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March 27, 2018

Potato Nuggets Recipe – Crispy Potato Cheese Balls Recipe

Potato nuggets recipe
Potato nuggets / Potato cheese balls is an easy, yummy, kids friendly snack/starter recipe. Most of you would have tried Mccain potato nuggets at home for kids birthday parties and small gatherings. But I haven’t tried store bought ones. For the first time, I prepared these potato nuggets recipe for Raksha’s birthday party after watching a YouTube video. All the kids loved it very much with tomato sauce. This deep fried snack became a super hit among everyone. Its a good crowd pleaser. Recently I bought Panko bread crumbs from Metro, Electronic city. It helped to make these nuggets very crunchy and crispy for an hour. Boiled and mashed potato, cheese, bread crumbs and Italian spices are the major ingredients used in this recipe. You can also make it without cheese and go for baked version if you are calorie conscious.  Friends, do try this yummy potato cheese balls for your kids as evening snack during this summer vacation. They will love it for sure. Ok, lets see how to make Potato nuggets with step by step pictures.

Check out my corn cheese balls recipe similar to this.

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Potato cheese balls

Potato nuggets recipe / Potato cheese balls

Potato nuggets recipe / Potato cheee balls How to make potato nuggets recipe with cheese
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 14 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Potato - 2 nos (Big sized)
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Grated cheese - 2 tbsp ( I used Cheddar cheese)
  • Bread crumbs - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli flakes - 1 tsp
  • Italian herbs - 1 tsp ( I used oregano,spice mix)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Corn flour + Water – 2 tbsp + 1/4 cup to make paste.
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup (to coat the nuggets)
  • Cooking oil – to deep fry the nuggets
  1. Wash and pressure cook potato in low flame for 2 whistles. Peel the skin, mash and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, take the mashed potato, grated chees, bread crumbs, corn flour, oregano mix, chilli flakes and salt.
  3. Mix well to make a dough without adding water. Cover and let the dough rest for 1 hour in refrigerator.
  4. Take the dough and make shapes. Coat in corn flour paste and bread crumbs. Arrange in a plate.
  5. Cover and let it chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  6. Deep fry in oil under medium flame till it turns golden in color. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
  • Wash and pressure cook potato adding required water. Cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Remove and peel the skin of cooked potato. Mash it well and set aside.
    Potato cheese balls
  • In a wide bowl, take the mashed potato, corn flour. bread crumbs, grated cheese ( Pizza cheese or Cheddar can be used), oregano mix, chilli flakes and salt.  Add garam masala powder if using. Mix well and make dough without adding water.
    Potato cheese balls
  • Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for one hour. Take small balls and roll into cylinders as shown in the figure below.
    Potato cheese balls
  • In a small bowl, mix corn flour + water to make a paste. Take bread crumbs in a wide plate. Dip the prepared cylinder shaped nuggets into the corn flour paste and then roll in bread crumbs to coat well. Arrange all the nuggets in a plate.
    Potato nuggets recipe
  • Cover and Let it rest for 30 minutes in a refrigerator.  Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry.
  • Drop a pinch of dough to check the oil temperature. If it rises to the top immediately, oil temperature is right. Now lower the flame to medium. Drop 3 to 4 nuggets in each batch. Cook patiently in low to medium flame till it turns golden.  Flip it whenever needed. Do not keep the flame high because the outer layer browns faster and cheese starts to ooze out from the balls. Remove when it turns golden in all the sides. Drain the excess oil in a tissue paper.
    Potato nuggets recipe
    Serve with tomato ketchup. Enjoy !


