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- SWEETS,FESTIVAL SPECIALS,DESSERTS N SNACKS
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- GRAVIES,KURMAS AND COOTU RECIPES
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- HOME MADE ICE CREAMS
- BREAK FAST RECIPES(UPMA/SANDWICH)
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April 17, 2014
2 MINUTES MICRO WAVE EGG LESS VANILLA TUTTI FRUTTI CAKE/MICRO WAVE CAKES/EGG LESS BAKING/EGG FREE VANILLA CAKE IN MICRO WAVE
It`s microwave vanilla cake with a touch of TUTTI FRUTTI .I used only two colors tutti frutti here.But using different color tutti fruttis in cakes results beautiful.Instead of glass bowl you acn use micro wave safe plastic bowl also..Try this next time and enjoy.
WHAT YOU NEED
all purpose flour-4 1/2 tbsps
sugar- 2 tbsps
vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
baking powder-1/4 tsp
tutti frutti-2 tbsp
HOW TO BAKE
Mix flour,baking powder,sugar,salt in a bowl.
Add milk,melted butter,vanilla to this dry ingredients.
Now throw some tutti frutti and mix well..
Grease glass bowl with oil or butter and pour this cake batter and micro wave for 2 minutes..
Then check it with tooth pick..If it looks still moist micro wave for 30 seconds more and turn off.
Pour some condensed milk or dulce de leche on top and enjoy..
April 15, 2014
SPICY BAKED CHICKEN DRUM STICK FRY-OVEN METHOD/HOT AND SPICY CHICKEN DRUM STICK RECIPES,SPICY CHICKEN LEGS ROAST IN OVEN/STEP BY STEP PICTURES
CATEGORY-CHICKEN RECIPES/BAKING NON-VEGETARIAN
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
BAKING TIME- 35-40 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED
Chicken small drum sticks-900 grams(i used frozen thigh pieces)
red chili powder-2 tsp(as per taste)
biryani or chicken garam masala-1 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
cilantro leaves-hand ful
cumin powder-1/2 tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
green chili chopped-2 long
kasoori methi dried-1/2 tbsp
lemon juice-1/2 wedge
cinnamon stick-2 inches
shahejeera/black cumin-1 tsp
Dry roast above mentioned whole spices first and grind into coarse powder.
HOW TO COOK
Defrost chicken(If you are using) and wash twice with clean water.
Take a bog bowl/besan and start adding ingredients one by one.From red chili powder to lemon juice.
To this add washed chicken pieces and mix well.
To this add whole spice powder and mix once.Keep it in rest for over night or at least 5 hrs.
Now take a oven proof glass bowl and place aluminum foil in it.
Arrange chicken thigh pieces well and pour remaining marinated juice on top.
Turn on gas at 200 degree C and after 5 mins place this chicken bowl and cook for 15 mins first.
Then remove and flip chicken pieces and bake for 15 more mins.
Check it after 15 minutes by inserting fork into chicken.If it`s done turn off,other wise bake for 10 mins more.
Once done serve hot with onion slices and lemon wedge.
Adding egg is my own idea which I liked allot..Its helps to combine the spices to chicken.
Over night marination is important for best taste.
Remove skin If you don`t like.
Instead of grinding fresh masala powder you can use chicken masala.
I usually bakes for 30-35 minutes.according to your taste add chili powder and it tastes good when you serve hot only..
April 13, 2014
HOW TO COOK SOYA CHUNKS/HOME MADE BASICS/HOW TO COOK MEAL MAKER/SOYA CHUNKS HEALTH BENEFITS/SOYA NUGGETS RECIPES
Today`s post is simple but very helpful..I don`t cook often soya in home,but know the values of soya..While going to prepare soya chunks gravy I thought to take these clicks which can share with you all along with some useful points..Here a small Information about soya chunks..
Soya also called as meal maker or soya nuggets..Soya proteins are rich in vitamin-B,omega-3 fatty acids and soya contain 533 milligrams of calcium and 21.2 grams of iron.Soya contain 54.2 grams of protein,which exceeds the amount of protein found in meats,eggs,milk,wheat.Also,soya contains all the amino acids needed by body. Soya is an excellent replacement for meat-based proteins. soya chunks can be beneficial to the growth of strong bones and teeth in children.You can use soya flour or soy oil in your daily cooking which is very healthy.these nuggets are taste less but in gravies and rice recipes goes well and you can enjoy with rotis and raits.
EASY TO DO WITH PICS:
Boil water in a big wide bowl
Take right amount of soya chunks in a colander
When water starts boiling add soya
Let it boil for 8-10 mins in med flame
You can see the soft cooked soya
Drain in colander
Now your soya is ready to cook
SOYA CHUNKS RECIPES IN MAHASLOVELYHOME:
SOYA PEAS ROTI
SOYA SWEET CORN PULAV
SOYA MASALA GRAVY
April 11, 2014
MIXED DALS(LENTILS) AND RICE USING POWDER FOR INFANTS/HOME MADE BABY PROTEIN AND CEREAL POWDER/UGGU PODI/INDIAN HOME MADE HEALTHY BABY FOOD POWDER
This was the powder which I fed my two kids when they are months babies..Motherhood is the one of the precious blessing of god to woman..Iam so lucky that I blessed with two beautiful,hand some boys..After 8 months of marriage I conceived and it was the precious second for we couple when doctor told the good news...Up to 5 months I suffered with vomitings and then started eating well..health and weight of the baby is depended on mother food habits when she is pregnant.Luckily we couple was very careful all the time and our both kids are very healthy when they came into this world..After 3 months I started feeding banana,papaya,yogurt for my kids then after 7 th month started feeding this healthy powder.My MIL shared this powder recipe and on my own idea i added oats and chick peas..I fed Mahadev from 8th month to 1.5 year and Mahadhip ate from 6-12 months only...It`s a very healthy protein packed powder for growing babies and always use fresh dals to make this.Try this If you are interested and let me know.
