Wednesday 30 December 2015

Eggless Walnut & Dates Atta Cake/ Eggless Wheat Cake with Walnuts & Dates

Atta cake, this recipe calls for whole wheat flour aka atta, the flour we usually use for making rotis. This cake is eggless, butterless and i used condensed milk,dates puree to replace the egg and oil for butter. Apart from it this cake goes for simple and usual ingredients easily available in your pantry. I have added walnuts to give a nutty texture to this simple cake. You can add tutti fruity bites, chocolate chips or else more nuts as per your desire. However adding chocolate chips will definitely make this cake very interesting. Since i want to feed my kids with dates, i prepared a simple puree with dates cooked in water, if you dont have dates just replace it with apple puree.

Eggless Walnuts & Dates Atta Cake

Monday 28 December 2015

Eggless Walnut-Black Pepper Cookies

I was searching for some spicy cookie with peppercorns, while googling i found an interesting cookies here. Initially i was intrigued about the addition of ground black pepperin cookies but trust me this cookies tastes absolutely nutty, mildly hot with mild sweetness. Actually the addition of black pepper gives a subtle hotness to this delicious cookies. Whole walnuts grounded as coarse powder along with all purpose flour makes this fabulous cookies though the original recipe goes a cup walnuts but i went for half a cup of walnuts, hence i couldnt stop adding some flour to make this scrumptious cookies.

Walnut - Black Pepper Cookies

Friday 25 December 2015

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

My craving for chocolate pulled me to check for a gluten free, oil free and hassle free muffins, i googled immediately and ended up with a blender friendly recipe in which i made few changes according to our tastebuds. Trust me this muffins are super quick and very easy to make. This flourless muffins will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth, yes this muffins eventhough without flour, came out extremely spongy, moist and ultimate. You doesnt need any specific gadget, just a blender is quite enough. You can even go for a one bowl preparation, i used almond meal instead of flour and peanut butter instead of butter. If you want to make the same muffins with flour, just go on. However you wont miss the flour in this muffins.

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Spicy Onion Buns with Coriander Leaves

Bored of baking always sugar loaded buns or dinner rolls, then give a try to this spicy sauteed onions and finely chopped coriander leaves loaded flavourful buns.This buns goes immediately to my favourite breads list. Just love the flavour of the sauteed onions in this buns. You cant just stop with one, when served along with herbed cheese or cream cheese, this buns makes an excellent meal as well. I used coriander leaves to give an incredible aroma to this buns. If you want to skip it or replace it with any other herbs, just go on. Parsley and rosemary leaves works awesome in this buns. However this buns are dangerously addictive.

SPicy buns, Khara buns, Onion & coriander leaves buns

Monday 21 December 2015

Dryfruits Tea Time Cake

My husband is an ardent fan of dry fruits cake, obviously my pantry will always have dry fruits and nuts. One of his favourite cake is fruits loaded cake, this cake ressembles almost like pound cake, though less egg is used. This recipe calls for butter eventhough you can replace it very well with any cooking oil. Actually i do this cake quite often by replacing half of the quantity of butter with oil. You doesnt need to soak the fruits overnite or in warm syrup, just add directly to the cake batter and bake it.However i couldnt stop myself adding some freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest to the cake butter. This cake is quite simple to prepare, but trust me if you love loads of dry fruits in your cake then this cake is for you.

Dry fruits tea time cake, Fruits tea cake

Friday 18 December 2015

Rustic Wheat Bread

We love rustic style breads, these breads asks for less efforts and trust me the end result will keep you wowwing. I have been baking breads at home since a long, actually my H is a great fan of rustic breads. He can start his day with this bread slices with his favourite spread, rustic breads makes excellent sandwiches as well. Though am not a big fan of rustic breads, i love the sandwiches made with this bread. Anything filled inside the two slices of this bread makes super filling sandwiches. Now coming to this bread, just with four ingredients, you can bake this bread with less efforts. Seriously this bread goes for basic ingredients and trust me if you make this bread at home, sure you will bake it quite often.

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Sweet Milk Buns

Love baking especially buns or dinner rolls, they are easy to make and seriously very prefect to satisfy quickly any hungry tummy. I have already tried couple of buns, i have still a huge list of buns to give a try, one among from my huge to do list is this sweet milk buns. These buns are eggless and they came out extremely soft to enjoy with any spread either for your breakfast, brunch or else for your evening snacks. These buns when toasted makes an excellent accompaniment to relish with some grilled meats or vegetables though this buns are sweet.

