Sunday 26 February 2017

Sorakaya Verusenaga Nuvvula Kura/Bottlegourd Curry with Peanuts & Sesame Seeds

Am a great fan of both bottlegourds and peanuts, obviously if i get a chance to cook with these ingredients how can i hesitate a second to cook with. My today's dish is a delicious Andhra style bottlegourd curry which i crossed here long back and i bookmarked it immediately.. A lipsmacking curry to relish hot with some rice and papads, we loved this super nutty curry very much. Though the main ingredient for making this recipe is bottlegourd, both peanuts and sesame seeds paste is a must to cook this curry which turns this dish more delicious with a fantastic aroma.

Bottlegourd curry with peanuts & sesame seeds

Saturday 25 February 2017

Aloo Barbati/Yard Long Beans & Potato Stir-fry

If you are looking for a different side dish to cook with yard long beans aka long beans, then this incredibly easy stir fry will definitely please you. An interesting combo stir fry to enjoy with a bowl of rice or else with some rotis. Easy to dish out this stir fry asks for usual spice powders and easily available ingredients apart from the yard long beans.If you dont get this yard long beans you can replace these vegetables very well with french beans or beans.

Aloo barbati, long beans potato stir fry

Friday 24 February 2017

Ricotta Cheese Gulab Jamun/Gulab Jamoon with Ricotta Cheese

Gulab jamun/Gulab Jamoon with ricotta cheese, yes you read it rite. Am so happy to try my hand with this ricotta cheese gulab jamuns. Actually i can get easily ricotta cheese than gulab jamun readymade mix, yes i have to take a train to go Indian stores and have to travel for half an hour, by the way to get ricotta cheese, i have to walk just for 5 minutes to get a box of this ultimate cheese. Obviously when i crossed this recipe from Savitha's kitchen, i was super excited to give a try. Trust me this jamun came out extremely delicious and the dough gets ready very much easily too.

Gulab jamun with ricotta cheese

Sunday 19 February 2017

Double Chocolate Banana Cake

Feel like giving a second life to some over ripen bananas, then dont forget to take a look at this beautiful double chocolate cake. A prefect teatime snack cake to give a try. Easy to whisk and  bake this cake will definitely please anyone's tastebuds. Since we are chocoholic, i dont forget to add chocolate in most of my bakes. I dunno how many tons of chocolates i have used in my baking since ever i started baking at home. Chocolates are our weakness, obviously i love to have them often in our diet. Though i get varieties of chocolates here, my favourite is always 70% dark chocolate. Do you know this dark chocolate is loaded with magnesium. If you feel down, take a piece of this chocolate and enjoy. This is how i keep myself happy.

Double chocolate banana cake

Saturday 18 February 2017

Dark Chocolate Almond Fudge

Fudge, these dangerously addictive toffee like chocolate bites are my kids most favourite. Obviously whenever i get a tin of sweetened condensed milk, i dont forget to dish out some fudges with it. Yes sweetened condensed milk is a must if you want to prepare your fudges easily at home. Though i have already tried couple of fudges, i couldnt stop myself to post this easy breezy dark chocolate fudge with almonds. Adding almonds to this fudges make this bites more crunchy and delicious. However fudges can be prepared with varieties of nuts or else as nutless. Its all depends upon you and your tastebuds. We love crunchy and chewy fudges hence i have added nuts in it.

Dark Chocolate Almond Fudge, Chocolate Fudge

Friday 17 February 2017

Almond Brownies

Brownies, this ultimate chocolatey loaded baked treats will definitely please anyone's tastebuds easily.My kids are great fans of brownies. They just love it at anytime of the day. Obviously whenever we feel down or feel like having something sweet, i dont forget to bake some ultimate brownies. My today's post is Almond brownies, these squares are pure chocolate bliss and definitely sinful. Though almond brownies can be baked flourless or completely as gluten free, i opted for both flour and almond meal. Easy to make and prefect for a evening snacks, these sumptuous baked treats will definitely please your sweet tooth.

