Quinoa sweet Pongal / Varagu arisi sarkkarai pongal

         Happy Pongal greetings to you all.  I want to make this pongal bit healthy this time, so I used Quinoa.  This is the 1st time I tried to substibute rice with Quinoa in sweet pongal and I was very curious to see the outcome.  Without any compromization the output was amazing.  Pongal got disappeared […]

Mix Berry Smoothie with Avocados

                                        My morning are always busy with the kids. Making them to have their breakfast is a big task with them! especially with my younger one. I tried various recipes for breakfast along with our traditional […]

Fruit Cake

             This recipe was adapted from Vahchef kitchen which is very simple & easy to make.  Tempting cake, fully loaded with chopped dry fruits makes more rich & delicious.  Still remains one of the most well known cakes through out history. Ingredients:  Dry Ingredients: All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup (or) 125 grams […]

Rawa Pongal

Ingredients: Rava – 1 cup Moong Dhal – 1/2 cup Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp water – 1cup  + 1 1/2 cup ~ 2 cups Salt – to taste Fried broken Cashew – As required for garnishing. For Seasoning: Oil – 3 tbsp + 1 tsp of Ghee Cumin / Jeera – 1 tsp Whole […]

Egg Free Ragi Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake

                Ragi / Finger Millet is one of the staple food in Southern part of India. It is most nutritious food which is rich in calcium and protein and also have good amount of iron and other minerals. We can prepare various dishes in ragi like puttu, dosa, […]

Dish in 30 Minutes – Rice Recipes and Giveaway

In our busy life who would hesitate to learn a dish which can be made in 30 minutes.  Especially the weekdays with kids going school and spouse to work making breakfast and lunch pack is the most challenging task for any individual.  So I came up with an idea to host a special event called […]

Pumpkin Pie

                            Thank you all my followers, friends and fellow bloggers who continually supported me and my blog during my long silent! I am overwhelmed by the messages from you all for caring and concern about me! This three years blog break really […]

Cheese Galettes

Cheese Galette is an ancient way of preparing rustic cheese pie more like pie crust. But i made it like crackers for my friend who follows low crab lifestyle! Replace flour with almond flour makes it low carb. This delicious galettes, just melt in mouth with unique flavour and sweetness of the almond flour. Linking […]

Hot Chocolate

Preparation time: 5 Minutes Cooking time: 15 Minutes Servings: 3 Adapted from Tv show.. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup milk 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1 tbsp sugar (optional) A pinch of salt Method: 1. Heat milk and half and half in a saucepan  over a medium heat. 2. When the milk […]

Fudge Popsicle

  Ice creams and Popsicle are always a special treat for kids during summer and you can surprise your kids with this quick and easy recipe with no fancy ingredients in it. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Chilling time 4~ 6  hours Makes: 6~8 Popsicle Recipe adapted from On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz. […]

Corn Tortillas

      A tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize and it is a stable food of Mexico. Which is a basic of many traditional Mexican dishes, such  tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas, chilaquiles, and tortilla soup (sopa de tortilla). Warmed corn tortillas are also often served […]

Lamb / Goat Kidney fry

               This would be a mouthwatering dish for those who loves to eat goat organs. This is very famous in many part of South India and they are high in cholesterol and iron. They cook very fast that you have to have an eye.  If they cook too long they will become chewy and hard […]

Parboiled rice Thattai

Last week, my friend Savitha’s Mother in law came from India, She bought lot of home made snacks where Savi shared some of those. In which I am very much attracted to Maida biscuits ( will post it soon) & Thattai which was differently prepared from my method. I got this recipes from her mil […]

My 100th Post – Rabri Malpuva

This morning I realized it would  mark a  milestone in my blogging journey… YES.. Its My 100th post. I am grateful to my friends, fellow bloggers & well wishers, who encouraged & supported with their comments and special thanks to my Hubby Who stand behind me & motivated me to start this blog and made […]

Payaru Kanji with Thenga Chammanthi

Payaru Kanji is a comforting porridge recipe from Kerala, Which is very easy to make in less than 20 minutes time.  This one pot meal is very nutritious and even served in many church after a long service on Good Friday day.  This Kanji can be prepared in various method according to their family tradition. […]

Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

                           This Butterscotch recipe is absolutely delicious and flavourful than store bought one which is super easy to make at home.. I stumpled upon this recipe when I saw this @ Smitten space and gave a try and to say it is a fool proof one..Just try this and enjoy with icecream or […]

Ganache / How to make chocolate ganache

           Ganache is a glaze icing sauce used as a topping for many chocolate desserts and I selected the same for this week blogging marathon under the ‘Basic liquids” theme. Try and enjoy this quick sauce for many of your dessert.. Total time: 10 minutesPreparation time: 5 minutesCooking time:5 minutesServes: 1/2 cupSource: Food network INGREDIENTS: […]

French Macarons – Baking Partners Challenge # 7

  This month Baking partners has been challenge and interesting for everyone, it was very interactive and informative month which helped most of us to know each other. Thanks to Swathi for giving this wonderful opportunity to make macarons.  Making macarons is not new for me but still every time consistency is very important to […]

