Monday, September 30, 2013

New York Style Pizza Crust and Sauce | Purely Vegetarian Pizza with Mini Koftas Topped | All from Scratch

This New York style pizza sauce and pizza dough contains Indian style topping :-), I mean vegetable Rajma/red beans kofta mini balls, you might aware if you read my previous post. I have several pizza versions and this version is unique from it...Usually we make pizza sauce a day before but here the dough is made 24 hours before at least and ferment in refrigerator. Quite interesting and its simplifies

Friday, September 27, 2013

Healthy Baked Spinach Red Kidney Beans Fritters | Palak Rajma Vegetarian Koftas

This Spinach Red Kidney Beans fritters are prepared with homey ingredients and are baked. I have given alternate option for bread crumbs, so and so…These healthy fritters can have as it is with hot coffee or tea, also be used in kofta curries, spaghetti sauces etc. I have slightly different deep fried meat less (veg) malai kofta balls recipe here…I usually add/top the mini koftas in vegetarian

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Masala Phulka with Dal Fry | Soft Chapathi with simple dhal

Today I am here with classic Gujarati recipe, hot fulka/pulkas and simple dal fry which make healthy and complete/full filled dinner. Instead of masala phulka you can opt for plain version. And this dal is something similar to South Indian Uppu Paruppu with slight variations. So you can try that if you like to have tomato less version.

Ingredients for Phulka/Masala Chapathi
Whole Wheat Flour/Atta - 2 n 1/2 Cups
Red Chili Powder - 1-2tsp (Or Green Chilies - 2-3 Numbers)
Ajwain/Omam - 3/4tsp

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Araithuvitta Pavakkai Puli Kuzhambu | Bitter Gourd in Coconut and Tamarind Sauce

I make Puli kuzambu without adding any coconut and using MIL’s Puli kulambu powder. Apart from that this is one version which I make it on alternate weekends. I want to add up that Bitter gourd is the one we purchase it in our weekly vegetable list…Never get bored with

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Carrot Beans Stir Fry | Masala Free Poriyal with Green Chili Paste

I have listed this stir fry/poriyal as one among the South Indian/Kongu Special Thali. For any family get together either this carrot/beans poriyal or cabbage is predominant in south indian lunch menus. I usually make poriyal with my mom’s sambar podi also sometimes with a hint of garam masala but this version doesn’t need any masala powders, only chili paste is required and tastes unique too.

Chopped Carrot and Beans - 2 Cups
Small Green Chilis - 3-5 Numbers (Replace with Bell Pepper/Capsicum)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Kulfi Falooda n Ice Cream Faluda Recipes

Falooda/Faluda is a popular South Asian cold and sweet beverage which is taditionally made by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli (Made of Tapioca), psyllium (ispaghol) or basil (sabza/takmaria) seeds, jelly pieces and tapioca pearls along with either milk, water or ice cream. You can use any flavor and any ice cream for making this delicious drink. If you have ice creams and vermicelli at home then soak everything overnight or at least 1 hour and just assemble it before serving, so favorite falooda will be ready in minutes. For this month Divya's SNC challenge, Minnie Gupta has challenged our South Indian team with 2 versions of this falooda.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to make Falooda Sev at home from Scratch | Faluda String Hoppers with natural flavor

For this month South Vs North Challenge, our challenge recipe is falooda and for that I didn’t get falooda sev in Indian grocery, so thought of making it at home.  For Ice cream faluda version I planned to use strawberry icecream and so I made strawberry sev for the first time and it came out very well. Here is my step by step pictures of the recipe

Monday, September 16, 2013

Crouu-Doughnuts | Kronuts

Kronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry, which is an incorporation of making both yeasted doughnuts as well puff pastry and the final product needs to fry in oil. People in New York stands in long line to get these delicious treat.This recipe is a 3 day process with loads of work but end product was so delicious, I am really excited with this baking partners challenge recipe also bit tensed till getting the final outcome.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fish Dum Biryani | Meen Biriyani | Machli Ki Biryani | Oven Method

Most of my friends make biryanis’ in oven and I am the one who not prefer it much. Few months back I went to a party and oven biryani is one among the buffet which attracted me much.  So nowadays whenever we buy fish this biryani is consistent in our Sunday menu. Making oven biryani’s retain the freshness/moist in meat. Instead of fish you can make the same with chicken (Refer Note). Also use pressure cooker

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Homemade Rose Syrup using fresh Rose Petals

Right now beautiful Roses are bloomed all around. As few recipes call for Rose syrup, thought of making the syrup at home. I just tried and satisfied with the wonderful fresh flavor and taste. I made a small batch of the Rose Petal syrup and I really hooked with the flavor...

