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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Paneer Butter Masala–w/o Onion and Garlic

One of the very common North Indian Side we order in the restaurant is Paneer Butter Masala. This was the first side dish I got introduced to when we tried North Indian food. It is also a very popular menu part of most menus serving North Indian food. Serve this with roti, naan or pulao and enjoy the meal. Normally I make them with onion and garlic, but today I have omitted them both.

Paneer Butter Masala - IMG_9197

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Palak Tofu

Palak Paneer is a very popular North Indian dish. It tastes best when served hot with rice, Naan or Roti. It is very attractive from its great and rich green color. Today I have made 2 variations to my regular recipe - I have used tofu instead of paneer and have also not included onion and garlic.

Palak Tofu - IMG_0563

Monday, November 24, 2014

Aloo Methi–Potato and Fenugreek Leaves Stir fry

There are lot of North Indian side dishes that starts with the preparation of working with Onion and garlic. However I make them without onion and garlic when I making for people who do not like them or when we eat on festival days where we avoid onion and garlic in our dishes. Now we will be enjoying 3 of such dishes that are normally made with Onion and Garlic, but we will be making them by omitting onion and garlic. Today we are looking at a very simple and flavorful side dish with pulao or roti. I served it with Varagu Peas Pulao

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chocolate Truffles

Truffles - the word makes me drool.. So delicious and so picture perfect.. When we look at them in the shops we are stunned by their beautiful appearance and also by their taste.. Mouth melting and sinfully delicious.. You cannot stop with one.. Making them at home seems intimidating, but it is so simple and effortless.. But definitely there are some points that needs to be kept in mind to ensure good quality ones!!. I got this recipe from here..

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Eggless Strawberry Muffin - Without Egg, Without Butter

I love baking.. and yes if that comes with ease of work, then I am happy.. My daughter was super excited to see this pink color muffins and she was all praise for me!!! Was it a win win?? Yes and no.. The reason I say no is due to the amount of sugar in it and also I have added few drops of food color.. I am not a big fan of using food colors, but sometimes I do use it.. Try this muffin which is very light in texture and also makes a perfect one for the kid's lunch box, party food. Sharing this for this month's BM - Holiday food.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Eggless Stained Glass Cookies–Eggless Cookies

Look at them and just stare... That is my one liner for this very adorable looking cookie.. I bookmarked this cookie here immediately when I saw it.. The original recipe had 1 egg and I have used the egg replacer here. They have a good shelf life of around a week to 10 days if stored in the fridge. I also saw some YouTube videos for the method of making it... But again took everything and did my own!!! This one is a sinfully delicious one and you cannot stop with a few!!! very addictive!! With December close and the baking season has kick started with full swing.. Enjoy this delicious cookies - it is fun both making them and sharing them.. They also make great edible gifts!!! I am back to BM after a long time and feels good to join back...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Diwali Sweets and Snacks - 2014

Happy Deepavali to all.. Diwali / Deepavali is one of the biggest Indian festival which is celebrated with lights. Deepam means light.. We celebrate it with sweets, savories, new dresses, crackers, visiting relatives and friends, decorating the houses and also doing pooja.. It is so much fun and a festival that is thoroughly enjoyed by all age groups. Hope you all have started the Diwali preparations.. Here is a collection of festive recipes. Enjoy. Click on the image for the link to the recipe.

Diwali Sweets

Almonds Dates PayasamBadam Milk Shake - IMG_3616 - Copy_thumb[4]Badam HalwaBadushaBadam KatiliBesan LadduBombay HalwaIMG_1432_thumb[4]Channa Dal HalwaChanna Jalebi Paneer JalebiCocoa Cake - Indian StyleDelhi Gajar HalwaDil PasandKhajur PakFruit and Nuts Urundai - IMG_2433_thumb[5]Carrot HalwaGhevarGodumai Halwa - IMG_1986_thumb[6]Gulab JamunGulgulaHoney Roasted AlmondsHoney Roasted CashewKaala JaamunKaaramani Vella SundalKadalai-Urundai---IMG_9259_thumb[1]Kaju RollKalakandKesar Pista KulfiKesar RasagullaLavanga LatikaMicrowave Mango HalwaMilk Masala PowderMilk Cake -  IMG_6648_thumb[5]Mishti DoiPaal Ravai HalwaPaneer KheerPayatham Laddu - IMG_0968_thumb[6]IMG_1545_thumb[5]Peda - IMG_2441_thumb[5]Pineapple thinai KesariPoliPuttu - IMG_2252_thumb[6]RabriRajbhogRava Laddu - IMG_0931_thumb[5]SandeshShrikand - IMG_1672_thumb[4]SomasiSakkari Velli Kizhangu HalwaSuyyanThengai Paal PayasamThen KinnamThinai LadduTirunelvelli HalwaTutti Frutti Ice cream Aval Payasam - IMG_5097_thumb[4]


Diwali Savories

Mullu Murukku-1Maida Diamond BiscuitsKaarasev - IMG_0393_thumb[6]Ribbon PakodaNelakadalai pachadiKaara BoondiMoong Dal FryCapsicum PachadiSpicy Roasted CashewUlutham Maavu for BakshanamGarbanzo Beans Sundal - IMG_9488_thumb[3]IMG_2666_thumb[4]IMG_4904_thumb[5]Mysore Bonda