Friday, August 17, 2018

No Churn Frozen Mixed Berries Icecream

Looking for an easy, eggless and a delightful luscious dessert for your sunny days. Dont forget to check my today's post, No churn frozen mixed berries icecream is quite a quick icecream to prepare with less efforts. This icecream doesnt need any special gadgets apart from our mixie or else a hand blender. Here in Paris, we get easily frozen berries in every stores as they are available for making desserts and sauces with. Obviously my freezer will always have this berries as they are handy to prepare some fabulous chilled drinks as they are very easy to prepare with. Blend these frozen berries with some cold milk,sweeten it with your favourite sweetner and they are just ready to relish. Coming to my today's No churn frozen mixed berries icecream, you just need heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and frozen berries. Yes this icecream needs just 3ingredients, how wonderful na.

No Churn Mixed Frozen Berries Icecream

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Instant Vegetable Cornmeal Uthappam/Glutenfree Cornmeal Oothappam

Uthappam/Oothappam is a thick pancake which is usually prepared with leftover dosa batter, uthappams are almost like dosa but with toppings. Its one of the known South Indian dish after idlies and dosas. Uthappam is traditionally made with toppings such as tomatoes, onions,chillies,capsicum and coriander leaves and however other ingredients like chopped mixed vegetables, coconut are also used for making this dish. Often served with sambar or coconut chutney, uthappam can be prepared with different variations. Nowadays, many millets are used in making dosa batter,hence you can also dish out some millet based uthappams. However instant versions of uthappams do exists. And my today's recipe is one among those instant versions. One of the easiest dish which can be prepared easily with semolina/rava or else with cornmeal rava.

Instant cornmeal Uthappam,Vegetable cornmeal othappam

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Glutenfree Vegetable Quinoa Kichadi

One of the most favourite South Indian breakfast of mine is Semolina aka Rava Kichadi. I can have this dish everyday without any fuss. Prepared usually with mixed vegetables and roasted rava, this dish makes an incredible breakfast with some spicy coconut chutney. However when i planned to prepare semolina kichadi, i opted for quinoa instead of semolina. With lovely medley of vegetables and quinoa, trust me this kichadi tastes absolutely delicious. Usually ghee is used to bring a nice aroma to this dish, and i opted for oil as i want to prepare this kichadi as a vegan breakfast.An excellent,quick and easy breezy breakfast or dinner to enjoy without any hesitation.My mom used to make this khichadi with garlic cloves instead of ginger garlic paste and temper it with whole spices like clove,cinnamon stick,bayleaf and fennel seeds instead of usual tempering spices, this will give definitely a fabulous masala flavour to this simple fusion khichadi.

Fusion Quinoa Khichadi, Vegan Quinoa Khichadi

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tamarind Broken Wheat Upma/Godhumai Rava Puli Upma

Puli upma aka tamarind upma is usually prepared with rice flour, coarsely grounded rice batter or else with rice rava. Its quite an interesting dish which makes a fabulous breakfast, snack food or else prefect for dinner. Almost like upma,this puli upma is flavoured with usual spices which we usually use for upma apart from cooking the grains with tamarind extract. Whoever loves to kick start their day with a dose of tanginess in their food will definitely enjoy this healthy version of puli upma. Since this dish is a delightful breakfast dish, you doesnt even need a side dish to enjoy with. To bring more nuttiness to this incredible healthy broken wheat upma with tamarind extract, i didnt forget to add some peanuts while tempering which is completely optional. Since i want to give a healthy twist to this traditional dish, i opted for broken wheat,however you can replace the broken wheat very much with rice.

Godhumai puli upma, tamarind wheat rava upma

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Baked Tortilla Cone Pizza/Tacos Cone Pizza

You might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Make them as Pizza as theme. After two interesting pizza, am finishing this week's theme with an another kid's friendly cone pizza. Trust me this pizza will definitely become everyone's favourite at home, if you make this cute looking pizza at home for a dinner or lunch. My kids went crazy when i served this pizza for dinner with some salads. Initially when i picked this week's theme aka Make them as Pizza, my mind went immediately for pizza with dosas, chappathis, rotis etc. But some leftover storebought tortillas pulled me to finish them as this cone pizza. This pizza is definitely a easiest one to prepare even for your get together. Mini sized cone pizza works awesome and definitely a prefect crowd pleaser as well. You can dish out two cone pizzas with a tortilla, obviously you can stuff this pizza with any of your favourite toppings.

Baked Tortilla Cone Pizza, Vegetarian Cone Pizza

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Whole Wheat Minced Soya Naanizza/Soya Kheema Naanizza

Whenever i make naans at home, i will definitely gather all the ingredients to dish out pizza with them. But somehow i have been postponding to post my home made naanizza in my space. Recently, after our Summer vacation, back home kids were missing our spicy foods. One week with non spicy Greek foods, our tastebuds started begging for some spicy Indian foods. Obviously for our dinner day before yesterday, i dished out some whole wheat naans with chicken curry. After having a tummy full satisfying meal, they were some leftover Naans which i freezed for later use. Yesterday after spending a half a day with my Schoolmate who came all the way to Paris from Chennai, i was completely exhausted. Felt super lazy to prepare our dinner, obviously those frozen Naan came to my rescue and turned them as some Naanizza which i simply topped with a soya kheema masala, some chopped onions, tomatoes and grated cheese.

