Qubani Ka Meetha. Though I'm from south india but never heard of this sweet before. One more thing just want to add I don't like apricot at all. When i saw my email this was the challenge for this month, for some time i thought i will skip this month challenge. But my hubby told me without trying how can you give up and it was a real challenge for me to cook this sweet. I asked my hubby will y
Home Made Pizza. There is new group challenge has been started by our one fellow bloggers Priya from a Priya's Versatile Recipes. The main aim of this group is to learn and bake together. When i saw this group on Facebook immediately i joint the group. and i was very happy to see that this group has been started by the queen of baking, there was no second thought about this. I need to thanks t
Pink Prech Fish Curry.. This fish curry can be cooked with any kind of fish which finds in the market. In my mom's place they usually cook this curry with a Rohu fish that also taste very good. I had in my mind to cook fish curry from few days, i went to buy fish from a shop, but he was not having rohu fish. He only had Pink Prech, Mackerel etc. I thought for a minute then i decided to buy pin
Pepper Chicken.. This is my all time favorite chicken, it goes well with ghee rice and this is like the combination made in heaven.. When ever I'm down, this chicken works like a battery for me and i can finish the plate in a minute. This recipe has come from my granny's home and my mom use to make it quite often, i still cant forget that taste what my mom use to make, i can say even i make go
Smoky Tomato Soup. This recipe i have taken from a GoodFood magazine, and made few changes to taste better.. This soup is very quick to make and yummy to eat.. The original recipe says we have use vegetable stock, but i was not having vegetable stock at home and i was not in a mood to make. So decide to use warm water and it really didn't make any difference the taste was simply awesome... Now
Bread Pudding.. Like every sunday, today also i woke up at 10am and made ginger tea. Then i woke my husband, with the tea and news paper... Before reading main news paper, i always read the Times Life first in Sunday edition. I was just reading and looking all those glossy pictures of beautiful homes. Then suddenly i saw a coloum about Terrance Lewis, Choreographer. It talked about his childh
Pistachio and Lemon Zest Cookies. Last week i was just searching on internet for some good cookies recipe, then i came across with this recipe from Anjana Aunty in Maayeka Blog, I'm a fan of her blog and i follow her blog very sincerely. Pistachio and lemon was a very unique combination for me, without giving second thought i baked this cookies by following her exact steps and ingredients....
Instant Eggless Chocolate Mousse.. Every time i wanted to make chocolate mousse but i use to always think twice should i make it or not. Because as i have mentioned in my last post my hubby don't prefer to eat raw eggs. That was the main reason i never even wanted to try chocolate mousse at home... I have searched many websites to find some simple recipe but most of them were using eggs only.
Black Forest Cupcake. In my family usually they love to eat black forest cake, but this time to give a twist instead of making cake i made black forest cup cake... Fortunately on the same day i even got a order for black forest cupcake from my hubby's office. Like there is saying in Hindi "Sona Pe Suhaga" happily i made few extra cupcakes for my family members too, they enjoyed it to the core.
Rainbow Cupcake.. My hubby wanted me to bake this rainbow cupcake from so many days and i use to always tell him will bake some other time. I was thinking that making rainbow cupcake is very long process and it will take more time because of that only never baked... Last night we were watching late night movie and didn't sleep till 3am. Then sushil felt very hungry and told me to cook somethin
I don't think so i have to say anything about this SNG event running by Divya Pramil of You too can cook Indian Food , because this event is very famous now. If any body want to join the group please click the link here.
Karuppatti Appam. I have tasted this appam only once in Chennai and it was very delicious. After coming back from Chennai i totally forgot about it. When i sa
Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes. This is my first colorful frosting on vanilla cupcakes, i had never tried food color with my frosting. This time one of my cupcake buyer requested me to make some colorful frosting for cupcakes. Actually i don't like colors for my food, but what to do you have listen to them. After thinking for a very longtime i decided to chose my 2 favorite colors(edible food colour
Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous Holi.... Holi the festival of colors is undoubtedly the most fun filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance and of course lots of bright colors!!
