Monday, October 06, 2014


Hi all friends....
I know its been long time now.
I would like to thank Ammu of Nature Kitchen for sharing these wonderful awards with me. I am really pleased to receive these awards.

i would also like to thank Sanghi of Sanghi's Food Delights! for sharing these awards with all her blogging frineds.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Moist Orange Cake

I was just browsing through the blogs and saw this recipe and i tried it. It turned out to be delicious Cake. So i taught i would share it too with my friends, ( i couldn't locate the blog which in which i saw this recipe) So if any one knows this person please let me know, anyways i would like to thank her for sharing this recipe.Now to the recipe.

All purpose flour 1-1/2 cup
Baking powder 1-1/2 tsp
Salt 1/8tsp
Butter- 1/2 cup
Sugar -1/2 cup
Eggs 2
Grated rind of 1 large orange
Milk 1/2 cup

For the Syrup:

Orange juice 1cup
Sugar 1/2 cup


Preheat the oven to 350'C .

Grease the pan

Mix the flour, salt, sugar, grated rind or orange and the baking powder

Beat in the butter, eggs, and milk and continue beating ( add in milk if you feel the batter is too thick). Beat for 15 min

Pour in the mix to the greased pan and place it in the oven for 25 min or until the toothpick pricked in comes out clean.

For the syrup dissolve the sugar in the orange juice and heat over low flame for 10 min and then let it cool. (I used fresh orange juice)

When the cake is ready take it out and prick it with a skewer all over the cake and pour the syrup over the hot cake and let it stay for some time.When all the syrup is absorbed its ready to eat YUMMY MOIST ORANGE CAKE.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Mampaza Pulisheri -Mango Curry

Sorry friends! I know its been really long time since i have posted a new one..... though i have been visiting all my friends blogs( lots of yummy posts), i have not been able to send in comments to everyone...but i surely did try a few recipes, i am missing all you guys.

These are a few recipes that i enjoyed and will surely try recipes:

Zebra cake, looks yuuuumy ....surely will try and let you know & I enjoyed "The mango masthi roundup", from Tasty Recipes, i have a lots of mangoes with me and i will surely try a few.
The spinach rasam, Baked rava Idly from Passion for Cooking was new for me and i tried pinach rasam and it was a hit. Thanks for sharing Ramya!
Tomato pickle form Annapurna was delicious too Srilakshmi.
Pachai puli thaneer rasam, Butter bisuit form Viki's Kitchen was so mouthwatering. Loved it will surely try them soon.
Mampazapulichery from My Home Cooking..... you scored it this time too :)
Pepper mushrrom Fry form Lemon n Spice um....deliciouso...super click!

This was a impossible thing to imagine until i tasted it. I used to wonder it would taste horrible to taste a fruit curry and i might never like it. After i got married my in law prepared this curry and i tasted and fell-in for it. Now I wait for the mango season and when i get them I make this curry at least once a week. My daughter loves this curry too.


Ripe Mango 3
Turmeric - 1/2tsp
Chili powder as required
Green chili as required
Coconut 1/2 cup
Cumin(jeera) 1 tbs
curd 1/2 cup
Salt as required
Red dried chili
Fenugreek seeds a pinch
curry leaves


-> Wash and Cut the mangoes into big pieces.

-> In a pan add mango, 1/2 glass of water, turmeric, chili powder & salt cover and cook

-> In a blender grind the coconut, cumin, green chili. Once it turns to a paste form add the curd or yogurt and blend once.

-> When mangoes are cooked add the blended mix and stir.

-> Let it boil for 5 min.

-> In a small pan heat oil, splutter mustard, red chili, Fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.

-> Its good to serve now but the taste enriches the longer it stays.

Note: The mangoes are really delicate so when string be cautious that you don't break the pieces.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Simple & Easy Chicken Curry

Last weekend i was really lazy to make any thing special, but my hubby wanted to eat chicken curry & rice, so i tried out a very simple method to make a chicken curry and it turned out tasty.

Chicken 1lb
Onion 1 medium size, thinly sliced
Grated Coconut 1tbs
Gharam masala 1tbs
Chili powder
Turmeric powder
Tomato 1
Pearl onion 3 or 4
Green chili 2 or 3
Pepper 1tbs
Ginger 1'
Garlic 6or8
Yogurt 1/2 cup
Vinegar 1tsp
coriander leaves


-> Cut & clean chicken.

