Friday, March 30, 2012

WTML- Festival Special Event Announcement & Giveaway

I am happy to announce that i will be hosting Gayatri's Walk Through Memory Lane this month :)..You all know what a fantastic blogger Gayatri is.. in case you don't, then the first thing you need to do is go & check her amazing blog right away!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chila Sandwich

Today for the last of the Marathon i choose Chila Sandwich..I am sure most of you have heard of Chila..I didn't know about this until a year back! Chila is basically a dosa variety made of Chickpea flour/Besan and is the closest replica of an omlette :)..As i write this post, i have to narrate the incident how i learnt about this recipe!! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Today for the sixth day of the dosa marathon.. i choose Uttapam!! As i have stated in my previous post.. i love dosa in any form .. This one has a special place, as i love this crispy dosa.. In my place, my patti and amma would never add any veggies, just plain mustard seeds & red chillies.. Since i loved it crisp, my grandma needless to say, would add extra oil too :D..

Jini Dosa

Today for the fifth day of the marathon, i have chosen Jini Dosa :)..This is a speciality dosa which is an integral part of Mumbai street food!! I love street food.. be it the chats or noodles or kufi's..i am always game for it. Fortunately, i have a gang of friends who love it equally.. sometimes, i wonder whether its our love for food which really binds us together :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dutch Crunch Bread

Sara and Erica of Baking JDs were our March 2012 Daring Baker hostesses! Sara & Erica challenged us to make Dutch Crunch bread, a delicious sandwich bread with a unique, crunchy topping. Sara and Erica also challenged us to create a one of a kind sandwich with our bread! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Menthya Dosa

Today for the fourth day of the Marathon, i choose a very simple dosa called Menthya dosa.. This dosa doesn't look exceptional, looks almost like a sada dosa...What makes it different is, its batter..& to quote my MIL ' Indha dosa pancjhu mari soft aa irrukum' ( this dosa is as soft as cotton :) )..

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tavala Dosa

Today for the third day of BM, i have chosen Tavala Dosa.. This dosa is not very common and not everybody has a taste for it too!.. They have never made this in my house, at least i can't remember having it, but during a conversation with my sister she insisted Rajiamma (my grandma) would make it :)..In fact i was surprised as this was not made at home, my grandma would make a lot of traditional dishes at home! 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rava Masala Dosa

Its almost the end of the second day & here i am posting the dosa recipe, before the next day starts :).. So, i am going to keep my rambles short today.. Amma makes Rava dosa at home, is one of my fav dosa's. I feel there would be a little difference between rava dosa & karachi maavu dosa.. but i have always found the Rava dosa in hotels very different!! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Set Dosa

I begin the second leg of the Blogging marathon today & this time i am going to..well, at least try to come up with 7 different types of Dosa's.. Dosa's are such an integral part of our household & i love dosa..I can have dosa every single day & as a kid when we went out, i would choose this over idli :)..Always the same old paper plain dosa.. I used to be fascinated seeing the long dosa.. though i could never complete it, i would insist on that :)...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mini Kozhukattai/Rice Dumplings

Today, marks the last day of the BM#14 Marathon & i am the last one to post, as usual :).. So for this day, i choose Mini Kozhukattai.. Apart from the fact they look super cute, they are easy to make, tastes good & is super healthy..This is generally done on Polaiyar ( Ganesha) Chaturthi. I think this is good snack option, a  break from the routine.. So, here it goes!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baked Irani Samosa

I have tasted this snack just once in my life & i loved every bit of it... I had been to Hyd for just 2 days to attend an interview & my attai(aunt) was sweet enough to show me around.. Ya one crazy day, with an interview scheduled the next day, i was out shopping in Charminar for bangles, stone decorated sandals , Narayanpet saree.. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Opposite my house in Blore, there is a small eatery known for Uttar Karnataka speciality foods..He started out with one small room & would get food prepared by his mom & sell it there.. Nothing fancy but simple home food like jolada roti, chapati & with that you would have any two varieties of gravies like sprouts curry , ennaie badnekayi ( brinjal).. In the evenings, we would get a snack called Girmit..on the lines of bhel but not exactly..We would love this..everytime anyone came home, they wanted to buy a packet of Girmit..that s different he would give very less for 10 bucks ;)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Baked Bread Rolls

This one will be a definite hit with Kids..Ya, for once i can be super sure :).. For day 4 of BM 14 , i choose Baked Bread Rolls! Bread rolls are always so tasty.. that's a different thing, they are fried..Undoubtedly, high calorie dish are super tasty and win hands down..but then this one, as a baked dish tastes great! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Minestrone Soup with Cheese Balls

We absolutely love soups, both S and I.. I guess its something which has been a staple in both our household .. Amma would make different soups.. nothing fancy, but simple ones like tomato carrot soup, green soup with all veggies, doodhi soup, pumpkin one & so does my MIL... I make soups often at home and in fact i weekends are Soup times for us..