Whole wheat Naanizza,Soya chunks Naanizza

Friday, August 3, 2018

Pizza Quesadillas/Fusion Pizzadillas

When Pizza and quesadillas meet together, obviously the final result will be Pizzadillas or Pizza Quesadillas. My kids are crazy fans of Pizzas, and nothing can beat the homemade pizzas na. However i plan myself to make pizza crust often at home with different grains in it, so that i can feed my kids easily pizza with healthy grains in it. And do you know that these homemade pizza crust base can be freezed easily which will be really handy to use whenever you feel like making a pizza party at home. Thaw the pizza crust and top them with your favourite toppings and your pizza is ready to bake. Trust me this works awesome for me. But in case if you dont have time to make your own dose of pizza crust, dont worry. Now you can dish out some delicious, cheesy, extremely addictive and dangerously tempting pizzas with some store bought tortillas.

Pizza quesadillas, fusion quesadillas

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Channadal Khatta/Creamy Chattisghari Channa Dal /Khatte Channa Dal

Nothing can beat a bowl of comforting dal with some rice or rotis to finish our meal. Am a ardent fan of simple dal recipes and whenever i get a prefect dal recipe to cook with, i wont skip making the dish. A prefect satisfying meal must have definitely a dal based dish to please our tastebuds rite. And my space is loaded with many delightful protein rich dal dishes. However i have many to try and show case in my space. My today's post is an interesting dal from Chattisghar cuisine. Actually this dal dish goes for a facebook group event in which i have been a member since three months. Every month either we cook with Alphabets or Recipe swap, and vice versa. Since i like challenges, i couldnt stop myself to join this group. This month's challenge is Recipe Swap and i have been paired with Seema of Mildly Indian. While going through her space, this creamy Channa dal khatta caught my attention and immediately i tried at home to pair with Dhuska. Trust me, this dal works awesome with Jharkhand fried bread and we finished our lunch happily with these two delicious Regional foods.

Gluten free Channadal Khatta

Sunday, July 29, 2018


Dhuska is a well known deep fried snack from Jharkhand. This fried snacks are eaten all over Jharkhand which calls for rice, channa dal as two main ingredients. Actually, earlier Jharkhand cuisine is quite unknown cuisine for me. Before a year, for an event i cooked a dish from this cuisine and totally enjoyed going through their cuisine. Learned few recipes through google master and have bookmarked few from this cuisine as much i do with other unknown cuisine. And for this month's Shh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel. We are cooking from Jharkhand, and i have been paired with Priya Mahesh of  Priyas Kitchen . Priya was kind enough to give me my two ingredients which is quite a staple food for a South Indian like me. Yes my two secret ingredients are Rice and channadal. 


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ring Shaped Vegetable Samosas

Samosas, these deep fried beauties are our family favourite and none will say 'no' to these crispy beauties. Am running this week's blogging marathon with A dish with different shape as theme, hence i have been posting different shaped dishes for the past two days. Today is the final post for this theme, hence i opted to our family favourite snacks aka Samosas. Samosas are popular Indian street foods and a prefect evening snacks as well. Usually samosas are shaped as triangles however the usual samosa dough can be rolled as logs and they are called as rolls. Since my theme for this week is a dish with different shape i decided to go with an interesting shaped samosas. And here comes the ring shaped samosas which call for usual samosa dough and a delicious vegetable stuffing.

Vegetable Ring shaped Samosas

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Vegan Handbag Shaped Stuffed & Seeded Bread

I have been baking some preservative free breads at home since ever the yeast god works fabulous with me. Though active dry yeast works prefect for me, i have been using instant yeast since a while as they are seriously very easy to handle. Hence bread baking have became a routine whenever am free at home. Obviously my family members look for homemade freshly baked breads to have as their sandwich or to kick start their day with homemade breads for their breakfast. Most of our breakfast calls for bread,butter and jam as they are seriously hasslefree and easy to finish the breakfast with. You may guess that its really rare for me to make our Indian breakfast dishes earlier in the morning as we start our day with different time schedules. Coming to my today's post, i baked this bread during a weekend for our snacks. Yes we love stuffed breads, hence i baked this bread for our snacks as they are quite filling and satisfying to have with a cup of coffee.

Vegan Hand Bag Shaped Stuffed Bread

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Eggless Rose Shaped Donuts/Rose Doughnuts

Doughnuts/Donuts are deep fried dough which is typically shaped as ring shaped or else as ball shaped doughnut hole. Some donuts have holes and some may not. And this doughnuts called for yeasted dough which is usually prepared with eggs.I have already tried couple of doughnuts and todayam here with an another doughnuts which is completely eggless. Am running this week's blogging marathon with A dish in different shapes as theme. When i picked the theme, i know that this theme will be quite challenging, but i love challenges obviously i took this theme without any hesitation.Actually this theme is very interesting and trust me its brings out the artistic talent which is hidden inside and quite unknown to you. Three posts for this week came out extremely fabulous and when i served to my family, they just kept on praising the efforts i have put on to dish out those three dishes.

Eggless Rose Shaped Doughnuts

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mutton Kheema Masala Kuzhambu/Minced Meat Masala

Minced meat Masala is my hubby's favourite, he just love this masala with anything. When served with dosas, idlies or else with rotis, one can enjoy this lipsmacking kuzhambu without any fuss. Its a prefect dish for meat lovers. Excellent to relish even with mildly flavoured pulao or parottas this dish is definitely a must try. My meat lovers at home are crazy fan of this dish, however i love to prepare this minced meat masala with both chicken and mutton. My today's post is Minced mutton, and i opted for pressure cooking method. Yes this dish is one pot dish, as you need just a pressure cooker to prepare this fingerlicking masala. However you can dish this incredible dish even  by cooking them in traditional way as much as like other mutton dishes. If you are a vegetarian, you can dish this spicy and flavourful dish with minced soya chunks, crumbled paneer or else with crumbled tofu.

