Summer special

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oreo CheeseCake | No Bake Oreo cheesecake

oreo cheesecake

I know it had been a long time since I posted in my little space here it's not because I don't have time its my utter laziness & tiredness due to this terrific heat to sit and pen.Since I don't prefer to keep my page idle I"m here with a simple cheesecake with oreo which I made some months before.

Other cheesecake recipes in my blog are  Mango cheesecake & strawberry cheesecake.In both these cheesecakes I used paneer but here in this cake, I used cream cheese which I luckily found in a department shop.Let's see how to make this simple cheesecake.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Cold coffee | Cold coffee without ice cream

cold coffee

Cold coffee is a best-suited beverage for hot summer days.When you are in no mood to drink hot coffee/tea try this simple cold coffee and indulge in it.Here I have not used ice cream but if you prefer
Creamier or richer version then use ice cream when blending it.I tried decoration by glass with chocolate sauce but its not visible in my images.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pumpkin Raitha | Posanikai thayir pachadi | Indian Salad


Raitha is a simple recipe which goes well with any spicy biryani, Indian flat bread or as such.I recently started following a diet plan for weight loss and init comes this which pumpkin which is made as raitha and to be had for lunch.First, i thought how can one have only this for lunch but later after consuming it I felt my tummy fill with out any other dish.Do try this simple recipe which hardly takes 5-8 minutes to make.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Broken wheat khichdi | Samba Rava Khichdi | Easy Breakfast


Scorching heat is unbearable and we feel nothing to eat or cook.Just drinking liquid food makes our tummy feel full and good.So nowadays I have reduced cooking and goes for  some easy quick fixing meal.When it comes for breakfast its only me who eat is as children get up very late and straight away eat their lunch.AS its only for me I opt for upma,khichadi, etc.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rosemilk with sabja seeds | Roohafaza with sweet basil seeds | Summer drink

Refreshing summer drink with roohafza,chilled milk and sweet basil seeds.Sabja seed is  also known as sweet basil seed  which instantly reduces the body heat.So during summer try to use this seeds in most drink .Just add little seeds in water and leave for few minutes you will see the seeds bloom well absorbing the water and become jelly-like substance.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Orange Iced Tea | Iced Tea | Summer Drink

orange iced tea

Temperature is steadily rising day by day and all we feel is to have some liquid food / drink other than heavy meals.I feel a bit irritating to work in kitchen to cook lunch as its to hot.So I make mostly curd based simple lunch and spicy, elaborated meal for dinner. To quench the thirst children haunt in fridge and if they find any drinks they gulp it in one shot.So I keep something in my refrigerator for them.This orange iced tea is one such which is just perfect for the weather.I had already posted watermelon iced tea and followed the same method here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Raw Turkey Berry - Coconut Tamarind Gravy | Paachai Sundakai Kuzhambu | Gravy for rice

Lip smacking slightly spiced,soured, tangy gravy that goes well with hot steamed rice along with some mildely spiced side dish. Adding the raw turkey berry as a whole might taste sour and to avoid it slightly crush them either with hard ladle or motar-pedstle.I have added coconut paste which is purely optional.Let's see how to make this kuzhambu.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Strawberry Mojito | Non Alcoholic Mojito | Summer Drink


Mojito is nothing but a carbonated drink with dominating citrus flavor.Mostly in this drink alcohol is used but since here we don't prefer alcohol I just used soda water.You can make this drink with any fruit but citrus fruit really more punching and refreshing.



I already have lemon mojito recipe which is just a mix of lemon,mint and aerated drink.Here in this strawberry mojito I just have added  fresh strawberry with lemon juice and carbonated drink with soda water.Do check my raspberry fizz, gulkand milkshake,oats buttermilk , mango iced tea for some ideas to make summer drink for this scorching heat.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vegan cupcakes | Vegan choc muffins | Video Recipe


It had been so long since I shot a video as I feel lazy to fix the camera ,set up all ingredients and above all even though if  i keep all these ready some time my camera changes to photo mode  which makes me much tensed.Hence I avoided taking videos.But there are times I long to shot video and hence when i made this cupcakes for my daughter's school teachers treat I decided to take a video of it ,though it's not that perfect I'm little satisfied with my work.( I know i have to improve a lot).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Raw Jackfruit Patties | Raw jackfruit cutlet


Cutlet is one snack which my daughter prefer a lot.She is a greatest foodie and critic of my foods and its to satisfy her food carve i try many recipes and I love doing it.Last time when bought this raw fruit to try different dish I end up making this kootu/thoran.But when I bough one the next time I want to make something different and tried this cutlet.Tough I searched to get ideas I ended up making the one which fits our taste.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Muskmelon Juice | Summer Drink



Muskmelon is one fruit which we can see plenty during summer.We can see this fruit almost along all roadside shops , eat outs, juicers selling this to make sure people keep them hydrated and cool during the peak heat hours.The fruit is sweet by itself and no further addition of sweetener is needed.But if feeding for children then definitely add some sugar to enhance the taste.I  buy this and watermelon often and see that my kids are comfortable with the scorching heat.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kambu Mavoo Puttu | Pearl Millet Flour Steamed Cake | Millet Recipe





Puttu is one breakfast I always prefer and love to have it.I usually prepare it one weekend and feel it more filling.If I have any left over I will happily indulge it for my evening snack as I love it that much and can't express in words.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thandai spice powder | Homemade thandai powder


Thandai is a drink prepared on a colorful day, holi, the starting of the spring season.Although Holi is celebrated in a grand manner in northern India nowadays I see people in south also enjoy this fun filled day by splashing color over one another. Two years before I have prepared this drink with instant one time masala where all ingredients are soaked, ground, mixed with milk and then filtered.You can check that recipe here.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Space Adventure #ColgateMagicalStories

Colgate always comes in new and different ideas in making the kids come out with their creative story telling talent.This is the third in row they share the same concept of storytelling but with different themes , the first was castle / kingdom theme and the second one was under the sea theme. Since my kiddo was so much familiar with this cutting ,pasting and storytelling his joy had no bounds when he saw packs with it.

