Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Quinoa ( Pronounced Keen- Wah) is a edible seed or can be put in the millet variety very popular in US , It is high in protein as just loving this millet variety a lot. Though I miss some Indian millets here as it is not easily available but quinoa is one variety we get in any store here. How about making a healthy vegetarian Indian meal for the thanksgiving meal this year.Thanks giving is the national holiday usually celebrated the fourth thursday of Nov every year, people celebrate this to thank god for the blessing of the harvest of the preceding year.It can also be considered as an aspect of harvest festival. If you are looking for some vegetarian option to put up for the thanks giving meal then this might be the perfect meal with Indian flavors and a healthy way to celebrate. Who doesn't like tawa pulao , making it more healthy with quinoa instead of rice was one of the best thing I experimented . Including protein instead of carb is a key to stay healthy and if you are watching for those extra calories including millets and carb free dish might be quiet helpful. Lets move on the recipe...My ingredient for this month was suggested My partner saraswathi -Its quinoa and paneer.. visit blog to know more about this event ..Shhhh cooking secretly
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Its 35 days more for Christmas eve , I know some have already started baking for Christmas in this blogosphere I have got a very interesting combo which goes so well and no one will find the secret ingredient in it , perfect for the holiday season . I love to bake cupcakes and cake they are so easy to make and are perfect sweet treat you can give your family after a meal. I have experiment many cupcakes with fruit and vegetables but this one of my fav as it has Zucchini in it. Chocolate and zucchini goes very well and in cupcake you wil hardly find it has zucchini in it. I made these spongy and moist cupcake for car snacks theme today and my daughter was like so excited once she entered home from school she just pick up a cupcake and enjoyed it thoroughly as i have already said she is a big chocoholic , I had a bowl full of ganache on the table near the cupcakes she just licked them all, Frosting a cupcake with chocolate ganache is a perfect to impress a chocoholic person like my daughter. Lets move on to the recipe quickly..Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Popcorns anyone ?? yes today am sharing a very simple snack which is healthy and most popular theater snack loved by all ages. A wonderful movie with glass of coke and a bag of pop corn in hand is perfect way to enjoy a movie isn't it. Though popcorn our famous as a theater snack it is a fuss free snack to carry in car if you are going for long road trip. This week I chose Car snacks theme for Bm, when I was thinking on fuss free car snack the first thing came to my mind was popcorns and nothing else. So I made them quick and as it is chilli over here this was a perfect snack to have. I learn't to pop popcorns in my school when we had to plan a canteen for the whole student in school every week a person was assigned to pop the popcorns and pack them. I used to enjoy making them how much so ever as loved the popping sound a lot. yes I know you can make popcorns at home using a microwave or popcorn machine but wat if you want to make them on stove top with the popcorn kernels. You can customize and season them as you wish here I have done the Indian version of popcorn with masalas.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Rajasthani Badam halwa is little different from the south Indian badam halwa. They make this halwa two way one is the smooth textured one and other is the coarse textured. Here I have share a smooth version of rajasthani Badam halwa . For this month Indian cooking challenge Vaishali di had suggested the Rajasthani badam halwa,a traditional rajasthani sweet how can i miss this challenge So made them and here I am to share my recipe. I love to make smooth textured Halwa a lot and this one was so tempting I cudn't resist . We do add Mawa in this halwa and even in Rajasthani besan chakki but it tastes delicious without mawa too . This is one healthy sweet every growing kid should have as it is filled with richness and nutrients of almonds. Perfect to carry for a long road trip , I shared this sweet with some friends and they loved it. I thank god to get such compliments :). Perfect sweet snack to enjoy isn't it, that why I made them in bite size piece so that it is easy eat. Lets move on to the recipe..Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Onion Pakoda is our family fav tea time snack and when it is a rainy day my H will sure tell me to make them as he loves fried snacks a lot especially when it is a rainy day. Onion pakoda is very famous south Indian snack sold is all the sweets and savory stalls. I Love the adyar andha bhavan cashew pakoda and onion pakoda a lot. I make this pakodas often they are crispy and delicious snack to go with a hot cup of Coffee or Tea. This is very popular street food in India and particularly in south India. They call It thul pakoda as it is bits and pieces and a clump. This pakoda goes well with green chutney and a cup of tea/ coffee. In north they make this pakoda little different but the method is the same.