Kheema Kuzhambu

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Masala Red Rice Dal Dosa/Gluten Free Masala Dal Dosa

Idlies and dosas, both are the typical South Indian breakfast which have their own place in every houses. Masala dosa is one among the most favourite dish of my family, whenever we go to Indian restaurant, my kids wont hesitate a second to order masala dosas as they are crazy fan of this dish. Though dishing out masala dosa is not a big task to prepare at home,dunno why am very rare to make them at home. Masala dosa has its origins in Tuluva Mangalorean cuisine. Dosa when stuffed with spicy potato masala served with chutneys and sambar makes this delightful breakfast dish. Masala dosas is quite popular in South India, however it can be found in all part of the country and also around the world. However preparation of masala dosas do varies from city to city. Masala dosas can be prepared in two ways, usually masala dosas are stuffed with potato masala while Mysore masala dosa is stuffed with potato masala however red chutney with red chillies ,onion and garlic is applied inside the dosa before stuffing.

Masala Red RIce Dal Dosa, Gluten Free Masala Red rice dosa

Vegan Radish Greens Channadal Kootu

Radish greens are the green leaves on stalks on top of the root vegetable  aka the radish . Radish is an extremely popular vegetable in the world. Different parts of the plant, including the seeds, sprouts, and leaves, can be used both in culinary applications and traditional medical treatments. In some parts of the world, radishes are actually cultivated specifically for their leaves, as they continue to grow while the root develops.These radish greens have a peppery, earthen taste, making them an interesting addition to any salad and they can also be added to sandwiches or even boiled down and salted for a great side dish. These leaves contain much higher concentrations of certain nutrients than the vegetable itself, so if you are one of the countless people who simply throw away radish greens, change your ways and add this nutritious new food to your diet.

Radish Green Kootu, Channadal Greens Kootu

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Steamed Black-eyed Peas Dumpling in Tangy Gravy/Kaaramani Urundai Kuzhambu

Black-eyed peas, which i fondly call as Kaaramani is one of the protein rich legumes aka beans which have loads of nutritious content in it. Do you know just a cup of Black eyed peas have 20% of daily value of magnesium, calcium and iron. Yes if you are vegetarian, dont forget to add this beans quite often in your diet. Also a cup of cooked black-eyed peas have 160 calories with interesting fiber in it. Black eyed peas is one of my most favourite legumes after Red kidney beans,obviously my pantry will always have this. South Indians makes a lipsmacking tangy dish with steamed dal dumplings dunked in a spicy tamarind gravy. Its quite a popular dish and we call it as Paruppu urundai kuzhambu. Highly rich in protein, this dish is often prepared at home whenever we feel like having something tangy and protein rich food for our meal. Since i want to give a twist to the usual Paruppu Urundai kuzhambu, i replaced the toordal dumplings with steam cooked black-eyed peas dumplings.. Trust me this dish is just prefect to enjoy with hot steaming rice and papads.

Black eyed peas Dumplings Kuzhambu, Karamani Urundai Kuzhambu

Gujarati Dal Vada/Moongdal Wada/Gujarati na Daal Vada

If you love deep fried beauties for your evening snacks, you should definitely give a try to this gluten free vadas. Actually Gujarati na Daal vada are quite a famous street food as they are sold by street vendors. Though this dal vada is known very much as tea time snacks during monsoon days, this dal vada got its origin from Ahmedabad where these crispy fritters are easily available in tea shops and many public stations. Gujarati dal vada is prominently prepared with either split yellow moongdals or else split green moongdals, yes this vada is completely prepared with just moongdal. However if you look for dal vada in other parts of India, most of the dal vadas calls for channa dal which is not needed for dishing out this crispy moongdal loaded Gujarati vadas.

Moongdal Vada, Dal wada

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Chettinad Prawn Thokku/Chettinad Eral Thokku/Chettinad Prawn Masala

Chettinad cuisine is one of most popular cuisine of Tamilnadu and this cuisine is somehow very close to my heart. Yes Pondicherrian cuisines have chettinad touch in their cooking style. Obviously some of the Pondicherrian traditional dishes ressembles quite like Chettinad cuisine. Our seafoods curries to vegetable pirattals, i can list out many of Pondicherrian dishes which sounds almost like Chettinad dishes. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Indian Regional dishes, after a lipsmacking Punjabi dhabba style Egg curry, my today's post goes for a delicious sea food thokku aka Prawn thokku. This dish was sitting in my draft post for more than two years and dunno why i kept on postponing to publish this dish in my blog. Late but not least, this week's theme was a prefect one to write this dish and publish. Been a Pondicherrian, seafoods are my weakness. Actually i cant survive more than a week without seafoods. Obviously i cook many different dishes with seafoods, though my space have less seafoods dishes. However am planning to post some seafoods friendly dishes once a while to please some non vegetarian followers of my space..

