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Create Fearlessly with Hamilton Beach

When BlogAdda announced that I have been shortlisted for BlogAdda’s #CreateFearlessly activity in association with Hamilton Beach and that I would receive the  “Party Planner” to use and review, I was constantly thinking about the various recipes that I can try using Hamilton’s Stainless Steel Hand Blender (59769-IN) and a  Countertop Oven with Convection & […]
Misal Recipe

Easy Misal Recipe

Misal, a very famous street food of Maharashtra, is a mixture of spicy sprouts with spicier gravy, topped with farsan with added crunch of onions and tang of lemon juice. Its hard to describe the riots of flavors in your mouth when you masticate, a piece of fresh bread (Laadi pao) dunked into fiery red, […]

Suki Methi Machchi|Dry Fish Curry with Fenugreek leaves

Suki Methi Machchi: Fried fish cooked in garlicky, fresh fenugreek leaves curry ! Many make a gravy like curry by adding caramelized onions and sufficient amount of water. But my mother always made a dry version, and she never used onions in methi subzi hence I am sharing the dry subzi recipe here. Preparation time: 10 minutes […]
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Cake with chocolate Ganache

Eggless Chocolate Mousse Cake

Eggless Chocolate Mousse cake with Chocolate ganache, topped with some whipped cream and garnished with glazed cherries, may sound cumbersome or complicated but trust me it is one simple recipe if you plan well and follow the recipe and the instructions. Let me simplify the recipe by breaking it into different components. You will need : […]
Eggless cake with choco chips and nuts

Eggless Chocolate Cake with Nuts

If you wish to bake an egg-less cake for the festive season to share  with  your Vegetarian friends and family, then this Eggless chocolate Cake with  Nuts is a great option to pick. It is based on the recipe from Aparna’s blog (you can check the original recipe for basic egg-less cake here ), and I have […]
Shrikhand recipe

Shrikhand

One of the easiest Indian sweet dish to make ,that is absolutely ‘lick-worthy’, Shrikhand  is a popular yoghurt based dish. Fairly popular amongst Gujaratis and Maharashtrians, the fan following of this creamy, saffron flavored dessert extends beyond these two communities of India. Shrikhand: A creamy, cardamom and saffron flavored sweet dish made from hung/strained curd. […]
Chicken samosa with taco seasoning

Minced Chicken Samosa

Samosa or the crispy, crunchy, flaky, stuffed savoury  Indian style pastry is arguably one of the most famous Indian dish. While the pastry  dough needs some practice to get perfect , there is an easy way out too…ready-made Samosa pattis, that need to be stuffed with the stuffing of your choice, folded and fried to […]

Eggless Gelatinless Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse, a sinful, crowd pulling dessert is generally made using either whipped egg whites (with or without yolks) or using gelatin. But for those vegetarians who do not wish to use gelatin in the recipes, here is an easy way out. Agar agar, a vegetarian substitute for gelatin, is derived from plants (Algae) and is widely […]

Pavbhaji

One of the typical Mumbaiya dish, Pavbahji is ill-famous as the buttery medley of vegetables, tomatoes and spices, mashed till gooey, and served with crunchy onions and lemon wedges, accompanied with butter slathered, spiced up laadi pao, a match made in heaven ! Many complain that no matter what recipe they follow, home made pavbhaji […]

Laadi Pao or Pav Recipe~Soft Dinner rolls

One of my facebook friend, who works in a bakery (Baker’s Shop ), shared this laadi pav recipe after I cajoled him to teach me how to make one. He obviously do not wish his name to be made public, but let me thank you Mr D, your recipe just rocked ! I was surprised […]

Dahi Pakora Kadhi

The Pakora kadhi recipe is shared by Pooja Sunil Butani. Pooja says : ” Curd (Dahi) Pakora kadhi, is our Sunday special, when the whole family gathers together over a meal. It is also often cooked when we have friends or relatives visiting us. The delicious kadhi is our favorite. Do give it a try!” […]

Pancakes

There are infinite number of recipes for  American style Pancakes, and after trying many permutations and combinations, I finally found a perfect ratio of ingredients to make fluffy, delicious pancakes. Ingredients: (Make 6 pancakes, each of approx. 9 cm in diameter) 1 and 1/2 cups All purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder Few drops of […]

Baghare Baingan

Baghare Baingan is one of the most famous dish from the cuisine of Nizams, the Hyderabadi cuisine. The cuisine is well known for its rich flavors and meticulously planned and prepared dishes, be it Hyderabadi Biryani, Kormas, Dum-pukht vegetables or rice, meat dishes, halem or even the desserts. Each dish calls for great precision in […]
Thai yellow curry

Indo-Thai Veg Yellow Curry

Thai Yellow curry is one of the staple food of Thai people and probably there are hundreds of recipes to make this mildly spiced, highly aromatic curry. The Thai yellow curry, also known as Gaeng leuang in local language, varies from rest of  Thai curries, namely, Red Thai curry, Green Thai curry, Masamam Curry etc, […]

Chettinad Fish Curry

Want to know how to make a delicious Chettinad Fish curry? Learn it from the Chef himself! Here we have our friend Chef P, in our virtual kitchen, who is going to share some famous, some restaurant style and some secret recipes with us, in coming weeks !  So stay tuned, friends!!!!! INGREDIENTS for Chettinad […]

Eggless Strawberry And Banana Muffins

Muffin or Cupcake? Well the debate always ends up without reaching any conclusion. So without getting into any argument regarding what should these little, dense, sweet bites  be named as, let’s call these as muffins, because these  deliciously flavored, banana and strawberry bites were moist and dense. I generally make banana bread or banana cake, […]