  • Panko bread crumbs helps to retain the crispness for long time. But you can use homemade bread crumbs too by grinding 4 to 6 bread slices in mixie.
  • You can also double coat the corn flour paste and bread crumbs as I did for my corn cheese balls recipe.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli flakes and oregano as per your taste.
  • Addition of garam masala is optional and not mentioned in original recipe. I used it.
  • You can make this nuggets ahead and freeze till use. For this, roll the nuggets in bread crumbs and refrigerate it till you deep fry it.
  • I used Cheddar cheese in this recipe. You can use any processed cheese, mozarella, Parmesan etc.
Try this easy, yummy potato nuggets for your kids. They will love it !
Potato nuggets recipe

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March 22, 2018

Indian Potluck Party Recipes Ideas - Vegetarian Potluck Recipes Menu

Indian potluck party recipes

Here is the list of Indian vegetarian potluck party recipes menu ideas comprising of South Indian and North Indian party snacks, main course, side dish recipes and dessert. Potluck is nothing but a gathering of friends where each guest contributes a different, unique, homemade dish or food to be shared among everyone. In simple words, a potluck party is a meal or party to which each of the guests brings or contributes their own food to share. Smaller, more informal get-together with distributed food preparation may also be called potlucks. Other names for a "potluck" include: potluck dinner, potluck lunch, spread, Jacob's join, Jacob's supper, faith supper, covered-dish-supper, dish party, bring-and-share, shared lunch, pitch-in, bring-a-plate, dish-to-pass, fuddle, and carry-in.(Source : Wikipedia). In India, it is also known as kitty party. Potluck lunch or potluck dinner is the most common one. The only traditional rule for potluck is that each dish should be large enough in quantity that has to be shared among a good portion with the guests. In some cases each participant agrees ahead of time to bring a single course, and the result is a multi-course meal. Guests may bring in any form of food, ranging from the main course to desserts. Nowadays people started to conduct potluck parties with themed lunch and dinners for special occasions and festivals.

People in abroad ( especially in US) conduct potluck parties almost every weekend. As my friend Shalini is in US, she used to share all the pictures of potluck and discuss the recipe menu with me. All the pictures and the recipe ideas given in this post are shared by my friend Shalini based on the various potluck parties conducted by her friends. Thank you so much dearie. As we had already shared Kids birthday party menu list, framing this potluck recipes menu ideas was not difficult for us. The list I have shared here comprises of the most popular dishes that is liked by all. I have also shared a list of 2 sample Potluck party menu for lunch and dinner at the end of this post with the most popular combinations to give you an idea. Hope this post will be helpful to you all. Friends, do share your potluck recipes in the comments section. It would be a great help for all.


I used to make potluck along with my school moms group friends when I was in Banashankari. Mostly it would be a lunch party from 1 pm to 3 pm before kids come from the school. It would be good and fun filled if the number of participants is more in potluck. Our group have 8 people. A week before the potluck, we used to frame the menu which includes starters, main course and dessert recipes. We write down the names of dishes and the person who is going to cook it. Mostly we all make the food at our home and conduct the party in one of the friend’s place. Some people used to buy it from outside especially sweets and snacks. The person who is hosting the party in their house doesn’t have to cook anything but they take the responsibility of buying use and throw plates, cups and spoons.  As soon as all the friends meet, we used to display the food in the dining table . Our first job is to click pictures to share in social media pages. Then we go for tasting the food. After we finish eating, we used to chitchat or play UNO, cards or some one minute games for the last 30 minutes to 1 hour. It would be full of laugh and fun. Then we disperse to school to bring our kids back home. This is how we conduct the potluck parties at least once in a month. On the whole day, it keeps us refreshing, energetic and make us forget all the family or work related stress in the mind. I would strongly suggest all the ladies to have a fun gathering like this at least once in a month.
Now, lets move on to the collection of Vegetarian Party Recipes list. Hope you like this and find it useful.


  • Plastic/ Disposable plates
  • Disposable cups for juice, water
  • Disposable bowls
  • Thermal food bags for carrying food
  • Bowls and Ladles for serving food
  • Tissue papers
  • Water bottles

