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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Butter cream frosting

The recipe I am going to share today is Mini chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting. I baked these for my daughter's school bake sale. I got the recipe of chocolate cupcake from the Joy of baking. It was for the regular sized cupcakes- I used the ingredients as mentioned in the recipe, just adjusted the baking time accordingly. I got 48 mini cupcakes with the recipe. These mini cupcakes are so cute, they will definitely win over any kids heart. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Banana Muffins- Egg-less & Butter-less


Hello Friends, I am back with Banana Muffins that are egg less and butter less. I went into a kind of hibernation on the blogging side. It is due to my busy schedule with kids. It has been almost a week since I posted a recipe here. But today I got some motivation to post this recipe that has been sitting in my drafts for more than 2 weeks now. I had some over ripe bananas sitting in the kitchen counter, but didn't want to use egg and butter, so experimented and the muffins came out soft and delicious. Though I have already posted Banana Muffins (with Egg), Whole wheat banana Muffins and Whole wheat Strawberry banana muffins, I wanted to post this muffin recipe too. Do check the other recipes, if you are interested. Coming to today's recipe,
Egg-less Banana Muffins

Friday, November 15, 2013

American style Almond Cranberry Biscotti

Today's recipe is Almond Cranberry Biscotti. I was never a fan of Biscotti until I tried this recipe.  Unlike the traditional Italian Biscottis which are hard, this American style Biscotti is light and crunchy. I baked this for the Home Bakers Challenge by Priya Akka. This month's Challenge is Biscotti. No one at our home likes Biscotti, but I didn't want to miss the challenge too. I went ahead and baked the American style vanilla Biscotti but I had halved the recipe she had given. I also added almonds and dried cranberries to it. The biscottis came out so delicious, they were finished so soon. Am so glad that I didn't miss this challenge. I will be definitely baking this again. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Inji Thuvaiyal | Ginger Thogaiyal

Today I am sharing a simple and easy recipe made with Ginger- Inji Thuvaiyal. A spicy vegan dip made of ginger. Ginger has lot of health benefits like remedy to motion sickness, combating stomach discomfort, cold and flu protection, aids in digestion, strengthens immunity and so on. As the main ingredient of this recipe is ginger, it is loaded with these health benefits. This thuvaiyal can be had with rice and also can be had with Idly or dosa too. 


Monday, November 11, 2013

Kodi Kura - Andhra Style Chicken Curry | Chicken Kura recipe

As the weather is getting cold, I was craving for something spicy. Hence I cooked this Andhra style chicken curry, this weekend. I got this Kodi Kura recipe from one of our family friend. I had tasted this once at her home, I liked it so much that I had got the recipe from her then. But I tried it only now and the gravy came out really well. In the recipe she had given around 2 or more teaspoons of chilli powder, but I reduced it to 1 1/2 teaspoons. That is the only adjustment I made. This Kodi Kura is so flavorful, spicy and delicious that it is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Chicken curry Andhra style
Kodi Kura

Friday, November 8, 2013

Oma podi/ Plain Sev- Easy Snack Recipe

Today I am going to share a simple snack I prepared for Diwali- Oma podi. I wanted to post this recipe before Diwali itself but got a little busy, so couldn't post it right on time. Better late than never, right? So posting it now. Not only for Diwali, this snack can be prepared year round and can be enjoyed. Also this is so easy to make and one of my favorite snack. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Easy Pavakkai Chips | Bitter gourd chips

Today I am sharing a simple recipe using bitter gourd. I have come across so many people who say they do not like bitter gourd because of its bitterness. But it has been my favorite vegetable. Even then I don't cook this  veggie very often because the kids don't prefer bitter gourd. I wanted my kids to eat this Veggie so thought will try a simple chips the way my mom used to prepare, when I was a kid. So last week, I made this bitter gourd chips and my daughter just loved it. I served it with dal rice.  It is so easy to make and requires only 4 ingredients. It is Vegan too. 
pavakkai chips, pavakkai recipes
Pavakkai Chips

Monday, November 4, 2013

Quinoa Brown Rice Adai


Diwali celebrations are over and after loads of sweets and high calorie stuffs, now it is time for something healthy. Today I am posting a healthy tiffin item.  I wanted to try some thing different and healthy, so I experimented making  adai with Quinoa and Brown rice along with mixed lentils. They came out good and so here I am posting this healthy recipe. 
Quinoa Brown Rice Adai