Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Eggless Mango Cupcakes

It's the end of mango season and I wanted to try baking with this juicy fruit. I made cupcakes out of this without any frosting. Its very simple and quick. This is the first time I baked this cake and my husband trying it for the first time said I didn't know this cake tasted so heavenly! Isn't that a sweet compliment! Try this out friends. It tastes too good. Rush! Go ! Get those ripe mangoes before they are gone else you will have to wait for another year to taste it again.

Mango Cake - Eggless

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Peanut Capsicum Masala ( No Onion/ No Garlic)

I like trying new dishes every now and then and if it's easily with very less ingredients, I don't give it a miss. I saw this recipe in a regional cookery show and found it interesting. Its a Jain Recipe as it doesn't include onion or garlic in it. I love capsicums too and that's always available in my fridge. The main ingredients here is capsicum( bell peppers) and peanuts. We had this for breakfast the other day with hot chapati's and everyone loved it. It was as usual a busy morning as my kid had to rush to school and hubby to office. Since my mom was with me that day, she took hold of the kitchen work and insisted me to take a picture. I love her support. Thank u Ma :)

Peanut- Capsicum Masala

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tomato Gojju

It's been a long time since my last post here. Been very busy these days juggling with the daily household cores and my two naughty sons. With the cute naughty member added to our small family, life has been too busy and complete. Just to enjoy the early stages of my son who is just 5 months old, I hardly get any time to blog. I am yet to learn the new taste and needs of my cute little one. Been clicking photos but to post I give an excuse as BUSY! haha! Still! I will try my best to be regular in my posts here :)

Today's recipe is Tomato Gojju. This is very simple and tasty dish with a very few ingredients. It tastes delicious with chapati's and dosa's as a side dish. Now that tomatoes are cheap, you can go ahead and try this out asap.
Tomato Gojju

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cashkaro.com Review - India's Best CashBack and Coupons Site

Who doesnot like to shop? Are you not a shopping freak like me? I hardly find any! And in today's era, online shopping is a trend. You get everything online nowadays. And how would it be if you get cashback and discounts both together for the shopping you do. Sounds interesting ? Yes! here's a site named Cashkaro, India's Best Cash Back and Coupons Site which does that. You get exciting discounts for the products and also some cash back from this site. No! No! I am not joking! I tried it myself before writing this review and I always shop online only through Cashkaro.com nowadays. So I thought of sharing this genuine site with you all.

Cashkaro.com pays you for every purchase made online through their site. You can puchase anything like Apparels, Electronics (Mobiles, Computers, Laptops, Tablet...), Furnitures, or even online bus tickets or ordering food online. And Yes! Cahback is in the form of CASH.

How does Cashkaro.com work?

Cashkaro.com have tied up with 500+ partner brands like Flipkart, Myntra, Amazon, RedBus , Snapdeal etc.They provide coupons that are much higher and beneficial than the coupons that are already running in retailers site. So just remember to login Cashkaro.com and then follow the link to your desired retailer website for online purchasing. This way your transactions are tracked. Retailers pay Cashkaro.com their commission and Cashkaro pays you Cash Back! How cool is that !!

My Experience with Cashkaro.com

My Experience with Cashkaro.com was great. My first purchase was with Myntra.com via Cashkaro site. I got Rs.180 cash back from Cashkaro + 35% discount on the product from Myntra.com. This was credited to my Cashkaro account and then confirmed within a couple of days I received the parcel from Myntra. I was so excited to get some cash back for my purchase. Now I stick to cashkaro for any online shopping I do. Once my cash was confirmed from Cashkaro.com, I did my second purchase for baby diapers from Amazon.in. And I found that site too very good. I saved almost Rs.200 on the baby diapers which included 7.50% cashback from cashkaro.com . After cash confirmation from Amazon through Cashkaro.com, I have done lots of online shopping and also booked a ticket to our native from RedBus through cashkaro. It saved Rs.50 for every ticket above Rs.500 + Rs.45 cash back from Cashkaro. My online shopping done from Fabfurnish was not tracked. In such cases, we can raise a Missing Ticket in Cashkaro and give all the details of our order. The rest will be taken care of cashkaro.com. So no worries!  I trust this site completely. Cashkaro.com is a genuine site for Coupons and Cash back. 

How to use Cashkaro.com?

1. Create your free Cashkaro account by clicking here.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chicken Onion Pakoda

Chicken Onion Pakoda

Chicken Onion Pakoda is a spicy deep fried starter which has some veggies like capsicum and onion involved. Its so easy to prepare and a perfect dish for any get-together with friends or kitty parties. Adding onions and capsicum give it a different delicious taste than the regular good old ones. I found this recipe on one of the cookery channel. They called it as Degree Chicken. I have no idea why its called by that name ;). Please share it if you guys know it. Everyone at home liked it, so I had to hurry  up to grab some pieces for the click :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spicy Crunchy Chickpeas (Baked)

Spicy Crunchy Chickpeas
Spicy Crunchy chickpeas is perfect evening snack or call it anytime snack to munch on. This was in my drafts for a long time and finally the day has arrived to be published on my blog.

