Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Vegetable Cheese Galette

Galette, its a French name for round pastries, the crust of the galette can be either puff pastry sheet or else the buttery pie crust. Usually prepared with sweet filling, Galette can be prepared with a savory filling as well. Galette calls for simple pie crust and the crust can be prepared very much easily with simple ingredients. I usually prepare this pie crust at home, but this time i went with store bought pie crust as a packet of the pie crust was sitting in my fridge. Trust me this galette is super easy to bake, filled with lovely medley of colourful vegetables, this fantastic galette is definitely a healthy dish to fill some hungry tummies.

Cheese Vegetable Galette

Monday, 11 December 2017

Pumpkin & Sun Dried Tomatoes Pain D'epi/Pumpkin Wheat Stalk Bread with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Pain d'épi is known as the wheat stalk bread which calls for an impressive twist on the classic French baguette. Epi de Blé is the name given to the bread which looks like wheat stalk or the ears of wheat. This bread is often baked during special holidays and celebrations, this bread calls for an easy preparation and sounds almost like French baguette. Apart from cutting the dough to resemble as much as like wheat stalk, this bread calls for easy ingredients. Since its fall season here, pumpkins are showing their head in farmer's market. Obviously i want to try this famous French bread with those fall fruit.Pain d'epi is definitely a piece of art to shape and bake at home.

Pumpkin Pain D'epi With Sun dried tomatoes

Friday, 8 December 2017

Easy Apple & Chocolate Chips Strudel

Apple Strudel is a traditional Viennese popular pastry which is quite known in many countries in Europe. Wiki says that Apple strudel dough is a thin, elastic dough, the traditional preparation of which is a difficult process. The dough is kneaded by flogging, often against a table top. Dough that appears thick or lumpy after flogging is generally discarded and a new batch is started. After kneading, the dough is rested, then rolled out on a wide surface and stretched until the dough reaches a thickness similar to phyllo. Cooks say that a single layer should be so thin that one can read a newspaper through it. The dough is also stretched carefully to make it large enough to cover the kneading table. Since the strudel dough calls for a difficult kneading and stretching process, i opted for an easy method. And the puff pastry sheet is a better one to replace the traditional Apple strudel dough.

Apple & Chocolate chips strudel

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Custard Powder Yogurt Cake

Yogurt cake is a popular French sponge cake i usually bake at home with usual ingredients. This cake is a fantastic spongy cake, which suits absolutely prefect for a teatime snacks. And this cake is very easy to prepare as its needs a simple yogurt pot. Yes a storebought yogurt pot is quite enough to measure this cake. Its almost like our Indian 7 cup cake, a traditional sweets we make during Diwali festival. And this cake is completely butter free, oil and yogurt replace very well butter in this cake. I have baked couple of yogurt cake with different variations and here comes an another trial. Yes my today's post is definitely a new try for me as i included vanilla flavored custard powder in this yogurt cake.

Yogurt cake with Custard powder

Monday, 4 December 2017

Eggless Garlic Butter Bread Sticks

My H's recent favourite is Domino's garlic bread sticks and he was pestering me to bake some at home. While i was planning for this year's Bake-a-thon, the first baked dish came to my mind was this Bread sticks, obviously i didnt forget to make note while doing my list of baked goodies for this yearly event. Though i didnt replicated the same popular Domino's bread sticks, i went with my favourite garlic butter loaded bread sticks topped generously with some grated cheese. Bake this ultimate aromatic bread sticks with less efforts as this dangerously addictive sticks gets ready with less efforts if you have a basic pizza dough sitting in your fridge.


Friday, 1 December 2017

Mini Vanilla & Black Currant Cake

Life is becoming so busy obviously this keeps me super busy, however i couldnt give up blogging for any other reasons. Yes blogging is one of my passion, am running this year's bakethon again as i love baking very much. Baking is definitely a stress burster, its completely therapeutic if you are running like headless chicken with your daily routine. Baking, this word itself makes me happy. And this year's Bake-a-thon is going to be some delightful bakes. I will be posting three baked goodies per week, obviously dont forget to visit my space on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. For the first day of this year's bake-a-thon, am posting some super spongy black currants loaded vanilla mini cake. Very simple to make, you can bake this ultimate cakes for your evening snacks or for after a meal desserts with less efforts.

