Thursday, January 19, 2017

Beetroot Halwa Recipe | Easy Beetroot Halwa Recipe | Beetroot Halwa Without Khoya

Beetroot Halwa Recipe
Again I am here with an easy, delicious and healthy sweet, Beetroot Halwa recipe to celebrate my blog baby's 6th Birthday, yes.,Spicy Treats turned 6 last weekend, I couldn't believe that Spicy Treats is six years old now, time flies fast. I started this blog on a Thai Pongal day, 2011 with Vazhaipoo Vadai recipe as my first post, I started it because I needed a diversion or to try something new which I love to control my depression. I knew I love cooking and even before starting blog I used to capture my cooking with mobile just to share with my mom & sis. Later, I used that mobile captures to post recipes in my blog under the title 'sangeethaskitchen'. With the warm welcome and encouragement from my dear friends and few co-bloggers really motivated me to continue my work in an even better way with good pictures and presentation. Then, gradually improved myself and moved from blogspot to own domain in August 2012. Also, V gifted me Nikon DSLR camera the same year and then got new interest on food photography and still learning to present a recipe with simple and appetizing pictures.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Saamai Paal Payasam | Little Millet Kheer | Millet Kheer Recipe | Easy Millet Payasam Recipe

Millet Paal  Payasam
Happy New Year Wishes to all my readers and fellow bloggers. After a short break I am back to blogging and feeling good to start my blog post. I got emails, messages and comments from some of my readers about my absence,  we had to go to India for visa related issues and everything went well and we came back here last week. It was a short unplanned trip to India, I am so happy to meet my family after almost 8 years and my kids had great time with their grandparents, uncles and aunt. They mingled well with everyone and enjoyed each and every day. Its really a new and fun filled experience for them and now they wanted to visit India every 2 or 3 yrs once :)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Baked Namak Pare Recipe | Baked Namak Para | How To Make Namak Pare | Baked Namkeen Snack Recipe

Baked Namak Pare
 Baked Namak Pare/Namkeen recipe with step by step photos. Namak Pare or Namkeen is nothing a deep fried flavorful North Indian Snack recipe. Again, this is my neighbor Aunt's recipe and I did only few changes due to lack of my ingredient and also instead of deep frying I baked them. Baked Namak Pare also turned out so perfectly crunchy and tasty.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Onion Raita Recipe | How To Make Onion Raita For Biryani/Pulao

Onion Raita
Onion Raita is one of the best and most served accompaniment for any Biryani & Pulao. This onion raita doesn't involve cooking or partial cooking just a mixing of onion and few other ingredients with curd that's it. But it sure require some tips and tricks to make a perfect tasty onion raita without the strong onion pungent smell and taste. Hope this method of Onion Raita will help you to make a perfect tasty onion raita without any strong undesired flavor and taste and at the same time a tasty and crunchy onion slices.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pudina Rasam | Easy Pudina Rasam Recipe | Mint Rasam

Pudina Rasam
Weather is getting colder these days and last week I was not feeling well, caught with cold and sore throat and wanted to have something warm and spicy. I craved for some hot soup but I don't have vegetable stock/broth and also not well to cook something elaborate. Then our south Indian clear soup aka Rasam came to my mind and also rasam doesn't need much preparation or time, you can make it in a jiffy. Instead of plain Rasam I made this Pudina Rasam/Rasam With Fresh Mint Leaves and it was so soothing and perfect for my sore throat, sipping hot piping rasam with some extra crushed black pepper instantly relieved my congestion and sore throat. I actually, felt better after drinking a cup of Pudina Rasam. Even my kids like to drink rasam more than having it with rice. So next time, when you make rasam do try this Pudina Rasam, it is so flavorful and healthy. Now off to the recipe..

Monday, October 10, 2016

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe | Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe
Paneer Butter Masala | Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala Recipe with step by step photos. Paneer butter Masala is a popular restaurant menu which is loved by kids and paneer lovers. My kids are not exceptional and whenever we visit any Indian restaurant, their constant order will be Butter Naan & Paneer butter Masala or Butter Chicken if it is Sunday. Paneer Butter Masala is a rich buttery  tomato based mildly spiced gravy with paneer. There are so many recipes for PB Masala I am sharing the easiest one that tastes even more yummy and flavorful than the restaurant one without any artificial color and freshly prepared ingredients.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Karamani Masala Sundal | Masala Sundal Recipe | Black Eye Bean Sundal With Sundal Masala | Varuthu Aracha Masala Sundal Recipe

Karamani Masala Sundal
Even though i like to include beans/legumes in my diet, I do not like regular sundal but once in a while like this kind of masala sundal with some spice powder/masala powder. The spices blend enhances the taste and flavor of the sundal. Here's is Karamani Masala Sundal/Spicy Black Eye Bean Sundal. This is almost like my Varuthu Aracha Sundal, this time added some pepper corns to make it bit spicy and also to treat my cold and congestion.
Sundal prepared using legumes and pulses are rich in protein, fiber and low in calories and are perfect filling and healthy snack and sometimes makes a nice side with curd rice or with rice and rasam. We had this Karamani Masala Sundal for our lunch along with curd rice. The masala podi i used for this karamani sundal can be used to make any veggies stir fry or even in puli kuzhambu and Sambar for extra flavor and taste. Now off to the recipe..