Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hurigadale Dosa / Fried gram dal Dosa

Dosa is our favorite breakfast dish and I love to try different varieties of them. And hence, I am here with a new variety of dosa which I tried a month ago. I had bought a packet of this fried gram dal with an intention to make a sweet dish Mandige. Since that didn't happen, I wanted to finish this off. I add them to coconut chutney too to get that restaurant style chutney(click here for the chutney recipe) but this dosa was completely new to me.

Hurigadale Dosa/ Fried Gram Dosa

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fried Chicken Kabab - Restaurant Style

Fried Chicken Kabab - Restaurant Style

Fried Chicken Kababs can be counted into Bangaloorean Street food and also to the restaurant food. Since I never have the courage to try on streets which is very common everyday and much tempting, I would refer this to the one of famous Bangalore Restaurant- The Empire. I love their non-veg thali which comes with kerala Parata, chicken curry and this juicy fried chicken kababs. We even get chicken kabab powder in almost all the shops here. After trying with the ready made powder, I still didn't get that perfect taste. I noted down the ingredients and then altered it a bit and finally nailed the recipe. :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Pesarattu / Green Gram Dosa

Pesarattu/ Green Gram Dosa

Pesarattu is nothing but whole green gram dosa which is a very popular breakfast dish in Andhra Pradesh. It's nutritious and very easy to make. This dosa doesnot need urad dal and since we add green gram to this, it becomes more healthier. You can also try this out with sprouted green gram. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Heart Shaped Fried Eggs - Valentine's Day Special

Heart Shaped Fried eggs or Egg Omelette . 
Heart Shaped Fried Eggs

Ever since I saw this on youtube, I was tempted to try this. But never attempted it. Today being a Valentine's Day, I thought of giving this a try and voylla ! such a cute little hearts for the breakfast. It was so fun to cook this today and maybe this is the quickest recipe I am uploading after a trial in my kitchen. Loved every bit of this. Hubby and son were excited too and loved it. I had to hurry up clicking some for my blog here. So without wasting much time, let's head straight to the recipe.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Home made Butter Recipe using mixer


Have you ever thought of preparing butter at home? I know, butter is easily available everywhere but still preparing fresh at home is something different and a must try. Butter being a basic ingredient to most of our cooking especially in baking, doesn't even require much ingredients to prepare at home. I have grown up seeing my granny and mom, shaking a bottle of curds to extract butter and buttermilk. I used to wonder why so much of an effort to do that and I am surely not gonna do that in future. Now my mom, no more continues that process and she does make fresh butter at home within minutes using a mixer. I learnt this from my mom and now I collect the fresh cream (malai) from the boiled milk in a bottle, ferment it and then make this fresh butter at home.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Goan Recheado Fish Fry

Goan Recheado Fish Fry

I have already posted the most popular Goan Fish masala ,i.e Recheado Masala in my blog. Check out the recipe here. Once the masala is ready, you can always relish on this fry as and when you want. I have tried this recipe on different fishes like Bangda (Mackerel), Pomfret and King Fish. It tastes awesome as side starter and needless to say that it can be teamed up with hard drinks as most goan people prefer. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chicken Bhuna Masala

Chicken Bhuna Masala
Today's special dish is a very simple and delicious Chicken Bhuna Masala. Bhuna means saute or browning. You get bhuna masala mix in supermarkets too but I prefer preparing it fresh at home and believe me, it won't consume lot of time and tastes better than the store bought ones. Do try this out and I bet your loved ones with love this dish just like mine.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pomegranate Raita

Pomegranate Raita

Pomegranate Raita is one of my favorite raita. I just love the colour. Red seeds with white yogurt...hmmm..lovely! My son had to prepare a dish at his school regarding "Cooking without FIRE". He had to carry all the ingredients in a separate box and just mix it in front of the teacher and serve. Cool! Isn't it ?  I didn't want him to carry too many boxes, so I made him to do this raita. After the trial round at home, I got to click some pictures. It's really fun to cook with kids. He enjoys decorating or garnishing the dish.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Custard Halwa

Custard Halwa

Welcoming 2015 year with a sweet recipe Custard Halwa. This halwa is a very quick and easy sweet recipe with less ingredients made from Custard Powder, ghee and sugar. This jelly kind of a halwa was my latest addition for my Diwali last year. Bit late in posting here. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Recheado Masala (Goan Fish Masala)

Recheado Masala
Those who have visited Goa might be familiar with this famous Goan Recheado Masala. It's a typical Goan food especially used for fish fry. This is completely different from another the most popular Goan Rava Fish Fry recipe.  On our recent visit to Goa, I got to meet one of my friend there and she prepared this Goan Recheado Mackerel fry for us. Though I was familiar with this dish, my hubby and son got to taste this for the first time. I was surprised to see my son finishing off two fish without any tantrums. Even my husband liked it. She was generous enough to lend me a bottle of freshly made Recheado Masala which she had to send it her Restaurant .She shared her recipe too even though I told her I would be further sharing it here in my blog. Love you my friend and thanks a ton for the recipe.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Easy Christmas Cake/ Plum Cake

Easy Christmas Cake
I am bit late to post this delicious Christmas Special cake also known as Fruit Cake or Plum Cake. With the note "It's Better late than never", I am posting this Easy Christmas Cake today. Merry Christmas to all. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thatte Idli / Plate Idli

Thatte Idli

Thatte Idli is one of the famous Breakfast dish from Karnataka. Surprisingly, we find very few hotels in Bangalore which serves this form of Idli. It's entirely different from the regular idli's which we make out of idli rava. I have already posted the simple and basic method of make soft idli's with Idli Rava. If you wanna try it, click here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tomato-Onion- Chutney

There was a time when we used to prepare just two varieties of chutney's at my home. One was coconut chutney and the other was red chutney. After my marriage, when I myself had to cook for the family who loves to have chutney in almost all the breakfast items, I kept on experimenting with chutney's. There are different varieties of chutney's in my space already. Do check them out. 

Tomato-Onion Chutney

Tomato- Onion Chutney is one my trials which everyone loved to have it with my recent trial on South Indian Special- Thatte Idli. Recipe will soon follow. One thing I loved about this chutney was that it had all the spice and tangy flavors except coconut. Sometimes its such a big headache for me to grate the coconut early in the busy mornings for the breakfast. Though I try to plan ahead, I just feel lazy to do that sometimes, yet, I somehow manage to keep a delicious chutney for my family :)

So, here comes the recipe of Onion-Tomato Chutney

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Garlic Fish Fry

Garlic Fish Fry
Garlic Fish Fry- A very easy and quick recipe for all the seafood lovers. This was my experiment with fish a couple of months back and the result was awesome. We all just loved it. After that, its on our menu once in a month or sometimes more. The garlic flavors and the spiciness of chillies gives an aromatic and excellent taste to this fry.

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