26 Sep 2012

Carrot Rice

This is also one of the best lunch box recipes. In the mornings when you actually find no time (when u get up late:-() and moreover when there is no power..........don't worry. This is one of the recipes that require very less time and no grinding at all.

19 Sep 2012

Masala Stuffed Wheat Buns

Buns never miss my weekend baking list... as they are not only easy to make but also very healthily tasty as they are made from wheat. I always try to replace white flour in most of the recipes(lotssssss of health concern!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously.......... believe me ;-) ). When I came across this recipe in Raks kitchen I wanted to try it and.....................I won. They were wonderful with Indian flavors..........and is a great combination with a cup of coffee..(especially filter coffee!!!!!!!!).

Eggless Pumpkin Loaf

Pumpkin loaf is one of the recipes I wanted to try for a long time... and now that I've made puree last week I  wanted to try my hands on it. Normally I avoid using eggs in my bakes, so I tried out the eggless version from Gayathri's blog. Instead of baking it into a cake, I made them loaves.... just for a change:-)

18 Sep 2012

Dal Palak Pulao

Every week I usually get a large bunch of spinach from the market. Normally I will make Dal Palak with toor dal and have it along with rice. It also goes well with roti's for dinner. This time I wanted to try out something other than that. I came along an interesting as well as an easy rice recipe here and wanted to give it a try. I have used moong dal for an easier blend, though the original recipe called for masoor/toor dal. The rice was very tasty and I would say this is one of the best ways to eat spinach..... 

14 Sep 2012

Stuffed Capsicum

Capsicum is one of the veggies that goes well with almost anything..... be it pizza, pasta, sambhar and anything.... you name. It has a whole lot of health benefits(who cares)....its tasty, tasty and tasty. Whenever I shop for veges, I get more attracted by the colors as they paint my kitchen with rainbowssssssssssss and capsicum has a greater percentage in it. This time I tried stuffing their belly's with other veggies and puting them into the oven. They not only tasted wonderful but also filled my kitchen with a wonderful aroma.... Try it out and let me know...

12 Sep 2012

Cabbage Rice

I was (and still am) a very picky eater. Cabbage was not on my list of intakes until recent times. It was only after I started to buy those pink cabbages, did I develop a liking for it. Now it has started to sit on my list for every purchase at the market. Here's a tip for keeping cabbage for a longer time. Don't quarter the cabbage for cooking, rather peel out 4-5 petals, wash them and cut it down. The remaining part stays fresh and intact until your next need...... This is also one of the best lunch box recipes and can also be made in a jiffy using left over rice.

11 Sep 2012

Eggless Badam Cookies

I had some badam milk mixture lying in my fridge for a long time as I stopped taking them when my palettes disliked the coarse mixture along with the smooth running down milk.... One day I came across this recipe here which had badam drink mix in its list of ingredients. I was tempted to give it a try as my mix was nearing its best before date.... I came out extremely wonderful with a rich aroma which filled my kitchen. I made changes here and there to the original and even replaced butter with oil to have my cookies guilt free....

10 Sep 2012

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Frittata is nothing but an egg based dish similar to an omelette or quiche with the addition of vegetables. Here I've added spinach and mushrooms to it and hence I've named it Spinach Mushroom Frittata. They are easy and quick to be made and really delicious  Do give them a try!

All you need is..........

Eggs - 2

Onion - 1/2 (chopped)
Spinach - 1 bunch (chopped)
Mushrooms - 4 (chopped)
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Pepper - as needed
Oil - 2 tsp

9 Sep 2012

Minty Snail Rolls

These Minty snail rolls were very soft and they went along very well with a cup of coffee for Sunday's breakfast.... Remember not to roll them out too thin to keep the filling, as they tend to pop out during the second rise. Also do not add water while preparing the filling for they'll become difficult to handle.

All you need is..........

For the dough:
Wheat flour - 1 and 1/2 cups
Yeast - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Warm water - 1/2 cup
Olive oil - 1 tblspn

7 Sep 2012

Apricot Buns

Recipe Source : here

All you need is..........

White flour - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Yeast - 1 tsp
Warm milk - 1/2 cup
Butter - 2 tblspn
Raw sugar - 1 tblspn
Dry Apricot - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

6 Sep 2012

Mango Muffins

Recipe Source : here
All you need is..........

Mango pulp - 1/2 cup
Flour - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Raw sugar - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Apple sauce - 1 tblspn (can be replaced with mashed banana)

5 Sep 2012

Pumpkin Cookies

All you need is..........

Flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup (powder it up)
Pumpkin puree - 1/2 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 or 4 tblspn
Sesame seeds / Pumpkin seeds - 1tblspn
Baking powder - 1 tsp

4 Sep 2012

Savoury Buns

Recipe source : The Chef and her kitchen
All you need is..........
Wheat flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Warm water - 1/4 cup
Yeast - 2 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tblspn

3 Sep 2012

Curry Leaves Gravy

Recipe Source : Rak's kitchen

All you need is..........
Curry leaves - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Garlic - 12 pods (chopped)
Tamarind - lemon sized (soaked in warm water)
Sambhar powder - 2 tblspn
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Toor dhal - 1 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tblspn

2 Sep 2012

Rose-bud Savoury Rolls

All you need is..........

For the dough

Wheat Flour - 1cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Yeast - 1/2 tblspn
Curd - 2 tblspn
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tblspn
Warm water - 1/4 cup

1 Sep 2012

Kathirikai Kosthu

This is an excellent accompaniment for Biriyani's..... 

All you need is..........

Brinjal - 1/4 kg (chopped lengthwise)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Peanuts - 4 tblsp
Cumin seeds - 3 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - a stick
Dry red chilli - 4
Tomato - 1 big (chopped)
Chilli powder - 1 tblspn
Tamarind concentrate - 1 tblspn
Oil - 4 tblspn
Salt to taste

Banana Cake

All you need is..........

Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Mashed bananas - 1 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Raw sugar - 1/4 cup
Rolled oats - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Roasted peanuts - 4 tblspn (for topping)

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