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A Yummy Dinner Platter

Hello Everyone! How are all of ya doing?? At my end its going on great with the little one keeping me busy 24*7 here I mean it! Even during my sleep I am cautious about her! Is she just near me can I turn around suddenly and so on………. All u mommies experience the same?? The celebration season is almost coming to an end and day before was Tulsi Vivaah! Ideally known as tulsi puja- marriage of the holy basil with Lord Vishnu on Kartik Shukla Dwadashi. Tulsi plant is decorated and special puja is offered. Kumkum is offered in the leaves and water is offered to the holy basil. Flowers and fruits are offered, and lamps are lit to decorate the plant. We Performed a small puja at home here and offered fruits and Vermicelli Kheer as Naivedyam! Later we had a delicious dinnerNow coming to today’s recipe : Kuvale Sasam/ Bottle gourd in coconut and mustard gravy! I had spoken about it last year here 
 We need: 
Bottle gourd (the round one) peeled and cut in cubes (a bit big in size)- 2 cups 
Fresh …

Guest Blogging- Recipe # 4

Its festival of lights!! Yes Its Deepavali J Here is We The Prabhu’s Wishing U a Very Happy and Safe Deepavali. ನಿಮಗೆಲ್ಲರಿಗು  ದೀಪಾವಳಿಯ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು. आप सभी को दीपावली की शुभकामनाये! 

Along with the wishes Here is a dessert made by one of my Foodie friend Shymala Kini. She is a Gorgeous and a Versatile Cook!   She has made a lovely dessert for us…
So here is what she has to tell about herself and this space: About me… Love cooking since childhood a simple passion for me to try out something new and learn something new..the journey has been so awesome where I had so much of learning and trying and there were failures too at times... but my cooking chemistry and food seduction is so strong i enjoy eating and also hosting...thanks Aparna for making me a part of your wonderful blog. Aps Kitchen an awesome place to really learn great cooking. I just fell in love with most of recipes posted there and i must say a great place to learn lots for everyone. Some of the finest dishes and tips to cook make …

Guest Blogging - Recipe # 3

Hey Folks!! Did  all of u enjoy the Sea food recipe in my last post?  I am sure U did! Wow I am feeling so happy that I have already finished 2 posts on Guest Blogging,and this is my 3rd one J
Today I introduce U to my name hmm  Yes Aparna Bhat. Yes My maiden name was the same now just the surname has changed But the name remains the same. Aparna is a Excellent cook, especially a excellent food designer I must say, she designs yummy food to such a extent that people can just fall over for it J.
She has made a Angry Bird Idly – Can u Imagine of one? Atleast I couldn't until I saw hers.  I wonder how she manages all this. Hat off Aparna!

I came to know Aparna through a food group a month back and to m surprise I even came to know that we are related J isn't that a double dhamaka J. Ok after s o much of intro lets see what Aparna has to say!
Here she writes: Yippee…. me guest on Aps Kitchen, that’s a wonderful exciting feeling for me. When I was asked by Aps, I accepted it with some extra…

Guest Blogging - Recipe # 2

I got a good response through mail for my first guest blogging recipe J. Thanks toPriya Again J One of my Reader P wanted me to post a recipe with Fish and that too A Authentic Konkani Style. And that is because she is married to a Amchi- A Konkani Guy and she hardly knows any Konkani dishes.
Now that I am A Vegetarian I hardly knew any recipes or say I never know any! But As HE eats it I peep into other Blogs and sites to make it for him. But I normally make make masala for fish fry and allow him to do the rest.
I almost had forgotten about the request P made so she mailed me this month asking if I can  ask my DH if he knew any.. and soon it Lit in my mind that i’ll surely do that soon but not ask Him instead ask one of my FB friend who is a good cook J She Loves cooking too just like me, but she is fond Of Sea Food Unlike me! Ever since I have been friends with Saigeetha I have seen Lots of recipes from her which are just Wow, moreover Lots of Sea food recipes. So I thought she would be…

