February 28, 2015

Besan Paare | Spicy Chickpea Flour Deep fried Crackers | Quick and easy Indian Snacks For Kids | Easy South Indian Festival Snacks


I tried very long time this recipe,but for step wise pictures purpose re posting the recipe 
again..This time missed main pictures of the recipe,so,same with old pictures posting it...Besan Paare is one of the popular north indian savory snack which people makes often,mostly in festival times..

February 27, 2015

Friday a With Friend Guest Post by Shailaja Sen | Roasted Eggplant Chutney | Kalichina Vankaya Pachadi | Instant Baigan ka bhartha


It`s time to guest post...Today we are going to meet shailaja who blogs at shailajas passion..We met in fb and later came to know that we are from same college..shailaja is my senior from the same college where I finished my degree..Also,we both are from same place and same mother tongue..

February 26, 2015

Gluten Free Chickpea flour Banana Chocolate Cake | Quick and Easy Butter less Besan Flour Chocolate Cake | Low Calorie Banana Chocolate Cake With Garbanzo Flour


First time used chick pea flour in baking...I was so curious to taste the cake while preparing the batter itself.The recipe is simple same like my other recipes,it is butter less..I used olive oil,but you can use coconut oil or softened butter too.While taking pictures,canon battery was down..So,missed the pictures to take inside texture..

February 25, 2015

Quick And Easy Chocolate Buttercream With Cocoa | Perfect Chocolate Buttercream For Frosting Cakes,Cup cakes | Basics In Baking


This is a basic useful recipe to try...this chocolate butter cream recipe is so simple to try even for beginners..If you are loving to frost cakes,try this version and frost your cake..even you decorate the cake if you have piping bag and nozzles..

February 24, 2015

Village style Fish Gravy | Fish Stew | South Indian Style Palleturi Chepala Pulusu | Easy Fish Gravy Recipes For Rice


Iam not a big fish lover..Hehhehe.This line sounds silly..What Iam trying to say is,I don`t like fish much when compares with chicken,mutton or even prawns...Some times,I surprises my self that how I stayed away to non-veg..Yup...Wedding brings lot of changes in life..though I managed for 4 years,on hubby force started again in 2013..I believe,that who loves to eat also loves to cook..Is n`t that true...o.k..Lets talk little bit about recipe..

February 23, 2015

Ambur Style Chicken Dum Biryani | South Indian Dum Chicken Biryani Recipes | Non-Vegetarian | Easy Chicken Biryani Recipes


Biriyani is one of the popular indian food which is favorite of all almost..Iam one of the hardcore fan of biriyani,who loves to try/taste all kind of biriyanis..Habitually,I prefer biriyani to cook on sunday.Til now I have tried ten biriyani recipes I think..I feel,exciting to try traditional,authentic recipes mostly,because through my blog it going to introduce to more viewers.. But these days Iam not getting chance to cook..This recipe also very old one which I tried in november I think..

February 22, 2015

Mango Chocolate Milkshake | Chocolate Mango Milkshake Without Ice cream For Kids | Easy Healthy Milk Shakes


I don`t know actually that how many have you tried this combination,but I must say,it`s an unique fusion of milk shake with mango and chocolate..Throwing at least one mango in trolley while doing grocery shopping is my one of the weakness..Til now,I have tried mango milk shake and few more different drinks with other combinations..

February 21, 2015

Coconut Masala Chicken Curry | Chicken Coconut Milk Gravy | Boneless Chicken South Indian Curries | Kodi kura with Kobbari Masala


This is a simple chicken curry with home made masala paste..The ingredients which I have used here,are almost available in your pantry and according to my taste I created this recipe..It goes well with rotis more than the rice..I used boneless chicken,but boned chicken also works out well.I used store bought coconut milk,which is not too thick and added water to make it like gravy...
We are all already adding,whole garam masala items in masala paste,so it`s not necessary to saute in oil again while cooking chicken.Try this next time and enjoy with rotis..