Potluck recipes Indian vegetarian

  1. Gobi 65 / Gobi Fry
  2. Paneer 65
  3. Baby corn 65
  4. Gobi manchurian
  5. Baby corn manchurian
  6. Vegetable manchurian
  7. Paneer manchurian
  8. Medu vada/ Urad dal vada
  9. Masala Vada 
  10. Sabudana vada with peanut chutney
  11. Pepper Vada (Anjaneyar temple vada)
  12. Mixed Vegetable Vada
  13. Sweet corn vada
  14. Cabbage vada
  15. Thattuvadai set
  16. Pakoda (onion, cashew pakoda, Veg pakoda, pudina pakoda)
  17. Pani puri
  18. Onion rings
  19. Punjabi Samosa
  20. Vegetable cutlet
  21. Aloo tikki
  22. Vada pav
  23. Dahi Vada
  24. Samosa chat
  25. Canapes
  26. Potato Chips Or Nachos with salsa
  27. Veg spring rolls
  28. Veg Puffs
  29. Masala papad
  30. Honey chilli potato
  31. Paneer tikka with green chutney
  32. Dhokla OR  Khandvi
  33. Paneer pakora
  34. Mirchi bajji / Chilli bajji
  35. Stuffed Chilli Bajji (Andhra style)
  36. Onion Bajji / Pakora
  37. Potato bajji / Aloo Pakora
  38. Raw banana bajji
  39. Hara Bhara Kabab
  40. Potato wedges
  41. French fries
  42. Falafel with hummus
  43. Dabeli
  44. Kachori
  45. Kerala Pazham Pori
  1. Tomato soup
  2. Lemon coriander soup
  3. Carrot soup
  4. Dal soup
  5. Mushroom soup
  6. Veg clear soup
  7. Minestrone soup
  8. Sweet corn soup
  9. Mulligatawny
  10. Tomato basil soup
  1. Shikanji
  2. Jal jeera
  3. Thandai
  4. Aam panna
  5. Masala chaas
  6. Lemonade
  7. Lemon juice
  8. Mango juice / Homemade Frooti
  9. Fruit punch
  10. Orange juice
  11. Rose milk
  12. Lassi (mango lassi)
  13. Smoothie
  14. Soft drinks
  15. Masala coke
  16. Buttermilk (Seasoned buttermilk tastes better)
  1. Roti / chapathi
  2. Paratha varieties ( Aloo & Gobi is the most preferred ones)
  3. Kulcha ( Plain & stuffed Kulcha)
  4. Poori
  5. Idli
  6. Dosa (Masala dosa)
  7. Vada / Medu vada
  8. Ven Pongal & Sweet Pongal
  9. Rava kichadi & Masala rava kichadi
  10. Uthappam (Plain, Podi, Onion, Mixed Veg)
  11. Rava idli
  12. Idiyappam / rice sevai
  13. Semiya biryani / Pulao
  14. Kuzhi paniyaram
  15. White sauce pasta
  16. Veg noodles
  17. Pav bhaji
  18. Vada pav
  19. Thayir vada
  20. Sambar vada
  21. Sambar idli
  22. Idli fry
  23. Mini dosa recipes
  1. Sambar Varieties For Idli, Dosa
  2. Chutney Varieties
  3. Idli Podi
  4. Gravies & Kurma ( chana masala, saag, Paneer, Aloo, ,mixed veg, palak, dal makhani , dal tadka, veg kofta, methi malai, matar paneer, aloo gobi)
  5. Raita (Onion, cucumber, boondi, carrot raita, mixed veg, masala)
  6. Sambar For Rice
  7. Kuzhambu Varieties ( Vathakuzhambu, Kara kuzhambu)
  8. Rasam Varieties
  9. Kootu Recipes
  10. Poriyal recipes ( Potato, cauliflower poriyal works great)
  11. Vadam, Vathal
  1. Puliyogare / Tamarind rice
  2. Tomato rice
  3. Veg biryani varieties
  4. Lemon rice
  5. Veg pulao
  6. Hotel Veg Pulao
  7. Jeera rice
  8. Paneer pulao / biryani
  9. Mint pulao
  10. Karnataka Bisibelebath
  11. Tamilnadu sambar sadam
  12. Vegetable Fried rice
  13. Coconut rice
  14. Plain rice, sambar, rasam, Kara kuzhambu  any dry curry ( potato curry, mixed veg curry, bhindi fry (North Indian), cauliflower curry )
  15. Curd rice, pickle
  1. Kesaribath
  2. Rice kheer
  3. Sweet pongal
  4. Gulab jamun
  5. Carrot halwa
  6. Rava ladoo
  7. Rasagulla
  8. Rasmalai
  9. Moong dal halwa
  10. Easy Atta halwa
  11. Semiya payasam
  12. Ice creams
  13. Sabudana kheer
  14. Fresh fruit cream
  15. Fruit Custard
  16. Badam kheer
  17. Carrot kheer
  18. Kaju katli
  19. Cakes and muffins 
  20. Paal Kozhukattai
  21. Chettinad Paal Kozhukattai 
  22. Rava Ladoo 
  23. Besan laddu
  24. Moong dal ladoo
  25. Beetroot Halwa

