy because you all know that Tofu is packed full of protein..

Jun 10, 2011

Rice Kheer(Sweet Rice Pudding)

Rice Kheer

This is a sweet dish of Rajasthan...This dish is best served chilled.It has lot of nuts and has a lovely rose flavour to it..This is the perfect way to finish a typical rajasthani thali meals.. This is my Fifth dish for that event,I am finishing this with a  sweet rice kheer...Check out my other Rajasthani recipes Onion Subzi, Gatte ki Subzi, Panch mela dal, Rajasthani Potato Curry ...Please try this and let me know what you think...

Iced Orange Cake (Moist Orange Cake with Citrus Orange Icing)

Iced Orange Cake
I made this cake last weekend and it came out so moist and soft.The orange flavour just lifted up the cake and the aroma of the cake was so good. I had a small piece left over and I tasted it the next day and it was so yummy,This cake get better the next day.The icing I made is a simple orange icing which was yummy,but you could make any icing you want.Since the cake has orange zest and orange juice it keeps well for 3-4 days..This is one of Rachael Allen’s recipe..I added some orange juice into it...You could even add some nuts in this..
Please try this dish and tell me how it came..

Jun 9, 2011

Rajasthani Potato Curry

Rajasthani Potato Curry
 Hai guys...This week was a really sad one for me..Last Monday my sweet doggy joe was not well,it started bleeding from its nose,I was so scared of that I took it to a hospital and the doctor was so sweet,he gave proper and caring treatment and the bleeding stopped today and it was really active now..I am really happy...Thank GodJ
Todays dish is gonna Rajasthani potato curry...A simple yet delicious potato curry.Check out my other recipe Onion Subzi, Gatte ki Subzi, Panch mela dal recipe ...Please try this and let me know what you think...

Panchmela Dal Recipe

 This is a five dal combined dish,very healthy,but very tasty.. Actually you could add any dals you wish..This recipe is from Showmethecurry.com..I send this recipe to “Flavours of Rajasthan” Event guest hosted by Sonal Agarwal from Palate Corner.This event was originally started by Nayna from Simply Food..This is my Third dish for that event,Check out the Onion Subzi recipe and Gatte ki Subzi recipe ...Please try this and let me know what you think...

Jun 8, 2011

Vathakulambu(Spicy Tamarind Gravy)

This is my mums favorite dish.She loves this any time of the day,actually when  I make this dish,what she usually do is,she keep this in the fridge and have it for atleast a few days..As you can see the colour of the dish came from kashmiri dry red chillies which has less spice but more colour.Traditionally a ingredient called chundakkai is used...If you can’t find it you could simply leave it. This vegetable can be found fresh in certain super markets..When I made this dish I forgot to add pepper,so please don’t be like me...I served this with capsicum dal and steamed rice...I hope you all will give it a try and let me know what you think...

Jun 7, 2011

Gatte Ki subzi(Besan Dumplings in a Tangy Yoghurt Sauce)

Gatte Ki Subzi
This is a typical rajasthani subzi dish that goes well with roti or rice...The consistency of the gravy can be adjusted as per your taste,you could make it thinner or thicker as per your wish.. This recipe is modified from showmethecurry.com. Please try this and let me know what you think...

Toor Dal Kofta Recipe

Toor Dal Kofta
This is a different type of vada preparation,Usually they make vada with channa dal.but I tried with toor dal and it came out great.Adding of baking powder make this more soft and crispy.Please try this and let me know what you think...

Jun 6, 2011

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken with Steamed Rice
This is a popular chinese dish that can be made within 30 min.It has a lovely orange flavour and taste in it..Crispy chicken pieces that are glazed with a sweet orange sauce..YUM YUM...This dish is mild in taste and it has a little sweet taste to it,which was perfect...When I came across this recipe,I thought “What orange in a chicken curry?That must be ridiculous..but once I made this dish,I was completely shut off...This dish tempted me to cook more chinese food like Lemon chicken,Sweet and Sour Chicken,Hot and Spicy Chicken...I will surely make these soon and post it..I beg you all to try this dish and please tell me how it came...

