Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sinful Cinnamon!!

Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Seasons seem to be changing colours too fast these days. Feels like it was just yesterday that I had packed up our winter wears for the approaching summer. And when the summer arrived, I felt that the scorching heat would never end. This year we had a terrible summer around here, but inspite of that, I had somehow failed to notice the fall in temperature through the day and the breezy, pleasant evenings that had set in by the beginning  of this month.
It was not until the other day, while taking a stroll by my once lush kitchen garden, I noticed that my almost dead chilly and bell pepper plants had started sprouting new leaves and even had some blossoms....... So, Autumn you are here again, a warm warm welcome !!!!




Autumn is my favourite season when I am in this part of the world. Here, in the Middle East, unlike the rest of the world, this is the best season to grow plants, any kind, flowering ones, vegetable plants,anything.
It was last year that I had started growing vegetables, and man was I proud of my tiny kitchen garden :) But,it almost broke my heart to see the fiery summer burn up my babies. I had expected all of my plants to be completely dry and dead, and it was sheer pleasure to learn that at least some of them had survived.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some Green Goodness :)


Recipe: Methi Chapatti (Indian Bread with Fenugreek leaves)
Methi (feenugreek leaves) chapattis are a common type of bread in most North Indian households, but they are not quite familiar with many South Indians.
Though, I belong to the later category, these chapattis are common at my place. I love trying out different variations with chapattis and parathas and this one is one of my favourites, my other big favourite is the aloo paratha (bread stuffed with spiced potatoes).



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Monday, September 17, 2012

Chocolatey Pound!!


Recipe: Chocolate Pound Cake 
                                    

It has been an awfully long time since I baked something and it was my daughter who reminded me that it was high time her mom comes out of the hibernation.
Well, its not that I have suddenly grown tired of baking or neither has my oven broke down....... its just I had run short of time for the last 2 months with my little one fluttering all around the place, morn to night, celebrating her vacation!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rice Cake From the God’s Own Country


Recipe: Vattayappam (Fermented and Steamed Rice Cake) 

This is another of my recipes which I had been holding back for a long long time now, well, accounting to some poor pictures that I had to click.
But you see the Vattayappams that come from this recipe mix is too good, that I felt its quite unfair to hold back such a treat. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Muffins and Cases


Recipe: Carrot Muffins
             Home-made Muffin Cases


 

I enjoy carrot muffins.... The flavour, texture and above all, the fact that it can stuff lots of carrot into my daughter, makes it all the more special :).
There are lot of recipes for carrot muffins floating in the blog world and I tried a couple of them too, but this particular recipe is something that I found to be quite a quick fix that too with a wonderfully moist and fluffy texture. I found it in joyofbaking like with most of my cake recipes :)