>> Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Bored with the usual fried rice.. Then here comes the red fried rice with a mild tomato flavor added to the usual fried rice. It is said that this rice tastes better with leftover refrigerated rice. Here I am presenting the recipe for vegetarian red fried rice. To the same recipe we can add in any non vegetaran flavors of our choice, like egg, chicken, shrimp or even crab.
>> Tuesday, December 21, 2010
>> Saturday, December 11, 2010
>> Wednesday, December 8, 2010
>> Monday, November 29, 2010
Hi all.. Its long since I posted my recipes here. My kid is keeping me really busy these days and just trying to get back to the blogging routine. Also I was unable to visit any of your blogs and I looking at my dashboard its like I have so many yummy recipes.. Hope to catch up with you all sooner. Today I am here with the recipe for Kung Pao chicken. This is one our favorite Chinese chicken dish.. Whenever we go to Panda express, one of our entree will be kung pao chicken. I wanted to try this recipe at home and did a google search. I landed up with this blogchef.net site and it said that the recipe is almost a copy cat of Panda express recipe.
>> Monday, November 15, 2010
>> Saturday, November 13, 2010
>> Friday, November 12, 2010
>> Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Profiteroles are French pastry shells that are quiet easy to make and can be served with many variations. In France they are often filled with whipped cream or ice cream or even served plain sprinkled with powdered sugar or a drizzle of chocolate sauce. These are popularly known as cream puffs in the US. The dough that's used for this dish forms the base for the other most famous dessert Eclairs. These yummy little puffs are made from Choux pastry (warm pastry). Profiteroles first appeared in France in the 16th century and are thought to have been created for Catherine De Medici's.
>> Thursday, November 4, 2010
Here comes one my favorite sweets which I love to eat anytime and how much ever I want.. :D This is one of the few stuffs which me and my hubby love to enjoy together. It's his favorite sweet too.. Anytime he goes to the Indian sweets he will buy a few pieces for us to enjoy it. I was searching for a simple recipe to try at home. Then came the posting of Jelabi recipe in Show me the curry. It sounded very simple and it was the instant version of jelabi recipe making use of yeast. So with no more time to wait I mixed in all the ingredients and squeezed the bubbly batter into the oil to get my yummy jelabis soaked in sweet syrup. This recipe was great hit and we liked it. I am sure to try this again and next time will try improving on the shape of my jelabis.
>> Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A simple yet delicious curry that will make a great combo with pulav, chapathi, dosa or rice. Potatoes and soft pakodas or Bengal gram fritters soaked in the curry filled with flavors of spices and coconut makes it a great dish. My mom usually makes this kuruma with pakodas by grind the kadalai paruppu. I also made it the same way, but for a simpler version, we can also make the pakodas with just Bengal gram flour/kadalai maavu when we are lazy for elaborated cooking.
>> Friday, October 22, 2010
>> Tuesday, October 19, 2010
CMT - Pickle event guest hosted by Nivedita started by Jagruthi. In that process, I had a chance to find some star gooseberries in my near by Chinese store. Its very rare to find such stuff here..
>> Monday, October 18, 2010
>> Tuesday, October 12, 2010
>> Saturday, October 9, 2010
This is a simple and light curry or stew made with chickpeas and spinach. This stew could be made in just few minutes if we have cooked up chickpeas or canned garbanzo beans ready in hand. It goes good with idli, dosa, chapathi or as a side for spicy kuzhambu rice. This is my entry to CWF - Chickpeas event by Kiran guest hosted by Nithu.
>> Thursday, October 7, 2010
>> Monday, October 4, 2010
Here comes another simple laddu recipe I tried for Celebrate sweets- Laddu event started by Nivedita and guest hosted by Nithu. This is a simple and chocolaty laddu made with oats and filled with nutty flavors of walnuts. Chocolate in any form is always good. Same goes with this laddu too.. It was really yummy and rich with chocolate that we could hardly taste the oats in it.
>> Sunday, October 3, 2010
>> Thursday, September 30, 2010
>> Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Flavors of Gujarat event. I got this yummy snack recipe from Kajal's Recipes. Her beautiful presentation and the tempting pics made me try this recipe. My farsi puris turned out really great. These are mini, crispy, spicy puris filled with flavors from cumin and ajwani seeds.
