Usually I prepare this spongy jamuns with store bought jamun mix, which simplifies the kitchen work during Festive/Party time. But after becoming a food blogger, this is the first challange I am participating for Divya's South VS North India challenge. I hv commited to 2 challenges per month one is Baking partners n another one is this challenge. I am the part of South Indian team and for the SI group this month challenge given by NI team (Pallavi) is Gulab Jamun recipe using milk powder. She shared her recipe while Yasodha challenged NI team with Adhirasam. Thanks Pallavi, for sharing this gulab jamun recipe, I thought of following her way but adapted a bit. I had some leftovers like fresh homemade paneer with moisture n half n half milk so I used it for making the dough. My jamuns popped up well n turned out super spongy (my pictures reveal that). The jamuns were absolutely delicious n my kids thorougly enjoyed it. Yields 35-40 medium size jamuns for the below quantity . Will move on to the detailed recipe...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The long weekend went great with Lunch out/Movie/Special Day out to entertain kids n few usual purchases. Now I am supposed to post few karthigai deepam recipes on my space. Pepper is considered one among the main ingredient in neivedhyam. After marriage I started making special neivedhyams for Deepam and Milagu Adai is one among that. This is similar to authentic adai with less dhals n predominantly pepper is included. This adai tastes great when made as thin roast dosa n here is the detailed recipe…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
avocado paratha came out very well. She also suggested to try parathas with this flour.To know more about this flour click here. I searched in regular super markets, couldn't find it n came back to her. With her help I found an organic version in Whole foods/Amazon. Today on this Thanks giving day, from the bottom of my heart I thank all of my dear readers. Please keep reading n encouraging with ur positive feedbacks...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I delayed posting non vegg for the past 2 months becoz of Puratasi/Navrathri n other festivals...Sorry guys hereafter I will randomize my posts to cover all categories...This Chicken cutlet is my DH n DD favorite. On Sundays either this cutlet or Fish cutlet they like to have with Chicken Biryani, but I limit this deep fry for not
Saturday, November 17, 2012
As said before this is the egg based dinner rolls recipe for this month baking partenrs challenge. I actually tried this first and Eggless which I posted earlier did after this...So this is my very first experience of baking dinner rolls, very happy that I got the perfect shapes. Thanks Swathi for giving such wonderful assignment.
Friday, November 16, 2012
This is the first time I entered in Baking Partners challenge and this month challenge given for us was to make dinner rolls with eggs or eggless, as Thanksgiving Day is approaching. Swathi of Zesty SouthIndian Kitchen, creator of monthly baking event shared us 7 types of dinner roll shapes and asked us to try at least 3 among them. She explained the challenge in detail. I tried both egg less and rolls with egg version. Today I am posting egg less version with stuffed lion house rolls, braided roll using maida and multi grain flour, tomorrow will publish the other one. The original recipe without egg had potato flakes, I used cooked potato instead. The rolls were so soft, tasted buttery and was so delicious. We the whole family enjoyed it n prepared it 2 times before posting here. I have given the tastier n healthier recipe in detail from scratch, will move on to the recipe in detail.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Diwali is not complete without potluck and get together on coming week end right? Hmm still friends are sharing sweets/savories n biryanis with us, so I am not late in posting this milagu kaara sev, an authentic snack I never miss to buy from the temples here. I got this recipe from my Chennai neighbor aunty/mammi. Last yr I tried by borrowing neighbor’s achu and this time I got my own press, so hereafter I stop buying this snack out J. Yup this Kaara sev/pepper pakoda/pakora tastes great and can be prepared in jiffy. The below quantity, u can keep it as a snack for 4 days or share it with 2 families. On the day of diwali I prepared Rasmalai. My H is not fond of sweets, so I specially made this snack for him :). Now off to the recipe…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Happy Diwali to ALL!!! On this special occasion, I am glad to announce my new culinary domain . At the same time my blogspot link is active forever. So today I am announcing this gud news with soft n yummy Jamun recipe. My cooking desire is pulling me to experiment more n more in my kitchen n this recipe is one among my experiments which is diff from regular jamuns. I prepared this Jamuns with whole wheat bread as the base n the outcome was simply perfect n delicious. This Jamoons are easy to make in few minutes with few ingredients, so I call this as bachelor Jamun. Try this hassle/crack free dessert for this Diwali, damn sure that you love this. Do keep encouraging with ur comments and show ur love by hitting LIKE on my Facebook Fan Page, Thanks.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Baking gives lot of experience...Usually I bake 2 or 3 varieties at a time with like oven temperature(becoz of large oven...) One day I did puff, chocolate chip cookies and white cake for Tiramisu, when doing all, with kids disruption n bulk work, I messed up the cookie batter to bit flowing consistency as such as cake batter. I worried when poping in the oven, becoz the roung shaped cookies all joined together n formed a thin layer cake :-) With halfmind started tasting the baked goodies, wow, unbelieavable, surprisingly the messed batter turns delicious :). Really a super moist cake, we all enjoyed it, especially my kiddos liked it very much. So from that day I started making chip cakes instead of cookies. Both cookies and cake uses the same ingredient with slight modification, so today's recipe is none other than these two...
Organic All Purpose flour (Maida) - 1 Cup
Unsalted butter - 3 Tbsp
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Great fans are there in each and every home for mini soft Adyar anandha bhavan Jangris. We never get this softer urad dhal version here in stores, only crispy jelebis with red and yellow maida flour based versions are freshly available. Even we call this softer version as Jelebi/Jalebi in our place. A year back when MIL came here she bought it from ananda bhavan that was the last tasted till yesterday. Whenever I go to Indian stores I search for fresh sweets and end up in getting frozen in the name of "Jalebi", but not worth i feel so. I thought of trying it at home and discussed with Mom in call, she gave me the ingredients and some tips, also I remembered MIL’s tips when making medhu vada. But I totally forget the shape how it looks so searched in google images, took some designs, tried it out in papar before playing with batter he he he…When comes to grinding the batter in mixie, I searched for such a recipe with blender/mixer but couldn’t find anything, suddenly it striked my mind, why not to use cake beater/mixer here to aerate the batter, is that only for cake
Thursday, November 1, 2012
This is one among the snack my Mom usually prepares for Diwali. Today my kids are having cold due to breezy weather, so I thought of making some vada or pakoda with peanuts for them. I make this pakora frequently as evening snack since my DH also love peanuts much. But today I made it to have for lunch with Dhal/Paruppu rasam (with more pepper) n rice, even this made me to click the picture in sunlight after longtime J…