Mini Vanilla Currant Cake

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Coriander,Cumin & Fennel Seeds Tea

Spices have numerous medicinal value,hence they are very much used in Indian cuisine. If you have sore throat, digestion problem, cold etc Indian grandmas have their own home remedies which gets ready easily at home. We, Indians have been pampered for years with this homemade remedies passed by our own grandmas to our mothers and later on to us. I have already learned couple of home remedies from my both grandmas & my mom. Though few remedies are quite new for me,this blog world will definitely helps us to replicate them at home.

Cumin, coriander and fennel seed tea

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Sanna Pakora/Sindhi Onion Pakoras

Indian cuisine have varieties of pakoras aka crispy deep fried fritters, i have prepared couple of pakoras though i have few to make at home. Finally here is one among those pakoras i have bookmarked few months back from Gayathri's Space is this ultimate crispy double fried onion pakoras. Loaded with onions and chopped coriander leaves, these fritters are seriously addictive to  munch with a cup of tea or coffee for your evening snacks. This double fried Sindhi style chickpea flour pakoras are very easy to make. With loads of chopped onions and finely chopped coriander, these pakoras will definitely satisfy your crave for deep fried beauties.

Vegan Sanna Pakora

Friday, 24 November 2017

Vegan & Gluten Free Mexican Fried Rice

Fried rice, this word itself makes me hungry, am an ardent fan of Indo chinese fried rice, obviously if i cross any new variety of fried rice, i dont forget to bookmark it immediately. Recently Vaishali of Ribbons to Pastas posted an easy breezy Mexican fried rice, i immediately bookmarked it and tried it yesterday for our lunch. Its a simple, super quick, delicious, flavourful rice with bellpepper, corn kernels. If you have cooked rice aside, then this rice dish will take definitely less than 10 minutes to get ready. Thanks Vaishali for sharing this aromatic Mexican fried rice, we finished our lunch happily with some fryums.

Gluten Free Mexican Fried rice

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Vegan Black-eyed Peas Tomato Stew

After two interesting soups, my today's post is a super delicious again a nutritious stew i simply prepared with black eyed peas and tomatoes.Stews are similar to soups as there is no clear distinction between these two dishes. Stews have less liquid than soups and much thicker as well. Stew needs a longer cooking in low heat and soups can be cooked easily which requires less cooking time than stews. Stew can be served in a plate with rice, mashed potatoes or pastas while soups are always served in a bowl. You can add seasoning or flavourings to the stew depending upon your tastebuds. Actually i flavored mine with minced garlic, cumin powder, paprika and coriander powder along with dried oregano. Obviously this stew makes an excellent pair to enjoy with hot steaming rice.

Black-eyed peas Tomato Stew, Tomato Stew with black eyed peas

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Vegan Tomato Moongdal Soup/Tomato Dal Soup

Weather went too down here, obviously we want to finish our dinner simply with a bowl of soup than making any other dishes for our meal.  If you are looking for a healthy, super filling and nutritious soup,dont forget to check this fantastic gluten free tomato soup. Though i used green moong aka whole moongdal for making this fantastic soup, you can still prepare this soup with masoor dal or split moongdal or else with a mix of both to prepare this soup.Since my hubby grabbed a bag of juicy tomatoes from farmer's market, i couldnt stop myself to add some tomatoes to this nutritious soup.

Tomato Green Moongdal Soup

Friday, 17 November 2017

Vegan Mixed Vegetables & Kidney Beans Quinoa Soup

Quinoa, this incredible tiny grains are our family favourite. Cooked either as salad, any South Indian dishes, sweets or else simply cooked as much as rice to serve along with a stew, quinoa makes an excellent meal. Quinoa is definitely a versatile grain, you can cook anything with. I have been cooking for a while with this gluten free grains, and these grains are seriously easy to cook with. Even my kids love this grains, needless to say Quinoa is becoming our most favourite grain after oats and rice.

