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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Honey Cake- Egg-less & Butter-less | Easy Snack Cake Recipes | Egg-less Baking

Honey Cake is a soft and moist cake made with honey and can be had as a snack cake with tea. This version of honey cake that I am posting today is egg-less and butter less. I have already posted Honey Cardamom Cake (it has both egg and butter), it is a hit among my friends and almost everyone has tried this cake and has given very good remarks. One of my friend loved the cake but she wanted egg-less version to try at home. So for her searched and got the recipe and tried it. The cake came out so soft and moist and tasted delicious. 
Honey cake made without egg and Butter
Honey Cake

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cabbage Kootu (using channa dal) | Muttaikose Kootu (using kadalai paruppu) | Kosu kootu


Cabbage kootu is a very healthy and comforting vegetable side dish. This Muttaikose kootu is made using kadalai paruppu (Channa dal).  Recently one of my friend made this kosu kootu for a potluck lunch and I instantly fell in love with it and I wanted to try this at home and got the recipe from her and made few changes to suit our taste. I have prepared this few times now and everyone at home loves this comforting kootu. I serve this with rasam rice and if there are any leftovers I would serve this with chappathi too.
Cabbage kootu made with channa dal
Cabbage Kootu

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Roses Briochées Garnies - Rose shaped mini brioche bread with stuffing | Guest Post by Priya Suresh Akka

Hello Friends, Please welcome Priya Suresh of Priya's Versatile Recipes to DCJ for a wonderful guest post today. Since I am in India now, to keep my blog from going into a hibernation,  I had requested few of my friends for a guest post and they have readily agreed to it.  The first of the posts is today's Roses Briochées Garnies by Priya Akka. It is a rose shaped mini brioche bread with potato and soya kheema masala stuffing. It is a Indian french fusion just like Priya Akka. Indian chef in french kitchen. :) If I have write about Priya Akka then these pages won't be enough. She is one of the bloggers whom I look up to with much respect and admiration and I am really proud to say that I am friends with her now. She is such a down to earth friendly person and was very encouraging when I began blogging, even when I asked for guest post immediately without any second thought, she agreed to it and sent me a post. Thank you Priya Akka for the wonderful post. Over to Priya Akka...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kulcha Recipe | Easy recipe for home made Kulcha | How to make soft Kulcha ?

Kulcha is a soft leavened North Indian flat bread originated from Punjab. Soft kulcha is popular item in restaurants menu. It is usually baked in Tandoor oven  and is served with Chole (spicy chickpea curry). But it is easy to prepare soft kulcha at home too. Here I have posted the easy stove top method for making kulcha.  
While taking about kulcha, there is always a question regarding what is the difference between Naan and Kulcha? Naan is leavened using yeast while kulcha is leavened using baking powder, baking soda and yogurt. Kulcha can be either plain or stuffed. This is a recipe for plain kulcha. 
I tried this Kulcha recently and was a great hit at home. Every one loved this soft kulchas especially the kids. I have already made this Kulcha second time this week.  If you are looking for perfectly soft kulcha, that can be easily prepared at home, then your search ends here. 
Recipe for soft home made kulcha
Soft Kulcha

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Malai Kofta Gravy Recipe | Restaurant style Malai Kofta Curry

Malai kofta gravy is spicy dumpling of paneer and potato deep fried and simmered in creamy tomato based gravy. Malai kofta is very famous in any restaurant menu. This restaurant style malai kofta gravy is rich and high in calorie. This gravy can be served with Roti, naan or rice.
 Though I prepared this gravy almost a week ago, I couldn't post it on time. Better late than never right, so am posting this recipe now. I have heard from some of my friends that the dumplings while frying will may disintegrate and I was so worried about that. But following this recipe, the dumplings (kofta ) came out perfect and the gravy tasted delicious .
Malai Kofta gravy made in Restaurant style
Restaurant style Malai Kofta Curry

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Microwave Brownie in a Cup Recipe (Egg-less) | One Minute Microwave Brownie in a Mug | How to make brownie in microwave?

This is the best and easy microwave mug brownie I have ever tasted. This easy microwave brownie is made without egg in a mug. It takes just few seconds to put the ingredients together and a minute in the microwave.. Voila!! the brownie is ready. If you are a fan of fudge type brownies, then you will definitely love this microwave brownie. This is sure to satisfy your cravings instantly. If you are like me, who doesn't like to share their sweets, then this can be called as single serving. 
Easy Egg-less Brownie made in Microwave
Microwave Brownie in a Mug
I am so happy to share with you all that  Divya's Culinary Journey has crossed over One million views and I am sharing this easy egg-less microwave brownie recipe to celebrate it. I would like to thank all of you for your continued support. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cranberry Rice Recipe | South Indian style Cranberry rice recipe


Cranberry Rice is a simple and delicious rice made with fresh cranberries. This rice is made in South Indian style and is Vegan. This rice has the tart flavor and lovely color from the cranberries. It takes just minutes to prepare this cranberry rice and is easy too. This rice can be served with appalam, fryums or even chips. While googling about cranberries, I came to know, in tamil it is known as' Kuruthinelli'. It tastes almost like nelli (gooseberry) and is red in color like blood. I have seen these cranberries after coming to US only and my son loves dried cranberries a lot and he has it with snacks and with cereals and I was under the misconception that the cranberries are sweet until I got some fresh cranberries and tried them. They are tart. Using fresh cranberries I have baked Cranberry Coffee Cake and now tried this Cranberry rice. 
Spicy Cranberry Rice
Cranberry Rice