Chettinad Prawn Masala, Spicy Prawn Thokku, Eral Thokku

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Anda Curry Dhabba Style/Punjabi Egg Curry

Punjabi style of curries are seriously fingerlicking goodness. Trust me i love their dhabba style dishes and when ever i get a chance to taste in their dhabba, i dont hesitate a second at all. And its been a long i had punjabi dishes in a Dhabba. However to replicated their dishes at home is definitely a must for me. And my today's recipe is a Dhabba style Punjabi egg curry which is also known as Anda Curry or Anda Masala. This egg curry tastes absolutely delicious to have with both rice and rotis. Trust this curry is an excellent accompaniment to relish with Butter naans or kulchas. My family members enjoyed this Dhabba style Egg curry with hot steaming rice and papads. Yes this dish is definitely an interesting dish to give a try as you doesnt need anything fancy to cook this delectable curry.
Punjabi Egg Curry, Anda Curry

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Chicken Salad Wraps/Chicken & Salad Wraps

My third post for this week's blogging marathon is definitely a complete meal. Loaded with vegetables and chicken chunks, this chicken salad wraps makes a filling meal. Chicken salad is a simple salad prepared with chicken or else as a mixed salad with chicken and handful of vegetables which calls for lettuce, tomato, avocado etc with mayonnaise or salad dressing. And this chicken salad can be used very much for making sandwiches. My kids have been asking this chicken salad wraps since a while and i have been skipping it as well. When i picked Wraps and Rolls as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i couldnt even think more than dishing out this wraps. Usually chicken salad is prepared either with leftover chicken chunks or else with grilled chicken chunks. But i opted for boiled chicken chunks which works awesome for making this filling sandwich.

Chicken Wraps, Chicken & Vegetable Wraps

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Potato Cheese Bread Rolls/Cheesy Potato Bread Rolls

My today's post is definitely a fabulous dish to give a try when you have kids around you. After a delectable Fusion Zucchini wraps, here comes an interesting cheesy potato bread rolls. Looking for an easy snacks, then you have to look my today's Cheese potato bread rolls. One of the quickest and filling bread rolls to pack even in a kid's snack box. With store bought bread slices, and a simple potato cheesy stuffing, you can dish out this Potato cheese bread rolls with less efforts. Its a prefect bread rolls for sudden cravings, a prefect crowd pleaser and an incredible starter for a kid's party. You can use any sort of bread slices to dish out this dangerously addictive toast rolls also you can choose your spread of your choice.

Potato cheese bread rolls

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Zucchini Quinoa Kebab Wrap/Fusion Zucchini Kebab Wrap

This Week's posts are going to be Wraps and Rolls, yes this week's theme for the first week of blogging marathon of this month is Wraps and Rolls. Wrap is a kind of sandwich which is made usually with soft flatbread like tortillas, lavash or pita flatbreads. Most of the filling for making wraps calls for cold meats or seafoods stuffed along with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sauteed vegetables or grilled onions with cheese and a sauce. Wraps makes a super filling meal as they are loaded with meats and vegetables in it. However many vegan and vegetarian wraps do exists and you can stuff a wrap with any sort of filling. I have been making wraps at home either with homemade tortillas or else with store bought ones. And am kick starting this week's blogging marathon with a fabulous super healthy and definitely a fusion kebab i have prepared at home with both zucchini and quinoa.

Zucchini Quinoa Kebab Wraps

Friday, June 29, 2018

Kashmiri Saag Haddar Yakhni /Kashmiri Style Mushroom in Spinach -Yogurt Sauce

Kashmiri cuisine is still quite a unknown cuisine for me. Actually i rarely cooked from this cuisine, however blogsphere pulled me to explore this cuisine. I have already two - three dishes from this cuisine. However for this month's Shh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel we are cooking from Kashmiri Cuisine. Every month we are exploring different regional cuisine of India. After Himachali cuisine, this month's event goes for Kashmiri cuisine. You might know about the concept of this event, actually every month the members of this Facebook group get paired with an another member. Both discuss together secretly to get their two secret ingredients and cook with. Obviously we cook with those two ingredients and share our picture in the group, so that the other members pariticpate to guess the ingredients. Its quite an interesting play and this concept works awesome. We love to find out the ingredients though sometimes its quite a hard task.

Kashmiri Saag Haddar Yakhni ,Kashmiri Mushroom in Spinach Sauce

Monday, June 25, 2018

Vegan Black-eyed Peas Cumin Rice/Jeera Lobia Chawal

Jeera rice is a well known Indian dish prepared with cumin seeds and rice. Its quite a popular and well known dish in North Indian cuisine and in some part of Pakistan this dish is an everyday rice dish for many. Quite an easy one pot meal to prepare with less efforts. Usually served along with rajma, jeera rice makes a prefect meal to enjoy without any fuss. Cumin seeds when fried in oil, brings an extreme flavor to this simple rice dish. To give a twist i couldnt stop myself to add some already cooked black-eyed peas to this flavourful rice. Yes adding lobia aka black-eyed peas to this rice turned this aromatic dish more healthy and rich in protein. I dished out this cumin rice for our weekend lunch and served with chicken kurma and liver masala. Trust me we had a fabulous sunday special lunch.

Black-eyed peas Jeera Pulao, Lobia Jeera Pulao

One Pot Watermelon & Green Chickpeas Kootu

Am an ardent fan of one pot dishes, yes these dishes are quite easy to prepare as they calls for a pot. Most of my one pot dishes goes for Indian pressure cookers. Indian pressure cookers are definitely a blessing if you know how to handle them. I have been cooking with them since my earlier young age and i cant survive without them. Hence i have more than 5 types of pressure cookers. From cooking rice to dishing out a gravy, i always look for pressure cooking. Today's post is a one pot dish as i prepared this complete dish through pressure cooker. You doesnt need any other vessel for tempering to sauteeing the vegetables, as pressure cooker is quite enough to dish out this fabulous kootu which is quite rich in protein.

