August 31, 2011

Paneer / Cottage Cheese Crescents | For Blog Hop Wednesdays | Step by Step Recipe

These lovely crescents are totally dedicated to my children who enjoyed thoroughly while shaping the crescents all by themselves. We all had a great time in the kitchen while baking these crescents. I’m so glad that I chose to bake this when they were at home. This recipe is from Archana’s space whose blog I’m supposed to hop to for this week’s Blog Hop. Though I wanted to try out her Thumbs Up cake, my boys chose this one after I showed them both the recipes and asked them to choose one. It was instant love for them with these crescents and according to them they have had enough of cakes.
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Blog Hop Wednesdays ~ Week 3

It seems just like yesterday when we started with this concept of Blog Hopping but already we are into our 3rd week and completing 1 month of this fun ride. Thanks to all the participants whose infectious enthusiasm made this whole venture possible. So, here we are with yet another edition of Blog Hop Wednesdays. Do check out the new blog hoppers who will be joining us from this week on for this fun ride.
If anyone wishes to join us in this fun ride, do drop in a mail. Only the Blog Hop Participants can link their entries here. Sorry to say that other entries will be removed.

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August 29, 2011

Thank You for 100000 Hits

My Heartfelt gratitude to all of you dear friends and readers, that this little space Tickling Palates, has managed to cross 1 Lakh hits on this day. If it is not for your patronage and support this feat could not have been achieved at all.
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August 25, 2011

Announcing Diwali Special – Sweets & Savories

Diwali ~ Every one anxiously wait for this festival every year to celebrate it with much grandeur. Everyone have a wish list to own something new on this auspicious day. Festival of Lights dawns upon us to make the darkness go away not only in us but around us and make us into a new person. With the advent of revolution in communication this festival has only gone global in recent times that not only Hindus, but people of different communities around the World look forward to celebrating this global festival.

So why am I with this announcement now, as there are still 2 more months to go? Because I would like this announcement to be a one stop shop for all kinds of traditional sweet-kaaram or mithai-namkeen for this festival season. Beginners and foodies who wish to try out something new this year will have ample time to try out and perfect it before the D-Day.

Diwali Special
So what should you do?
1. Cook and post any traditional Sweet-Kaaram or Mithai-Namkeen that you make during Diwali like sweets, savories, kheers etc.,.
2.  Your post must have a link back to this announcement.
3.  Multiple entries are welcome. The more the merrier as  many will get benefited by this.
4. If linking archived entries kindly repost with a link to this announcement and logo before linking it.
5. Usage of logo is mandatory.
6. The Last date for linking your entries is October 25, 2011.
7. Just link your entries using the linky tools below this post and check the running roundup of this event.
8. If you have any issues while linking, do leave a comment or mail me to

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August 24, 2011

Papaya Iron Punch

In my home it is me and Arjun who prefer to experiment with fruits instead of eating them as it is. I do know that you get the much needed fiber when you eat them raw but when you make them into juices and milkshakes you get much needed flavor to suit your palate and other nutrients too. This is one such simple drink which has the much needed nutrient “Iron” in it. Hence the name and I would recommend it for anemic persons.

Papaya Iron Punch
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Shadows | Black & White Wednesdays

If I had been told that I actually might enjoy clicking in Black & White some time back I would have laughed out loud. The whole think would have sounded weird to me. Why on earth would I attempt B&W photos that sounded so old school? But here I am actually doing not only that but having lot of fun in the process.

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August 22, 2011

Uppu Seedai | Gokulashtami Special

Happy Gokulashtami wishes to all my blogger friends and readers. Hope Lord Krishna has arrived to taste all the dishes that you prepared at home with love and care. I made this Uppu Seedai that you see here, Aval Kesari and Ghee Murukku.

Uppu Seedai
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August 20, 2011

Puliodharai / Pulikachal

Amma’s Puliodharai is simply the best and incomparable. Though I make it the same way like her, DH always comments that it never tastes like my Amma’s. Must be her “Kai Pakkuvam”, I guess.  Many fond memories are associated with this puliodharai as I feel that it has been a part of my growing up during the childhood.  The way my Grandma packs puliodharai only makes it even more appetizing.


