Dec 24, 2018

Wine

 Grape Wine 
                                                                                         

It is  Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ…. The whole place is filled with red and green colors . Each house is decorated with beautiful lights . Snowman, snowflakes, Santa is everywhere πŸŽ….  You all must be wrapping up the Christmas preparations. The kitchen must be smelling fruit cakes 🍰πŸͺ and cookies. I am here with yet another Christmas recipe … yup!! You guessed it right. It is wine 🍷…. Actually I started preparing this a year ago and was waiting for this time of the year to post it πŸ˜‰. It is an easy recipe with minimum ingredients πŸ‘. I have used grapes πŸ‡, sugar, yeast and water. After juicing the grapes, you mix everything and keep covered in a dark place for at least 3 weeks. Delicious wine 🍷 is ready πŸ˜€.  Okay then let’s get started….

Dec 23, 2018

Dates Cake


 Dates Cake
                                                                                       

Jingle bells, jingle bells πŸ˜ƒ … Jingle all the way … oh what fun it is to ride … in a one-horse open sledge...... πŸ˜ƒ. Christmas πŸŽ… is around the corner and no Christmas πŸŽ„ celebration is complete without baking a cake 🍰. Last year I had posted Christmas fruit cake the feedback I got from you all was overwhelming 😍😍. Thank you dear friends, so glad that you all liked the cake. This time I am here with dates cake. This cake is super soft, super fluffy and super yummy πŸ˜‹. A simple, healthy eggless cake. Come on friends! Let’s celebrate this Christmas πŸŽ… with this yummy dates cake. Okay then let’s get started….

Nov 29, 2018

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer/ Spinach Cottage Cheese Gravy
                                                               

Palak Paneer is a famous North Indian delicacy πŸ˜‹.  A Vegetarian dish made with paneer and palak  🌿is indeed a power food.  Rich combo of spinach and cottage cheese is very nutritive and healthy πŸ’ͺ.  The recipe is quite simple. Blanch the spinach and puree it along with sautΓ©ed onion  and tomatoes πŸ…. After cooking it low flame finally we add paneer. That’s it, yummy palak paneer is ready πŸ˜ƒ.  Okay then let’s get started….

Jun 17, 2018

Peach Mango Lemonade

Peach Mango Lemonade
                                                                         

Hello!!!! Summer is here again 🌞…. So it’s time to make some really cool summer refreshments 🍹. I love summer only for this one reason you get plenty of vivid varieties of fruits πŸ‰πŸ‘πŸ’πŸŽπŸŠ. Peach, mango, blackberry, blueberry, plums, cherries, honeydews, cantaloupe and what not… I am here with a simple and refreshing lemonade. Peach πŸ‘, mango  and lemon πŸ‹ blends together to give a refreshing flavor. Try this cool and refreshing drink πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰. Okay then let’s get started…..

Jun 10, 2018

Banana Cutlet

Banana Cutlet / Banana Croquette
                                           
Have you guys tried this before???  If you have left over bread 🍞and ripe bananas 🍌🍌 at home try this. The best part is it is ready in no time and also a best way to use those breads and bananas that you are about to throw in trash bin. I got this recipe from a TV show. Kids will love it πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹.  You can make this quick snack healthy by adding nuts πŸ• and raisins . You can use any banana like plantain (ripe), baby bananas and normal bananas. Unlike the savory cutlets the labor needed here is too less πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰.  There is no sauteing or cooking just you have to fry the cutlets.  You can use ghee (clarified butter) for frying πŸ‘Œ.  There is no need to add egg  or all purpose flour (maida) the moisture in the banana will hold it together. This is simple and easy recipe if you have unexpected guest at home you can serve this with a cup of tea/ coffee  if you don’t have any other snack at home. Try this simple and yummy snack and give me your feedback 😊😊. Okay then let’s get started.....

Feb 13, 2018

Homemade Chocolates

Homemade Chocolates
                                                                    

Who doesn’t like chocolates 🍫🍫? I bet every one of you just adore every single bite of those πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹.  If you can prepare those yummy treats at home it simply doubles the happiness πŸ˜ƒ. I never knew that making chocolates are as simple as eating them πŸ˜‰. It‘s just a matter of mixing and freezing. Tomorrow it’s Saint Valentine’s day or Feast of Saint Valentine or Valentine‘s day. You can call it whatever you like πŸ˜„.  It is the day of Love πŸ’“πŸ’•. So it is a must to treat your loved onesπŸ’– on this day and if you make some homemade goodies then it is your day. Try this easy –peasy chocolate at home and celebrate your 😍 Valentine’s day in style πŸ˜‰. Okay then let’s get started!!!

