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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chocolate Sponge Cake Recipe | Basic Sponge Cake | Christmas Special Recipes

I already have the recipe of an eggless moist chocolate cake in the blog. It is one of our favourites and I make it very often at home. But I was planning to bake a black forest cake and was hunting for a perfect sponge cake recipe. Then, I got an opportunity to attend the baking class with Chef Joe at Gateway International Hotel in Sholinganallur. He taught us some interesting cakes, cookies and this is one among them. I tried it at home the next weekend and it came out really well. This tastes very similar to the sponge cakes we get in the bakery. 

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chettinad Prawn Masala | Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipes - Recipe #5

I make prawns quite often and I already have two prawn recipes in this space. I have posted my version of prawn masala here and Prawn Biryani here. Today I am presenting you Chettinad prawn masala recipe from the Chef Venkatesh Bhat's samayal samayal show. After my venture into cooking, I love to try chettinad non veg recipes. When I saw this recipe in the show, I am very much tempted to try immediately. Adding curd is new to me and it tastes awesome. This recipe calls for very limited spices and the taste is out of the world. Here, we go for the recipe:
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fish Fry Recipe | Meen Varuval

Most of our Saturday lunch menu is rice along with Fish Curry and Fish Fry. Jany likes this combo and he doesn't prefer any vegetable along with this. Though we fry fish often, I missed to post this simple recipe here. So few weeks back, I clicked it and here I am with this delicious fish fry. You can find many recipes for this fish fry and this is from my kitchen prepared based on my mom's recipe.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Jello Hearts Recipe | Valentine's Day Special Recipe

Kids and Jelly always go together. I wanted to try a jelly recipe for a long time. And Valentine's Day made me try this eye appealing Jelly. Both Jany and Happy are very much excited after seeing these cuties. I used store brought strawberry jelly. But you can try it with any fruit juice and gelatin as well. Here, we go for the recipe:
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Egg in a Basket Recipe| Egg in Toast| Toad in a hole | Valentine's day Breakfast Recipe

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers!! This is just a simple and fun recipe, which you can make as soon as you jump out of the bed for your loved one, as an early morning Valentine treat. I paired chocolate coffee along with this egg toast. Though it is very simple, Jany loves the idea and he is impressed. Here, we go for the recipe: 
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Banana Dosa | Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipes - Recipe #4

Yet again with another Venkatesh Bhat recipe from Samayal Samayal. We can make this in a jiffy, if the ingredients are readily available in our pantry. I never know about this recipe, until I saw this in the show. But mom makes Unniyappam, which is very similar to this, both in the preparation and taste. I have posted that recipe here. Let's go to the steps:
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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Neer Dosa Recipe | Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipes - Recipe #3

I usually grind idli dosa batter only on weekends. So when we reach Friday, I will be short of Idli dosa batter. I usually try Saturday morning breakfast something new every week. When I saw this recipe in samayal samayl, I was really attracted and tried it the next week. I didn't expect much about this recipe since I guessed the taste might be similar to aapam. But when Jany had it, he was super excited and requested this dosa once in a while. It is very simple and easy to make. Here we go for the recipe:
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Egg Thokku Recipe

I adapted this Egg thokku from Venkatesh Bhat's Onion tomato Chutney recipe. I prepared this as a side dish for Neer dosa which I posted here. It came out really well. I usually make Egg curry with coconut, but this spicy Egg thokku was equally good with the crunchy garlic flavour. 
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Friday, February 06, 2015

Pazham Pori Recipe | Ethakka Appam | Banana Fritters | Pazha Bajji | Nendrapazha Appam

Ufff....finally managed five days in office. This was a hard and boring week for me both in office & home, since I was down with fever. Planning to relax this weekend without trying any new recipe. This post was lying in my draft for more than six months, so finally thought of posting it today. This is a very commonly made tea time snack in my hometown.  It is very simple and easy to make snack with very few ingredients.
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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Chicken Fried Rice Recipe - Indianized Recipe | Indian Style Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken fried rice is a one pot meal which includes egg, veggies and chicken. You can alter the recipe according to your preference. I usually make Chinese chicken fried rice by adding Soya sauce and other sauces. Once my neighbour gave us chicken fried rice which tastes equally good as mine. But it highlights the unique Indian taste of pepper, fennel and cumin. I got the recipe from her and I tried it yesterday. It was a big hit and she was excited since I made justice to her recipe. Here, we go for the Indian Style Chicken Fried rice:
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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