CATEGORY-BABY FOODS/HOME MADE RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME-1 DAY
MAKING TIME-20 MNS
WHAT YOU NEED
Toor dal/kandi pappu- 1 cup
urad dal/mina pappu-1 cup
chana dal/senaga pappu-1 cup
whole moong dal-1 cup
chick peas-1 cup
small kidney beans-1 cup
HOW TO MAKE
Except oats take remaining all in a big wide bowl and wash 3-4 times with water...
Then add enough water and keep aside for at least 8 hours...
Now drain the whole dals n rice and and spread on neat/dry cloth or dupatta.
Leave over night this or until the dals turns dry.
Then took all those into fresh bowl and dry roast in a big in batches wise.Then start start grinding..
First,Using a big jar grind 3 fistful of dals..It will be coarse..again run mixy and grind..
Then using colander sift it and take the coarse powder into small jar...
Using small jar grind the remained coarse dal powder again for 2 times.
this time you can see the fine powder of coarse one and If you want sift it again...
Final powder should be very soft and smooth but not coarse.
Grind oats separately into fine powder after dry roasting and mix to the multi dals powder...
Your home made baby food powder is ready now..
HOW TO COOK
Stir continuously until it turns thicken and creamy..When the time you can`t able to stir turn off and add lit bit salt and aromatic fresh ghee..
Once it is cool ,feed your baby with home made healthy porridge..
*Don`t feed the babies who are below 5 months or underweight...
* I fed MAHADEV when he was 8 months old...My MIL told that, can start feeding when the baby completes 6 months(If the baby is healthy)
* Adding chick peas oats n kidney beans are my choice.and It`s absolutely healthy..
*Never force baby to complete the whole bowl which you cooked..because it is healthy but not too tasty.. and they may vomit If you force..
* Adding salt and ghee is very Important and before feeding check the taste..
*In the starting I ground this powder very finely..When MAHADEV turned 12 months old baby I made it little bit coarse..
* My method of soaking whole dals is,in the afternoon time around 2pm I wash and up to 10 pm kept aside. Then spreading on cloth over night.(In winter times I plugged fan)
* Never dry the dals in direct sun light..and before grinding check twice that the dals are completely dry or not.
April 9, 2014
GAVVALU/SWEET SHELLS/TEEPI GAVVALU/DEEPAVALI SWEETS/SOUTH INDIAN FESTIVALSWEET RECIPES/EASY INDIAN DEEP FRYING SWEETS FOR KIDS
GAVVALU means shells...The recipe which we are calling as GAVVALU looks like this(below picture) cowrie shells almost.That`s why we call these as GAVVALU...This is one of the indian traditional sweet recipe which we often make on festival times....Usually I use gavvala chekka/gavvala peeta to make These sweet shells..If you don`t have this no need to worry.You can use a clean comb or fork also..Here I used maida to make these sweet shells,but some people also makes with rice flour and wheat flour too.. and instead of soaking them in sugar syrup you can use jaggery syrup..Using sugar syrup is quite normal.Even I also used sugar syrup here..We can prepare two types of shells.One is with sugar and the second is using chilli powder in hot version..Both versions are very good snack for kids..
WHAT YOU NEED
cardamom powder-2 tsps
salt- 2 small pinches
gavvala peeta or cleaned comb or fork
oil-for deep frying
FOR SUGAR SYRUP
water -1/2 cup
sugar- 1-1/2 cup
HOW TO MAKE
Take flour in a bowl and add ghee,salt..Mix well and by using enough water make it like a soft chapathi dough..
Keep it in rest by covering with damp kitchen towel for 20 minutes.
Now heat kadai with enough oil for deep frying.keep this in low flame.
then once again knead dough with oily hands for 5 more minutes and divide into 3-4 portions.
From one portion of dough take a marble size dough ball and press it on gavvala peeta or comb or fork with thumb finger and roll it..You can see the shape(lines) on back side of the dough ball.
Like this prepare all shells and arrange them on paper.
Mean while take sugar and water in a bowl and prepare syrup..
Check the oil and start frying dough shells.deep fry them in medium flame until the shells turns into golden brown color.
Don`t load kadai with lots of shells at a time also fry carefully.
Once after deep frying well,drain them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Check syrup this time,if it ready turn off flame.
When you start frying third batch, soak the first deep fried shells in syrup..
The most Important step is after pouring shells in syrup you should stir it well.Other wise,syrup may crystallize on top of the shells.
So,stir well and remove them into fresh bowl and again pour remained deep fried shells.
Finally,store them in box and serve as snack.