Monday, March 19, 2018

Bread Jamun | Eggless Bread Pudding | Festival Recipes

Bread Jamun is a very simple and quick dessert which can be made with left-over bread. Recently, after having done with my Badusha preparation, I was left with the surplus sugar syrup as I normally prepare more than the required quantity of syrup for hassle-free soaking of the Badushas. I also have a saver-recipe to make best use of this extra syrup, which my amma used to do in minutes for a quick dessert to serve surprise guests. It is a rich, creamy and decadent dessert that is an Indian variation of the traditional English-style bread pudding. Do you have bread, oil, sugar and milk on hand? Then, why not whip up this Bread jamun for a surprise treat?

Blogging Marathon 86- Wk3 Day3
Preparation time - 5mins
Cooking time - 15mins

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Semiya Payasam | Festival recipes | Vermicelli Kheer recipe | Under 30mins recipe

Semiya Payasam or Vermicelli Kheer is a decadent Indian dessert which is prepared during festivals and special occasions. As it is very easy to prepare and has a fabulous taste and texture, it makes its appearance as often as possible in many Indian homes. Though this Semiya Kheer is DH's all-time favourite, Iam more inclined towards the gorgeous 'Paal Payasam / Rice Kheer'. As that is one of my best treasured recipes and also requires very little effort, I love to prepare for most occasions. However, this was DH's choice for our Wedding Anniversary which we celebrated few days back. It turned out lovely and we relished this Kheer chilled, the next morning too!

Blogging Marathon 86- Wk3 Day2
Preparation time - 5mins
Cooking time - 20mins
Serves - 4

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Paal Payasam, also known as Rice Kheer is a south Indian dessert which is made during festivals like Gokulashtami and Tamil New year (Chithirai Vishu). We do it for Neivedhyam on 'Durgashtami' - the 8th day of Navarathri.This is the first item that one would include when planning for any festive menu.

Ideally, rice and milk should be cooked on a low flame for a long time till the rice is cooked and the milk thickens and becomes creamy, with an exotic rich flavour. My MIL’s sister from whom I learnt most of the traditional Indian sweets and savouries does it that way.I still remember the pleasant aroma that fills the entire house while its getting cooked. As it takes a really long time (more than an hour) and requires constant supervision , I tried out the Pressure cooker method when I chanced upon the recipe in a tamil magazine. I was in for a surprise when I opened the cooker lid. Wow...the milk had thickened and looked like condensed milk, with rice  well blended in it. Absolutely fell in love with its beige coloured texture and lusciously divine taste. It can be done with minimal effort which makes it a Super hit recipe. Ready to check it out??

Blogging Marathon 86- Wk3 Day1
Preparation Time - 5mins
Cooking Time - 40mins
Yields - 5cups Payasam

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cheese Capsicum Rings | Keto Cheese Rings

This Cheese Capsicum Rings have become my go-to snack after coming back hungry from office these days. Iam on this Ketogenic Diet and was looking for interesting recipes to finish my daily macros, especially with Cheese and found that this Cheese Capsicum Ring is doing the rounds all over the Forums. You can twist the recipe according to your liking by adding Paneer Stuffing and use a variety of spices. But, I have given the basic Cheese Ring Recipe with minimal ingredients which can be put together in a jiffy. Try and you would love this!

Blogging Marathon 85- Wk3 Day3

Preparation time - 5mins
Cooking time - 5-7mins

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pizza Dosa | Easy Dosa Recipe

When I thought about Tawa recipes, this Pizza Dosa was the first one to come to my mind. Though I do this often for my kids, I have'nt yet posted on the blog. It is one such easy and absolutely delicious Dosa which can be relished by all. During evenings, my little girl herself does this Pizza Dosa with variations according to her liking for a filling meal. You can use any spicy chutney or spread or just Idli Podi as the spread and also use whatever veggies available at home according to your liking. Only thing which one should note is that this Pizza Dosa should be spread thinly and must be cooked covered. This Dosa should not be flipped like the regular Dosa as the Cheese sticks to the skillet and messes up. Try this one and you will sure go for it often!

BM #85 Wk 3 - Day 2
Tawa Recipes

Cooking time - 3mins per Dosa
Yields - 4 Pizza Dosa

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Seppankizhangu Roast | How to do Arbi Fry in Less Oil | Tawa Arbi Fry

This week's theme is Tawa Recipes, where I would be sharing recipes which are made on a Tawa, mostly for health reasons. Today, its a simple Seppankizhangu Fry or Arbi Fry made on a Tawa which is otherwise fried using a lot of oil to make it crispy. I learnt this method from my mom, who makes the best Arbi Roast. Its a simple recipe with very few ingredients. Just a little patience to keep the Skillet on medium heat and to flip the Arbi pieces once in a while is the key to get perfect Roast. Just give a try and you are sure to fall in love with this Easy side-dish. 

BM #85 Wk 3 - Day 1
Tawa Recipes

Preparation time - 2mins
Cooking time - 15mins

Friday, January 26, 2018

Whey Almond Chocolate Eclairs | Keto Dessert

Whether on diet or not, who doesn't crave desserts? Iam very fond of sweets and after embarking on Keto diet, I could find that the intense craving for sweets had gone. I feel, its one of the best thing about this particular diet. Science behind this is, Carbs aggrevate your Carb cravings, the reason behind one could not stop with just a few chips or French fries. You will in turn eat more and more. That is not your problem, its the action of Carbs. Instead, when you are on an Off-carb diet, consisting of adequate amounts of Protein and healthy Fats, you don't give in to temptations at all. And, Iam the best example to prove this Science! 

In spite of that, very rarely, I do feel like eating something sweet. I came across this recipe and tried out one weekday night. Just whip up a few ingredients, and you are done. Cool, isn't it?

PS: Though its absolutely safe, Whey protein is a dietary supplement and is not advisable for kids below 16years. So, this recipe is not for kids. 

Wk 4 - BM #84 Day 3
New Year Challenge

Preparation time - 10mins
Yields - 5 Chocolate Eclairs

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Keto / Paleo Pizza | Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Today's recipe is one of the amazing recipes which I bumped into, after embarking on this Keto journey in 2017. It all started with me reading about Paleo Diet on Gayathri's blog, which claimed to be one of best Diet plans to lose weight, especially within short period of time.Her write-up was just enough to trigger a spark in me and spent the whole year reading and exploring a lot about Nutrition and Low Carb diets and how they work. I should say, I was on a roll and nothing could stop me. Oh man, it worked like a miracle. I could discover a NEW ME which I had not even dreamt in life. Losing oodles of kgs and more than that,so many inches, on a sustainable Diet plan was fantastic. Would share more about my Keto journey in coming days, maybe as a separate series.. 

Coming back to the recipe, it is one recipe which I never expected to turn out so well. Many recipes shared for Keto or Paleo diet are based on Cauliflower. It is swapped mainly with Potato to make a Low-Carb food which originally is high in Carbs. Cauliflower Rice is doing the rounds in the Diet world. In the same way, this Cauliflower Crust Pizza turns out really so well and definitely a perfect replacement to regular Pizza. Best thing is my kids loved it so much and I have done this Keto Pizza a few times already. Come, let enjoy a guilt-free Pizza.

Wk 4 - BM #84 Day 2
New Year Challenge

Preparation time - 5mins
Baking time - 15-20mins
Serves - 4