Saturday, March 24, 2012

Healthy Baking Ventures

Recipe: Low-Fat Banana Bread (Whole wheat and Egg-less)

I love Banana Bread. I love everything about it, its lovely banana- cinnamon flavour, texture and the heavy aroma that hangs about the house even the day after the day of baking. Mmmm…. Heavenly!!
It is also one of the first stuffs that I had learned to bake perfectly. Actually the second one, the first being an obvious, chocolate cake J

 

 Like most of my bake recipes, my banana bread recipe too comes from my virtual baking Guru, Stephanie Jaworski of Joy of baking. If there’s someone who hasn’t seen her mouth watering space, please do not delay.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For the Sweet Tooth


Recipe: Boondi Ladoo

Though I am not always a sweet lover, I do develop a tiny sweet tooth once in a while. And I mostly end up resorting to my evergreen favourite, Galaxy Chocolate, for comfort. Not that I don’t enjoy the other varieties of sweets like our Indian ones and their Arabic counterparts, just that most of the time they turn out to be too sweet and end up nauseating me.
Amongst the Indian sweets I have always enjoyed Ladoos, especially Boondi Ladoos, made the North Indian way.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Making More Jams


Recipe: Fig Jam


 

Remember what I told about homemade Jams in my first post on jams ?? If you don’t, let me remind you…. Try some homemade jam and you will never go back to the bottled ones…. Well, this post is a testimony of that.
I have decided to stick to homemade jams for good.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Biriyani full of Surprise


Recipe: Iddiyappam Biriyani (Biriyani with steamed Rice- Noodles)

It’s been nearly 3 weeks in my new home now and I am finally getting in sync with my kitchen. Even as I say this, I am awed at how time flies!!
3 weeks already and I still feel like its just yesterday that we had moved in.
And talking about the racing time, I still gape at the facts that it’s been ages since I left college and that I have been married for 5 years now and I have a daughter whose 3 and a half years already and that my new born blog has just turned 5 months!!!!!!

 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Dessert from my Homeland


Recipe: Easy Parippu Pradaman (Cooked Lentils in Jaggery-Coconut Milk Custard)




It feels like heaven to be back on the internet and in my space after what felt like eternity.
Well, I have just settled down after two long weeks of backbreaking shifting, shoving, sorting and stacking, yes, we have moved into a new place and I am only learning to get my hands used to the new cabinets in my new kitchen.
To worsen my plight the telephone people refused to turn up when expected delaying my connection to World Wide Web. It’s not until now that I realised how addicted I have come to be to the internet, especially to the blog world!!!
I had almost started to feel psychic, when the connection finally arrived J
Though I really enjoy my new house and surroundings, I kind of miss my old one too, especially since I had to leave behind a good set of friends and neighbours.  But unfortunately changes are inevitable and life has to move on….. Trying hard to learn that fact of life!!
Anyways coming to my dish, I had prepared this before my shift. Actually I made this for some of my good friends as a farewell treat J  and for obvious reasons could only get this posted now.