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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chocolate Cupcake | Chocolate Cupcake with Whipped cream frosting | Christmas Special Recipes

Cupcakes may come in many flavours, but the chocolate cupcakes are still everyone's favourite. It's my dream come true to make cupcakes decorated with frosting and sprinkles. Since we don't prefer butter cream frosting, I tried it with whipped cream. The cakes turned out to be super spongy and looks adorable. Though the decorations I made are not professional, we loved it.  This is one of the best holiday dessert in this festive season. Let's go for the preparation steps:
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vanilla Tutti Frutti Cake | Tutti Fruit Cupcake | Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake| Christmas Special Recipes

Tutti Frutti brings back beautiful childhood memories. Mom always had tutti frutti in her pantry. Whenever she makes vanilla ice-cream, the simple topping she uses is the tutti frutti. She even uses tutti frutti along with coconut and sugar as stuffing when she makes kozhukattai. I am obsessed with this now and grab a pack whenever I find it in the supermarket. Already I have posted tutti frutti cookies and this time I made a loaf cake along with some cupcakes. The cake is absolutely soft, moist and fluffy. Let's go for the step-by-step preparation of this delicious plain sponge cake.
Final pictures updated on 14/12/2020
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Chicken Kuruma | Chicken Gravy | Chicken Recipes

When it comes to chicken curry, I mostly make mom's varutharacha chicken curry which I posted here.  My friend gave me this yummy chicken kuruma recipe and it goes very well mainly with tiffin. It resembles the taste of the salna we get in hotels for Parotta. This is also one of my family favourite chicken dish which I make. Off to the recipe:

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Brownie Recipe | Christmas Special Recipes

Yet another recipe from Gateway's Pastry Chef Joe Francis. I prefer to have milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate. Jany, on the other hand, has always been a dark chocolate addict. So I always wanted to try a brownie for him. When Joe gave the recipe, I was super excited and gave it a try. The chocolate brownie is very rich and can be served as a dessert with a dollop of vanilla icecream. These brownies are very soft, moist, dense, fudgy and chocolaty. The walnuts add extra zing to the brownies. So this is for all the chocoholics out there. 

The only challenge with all Brownies is how long they should be baked. This is a fudgy brownie and these brownies are done when the toothpick inserted still has a little batter clinging to it and a few moist clumps. The top of the brownie will have cracks. The brownies are over baked if the toothpick is clean. Always use cooking dark chocolate for this recipe. If you are looking for a cakey brownie, then you should bake my Eggless Walnut Brownie. I have a peanut butter banana fudge brownie recipe as well in the blog.
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Monday, December 08, 2014

Homemade Ghee | How to make Homemade Ghee from Homemade Butter | Desi Ghee Recipe

Nothing can beat the homemade stuff. I made this ghee around 1.5 years back when my Mom was with me. She collected the milk malai on a daily basis and stored it in the fridge for a month. Later she brought it to Chennai and I tried this homemade ghee and homemade butter. Happy tasted this aromatic and flavorful ghee for the first time when she was one year old. Mom was super excited about the outcome of the ghee. It was lying in my draft for such a long time now. Let's go to the preparation steps:
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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mutton Dalcha | Mutton Toor Dal Curry | Dalcha

Yet another new and aromatic mutton curry which can be accompanied either with biryani or plain rice. Jany likes it to the core. Nowadays he often asks me to prepare this curry whenever we get mutton. Mutton Dalcha is a very famous mutton curry from Hyderabad with fantastic flavors. In this recipe mutton is cooked along with toor dal and flavored with spices. Let's see the preparation steps:
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Oats Raisins Walnut Cookies Recipe | Oats Cookies | Christmas special Recipes

December is one of my favourite months. I am preparing myself to post more cakes and cookies during Christmas time. Recently, I attended a baking session with chef Joe Francis of Gateway International Hotel and he taught me a few cakes and cookie recipes. This is the first one I tried from that list and it came out really well. He also taught me the Chocolate Sponge Cake and Chocolate Walnut Brownie. If you are looking for more cookie recipes, then please try the below cookies:
Final pictures updated on 01/June/2020

Ingredients:(Got around 40 cookies)
Oats - 1 and 1/2 Cup  
Flour - 3/4 Cup 
Butter - 200 gms 
Brown Sugar - 1/2 Cup 
White Sugar - 1/2 Cup 
Eggs - 2 
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Cinnamon Powder - 1 tsp 
Raisin - 100 gms 
Broken Walnut - 100 gms 
  Salt - a pinch 

