Hot chocolate with step by step pictures.Hot chocolate is perfect for this season. A hot cup of this heavenly drink will absolutely lift you up. My daughter's recent addict is this drink. This recipe is fully prepared and the step by pictures are clicked by here. This is so simple to make just mix everything and cook. Here We have used already boiled milk. The addition of cornflour is to get creamy but you can avoid it.
Choc chip cookies with step by step pictures.
Cookies are my kid's favorites. Chewy cookies are the ones that we like the most. As this is Christmas month I decided to bake this yummy cookie If you are holding any party in your house or potluck do try this. The addition of brown sugar makes these cookies chewy.
Vegetable biryani with step by step pictures and video.
Biryani is a one-pot dish which usually prepared for celebration lunch/dinner or weekends. We can make biryani with or without meat. I have shared some non-veg biryani in my blog. You can check them from the typing in the search box on the right side. I often prepare pulao with veggies and this biryani takes place in my kitchen very rarely.
Fish Masala is nothing but where the fish is first slightly fried then a thick masala from fried spices is made in which the fried fish is added to absorb the flavors.For the first time We tried it in December and it was a super it and since then we had made it thrice.For this recipe I searched google and gathered ideas to make it.Actually the thought to make this would not have happened if my father had not asked,yes it my dad who asked for the masala and we (together with my husband) searched and prepared it.The ingredients may look bit lengthy but all things are sure in your pantry.When you get some good fleshy fish do try to make this once and I assure you will make it again and again.
Kai murukku with step by step pictures.
I have never realized that I would make this kai murukku in my life. Thanks to this blogging world which makes the impossible possible. Already I have posted kai murukku in my blog long back but in it I soaked rice, wet ground it and prepared the murukku. But here I powered the rice and make the dough. Here is the link to it. Also I that previous one I used fried gram dal powder whereas here I have used urad dal powder. You can use either of them. The only thing to have in mind is to make a crack-free smooth dough.
Masoor dal payasam with step by step pictures.
Happy Onam to all the people to celebrate it. On this special day here I am with a super yummy dessert/payasam, masoor dal payasam. I have another reason to make this dessert, there are two birthdays in a row, today my husband's and a day after tomorrow it is my birthday. So to celebrate it I made this.
Sathu mavoo pidi kozhukatai with step by step pictures.For this festival season try this healthy pidi kozhukatai in alternative to your regular one. You can use either homemade sathu mavoo or store brought. Here I used store brought flour. It just takes nearly 10-15 mins to make this recipe. Dry roast the flour then make a dough with palm jaggery syrup. Make it into the desired shape and steam it.
Nei appam /unniappam with step by step pictures.
Nei appam alias Unni appam is a Kerala's delicacies. Usually, the rice is soaked, ground and the appam is made. But nowadays many make it in many different ways. Even I make this appam with wheat flour, banana, and sweetener. I want to make the authentic appam and tried it this week for an evening snack. Since this batter no need for fermentation I soaked in afternoon, ground and made it in the evening. As the name says they use ghee alone to make it but here I have a mix of both ghee and oil.
Sesame/Ellu rice with step by step pictures.
Sesame is a quick variety rice recipe which just needs a total of 5 mins if you have your cooked plain rice ready. Just dry roast the powder, cool and powder it. Mix the powder to the cooked rice and tempered the rice. That's all your ellu sadam is ready in a jiffy. Sesame is called as Ellu in Tamil. For this recipe, you can use either white or black sesame seeds.
Jaggery cake with step by step pictures.
Jaggery is a simple, addictive cake with less sweetness which goes well with a cup of tea/coffee for breakfast or snack. This cake was so delicious that I couldn't stop with a piece. Since I used wheat flour and maida half and a half it was a bit healthy too. As we have used jaggery even diabetic people can have with a limit.
Last week I left my milk pot in low flame and went out. I thought I have switched off but when I returned back it was a disaster. The milk has all burnt up resulting a vessel totally charred. Initially
I thought I need to trash the vessel, later after seeing some videos I tried this method and it worked. It is so easy just any washing powder you use to wash the cloth is needed. The next time when accidentally burn a vessel try this method.