Almond brownies, Chocolate Almond Brownies

Sunday 12 February 2017

Heart Shaped Butter Cookies

I have baked couple of cookies during last weekend, after posting few for Valentine's day special recipes, i have two more cookies to post. Since Valentine's day is around the corner, am posting this dangerously addictive heart shaped butter cookies baked with two colour doughs. This butter cookies takes hardly less than an hour to get ready. A prefect cookie to pack and gift as well. This cookie is prepared without any cookie cutter as i wasnt able to spot out my collection of cookie cutters. Hence i used my hand to shape these cuties. Hope they looks very much like hearts na.

Eggless Heart shaped cookies

Saturday 11 February 2017

Chocolate Coconut Peda/Chocolate Dhoodh Peda/Chocolate Coconut Milk Fudge

Pedas, this milk sweets are easy to dish out if you have mawa or crumbled paneer at home. Since ever i tried milk sweets with chocolate flavor, my kids were pestering to make some pedas with chocolate. Obviously i couldnt stop myself to prepare some quick pedas with paneer at home. Very easy to make this peda calls for some dessicated coconut as well, however freshly grated coconut works awesome as well. But i was quite skeptical to use fresh grated coconut and went with dessicated coconut. Though i used 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes, this peda tastes fabulous with mild chewy texture coz of the coconut flakes.

Chocolate Coconut Peda, Coconut chocolate peda

Friday 10 February 2017

Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake

I have been trying to add jaggery in our diet often especially the palm jaggery. Recently i got a packet of organic jaggery from my nearby organic store and it tempted me to give a try to a cake. Hence i baked this easy breezy wholewheat jaggery cake. If you are a reader of my space, you might know very well that i wont forget to add chocolate chips if am trying something new in baking. Obviously i couldnt resist to add some chocolate chips in this simple cake. An excellent cake to give a try if you want to keep yourself away from sugar. However, this cake will come out bit dark in colour apart from it, you wont miss anything. I loved the flavor of this cake and none noticed that i prepared the cake batter with the humble ingredient 'Jaggery'.

Jaggery Wholewheat Cake

Sunday 5 February 2017

Vegan Sweetcorn & Bellpepper Pulao

My today's post is a very simple and super flavourful pulao, which you can dish out with less efforts, as this one pot meal doesnt calls for any chopping or grinding. Flavoured simply with garam masala powder, this pulao calls for easy ingredients like corn kernels and diced green bellpepper chunks. Once cooked all together, this pulao makes an excellent lunch or lunchbox friendly meal to pack. Served along with a simple side dish, this pulao will definitely fill some hungry tummies easily.

Sweetcorn & Bellpepper Pulav

Saturday 4 February 2017

Couscous Sambhar Bhath/Couscous Sambar Saadham

Since ever i tried this sambhar bhath with couscous, i have prepared already twice as this incredible healthy one pot meal became our family favourite. A small packet of couscous was sitting in my pantry for a while and it was reaching its expiry date soon. Since i dont want to trash them, i thought of finishing them by dishing out an easy, simple and quick version of one pot meal with it. Hence i tried this ultimate Couscous Sambhar bhath for this week's blogging marathon as am running One pot meal for summer as this dish calls for a pressure cooker.

Couscous Sambhar Bhath, Couscous Sambhar Saadham

Friday 3 February 2017

Broken Wheat Lemon Pulihora/Godhuma Rava Lemon Puliyogare

Broken wheat/Godhuma Rava/Cracked Wheat/Dalia/Godhuma Nooka is a super healthy ingredient with all the nutrients in it. This broken wheat replace very well rice especially in Diabetic friendly meals. I have been cooking with broken wheat since a long as this healthy ingredient is one of my favourite after quinoa. After cooking couple of delicious dishes out of this broken wheat, am yet to try many more fantastic dishes with this grain. Not to forget, am an ardent fan of one pot meal, obviously if i get a chance to cook for a theme called 'One pot meal for Summer' how can miss a chance to cook an interesting dish with this broken wheat.

Broken Wheat Pulihora,Godhuma Nooka Nimmakaya Pulihora