December 18, 2015
Friday with a friend Guest post by Suja | Jam filled vanilla cup cakes | Vanilla cup cakes with Jam | Fluffy light vanilla cupcakes | Simple vanilla muffins with jam filling
December 13, 2015
It`s a simple chicken soup with few vegetables..I have added some ingredients like ginger powder,oregano,tomatoes according to my taste..It`s easy to make and perfect for dinner time.You can add any vegetables as per your taste..Try it next time.
December 11, 2015
Friday with a friend Guest post by Razina | Homemade Doughnuts with Dark Chocolate Ganache | Kids friendly Doughnuts Recipe (Yeast raised&deep fried)
Razina,of The Recipes of India, is a blogger whose big passions are food,cooking and chocolate! She loves to cook with simple ingredients and keep it easy,healthy and delicious. Her blog is intended as relaxing place to pick up good recipes,ideas and forget about life`s worries.You can also connect with Razina on Facebook page ,please go check out her amazing recipes!
Hello Readers, I'm Razina - the face behind the website - The Recipes of India. I've spent my growing up years in a country called The United Arab Emirates before relocating to India post marriage. I'm basically an Accounts professional with 7 years of hands on experience and worked in the cities of Dubai, Sharjah and Bangalore. But when mommy hood dawned on me, I decided a quit to enjoy and experience this beautiful phase of life gifted by God. It was then that my kitchen journey began and the excitement that I got when I made my first roti, my first daal, my first curry and so on. Thus The Recipes of India was born more out of necessity to keep a record of my daily meal for my own reference. Since then, I've come a long way and you will find simple as well as exotic recipes along with my baking experiments (my latest obsession) on my page with some random ramblings and snippets from my life.
Before going to the recipe, Usha has sent me a few questions to be answered. Let me do it one by one :)
Mother of a lovely kid, started cooking only after my kid turned one and I quit my job. Earlier I managed maggi and toast for breakfast and a cook for lunch and dinner. Currently, I'm trying to achieve a balance in my life between work, blogging and family with a positive attitude in life.
2. 3 photography tips or kitchen tips
I don't get fab clicks as most of my cooking is done at evening times, but I'll share few photography tips that you can adopt.
1. Always click your food in natural light
2. Garnish your dishes and add few props
3. Click some 5-6 shots from different angles, and select the best ones
3. How to improve blog page views n fb page fans
Currently, I'm not working on any of these due to time constraints. But the trick is to be regular with your post and be an active blogger in the blogging community. Staying connected is the key.
4. How food blog changed your Life and how many recipe u share per month
Usually, I used to share 10-12 recipes, but this has dropped down drastically in the recent months due to time constraints once again. Blogging has changed my life completely for the better. It has opened up many new avenues for me - new recipes making its way to my dining table, baking, reviews, getting connected with companies and so much more.
5. Few lines about MLH (mahaslovelyhome) my blog
I can describe the whole blog just in one sentence - "A Galore of Yummy Recipes"
Homemade Doughnuts with Dark Chocolate Ganache
When Usha invited me for a guest post, I was thrilled and immediately finalized that I will be sending across homemade doughnuts with chocolate glaze. This was a long pending recipe, I so wanted to make but lazy bug in me just kept procrastinating about it. So, finally I chanced upon this with the help of my little kid who excitedly helped me in cutting out the doughnuts while I prepared the glaze. It's a real easy recipe as it does not require proofing the yeast, so no failures as such. You can go ahead and opt for any glaze of your choice, but I made it the classic way of putting dark chocolate ganache glaze.
All purpose flour / maida - 2 cups
Butter - 1/4 cup
Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup, warm (quantity may vary a bit)
Oil - for frying
For chocolate glaze:
Dark chocolate - 8 ounce, grated
Confectioner's sugar - 1 cups
Salted butter - 1 tbsp
Heavy cream - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Rainbow sprinkles - for decoratingMethod:
For making doughnuts:
1.In a mixing bowl, sieve flour and salt together.
2.Add butter, yeast and sugar and mix with hands
3.Now add milk little by little and knead it for around 4-5 minutes into a soft dough.
4.Cover it with cling wrap and keep in a warm place for about an hour so that it doubles in size.