Eggless Sweet Milk Buns

Monday 14 December 2015

Chunky Apple Ricotta Cake

Am allergic to apples, i cant eat them just like that. Though i cant eat them raw, i can enjoy them either as cooked or baked. Obviously whenever i get a chance to bake or cook with apple i dont hesitate a second to dish out with apples. One of my recent trial with apples is this ultimate cake, this cake batter  is simply prepared with usual basic ingredients along with loads of apple chunks and ricotta cheese.This cake tastes absolutely divine when served with a cup of tea for an evening snack that too when its cold outside..You can also start your day with this super spongy cake with a bowl of warm milk for a quick breakfast,seriously trust me  you will definitely have a super filling breakfast.

Chuncky Apple ricotta cake, Apple ricotta cake

Friday 11 December 2015

Jammy Muffins/Jam Filled Muffins

If you are not a breakfast person like me though breakfast is definitely a important one to kick start a day, am sure this jammy muffins will definitely makes you hungry to grab atleast one before leaving home.This simple muffins made with basic ingredients goes for an easy breezy preparation and having this muffin with a cup of milk or coffee or tea will definitely makes your tummy happy. If you are in hurry and dont have time to have your breakfast, this jam filled muffins is quite a blessing.

Jam filled muffins, jam muffins

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Eggless Oats Butterscotch Chips Cookies

Its been a while i baked cookies with oats as main ingredient, this cuties are my recent bakes which i simply baked out easily and quickly with quick cooking oats and butter scotch chips. Adding butterscotch chips makes this cookies more delicious, obviously oats makes these cookies more nutritious and highly rich in fibre. As usual these cookies are eggless but not butter free, if you want to make some scrumptious cookies dont skip butter. Butter plays an important role in this cookies and its winter here so we love to add some fat in our daily meal or bakes just to tolerate the nasty chilled weather. Since few days, the weather in Paris is very much down and its quite hard to tolerate. We keep ourself comforting by indulging some fat loaded foods just to make us happy.

Eggless oats Butterscotch Cookies

Monday 7 December 2015

Soyakheema Pizza Pinwheels

Making pizza at home is definitely an interesting one as this pizza dough doesnt need any specific ingredients to get ready, usual basic ingredients makes pizza dough. And this dough takes very less time to get ready though the resting time depends upon the weather and the humidity. I have baked this soya kheema stuffed pizza pinwheels for a weekly baking event few weeks back, but unfortunately i couldnt write a post before the deadline. Obviously this pizza pinwheels were sitting in my draft for a while. Finally am writing this post today as am running 13 days of baking for this month of december. Yes Bake a thon happens every year during the month of december and we fellow bloggers run this baking marathon thrice a week.

Soyakheema Pizza pinwheels, Pizza pinwheels

Friday 4 December 2015

Fudgy Jam Brownies

Brownies, this rich chocolate loaded baked dessert are quite famous for their fudgy texture. Usually served for desserts for their fudgy or cakey texture, these square shaped brownies are seriously my kids favourite. They can just have brownies anytime of the day as they just love it to the core. Obviously everytime i plan something with chocolates i usually end up with brownies. Needless to say how we love brownies at home. Actually i had a small bottle of strawberry jam sitting for a while in my fridge as none want to have in their bread toast. Instead of trashing it, i used for  making this fudgy and super jammy brownies.

Fudgy Jam Brownies, Strawberry Jam Brownies

Wednesday 2 December 2015

One Bowl Coffee Cake

I love coffee flavoured bakes, especially in cakes. I will be posting baking goodies during this month of december as am running 13 days of Bakeathon. Obviously thrice a week, you may able to see different bakes in my space. For the first day am kick starting this year's Bakeathon with a sweet note that too with my favourite coffee flavoured cake. This coffee cake was sitting in my draft for more than a month, yes i baked this cake for a baking event but i couldnt able to post it in time, but never mind finally i can post this super flavourful spongy cake for Bakeathon. Its time to clear my draft posts especially the baked goodies sitting for a while.Seriously i need to thank Srivalli for pulling me to clear my drafts. Coming to this coffee cake,this cake is simply prepared with usual cake batter flavoured with coffee granules along with chocolate chips and crushed cookie.