February 20, 2015

Friday With a Friend 11th Guest Post by Sathya Priya Karthik | Jack Fruit Curry | Jack Fruit Recipes | Kathal Ki Subzi

I should say heartful thanks to blogging who introduced so many persons, who are very friendly and talented..Though I don`t chat often with my blogger friends, Iam in one of them who follows their blogs regularly..Last year I was very active in blogging,but these days suddenly started avoiding MLH for some reasons..But,I don`t want to stop my guest post event in Mahaslovelyhome.

February 19, 2015

Gobi Masala Rice | Cauli flower Masala Fried Rice | Easy Vegetarian Rice Recipes | Quick And Easy Vegetarian Rice Recipes


Cauli flower is one the toughest vegetable to cook for me...DH prefers to eat gobi curry with rotis,but not with rice..That`s big task to ladies if hubbies have this kind of particular rules..generally I cook gobi curry with onion and tomato masala or gobi peas curry..This time for a change tried in rice version and it came out very well..marinating gobi florets is an important step in this recipe which gives a good taste...

February 18, 2015

Quick and Easy Omelette Cheese sandwich | Easy Sandwich Recipes For Kids/Breakfast/Lunch Box


It is an easy,simple cheese sandwich with egg..this is the simplest sandwich which I prepares usually for Mahadev snack box in hurry times...omelettee and cheese both are kids favorite.So,definitely this will become one of the favorite sandwich...

February 16, 2015

Black eyed Beans Masala Gravy | Alasandalu Masala Kura | Lobia Gravy | Black eyed beans South Indian Recipes


Black eyed beans or lobia are one of the finest healthy beans to use in regular cooking..Til now I used to cook a simple curry,gravy with onion tomato mixture or dal for kids.But, I was bored to cook again and again the same regular recipes.This lobia recipes are goes well with roti or pulka more than the white rice..So,I thought to create a new version recipe for roti specially..

February 14, 2015

No Bake Egg Less Strawberry Cheese Cake With Agar Agar | Gelatin Free Egg Free Strawberry Chocolate Cheese Cake | Easy Egg Less Strawberry Desserts


Few days back I posted simple strawberry cheese cake recipe which egg less ..In that  did n`t used agar agar or even gelatin..It was a very simple cheese cake with less work,but still tasted so good.. after long n long research,recently I found agar agar in grocery store.I was very curious to use it,so,immediately bought my favorite strawberries to try out a cheese cake..

February 12, 2015

Raw Mango Rasam | Green Mango Rasam | Mamidikaya Rasam | Pachhi Mamidikaya Charu | Quick and easy Veg side dishes for Rice


It is a very simple rasam with raw mango..In season can make this version often to enjoy mango taste if your Mango lover (like me).. better you should raw mango which is completely tangy in taste.So,before going to start,check out the taste and then proceed..It goes well with white rice along with some dry curry or with potato fry...


CATEGORY- VEG SIDE DISHES FOR RICE
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Raw (green) mango -1 big
salt- to taste

TO TEMPER/TADKA/POPU

Oil-2 tbsp
mustard seeds-1.2 tsp
cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
hing/inguva podi-2-3 pinches
dry red chili-4-5
curry leaves-5-6
cilantro leaves-few



HOW TO COOK

Wash,peel skin and chop mango into pieces..Pressure cook with 1/2 cup of water for 10 minutes in medium flame.

Turn off and let it cool,then using potato whisker mash it roughly.Now turn on heat under a non stick pan..Add oil and prepare "popu" by adding all the ingredients which mentioned above..

Saute well and mango mixture..Add around 3/4 -1 cup water to make it thin/for rasam consistency..Add salt as per your taste..

Turn off after 5 minutes..throw some cilantro leaves and serve hot with white rice along with some curry and chutney..








