Oct 31, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
It really hurts when people close to our heart leaves us alone. Same feeling happened to me when I heard the news that one of my co-blogger jayasree from Experiments in Kailas kitchen passed away...Even though bloggers we have never met, but somehow we are united by heart..Which gives us lot of pain when something happens to the fellow bloggers..
Oct 29, 2011
One of my reader named Bhuvana requested this recipe..I am happy that she did, so that I had a chance to make this recipe..
I thought of making both version ( fried and steamed), so that you can try anything as per your liking..Actually I loved the steamed one more than the fried one..
For your ease I have a video of how to shape momos..Hope you check it too..
Happy Saturday Guys...I was totally overwhelmed because of Diwali and I need some clearing up for my body..I was eating a lot this week..Lots and lots of sweets and fried foods that you could imagine..
I definitely need a detoxification this weekend..I have planned to have liquid foods today...Something like juices and soups...I think that might help..What is your way of detoxification?
Oct 28, 2011
I know that everyone is packing to have a great weekend...I decided to enjoy this weekend just by staying in home..Since I am overwhelmed by diwali, Man I need some Rest..
Its raining over here,I love this climate specially because we can bundle up ourselves with our favorite blanket and watch movies or any shows..And also this is the perfect time to make dishes which makes you warm like soups, stews and all kind of stuffs..I planned to make some chicken soup,but was too tired to make it now..I will probably make it somewhere tomorrow..Oh my Goodness I am craving for it now..
I can remember my childhood days when I start making dishes like this..Because when we were little, amma used to make this deep fried snacks before we come from school or college..
She makes it the right time so that when we reach home, we will be welcomed with a heady aroma of this bhajjis...Amma make this bhajji with potato, raw banana, brinjals or onions..My favorite in that is onion bhajji’s..Soon I will post that recipe soon..
Oct 27, 2011
Hope every one had a colourful diwali..I really had so much fun yesterday..I took tons of photos and videos of the celebrations..I will post it soon in my other blog “Colours of my Life”..So keep checking on..
Now coming back to today’s recipe..Its again a recipe with brinjal...This is a gravy version which is perfect with rice or roti..
Oct 25, 2011
I have thought that making muruku is one of the hard job I can imagine..I know many of you have that experience..
But Amma has simplified this process for you..She make the perfect muruku with no effort..Actually in our first batch of muruku making, she took rice and ground it in a grinder and made into a smooth paste..
But in our second batch we took rice flour and mixed it with powdered roasted channa dal flour and made muruku..And I am telling this is more tasty and easier than the first one..
Andhra means there should brinjal dishes in some form..I am doing Blogging marathon – Andhra Special..Then how could I not have brinjal dishes in this..
This is a Andhra brinjal poriyal..A lovely stir fry with lots of flavour packed in it..As you all know that my mum loves brinjal and this was her favorite one..
4 years back cabbage is one of the disgusting vegetable in the world for me..I don’t now why..But I hate it...I have never touched cabbage on those days..
But now since I have started cooking, I am slowly realizing the flavours of all the vegetables that god have given us...Now believe it or not, I am having cabbage three times a week..
Oct 24, 2011
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Oct 22, 2011
This is a rich and high calorie delicacy which taste like heaven...This is one dish which you can indulge once in a while,if you need some happiness in life..
A crispy fried bread drenched in honeyed sugar syrup and drowned in rich sweetened milk and this whole lot is topped with any of your favorite nuts...
In our place there is a restaurant which is quite famous one..They make this dish which taste awesome,indeed it is their signature dish...I couldn’t resist having it..
They add tons and tons of cashew nuts in their dish...Somehow I got the recipe and tried it..I should tell you this,it tasted awesome..
Oct 21, 2011
In our house gulab jamuns are usually made from a readymade packets..We do make jamuns often,but somewhere I read that one jamun contains 100 calories...I know that I cannot stop with one jamun, If we make it at home,I will surely eat 10+...I think that is a little less amount only..So we stopped making it at home..
Oct 20, 2011
I have mentioned in my rasagulla post that I don’t like it that much,But I make rasagullas to try rasamalai..
Do you all remember about my friend Jafrin.If not check this post..Actually we were friends for 12+ years..Now she is married and settled in abroad.. You all know how much I miss her and love her..This post is dedicated just for her..Jappy I heart you...Wish you a really really happy married life dear..I know it’s a bit late but I know you will take it..
Oct 19, 2011
Three ingrediants for a wonderful sweet..How easy it could be...
I know that diwali is one of the hectic season for everyone...We will be busy in getting things ready and lots of confusion in deciding what sweets to make and stuffs like that..
I can tell you this barfi is the answer..It is such a easy peesy recipe which you can whip up in any hectic days...
I have a friend who is a iyengar..She used to bring this curry with a lovely potato roast and do I need to give any explanations for this combo..It tasted awesome..
I think everyone is aware of iyengar recipes..They make each of their foods different from us.It always taste unique.
I definitely want to post this recipe in my blog.. Her mum was so kind enough to give me her recipe..
Oct 18, 2011
Hai Friends..Hope you are enjoying your day...I shared with you my miserable diwali yesterday right..Today is going to be my romantic diwali,moreover a most awaited diwali stories..This happened 5 years back and it was the time when I fell in love with my fiancée..
Those are the days when my parents where so strict and we won’t get chances to meet or talk.Hmmm..There are days when we have never seen each other for months..At that time I will be waiting for Diwali before two months itself..Do you know why?
