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Nov 30, 2011

Bread Upma / Spiced - Up Bread – Lunch Box Ideas


One of my viewer named Sankari requested this recipe and this one is for her...

Nov 29, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Pakora / Deep Fried Vegetable Fritters


Deep fried foods are perfect for cold weather right..But I do feel a little bit guilty when I eat these kinds of dishes, because this drastically affects my waistline..But if I make this I can enjoy it with no guilty feeling..Its because this recipe has tons and tons of veggies as you can see in the pictures..And I know this does good for me too..

Nov 28, 2011

Chicken Clear Soup

 
Soups are the only dish that is completely dedicated for winter and cold day. I am doing BM in the theme winter special, then how could there be no soup recipes..Yes here I am with the simplest soup ever.

Nov 27, 2011

Chicken Pilaf / Chicken Pulav


This is one of the simplest rice preparation you could ever make...It just needs only 30 or so minutes to cook. The only thing which takes time is marinating the chicken. Other than that everything is so simple..

Fried Bread Roll Stuffed with Sweet Corn Filling


I love sweet corn in any thing. I even add sweet corn in the pulav which I make. I love sweet corn soup and sweet corn fritters. When I feel hungry and I don’t feel like cooking anything  then what I do is, I take a cup of frozen sweetcorn and microwave it for 5 mins..Then add a blob of butter with some salt and pepper and dig in straight away. I even add some desi spices like chat masala or channa masala in this too..

Nov 26, 2011

Eggless Savoury French Toast – Easy Breakfast Ideas / Lunch Box Ideas


I love to have light and healthy breakfast..I don’t like to have sweet stuffs for breakfast.  Most of the days my breakfast will be some juice or fruits. I often have bread with egg, and I love it too. But some day I don’t like to have eggs in the morning, then I was trying to get some egg substitute in my dishes ..Hence this dish was invented.

Baked Eggless Bread Pudding – Indian Style


I love to have bread pudding all alone when it is cold and the weather is not that good. Specially this one is eggless and really easy to whipup.There is nothing comforting than a bowl full of this goodness.YUM..

Nov 25, 2011

Perimma’s Poori Masala / Restaurant Style Poori Masala – Combo with Poori / Dosa

 
As I promised you in the morning, I am delivering you the masala recipe which is perfect with poori.This is my perimma’s recipe, she is a wonderful cook who gives lots of recipes for me. Here is her picture, I searched a lot of pictures and found the best among that.

Methi Poori / Fried Fenugreek Leaves Poori


Hai friends, I love poori masala a lot, It is one of my favorite breakfast...Even though I love to have it daily, since it is deep fried I don’t have this often.

Nov 24, 2011

Perfect Vegetable Noodles / How to Cook Instant Noodles with Lots of Veggies – Lunch Box Ideas

If it is cold outside and winter showed its complete face, I love to bundle up with a bowl full of hot noodles and a fork. Many times it will be instant 2 mins noodles.. My favorite noodles is Maggi and Top Ramen Curry noodles. My sisters favorite is a new brand called Yippee..

Nov 23, 2011

Fried Chicken Nuggets – Indian Style

 
Another Week of Blogging Marathan is started and I am planning to go with the theme winter special recipes..If it gets cold outside, what do you feel like eating..I know you love to have Soups, Fried Foods and all kinds of steaming hot dishes which makes you go for a long time.

Nov 22, 2011

Cabbage Chana Subzi / Cabbage with Chickpeas

This is one of the easiest sidedish that you can serve with rice or roti in my opinion. I made it last weekend and took it to our aunt’s house to have lunch together. Everyone there loved this a lot.

Nov 21, 2011

Homemade Spongy Appam / How to make the Perfect Appam Batter (without yeast)


As I promised I am delivering you amma’s special appam recipe. This is one of those recipe which stayed in our home for centuries. Amma makes appam like this always. Everyone have their own way of making appam batter, but I think this is the simplest one.

Nov 20, 2011

Amma’s Varutharacha Urulai Kilangu Korma / Potatoes Cooked in Roasted Coconut Gravy – Best Combo for Appam

 
Amma makes this korma whenever she do appam for us. This is her signature dish which pairs excellent with that spongy appam. I have never seen her making this any other day other than those days.

How could I not add this in my blog, I was asking amma the recipe and one fine day amma made appam with curry and I clicked photos of that. If you are wondering about the recipe of appam, Its for my next post.So wait for it.

Eggless Chocolate Pudding

I love browsing other food blog and I came across this recipe in moreover every blog...I know this recipe is going to be a keeper..


Nov 19, 2011

Ulli Vada / Fried Onion Dumplings / Onion Vada / Onion Fritters


I have been longing to make this vada..This is my favorite from my childhood. This vada reminds me my childhood memories from the deep of my heart.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Eggs

This is a remodeled version of my old post..

