Yearly Archives 2015

Masala Tea Powder – Chai Ka Masala Powder

December 23, 2015 BasicsCondimentsPodi/Powders  8 comments

Tea is a most common beverage in any Indian household. I love Masala Chai, especially the flavour and the mild spiciness in it. Always used to wonder what ingredients went into the making. This Masala Tea Powder is such a simple and handy powder which adds a magical aroma and flavour to the normal tea, and with the ingredients that are normally available in the kitchen. Saw this Masala Tea Powder in Tarla Dalal’s show and was really excited to try it. I just skipped the nut meg powder that was added in the original recipe.

So he...

Read More

Eggless Christmas Cake – No Alcohol Fruit Cake

December 16, 2015 Cakes/MuffinsChristmas Recipes  21 comments

Yay!! I made Christmas Cake successfully!! Making this Christmas Fruit Cake was a long time dream for me!! I feel as if I have finished Ph.D in baking!!  I love fruit cake, the aroma, the sweetness and slightly tangy taste from the dry fruits just drives me crazy. I never thought it would be so easy to make this Christmas cake. Traditionally the dry fruits are soaked in alcohol for many days and then the cake is made. This is a NO-ALCOHOL recipe. Moreover, it is eggless too. I saw this recipe in joy of baking and tweaked it a bit according to our taste buds.

I am really very happy to share this No-Alcohol, eggless fruit cake. Post updated with video 🙂

Read More

Eggless Jam Cookies – Jam Cookies

December 12, 2015 Baked GoodiesBars N CookiesChristmas Recipes  14 comments

Cookies are always Chotu’s favourite, especially colourful and attractive ones. My Vanilla Cookies and Sugar cookies top his favourite list. This Eggless Jam Cookies is an easy to make cookie with common ingredients available in your kitchen. These Jam Cookies are not only kids favourite but also adults. This has been in my to-do list since a long time. Finally made it as a sweet treat for Christmas!!

Now t...

Read More

Eggless Coffee Walnut Mug Cake

November 30, 2015 Baked GoodiesCakes/MuffinsChristmas Recipes  9 comments

I love mug cakes. My Banana Cinnamon Mug Cake turned out to be a super-hit!! This is my second attempt in trying mug cakes. This Coffee Walnut Mug Cake is an easy, soft and moist cake that can be made in a couple of mins. If u are a coffee lover, this is perfect for you!! This can be served as a breakfast or a sweet treat for sudden cravings!! For me baking is like working in a Chemistry lab, especially if I have to make it on my own . I kept my Banana Cinnamon Mug Cake recipe as a base and arrived at this recipe. Really very happy to have made a cake on my own, or rather my own measurements 

Read More

Potato Capsicum Sabji – Aloo Shimla Mirch Sabji

November 26, 2015 Dry SabjiPotato Recipes  7 comments

Potato Capsicum Sabji is an easy, flavourful sabji that goes well with roti and rice. Potato is an universal veggie that combines well with most other veggies like peas, beans, methi etc.. This recipe is a combo of potato and capsicum. Capsicum does add an unique flavour to this sabji.

Do check my other potato recipes here

Now t...

Read More

Pori Urundai – Karthigai Pori Urundai

November 22, 2015 Karthigai Deepam Recipes  10 comments

Pori Urundai is mostly made during Karthigai Deepam. Pori is nothing but puffed rice. It is mixed with jaggery syrup and made into balls. Its a crunchy, sweet snack that can be had on normal days too. Other recipes that we make during Karthigai are Paruppu Payasam and Appam.

Now ...

Read More

Beetroot Potato Soup

November 17, 2015 Soups  11 comments

Winter is almost here!! Its freezing now-a-days. Cold weather usually calls for deep fried goodies.. Hot hot pakodas and a sip of coffee would be totally divine!! But wait, Why am I marketing my pakoda recipes here?!?  

Rather than pakodas, my choice would be guilt-free soups. This Beetroot Potato Soup is a thick, creamy and healthy soup. Its quick and easy to make too.. Most importantly, kids would definitely get attracted by the bright & vibrant color.

Now to t...

Read More

Puli Milagai – Puli Milagai Pachadi

November 12, 2015 CondimentsKuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/DosaTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

After all the festive food, we really wanted a simple and spicy meal. This Puli Milagai is one dish which is spicy, tangy and mildly sweet. It is easy to make and goes well with dal rice/paruppu sadham and even idli/dosa. We usually prefer the consistency to be a bit runny, U can make it thicker too. I served with rice, paruppu and Vazhakkai Puttu.

Now ...

Read More

Potato Murukku – Aloo Chakli

November 5, 2015 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesHoli RecipesSavoury Snacks  12 comments

Potato is my favourite or to say it is mostly everybody’s favourite. It is such a versatile veggie that it tastes good in any form, be it a simple fry or halwa or this Murukku. This Potato Murukku is an easy, crunchy and addictive snack, perfect for a special ocassion like Diwali or as a tea time snack. It is a very simple and instant recipe. The only point to be remembered is to mash potato into a smooth paste.

Have you checked my Potato Halwa recipe??

Now t...

Read More

Coconut Ladoo – Easy Coconut Laddu

November 2, 2015 Diwali SweetsGokulashtami RecipesHoli RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesSweets/Desserts  9 comments

I am not a big fan of Coconut Ladoo or Coconut Burfi. But when I saw this recipe in the nestle milkmaid channel, was really tempted to try it. To my surprise all of us really loved it. It is so simple and quick to make this Coconut Ladoo. U need to mix just 2 ingredients, cook it for 4-5 mins and shape it once cool. Tadaaa!! Melt in the mouth Coconut Ladoo will be ready!! So do try this yet another simple sweet for this Diwali..

Read More