One Bowl COffee Cake, Coffee Cake

Thursday 26 November 2015

Pasta Potato Cutlet

If i want to feed vegetables easily to my kids, i'll just go for tikkis aka cutlets. Mashed vegetables work out awesome for making shallow fried patties and we can just feed anyone with any vegetable. I seriously want to give a try to cutlets prepared with cooked pastas, and finally i did it. Again i used alphabet pasta for making this easy and dangerously addictive cutlets. Its was raining cats and dogs here, obviously once we are back from work and school everyone at home askssomething warm and crispy for their snacks. Since tikki or cutlets can be prepared very much earlier, i prepared the cutlets sunday afternoon and kept in fridge to fry for monday evening. Since pasta and potato works awesome in this tikkis, this cutlets came out extremely prefect to enjoy warm with a cup of tea or coffee.

pasta cutlet, alphabet pasta tikki, Pasta potato cutlet

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Spaghetti & Vegetable Pancake

As i told earlier,my kids just adore pastas in any form. Serve them anytime of the day with pasta they will never says no. After making a simple and super creamy pasta in mug, my today's post goes for an another interesting and definitely a kid's friendly dish. Yes my today's recipe goes for spaghetti pancakes. Very quick to make with simple ingredients. This pancakes goes usually for cooked spaghetti along with parmesan cheese and egg, since i want to feed my kids somehow healthy, i couldnt stop myself adding some grated carrot, celery and zucchini to make this delicious spaghetti pancake more colourful,catchy and healthy as well.

Spaghetti Pancake, Pasta omelette, pasta pancake

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Cheesy Alphabet Pasta in a Mug

Pasta, this word itself makes my kids happy, they can have pasta everyday without any fuss. Dunno why they go crazy if i says pasta for today's lunch. Obviously i'll cook pasta atleast twice a week at home and serve with different sauce or else simply some baked dish with pastas. Earlier if i make pasta for lunch or dinner, i'll keep aside a bowl of rice for me as i dont like pastas that much. But i think nowadays its not a big deal for me to have pastas as am trying to like them as much as like my kids. For three days of this week's blogging marathon, i'll be posting three different kid's friendly pasta based dishes as i picked Kid's delight - Pastas for kids.

Cheesy pasta in mug, Mac&cheese in mug

Thursday 19 November 2015

Pomegranate Molasses/Pomegranate Sauce

I was looking for a prefect molasses to prepare at home, some molasses are quite interesting to make at home, especially fruit based molasses. Actually i seriously want to give a try to a small batch of pomegranate molasses aka pomegranate sauce with fresh pomegranate pearls. Finally i made it, yes i prepared a small bottle of catchy and a very delicious molasses with pomegranate pearls at home. Its really very easy to make though the cooking part goes for a bit long than the preparation part. However its really worth to give a try to this eye pleasing sauce.Pomegranate molasses is an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking though this sauce is quite interesting to relish with French crepes or drizzled over a slice of simple vanilla cake.

Pomegranate Molasses, Pomegranate Sauce, Pomegranate syrup

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Mumbo Sauce/Mambo Sauce

While i was searching for an easy breezy sauce to serve along with some french fries through google master, i got hooked to this new sauce which is completely unknown for me. Its seems this mumbo sauce or mambo sauce have its origin from Chinese take out restaurants in USA especially in Washington and its surrounding area. This sauce is an excelllent condiment to serve along with fried foods or else with crunchy vegetables, actually i loved it with some raw cauliflower florets. This red sauce is quickly prepared with easy ingredients like tomato ketchup and it is flavoured with paprika powder, vinegar,hot sauce with sugar. This sauce tastes mildly hot with sweetness, hence you can serve it easily to anyone.

Mumbo Sauce, Mambo Sauce

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Though many varieties of store bought sauces do exists, nothing can beat the freshly home made, preservative free sauces to enjoy with fritters or with finger foods. Homemade sauces are easy to make some sauces even goes for no cooking, just whisk the ingredients which you need to make a quick sauce and your sauce is ready to relish with your favourite food. My today's recipe is one among the easiest sauce i have prepared at home. Just with 5 ingredients is needed to dish out this nutty and mildly sweet sauce. This sauce makes an awesome accompaniment with raw vegetable sticks,fried samosas or spring rolls else simply to drizzle over your salad if you like peanuts in your dressing.

Honey peanut sauce, Peanut butter dipping sauce

Thursday 12 November 2015

Eggless Cinnamon French Toast

Breakfast, actualy am a not breakfast person though am trying to eat atleast a bread loaf with my usual bowl of tea everyday. I picked Dorm/single serving recipes for this week's blogging marathon and my today's post goes prefect under this theme. French toast makes an excellent breakfast or brunch, many versions do exists. With eggs or eggless, french toast is definitely a filling and satisfying meal. Today's version goes for a simple custard powder mixture with milk,sugar and cinnamon powder. Yes this french toast is prepared using custard powder. Trust me you wont miss eggs in this french toast.

