Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy holidays-Fruit Cake

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone..i am sorry i m  late to wish u...I am quit sad i miss my country and their christmas feast...Hope i been in ur prayers(I can hear many r cursing me,hold on ur eeeerrrrrrrrrrr teeth biting sounds for not being regular)..This is the month ,i made least no of postings..Sorry guys ,i cudn't make it..It is indefinitely possible to cook n manage my too much naughty daughter..She is grown up..ooops..by height..She can easily get (fetch) whtever she wants from my kitchen,closet....Cooking been divine meditation to me..But now,I am screaming most of the time and Cooking turns restless...She do all the gymnastics with me,I am pleased if anyone can send me to Pandora...Hope i cud take new avatar soon..



I made Fruit Cake for Christmas..Can u see the santa on my cake?...This is an easy pesy cake,just mix all to bake(and fruit cake always works for me)..I  used presoaked plums,tutty fruits and pecans....Some equal amount of butter,sugar,flour and eggs..Yeah it Vah chef's recipe...(I followed the same recipe with garam masala)...So it tastes to say " Vah reh vah"





Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Garlic Chutney-Poondu Thovayal



Ingredients
Garlic pearls-1 cup
Tomato-1,chopped
Red chillies-4
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Oil-1 tsp
Salt to taste


Method
1.Shallow fry all the ingredients in oil
2.Grain them to fine paste

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cream of Soup

                                                  

              Hope u all enjoying the fall...We got the snow early and some shots for u at the end...Few months back,when my family were busy shifting and travelling,also went ill...We were opt to have our lunch and dinner out..My husband choses the kerala restaurant "Eden"...where we hang on,when we are not really well..The cream of soup tastes like heaven, when u have the flu...and the energy is boosted to enjoy the rest of the menu ;-)...
Here is the recipe i got it from my aunt with my own zest...

Ingredients
Sweet Corn(Tin)-1
Milk-1 cup
Veg Stock/chicken broth-1 cup
Spring Onion chopped-1(Optional)
Any Veg or white Meat-Half cup
Cream cheese/Fresh Cream-1 cup
Cornflour-1 tsp
Egg White-1(Optional)
White/Black pepper and Salt to taste



Method
1.Boil Sweet corn,Veg in the Vegetable stock...
2.Mix Cornflour in milk and add to boiling soup(low flame)
4.Add rest of ingredients except the cream
3.Whisk the egg white with salt and pour it on top
4.Remove it from flame,and add the cream
5.Top it with croutons roasted in desi ghee/butter



The inside story.....



Few snow shots





And thank u for the awards by Prasu and Priya,



Till next time, Good bye

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Pizza Base and Cheesy Bites Pizza




                                                                I been to pizza hut(india) recently....i chose this cheese bites from new arrival...did you checked the link?..it was awesome..i found cheese in every bite..that isn't a good treat?..here i did my first attempt of making pizza base and then i share the cheesy bites...I am sure u r going make it or order a pizza after u finish reading this post..


Mix 2 cups of AP/Maida flour ,one tsp of salt,half tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of inactive yeast


Add warm water(dont kill the yeast,with hot water) and make a soft dough
Knead them well and rest it for 30 minutes


Dough gets double in size,knead them again


Half the dough,dust some flour and roll it into thin sheet.If u want thick layer,then fork it


Layer it with pizza sauce,anything,and loads of mozzarella cheese

Cheesy Bites Pizza

                                
Make a thin layer of pizza as usual

Roll the pizza cutter for one inch at the ends



Add the pizza seasoning to the cheese and mix well



Spread the sauce and anything u want it on top



Spread the seasoned cheese on edges,joining two layers



Pull and twist the side layer and cover it



Seal the edges..the cheese wont comes out



Bake until the cheese melts well..



Pull



Twist..ooouucchhh!!!




Pop!!

Here is my Regular Baked Pizza


Bye..c ya

Friday, October 02, 2009

Announcing Diwali 2009 Contest

                 Send ur entries till Oct 20thContest



                                      
    Life is not always what we dream,Some expected,some will be unusual..Every year,we wish to have best of food ,dress and moment in a single day as diwali...Diwali is our one of our dream of life ..isn't it?...The only festival that makes everyone happy...
                                               Being married for three years,this is the first time i am (going) to celebrate with my husband and my daughter together.I wish to make big and better day in my blog..I will give away Gift Coupons anywhere, if u send me your best of recipes and how u celebrate(d) ur diwali /dussehra/ deepavali
    


Contest dates : October 2, 2009  to October 18,  2009


I am very glad to announce Diwali Contest 2009, from October 2, 2009 and goes on till October 18 2009. The round up of the contest will be posted on Oct 19, 2009. First three best entries will win an award.