February 11, 2015

Deep Fried Bread Cheese Balls | Mozzarella Cheese Stuffed Bread Balls | Deep Fried Snacks For Kids | Deep Fried Fritters With Left Over White Bread And Cheese


These are deep fried bread balls with cheese stuffing...I followed the steps according my mind when I thought to make some cheesey balls for Mahas Boys...Here first,I prepared bread like a lump/soft dough by soaking them in water for a second..But,you can use the single bread slice for stuffing by soaking in water before..You can use any ingredients in the stuffing like sweet corns, green peas,garlic etc..Also,should be careful while deep frying the balls to retain the shape and don`t fry too brown in color...So,why you are late still..Go and pickup all the ingredients,cook and enjoy with hot tea/coffee..


WHAT YOU NEED

Mozzarella cheese slices-3-4
carrot-1 small
onion-1 small
cilantro leaves- handful
black pepper powder-to taste
salt-to taste
chat masala-1/4 tsp (optional) 
white bread slices-5-6
oil for deep frying




HOW TO COOK


Cut cheese slices into fine pieces...

In a mixing bowl take chopped cheese,grated carrot,finely chopped onion,chopped cilantro leaves,black pepper powder,salt,chat masala and mix it well with hands..Then take lemon size mixture and shape it like ball.

Take 1/2 cup of water in another bowl..Now dip bread slices and squeeze out water immediately as much as possible..Now mix these bread slices into a fine mixture or almost like dough  (see the picture)

Now take some bread mixture spread it on your palm place cheese ball,close from all sides carefully..Cheese ball should be small in size,other wise while frying comes out ..so,carefully shape them and arrange all in a plate..

Now heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or vessel..Take bread crumbs in a plate and roll these balls  and set aside... When the oil very warm drop this bread balls carefully ... at a time 3-4 balls are fine..

Don`t over mix the balls & don`t flip them much while frying,other wise they loose the shape..
{That`s the mistake which I did :( }

Carefully take out on a kitchen paper towel and serve hot with ketchup.
















February 10, 2015

Hyderabadi Style Green Mirchi bajji | Mirapakaya Bajjilu | Milagai Bajji | Tamarind Stuffed Mirchi Bonda | Deep fried Veg Snacks | Quick And Easy Popular South Indian Snacks for Tea Time |


Iam facing problems one by one these days..Uphhh..After finishing Mahas boys school matter,now my laptop problem started ..Don`t know what happend..Its strucking every time when Iam trying to open any website even blogger..Can`t see any serials,movies and blogging too..yesterday when Iam feeling irritate while trying to put CID in youtube DH said to throw away the damn laptop with bit anger and I was shivered for few seconds..Hehhehe..Women need much patience more than men,but unluckily did n`t blessed with that.. ;) Again today also the same story repeated.So,instead of wasting time in front of it,focused on my wardrobe and finished arranging well..Just now,I restarted my lappy again,and luckily it`s working now..Hahahaha..Every one must know atleast some basics about electronics,specially about laptop or system I think...It`s much easier to find out the problem,instead waiting for some one help.Is n`t it...


Coming to the recipe,today Iam sharing a popular south indian deep fried evening snack which goes well in rainy days or with some hot tea..More than in home I tasted bajjis lot out side the area where they serves with spicy,tangy chutney..I don`t know that exact recipe,but sharing about this deep fried bajjis clearly..If you are a true deep fried foods lover,definitely you will love this fritters too.. Try and enjoy.. :)

February 6, 2015

Friday With a Friend 10th Guest Post by Rafeeda AR | Chakkara Choru | Jaggery Rice | Malabar Special Recipes


Hey..How are you all..This year Iam bit lazy in blogging...Hahahhaa..But actually concentrated on few other important things..May be this absence continues this month too..We couple was quite busy in deciding school and finally fixed to "BERTONI" Uppphhh...Such a typical task it is..Don`t know how much my parents suffered to send school 20 years back.I was completely disturbed with syllabus after checking out in Anglo americano and Dinamica..Few friends of DH told that bertoni is good with syllabus.So,finally after checking thoroughly was satisified..Yeah.Bertoni is one of the best school in Foz where teachers concentrates on syllabus mostly instead of leaving children freely...Hope my Mahas Boys likes this new school weather..{M quite tensed about them-of course..Iam the "MOM"}

