Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kolkata Egg Roll Recipe | Egg Roll Recipe

Kolkata Egg Roll
Egg Paratha are my kids favorite dish and I make it often for their breakfast. It is a simple dish but quite filling and delicious. Egg Roll is nothing but egg paratha wrapped with some fresh vegetables, sauces and chaat masala. This Egg Roll is one of the popular street food of North India. Very simple and easy to make kids friendly recipe, not only kids this is perfect for adults too.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Blueberry Shrikhand Recipe | Shrikhand(Sweetened Yogurt)With Blueberry - Easy Kids Friendly Indian Dessert

Shirkhand With Blueberries
 Past two weeks weather got dropped down, 20s/30s range and from Sunday night its snowing and going to have 6-8 inches by tonight. This cold weather making me dull and sick and hoping to get better soon. I haven't cooked anything interesting to blog and last only made this Blueberry Shrikhand for kids as after school snack/dessert.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bread Roll Recipe | Bread Potato Rolls | Bread Rolls Stuffed With Potato - Easy After School Snack For Kids

Bread Roll Recipe
Bread Roll | Bread Potato Roll is an easy and delicious kids friendly snack recipe. Any snack with potato are my kids' favorite and if it is with bread then its a double treat for them. Few days back made this bread roll for my kids after school snack and they enjoyed it. I had a mind set that anything deep fried with bread slices will be oily and greasy and I often bake the bread roll and I have already shared Baked Soya Bread Roll Recipe Here. But after trying this roll I came to know that my thought wasn't true, thanks to my friend Shweta for suggesting this recipe. I had some left over aloo/potato masala and few bread slices in hand, then remembered about her fried version of bread roll and tried immediately. To be on safer side I just rest the shaped bread rolls in paper towel for 5 minutes so that the excess moisture will be absorbed by the paper towel. The fried bread rolls were so crispy and delicious and they are not oily/greasy and also didn't consume much oil. So once in a while you can serve kids the deep fried bread roll with their desired vegetable or meat filling.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Punjabi Fruit Chaat Recipe | Indian Fruit Chaat Recipe | Mixed Fruit Chaat - Street Food Recipe

Fruit Chaat Recipe
Today's recipe is an interesting, healthy and delicious Mixed Fruit Chaat that is popular in Punjab, India. I came to know about this tangy, spicy and refreshing chaat from my Neighbor Aunt. During summer holidays time I often take my kids to Aunt's home to play their with Aunt's  grand kids. Once we were there Aunt made this chaat for us as Mid day snack. This chaat was new to me since I haven't tasted fruit and potato together and also never tried with Chaat Chutney/Tamarind Sweet Chutney. She used Sweet Potato for the chaat, but she also said that regular potato/aloo can also included in the fruit chaat but usually they are deep fried than boiled. Also the sweet potatoes pairs well with tamarind sweet chutney. .For this chaat, i used Dates Tamarind Chutney but you can also use plain Tamarind Sweet Chutney (without dates)This fruit chaat is healthy, filling and delicious. Do try this fruit chaat for a change and I am sure you will love it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe | Banana Bread In Toaster Oven Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Banana Bread is one of the easiest way to use the over ripe bananas. Banana bread are perfect for kids breakfast along with a glass of milk. I have already shared an Eggless Banana Almond Bread recipe and this time baked with some chocolate chips. This banana bread is lighter than the eggless banana bread. I saved this recipe from a magazine, only I reduced the sugar quantity and butter, as I don't have sufficient butter I replaced it with oil.  Banana Bread turned out good and again i baked this banana chocolate chip bread in my toaster oven/counter top convection oven.
My kids loved this bread and they enjoyed their breakfast without any complaints. Not only my kids I too enjoyed this rich banana bread and planning to make it again with some nuts & dry fruit combo. Now off to the recipe

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Baked Masala Peanuts Recipe | Masala Peanuts Recipe In Oven | Roasted Masala Peanuts In Toaster Oven | Masala Peanuts-Easy Tea Time Snack

