Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Potato Kurma | Urulaikilangu Kuruma for Idli n Dosa | Side Dish for Tiffin Varieties


During festival or family get together, the morning breakfast goes like this…Either upma or light tiffin (probably idli) with this Potato Kurma is a routine during special events in our surroundings. Weekly once this sambar is a must in most of the Kongu houses, such an authentic version :-). I still remember my

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Petit Pains au Lait | French Milk Bread/ Rolls | Eggless Mini Breads

 Petit Pains au Lait (French), that means small or little milk breads. They may be simple but they are elegant looking and really good. They are a beautiful golden brown on the outside, and almost flaky on the inside because of the way the dough is rolled and shaped. Then they are decorated by cutting through the top with scissors in a manner which results in the beautiful pattern typical of Petit Pains au Lait. This dough is also pretty good to shape into any pattern of your choice. Thanks Aparna (We Knead To Bake), I have learned

Monday, May 19, 2014

Eggless Double Lemon Cheesecake Bars | Egg Free Lemon Cheesecake Squares with Lemon Glaze


I totally inspired by the double lemon cheesecake bars published in Better Homes and Garden Magazine, April 2014 Edition. I adapted the recipe to egg less version. In Summer you get plenty of lemons and this chilled Lemon Cheesecake bars/squares with lemon glaze are apt one to try in this scratching summer. You

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gol Gappe | Homemade Pani Puri | Wheat Flour Gal Gappe with 4 Flavors of Pani

  Gol gappe is Known as Pani puri, Gup chup, Pani ke bataashe and Phuchka, a very popular street food of India. In Delhi, Gol gappe is known as ‘Pani ke bataasa’ which means a round hollow puri (fried crispy round shells). A hole is made in bataasha by thumb and place small size of spicy potato inside it and filled the bataasha with spicy water(pani) that is usually made with tamarind paste, mint ,red  chilli powder, cumin seeds, asafetida and chaat masala. Today's recipe is going to be the wheat flour gal gappe with 4 types of flavored Water/Pani, the list of ingredients looks long but it is easy to make and you can prepare the pani in advance and refrigerate till use. This recipe is off to South Vs North Challenge, an event started

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ornamental Cake Roll | Patterned Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake with Whipped Cream Filling Recipe


Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May(11th,2014). Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy or other treats to their mother on this occasion. I am wishing you all mom's a very happy mother's day. As my mom/amma and I live far away only virtual treat does help to thank her. She loves chocolates, cake and of course ornamentsJ. So here is a mix of all in today’s recipe Ornamental Pattern Choc Roll Cake with Whipped cream filling, perfectly suits right :-). In the days before Mother's Day, my daughter brought from school her hand printed photo frame (below picture) with handmade flower basket

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Eggless Bavaria Dampfnudel | Steamed Sweet Dumpling from Oven | Soft Milk Buns

Bavarian Dumplings made with yeast are one of those great traditional German recipes named Dampfnudel. It is a steam fried dumpling in a small amount of  water or milk, and butter or oil, perhaps with seasoning, then after the dumpling is set, the moisture is gone leaving the butter and you then let it fry in the butter until you have a nice crispy crust on the bottom. They are super delicious and too soft Dumplings/Buns with

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu Rasam | Herbal Dal Soup


Hope you remember the Paruppu Keerai Kootu (dal curry) that I posted last month with manathakkali keerai/night shade greens/solanum nigrum .  The same day I made this healthy rasam/soup with the addition of greens in our usual paruppu/dal rasam. My Kids love rasam but I make once in a week. Whenever I think