Vegan & Gluten Free Vegetable & Kidney Beans  Quinoa Soup

Sunday, 12 November 2017

British Indian Restaurant Style Pre Cooked Potatoes

While i was googling for an interesting Restaurant style potato curry, i accidentally crossed this British Indian restaurant style potatoes from The Curry Guy space. Spiced with usual Indian spices, trust me this potato curry tastes like our South Indian kurma though coconut or cashew like thickening agents are not used in it. However this potato curry calls for ginger garlic paste,garam masala. Cooked as much as like curry, this British Indian pre cooked potatoes can be served prefectly with a bowl or rice or else it can be eaten simply with Indian flatbreads.

Indo British Potatoes


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Cauliflower Manchurian/Gobi Manchurian

Though i have already posted varieties of Indo chinese manchurians, few dishes are yet to be posted in my space. I know its not normal for a food blogger like me, but its not too late to post those dishes na. One among those dishes i havent posted yet is this well known and quite a popular Indo chinese restaurant style cauliflower manchurian. Eventhough i have already prepared this delicious gobi manchurians at home for many occasions, i have completely forgotten about to post here.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Tofu Chow Mein/Vegan Chow Mein

Chow mein, is a stir fried noodles and this dish very popular in Chinese restaurant menus. Not only in chinese restaurants, this dish is seriously popular in many countries like Nepal, India and United states etc. Chow means fried and Mein means Noodles, hence the main ingredient for making this dish is noodles. This stir fried noodles can be prepared with many variations.In American chinese cuisine, chicken is the most common meat though sometimes pork,beef ,shrimp or tofu can be substitued. However vegetarian and vegan chow mein do exists. Do you know Chow mein do exists as two types, yes one is steamed chow mein and crispy chow mein whick is also known as Hong Kong style chow mein.

Vegan Tofu Chowmein, Tofu Chowmein

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Mini Pan Fried Soya Masala Stuffed Buns

If you have yeasted bread dough sitting in your fridge, and you dont want to bake as bread in oven, dont forget to check my today's post. Stuffed with a delicious soya masala, this pan fried buns are prepared easily with less efforts. Obviously these cute bite sized pan fried buns are completely eggless and definitely vegan. Slow cooked in pan, these pan fried buns are dangerously addictive and a prefect crowd pleaser if you want to make a fantastic appetizer for a get together. Though i stuffed this buns with a simple spiced minced soya masala, you can stuff this buns with your favourite fillings in it.

Pan fried Soya Masala Stuffed Buns

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Gluten Free Broccoli & Onion Pakoras

Though i keep myself away from deep frying, weather in Paris makes us to crave sometimes for deep fried fritters. Obviously once a while i dish out some crispy fried beauties either for our snacks or else for starter. Broccoli, this antioxidant rich vegetable is definitely a must in my cooking, i dont forget to add them often in my dishes, though kids are not big fan of this vegetables. Needless to say, i have to think twice to make dishes with broccoli florets. Anything fried is definitely kid's favourite, hence i prepared this fantastic pakoras out of them, as this pakoras are loaded with broccoli and onions.

Vegan Broccoli & Onion Pakoras

Friday, 3 November 2017

Triple Cheese Swirls/Cheese Pinwheels

If you have puff pastry sheets in your fridge or freezer, trust me you can bake some ultimate snacks or starters with them. I always have puff pastry sheets in my freezer, and they are super handy to bake out quickly some snack foods when you have some hungry tummies around you. One of my recent snack/starter is this triple cheese swirls which i baked quickly with puff pastry sheets. These cheesy swirls /pinwheels are easy to make, even a small kid can bake out this fantasty cheesy stuffs with an adult help.

Puff pastry cheesy Swirls

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Mini Herbed & Garlic Butter Monkey Bread

Bite sized appetiziers are mostly finger foods, since i picked kid's delight - Bite sized appetizers theme for this week's blogging marathon, i decided to bake some mini sized herbed and garlic butter flavored monkey bread. Though monkey bread are baked usually in bundt cake pan, you can bake some cute mini monkey breads with your muffin pans as well. Trust me, these mini monkey bread rolls are definitely a crowd pleaser with fabulous aroma. As much as like usual garlic monkey bread, these tiny bread rolls will definitely please your tastebuds if you love garlic butter in your bakes.