Fenugreek Garbanzo Pilaf / Methi channa pulao

Prep time: 30 minutesCook time: 30 minutesServes: 4-6 Sources: sarasyummybitesIngredients:1 bunch / 1lb fenugreek/Methi – 1 bunch / 1 lb1 cup channa (optional)1 medium size onion, sliced thinly1 medium size tomato, chopped2 ~ 3 green Chillies or to taste, finely chopped1/2 tsp turmeric Powder 1 tsp red Chili Powder or to taste1 tsp Coriander Powder […]

Eggless Ginger- Spice Cupcake

                     Congrats Srivalli for this Silver jubile blogging marathon event and I wish you to continue this journey successfully. As part of this event, I have choosen COOKING FROM A BOOK theme for this 3 days and I like to share 3 different recipes from three different cook books. So today I am […]

Dish In 30 Minutes ~ Soups & Salads with Giveaway

                                  In our busy life who would hesitate to learn a dish which can be made in 30 minutes.  Especially the weekdays with kids going school and spouse to work making breakfast and lunch pack is the most challenging task for any individual.  So I came up with […]

Chocolate chip Shortbread

                           Day 3 of blogging marathon have been successfully completed for this week and according to the theme, I am posting this recipe from cookbook- Baking, written by Carla Bardi.  Total time: 30 ~ 35 minutesPreparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 15~20 minutesMakes 32 wedges.Adapted from Baking by Carla Bardi INGREDIENTS:2 cups all purpose flour […]

Dish in 30 minutes – Rice recipes Roundup & Winner annoucement

               Thanks for all the participants who contributed their recipes in ” Dish in 30 minutes ~ Rice Recipes” event held in January 2013.  I am posting the roundup below link                                     Round up For ” Dish In 30 Minutes – Rice Recipes” and I am glad to announce the winner of this month event is                                                  Shailaja […]

Aval Upma / Poha Upma

                If you want to fix your breakfast with in 15 minutes then here is the recipe for it..Yes,  aval upma is very easy and healthy recipe  which is neither tangy nor sweet but delicious..Don’t believe in my words. Just try it…Total time: 15 ~ 20 minutesPreparation time: […]

Bechamel Sauce / White Sauce / Cheese Sauce

             Bechamel Sauce / White sauce /Cheese sauce is the basic sauce recipe from Italian cuisine for vegetables or pasta and it taste yum with most recipes. To make more rich you add heavy cream in place of milk. Sharing this Kids friendly recipe to this week blogging marathon under the […]

Arachu vitta sambar / Hotel style sambar

             Arichu vitta sambar is a tradittional way of cooking sambar especially in brahmin community.. Freshly ground masala gives unique texture and flavours to this gravy. Can be prepared with or with out onions.  Vegetbles like small onions, okra / ladies finger, capsisum, eggplant, cluster or broad beans have to be fried before cooking […]

Paasi paruppu payasam / Moong dal kheer

                                I am post this recipe for second day of  Blogging Marathon under kids dessert theme and I have chosen payasam recipe which more traditional and must for many festivals and most liked by kids for its sweetness and texture. Lets get into the recipe.Total time: 25 ~ […]

Methi Chicken Masala / Murgh Methi Masala

Total time:  32 ~ 35 minutes Preparation time: 7 ~ 10 minutesCooking time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 Source: Vahchef Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs chicken 1 medium size fenugreek leaves bunch, chopped 2 medium size onions, chopped finely 1 1/2 tsp garlic paste 1 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2medium size tomatoes, chopped 3 ~ 4 green […]

Ghewar / Ghevar ~ Rajasthani Delicacy..

                      Ghewar / Ghever or honey comb dessert is a Indian delicacy from the Rajasthani cuisine.  Is mainly  prepared during the festival season. Pouring the batter in hot ghee is the tricky part to get the correct texture to the dessert.  I must thanks Manjula Barath of DESI FIESTA for challenging this delicious dessert […]

Fried Masala Eggs / Muttai Veruval

  Total time: Less than 12 minutes Preparation time: Less than 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 ~ 6 Serve: 4 Source: www.sarasyummybites.com Ingredients: 4 hard boiled eggs 1 tsp  Kuzhambu milagai thool/ Sambar powder or to taste 1/8 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 2 tsp oil or as required Method 1: Cut the hard […]

Creamy Cauliflower Potato Peas Soup / Aloo Gobi Mutter Soup

                   This is my 2 week of Blogging Marathon where I have chosen `Mixed vegetable in different form theme. In  this` theme I  have to prepare three dishes in different ways using the same set of vegetables.  So I selected Cauliflower, Potato, Peas from the given set of veggies.               I tried this […]

Aloo Gobi Mutter Cutlet / Cauliflower Potato Peas Patties

AppetizerBlogging Marathoncrispy recipecutletparty menuveg appetizerveg pattiesveganveggies Aloo Gobi Mutter Cutlet / Cauliflower Potato Peas Patties by Saraswathi Ganeshan – January 26, 2013                  I am posting this appitizer recipe for 3rd day of Blogging Marathon. As mentioned earlier, I am using the same vegetables this time and made cutlet. Very easy and quick for parties […]