Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Karthigai Deepam Wishes to everyone, this festival of lights is also my favorite Indian festival. Love lighting diyas all over the house mainly in Kitchen, Pooja room, Main door entrance and other places wherever possible. And on street(in front of our house)I put big Rangoli or Poo Kolam and decorate it with lighted diyas. The whole street looks more beautiful and colorful with all those Rangoli n Divyas, love watching it. Really missing my hometown very much on these festival days :(
Monday, November 26, 2012
Last season itself we wanted to move from here but still we couldn't hope at least for next season we should not be here in WI.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Only one day to go for long weekend, but I got the Holiday mood early this Monday itself and not interested in cooking and blogging. Just spending hours by simply sitting with my Tab, playing games, browsing, FB this n that...Actually i planned to make some Thanks Giving Recipes - Appetizers, Main course,Desserts etc but i couldn't do anything :( At least will try to come up with some Christmas recipes.
Now coming to today's recipe, Aloo Gobi Masala Rice - this is more Tasty and flavorful than Biryani but with very simple process and less calorie too.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Rasam is one of the comfort, easy and simple recipe with lots of health benefits. And also its one of the main dish in South Indian Lunch Thali. I usually make Rasam twice in a week, My lil' one love rasam n rice more than other dishes i make. So i make it often for him. And also health wise its more good, the addition of cumin seeds/jeera, pepper & Garlic makes it good for digestion, soothes throat problems also. Now for this weather i really wanted to sip hot piping rasam. I had already posted few 11 rasam varieties and today's rasam is one the most flavorful and yummy Rasam, Kothamalli Rasam. The freshly crunshed cilantro along with garlic,jeera n pepper gives a nice aroma, that too while sauteing in oil it smells so refreshing n lovely. Very easy to make with all simple ingredients and the recipe as follows...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Hope u all had a wonderful celebration and enjoyed the festival with your family & friends. Mine went as usual a weekday :) All sweets and savories made for Diwali had over and
today H asking me what's next in ur blog, Thanks Giving / Christmas special recipes?!
I replied, dunno am damn tired and i don't want to strain more for some days,
But he insisted me to do something so that they can enjoy for another 2-3 weeks,
After hearing such things from Him i am bit motivated, so will try something :)
Now Coming to today's recipe, Cranberry Mango Thokku Pickle, last week i made this tangy and spicy pickle, quick version and the combo, cranberry-mango worked out well. Pickle turned so good and i loved it with everything, rice,roti,stuffed paratha,idly,dosa etc. I had already shared an Instant Cranberry Pickle, this time tried along with Mango, in thokku style pickle. If u love mango-cranberry then this is for u, give it a try sure u will love it. Now to the recipe...
Monday, November 12, 2012
Wishing all my friends, readers and everyone a Very Happy & Prosperous Diwali / Deepavali with one of my favorite sweet, Boondi Ladoo Recipe. This is 3rd time i am making this sweet and this time it turned out more good and near to perfect. Yesterday hubby dear helped me a lot and we really enjoyed making this boondi laddu. We had more fun making it.
Compared to other Indian Festivals, Diwali is more special and more joyful celebration to us. From my childhood days we celebrate this festival in more grand way, more shopping, new dresses, fire crackers, sweets & savories and lots n lots of happiness and smile. The most important and happiest part of this festival is "Sharing" - sharing greetings, happiness, sweets etc.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Today's recipe is Authentic Indian Sweet - Poli / Obattu but made it Healthy with Whole Wheat Flour and also with Interesting Filling, Black eye Bean-Jaggery Filling. My Kids love Poli and this time wanted to make it healthy so tried with whole wheat flour and black eye bean combo. The filling was so delicious and i liked it to the core, i ate the filling as such like inippu urundai :) It was too yummy!!!
I even tried kozhukattai with this filling and it also tasted so delicious so friends plz give it a try am sure u n ur family will love it. Obattu with whole wheat flour also turned so soft and its very easy to roll when compared with maida. Now to the healthy and yummy Whole Wheat Poli...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
As this is my favorite one i started with this crunchy mullu murukku. This is very easy to make and a non failure recipe. I don't have enough patience to make a perfect spirals, so for picture i made around 10 or 12 murukku and the remaining did like thool murukku. I don't bother about the shape or size, this crunchy murukku makes a perfect tea time snack and i even love to have it as a side dish for rasam and rice. The recipe as follows...
Thursday, November 1, 2012
I am Back after a short break and i am so excited too. The reason for my absence, i was so much shocked n depressed due to our Car accident. It was little major accident and our car was totaled :(
But by God's grace nothing was happened to us and we all were safe except me got little wounds here n there. We really miss our old car n now its salvaged :( After a week/10 days we somehow recovered from the shock and depression. And till this week i was not in a mood to Blog but after talking with my friend i was consoled and also after hearing a very similar issue from her side and she said everyone is having their own problem, so don't worry about the past n be cheerful with your family. Yes, life has to go on and we should be brave enough to face all ups n downs.