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August 18, 2011

Aloo Anardhana Chaat

It is during last week that we got invited to one of Arjun’s classmate’s birthday party . I was not sure whether I would be able to attend as Arun had his school exams and apart from that he was also preparing for his Hindi Madhyama exams too. But my host called me and made me promise that I would not miss it. I did not have the heart to say no and so I told her that we will be arriving late.

Aloo Anardhana Chaat

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August 17, 2011

Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti | For Blog Hop Wednesdays

This week’s blog hopping landed me on Vidhya’s space known to all of us as Sugar N Spice. I was really confused with what to choose as there are so many recipes that I liked very much that I wanted to give it a try. She has some delectable American Recipes which I loved but this one definitely caught my attention as I had been seeing these in the Blog world for some time now but kept postponing from trying out as I was not confident enough, I guess.

Also I have never eaten them before so I have got nothing to compare it with and I am depending on you baking experts out there to assure me that what you see here is how it will really turn out.


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Blog Hop Wednesdays ~ Week 2

Here we are with the next edition of Blog Hop Wednesdays. Do check out the new blog hoppers who are joining us from this week on this fun ride. 

Check out here what we Blog Hoppers cooked up for the last edition. If anyone wishes to join us in this fun ride please drop in a mail. Only the Blog Hop Participants can link their entries here. Sorry to say that other entries will be deleted. If you wish to show case your entries here, do join us.

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August 15, 2011

Announcing Let’s Cook Series #7 ~ Scrumptious Breakfasts

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. We all know how much eating breakfast is important in the morning and know the health related problems we may face when we often skip breakfasts on a regular basis.
Let’s Cook ~ Scrumptious Breakfasts

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August 12, 2011

Kadai Vegetable Gravy

I just could never bring myself to enjoy any meal that I eat, when we order it in a restaurant not that we go out often. The simple reason being is that most of the time is spent in trying to understand and deciphering what all went into its making and also I don’t like being hurried which DH does a lot. So, what I do is, straightly hit the Take Away counter, order it and bring it home instead to enjoy and savor taking my own time.

Kadai Vegetable Gravy

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August 10, 2011

Semiya / Vermicelli Kesari

I love kesari a lot for the simple reason that they are very easy and quick to make. Totally fuss free, simple and above all you don’t have to worry about the consistency. This is what I made for last week’s “Aadi Friday” Pooja’s Neiveidhyam.

Semiya Kesari
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August 8, 2011

Vegetable Bonda

Who would be able to resist these golden deep fried beauties on a rainy evening? I’m very sure that I could never. Bondas with Thengaa chutney is just too good and make a perfect, yummy combo.

Vegetable Bonda


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August 6, 2011

Thakkali Thokku

I make this thokku specially to go with the chappathis. Also this recipe is very close to my heart as this is the first one I tried out on my own when I started cooking. I keep it simple with minimal spices as I like it that way.When my refrigerator badly needs to be stocked up and has only tomatoes left in them, my children will know that it is time for thokku to go with rotis.
Thakkali Thokku

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August 5, 2011

Butter Naan | Without Yeast | Homemade Basic Naan Recipe

Butter Naan
For more than 15 years now, I have been making Naans this way and never once has it failed me. It is always a hit with everyone in my family no matter what the occasion is. In fact, they all prefer these homemade Naans to the restaurant one. I love and enjoy making Naans as I feel that they make me more energetic. I was enthralled with the entire process of making them when I learned it from my neighbor Aunt at the age of 15.

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August 3, 2011

Paneer Tikka Masala | For Blog Hop Wednesdays

Paneer Tikka Masala

I’m so glad I finally gave shape to my long time vision in the form of Blog Hop wednesdays after many hesitations and procrastination. I am so over joyed and ecstatic with my blogger friends willingness and enthusiasm for their participation. Thank you so much Gals. You are the best. So, this gave me a chance to go through my partner for this week, Prathima’s  blog completely. Our very own Prats as she is known in the blogging world. I zeroed in on making Grape Crostini which I had bookmarked when she had sent it for my Fun N Sun event

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Blog Hop Wednesdays - Week 1

I'm sure that you all would have see this announcement a few weeks back. Here we are with the first week of blog hopping entries. I just can't wait to see what my other blog hopping friends have come up with. If anyone wishes to join in the fun please drop in a mail. Only the Blog Hoppers can link their entries here. If you wish to show case your entries here, do join us.

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