Freshly cut onion, cucumber, tomato, carrot
Fruits salad


Tea / chai
Water Bottles


  • Any Fruit juice
  • Masala vada / Gobi 65 / Medhu vada
  • Rava kesari / Kesaribath Or Sweet pongal
  • Bisibelebath & chips
  • Vegetable pulao or biryani with raita
  • Roti with mixed vegetable kurma or Paneer butter masala
  • Plain rice, Sambar , Rasam,  potato curry OR cauliflower curry
  • Gulab Jamun with icecream
  • Payasam/ Kheer ( Vermicelli or rice)
  • Sliced vegetables & fruits for salad.

  • Tomato soup or sweet corn soup
  • Gobi manchurian 
  • Vegetable spring rolls or samosa
  • Roti/ Naan/ Kulcha/ Rumali roti
  • Paneer butter masala / Dal makhani/ Mixed vegetable gravy
  • Vegetable Dum Biryani with raita
  • Vegetable noodles with sauce
  • Plain rice, dal tadka
  • Sambar or rasam
  • Papad or chips
  • Carrot halwa with icecream or fruits custard
  • Mixed fruits salad 

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September 7, 2017

Birthday Party Recipes Menu Ideas – Indian Party Food Items List

List of Indian food ideas for kids birthday party recipes menu at home / vegetarian food items list for birthday party dinner & Lunch – Organizing Children’s birthday party is really a challenging task for parents. Some people love to conduct an elaborate dinner or lunch party and some prefer to make a simple tea party by just providing cake and snacks based on their budget. Most of the people wish to keep the party in the evening or in the afternoon if its a weekend. Since its a kids party, many people stick to vegetarian menu if they have a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests. Be it a simple snacks party or an elaborate dinner/lunch party, choosing the cake, planning the menu, decoration of home/ party hall and arrangements would be tough for many especially beginners.

Indian Birthday party menu list 
So I have tried my best to help you choose the party menu. Birthday party food items should be attractive, kids friendly and healthy at least to some extent. Not just for kids, menu should be appealing to adults as well. Long back I had shared a simple kids birthday party menu idea after getting inspired from one of my friend’s party. After I made that post, I too got the confidence and started conducting simple birthday party at home for Raksha’s birthday. I got many mails from my readers to post more related to this topic. So today I have come up with the list of kids friendly, birthday party menu items list for Indian kids to help parents like me. I have also linked the recipes for reference. Its purely a vegetarian menu but you can find both South Indian & North Indian recipes.

Non-vegetarians, please excuse me. You can get some ideas from this list and make fries, gravies, biryani with chicken, mutton and egg. I took the help of my friend Shalini to frame this list. As we live in apartments, we have the chance of attending many parties. Shalini is in US now. Being in abroad, her friends conduct some potluck, get together and parties during weekends to meet people and build relationships. So she could help me well with her own ideas. I have also got some menu ideas from my school moms friends. With the help of this list, you can decide the party menu based on your budget. You can cook the food on your own or buy from outside/ restaurants.You can also opt to make Jain food without using onion and garlic.
All these pictures shared in this post are the ones I collected for years. The picture given below is the simple decoration I made at home for Raksha’s birthday party.

