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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe | Ginger Tea | Kitchen Basics | Goodbye 2016

Another year is almost gone and I am here with the last post of the year. A year with many exciting moments and some not so. In the personal life, I had taken a big decision to resign my first ever job with TCS, after 8 years of wonderful experience. Though it hurt me at times, I had taken the decision because of our move to Sydney. This temporary break from full-time office work has given me a lot of learning about life and people. I got enough time to spend with my daughter and the blog. I was blogging for almost 3+ years now and this is the first year I am very much active in the blogging world. (Posted 106 recipes this year๐Ÿ˜)
Happy's Cook heals me from the pain of losing my beautiful mum and it gives me so many refreshing memories about mum every time I cook and write a post. It is the place where I relax and think only about my passion. Happy's cook has brought out the talent in me and has moulded me to a good cook. I have failures and still I am learning small things from each of my disaster dishes. 
I have achieved many milestones this year in blogging and I am extremely thankful to the readers and family who trust and support me. I am not very much active in social media other than posting my recipes because of no time. Hopefully, I will focus in the coming year. Also, I received good feedback about my clicks in few of the posts and I will be concentrating more on that area too. I am really proud about few of my recipes which turned out super awesome and proved to me that I am showing improvements in my cooking skills. Some of my personal favourites are Traditional Christmas Cake, Homemade Grape Wine, Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambu, Broccoli Paratha, Tirunelveli Halwa, Sweet Diamond Cuts, Butter Murukku, Hara Bara Kebab, Boondhi Ladoo, Fairy Bread and Banana Bread.
Let me conclude my stories here and wish you all a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2017 in advance. I am not having enough time because of vacation and hence I am concluding the year with a simple post. Let us move on to the recipe. 
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Basic Pancake Recipe | Soft and Fluffy Pancakes | Easy Breakfast Recipe

I always relate Crepes and Pancakes as mildly sweetened versions of our dosa๐Ÿ˜›. When I was in Paris, I had tasted a variety of Crepes since it is very common in Cafes for breakfast. I have tried it at home quite a few times and they are super awesome. It didn't make it to the blog since I was not satisfied with the pictures. In Sydney, these Pancakes and Waffles are famous in Cafes. I have tasted it in few places and I wanted to post a basic pancake before trying other variations. Both the pancakes and crepes can be served as breakfast along with a cup of milk or coffee.
Happy is a huge fan of Peppa Pig series and in that she loves an episode where Daddy Pig makes pancake by flipping it high. So, she always asks me to make the pancakes and flip it high๐Ÿ˜†. Though we will not flip it high like Daddy pig, she enjoys making it.  Stories apart, let us move on to the recipe:
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe | Milkshake Recipes | Strawberry Flavored Milk | Creamy Strawberry Milkshake

From my childhood, I love strawberries and its colour a lot.  I select strawberry in almost everything ranging from the icecream, drink, lip balm and perfume etc., ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜. I saw a lot of fresh strawberries in Sydney during spring and I started exploring many recipes using that. And, one among that is this easy to make milkshake and it is very filling.  Do check out my already posted homemade Strawberry Jam and Strawberry Yogurt. I have few more strawberry recipes on hand that I will be posting it soon. Let us see the steps:
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Marble Cake Recipe | Chocolate Marble Cake | Chocolate and Vanilla Layer Cake | Christmas Special Recipes

I made this cake for Jany's birthday in November and frosted it with mint butter cream and chocolate ganache.(I will be posting it soon) The cake looked very good and it tasted super good with the frosting. However, without frosting the cake seems to be very dry and less sweet. When I was planning to post it on the blog, I made it again with few changes in the recipe and it turned out very well this time. Let us learn the preparation steps:
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Seafood Recipes | Collection of Seafood(Fish, Prawn, Squid, Crab) Recipes | Fish Recipes | Prawn Recipes | Crab Recipes | Squid Recipes

I have compiled all the Seafood recipes from the blog for your easy reference. Check out my other Non-Veg recipes too.(Chicken, Quail, Mutton/Lamb and Egg). Click on the image thumbnail to view the recipe. I will be keeping this page updated whenever I post any new recipe of this category in the blog.

Seafood Recipes:(Fish, Prawn, Squid, Crab)











Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mutton Recipes | Collection of Mutton/Lamb Recipes

I have compiled all the Mutton/Lamb recipes from the blog for your easy reference. Check out my other Non-Veg recipes too.(Chicken, Quail, Fish, Prawn, Crab and Egg). Click on the image thumbnail to view the recipe. I will be keeping this page updated whenever I post any new mutton recipe in the blog.

Mutton/Lamb Recipes:




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Monday, December 26, 2016

Chicken Recipes | Collection of Chicken/Quail Recipes

I have compiled the Chicken and Quail recipes that I have posted until now for your easy reference. Click on the image thumbnail to view the recipe. Check the other Non-Vegetarian dishes like Mutton/Lamb, Fish, Prawns and Crab too.
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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