Try this easy roasted crunchy chickpeas munching snack for your tea soon and everyone will love it :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tava Naan - (Yeast FREE) - How to make Naan on Stove top


Naan is very popular Indian bread which is traditional made in a tandoor style charcoal oven. I prepared this with creamy Restaurant style Malai Kofta on stove top. Restaurants use yeast while preparing Naan. You can always experiment Naan with different toppings like garlic, butter,etc.  Today's post is YEAST FREE , soft Indian flatbread made on stove top.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a rich, creamy dish with potatoes, paneer, cashew paste and Malai (Fresh cream ). It goes very well with Indian flatbread like Naan, Kulchas or even with hot rice. This month's SNC event gave me a chance to try this out and the result was awesome , finger-licking good , rich Mughlai dish with hot Indian flatbread Naan for lunch. Thanks to SNC for this event and Nupur for this delicious dish. To know more about SNC event, click here.I prepared this with plain Naan. (Recipe will follow soon). Now lets head direct to the recipe.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Easy Rasmalai Recipe

Blogging after a long time. Welcome February and everyone are out with Valentine Day preparation and cooking that special dish for their sweet hearts. Nowadays I hardly get any time to try out new dishes or grab a camera to click the dishes I prepare. This is just because of the little cute new member added to our family, the best ever New Year gift. This month my blog too completes 2 year and I have to admit I was not as regular posting recipes as I was during the first year. Maybe this will continue for few more months.  Now coming back to today's recipe - RASMALAI.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Banana Loaf Cake

Starting the year 2014 with a Fruit Bake - Banana Loaf Cake.

Banana Loaf Cake

The cake turned out to be light and fluffy. Makes a perfect dish for a breakfast or even as a snack for a tea time. They are healthy too considering the fruits in them. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies
I was never into baking cookies at home as I thought the recipe involves lot of work. Only after entering into this blogging world, I am experimenting with all sorts of recipes. Butter cookies are the one I always wanted to bake. The moment I saw Sanjeev Kapoor's Butter cookie recipe, I was straight into my kitchen for gathering the ingredients for the cookies. Its a heavenly feeling to have a aroma of this freshly baked Christmas goodies at home. I was given a thumbs up by my family. That's what matters a lot to me. The best part of this recipe is that once you have the cookie dough ready, you can always refrigerate it and use it whenever required and that was exactly what I did. 
So lets head straight to the recipe

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lemon Rasam / Lemon Dal

Lemon Rasam is a simple and delicious South Indian curry that can be prepared in jiffy. You can have this with rice with just a papad or a pickle. Its tangy and when served with hot rice topped with a teasp oon of desi ghee, its tastes superb. 

Lemon Rasam/ Lemon Dal

Monday, December 2, 2013

Quinoa Dosa - Healthy Dosa

Quinoa Dosa
Starting this month with a healthy breakfast recipe - Quinoa Dosa
Quinoa is pronounced as 'KEEN-wah' and it is a nutritious gluten-free seeds, originally from the Andean region of South America. Its a good source of protein, dietary fibers, vitamin B and iron. Its good for people suffering from diabetic and cholesterol too.

My in-laws brought some packets of Quinoa from their last visit to US and gave me a packet. My hubby started making faces as he hates Quinoa. I was wondering what to do with it. Heard we can substitute quinoa for rice but then nobody would even try to taste it once they know its a Quinoa item. So tried disguising Quinoa and made Quinao Dosa. Only after they had the breakfast I revealed the truth and had a good laugh. If you have a fussy eaters in your home, then try this in a Dosa form and they will never know.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Urad Dal Vada (Uddina Vada) / Medu Vada

Urad Dal Vada / Uddina Vada

Urad Dal vada is also called as Uddina Vada in Karnataka. It is one of the typical South Indian breakfast dish which you can find in almost all the restaurants any time of the day. Myself and my brother used to insist mom to prepare this very often and she used to do this as she knew we both loved it and there's no need to alter the dish in any ways for us. I love this with coconut chutney. I prepare this rarely at home as somehow my little boy doesnot like it. Thats sounds weird for me!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Kadalekalu Usuli/ Kabuli Channa Sundal/ Chickpeas Sundal

Kadalekalu Usuli/ Chickpeas Sundal

Kadelakalu Usuli/ Chickpeas Sundal is usually prepared during festive season like Ganesh Chaturthi or during Navarati. In Karnataka, this dish is called as 'usuli' and you can substitute Kabuli Channa with Peanuts, black channas, channa dal etc. Mom used to prepare this during Varamahalakshmi Pooja which is celebrated mainly in Karnataka or more precisely in Bangalore.

So here's the recipe of Chickpeas Sundal which is very quick and easy to prepare.
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