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It's a small attempt to post the recipes learnt and tested in my kitchen.
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Monday, December 31, 2012

Moz Ka Metha

This year blogging took a back seat. Was too busy in last few months that i didn't post anything. Only 36 posts were posted compared to last year's 57 posts. Hope this coming year  i will be active in blogging. This year i completed 4 years of blogging (personal blog) and Jan 26th next year i  will complete 4 years in food blog. Learnt a lot from the fellow bloggers about different cuisines. By seeing you all I got guts to attempt the recipes which i would not have done it without seeing your recipes or the pictures or reading your post.

A big thanks to all my friends,bloggers and readers...

Ending this year with a dessert a true hyderabadi style of serving desert after a sumptuous meal. Moz Ka Metha which means Banana sweet. This is a authentic recipe from Hyderabad and calls for very few ingredients similar to Kubani ka Metha and Double Ka metha. Here goes the recipe :-

Sweetened condense milk 1 tin (medium)
Milk 1 cup
Ripe Banana 2
Ghee 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Saffron few strands soaked in warm milk
Pistachio few (soaked and skin peeled)

Serves two.


In a non stick deep pan take condense milk and milk and let it cook for 10-12 minutes on low flame.

Meanwhile slice banana pieces and slightly roast banana pieces with 1 tbsp of ghee into light brown colour.

After 10-12 minutes of cooking slowly add banana pieces into milk. Let it cook for 5-6 minutes. Check if banana pieces are soft enough. They should not be over cooked.

Once banana pieces are soft enough and the milk has thicken remove from the stove.

Add cardamom powder and saffron strands along with milk.

Sprinkle pista on top and chill until you serve it.

It taste very good if it is chilled.

Serve chilled after a sumptuous lunch/dinner.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Achari Paneer

Who is not a fan for paneer?? Till now I didn't meet anyone who says she/he doesn't like paneer. So like everyone we too love paneer, let it be paneer paratha or paneer curry. I have few paneer recipes in my blog, can find the links to recipes at the end of this post. This recipe is from VahRehWah.com.

Once I added mixed pickle to the paneer gravy and it tasted just like the one we get in restaurant.


Paneer cubes 15-20
Onions 1 chopped
Capsicum 1
Tomatoes 1
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Curd 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/4 tsp

Achari Masala

Red chillies whole 6-7
Rai/mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Saunf 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds/methi seeds 1/2 tsp

Make a fine powder of the above ingredients.

To this powder add capsicum and tomatoes. Make a smooth paste.Keep aside.

In a pan take oil and when hot add onions and sauté until light brown in colour.To this add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste. Sauté until the ginger garlic is cooked.

To this add the achari paste. Saute until oil leaves the pan. Then add curd and 1 cup of water. Sprinkle sugar.

Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes. Now again oil starts oozing out. To this add paneer. Mix well.

Serve hot with roti.

Paneer Peshwari
Peas paneer makhani
Kadai paneer
Palak paneer burji
Methi Chaman
Palak Paneer
Stir fried spinach with cottage cheese
Paneer butter masala
Paneer chicken

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chole Bhature

Kids winter break started and i am on my toes to feed them. They are bored of eating the same stuff of dal,egg,rice,roti,curry and yogurt. I have to please them sometimes with puris (which i avoid eating). I remember once when i was pregnant with my first child i went to restaurant in Oman and ordered Chole Bhature , i never ate them before so wanted to try. When a plate was brought with a two huge bhature i felt other eaters at the restaurant were staring at my plate thinking how much hungry I am. Those Bhature was huge and I ate two without sharing them with hubby. After that I totally forget about them after leaving Oman.

The other day I was watching Sanjay Thumma's videos and i chanced upon Bhature recipe. This recipe is from VahRehVah.

And chole recipe is not the same which is served with Bhature, this is a different version which i saw in Sanjay Thumma's videos. I made little changes in the recipe.

Ingredients for Bhature

Maida/ All purpose Flour 2 cups
Sooji/Bombay rava 4 tbsp
Curd 4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying
Water to make dough


Mix all the ingredients and add enough water and make soft dough.Let the dough rest for 2-3 hours.

Make small rounds and flaten the rounds. Deep fry them each. Take bhature on a kitchen towel.

The sooji in the bhature made the puris fluffy and they remained like that for sometime.

Ingredients for Chole

Chickpeas 1 cup soaked over night
Cinnamon small stick 1
Onions 1 chopped
Green chillies 1 chopped
Tomatoes 1 chopped finely
Kashmir chilly powder 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 1tbsp
Garam masala 1 tbsp
Garlic 3 (crushed)
Fresh coconut grated 3 tbsp
Oil 3 tbsp

How to make the curry

Pressure cook chickpeas until soft with a small cinnamon stick. Strain and keep the water aside.

Now in pan take oil,when hot add onions and green chillies. Saute until onions turn into brown colour.

Add crushed garlic and tomatoes and salt. Cover and cook until tomatoes are soft enough.

Then add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and kashmiri red chilly powder.

Let all the masala cook for 3-4 minutes.

In the mean while slight roast the grated coconut into light brown colour and keep aside until use.

Now add the boiled chickpeas along with the water. Take few chickpeas and crush them into smooth paste.Add this paste to the curry (this gives gravy to the curry).

Let chickpeas boil for sometimes until the gravy thickens. Just before switching the flame off add the grated and fried coconut into the curry.

