Saturday, 31 May 2014

Baked Eggs Napoleon


I always love the idea of trying anything different with eggs. When I came across such an idea was excited baking this and the result was just awesome. It tasted so delicious that I bake these very often after a pizza with lots of variations with the available combo and trust me guys, it never failed me.
And definitely an interesting snack for kids and a treat for people on diet. 
Delicious Eggs in minutes can be relished with breads and juices for a yumm filled breakfast!!!

Friday, 30 May 2014

Chikku Milkshake

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Dad sent me home lots of chikku from home. I remember tasting a piece or two when my mom and bro eat. Now, I have a dozens of them to eat. Well, the easy way to enjoy the fruit was to make it a juice. I gave it a shot without any sweeteners. Yumm!! It kept me full that I had a reason to skip my breakfast. 

Mango Juice



Love for mangoes is shown when we drink lots and lots of mango juice. Chilled mango juice, it reminds me of having Frooti in childhood, we would stock frooti in fridge and I would hide it inside so my bro cant find it. Fighting with our siblings is the best part of childhood.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Paneer Dilkush


I am a lover of paneer dishes, ever since I became a vegetarian, trying a lot of varieties with paneer. Love for paneer never ends!!!

I am trying out this recipe from Foodelicious.com as I got very tempting on seeing the name. As the name says so is this recipe"A happy heart after a paneer meal".

As you boil the ginger, the aroma hits you so strong that you can wait for the gravy to be ready. The blend of cashew with the tomatoes makes the gravy very rich.


PANEER DILKUSH
Recipe Category: Indian
Preparation Time:   20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 mins Serves: 2

Ingredients:
Cashew Nuts  10 pieces
Onion 1 Big, Chopped roughly
Garlic  10 pieces
Ginger 1/2 inch, chopped roughly
Tomato 1 Medium size, deseeded
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 2 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Salt As required
Water As required
Paneer 100 grams, Fresh, Cubed
Oil 1 tbsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Whole Spices:
Bay Leaves 1
Cinnamon 1
Cardamom 2
Cloves 2
Black Pepper 5

Method of Preparation:
  1. In a small bowl, soak cashew nuts for half an hour and keep aside. In a hand mortar, press the whole spices and keep aside.                                                                                     
  2. In a wide pan, boil chopped onion, garlic cloves and ginger until bubbling hot. Turn off and let it cool. Strain the water and keep separately. Make a fine paste of the onion mixture.          


  3. Grind the cashew into coarse watery paste and keep aside. Grind the tomatoes in the same jar and combine with cashew paste and keep aside.                                                              
              
  4. In a pan, heat oil, butter and then fry the whole spices.                                                        
     
  5. Add the onion paste, cashew tomato paste, saute for five minutes in low flame. Now, add the spices: Turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder and Garam masala. Add salt. Saute well.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                          
  6. Add the stock onion boiled water and let it boil well. Now add paneer cubes, let it cook till the paneer absorbs the flavours and the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 
Notes:
  • Adding half cup of cream will add more taste. 
  • Adding grated butter on top will add nice flavour. 
  • You can less the black pepper used, according to the level of spice you want. 

Linking this to the Event 'ONLY' TRIED AND TASTED FROM FOODELICIOUS

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Potato Crispies


Its definitely one of the lip smacking recipes when dipped with tomato sauce and a cup of tea. Well, who doesn't enjoy eating potato? A flavourful snack which pleases your stomach in minutes. Thanks to Foodelicious.com for the recipe of this yummy snack. 

Custard Apple IceCream


I am not a big fan of ice creams, but having lots of custard apple at  home I gave this a try as my hubby loves ice cream. Creamy custard apples are everyone favourite!!! An ice cream in its flavour will definitely taste awesome. I love custard apple milkshake and now I am stocking up the custard apple pulp for easy milkshake and souffle recipes. Though the tedious part is to deseed the pulp.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Sizzling Brownie

Brownie has become one of my favourite dessert now. The aroma and smoke from the chocolate sauce when poured on the hot plate puts you in for grabbing more and more to catch up with the melting ice. Total Yum!

Sizzling Brownie is served warm with Ice Cream. 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Sprouted Green Gram Gravy For Chappathi

Sprouted Green Gram Gravy For Chappathi is easy and healthy recipe which is less spicy and tasty with just three ingredients.


Moong, like other lentils and pulses, is a good source of protein and dietary fibre. It is low in fat and rich in B complex vitamins, calcium and potassium.These moong sprouts can be used to make soup, salads and sandwiches. I love it most when eaten with pani poori. 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Butter Beans Gravy

Its been a very long time since I watched any good movies, so planning a movie for the friday night. After a very busy weekend with Chennai's harsh summer and frequent power cuts in night which is enough to test the patience of a saint I am to make a easy and healthy gravy!!! However, We at home make sure we enjoy the seasons best with juicy mangoes, luscious watermelons, and the best is my hubby's everyday evening snack "Ice Cream" . Like it or not...Its summer summer!!!

Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies are very tasty, crispy and light for a tea time snack. You can make any shapes, enjoy it with chocolaty dipping.                                          


BUTTER COOKIES
Recipe Category: Cookies
Preparation Time:  15 mins Baking Time: 15 mins Serves: 25 cookies
Ingredients:
Butter (Unsalted,Room Temperature) 50 grams
Powdered Sugar 70 grams
Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
Water 1 tbsp
All Purpose Flour 100 grams
Salt a pinch



Method of preparation:
  1. Take a wide bowl, add butter and powdered sugar, cream it well. Add vanilla essence, water then all purpose flour and mix it to a dough.                                 
  2. Divide the dough into two, wrap one part in a cling film and keep aside. Dust the working space with some flour and roll the dough into sheet into 1/4 inch thickness. Run a knife underneath the rolled sheet so it doesn't stick while removing.      
         
  3. Using cookie cutter, cut your desired shapes and place these in the baking tray lined with butter paper. Don't place them too close. Pre Heat the oven at 180 degrees C. Bake them at 180 degrees C for 15-20 minutes. Stop before the desired time, once the top of cookie starts browning. 
Notes: 
  • Keep repeating rolling out the dough to cut shapes until its over. 
  • You can sprinkle brown sugar or coconut shreds or grated chocolate over top at final two minutes.
Equipments Used:
  • Flat Board/Chappathi Board
  • Rolling Pin
  • Palette Knief
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Cookie Tray


Friday, 23 May 2014

Eggless Chocolate Brownie





I made this delicious Egg less Chocolate Brownie as my brother is staying with us for the weekend. Last time, I made him sizzling brownie which he very much enjoyed, so it's a new variety this time. Writing this post as my brownie is out of the hot box to cool down. In the first ten minutes itself, chocolate filled the air, now I could not help, but notice the texture and firmness of the delicious piece lying on the table. Can't resist any-more, so I am leaving behind the tasty chunk to cool down and continue framing my post from my laptop workspace.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Banana Bread

Hey, Here goes my first post. I am very happy today as I am celebrating my first anniversary and excited about launching "Delectable Flavours". I am still not sure if I am even a reasonable cook to write a food blog, but very confident on the recipes I present here. Delectable Flavours is all about recipes from Indian Kitchen,easy and simple,  which we enjoy eating for a healthy and happy life.