Guest Blogging - Recipe # 1

When it comes to My fellow Bloggers or My fellow culinary friends I eagerly wait to see what’s new in their space! And when we visit such blogs or food spaces we get tempted to try it orJust like that I have thought of making a series of guest posts where my fellow blogger friends and my friends will contribute their Yummy and delicious recipes.
As it is Navratri and we are all in a spree Of Making sweets and desserts I thought of starting with a Sweet Dish made by your friend Priya. Priya has a Lovely blog where food is flavorful, aromatic and sinful, she captures and stores all her recipes in her Blog which names Priya’s Versatile Recipes.  As the name says priya’s versatile recipe, she indeed is a versatile cook and has all kind of recipes in her Bloggohouse! I am a follower of her blog ever since I have known her blog, may be I do not comment on every post she feasts but I do check it whenever I find time(I am sure you know the reason behind me being busy ;)).  She is not only a ver…

Badam Rolls

Shubh Navaratri To all My friends here!
We Indians have Festivals every month, A occasion to celebrate. Navratri is one of the festivals which we celebrate J. About Navratri I have written a lot in My post HERE.
Today is the first day of the celebration So let us start with A Sweet.
Badam Rolls, this was not in mind when I was making it. I actually was on the making of badam burfi as my little darling loves it. I was almost in the end of the procedure my little one interrupted for the natures call and I had to end up with the rolls because I could not spread it on the plate. I even rolled few into Pedas.
It was tasty Indeed! And my daughter enjoyed every bite of it Saying Badam Burfi Yummy!!!! I got this recipe from one of my FB friend Chandrika Kini
I have followed the same procedure(apart from the spreading and cutting).

Here is what we need: 1 cup Badam Paste ( See Notes ) 1 cup sugar (adjust accordingly if u want a bit more sweet ) Saffron strands Few 1 tbsp ghee Method: Take A Non stick pan a…

Go Green Again- Palak/Spinach Rice

How many of ur Kids Do not like greens………. My toddler comes in the same catgory! So I add it In Pulav/ Rice or even Dosa…..
This is a very simple Rice Which need minimal ingredients and can be made in a Jiffy!
We Need :
 1 bunch(big, if using small bunch then use 2 it will almost give us 1 cup of puree) Palak/ Spinach Leaves- Blanched and Pureed (check notes for blanching and pureeing of palak) 
1 cup rice (soak it for ½ an hour and drain) 
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
 1 tbsp biryani masala ( I use Everest) 
Salt to taste
 1.5 cup water 
1 green chilli 
1 tbsp ghee 
Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish 
Method : Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add ginger garlic paste and sauté till raw smell is off. Now add biryani masala and green chilli and fry for 2 seconds. Then add the drained rice and just fry it for a while (this method helps in keeping the cooked rice grains neat and avoids stickiness) Then add the palak puree, salt and water and mix well. Cover the pressure cooker lid along with …

Go Green- Palak Pan Polo

See I m here again within a week! This makes me feel happy too and I am sure it makes u feel good too!Feel good?? U may ask me why? I have got u a  innovative and a healthy recipe!
Last week I got a mail from a lady saying she wants Pan polo recipe and she even asked me if I could give her a healthy dosa version! So here is one for Her and U all!
Simple as ever!

Palak Pan Polo
We Need: 1 cup white rice (preferably dosa rice)
2 tbsp scraped coconut
Salt to taste
Palak/Spinach puree 1 cup
oil  Method: Blanch Palak and Grind it into fine puree without adding water.
Soak rice overnight.
Next day grind rice with 2 tbsp coconut and Palak Puree to very fine batter
Add water to the batter to make it into thick liquid batter.
Then add salt and mix well.
Heat dosa pan & spread the batter in such a way that u r spilling it all over the Pan. Just add little oil after spreading the dosa
Keep for just a minute, and then fold in a triangle shape & remove over a plate and Serve hot along With Honey or Red Chu…

Maralva Panna Phodi/Maralva Pathrado/ Deep Fried Taro Leaves

After around 3 months time I really feel I have forgotten blogging or say feeling like a new blogging kid!!
And as always we toddler Mom’s always have a excuse- The BABY!!!  Unlike all times I  have started making use of my time along with my Lil toddler. The day starts with her and ends with her…. Cooking something new always happens over the weekends…… As I have HIM at home J and I guess that’s what happens at most of the places! 