Mini Garlic Monkey Bread Rolls


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Black-eyed Peas Fritters/Karamani Pakoda

Black eyed peas is becoming one of my favourite ingredient after Urad dal for making fritters or vadas. After trying my hands with black eyed peas vadas, i couldnt stop myself frying out some pakodas with them.They came out extremely super crispy and prefect to munch with some tea for snacks. However these cute crispy balls was a big hit among my kids, obviously they enjoyed munching them with their favourite sauce while i had this pakodas as side dish for some hot piping rasam rice. Yes you can even serve these cuties as side dish for your rice dish. As much as like usual gram flour based pakodas, these fritters came out extremely crispy, but all you need is to soak and peel the skin of black-eyed peas.

Black eyed peas pakoda, Karamani Pakoda

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Gluten free Mini Tofu Fingers/Fried Tofu Fingers

Am trying to inculde tofu quite often in our meal, kids love it as much as like paneer. Actually tofu is replacing very much paneer in my cooking. One of my recent trial with tofu is this simple and very easy fried fingers. Yes you can make some fantastic starter with extra firm tofu. Simply flavoured with any sort of spices, tofu can be cooked as many delicious dishes. However we are great fan of this fried tofu fingers. Since tofu doesnt have any flavor, if you are making this ultimate Vegan and gluten free tofu fingers dont ever hesitate a second to flavor them with your favourite spices. Actually i went with simple garam masala flavoured tofu fingers as we love masala flavor in tofu.

Tofu fingers, Fried tofu fingers

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Quinoa and French Lentils Salad

I just love French lentils cooked with loads of garlic and thyme, when served along with baguette slices, i can finish my lunch or dinner happily. Actually cooking lentils with garlic and thyme is a classic French dish, a super aromatic protein rich dish as crushed garlic cloves are sauteed with thyme leaves.French lentils works awesome for making some delicious salads as well. And my today's dish is a prefect dish to cook with this nutritious lentils. French lentils are also known as Le Puy Lentils which is easily available in all provisional stores here. Needless to say how nutritious this lentils are, obviously lentils are rich in protein and extremely rich in dietary fiber as well.

Quinoa & Lentils Salad

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Banana Blossom Channadal Kootu/Vazhaipoo Kadalaparuppu Kootu

After tangy tamarind gravy aka Kuzhambu and dal based sambhar, kootu is an another popular dal based dish cooked often in South Indian cuisine. Kootu have their own place in a meal served on a banana leaf on festive days or else for a special occasion. Kootu can be prepared with any sort of vegetables or else with a combination of beans or vegetables. My today's post is an healthy and protein rich Kootu prepared with banana blossom aka vazhaipoo. Banana blossom is an edible flower which is also known as Banana heart, used very much in Southeast Asian and very much in Indian cuisine. Though this banana blossom is known as flower, Indians consider this bitter banana blossom as vegetable.  Indian cooks this banana blossom as stir fries, curries or else in stews.

Banana Blossom Kootu

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Tomato Pesarapappu/Tomato Moongdal Curry

Moongdal is known as Pesara pappu in Telugu, and my today's recipe is a Andhra style tomato curry cooked with yellow moongdal. This tomato pesarapappu is a comforting dal which can be served as side dish along with rice or else simply with Indian style of flatbreads. This dal is a super easy dish to prepare as you just need a pressure cooker and a kadai. How simple na, yes cook the dal with turmeric powder, and temper it along with sauteed onions and tomatoes. Yellow moong dal is definitely a nutritious dal with dietary fiber in it. Extremely protein rich, moongdal is often cooked in my cooking. As this yellow moongdal are easy to cook, you can dish out many delicious dishes out of it quickly with less efforts.

Tomato moongdal, Tomato pesarapappu

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Apple, Oats & Chocolate Chips Pudding

Pudding, this dessert can be prepared with fruits, bread slices or else with grains like rice, oats etc. Pudding can be sweet or savoury, also they can be prepared either by baking, steaming or else by boiling. Depending upon the ingredients went in it, pudding can be served as main course or else for desserts. Today's post is a delicious, simple and fruity pudding baked with apples, chocolate chips and rolled oats. Easy to prepare this pudding can be prepared quickly. Almost like one bowl cakes, you just need a bowl and a whisk to prepare this fantastic pudding.