5.Now punch the dough to remove any air bubbles and knead lightly
6.Sprinkle some flour on the slab and roll the dough into round shape using rolling pin with about 1/2 cm thickness
7.Now cut out the shapes with 2 sizes of round cutter (I used glass for the bigger circle and a bottle cap for the inner circle). My son helped me in doing it and in the meantime I prepared the glaze :)
8.Place the doughnuts on a tray and cover it with a wet kitchen towel and put it back in the warm place for about another hour so that they become fluffy
9.Then heat oil in a kadhai and fry the doughnuts on medium low flame, flipping around so that they get evenly browned
10.Remove and keep on an absorbent paper.
For making glaze:
11.In a mixing bowl add chocolate, sugar and vanilla essence
Bring cream and butter to a boil
12.Pour it over the chocolate and let it rest for 2 minutes without stirring
13.Whisk till smooth,dip the top of each doughnut into this smooth chocolate glaze and keep back on the cooling rack
14.Decorate it as per your liking, I added some rainbow sprinkles to make it look more festive.
December 9, 2015
This is a simple raw banana curry with onion and tomato combination.It`s same like tomato curry except adding raw bananas in the dish..Adding tamarind juice gives a nice tangy taste and it`s optional too.
December 4, 2015
Friday with a friend Guest post by Fareeha Ahmed | Quick and easy south indian mutton curry | Mutton curry without onion and tomato | Simple mutton curry with coconut | How to cook spicy mutton curry | 1000th Recipe Of Mahaslovelyhome
December 2, 2015
Easy christmas recipes | Christmas baking recipes | 20 Simple christmas party recipes | Happy christmas to all | Natal receitas
Christmas is on the way..I hope you all are in preparations.Here in foz also started celebrations..Here Iam sharing some recipes which may help you..Please have a look and try it friends.. :)
Brazil christmas chocolate cake
Basic christamas fruit cake
Sao paulo style christamas fruit cake
Eggless butter less wheat flour honey christmas fruit cake
Eggless tutti frutti cookies
Bread pudding/bread flan
Eggless Mango mousse with agar agar
mango trifle/mango fool
Mango sago pudding
Strawberry cream cheese mousse
Strawberry nutella mousse
Strawberry cheese cake
Strawberry cheese cake with agar agar
Eggless chocolate cookie mousse
Eggless chocolate cream cheese mousse
chocolate dates truffles
triple chocolate cake
chocolate banana cake
microwave 5 minutes chocolate cake
Banana nutella mousse
Dates fruit cake
Feliz Natal para todo !!!!
December 1, 2015
Eggless Chocolate Mousse | Easy Dark Chocolate Mousse With Step Wise Pictures | Eggfree Gelatin free Chocolate Mousse | How to Make Simple Chocolate Mousse In 10 Minutes
Chocolate mousse is my favorite dessert which I would like to make at home on sundays mostly..Yeah..I prefer home made mousse which is fresh and gluten free too..After heavy spicy meals on sunday love to have a bowl of dessert often.So,I prefer to try with chocolate..may be sunday the word itself brings the laziness I think..Because,Though I craves for dessert,though heart forces to try a new recipe every time laziness pushes to create a recipe in less time...
November 30, 2015
Gummadi Halwa | Pumpkin Halwa | Halwa recipes | South indian sweets | How to make halwa with step by step pictures
Cooking is an interesting job where you can create different kind of recipes,where you can experiment allot,where you can try any thing or as per your taste regarding to food...Iam still a learner in this ocean where iam getting the chance to cook new dishes every time by the grace of god..
November 27, 2015
Friday Guest post by Ushaupachar | Quick and easy home made chocolate fudge recipe | Rich chocolate fudge with step wise pictures | Kids favorite chocolate recipes
November 23, 2015
Fried butter chicken cashew masala | Chicken cashew masala | butter chicken kaju curry | fried chicken gravy | chicken gravy recipes for roti
Chicken or mutton what ever it is..I like to cook more than eating..Every time love to try different version recipes or indian popular recipe more than try the same old methods.. This was the recipe which is in draft from last 2 years almost..yup..
