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easy, events, mango, orange, Refreshing drinks/beverages

Tangy mango delight – mango recipes

 

It is ages I made something with mangoes. When Arundati announced the Mango madness event, I was tempted to do something. But somehow I was never fond of the kind of mangoes available here and never bought them. So it was almost two years I did not have them. But during my trip to India last month, mangoes were specially ordered for us as the mango season was just beginning and we were taken care of as if we were celebrities:)). Having mangoes after two years, was so divine ,as if I was tasting nectar. Anyway I found indian alphonso…

cakes, cakes and bakes, easy, eggless, microwave foods

Microwave eggless cake recipe

 

Last tuesday was our wedding anniversary. So I decided to bake a cake. I really don’t get enough time for making cakes often, though I want to(mainly to improve my baking skills:o)),and hence I am in lookout for such occasions. And the microwave cake took just a few minutes. I took the recipe for the cake from here. I just made minor changes Cake really tasted good. It was quite spongy and moist too. Keep checking in between, when the cake is getting microwaved. Overdoing may cause the cake to get hard.

Indian breads, Veges/gravies

Missi roti and panchmel dal –Rajasthani recipes

 

One good thing about food blogging is it makes me hunt for more recipes and try out those food which I never thought of making. Now for the RCI Rajasthan event, after googling and debating on what to make out of so many dishes, I settled on making Rajasthani dal and missi roti. So here is how I made them. Missi roti- Serve hot. Shahi ghatte is a good combination with missi roti. Rajasthani panchmel dal – (side dish for chapatis /rice)

events, microwave foods, Snacks

Green peas dhokla – microwave version-Tarla dalal recipe

 

I have never tried making dhoklas, though I wanted to make it from a very long time. When the microwave event was announced this month, the theme being steamed foods, I decided to try this dhoklas which I found in Tarla Dalal’s microwave cooking. The addition of green peas made it nutritious.It was easy to make requiring very less preparation time. Though it did not come out very fluffy, it was soft and tasted delicious and had authentic flavour. This goes to Srivalli’s MEC- Steamed dishes.

breakfasts, events, microwave foods, poha/aval/flaked rice, Snacks, spicy

Poha khichu – microwave recipes

 

After a hectic trip to India, it is being bit difficult to get back to the usual routine. So microwave is a life saver for me at present. This simple breakfast dish adapted from Tarla Dalal’s microwave cooking seems to be a variation of favourite Gujarathi delicacy usually made with rice flour.Sesame oil is used traditionally,but any other refined oil can be used. I am sending this recipe to easycrafts for WBB microwave foods.

easy, events, Refreshing drinks/beverages

Spicy cucumber lassi/buttermilk for hot summers= drink recipes

 

Buttermilk is the best drink to beat the scorching heat of the hot summers. And cucumber eaten raw or in juiced form quenches thirst and always keeps your body hydrated,as it is rightly said”as cool as cucumber”. Combining this makes a ideal drink for the summer. One can refrigerate this and can have the chilled drink number of times a day. It has a lot of health benefits also. I am sending this as my entry for fun ‘n’ sun event hosted by easycrafts.

breakfasts, carrots, dosa, easy, events, healthy, Snacks

Instant healthy dosa – Dosa recipes

 

I have been seeing lots of very impressive dosa varieties being posted in many blogs. After googling for some dosa recipes , I decided to combine flour,oats and carrots to make a instant mixed dosa.It tasted good and was quite filling, at the same time very healthy too. I am sending this to Srivalli’s dosa mela and also to WBB#20- balanced breakfast hosted by Mansi.

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Click- Urali – cookware of the past

 

Cauldron or urali or varppu made with 70%copper and 30%tin is a broad based cooking vessel with beautifully and symmetrically carved on the sides. This is one of the largest cooking utensil which was used during ceremonial occasions for preparation of milk sweets without the fear of getting burnt. The ‘urali’ in the picture belongs to my grandmother who used to make the very popular paal paayasam(kheer), thiratti paal(sweet made with wholemilk,something similar to kalakand) and halwa. I was so very fantasized by its gold tint, the carves,and the antiqueness. Now this vessel proudly sits in the living room of…