Yearly Archives 2016

My Magic Pan Top Posts of 2016

December 31, 2016 Others  7 comments

The year 2016 is coming to a close end!! Its been such a wonderful year for My Magic Pan. Thank u to each and everyone of u, from the bottom of my heart! 🙂 All your comments, feedback, phone calls, compliments mean a lot to me! Thank u again!! I am very glad about My Magic Pan reaching starting the next milestone – Video recipes.. Though I had plans for video recipes later in the future, it clicked all of a sudden during Diwali. Its really interesting and challenging to shoot and edit videos.  🙂

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Tomato Biryani – Thakkali Biryani

December 29, 2016 Bachelor Friendly RecipesLunch Box MenuRice Varieties  14 comments

Tomato Biryani is an easy & hassle free one pot meal. Its a spicy and flavourful variety rice that tastes great with a simple raita and papad. This is a perfect lunch box menu too. I have already posted a vegetable biryani recipe earlier. This is a slight variation to that. For us this is a perfect lunch menu on weekends 

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Poori – Puri – How to make puffy Poori

December 17, 2016 Breakfast/DinnerRoti/Paratha  10 comments

Poori or Puri is a very popular Indian breakfast. Poori and potato masala is yet another unbeatable combo. We usually prefer phulkas, but once in a while Puri is also welcome. This post is especially for beginners. Have shared all the tips and tricks to make perfect puffy Puri. The dough consistency, how to roll it and the frying part – all play an important role. Recipe with video for better understanding.

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Eggless Chocolate Cupcake

December 14, 2016 Cakes/Muffins  6 comments

Eggless Chocolate Cupcake is such a breeze to make, especially when made for a special person or occasion!! It is a moist, spongy, chocolatey cupcake topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting. I would say its a double dhamaka for all chocolate lovers. I adapted this recipe from joy of baking and made a few changes to suit our taste buds. Believe me, they were so soft that it could be gulped in one shot!! 🙂 With Christmas and hoildays around the corner, I am on baking mode now!! hahahaha.. Recipe with video..

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Ven Pongal Recipe – Ghee Pongal

December 12, 2016 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerNO Onion NO GarlicPongal Recipes  4 comments

Ven Pongal is always a favourite at home. It is a very easy to make comfort breakfast food. It is truly divine when served hot with a dollop of ghee. Ven Pongal, Vadai, Sambar & Coconut Chutney.. Gosh!! It is an unbeatable South Indian combo!!  We love both the tiffin sambars with this pongal. I usually do the tempering in the beginning itself, so that the work would be done in one shot. U can temper finally too. Post updated with video 🙂

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Adhirasam – How to make Athirasam

December 9, 2016 Diwali SweetsKarthigai Deepam RecipesSweets/Desserts  6 comments

Yayyyyy!! Finally made it! Yes!! Adhirasam was a long time due post. I tried making it for last Diwali and it was a super flop 🙁 Did not dare to try it again until this year’s Diwali. It was a flop again!! Lazy me, I tried making it with store bought rice flour. Though I got the jaggery syrup consistency right both the times, it was a super flop!! Finally I made it with homemade rice flour and it was a super hit!! In my opinion, traditional recipes should be made the traditional way – No shorcuts!! 🙂 So pls don’t get disappointed if it doesnt work. Just try again!! Now I can tell all the Do’s & Dont’s to make Adhirasam successfully..

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Thinai Sweet Appam – Millet Sweet Paniyaram

December 4, 2016 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri Special  3 comments

Thinai Sweet Appam My Magic Pan

Millets are the new and healthy trend in south Indian cooking now. I did get a lot of millet variety flours from India during my last visit. Have started including millets in our diet and we truly love it. This Thinai Sweet Appam is an easy and instant appam variety, perfect to make for Karthigai Deepam. Thinai is known as Foxtail millet in english. As I said this is an instant version – no soaking/grinding involved. If u want to use whole thinai/foxtail millet, pls scroll down to the tips section.

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Lauki Chana Dal – Bottle Gourd Chana Dal

November 30, 2016 Dals/Gravies  2 comments

Lauki Chana Dal is nothing but bottle gourd (sorakkai) cooked along with chana dal in a onion-tomato based gravy. Its a very simple and healthy gravy. Bottle gourd has a lot of health benefits, especially for lactating mothers. This gravy is quite a different way to use bottle gourd, rather than making the usual kootu. As u know I am always in the look for side dishes to go with roti/phulka, this is a perfect and complete meal altogether with roti.

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Pizza Muffin – Eggless Pizza Muffin

November 27, 2016 Cakes/Muffins  25 comments

Pizza is everybody’s favourite, especially kids. This Pizza Muffin is an easy, eggless muffin which has all the flavours of a pizza. It is a perfect on the go kind of breakfast, party food, snack and what not. And it is eggless and yeast free!! Can’t ask for more, right?!? There are loads of toppings combos u can make. I have made with what was available in hand.

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Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Beans Gravy

November 24, 2016 Dals/Gravies  6 comments

Rajma Masala is an authentic Punjabi dish made with red kidney beans, cooked in onion-tomato gravy along with spices. This comes to my rescue when I run out of veggies. Moreover its Chotu’s favourite, so always happy to make this. It goes well with roti, naan, paratha & rice. I personally like to have it even with dosa or bread 🙂

I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with full video recipe!!

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