Cinnamon Bread Toast, Eggless French toast

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Microwave Vegetable Omelette in Mug

Everybody starts their culinary experience with easy dishes, most of us would have started the first recipe with eggs. Yes egg omelette is one of most favourite dish of many especially first trial in our mom's or in our own kitchen. Egg omelette makes excellent dish to serve along with rice or simply with bread slices. Obviously its a single serving dish or else a quick dorm recipe. My today's recipe is even much more better than the usual omelette we make in pan. I opted for Microwave cooking for making this delicious omelette and you just need some grated vegetables, an egg and mug is enough to dish out this incredible omelette.

Microwave vegetable omelette in Mug, Omelette in Mug

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Vella Aval/Sweet RedRice Flakes/Avil

Aval aka rice flakes makes excellent snacks just with some grated coconut and sugar. My pantry will always have rice flakes, earlier i always get white rice flakes from stores but as a health nut am converting most of our usual dishes with healthy twist. Obviously instead of  getting white rice flakes nowadays i buy red rice flakes and you can make varieties of dishes out this healthy rice flakes. Today's recipe goes for a super easy evening snack. if you have jaggery syrup at home trust me this vella aval takes hardly few minutes to get ready.

Sweet rice flakes, vella aval

Thursday 5 November 2015

Spicy Wheat Diamond Cuts/Sesame Seeds and Wheat Diamond Cuts

Am an ardent fan of deep fried snacks but now am keeping myself away from it. But kids just love crispy fritters, obviously we cant say no to them though they have rarely deep fried snacks. When my lil one asked for a spicy snacks, i couldnt say no to him, and prepared this wheat flour based diamond cuts with loads of sesame seeds and kasuri methi. Usually we make diamond cuts with maida or all purpose flour, my today's post of this diamond cuts calls for whole wheat flour, yes i deduced the quantity of maida and went for whole wheat flour, semolina to make them more healthy and crunchy. Sesame seeds and kasuri methi added to the dough makes this diamond cuts very flavourful and absolutely nutty.

Spicy Wheat diamon cuts

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Pearl Millet Meethi Seviyan/Pearl Millet Sweet Vermicelli

Meethi Seviyan is an Indian dessert made during festival days, seviyan means vermicelli and Meetha/Meethi/Mithi means sweet hence the name of the dish 'Meetha Seviyan'.Vermicelli, these thin hair like spaghetti used in Indian cuisine for making both savoury and sweet dishes. Sweet vermicelli makes an excellent dessert as well and the cooking process of this sweet goes for simple preparation. Well roasted vermicelli cooked with sugar syrup and topped with varieties of nuts. This sweet is made specially during the holy ramadan days.Coming to this Meetha seviyan, this sweet is prepared with both sugar and jaggery, i opted for jaggery. We loved it to the core and the jaggery syrup added to make this sweet gives an incredible taste and colour to this simple sweet.

Pearl Millet Meethi Seviyan, Pearl Millet Sweet Vermicelli

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Samai Semiya Kheer/Little Millet Vermicelli Kheer

During my last trip to India, i was surprised to see the varieties of vermicelli available in stores, especially different millet based vermicellis. Actually i can see many peoples even in our family started replacing the rice with millets now. Coming to my today's recipe, this little millet vermicelli kheer is quite a rich,creamy and very delightful dessert or a prasadam for a Pooja or as a sweet to serve after a meal for a special occasion. Since this little millet vermicelli are quite thin, the cooking process goes for a quick,easy and less time. I prepared this little millet vermicelli kheer for Ayudha pooja's celebration, obviously a healthy prasadam to enjoy the goodness of this millets.

Little Millet Vermicelli Kheer; Samai Semiya Kheer

Monday 26 October 2015

Parath Parantha - 16 Layered Paratha

Parath Parantha - this paratha is quite famous in Delhi especially from Prathen Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Parath means layers, hence this paratha is named as Parath Parantha. These parathas can be made in any size with different shapes, though i sticked with a square shaped one. The best part of this paratha is the spice mix used in making layers.This paratha have 16 layers, once rolled the dough, a spice mix with chilly powder, cumin powder, garam masala and chaat masala is spread over the rolled dough and cut it as 16 pieces. Once stacked, this paratha is rolled either as round or square shaped paratha.

