It's a small attempt to post the recipes learnt and tested in my kitchen.
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Frozen Berries Pan Cake

Pan cake is my girls favourite breakfast apart from what we eat regularly (south indian breakfast). I keep on changing the flavours of the pan cake. This one i did with frozen mixed berries. Here is the recipe:-


Frozen mixed berries 1/2 cup
Plain flour 2 cups
Egg 1
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Salt a pinch
Sugar 3 tbsp
Milk 2 cups
Maple syrup


Mix flour, salt,sugar and baking powder.

Beat egg and add milk to the egg. Mix well.

Now add egg mixture to flour and whisk well.

Add frozen mixed berries to the flour mixture. mix well.

Take a ladle full of batter and pour on not so hot tawa/non-stick pan. Let it spread by itself. Wait for a minutes and flip it over. Again wait for another 2 minutes for the other side to cook.

Serve hot with maple syrup or with berries.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bambino Vegetable upma/ Vegetable Vermicelli Upma

This upma is very common in south indian households. Its always bambino brand which is used mostly. Most of the time people don't say vermicelli they say bambino upma. I remember there used to be a recipe on the packet which i don't see now. Now we are getting fried vermicelli too making our life much easier. This upma husband made when i was sick but i was not that sick not to take the pictures ;).


Vermicelli 1 cup
Ghee 2 tbsp

For seasoning:-

Rai 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Udad dal 1/2 tbsp
Cashew few
Chana dal 1/2 tbsp
Hing a pinch
Ginger 1/2 inch pc
Green chillies 2 chopped
Curry leaves few
Onions 1 chopped



Take ghee in a deep pan. Add vermicelli and saute for a while until vermicelli changes colour. Take if off the flame and keep aside.

Add oil to the ghee. Add rai seeds and cumin. Once they flutter, add channa dal and udad dal.

Saute for a while and add cashew and hing. Then add ginger, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute for a minute.

Add onions and fry for another minute. Add salt. Don't fry the onions to brown colour. We want the onions to be white only.

Now add all the veggies. Again saute for 1-2 minutes.

For 1 cup of semiya add 1 1/2 cup of water.

Once water boils add semiya. Mix well and reduce the flame.

Cover and cook until all the water dries up.

Serve hot with chutney of your choice.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cheese Corn Balls

Daughter celebrated her 8th birthday and as always she wanted a small party at home with neighbor kids. She wanted a theme party and as i was sick last two weeks was not able to plan a theme party ahead. Nevertheless made all the food stuff at home much to her liking and she had a wonderful evening. I made cake pops, cheese corn balls and Oreo medals. Her birthday cake was store brought as i didn't had much time to plan and make the cake. And also i prefer store brought cake on birthdays than me making a cake and be tensed about the out come. Here is the cheese corn balls recipe :-


Corn 4 cobs
Cheese (Mozarella 2 cups)
Corn starch 1/4 cup
Boiled potato 2
Salt to taste
Oregano 1 tbsp
Chilly flakes 1 tbsp
Garlic 1 crushed
Bread crumbs
Plain flour
Oil for deep frying


Make a smooth running paste with plain flour and water.

Boil corn and separate corn from the cob.

Gently crush corn and mash the potato.

Mix corn, potato,cheese,garlic,oregano,chilly flakes and salt.

Mix well with hands. Make small balls.

Take bread crumbs in a wide plate.

Take each ball dip the ball in the plain flour.

Rotate the balls on the crumbs and take each ball in the hand and gently rotate.

Once all the balls are done, deep fry in batches. Take them on a tissue and serve hot.

The left over balls can be refrigerated and can be fried later on.

The above pic and the below pic is of the next day i deep fried cheese balls with the refrigerated batter.