Fresh Rose Petals - 1 n 1/2 Cups
Sugar - 1 Cup

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spinach Cheddar Cheese Oats Muffins | Egg Free Recipe

This is really a wonderful recipe for savory liker and bakers. Thanks Shama for suggesting several recipes for this month Home bakers challenge event started by Priya Suresh sis. Me n kids thoroughly liked this soft spinach muffin.Good to go for breakfast and kids snack/lunch boxes...

All Purpose Flour - 1 Cup
Old Fashioned/any Oats - 1/2 Cup (Dry fry for 2-3 minutes and powder well in blender/mixie)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Matka Kesar Pista Kulfi | Pistachios Khulfi

This is the recipe challenged by Shruti for last month South Vs North Indian challenge, event started by Divya Pramil. I am unable to finish it on right time better late than never right…so here comes the Pista kulfi recipe and thanks Shruti for this delicious challenge. Matka means Terracotta pot or cup and here i used both earthenware pots and plastic khulfi moulds.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Vellai Pattani Sundal Recipe | Yellow Peas Stir Fry

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you...Today Sep 09th is Lord Vinayak Birthday. Pillaiyar/Ganesh is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally prayed at the beginning of any new venture like starting a business, building new house/House Warming Ceremony (Ganapathi Homam), Start of travel, so and so. So today's post is a sundal recipe which is one of the favorite of Lord Vinayagar :-)
Dried Whole Yellow Peas - 1 Cup
Red/Green Chili - 2 Numbers

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Savory Modaks | Vellai Sundal Kaara Mothagam | Yellow Peas Stuffed Kozhukattai Recipe

Yesterday I prepared Vellai sundal/Yellow peas stir fry and with the half of boiled peas I tried this savory kozhukattais. It’s really a good recipe for sugar watchers or savory likers….will move on to the recipe in detail…

Ingredients for Stuffing
Whole Yellow Peas/Vellai Pattani - 1/2 Cup (Replace with Moong dhal in this case soaking is not necessary)
Onion - 1 Medium Size (Optional)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bitter Gourd Pulav | Pavakkai Sadham | Bitter Melon Pilaf Recipe

When comes to pulav adding whole garam masala ie mild spices and coconut milk are the main ingredients that cooked with rice. Adding Veggies/ Methi leaves is up to you. I am bit worried about my little one who is not taking veggies properly as he recently started taking solid foods. Usually i make Puli kulambu or Poriyal with this bitter gourd and he just splits when i give (but my daughter loves the poriyal version much). He is a rice liker so i thought of stuffing this bitter gourd in pulav. The very first time i tried adding this veggie to usual pulao and to my surprise it came out super. We all liked it, especially my son and before going to detailed post i conclude this as a great one pot meal for all people who like or hate bitter gourd :-)

Brown/White Basmathi Rice - 2 n 1/2 Cups
Bitter Gourd - 2 Numbers (Medium Size, I used Indian Variety)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe | Pasta with Green Leaves Pesto

This is the last recipe from a bunch of Callaloo/Mulai Keerai/Thotakura/Spinach/Green leaves i bought one day :-). As I promised in Spinach Pakora/Bajji and Thugayal/Chutney recipes, today I am here with the spinach pesto pasta recipe. If you have any left over thogayal/chutney of spinach you can use it. Otherwise make it fresh and proceed with the pasta recipe below. Hop over the link provided in ingredients list to get the green leaves chutney recipe.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mini Ragi Podi Idli n Ragi Brown Rice Idli Dosa batter

After posting the Whole/Multi grain idli dosa batter recipe, few readers asked for this Ragi and brown rice combo and the ratio as most of other ingredients like Kambu/Jowar are hard to get in stores. So here is the recipe for healthy ragi and brown rice idli dosa batter. After shifting to new house I made podi idli with this batter for almost 3 days

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Keerai Bajji | Palak Pakora Recipe | Green Leaf Pakora | Gram Flour Spinach Fritters

My Mom usually makes this fritters when she gets sudden guest at home, just picks the fresh leaves from the garden and make this delicious light and fluffy bajjis in jiffy. The leaves I used here is Callaloo/Mulai Keerai or Vellai Thandu Keerai. To more about that Spinach check here. Usually this green leaf comes