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Its almost ironical that i am posting about wraps/rolls... Well, the irony lies in the fact that they happen to be 'Chappati' wraps/rolls!! As a kid, i hated chapati.. I guess partly because of its bland taste and i would complain i feel like a cow chewing it for soo long!!! 

Tikki Puri

Today marks the beginning of Valli's BM#14 and i must be the last one posting for Day 1 :).. After days, i had a busy day with people coming over and finally i sit down with my blog! This time my theme is quite challenging..Its Kids's Delight, so snacks that can be quickly prepared within 30 minutes.. whats challenging you ask??? Well, it needs to be kid approved :D.. I have never cooked anything for kids & something they love..hmmm!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


This is my second blog post for the day & i promise i am in no blog frenzy :)..I posted about Karadayan Nombu, bcoz yesterday was the festival and a later update just wouldn't make sense..right??! Now, the second post is for Valli's Indian Cooking Challenge!!

Karadayan Nombu

Yesterday was Karadayan Nombu, a simple & small festival celebrated by the south indian brahmin community, where the ladies pray for the longevity of their husbands...No, this not restricted only to married people, even unmarried women & girls pray to find a good husband..something in the lines of Karvachauth :)..(I am sure that rings a bell, how many movies & serials we have seen, where the preparation of that starts months..oops! episodes before :D )

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cantaloupe/Musk Melon Juice

This time for Blog Hop-Wednesday#15 , i am paired with Kokila of Foodies Nest.. There are many interesting dishes out there and i zeroed down on two things.. One was a date & nuts burfi and the other was this juice..Every time we buy musk melon, we chop them into small pieces, add sugar & refrigerate and then enjoy the fruit..But, i have never tasted it as a thought i should do this!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Another lazy weekend just went by & i have been in the same mode, so no blogging at all.. if you noticed ;)..I hardly cooked anything elaborate and just made something very basic & we happen to have dinner out :D.. So here i am back with a very simple but tasty dish.
I learnt this dish from my sister & in fact everyone at home calls it Shanthi's Sagu/Sagoo :D..

Friday, March 9, 2012

Peanut Sesame Rice

This dish is an easy, flavorful variety rice. Ideal for days when you don't want to whip up anything elaborate or need a break from the usual routine. S loves peanuts so this dish is something, he doesn't mind for his lunch.. So both of us are happy, me bcoz i get more time for my beauty sleep ;)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Corn Potli

This time for Magic Mingle #3, the magic ingredients we got were Whole wheat & Corn..Quite a different combo & i was thinking what to prepare, using the magic ingredients!! I didn't want to bake anything..already done with corn muffins..corn paratha's was my back up option..I wanted to do something different & its been on the back of my mind..

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paruppu Thogayal / Yellow Lentils Chutney

Its been a very busy day for me doesn't really happen often off late, so i won't be complaining! Just missed blogging & thought will post a easy breezy one before i call it a day!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mysore Masala Dosa

I am totally a breakfast person & i need a 'proper' when i say a 'proper breakfast', i mean i need idli, dosa, paratha etc but can't have oats, cereals..One i don't like the taste & secondly i never feel full.. Always feel something is missing :D..Back in my hometown, the weekend breakfast's were always special, either i would make Appa get me something i loved (read masala dosa :D) from my fav hotel or would land up meeting my friends for breakfast :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sabudhana Vada/Javarassi Vadai

Sabudhana / Javarassi is not used a lot in my house..We are not a big fan of sabudhana upma..dont mind having it, once in two months maybe :D , as papads i always prefer koozhu vathala ( a fritter made of flour) more.. IN my MIL's place they make Sabudhana Koozhu, which S loves a lot & can have bowls of it!! The only form i love this is in the form of a vada..

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Eggless Coconut Cake

In Feb, i joined a group called 'Eggless Baking' by Gayatri..The primary reason why i joined this group, apart from my love for baking, is to learn & try out varieties in eggless baking..Its a lil weird..i don't include egg as a part of my diet, but i eat cakes/pastries which has egg in them :D, but when i bake at home i don't use them!! The reason why i don't use them at home is..i always think i should be able to prepare this for my family ( my parents, inlaws), who don't have egg!