One pot Watermelon & Green Chickpeas Kootu

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vegan Kala Channa Pulao/Black Chickpeas Pulao

Looking a gluten free one pot meal which is quite a complete meal, obviously my today's post will definitely fulfil those criterias you are looking for. A simple pulao which calls for one pot cooking. With a dry roasted and freshly prepared spice powder, this pulao gets ready very quickly than you can imagine. No tomato or ginger-garlic paste is needed to dish out this pulao. Already cooked Kala channa aka black chickpeas will take care of the protein content and this dish is completely gluten free. A lunch box friendly pulao which is definitely quick to prepare even if you have dont have enough time early in the morning. This week's posts are going to be one pot meals, yes my theme for this week's blogging marathon is One pot meals. Obviously this flavoursome rich kala channa pulao goes for this week's blogging marathon.

Kala channa pulao

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Nariyal Khoya Laddoo/ Dessicated Coconut & Khoya Sweet Balls

If you are looking for an extremely easy sweets to dish out for some special occasions or else for a festival, dont forget to check this incredible Nariyal Khoya Laddoo. With just easily available ingredients and less than 5 ingredients you can roll out these incredibly delicious sweet balls in an ease. I carried unsweetened Khoya all the way from India and i have freezed them as small portions for further use. And i have been cooking with those frozen khoya portions for a while, trust me even after few months they are still prefect to dish some ultimate sweets or dishes out of them. You may wonder why i have carried those unsweetened khoya all the way from India, all because of their excellent quality. I have a friend who have her own dairy farm and she got a big packet of unsweetened khoya specially for me, how can i refuse her kind gesture. Obviously i brought them to Paris and those milk solids are ultimate to cook with.

Mawa Coconut Laddoos, Unsweetened Khoya Laddoos

Monday, June 18, 2018

Multigrains Ghee Laddoo/Sathumaavu Nei Urundai

A packet of whole multigrains aka Sathumaavu cereals were sitting in my pantry since a while. Though i grabbed this packet of mixed whole multigrains for making the usual traditional porridge with it, i changed my mind to dish out some dangerously laddoos with them. Its quite an authentic sweet balls, which is quite often prepared in many South Indian households just to feed everyone at home with these healthy and nutritious grains. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Make one type of Sweets, though Indians have many delightful sweets, i opted for laddoos. Hence am posting three different laddoos for this week's theme. Yesterday, i posted an interesting puffed lotus seeds and edible gum laddoos which is obviously a delicious sweets to give a try at home, and my today's post is this extremely delicious saathumaavu nei urundai, trust me these balls are dangerously addictive.

Sathmaavu Laddoo, Sweet Sathumaavu Balls

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Makhana Goond Ka Laddoos/Puffed Lotus Seeds & Edible Gum Laddoos

Phool Makhana aka puffed lotus seeds, its looks like popcorn is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. High in fibre and low in calories, its enables weight loss. Makhana seeds can be eaten raw, roasted  or ground. The puffed seeds are also used in some Indian sweets liks kheer, puddings and dry roasted snacks. Makhana Phool is also known as foxnut, makhana or gorgon plant. Basically phool makhana belongs to a family called ‘lilly’. Lillly is a flowering plant, that produces starchy white seeds and those seeds are purely edible. This plant is generally cultivated in low land areas of Indian, china and Japan.These countries have been cultivating this plant since many years to get the seeds. This plant is very well ready in its locations with dry and hot summers and even in cold winters. These seeds can be eaten raw, boiled or cooked in Indian cuisine.Seeds are collected in late summers and before autumn. These seeds are commonly used as fried or roasted, they get popped up like popcorn. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Make an Indian Sweet as theme, hence i picked to dish out some laddoos.

Makhana laddoos, Puffed lotus Seeds Laddoos

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Club Kachori/Kolkata Style Club Kachori

Indian cuisine is seriously vast and each region of India shares many droolworthy dishes. However i learned so many Regional dishes through blogging, seriously now i can dish out some delightful Regional dishes with an ease. However i love learning some traditional Regional dishes especially North Indian foods. Though been born and brought up in South India, my love for North Indian cuisine pulled me to replicate most of the traditional dishes at home. Hence my family can enjoy these delicious dishes which are quite unknown for us until i crossed them through this virtual world. One of my recent trial from Kolkata is this super duper fluffy kachori with lipsmacking potato curry. Yes my today's post is one of the famous and well known breakfast dish from the city of Kolkata, and this dish is a weekend special dish. Kachori, we know that kachori is a deepfried dish with stuffing in it. But trust club kachori is completely a different one from the well known kachori liks khasta kachori etc.

Club Kachori Aloo ki Sabji

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Bingka Telur/Indonesian Egg & Coconut Milk Cake

After two different Asian countries, today we ar going to land in Indonesia. Indonesia cuisine is quite as much as like our own Indian cuisine. Yes spicy foods have their own place in their cooking, most of their cooking style sounds very aromatic and flavourful. Trust me they use loads of herbs and spices in their cooking. However this cuisine is also quite an interesting cuisine to explore. I have cooked already few dishes from this cuisine and more to come. Today am sharing an interesting dessert from this cuisine. And this dish is called Bingka Telur which means Egg and Coconut milk cake. This cake is one of the easiest dessert that one can make even if you dont have much experience in cooking. I grabbed this dessert from Anita's Daily Cooking Quest.  In Indonesia, Bingka Telur is baked in a special flower shaped baking pan, but Anita baked her cake with a round cake pan. While i baked this cake in a square pan.