Like every year this year also i made Gujia, Namak Para, Chakli and many more.. Still thinking what to cook for
Masala Potato Chips. Who don't like potato chips, I think it is favorite of all. There is a potato chip store near my apartment and every time crossing it, i couldn't stop myself from thinking "how do they make it so tasty". One day i asked the person who works there, what all you add to make chips so tasty. He said you can stand here for few minutes and then see what we add... Then i was eage
Last Wednesday (13March 2013) I saw an advertisement on internet about Kate Bracks visit to India for her "The Sweet life" book launch in Marriott hotel, Whitefield Bangalore. I felt so happy and sad too; sad because I had no idea how to meet her and this hotel is very close to my hubby's office, that’s where I felt he can do something. Then I told my hubby, do whatever you have do to I don't
Stuffed Pav Buns!! After Getting the gloripan yeast my baking has become so easy and perfect. I'm very happy because even i can bake a perfect buns and breads. When ever i use to see people baking delicious looking bread, I use to always feel why i'm not able to bake and literally i use to cry, after seeing my bread which is not baked properly. Thanks to my hubby for supporting me and making m
Wishing you a day filled with goodness and warmth, Wishing you happiness… today and forever,
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Knot Dinner Rolls. This was my very long time dream to bake knot dinner rolls, thought the knot din't come out so well, but still i tried my best to make them look good. These rolls were superb soft and yummy looking. I have added oil instead of butter. Earlier i had tried the dinner rolls by adding butter, they were soft but not that soft. Few days back i had tried baking with oil instead of
Mackerel Fish Fry. Mackerel fish is a flavorful, firm-fleshed fish that is easy to cook, low in fat and full of nutrients. This fish is one of my very favorite, though i cook very less because of the smell, my hubby don't like this fish smell while cooking. So when ever i feel like having this fish i make it in the afternoon and wash all the dishes and spray room freshener at home, so that whe
Everyone is aware of this wonderful event running by Divya Pramil of You too can cook Indian Food . If not please click the link here to join. I'm very happy and excited to participate in this challenge. I would like to thanks to Divya Pramil for giving me a chance to be a part of this wonderful SNG group.
Paal Kolukatti... This name was very different and the recipe is
Last Valentine's day my hubby had surprised me with a very beautiful gift, but this time i will surprise him by baking his favorite muffins and buying him a gift, which actually i have still not decided, will finish deciding it by tonight for gift. I wanted to bake something with strawberry for valentines day and chocolate for my birthday which is on 17th feb. Thinking that i went to buy straw
Buttery Dinner Rolls. Every time when i use to see this rolls in others blogs, i use to always think that when will i be baking this rolls. After buying gloripan yeast, i really feel that i'm in heaven. Now my baking has become so so easy and better i have no words to say. When ever i bake i have a big smile on my face after seeing the result... All thanks to my loving husband for searching th
Sheer Khurma. This is one of the very famous sweet dish in every muslim family's. I still remember when ever any festival comes my elder sis use to cook sevai first and then other things, and that is the first dish we all use to eat in the breakfast. I always use to fight with my sis why do you serve sweet first, as you know i don't like sweet and her reply use to be start the day with sweet s
Chocolate and Cinnamon Rolls. This is my new innovations and it was very good try, i was very happy with the result, and it was looking beautiful and soft. Actually i have used less sugar and less chocolate to have it with honey, i felt this was tasting good with less sugar as it less in calories. Next time i really want to try with little more sugar and chocolate to see how it taste.. I serve
With all the support and love from friends and food lovers, today Spice Ur Senses completes 3years. Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments and feed back which encouraged me to experiment with food and and share with all. Keep supporting me like this. To celebrate this wonderful day i tried to bake "Black Forest Cake". Here are the few picture of my cake, will post the recipe next tim
Pull-Apart Bread. Last week i was seeing this bread post in almost every blog, and i was very tempted to bake this bread. When ever i bake i have problem with yeast and which ever brand i buy. Actually i knew that gloripan yeast is good, i had read lot's of review about gloripan yeast, but i was not sure where do we get it. Then i started searching on net to buy Gloripan yeast near by my house
Idli Sambar and Chutney. Very often i cook idli for our breakfast, because i feel it is the best food to start our day. I have been thinking to take pic for a very long time, but i use to always feel very lazy and hungry after seeing hot idli and always use to postponed it to next time. On last Saturday i was very much prepared to take a pictures. So as soon as i cooked idli i took the picture
Split Moong Dal Dosa. This time to make this dosa i have used the split moong dal, but the other ingredients and procedure are the same, what i had used for the whole moong dal dosa. Also this taste was different from the whole moong dal dosa. I felt that i have cook moong dal dosa very often because it is healhty and tasty too. In this photo i have made two different types of dosa, 1 is
Whole Moong Dal Dosa. This dosa is very healthy and very tasty dosa and to make this dosa you don't need more time, you can make this dosa for breakfast in a very less time. Even you can add finely chopped onion from top, but i have not added onion in to it. First i wanted to try this recipe without onion, adding or not adding onion the taste will not change. I served this hot dosa with peanut
Bread Pokada. First time i ate this bread pokada in faizabad after my marriage. It was good but some how i din't like it that much, i felt it was too oily. Most of the time when we go to my in-laws place, my elder brother in-law brings this bread pokada from his favorite shop for breakfast, because my hubby like's to eat this oily stuffs sometime. He was telling me from a long time to cook bre
Chicken Dum Briyani. I had cooked this Briyani on my 3rd year marriage anniversary. From that time i had kept this in draft but never got the right time to post it. I think now i can't make this post to wait for any more, because for me tomorrow never comes. I used to think cooking Dum briyani is difficult then the normal briyani which is cooked by mixing every things together, but it is not r
Vegetable Pulao. Usually people make pulao in so many different ways and there are many recipes and versions to it. Even i cook many version by adding different kinds ingredients, you can make recipe taste different by changing or adding any ingredients. In south India pulao's are very famous in every household because it is easy to make and very very tasty to eat any time of the day. As i hav
Tomato Briyani is very similar to Tomato rice with a little twist of ingredients. Tomato rice taste more a like tangy taste, but i have kept very less sour taste in briyani. Last week during his holidays i had cooked this one pot meal for the lunch and i serve with chilled yogurt raita. When ever you ask him shall i cook tomato rice he will never say no to it, he loves tomato rice but i'm not
Rasgulla it is popular throughout India and other parts of South Asia. The dish is made from ball shaped dumplings of chhena (an Indian cottage cheese), cooked in light sugar syrup. This is done until the syrup permeates the dumplings. This was the first attempt and i was quite happy with the result.
