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Sep 30, 2011

Tomato Garlic Chutney

 
Yay...Weekend is finally arrived...I waited this whole week for this one..I know I know I say this everytime..But what to do,I love my weekends a lot and I expect it always...

There are days when I have even thought if I have a year full of weekends, Wondering how it will be...Hmmmmm...Dont laugh at me..

Sep 29, 2011

Ven Pongal Recipe / Ghee Pongal Recipe / Pongal Recipe



Ven Pongal..Pongal, Sambar, Coconut Chutney & Medu Vadai..My favorite breakfast combo ever..I make this quite often atleast twice a month or thrice a month. This is my hubby's favorite combo too. If you plan to make pongal, it has to be served with coconut chutney and sambar. If you have time then please make some crispy medu vada too.

Sep 28, 2011

Kathirikai Kara Kulambu ( Brinjals cooked in a Spicy Gravy) & a Brinjal Story

My mum loves brinjal...I mean she will do anything for it...Like Tenali Raman...Do you guys know about him..

When I was a kid my grandma used to tell me lots of stories,many of those will be Tenali Raman stories...He is a smart person in the every story,who used to do all kinds of mischiefs and escape from the king in a smart way..

His stories will be very interesting to hear and stays in our heart for so many years..Like the story which I suddenly remembered when I was writing this post..

Sep 27, 2011

Stir-Fried Vegetables with Coconut and Peanuts / Mixed Vegatable Thoran

 
If you have some left over vegetables lying around,Go and pick everything to make this lovely dish...This is also called as Thoran here...

But this dish is quite different, It is a Thoran with Aarthi’s Twist in it...The twist comes from peanuts and frying the coconuts..

Simple Carrot Dal

 
Dal is one of the stable of the southindians , moreover it is a stable dish in my house...But usually my mum makes it in the same way,which is by boiling the dal and making a paste of coconut and some spices and adding it to the dal...She wont even forget to make a simple tempering too...

But when I am cooking, I personally want each of my food to be unique and different..Even from the Basic dal to the complicated Malabar paratha...

Oneday mum gave a fine Saturday lunch preparation to me,which she always does during weekends...She also told me to make dal and she told me her recipe to make like that...But I never liked to make that boring dal one more day..


Sep 26, 2011

Capsicum Briyani / Bell Pepper Briyani


Hai friends...Happy weekahead..Lets start another busy week...

To give you energy and keep your week going,I am going to show you a yummy briyani which is made with my favorite veggie Bell Pepper...

I love to add Bell peppers in all my dishes...Some how I love the crunch they gave to the dishes...It makes the dish colourful as well as flavourful..

Sep 24, 2011

Pineapple Pachadi (Pineapple Cooked in a Yoghurt Coconut Sauce)

 
Today was really a busy day for me...I woke up at 6.00 in the morning,Yes that is really a unusual one,because I have never done this any day..My usual wakeup time is 7 or 7.30..Please don’t think bad about me..Somehow I couldn’t sacrifice nap’ng for anything..He He..”Everything will change after marriage”-This is the famous quote of Mum all day...

The first thing which I did is uploaded my blog..Then I logged out from my system and started my busy day.. 

Today my mum was little bit tired,so breakfast was upto me..I thought to make a special breakfast ...So I made Venpongal,Quick Sambar and some Tomato Coriander Chutney..It was totally southindian and delicious..I will post recipes soon..

After having a quick breakfast..I just refreshed myself and got ready for visiting my college friends after a year or so.We arranged for this plan a month before and today was the day..

Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting


Hai Friends....Hope you are enjoying your blissful Saturday a lot..I have lots of works to be done and I am in a bit hurry..Before that somehow I want to upload this post...So this post has no introduction, straight to the recipe...I know this recipe speaks for itself..Here you go.

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour / Maida -1 1/2 cup / 180 grams
Granulated Sugar - 1 cup / 200 gms
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence -1 tsp
Milk - 2/3 cup or 160 ml
Egg Whites - from 2 egg
Butter - 100 gms or ½ cup
Sprinkles as needed
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Method:

Preheat the oven to 170°C...Line the muffin tray with cupcake cases..

Mix flour,sugar,baking powder together and set aside..

Mix egg whites,milk together and set aside..

Beat butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl..add in some flour mixture and mix well.

Now pour in half of the milk mixture...Add in rest of the flour mixture...

Pour in all the egg mixture and mix well...Add some sprinkles in this and mix well..

Spoon this on to the cupcake cases...If you wish you can add some sprinkles on top..

Bake it oven for 20-25 mins...

Let this cool completely before icing..

Decorate with your favorite icing and serve..


Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients
Take your sprinkles....I have the bigger ones here...
But you can use smaller ones too...
Sift your dry ingrediants
Mix your wet ingrediants
Beat butter and vanilla
add half of the dry ingrediants
pour in half of the wet ingrediants
mix well
add in rest of the dry ingrediants
pour in the wet ingrediants
mix well
add your sprinkles
mix well
Now take your cupcake cases....Thanks Nameeta for the Cases...So Sweet of you...
Fill this with the batter
Bake
Looks stunning right...
Let it cool down...
Take your favorite frosting
Decorate your cupcakes
Close up shot
Cherry on top looks great...
Serve...
Yummy right...
DONE DONE...

Vegetable Cheese Pizza


Who hates Pizza...Hello..Anybody there...If anyone does, please don’t come before me..Because I love it..Can you read it in a high tone...Yes I LOVE IT..

Pizza is my all time favorite...But in many shop over here,we couldn’t find a good pizza...Yes they will give a weird looking stuff and call it as pizza...