Bingka Telur, Indonesian Egg Cake

Monday, June 11, 2018

Pandesal/Filipino Bread Rolls

Pandesal which is also known as Pan de Sal is a popular bread rolls which is quite common in Philipines. Pan de sal which means Salt bread in Spanich is quite a common bread there and this bread calls for usual ingredients like flour, eggs, yeast,sugar and salt. And the particularity of this bread is they are rolled finally on bread crumbs before baking. This gives a fabulous look to these bread rolls. This bread is a most known among the Filipino bread do exists. This bread tastes slightly sweet, absolutely soft and fluffy white bread rolls to enjoy with some salted butter and jam. But we loved this bread rolls with both nutella and honey. Yes this cuties are dangerously addictive and this rolls reminds me of our own milk buns do exists in most of the bakeries in India.

Pandesal, Pan De sal

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Srilankan Minced Meat Rolls

Srilankan cuisine, this cuisine is one of my favourite after Thai and Chinese cuisines. Whenever i get a chance to cook from this cuisine, i wont hesitate a second to check their delectable dishes to grab something interesting from this incredible cuisine. Though i have cooked couple of dishes from this cuisine, am yet to dish out many interesting recipes. However my today's post is a fantastic evening snack foods which is quite well known in Srilanka. Yes this Srilankan rolls are savoury rolls which can prepared either with meat to vegetable filling. Srilankan rolls are absolutely my kind of snack foods, these rolls are as much as like Chinese egg rolls which calls from Egg-roll wrapper, filled with spicy filling which is later breaded and fried until they turns golden brown. Though i have already posted a vegetarian version of Srilankan Rolls, here comes an another meat version of Srilankan Rolls.

Srilankan Minced Meat Rolls, Srilankan Rolls

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pyaaz Poha Kachori/Onion & Rice Flakes Kachori

Onion kachori is known as pyaaz ki kachori, and this dish is quite a fabulous snack dish. Though this stuffed snack supposed to have their origins from Uttar Pradesh or Rajasthan, now these kachoris are quite famous around India. Kachoris are often served with chutneys made with tamarind, mint or coriander. The most popular Kachori is made with yellow moongdal or urad dal spiced with red chilly powder and few more spices. Kachori stuffed with green peas is quite known in Bengali cuisine as well. However kachoris do exists in Sweet version also. Mawa kachori is one of the delightful sweet kachori which is very popular in Jodhpur and this kachori is dipped in sugar syrup. Do you know Kachoris are also known very much in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname.

Onion Riceflakes Kachori, Pyaaz Poha Kachori

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mozzarella Stuffed Bread Sticks/Eggless Mozzarella Bread Sticks

My kids are ardent fan of mozzarella cheese, obviously my fridge and my freezer will always have this cheese chunks. We dont forget to add them in our salads, however i love to bake with these cheese. This mozzarella cheese works awesome in many breads, stuff them or top them, these cheese brings a fabulous touch to anything cooked with. Few days back i tried baking some cheesy bread sticks to enjoy as an accompaniment for our dinner. And this bread sticks are completely eggless, i also used both all purpose flour and whole wheat flour with pizza seasoning and herbs to bring some flavor to this ultimate bread sticks. These bread sticks came out extremely fabulous and everyone at home enjoyed while these bread sticks were still warm. Yes that melted cheese while enjoying this bread stick have no words to explain how delicious this incredible bread sticks will be.

Mozzarella Stuffed Bread Sticks

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rajma Batata Vada/Kidney Beans & Potato Fritter in Appe Pan

You all might know about the popular street food aka Batata Vada. Its one of the most famous fast food in Maharashtra. These batata vadas are nothing but potato fritters. The name Batata comes from Portuguese who brought potatoes to India. Its a deep fried food which calls for mashed and spiced potato ball which is later coated with chickpea flour,served along with chutney. Batata vada is served typically with green chillies and with varieties of chutneys. Batata vadas is often eaten in form of Vada pav. Its also an another popular street food. Though this potato fritter is prepared usually with mashed potatoes, i tried my hands by combining the healthy and protein rich cooked and mashed rajma along with potatoes. And i named my today's post as Rajma batata vada, yes this batata vada tastes extremely delicious and prefect to munch for an evening snacks.

Kidney beans Potato Vada, Rajma Batata Vada

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sidu/Siddu/Himachali Steamed Bread

Sidu or Siddu is a Himachal Pradesh steamed yeast bread which is quite famous in this region. Sidu dough is a yeast based dough which is prepared especially with wheat flour. And this steamed bread have a stuffing in it. Though the stuffing can be anything, however the most known stuffing is prominently prepared either with walnuts or paneer along with a combination of vegetables. This steamed yeasted bread is definitely a must to try. Normally served with ghee, dal or with coriander chutney, this steamed bread is quite famous during winter. Warm Siddu is definitely a fabulous dish to taste while the weather is bit chilled outside. Traditionally Siddu is shaped as half moon, however they can also rolled as round buns. Siddu is a typical dish of Himachali cuisine which is definitely a delicious bread. I tried Siddu at home for this month's  a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel.