1. Bring all the ingredients to room temperature. In a large wide bowl, cream the butter, sugar and eggs together.
2. In another bowl mix the flour, raisin, oats, cinnamon, walnut and salt. Now mix the dry ingredients with the butter, sugar, egg mixture. Refrigerate it for 30 mins.
3. In a baking tray line the butter paper and place the cookie dough roughly. I used a tablespoon to get the equal-sized cookies.  Preheat the oven at 170 deg celsius and bake it for 18 - 20 mins or bake until the cookies turn light brown.
The cookies will be very soft as soon as it is out of the oven. But after it cools completely it turns crispy. The Yummy crispy and crunchy cookies are ready to be served with evening coffee.

Points to remember:
  • The cookies will expand while baking. So leave enough space between the cookies. Also, it is not required to flatten the cookies and it flattens while baking by itself. 
  • The cookies will be very soft as soon as it is out of the oven. But after it cools completely it turns crispy
  • The temperature and baking time varies between ovens. So bake until the bottom of the cookies turns light brown.
  • The sugar should be completely dissolved before adding the dry ingredients(flour, maida etc), so whisk it accordingly.
  • The dough has to be refrigerated before baking. 
  • You can make the cookies a little big but you have to bake it longer.

Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Quail Gravy | Kaadai Gravy

Kaadai(Quail) has many health benefits when compared to chicken. Appa doesn't prefer broiler chicken for us, so when he is in chennai he frequently buys fish, mutton and kaadai. Kaadai is similar to chicken and can be cooked on the same way. We get this in the regular chicken shops. Let's see the step by step preparation:
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pink Velvet Roulade | Pink Roll Cake

I wanted to make roll cakes for a long time now. Finally, when I came across this recipe here, I decided to give it a try. My initial few attempts had dominating eggy smell. Tips of Joe, helped me get the perfect roulade. They are very simple and looks really amazing. Kids will enjoy it to the core, like Happy did. If you prefer not to add color, you can continue it as a basic roll cake after skipping pink color. The perfect measurement needs to be followed for perfect roulade. Here we go to the preparation steps:
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Squid Roast | Kerala Kanava Roast | (Calamari / Koonthal Roast)

One of the dishes that is quite famous in kerala is squid roast. It is one of the seafood delicacies, which I haven't tasted or tried before. Jany likes to explore all kinds of seafood, hence I tried this.  It tasted awesome and now I am planning to try different recipes with Squid. Here we go for the recipe:
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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Ribbon Pakkoda / Ribbon Murukku / Ola Pakkoda / Nada Thenkuzhal | Diwali Special Recipe

Finally I am posting in the Day one of new month with many resolutions in mind :). This post was composed last week during diwali because of internet issues I couldn't post it. Jany prefers to have crispy savoury snacks than sweets or desserts. Whenever I make sweets he tastes it, but asks for something spicy and crispy. So, I made this ribbon pakkoda in a jiffy without much preparation. It came out really well and he enjoyed for the evening coffee. Here, we go for the recipe:
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Diwali Special Recipes | Diwali Sweets, Payasams & Savoury Snacks Recipes

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rasmalai Recipe | Diwali Special Recipes

Rasmalai is one of the desserts, which I often have in my office cafeteria.  Rasagullas soaked in the saffron flavoured milk tastes divine. When I tried Rasagulla, I reserved some for trying rasmalai. The rasmalai was very soft and creamy, we all enjoyed it a lot. This is a perfect dessert for parties and potlucks. You can prepare it a day before and keep it in the refrigerator.
Pictures Updated on 18/5/2018
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thirattipal Recipe|Easy Palkova using Condensed milk| Diwali Special Recipe

Thirattipal or Palkova is my favourite dessert right from childhood. I had one unused condensed milk tin in my fridge for a long time and thought of making thirattipal using it. The preparation is very simple when compared to the traditional palkova with milk. I have prepared this in the stovetop, however, you can prepare this in the microwave oven too (check the notes section). Kids will love this yummy palkova.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Rasgulla Recipe/ Bengali Rasgulla | Diwali Special Recipes

