Jul 31, 2011

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

A simple yet wonderful icing that go on with lots of your cakes and cupcakes...This is a basic icing so I am giving it as a separate post..I recommend you to add honey in this frosting because that gives you the glossy effect,you could also add cornsyrup in this..You could make this icing and set this in fridge,but take it out of the fridge a couple hours ago before you frost any cakes...Hope you all learnt a good icing recipe now,so wait for my cakes and cupcake recipe that calls for this...

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Mysore Bonda

Mysore Bondas with Sambar
Hai Friends,Hope you are enjoying your weekend a lot..Today I made Keralan Fish fry for lunch and had it with rice,It was heavenly..And also I baked some Oreo Chocolate Chips cookies which came out so good and I couldn’t stop myself from eating everything..Today’s recipe is a famous recipe from the city mysore(hence the name)..If you crave for some deep fried quick snack on a rainy day,this is the one...Yes you could make it within 10 minutes..You could even add some grated carrots and onions to this...even many people add grated coconut in this,but I made this simple...Still it came out so good..So please try this and let me know what you think...

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Jul 30, 2011

Crustless Pizza (Yummy Pizza in less than 30 min)

Crustless Pizza
I love pizza anytime...I know who don’t like pizza right...The only thing that stops me is the making of dough,because it takes so much time to make it...This pizza is the answer for that..Because you could have pizza day or night within 30 mins...Yes is that wonderful...This recipe is one of nigella’s recipe,she used eggs in the batter,but I made this completely vegetarian...And also I added some extra special thing in this to make it so tasty and believe it or not it taste more or less like the pizza which we make using dough..Infact you could add any filing as you like...So why are you waiting just try this now and let me know what you feel...

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Jul 29, 2011

Missi Roti (Spicy Gram Flour Roti)

Missi Roti
Hai Guys...Hope you all are getting ready to enjoy and glorious weekend..Today is the last day in Blogging Marathan,Yes it came to a end so soon...I am posting this recipe for the last day in BM...This recipe is from “Nita Mehta’s Dal and Roti” Cookbook...You could buy this from here or here....This is recipe is so easy to prepare and it tastes quite good...The cool thing about this dish is you don’t need any side dish..You can have it as it is...But I went a step further and enjoyed this with papad ki subzi...
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Jul 28, 2011

Fluffy Egg Omlette with Chicken Sausage Filling

Fluffy Egg Omlette with Chicken Sausage Filling

This is a great filling dish for kids...This is best for breakfast and very healthy too...I can promise that kids love this...This recipe is one of Lekshmi Nair’s recipe..It is quite easy to do..Hope you all will give it a try and let tell me how it came..

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White Chocolate & Raisan Cookies

White Chocolate & Raisan Cookies
Hai Friends,This recipe is one of the kitchen goddess Nigella Lawson’s  recipe from her cookbook “ Nigella Christmas” .If you want to buy this book you could check here or here. She used dried cranberry in her recipe,I could n’t find that here...So I substituted it with raisins and it worked pretty well.This is completely a easy and cheap cookie recipe..With this amount of ingrediants you could easily get 27-30 cookies..I hope you all will give it a try and let me know what you think..BTW I have posted my cute doggy’s video in my you tube channel...

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Jul 27, 2011

Rajma Curry ( Kidney Beans Gravy )

Rajma Curry
Hai Guys...Just now posted the ShortBread Cookie recipe that I made for the contest by Women’s Web...This is a recipe is taken not from a actual cookbook,it is from a small book that comes with a magazine named as “Aval Vikadan”..Each issue has a small book that consist of 30 recipes of the same theme(like 30 dosas or 30 idlis)..I modified this recipe from that mini cookbook...I served this dish with flaky paratha...  Go ahead and make this dish and tell me how it turned out..
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ShortBread Cookies

ShortBread Cookies
Hai Guys..This is a dish which I made specially for the contest “ Cooking is Child’s Play” in Women’s Web...Since I don’t have any kids,I made this with my little sister....I waited for such a long time to make this one,and as soon as I saw the contest,I thought this one will be the right recipe for the theme and immediately I made it.....Please wish me to win this contest...This is a great cookie dish that can be cooked with your kid..Probably you could make the dough and leave the cutting of the cookie job to your kids,They will Love it..Infact you could use any funny shape by using different cutters...It takes very little time to bake and make..It just melts in your mouth when you bite into it..So make this cookie and let me know what you think..

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Jul 26, 2011

Bengali Yogurt Fish Curry

Bengali Yogurt Fish Curry
Hai Guys...I think everyone had a great day.. Hope you all remember the story which I told to you about the cake which I baked for my little sister’s friend birthday(To know about the entire story click here)... Today my other sister asked for another one cake to bake for her friend birthday(he he).I told her OK I WILL DO THAT...What to do!!! Duty of a caring elder sister..So I am baking a Lemon Cake with Chocolate Frosting(Yum Yum Right)..Don’t worry will post the recipe soon...The cake is in the oven and the lovely lemon aroma fills the entire house...

