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Malai Kofta

Malai kofta is a rich cream based gravy served with fried paneer dumplings. It is a very popular North Indian side dish which is served with Indian breads like Phulka, Roti and Naan. It can also be served with plain rice, saffron rice and Jeera Rice. Have tasted these delicious and creamy side dish in Restaurants but never tried. 
Luckily, got a chance to try these finger licking Mughlai dish from SNC challenge. Thanks to Nupur for sharing such a delicious rich gravy. It tasted like restaurant made and everyone in my family,enjoyed their meal and loved it so much. 

Recipe Source :

Ingredients :

For Koftas :

100 gms Paneer, Grated2 Potatoes, Medium size1 Tbsp Milk powder1/4 tsp Red Chilli powder1 Tbsp Corn Flour1/4 tsp Garam masalaSalt to tasteOil for frying 2 Tbsp Corn flour for dusting

For Gravy :

1 Bay leaf1 inch Cinnamon2 Elachi2 Cloves2 Onions, medium size, finely chopped2 Cup Tomato Puree2 Tsp Ginger garlic paste1/4…

Bread Sticks

Yummy and crunchy bread sticks flavored with oregano is a perfect evening snack to munch with hot tea and also kids friendly recipe. Feeling very happy to be part of "Taste and Create" group after a long break.This time I was paired with a famous blogger Padmajha PJ from has an amazing blog with loads of delicious recipes and especially I loved her baking recipes. Thank you padma for these flavored bread sticks. 

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My so far "Taste and Create" recipes....

Crunchy Chocolate CupsCurry Chicken RiceEggless PancakeChicken Vegetable and Rice curry

Ingredients :

1 Cup All purpose flour / Maida1/2 Cup Wheat flour1 Tsp Active dry yeast3/4 Cup Luke warm water1 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil1/2 Tsp Sugar1 Tbsp Olive Oil for brushing the dough1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil for greasing the pan / Baking tray1 Tsp Oregano
Method :

Add sugar and yeast in a Lukewarm water and m…

Faluche Du Nord

Faluche is a traditional bread in the Nord- Northern region of France. It is usually flat in shape and soft with white crust on top which is used for making sandwiches. It can also be served with butter and Jam or Nutella.
Learned this recipe from Jan month Home Bakers Challenge  but got an opportunity to try these yummy breads only yesterday. All these days, I never knew that adding only salt to the yeast, slow downs the process. I was worried when the dough did not rise in an expected time but after reading few reviews about yeast, I waited for another couple of hours and it worked perfectly. So approx. it took 4 hours for my dough to rise and patience is more important while working with yeast :)


2+1/4 cups All purpose flour1/2 cup Water1/2 tsp Salt1 tsp Active Dry yeast2 tbsp Olive oilExtra flour for dusting & rolling1 tsp Oil (for brushing the top)

Method :

Mix yeast and salt in a Luke warm water and keep it aside for 5-7 minutes or until it turns frothy.Add flour in …

Apple stuffed Potli

Wanna try this crunchy potli filled with Apple, museli and nuts???

Here is my recipe...............

Ingredients :

For Outer Covering :

1 Cup MaidaA pinch of Salt2 Tbsp Sugar, PowderedWater

For Stuffing :

1 Apple, Finely Chopped1/2 Cup Museli1/4 Cup Nuts and Raisins, Chopped1/3 Cup Milk1/3 Cup Water3 Tbsp Sugar2 Tbsp Butter

Method :

Combine Maida, sugar and salt in a bowl and knead it into soft dough by adding water.Keep aside for 30 Minutes.Heat butter in a pan and add the chopped Apples.Saute for couple of minutes and add sugar.Add water and cook till the apples gets soften.Now add the museli and mix well for a minute.Simmer the flame and add milk little by little and mix well.Now add the chopped nuts and Raisins.Mix well and cook till the mixture turns dry.Remove from the flame and cool it.Meanwhile, divide the dough into 6-7 balls and roll in small round shape using rolling pin.Fill the apple mixture in the centre.Gently wet the corners of the rolled dough and close it like potli / bag.L…

Bengali Matarsutir Dal

I have used green peas in lots of recipes but never tried this recipe using only green peas as major veggie with aromatic spices in it. Very simple recipe and tasted really delicious and creamy because of the addition of milk. And having picky eaters at home, this is really a magic dish. Served this with hot rice n ghee for my kid and he loved the taste. Have to thank my favorite chef Tarla Dalal for this healthy recipe.

Adapted From Tarla Dalal Cook book.

Here is the recipe for Creamy and aromatic Dal...


2 Cups Green Peas1 Tbsp Ghee1 Bay leaf1/4 Cup MilkSalt to tasteCoriander leaves, for garnishing
To Blend :

1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder1/2 Tsp Chilli powder1/2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera Powder1/2 Tbsp Ginger, grated1/4  Tsp Garam Masala1/2 Tsp Pepper Powder1 Tbsp Water

Method :

Blend all the "To Blend" ingredients by adding 1 Tbsp water and make paste.Boil green peas or pressure cook it for 4-5 whistles and keep aside.Heat ghee in a pan and add Bay leaf followed by cooked peas.A…

Kondakadalai & Pidi Karunai Kizhangu Kara Kuzhambu - SNC Challenge 14

I am very happy to host this month SNC Challenge - 14 and exciting part is, 14th challenge coincidentally falls on this valentine month. So Feeling very special and I know most of you, would have expected something sweet recipe for valentine special but for a change, try our traditional tangy kuzhambu and enjoy our challenge.

By this time, you all must be familiar with the well known event “SNC Challenge” which happens every month.  Very interesting and friendly food challenge between two teams (North and South ). Every first of the month, one member from south team, challenges the other team with their traditional recipes and likewise the north team does. The interesting part of this event is not only learning other regional cuisines but also gaining lovely n friendly relationship with the other bloggers. All credit goes to our Brain child of this event “Divya Pramil” from

Are you interested in joining our SNC Family?? Just click HERE!

And coming to this mon…

Thumbprint Cookies & Virtual Birthday Treat !

Many more HAPPY returns of the day dear Nalini Suresh :)

Tried this delicious Thumbprint Cookies from one of a sweet n energetic blogger friend Nalini Suresh from for her Birthday as Virtual Treat. Thank you so much for this recipe...we enjoyed it a lot :)

As the name mentioned, the cookies are lightly pressed with thumb in the middle of cookie and filled with Jam. 

Here is the recipe for Buttery, crunchy, tasty and melting cookies.....

Ingredients : 1 Cup All Purpose Flour / Maida100 gms Butter1/4 Cup Sugar, Powdered1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract1/2 Tsp Baking PowderA pinch of Baking Soda1 Tbsp Jam ( Any Flavor)
Method :
Mix all the dry ingredients ( Flour, Baking powder and Baking soda) and keep aside.Cream the butter and sugar till its turns fluffy and smooth. Add vanilla extract and mix well.Now add the dry ingredients little by little and mix well.Wrap the soft dough using cling foil or butter paper and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.Take the dough and divi…