I am back to the blog with diwali special recipes. Today I am presenting the yummy Rasgulla. My first two attempts in making rasagulla was a disaster. It was very hard and flat. So last year I skipped posting this. This is the first diwali recipe I clicked this year after learning some tricks and it came out very well. It was spongy and juicy. I am satisfied with the texture and shape as well. 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Dried Tapioca Chips | Homemade Kappa Chips | Maravalli Kizangu Chips | Marichini Chips

Yet another Kerala delicacy and it is one of the most famous chips in Kerala after Banana chips. We can slice it into thin round wafers and deep fry it directly. But this time I have tried the dried version. The last time when my mom-inlaw came, she gave us two big tapioca. I made kappa masala with that(I will be posting it soon) and reserved one for trying this tapioca chips. Jany and I love this, and we finished it as soon as the photo shoot is over. This can be had as an evening snack along with tea or coffee. Off to the recipe:
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Varutharacha Sambhar Recipe | Onam Sadya Recipe

Varutharacha sambar is one of the Onam Sadya recipes. I already have my version of Sambar here. The dry roasted and ground masala gives a nice flavour to this sambar. Here we go for the step by step preparations:

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kootu curry | Onam Sadya Recipe

I continue to post the Onam recipes which I clicked before onam. This is one of my favourite onam sadya recipe I have tried. It came out very well. As soon as I started to click, Happy was waiting to eat. She thought I have prepared some snacks. I gave her a spoon of this kootu curry, so that she will allow me to click and run away. She likes it very much, and she was asking for more. This is the best compliment I received for a recipe. Here we go for the recipe:
Final Pictures Updated on 8th August 2016
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Chakka Varatti(Jam) Recipe| Jackfruit Jam| Palapazha Jam

I am back with another Jackfruit recipe. Already I have posted Chakka Pradhaman here. I had this jam once in my college days, when Appa brought it from his friend's home. It tastes awesome and I never bothered about its preparation until I started blogging. When the last time I had this jack fruit in bulk, I reserved some to prepare this. I called that Aunty and checked her version of this chakka varatti and it came out well. She asked me to chop the jackfruit into small pieces and saute it in ghee until everything mashes. It needs time and patience. You can also steam cook and grind it before mixing Jaggery. Here we go for the detailed recipe:
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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Ada Pradhaman| Rice Ada Jaggery Payasam| Onam Sadya Recipes

Happy Onam to all my friends and their families. Hope everyone is enjoying the Onam!!! I wanted to post the complete sadya today, but some or the other I missed it. Maybe next year I would love to post that. To celebrate this special occasion, I am posting Ada Pradhaman which I tried yesterday. I have had this pradhaman at my hometown in wedding feasts. This is one of my favorite pradhaman. I asked dad to bring this ada from hometown and this occupies a place in appa's large bundle during the last visit:) I tried it and it came out very well, even Jany who doesn't like payasam had it. Happy and I finished the rest of the payasam:)  Let's go for the recipe:

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Vendakka Kichadi Recipe| Okra Kichadi| Onam Sadya Special

This year when I was searching for Pachadi/Kichadi recipe, this Okra pachadi caught my attention. Already I have posted beetroot pachadi here and cucumber pachadi here. This is the first time I am trying this kichadi, it tastes awesome when served immediately. I have explained both the traditional and baking method. Let's go to the detailed preparation steps:
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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sarkara Varatti| Sweet Upperi| Banana chips with Jaggery| Onam Sadya Special

I am rushing to post Onam recipes. I have clicked so many recipes last weekend, but I am not getting time to post it :( I try to get ready with my posts after coming from office, but Happy needs full attention if I touch my laptop. So started to wake up as early as possible to edit images and compose the post. Today's post is about the preparation of Sarkara Varatti. Sarkarai Varatti is prepared by chopping banana into thick pieces, deep fried it and then mixed with melted jaggery. Off to the recipe:

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Chakka Pradhaman Recipe| Jackfruit Payasam| Jackfruit pudding | Onam Sadya Recipe

Yet another traditional and popular delicacy from 'God's Own Country'. I tried this pradhaman long back, when dad brought a very big Jackfruit from my hometown :). I reserved some jackfruit pieces for this Pradhaman and some for jackfruit jam which I will be posting soon. Being from nagercoil, I grew eating chakka from my childhood days. This is one of my favourite fruits. This is the first time I am trying a recipe with this. I got this recipe from my dad's friend's wife. She is very lovable and explains both the pradhaman and Jam very cleary. Here we go for the recipe:
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Cheru Payaru Thoran Recipe|Pachai Payaru Thoran Recipe|Green gram stir fry| Onam sadya recipe