Mushroom masala with step by step pictures
Mushroom masala is a quick recipe that can be made quickly for roti/chapati or even naan. Though I have made this mushroom masala earlier many times I have never blogged about it. So last week when I made I decided to click and hence posting here. Just sauteeing onion-tomato in oil, adding spices, mushroom and simmering till it blends well. That's it you masala is ready.
Besan Chila with step by step pictures.Besan chila is quick breakfast recipe which can be made within ten minutes. When you don't have any batter in your refrigerator this recipe comes in handy. Just mix everything, pour over a hot pan, make and eat. This can be had as such or with ketchup. You can add veggies like grated carrot, chopped capsicum also. Here I have added just onion and tomato. This can be had either as breakfast or snack.
Bajji- Bonda mix with step by step pictures.
When it comes for evening snack many prefer deep fried snacks and me too not an exception. I make methu vada if I have sambar left out from morning breakfast. Else I opt for bajji, masala vada, etc. To make perfect bajji the mix is very much important. The correct amount of rice flour with besan flour gives a perfect crispy Bajji or bonda. By using this mix you can any bajji or bonda.
Peanut butter is so easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Markets are flooded with this butter in different brand name although sometimes I buy it, my daughter, who had become a grat of this butter says homemade is best when compared to the readymade one. So please give a try this butter ar home and I'm sure you won't go back to any brand. You can either make this butter smooth or crunchy. Here I ground half the quantity to a fine consistency and added the remaining and just coarsely ground along with the fine one.
Ragi kara paniyaram with step by step pictures.Ragi/ finger millet is one for the healthiest millet which is very suitable for this summer season. Since it cools our body temperature one should have this millet in any form during summer. I usually make many south Indian breakfast recipe with it and you can check it by searching in the search box. Paniyaram can be made with idli/dosa batter but I want to make a batter especially for this paniyaram. So I decided to try this. Just a cup of millet and 2 tbsp urad dal I used.
Sambar powder with step by step pictures.Sambar powder is one of the most used powders in the south Indian kitchen. It is not alone used for sambar but can be added in vatha kuzhambu, stir-fries, and koottus. My mom always makes a fresh small batch of this powder every time she makes sambar. But I never make it and always go for a shortcut method with readymade sambar powder. Fresh sambar is so aromatic and tastes the best. So always make a small batch and use within a week.
White chocolate popsicle with step by step pictures.This popsicle is so easy to make with just 3 ingredients. You can either add vanilla essence which is purely optional. both my kids loved this popsicle and my son enjoyed it to the core. It is best for the summer as the heat is soaring up day by day. I have used white choc chips but you can also you a white chocolate bar.
Pineapple Kesari with step by step pictures.
Kesari is one of the easiest sweet one can make very quickly. whenever we carve for some sweet my daughter would say to make this we would love it. Together with pineapple, this Kesari tastes yum. If you are a pineapple lover then I'm damn sure you will love this.
Pav bhaji with step by step pictures.
This is one recipe I learnt after coming to this blogging world. On seeing fellow bloggers making mouth-watering pav bhaji I got remembered of this when I first tasted it in Mumbai some 20 years back. Now I tried my own version of cooking the vegetables in a pressure cooker and mashing it. THen adding it to the sauteed onion tomato masala along with spices and thickening it. The Everest pav bhaji masala does the magic in this recipe. Sometimes I make this with leftover veggies along with some legumes to make it nutritious. Here I have black-eyed peas.
Vendakai mor kuzhambu with step by step pictures.
This kuzhambu is simple to make and taste delicious for hot steamed rice. The temperature here in Chennai is soaring high day by day and it becomes unbearable to cook in the heat. So I am opting for quick and easy lunch recipes like curd rice, lemon rice, rasam, etc. This mor curry comes in this category which can be prepared quickly. Here coconut is not used instead soaked dal is used to make the paste. Pair some papad or any fries to have a filling and satisfying meal.