Apple, Chocolate chips & Oats Pudding

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Apple & Peach Crisp with Oat Topping

Though its fall season here, we do get some summer fruits eventhough they are very rare in farmer's market. Recently hubby brought to home, a small paquet of peaches from the farmer's market but unfortunately they were nt sweet, obviously none want to have those peaches. Since i dont like to trash anything easily, i turned those sweetless peaches as a fabulous dessert along with apples. Apples and peaches works awesome as crisp and these crisp turned out extremely delicious. Served either as warm or chilled, this ultimate apple and peach crisp makes an excellent dessert to relish after a heavy meal.

Apple crisp with Peaches

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Apple & Nutella Galette

After three months break, am kick starting the usual three days of blogging marathon with a fantastic theme, my theme for this week's blogging marathon is Apple Desserts. Apple is the fruit we get almost every season of the year. From red apples to golden apples, apples are my favourite fruits, but unfortunately i cant eat them as am allergic to this ultimate fruit. Obviously i bake many delightful baked goodies or desserts with this incredible fruit to please my tastebuds. Since i picked Apple desserts as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i baked three fantastic baked dishes with apples. To kick start this first day, am posting a rustic style galette with nutella and sliced apples, topped with almond flakes.

Apple Galette with Nutella, Nutella Apple Rustic Galette

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce

As we are chocolate lover family, i couldnt stop myself to prepare this easy breezy chocolate sauce flavored with cinnamon powder. This flavourful chocolate sauce when drizzled over your pancakes, your bread toast or else simply to top over your banana split, trust me you will definitely fell in love with this ultimate sauce. With simple ingredients and easy cooking process, your cinnamon chocolate sauce will gets ready in less time to enjoy with your favourite desserts or foods.

Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce, chocolate sauce

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Homemade Creamy Caramel Sauce

Prepare a simple caramel sauce at home with some sugar and make them as creamy just by adding heavy cream makes my today's post aka Creamy caramel sauce. This sauce will definitely tickle your tastebuds. Honestly this sauce tastes absolutely fantabulous when served along with your pancakes or on the top of your brownies. However we enjoyed this delicious caramel sauce with crepes. Apart from preparing your own caramel sauce, this sauce is very simple to dish out. Take care while adding cream to the prepared caramel sauce, as there may be many projections of hot caramel.

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Monday, 10 July 2017

Gluten Free Raspberry Sauce

If you are looking for a fantastic sauce to top your crepes, pancakes or else your cheesecake or simply to drizzle over some scoops of icecream, please take a look to my today's post. With simple cooking process, this raspberry sauce gets ready very quickly than you can imagine. Either with fresh raspberries or frozen ones, this raspberry sauce calls for simple stove top cooking. With just 4 ingredients, you can dish out your own raspberry sauce with less efforts. I prepared my raspberry sauce with frozen raspberries, obviously if you get fresh raspberries, dont forget to make your own sauce either by spicing them with whole spices, however i didnt spiced mine.

Crepe with Raspberry sauce

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

My today's post is one among the quickest dessert you can dish out in no time. Yes very easy to put all the ingredients together and prepare quickly than you can imagine. Just with 5 ingredients, you can dish out this lipsmacking no bake peanut butter bars. Crushed biscuits, butter, peanut butter, honey and chocolate is needed to prepare this fantastic munchies. These no bake bars calls for microwave cooking, just heat the peanut butter,butter and finally mix the honey and finely crushed biscuits makes this bars. Later once topped with melted chocolate, this bars are ready to munch after a meal as dessert or to pack in anyone's snack box.

Peanut butter bars, No bake peanut butter bars

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

1 minute Microwave Eggless Caramel Cake

Searching for something easy, eggless and butterless to satisfy your sweet tooth, dont forget to check my today's post. Its quite an extremely delicious no Bake dessert to relish after a meal. 1 minute cake, yes you read it right, quite a quick cake na. Microwave cake are just prefect for sudden cravings, obviously if you dont want to spend more time in your kitchen, microwave cakes are definitely time savers. Though i have already prepared many microwave cakes with many variations, i couldnt stop myself to make again an easy breezy caramel cake.