The thoran which I am posting today gives me some nostalgic feeling about my maternal grandmother and my mom. In my opinion, they both are the best cooks I have ever met. In my childhood, I love to have this thoran whenever my grandmother prepares this. I got this recipe from the handwritten note shared by my mom. It is very simple and we can make it in a jiffy. Whenever I ran short of veggies, I prepare it in home. Let us go for this thoran preparation:

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kadachakka Thoran Recipe| Cheema Chakka (Breadfuit Thoran)| Onam Sadya Recipe

I am posting some of the Onam sadya recipes this week. Last time when my mom in law came home, she brought kadachakka from our native. Though I have kadachakka theeyal recipe in hand, I like the way my mom in law makes this thoran. This is one of her staple recipes and I got the recipe from her. It turned out really yum and here we go for the recipe:

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai Recipe | Mothagam | Modak | Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes

Already I have posted a poorna kozhukattai (with Channa Dal filling) here. This morning I made kozhukattai with coconut and cashew filling. The cruchy cashew and chewy coconut gives nice flavour to the poornam. This time I wanted to make the kozhukattai with mould to get nice shape. For the past one week, I was searching for this mould in different shops. I ordered that mould and got it last night. I woke up very early with curiousity to try this kozhukattai in a mould. It came out very well, though Happy collapsed a few before clicking :) . If you wish to prepare it without mould, check the steps to make kozhukattai here.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe | Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes

Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi to all my readers!! I am with a sweet kozhukattai to celebrate this occasion. My blogging mind made me to prepare this kozhukattai after coming from office. Jany doesn't show any interest in Kozhukattai, but I make it once in a while for me. Now Happy is interested in anything that is sweet. I make this kozhukattai for her and she loves it to the core. This is a very simple recipe, which I tried with a store brought flour. It was very soft and everyone liked this. I will post the traditional sweet kozhukattai as soon as possible.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aval Pidi Kozhukattai | Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes

Last year I posted few kozhukattai recipes which you can refer here. To add on this list I am posting few more kozhukattai recipes. This is a simple and easy recipe which can be made it in a jiffy. I made this for breakfast yesterday. I got this recipe from my friend's mom. To my surprise it came out very well. Off to the recipe:
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fish curry with Raw Mango | Meen Kuzhambu with Mango | Manchatti Meen Kuzhambu

After a long time, I am back with a fish recipe. I don't try different fish recipes since Jany always wanted mom's fish kuzhambu which I posted here. Last week we went to a nearby beach to get fish. The fishes were very fresh and we got it in bulk. This time I wanted to try fish curry without coconut. I called my chithi and got this recipe from her. I made this fish curry in manchatti(Claypot). It tasted awesome and here we go for chithi's meen kuzhambu recipe:
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mango Panna Cotta Recipe | Mango Recipes

Everyone enjoyed the Mango Icecream recipe, which I posted few weeks back. During the mango season, I tried one other recipe with mango and it was a huge hit in my home. Yes, it is the Panna Cotta. Jany loved it to the core. This is very simple and it is a no fail recipe. Even the beginners will get it perfectly. Let's go to the preparation steps:

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Egg Puffs with Homemade Puff Pastry Recipe

I am ready with a post for Baking Partners after a long gap. When I saw puff pastry as this month's challenge, I wanted to give it a try. Because it was in to-do list for a long time now. Finally, I made it last week and it came out really well. Though it doesn't have many layers, it tasted awesome. Thanks Swathi and Sangeetha for the wonderful challenge. Here, we go for the detailed preparation:

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Tricolour fruit custard Recipe | Independence Day Special Recipe

Happy Independence day dear friends and readers. Hope every one of you started to enjoy the long weekend. I was planning for tricolour recipes from last week. Because of lack of time, I made this simple and yet interesting custard recipe. I made this with Kiwi, Banana and orange to bring the tricolour of the Indian flag. You can prepare this custard with any fruits of your choice. Check out the Mixed Fruits Custard too.Here, we go for the recipe:
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chicken Kola Urundai Recipe | Chicken Vadai | Chicken Kheema Balls | Minced Chicken Balls

