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Friday, November 21, 2014

Tawa Pulao |Spicy Vegetable Tawa Pulao|How to Make Tawa Pulao ~ Street food Recipes

Pulao/ Pilaf recipes

Tawa pulao is a easy to make scrumptious variety rice which is most popular street of Mumbai , as the name suggest it is generally made on tawa but I used a wide pan as I didn't have a wide tawa to make them. As you know the very famous street food Pav bhaji is also made in huge tawa.This a quick rice variety you can make any time and enjoy :) The key ingredient used in this rice preparation is the pava bhaji masala , You can add more or less as you like the spice level I usually like this pulao spicy. This pulao goes well as is with chopped onion and lemon squeezed on top but can also accompany it with yogurt/ raita.  You can include the vegetables as you like here I used beans, Carrot, capsicum and peas. some like to add potatoes to this rice too but i skipped it.Some really think pulao should be plain white but this a spicy pulao remember it is better to remain red hot ;) ..Lets quickly move on to the recipe to make these spicy pulao..

Tawa Pulao with step by step images

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Quinoa Paneer Tawa Pulao |Quinoa Tawa Pulao - Vegeterian Thanksgiving Meal

Quinoa Recipes

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 

Pulao / Pilaf recipes

Quinoa Tawa Pulao

    Preparation time
   Cook Time
                                         Millet Recipes
10 mins
   15-20 mins 
Healthy quinoa Recipes  Quinoa - 1 cup
  Paneer / Cottage cheese cubes - 1/2 cup ( heaped)
  Mutter / Peas - 1 cup
  Onion - 1 No  ( chopped)
  Tomato - 1 No ( chopped) 
  Cinnamon - 1 stick
  Cardamom - 2 no
  Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp
  Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
  Pav bhaji masala - 1 tsp ( adjust to your taste)
  Cumin pd - 1/2 tsp
  Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  Oil - 2 tbsp
  Salt to taste
  Lemon wedges 

  • Cook the quinoa in rice cooker  or on the stove with 2 cups of water and fluff them with a fork.
  • Shallow fry the paneer cubes in oil this light brown.
  • In a sauce pan heat oil , add cinnamon , cardamom .
  • Add chopped onion and saute them till translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and cook them till mushy. Add mutter / peas and saute them till they done .
  • Add red chilli pd, turmeric pd, cumin pd, pav bhaji masala  and sprinkle some water.
  • Add salt as needed  and Mix in the quinoa .
  • After the combine well , add coriander leaves.
  • Add shallow fried paneer and serve them warm .

Thanksgiving Meal Recipes and ideas

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Eggless Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes |Eggless Cakes ~Christmas Recipes

Cakes and cupcakes recipes

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

Masala Popcorn Recipe | Home made Popcorn Recipes ~ Car Snacks

Popcorn recipes

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 Recipe | Badam Halwa Recipe ( with Mawa)

Badam halwa Recipe

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 Thul Pakoda Recipe |Crispy Onion Pakoda/ Pakoras ~Tea Time snacks

Snacks Recipes
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. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Vegetable Fried Rice With Cabbage Manchurian ~Combo Meals

Indo Chinese Recipes

Vegetable Fried Rice and Manchurian Our family fav Indo Chinese dish. My brother always orders this for take out from a shop near our home and he enjoys this combo a lot wish I could parcel him some.Vegetable Fried rice taste similar to the Chinese one , I have posted a Indo Chinese version of fried rice already which is bit different from this fried rice. I made them white as we get in india and I made Cabbage Manchurian with gravy to accompany this colorful rice. You can also add carrot in them , i didn't any carrot so skipped it. Spring onion and the ginger garlic flavor is very important to get the Chinese flavors in the dish so avoid skipping them. My H took this for his lunch today and his colleagues too tasted it, he said all enjoyed a lot. I  was the happiest person to hear that compliments. Even a small sign hmm yummy makes us very happy isn't it , feels like what I have been working for is payed off. Ok coming to the recipe here is very famous combo meal which all our youngsters in Indian love them. I have made Manchurian in our school kitchen and the recipe is what I learned from school did a little tweaking though :)  My H doesn't like to eat cauliflower at all and so I made cabbage manchurian instead. You can also add carrots, capsicums to the manchurian balls and make them as vegetable manchu. Trust me they are a heavenly combo no one can resist this.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.