Friday, February 27, 2015

Goan Chicken Curry | Spicy Chicken Curry Recipe

Goan chicken curry is a spicy chicken curry from Goa Cuisine/Konkan. It’s a mix of onion, tomato paste and coconut milk with some spices. Goan Chicken Curry is very easy to prepare if you have tomato puree

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Black Forest Buns

Today's recipe is soft, pillow like Black Forest Buns stuffed/rolled with chocolate sponge cake and cherry/jam. Black Forest cake is all about chocolate cake, cherry compote and kirsch (cherry brandy) and loads of cream. These buns use chocolate cake and cherry compote. Black Forest Buns obviously use cherry and if you don’t have that, you can always substitute with strawberry jam/ compote. The method of kneading, rolling out the dough, covering it with the filling, and then rolling it back is just like making cinnamon rolls, I have shared a You tube video

Sunday, February 22, 2015

How to use Almond Skins | Almond Skin Chutney | Almond Chutney

Most of the recipes call for blanched almonds ie to peel/remove the skin and never ever specify what to do with the skins we remove from raw whole almonds. Today's recipe is going to talk about health

Friday, February 20, 2015

Galician Vegetarian Empanada | Empanada Gallega | Veg Mushrooms Stuffed Bread

Today I am posting a healthy mushroom and carrots stuffed vegetarian empanada/pie recipe also the dough doesn't have any butter or egg with it. You can use whatever veggies your fridge hold. Also I heard from Marisa of Thermofan that they use special flour to make this in empanadas in their cuisine

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Easy Potato Fry | Urulaikilangu Varuval

You can get crispy potato fry in less than 10 minutes with less oil when you follow this simple recipe. Semi/Half boiled potatoes are what we need for this fry, hence you should keep an eye while cooking the

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mini Podi Idli Recipe | Kids Lunch Box Special

Steamed Idlis are very good for health nothing can beat it...When I ask my kids what they want for lunch both reply with the first option Podi Idli :-). Anyways they have rice/sambar/poriyal kind of food after they

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Egg Free Valentines Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing | Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies | Valentines Special Recipe

The whole week went just like that, both kids had Valentine exchange in their schools and for elder one apart from candies and cards exchange she had cookie decorating event yesterday so I baked and sent her 2 giant chocolate cookies with store bought whipped cream and sprinkles. For Younger one I baked the same cookies of medium size with royal icing decoration. 2 days back he shared the heart cookies

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Eggless Pav Buns Recipe | How to make Paav Buns from Scratch with step by step pictures

Learn to make eggless pav buns from scratch, the only thing you have to keep in mind is knead the dough slightly sticky and well moisture, you will get a super soft buns and as usual use the best yeast to get it rise and for more tips do check the notes at the end.

APF/Maida or Bread Flour - 3n1/4 Cup Plus 1/4 Cup Wheat Flour (You can replace wheat flour with maida)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Egg Free and Gelatin Free Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe | 400th Post

 Cooking is my passion though I am getting hard time to blog, I love to post recipes of my day to day cooking often. Today I am here with my 400th post, I am taking this opportunity to thank you all from my bottom of heart for your consistent encouragement and support. When my friends and readers mail/comment or message saying that they tried recipes from Nitha Kitchen and it turned out good, it gives me boundless

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Thinai Venn Pongal | Kaara Pongal | Foxtail Millet Savory One Pot Meal

Today is Thaipusam, a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). History speaks this festival is mainly related to Tamil God Muruga who destroyed the evils using Vel/Spear given by Goddess Parvathi on that day.  Last month during Thai Pongal festival I made this savory foxtail millet pongal (Foxtail Millet/Thinai is the only millet we usually get in Asian

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kollu Kuzhambu | Horse Gram Sprouts Gravy | முளை கட்டிய கொள்ளு குழம்பு

Kollu/Horsegram/Kulthi/Muthira is a rarely known bean but it has many medicinal properties. According to wiki Horse grams are used in removing kidney stones and lowering high blood pressure also this bean is considered helpful for maintaining body temperature in the winter season. Kollu/Horsegram has the power to burn unnecessary fats in our body so its meant by diet and diabetic patients. Weekly once you can use it in