Monday, December 31, 2012

Eggless Pomegranate Cupcakes with POM Cream Cheese Frosting


Wish You ALL a Very Happy NEW YEAR!!!
Hope everyone is busy with family/ friends n eagerly waiting to welcome the New Year 2013. This year I had an unexpected entry in to blogosphere, just thought n started in a couple of months. In 2013 I am making a trip to my

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Vegetable Bread Omelet | Omelette | Sandwich

Very easy bread omelette/omelet with vegetables combo, kick off a day with this healthy makeover n kids definitely enjoy for sure.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Vegan Elachi | Coconut Milk Flavored Steamed Nuts Cake

An Indian flavored cake was in my to do list for a long time, as we mix cardamom, coconut milk n nuts in most of our desserts, why not to implement the same in a cake? this raised in my mind. Recently my daughter asked for a cake, as I am tired with other works I don't want to stress much by making the cake in huge quantity. So I tried it with very usual ingredients from the kitchen pantry. I steamed the cake using idli pan n happens to be vegan at the same time, which doesn't take more than 12mins for it to cook.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Podalangai Thengai Paal Kootu | Restaurant Style Chana Dhal Snake Gourd Kootu

I rarely make kootu but when my MIL stays with us she makes it often. I learned this recipe from her which tastes too good and you can definitely get the restaurant taste. Usually I prepare with Moong dhal and occasionally with chana dhal but today I preferred Chana dhal, both are equally gud in taste. Try this easy

Friday, December 21, 2012

Misal Pav with Homemade Pav Buns | Popular Street Food All From Scratch

The south Indian team are challenged with Misal Pav and North Indian team with Methu Vada for this month Divya's SNC. Thanks Meena  for giving the Misal pav recipe in detail. Misal pav is a Maharastrian street food popular countrywide which is very healthy n nutritiuos. Pav is a Maharastrian word which means small loaf bun and Misal means spicy curry made with any dried beans/Peas and masala. So Misal pav is the combo of Pav bun, Misal/Gravy/Curry garnished with Mixture/Savory and chopped onions/coriander leaves. You can use store bought Buns and fried Savory snack too, but I did everything at home the Pav buns/Mixture/Farsan/Curry etc. After all this work I really satisfied with the taste and my lil daughter enjoyed it much. She nowadays started saying "Yummy" when she really likes it and this recipe is one among it where I got appreciation from her :-).  I got 2 Sunshine awards from my blogger friends thanks Asiya n Yasodha for sharing those awards. Now we will move on to the challenged recipe :-).

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Basic Omapodi Recipe | Mixed in Farsan | Mixture | Chaat Items

Today's recipe is a very easy snack can have as it is (plain) or goes well with Indian snack items like Mixture/Bhel Puri/Masala Puffed Rice/Misal Pav etc. This can be done very quicky but needs the special murukku achu/sev press to make this tiny savory strings :-). Now I am frequently making this sev at home as my kids love this a lot...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Checker Board Cake with Chocolate n Yellow Cakes

I prepared this checker board first time for the neighbor aunty who returned back last month to her homeland after 6 months of vacation. She loves cake so I planned this checker board cake. I don’t hv special checker board cake pans or round cookies cutters. I searched in google, youtube n finally landed here. I decided to give a try by cutting the baked goodies using knife or bowl. Then I started baking with fun n ended up with cute cake. Yup I messed 1 layer, as the cake were so soft while cutting they broke at some places n somehow managed it J. Wow the final outcome was just amazing; really it was beyond my expectation. The fun continued again as I made the same cake for hubby’s colleagues. This time the checker board was so perfect, only I clicked the whole cake that too early morning before he starts to office, so got dull picturesL. They all liked the cake very much, I asked to click the cake slices, so my H clicked in mobile and the pics were not clear L. This month for baking partners challenge I got mail to make Neapolitan/nuts cake/plum cake. I don’t want to make a 3rd cake in a very short time so I asked Swathi the master brain, whether I can post this recipe, immd she said ok, thanks Swathi for agreeing n giving such a wonderful task. Also I thank Suja n Archana for your suggestions. After spending lot of time in making a perfect treat, I am here with well detailed recipe for you...Guys I assure this as a fool proof recipe n give ur try…

Friday, December 14, 2012

Eggless Rasmalai from Scratch

This is the first paneer recipe in my space, so I started it with a heavenly Bengali dessert Rasmalai. Today I am here with why not to use half n half or heavy whipping cream while making paneer/chenna. Only whole milk curdles with lemon juice/yogurt/vinegar, whereas the ultrapasturised half n half or heavy whipping cream does not work.  If u add even half a cup of those to regular milk that half n half remains the same n never curdle. If any low fat milk is used u don’t get much paneer in that. So after these experiments I am suggesting to go with Whole milk. Ras means Juice/Juicy n Malai means milk cream in English. Actually I prepared this for Diwali with other sweets n savories. So here is an eggless version of Rasmalai recipe from scratch…

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with Biscuit Crumbs

Christmas n New year are nearing, here is a simple delicious treat from my side for the chocolate lovers :-). I assure this no bake cake hit ur home during the forthcoming holidays. No need to beat eggs or wait for the cake to bake, can be done easily with few ingredients but needs time for the cake to set. Let see what are needed to make this chocolate cheese cake n how to make…Sorry kids intervened much while clicking pictures, you can see thier finger print in it :-)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chettinad Chicken Gravy

I usually prepare this gravy atleast once in a week, a delicious gravy goes well with rice/roti/dosa...I took this pictures few months back n just got time to post it :-(. Many of you asked for non veg recipes, so here it is...Try this weekend n hv gr8 time with ur family :-)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Chocolate Cream Cookies | Eggless | Low Fat Version (Butterless)

I had my routine health checkup months back. The very friendly staffs treated my kids with pumpkin frosted cookies n chocolate chip cookies. I never failed to taste those after coming home, hmm as a blogger/baker immediately tried both at home. Both were success in my first attempt itself n already posted the Pumpkin frosted cookies. The second one it says chocolate chips but couldn't find any whole chips to bite, so I adapted my Old fashioned cookies recipe n its truly delicious. I prepared it several times as snack for weekend day out but couldn’t find time to click it…At last I made it J by filling whipped cream in between cookies like sandwich spread. Simple to make n I assure that you never go wrong anywhere…

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Baked Egg Bonda | Savory Boiled Egg Muffins

Egg bonda’s are famous in the cinema theaters where we born n brought up. During my childhood days watching movies in theaters was the only media entertainment we (me n my cousins) had. Only Moms organize these sort of outing so before entering and leaving the theater they used to count us not to miss anyone, funny right , yup wherever we go we show our mass such a big family is ours. During interval we get one big hot egg bonda for each to bite. I remember that each bonda had one full egg in it, tastes heaven. The healthy competition begins there, those who keep at least a bit of bonda after the movie climax is the winner, such sweet memories and badly missing all those now :-( . Now coming to today’s recipe this is not that deep fried bonda, same pattern but baked version.