Jun 5, 2011

Almond Chocolate Bar

Almond Chocolate Bar
I waited for so many days to make this and today I made it..It came exactly how I wanted it to turn out..Original recipe calls for walnuts but I used cashew and almond and still it came so yummy...The bars were crisp on the bottom and extremely chocolaty over the top...If you have some dark chocolate chips,you could skip the cocoa and add that too..This recipe is modified from Yummy O Yummy Blog..So please try this and let me know what you think..

Onion Subzi(Kande Ki Subzi)

Onion Subzi
Rajasthan is a beautiful place with a wonderful cuisine...Mostly rajasthan food is vegetarian..Today I made a typical Rajasthani thali meals with Rice,Roti,Onion subzi,Gatte ki subzi,Rajasthani potato curry,Panchmela dal..How cool is that..(Check picture below..Will post every recipe over the coming weeks)...A typical Rajasthani dish where onions are cooked in a spicy yoghurt mixture.This is a easy subzi that calls for only one ingredient that is ONION...It is a great side dish for chappati and rice. Dont chop the onions so small,you want it in big pieces,so that the onions wont melt away in the curry.Please try this and let me know what you think...

Jun 4, 2011

15 Minutes Egg Curry

15 Min Egg Curry

This is my second version of egg curry..My another version is a kind of party dish,it is creamy and rich and so yummy...This is a quick dish that you can make in no time..I served this with Aloo paratha....You could serve this with rice or plain roti...So please try this and let me know what you think...

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha with Pickle Raita
This is a soft yummy paratha dish that is many of us favorite..I have my own way of making it..I love a lot of stuffing inside the paratha,so I usually make the potato ball a little bigger than the dough.And also I add some chat masala in the filling which makes the filling more tasty..The best combination for this is pickle raita.It is not a big deal to make..Just take some mango pickle and mix it with thick curd,that’s it pickle raita is ready...Main step in this dish is please try to marinate the dough for 15 min,this what makes the paratha soft and easy to roll...I served this with “15 min egg curry” (will post recipe soon)  and pickle raita..So please try this and let me know what you think.

Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich
Hai friends....I am having a  great weekend..I made Orange cake today and it came so yummy..Will post the recipe this evening.Todays recipe is gonna be Chicken Sandwich...This is one version of making this..I will post the other version of chicken sandwich soon..This is a creamy and mild chicken sandwich.This is a easy kids sandwich..Just mix everything up and stuff inside slices...So hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..

Jun 3, 2011

Almond Cookies / Badam Cookies

Almond Cookies with a cup of hot milk..
 Hai friends,Hope everyone is planning for a great weekend..I have planned to cook some dishes and also to do a little baking...I have planned to bake a special stuff ,which I wanted to try for so many days..Todays recipe is gonna be the most simplest cookie in the world ...This is a easiest cookies that can be made by anyone..Perfect with  a cup of tea or milk..You could add entirely badam powder in this,but I added a combo of badam and cashew powder..Make sure that the egg you use came straight out of fridge,that what make this cookies so crispy...Make this humble cookies and let me know how it came out..Happy Weekend:)

Jun 2, 2011

Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop
Hai Friends I want to share something with you..My blogger friends kalyani from What’s Cooking and Srivalli from Cooking 4 all seasons hosted events in their blog..i send some of my recipes to them and they have made a round up for those recipes..You can find varieties of recipes that you can cook for Breakfast and recipes using Methi leaves..

Jun 1, 2011

Gujarati Potato Fry with Cashewnuts

Gujarati Potatoes Fry with Cashewnuts
 I love gujarati food so much,they have lots of flavours in their dishes..I am planning to try out lot of gujarati dishes soon...So keep checking out...This dish is one of  Anjum Anand recipe from her book Anjum’s New Indian..This is perfect for a quick snack or a side dish for any meal...The key thing in this dish is when you fry the potatoes you want it to be so crispy so I fried it twice..When I fried first I used low heat so that the potatoes cook from inside..Then increase the heat to a high and fry it again,so that the potatoes gets its maximum crispness..