27 Jan 2015

Chocolate Banana Muffins

What do you carry when you go visit someone? I always bake something, I feel people love home baked stuff and it's made with a loads of love so it's always been a hit! I made these delicious muffins for a friends meet, my dear friend loves banana bakes and since I already took my best ever banana bread the last time I met her, this time I choose to bake these delicious chocolate and banana muffins. 


Banana Chocolate Muffins

Banana and chocolate always go well with each other, I love the banana and chocolate smoothie that I make often and these muffins with the same combo are so moist, so yum the taste is just extraordinary! Perfect for an evening snack.


Banana Chocolate Muffins


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21 Jan 2015

Athalakkai Poriyal | Athalakkai Stir Fry

My father loves vegetables and growing up, we were exposed to a lot of veggies. Being a fussy eater, I was never a fan of some of the veggies that my mom cooked but now, post marriage I have learnt to eat a lot of vegetables. But still this vegetable is still not my favorite since it is extremely bitter. This is supposed to be very good for diabetics. 

Athalakkai Stir Fry


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16 Jan 2015

Mud Cake - A guest post for Delectable Flavors

Today I am writing a guest post for one of my dear friends Ree from Delectable FlavorsBlogging has introduced me to a lot of wonderful people and Ree is one of them! Over the past few months that I have interacted with her, she has become a close friend, more of a sister to me. She is a wonderful person, full of life, sincere and helpful. She is an immensely talented blogger and the recipes she posts and the pictures she clicks is simply amazing! Her's is one blog that I visit often and one of the blogs that I enjoy spending time.




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15 Jan 2015

Microwave Oreo Cake

I was sulking one day, really badly, dejected and low. I wanted to eat some chocolates because chocolate does lift me up. Really! Chocolate triggers the release of hormones like endorphins and serotonin, which are 'feel good' hormones. These are natural hormones released by our brain which promotes feelings of pleasure and a general sense of well being. 


Oreo Mug Cake


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14 Jan 2015

Eggless Marble Cupcakes

I participated in a bake sale in my husband's office and I was pretty thrilled since this was my first bale sale. I was asked to bake some marble cakes but my husband felt cupcakes would be better than cakes so I made these cupcakes and they were well received and was sold off very quickly! I frosted these cupcakes with ganache and these cuppies turned out to be so delicious, so yum!

There are some other marble cakes that I have already posted, chocolate and vanilla marble cake (with eggs) and an eggless chocolate and mango marble cake and a Zebra Cake.


Eggless Marble Cupcakes


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13 Jan 2015

Ultimate Brownies

My love affair with brownies continues with this Hershey's Ultimate Brownies! I find that brownies are the easiest to bake and most loved by all so I tend to bake brownies whenever I visit someone. This time, I baked this brownie for my nieces and I should say this is one of the most delicious brownies I have had and everybody else felt the same way too and these brownies disappeared quickly!


Ultimate Brownie


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12 Jan 2015

Baby Potato and Peas Masala | Aloo Matar Recipe

Aloo matar is one of the favorite side dish for roti/paratha and also for rice. We make this often at home and this time, I decided to make this dish with baby potatoes. We are typical south indians so we enjoyed this with a plate of rice and murungakai kuzhambu!! 

This is the easiest and simplest version of aloo matar. The whole process gets over quickly, perfect for early morning bustle!


Baby Potato Peas Masala


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8 Jan 2015

How to make a gravity defying cake | Kit Kat M&M (Gems) Cake

I get excited when I have to bake cakes and I love to try different recipes and different techniques! I have been wanting to try a kit kat - Gems cake for quite sometime and I also wanted to try a gravity defying cake.... so for my son's birthday party, I made this cake. Both my kids love gems and they were so excited when they saw this cake! 
I made an eggless strawberry mousse cake and Hershey's perfectly perfect chocolate cake for the other parties that we had celebrating our son's 2nd birthday.
This cake is very easy to make and you can get creative and make any theme using this idea.


Anti - Gravity Cake


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5 Jan 2015

Thinnai Pongal | Foxtail Millet Pongal

Thinnai has become my husband's favorite, actually all millets are his favorite and he wants us to include millets in our daily or atleast weekly meals. I tried this pongal with foxtail millet and I should say all my skepticism vanished! This pongal tasted absolutely delicious and it tastes just like the normal ven pongal or the oats pongal that we are so used to! This makes a delicious and healthy breakfast dish.
We add a bit more moong dal in our pongal recipes and that makes the pongal really yum. Also I add pepper powder instead of whole peppers since no one eats whole peppers! 
Do try this out and switch to a more healthy lifestyle.


Thinnai Pongal


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4 Jan 2015

Event Round Up - In My VegBox

I had the pleasure of hosting my second Veg Box event by citrusspiceuk.com. This time the topic was green beans, one of my most favorite vegetable!
I thank Nayna for giving me this opportunity to host her event again. And thank you to all who participated.


Here's the roundup



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Event Round Up - Dish It Out

I had the pleasure of hosting another event here in the month of December and that's  Vardhini's "Dish it Out".  Vardhini's page Cooks Joy is a wonderful page with lots of recipes and she hosts great events too. The topic was "Cook With Left Overs"
Thank you Vardhini for giving me this opportunity to host this event and thank you all for participating!

Here's the roundup

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3 Jan 2015

Christmas Cake Truffles

Here is another way to use up left over Christmas Cakes. In our home, fruit cakes never last long so this time as soon as I baked the cake, I hid half of the cake to make these truffles and the fruit cake fudge bar, for my blog!! These truffles are easy to make and tastes delicious too! It tastes so good that you don't have to make this with just left over fruit cakes, you can bake cakes just to make these truffles!


Christmas Truffles


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2 Jan 2015

Baby Potato Kurma

I love kurma because of it's flavor and it's so versatile. You can have it with idli, dosa, roti, or even any variety rice. I have posted a few kurma recipes already and my list of favorites continues to grow! This is another kurma recipe that I tried and we absolutely loved it! This is so flavorful and delicious!


Baby Potato Kurma


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1 Jan 2015

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

What better way to ring in the New Year than a perfect chocolate cake! This is one of the best chocolate cakes out there, it's Hershey's Perfectly Perfect Chocolate Cake! I baked this cake for my son's birthday party, we had a total of 3 small parties and for the first party, I made an eggless strawberry mousse cake and for the second party, I baked this cake.


Hershey's Chocolate Cake


This cake is so moist and so delicious and so rich! The kids who came for the party and the families who had this cake, enjoyed it very much. This cake is very similar to another chocolate cake in my blog, that's the Best Ever Chocolate Cake recipe except, that recipe uses buttermilk and coffee and this recipe uses only milk and no coffee.


Hershey's Chocolate Cake


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