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Showing posts with label Kitchen Basics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kitchen Basics. Show all posts

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 year😍)
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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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe | Kitchen Basics

Ginger garlic paste is very essential in day to day cooking and it is almost impossible to cook non veg dishes without having ginger garlic paste. I always stock a bottle of homemade ginger garlic paste in my fridge. I usually prepare this paste with 1:1 ratio of ginger and garlic until I saw an episode of Venkatesh Bhat's Samayal Samayal. He suggested 1:2 ratio of ginger and garlic because of the over powering smell of the ginger. Last time when mom was in Chennai with me, she peeled a huge amount of ginger and garlic to save my time. I tried my level best to stop her from peeling, but she didn't listen to me. I can't get those days back in my life, but she is guiding me in all my situations. Emotions apart, let's go to the recipe:  
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Filter Coffee Recipe| South Indian Filter Coffee | Kitchen Basics | Filter Kaapi / Degree Coffee

Again, the lazy Me came out and I didn't post anything here for the past two weeks :(. We are busy exploring Paris on a daily basis. Though our weekend trips are tiring,  we had many lovely experience and memorable moments. I will write about few of our trips in the coming days and I will share few recipes which I learned from my new French friend soon. 

I was deeply saddened to hear about the demise of one of the most inspirational leader, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. May his soul rest in peace, he has left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of Indians. I was lucky enough to listen one of his lectures when I was doing my PG in College of Engineering, Guindy. It was a memorable experience to cherish throughout my life. 

Coming to today's post, it is about making filter coffee. Though making a coffee sounds simple, I wanted to post it here with few tips to make perfect filter coffee. One needs practice to make perfect filter coffee. Though I am not an addict to coffee or tea, I like to have it once in a while. I was introduced to filter coffee by mom, she likes it very much and in weekends she makes it. I still remember the way she explains about the taste of filter coffee. I am using the filter which mom was preserving for a long time. Let's go to the detailed preparation steps:
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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