I had a great weekend, I tried some yummy recipes with Jack Fruit which Appa got it from hometown. I will be posting this as a part of Onam Sadya recipes. Also, I attended baking class by Chef Joe Francis in Gateway International Hotel. It was a nice experience, I enjoyed and learned some techniques in baking. Coming to today's recipe, this chicken balls is one of the recent chicken recipes, which is a huge hit in my home. Everyone including Happy enjoys it to the core. This is the recipe from my team mate Shobana. Once she prepared and brought it to office, it was yummy. I got the recipe from her and tried it the next weekend. Nowadays I make it often. Here, we go for the preparation steps:
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Friday, August 08, 2014

Tomato Chutney - With Coriander leaves and Small Onion(Mom's Special Chutney)

This tomato chutney is one of my mom's signature dishes. Dad has diabetes, so mom used to make this chutney quite often since it does not require coconut. When I was a kid, I never liked chutney and haven't tasted this. But later at one point in time when I tasted it, it was so awesome and from that day onwards I am a huge fan of this chutney. I had this recipe, in the handwritten note of my mom and nowadays I make it often since Jany and Happy love it to the core. This goes very well with Idli and Dosa. In this space I already have a tomato chutney with coconut here.
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Friday, August 01, 2014

Paruppu Bonda & Getti Chutney| Dal Fritters with Coconut Chutney/ South Vs North Challenge(SNC)

After a long time I am posting a recipe for SNC and unfortunately this would be my last post since SNC is coming to an end. When Manju gave a chance to swap to Northern team, I am excited to try my own south indian recipes. I tried this paruppu bonda and getti chutney  hosted by Viji. It came out really well and we enjoyed it for our evening coffee.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Mutton Biryani Recipe | Mutton Biryani in Pressure Cooker

Eid Mubarak to all my friends and their families. Over the last few weekends, I was clicking some Non-Veg recipes to post on the blog as Ramzan special recipes. I have edited most of the photos and I will try to post them as soon as possible. To celebrate this great day, I wanted to share the Mutton Biryani recipe. Do check out my Chicken Biryani recipe here and the thalapakattai style mutton biryani here. This is a very simple recipe, even beginners can attempt this.
Pictures updated on 3/3/2021
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chicken Manchurian Recipe

I am down with cold and fever, hence couldn't try any new recipes yesterday and today. For the last few weeks, I am experimenting new chicken recipes. I got this Chicken Manchurian recipe from my colleague Ridhi and I have tuned it to suit our taste buds. We really liked it and it was very tender and juicy. Let's go to the recipe.
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Chicken Sandwich Recipe | Chicken Kheema Sandwich

Yet another weekend, and with so many to-do items in hand I am composing this post. Hopefully I should experiment few new recipes.  Whenever I show my new clicks to my team mates, they give me a weird looks and say: "We don't want images and instead we need to taste it". At least this Monday, I should take something to my team :)

Even though we cook non veg items more often in our home, my blog has very limited items, hence I am planning to post more non veg items in the future. Last Friday, I made this chicken sandwich for our breakfast, it really turned out well.  Though it was a working day, I managed to click for posting it here.  Here we go for the recipe.
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sakkarai Pongal Recipe| Sweet Pongal | Sweet Pongal without milk

Everyone at home is enjoying the Sunday nap while I am writing this post. We are having a great weekend and as always I tried some new dishes which I will be posting in the blog soon😊. I love the sweet Pongal that is served in Saravana Bhavan and Murugan Idli shop. I already have a version of sweet Pongal here with milk. l always wanted to replicate the taste of hotel-style sweet Pongal. I got this recipe from my neighbour and it tastes divine. Let's go to the recipe:
Images updated on:13/01/2021

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Mango Icecream Recipe| Summer Special

The weekend is here! Hurray! As soon as I left office today, I decided to do a post tonight. Also, I wanted to post at least one mango recipe before the mango season ends. Word's can't describe my love for Mangoes, even Happy loves it. Last weekend I made this ice cream and we enjoyed this for the whole week. Homemade mango ice cream is very simple with very few ingredients and also, it does not require an ice cream maker. It is a no fail recipe. Let's go for the recipe:
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

RoseMilk Popsicle Recipe/ Paal Ice/ Kuchi Ice | Summer Special

I wanted to post many summer special drinks, icecreams, popsicles for this summer. But one after the other we were sick and couldn't have anything chilled. Finally, I tried this popsicle yesterday and it is a quick recipe which can be made with only three ingredients. We really enjoyed the popsicle this weekend. My mom makes so many flavours of popsicles when I was a kid. My neighbour supplied us with the sticks from the nearby ice factory. Those memories of my childhood were really precious. I am planning to post few more summer special recipes soon.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Basic Fondant Icing Cake Recipe