Feb 4, 2018

Uzhunnu Vada

Uzhunnu Vada / Urad Vada / Medu vada / Lentil Fritter  

                                                                      

Helllllo 😊!!! Hope you guys tried my Mutton Biriyani recipe… How was it?  Please do share your feedback. These feed backs are so very encouraging and inspiring, it motivates me to  try and share yummy recipes 😊😊. Today  I am here with an extremely popular tea time snack πŸ‘Œ. It is loved by all 😍, Yes!!! It is Uzhunnu vada or Medu Vada. Back home in Kerala a good amount of space is occupied by these vadas in all tea shops πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰.   This is usually served as a tea time 🍡 snack but you also serve this during breakfast as a combo along with dosa (rice pancake) or pongal (rice / lentil dish). Uzhunnu vada is made with urad dal (a type of lentil) and it resembles a doughnut 🍩 in appearance. They have a crispy exterior and soft interior πŸ˜‹.  The lentils are soaked in water for a minimum of 2 hours. Then they are ground to a coarse paste. I used mixer grinder for grinding ,extreme care should be taken while grinding. Add water just enough to make it to a coarse paste. It shouldn’t be very coarse πŸ˜‰.  Then they are beaten well to incorporate air in to it, this is very important as this gives a soft and fluffy vada.  Later on spices like pepper (I used pepper powder), green chilies, ginger, curry leaves and shallots (I used onion) are added πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ . Then it is shaped like doughnuts and it is dropped in to hot piping oil and it is fried. Tasty vadas are ready in minutes πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹. It is a perfect tea time snack especially during this chilly weather πŸ˜ƒ. Okay then let’s get started….

Jan 23, 2018

Mutton Biriyani

 Mutton Biriyani / Easy Pressure Cooker Mutton Biriyani 
                                                                            

Biriyani !!! This needs no intro ... everyone loves Biriyani πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ .This is my fourth post on biriyani and first on lamb/ mutton 😊. Whenever we buy mutton we usually make curry/ gravy with it but this time I tried biriyani πŸ˜ƒ. This recipe is super easy as I have tried making this in pressure cooker πŸ‘Œ. Pressure cooker biriyani is irresistible as they are super tasty πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ. The pressure cooker gives the biriyani a “dum effect”. A one pot meal is so tempting that you can’t stop yourself from trying it again πŸ˜‹. The method is pretty simple πŸ‘Œ. At first we marinate the meat with the spices then cook it till three- fourth. Later on this is cooked along with the rice. Tasty and flavorful biriyani is ready in no time πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰.  This lip smacking biriyani is a perfect meal at anytime πŸ˜ƒ. Okay then let’s get started….

Jan 11, 2018

Cheese Sandwich

Cheese Sandwich
                                                                     

I am always puzzled πŸ˜• when it is time to pack lunch box  🍱for my little one. How about you guys?  If so here comes a simple and easy recipe πŸ˜‰. It’s a favorite among kids 😊. It is nothing but Cheese sandwich πŸ˜‹. If you are really late in the morning this recipe is a life saver πŸ˜ƒ. It will be ready in minutes πŸ‘. This sandwich is loaded with fatty ingredients so you can sit back and relax as it will keep your little one full and filling 😊. You just need three ingredients to make this lip-smacking sandwich - butter, bread and cheese slice 🍞. You can skip butter and dry toast it if needed. Okay then let’s get started……

Dec 20, 2017

Ginger Cardamom tea/ Adrak Elaichi Chai

Ginger Cardamom tea/ Adrak Elaichi Chai
                                                                   
         

Who doesn’t like to sip a cup of hot tea on a cold day ⛄⛆? When it is masala chai (spiced milk tea) or ginger cardamom tea I will be on cloud nine 😊. During winter season it is a must to have at least ginger milk tea 🍡. I try to add dried ginger powder almost every time I prepare tea.  A hot cup of ginger cardamom tea after a long tired day is indeed refreshing. Ginger is having many medicinal properties so adding them to your diet is very good 😊. Cardamom the queen of spices just adds flavor to your tea that can’t be described. These spices are indeed an asset to our cooking πŸ˜ƒ. Not only in beverages, we add them in almost every dish we prepare πŸ˜‰.  Try making this simple yet healthy tea. Okay then let’s get started…..