Showing posts from May, 2010

Pineapple and Coconut Cookies

Its been a week since I posed ne baked goodie…. So lemme do it today……. Last week there was a 1 day workshop for cookies nd I badly wanted to go for it nd made it ne how… JJJ they taught 7 type of cookies and all ver eggless …. Nd yummmmmmm. I just loved it JJJ . When I was bac home I decided to bake with different flavors… J . How about pineapple nd coconut?????????Great idea!! Now how about cookies??? Super!!! All this was my thought….. it was a surprise for Him when he came back home…. JJJ. I do not like coconut in chocolates but I like them in cakes nd cookies…. J. I replaced condensedmilk with pineapple crush and it tastes awesome….. I took lots of them to my SIL’s place and all there loved it J. Now I feel so so good…. Ok so lets come down to the cookies: 

Whats Needed: 2 cups sugar 6 cups self raising flour 1/2-lb. butter 1 cup pineapple crush 2 cups desiccated coconut pinch salt How to make Cookies: Put butter, sugar and mix till creamy, now pour over the pineapple crush into butter nd…

A treat to celebrate the 100th Post

Yeppy I m leading to my 100th post. It feels so so great… I still remember the day I first started my blog…. And had a thought will someone even visit my blog??? My clicks rnt tht good… only 1 follower and blab la… But today I feel so proud to tell I have my own blog ver ppl not only appreciate my work but also try the recipes at home… Now I get mails from friends, relatives or even some who aren’t blogging telling they tried so nd so recipe nd it had turned out Yum….
It really feels great when someone appreciates ur work…. And when there is someone to cherish on the food we make and give suggestions to what more to add or wht variation can I add…. Nd all this credit goes to My Dear hubby!!!!!! Thank U 
So how about celebrating this with a Ice Cream….How about the same ice cream Mango yogurt??? This was the first time I gave a try nd it was so yum…
I love ♥ Mango in any form and I loved the Mango yogurt ice cream by London Dairy…. It is so yum tht every single bite melts In the mo…

Sabu Dana Kichdi

I always heard about sabudana khichdi but never made it back home… and thats bcoz dad did not like these pearls much :D . But  I always loved them so mom used to make kheer and give… she never tried sabudana khichdi… :P.  I ate khichdi after marriage when I was in Saudi but never tried this was the first time I gave a try to this recipe and mind me it came out perfect…. And thts bcoz my hubby knew how to make this :P. 

So here is the recipe: 1 cup sabudana(sagoo)
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 Green Chillies chopped finely
1/2 cup roated peeled and crushed groundnuts(coarse)
1 boiled & peeled potato
2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp cumin Seeds (jeera)
1 Pinch Hing (asafoetida)
Salt to taste
Few Coriander leaves
Few Curry Leaves 
How to make sabudana khichidi : Wash and soak sabudana in water just enough to loosen and lightfor minimum 2 hrs. (or just soak in water and remove it out and allow it to soak just like tht overnight) Chop the potatoes into small cubes. Mix crushed groundnuts sugar and salt and keep aside. H…

Veg Biryani- One Pot Meal

One Pot Meals have been our fav…. And that too when its burning hot this ios a comfort food.
The heat is unbearable these days… nd  at tht time long time in kitchen is a fuss… the most ez thing to do is dump everything in cooker and wait for 15 min ur dish is ready……. J M sure there is no person who says no to Biryani’s may be it veg for the vegetarians or non veg version for the non veggies… Normally I do it in a very simple way vthout yogurt, saffron and layering process as its the most ez way for me... this one also was Yum But time consuming… lazy me :D

We Need: 1 1/2 c uncooked long grain rice
3 pinches of saffron
6 cashewnuts broken into halves
3 tomatoes finely chopped
1/4 c yoghurt
1 1/2 c mixed boiled vegetables (capsicum, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, green peas,french beans)
1 tbsp chopped coriander
3 tbsp chopped mint leaves
a little milk
4 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp ghee (for adding on top of the rice)
salt to taste
To be ground in to a paste:
6 cashewnuts
6 cloves garlic
1 inch pie…

Prawn Corn Pulav

It was a mourning saturday!!!! A felt very sad to hear about the plane crash and could not bear the pain. May all the souls rest in peace. 
Apart from that we got to lead our life and move forward.So lets come back now and make up our mind.
As all know I don’t eat non veg but my DH does eat Seafood… I can say he just loves it…. He loves nething and everything in sea food, so how could he miss this one?? So he made it all by himself and ate all by himself :D. So here is the recipe for all over there wo enjoy sea food.

