Perfectly healthy sugarless , butterless and eggless muffins made from whole wheat flour, banana and oats.
Perfectly healthy sugarless , butterless and eggless muffins made from whole wheat flour, banana and oats.
Baked pinwheels made by stuffing puff pastry with green chutney and mozzarella cheese. This is a very easy to make appetizer for parties and goes awesomely well with hot tea. I made this for Crave Cook Click Thanksgiving Meetup on 23rd Nov 2014. Everyone just loved it. The best part is you can make it in advance and keep it frozen. Whenever you feel like eating just bake it and it tastes great. Crispy on the top and moist from inside this is definitely one of my favorite appetizer now
Amazing brown bread pudding which is crunchy on top and moist inside. Made with available at home ingredients, this pudding topped up with some icecream and chocolate sauce is a perfect dessert.
Today my photography Facebook page Anita Mokashi Photography reached 2000 fans and I wanted to celebrate by making something easy and sweet. I found this Betty Crocker recipe and was totally convinced to try it.
Bhadang is a spicy snack made from puffed rice, garlic coconut chutney and nuts. The use of kanda lasun chutney gives it an unique flavor. I made this for Diwali and was a big hit
Sweet and savory chips made from baking plantain slices. Unbelievably tasty and healthy!!!
A Cake Pop is a form of cake styled as a lollipop. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate, and formed into small spheres or cubes in the same way as cake balls, before being given a coating of icing, chocolate or other decorations and attached to lollipop sticks. Cake pops can be a way of using up leftover cake or cake crumbs.
The reason behind making these cake pops was to celebrate the birth of my niece in India I was very happy and had to bake something sweet to celebrate her 1st day birthday
The “cake pop” increased in popularity between 2009 and 2011. A book called “Cake Pop” by Bakerella appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. In some countries, the Starbucks coffee chain sells cake pops in various flavors.
Amazingly crispy and healthy baked medu vada made from split black gram and spices.
Soft, spongy and instant rava dhokla made in just 30 minutes. This is an amazing breakfast/snack item and belongs to the state of Gujarat in India. This recipe, being steamed is generally healthy.
Scrumptious frozen yoghurt made with Mango pulp, chopped strawberry, greek yoghurt and milk powder.
Nowadays I more keep on doing instant recipes rather than lengthy extensive recipes. I follow the same funda for sweet as well as savory recipes. My main motto is to create something from whatever is available in the kitchen rather than going and buying ingredients.
This dessert was made in 30 minutes and was just amazing. Everything about it is healthy except the fact that it is sweet
1 cup greek yoghurt
½ cup khoya milk powder
1/3 cup mango pulp
10 chopped strawberries
Sugar as per taste
Mix all the above mentioned ingredients in a bowl and freeze it for around 30 minutes. You can freeze it for longer time if you want.
Remove from freezer. Garnish with chopped strawberries and serve it chilled
Apple Marshmallow Smiles are a fun way to get the kids to enjoy some apples along with their candies! This easy and fun food art project won’t take long to make, and provided you make the apple slices, the kids can even put the rest of this together themselves.
Non-fried vadas dunked in yoghurt and topped with tangy imli chutney and cumin powder. This recipe is devised for people on a diet or for those who have to cut down on fat. Nevertheless, it is extremely good.
Adapted from Tarla Dalal.com
For The Vadas
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 to 2 green chillies
1/2 tsp unflavoured fruit salt
2 cups salted buttermilk/or water for soaking vadas
salt to taste
oil for greasing
For The Curds
2 cups curds (dahi)
2 tbsp milk
salt to taste
For The Garnish
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
2 tbsp Green Chutney
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
For the vadas
Soak the dal in warm water for at least 1 hour.
Drain out most of the water and grind it to a smooth paste in a blender along with the chillies and salt. Try to keep the texture a bit grainy
Add the fruit salt and mix well.
Pour 1 tablespoons of the batter into 8 small greased microwave safe bowls (2″ diameter).