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Jul 25, 2011

Stuffed Potato Rolls

Stuffed Potato Rolls

Hai Friends,Hope everyone had a great weekend..I too enjoyed my weekend a lot..Yesterday one of my sister from US came to our house with her kids..They were so lovely..I made a huge pizza and rawa upma..They all liked it so much and finished the entire pizza in minutes....Check their photos here,here,herehere... and

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Jul 24, 2011

Coffee Cake with Whipped Cream Icing

Coffee cake with whipped cream icing
I had a huge carton of whipping cream stayed in my fridge for more than a month,I was thinking of a recipe to use that suff...Then one fineday my little sister came home and told me “Akka,my best friend birthday is tomorrow...Will you bake me a cake for her,Please” ..How can I say no to her...Walla!!! I remembered the whipping cream and thought of making some cake with a whipped cream icing on it..So I searched and found out this coffee cake..I modified it slightly and made it..And my sis was really happy about this cake and they had a wonderful surprise party for her friend..Making others happy,makes us happy right!!..I made a small cake,I recommend you all to double this recipe..So hope you all give this a try and let me know what you think..

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Goa Chicken Curry

Goa Chicken Curry
This dish is a typical Goa Chicken Curry...Tender chickens is cooked in a spicy tangy spice paste..While frying onions and tomatoes,please make sure that the tomatoes gets mushy and completely disintegrated,this what gives the lovely saucy curry....This recipe is modified from “Anjum’s New Indian” cookbook..You could buy it here or here...I served this dish with Aromatic Rice pilaf...
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Jul 23, 2011

Mini Paneer Tart (Cottage Cheese Mini Tart)

Mini Paneer Tart
Hai Friends..Todays recipe is gonna be a micro mini tart..The things which you need to make this tart is basic short crust pastry..I have the recipe here,check out this link for recipe...But make sure that you leave out the sugar while making the pastry dough..I stuffed my tart with panner,but you could do any filling as you wish...I baked this tart in mini tart mould ,they are readily available in all super markets,But if you couldn’t find that you could use muffin trays or any small bowls...And even you can bake this as a big tart tin and slice into wedges and serve...So please make this and let me know what you think..

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Aromatic Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf with Goan Chicken Curry
Hai Friends Hope you all enjoying ur weekends..Today I am in a mood of baking cookies,so I have planned to bake Oreo Chocolate Chip cookies and M&M Cookies..Very Tempting Right..I will let you know how it turned out..Coming back to Blogging Marathan..BM Group 1 came to an end..From today onwards I am gonna do BM Group 2 the theme is “Cooking from a Cookbook”...Before going to the recipe I like to show you my cookbook collections..I have recently started collecting cookbook and I have quite a few cookbooks(Click this)..

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Jul 22, 2011

Chicken Rendang

Chicken Rendang
Hai Friends hope everyone had a wonderful time doing Blogging marathon..I couldn’t believe that it came to a end so soon..From tomorrow onwards I am in another theme..Hope you all enjoyed all the malaysian recipes I posted this week(Check this link for recipes)..To finish this theme,I am gonna post two recipes today..So check it out..

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Malaysian Mango Salad - Summer Special Recipes

Malaysian Mango salad
A simple refreshing salad best for summer..This salad has a little bit of kick to it because of the sambal we add into this..This dish gets its malaysian flavour by the addition of sambal to this..Please check my Nasi lemak for the sambal recipe..So go ahead and make this dish and tell me how it turned out..
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Jul 21, 2011

Sayur Lodeh(Veggies cooked in a Light Coconut Broth)

Veggies cooked in a Light Coconut Broth
Hai Friends,Hope everyone had a great day..Yesterday I had a lovely chat with one of my new friend named Archana..She told me that she like my blog so much and she made the stir-fry mushroom dish from my blog and it came out so good.She also send me some photos of the dishes she made..I like to share it with you so please check this,this,this.. Thanks Archana for your lovely mail and chat..Always stay in touch..

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Jul 20, 2011

Malaysian Lace Pancakes (Roti Jala)

Roti Jala
This is a net pancake that is a speciality of Malaysia...Very easy to make..For making that you will need a squeeze bottle like the one which I showed in the pictures or else you can buy a mould that is specially designed for this,it is available in all plastic shops..It will look something like this. I served this with sesame chicken..
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Jul 19, 2011

Egg Sambal (Sambal Telur)

Egg Sambal
This is one of the Easy Peasy Recipe...It hardly took me 10 min to make apart from the cooking time of the eggs..This is a easy egg preparation that is cooked in a simple sambal paste..This is one of the simple Malaysian style egg dish.. .
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Homemade Bounty Chocolate and a Giveaway for my 200th Post

Homemade Bounty Chocolate

Hai Friends...First of all I have to thank you all for encouraging me till now..Guess What.. Yes I have reached 200th post..I am extremely happy about that,so I like to give something to you...I am gonna giveaway a awesome microwave cake maker..The details of the product is below..
·        The kitchenware consists of one Trust microwave ring / angle cake maker.
·        Cookware for cooking ring / angle cake in microwave oven.
·        The cake maker is microwave safe, and has food grade plastic range of colours.
·        International range of plasticware from Grace plastinc.