16 Layered paratha, Parath Parantha, Delhi Special Parath Parantha

Sunday 25 October 2015

Dahi Wale Aloo/ Dahi Ke Aloo - Potato Cooked in Tangy Yogurt Sauce

I have couple of bookmarked dishes, seriously the list is just going on and on. Obviously i want to clear them as soon as possible as all those bookmarked recipes are sitting for a long.Thank god, finally i can make three dishes out of my list coz of this week's blogging marathon. I picked Bookmarked recipes as this week's theme, after a delicious and rich looking malai baingan aka creamy eggplants in tomato sauce, my today's recipe goes for an another easy breezy potato dish prepared simply with yogurt. You can just relish this fabulous potato yogurt curry with some puffy pooris or else simply with rotis.

Dahi Wale Aloo/ Dahi Ke Aloo

Saturday 24 October 2015

Malai Baingan/Eggplant in Creamy Tomato Sauce

If youare serving rotis for your dinner, you need an excellent side dish to serve along with, trust me my today's post is definitely that kind of side dish. Easy to make and delicious to relish along with phulkas or rotis. This creamy Malai baingan aka eggplants cooked in creamy tomato sauce goes for easy breezy preparation, no chopping is needed. Also this dish goes under no onion no garlic recipes. Sliced eggplants deepfried or shallow fried in oil are much needed to make this lipsmacking gravy. Actually i was searching for an interesting eggplant gravy few months back in google and i landed to Riya's Malai Baingan which i bookmarked immediately and tried it few days back for our evening dinner.

Malai Baingan, Creamy Eggplants in Tomato Sauce

Monday 19 October 2015

Beguni - Bengali Eggplant Fritters

Beguni aka Bengali eggplant fritters makes an excellent evening snacks, the traditional way of enjoying this beguni is to serve this fritters with puffed rice and green chillies.The dish may be prepared by coating eggplant with besan paste and then frying the pieces in oil.The eggplant is usually cut lengthwise and are dipped in a batter of Bengal gram flour with salt and turmeric, and deep-fried in mustard oil. Sometimes a small amount of poppy seeds is added to the batter. Some people prefer adding a small amount of baking powder to the batter to make it more crunchy. Beguni is an extremely popular street food in the cities. It is normally an evening snack in Bengali households and is a very common component of Iftar in Bangladesh during the month of Ramadan of the Islamic calendar.

Beguni, Bengali Eggplant fritters

Sunday 18 October 2015

Di San Xian - Chinese Stirfried Vegetables

Di San Xian which is literally known as three treasures of the ground, this dish goes for three different vegetables and they are potato, eggplant and green pepper.This stir fried potato, eggplants and green pepper dish aka Di San Xian is a popular dish of North Eastern part of China, as these three vegetables are most easily and the most common vegetables you can find at any market in China.This dish is very much served in Chinese restaurant and they use large pieces of this veggies. I picked this recipe from Omnivores Cookbook and the author of this site shared a healthier way of making this dish. Actually she sliced the potatoes and eggplants as thin slices to deep fry them quickly so that they absorbs less quantity of oil. Also frying with less oil gives them a slightly charred look and tender texture as much as like they are served in restaurant.

Di San Xian, Chinese Stir fried Vegetables

Saturday 17 October 2015

Dahi Baingan/Dahi Baigana

Dahi baingana is a traditional Oriya recipe prepared simply with yogurt, deep fried eggplants and tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves. This eggplant in yogurt sauce is spiced simply with chopped green chillies, roasted cumin powder and thinly sliced ginger. Served along with a hot steaming rice, you can have this incredible dish or else simply as a snack if you love eggplants. This dahi baigana gets ready very much quickly than you can imagine. One of the easiest and the simplest dish i have ever cooked with eggplants. Many varieties of dahi baigana exists, i went on searching for a prefect traditional Odiya style dahi baigana and finally i landed to Oriya Food and loved the simplicity of this dish.

Dahi Baingan, Eggplant in Yogurt Sauce

Monday 12 October 2015

Maladu/Maa Laddoo/Pottukadalai Laddoo

South Indians makes couple of easy breezy laddoos quickly with dals and semolina. After the popular rava laddoo aka semolina laddoos, they do exists different dal based laddoos. My today's recipe goes for Maladu aka pottukadalai laddoo, pottukadalai is roasted grams which we usually make chutney out of this grams. This maladu goes for just five ingredients and you can make this laddoos in a jiffy. Maladu makes an excellent sweets to serve even to sudden guests as this lipsmacking laddoos are very much quick to make. The main ingredient for making this laddoo is melted ghee, the addition of ghee in this laddoo makes this maladu more tastier than the usual easy laddoos in which people use milk instead of melted ghee. However making this fried gram laddoos using melted ghee atleast once a while will definitely satisfy everyone's tastebuds.

