April 28, 2012

Snackuits Chaats for the Snacketaria Fest

Snackuits Channa & Corn Chaat

“Past, Present or Future” Be it whatever Binging or snacking or munching or whatever you bother to name it, is so enjoyable and might addictive too especially while watching TV or spending time with friends. We at home certainly do.

The Popular brand Britannia has introduced one such munch on by the name of “Snackuits” in 3 different flavors and when Priya asked me if I could create something of it, I was so delighted to do it. Like the tag line says “Snack bhi” “Baked bhi” there is no guilt of consuming more calories when you enjoy these Snackuits. It is indeed a “Naya concept hai ji”. I preferred to keep it the way they are and both the recipes that I did uses zero oil. Now off to the recipes.

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April 27, 2012

Lassi / Sweet Lassi / Punjabi Lassi

Sweet Lassi
There is nothing like finishing a satisfying meal with a tall glass of Lassi. I rather prefer a tall glass of Lassi than a sweet when it comes to dessert to end my meal. My elder one can drink “buckets of it” in his own words any time of  the day. As the boy refuses to drink milk I make this often to ensure his Calcium intake. If I had any worries that the Lassi I make at home does not come any where near to the ones served in “Dhaabas” my friend’s tip provided a good solution for it. Try it and see for yourself.
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April 25, 2012

Stuffed Buns / Masala Stuffed Buns / Stuffed Rolls

Stuffed Masala Buns
I tried these stuffed buns / rolls based on the Pizza recipe and Dinner Rolls. This time though I tried a different mixture (eggless) to brush the top and Voila! the result was a flaky and crisp top that for a second I thought I was enjoying Puffs instead Buns. The kids went so crazy over this and demanded that I make them daily. Totally enjoyed these stuffed buns hot from the oven with a steaming cuppa in the evening. While the top layer was flaky and crisp the inside was so soft and spongy. Try it out for yourself and tell me how you liked it.

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April 22, 2012

Carrot Poriyal / Carrot Moong Dal Stir Fry

Carrot Moong Dal Stir Fry

I make this poriyal / Stir fry often especially during the week days to pack for lunch for the kids as it is very easy and quick to make. With the summer getting more and more hot this simple stir fry not only reduces the time spent in the kitchen as I finished the job partly in the microwave but also goes so easy and light on the stomach. 

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April 20, 2012

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake | Step By Step

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

I feel so happy to be sharing with you all my 350th post. Would it have been possible without you all? Hmmm... I don’t think so. Thank you friends for cheering me this long to help me reach here. Even before I bought my favorite loaf pan, I had bookmarked this cake to try it out at a later date. Never thought that it would turn out to be one of the most delicious and sinful cake. As the kids at home are so fanatic about chocolate they loved every bite of it and not to mention their whole gang of friends playing “Business” at home. The slices just vanished right in front of my eyes. Thank God I had clicked them earlier and kept it in the fridge as the temperature out was so hot.

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April 18, 2012

Coconut Poli / Thengaai Boli

Coconut Poli

Despite so many Boli / Poli stalls being nearby and me gorging on coconut polis quite often, they never satisfy me. To me, My grandma’s would always be the best. The way she makes thin polis out of small balls just by patting them with her fingers always amazes me. Till now no matter how many times I attempt, I have never been able to make them that thin just by patting them. I made these on Tamil New Year Day as part of the festive menu. I used whole wheat flour keeping in mind the health factor.

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April 17, 2012

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcake

I baked these cute cup cakes a few days back for the reopening day of my younger one’s school. He wanted to take something for all his friends on the very first day and this cute easy breezy cup cakes were a sure winner with all his friends. This is not only so easy and simple but it just takes one bowl to put it all together leaving us with less mess. You can also bake these as a full fledged vanilla cake.

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April 16, 2012

Chettinad Potato Kurma

Chettinad Potato Kurma

First a good news to share with you all that my Spicy Mushroom Masala recipe got featured in Yummly. The Indian Food rocks and always will, at least for me. Hope you all had a great week end too. With the mercury level increasing day by day I honestly do not feel like standing in the kitchen next to a hot stove in the name of cooking. But still you do need food for sustenance. With this finger licking kurma I would once again like to profess my undying love for Chettinad cuisine.

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April 14, 2012

Medhu Vadai / Ulundhu Vadai ~ Hotel Style

Medhu Vadai

Happy Tamil New year wishes to you all. I had planned on posting this before New year but due to the phone lines not working it got delayed. Medhu Vadai / Ulundhu vadai is my ultimate comfort food and I can survive on it for days. All I need is a bowl of hot steaming sambar to go with it and I’m a happy person. No festival lunch is complete without these vadais.

I had always been in awe of the vadai that we get in hotels. I used to sigh upon looking at the huge vadas they serve and used to wonder on how they were able to get that size and make them stay that way even after they get cold. Finally after many repetitive endeavors  to get those perfect looking vadas at home, Eureka! I got it.