Mix well and serve hot with Bhature.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Raspberry Yogurt

This is one of the fruits which my girls are eating frequently. I didn't like the taste but they both loved. I made raspberry yogurt which calls for very few ingredients.

Raspberry 1 cup blended into smooth paste
Thick yogurt 2 cup
Honey 5-6 tbps (depends upon the sweetness you prefer)

Serves two.

Whip yogurt. Mix honey and raspberry paste.

Serve it chilled.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Kadala Curry

If you live or lived in Dubai you wouldn't have missed eating kadala curry. Every cafeteria sells parato with kadala curry.  When i was in Dubai when ever i felt i need to take a break from cooking we used to order parato with kadala curry. Never attempted to make this at home. The other day i was soaking this kadala i suddenly remembered about this curry which is quite famous in Kerala.

The googled for the recipe and i got the recipe from Spicy Chilly.What a curry it was and my taste buds are nodding with me that indeed i satisfied them. Spicy Chilly is a website of a very talented and versatile blogger and her pictures are awesome.I have been following that blog since long and i do read her post but I don't comment much. Now coming to the recipe,i didn't change anything in the recipe i followed the recipe to the core so i am not posting the recipe. For the recipe  this link .Like the previous post here too I am just posting the picture.Enjoy and happy cooking...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Egg Dal

I fell in love the first time i ate dal with egg,what a superb combination.First time i read about this dal in Hamaree rasoi.I am not posting the recipe as i followed the recipe given by deepa to the core.Here are the few pictures which i can't miss clicking them.For the recipe do visit Hamaree rasoi and for baking goodies too....

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Prawn Pulao

I am not much fan of sea food,the only fish i eat is Rogu,its a river water fish.I just love the taste of it.After coming here i never brought fish as mostly we get sea water fish which i don't like.But after coming here we are getting frozen prawns and kids love the fry i make.I blogged about the prawns fry here

The other day husband was not at home and daughter wanted to eat biryani and it was pretty cold out and i didn't dare to go out and get chicken.I had frozen prawns so i made this prawn pulao.This recipe i got it from my most treasured book "Kantamani Vantakalu".I carry this book where ever i go,it traveled with me which ever country i had been to. In school i didn't had telugu language and i the learnt only telugu alphabets.This book i am talking is in Telugu and i take my daughter's help to read it for me when husband is not around.Here is the recipe


Prawns 1kg
Basmati rice 1 kg
Onions 4
Green chillies 8
Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
Milk 1 cup
Bay leaf 1
Cloves 6
Cinnamon 6 small pieces
Elachi 4
Mint leaves few
Coriander leaves few
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 cup


Wash prawns and mix prawns with little salt,turmeric powder and red chilly powder.On a medium heat let the prawns cook in its water until dry.

In a deep bottom pan pour oil.Add 3 cloves,3 cinnamon, elachi 2, bay leaf, onions and green chillies.Once onions and chillies are fried throw in mint leaves.Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a while until you think ginger garlic is cooked.

Then add the dried prawns mix well.

Add the rice to prawns.Mix well.Add enough salt.

Now pour  1 1/2 litre water (including milk).

Grind the rest left out cinnamon, cloves and cardamom into fine powder.

When the rice is half cooked,sprinkle the above masala powder and let the rice cook in low flame until done.

Serve hot.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Grilled Chicken Frankies

This a slight different version of chicken Frankie.I grilled the chicken and shredded it and made the usual frankie.I blogged about chicken frankie here.Here are the ingredients :-

Grilled chicken few pieces
Rotis/Khaboos/Arabic bread 4
Egg  broken and beaten well 2
Chopped onions 1 cup
Chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup
Amchur powder 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves few
Red chilly powder 1/4tsp

Heat a pan.Spread roti/Khaboos/Arabic bread and brush the roti with egg.Turn and cook the other side with 1tsp of oil.

Remove from pan.

Shred chicken into small pieces.

Now assemble the frankie. Spread the roti. On that spread chicken pieces.Then add onions,tomatoes and coriander leaves.Sprinkle amchur powder,salt and red chilly powder.

Wrap up the roti and roll the end of the wrap with a foil.Serve warm.

PS: Didn't take the grilled chicken pic hence not writing the recipe.Once i make it again will post the recipe.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Pear Blueberry and Strawberry Cake

The first time i tasted blueberries after coming here.I didn't like the taste much but kids just loved them.I like strawberries and pear.Always used to see blue berries cakes and muffins in blogs and never tasted them.I made the below mentioned cake with Blueberry and Strawberry toppings and Pear in the middle of the cake.I  loved the warm bite of cake with the warm Pear in it.


Plain flour 2 cups
Sugar 1 1/4 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Unsalted butter 1 cup
Eggs 2
Vanilla essence 1 tbsp
Milk 1/2 cup

Sliced Pears 10-12 slices
Blue berries few
Straw berries few


Beat eggs until fluffy.

Mix all the dry ingredients

Mix eggs,vanilla essence and butter.

Slowly pour the egg mixture and milk into the flour and mix well.If still you didn't get the thick batter you can add little milk.

Divide the batter into two.

Line the pan with butter and sprinkle flour.

Pour half of the batter into the pan.Spread Pear slices on the batter and pour the other half batter on the Pear slices.

Lastly spread blue berries and strawberries on top of the batter.

Pre-heat oven and bake the cake for 180 degrees Celsius for 40-50 minutes.

Now when you insert sewer into the cake it should come out clean.