Idli Sambar is soul food for South Indians. Idli served with hot Sambar is an amazing and healthy breakfast.
Idli Sambar is soul food for South Indians. Idli served with hot Sambar is an amazing and healthy breakfast.
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.
Rich, buttery and fluffy Tutti Frutti cake made within an hour. I remember having this bread/cake atleast once a week when I was in Mumbai. So many memories associated with it. It goes best with hot chai or cold milk:)
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.
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:)
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
Aaswad & Prakash hotel at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India are famous restaurants for authentic Maharashtrian Food. Being born and lived in Shivaji Park for 25 yrs of my life these 2 joints are very close to my heart So many memories are attached..birthdays, get togethers, festivals, post walk hangouts, fights, patch-ups, etc. No matter where you live some places leave a mark forever I think more than the place it’s the memories. This post is dedicated to my friends and the good times which we had in Shivaji Park:)
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.
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
Instant Dhokla is made from gram flour and sooji rawa in less than 30 minutes. This is a best option for me as I am not good at grinding and soaking pulses/rice etc. I love instant recipes. It’s a good breakfast item.
Gram Flour – 1 cup
Sooji Rawa – 1 cup
Ginger garlic chilli paste 1 tbsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Curd – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – a pinch.
Salt – 1 tea spoon or according to the taste.
Eno powder – 1 tea spoon.
2 tablespoons Oil
10-15 Curry Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds (til)
1 tablespoon Sugar
4 Green Chillies, slit lengthwise and cut into halves
2 tablespoons chopped Coriander Leaves
1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
2 tablespoons grated Fresh Coconut for garnishing
Take a bowl and put gram flour, sooji, turmeric powder, whisked curd, ginger chilli garlic paste, salt and water in it. Mix all the ingredients well and make sure that lumps are not formed in the batter.
Whisk the mixture well.
Add eno powder into the mixture and whisk it well. Pour the mixture into the vessel.
Steam immediately after adding fruit salt for 15 minutes
After it is done, let it cool
Take a small pan. Heat oil.
Add all the ingredients mentioned above for tempering.
Add the tempering on the dhokla
Garnish with shredded coconut and serve it hot with green chutney
Cute mini uttapas made from uattapa batter and topped with chopped onion and tomatoes. One of the best breakfast options
Shashta Uttapa Batter
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
Heat the dosa pan. Spray some oil.
Add ½ cup of batter.
Top it with chopped, oinions, salt, coriander leaves and chillies.
Flip it on other side after 5 minutes. Let it cook for 10 mins
Serve it hot
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.
Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions.
According to one story the name “Madeleine” was given to the cookies by Louis XV to honor his father in-law’s cook Madeleine Paulmier. Louis first tasted them at the Chateau Commercy in Lorraine in 1755. Louis’ wife, Marie introduced them to the court and they soon became all the rage at Versailles. Whatever the origins, they have become inextricably linked with the author Marcel Proust, who described them as “…little shell of cake, so generously sensual beneath the piety of its stern pleating.”
Direct from the oven these buttery sponge cakes have wonderfully crisp edges and such a moist and tender crumb that they are best eaten right away.
This is the first time I am trying my hands on video recipe. Please share your thoughts
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.
Upma also known as upeeth, is a popular breakfast recipe in Maharashtra.Upma or Uppuma or Uppittu is a common South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil breakfast dish too, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences.
Khushi is my friend Urja’s daughter. She is 4 years old and is one of my best friend We play together, dance on hindi songs, fight also sometime and most important apply lip balm to each other
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
Crepes made with all-purpose flour/Kahlua liqueur and stuffed with ricotta cheese and berries filling.
They turned out so soft that they melted in mouth. It has become one of my favorite Valentine Day’s recipe
Bread pakoda is a famous indian savory snack. It goes well with tea.
Just FYI this was made by my hubby and according to him its his Valentine’s Day gift to me
Scoop n’ Bake Scoop n’ Bake , the cookie dough company based in Saratoga, California, is the brain child of a friendship between Hema and Shoba, and their passion for natural comfort food and entertainment.
Double ka meetha is a bread pudding dessert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices, including saffron and cardamom. Double ka meetha is a dessert of Hyderabad. It is popular in Hyderabadi cuisine, served at weddings and parties. Double ka meetha refers to the milk bread, called “Double Roti” in the local Indian dialects because it swells up to almost double its original size after baking.
Bill’s café is our favorite brunch place when we crave some good American breakfast. They offer the best omlettes, mimosas, pancakes and sausages. They are at various locations in South Bay but somehow we always end up at going to Willow Glen one.
They begin each day at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits, squeezing fresh orange juice, baking croissants and cinnamon rolls, and whipping up their home-made soups from scratch.
Rice Thalipeeth is an easy breakfast item made with onions, chillies and rice flour. It’s a quick recipe which is crunchy and tasty
Easy almond cake for last minute Christmas celebrations.
Karasev is a savory and crispy recipe made from rice flour, besan, pepper and garlic.
Vada Pav is one of the most popular street food from Maharashtra, India. Vada is a spicy potato mixture with a coating of gram flour, deep fried in oil. Pav is a special kind of soft bread, almost square in shape.
Orange flavored sponge cake which is butter less, eggless and amazingly soft. The orange zest adds great flavor to the cake.
Sabudana Khichdi is a fasting recipe made from sago, peanuts and potatoes. It is one the most famous Maharastrian breakfast recipe:)
Chocolate cake full of almonds and made in 20 mins from scratch in microwave!