Monday, 29 October 2012

Babycorn Manchurian

Hi Friends,
 Today's recipe I tried from my friend's blog Pallavi....(Cook Eat Burrp ) She is very creative in cooking, keeps trying new recipes.
I tried this recipe but added 1 or 2 more ingredients on my own .......It was good as a starters esp. for vegetarian people :-)


1 pack of  baby-corn (cut slit-wise )
2 tbsp Corn Flour
Salt taste
Oil to deep fry
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp Green chilly sauce
1 tsp Soya sauce
1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
1/2 tbsp Vinegar
1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
1  capsicum (thinly sliced)
Salt and pepper to taste
A pinch of sugar
1/4 tbsp oil


  1. Sprinkle  corn flour and salt on the baby-corns.
  2. Mix it evenly.( Don’t add water)
  3. Heat oil and deep fry them till golden brown in colour.
  4. Drain them on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  5. In a non stick kadhai, heat oil.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute till it becomes brown.
  7. Add the onions and capsicum. Saute for only 2 mins on high flame.
  8. Add the sauces , vinegar.
  9. Add the seasoning.
  10. Put baby-corns and mix gently.
  11. Remove from fire and serve hot.
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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Beyond the cooking .......

Hi Friends .........
  Today I am back to blogging but not with a recipe ........Surprise na ???  You will see my eye make up tutorial which I did to participate in Ankita's Giveaway .
I did it for first time and hope I did justice with it :-)

For further details please visit her blog HERE....
Wish me luck :-) :-) :-) :-)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Chicken 65

Hi Friends ,
Chicken 65 is spicy, deep fried chicken recipe originated from Chennai. In Bangalore you will get this appetizer in all the restaurants. Its very famous here .....
I learnt this recipe from my co-blogger Jay from  She has a lovely cooking blog..
I tried this recipe with a little variation and it came out perfectly so wanted to share with you all :-)


  •  700 gm Chicken ( I used chicken with bones you can use boneless too) 
  •  2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp food colour (red)*
  • Salt taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Wash and pat dry chicken pieces and keep them aside.
  2. Mix red chilly powder, pepper powder, salt, vinegar, lemon juice and kabab powder or red colour, marinate the chicken pieces for 1 hour.
  3. Mix corn flour, egg, wheat flour to thick paste.
  4. Dip the marinated chicken pieces in the paste.     
  5. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the chicken pieces on medium flame to golden brown.
  6. Remove on an absorbent paper.
  7. Heat 2 tbsp oil , add ginger garlic paste and curry leaves, saute till it ginger- garlic paste turns brown.
  8. Add yogurt and mix well.
  9. Add salt.
  10. Cook till mixture gets thick.
  11. Add fried chicken pieces, cook in low flame till masala is nicely coated on the chicken pieces.
  12. Remove from fire.
  13. Serve hot.
Note: I mixed kabab powder in the marination (it has colour in it), so I skipped putting extra colour. If you don't have kabab powder then add colour while marinating the chicken.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Masala Kaju ( Spicy Cashew-nuts)

Hi Friends ,
As Diwali is approaching, we all are busy in shopping, cleaning and decorating our houses. Diwali "festival of lights", we share our happiness in the form of gifts with our friends and relatives. 
Making something nutritious and fresh always double the happiness. So I tried something very common but came out very tasty.

  • 150 gms whole cashew nuts
  • Salt taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp mint powder* (optional)
  • 3 tbsp ghee for frying

  • Heat ghee in a  frying pan.
  • Add cashews, fry till light brown.
  • Drain them on an absorbent paper.
  • Sprinkle all other ingredients over the cashew-nuts.
  • Toss till masalas are well coated on cashew-nuts.
  • Store them in an airtight container once they cool down completely to room temperature. 

Note*: (I make mint powder at home by drying mint leaves, then grind them into fine powder. You can use it in raitas too.)

Sending this recipe to:

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Monday, 22 October 2012

Dal Rasam

Hi All.......
Rasam or south Indian soup made up of tamarind pulp, tomato, chilies. Rasam is served as soup or can be eaten with boiled rice too.
I added little bit of dal (lentils) to make it more healthy.

I make rasam quiet often as I love them....sometimes tomato rasam or dal rasam......Here is the recipe for you all.


