Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fresh Coriander Tokku(Reposting)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I am on holidays, but I can  break my break and post if I wish. I am not able to post the new recipes, but definitely can repost my archived recipes.
So here I am with my one of favourite chutney and to be honest, I totally forgot about this. Today when I was reading a post on PJ's blog, I saw the event going on. I just digged my blog to get some recipes with coriander and I got this one. 
I posted this one in the year 2009 and I got only 7 comments. I hope you all will like this chutney and leave few more comments to make me happy, Arre!!! I am a senior blogger now :-) at least for that sake!!!
Jokes apart,
This is a real blessing when you are I mean your kitchen is out of fresh coconut.
Check the original post here.


Fresh Coriander - 2 bunch, washed and cleaned
Dry red chilly - 4 to 6 (according the taste and the variety)
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 2 tbsp
Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
For tempering,
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch

Dry roast the red chilly and methi seeds. When cold, add other ingredients and put in a mixie or blender to make fine paste. Adjust the seasoning.
Heat oil in small kadai, add mustard seeds. Off the stove and add hing. Add this to the ready paste.
The Fresh coriander tokku is ready to serve.

Sending it to Kirthi's
which is originally started by 

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Hoping that all the entries I have received are posted in the 'Only' Original Recipes - Event Round Up, I am going to announce the winner of the event.
I have used the random.org, but it is not possible to post the photo of the same(Sorry, problem with my mom's camera too :-(  )
(Sorry, last post I selected an entry from USA, where as I was supposed to select from India.)

Taking the entries from India:
The winner of this event is

  • Congratulations Priya Sreeram. You will contacted soon by Pari.

    Thanks everyone again for your participation and the love and the support to make this event successful.. 
    and coming to myself,
    I am on holidays and its not possible for me to blog regularly. But will try to try new recipes and post for few events. (I am sure I can not stay away for longer time from blogging) Hope I will get you here when I am back with my regular posting.

    Keep Smiling,

    Sunday, April 3, 2011

    'Only' Original Recipes - Event Round Up

    Tried and tasted by Nivedita
    Hi All,
    Coming about this post,
    Here is the most awaiting round up of the event. 
    When Pari asked me to choose this theme, I was hesitating to take it, as I was not sure about the entries I am going to get(This always happens with me :-)  ) But Pari was sure about you all. :-) 
    And she was right.  I started getting entries from the day one I announced the event.AND I GOT 86 UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL RECIPES.
    Now, it was my responsibility to check the entries and to check about their origin. As the event name itself is 'Only Original recipe', I had to follow the rules.
    I want to thanks once again  Pari of Foodelicious for allowing me to host this beautiful event.

    I am posting the entries in a random order(and the way I have received the entries):
    1. Drumstick (Moringa) and Garlic Curry / Murungakai Poondu Kulambu from Krithi's Kitchen
    2. Orange Rice with Caramelized onions from Krithi's Kitchen
    3. Pasta Pulihora from Srav's Culinary Concepts
    4. Tricolor Fried Rava Idlis  from MY MOM'S RECIPES
    5. Potato soup from Khaugiri
    6.  Vegetable- pasta soup from  PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds
    7.  Fresh, healthy, colorful SPRING SALAD from Devi's Blog
    8. Steamed,grille,stuffed and fried potato and garlic bhajias! from Authentic Vegetarian Recipes
    9. Fettuccine with Spinach & Mint from  Kamu's Kaivannam
    10. Deep Fried Nutella from  Rasoi
    11. Butter Beetroot Stir Fry from Sowmi's Kitchen
    1. Eggless Dates and Pumpkin Seeds Cake from Gayathri's Cook Spot
    2. Four Flour Medley Masala Bread from NOW SERVING
    3. Gourmet Farfalle Pasta Salad in Mango Sauce from  NOW SERVING
    4. Flaxseed Amaranth Vermicelli Dosais/Crepes   from  NOW SERVING
    5. Spicy Cilantro Sauce Pasta from  NOW SERVING
    6. Quinoa- Multigrain Pizza from  NOW SERVING
    7. Garbanzo Beans Patties from Akarma(Karma Free) food
    8. Spinach Pepper Poriyal from Sunitha's Kitchen
    9.   Quinoa Kichidi from Sensibleveg
    10. Kachhe kele ke parathe from   Ambrosia
    11. Chow Chow - Tomato Curry from Tamalapaku
    12.   Mixed Lentil and Vegetable Stew from Tamalapaku
    1. Poha-Quinoa-Oats Uthappam from  Tamalapaku
    2. Spicy Barley - Lentil Stew from VeggiePlatter
    3. Baked Stuffed Okra from Sugar 'n' Spice
    4. Stuffed Sweet Corn Paratha with whole corn kernels from Sugar 'n' Spice
    5. Panko crusted paneer tikki from Delicious Vegetarian
    6.   Bread Chowmein - A friend in need is a friend indeed!! from Eat Heary Stay Healthy
    7. Date and Walnut Cake (Sugar Free) from Eat Heary Stay Healthy 
    8. Black Grapes Puliyodharai / Black Grapes in Tangy Spicy Sauce Rice from samayalarai-cookingisdivine
    9.  Tomato Poori from samayalarai-cookingisdivine
    10. Lentil Croquettes from samayalarai-cookingisdivine
    11. Gujhiya from TipsNDeals
    12. Tacos with Granulated Soy from TipsNDeals