Children nowadays have many talents and story narrating is one among such.Whenever we ask any query they themself build a story around it and it would be wonderful to hear that story in their sweet childish tone.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Keema Pasta | Shell pasta with minced meat | Easy Dinner Recipe



Keema pasta with step by step instructions.Keema is nothing but minced meat which is readily available in the market.My daughter is an ultimate foodie who loves to taste variety of food and its for her interest in food I started trying new recipes.She was longing for this keema for a long time and I just delayed it since I'm not comfortable with it as I had never cooked or tasted it. For when my husband, who also a great cook, was on holiday during December she conveyed her wish for keema to him.You know what must have happened then, my hubby bought a pack for it the next day and prepared a delicious pasta for dinner and my part in it is just clicking.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Mochai sundal | Field Beans Sundal | Snack recipe


When I blogged about the kara kuzhambu using mochai I have mentioned about making a sundal with the left over soaked beans and this it that recipe.Making sundal is is quite easy just pressure cook the soaked beans, temper with spices and freshly grated coconut and serve hot.Not any fancy ingredients used to make sundal. But here in this sundal variety I slightly changed by adding an roasted spice powder to give a flavorful twist to the normal sundal.I googled many recipes, grasped some ideas from it and did this.Do try this version and I"m sure you will love it.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cranberry Cream Popsicle | Cranberry juice-cream popsicle | Summer Recipes


Cranberry is one fruit which i had never seen ,yes in my part of the world its possible to see many berries or fruits so I don't know the exact shape or taste except that I see in internet that it look like small plum.To know the taste of the fruit we would buy the tetra packet juice commonly avaliable in market but only God knows the reality of the juice as they sell it as real juices.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mochai Kara Kuzlambu | Dry Field Beans Curry | Chettinad Kara Kuzlambu




Field Beans knows as " mochai" in Tamil is available in two form dry and fresh.To say the truth I never ever had mochai in my life time.Whenever I go for vegetable shopping  I have seen the vendor selling the fresh variety of it but never dare to buy it and try once. But when I hear dialogues in Tamil films conserving about " mochai kottai kuzhmabu", I immediately get tempted and my mouth salivate.To check for the taste of it I bought a pack of this dried beans long back in November last year  but didn't try any as blogging was bit dragging from my side during that time.At last two week before i tried this curry and tasted for the first time and it was like normal kuzhambu/ gravy with the cooked beans in it.The curry it was so filling with rice and you don't need any side dish for it. I have some left over from the soaked beans and thinking of doing sundal with it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Choc chips Cookies | Valentine Day Special



Simple and melt in mouth choco chips cookies with step by step pictures.It had been months since I baked some cookies in my kitchen, so I decided to do one but this time with an ingredient I never tried before in cookies. Yes its egg, I have baked many cookies but never ever used eggs in it.This is my first try and the result product was soft ,yummy and just melted in our mouth.Within few minutes all of it got vanished and as I mom I was happy.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mealmaker Kebab | Soya chunks Kebab



Mealmaker / Soya nuggets kebab with step by step pictures.Meal makers are rich in proteins and are quite easily available in all departmental shops , now a days even all vegetable vendors sell this.When ever I buy a packet of this my kids first choice would be meal maker 65  since they love that the most as it looks and tastes like chicken fry.If the dinner menu is chapathi then sometime it would be soya chunk masala. 
 If you are looking for vegan patties for your  burger then do try this soya chunk patties.
 Let's see how to make this soya kebab.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Cluster Beans Dish | Kothavarai Thoran | Side Dish for Rice


Cluster beans called as " kothavarai" is one type of beans variety which is rich in iron content.This os one vegetable I rarely buy and if aviyal  is one menu at home then it's necessary for this vegetable as this gives nice crunchy effect to the dish.sometimes I use normal french beans in aviyal but that taste differ.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Strawberry Choc chip Loaf | Eggless strawberry choco bread



Though strawberries were seen from December, I was not in a mood to buy and make as I hardly blogged in that month.Since I felt guilty bought a box keeping in mind this loaf cake. My house felt heavenly when this was in the oven and I was so excited didn't wait for it to cool completely so my pieces were not perfect. I request you to be patient before you slice them.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Paneer Tikka | Stove Top Paneer Tikka


Paneer tikka in stove top. A couple of years back I have paneer tikka using oven method.You can check that recipe here.  Almost the same ingredients I have used here expect that I have used the gas stove for grilling it instead of an oven. Mys kids are very fond of these tikkas whether it's a chicken tikka or this paneer tikka they always fight for it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Instant Mango Pickle | Mango Pickle


mango pickle


Instant mango pickle, with just a few ingredients a tasty pickle in few minutes. Unlike the vadu mango pickle which requires weeks of soaking the baby mangoes in salt this pickle will take hardly  10 mins if cutting of the mango is done prior to  cooking.Mostly  this pickle will be in onam sadya lso in vegetarian marriage meal. So simple to make and taste delicious with any rice.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Instant Idli | No soaking no fermentation idli | Idli with Idli rice rava



Happy new year to all , I wish and pray for   success and prosperity to follow  in this new year .
Let me start my fisrt post of this year with a healthy note.We all know steamed food and that too if it happen to be idli its very good and healthy.But making idli need a batter which invloves a long procedure of soaking,grinding and fermenting.Many people complain for not getting soft idli and hence they avoid making the batter at home.
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