Showing posts with label Homemade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homemade. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Homemade Graham Crackers | Eggless Cinnamon Wheat Crackers

http://www.nithaskitchen.com/2017/05/homemade-graham-crackers-eggless.html
Graham crackers or Digestive Biscuits are made from whole wheat flour that has not been sifted. It were originally invented in the early 1800s by a Presbyterian minister by the name of Sylvester Graham, who introduced this and believed that a vegetarian diet attained by home-made whole grain bread made of natural stone ground and coarsely ground whole wheat flour at home keeps people healthy. Later his followers created graham flour, graham crackers, and graham bread in US and marketed; Graham did not invent these products nor profit from them. I have made it few months back for the cheesecake purpose and mentioned it in the recipe HERE, you can check the recipe how I powdered these crackers and made crust or base for cheesecake with step by step pictorial. I have taken

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Eggless Black Forest Cake with layers of Hot Chocolate Sponge | A Scratch Recipe with step by step Pictorial For Beginners!

Coming to today’s recipe this eggless chocolate cake is made in a way the cake batter slowly mixed with well boiled aka hot chocolate mixture in batches so the batter gets shiny glossy and have to pour the prepared batter immediately in the cake pan and bake in pre heated oven to get super spongy chocolate cake. I am practicing this method and recipe for a while and its super hit all over. I am going to share some pictures where I have used at the end of the post. Also I used this sponge as a base for Black Forest Cake.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Basket Cupcakes | Vanilla Yogurt Cupcakes with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting From Scratch

The Easter is the fun event here and kids enjoy lot with egg hunting and more...Kids were at home last week for spring break so they decided to make something for Easter and they wished to share it with their friends around. I baked the cupcakes and my elder did the piping on cupcakes. My little ones job was to add mini egg chocolates over the frosted cupcakes. Later they went to friends places to drop them. Trust me these cupcakes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tiramisu Coffee Cake with Mascarpone Cheese Frosting | A Scratch Recipe

Few are waiting for this post and sorry for the delay, due to personal commitments I delayed this post since Friday. After posting the Tiramisu Sponge cake (no butter and no oil recipe) post and Homemade Mascarpone cheese Post, few visitors have requested about the icing I used in this cake, mascarpone cheese proportion for the filling and frosting so and so. I have made you to wait for a while , I apologize for it. Here are the

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese Using Ultra Pasteurized Heavy Cream

I have not started giving coffee for my kids so I postponed several years to make Tiramisu Cake at home.  But whenever I go for shopping I never forget to look at the Tiramisu aka coffee cakes placed at bakery section of those stores.. After moving to new place my job of admiring cakes never stopped. We are getting lot of chances to mingle with neighbors around in birthday parties and get togethers. Few months back I got a chance to make Tiramisu cake for a potluck. When I searched for mascarpone cheese in near stores it wasn't in the regular cheese section (a month later I noticed them available in the speciality cheese case next to fresh deli section, jokes apart but they are more expensive). After a week search I planned to make cheese on my own, here's the trouble again

Friday, March 3, 2017

Homemade Wheat Fig Bar Recipe with Homemade Puree | A Scratch Recipe

I am a proud mom of two who always feel happy to make homemade healthy snacks for them. Most of the days, I spend more time in kitchen to cook, bake and feed my family with healthy homemade foods. So today’s recipe is one among the healthy category and which is none other than fig bars. Figs has lot of healthy benefits and mainly it is rich in fiber, calcium and iron, you can take fig in any form and this is one best way to feed figs for kids. It's my second attempt in making fig bars at home, so I have shared stepwise pictures from both the attempts. Also I do make fig puree at home ( i feel it is

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mini Cheesecake Bites | Cheesecake Cupcakes with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

For this year Valentine day I made cheesecakes to finish off the cream cheese box sitting on my fridge for a while. Since it fallen on weekday I prepared them after sending the kids to school and was waiting with this vanilla flavored cheesecakes with love along with some of their favorite lunch menu. My kids know that I make just chocolate hearts so one asked to get green chocolate hearts and another like was towards brown so I made 2 different colors using candy melts. But they were totally surprised to see cheesecake with chocolate hearts waiting over the kitchen counter. We adults too got tempted with this yummy dessert and me gulped several forgetting the

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tomato Sevai | Thakkali Sandhagai | Tomato Idiyappam Recipe

Thakkali Sandhagai / Tomato Sevai is very popular in Kongu Cuisine. I have mentioned a story about idiyappam/sevai in Authentic Sandhagai Recipe. Also refer the same recipe to make idiyappam/Nool puttu. Once the Idiyappam/white sevai is done you have to add sprinkle few drops oil to it and split them apart, keep aside till you get ready with the tomato masala. Now make a spicy tomato masala or curry then finally add the separated idiyappam/string hoppers. In short this tomato sev is the seasoned mix tomato

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Perfect Cheese Bread Sticks From Scratch | Egg Free Kids Party Appetizer Recipe