Coming to the today`s guest post,How should I start the Introduction of today`s guest ? Is she need any words to introduce..I don`t think so.. She is non another Rafeeda AR
rafeeda @ rafee is one the active,friendly blogger..She writes at "The Big Sweet Tooth" which stepped into 3rd year recently..The presentation of posts shows her love on food and she maintains a unique style in posting..Personally I met her in dubai and fell in love with her smile first.Hehehehe..This is too embarassing!!!!! In very short time she got fame,but honestly it`s because of her friendly nature,pure heart and love on friends+food..If I speak like this, I can`t complete in 1-2 paragraphs..rafee..You should excuse on this dear..

Personally,what I want to tell is-Dear..Keep continue this love on food and friends with full of zeal....Keep sharing many more recipes..Beijos to your lovely daughters...All the very best to BST :)


First of all, I am so excited to be here on the space of a dear blogger. Usha is one of those few bloggers whom I have personally met. Despite being thousands of physical miles apart, on her way to her home country, she had stopped over in Dubai and I was pleasantly surprised when she bought along with her a huge bag filled with goodies specially from Brazil to gift me. It made me feel so ashamed that I had nothing to give her, thanks to my tight time schedule. We met up for an hour or so, over a coffee which her husband would just not allow me to take care of and finally when I gifted her with something I could find hands on, she asked me, “Why you are having so much formality?” You can understand how sweet and down to earth she is…

When she invited guest posts as a part of her blog’s third birthday, I decided to chip in and jumped in with my name. Ah, before I go ahead, a brief introduction about myself. My name is Rafeeda, an Indian – to be more specific, Keralite – by nationality but I have lived my entire life in a small, yet well-known country, in the Gulf called United Arab Emirates (UAE). I am a working mother, with two pretty daughters and cooking for me is a stress buster amidst my packed life. I blog at “The Big Sweet Tooth”, which recently celebrated its second blog birthday.  My blog name is very synonymous to my nature – ie. a big time sweet lover!

Before going into the recipe, Usha has given us a list of questions to be answered. Let me ponder over it one by one:



1.      About you, a few words which we don’t know.
Actually, who loves to disclose matters that nobody knows Usha??? Hehe… I am just a simple human being, trying to develop myself as much as I can. I love to smile, whatever may be the conditions around me. But one thing I hate about myself is my anger, since I go totally blind when I get angry! 

2.      3 photography tips and kitchen tips.
I don’t think I am a good photographer at all because I am still learning it all. Three things I like to stick to is: keep it simple, click straight and be patient! Day light is not something that I get, thanks to my work but definitely day pictures look way better than night pictures!
As for kitchen tips, three that I use very frequently: add a pinch of salt to onions while sautéing so that they soften easily; grate coconuts and freeze them in an airtight container, will stay good for months; and remove the crown of green chillies and store them in a clean glass jar, for minimum spoilage.

3.      How to develop blog page to get more views and fans.
Basically, I blog for my pleasure. Sometimes, the hits do bog me but at the back of my mind, I always say “Khalli Walli” – the terms used in Arabic for “don’t mind”! Interaction with your readers is one important technique I follow, I make it a point to thank each and every comment on the blog. Visiting fellow blogger’s pages and commenting on them is another way of getting in views, but the majority comes from the non-blogging community. I normally don’t share my posts on a lot of FB share pages or otherwise, mainly as I don’t have the time to do so, but am happy with the way my blog is going – though it’s literally snail pace! J

4.      How the blog has changed your life and how many blog posts you do a month.
The blog has changed my life for good. If you go to see, my page doesn’t have just recipes but a lot of insights of what I experience day in and day out, little titbits I like to collect, a lot of philosophy gathering around our Holy Quran and the Prophet’s teachings. I look at my blog as an outlet of myself and therefore, it has made me a much calmer person than I used to be! I blog upto five posts a week and most of the months I have blogged on an average of 22 posts, though I am expecting myself to slow down in the very near future, thanks to tighter schedules!

