Thursday, 23 April 2015

Baked Samosas

Most of us love to have some snack with our evening tea or coffee.... We love to munch something for our evening time especially on weekends. That was the reason why I made chicken spring rolls and spicy Kerala mixture. Making samosas were there in my to do list for a long time. 

I made paneer at home and so made the filling from homemade paneer. By Gods grace, this came out well and the recipe is from Raghavan Iyer's Indian Cooking Unfolded.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Motichoor Ladoo

Have you all enjoyed your weekend....? May an Indian sweet make you happy today. In my childhood, other than cake, two most important sweets in my home were ladoo and jilebi.... Me and my brothers used to crave like anything for these two sweets. My mom used to buy these sweets often.....and the last one left will be for mom....After finishing my portion, I used to ask mommy with pleasing eyes...."Do you really want this.....?" . She replies " take ..... but give equal portion to your brothers also...." . But my dearest brothers, on seeing such begging eyes of mine.....tells, "chechi (sister) you eat....we don't want....." and the same rule applies for almost everything which I'm fond of . Most of us recognizes our mothers sacrifices, her warmth and her unconditional love when we put ourselves into that shoes..... right? My eyes became wet while typing this.... 

I came to know about this motichoor laddo from Dhanya Sheen, who have motivated me to try this.... thanks a lot dear...... By Gods grace, this came out well in my first try. I got recipe from here. My others posts in Indian sweets are  Kaju Katli and Pear Burfi .

Friday, 17 April 2015

Pomegranate Ice Cream - A guest post for Rafeeda of The Big Sweet tooth

Rafee (which I love to call her) who blogs at The Big Sweet Tooth ,is sweetest and genuine friend of mine in this world of blogging. She owns a wonderful blog with yummiest recipes.... I often drool over her recipes in her blog especially for Malabari recipes and countless number of other non veg and desserts. I love the way she writes her thoughts..... it is very organic and straight from her heart. I really admire her consistency in blogging irrespective of her many responsibilities which includes taking care of her family, work life balance  and everything else.... All the best dear Rafee.... for your amazing trip of blogging.... 

I'm always thankful that I'm living in this age of 'world in a click apart'. We are bonded because of the love for food and the joy of sharing.... When Rafee asked me to write a guest post for her....I was so excited to do. I was pretty sure about the category.... which is dessert.... but in a little bit  mess of selecting one... But when I told about this ice cream, she was happy and encouraged me to move forward..

So.... scoops of pomegranate ice cream for this sweet tooth girl...

Pomegranate is a nutritious giant. For making this pomegranate ice cream, only three ingredients are required. The basic recipe is obtained from a product leaf and I added the pomegranate juice for the flavor.... I started from juicing the pomegranate and then strained it...... The residue from the strainer has directly gone into my tummy....Please do hop to Rafee's blog to find the recipe :-) 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Tinker Bell theme cake for my little princess

Today I'm very excited to share you my latest try on themed cake which my little one is really fond of. I made a Mickey mouse club house themed cake for Rydhi's third birthday. Last year, we had a visit to Disneyland. It was really beautiful and I could see the most happiest faces of kids....... They claim it as one of the happiest places on the earth. She loves to watch cartoons and the heroine, Tinker Bell came into picture..... Thank Lord! that this cake came out well (at least to my imagination) from not a trained person. 

In Disneyland, we were in a queue for clicking pictures with Tinker Bell, Rydhi was so excited .....and she ran towards her, cutting the queue. We had to convince a lot to bring her back to the queue. 

Everything in the cake other than the frame of Tinker's wings are edible. It was a real fun to make the Tinker's Bell figurine and her house. Anish was there with me while doing the me constructive suggestions and corrections. 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Mango Mousse - No egg no gelatin

How are you my readers....... Now it is spring time. We feel a sort of wild enthusiasm when a dream after a long time comes true right...? Itz time for the bud to get blossomed...... A kinda dream for them from no leaves and dryness, then comes leaves, budding and afterward flowers....... I feel love, wait and bloom theory in every nook and it happens for a dream.

I have completed two years of blogging journey..... Thank Lord! and a word of heartfelt thanks to all of you for your great support. 

Summer is on the way here....So I thought it would be nice if I give you some chilled recipes.......I had mango mousse on a party here. From that very day onward, I bookmarked in my mind to make it.  I really wanted to have the organic mango taste. So no extra flavoring added. This was an experiment to make mousse with less ingredients and by Gods grace, this came out well and I could present it to you.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Orange Glazed Smoked Ham

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. For this Easter, spicy Indian style smoked ham decorated our lunch table. In this recipe of smoked ham, both sweetness and spiciness tied knot. 

You can make this glazed ham not only for Easter but also for any celebrations with your family and friends. I decided to include this one for our Easter menu as Anish and my little one loves to have different style dishes on our table.


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tres Leches Cake/ Pastel de Tres Leches and Happy Easter..!

How about your preparations for this Easter... I know most of you are pretty busy in planning for Easter...Tres Leches cake is found to be Mexican originated one. This cake is a butter less version and have many air bubbles and so that it absorbs the three milk syrup well. 

Thanks a ton to Dhanya Sheen, Remya Kiran and Anju Renjith who told the lazy me to give on my hands to Tres Leches cake. By Gods grace, this came out well. It served us a  celebration treat for our taste buds..... I made a fondant Easter bunny for its topping. Isn't it cool.... ? :-)