Birthday party decoration ideas

I have categorized this list as Starters/Appetizers, Main course, Dessert, Drinks & Beverages that are suitable and loved by kids from 3 to 10 years. Basically kids love to have foods based on tomato, paneer, sweet corn, cauliflower, baby corn, bread, cheese and fruits. So I have given most of the dishes using these ingredients. These recipes would be surely a winner among the kids. Friends, do make your own permutations and combinations according to your kids preferences and frame the party menu. Hope you all find this list useful. Do leave a few words in the comment section and help me with your suggestions for more recipes and a few words of appreciation to motivate me if you find this post helpful. Ok, lets move on to the list of birthday party menu ideas ! Friends, do help me by sharing your thoughts and more recipes to include in this list.

Birthday party menu

In the above picture, you can find a sample of simple snacks party and the lunch party menu. If you are inviting kids without parents, you can give a simple party by giving a drink, starter/snacks, cake and a dessert. Finger foods is the best option for kids below 10 years. Skip the main course. To make it even more simple, you can just finish it with cake & samosa or veg puffs.  If you are inviting adults/parents, then you can go for wider options. Birthday party should be more of fun, hassle free and memorable. So you can arrange for small games, magic shows, music, dance to make the party more interesting.

Do refer my Simple birthday menu post to get some ideas on how to conduct the party & gifting for kids. I have also shared a sample menu at the end of this post to get some idea.

Also check out my Indian potluck party recipes menu if interested.

Drinks/ Beverages/Welcome Drinks

Starter/Appetizer/ Snacks

Main course


  • Sweet corn salad
  • Mixed Fruit salad
  • Kosambari
  • Vegetables with dip/ hummus
  • Fruits on skewers


Sample menu for simple birthday party

  • Orange juice
  • A slice of Birthday cake
  • Mini samosa with ketchup or Veg puffs or cashew pakoda
  • Gulab Jamun

Sample menu for Dinner or Lunch party buffet

  • Any aerated drink or Fruit punch for welcome drink
  • Tomato soup/Sweet corn soup
  • French fries or aloo tikki or kabab with tomato sauce/green chutney
  • Gobi manchurian
  • Roti / Naan / Kulcha
  • Paneer butter masala or Mixed veg gravy
  • Dal tadka
  • Dum aloo or baby potato gravy
  • Veg Dum Biryani with raita
  • Plain rice, rasam, fryums
  • Curd and pickle
  • Gulab jamun
  • Carrot halwa
  • Ice cream
  • Fruit salad
  • Paan/ Beeda


  • Pastries are better than the cream cakes. So choose the cake accordingly.
  • Make less spicy food as you are cooking for kids. Parents will adjust/ compensate about the taste.
  • Kids prefer deep fried foods for starters. Gobi 65 or manchurian is the best choice.
  • They love the food more if its cheese, paneer and potato based.
  • Kids love to have poori more than roti.
  • Most of the kids love paneer butter masala and potato, peas kurma more than mixed vegetable kurma.
  • Always keep some plain rice, dal and rasam to tackle fussy kids.
  • If you arrange for dinner party, make some idli too.
  • Its always better to avoid aerated drinks like pepsi, 7up etc. You can give some fruit juices instead. No problem even if its store bought.
  • Gulab jamun would be the best dessert for Kids. No kid would say NO.
  • Ice cream is also a must for kids.
  • Keep some hot water ready. Many kids are allergic to cold stuffs like ice cream , chocolate and cakes. So you can tell the parents to give them hot water immediately after they eat ice cream/chocolates to prevent from cold, fever. I am sure this tip works.
  • Finally, do not force your kids to eat everything in the plate. Most of the kids love to eat the cake, starter and dessert. Do not worry about it. Parents can feed them later at their house if needed.
Hope this list helps you to decide the menu quickly. Thanks for visiting this page !

