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April 1, 2017

Indian Style Tomato Spaghetti Recipe – Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe With Video

Indian vegetarian spaghetti recipe
This is my second post on vegetarian spaghetti recipe. I started trying out spaghetti based recipes recently and my first recipe was easy garlic spaghetti. We loved that a lot. So Raksha & Sendhil asked me to try some varieties of spaghetti recipes for breakfast. Last Sunday I made this easy, Indian style tomato spaghetti recipe with very simple ingredients. I browsed many vegetarian spaghetti recipes and tried it finally with my own twist. It came out really well and we all loved it. Raksha took 2 servings which made me very happyHappy. For Raksha, I used red chilli flakes, pepper powder in little quantity for less spicy taste and added more cheese whereas for myself & Sendhil, I added more spices, used Italian seasoning and made it without cheese. It was tasting great and packed with full flavor. Friends, do try this easy, yummy tomato spaghetti recipe for your kids and family.Adjust the spice level based on their taste buds. I am sure they will love it. Lets see how to make this easy, Indian vegetarian tomato spaghetti recipe with step by step photos and video !
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December 16, 2016

Eggless Snowball Cookies Recipe – Easy Christmas Recipes

Easy Snowball cookies recipe with step by step photos and  a video !
Christmas is the perfect time for me to attempt some interesting cakes and cookies recipes. Last year during this time, I posted few Christmas special recipes like Gingerbread man cookies, Tutti frutti cookies, eggless tutti frutti cake, shortbread cookies, Kulkul and some more. This year, I wanted to start my Christmas recipes with this easy, melt in mouth, most special snowball cookies recipe.Its a very simple cookie that can be made with easily available ingredients. Snowball cookies is also called as Mexican wedding cakes/cookies, Russian tea cakes. With lots of butter and nuts ( Pecan or walnuts)these cookies comes out with a melt in mouth texture and crunchy taste. Pecan nuts is widely used for the recipe. But I had used a combination of nuts which you can find in the ingredients list.These snowball cookies can be made without nuts as well. I followed the recipe from Classy cakes and watched You tube video by Jenny can cook. Even though this is my first try, I am completely happy with the result. Raksha loved it a lot and took it for her school snack box today. Do try this easy Christmas special snowball cookies recipe for your kids and enjoy the vacation Happy.Lets check out how to make eggless snowball cookies with step by step pictures and a video !
Do check out my other Christmas recipes in THIS LINK

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October 31, 2016

Eggless Witch Finger Cookies Recipe-Halloween Recipes

Witch finger cookies recipe
Eggless Witch Finger Cookies with step by step. For the first time I am sharing a recipe for Halloween day. I have heard about Halloween day and the most popular Halloween Sugar cookies from my friends in US. So this year I wanted to try some interesting and scary recipe on this day. When I was browsing for it, I found this easy Halloween spooky witch finger cookies in Priya’s blog. Its very similar to butter cookies recipe. When I showed the witch finger cookies images to my daughter Raksha, she was very much excited and asked me to bake them immediately. She took part in all the activities like mixing the cookie dough, baking, shaping cookies until decoration with jam Happy. Friends, Do engage your kids and try this easy Halloween butter cookies, share your feedback with me. Now lets see how to make this eggless spooky witch finger cookies for Halloween day !
Witch finger cookies recipe

Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe


Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe - Butter cookies recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cookies Recipes
Serves: 15 nos
Prep time: 40 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 55 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • All purpose flour / maida - 1.25 cups
  • Powdered sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Softened butter - 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - a very small pinch
  • Vanilla extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Whole Almonds - few
METHOD

  • In a wide mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat it well with a whisk until creamy, soft and fluffy.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • Sieve Maida/ all purpose flour and baking powder.Add this to the butter mixture and make a dough. If the dough is very crumbly and dry, add few tsp of butter or cooking oil. Do not use milk. Mix well and make a soft dough. Wrap the dough in a butter paper or cling wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • After 30 minutes, take out the dough and let it come to room temperature.It would become soft. Now take a big gooseberry sized dough and make finger shapes by rolling it. Stud in blanched almond for nails. Draw lines using a knife. Grease a baking tray with butter & maida or line with a butter paper. Arrange the cookies in a baking tray. My daughter wanted to make witch hand with palm & fingers. So we shaped like a hand. Please refer picture for the idea.
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
  • Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180 c. Place the cookies tray and bake the cookies for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check if the sides of cookies turn golden brown in sides & bottom. Remove the tray and let the cookies cool down completely.Do not try to remove the cookies, it may break. Cookies would be soft when hot. It turns super crispy & hard after cooled down.So be patient till it cools down.

    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
Mix some hot water with the jam and dilute it. Apply them on the cookies and give a blood like appearance. Enjoy these scary cookies !

