My favorites

My favorites

My favorites
Baked Bengali Biryani

Baked Bengali Biryani

2)My kitchen Trials. I used to believe that Biryani’s have to be made in a cooker, or slow cooked for hours in a handi for the best taste effect , but I was recently thumped by a food show on NDTV titled ‘Cooking isn’t rocket science’ in which the host had an entirely different take on biryani, albeit an interesting one
blue velvet cupcakes (vegan)

blue velvet cupcakes (vegan)

I attended my hubby’s friend’s birthday “surf-n-turf” bash, along with my family, over the weekend and wished I had brought these cupcakes along
Kara Paniyaram (Vellai Paniyaram Chettinadu special)

Kara Paniyaram (Vellai Paniyaram Chettinadu special)

Ingredients. Carrot                                                          1 noFenugreek                                                   1 tspGreen chillis                                                  4 noPlain boiled rice                                          1 cupPlain raw rice                                              1 cupUrad dal                                                      1/4 cupUrad dal                                                      for fryingChanna dal                                                 for frying Oil                                                                as requiredOnions                                                         1 noSalt                                                               to tasteProcedure
Restaurent styled Murgh makhani

Restaurent styled Murgh makhani

  Check out my home-made khoya recipe here  Interestingly, here I used an quick version of khoya.   You can avoid them if you want creamy, non-spicy type
Sambar - Saravana Bhavan style

Sambar - Saravana Bhavan style

Even though I make good sambar according to my family for idlis and dosas , I felt a wee bit disappointed
Chocolate Pudding Cupcake

Chocolate Pudding Cupcake

Blend thoroughly until creamy. Ingredients. Ø  1 box Yellow cake mixØ  1 box chocolate instant pudding, small boxØ  1 cup hot waterØ  ¾ cup oilØ  4 eggsCream Cheese Frosting
Eggless Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Eggless Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

There is this something great about gooey chocolate (I know my fellow chocoholics will agree with me)
Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake

 Old classics, from our parents and grandparents, are the ones that are dear to my heart.  Just reading an old recipe can make my heart smile with sweet and loving memories of years gone by
SINFULLY SIMPLE CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE

SINFULLY SIMPLE CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE

While I was checking into what some of my favorite bloggers were up to, I was redirected to a new site, Sandie's Of course the minute I saw the word "chocolate" in one of her posts, I homed in on it
CHOCOLATE PUDDING

CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Love chocolate pudding and want to make one that is quick and easy at home. Then this is the right recipe for you
Boozy Christmas Gluten-Free Plum Pudding

Boozy Christmas Gluten-Free Plum Pudding

Having come from an Eastern European background, the entire concept of a traditional Anglo-Saxon Christmas cake or pudding was completely foreign to me and not to my taste
Low Fat Brownie Brittle

Low Fat Brownie Brittle

During a visit to my in-laws a few months ago I was first introduced to a prepackaged version of Brownie Brittle
Cooking Class Photos

Cooking Class Photos

I selected only a few of the photos from the course--just to honor my students and their considerable efforts
No Roll Frosted Sugar Cookies

No Roll Frosted Sugar Cookies

My 12 days of Christmas Sweets is going strong.  Here we are on day 6.  Half-way done & still some great recipes to share
Brown Sugar Zucchini Cookies

Brown Sugar Zucchini Cookies

Then the husband leaves for work this morning and destroys my neat, folded, clean pile. Besides laundry I did have time to throw some cookies in the oven, a variation of my brown sugar oatmeal cookies
Easy Baking Recipes, Desserts: Sugar Cookies

Easy Baking Recipes, Desserts: Sugar Cookies

These will cure your sweet-tooth. Sugar Cookies 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Preheat oven to 400°F
Cinnamon Sugar Elephant Ear Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Elephant Ear Cookies

This recipe is from one of my favorite celebrity chefs, Ina Garten - The Barefoot Contessa. I am on the mend so I thought I should pay back the men in my house for all of the TLC they've given me over the past 4 days
School Cafeteria Sugar Cookies

School Cafeteria Sugar Cookies

This cookie recipe is the one both my grade school and high school cafeterias use to make, yes way back in the olden days