4 cups milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
It's Christmas time again. Merry Christmas to all my blogger friends and readers. Do lots of shopping, cooking and enjoy your holidays... I have made this bundt as i had made the pound cake with little bit of change in ingredient's.. And this bundt also had come out very spongy, this year i'm doing lots of baking, there are many more recipes yet to come, u'll all see it very soon :)
Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. This is the way to make a perfect pound cake, but i have not used egg in my pound cake so i don't call it a perfect pound cake. Many people don't prefer egg in their cakes, it is the same case with my hubby also. What ever i bake i keep in my mind to use very less eg
A delicious and quick breakfast recipe made with a dosa batter, seasoning and top with tomatos and onion. I had this mini uttapam once in restaurant on my way to chennai, they were looking so cute i din't feel like eat them, i just wanted to keep looking at them only. I wanted to try this at home from a long long time but i use to always forget. Last week i had dosa batter in my fridge and i w
Plain Dosa. I like dosa a lot, because it is easy to cook and delicious to eat. This is a regular dosa variety which is prepared in every south Indian houses but with some of my touch and tricks which helps in keeping the dosa soft for a long time. If you ask me to describe a perfect dosa, I would say that 'Dosa should have red crispy crust without a single white spot and a soft and porous whi
Rava Dosa is a popular South Indian dish. It looks like thin crepes. Rava Dosas are quick to make. These crepes are prepared without fermenting. They can be served as a snack or part of a main meal. Initial days my rava dosa was terrible.. They use to be thick and never got the golden color. Slowly I learned to master it and now it is just perfect how it has to be. My hubby is not a big fan of
Cooking this Hakka Noodles is very easy, you just have to know how much to boil the noodles. If the noodles are over cooked then u won't be getting the perfectly cooked hakka noodles. So make sure you follow the instruction on the pack or you just boil the noodles for 2 to 3 minutes because you will be cooking the noodles again. I can say that this was the best noodles i have cooked so far. On
Happy Diwali to all my blog readers and my blogger friends.... I am going to have lot of fun this Diwali and hope the same for all of you... Have Fun and safe diwali :). Surprise your loved one's this Diwali by cooking different types of sweets. To know the recipe click on the link. Gulab Jamun, Gajar Ka Halwa, Suji Ka Ladoo, Roasted Sevai, Suji Ka Halwa, Sheer Khurma, Rice Kheer
Vegetable Manchurian. There are two versions of Vegetable Manchurian, wet and dry. Made with generous amount of garlic and ginger and flavored with soy sauce and vinegar, the wet Vegetable Manchurian (with gravy) complements steamed white rice and is best when drizzled on a serving of steaming hot rice, fried rice or noodles. The dry Vegetable Manchurian is best served as an appetizer and is a
Bundt Cake, this was my dream to bake this cake from a long long time but never had confidence. Last week i was just going through few blogs, from there i got this recipe and i got the confidence to give it a try. I have changed few ingredients and the measurement to this bundt cake original recipe, and it was the best cake i have ever made. Though this was my first attempt to bake this b
2cups rice flour
2tsp Urad dal flour
1tsp sooji (Rava)
2tsp melted butter
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp black and white sesame seeds
Salt to taste
Water as per reqs
Oil for deep frying.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Adding water little by little, form a stiff