  • 1/2 cup red gram dal (toor dal)
  • 1 lemon sized ball of tamarind
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 peppercorns 
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Salt taste 
For Tadka
  • 1 tsp oil 
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic (roughly crushed)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 broken dry red chilies
  • Few curry leaves
  • Chopped fresh coriander for garnishing
  1. Cook dal in a pressure cooker with water. Keep on low flame for 10-15 mins after first whistle. 
  2. Soak the tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes. Mash it nicely, extract juice and discard pulp.
  3. Mix the tamarind pulp in the dal mixture. 
  4. Add turmeric powder, hing, peppercorns, salt into the dal mixture. Boil it till the raw smell of tamarind goes away. Remove from fire.
  5. Heat oil in small pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and garlic cloves. Cook till garlic becomes light brown in colour.
  6. Add curry leaves, broken dry chilies. Saute for a min.
  7. Add this tadka or tempering into the dal mixture.
  8. Mix well, garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 
  9. Serve hot.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Palak Mattar Paneer

Hi Friends ...
   I have posted a recipe of Palak Paneer in my blog , the other day I was searching a recipe in my friend's blog and I found Palak Mattar Paneer recipe...
I tired the dish by adding mattar (Peas) into it, by adding a single ingredient does make a difference in the whole dish. 
I loved it :-)...

 Click here for the recipe..... Hope you all will love it too :-) 

Sending this recipe to Nithu's Blog:

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Phulka and Nithu's Giveaway

Hi Friends ...
  Phulka or Roti is a common form of consuming wheat.... Phulkas are always made in lunch or dinner along with the veggies, dal and raitha.
Half cook it on tawa after that directly on the gas flame with the help of tongs, which makes it blow up like balloon....

For the phulka recipe, visit Nithu's blog here...... She has explained it nicely and please do participate in her ongoing event and giveaway ....

Click here for the giveaway information ..

All the best gals :-)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Raarha Meat

Hi All..........
Recently I received a cookbook of Jiggs Kalra (J.Inder Singh Kalra) from Pallavi. I participated in her FUNFAIR EVENT and won it.. Really the event was amazing and nicely hosted by her.
So I decided to make something from the book to express my feelings and boys guess what ??? Happiness was doubled when the recipe was loved by everyone ...
Sharing the recipe with you all so that you all can also try this and get a big smile from your loved ones....
I made few changes in the recipe by adding few more ingredients into it.


  • 700 gm mutton
  • 3/4 cup curd
  • Salt
  • 4-5 tbsp ghee
  • 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 2-3 black cardamoms
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 large onions (paste)
  • 5 large tomatoes (paste)
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi powder (Turmeric)
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 2 tsp mutton powder (optional)
  • Garnish: chopped coriander leaves 


  1. Wash and clean mutton. Keep it aside till it gets dry.
  2. Whisk curd in a large bowl, add salt. Mix well. Now add mutton pieces and marinate them for 1-2 hrs.
  3. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add roughly crushed cardamoms (green and black), cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves.
  4. Cook for 10 secs. Now add onion paste. Mix well. Bhuno till it turns golden brown in colour.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste. Mix well. Bhuno.
  6. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, mutton powder and red chilly powder. Saute it.
  7. Now add mutton along with the marination, cook covered on low flame until tender.
  8. Keep adding 2 tbsp of water at regular intervals to ensure that the meat doesn't stick at bottom of the vessel.
  9. Now add tomatoes. Mix well.
  10. Stir and bhuno until lamb (mutton) is napped in the masala.
  11. Add cumin powder and garam masala,stir for a minute.
  12. Lastly, I closed the lid of the cooker and gave 2 whistles.
  13. Open the cooker once the pressure drops down.
  14. Remove to a serving dish, sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
  15. Serve hot with rotis and pranathas.
It is very easy and simple recipe ......If you are mutton lover, do try this.

Here is the look of the cookbook with a small note from her ..Thank you so much Pallavi :-)

Will share more recipes with you all ....Till then good luck :-)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sabz Pasta (Veggie pasta in red sauce)

Hi Friends,
  Earlier I posted basic tomato sauce which you can use it on pizza base or in pasta . I used same sauce to make pasta but in a healthy way by adding veggies (sabz) into it ..... I gave it to my son in his favorite plate, big smile on his face made me so happy :-) 

  • 2 cups wheat penne pasta 
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 carrot
  • 4-5 green beans
  • Bell peppers (yellow and red) In-case you don't have bell peppers you can use capsicum too 
  • 1/2 cup corns
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 small Broccoli (I used cauliflower as I didn't have it)
  • 2 tbsp olives
  • 2 tbsp jalapenos

For Tomato Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 500 gm tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion  (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp chilly flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Salt taste
  • A pinch of ajinomoto (optional)


  1. Boil water adding salt and oil. Add pasta and cook till its half done. Discard water and keep the pasta aside.
  2. Chop all the veggies and blanch them in boiling water for 15-20 mins. Drain and keep them aside.
  3. Make tomato sauce. For recipe click here.
  4. Follow till step 4 ....Now add tomato ketchup. Mix well.
  5. Add veggies and mix well.
  6. Add penne pasta and mix nicely but gently.
  7. Cook on low flame for 5-10 mins covered.
  8. Remove from fire.
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley or coriander leaves.