-> In a blender blend pearl onion, green chili, pepper, ginger, garlic, yogurt, vinegar & salt as required.

-> Marinate the chicken with this mix and keep it aside for 1 hour.

-> In a non-stick skillet, heat the required oil then add the onion.

-> Statute the onion till golden brown, add coconut, tomato, gharam masala, chili powder, turmeric powder & stir for few min.

-> Add the marinated chicken to the skillet.

-> Add a little water, cover and cook for 1/2 hr.

->Taste it and adjust the proportions of the ingredients to your liking.

->Cook in low flame until the chicken is well cooked.

->Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Appetizer for your brain!

Am back with a puzzle, Check it out:-

Each block represents one or more words in "English". For Example, Answer for the first puzzle is " Seven Seas " [ 7 Cs].

Post your answers before end of Sunday(4/26). You can post your answers multiple times. I will publish the correct answers by Monday morning and the result. The person(s) who reply with most correct answers will be the winner (& will be awarded).

Happy "Geeky" Weekend!

The Answers:

1. Seven seas
2. Level Crossing
3. Forgive and Forget
4. Without you
5. Down Town
6. Lucky Break
7. He's Besides Himself
8. See through blouse
9. First Aid
10. West Indies
11. Six Feet Underground
12. Backward Glance
13. Tricycle
14. Reading between lines
15. Cross roads
16. Three Degrees below Zero
17. Neon Lights
18. Just between you and me
20. Broken Promise
21. You are out of touch
22. Life after 40
23. Jack in the box
24. Growing economy
25. Up before 8
26. Just around the corner
27. Apple pie
28. Making up for lost time
29. Standing ovation
30. I understand you undertake to undermine my undertaking

Congrats Ramya , You did it!!!!

And Priya & home cooked Oriya food nice try guys..

Thanks all for your reply.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kootukari and an Award

That's my Vishu Sadhya

Kootu curry is a special blend of spices and vegetables like raw banana (specially Kerala Pacha Nendrakaya) & yam. This is usually a side dish in any sadhya. Its main spice is the pepper powder which really enriches the taste of Kootu curry.


Black/brown Chick peas -1 1/2 cup (or chenna dal)
Yam(Chena) -1/2 lb
Raw Banana(Pacha Nendrakaya) -1/2 lb
Mathan 1/2 (pumpkin which is a mottled green and yellow on the outside)
chili powder -1tsp
Turmeric powder -1tsp
Pepper powder 4tbs
Grated Coconut -1 cup
Jeera -1tsp
Mustard seeds -1 1/2 tsp
Red chili -1 or 2
Curry leaves
coconut oil -2 tbs


Soak the chick peas over night and Pressure Cook Chick piece.

Add vegetables along with turmeric powder, chili powder, and pepper powder
Cook for 15 minutes

Grind the coconut with jeera and salt, add to the curry and cook well.

In a small pan heat coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds, red chili and curry leaves and sizzle into the curry.

Delicious Kootu curry is ready.

Kootu curry can be served with rice or roti /chappathi.

. I have to mention about her cakes(cakesbydhanya) its all mind blowing and mouthwatering. work of art....i have gazed at her 3d cakes for long hours. I envy anyone who get to eat those delicious cakes :D.

She was so kind enough to share this award with me and her friends, i am whole heatedly thanking you Dhanya.

I would love to share this precious award with these awesome chefs
Priya Sriram

Mangala Bhat
Ramya Vijaykumar
Home cooked oriyafood
I am expecting that all my buddies would pour-in more and more of their culinary expertise and delicacies. Good luck guys!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


My Sweet buddy - Priya Sriram, who inspired me to start this blog, is an awesome cook and an amazing photographer have shared this lovely award with me, i am certainly honored and delighted to receive this award.

Priya also shared another award with me few weeks before, which also should have been shared with 8 friends. It was awarded with these words.

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement (? big word, lol). Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So at this moment I would like to share both the awards with my fellow bloggers, i love all their recipes and have tried a few too. They have always encouraged me with their sweet comments and i am very happy to share this award with them.

Mangala Bhat
Ramya Vijaykumar
Home cooked oriyafood
Dhanya Nambirajan

This award comes with the following rules:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog.

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs (Only if you like).

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blog.

Hope all my friends would share a lot more recipes and their expertise.
With lots and lots and lots of love!

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