I wanted to try fondant icing for a very long time now, after I saw Happy's first birthday cake from French Loaf. It really attracted our guests who came to the party. From then I was trying to learn this fondant decorations using tutorials. I even tried to attend classes, but I couldn't make it because of my full-time Job. Finally, I tried my hands-on this, decorating a very basic vanilla cake. You can check the recipe for vanilla sponge cake here. I have used rolled fondant, which I got it from Passionate Baking. I have tried very basic shapes and it came out really well. Even though it was not very perfect, I am happy being this my first trial. Let's go for the preparation steps: (I have missed to click few steps in my excitement)

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Chicken 65 Recipe- Restaurant Style(Boneless)

I am back after a long time to my blogging world. Even though I was completely cooking these days, I couldn't find time to click and post it in this space. I usually don't like boneless chicken, but this chicken 65 is an exceptional one. I always wonder how restaurants give us soft and tender chicken. I got this recipe from my friend and it came out really well. I have tried it many times now. We really enjoy this. I have already posted a chicken fry here.Let's go for the recipe.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Eggless Banana Walnut Muffin Recipe(Butterless) | Banana Walnut Muffin | Eggless Butterless Muffin

I wished to try cupcakes from the time I started baking. Whenever I plan, one or two items will be missing in my pantry and it kept delayed. Two weeks back I had everything and I tried it. To my surprise, it turns out really well. It looks very cute and Happy enjoys it to the core. She was roaming by my side during the whole process of baking and she was waiting to grab it from me:) Before clicking, I never share any of my goodies for tasting. This time, Happy breaks that and finished one or two before clicking.

I felt really proud when I send these cupcakes to Happy's daycare as her next day evening snack. I reserved few cupcakes to my teammates in office. They really enjoyed and came to know about my baking and blogging interest. They started appreciating and motivating me for more recipes. Checkout my Chocolate Cupcake and Banana Bread recipe too.
Final pictures updated on 28th Sep 2016
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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta was in my to-do list for such a long time now. I tasted it twice or thrice in restaurants. I was hunting for the recipe of this mughlai delicacy. When Nupur from UK Rasoi announced this as the challenge for Divya's SNC challenge, I decided to make it. But being busy with an active toddler and full- time job, I couldn't make it on time. Yet, I gave it a try last weekend and it came out really well. I served it with spinach paratha and I reserved some Koftas for Happy without soaking in gravy. Thanks Nupur for the lovely recipe and we really loved it. Let's go for the recipe:

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Recipes from the Kitchen

Sakkarai Pongal
Poosanikai Halwa (white Pumpkin)/Ash Gourd Halwa
Rava Kesari
Aval Urundai with Jaggery/Poha Balls
Aval Payasam(with Jaggery)/Poha Payasam
Paal Kozhukattai(with Sugar)
Ellu Urundai/ Sesame Seed balls
Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam (Modak)
Pasi Paruppu Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer)
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Mysore Pak(Krishna Sweets style)
Gulab Jamun(with Khoya)
Paal Payasam
Maa Ladoo/Pottukadalai Urundai
Sakkarai Pongal(without milk)/Sweet pongal
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai
Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
Chakka Pradhaman
Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
Ada Pradhaman
Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)
Kalkandu Pongal
Pazham Pori
Banana Dosa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Rava Ladoo
Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai
Ragi Kozhukattai
Badam Halwa
Aval Kesari
Besan Ladoo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
Khajoor Ka Halwa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Semiya Kesari
Poha Ghee Ladoo(Aval)
Palada Pradhaman
Milk Kesari
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
Boondi Ladoo
Bread Gulab Jamun
Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa
Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
Achu Murukku(Achhappam)
Sweet Diamond Cuts
Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal
Makkan Peda
Wheat Flour Kesari
Green Gram Poli
Paneer Kheer
Green Gram Sago Payasam
Pineapple Kesari
Vella Seedai
Jackfruit Ela Ada
Therali Kozhukattai
Jackfruit Appam
Kaju Kathli
Vettu Cake(MuttaiKose)
Ashoka Halwa
Samai Sweet pongal
Health Mix Ladoo
Mango Kesari