Himachali Steamed Walnut Stuffed Bread, Siddu

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Andhra Style Mint Rice/Pudhina Annam

I will always look for simple rice dishes to prepare whenever i feel bored to cook especially for our lunch on week days. And i have bookmarked some easy dishes to dish out quickly on those days. One among my bookmarked recipe is this Pudhina rice from Hari Chandana's Blend with Spices. Am an ardent fan of Andhra style dishes especially for their pickles. Whenever i cross a different and easy breezy dishes from this cuisine, i dont forget to bookmark them. I crossed this dish in Instagram when Hari chandana posted her video recipe. And the simplicity of this dish caught immediately my attention. Obviously i bookmarked it for later. I prepared this dish few days back for our Sunday meal along with a curry leaves spiced powder rice dish. Served along with some spicy chicken thighs, everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly this flavoursome rich rice dish without any fuss.

Andhra Style Pudhina Rice, Mint Rice

Friday, May 25, 2018

Vegan Seeded Challah Bread

Whenever i cross some different breads, i dont forget to bookmark them immediately, one among those bookmarked bread is this Vegan seeded challah bread. I recently crossed this extremely seeds loaded challah bread at Pavani's Space. Since this bread is loaded with varieties of seeds, these challah bread caught immediately my attention. These vegan breads are just prefect to enjoy with some salted butter or jam to kick start a day with. And these breads works prefect awesome as accompaniment to serve along with a bowl of soup or make your own sandwich with.  And this bread calls for pumpkin seeds, black poppy seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds. The breads are seriously very crunchy and we just enjoyed having this bread for our lunch along with a simple potato bhaji. Yes can even pair these breads even with our own Indian curries as well.

Vegan Seedes Challah Bread

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Vegan & Gluten Free Spiced Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

I have couple of  Bookmarked recipes to be cooked, its getting much harder to go with when you decide to cook up something especially from your bookmarked. Yes i have numerous bookmarked dishes to try and taste at home. However thank god to this week's theme, you might have guessed my theme for this week' blogging marathon na. Yes its Bookmarked recipes, and i have dished out three different dishes from my bookmarked lists. Am kick starting this week's theme with a fabulous Vegan, gluten free dish. My today's dish is quite a filling meal which is very simple and easy to cook. Actually i prepared this stuffed eggplant rolls for our lunch and we enjoyed thoroughly as this dish is quite a satisfying meal to whoever doesnt want to spend more time in their kitchen. A simple and quickly cooked spiced quinoa stuffed in a grilled or pan fried eggplant slices makes this ultimate dish.

Spiced Quinoa Eggplant Rolls, Vegan Eggplant Quinoa Rolls

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Maa Choley ki Dal/Langarwali Dal/Amritsari Dal

Langarwali dal is a delicious, protein packed dal served at the Langar in the Golden temple in Amritsar. Since this dal is served regularly in Langars or in Dhabas in Gurudwaras, this dal is called as Langarwali dal.This ultimate dal dish calls for Whole urad dal aka whole black gram and channa dal cooked with simple spice powders. Definitely a fabulous dal to give a try without any fail if you love dal based dishes in your weekly menu. This thick flavourful Maa choley ki dal is quite a different from the popular Punjabi Dal Makhni. Both Whole urad dal and channa dal are slow cooked for making this lipsmacking dal. Soaked dals cooked in a open deep pan with usual spice powders makes this delicious dal. But still for easy cooking, i used pressure cooker method which helps a lot to dish out this extremely delicious dal with less efforts.

Langarwali Dal, Punjabi Langarwali Dal

Friday, May 18, 2018

Dal Lucknowi/Lucknowi Dal/Awadhi Dal

I was looking for a different dal dish for this week's blogging marathon. You might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Dazzling dals as theme. After a delectable Dhaba style dal fry, my post for this week's theme goes for an another interesting, easy breezy and definitely a comforting dal dish from Awadh cuisine. Google master took me to Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Site where i crossed this delicious dal. This dal calls for easy ingredients with usual cooking process, but the interesting addition in this dal is Milk. Yes you heard it rite, milk is used in this dal dish. Adding milk in a dal is completely new for a South Indian like me. Even i was bit skeptical about this addition, but trust me i was completely wrong.

Dal Lucknowi, Lucknowi Dal

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dhaba Style Dal Fry/Punjabi Dal Fry

If you are looking for a fingerlicking dal dish, am sure my today's Dhaba style dal fry will definitely tempt you to give a try at home. Dhaba style dal fry is quite a popular North Indian lentil dish served in Dhabas. This dhaba style dal is enjoyed along with rotis or else with hot steaming rice . This dal fry is prepared completely with toor dal which is also known as Arhar dal. Dhabas are small restaurants which are typically situated on alongside of roads and highways. Most of the dhabas serves rustic Punjabi dishes, you can find many delectable both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes in every dhabas. If you planning a trip to go to Northern part of India, dont forget eating at Dhabas. Most of the dishes served in Dhabas tastes ultimate.Yes Dhabas dishes are known very much for their simplicity and for their flavors.

Punjabi Dal fry

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Almond Chia Seeds Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast smoothie, this smoothie is quite enough to fill some hungry tummy easily with less efforts. Actually am not a breakfast person earlier, i usually skip them but now am very much strict towards me to have atleast a slice of bread with a cup of coffee or tea before leaving. And this works,am skipping that mid morning snacking habits which helps a lot for not skipping my lunch. Yes i love snacking and now having breakfast in morning is literally keeping me away from it. If i dont feel like having a bread slice, i will whisk some smoothie to fill my tummy. And this works even for my kids. Obviously i do prepare varieties of smoothies early in the morning to finish our breakfast in time.One of my recent trial with breakfast smoothie is this Almonds, chia seeds smoothie.

