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Rava pakoda recipe

I do wish to come back to regular blogging but it really seems quite impossible these day as the routine work takes up all the time. Weekdays are very tiring and weekends are for relaxing so that we can regain the energy and be ready for the next weeks haul. […]

 

Corn dhokla recipe – easy snacks recipes

I had made this some ages ago for an evening snack and we had gorged on it and loved it.I buy corn many times as my kiddo likes it. But I often forget about it leaving it in the refigerator perhaps for a fortnight. It happened this time until I finally thought of making bhutte ka kees. But thinking of the meagre amount it will be after all the process, I dropped the plan and thought of making this dhoklas. I referred to a number of recipes in the net. Nothing special about the recipe, its almost same as we…

 

Basbousa – Semolina cake- Eggless bakes

I have always wanted to try this cake when I saw it for the first time a couple of years ago.I loved that semolina was the main ingredient in this cake. Also the process of adding sugar syrup on the baked cake sounded interesting. I love baking cakes in different ways. This one is also my favourite. This cake is actually a middle eastern dessert. Its way of making and the taste reminds me of our very own gulab jamun or rava kesari. This recipe traditionally uses eggs. But as I wanted to make it on thursday as an offering…

 

Sandwich dhokla recipe – Easy and quick snack recipes

Days are getting busier as the school starts.Keeping track of the kiddo’s studies and other activities takes a good amount of time, though I enjoy that too.Its good to take interest in every phase of life.But blogging becomes slower. I started writing this post yesterday and I am still doing it today morning. I usually make tiffin/ snacks for dinner. I cook rice only for the kids. I and my hubby prefer something light. So one of this days, I made this sandwich dhokla. I had bought a readymade packet of this kind of sandwich dhokla years back which I…

 

Rava appam recipe – Rava appalu – Easy indian sweet recipes for Navaratri

I had had this sweets a couple of months ago at a friends place during a prayer. She is from Andhra and this sweet is traditionally made at her place. I liked the idea of this recipe. Its very similar to the soji appam we make in Tamilnadu except that we stuff the kesari in a dough and fry it. I will post it sometime. I actually made this few days ago and decided to post it before navaratri. In Tamil nadu, we usually invite the ladies in the neighbourhood to our homes and vice versa during navaratri. In some…

 

Rava dhokla recipe – Easy and healthy Indian breakfast recipes

I have had the best food of my life , I mean I have really enjoyed to the core different kind of delicious food during my stay of two years in Gujarat. The different kinds of chaats, icy desserts like gola , khaman, dhokla etc was so tempting and so very tasty. I experienced that real authentic taste of different chaats. This was more than 20+ years back and I still can’t forget the taste. I have had chaats after that , but none would taste the same. People like me who don’t mind a slight sweetness and a mild…

 

Rava semiya khichdi – Upma varieties – Easy breakfast recipes

This is another post which was drafted before my India trip and decided to post today as I found some time for myself. I did not want the whole month to go without a post. Its somewhat going to be irregular again for sometime, but I do want to come back with a bang and how I wish to do a post almost everyday!!I just love blogging!! This is a normal everyday recipe for our most frequently made breakfasts. But I sometime combine the duo – semolina and vermicelli adding loads of vegetables making a simple and light dinner for…

 

Tutty fruity kesari- Easy Indian sweet recipes- Prasadam recipes

I was almost absent from blogging for a number of days and I really apologise to the readers who have been looking forward for more posts here. But I have been cooking and photographing and do have a few posts to be posted as time permits. A few friends and me do Sai prayer every Thursday. So on those days, I try to make kesari most of the times when I host the prayer at home. And that’s the reason, I try to make simple variations to the usual kesari. This time I just added some tutty fruity to this…

 

Rava besan halwa – easy indian sweets recipes

Sheera/halwa or kesari is made throughout in all the states of India with slight variations. I have posted a couple of varieties of kesari or sheera in this blog too. This recipe also is not much different from the other varieties I have posted before, but just has a small amount of besan or chick pea flour in it. So there is slight change in the taste, a hint of the besan flour added. It tastes wonderful. My friend made this for a religious good together one day and I loved the taste of it. I have seen my north…

 

Palak upma recipe – Spinach upma- Easy Breakfast recipes

This year is coming to an end soon. The last week of this year. The holidays will be coming to an end. The schools will be reopening next week. So much of excitement and nervousness around now. Things will be busier again. No more of relaxing or rather lazy days!! We have been going out during the weekends. The weekdays are always busy with the kids around. So I did not spend more time in the kitchen. The food preparation has been really normal – healthy but not time consuming. I love making different varieties of upma for our weekend…