November 19, 2015
USEFUL KITCHEN TIPS
1.Peel onions in bulk leaving the root and top intact and
then store in an open container in the vegetable bin in the
fridge. Keeps for quite some time and you don’t get the smell of onion in the fridge.
2.plan meals for the week so in that way when you do your weekly shopping you know what you need to buy and stick to a budget.
3.When rolling pastry dough’s its easier to roll them between two sheets of cling film or baking paper , remove one on top and just invert it onto the prepared try so the sheet underneath lands on top. So this way there is no fiddling with the pastry and breaking it up.
4.When you prepare Briyani, add a tsp of lemon juice only at the final stage, when the rice gets boiling, lemon juice prevents the rice from sticking with each other.
7.To peel the skin of almonds / badam easily, soak in hot water for 10-15 minutes.
9.When chopping raw banana, soak it in water to avoid dis colouration and apply little salt water on hands to avoid getting stains
10.Disinfect the sink and its traps once in a week and clean
the veggies / fruits in a running water after socking about 10-
15 min in a salt and turmeric water (to remove the chemicals
11. Get rid of odours in your refrigerator by putting soda bicarbonate in a bowl & placing it in the fridge. Vinegar also works and so does a sliced lemon.
12. when u have headache then Mix lemon juice+ginger juice+salt with lukewarm water &drink it. It cures immediately.
13. Added excess salt to the curry ? don't panic. Just knead a little besan and make small rolls and add to the gravy. Remove them before serving. These discarded rolls can be re-used to make gatte ki sabji.
14.How do u find the pure honey ?? In a Newspaper u drop a little honey,it will not dissolve it.if it dissolves then its not pure honey
16.Always assemble items before cooking.
17.Eat brown basmathi rice for day to day they are extremely rich in nutrients. Soak it before cooking to get soft rice.
18.Soaking dal before cooking enhances flavor.
19.To reduce the bitterness of methi leaves, first mix them with some salt and set aside for a few minutes. Then rinse under running water. This helps to draw out all the bitter juices, improving the taste of these healthful greens Store spices in a cool, dark place.
20. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor more quickly.Shallots burn easily because of their high sugar content. For this reason, sauté briefly over low to medium heat.
21.When making beetroot curry , grating it saves more time than chopping it finely and to cook it ..or you can cut it into chunks and pressure cook it and then it will be easy to chop it finely .
22. Apply oil on both the hands before peeling and chopping yam, it will reduce itchiness.
24.Use baking brush to smear oil while preparing Roti or paratha.
25. If your pressure cooker gives any trouble like water/pressure leakage after closing it place ur gasket in freezer for the whole day and use, u can find the difference.
26. Whenever we buy some steel plates or any steel cookwares, you find a brand label, when we try to remove it surely it will have gum stain or we could n’t peel the label properly. To overcome that problem, show it in the flame (Bottom of the label) for a while, it will automatically get peeled off ! Interesting is it !! This applies only for STEEL OR BRASS product…
27. During your hurry-burry cooking time, peeling of garlic and onion skin will always an irritating process. For that, soak onion and garlic in a bowl of cold water for 5 mins, then try to peel.. The skin will come just like that.
28.Use lime juice instead of tamarind while cooking.Add
jeera while tempering which is good for your tummy.
Pressure cook eggs for a whistle instead of boiling it .Saves
energy and time..
29. You can store fresh peas and use in off season. Just Peel them and store in an airtight container in freezer over 6
30. When you break the coconut and may not use the
whole at once. Remove all pieces from shell and put it in a
bowl of water and rock salt. Place it in fridge and can be
used for about a week. It will remain fresh and white.
31. If there is an excess of salt in gravies add bread pieces into it. It will thicken the gravy and reduce saltiness.
32.When you par-boil rice for making Biryani, in the water
add enough salt, lemon juice,1/4 tsp Shahi jeera, few
peppercorns, clove, cardamom and cinnamon( 1 each). This
flavours the water well and the in the rice along with salt
enough lemon will be absorbed and makes the biryani
33. When making poori, after making balls apply little oil
and toss them well. You can roll them out without dusting
flour and it also keeps the oil clean while frying.