Maa Laddu, Maladu, Maa Laddoo

Sunday 11 October 2015

Gulkhand Rava Sheera/Gulkhand Sooji Ka Halwa

I have couple of posts sitting in my draft and seriously i want to clear some as soon as possible coz my hard disc is getting tired of having all those pictures. Nowadays am getting very busy and obviously am so lazy to cook and click, thank god to all these posts sitting in my drafts. One among those posts is this Gulkhand Rava sheera, sheera is nothing our own Kesari. You can dish out kesari within few minutes and this dessert go usually for easy cooking. Semolina, sugar, ghee and nuts is quite enough to whip out this lipsmacking rava sheera, some add fruits while others add saffron or food colour to give an attractive colour to this simple dessert.

Gulkhand Rava Sheera

Friday 9 October 2015

Hyderabadi Qubani Ka Meetha/Hyderabadi Apricot Dessert

Wiki says Qubani ka meetha is an Indian dessert made from dried apricots originating from Hyderabad. It is a common feature at Hyderabadi weddingsKhubani or Khobani is Urdu for apricot; it is believed that apricots were introduced to the subcontinent by Central Asians.Dried apricots from Afghanistan are especially prized for their flavor. Khubani ka meetha is a very popular dessert of Hyderabadi cuisine.Preparation of the dish involves boiling apricots with syrup until they assume the consistency of a thick soup or compote. The dessert is topped with blanched almonds or apricot kernels, and is traditionally garnished with malai, an extra thick cream, ideally from buffalo milk, but also with custard or ice cream.

Qubani ka meetha, Hyderabadi Stewed Apricot Dessert

Sunday 4 October 2015

Mushroom Cutlet/Mushroom Tikki

Cutlets aka tikkis makes an excellent party starters or snacks when served along with chutney or simply with ketchup. I tried making different dishes and fritters with mushroom, everytime i make mushrooms at home,my younger one says always 'no' to mushroom. But finally i got a prefect dish to feed him easily even without his knowledge. Yes this mushroom cutlet,he just enjoyed this crispy and sizzling mushroom tikki with his favourite ketchup sauce. Obviously i do make whenever i get button mushrooms from the farmer's market. Potatoes and pan sauteed mushrooms,onions coated with bread crumbs, flavoured with garam masala, chopped green chillies makes this fantabulous tikkis.

Mushroom Cutlet, Mushroom Tikki

Amla & Pomegranate Cooler

Summer is incomplete without chilled drinks and an anniversary party is incomplete without a welcome drink or cocktail. Though alcholic and non alcholic storebought beverages exists,nothing can beat the homemade healthy drinks. Here comes one among those healthy drink, a quick,easy breezy, an excellent body cooler and also hassle free cooler simply prepared with Amla. Usually i do simple juice with amla aka gooseberries,this time i want to make it something differently with the juice,hence i tried adding pomegranate pearls, soaked sabja seeds aka basil seeds. Trust me this cooler is an excellent drink to serve anyone whoever visits you. Amla dont dominate much in this drink, since pomegranate seeds sits for a while in prepared amla cooler, they gives a mild subtle flavor to this cooler.

Saturday 3 October 2015

Vegetable Cheese Shots

Who will say no to these cute looking vegetable loaded cheese shots. Made with simple vegetables like grated carrots, red bell pepper and sweet corn, these shots makes an excellent party appetiziers or else as a simple evening snacks. However these healthy cheesy shots goes for baking obviously this cuties are definitely healthy and guilt free. Trust me,you will definitely enjoy these shots while they were still warm.Actually the original recipe goes for both cooked potatoes and chopped spinach, since my vegetable basket was almost so i tried making this shots with  all the vegetables i found simply from my fridge.

Vegetable cheese shots, Cheese Veggies Shots

Sunday 26 July 2015

Cheesy Chickpeas Puff - #MonsoonMojo

We usually make puffs with different fillings, i have already tried from sweet to savoury version with various interesting fillings. But this time, i couldnt resist to give a try with an another interesting filling which i simply prepared with a spicy chickpeas masala. Puff with chickpeas masala sounds bit different na, but trust me they came out extremely delicious and you cant just stop with one puff. Once again the filling i went for this puff is seriously an easy one. No chopping, no sauting for hours, just some mashed chickpeas with simple spices is quite enough to finish the chickpeas filling. Since i had some grated cheese in my fridge, i topped the chickpeas masala with those grated cheese while filling the puffs. Those melted cheese gives an excellent texture to this already very flaky puff.Sending to Kalyani's Monsoon Mojo Event..

