Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Dear Readers,

Belated Pongal Wishes.

Spouse is very special person who comes into our life after a wonderful union called as marriage. A person who will be with us to share our joys, sorrows, feelings and most of our life. 

Are you wondering why I spoke about Spouse in this post? Absolutely, its my new event called "Cooking with Love - Spouse", which is a guest host event started by Saraswathi Iyer @ Sara's Corner.


1. Post any vegetarian recipe from starter to desserts between Jan 15th to Feb 15th 2013 with this event announcement. 
2. Please link your entries below, and if you have any problem do drop in an email at hemasrini.2007@gmail.com with your entry.
3. Non-bloggers too can participate in this event, send in your recipe by email to me with a photograph.
4. Archived entries are accepted only if you repost with this event announcement. Multiple entries are accepted.

Feel free to leave your comment. Let us check out who were involved in other Cooking with Love Series.

Looking forward for your support and participation. 



Saturday, January 5, 2013



Hello Friends/Readers,

I wish one and all a PROSPEROUS & HAPPY NEW YEAR.

After a long break I am back to guest host Anu's SYF & HWS COOK WITH SPICES EVENT. I have selected CLOVES as my spices.

CLOVES can be used to make either sweets or in savories. It is used as a medicine in reducing tooth and gum ache. 

The clove comes from the Myrtaceae (myrtle family). It is a distinctive species that has a pleasant smell. The clove on its own has quite a strong aroma. When you taste it, it has a burning flavor. The reason for the strong smell and taste is its contents. Essentially, its oil is the chief content. Up to 15% of the clove content may be oil, and of this quantity, eugenol makes up 70 to 85%, eugenol acetate makes up 15%, and β-caryophyllene makes up another 5 to 12%. This comes to around 99% of the oil, while another 1 or 2% is made up by triterpene oleanolic acid. Source: Recipes Wiki.

Below are some of the recipes using cloves from tarladalal:

Cloves for controlling cough
Grilled Cheese and Vegetable Soup
Handi Khichadi
Malai Cauliflower
Paneer In White Gravy
Pearl Pullav
Mee Hoon
Garam Masala
Coconut Stew
Rice and Curry Sizzler

So why wait make some exciting from cloves and include it here.

Rules that are mandatory:
Send in any dish that use cloves before February 5th.
Use of the logo is mandatory.
Email me your link and the picture of the food to hemasrini.2007@gmail.com by February 5th.
Archieved entries are accepted but needs to be reposted.
Non bloggers can also email me the recipes with your recipe pictures.