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April 11, 2012

Poricha Kulambu / Poricha Kootu (No Onion, No Garlic)

Poricha Kulambu
All of my favorite vegetables come together in this finger licking kulambu which is very often made by my Grandmother in the summer season. I was not aware that Poricha Kulambu also has a foot hold in our neighboring state, Kerala until I chanced  upon this recipe in Kaveri’s Space for the Blog Hop Wednesdays who happens to be my partner for this month.  Kaveri’s space is littered with many traditional Kerala recipes and I decided on this one as I love this one very much.
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I Love Baking #3

Yaay! We are into the 3rd month already and what beautiful entries we have had so far in the previous months. So, Are you all ready to share and spread the love of baking? This monthly venture, I Love Baking is started to do just that. Bake away and present your recipes to the linkies below. This is open to everyone and anyone who happens to love one thing and that is “Baking”.
Just a few notes before we go linking,
1. Your bake can be a sweet one or savory one. Just make a note not to link any bakes with meat here as this is a vegetarian blog.
2. Make sure that your post is linked to this announcement.
3. Oh, and the linkies will be open from 11 to 25 of this month.
I would be happy if you could also  link your entries and discuss your experience in the Facebook Page or rather a community that has been specifically created, as it would be of help to many enthusiastic bakers, newbie or experienced and would also have a greater reach.

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Blog Hop Wednesdays ~ Week 16

Welcome to yet another month of Blog Hopping! Another opportunity to gawk at some scrumptious good food prepared by our wonderful Blog Hoppers by unearthing from their partner’s virtual kitchen for the Blog Hop Wednesday. These are tried and tested recipes by our foodie friends.

Please note that this linkies is only for the Blog Hoppers and any other entries will be deleted promptly.  If you are new and want to know more on this then register by submitting your blog here to participate from next month onwards.

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April 7, 2012

Pesarattu Dosa / Whole Green Gram Savory Pancakes

Pesarattu Dosa
This is one of my favorite breakfasts ever since childhood. You just cannot eat more than 2 even if you are very very hungry. It is that much filling and a very healthy one at that. This is a typical breakfast of the Andhra people and I have seen them eating them topped with upma. I just prefer the plain dosas as they are way too filling by themselves. Though the preferred side dish is Ginger chutney, we at home love it with coconut chutney. Off to the recipe now....

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April 5, 2012

Capsicum Peanut Poriyal

Capsicum Peanut Poriyal


Peanuts or groundnuts are a staple crop in my In-laws place and they are one thing that is available all around the year in all the homes at their place. After harvesting the crop they half boil the peanuts with its shell and spread it in the Kalam to dry them in the hot sun. Once completely dry peanuts are taken out of their shells and stored in big containers. Thus they enjoy the peanuts all around the year and munching on them is a real delight as they a bit chewy. After seeing them use the peanuts in many dishes I too started adding them in stir fries and the result is a yummy, crunchy and protein packed side dish.


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April 3, 2012

Coconut Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Coconut Strawberry Smoothie
Wow! That’s a long name right, but totally delicious. This month, We, The Gourmet Seven chose to celebrate the Sun and Summer and tackle the heat with some really cool beverages and we raided Epicurious with full zest. My! what cool stuff the site has got and I chose this smoothie as we, at home love smoothies very much. Ever since I made this 2 weeks ago the people at home got quite addicted to this and I have been making every week ends since then.

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April 2, 2012

Roundup of Let’s Cook #13 ~ Greens

Thank you dear friends for linking in your healthy and delicious entries to Let’s Cook Greens event. There were totally 59 entries in all and I enjoyed looking and visiting all those yummy finger licking green goodies. Also do not forget to link your entries for the Chilled Delights happening for this month. Now to the round up...

1. Spinach Pine Nut Sandwich

2. Kerala style Dal Palak

3. Capsicum and chick pea curry

4. Soya Chunks Kofta Curry

5. Lauki muthiya

6. Paneer Cigar Rolls

7. Plantain Kebab

8. Khasta Matar Poori with Khatti Meethi Pumpkin

9. Palak egg burji

10. Bengal gram and fenugreek curry

11. Neem Begun and Drumstick curry

12. Methi Mutter Malai

13. karuveppilai sadam

14. Aloo matar dry

15. Keerai Bataani Masiyal (Spinach-Green Peas)

16. Cabbage thoran (a new dress up)

17. Spinach Dumplings

18. Kothamalli Thokku (Coriander leaves preserve)

19. Brussels Sprout Pakoras (Fritters)

20. Spinach Rice with carrot Raita

21. Green Beens Thoran

22. Spanakopita(spinach pie with cheese)

23. Hara Bara Paneer Paratha

24. Tuscan style white bean and kale stew

25. Pizza Muffin Bread

26. Cilantro fish tikka


28. Methi Thepla

29. Chole Palak/Spinach Chana Curry

30. Sabsige Soppu (Dill leaves) kootu

31. Moong dal stir fry

32. Keerai Masiyal

33. Hara Bhara Cauliflower

34. Potato And Parsley Parathas

35. Aloo Palak

36. Palak Pakoda

37. Palak Paneer

38. Corn Palak Tikki

39. Coriander Tomato Chutney

40. Paneer Veg Green Curry

41. Palak Ka Saag

42. Alu Methi

43. Aloo Methi

44. palak with mustard gravy

45. Millet with Spinach and Pine Nuts

46. Garlicky Brussels Sprouts

47. Keerai Pakoda

48. Gongurra Dal / Pappu

49. Keerai Kootu

50. coriander chutney

51. Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Spinach

52. Spinach & Vegetable With Mustard Sauce

53. Farro Risotto with Kale and Peas

54. Spinach Soya rice

55. Chana Palak (Chickpeas With Spinach)

56. Harabhara kabab

57. Keerai Bonda

58. Palak Paneer

59. OatsSpinachMocktail

This linky list is now closed.

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