Participation in the contest includes  simple steps, Here they go:


       1. Post the recipes and ur celebrations  in your blog with the link to this contest.

        2. The post must be related to your diwali celebration.

         3. The post should be published within the contest dates October 2,2009 -October 18, 2009
          4. Mail the details to - priyasfeast@gmail.com .The details to be mailed are:


         Subject of the email should be - Diwali 2009 Recipe/Post Name in the blog 
  • Post Link
  • Blog URL
  • Blog Name
  • (No need to send pictures,i 'll take it from your blog)

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    5.Muliple entries from single blog is allowed
    6.Old post entries from archives are welcomed as they are re-posted with event link.
    7.If you dont have blog,participate by sending  your recipes and pictures of your diwali celebrations to above email address
    8.I will share all the entries on October 19,2009 and the winners on October 22,2009
              Feel free to leave your comments and queries.


Wishing you good luck :) Enjoy the participation @ Priya's Feast

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ennai Kathirikai



Ennai Kathirikai is the most pampering dish , today it is my grand ma's version...I often wished to know the recipe from her.But alas,my laziness strikes always..People make ennai kathirikai  in many ways..My mom makes it simple...But this recipe takes little more time(Say half an hour)..

Here is the recipe for half kilo of smallest brinjal/eggplant,
To Fry and Grind
Cardomon-2
Cinnamon stick-half inch
Cloves-4
Coconut-1/2 cup
Khus khus-2 tbsp
Pepper-1 tsp
Jeera-1 tsp
Onion-1 cup
Tomato-1/2 cup
Turmeric-a pinch
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-2 tsp
Coriander leaves-handful
Sesame oil-half cup
Garlic-4 cloves
Salt to taste

To Season
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-handful

And for Gravy
Tamarind paste-2 tsps mixed to two cups of water
(if u want it like(sour) puli  kulumbu,u can add more)

Method
1.Fry all the dry spices Cardomon,clove,cinnamon and khus khus to dark brown color
2.Then fry coconut,onion and add rest of the ingredients one by one to make fine masala
3.Cool it down,and grind to fine paste
4.Cut the brinjal(buy the smallest) into 4 halves and stuff the masala well(Save the remaining masala)
5.Take a cooking pan with lid,Season mustard seeds and curry leaves in oil ,add the tamarind water and remaining masala,stir it well and add the brinjals
6.Close the lid,Cook in the lowest flame for 10-15 minutes or until the brinjal cooks.(Do not over cook)
7.U can make as curry or gravy as u like..Can add more water to make it as kulumbu.

Enna Oru Kathirikai....Isn't it?....Bye..Happy Eating


P.S: Many were asking about posting non-vegetarian dishes..I am fasting towards diwali for puratasi month.. Sorry guys,wait till oct 17th until time to celebrate(munch) diwali padshanam(Sweets n Savories)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Puffs using Pastry sheets


 Hi all..welcome back...i jus watched "Unnai pol Oruvan" kamalahasan movie.It was awesome,its a thriller comedy film.I enjoyed it
My family lives on main course meal and sometimes on snack.My hubby and daughter loves snacking around in the evening.I find terrible time to cook for them...I go crazy in deciding what to cook for them...Recently i bought some pastry sheets..And kept in room temperature(thawed) for 2-3 hours.. and made some hot puffs with veg stuffings.
Here is the way...
 
 Drizzle some(AP) flour and spread the sheet on it.Roll it to thin sheets in the same length


Cut the sheets horizontal

 


Stuff anything u like and close with rest of the sheet

 

Wet the sheet with an egg slightly(to get the brown color on top).If u r no-egg person,use milk instead.Keep them in fridge for 10 minutes before it goes to oven(I like this way,pastry puffs more layers than in room temp).Bake them at 250*F at 10 to 15 minutes in a preheated oven

 

Hot Puffs are ready


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

I wondered how chinese fried rice is so snowy white and tastes yum...and the vegetables are so crunchy..i been to my aunt's place recently,when she was busy making this for her toddlers...here is her recipe for u..