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June 2, 2017

Bread Roll Recipe – Potato Stuffed Crispy Bread Rolls Recipe

Stuffed potato bread roll recipe
I have few snacks recipes using bread in my try list for long time. So I started with this bread roll recipe and thought of trying them one by one to share in my blogHappy. This potato stuffed bread roll recipe is a yummy, kids friendly snack with their 2 favorite major ingredients – Potato and bread. Recently I tasted this bread rolls in a simple birthday party conducted in my neighbor’s house.It was a snack party.So she had served this bread roll with tomato sauce/ketchup,a cake slice, store bought potato chips and a glass of store bought drink. Bread roll was crispy outside and soft inside. When I asked about the recipe, she gave a gist about it. After getting the idea from her, I watched a chicken bread roll video in YouTube to find out how to make it crispy. I tried it last week for Raksha and her friends. I made some lemon popsicle too. All of them loved itLove Struck. Myself and Sendhil stopped with one as its deep friedWinking. I guess these aloo bread rolls can be baked as well.  Friends, Do try this easy, kids friendly evening snack & party snack – Indian style Stuffed bread roll at home and enjoy.  Lets see how to make bread roll recipe with step by step photos and video.

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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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February 9, 2016

Fresh Fruit Cream Recipe – Dessert Ideas For Party

Fruit cream recipe
Last Saturday I watched Chef Venkatesh Bhat’s sweet special episode in Samayal Samyal Programme,Vijay TV. Among the recipes he showed, this fresh fruit cream dessert attracted me very much.The recipe was so easy & simple. It looked so rich,creamy,colorful and appealing to eyes.I thought it would be the best recipe for Valentine’s day celebration and tried it for our Sunday lunch along with  Veg biryani.When i browsed for more details,I found most of the recipes call for Whipping cream and condensed milk. But whipping cream is not widely available in India.So i tried it with Amul fresh cream instead of whipped cream.Its result din’t disappoint me.It came out really fantastic & lip smackingPartyPeace Sign. We loved it very much.Usually I make fruit custard for my guests and birthday parties. After tasting this fruit cream dessert,i felt this would be even more special to try for guests and party celebrations.Friends,if you are looking for an yummy dessert recipe to impress your husband on this Valentine’s day,Do try itLove StruckI am sure your will be showered with praisesHappy.But one thing i should warn you here,this is a high calories dessert.So work out more :) Ok,Lets see how to make fruit cream at home with simple steps.
Please check this link on homemade whipping cream ideas !

Fresh Fruit cream recipe

Fruit cream recipe

Fruit cream recipe Fruit cream recipe using Amul fresh cream,fruits and nuts
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dessert
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

  • Amul fresh cream - 200 ml  ( U can use whipping cream too)
  • Fruits - 1/2 cup ( I used 1/2 apple, 4 strawberries, some tutti frutti)
  • Nuts - 2 tbsp of chopped cashewnuts
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Powdered sugar or icing sugar – 1/3 cup ( add 1/4 cup and increase based on ur taste)

  • Take the Amul fresh cream from the refrigerator.DO NOT SHAKE IT. Take the thick cream in a wide bowl leaving the water content.Make sure there is no water in the cream because thin cream may take more time to become thick and stiff.
fruit cream recipe
  • Now take an electric beater and beat the thick cream in low speed for 1 minute.Now increase the speed and beat it until the cream becomes stiff and forms a soft peak. It takes 5 to 7 minutes approx ( Electric beater can do a better job than hand whisk.You can try in mixie but i am not sure how it turns out)
fruit cream recipe
  • Add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar or icing sugar,vanilla essence. Beat it again till sugar mixes well with the cream.Check for sweetness and add more sugar if needed.
fruit cream recipe
  • Keep the beaten cream in the freezer for 10 minutes. In the mean time,chop the fruits and nuts. Add it to the frozen cream and mix well.Serve immediately ! Enjoy ! This recipe stays good for 2 days when refrigerated.So you can make it for parties well in advance. Fruits releases water. So mix well before use.
fruit cream recipe
fruit cream recipe

  • You can use fruits like Pomegranate, chopped Kiwi and even banana if you like.
  • You can also add saffron threads.
  • Use whipping cream instead of fresh cream if you have in hand.
  • This recipe stays good for 2 days when refrigerated.So you can make it for parties well in advance .