How many of you like Brownies. I can see so many hands are going up. I love Brownies. I love it so much...This is a super easy brownies and moreover we can say that this is “THE PERFECT BROWNIES IN THE WORLD”. I know every time when I bake brownies I am telling you this, but I beg you to try this once. Then you will become a complete addict to it,Like me..

Nov 18, 2011

Instant Oats Vegetable Idli Recipe / Oats Veg Idli Recipe


I am not a big fan of regular idli’s, but I love to have rawa idli and different type of idli’s..This idli is a special one with lots of healthy ingrediants..So I can assure you that this is healthy one..Hope you like it and let me know what you think..Here you go to the step by step recipe with pictures.

Nov 17, 2011

Amma's Ada Dosa / Mum's Lentil & Rice Crepes / How to Make Ada Batter

 
Amma makes a huge batch of dosa batter each weekend which will last us for that whole week..For grinding this, she uses a old fashioned big wet grinder which we are having for more than 25 years..While she plan to grind dosa batter, she also make appam batter and ada batter in the same day to prevent less washing of dishes..Sometimes she makes vada batter too..

Nov 16, 2011

Paneer & Pepper Karahi / Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Curry


I love cooking with paneer often because it taste so awesome and my siblings love this a lot. The cool thing about paneer is, since it is so bland it picks up all the flavours which we add into it..

This recipe is so simple but definitely rich in taste...I served it with paper roast and it was a total hit.You could actually make some chapati or naan to go with it.

Nov 15, 2011

Tavana Podi / Roasted Coconut & Spice Powder – Combo for Dosa, Idli and Curd Rice

This reminds me about my grandma who used to make this for us..She used to have this with idlis and dosa too, but my favorite is with curd rice..

This is one of the instant powders which we usually have it at home and it is a must in our pantry..So I definitely want this recipe in my blog too..

Nov 14, 2011

Spicy Vegetable Pilaf Recipe / Vegetable Pulav Recipe


Happy Monday Guys...Hope you are doing great and had a wonderful day..I am in a bit hurry today...My sister is pushing me to do a presentation for her school homework..So I leave you with a small introduction and straight you go to the recipe..I made this for saturday lunch and it was totally a hit in my house..I was waiting to share this post ASAP..This is a spiced up vegetable pulav which is perfect for a spice hunter like me..So hope you like it and let me know what you think..Off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..

Nov 13, 2011

Cabbage Stuffed Paratha / Cabbage Kulcha

I love having Roti and Parathas for Breakfast and Dinner..We make parathas often in home apart from idlis and dosas..But having the same kind of parathas makes us a little bored..We make stuffed parathas often but with different stuffing...This is one of that..It is a heavy and full meal.Having just one or two of this makes us full..

I am planning to post all kind of roti and stuffed parathas which we normally make in home..So wait for it..

Without any more delay off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..

Ingrediants:

For Dough:
 

Wheat Flour – 300 gm
Salt – 1 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn
Warm water as needed

For Stuffing:Cabbage-2 cups grated finely
Onion-1 finely chopped
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1 tsp
Chilli Powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tsp + for pan frying

Method:

 
Mix flour, salt and oil together..Pour some warm water and make into a soft dough..Cover this with  a bowl and let it rest for 30 mins.

Now make stuffing..Heat oil in a kadai..Add in cumin seeds and crackle it..

Add in onion and mix well..Add in cabbage and mix well.

Season with salt..Add in chilli and coriander powder and mix well.

Cook this until all water evaporates and the mixture gets dry..This will take around 10-15 mins.

Remove this to a bowl and let it cool down.

Now divide the dough into equal portions..Take one dough and roll a bit.

Spoon some stuffing in this and seal from all sides.

Roll this carefully without giving pressure...This paratha will be a little bit thick..

Heat a tawa and put this paratha in it..Cook on one side for 1 min..Now flip it over and apply some oil and cook on other side till everything is nice and golden..

Remove this and serve with pickle or raita..


 
Pictorial:
Ingrediants for dough
mix well

pour in warm water

and make into a soft dough

knead it for 5 mins

apply oil and let it rest covered
Ingrediants for stuffing
Take a lovely cabbage..And this one is little special..It is a home grown one.Our neighbour gave this for us..

Since it is a huge one..You need only quarter of it..

Take that part and grate it

Grate it finely

Chop up your onions too

heat some oil

add in cumin seeds

and some onions

fry till translucent

add in cabbage

season with salt

add ur spices

and mix well

Cook on high heat till it gets dry

remove and allow it to cool
Divide your dough

take one and roll it

spoon some filling in

start sealing

like this

seal all sides

press it..

roll slowly and little thick..

all done..

put it in hot tawa

cook under side too..

apply some oil

cook on either side till brown..

beautifully cooked

All done...
Curd with Chilli powder