5.      Finally, a few words about MLH.
I have already told about the person behind the blog! MLH clearly shows the zest of cooking by this lovely lady. I always ask her, who eats all your cakes and desserts! She has an amazing array of them on her blog. Not to mention about her one-pot rice meals, chicken curries, and what not! The only thing is that hope she keeps her enthusiasm and keeps posting more for us to refer to and derive ideas!

Phew!!! Tough interview that was, Usha… hehe… OK, now while trying to think what to give Usha who has covered such a wide variety in her blog, my only thought was to give her a very traditional recipe from our part of the world – famously called Malabar, which I was sure would not be on her blog! The recipe I am sharing today is called “Chakkara Choru” – which just means Jaggery Rice. It used to be made in our homes, and many Moppila (Muslim) households during Baraat – which is the 15th day of the month of Shaaban in the Islamic calendar – but once we learned that it was an innovative practice, we stopped making it or treating the day as special. I would not like to dwell around this practice as it is still a very controversial matter.

Coming to the recipe, umma used to make it long back and it was one of the recipes that she stopped cooking as well, one among a long list. I made sure to note down the ingredients at least so that I could make it when I feel like having. Umma, just like many of our mothers I am sure, was a person who always went for gut instincts as far as the proportion of the ingredients was concerned. I have just tried to make it as per proportion so that it becomes easier to cook. This can be served for a quick breakfast or relished with a cup of hot chai during the evenings. It is a nice comfort meal at its best… Off to the way I make it…

Chakkara Choru ~ Jaggery Rice
Serves 2


Ingredients:

¾ cup pachari/ dosa rice
4 pearl onions, roughly chopped
¼ tsp fennel seeds
4 tbsp coconut, grated
100 gm jaggery (use more for sweetness)
2 ¼ cup water

Method:

Wash the pachari well and drain. Mix the rice along with all the ingredients in a pressure cooker. Close the lid and cook on high for one whistle. Keep flame at the lowest and cook on simmer for 15 minutes. Switch off and allow pressure to go by itself. Open the lid, give a good mix. Serve warm!

Notes:

1.      You can cook this on a stove top as well. Keep cooking till the water drains and the rice gets all mashed up.
2.      I used the light colored jaggery and that’s why my chakkara choru looks whitish. Normally, the dark jaggery is used. If using, then melt it in the water, strain for impurities and then add it to the remaining ingredients.
3.      The best is to serve it immediately. As it sits, it tends to thicken. Add some water and cook on low flame till the consistency is reached.

Once again, thank you Usha for having me around. I sincerely hope you will like this post. Wishing all at MLH a very happy weekend ahead… J





Hey..That`s a wonderful post...I loved the ingredients actually..Like fennel seeds,coconut,jaggery.All three are my favorite..Though the recipe sounds simple,I love the traditional recipes first..And of course touching words of Rafee Darling too..Thank you dear..Thank you for showing so much of love and for the recipe...

Friends..I hope every one enjoyed today`s post..happy weekend every one.. :)





February 3, 2015

Ragi Java Sweet and Savory | Ragi Malt Sweet&Hot Versions | Finger millet flour Porridge For Kids | Ragi Flour Porridge | Ragi Ambali


Ragi or finger millet is one of the popular food which south indians use in daily cooking..I have seen so many recipes like ragi dili,dosa,murukku,kheer etc...Recently I have started using ragi at home and already posted ragi kheer recipes few days back.It`s good to include these kind of low calorie,protein packed foods in our daily meals..Hope I cook many more recipes with ragi in upcoming days.If so,definitely will share in Mahaslovelyhome...

February 2, 2015

Chickpea Potato Gravy In Tamarind Sauce | Chana Aloo Curry | Chickpea Aloo pulusu | Sengala Bangaladumpa Pulusu | Easy Veg Gravies For Rice


This is a simple healthy gravy of chickpea and potato..The combination many sounds new but it works out very finely...Here tamarind is the main ingredient which gives the gravy look to the dish..You can serve this pulusu with rice too...Try it and share your opinions...
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