Note
  • You can use with wheat flour or maida & wheat flour in 1:1 ratio.
  • Do not use milk for making dough. Cookies may turn chewy & its shelf life would be reduced.
  • This cookies stayed good for a week when stored in an air tight box.

Try this easy, tasty, scary witch finger cookies and enjoy with your kids !!
eggless witch finger cookies
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June 9, 2016

Eggless French Toast Recipe – Bread Toast Without Egg

Eggless French Toast Recipe
Eggless French toast recipe - How to make eggless French toast without eggs. Learn with step by step photos and a video !
French toast is a very easy, popular and quick breakfast recipe. Its an ideal recipe for kids breakfast & lunch box as well. Basic plain French toast batter has eggs in it. But nowadays many Indian people are making it without eggs by using custard powder or corn starch. My friend Shalini prepares this sweet toast quite often as evening snacks for her kids.She shared her eggless recipe with me and was telling me to make this post in my blog. As Raksha is not a big fan of sweetened bread toast, I was hesitating to try it. But her Father is just the oppositeWinking. He has a big sweet tooth and I know he will like this toast very much. So once I tried it for Sendhil’s breakfast with some leftover bread after making Cheese toast for Raksha. He loved it very muchApplause. Nowadays this eggless French toast is appearing often in my kitchen.You can serve this with freshly chopped fruits like strawberries, banana or by smearing with buttter, drizzling with honey or chocolate sauce and enjoy it.Soon I must try the savory version too. Lets see how to make this easy eggless French toast recipe at home. I am sure most of the kids & even their fathers would love this toast. Give it a shot and let me know !!


Eggless French toast recipe

Eggless French toast recipe


Eggless french toast recipe





Eggless French toast recipe using custard powder

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 5 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Bread slices - 5 nos ( Milk bread or wheat bread)
  • Custard powder - 1.5 tbsp ( Vanilla flavor)
  • Sugar - 1.5 tbsp
  • Boiled milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence or rose white essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil or melted butter - to grease
METHOD

  • Take the custard powder, sugar, Vanilla essence, cinnamon powder in a wide plate.Add boiled & cooled milk and mix well without lumps. I used a big plate as its convenient for dipping the bread slice. If you want, you can mix them in a bowl too.
eggless french toast recipe
eggless french toast recipe
  • Now dip the bread slice on both the sides and all the corners.
  • Heat a dosa pan and drizzle with oil or butter. Place the bread slice and keep the flame medium.Flip the bread after it turns golden brown. Cook both the sides and remove in a plate. Serve hot with chocolate sauce or honey or chopped fruits !!
eggless french toast recipe
eggless french toast recipe
Enjoy !

Note
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your sweet buds. The quantity of sugar also depends on the sweetness of bread. I used 1.5 tbsp. Use just 2 tsp to 1tbsp for mild sweetness.
  • Make sure the milk is boiled and is at room temperature.It should not be hot. 
  • U can replace custard powder with corn flour.
  • Serve it really hot to enjoy its best taste.
Try this easy n quick French toast recipe for your family and enjoy !
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May 25, 2016

Easy Garlic Spaghetti Recipe – Indian Vegetarian

Spaghetti recipe Indian vegetarian
Food blogging has made me try and taste varieties of recipes from various cuisines which I have not even imagined in my life. Being a South Indian, my whole food world was just revolving around Idli, dosa, poori and chapathi Laughing.But after I became a food blogger, my eating habits and cooking have changed completely. I am really proud and happy to be a passionate food bloggerLove Struck.Pasta, Hakka Noodles, Tacos, Spaghetti, Quesadilla, Tortilla – All these terms were very new to me until I saw them in our fellow bloggers blogBatting Eyelashes.I did not even know how to cook them perfectly.Slowly I am learning everything and blogging the same to help beginners like me. I am happy that I am trying out various international recipes in my kitchen. My recent crush was to try spaghetti at home.
Spaghetti is basically a type of noodles made from durum wheat semolina.Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning "thin string" or "twine". It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine ( Source: Wiki).Cooking spaghetti is not so difficult as I thought. Its procedure is more like cooking noodles.As a beginner, I wanted to make an easy and simple Indian style Vegetarian spaghetti recipe. I found this easy stir fried, garlicky spaghetti recipe HERE as I din’t have any vegetables in hand. I made some modifications as per my family’s taste buds and tried it for a Sunday breakfast. It came out really well with an awesome flavor of roasted onion and garlic in olive oil.This is just a basic spaghetti recipe. For variations ansd make it more rich, you can add sliced, sauteed vegetables and grated cheese on top before serving.Sendhil & Raksha gave a big thumbs up after eating. We relished it with tomato sauce. Its a quick breakfast recipe for bachelors and working women as there is very less chopping works. Kids would love this for sure. Do try it out for a change and share your feedback here. Lets see how to cook spaghetti and make this Indian style, vegetarian garlic spaghetti recipe with step by step picturesHappy