Microwave caramel cake, 1 minute cake

Monday, 3 July 2017

Carrot, Rock Candy Halwa/Carrot Kalkandu Halwa

Rock Candy/Sugar Candy is known as Kalkandu in Tamil. Usually used in many traditional Tamil sweet, these sugar candy have their important place in most of the South Indian's pantries. One of the traditional dish prepared with rice and sugar candy is Kalkandu Pongal. When i picked 'No Bake desserts' as theme for this week's blogging marathon, initially i want to go with no bake cheesecakes. Since am in summer cleaning process, i want to finish few ingredients sitting in my pantry for a while. Obviously i used sugar candies for making a delicious carrot halwa to stick with the theme.

Kalkandu Carrot Halwa, Rock Candy Carrot Halwa

Monday, 26 June 2017

Chettinad Shallot Masala Kuzhambu/Chettinad Vengaya Masala Kuzhambu

Usually prepared with country side vegetables, Chettinad masala kuzhambu can be prepared very well simply with Shallots aka small pearl onions. This fingerlicking no tamarind kuzhambu goes for an easy and quick cooking process. The basic ingredient for this gravy is a coconut based grounded masala. Most of the chettinad gravies calls for grounded spiced coconut paste and that is the best part of their cuisine. My today's post is also prepared with masala paste which calls for freshly grated coconut, cashew nuts, fennel seeds and dry red chillies with sauteed onions and tomatoes. This paste brings wonderful taste, spiciness and definitely the thickness to this simple gravy.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

General Tso's Tofu/Vegan Tofu Kangjung

Few of my bookmarked recipes are still sitting sadly to give a try at home. Obviously am trying to clear them one by one. I have been planning for the popular General Tso's chicken for a while, but somehow i couldnt able to dish out. But thank god, i tried my hands with Soya paneer aka Tofu recently. Oh my god, what a easy breezy dish to make at home. I simply loved the mix of sweetness, spiciness and sourness in this dish. This dish makes an excellent side dish to serve along with cooked rice or simply sauteed noodles.

General Tso's Tofu, Vegan General Tso's Tofu

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Mushroom, Flat Beans Fried Rice

Weather is too hot here, obviously am trying to cook earlier in weekends as well as in weekdays. Since we are crossing the highest level of hot temperature for the past three days, obviously we are sticking to drinking more water and eating salads than having some solid foods. However if you have some hungry tummies around you to feed especially for weekday lunches, you have to stick with some easy breezy dishes to dish and serve them quickly. My today's dish is one among those easy breezy but yet a filling and healthy dish to serve with simple side dishes.

Mushroom & FLat beans Fried rice

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Vegan Raspberry Almond Milk Popsicle

Vegan Raspberry Almond milk popsicle is a prefect summer treat to relish with your near ones with less efforts. My today's post is again a simple popsicles prepared with almond milk and frozen raspberries. Blend everything together with enough sugar and pour the mixture in popsicle mould, freeze it and your popsicles are ready to relish. How simple na, i prepared this popsicle as a vegan version. I used almond milk but trust me rice milk, coconut milk works awesome as well. Not to forget that even any sort of berries  works prefect to make this excellent frozen desserts aka this popsicles.

Raspberry Almond milk Popsicles

Vegan Cherry Popsicles

We are getting some super sweet cherries in our farmer's market since few days. Cherries are my favourite fruits. Obviously i grabbed a kg of this cherries and back home, after munching some, i couldnt resist to prepare a simple cherry popsicles to fix the theme of this week's blogging marathon. My theme of this week's marathon is Kid's friendly-frozen foods. After a lipsmacking mango sorbet, my today's post is again an another easy summer treat.

Cherry Popsicle

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Mango Sorbet with Smarties

Its getting too hot here in Paris. Though its not officially Summer here, weather is not far from the usual summer temperature. Nothing can beat some homemade refreshing icecreams or sorbets to relish while the weather is hot outside. My today's post is a simple sorbet prepared with fresh mango chunks and mini smarties. Definitely a kid's friendly frozen food to relish without any fuss. I just love the popular 'Gems' those chocolate toffees are my all time favourite, but i dont miss them here as we have smarties here. Smarties replace Gems very well.

