Thursday, November 29, 2018

Malvani Kakdi Vade/Malvani Cucumber Vada

Malvan is a town in Sindhudurg district on west coast of Maharashtra, and this town have its own cuisine which is fondly called as Malvani cuisine. Its a standard cuisine of South Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa. Malvani cuisine is dominated with non vegetarian dishes however many delicious vegetarian dishes do exists. My today's recipe is a fabulous dangerously addictive fried breads or pooris whatever you want like calling is an interesting dish i grabbed from Suma's Space. And this kakdi vade calls for grated cucumber with usual flours and spices we often use in our daily cooking. These kakdi vade are served along with a non vegetarian curry which have their important part in most of festivals especially in weddings among the Malvani community. Usually the flours used in this vade are prepared by toasting the dals and rice, which is later powdered for making this vade. If you have all the flours in your pantry, trust me you can dish out this vade in less time easily at home.

Kakdi Vade, Cucumber Vada

Monday, November 26, 2018

Vegan Spelt Flour Hamburger Buns

Spelt flour is one of my recent favourite flour which i have been using in most of my bakes in recent days. Spelt flour works awesome to make some bakes especially breads. We just love homemade breads as i love baking breads at home. Bread baking is definitely a rocket science if yeast god doesnt behave good to you. Earlier i have been using active dry yeast and failed most of my bakes coz of taming the yeast beast. Hence since three years, am addictive to instant yeast which makes my life easier as they are seriously easy to handle. If you get instant yeast near you, dont forget to grab a box as they are very simple to work with. Coming to this spelt flour buns, the addition of spelt flour make this bread more interesting and nutritious. With simple and easy ingredients, one can bake this vegan hamburger buns easily with less efforts. Shaping buns is not a hard task rite, dont forget to take a look to my today's post.

Vegan Spelt Flour Buns

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Luqaimat/Lqeimat/Emirati Yeasted Dumplings

Its been a while i made some deep fried snacks for kids, kids were pestering me for donuts but i dont want to make them as i dont want to spend much time in my kitchen. While looking at my bookmarks, these Emirati yeasted dumplings caught my attention. I have bookmarked them long back from Rafeeda's space, since am cooking from bookmarks for this week's blogging marathon, i gathered all the ingredients to dish out this ultimate Luqaimat. After going through Rafeeda's post, i came to know that this dumplings are very much liked by the Emiratis and its quite a popular dish of UAE. Seriously her intro tempted me to bookmark this dumplings long back and finally i tried them few days back at home for our sunday snacks.

lqeimat, Qeemat

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Lolo Buns/Eggless Fijian Coconut Buns

Usually whenever i cross a completely new or different bakes/breads from fellow bloggers, i dont hesitate a second to bookmark them. One among those bookmarks is this Fijian coconut buns which is popularly called as Lolo buns. Am cleaning up few of my bookmarks for this week's blogging marathon, you might have guessed my theme now. Yes am running this week's blogging marathon with Bookmarked recipes as theme. I crossed this Lolo buns at Sowmya's space, since this buns are completely new to me, i couldnt stop myself trying them at home. The particularity of these Fijian buns is they are smothered with coconut milk while baking. And they are simple to make with a subtle coconut flavor which is very delicious to eat with your favourite spreads or jams.

Eggless Lolo Buns, Coconut Buns

Monday, November 19, 2018

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Herbed Finger Millet Bread Rolls/Herbed Ragi Bread Rolls

I have been baking for a long at home with healthy ingredients. Baking breads or cakes at home is definitely one of my favourite passion after cooking and crocheting. Baking makes me happy, its quite therapeutic and definitely a fun to knead and shape the bread doughs as you desire.Today's post is one of my recent bread rolls which i baked few days back for our dinner as i couldnt grab store bought bread rolls. Since i came earlier to home, i prepared a millet based bread dough to bake out some easy bread rolls with some herbs and sun dried tomatoes in it. I simply love adding millets or millet flours in my cooking quite often just to feed my family members easily without their knowledge. Obviously making breads or bread rolls out of the nutritious millets is definitely a wonderful way to sneak them in our diet.

Sundried tomatoes Ragi Bread rolls

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Barnyard Millet & Semolina Laddoos/Thinai Rava Laddus

Who will say no to Semolina ladoos aka rava laddus, definitely not me, everyone at home enjoy this incredible Indian sweets. One of the most popular Indian sweets is rava laddoos. Yes we, Indians usually prepare this easy breezy sweets quite quickly with simple preparation. Usually with just three ingredients, one can make these dangerously sweets with less efforts. Even in my Diwali sweets list, rava laddoos have their own place.However my today's post is definitely a must to try, if you want make these tremendous laddoos with an healthy twist. Adding millets to the usual rava laddoos makes them more interesting, healthy and nutritious as well. Kids enjoy these cute laddoos, as the addition of millets makes its more aromatic and dangerously delicious.Apart from adding barnyard millet aka thinai in this sweets, i didnt make any changes.