During Diwali I will visit my Aunt’s house in the evening..That street will be light up with crackers and lights..It will be so crowded with peoples and kids..It is totally so much fun..
I can still remember the days when we fight with each other and rush to the canteen in the intervals to buy these delicious deep fried stuff..Yes Those are the days when did my schooling...
Actually I studied in a convent school which is in the place where I live..There is a small canteen,moreover it will be like a small room with little windows, where the sales girl stands inside the room with a cardboard box full of this hot stuffs and selling it through the windows..People will be crowding out to buy this..
Oct 17, 2011
Hai Friends..Hope you are having a great week ahead..Mine was Ok...I promised you all that I will share my diwali stories right..This is my first one..
I think this one happened 8-10 years back...Its a Miserable Diwali..I can never forget it..
We were enjoying Diwali with lots of foods and crackers..All Happiness should come to an end right....That day also came to an end...YES..napping time arrived and mum was running behind us to make us sleep...
Paneer Butter Masala...Saying that name itself makes my mouth watery...This delicacy is a must order dish whenever we go to a near by vegetarian restaurant called as Arya Bhavan..
They make a awesome paneer butter masala which I can eat it all day...I always want to imitate that dish and I made my first version of this in my blog which turned out pretty good..To view that recipe click here..
Oct 16, 2011
Hai Friends..Diwali is going to arrive soon..And I believe that you have started making yummy sweets and stuffs like that...I specially love diwali more than any festival because it is the festival of light and foods...It is also a festival of sharing..
In our house we make lots and lots of stuffs and share it with whole lots of friends...I am getting into diwali spirit slowly...I already received lots of request to post diwali recipes through email...How could I ignore those stuffs...So.......
This one is very same as Suryakala which I will post now...But the shape varies...So I hope you will check that recipe too..
Chandrakala is a half moon shaped sweet which is really really tasty one..
This recipe goes to Blogging Marathan-Day 1 for the theme “Indian Festival Food with Step by Step pictures”..
Oct 15, 2011
You all know that I love potatoes..And you can see my love in this blog..Yes I have quite a few recipe for potato here..Go and browse my Recipe Index for all recipes...
This is a kind of potato roast which requires no fancy spices..This recipe is very straight forward..You only need basic two spices and you are done..The one thing about this dish is it requires quite a bit of time to roast..
I want to try this recipe so badly for such a long time and finely I got a chance last weekend..This is one of keralan speciality dishes and as you guys know that I love keralan dishes a lot right..
Many people have difficulty in frying chicken because you can get crispy and good colour on outside but the inside will not be cooked or every thing will be cooked but the chicken must have become very hard..If you are one of those people..Then this chicken is the solution..
Oct 14, 2011
I have never gone to Bombay...I don’t even know how to go there..The only thing I know is about its cuisine..I know that Bombay is famous for its street food..
I came across these street foods dishes from one of Tarla Dalal Cookbook namely “Mumbai’s Road Side Snacks”..I have bookmarked so many recipes from that book to try out..
I love to eat street food dishes..The place where I live don’t have that many street food shops..It does have a few portable ones and I have tried their food couple of times..
Amma’s always says that pepper is good for you and try to use it whenever possible...I too love to add pepper in all my dishes..Pepper Mushroom,Pepper Chicken are one of my favorite dishes and I make them often..
Oneday I made this dish and amma was totally happy because she don’t eat mushrooms and chicken, So she has never tasted the above recipes..But this one was her favorite and she enjoyed it a lot..
Oct 13, 2011
You all know that in a typical south indian menu you cannot miss a ladleful of Rasam..It is one of the basic and simple recipe..But do you know that many people struggle to make a perfect rasam..
One of those people is my mum..I don’t know why, but she is very poor in making a good rasam.. She always ask me to make rasam..
I know banana cake is many of us favorite one..This one is a little special because it is eggless..So each one can enjoy it...
Actually this is one of my old post,Last week i tried another banana cake recipe and it cameout better than the previous one..So I am reposting it again with better pictures and better recipe..
Oct 11, 2011
These two recipes are my old post which i made again and took some beautiful pictures....Check it out
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Last Sunday I made Malabala Pachadi, Eggplant fry , Kadala Theyal and this one...And it was a total hit except one thing..The thing is I made mambala pachadi and mambala kulambu at the same day...
Mamabala pachadi is a thicker form of this gravy and has some extra special things..But both is a kind of similar ones..But everyone loved it and finished the entire thing..”Lesson Learned Don’t make like this next time”
Everyone looks for simple sidedishes for dosa or idli..Often we will make coconut chutney,onion chutney and so on..If you want to indulge in a special one then make this and have.
I love the combination of tomato and cilantro packed together in one delicious dish..I want everyone to give it a try...I hope you will..
Oct 10, 2011
This is a requested recipe from one of my 13 year old follower. Her Name is Rashmi..
She send me a beautiful message using my “Request a Recipe” form...She told me that this is her favorite dish and she will order it in all restaurant she go...
She wanted me to make this so that her mum can do it for her..
Oct 9, 2011
Do you know that the black chickpeas are more healthy and has lots of minerals than the white channa...
My mum always uses black channa in her recipes..Her signature dish is a channa theyal..we usually call it as kadala theyal...Wow I can feel the taste of it when I am writing this..Thinking that I should post the recipe of that soon..
Ok now coming back to today's recipe..This is a northindian style chickpea curry..It has a tangy taste coming from the amchoor and a little sweet taste coming from the sugar which is perfect..We had it with puri. I also made a simple vegetable salad to go with it.