Mango sorbet with smarties

Monday, 12 June 2017

Vegan Rice Pudding

Rice pudding, this sweet dish is my daughter's favourite, she loves it very much. Whenever i feel like dishing out simple pudding, i will surely prepare rice pudding. And my today's recipe is a fantastic pudding which calls for easy ingredients. A can of coconut milk or freshly squeezed coconut milk, sugar and rice, these three ingredients is much needed to prepare this easy breezy vegan sweet. I simply flavoured this pudding with vanilla extract. If you want to make a rice pudding with an exotic touch, add some mango chunks or pineapple chunks depending upon your tastebuds. However my today's post is a simple and an elegant dessert to serve after a meal.

Dairy free Rice Pudding, Vegan Pudding

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Bread Kaja/Fried Sweetened Bread Slices/Fried Bread Slices in Sugar Syrup

I have been looking for an easy breezy desserts or sweets especially for the theme of this week's blogging marathon. Yes my theme for this week's blogging marathon is 'Vegan Sweets'. Though i had few vegan sweets in my mind, accidentally i crossed this bread kaja in Instagram. And this recipe is from Blend with Spices, Hari Chandana shared this recipe's click in Instagram and immediately i fell in love with this incredible bread kaja. Obviously i immediately went through the recipe, and that this sweet is completely vegan. How can i resist to this incredible sweet, my sweet tooth was actually craving for something crispy and sweet, without any hesitation i gathered all the ingredients immediately and prepared this kaja to served as dessert after our sunday meal.

Bread Kaja, Fried Sugar Bread slices

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Vegan Coconut Cashew Burfi/Thenga Munthiri Burfi

Coconut burfi, this is my all time favourite sweets and nothing can beat the taste of this simple sweets. Whenever my sweet tooth crave for some sweets, i dont hesitate a second to dish this incredible burfi. If you check my blog, you may notice that i have already tried couple of versions of Coconut burfis. My love for this sweets pulled me to dish out some impossible versions of coconut burfis and my today's post is one among those unimaginable version. Actually my today's recipe is completely vegan and gluten free. Trust me this incredible sweet will definitely please anyone's tastebuds as this sweet is completely quick and easy to dish out.

Coconut Cashew burfi, Vegan Burfi

Monday, 5 June 2017

Venezuelan Chicha/Venezuelan Rice Milk/Chicha Venezolana

Venezuelan Chicha, is a popular drink sold by the vendors at street corners, markets, fairs and outlets in commercial centres, malls etc in Venezuela. "Chicha" is made of boiled rice, milk and sugar and served cold with loads of ice cubes. Usually served as a refreshing beverage, cinnamon powder, condensed milk or chocolate are also used as toppings. This  Venezuelan "Chicha" contains no alcohol as it is not fermented.  A lot of Latin American countries have a "chicha" recipe but they are all very different. The Venezuelan Chicha is basically the liquid version of the famous dessert “arroz con leche”, another Latin American staple dessert.

Venezuelan Chicha, Venezuelan Rice milk


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Buñuelos Mexicanos/Mexican Buñuelos

Buñuelos Mexicanos is a popular fritters prepared during Christmas and New year's day. Though Bunuelos do exists as round balls, this flat shaped fritters are a sort of street foods in Mexico served along with hot atole and tamales to keep warm during their festive shopping. These Buñuelos are  light, crispy and round disc once deepfried are sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar or else served with piloncillo syrup. These bunuelos is definitely a very easy breezy fritters to prepare with less efforts. If you love to explore different fritters from Mexico, you should definitely look at this incredible Mexican  Buñuelos.