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May 6, 2016

Veg Quesadilla Recipe - Indian Vegetarian Quesadilla


Recently I tasted Mexican Veg Quesadillas at Taco bell. Its my long time wish to prepare Vegetarian quesadilla at home. So I bought tortilla sheets and tried it in my own combination after watching few you tube video recipes. I made it for our Sunday breakfast. I din’t have sour cream, cheese or other Mexican ingredients in hand. So I used tomato ketchup and mayonnaise along with mixed vegetables stuffing and made it in our Indian style.It came out very well. Sendhil & Raksha liked it a lot. Try this easy and simple Indian Veggie quesadilla at home and enjoy your breakfast. I am sure kids would love this recipe.Lets see how to make Vegetable quesadilla with simple stuffing Happy.
Friends, I am enjoying a short vacation in Valparai and surrounding areas. So I drafted these recipes in advance and posting them here. I may not be able to respond to your mails and queries quickly. So please bear with me for another 5 days. Thanks.



Veg quesadilla recipe


Veg quesadilla recipe Indian style Vegetable quesadilla recipe for breakfast/dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Tortilla sheets - 3 nos
  • Olive oil/Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce/Tomato ketchup - to spread
  • Mayonaise - to spread
For stuffing
  • Carrot - 1 no
  • Capsicum - 1/4 no
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Cabbage - 1/2 cup
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Sauce or green chilli sauce - 1 - 2 tsp ( based on taste)
  • Herb seasoning/ Oregano mix - 1/4 tsp
  • Rosemary leaves - a pinch
  • Salt - as needed
METHOD

  • Chop the vegetables into thin strips. Heat oil in a kadai and saute the onions, chopped vegetables till its half cooked. Add the tomato strips and saute until mushy.Add salt & sugar while sauting.This helps for quick cooking and prevents color changing of vegetables.

  • After the vegetables are 3/4th cooked, add red chilli sauce, pepper powder, herb seasoning mix and rosemary leaves.Mix well. Check for taste and add more spices as you like.Stuffing is ready.

  • Take the tortilla sheets and microwave in high power for 1 minute. I kept in 800w power.Take a sheet and spread the tomato ketchup. Spread the stuffing in the center. Apply 2 tsp of mayonnaise all over the stuffing as shown in the picture.Fold it like a half moon.

  • Heat a dosa tawa & sprinkle a tsp of oil. Cook the folded quesadilla on both the sides till golden. Remove and cut into three triangular shaped pieces using a scissors. Serve hot with salsa or cheesy sauce.Enjoy !


Note
Adjust the quantity of chilli sauce & pepper powder as per your taste.
You can replace red chilli sauce or green chilli sauce.
You can replace mayonnaise with sour cream.

Yummy Indian style vegetarian quesadilla is ready to enjoy !!



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April 22, 2016

Veg Hakka Noodles Recipe

Veg Hakka Noodles Recipe 
Hakka noodles, or Hakka mee, is a type of noodles - It is yellow in color, normally served in soup and with meat such as pork or chicken fillet, with vegetables and egg ( Source: Wiki).Usually I make Veg noodles with store bought plain noodles.For the first time, I bought Ching’s Hakka noodles and made Vegetable noodles for our breakfast combining Indian & Chinese style.I never thought its so easy and quick to make. I followed the instruction given in the pack on how to cook hakka noodles and cooked it perfectly. Noodles was firm yet soft. It came out well and tasty. Sendhil & Raksha loved it so much. Rice Vinegar & Soy sauce are the star ingredients for this recipe. But I used White vinegar and little tomato ketchup too. I am happy that I tried hakka noodles at home.For a no onion, no garlic version, just skip those ingredients from the list and follow the recipe. Soon I am planning to try Schezwan and more varieties with hakka noodles.Now lets see how to make this Kids friendly, quick and easy Veg Hakka noodles.

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March 3, 2016

Easy Vegetarian Tacos Recipe With Baked Beans

Vegetarian tacos recipe
A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. It can be made with a variety of fillings including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables,Baked beans or cooked kidney beans and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. A taco is generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa or chili pepper,avocado or guacamole, cilantro (coriander), tomatoes, sour cream, onions and lettuce(source : Wiki)
Recently I tasted Crunchy Taco at Taco bell in Gopalan Innovation mall,Bangalore. I just loved its filling & toppings.Inspired by that, I bought some readymade Taco shells & a tin of baked beans in tomato sauce( SIL brand) from Big basket,Online( This is not a promotional post). As I am not aware of the availability of Taco shells & baked beans in Bangalore,I ordered them online.I guess it must be available in Nilgiris, Total mall & Spar. Friends,please leave a comment of where we get these ingredients in Bangalore. It would help others.TIAHappy
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February 11, 2016