I went to a near by bakery and asked them,Do you have pizza...They told me yes we have Cheese Pizza..And I ordered that (How could I not)...The stuff which they bought me really was a shock..

Sep 23, 2011

Coconut Cilantro Chutney (Thengai Kothamalli Chutney)

 
I love a lot of Cilantro  in my dishes...

Many of us including me usually use this as a garnish...But my mum use this awesome herb to make chutneys and many more..

Sep 22, 2011

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

I have to tell you that this delicious brownie is from an accident...

Yes...ACCIDENT...

After making Blackforest cake I had lots of whipped cream and cherries in my fridge..I am really conscious of not wasting a single thing...

Sep 21, 2011

Varutharacha Mushroom Kulambu ( Mushroom Cooked in Roasted Coconut and Whole Spices)


I know many of you love mushrooms...But in our place this awesome vegetable is treated the same way always...

Like Mushroom Masala, Pepper Mushroom, Chettinad Mushroom or used as a stuffing or sautéd along with onions.....blah...blah...blah...I feel a little bored with these dishes...

One day I bought a packet of button mushrooms from a near by super market called Lynns which is located in our small city Nagercoil...And I was thinking what new dish can I try with that...Suddenly this one came to mind...

Sep 20, 2011

Chicken Tikka Masala


 Yesterday I posted Chicken Tikka recipe which is a dry one...

Today I am posting a gravy version of it..That is Chicken Tikka cooked in a spicy tomato sauce...And my favorite is this one...

The one thing in this recipe is it is a two step recipe...First you have to make chicken tikka and then add that in this lovely sauce...

If you want chicken tikka recipe..Check this..

Sep 19, 2011

Chicken Tikka made in Oven


Hai Friends...Hope you had a great day...

Chicken tikka is a famous dish all over India...Traditionally it is made in tandoor oven,But I made it in normal oven...It still tasted great...

The main thing you should remember is the marination of the chicken...I marinated over night so the flavour went deep into the chicken...You could let it marinate upto 2 days...

You could serve this as it is...But I made Chicken tikka masala with this and served it with rice...I will post it tomorrow...

Black Forest Cake and a Chocolate Facial Tip


Hai Guys...This weekend got over so soon...I feel like it vanished in minutes...

I took lots of rest and got refreshed to start another tiring week from tomorrow...I even had a quick homemade Chocolate facial now to get totally freshen up...If you are wondering how to do that I can tell you....

Sep 18, 2011

Simple Green Gram Curry(Pachapayaru Curry)

A simple protein rich curry which is best with hot roti or rice....I love the spices which goes in this 

Rosemary and Mint Pizza


Happy Sunday Friends....Hope you are planning to enjoy your sunday....

This is another one pizza dish for your must make list....I made fresh pizza sauce for this and you can check it here...I also used Naan as my pizza base..Click here for recipe..

Sep 17, 2011

Butter Naan made in Oven

Naan is a Indian flat bread which is normally made in a tandoor...If you are wondering what is a tandoor...

Tandoor is a large clay container which is filled half way with coal...Traditionally thet stick this naan bread dough over the sides of the tandoor and the heat from the coal will cook the naan bread in no time...


Cilantro Pesto Mac and Cheese

Happy Saturday Guys...

I had some Cilantro Pesto in my freezer for a while and I was thinking what to do with that...If you want cilantro pesto recipe check this...

I thought of making some pasta with that which is just to toss some hot pasta over this...

But I went deeply and thought why not we can make some mac and cheese with pesto...And the result is this wonderful flavorful dish..

Sep 16, 2011

Malabar Ghee Rice

 
I have been checking my blog for a while and found out that I have not posted any rice dishes for a while..So thought of posting a basic rice which travels from kerala straight to my blog...

This is a simple rice dish that is perfect with any chicken curry...I flavoured the rice with cinnamon and cardamom(which is my favorite)...

Sep 15, 2011

Eggless Marbled Cookies & 500 Followers


Hai Guys....I have a good news to share with you...YUMMY TUMMY reached 500 followers...Yes I am really excited about this...Thankyou for making my blog this successful...

To celebrate this I am posting a really delicious cookies.....This is a Eggless cookie recipe..This requires simple ingrediants and it taste so good...Actually speaking this just melts in your mouth..

Jalebi ( Deep Fried Indian Sweet)


Jalebi is probably one of the sweet which I stayed away for such a long time thinking that it is a complicated one to make...So when srivalli announced this dish for Indian Cooking Challenge,I was a little bit nervous...But I thought to give this a try..

Sep 14, 2011

Chickpeas with Spinach


Hai Guys..Its middle of the week and only two more days for weekend..I am feeling the tiredness already..I really want to take rest now but still have to wait for two more days...This weekend is going to be a long one for me...

So what do you need in the middle of a tiring weekend...... Something so quick and full of healthy vitamins and minerals which keep you going for the next two days..

Sep 13, 2011

Falafil with Lemon Tahini Sauce


I have a little craze towards middle eastern foods...Even if it is the simple pita bread or chicken shawarma ..I love it all day...

And talking about shawarma...It is my favorite...HUH..I should make it soon...

Now coming to todays recipe..This is the most famous dish all over mediterranean cuisine...This is a kind of chickpea pattice which is deep fried..This is either served as a wrap for pita bread or as a snack...


Sep 12, 2011

Devil Food Cake with Chocoholic Chocolate Frosting




Hai Friends..Hope you are having a great week..

I have posted the recipe of chocoholic chocolate frosting(Please click on the hyperlink for recipe) before and it was a huge hit with you...This is the cake which I frosted with that icing..

This is one of Nigella Lawson’s recipe...I want to make this from the first time I watched her video...