Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Left Over Whole Grain Bread Cookies | Egg less Cookies

I usually refrigerate first and end slices (stale) bread and make bread crumbs. Lot of bread crumbs are remaining in my kitchen pantry and my mind was etching to do something different with the left over breads. My daughter always ask for cookies so

Friday, July 27, 2012

Broccoli Chutney and Stuffed Paniyaram Recipes

Here are two recipes in a single post. First one is Broccoli chutney, best side dish for tiffins. The next one is broccoli chutney stuffed kuzhi paniyaram. The recipes are in detail, OLD POST UPDATED...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tomato Dal Rasam | Paruppu Thakkali Rasam | Dhal Tomato Soup


Ingredients
Cooked Toor Dhal - 2 -3 Tbsp with water
Tomato - 1 Number (Medium)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ragi Pakoda | Pakora | Finger Millet Fritters

 The color may be dark brown but very crispy and another healthy snack which can be prepared in jiffy. I assure it won't absorb much oil. One fine day during our newlywed period, my husband asked me to prepare this snack, but i haven't heard it before. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Oats Dosa


You all may aware of the benefits of Oats. I rarely use Oats for breakfast to have a slight change from routine bread. But after started preparing dosa with oats, nowadays weekly twice making it for dinner and

Friday, July 13, 2012

Vendakkai Poriyal | Okra | Lady Finger Stir Fry


Ladies Finger fry (Poriyal) is our family favourite. This is one among the quick disappearing recipe. Vendakkaai Poriyal may come under simple recipes category but i want to share my way of getting non sticky okra with less oil.

Ingredients
Okra/Ladies Finger - 1/2 kg
Cooking Oil - 1n1/4 Tbsp

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Eggless Butterless Blueberry Muffins | Egg Free Butter Free Blueberry Muffin Recipe | Healthy Muffins


Blueberries on season, which has high source of manganese and other vitamins. They play vital role in brain development. Those who hestitate to have raw fruit can try this eggless and butterless muffins baked with lot of berries. Such a simple and healthy recipe with few ingredients. Serve it for breakfast with cup of milk.

Ingredients
Blueberries - 1/2 Cup
Thick Yogurt - 1 Cup (If your yogurt is bit watery then take 3/4th cup + 2tbsp butter)

Monday, July 9, 2012

How to bake Cup Cakes/Muffins

 Baking Essentials

Today I am here to share few ideas about baking Muffins and Cup cakes.

With Muffin Pans
(a) If using non stick muffin pans then spray oil before droping the batter which is easy to clean after baking, since it is a non stick pan, we can directly bake add the batter to bake cupcakes or muffins without any liners, here is my strawberry cupcakes recipe as an example for it. .
(b) Or Line up with paper liner/baking cups alone, for picture check the Pomegranate cupcakes recipe link here.

If not having Muffin pans
(c) Use foil baking cups which comes with foil sheet and paper liner as shown in the picture over oven safe pans or on aluminum foil sheets.
(d) Or use oven safe silicone baking cups (upto 500°F), just grease/spray butter/oil and bake.
(e) For parties, get decorative baking cups, place over the foil baking cups and bake it as said above.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Microwave Papad / Appalam

Papad - 5 Numbers (Medium size)

If you are very much concerned about using oil then fry the papads in microwave just for 30secs, if necessary (thickness  varies) flip it and microwave it for another 15-30secs. Can be called as diet papad :).

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Beetroot Raita | Beetroot Thayir Pachadi

Beetroot raita is my MIL's recipe. Whenever she is with us she prepares atleast once in a week for lunch with Uppu paruppu and Potato Podimas. Nowadays i am addicted to this recipe. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie


Ingredients
Fresh Strawberry - 6 No
Banana - 1 (Large)
Yogurt - 1 Cup

Thursday, July 5, 2012

How to make perfect Gulab Jamuns (jamoons) using instant powder


  • Reserve 20ml of water where the original measurement calls for making the dough. If necessary add atlast.
  • The dough should be soft and slight sticky.
  • Take small batches of dough to make balls and cover the remaining. 
  • Apply few drops of oil to your palms before making balls, it prevents to get crackless jamoons.
  • Oil should be at medium temp, too low heat causes jamoons to break and if it is too hot then you get uncooked jamoons.
  • Take jamoons out from hot oil when it turns dark golden brown.
  • Drain the excess oil using paper towel.
  • Allow the jamoons to cool for couple of minutes.
  • Drop the jamoons in medium hot sugar syrup.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sarkaraivalli Kilangu | Sweet Potato

The US Sweet Potato is entirely different from our sarkaraivalli kilangu. So i was longing for our exact sarkarai valli kilangu. One day when we went to korean supermarket i saw this in huge quantity with the name of korean yam or korean sweet potato. I thought of sharing with you guys. I love to have this kilangu with ghee and sugar.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mango and Vanilla Cake based Tiramisu | All from Scratch




Tiramisu is an Italian dessert. Traditional Tiramisu is layered with Lady fingers/White Sponge cake dipped in coffee mixture, with mascorpone/cream cheese filling and finally dusted with cocoa powder. This includes several steps but very easy to make and such a heavenly dessert.