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Hyderabadi dahi bhindi masala recipe

Most of the time I make a dry curry with bhindi which goes well with some rice preperation or sometimes with rotis as well. It is a rare occasion I try to do something different with bhindi like this one. When I wanted a bhindi side dish for my chapatis for dinner , I decided to make a gravy. With a quick search ,I found the recipe in Sia’s space. I loved this one as it had the north Indian flavours with a south Indian touch. It was really delicious and the recipe is quite simple too. I am surely…

 

Ellu/sesame kozhukattai/modakam- recipe for Ganesh chaturthi

Hope you had a beautiful Ganesh chaturthi at your place and many of you are still enjoying the festival for the next few days. We had a great day too and it was after many years we actually celebrated it here as we were in India most of the years during this time. I made kozhukattais the traditional way for the first time on my own. Last time ,(that is during my this post)I made them with the help of my grandmother. This time I tried out the sesame seeds stuffing as my hubby suggested. I made the usual channa…

 

Zucchini brownies- low cal -eggless and butterless

Now, unlike before, green and yellow zucchinis are easily available in all supermarkets here. So I get to buy them quite often.I have been wanting to make zucchini and chocolate cake.I just loved this recipe which is a kind of low calorie one and healthy too. I have always used atta/whole wheat flour in my baking with good results. But really regret that I completely forgot to use it here and went ahead with the usual flour. Anyway I am going to do that next time. But the brownies were really good. Unlike many recipes which call for grated zucchini,…

 

Vella appam – Deep fry method- Janmashtami special

I have actually posted alow fat appam long ago where I have used rice and then a paniyaaram pan for cooking them. I made them for kaarthigai. I made them for Krishnashtami this time. So here I am posting another method which is quite easy actually than the previous one.It does not involve soaking and grinding rice like the previous one. I have used a combination of wheat flour and rice flour. And I decided to deep fry them as well this time as I felt it really does not matter doing it once in a while. But you can…

 

Sandesh/sondesh recipe – A bengali delicacy

I am fond of most of the Bengali delicacies. I have heard so much about this one, but somehow went on postponing making this one. Though making it sounded easy , I was worried about the raw taste of paneer in it as it requires minimal cooking. But no, the slight cooking does it all. I tried this one using only a little milk as I did not want to end up trashing everything if things go wrong!!A very simple one and the sweet is ready in barely half an hour. You can also consider making them for some get…

 

Chocolate upside down nuts caramel cake

I have always loved this kind of cakes and have a quite a few of them in this space.This was one cake I wanted to make since a very long time.It was a bit different as I have always made fresh fruit upside down cakes. But nuts with caramel sounded so good. Also chocolate cake is a favourite at home especially my son’s as he loves only chocolate cakes. I made this for my hubby’s birthday a couple of days back and I could not take a picture of a proper slice as we had already dug into it from…

 

Badaam/Almond Halwa recipe

I had tasted this halwa at a restaurant for the first time when I came to Singapore and absolutely loved it.I then tried at home. It was good and then we totally forgot about it for the last five years. It was our wedding anniversary yesterday and I had already decided to make this sweet couple of days ago. I found a good recipe for this at Raks place and followed the method to the core with slight modification only in the measurement of the ingredients.The result was fantastic.Infact I was quite proud of making the traditional dessert without any…

 

Raagi laddoo /sweetened finger millet flour balls recipe

I am really sorry to have suddenly disappeared from the blogosphere for a very long time and that too unannounced. Some health issues in the beginning and then my laziness took over and I found it hard coming back to blog. Though let me tell you that I have been visiting your blogs whenever possible. I am sorry not to have replied to some of your mails regarding my absense, but I am really touched with your concern. I have not been cooking anything great and even I have been , I was too busy to take pictures. But when…

 

~Devil’s food cake~

I was looking for a nice chocolate cake recipe to bake on my hubby’s birthday and I had bookmarked so many of them and finally shortlisted two of them- one was this and the other was a chocolate mud cake. Finally I settled on devil’s food cake after a lot of confusion as both of them looked just awesome. Anyway,I will make the mud cake next time!!According to wiki, the devil’s cake is a moist ,airy rich chocolate layer cake. Usually cocoa powder is used instead of melted chocolate and is always paired with a chocolate frosting. It also generally…

 

Spicy buns /masala buns (using wheat flour)

I made this with the left over dough after I made the red bean buns. I actually wanted to have these spicy buns with my tea one afternoon. As I already had the risen dough, I just added some spice powders to make the savoury buns.They tasted great with some hot tea.