Monday, October 27, 2014

Palak Paneer Recipe | Indian Cottage Cheese In Spinach Gravy | Paneer Spinach Curry

Palak Paneer Recipe
Palak Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese/Paneer in Spinach Gravy is a North Indian Side dish that is loved by most of the people around the world. It is also one of the most Popular Vegetarian Restaurant Menu. I have tried few varieties of spinach gravy with Potato(Aloo Palak), cauliflower(Gobi Palak), channa(channa Palak), Tofu(Tofu Palak) and Paneer. Of all the recipes I loved this Palak/Spinach curry a lot. This is a very mild palak/spinach gravy without any fancy masala and more ingredients. I got this recipe from my Neighbor Aunt. I have tried this recipe a couple of times and everytime it turned out awesome. This Palak Paneer can be made in a jiffy, this is a must try recipe for those whole love spinach and paneer.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rasmalai Recipe / Homemade RasMalai Recipe

Rasmalai Recipe
Wishing all my readers, blogger friends and everyone a Happy, Joyful and Fun filled Diwali with this Elegant and Delicious Bengali Dessert, Rasmalai. Rasmalai is a rich dessert consist of soft and spongy paneer/chenna dunked in rich saffron flavored Rabdi/Milk syrup. Rasmalai is my most favorite dessert, I was introduced to this dessert by my neighbor friend on a special occasion, from that time I started loving this dessert. In salem(my hometown), Bharathy Sweets were the first sweets shop who sold good and delicious Rasmalai. From my home it was 18-20 km but I visit the shop at least once in a month mainly to buy Rasmalai.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bengali Rasgulla | Sponge Rasgulla Recipe | Rasgulla Recipe Using Pressure Cooker Method

Sponge Rasgulla
Two more days for Diwali and know Everyone is gearing up for Diwali. We too started ours and did cleaning and other things Yesterday and today started making sweets and savories. Few more sweets to be prepared and will finish it by tomorrow. Both my boys had given me a list of their favorite sweets and savories that they wanted for Diwali. Hope I could make at least half of list. Coming to the recipe, Rasgulla / Bengali Rasgulla using Pressure cooker method, The traditional way of making Rasgulla is different and a time consuming process but this pressure cooker method is so easy and no fail recipe and also yields super soft and spongy Rasgullas.
Rasgulla Recipe
I have tried both the stove top method and pressure cooker method and felt more comfortable with the later method. The only thing you need to note, use full fat milk and have to knead the paneer well. After tasting my Rasgulla, my neighbor Auntie told that she never made such soft and spongy rasgulla in her life, She also mentioned that the softness is fully based on kneading the Paneer and I did that job very well. I was so happy and felt proud to get such nice appreciation from her. So if you haven't tried making Rasgulla in pressure cooker, just give it a try and you will be surprised with the result and make sure you knead the Paneer well.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Somas Recipe | Somas Recipe - Diwali Sweet Recipes!

Sweet Somas Recipe
Diwali is around the corner and everyone is busy with Diwali purchase and other preparation. Even though for us its a working day we love to celebrate this wonderful festival and I planned to finish my sweets and savories by tomorrow. Coming to today's recipe, Sweet Somas is one of my most favorite childhood sweet. Sweet Somas is nothing but a crispy and flaky outer layer stuffed with simple coconut sweet stuffing. This Somas recipe is one of the Traditional Tamil Nadu recipe and is different from the Karanji / Gujiya which has rich stuffing with khoya.
Sweet Somas
But the simple filling for Somas is my favorite and I love to have it as such for snack. I wanted to try this Somas recipe for long time, every year Amma wanted me try Somas and Adhirasam but I was not confident to try it so far. But last week decided to give my hands and first tried Somas. I couldn't believe myself that it turned out so perfect at the first try, I shared it with my neighbor friends and they loved it and appreciated me. Auntie noted my recipe and said that she going to prepare it for Diwali. What else I want, Happy me :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipe Ideas | 50 plus Diwali Snacks & Sweets Recipes.

Hope Everyone is getting ready for the Diwali Celebration. I am yet to start mine and hopefully by Monday will start. Today's post is a small compilation of Diwali Recipes that includes Diwali Sweet Recipes, Diwali Snacks & few other sweets and savory ideas. Hope this Compilation will help for the last minute Preparation. Checkout the compilation for some easy and Instant sweets like Doodh Peda, Coconut Peda, Paneer Burfi, Besan Ladoo, Coconut Mawa Ladoo and more recipes. Wish all my readers, friends a Advance Diwali Wishes!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oats Murukku Recipe | Oats Pottukadalai Murukku

Oats Murukku Recipe
After a Burfi and Ladoo sweet recipes, here's a savory snack Oats Murukku /Oats Pottukadalai Murukku to try this Diwali. Can't Imagine Diwali Celebration without nice and crunchy murukku. Both My Mom and Grand mom are best in making murukku and their signature recipe is Thenkuzhal. I still remember the flavor, taste of Thenkuzhal prepared by my Grandma. Not only for Diwali Celebration, whenever we visit her place she makes Thenkuzhal, Somas and Adhirasam for us in big buckets. We happily munch those yummy throughout our vacation, really my kids miss her and at least I am good at making those traditional snacks and savories for them. Though I am not perfect like Her but still I am happy that I could make some for my kids and they love it too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Coconut Peda | Coconut Mawa Peda | Coconut Mawa Ladoo Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets

Coconut Mawa Ladoo
Today I am here with another easy and instant sweet recipes, Coconut Peda and Coconut Mawa Ladoo. Both the peda and Ladoos are delicious and instant sweets that can be made in a jiffy. This is my own recipe, Yesterday while preparing Coconut Condensed Milk Ladoo(coming up next) I tried the same with Milk-Mawa Powder and that turned into this beautiful and delicious Coconut Peda and Coconut Mawa Ladoo. I planned to make Coconut Mawa Ladoo and proceeded with my recipe but at the end when I tasted the Ladoo it tastes like Palkova with coconut flavor. Hence, I named as Coconut Peda and shaped into Pedas and some like Coconut Mawa Ladoo.