Almond Breakfast smoothie

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Quinoa Masal Vadai/Gluten Free Quinoa Dal Fritters

Third dish with Quinoa for this week's blogging marathon is our usual South Indian masal vadai aka channadal fritters loaded with quinoa. You might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Protein rich ingredients and i opted for Quinoa. Quinoa is a protein rich grains,and these tiny grains are extremely versatile to dish out many incredible dishes out of it. Masal vadais are quite popular in South Indian cuisine, these dal based fritters have their own place in any festive meals or for an evening snacks. These masal vadais are common snack foods in many tea shops and they are easily available in each and every corner of Tamil nadu. Its quite a street food as well. Masal vadais are prepared with many variations, however channadal based masal vadais are the most common one and i love these vadais very much.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Gluten free Quinoa Coconut Milk Payasam/Quinoa Kheer with Coconut Milk

If you are looking for a healthy and droolworthy Indian sweet dish for your festive meal or to celebrate an event, dont forget to give a try to this gluten free Quinoa coconut milk payasam. Actually South Indians makes ultimate coconut based kheer with freshly squeezed coconut milk along with rice. Obviously i cant stop myself to dish out the same kheer aka payasam with protein rich quinoa. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Protein rich ingredient as theme for this week. After a tangy and fingerlicking quinoa vatha kuzhambu, am posting an another delightful and super delicious kheer prepared with less efforts. Quinoa is definitely a versatile grain and you can cook many ultimate dishes out of this Protein rich grain. I have been cooking with these grains since a while and this grain is one of my favourite grain after Oats. If you want to give a try to this grain, give a try with a sweet dish with this ultimate grains.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

No Onion No Garlic Vatha Kuzhambu with Quinoa/Quinoa Vatha Kuzhambu/Quinoa in Tangy Dry Berries Gravy

If you want to give a twist to your usual Vatha kuzhambu saadham aka tangy dry turkey berries or dry black nightshade berries gravy with rice dish, then you have to look at my today's dish. Actually while i was running the Mega marathon, i picked No onion No garlic dishes as theme for my second week of April's marathon. And i prepared this lipsmacking gravy for the theme, but unfortunately i couldnt post this delicious dish for the theme. However I learned this dish from a Chef who is a good friend of mine. He rocks with so many interesting dishes and i crossed him accidentally through Facebook. When we were chatting i asked him to give a different dish to cook at home but i was looking for a traditional one. Then he asked me what about making no onion no garlic recipes and he suggested me one of his signature dish aka Vatha Kuzhambu without onions and garlic. Immediately he gave the ingredients list and i dished out this lipsmacking Vatha kuzhambu loaded with dry black night shade berries for our lunch.

No Onion No Garlic Vatha Kuzhambu Quinoa

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Churmo/Goan Churmo Sweet

You might heard or had Churma, one of the popular sweet dish prepared either with crushed baatis or rotis with ghee and jaggery but about Churmo? you may wonder na. Even when i crossed this dish while googling i was very much surprised to see this Goan sweet. Obviously i was very curious to try this dish at home. And bookmarked immediately from Pooja's Space. Pooja shares many delicious Goan delicacies with catchy clicks. Whenever i feel like cooking a different Goan or Konkani style of dish, i cant think more than going through her space. And this churmo is also from her space. She says that Goan Hindus have a tradition to send a sweet baskets to their married daughters during festivals like Diwali and Ganesh chathurthi. And this Sweet baskets have varieties of laddoos,pedhas, karanjis and chivdas etc. One among those sweets, a mildy spicy Churmo also have its own place.

Goan Sweet, Churmo

Friday, May 4, 2018

Goan Sangacho Ross/Goan Drumstick Curry

You might have noticed that am cooking from Goan cuisine for this week's blogging marathon. Yes my theme for this week is Regional cuisine from a country. Though many regional cuisine do exists, i couldnt resist to go with Goan cuisine. This cuisine is particularly very interesting to explore as most of their traditional dishes are influenced by the Portuguese cuisine. Seafoods have their own place in Goan cuisine, however you can still find some aromatic vegetarian curries. While googling, i have crossed couple of delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes from this cuisine. Even i was surprised to see some dishes are seriously very simple to dish out with pantry friendly ingredients. Obviously i picked an aromatic curry from Pooja's space which is an easy breezy curry to cook and serve with rice and papads. Flavored with a special masala paste, this curry is also prepared with cooked dal.

Goan Drumstick Curry, Sangacho Ross

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Alle Belle/Goan Pancakes

Though we finished with our April month's mega blogging marathon, we are back to our usual 3 days of blogging marathon which kick starts from today. And am taking you all to a beautiful Indian region  'Goa' which have its coastal region known as the Konkan. Its is bounded by Maharashtra in North and Karnataka to east and south, and Arabian sea on its western coast.I had an immense chance to visit this coastal region long back during our Indian trip. Goan cuisine is a fabulous cuisine with many delicious dishes which is very much influenced by the Portuguese cuisine. I picked Regional cuisine of a country as theme for this week's blogging marathon, hence am going to post three interesting Goan traditional dishes.

Alle Belle, Goan Shrove Pancakes