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Showing posts with label Very Good Recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Thanks to 2011 which gave me an opportunity to become an active blogger. Following are few things which I wanted to share in my post - glance of 2011.

I was an infant in kitchen

I am a child now in kitchen

  1. Top 5 recipes of the year - 2011

  1. Best dish of the month
Sep-11 – Sweet Pova

  1. Best recipe prepared from other blogs

  1. Best Meal of the year

  1. New things discovered in the year
Preparation of Instant Sweets

  1. Best post or picture of the year
Christmas New Year Eve – 2011: This is the best post as my traffic got increased. I learnt how to make cake.

Best Picture: Adi – The Chef, as above.

  1. Past and Present Blogroll
In 2009 I started blogging inspired by Sara’s Corner and Dil Se blogs. But I became active only in blogging from September 2011. I had subscribed for the list of blogs in 2009 but frankly half of the mails I couldn’t make myself to check it out. I deleted certain mails today after making a list of them which I subscribed.

Previous year(s) Subscriptions:

Following since 2011:

  1. Cooking resolutions for the Year 2012
Participate in weekly, biweekly and monthly events
Every 2 to 3 months plan for an event or a giveaway
Remember the blogs followed every month
Give atleast one label in the post which indicates a month name uniquely
Attend Bangalore Bloggers Meet as and when possible

  1. Blog Promotions

Blog Loving
Very Good Recipes
Cook Eat Share
Networked Blogs
Friends/Followers Google friend connect
Blog Catalog
Great Cooks
Blogs Top 100 Add
Indian Cooking Challenge
Add Me
Blog Nation
Indi Blogger
Food buzz
Food blogs
Blogging Women

  1.  Blogs which give information on Events & Roundups.

Submitting this post to Best of Year 2011 in Cooking 4 all seasons.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Crispy Potato Poriyal

Crispy Potato Poriyal:

I had bookmarked this since a long time from Yummy Tummy by Aarthi.

Potato is an herb. It’s a nick name of my little son, Aadya also. I have named my first son as Aditya and nick name is Tomato because when he was born he was very pink. My little one when he was born was black in color due to breathing problem. Later on he turned to be wheatish brown same as Potato color. When I said this to his dad, he named me as Toyota, my elder son who was studying Science text book (III Standard) he named my hubby as Stomato. Thus is our family :)

I am addicted to Potato like most of the South Indians. They love to add it in their main dishes viz., Sambar, poriyal. Especially for masala dosa this is a must in South India. Instead of the same traditional poriyal I tried a crispy version and thanks to my family they just had it along with rasam rice.

  • Steamed Potato (cut into desired shapes) – 200 gms
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Cilantro/coriander leaves – few (for garnishing)
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 2tbsp

  1. Put oil into the kadai (preferably non-stick because it would not require more oil and oil spreads it makes potatoes crispier). I have used my cooker.
  2. Add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves
  3. Add salt let it get dissolved
  4. Add chopped potatoes into the kadai and leave it to get crispier
  5. Mix well in between, add turmeric and mix again
  6. Sprinkle Red Chilli Powder on top of the potatoes and mix well
  7. Garnish cilantro on top of it just before removing the poriyal/curry from the stove

I am happy to send this post to Midweek Fiesta - #9 by Amy at Food Corner.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Eggless Vanilla Cake:

Eggless Vanilla Cake
Adi, Photographer
New Bike
Thanks to Lord who once again bestowed good time on us. This December we brought 5 new things viz., Black colored Sony Cybershot for me, Blue colored Bicycle for my first son – Aditya, Red colored walker for second son – Aadya, Black colored Sony Home Theatre for home, Blue colored Avenger for my hubby. To remember this sweet moment, I made Pillsbury Eggless Vanilla Cake using Cooker. This is the first time I am making cake, hence opted for a cake mix.

Aditya, who will be hooked to TV most of the times, was the photographer and chef who helped me to make it out a success. Sh… you know what, I wanted him to come out of TV world and involve in some activity. -:)

Only 3 things are required to make Pillsbury Eggless Vanilla Cake – Mix, Steam and Serve. It is a cake powder mixed with wheat, vanilla, sugar and other ingredients.

  • Mix the powder with 2 spoons of oil, and 100 ml of milk and prepare a batter. Batter should not be thick or thin, it should be medium.

Mix + Oil + Milk
Spongy Cake
Cake + Gems
  • Take 5 inch vessel grease it with ghee/oil in the bottom and sides.
  • Pour the batter spread it across the greased vessel.
  • Take the cooker pour water till 1 inch and immerse a stand which is about 1 inch.
  • Keep the greased vessel with batter on the stand and allow it to steam for 30 minutes.
  • Keep cooker open for another 5 minutes and allow the smoke to escape.
  • Pick a spoon and keep it in the cake and check if it comes out without sticking then the cake is done.
  • Garnish with gems 
My Event - Christmas New Year 2011 Eve.

I am pleased to send this to my own event – Christmas_NewYear2011 Eggless Cake with a slogan: I love eggless cake because I could steam it using my cooker without taste variation. It was too spongy than baked one.

Other Events:

This also goes to other events:
Jingle All the Way @ Edible Entertainment by Kavitha.
100 day - Global Food Festival @ Sizzling Tastebuds by Kalyani.
Yummy Dessert @ Pranati’s Kitchen by Pranathi.
Back to Basic Desserts @ Served with Love started by Jaya.
Snacks Mela @ Cooking 4 all seasons by Srivalli.
Sinful Delights @ Zesty Pallete by Vardhini.
Christmas Delicacy @ Erivum Puliyum by Julie.
New Year New Dish @ UK Rasoi by Nupur
Deceptively Delicious – Kid’s Delight Event @ Cook’s Hideout by Pavani started by Valli.
‘Only’ –Cookies & Cakes @ FoodDelicious in Cooking Good Food by Pari.
Mid-week Fiesta - #7 @ Food Corner by Amy.


Submitting this to:

It gives me a surprise and also made me happy to see Celebrations 2011 event on Tastebuds. Happy because I am revisiting my post, surprise because it such a great event which made me to revisit my post. Yep, posting new things is only not important, revisiting them is a great thing. Thanks to Smitha.

 Unique Award:  

Last but always on the top of my list, I would like to thank Events-n-Roundups which is maintained by Siri author of Cooking with Siri, Valli of Cooking 4 all seasons & Spice Your Life. Events-n-Roundups is a one place to find many ongoing and completed events. Food bloggers can make use of this blog to find rich number of events and to bring traffic to their place. I am passing an unique award to this blog smile from my little one, Aadya. Reason is because of him I am learning so many recipes in kitchen.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Mini Pooris:

Hurray, this was the breakfast on Saturday and as usual, breakfast and lunch is prepared by me. :)

Let’s check what is special in today’s breakfast. 

My elder son, Aditya is keen in eating mini pooris either with chutney or with sago. I had prepared mini pooris for him and mom-in-law prepared chutney.

Poori is South Indian breakfast made from wheat flour also called as Atta. But the dough should be little tighter than chappati.

Once you press the atta into small round shape, fry them in oil. Here is a snap of the same.

Serve it hot with chutney.