23 Oct 2017

Butterscotch Cake

Butterscotch cake is flavor that many people love. The primary ingredients used is brown sugar and butter. There are many different ways to make a butterscotch cake, some add butterscotch sauce, some add a praline. This is way I make it and my family loves it! If you love the butterscotch flavor then you will love this cake. 

Butterscotch Cake


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18 Oct 2017

Chicken Dum Biryani in Pressure Cooker

Dum biryani always tastes great but I have never tried to make it at home. One weekend my husband offered to cook and he made this dum biryani. Seeing how flavorful and tasty it was, I ended up tweaking what he did a little bit and made this biryani. Now I make this biryani quite often and we love it! 
Usually dum biryani is not made in pressure cooker but I like this method since I am sure that the meat gets cooked completely. 


Chicken Dum Biryani in Pressure Cooker

In a dum biryani, frying the onions is an important step. The fried onions gives such an exotic taste to the biryani. I have made this biryani a few times and every time my onions are different! One time I burnt it and some other times, it doesn't get brown enough! If the onions are even slightly burnt, it spoils the whole taste of the biryani. So I tend to remove the onions one stage before browning.


Chicken Dum Biryani in Pressure Cooker


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Chocolate Poke Cake

I have always wanted to make a poke cake simply because it looks so delicious! You cannot go wrong with a poke cake, there are so many components to it which makes the cake so good. There are many different flavors of poke cake that can be made but for me it is always chocolate!! So I made a simple and easy chocolate poke cake. This chocolate poke cake is a straight forward recipe and it is not difficult to make. 

Chocolate Poke Cake


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Palak Soya Pulao

During school days it's really difficult for me to include greens in my children's diet since they don't like taking it to school so I make this palak pulao which tastes great and I have the satisfaction of including green leafy vegetables in their diet! Off late, I have started adding soya, lobia or paneer to the palak pulao I pack for them. Makes it more nutritious - iron and protein packed and they don't complain!


Palak Soya Pulao


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17 Oct 2017

Palak Paneer Biryani

This is another easy and kids favorite lunch box recipe that you can try. I make some kind of pulao/biryani every week for my kids and this time I tried this palak paneer pulao. I first came across this recipe here and this is a nice way to include palak greens and panner. Since most kids love paneer, this will be a sure shot winner with them!
I made this in a pressure cooker for convenience and ease but you can also cook the rice separately and add it to the palak gravy. That way the paneer will also not get over cooked.


Palak Paneer Biryani


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16 Oct 2017

Prawn Rice

Prawn rice is a simple rice dish I made one day for my kids lunch box. My children are not very fond of prawns and I thought it would be a nice way to include prawns in their diet. 
This is an easy and simple rice which tastes really good! You can make this with left over rice too.

Prawn Rice



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Home made Garam Masala Powder

I make almost all my masalas at home and garam masala was one of the few that I used to buy from the store. So for a very long time I was looking at many combinations to arrive at the right flavor. Finally I have arrived at this combination. This has worked for me, I like the flavor and taste of this masala. It is not over powering, it is subtle yet flavorful. Adding a little to my curries, takes it to a whole new level.


Garam Masala Powder


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Paneer Fried Rice

Fried rice is a very common Indo Chinese dish in our house. I make different varieties of fried rice since my kids like to take this for lunch. And since I always like some variety in the lunches I pack for them, I made a paneer fried rice one day and my family loved it!

Everybody loves paneer and adding it always makes the dish healthy and tasty. The important thing here is to make sure the paneer does not turn rubbery and also make sure the paneer is tasty. You can shallow fry the paneer before adding in but make sure you don't overcook the paneer.

Paneer Fried Rice


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22 Sep 2017

Siru Keerai Poriyal

Keerai is a staple in South Indian homes. Including any variety of keerai at least 3 days a week is very good for health. Siru Keerai is rich in iron, vitamins and fibre. 
You can make a masiyal or a poriyal with siru keerai. I usually make a masiyal with siru keerai or arai keerai but this time I decided to make a poriyal.
I make the poriyal slightly different and this makes it really tasty. Instead of using just grated coconut, I add some garlic and green chillies and then add it in which gives the keerai a unique taste.


Siru Keerai Poriyal


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