Try this easy,quick and rich dessert recipe for parties and other special occasions.Enjoy !!
Fruit cream dessert recipe
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January 6, 2015

Veg Burger Recipe-Mc Donald’s Style Burger Patty Recipe

Veg burger recipe

Don’t u get tempted to try if u come across a recipe titled “Mc Donald’s style Veg Burger Recipe” ??Batting Eyelashes I know many of your answers would be YESHappy.Yeah,i too tried Veg burger for the first time in my kitchen after getting very much tempted by watching this video.In that video,he had shared the recipe of Mc Donald’s style McVeggie burger patty recipe with easily available ingredients in all our pantries and moreover it was Eggless!.I just made few changes in the ingredients & method as per my convenience.I replaced corn meal with powdered corn flakes just like my KFC style Veg Strips and i used crushed garlic instead of garlic powder.The result was awesome!!The Patty was super crispy outside and soft inside.I also tried grilling in my convection oven instead of deep frying and it came out pretty well.You can also opt for shallow frying if you are calorie conscious.What ever be the method of cooking,patties taste great.This recipe is really a keeper and i am planning to make it for my daughter’s birthday party too.Sendhil loved it a lot and i guess he won’t take me to Mc Donald’s anymore as i started making it at home regularly Winking.Very soon,i will share my daughter’s most favourite KFC Potato krisper/Aloo burger recipe which would be more of our Indian style.Friends,do try this easy burger recipe using store bought burger buns and mayonnaise & let me know how it turned out for you Happy.Procedure may seem a bit lengthy as i made bread crumbs & corn meal on my own.If u have them readymade in hand,making this burger would be really easy !!

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January 4, 2015

Dindigul Thalappakatti Veg Biryani-Mushroom,Soya Chunks Biryani Recipe--Sunday Lunch Recipes -1


In this New year, with all your support and blessings, I have planned to start biryani series from this week. I guess most of you make ( Both vegetarian & Non-vegetarian) make biryani in weekend especially on Sunday. Even I too make biryani mostly on Sundays, make myself free and enjoy my time with my family. To me, Biryani is an easy to make yet very rich & delicious one pot meal that make everyone drool over its smell & color. I love to try varieties of biryani recipes by watching TV shows, by referring blogs or cookbooks. I thought of blogging the same here as it might be useful to vegetarians who look for varieties of biriyani recipes. So every Sunday, you can expect some yummy biryani & pulao recipes in my blog. Actually I wanted to start this series with “How to cook Basmati rice” post. But I still have some work pending to bring that post here. As I am in Salem, I couldn’t do it. So I thought of starting this series with this most popular Dindigul thalappakatti biryani recipe in which I used jeera rice. Generally vegetarians have less options for biryani varieties. So I used to refer non-veg biryani recipe too & try it  by replacing chicken or mutton with vegetables like mushroom, Gobi/cauliflower and soya chunks. You can find one such example here.  Even today I have shared Dindigul thalapakatti biryani which is the most popular mutton biryani of Dindigul district. For this recipe, I referred so many sites and read readers comments to get some idea about its color, the rice used in it etc. Finally I landed upon here & tried this biryani by making small changes in the actual recipe to achieve its brown color. I used mushroom & soya chunks/meal maker in place of mutton ;). The taste was awesome. It came out super flavourful with minimum masala. Raksha & Sendhil loved it a lot. Raksha told me to make the same biryani next day too for her lunch box . So I made a minimum quantity for her using rice cooker. Now I can confidently try this biryani for my guests too. I served this biryani with simple onion raita as a side dish. I made fruit custard for dessert & curd rice as well. So last week we had this biryani, raita, fruit custard and curd rice for our lunch. It was simple yet divine ! I have updated this recipe with a full video. Do watch it !

I will try my level best to collect the best biryani recipes, try them in my kitchen and share it here.Wish me Good Luck. Leave your feedback or share the picture if you try any biryani recipes from this series. It will motivate me to try n post more. Check out my other biryani & pulao recipes that are popular in my blog.

I have updated this recipe with a video. Please check it !

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