Cheesy Chickpeas Puff, Cheese & Chickpeas Puff

Saturday 25 July 2015

Chickpeas & Potato Open Sandwich

Sandwiches are definitely easy to make and very quick to dish out, you can make sandwiches with anything. A simple vegetable filling to a rich and fingerlicking filling, anything suits prefect to make sandwiches.My today's recipe goes for chickpeas & potato stuffing, but this sandwich is an open sandwich, you doesnt need two bread slices. Just a toasted bread slice is quite enough to make this nutritious,filling sandwich. You can feed easily anyone with this lipsmacking chickpeas and potato open sandwich. I went for an easy potato and chickpeas masala to top this open sandwich.

Chickpeas & potato open sandwich

Friday 24 July 2015

Chickpeas Summer Salad

Few days back, suddenly it was too hot here and i cant even stand in my kitchen to cook for our dinner. Since none at home want to have their dinner, instead of going to bed with empty stomach, i quickly prepared this simple, quick and very refreshing salad with chickpeas to serve for our dinner. We just finished having a small bowl of salad and went to bed with a satisfying dinner. This salad makes an excellent filling dinner, actually i love to make these kind of easy breezy nutritious salads for our lunch or for our dinner. Summer salads are easy to dish out depending upon the vegetables you can find in your fridge. Just add any vegetables, whatever you want to add in a bowl of salad and make your healthy bowl of summer salad.

Chickpeas summer salad

Sunday 19 July 2015

Oats Crusted Beetroot Balls - #MonsoonMojo

If you ran out of bread crumbs, no need to panic, use oats to make the outer crust while preparing the cutlets/tikkis or crispy balls. Using oats makes these deep fried snacks more interesting and definitely crispy as much as like bread crumb coated deep fried snacks. My today's recipe goes for these ultimate deep fried balls prepared simply with beetroot and potatoes crusted with rolled oats. These balls suits prefectly for a starter, for evening snacks and also as side dish to serve as side dish with rice and dal.Sending to Kalyani's Monsoon Mojo Event..

Oats Crusted Beetroot Balls

Saturday 18 July 2015

Soya Kheema Mini Puffs - #MonsoonMojo

If you are searching an easy breezy starter or appetizer for a kid's party menu, then you have to take a look at these mini puffs. Actually these puffs are one bite appetizers, a prefect finger food to serve and please kids. Actually the stuffing i went for making these mini puffs is the healthy and tasty soya kheema. Soya kheema goes for usual preparation with soya chunks and other spices. If you want to change or stick with different stuffing, just go on. However i want to make these puffs with nutritious soya kheema. Store bought puff pastry sheet makes our life easier, once again these pastry sheets makes incredible puffs with less efforts.Sending to Kalyani's Monsoon Mojo Event..

Soya mini puffs

Friday 17 July 2015

Grated Mixed Vegetable Pakoras - #MonsoonMojo

When i picked one bite appetizier for this week's blogging marathon theme, i want to give a try to something simple,quick and definitely an easy pakora with grated mixed vegetables. Actually this pakoras makes an excellent starter for a party menu, but still you can serve these crispy pakodas for your snacks and also as side dish for rice and dal. These pakoras suits absolutely prefect for any occasions, if you dont like chopping the vegetables, just grate them. Very simple pakoras to make, trust me these pakoras is our family favourite. Actually pakoras are usually made with gram flour and rice flour, but i couldnt resist to add wheat flour, corn flour and barley flour just to give a different try than the usual routine flour mix.Actually the addition of all these flours didnt changed anything in this pakoras.Sending to Kalyani's Monsoon Mojo Event..

Grated Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

Sunday 12 July 2015

Zucchini Moongdal Kootu/Vegan Zucchini Kootu

Kootu, this dal based thick gravy makes an excellent dish when served along with rice and papads. I can die for a plate of hot warming rice topped with a simple kootu and ghee served along with papads, my comforting food. So making kootu with different dals and vegetables been quite a routine at home. My today's recipe is one of the simplest and quickest kootu dish which i never fail to prepare atleast once a week with different vegetables. But today's post is going to be with Zucchini, this zero calorie vegetables are quite versatile and you can dish out many beautiful dishes out this squash. Usually i make kootu with pressure cooker but this time i cooked the yellow moong dal separately.