>> Tuesday, September 28, 2010
>> Monday, September 27, 2010
>> Sunday, September 26, 2010
>> Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Here is a spicy prawn curry which is an intermediate between kuzhambhu and kuruma recipe. This recipe uses less coconut but still is a rich gravy with almonds added to it. This gravy will taste great with briyani, pulav, rice or chapathi. Same recipe can be used for chicken, mutton or even potato curry.
>> Tuesday, September 21, 2010
>> Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I have been thinking about making my own chocolate cake for a long time. When I was searching for a simple and decent chocolate cake recipe, I was attracted towards a pic of a chocolate cake slice, which looked really moist, soft and delicious. I immediately wanted to try it and to my surprise it was a steamed cake!! I got much more interested and made this cake. The cake was really moist, yummy and was too simple to make. I we just have a pressure cooker and want to make a rich yummy chocolate cake, then this recipe is sure to help. Its a dense rich chocolaty cake which was enjoyed by us with coffee.
>> Tuesday, September 14, 2010
My Diverse kitchen, this cake recipe caught my eyes. It was quiet a simple cake recipe, incorporating unique Indian flavors into it. I am a person who loves cashews and flavors of cardamon in anything. So I wanted to try this cake and it turned out to be really great. Mava cake turned out to be really delicious, soft, filled with flavors of cardamon and khoya. My hubby liked this cake and enjoys it with his coffee. But next time he wanted me to add more cashews into the cake.
>> Sunday, September 12, 2010
>> Friday, September 10, 2010
This is a simple fried rice recipe with slight twist from the usual egg fried rice. I got this idea from the Thai pineapple rice and modified the recipe to suite our taste. Add pineapples and raisins to the rice really enhanced the flavors, also the mild sweetness from pineapples and chewy raisins in each bite made the fried rice great.
>> Wednesday, September 8, 2010
>> Sunday, September 5, 2010
Here is my Rasmalai and Rasgulla for Jay's Letz relishh event- Paneer.
I am very happy to let you all know that I have won the 9th Mediterranean cooking event Tunisia started by http://www.tobiascooks.com/. I received the book titled 'North African Cookery' by Arto der Haroutinian. Its a nice book with huge collection of various recipes from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya explained in simple words with very few ingredients and without much complicated techniques. I would like to thank Tobias the author of Tobias Cooks for such a wonderful book.. :)
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>> Thursday, September 2, 2010
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>> Sunday, August 29, 2010
>> Saturday, August 28, 2010
>> Friday, August 27, 2010
>> Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Are you in mood for a different dosa.. Thinking what to make for dinner without dosa batter.. Then here comes the easy yummy dosa that can be made in a jiffy. When ever I am out of my usual dosa/idli batter, I keep experimenting by combining all the dals to make a new dosa/adai. In that process, came my cucumber mint dosa which tasted really good and is a great fix for breakfast and dinner when we are short of regular dosa batter.
>> Sunday, August 22, 2010
>> Saturday, August 21, 2010
I had few chilly peppers left in my fridge after making the spicy bhajjis/fritters with them. These light green to yellowish colored peppers are usually refereed to as ' bajji milagai' in South India. That's these peppers are commonly used to make the spicy fritters, which is a must in all the fares and beaches in south India... :D The spiciness of these peppers is little bit more than bell peppers. I just thought of trying some kootu with the left over peppers. It turned out to be really good and my hubby enjoyed it with his kuzhambu rice.
>> Thursday, August 19, 2010
I usually make the kheema curry whenever we buy turkey. But this time I tried some turkey pakodas and had some left over turkey meat in the freezer. This was not sufficient enough for our lunch. So I decided to add some filler to the meat and make it up for our lunch pate.. ;) So came the turkey cabbage kheema curry. Here I have used purple cabbage, but the recipe can be adapted with normal cabbage too.
>> Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thinking for simple side dish to go with sambar rice, kuzhambu sadam or even curd rice... Here comes the simple and delicious cabbage radish poriyal. I was just left out with some chopped cabbage and radish in my fridge. So I just grabbed them both and made a simple poriyal to go with the sambar rice.
>> Monday, August 16, 2010
>> Saturday, August 14, 2010
original recipe and the cake turned out to be really soft and light. I would call it a healthy cake making used of very less fat and also less sugar. But next time when I make this cake, I am sure to increase the sugar and also add some flavoring extracts like vanilla or almond . We can also try adding some chocolate chips, nuts or raisins to make the cake taste rich.