Buñuelos, Mexican Buñuelos

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Atol de Elote/El Salvadorian Corn Beverage

Atol de Elote is a popular El Salvadorian beverage, which is prepared with fresh corn kernels, milk, cinnamon and sugar. Traditionally white corn is used in El Salvador to make this delicious beverage, though yellow corn kernels can be used as well. Fresh corn kernels brings a wonderful fresh flavor to this beverage though frozen corn kernels makes excellent Atol de Elote too. Do you know Atoles are very popular beverages in Central America with roots in Mayan Cuisine. And this Atol de Elote is definitely a sort of thick drink often eaten in spoons. And traditionally this drink is served in a bowl made out of a dried calabash gourd.

Atol de Elote, El Salvador Corn milk beverage

Friday, 26 May 2017

Vegan Potato & Kidney Bean Masala Toast

If you are looking for an Indianized version of spicy toast, am sure my today's post will definitely tickle your tastebuds. Seriously i dont want to repeat but however couldnt stop myself to say how much we love potatoes. My today's post is a fantastic and definitely a flavourful, very dangerously addictive potato and rajma masala loaded bread toast. Whoever loves spicy toast will definitely fell in love with this incredible toast. Adding bit coarsely mashed rajma aka kidney bean will definitely take this simple toast to an another level. Obviously this toast is seriously a protein rich toast to give a try definitely a home. You can add any beans to make this toast however my choice is kidney beans, i just love this beans very much, never stopped myself to add them in most of my dishes. And this beans is our family favourite.

Potato & Kidney Bean Masala Toast

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Strawberry Nutella Toast

Nutella, this spread is one of the most favourite spread of my kids, though i dont get them often. However am trying to keep this spread away from my kids as they are capable to finish this spread within a day without any hesitation. Last week when we went for grocery, the younger one came with us and without our knowledge he grabbed a nutella bottle, we noticed it while we were in cash counter. Obviously we came home with it. Back home after having some french toast with nutella, my younger one asked me a different toast. Since some strawberries were sitting in my fridge, i couldnt resist to prepare this fantastic toast.

Nutella strawberry Toast

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Vegan Mushroom Pesto Toast

Toast means sliced bread singed by heat is commonly eaten with butter or else with sweetened toppings like jam or jelly, however some toasts are prepared even with savory spreads. A toast can be served even as an accompaniment to many dishes like soups or stews. We love toasts for our breakfast, yes toasts is definitely a common breakfast food for many of us. Even breads like baguettes, bagels or english muffins can be toasted and enjoyed with different spreads. Actually toasting is a common method of making stale bread as more palatable. Though toasts are seriously breakfast friendly dishes, you can prepare fantastic dinner friendly toasts as well. I will be posting three different toasts for this week's blogging marathon as i picked Got a toast ready for Dinner as theme.

Vegan Mushroom pesto Toast, Pesto Mushroom Toast

Friday, 19 May 2017

Strawberry Chocolate Custard

A simple sweet or dessert is quite enough to celebrate an occasion na, and my today's post is definitely one among those simple sweet or dessert to give a try if you dont have an idea of cook up something new. My today's post calls for very easy and simple ingredients, a couple of ingredients like custard powder, chopped chocolate, sugar and milk is very much needed to dish out this custard. Though i prepared this dessert with Strawberries, you can dish out this same fabulous dessert with any sort of fruits or else with a lovely medley of tropical fruits, its all upto you. Since strawberries started showing their heads in farmer's market, i didnt hesitate a second to grab some juicy,succulent strawberries. Obviously i cant think any other fruits than strawberries to add in this simple trifle like dessert.

Strawberry & Chocolate Custard trifle

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Shing Paak/Gujarati Peanut Burfi/Mandvi Paak

Peanut chikki aka brittles, i have rarely seen someone saying no to those sweet bites. When its comes something to dish out sweet with peanuts, everyone at home love to enjoy them. When i was planning for something different to cook with peanuts, i couldnt resist to dish out this easy breezy Shing paak aka Gujarati Peanut burfi.This recipe calls for just three ingredients, yes roasted peanut powder, sugar, cardamom powder and nuts (optional) to decorate. This fantastic Gujarati sweet gets ready very much quickly than you can imagine.Easy to put together, this shing paak have a subtle flavor and definitely this sweet will please anyone's sweet tooth. Shing means peanuts in Gujarat and this Shing paak is a delicious nutritional sweet with wonderful flavor in it.

Gujarati Peanut Burfi, Shing paak