Thinai Rava Laddoo, Barnyard millet Laddoo

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ragi Halbai/Fingermillet & Coconut Halwa

Halubai or Halubai, this sweet is quite popular in Udupi,Mangalore and Malnad regions of Karnataka for festivals or celebrations. Often made with rice, jaggery and coconut, this sweet can be prepared well with Semolina aka Rava and Fingermillet aka Ragi. I have already tried making this Halubai with Semolina and you can find here for an another event. And my today's post is going to an another version of Halubai cooked with a millet which is quite interesting and healthy to add in our diet. I have been cooking with ragi flour aka fingermillet flour for a while. I do add them in my parathas, in most of my bakes and not to forget that this millets have their own place in my pantry. Healthy and definitely a nutritious millet to add often in our weekly diet, this millets are one of my favourite. However this millets are used for making many traditional village style sweet dishes like ragi jaggery adai, simli etc.. Coming to my today's Halubai, its a must to try as this sweet is definitely a delicious one.

Ragi Halbai, Ragi Halwa

Monday, November 12, 2018

Cashew Coconut Milk Pulao

We love briyani during anytime of the day, obviously i will definitely make biriyani atleast twice a month especially on week-ends. Most of our Sunday lunch will be either biriyani or pulao. Served along with a rich, creamy curry or side dish, one can finish their lunch or dinner happily without any fuss. I have already dished out couple of pulao and my space have varieties of pulao cooked either with vegetables, seafoods or meats. However my today's recipe is one of easiest pulao one can dish out quickly without any hassle. Even if you ran out of vegetables or meats, this dish will make everyone happy as this dish is full of flavors. With a handful of cashewnuts, garam masala and homemade coconut milk is quite enough to prepare this pulao.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Gluten Free Masoordal Quinoa Khichdi

If you are looking for a simple, gluten free and no garlic and no onion dish for a quick meal, dont forget to check this ultimate quinoa khichdi which i simply cooked with masoor dal. Masoor dal works tremendously prefect to make some comforting meal which can be cooked along with any sort of grains. Masoor dal is rarely used in my cooking, however i dont forget to grab a packet of masoor dal just to combine along with toor dal to make some South Indian style sambar. If you are a regular follower of my space, you might have noticed that i love to cook often with Quinoa. Quinoa is my favourite wholegrians which is completely gluten free and healthy as well. Coming to my today's post, if you want to cook something quickly for a busy lunch or for a lazy evening dinner, just go through this ultimate comforting khichdi which can be cooked in an ease.

Masoordal Quinoa Khichdi

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Vegan Aloo Pulao/Gluten Free Potato Pulao

Hectic days doesnt need an elaborate meals, however you can dish out some super filling dishes in an ease with our Indian cooking gadgets. Indian style pressure cookers are real blessing especially when you have time to make something special to pack either in your lunchbox or else for a quick meal. I have been cooking with Indian pressure cookers since a long as they are seriously very handy to cook dishes quickly without any difficulties. My today's post is one of the quickest pulao i have dished out few days back for a meal. Yes easy peasy Aloo pulao with mild spiciness and aroma. No tomatoes, no ginger garlic paste is needed to dish out this vegan and gluten free one potmeal. Just spiced with garam masala,turmeric powder and chilly powder, this delicious pulao is a prefect dish to pack quickly and easily with less cooking process.

Vegan Aloo Pulao

Monday, November 5, 2018

Mkate Wa Ufuta/Zanzibar Sesame Bread/Vegan Sesame Bread

While i was doing September Mega marathon with International flatbreads as theme, i was totally surprised to see numerous varieties of flatbreads do exists in many cuisines. Obviously my fellow bloggers shared so many tremendous flatbreads and my bookmarking list was overflowing. Hence i couldnt stop myself to dish one among those bookmarked recipes. Here comes the Zanzibar sesame bread which is bookmarked immediately at Gayathri's Space, the simplicity of this bread pulled me to put them in bookmarked recipes. However i love the aroma of roasted sesame seeds in my breads, obviously i immediately want to try this bread. This bread is a fabulous one as coconut milk is used for kneading this bread dough. This bread is definitely a must try and i enjoyed making them. I have to say a big thanks to Gayathri for posting this ultimate bread as everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly.

