Here’s the recipe of Cinnamon Rolls, a cinnamon flavoured tea time snack. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Bread, Chicken, International, Non-Vegetarian, Pork, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Bakes, Bread, Non Vegetarian, Salami-Bread Roses, Snacks, Starters, Teatime on March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment »
It was during one of those internet browsing sessions, that I came across Salami-Bread Roses. Though the idea did ring a bell, I was too preoccupied to give it a second look. Nevertheless, the thought stayed in my mind, and while preparing the dough for Cinnamon Rolls, it popped out. So I took out a bit of the dough and made two roses. Voila!! It was a beauty !! Hats off to the person who came up with this amazing idea.
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Cakes, Desserts, International, Muffins, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, tagged Bakes, Cakes, Desserts, Honey Financiers, Muffins, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Teatime on March 9, 2013 | 4 Comments »
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Financier’?? Someone with more money than he can spend!! I couldn’t, in my wildest of dreams, imagine that it could also mean something edible, except of course for a cannibal.
Now that I have dug deep, let me shed some light on it. Financiers (Fee-nahng- syehrs) are French tea cakes made with egg whites, almond powder and flour. The distinctive feature of the recipe is beurre noisette (brown butter). The name financier is said to have been derived from the traditional rectangular mold, which resembles a bar of gold. Another theory has it that the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding the Paris stock exchange.(Courtesy: Wikipedia). (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Chaat Recipes, Eggless, Finger Food, Homemade Ingredient, North Indian, Papdi Chaat, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Teatime, Vegetarian on March 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Two days ago, while doing some last minute shopping, we happened to cross the ‘Chat Gali’ or the ‘Eat street’, where people were enjoying Papdi Chat. Though I was highly tempted to try it out there, I resisted my temptation as my last venture had landed me with a sore throat. I had then sworn not to have chat outside home and have been following it ever since. My first thought after reaching home was, “if not at the Chat Gali, why not make it at home” !! So I started with the process right away. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Chaat Recipes, Eggless, Finger Food, Homemade Ingredient, Papdi Chaat, Quick to Make Recipes, Sev, Snacks, Vegetarian on March 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Yesterday when I opened the fridge, to my surprise I saw a large pile of carrots. J has been especially fond of buying carrots these days and that too in bulk, every time he goes to the market. The first thought that came to my mind was to prepare a carrot dish. It was then that I realised that I hadn’t baked anything in the last two odd months. Carrot Cake!!!!!! That’s it.
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Beef Recipes, Crispy Sesame Beef, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters on February 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
It was during our Dubai trip that I tasted Crispy Fried Beef, for the first time, at a Chinese restaurant, ‘Nanking’. The beef was crunchy and the taste was amazing, unlike any beef preparation I had till then. I must confess that my favourite Chinese restaurant in India is the Nanking at Secunderabad and for a moment thought it to be part of the same chain, which it was not.
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Quick to Make Recipes, Sauces/Dips, Snacks, Starters, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Eggless, Finger Food, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, Vegetable Momos, Vegetarian on January 28, 2013 | 10 Comments »
As I had promised in one of my earlier posts, I am presenting the recipe of Veg Momos to my dear readers. This is my own recipe and I can confidently say that this recipe is for keeps. Always make it a point to serve the Momos with the spicy sauce, as it takes the experience to another level. Please warn the guests to take a mild dip into the sauce, lest the experience be two levels higher!! (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Kathi Rolls, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, Teatime on January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Coming up with something different as evening snacks, almost on a daily basis, when D comes back after his play is one of my constant worries during the day. The boy would be all tired n hungry and if I don’t put something worthwhile on the table, he might even eat me up. I am sure this dilemma is felt by many mothers around the world. Kathi Roll is an ‘easy to make’ snack, which can come to your rescue on such occasions. It is nutritious as well as very filling too. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, International, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Sauces/Dips, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Momos, Chilli Sauce, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Sauces/Dips, Snacks, Starters on January 20, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and other Himalayan states of India. My first rendezvous with Momos was during our stay in Sikkim. It was another ‘Love at first bite’ for me. Though there are fried as well as steamed versions of Momos, my personal favourite is the steamed version. Shaping a Momo is an art in itself and it takes some experience to shape them beautifully. I just love watching those experts make Momos so deftly. Wish I were so quick !!!
What’s this?? This must have been the first thought that crossed your mind right?? That was exactly my reaction when I saw such a picture in one of the cookbooks presented to me by my Dad almost 20 years back. Needless to say, I was so intrigued by the look of it that I read through the recipe. I was even more excited to realise that it wasn’t really such an uphill task after all. All it required was some water, eggs, salt, tea leaves and star anise. Sounds easy right! Back then, when I made it, my family members were quite happy to see such a unique item. Well, who would have thought that eggs could be made to look like this, without actually painting it. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, Pork, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Liver, Finger Food, Fried Chicken Liver Chilli, Indo Chinese, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, Snacks, Starters on December 16, 2012 | 1 Comment »
During my college days, I used to stay in a hostel near our college in Mangalore. Sometimes on Sundays, a sudden plan would take shape in someones head, to eat out. The next moment, we all would be out of our rooms, ready to head to ‘Hao Hao’, our favourite hangout for Chinese cuisine. I used to love their Fried Chicken Liver Chilli. This dish was so tasty that some of my friends who were not very fond of Chicken liver, ultimately ended up being the first ones to dig into this dish, when served. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Cakes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, International, Muffins, Snacks, tagged Bakes, Cakes, Cupcakes, Desserts, Eggless, Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes, Muffins, Red Velvet Cake, Snacks, Teatime on December 7, 2012 | 4 Comments »