Microwave 4 at a time each batch for 1 minute and 15 seconds.
Remove and allow it to cool completely unmould.
Soak them in buttermilk or water for few minutes, till they are soft.
Drain and squeeze out any excess water.
Place on a serving plate.
How to proceed
Whisk the curds with the milk and salt and pour over the soaked vadas.
Garnish with the chilli powder, cumin powder, khajur imli ki chutney and chopped coriander. Eat it instantly. Do not let it soak for a longer time or overnight. Won’t taste that good the next day.
Rasmalai or Rosh Malai is a dessert eaten in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The name Rasmalai comes from two parts in Urdu: “Ras” meaning “juice/juicy” and “Malai”, meaning “cream”. It has been described “as a rich cheesecake without a crust.
Coconut White Chocolate heart shaped truffles coloured red, blue an white just to celebrate 4th of July :). United States celebrates Independence Day on 4th of July.
Misal pav (spicy curry with bread – “pav”) is a traditional Indian dish. It consists of spicy curry usually made of sprout of Mataki or white peas and chilly powder gravy called ‘Kutt’. The final dish is topped with Potato-Chiwda Mix, Farsan or Sev), onions, lemon and coriander (cilantro). It is usually served with bread toasted with butter
Lovejoy’s Tea Room is a cozy quirky place filled with mismatch china and furniture-where handmade tea cozies, broken china mosaics and an eclectic assortment of collectibles will delight your eyes. Warm scones, tasty tea sandwiches and a bottomless pot of tea is awaiting you:)
Soft, crunchy and healthy kheema naan made from minced chicken filling stuffed in whole wheat naan. It’s crunch on top and soft and spicy inside. The best part is that you don’t need yeast or tandoor to make this naan. It can be made easily in oven.
Carlos & Charlie is a fun club in Cancun’s Hotel Zone Area. One of their attractions was fresh guacamole made by their Mexican chef and that too on the spot:)
Amazingly spongy, tasty, healthy, eggless and butter less whole wheat cake.
Spicy Bread Upma with Kadak Adrak Elaichi Chai was today evening’s snack. The inspiration behind making the chai and upma was the Khalbatta or Stone Mortar which my friend gifted me. I just somehow wanted to use it. I asked my friends of Epicurean Delights group about various ideas to use it. One of the suggestions was to use it to crush the ginger and cardamom for adrak elaichi tea
These are easy one-bowl chocolate cupcakes made from flour, cocoa, eggs and yoghurt. The glaze is made out of instant coffee and butter. They turned out amazingly soft and were great with tea.
I referred this recipe from Simply Vegetarian Blog which was actually adapted from Martha Stewarts famous one bowl cupcakes.
1&1/2 cups sugar
1&1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder,
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cups yogurt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cup vegetable oil
2 small eggs
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp instant coffee powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin cups with paper liner. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add yoghurt, vegetable oil, and 1 1/2 cups warm water; whisk to combine. Add eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
Divide batter among muffin cups (filling each about 2/3 full) and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pans on wire racks, 5 minutes, then transfer cupcakes to racks and let cool completely.
Prepare the glaze by whisking butter well. Add sugar and coffee and whisk one more time.
Make sure that the cupcakes are cool. Lastly spread the glaze and garnish them with some chocolate brittle.
Sev Usal is medley of various sweet, spicy and tangy flavors which is made from peas, indian spices and garnished with sev.
Khandvi is a savory snack from the Indian state of Gujarat, India.It is made mainly of gram flour and yoghurt which is slowly cooked into a paste. The mixture is then spread out to cool, cut, and rolled into scroll shapes.