It’s quite longtime dream to make bread sticks at home. I didn’t know this is such an easy to make appetizer for parties when you make the dough in bulk. This is such a wonderful finger food which I realized after the first bake. My kids like it very much, it’s better to serve warm and they even love to take them to school. Coming to cheese part you can reduce or add more and the quantity mentioned here

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Traditional Pumpkin Pie with homemade pie crust | All from scratch recipe

Its holiday season here, In grocery stores you can find ready to bake pie plates, pumpkin spices, fruit mixes, instant cake mixes, pumpkin puree and lot and lot of baking stuffs in a separate row for this holiday season. For holidays when kids stay at home they always needs something special. On Thanksgiving break their requests was so many, Pumpkin Pie, Turkey, so and so. Kids wish list is always vast they likes to carve Pumpkin, Light/decor the house, needs christmas tree, wants snow so that they can build snowman, the list continues :-). Its hard to fulfill thier needs within a short span of time. I don't have courage

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rasgulla Recipe From Scratch

Coming up with a fool proof Rasgulla recipe, Rasgulla is one among the heart dessert of India and the pronunciation may differ like rasagulla or rasagola…Its so spongy and soft, just melts in mouth texture made of Indian cottage cheese/paneer/chenna and then cooked in light sugar syrup. This is a scratch recipe also I am sharing some valuable tips that I am practicing for ages to make it. Please read completely

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to make Sundakkai Vathal | Sundried Turkey Berry At Home from scratch

This is my mom’s way of making sundakkai vathal/sundried turkey berry at home. Last year when I was there she made the vathal for us and so I clicked the pictures of her making. Hope this post helps you to learn how to make the vathal in traditional way. Also you can use minimal salt unlike

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet) and Samai (Little Millet) Idli Dosa Batter | Millet Idli Dosa Batter


 Kids mostly like idli/dosa kind of foods, you can mix millets in your regular idli dosa batter that reaches them well in their daily food. I have several versions of idli dosa batter using millets do check the link HERE to find more recipes of mine. I usually go with the below two versions to grind Idli Dosa batter when i have Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet) and Samai Arisi (Little Millet) millet at home. I mix these two millets but you can use any one available at least to make these healthy idli dosas. Both looks more or less

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Homemade Rice Flour | How to make Rice Flour Using Raw Rice from scratch

 This homemade rice flour tastes great for all snack items when compared to store bought flour. The preparation is very easy and i have provided them with step by step pictures, do follow the same when you make it!!! Last week i made this rice flour in bulk to make several festive snack (except red aval

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Black Bean Salsa Salad | Mixed Vegetable Sprout Salad

Here comes the healthy and colorful Black Bean Salsa or Salad Recipe. You can take this veggies mixed salsa with Tortilla or any chips or as a tummy fill salad. You can use it on baked potatoes, or wrap it with Tacos and Burritos; also you can mix it up with lettuce/salad leaves and make it even more healthier.
Ingredients
Homemade 1.5 Cup of Black Beans or Store Bought Black Beans, drained and rinsed - 1 Can (15 oz)
Any Fresh Sprouts - 2 Tbsp or More
Fresh Corn, cooked - 1/4 Cup

Monday, July 13, 2015

Rose Flavored Butter Cake in Pressure Cooker

My little one has been asking for strawberry cake and in Parents house it’s hard to get strawberries, any pink cake is meant to be strawberry for him so I decided to bake rose flavored cake. First time I made it so in pressure cooker, later the same cake I baked twice for relative birthdays in oven and all

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sundakkai Vathal Paruppu Podi | Sadam Podi Recipe | Spiced Turkey Berry and Lentil Chutney Powder

Chundakkai/Sundakkai/Turkey Berry is a vegetable or fruit grown in a medium tall plant, as shown in the picture below and it has lot of medicinal values. Today’s post is related to it, which is none other than healthy chutney powder/sadam podi with the mix of dried turkey berry (sundakkai) and dal. Daily eating

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ragi Brown Rice Dosa Batter | Homemade Ragi Dosa Batter From Scratch | How to make crispy Finger Millet Dosa

Tiffin aka Dosa is a daily supplement like sugar and salt intake in South Indian Kitchen hence, instead of white I mean basic Idli Dosa Batter this Ragi Dosa Batter is very healthy and nutritious with addition of Ragi /Finger Millet and Brown Rice. It’s time to pack up things for 2 months vacation in homeland. I am

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Homemade Black Bean Patties | Black Bean Veggie Burgers | How to soak and cook Black Beans

Hope you remember the homemade hamburger buns recipe from scratch I posted last month. Here is the recipe for black bean patties that stacked in the burger buns…The recipe has one optional egg you can skip it if you don’t need. Also I add Parmesan cheese for this patties that really enhances the taste but if

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Recipe | Strawberries Covered in Chocolate

The one most common thing among my two kids is strawberries, they both like this fruit to core and sometimes I get requests from my elder one for this chocolate covered strawberries. She takes to school