20-25 prawns (cleaned) ½ cup rice
1/4thcup fresh corn kernels
Fresh green peas A handful
Onion quarterly sliced -1
Green Chillies -2
Cloves- 3-4
Cashew nuts few
Ghee- 2 tbsp
1 cup water
Salt to taste
Soak rice in water for 20 minutes  and drain(this not only helps in cooking fast but rice will not stick )
Heat ghee in a deep bottom pan, add ghee fry bcashewnuts and cloves in it.
Add onions and fry till it’s a light golden in color.
Then add corn kernels and peas and fry for 3 minutes…

Kadle Manoli

This recipe is my Mamma’s (mom’s mom) signature dish at home… I always loved her recipes… especially kadle manoli, gulla sagle, bhendaa sagle, gajbaje, nd so on goes the list. I love mamama a lotsssssss. So I thought y not post something that she taught  me….  This is basically a tulu dish which is from mangalore... hope all like it :)

Here is the  recipe for Kadle Manoli : 150 gms brown channa soaked overnight
250 gms Manoli (tendli,tindora,Ivy Gourd) chopped lengthwise into thin strips
½ onion chopped fine
2 flakes garlic chopped fine
2-3 strings curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tsp oil

For Masala
1 cup grated coconut
5-6 red chillies
1 pinch methi seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
½ tsp jeera
2 tsp oil

Directions Boil the channa with water. When they are cooked halfway add the chopped manoli/tendli/ivy gourd.
Boil till the channa and manoli is completely cooked. Drain the water and keep aside
In a tawa add a little oil, then add red chillies and methi. When they turn red add coriander seeds and jee…

Mango Milk Shake - Simple Thanda

Be creative in Kitchen that’s what I Feel………. That does’n mean you got to bad elsewhere……:D
But yeh when u emter the kitchen just concentrate on whats cooking J. I learnt the basic cooking from Amma nd I saw her being creative in kitchen and that’s what led me to do so….  J Now that summer is on…. Its burning here…. So I decided to make something very simple yet healthy and tasty….. Amma always made it during Mango Season Almost once in 2 days…. Nd mangoes ver at home till end of season…. Its Simple, Its Delicious, Its Healthy and its Mango Milk Shake:

We need 2 Mangoes Ripe (I used Alphonso) 2 tbsp Sugar (adjust according to taste I add less sugar as the mangoes itself are very sweet) Milk – 3 Cups 10 Crushed Ice Cubes Method: Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Serve cold.

No fuss and Pretty quick all done in 5 minutes…. J Note: If u find mangoes are ripening fast then remove the pulp and store in a box in the freezer… this helps it to retain its taste and not spoil….(when u use frozen man…

Simply Veggie Pizza

There are some people who don’t like to talk, It’s not that they don’t like to listen either. Some neither listen nor talk…and make as if the conversation going on is very boring even a painful waste of time…:D Some talk and don’t listen and the Last category who talk as well as listen…. In which I get included…. It’s a different thing that I can keep talking non stop….. :P. I know all of ya r thinking y all this??? Last nyt we ver just speaking of someone who belonged to the group neither talk nor listen category…. And enjoying our Pizza…. :D I kno that’s not a topic to enjoy with a pizza but we had lots of  funny stuff in between those talks…..
My mom always told me U will win someone by ur words…. Not only she even my besto best fren tells me the same…. J Ok now from one talk I may move to another so letz come down to today’s topic … Pizza I always wanted to make a pizza dough myself at home…. One of my fren passed me the recipe and I tried it… And I always feel ‘A great pizza starts …

Aam Ka Panha

Its Burning Hot these Days!!!! Hows it all at ur place????  The weather is so that I want plenty of water every day.... Nd there is a bottle of water in every room :D ( lazy to go nd take it from kitchen U C ...:P). I m making varities of juice,milk shake nd crush these days nd we relish it every time we r thirsty.... So some weeks back i decided to make a big bottle of Aam Ka Panha nd store it in the fridge then it striked y not do the squash so that u can mix it and enjoy for months (it stays for a long time). I love to relish this ne time of the day and it has become one of our Fav's So without much a do lemme start with the recipe for the squash: It makes around 2 Ltrs of Panha Squash. I made 1.5 ltrs of Aam Ka Panha Squash and remaining 0.5 ltrs i added Crushed Pudina leaves( A handful)

We Need: 2 Large Raw Mango Peeled, deseeded and Cut into cubes (if u get the medium sized mangoes use 4 of them)
2 cups sugar
1 cup water

Now Drop all the mango cubes into pressure cooker, Add 1 big cup…