34. If you have less time for making Parotta , Add little
baking powder to the flour, and knead the dough well for 15
minutes with Hot water. Within an hour you can make soft
35.Grate the coconuts and store them in freezer, when you
want to prepare coconut milk with the frozen coconuts, soak
them in warm for 5 mins and grind in a mixer squeeze out
the coconut milk..
36. I usually Peel Pearl onion, garlic and store it in a airtight
container and refrigerate them, in the same way i remove
the head cap of the green chili and store them in a air tight
containers this make the green chili to be fresh for more
than 10 days..
37. For cleaning kitchen i use warm water, so that the strains
and oily dirt comes out easily, for whipping the kitchen
counter i use some soft cotton cloths which are old and
unused, so that washing the cloths are easy..
38. Follow your intuition and try new ingredients in recipes you feel comfortable cooking and most of the time it would be a great success.
39. Look for fresh and healthy ingredients when you go to the supermarkets or fruit and vegetable markets. 3. Cook fresh everyday – It takes a bit of effort and planning to practice this but it creates a big positive impact in one’s life.
40. Arrange the food on a table and add some contrast backgrounds.
41. Have loads of patience while taking pictures and sometimes photography takes longer than your cooking time.
November 16, 2015
Apple yogurt smoothie | Apple honey yogurt smoothie for kids | break fast apple smoothie | Quick and easy yogurt smoothie for break fast
2 years back,i was the girl who tried lots of combination smoothies,milk shakes and diet juices.Even,I don`t know the reason why I suddenly stopped making them for break fast time..Again,now because of sweet yogurt,got a chance to create this version smoothie..
November 14, 2015
kasoori methi chicken | easy south indian chicken curries | spicy chicken curry recipes for roti | Simple chicken curries for rice and chapathi
November 10, 2015
Diwali Easy Recipes | Sweets and Snacks Recipes For Diwali Festival | Happy Diwali 2015 | Wish you happy deepavali to all
November 9, 2015
Rich Chocolate Cake with drinking Chocolate | Easy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate juice | Chocolate milk using spongy chocolate cake | Chocolate snack cake for kids | 4th Birthday of Mahaslovelyhome
Same like other recipes,this new version also very simple and easy to follow.. the chocolate milk (juice) which i used in the recipe gives a true chocolaty taste n deliciousness..This chocolate sponge cake is fluffy in texture and moist too..If you like, can do chocolate icing too.You can store in an airtight container up to 2-3 days..Serving a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the best idea for ever..
November 6, 2015
Friday with a friend Guest post by Divya | Vegetable puff pastry using home made pastry sheets | Home made veg puff pastry | How to make home made puff pastry
Iam really excited to share today`s guest post.yesterday,I mean november 5th mahaslovelyhome completed 4 years.on this same day i started this guest post series and till now introduced 36 bloggers.
November 3, 2015
Home made Chocolate Kulfi | Quick and easy chocolate kulfi | Chocolate kulfi ice cream without kulfi moulds | Summer treats for kids | Indian style chocolate ice cream recipes
Kulfi is an Indian Ice-cream which is kids favorite. It is unchurned and therefore you will not need an ice-cream maker. Traditionally, Kulfi comes in flavours such as cardamom, almond, pistachio, mango, kesar(saffron) etc. Here Iam sharing about how to make chocolate Kulfi with coffee touch. I used cocoa as a main ingredient and freezing over night gives a best shape.hope you will try making it too and fall in love with it. :)
November 1, 2015
Chocolate banana waffles | chocolate banana bread waffles | Wheat flour chocolate banana waffles | Delicious Banana chocolate waffles for breakfast | cocoa banana waffles | banana waffles with buttermilk
Iam a waffle lover..What about you all?? Till now I have posted 7 waffles recipes which are very healthy and perfect for break fast..This time Iam sharing another waffles recipe which is in banana chocolate combination. Here I used butter milk ,which is first time in waffles recipe..
October 30, 2015
Friday with a friend Guest post by Gayathri Ramanan | Eggless Chocolate Mayo Mug cake In microwave | Eggless chocolate mug cake with peanut butter frosting | Eggless mug cake recipes
Blogging is an art where you need to put your complete concentration..It is one of the beautiful plat form to share your thoughts,ideas,experiences and many more..When you do it with love never may feels tired..Do it with affection,but never stress your self..All the best dear friends...