Baked Masala Peanuts
Baked Masala Peanuts / Masala Peanuts in Oven recipe with step by step photos. Masala Peanuts is a spicy, crunchy snack that is prepared using peanuts, gram flour and spices. Originally, masala peanuts are deep fried but it can also be baked in oven/toaster oven or using microwave with little oil. The low fat version of masala peanuts are equally tasty, crunchy and addictive. If you like peanuts then this is a must try guilt free snack recipe.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Vendhaya Keerai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe | Methi Leaves Puli Kuzhambu | Methi Tamarind Curry | Keerai Puli Kulambu(without coconut) Recipe

Vendhaya Keerai pulikulambu
Once in a week I make puli kuzhambu without coconut & vegetables and if it is with veggies, it will be Vendakkai Puli  Kuzhambu with coconut. My favorite is Puli kuzhambu without coconut with lots of pearl onions(chinna vengayam) & garlic. Puli Kuzhambu tastes best with sesame oil and homemade kuzhambu milagai thool & coriander powder. I always prefer Sesame oil(nalla ennai) for all south Indian kuzhambu recipes except for Masal Kuzhambu.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tawa Pulao Recipe | Mumbai Tawa Pulao Recipe | Tawa Pulao - Popular Mumbai Street Food Recipe

Tawa Pulao Recipe
Today's recipe is a popular Mumbai special, Tawa Pulao. This is a simple, easy to make mildly tangy, spicy rice with nice aroma. I have already shared a healthy version of Tawa Pulao with Brown Rice & Mixed vegetables , this is a kids friendly version with less vegetables and nice flavor. I often pack this for my kids lunch box along with Onion Raita or Potato Fry.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Avocado Black Bean Salad Recipe | Avocado Bean Salad Recipe | Avocado Bean Salad With Lime Vinaigrette

Avocado Bean Salad
Today's recipe is a simple, quick and healthy salad prepared with Avocado & Black Beans combo. This salad has a wonderful taste and flavor with tangy and refreshing lime vinaigrette dressing and also a protein & fiber rich recipe, a perfect diet menu too. Avocado in this bean salad makes it a super filling and delicious salad, I sometimes eat this salad alone for lunch or dinner as a meal. We like this kind of legume salad with or without avocado and with black eye beans or chickpeas or mixed beans combo.
Lime vinaigrette is so refreshing and perfect to balance the creamy taste of avocado. Here, i used garlic powder for dressing but you can also use freshly grated or finely chopped garlic. Now off to the wholesome and delicious avocado black bean salad..

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oats Dosa Recipe | Instant Oats Dosa Recipe

Instant Oats Dosa
I like oats any kind quick cooking oats, thickrolled, steel cut oats in any form from porridge, dosa, pongal, overnight oats etc but V doesn't like oats and don't even have heart to try it for once, so have to sneak oats in his favorite dosa or adai like Oats PesarattuOats AdaiOats Paniyaram. As I wanted him to have oats 3 or 4 days a week, I cook Adai or this Instant Oats Dosa for our breakfast or dinner. For him I even need to add some more toppings to this oats dosa like Onion Oats dosa(check notes) or Podi garlic Oats Dosa(with Idli podi and fresh grated garlic topping) or Keerai Oats dosa(batter mixed with fresh Drumstick leaves, pic in last collage).

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mutton Biryani Recipe | South Indian Style Mutton Biryani | Mutton Biryani Using Seeraga Samba Rice | Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani

Mutton Biryani Recipe
After almost six months I cooked Non-Veg Recipes as today we had few friends visiting our place and V wanted me to cook Non-veg recipes as they love non-vegetarian more than veg recipes. So I made Mutton Biryani, Chicken Chukka Varuval, Chicken Gravy, Onion Raita, Plain Rice & Rasam for our Sunday Special Lunch. This recipe is also my Mom's special Mutton Biryani recipe that I wanted to share here for long time, Every time when she make this Mutton Biryani she used to tell me that the biryani turned out so good and flavorful and also she made it perfectly with separate grains using seeraga samba rice.  She said the she will make it when we all visit India till that time she insisted me to try it by myself. But, I never tried it before as we don't prefer mutton recipes more and today when I made it for guest, I recollected those words she said and I missed/miss her badly.

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 www.spicytreats.net 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 :)