Happy's Cook

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Indian Style Baked Salmon Recipe | Baked Salmon | Baked Salmon with Indian Spices | Fish Recipes

Though I am planning to post on a daily basis, I am running out of time and missing the posts most of the days. Yesterday I started editing the pictures and finally I am here with the recipe. I tasted the salmon for the first time when we were in Paris. I liked it very much and I used to make curry out of it. However, after moving to Sydney, I started exploring a variety of recipes using the salmon considering its health benefits. One of my attempts is the Indian Style of baked salmon and it came out super good. Jany liked it very much and asked me to make it often. If you don't own an oven, you can very well follow the same recipe and fry it in a pan. The salmon by its own has a lot of healthy oil hence take care not to add more oil while cooking it. Let us move on to the recipe:

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Puttu Recipe | Puttu Payaru Pappadam | Steamed Rice Puttu | Steamed Rice Cakes and cooked Green Gram

Puttu is one of the staple food in my native and I grew up eating it. Puttu is my favourite breakfasts for the relaxing weekend morning. I love to have it along with a cup of karupatti coffee. Mum makes Puttu on Saturdays and I am following the same. Initially, Jany doesn't show much interest to eat puttu. However, after I started to cook he doesn't complain and started eating it. Now, I serve Puttu with different combinations like Puttu with Kadalai curry, Chicken Puttu or Puttu with Banana and he is happy about that. Today I am sharing my all-time favourite combo, Puttu with Payar and Pappadam. Let us move on to the recipe. (see the notes for Homemade Puttu flour)
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wheat Flour Kesari Recipe | Wheat Flour Halwa | Atta Ka Halwa | Atta Kesari | Godhumai Maavu Halwa | Atta Ka Sheera

I made this Wheat Flour Halwa during last Diwali when I was not confident enough to try Tirunelveli Halwa at home from the scratch. However, before Diwali, I attempted Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa and to my surprise, it turned out super awesome. Hence, that recipe made its entry into the space during Diwali. I thought of posting this recipe at least now since it tastes equally good with different flavour and texture. Check out my other special sweet recipes that I have posted until now. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle Recipe | Strawberry Popsicle | Strawberry Recipes

I don't prefer chocolate flavoured ice-creams when compared to fruit flavoured Popsicle. For the summer heat, I just rely on the popsicles and whenever I have excess fruits at home, I transfer it into a popsicle and relish it every day after lunch. My favourites among the popsicle are Mango Popsicle, Rosemilk Popsicle and I make it often. However, during the last strawberry season, I made this two layered popsicle and it was a hit at home. Let us move on to the preparation steps. Do check out my other Strawberry recipes like Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Yogurt, Strawberry Milkshake and Strawberry Banana Smoothie.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

South Indian Fish Meals with Vegetables | Special Weekend Lunch Menu | Lunch Menu - 2 | Lunch Ideas

This year when I started my weekend lunch menu series, I was planning to share different menus every Friday. Because of my vacation, everything got delayed and today I thought of posting a menu that I clicked a few months back. I had prepared the entire dishes in the menu on the same day except for makkan peda.  I usually make one vegetable along with this fish meals. However, when I was planning for a post, I added the rasam and an additional vegetable into our normal menu along with fryums and dessert. I prepared it for our Saturday lunch and it was super delicious. Check out my already posted Lunch menu too. Let us move on to the preparations involved in the menu:
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paneer 65 Recipe | How to make Paneer 65 | Paneer Fry

I am crazy about Chicken 65 and Gobi 65. It will be in our starter list, whenever we visit any restaurants. However, I have not tasted Paneer 65 until I visited my friend's place. When I tasted it, the first thing comes to mind is to post it here and when I saw the strips of Paneer 65 in Raks Kitchen, I was super tempted to try immediately. For Christmas 2016, we had few friends at home for lunch and one among them is vegetarian. Along with all the non-veg dishes, I made this Paneer 65 for him. It was a huge hit and even the non-vegetarians started munching it. I am here with the recipe and let us move on to the preparation steps. Do check out my other Paneer Recipes:

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Vegetable Stew Recipe | Kerala Style Vegetable Stew | Mixed Vegetables Cooked in Coconut Milk

Anything that is cooked in coconut milk tastes yum and it gives a unique flavour to the curry. I love to experiment recipes with coconut milk and one among them is 'Tirunelveli Sodhi'(Veggies cooked in coconut milk), which pairs well with idiyappam. Similarly, I have posted few non-veg dishes cooked in coconut milk such as Kerala Mutton Stew and Spicy Mutton CurryToday we will learn how to make Kerala style of vegetable stew. This goes well with idiyappam, appam and Neer Dosa. This stew tastes similar to the white kuruma we get in hotel Saravanan Bhavan along with appam. Do check out my Vegetable Kuruma too. Let us move on to the detailed preparation steps:
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe | Strawberry Recipes

Wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day!! Let this day of love, be a memorable one and celebrate it with your loved ones in a beautiful way. I missed the blog so much and finally, I am back to Sydney after my three weeks vacation to India. We really had a good time in India with our friends and relatives. With all the fond memories, I am back to my routine.  As I compose this post, I am just relaxing on my couch after my morning hurry-burry activities. I have dropped Happy in her school and have few things to do before I pick her. Let us move on to the post. This year I am not ready with any special recipe for Valentine's Day and I am posting this Strawberry smoothie from my drafts. Check out my already posted Valentine's Day special recipes like Egg in a toast, Valentine's Jello hearts. Also, do check out my other Strawberry recipes: Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Yogurt and Strawberry Milkshake.
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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