Ingredients
Milk-1/3 cup
Water-1 + half cups
Rice-1 cup
Chopped Vegetables-half cup
Chicken shredded or chopped-Quarter cup
Spring Onion finely chopped -1
Ajinomoto-a pinch
Vinegar-1 tbsp
Salt-1 tsp
Sugar-half tsp
Oil-2 tsp

Method
1.Boil water,milk,oil-a drop,rice and pinch of salt in a pan,close the lid until it cooks in medium flame
2.In another pan,Saute vegetables and chicken in oil for 1 min,then add the vinegar,sugar give a stir and close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes
3.Once the veg is semi-cooked,add the rice and rest of the ingredients,cook for another 2 minutes and serve it hot
4.U can also add scrambled eggs too..yummy isn't it?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ven pongal and an award


Ingredients
Rice-1/2 cup
Moong dal-1/4 cup
Water-3 cups
Pepper corns-1 tsp
Cumin-2 tsp
Curry leaves-1 handful
Asafoedia-1 pinch
Green chilly-2(chopped)
Cashew-as u like
Ghee-1/2 cup
Salt to taste

Method
1.Wash rice and moong dal,cook in air-tight pan or cooker with 3 cups of water and salt
2.Once cooked,fry rest of the ingredients in ghee and add it to rice
3.Stir well and serve hot

Here there is an award and tag....

I have received the below awards & tag from Sanghi and Sangi





Thanks you friends !!!

Sanghi and Sangi has tagged me the following questions..
Rules:
Respond & rework.Answer the questions on your own blog,Replace one question you dislike from the question of your invention.Add one more of your own.Then tag 8 or 10 more people.
What is your current obsession?
Watching TV
What are you wearing today?
Blue salwar
What's for dinner?
Chapathi n onion thokku
What’s the last thing you bought?
A pair of foot wears

What are you listening to right now?
Ayan songs
What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Sanghi-A package of surprise,she cooks all traditional tamil cuisine
Sangi-A homely charm
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Chennai
What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Sun glass,Oil-free face wash ,cotton dresses,lots of juice
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Maldives
Which language do you want to learn?
Sanskirit
What’s your favourite quote?
Live,Let Live
Who do you want to meet right now?
None..hmm..might be Arnold
What is your favourite colour?
White
What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My light weight Saree
What is your dream job?
Working in an news agency
What’s your favourite magazine?
GHK,Femina…list goes on…
If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Save 50$, and spend the rest in shopping
Who are your style icons?
None
Describe your personal style?
Simple,Polite,Ambitious
Give us three styling tips that always work for you.
Wear whatever u want,but don’t forget wear a smile and be cheer full
What are your favourite movies?
Recently Ayan
What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
A face wash,loreal mascara and a lip gloss
What inspires you?
My Father
What are you going to do after this?
Have to do my dinner
Coffee or tea?
Filter coffee
What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Eat Ice cream to cool myself
What is the meaning of your name?
One who loves/beloved
Which Other blogs you love visiting?
Check my blog roll

Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Black forest cake / Caramel Pudding
List 5 places you wanted to visit in your life time?
Switzerland,Bangkok,Varanasi,Maldives,Venice
What do you try to cook when you have cooking blues(when you feel real lazy to cook something)?
Nothing..just snack
Who do you love most and why ?
My daughter – She is my god’s gift
One vegetable you have not tasted yet?
Zucchini
What do you think is the ‘big Plus’ which keeps you unique from others?-Sanghi,here is ur Question
My Passions is the biggest strength to go ahead even if I fall everytime
Favourite season?
Spring
Which is your favourite international cuisine?
Thai
Who is ur favourite singer?-Sangi,here is ur Question
Sadhana Sargam


Respond and rework-answer the questions on your blog,replace one question that u dislike with a question of your own invention,and add one more question of your own.


Sanghi has tagged me the 7 things about you..!

This award comes with some rules:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers (it’s tough as all are creative in their own way :))
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

7 things about me........

1.I am more calm,simple and intensive person
2.I try to please everybody in this world…Where I lack my strength
3.I love beaches n sea shores.I do walk with my daughter in evenings
4.My parents still treat me in strict way, that’s y I am still naughty and looty girl in my own way ;-)
5.I wish to work and settle down in a place before I enter 30(Now I am battling between india and usa)
6.I am real Chatter box go gaagaa ga for one question.So,I cannot hide anything from my Husband…
7. I love chocolates and Icecreams and Can make it too

So now it's time to award & tag others and I would like to share all the awards and tag with
Ramya,Niyas,vibaas,Kavya,Ramya,Solai,Manju,Vidya
Pls accept the awards and ignore the tag if you have done before.

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