25 Apr 2017

Palak Pulao

Palak is one of my most favorite greens and I try to buy it atleast once a week. And each time I make something different with it. This time I made a simple pulao and this tastes really good! You just need a simple curry for the side dish and it works very well. I pack this lunch boxes too and everybody loves it! Check out the other palak recipes.


Palak Pulao


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22 Apr 2017

How to make number 4 birthday cake

For my son's 4th birthday, I decided to make a number cake. Number 4 is very easy to make,  as it has only straight lines however I did wonder how to frost it and make it special, finally decided on a simple ganache and cadbury shots since my son loves shots.

We also had 2 other parties for him and I made the anti-gravity cake and double chocolate cake for those other parties. Over all, it was a fun birthday and he enjoyed every bit of it! I have made the same anti gravity cake and double chocolate cake for his previous birthdays, he loves it so much that I repeated it again for his 4th birthday as well!

Check out the Garbage Truck Cake that I made for his 3rd birthday.


How to make a number 4 cake

To make number 4, I made 3 of my favorite chocolate loaf cake - the Quadruple Chocolate Loaf and went about cutting and stacking it. It turned out to be very simple and easy to make!

I started baking the cakes two days ahead. With small kids around, I had to plan ahead and bake the cakes so that I don't get stressed about organizing the party. 


How to make a number 4 cake


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21 Apr 2017

Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal

I buy fresh vegetables everyday and my vegetable vendor, near my house, always gives me tons of free curry leaves every time I buy vegetables and I'm always at a loss trying to find ways to use it all up, without it getting spoilt. One such day I decided to make this tasty and healthy thuvaiyal. I have already shared coriander thuvaiyal and pudina thuvaiyal. These thuvaiyals are healthy and so versatile. You can have it with rice or idli, dosa. It is very easy to make and when kept refrigerated, it stays good for long.


Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal


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20 Apr 2017

Easy Butterscotch Cake

Butterscotch Cake

This is not a typical butterscotch cake. I am yet to make a proper butterscotch cake but in the meantime, here is an easy version of a butterscotch cake! This is a simple butter cake recipe where I added butterscotch essence and used some butterscotch chips. If you love butterscotch cakes, then this makes a perfect tea time snack!


Butterscotch Cake


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Sambar Sadam

Sambar sadam is an easy and simple lunch recipe that I make during lazy days. The steps involved in making this sambar sadam is straightforward and easy and yet it tastes awesome! I adapted this recipe from here. A simple side dish makes this a filling meal! I don't pack this for lunch boxes however I do make a sambar sadam with millets which I pack for lunch boxes. 


Sambar Sadam


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19 Apr 2017

Prawn Biryani

We usually don't make prawn biryani at home simply because there are so many other tasty prawn dishes that we can make. But since these dishes are spicy, my kids always refuse to eat it. That is why I stated making this prawn biryani so that my kids can eat some prawns without fussing. This is an easy and tasty biryani and the flavor of the prawns lifts the biryani up a notch!
There are many ways to make a biryani and this is the simple and easy method using pressure cooker. Some people like to partially cook the prawns first before adding to the biryani but I like it this way and it works well. 


Prawn Biryani


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18 Apr 2017

Jeera Pulao

Jeera pulao is one of the easiest, flavorful rice dishes to make. We love pulao in my family and I make a lot of different variety of pulao but when I don't have anything to add to the pulao, I simply make this tasty pulao! It works well with a nice side dish. I always add coconut milk to all my pulao, although not needed, the coconut milk makes the pulao more yum. 
Jeera Pulao


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1 Apr 2017

How to frost a cake easily | How to Ice a Cake

I have had many requests for an exclusive post on how to frost a cake. I have never done this before since there are plenty of celebration/party cakes on my blog and each of those recipes has step by step photos and instructions on how to frost a cake. But anyway, finally I decided to make a separate post on it!! So here it is!

I am not a professional baker, I am just a simple home maker who loves to bake so my cakes and frostings are simple too. If you're like me, then this post is for you!


How to frost a cake

What you will need
  • Cakes
  • Fillings
  • Frosting
  • Cake board
  • Knife
  • Offset Spatula
  • Simple syrup / sugar syrup
  • Piping bag
  • Nozzle
  • Cake stand
How to frost a cake

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11 Mar 2017

Onion Tomato Uthapam

Onion tomato uthapam is one of the easiest breakfast that South Indians make. It is simple, easy, tasty and colorful enough to even attract kids. I make this uthapam when my idli dosa batter is almost at the end, about 4 days old. Of course you can also make this uthapam with fresh idli batter but if you're looking for ways to finish off left over idli, dosa batter, this works really well! This breakfast is greatly enjoyed! 
You can serve this, just as you would serve dosa, with chutneys or sambar.

Onion Tomato Uthapam


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