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Friday Chat With Bloggers - Poorni From Easy and Homely Cookbook

Hope you all doing good…. Back to my event J sorry friends because of personal reason did not post my Friday chat for the past couple of weeks…. Thanks for the response and continuous support. So Friends, are you ready to meet today’s blogger?? Wait…. Before that I have small exciting news for you all J
Started this event on January 2013and completed 8 weeks with an eight amazing bloggers. It was really nice to have their chit chats in my space and happy to share their virtual treats. When I had an idea of starting this event, first discussed with a lovely friend and blogger Divya Pramil from Youtoocancookindianfood. She helped me in giving suggestions and finalizing my logo and banner. Thank you so much dear J
And for the first guest approached another sweet friend, Viji from Virundhu unna vaanga. Happily she accepted my request and prepared yummy sweet. And later received lots of response to get participate. Special thanks to everyone who participated in my event and for accepting my in…

Channa Dal Halwa - SNC Challenge

We got yummy and delicious sweet to learn and try this month for our SNC Challenge. First time tried this sweet and it tasted really very yummy. And this south team challenge was prepared by Kriti.

Here comes the delicious Halwa…
½ Cup Channa Dal1 ½ Cup Milk2 Tbsp Ghee¼ Cup Sugar¼ Tsp Elachi Powder6 Almonds, choppedA pinch of Saffron
Method :
Soak channa dal for 2 hrs and pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles.Drain the water from the cooked dal and mash them using masher or processor.Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and add the mashed dal.Saute for 5 - 10 minute till the raw smell goes off.Cook till the ghee starts separating from the dal.Now add milk little by little and stir it continuous.Add elachi powder, chopped Almonds and sugar.Mix well and and cook it for another 5 minutes.Once done, remove the flame and garnish with nuts and saffron.Serve hot.

Don’t miss the North Team Challenge Dum Briyani by Swasti.


Crunchy Chocolate Cups - Taste and Create

Doesn't it look yummy??
Yeah…I bet that all chocolate lovers will really love this recipe including me J. This is my first recipe for “Taste and Create “group and this month I got paired with an innovative blogger Manju from “Desi fiesta”. As per the rule, I have to select recipe from the paired partner and try it…While surfing, I found lots of yummy n innovative recipes from her blog but since I was looking for some sweet recipes and the mouthwatering picture of this recipe in her blog tempted me to try… Very simple to prepare and tasted divine…
I made a little twist by adding butterscotch and colored sugar balls and I thank Taste and Create group, who gave this lovely opportunity to try this delicious dessert… Special thanks to manju J

Here comes the recipe…
Ingredients: 1 ½ Cup Chocolate Chips1 Tablespoon butter2 Tbsp Roughly chopped nuts¼ Cup Butterscotch1 Tbsp Raisins1 Cup Whipping Cream¼ Cup Colored Sugar balls

Method: Add whipping cream in a pan and bring it to boil.After boiling,…

Giveaway @ Hyderabadi Cuisine

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One of our blogger friend is running an amazing giveaway.. Don't miss the chance.
Do enter her space and follow all the rules to get a chance to win an exciting prize...

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Best Recipe Award From Diva Likes

Today I am going to share my happy moment with you all J
You all must be familiar with our famous blogger Lavanya from DivaLikes , who hosted an event “Write for us “Contest few months back.  It was a grand successful event and she received almost 114 entries.. Amazing right?
I too got a lovely opportunity to participate in her contest and sent 14 entries… 
Beetroot Parupu Vadai
Baby Potato Fry
Wheat Banana Dosa
Wheat Rawa Kesari
Green Moong Dal Fritters
Tomato Briyani
Yam Balls
Snake gourd Paratha
Dosa batter egg and veg fritters
Fish Masala
Mutton pepper Gravy
Bread Upma
Crab Fry
Palak Dal Rice
And very happy that my “ Crab Fry “ won the best recipe among all entries. .. 
Waiting to see my prize..?? Here it is….

Thank you so much Lavanya. Very lovely n useful tea cups and loved it very much. Eagerly waiting to use it J

Urundai Kozhambu

Ingredients : 1 Cup Onions, Finely chopped½ Cup Tomatoes, Finely chopped2 Garlic podsHandful of Curry leaves½ Tbsp plus 1 Tsp Red chilli powder1 Tbsp Coriander powder1 Tsp Turmeric PowderSalt to taste1 Cup Tamarind extract½ Cup Coconut paste (Optional and I haven’t used it in my recipe)1 Tbsp Oil1 Bay leaf½ inch Cinnamon2 Star anise1 Tsp Saunf

For Urundai / Channa balls:
1 Cup Channa dal 2 Onions, Finely chopped Few curry leaves 5 Garlic pods, finely chopped 2 Tbsp Grated Coconut ( Optional )
Method : Soak channa dal for 2 hours.Drain and grind it coarsely without adding water.Add finely chopped onions, garlic, curry leaves and salt to the ground dal.Mix well and make small balls. keep aside.Crush the bay leaf, cinnamon and star anise.Heat oil in a pan and add crushed masalas followed by saunf.Add chopped onions and fry them till the color changes.Now add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till it turns mushy.Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.Fry well and add water ( ap…

Egg Briyani

Egg Biryani!!! I know most of you wondering about what’s special in this biryani because in hotels they used to serve boiled egg with khuska and name it as egg biryani. Am I right?? But this is little different and has delicious egg flavor in rice too.  
Some 6 years back when I was preparing veg biryani, my husband innovated it by adding  beaten egg in that and named it as egg veg biryani J I was really confused about the  flavor but luckily the taste turned too good and we loved it. From then, we slowly started improvising it by omitting veggies and placing boiled eggs on top. Finally we made this biryani with the coconut milk and the taste was delicious and adding zeera sambha rice enhanced the flavor and tasted like authentic biryani. 
Spicy and delicious one pot meal for Sunday lunch or can also be served as lunch box food for kids. Raita is the best combination for this spicy biryani. Basmati rice can also be used instead of zeera sambha rice and water measurement has to be adjust…