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June 28, 2011

Banana Milkshake


I’m sure that many of you might roll your eyes when I say that I don’t like having breakfast. Yeah it makes me feel too heavy and stuffed in the mornings and I hate that feeling. Though the staples like idli, dosas, oats porridges are made in my home, it is strictly for the other members of my family and not for me. Of late, Arjun has started asking why I insist that he must not miss out on breakfast while I don’t bother with it myself.

June 27, 2011

Fun N Sun ~ Roundup– Part 3

Here we come to the last and final part of the roundup series and I sincerely hope that you all enjoyed the last 2 parts. It was real fun and I’m sure that you will all agree that all these recipes did find a special place in our family members.

It is time now to get ourselves lost in the ice cream shop. I’m sure it is everyone’s fantasy and when it does happen it will be a dream come true. Then comes the salads, quick yet truly healthy.

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June 24, 2011

Fun N Sun ~ Roundup – Part 2

Hope you all like the Part-1 of the roundup. Wasn’t it just cool and refreshing as I promised ? and it only keeps getting better in this part. Keep your blenders ready.

Presenting you in this part is a variety of shakes and smoothies which is not only fun to have during the hot summers but also makes for an interesting breakfast option.


June 23, 2011

Fun N Sun ~ Roundup – Part 1

I am totally loving this. Compiling the roundup of this particular event is proving to be utterly blissful. You will understand once you scroll down the page. I hoped on posting this round up in the first week of this month but was unable to do so because of the failure of my phone connection and was rendered with out any internet connection for a fortnight.

Tickling Palates completed 3 wonderful years and when I thought celebrating this occasion,  I announced FUN N SUN event which also happened to be my children's pet project during the holidays. As promised they helped me in compiling this roundup.

I would like to thank all my friends who participated by sending in their lovely entries. I have planned to post the round-up in 3 parts for an easy reference to everyone and this part will feature Drinks - Fruit juices, Cold drinks, Cocktails, Mock tails etc., refreshing your palate and quenching your thirst.

So fellas, sit back and enjoy this visual treat of a roundup.


June 21, 2011

Roundup of CBB Series#4 ~ Chinese Cuisine

So far this month has not gone down well with me as the phone connection was out for the fortnight. I have a lot of pending work and though I had planned on posting lot of Chinese recipes for this event all the plan went to a toss. 

Though a bit disappointed with not able to post a lot of entries I was very happy with the entries that I received. The fellow food bloggers really made up for it. Here is the visual treat of the Chinese Cuisine Round Up.

Premalatha Aravindhan of Prema's Thaligai has sent in slurpy Vegetable Chow Mein.

June 18, 2011

Announcing Let’s Cook Series | A revamp to CBB Series

You read it right. This series will be a revamped event series in place of CBB Series ~ Celebrating Bloggers and Blogging with a new logo and  a promise of some exciting twists and turns in the future. 

Ever since my kids started taking an active part in blogging I sometimes feel that the space is not mine anymore and that been taken over by them.  Arjun had been pestering me for months now to get the logo of this event changed as he is not happy with the white color. Arun was not happy with the name, stating it was too long. So I decided to keep it simple and short.

Arun had a great time with Picassa during the holidays and spent a lot of time checking out all the features and he even managed to get the logo of the series done for me and Arjun was also very happy with it.

As the schools have reopened for the kids I’m sure we would all be very busy and planning the menu for the kids. So I thought why not have this month’s theme based on that idea. So this month’s theme will be,
  Let’s Cook : Break-Time Snacks.

June 15, 2011

Chilli Paneer

Usually hubby dear is not so enthusiastic about paneer dishes, complaining that it is very bland for his taste buds. So I made this dish very hot and spicy. I believe that he enjoyed both the paneer and the green chillies very much this time.

After Kothamalli Channa Curry became a run away hit in my home which I successfully managed to convert into a vegetarian side dish, originally a Non- Veg fare that I saw on T.V, I started thinking of ways to convert non-vegetarian dishes to suit our Vegetarian palate. This is another attempt in converting one such chicken dish.

Chilli Paneer
You’ll need:

For Marination:
Paneer, cubed
250 gms
1 inch piece
4 cloves
Green chilli
Dark soy sauce
1 tsp
Red chilli powder
1  1/2 tsp
1  1/2 tsp
Corn flour
3 tbsp
2 pinch

For the Sauce:
Green chilli
Capsicum / bell pepper
1 inch piece
8 cloves
Spring onions
6 stalks
Tomato sauce
3 tbsp
Red chilli sauce
3 tbsp
1 tbsp
Dark soy sauce
1 ½ tbsp
1 tsp
Corn flour
1 tbsp
5 tbsp
To taste

For the marinade:

Grind green chilli, ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Transfer to a bowl and to this paste add dark soy sauce, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well. Add the paneer cubes and toss well. Let it rest for half an hour.

Now add the vinegar to the marinade and toss well. Sprinkle the corn flour and toss gently making sure that all the paneer cubes are coated well. Let this again rest for 10 – 15 mins.

To cook Paneer:

In a big skillet heat 2 tbsp of oil and arrange the marinated paneer cubes in a single layer. Shallow fry for few minutes or till all the sides are golden brown. Remove and keep it aside.

For the Sauce:

Heat the remaining oil in a wok or a thick pan. Add the finely chopped ginger, garlic and sauté for a minute. Now add sliced onion, slit green chilies and the spring onions whites and cook till they soften a bit over high flame. Next goes in the sliced capsicum and cook for another minute. Add the fried paneer cubes at this stage and toss well for 2 more mins.

Whisk together tomato sauce, dark soy sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, sugar and salt to a smooth consistency. Add this to the pan and cook over high heat stirring till the onion and paneer cubes are coated well with the sauce.

Dissolve corn flour in ½ cup of water and add this to the pan. Cook till the sauce thickens and coats everything nice and well.

Take off stove and finally add the chopped spring onion greens. Toss well and serve hot as a side dish to this Chinese Egg Noodles or any rotis.


Adjust the sauces according to your taste.
Add more water if you want more sauce.
You can use boneless chicken pieces to convert this into chilli chicken by following the same recipe.

This is off to my CBB Series ~ Chinese Cuisine.

June 13, 2011

Manchurian Burger

Though the recent rains have brought down the heat well it also brought down a tree down on the phone junction box which left me with no internet connection for almost a week. Now the service people have reinstalled the box again and everything is fine now. I have a lot of catching up do now with the creations of my fellow bloggers.

Today’s recipe is a typical Indo-Chinese version that was concocted with the available things in my pantry and fridge a week ago.

June 3, 2011

Gulab Jamun Spicy Curry

This recipe just happened during one of the recent visit of my SIL’s family. It also coincided with their son’s birthday and I wanted to make something special for him. He informed me that he wanted lots of gulab jamoons which were among his favorites and lots of them we all did enjoy to last us till the next festive season.


June 1, 2011

Chinese Egg Noodles

Voila! Rain at last. As I am drafting this post it is raining outside and I love this climate very much. How hot and humid the last month’s weather was? It was totally unbearable. As I was concentrating last month’s posts on Fun N Sun event, I had been totally ignoring the other ongoing event in my blog.

So in the coming fortnight you will find lot of recipes featuring Chinese Cuisine being posted. Coming to today’s recipe it is a simple combo of egg and vegetables with the noodles which my kids love so much.

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