Travel

KASHMIR, THE PARADISE ON EARTH

As I type these words memories flood my mind as I embarked on a beautiful tour this very day, last year to cherish for a life time. My first attempt to one of my other passions besides food blogging, traveling is compiled in this elaborate post of my visit to Srinagar. My blog is essentially related to Food and I have been passionately writing recipes for the past 4 years now. As we in our family also love to visit places and go on long and short trips, I wondered why not write about them and share some interesting incidents…

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Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

MUSHROOM FRIED RICE

It has been a very long time since I blogged  and  it is great to be back to my passionate blogging about the food I make. This delicious Indo- Chinese rice with fresh mushrooms is a tasty and healthy option for those quick meals that can be made within no time. My daughter loves mushrooms in any form and this was a long awaited recipe that has been pending for me in the to do list. She was doubly happy as I surprised her with this filling recipe for dinner last week.  And since Chinese food is a favorite at…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Breakfast Recipes

VADA CURRY

Vada Curry is a South Indian side dish for Idlis and Dosas. Though we don’t make this frequently I wanted to try this for quite a long time. I have seen this recipe in most South Indian speciality restaurants and is eaten with great relish. You can also serve this with hot Puris and soft Dosas. As it goes this is a Chettinad delicacy and is most popular there. Also some people make it thick or thin gravy a per their taste and convenience. I have heard from my friend whose family is from Chettinad region, the original recipe calls…

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Adai Varieties, Breakfast Recipes

WHEAT ADAI

We all know Adai is a lentil based crepe and is full of protein and goodness. When we speak of Diabetes or any health related issues nutritionists often recommend the inclusion of wheat in place of rice in the menu. Rice is used as one of the main ingredients in Adai, but in this case it is replaced by wheat. I have the recipe of this tasty breakfast recipe Adai and  Thinai Adai (Fox Millet Adai). Usually served with jaggery or Palm jaggery with dollops of ghee on top this is one fulfilling recipe for the hungry tummy. There can be many variations in…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Indian Sweets, Sweets

KAJU PISTA ROLL

This recipe comes with a happy note, wishing all my readers a VERY HAPPY 2018!! Kaju Pista Roll has always fantasised me in all the shops and also in the assorted sweet boxes that is usually exchanged during festivities. And I was reluctant and a bit fearful to try out as how it might turn out. But as an attempt tried out this two days back and was glad I did. this delicious cashew nut and pistachio fudge is a real treat for people with sweet tooth and is of melt in the mouth consistency. This can grace any occasion…

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Biryani, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

POTATO TOMATO BIRYANI

Biryanis and Pulaos are always filling and tasty that can make your meal complete, specially when guests pour in. Traditionally biryani recipes are made with spices, lots of vegetable cooked under dum  or  under slow fire but tightly sealed with wheat flour dough on the sides of the cooking vessel. Layering with rice vegetables one above the other is also a common practice and once tasted it will be full of flavour. But when you are really running out of time yet want to satisfy your loved ones try out the proceedure followed here and you will be amazed by…

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Breakfast Recipes

MOONG DAL KHICHDI

Moong Dal Khichdi is a delicious one pot meal using rice, lentils with a few spices and vegetables. There are many variations and methods in making this, but I have stuck to a basic simple method using pan. The time taken was less than I thought, since the original recipe calls for making it in a pressure cooker and I made it in Nirlep Selec+ fry pan. Not only the contents didn’t stick to the bottom, the whole recipe was made without effort and the outcome simply heavenly. My daughter enjoyed this today for breakfast and I am now tempted…

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FRUIT CUSTARD

Fruit Custard is an easy and tasty dessert which can be made in minutes. Whenever I buy lots of fruits at home, I make it a point to make and I always end up in making extra and keep it in the refrigerator. It is always liked by all at ho,e and I use generally seasonal fruits that are easily available. I don’t know why I haven’t posted this yet, but I am glad I did it now. As you can see I have used vanilla flavoured custard, but you can use any variation such as rasberry, strawberry, chocolate, coffee…

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Breakfast Recipes, Millet Recipes

LITTLE MILLET UPMA

I have been on a break for a long time now since Diwali as I was travelling. But after all that hectic tour and festivities it is good to be back blogging again. After all this is one of my satisfying things to do. Millets are spoken nowadays in all households and slowly people are taking interest in making and consuming them. This is Little Millet which is gluten free and easy to digest as well. I have made a few recipes with millets such as pongal, dosa and adai. But there are a lot of recipes to make these…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

DRY FRUIT CHIVDA

It is festive time and I am afraid most households will be busy preparing their family’s favourite sweets and snacks. Though I make various varieties of snacks, it is sweets that is most liked by my husband. He is very choosy about sweets and when I set out to make Kaju Pista Roll, which will soon feature here, I set aside some cashews for the Chivda. It is an instant recipe and hardly needs 10 minutes to make. Even working women who find it hard to stand in the kitchen due to lack of time, this is easy, spicy and…

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