Note: Please don't overcook the pasta. 
         You can use any shape of the pasta (spiral, spaghetti, penne) 

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Homemade tomato sauce for pastas and pizzas

Hi All...
Pastas and Pizzas are every body's  favourite now a days......not only kids but even adults like them too. 
How about making fresh pastas and pizzas at home ? Homemade food is always my first choice of giving it to my son :-) 
Earlier I shared veg pizza recipe with you all I am posting a recipe of how to make pasta or pizza tomato sauce at home.

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 500 gm tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion  (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp chilly flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Salt taste
  • A pinch of ajinomoto (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and onion. 
  2. Cook till onions become light pink in colour.
  3. Add tomatoes, mix well. Cover and cook on low flame till tomatoes become mashy.
  4. Add oregano, chilly flakes, sugar, black pepper and salt. Simmer on low flame for 5-7 mins.
  5. Remove from fire, tomato sauce is ready. You can use this sauce for pastas or pizzas.

Note: You can use electric chopper to get finely chopped tomatoes and onions.

Sending this recipe to:

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Winners of my first giveaway.......

Hi Friends ...
   Time to announce the results ......I know you all will be so curious to know the result.
So not wasting too much of time .....

Winner of the first prize is 
Snigdha Prusti (Snik)

And The Second Prize goes to
Priya Satheesh


Congrats to the winners, please mail me your address within 48 hours so that I can send you the prizes. If not, then I will choose the another winner.
Other participants please don't be sad ......I had 150 followers now YIPPIEEE 
so one more giveaway is lined up :-)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Espresso Coffee At Home

Hi Friends....
   Espresso coffee is all time favorite of all.....Going to expensive coffee cafe is not anymore because now you can make the espresso coffee at home, that too in no time and without espresso machine :-)
Chit chatting with friends after dinner and having a cup of espresso with cookies ..Yummy, isn't it ?? 
So telling you the recipe of making espresso coffee at home.

Ingredients: (For 3 cups)

  • 2 tbsp Instant Coffee Powder ( I love bru)
  • 4 tbsp  Sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of water


  • Take a mug, put  coffee and sugar. Add 1 tsp of water and mix it. 
  • It should be crumbly & not very wet.

  • Beat it continuously with a spoon or electric beater, till it becomes frothy fluffy coffee mix.

  • In the meanwhile, boil  a cup of milk and water mix.
  • Put the whipped coffee in each mug and then pour the milk in the whipped coffee mix.
  • Stir it quickly.
  • Sprinkle some cocoa powder & serve immediately.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Update On My First Giveaway

Hi Friends .....
Organised my first giveaway and received overwhelming response from all my friends and co-bloggers....
5 more days to enter the giveaway :-) if you have not entered till now do it before its too late .........

Update on the entries I received till now 

12 entries
Jillu Anand
12 entries
Vijayalakshmi D
12 entries
Tamilsasi Cuisine
12 entries
Archana Vijay
12 entries
12 entries
Preeti Garg
12 entries
Smita Singh
12 entries
Samannita Modak
12 entries
S Gathampari Harivijayraj
12 entries
Shama Nagarajan
12 entries
Meena B
12 entries
Snigdha Prusti
12 entries
12 entries
Nithu Bala
12 entries
Priya Satheesh
12 entries
Asiya Omar
12 entries
Pari Cash
12 entries
Ruchi Walia
12 entries
12 entries
Shailaja Reddy
12 entries
Iswarya Lakshmi
12 entries
12 entries
Sharanya CSL
10 entries
2 entries
Priti S.
2 entries
2 entries

Friends this my first giveaway, I tried to calculate all the entries personally and carefully. If any miscalculation is there or your name is not in the list. 
Please feel free to contact me through my email id:

Thanks all for participating and the one who did not participate till now, you guys still have time to participate here

All the best to all :-)