Monday, March 31, 2014

French Macaroon | Macaron Recipe for Beginners with Troubleshooting Tips

French Macaroon needs more perfection so it is considered as a very challenging recipe in baking world. Last year I tried this French Macaron recipe for Baking Partners Challenge, my first try was miserable failure. I had several reasons for the failure like my oven gaskets were damaged, I don’t have sieve to sift the flour and also I was busy in packing things for vacation. After 3 months of vacation we shifted to new apartment n held with many household works. Till last month I had many sleepless nights thinking about the

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Melon Pan | Japanese Melon Bread Recipe

Today I am sharing the Japanese Melon Pan aka Sweet Bun recipe for We Knead to Bake Bakers Challenge. This Melon Pan (Bread) has 2 layers, inner soft bun layered with crispy outer cookie layer. Their appearance resembles a melon, such as a rock melon (cantaloupe) but they are not traditionally melon flavored. Also this buns are mildly sweetened, you can increase few tablespoon of sugar if you like so. I added only yolks (egg whites i used for French Macaroon, recipe coming soon) to get the yellow melon

Monday, March 24, 2014

Andalusian Stuffed Tomatoes | Stuffed and Baked Tomatoes

I never knew that stuffed tomatoes tastes too good till I made this…Thanks Sharanya for suggesting it for the International Food Challenge. We totally liked it especially kids loved the cheese topped tomatoes…Let’s

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chettinadu Fish Kuzhambu | Varuthu Araicha Meen Kulambu

We at home usually prefer Fish Biryani/Fish Fry or Fish Cutlets and when comes to gravy chicken kuzhambu dominates much… Last year when I was in my hometown for 3 months’ vacation, I learned this fish curry recipe from our neighbor aunty and after that I recently only got a chance to make it at home. As usual for kids sake I

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Quinoa Celery Broccoli Chicken Soup | Diet Soup Recipe

Today is the (official) first day of spring and in most places scratching summer started already. Nevertheless, when you crave for hot soothing soup then here it is. I am not fond of celery for its smell but I assure this is the best way to take it for its health benefits. Celery has low calories and rich in Vitamin K, C and Magnesium …Today’s soup is a mix of Quinoa, Celery, Broccoli and Chicken (u know chicken breasts are

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Homemade Saltine Crackers | Soda Crackers | Eggless Savory Crackers

This month I got a wonderful opportunity to bake this crisp and lace salt crackers for baking partners group. I made it twice and vanished in minute. We all enjoyed it to core, undoubtedly it is better than store bought

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kambu Kaara Dosai | Bajra Tomato Dosa | கம்பு தக்காளி கார தோசை

I usually add Whole grains like Pear Millet(Kambu)/Ragi/Jowar in the form of idli/dosa and I rarely give white/regular dosa/idlis to kids…So today’s recipe is a tangy and bit spicy kambu dosai. Kids tolerated the

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Eggless Strawberry Yogurt Cupcakes | Happy Women's Day

I am happy and proud being a woman and wishing you all my women readers and friends a very happy Women’s day.  85% of Nitha Kitchen fans are women and I am feeling great in posting an eggless Strawberry cupcake recipe on International Women’s Day today, March 8..I baked the cupcakes today and

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Brown Rice Oats Bisibelebath | Bisi Bele Bhaath | Kai Kari Kadhamba Sadham

The classic bisibelath was my second blog post, due to bad pictures I reverted to draft a long time back…Though I posted the same step wise pictures now, only final presentation varies…Nowadays due to health concerns brown rice/Quinoa and Oats are dominating much in our kitchen. Making healthy meals is
essential n I always prefer Brown Rice and Oats when I make this kadhamba sadham ( I already have Venn

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Badusha | Badhusha | Balushahi Recipe with Step By Step Pictures

We our family loves Badhusa much, Appa buy often from the shop.  During my first pregnancy (4 years back after coming to US) I tried it at home for the first time. That time I just made round/plain version. Recently when a friend asked it particularly for her baby thotil function, I made it again but now I spent time

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Egg-Less Valentine Cookies Coated With Candy Melts | Basic Sugar Cookies Decorated With Sugar Sprinkles

I made this sugar cookies for my daughter’s, class Valentine exchange party. This is a basic sugar cookie with lemon juice+baking  soda combination and anyone can try this crispy cookies which are best at room temperature for 7 days. I decided to make heart cookies for her but was scratching my head for the