Showing posts with label Nitha Kitchen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nitha Kitchen. Show all posts

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 | 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

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Easy Pinwheel Cookies | Merry Christmas

Today’s pinwheel cookie post is yet another easy recipe for this holiday with detailed description, so you can try it by looking in to the stepwise pictorial. Here I have used vanilla and chocolate flavors and the choice is yours, you can skip chocolate and add any food color for attractive pinwheel cookies. I have mentioned one egg yolk for bonding purpose but you can skip it and add milk if necessary. I have made two times in the past 1 week for sharing Christmas treats, so I made this same recipe in bulk (as shown below)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Shortbread Bites | Eggless Funfetti Shortbread Tidbits | Easy Cookies Recipe

Here comes an easy to make Shortbread bites/cookies recipe that can make around 80 cookies as shown here in 30 minutes of time. The Shortbread bites are an easy peasy snack for school going kids and good holiday recipe as well to treat the guests. These cookies are not even a mess to roll and cut shapes as desired, just score the whole dough in to small bites over the baking tray that’s it. Also the ingredients are simple and no need to add any leavening agent, just butter and flour makes wonder

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

Monday, November 7, 2016

Crispy Bhakarwadi | Savory Bakarwadi Recipe From Scratch

This Bhakarwadi post is supposed to publish before Diwali but i couldn't make it anyways this is a perfect tea time snack you can try and munch all time. Since this is the first time experience with bhakarwadis my mind was thinking all the time for the masala stuff not to come out while deep frying. I got an idea of mixing oil to the mixture and rolling/filling it properly before wrapping the outer layer. That worked very well for me and it was crispy and perfect like store bought Bakarwadis. Do read several tips

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, October 11, 2016

Ganesh Themed Buttercream Cake with Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe


Days moving fast for me, kids making me busy all the time, happy in cooking healthy foods to the family and moreover I feel complete when arranging all the food stuffs for their birthday parties. What does a home maker need more than it? This year for my sons 5th birthday when I asked him what he needs for his birthday, initially he asked me do make a superman cake and later he showed interest on Lord Ganesh Cake. You can find his bookcase full of god idols :-) he always makes

Friday, September 23, 2016

Apple Kaju Katli | Kaju Katli | Diwali Special


 When I bake, especially my lil one who never allows them to cool, try to touch it, poke it and he just roam over the kitchen till he gets his bite :-). If you give a whole cake he gulps it in a minute of time :-). But my kids desire over Indian sweets is less and i can hardly count and say thier likes. Ladoos and Adhirasam are most favorite of them, apart from few its hard to feed our wide sweet/desserts. Coming to today’s recipe this is simple, ghee free yet attracts my kind off kids much :-). Yup it is Kaju Apple/Cashewnuts Katli, So finally these attractive sweet is peeped up in my kids favorite list and daily after returning from school lil one asks me atleast 3 mini apples (ie apple kaju) to eat :-).

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Eggless Almond Sponge Cake Recipe From Scratch

If you are searching for a perfect eggless almond sponge cake recipe then here you go. Here in this recipe the addition of almond meal (powdered almond) enhances the taste of the cake. This almond cake is too soft and spongy with perfect texture. I have seen many recipes with more quantity of condensed milk but

Friday, September 2, 2016

Ammini Kaara Kozhukattai | Seasoned Mini Rice Balls Recipe

Here comes another easy to make recipe for Ganesh Chaturti festival.  Kozhukattais are very famous in south India, especially we make it during Vinayagar/Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. I have lot of sweet and savory kozhukattai recipes in my blog, also today I am sharing a savory mini or ammini kozhukattai recipe. Even beginners can try this recipe without hesitation. Don’t forget to check

Easy Peda Modaks | Doodh Peda | Ganesh Chaturthi Special

 I have started preparing Ganesh Chaturthi special recipes to offer to my Ganesha idols and also obviously to feed my blog :-). Today’s recipe is such an easy to make a sweet in 10 minutes and also with fewer ingredients. It takes little more time for shaping as modaks, instead you can go for

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Easy Aval Laddu Recipe | Poha Ladoo Recipe | Festival Special


An easy to make poha ladoo/aval laddu for the upcoming festivals and it can be done under 30 minutes of time. I made it for Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) celebration last week, thought of sharing this easiest recipe before Ganesh Chaturthi so that others can be benefited :-) Coming to the recipe the sugar level i mentioned is medium and if you like to add more yes please. Also I have healthy Jaggery based Aval laddu recipe, do chcek the recipe HERE. I will be posting few more

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Eggless Blueberry Oats Muffins | Healthy Breakfast and School Snack Recipe For Kids

Muffins are always my choice when I think about healthier breakfast or school snack for kids. Since my kids are picky in eating raw fruits I prefer fruits added muffins as the best choice for them. I have few blueberry muffin recipes and this is the one I experimented with powdered oats few months ago and it came out really well with the first attempt itself. They are so soft and fluffy in texture with minimal sugar. Also along with oats I use wheat flour (not the atta/chapatti flour) and I assure you that

Friday, June 10, 2016

Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal | Water Cress Chutney

I heard from my friend that Water Crest is similar to our south indian Vallarai Keerai, so I gave a try when I got a bunch of water crest from Asian supermarket here…It is healthy and the taste was delicious as well. If I get it again I would love to try different dishes with it. Today let’s see the

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cookies and Coffee Ice Cream From Scratch

Here comes the recipe for cookies and coffee ice cream for all cookie lovers. The coffee flavor in this ice cream recipe enhances the taste and it smells heaven. This recipe is from scratch and you can make it without ice cream maker.  I have used my hand mixer to whip the cream and even you can use hand

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, May 4, 2016

Nutella Popsicle Recipe | Easy Summer Treat

For the first time ever I took a month break from blogging due to personal reasons. Everywhere the summer is in peak and today I chose to post a frozen treat that is much needed by everyone now :-) So herecomes the easy peasy nutella popsicle recipe that you can make with just 3 ingredients :-)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gongura Pappu | Paruppu Pulicha Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Dal

Today I am here with a healthy post. After ages I got Gongura/Sorrel leaves in an Indian Grocery. At the moment when it caught in my eyes, I flew with joy. Immediately I started planning what to make with it. The bunch was very big so I made 3 dishes like Gongura Pappu, Gongura Rice and Gongura Chutney/Pachadi using it. Wish I get gongura often :-)

A Few Inforation about Gongura and How healthy it is?
Gongura/Sorrel Leaves is also called as “Pundi Palle” in central Karnataka and Pulicha Keerai in Tamil. Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. According to Wiki, Gongura comes in two varieties, green stemmed leaf and red stemmed.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Traditional Mawa Gujiya | Chandrakala Recipe Using Instant Kyoya/Mawa all from scratch

I am wishing all dear readers a very happy Holi. Holi is the second largest Hindu festival in India (Diwali is the top among all) and today is Holi for us. Despite of my ill health I would like to publish a recipe with long post. Since this recipe elaborates making gujiya from scratch all you need is patience and some important tips I mentioned at the end to make it right. I have the video of making gujiya in the traditional pattern.