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Jul 18, 2011

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken
Malaysia is famous for its street food dishes...This is one of those dishes that can be made within 15 min...This recipe is modified from Rasamalysia.com...I added couple of extra stuffs to make it even more tasty..If you like sesame flavour then this dish is for you...The additional sesame seeds gives you little bit of crunch. .

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Jul 17, 2011

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hai friends,this is my second post for today...First of all I have to mention about my sweet brother who was so generous to send me chocolate chips..I have already told you that in my place there is no chocolate chips available,so he send me few packets of chocolate chips from greece..Thank you anna for sending me that..So sweet of you..As soon as I got that I made this cookies..I thought of making this for such a long time...And finally I made it..

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Malay Fried Noodles

Hai Friends hope everyone is doing great..Yesterday was the most embarrassing day in my life..We had our lovable friend Nameeta’s farewell yesterday... we really had a good time chatting,eating and sharing gifts with her..We showed our love by giving her lots of gifts and she is really so excited and happy...She din except any thing like this from us,it was a great surprise for her..The Whole team came and gave a wonderful farewell to her...It was so touching..And Nameeta we are really gonna miss you and we love you so much..You will stay in our heart forever..All the things which we made is because you deserve a lot more than this...Love you

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Jul 16, 2011

Nasi Lemak - Malaysian National Dish

Nasi Lemak
 Hai Friends..Hope you are enjoying ur weekends... Blogging marathon Season 7 had started and I am going to do “Regional Special” for this week...And the place which I have been selected for this time is “Malaysia-Truly Asia”...I am going to do the typical malay dishes all over this week..So keep on checking ..I am going to start this blogging marathon with a bang by making the Malaysian National Dish-Nasi Lemak...This dish contains a mild coconut flavoured rice served with a spicy sambal..Usually they add dried shrimp in sambal and the sambal they make will be very fishy..I made my sambal entirely vegetarian,so all my vegetarian friends can enjoy too...This is a pretty easy recipe to make and also very comforting..

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Jul 15, 2011

Punjabi Mango Pickle for Indian Cooking Challenge

Punjabi Mango Pickle
This is recipe is for Indian Cooking Challenge for this month..This is originally started by Srivalli..And this particular recipe is given by Simran from Bombay Foodie...Coming back to this recipe,I didn’t have kalonji at that moment,so I leaved that ingredient...This is really so easy to make,since it calls for only whole spices..Hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..

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Jul 14, 2011

Vegetable Rava Idli Recipe

Rawa Idli
Hai Guys I have a good news to share with you..I have been selected as the “Chef of the week” in erecipe.com..I am really excited about that..Please check it..Todays recipe is gonna be the southindian famous Rawa idlis..Idli is a a staple breakfast dish in south India..It is a steamed rice dumbling that is usually served with chutneys or sambar..You could defintely see this dish in any wedding over here...Making of idli need several procedure like soaking of rice and dals for hours and then grinding it up and letting it to ferment over night...But there is a easy idli dish that can be made with semolina.It hardly takes 15-20 min to make.Hope you all give this a try and let me know what you think...

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Jul 13, 2011

Breakfast Sandwich with Spinach and Fried Egg

Sandwich with Spinach and Eggs
I recently discovered that spinach and eggs goes really well together..I can assure you that mixing eggs with spinach makes the humble spinach more tasty..Just scramble some eggs and spinach together and this makes a good filling for burritos,rotis and many more..I will make the perfect scrambled spinach eggs soon in another one post...Usually sautéing tomatoes and spinach in olive oil makes those veggies more healthier,Don’t ask me why,because I don’t know(he he)..But I have heard this many times..If any of you know the answer,please share with me,I would love to hear.I think that this sandwich is perfect for breakfast,since it is rich in minerals...I added the spinach in whole,but you could always chop it and add...Hope you all will give it a try and let me know what you think..

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Indian Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Chutney

Onion-1 chopped finely
Tomatoes-3 chopped finely
Coriander leaves / Cilantro-3 tblspn chopped
Cheese slices
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
White Bread-as needed
Salt to taste
Pepper-to taste
Oil-1 tblspn


Heat butter in a pan..Add in mustard and cumin seeds..

Add in the Onion and mix well,now add in tomatoes and mix well..

Cook this for 10 mins..Season with some salt and pepper to taste.

Add in cilantro and mix well.

Tip this into a bowl and let it cool.

Now assemble the sandwich.Add a tblspn of the prepared tomato chutney over the bread..Place a cheese slice on top and close it with another bread.

Now apply butter on one side of the bread and put it on a heated tawa,Apply butter on other sides too.

Grill on both sides till golden brown.Cut it into Traingles and serve.

Take all your ingrediants
Prepare everything
Melt butter

add in seeds
and your onions

saute for few minutes

add in tomatoes
season with salt and pepper

mix well..Cook for a while

add in cilantro
mix well

Set it aside

a close look
take two slices of bread

add a good amount of chutney over this

take a cheese slice
put it straight on top

close it up

prepare another one like this

fry in a tawa

on both sides

take it out
and serve
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