Mkate Wa Ufuta,Zanzibar Coconut & Sesame Bread

Sunday, November 4, 2018

50 + Diwali Sweet & Savouries

Wishing my readers a safe, happy, sweet, healthy and joyful Diwali.

Festival of lights is around the corner and you guys might be very busy is compiling and cooking your planned dishes. Here comes few of my Sweets and Savouries, i have tried at home. Few are my own recipes while some are traditional dishes from few regions of India. If you are still looking for something new, innovative, easy, quick and prefect Diwali friendly dishes, give a look to my compilation. 

Roll-Ppang/Korean Bread Rolls

Asian countries are loaded with many different varieties of cuisines and each cuisine is very rich in their own way. Since ever i started blogging, i have been exploring some of Asian countries which are quite unknown for me when i started blogging. However my favourite cuisine is always Chinese and Thai, and whenever i look for some delicious dishes, these both cuisines never disappointed me. Since i get easily Chinese or Thai products from my nearby Chinese stores, i dont hesitate a second to dish out many different dishes from these cuisines. But for my today's post, i cooked from Korean cuisine, actually i baked from this cuisine. Roll-Ppang is  an easy and super spongy bread rolls which calls for usual ingredients and easy way of kneading and shaping. Ppang in Korean means bread and obviously roll is the english word obviously Roll Ppang is literally known as Bread rolls.

Korean Bread,Korean Roll-Ppang

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Vegan Sweet Potato Murukku/Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Murukku

I have tried couple of Chaklis aka murukkus with different grains, root vegetables and even with spinach, but still i have some root vegetables to cook and dish out some savouries with. Hence i opted for Sweet potato. Sweet potato is an incredible root vegetable which is quite versatile to dish out many fantabulous sweets, bakes and many more fabulous dishes out of it.  Since its diwali, i cant  think more than making some chaklis aka murukkus with this excellent root vegetable. Initially i was bit skeptical to try as sweet potatoes as these root vegetables tends to be sweet. However my creative mind was very much tempted to give a try this sweet potato murukku hence i tried my hands with this combination.

Sweet potato Murukku

Mofo Gasy/Mokary/Madagascar Yeasted Gluten Free Pancakes

Today's post is going to be some dangerously addictive yeasted pancakes, yes i accidently crossed these Mofogasy which means Mala gasy bread from Madagascar cuisine. These tiny puffy pancakes are most known breakfast of Madagascar island. These pancakes are often eaten for breakfast with coffee as well as these Mofo gasy are the most popular street food. Mofo gasy is prepared with sweetened rice flour batter which is yeasted and cooked in greased circular moulds which ressembles quite like our own South Indian Appe pan. This bread is also called as Mokary as this mofo is made with coconut milk. This cakes/bread are dangerously addictive and quite filling as well. Prefect to munch while they were hot, one cant just stop with one and will definitely keep on munching these cuties as they tastes absolutely tremendous while they were hot.

Madagascar Yeasted Pancakes

Friday, November 2, 2018

Date & Chocolate Chunks Tray Cake

We are having a week of fall season holidays here, obviously i have to plan everything for a week to bake or cook for my blog baby. Trust me, all my plans went as much as good and i have baked couple of cakes, cookies and breads during my stay at home. Needless to say,my family members were enjoying all the bakes i have baked out for their snacks to desserts. Nothing can beat the freshly baked homemade cakes & bakes rite. Usually i bake only during weekends, coz of my busy professional life. Rite now its fall season here, you might know how the day light will be. Once we enter the home, i dont feel like baking or cooking as the weather makes me lazy and tired. But a week of holidays is definitely worth and fruitful as a blogger. Kids enjoyed their mom's bakes without any fuss,we keep ourself away from the store bought cookies or breads since a week. One among those bakes is this tray cake, this cake calls for finely chopped dates, homemade dates syrup, roughly chopped chocolate chunks as main ingredients along with usual ingredients we usually goes for making a cake. This cake is butterless, sugarless but not eggless.

Dates Chocolate Cake, Dates & Chocolate Chunks Tray cake

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Garlic Barley Sev/Poondu Barley Sev

Sev is an another Indian popular savoury snack which is widely prepared during festivals in India. These fried noodles are made easily at home with gram flour, rice flour which is flavored with couple of spices like crushed peppers, chilly powder,ajwain seeds etc. I have been making some savoury dishes with different grains and ingredients since ever i planned for  preparing my savoury list for Diwali. You might have noticed that few of my recent savouries are my own creations and am proud to post and share with my readers. After oats, barley is one among my favourite wholegrains and i have been using this grains often in my cooking. I have already dished out couple of dishes with this humble grain. And am adding one more savoury snacks with this incredible grain.

Garlic Barley Sev