Homemade Stovetop Pizza – No Oven Veg Pizza

stovetop pizza
Making homemade pizza must be the dream for many.Me too not an exceptionBatting Eyelashes.Whenever I order Pizza online from Dominos or Pizza Hut,i used to think “When I am i going to make it on my own???Day dreaming” Of course,I have tried pizza using readymade pizza base and shared a post in my blog years ago.But i was waiting to make a perfect pizza from scratch following a simple recipe.Recently my friend Shalini shared me an easy,no knead,no wait, stovetop pizza recipe(Also known as Tawa pizza/skillet pizza) video in youtube.I was super excited to see the ease and quickness of this recipe and tried it on the same day.I used a simple topping with onions,tomato,olives and capsicum.It was excellent in taste and got a big thumbs up from my family members!! Raksha loved it very much and asked me to make it the next day too.I tried a no yeast stovetop pizza as well.I will try to share that recipe by next week.As Valentine’s day is nearing,i thought this post would be useful for people to cook pizza without oven and treat your familyHappy.You can make the pizza base/crust thick or thin as per your wish.This recipe uses Self rising flour.As a susbtitute you can use maida + baking powder + salt.Check its quantity in ingredients section.I am sure this recipe would surely help you in making a great Veg pizza at home and that too within 20 minutes.You can enjoy it for breakfast,dinner or as an evening snack.Just give a try and share your feedback here,I am waitingggg Winking .Ok, lets check how to make this super easy,quick Tawa Veg pizza on stovetop with step by step pictures.
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December 10, 2015

Fruit And Yogurt Parfait Recipe – Parfait Recipes

Fruit parfait recipe
Parfait Recipe – When my friend Shalini told me about this recipe,I had no clue of What is parfait,how it is made,how it tastes Thinking.Immediately I browsed for the recipe & images.I found in Wikipedia that Parfait is a type of food that is eaten as a dessert or breakfast in United States. It is a French word that means perfect.In the United States, parfait refers to either the traditional French-style dessert or to a popular variant, the American parfait, made by layering parfait cream, ice cream, and/or flavored gelatins in a tall, clear parfait glass, and topping the creation with whipped cream, fresh or canned fruit.In Canada and the United States, parfaits may also be made by using greek yogurt layered with granola, nuts or fresh fruits, such as peaches, strawberries or blueberries.I loved the simplicity of this recipe and tried it for our Sunday breakfast using strawberry flavored yoghurt layered with muesli & fresh fruits.It came out very colorful and we loved its taste too.So I thought of sharing this easy dessert cum breakfast recipe for you to try if you are bored with our usual Cereals with milk comboWinking.Its so healthy &a tummy filling recipe.After tasting this strawberry yogurt parfait,I wish to try all the variants of parfait recipe and taste it.Ok,Lets see how to make this easy and healthy fruit yogurt parfait recipe.Vegans,please replace yogurt with non-dairy yogurt.Actual recipe calls for granola,but I used muesli here.It was super crunchy to taste !
fruit and yogurt parfait recipe


Fruit yogurt parfait recipe


Fruit yogurt parfait recipe Fruit yogurt parfait recipe - Easy American breakfast at home !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Granola Or Muesli - 4 tbsp
  • Flavored yoghurt - 2 cups ( I used DANONE Strawberry yogurt – 80gms)
  • Fresh fruits ( Blueberry , Strawberry,Apple and Cherries) - as needed
METHOD
  • Refrigerate or freeze the yoghurt for an hour and let it be cold and thick.I bought Danone & Nestle yogurt.But used Danone.Take all the required ingredients and keep it ready.
 

  • In a clear glass/Parfait glass,put 2 tbsp of muesli as the first layer.Then add half of the yogurt from 80gms cup. Again layer it with muesli and then add the remaining yoghurt.Lastly layer it with chopped fresh fruits.Garnish with a fresh mint leaf and serve immediately.Healthy and tasty fruit yogurt parfait is ready.Enjoy !Doesn't it sound easy ?? ;)
( If you use greek yogurt,u can mix sugar with fresh fruits and then layer it to give a sweet taste.I used sweetened Strawberry flavored yoghurt.So I din’t use any extra sugar.For variations,you can use chopped banana pieces,cranberry,raspberry etc)
If you don't have flavored yogurt in hand,just blend the strawberry adding some sugar,Mix with homemade thick curd & hang it for an hour by tieing them in a cloth or freexe it for an hour to make it thick.Excess water content would be removed.Then you can use this thick curd for making parfait !

Parfait recipe

Enjoy this quick n easy International breakfast at home !
Fruit parfait recipe




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