The delicious mild taste and soft texture is the reason why it is a popular snack amongst many adults, and kids. It is available readily all across India as it has become a very popular item. It is commonly known for being part of the appetizer as it is a great dish for starters. Many people choose to buy it from a local sweet shop rather than preparing it at home because it may seem difficult for some people. Making Khandvi at home is not hard at all – in fact, it is very straight forward and simple. Other words for this famous dish include suralichi vadi, or patuli, which is what it is known as in other parts of India. They are also known as small bite-size rolls of cooked gram flour with various Indian spices.
The unique part about this recipe is that its made in microwave :)I came across this technique in Shital’s Kitchen Blogspot’s Khandvi Recipe.
Khandvi is simple to make but somewhat tricky too. You have to make sure that the flour is properly cooked and it should be spread and rolled out immediately. If you let the cooked batter sit for longer time it will be difficult get the rolls out of it
1 cup besan
1 cup yoghurt
1 ½ cup water
1 tsp turmeric
Pinch of asafetida
1 tsp ginger paste
Salt as per taste
Oil for greasing plates
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
2-3 chopped jalapenos
Mix the yoghurt and water well to make lump less chaas.
Add a cup of besan/chickpea flour. Blend well.
Add salt, haldi, hing and ginger.
Microwave on 100% power for 3 minutes.
Sides start to cook. Remove from the microwave and blend to mix and smoothen the batter.
Microwave for another 3 minutes.
Remove and whisk again
Microwave third time for 2 minutes.
Use your hand blender to smoothen the cooked batter.
Use a greased thali to spread the batter.
Sprinkle some grated coconut and chopped cilantro.
Cut into 1 inch long strips.
When cooled, start rolling them.
In a pan heat oil and add all the ingredients mentioned below tempering.
Pour this temper over rolled khandvi.
Waffles made from scratch with Whole wheat flour , bananas, almonds and coconut oil. This has been the healthiest and yummiest waffle I have ever made. So easy to make and equally tasty
Paneer Frankie in spicy green chillies and garlic yoghurt sauce. Frankies are best dinner recipes when you are bored of eating chapatti sabzi in traditional way. They make simple roti sabzi interesting
Today is Cinco De Mayo and I thought of sharing a restaurant review about Copita Tequileria Y Comida which is an amazing Mexican restaurant in Sausalito, California.
Deviled eggs or eggs mimosa are hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half, and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard, but many other variants exist internationally. Deviled eggs are usually served cold. They are served as a side dish, appetizer or a main course, and are a common holiday or party food.
It’ Easter on Sunday and I decided to make these for the occasion. I did 2 variations.. Devil Eggs & Chick-in-Eggs
Café Brioche..I LOOVE this place the, food is top notch! the service is beyond exceptional!!! It’s a cute bistro on California Ave in Palo Alto. This place has got to have the classiest vibe of all the brunch places on California Avenue, since it serves a quaint French bistro dinner as well.
Dal Vada is a crunchy and spicy fritter made from lentils. It is considered to be a South Indian delicacy. Hot Dal vadas served with some Masala Tea is a prefect evening snack. It is one of the most loved snacks in Kerala.
Banana Almond Bread is a simple and healthy banana bread with crunchy almonds which goes best with the morning coffee.
I am big fan Banana Walnut Bread from Starbucks and always wanted to try it out. When I tried it for the first time, it didn’t turn out good. But this time it was a success. Thanks to Anagha for sharing this recipe.
Today is Mother’s Day and I thought this would be a right day to post about a Woman who inspires me the most in my life..and that’s my Aai..My mom.
Cheese Tomato Sandwich is an easy breakfast recipe made with bread, green chutney, slices of cheese and tomatoes.
It was 14th Feb 2014 and eGain hosted a Cookie Decoration Competition for the employees.
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Moong Dal Bhaji is amazingly crunchy fritter made from yellow pulses.
Delicious eggless chocolate mousse made from leftover bananas, chocolate and cream. It’s truly a mouthwatering dessert.
This has been the simplest mousse I have made so far and the easiest also. You need hardly 3 ingredients :). It took me 15 minutes to make it and 30 minutes to set it…what else do you need