    1. Purple and Red Stir Fry from  Pasta and Paratha
    2. Hibiscus Milk from Kurinji Kathambam
    3. Cucumber Salad with Roastedgram from Kurinji Kathambam
    4.   Gooseberry Juice with Honey from Kurinji Kathambam
    5. Pecan Ladoo from  Foodie Workz
    6.  Sunflower seed podi from  Foodie Workz
    7.  Sitafal Kulfi from Food Mazaa
    8. Green Peas Stuffed Puris from Food Mazaa
    9. Baghare Baigan  from Food Mazaa
    10. braised eggplants in tamarind sauce from saffronstreaks

    1. Lauki Soya Sabji |Bottlegourd and Soya Nuggets Curry fromIndian Khana
    2. Kadai Aloo Gobi ~ Purple Potatoes & Cauliflower Curry from  Curry In Kadai
    3.  Masala Vada  from Curry In Kadai
    4. Cashew Coconut Burfi from South Indian Home
    5. ginger-chilly pickle from veggiefoodie
    6. shaahi paneer with gravy  from veggiefoodie
    8. Nutella Rice Pudding from Vegetarian Tastebuds
    9. Corn and Mint Leaves Fritters from  Indian Cuisine
    10. Sweet Potato Bajji   from  Indian Cuisine
    11. Spicy Sweet Potato Powder  from  Indian Cuisine
    12. Vermicelli Cutlet  from  Indian Cuisine
    Sorry Padma, I forgot your entry, here it is:
    Tender Tamarind Leaves(Chintha Chiguru) Rice from  Padma's Recipes

    and the last but not the least is from  A NON BLOGGER 
    Jyothsna Rao, She has sent a recipe for Gobhi Paratha with a twist:



    1 cup finely chopped onion

    1 cup grated cauliflower
    1/2 cup finely chopped fenugreek leaves
    1 tsp finely chopped ginger
    1 tsp finely chopped garlic
    4 green chillies finely chopped
    2 tsp Olive oil
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    2 tsp coriander powder
    1/2 tsp dry mango powder
    Salt to taste

    Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies. Fry it till they are slightly browned. Add in the finely chopped onions and fry them till they are slightly brown. Add in the finely chopped fenugreek leaves,coriander powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder and salt to taste. Fry for a another minute. Add the grated cauliflower in to the pan.Fry for another 8 mins. Makesure there is no moisture in the mixture. Let the mixture cool.

    For the Dough:

    1 cup Curd/ buttermilk

    1 tsp olive oil
    One and a half cup whole wheat floor
    Salt to taste

    Mix in salt, olive oil and curd in a bowl. Add in the whole wheat flour and make the dough. Let it aside to rest for 15 mins.


    To make the Paratha:

    Olive oil to roast the paratha.
    Make balls of the dough (of size of a big lemon). Roll the dough ball into small  circles ( about the size of your palm). Use the dry flour to roll easily. Fill in the stuffing and seal all sides with the dough (make sure the stuffing is cold). Roll this stuffed ball into circles of about 10 cm diameter.

