Monday, 27 June 2016

Mint Limeade


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The summer officially started here. The beauty of summer is the longer day hours. My eyes feel fascinating when I see the dusky golden rays, touching top of trees, telling them to sleep and dream. 

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Mint and lime makes a beautiful pair. I made this mint limeade on a bright and delightful sunny day. Thank Lord! that I could take pictures in the radiance of sun.
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Chicken Tikka Masala


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I’m back to the world of blogging after a break. Now I feel to blog and I crave to take pictures. Sorry for the long wait. Thanks to my readers, fellow bloggers and friends who cared about me during the break. Today is a pleasant sunny day, the dawning rays falls on the blinds forming thin lines on our table presenting morning bliss. 

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Chicken tikka masala is originated in London but it is Indian by its soul. It has Indian style of masala and simultaneously not spicy. The best pairing of chicken tikka masala goes with any Indian flat breads like chapattis or nan or with any pulavs. It is lightly sweet too. This is Raghavan Iyers recipe for Chicken tikka masala. Other non vegetarian gravy dishes in this blog are Gumbo with shrimp and shrimp roast.

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Eggnog Tiramisu


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The winter started here….. Even though we haven’t had a snowfall yet, it is pretty cold. We have drizzling rain often. Holiday recipes for this Christmas get a kick start from this eggnog tiramisu. For homemade eggnog recipe, click here

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Tiramisu is an Italian dessert which means pick me up. For eggnog tiramisu, ladyfinger biscuits are soaked in eggnog. Some other desserts in this space are eggless almond yogurt mousse, cheese cake budino and plum crumble. I got the recipe from here

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Cranberry Sauce from craisins


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How are you all….? This is yet another post from my thanksgiving table. Have you started decorating Christmas tree…? Here I can see Christmas lights and decorations everywhere, which obviously driving us to the festive mood of Christmas. 

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Stained glass almond cookies are some ornamental cookies. Eggnog (non alchoholic and cooked egg version) is a Christmas drink. Buche de Noel is a cake served for Christmas. In my upcoming posts, you can find more Christmas recipes.



Monday, 30 November 2015

Spicy Roasted Turkey


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Hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving. I came to know about this bird from the novel, “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, where turkey is eaten for Christmas. I have never tasted or prepared one before. On a fine evening, Anish came back to home with turkey fully covered in his hands. I was really excited to see that special bird, served for thanksgiving here. He himself placed it on the kitchen counter. I let it thaw until everyone went to bed with a thought that I could concentrate well on it. 

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With enthusiasm, I removed its cover and tried to lift it. At that point, I felt that I got stuck in the middle of sea. I could not lift the bird as it was too heavy. It was a little tricky job to remove the tag inside the turkey. Slowly I got transferred from a “war” feel to “Its Okay…I can do it” belief. Then everything went well and fine. Thanks a lot my dear friend Roopa jithesh for giving me the idea of brine. Some other non vegetarian recipes here are orange glazed smoked ham and Shrimp roast.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner


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How was your thanksgiving ….? For us, we are celebrating thanksgiving for the first time. I have never done any experiments with turkey before. So I was excited to prepare Turkey and the entire thanksgiving dinner this time.  

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I prepared the ice cream pudding one day before. Turkey was brined two days earlier and roasted on Thanksgiving Day. The rest of the dishes were prepared on the same day. By Gods grace, everything came out well and added to the spirit of thanksgiving. Thanks to Roopa Jithesh who gave me the idea of brine. 

Our dinner menu 
Main

Sides
Soft dinner rolls
Asparagus green bean casserole
Apple walnut stuffing
Spicy mashed potatoes
Cucumber salad

Dessert
Ice cream pudding Bombe

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The baking aroma of dinner rolls was everywhere in our condo. Then it was taken over by roasting of turkey. For me, it was a great experience of cooking, coming out of my comfort zone. Thank Lord for all your blessings!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Pumpkin spice Latte (Starbucks style)


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When we had pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, I felt that I should recreate it in home. I made this during Halloween. But I believe it is ok to post it now, sticking onto the fact that better late than never right…..?How are your thanksgiving preparations going on….? 

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Other pumpkin deserts in my space are pumpkin pie and spiced pumpkin pudding. I got the recipe from thekitch.com. Eggnog, strawberry pear smoothie and white hot chocolate are some other drinks here.

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Carrot Apple Muffins




The love for food and the blogging world has gifted me many wonderful friends. Today I have a special guest to share my space. Meet this sweet and beautiful gal Razina, who is a super cook and baker, blogs at “The Recipes of India”. Do visit her space and grab the most delicious recipes. I’m fond of her Tandoori chicken and chicken biryani. She is the one who manages her profession and passion of blogging in a very good balance. I’m very much excited and lucky to get her here. Over to you Razi…..

Hello, I’m Razina - a blogger at The Recipes of India. I've spent my growing up years in a country called The United Arab Emirates before relocating to India post marriage. I'm basically an Accounts professional with 7 years of hands on experience and worked in the city of Dubai, Sharjah and Bangalore. But when mommy hood dawned on me, I decided a quit to enjoy and experience this beautiful phase of life gifted by God. It was then that my kitchen journey began and the excitement that I got when I made my first roti, my first daal, my first curry and so on. Thus The Recipes of India was born more out of necessity to keep a record of my daily meal. I have come a long way and you will find simple as well as exotic recipes along with  my baking experiments (my latest obsession) on my page with some random ramblings and snippets from my life. 



When Remya sent me an invitation for a guest post, I was over whelmed and accepted it at an instance. But due to the busy schedule of professional and personal life this post got delayed. As promised, I have brought for you my first baked goodie from my new appliance - Carrot Apple Muffins. The reason why I chose to bake muffins as my trial was that there are less chances of getting it failed as compared to cakes. And the best thing that I like about making muffins is that it doesn't require that three times sifting of the flour and doesn't use hand blender as well. You just need to mix everything gently.


Monday, 26 October 2015

Spiced Pumpkin pudding / Pumpkin payasam





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It is a blissful feeling to walk on the street, getting hugs from breeze, beautifully painted leaves falling on you, forming a carpet and holding your dears hand tight. Thank Lord for all the experiences. Hope you all are enjoying the season.

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This is my second pumpkin based dessert after pumpkin pie. It is lighter and the chocolate topping paired makes a good treat. Some other no bake desserts here are cheese cake budino, almond yogurt mousse and vanilla panna cotta

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Pumpkin Pie from scratch


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Halloween is on its way. Last week, we had dads pumpkin carving night with daughter. Anish carved a beautiful tinker bell and cat on pumpkin. He bought some cans of pumpkin. I believe this is the appropriate time to fill your hearts with smiling pumpkin varieties.  

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I love to prepare desserts from its scratch. That gives an immense satisfaction and joy. I made peach tart before. Some other fruit desserts in this space are plum crumble, pear cobbler and mango mousse.

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