Saturday 11 July 2015

Potato-Moongdal Cutlet/Vegan Dal Cutlet

Crispy cutlets with moongdal and potato, watelse you need to enjoy for an evening snack with some ketchup.I love to make tikkis or cutlets often at home, i can feed anything to my kids through tikkis. Making tikkis or cutlets with different vegetables or dals makes an excellent side dish to serve along with a rice based dish. You can make simple sandwiches with them, however you have so many choice to enjoy this crispy pan fried beauties.My today's recipe goes for a simple,yet a delicious and definitely a healthy cutlets which i easily prepared with just cooked mashed potatoes and cooked yellow moongdal. This cutlets gets ready easily as they doesnt go for either chopping or sauting.

Potato Moongdal Cutlet

Friday 10 July 2015

Masoor Dal Sambar Bath

I never get bored of making one pot meal, actually one pot meal makes the life easier and you can happily feed your family without any hassle.I have already shared many varieties of one pot meal but still they are so many varieties of one pot meal to share. One of my recent trial with masoor dal was this irresistible sambar bath. Sambar is a routine dal based gravy at home, we either make sambar with toor dal or moong dal else with a combination of both dals. I cook very rarely with masoor dal,dunno why i never been attracted by this dal. Recently my H went for Indian grocery and picked a packet of masoordal instead of toor dal, obviously i have to finish the packet of masoordal. Hence i tried my hands with masoor dal sambar bath.

Masoordal Bisibele Bath

Sunday 5 July 2015

Eggless Butterless Carrot & Orange Muffins

Once summer starts here, we dont get oranges as they are seasonal fruits here, before the oranges gets disappear from my nearby fruit stall, i want to make some muffins to pack them for our after lunch snacks. Since i had some carrots sitting my fridge, i baked out this orange and carrot muffins. They came out extremely good and everyone just enjoyed them. Mild orange flavour with grated carrot makes excellent spongy and very moist muffins to enjoy thoroughly with a cup of tea or coffee. You can start your day very well with these muffins as they are loaded with healthy stuffs in it. They are eggless and also butterless, obviously a fabulous guilt free muffins.These muffins makes an incredible dessert when served along with few scoops of icecream or else simply topped with cream cheese frosting.

Carrot orange muffins

Saturday 4 July 2015

Apple Crumble

If your kids dont like apples, bake a cake or a crumble, am sure they will never ever says 'no' to apple. Apple is my favourite fruit, but since four years i couldnt eat them without cooking. Suddenly am allergic to my favourite fruit, unfortunately i couldnt enjoy the goodness of apple without cooking or baking them. I dont have any other option, obviously whenever i crave for apple, either i make apple sauce with them or else bake as a cake or crumble. Crumble with apples makes an excellent dessert after a heavy meal. My today's crumble goes for a buttery topping but you can still make the crumble with wholegrains like oats, quinoa flakes etc.

Apple crumble

Friday 3 July 2015

Eggless Mango & Tutti Frutti Muffins

Having muffins for breakfast will definitely fill a hungry tummy without much efforts, obviously i love to bake often muffins than cake or bread. Muffins are easy to carry that too when you are late to your work. Mango, this fruit is my favourite after pineapple and jackfruit. Obviously i love make variety of foods with this fruit. Anything baked with mango will surely satisfy my tastebuds. But this time, since i want to make a quick and easy breezy baked goodies, i opted for this egg free and completely butterfree mango muffins with tutti frutti chunks. Whoever love mangoes in bakes will definitely go crazy if they tastes this muffins.

Eggless Mango, Tutti Frutti Muffins

Friday 26 June 2015

Whole Brinjal Fry - No Onion No Garlic

My today's recipe sounds almost like Bharwan baingan, the famous stuffed eggplant curry. But my version is definitely an easiest one, you can prepare this whole brinjal fry within few minutes, no grinding, no chopping and no sauting for hours. Just a simple spice mix makes these incredible looking brinjal fry. Actually this recipe goes for just three ingredients eventhough oil and salt is used in this fry. These whole brinjal fry is going to be a part of this week's blogging marathon and the theme is Just 3 ingrdients, as per rule Sugar, salt and oil are not considered as one among the three ingredients we can use.So this whole brinjal fry suits prefect for the theme.

Brinjal fry, Whole Brinjal fry