    Roast the paratha on a hot griddle. Apply about a tsp of olive oil and roast both sides.

    Serve hot parathas  accompanied by pickle and curds.

    I hope I have covered all the entries. Please do check if any entry is missing and let me know so that I can add it. It will be easy for me to choose the winner.
    I want to thank all of you for participating and supporting me.

    Keep Smiling,

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Color color which color do you want??(Rasna Candies)

    Tried and tasted by Nivedita
    Hi All,
    Very easy, yummy and perfect for summer holidays for kids. You will also enjoy these candies with kids, if you too become a kid with them

    I took Rs.2 Rasna Sachets: one Mango and other Orange flavor.
    I had Kalakatta crush and Straw berry crush at home..

    Thats it,, 
    And My daughter has prepared it all.
    Prepare 2 glasses of rasna with your favorite flavor as per the directions given.
    Prepare Kalakatta and Straw berry juice also as per the directions given.
    Fill in the candy maker. 
    Set in the fridge till its done.

    Sending it to 
    my event :

    which is My  event


    Keep Smiling,

    Monday, March 28, 2011

    Halwa layered Ice Cream :-)

    Tried and tasted by Nivedita
    Hi All,
    I Scream when I see ICE CREAM....and now that ice cream with halwa :-)))))))))))) If you are a regular visitor here, you know I have a sweet tooth(Actually full set of teeth :-)))) ) and will be thinking always about the sweets after my food. And these events in the blogging world always puts my brain to work :-)
    I wanted to try something using ice cream.... So this came the idea...
    But please bear with the photo, I will tell the reason at the end.
    Coming to the recipe: Very easy one, tasty, yummy, healthy(???) and just perfect dessert after wonderful lunch or dinner.
    Vanilla or Butterscotch or Pista or Mango Ice cream - 1 big bowl or 200 litre(your favorite flavor)
    but I  felt Vanilla will taste good with these halwa
    Gajjar ka halwa (Carrot Halwa) - 1/2 cup(made with 1 big carrot)(Recipe Below)
    Beet root halwa - 1/2 cup (Made with 1 big beet) (Recipe here or the simple version below)
    Carrot - 2 big, cleaned and grated
    Sugar - 1/4 cup or as per the taste
    Ghee - 1 tbsp
    Cardamom powder - pinch
    Milk - 2 tbsp
    Mix all in a MICROWAVE SAFE BOWL. Cook it on HIGH for 6 to 8 minutes, this halwa should be hard. Cook it more to make it little chewy. 

    Beet - 1 big, cleaned, peeled and grated
    Sweetened condensed milk - 1/4 tsp
    Ghee - 1 tbsp
    Cardamom powder
    Heat the ghee in  a thick bottomed kadai. (Its good to make this on fire as we need to fry the beet to remove the raw smell) Add the grated beet and fry for few minutes till you feel the raw smell is almost gone, I fried for 5 minutes. Add the condensed milk and cook for few more minutes till the beetroot and the milk gets well mixed. Add the cardamom and cook for a minute.
    Remove from the fire. Again the MUST step, allow it to COOL.

    making layers:

    Take a glass bowl.(Today I felt the necessary of few utensils with which I could have done better presentation. It ok for now, I will try to buy it the next time I go for shopping ) Spread 1" thick of (according to the size of the glass or bowl) beetroot halwa. Spread the ice cream again of 1" thick. Now spread the carrot halwa. Repeat with the ice cream layer. You can choose different flavors also for each layer. 
    Allow it to set for some time and serve chilled..
    You can give any shape, If you have a cylindrical vessel with both the side open like the tube ones, this ice cream looks beautiful.
    Now coming to the pictures, 
    First thing is the camera, Its an old one and have some problem. I am not able to take the photos properly.
    Second thing is I could not keep the layers intact as the power went off when I Kept it to set and all the three layers got mixed. So I got an idea to mix the three things and give a new shape to it: and here it is down how it looked, 

     Sending it to (MY) two events
    ONE is

    A brain child of Pari.
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    which is My  event

    Keep Screaming :-)

    Keep Smiling,

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