Sunday, 29 November 2015

Mumbai street style Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji
A delicious street food from Bombay .If at all one visits Bombay must never miss eating out this street food. Any one would love to eat them any time. And with me it is anytime of my day. Pleasure is to eat them with some great friends. A dinner it could be or a brunch anytime, anywhere. Yesterday was a dinner with friends. Our platter was only Pav bhaji and we enjoyed to the core. I enjoyed when they had an extra servings of pav and bhaji.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Paneer Ladoo

Paneer ladoo is something all kids and even elders would love to have. Melt in mouth kind delicacy it is. My kiddo's kindergarten here had informed us that if there is any festival that we celebrate in India with pomp and fervor, it would be great if I could just pen down the importance of the festival and pass that to them so that they could let other kids know the importance of these festivals.
I too was excited to pen down few words about the festival and pass on some homemade paneer ladoos for all the kids. It is an easy delicacy which could be prepared within 30 mins if you have paneer (cottage cheese) ready. I prepared fresh cottage cheese at home and then prepared the ladoos.
Here goes the recipe.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Easy Chakli recipe this Diwali/Maida Chakli

Diwali is around the corner and it is time to celebrate. Quite a relaxation it is, when I cook something for my family and friends. This time I tried my hands on Chakli. But usually chakli means, it involves too much effort when rice chakli is prepared. So an easy method is what I always look for. Here is a simple maida chakli recipe and I can bet that you will never go wrong with the measurements I mentioned. It is a failproof easy method.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

OnaSadya/Onam Feast

We all bid adieu to Onam last week. Again for a delicious Onasadya we must wait an year altogether. I know I am late but I could just manage it today after a week. Hope it would be of some help to some one planning next year.
A list of 16 items were there to make up our Onam feast. Since it is sadya for very few persons, I made all delicacies in small quantities. If you wish to prepare one or the other on a day other than fest you could increase the ingredients proportionately. For Onam Sadya oil used is preferably coconut oil, if not available, choose what you prefer.
I will try my best to write up all the recipes one by one.
And here you go.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Stuffed Capsicum/Stuffed Peppers/Stuffed Paprika

Had been a long time that I tried stuffed bell peppers and yesterday got a chance to enjoy that. It was stuffed capsicum a part of our Sunday lunch. To make it healthy, my options were using minimum oil to cook the stuff mixture. The stuff I prepared was out of soya chunks and potatoes, and just a tsp. of oil to brush the peppers from outside before baking. It is a meal in itself, or it could be a side dish or even it could be a starter. In our case it was a starter for us yesterday for lunch.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Couscous Vegetable Salad

I put up a diet plan and just in 2-3 days time end up taking a day off from diet and eat all things out there and again think , o yea, I must follow a diet. But lately I really started liking the diet plan since I started this time with a wonderful salad for my lunch, with couscous and loads of veggies. It is extremely tasty for the natural flavors from all vegetables that ooze out. Let me pass my way of doing simple and easy couscous and vegetable salad.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Vegetable Cutlets

Shallow frying is good or bad for health, I still don't have a right answer.(P.S. Opinions required). I usually go for deep frying, but yesterday I decided to try out a starter that would be shallow fried. I came up with an idea of vegetable cutlets. A teaspoon of oil for each cutlet I fried. By the end I was like the amount of oil used is perhaps the same, in fact poor deep frying technique is blamed much more than it really deserved. Still as all say I too hope shallow frying is a better technique with confusions in my mind. It was Mr. S b'day the other day on February 27. I wanted to prepare a full course meal at home which included, veggie cutlets as starter, chinese noodles, pulav and raita as main course and a fruit custard as dessert. This vegetable cutlet was something I wanted to have here in blog, but these days I just can't afford to pay time here and hence a little less regular blogger. Having tried late night, couldn't do any photography as it calls for natural day light else needs flash and natural food color is just suppressed, hence yesterday I have tried it out yet again and I got a thumbs up from DH and well was blessed with good day light for my humble not so great food shoot. So some good free time, food styling and photography during the afternoon.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Horsegram Dosa/Huralikalu Dose

It has been ages that I opened my blog, now that I really don't find time for this passion to keep going, you may only see me once in a while with such cooking updates. Today I share something that I learnt from a foodie group in Facebook and all credits to Ms. Vinutha Rao from whom I learnt this, and many thanks to my dear friend Smitha for getting me horsegram all the way from India that was not available for me here, this was in fact tried by many in that group and I have been preparing it from past 3-4 months, but never do I get an opportunity to click and write. It is a perfect crisp dosa that is very healthy and delicious. Today decided to sit for a while just to update this recipe. I wonder how working women manage cooking and posting regularly. It seems to be very hectic for me. With no further talks I go to recipe.