Kiwi lemonade is an excellent summer drink to quech your thirst. It tasted best when servved chilled or with ice cold water and ice cubes. Just blending all the ingredients in a mixer/blender and serving it. no need to filter after blending the fruit. For more variation you can blend 2 mint leaves and dilute with club soda.
Cauliflower pepper stir fry with step by step pictures.
When I decided to follow low carbo diet I started liking this cauliflower , until then I rarely buy it and not much interested to cook it. The only dish we often make before was cauliflower fry. But I started liking it I make soups, kurma,etc. with it. This pepper stir fry recipe with is is any easy and simple side dish. Just boiling the florests aand pany roasting with spices.
Karadaiyan nombu adai with step by step pictures.
Even since I started blogging and whenever I see co-bloggers post recipe regarding any particular festival I'm will be so much tempted by it. All though we don't celebrate nombu means fasting I wish to try to justify my role as a food blogger. This recipe happened to be the same one which I longed to try for many years and tried it yesterday for our evening snack.
Red chili sauce with step by step pictures.
When I saw this bright red colored fresh red chili in the market I immediately grabbed some to make few recipes. Apart from this sauce, I didn't do any recipe and the remaining just went into curries and sabzis. This is one of the winter recipes and I bought this along with fresh turmeric in December. This post was lying in my draft. This sauce can be used to the side for momos, crackers and can even use in making any masala. Recently I used it to make potato masala for roti which turned out yummy.
Easy betel leaves chutney that goes well with hot steamed rice. I got this recipe idea from nee's kitchen and slightly adjusted to my taste. My kids don't like them but I liked it. The betel leaves itself have little spice hence add green chili according to it. This thokku/thogayal can be kept for a long time if the ground paste is sauteed again in oil till all water evaporates. But I didn't do that as I finished off that day itself.
Mushroom pie with step by step pictures.This is one best pie I baked and it's a savory pie. I made the pie base with whole wheat /atta flour I made it for one Sunday lunch in January. My kids loved it as it was totally delicious and yummy. I made the stuffing with mushroom but you can make with non-veg.
Strawberry yogurt popsicle with step by step pictures.
A simple popsicle with strawberry, yogurt, and sugar. As the temperature is shooting up in Chennai we all look for some chilled drink/juice. When I had some strawberry I decided to make this simple yogurt popsicle to cool yourself. Just blend it, pour into mold, freeze it set then enjoy it.
Chicken chukka with step by step pictures
This recipe is totally my daughter's recipe. She googled up gather ingredients, took pictures and made it completely. Last Sunday she made it and send me all these pictures to post in the blog and hence I am posing it. To say the truth it was good for the first try and I hope she will improve as she grows.
Homemade popcorn with step by step pictures.Popcorn is one snack which is liked by all age group of people. When going out for cinemas in the mall one thing for sure would be this popcorn. I had few failures making this popcorn a home hence I mostly by a brand popcorn which never fails and my kids loved it. To get good popcorn the popcorn kernels is the key one. If it is good quality then your popcorn will be the best. To check whether its a good one, first popout one kernels and check if it pops out well then that popcorn kernels are good and you can make popcorn with it. If it didn't pop out kindly ignore it than wasting resources in making it.
Sulaimani | Plain tea video recipe.Sulaimani is nothing but plain tea. It is very famous in the state of Kerala. I am not a fan of this plain tea until last year. I started liking this tea and I don't know how it started till now. I even started liking plain green tea which I never use to drink before. I guess it all age factor and we started liking things which we don't like in a young age. To make this tea is a bit challenging for me with tea powder. When making It I always make it by adding more tea leaves making it unfit to drink. It is my husband who pointed out my mistake since he makes perfect Sulaimani. This drink he just made to me and I just clicked it.
Kadamba chutney with step by step pictures.
Kadamba chutney is a made with a mix of many ingredients which goes well for idli/dosa or any millet dosa. Have you seen flower vendors selling kadambam flowers which have a mix of different color flowers and in the same way this chutney also have a mix of different ingredients and hence may be the name( I don't know the exact reason for this chutney and it's my wild guess.) I served this for instant ragi dosa which I will share very soon. Let us see how to make this easy chutney.