Now to one of the authentic Konkani specialty Chitte Panna Phodi, I am sure u may be wondering as to what is this Chitte paan… sounds like chitti??? The rajanikanth robot?? This has nothing to do with technology! 
Maralva Paan means Tree Taro leaves and is commonly found during Monsoon!!
Remember my Monsoon Magic Recipes? This time i couldnt make it But u can have a look Here
 And Amma made this one when I was in mangalore during my last vacation! 

Here is the recipe for it!
Tree Taro Leave( Maralva Paan) -12
Hoorna (Roasted Black Gram powder/ roasted urad dal pow…

A Guilt Free Snack- Masala kadalo

Hello There!How are all ya?? Here I m Busy 24*7 running behind my little Naughty Daughter!! So Blogging has taken a place behind. But yes I haven’t forgotten it! I hardly get time to browse also, but yes no reasons let’s get into todays topic.. Guilt free snack!!! When I saw one of my friend R asking for microwave peanuts I wondered how it would turn and was waiting for her review and when she told it’s a keeper I thought I must give it a try and to my notice it was from one of our fellow blogger friend Tina

Here is the recipe: Ingredients: vGram flour 1 cup vRaw peanuts 1 cup vKashmiri  Chilli powder 1Tbspn vTurmeric powder 1/4 Tbspn vAsafetida a pinch vVegetable oil  3 Tbspn vWater 1/4 cup vSalt to taste  Firstly take the raw peanuts and microwave it for 2 minutes on high and make it crunchy. (The actual recipe doesn’t ask this but I found doing this makes the peanuts crunchier)Add all the ingredients into a microwave safe bowl except oil and water. Mix it and pour vegetable oil into this and…

Announcing The Winner of my First giveaaway

Hello Folks!! As I said the Winner of this Giveaway will be announced this week. And accordingly My Lil M has chosen the lucky winner!! Actually I was expecting for a heap of participant but anyways I m not feeling sad or bad in anyways…. Picking the lucky winner was difficult as M had to give me only one chit where as she was pouring down the whole bowl then after a long time she did!!  And The Winner Is Nithu Bala from Nithu’s Kitchen. Congrats Nithu J
I m sure this book will help u in many ways J. Today I have nothing to post!! Not that I cant I have been caught up with some work. So here are some Mango Relishes which u can see and relish!!

Homemade Sambar Powder And My First Giveaway!!!

Hi Hi Hi Everyone!!
All r wondering y so many Hi’s The reason is special And that’s because Its my first give away and you all are welcome J
All of u get worried when your favorite clothes get stained??? Or when your your lil one pours something on the sofa??? Then here is a Book which is on my giveaway!! STAIN REMOVAL- By Stephanie Zia.

Have u read the book Ten good reasons to lie about ur age??? She is the author of this book too…
The reason behind giving this book is when my Daughter M spilled curry on my clothes I had peeped in this book and had got solution to this and now my Kurti is looking just like it was before J Yeh!!!!!!
Rules for the Give away :

You got to like my page either on Facebook, or follow me here.And Just message me why you want to win this book!You don’t need to be a Blogger you can be my Friend or even their friend J
Isn’t it that simple??? So come on Like, Message And Win!
This will be shipped anywhere in India!! If u stay Abroad then don’t worry Give me any A…

Blue Vanilla Soda-Keep ChillinG

Hello There!!! How are You all doing, Hope all had a Great Weekend… for me It doesn’t make a lot of difference as I m busy 24*7 with one or the other thing But Primary JOB now is Running behind Lil M. I know all might be thinking its become my Common Dialogue ;) but mind me it has been the same….
How is Summer treating u?? Its Hot Hot here in Mangalore( I m on Vacation U see so that’s another reason to be a guest to blogging), so here is something Chilling and refreshing!!!
Long time back when I saw this In Nithya’s Blog it attracted me like a magnet but I never found tht syrup… Actually speaking I founf it long time back and took the click 4 months back but I guess now when I have found it again I got time to post about it!!! 

So here is what we need: Blue curacao syrup 
Vanilla soda  Method:
Fill In 100 ml of with curacao syrup in A Large Serving Jug. Add the fizzy Vanill soda on top of it and mix it immediately and serve it .


Enjoy ChillinG!!!!
Chillz More when u add lozza lovein it.