Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Its time to Jingle again - Christmas Event 2010

I know this is the best time to have some hot chocolate

to bake some christmas cookies

to deck up home for christmas

and to prepare homemade goodies

Friends join me in the celebration of Christmas this year with this festive event  Its time to Jingle again 2010.Year 2009 you guys had joined me so i thought why to miss this year.
All you have to do is to bake christmas cake,cookies and other baked goodies.Do send me pic of christmas decoration and other memories related to christmas which you want to share.You guys can share Handmade christmas gifts too
event rule
event starts from today to 4th Jan 2011.
just mail me the link of the jingle post with the pic at stillnotyet100@gmail.com
Non bloggers can mail me the recipe and the picture on the above email id.
round up will be published after 5th Jan 2011.
to start the event this is my first entry
sharing with you all sugar cookies which i baked
this is my second attempt,i didnt do any icing this time.
Recipe name Glove shaped sugar cookies
Recipe source Joy of Baking
first attempt blogged here
baking temperature 100 degree centigrade
baking time 2 to 5 mins.
linking the glove shaped sugar cookies to
Bookmarked recipe every tuesday event Vol. 18

Thats all friends,will be waiting for your jingle post.
Happy Blogging ,see you all soon.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Where is the food from ?

Pia was quiet tensed ,for the first time in her life she was going to prepare parathas for dinner,
last nights verbal spat was still fresh in her mind, she had served half done fried okra, saltless dal to her hubby with chapati which was hard like papad. Just because she was fasting that evening she didn’t had any clue how bad the meal was, but if her hubby threw everything and ordered pizza it must have been unpalatable.
Pia got married as soon as she finished her  studies so she never got time to learn cooking skills from her mom. Now while kneading dough she could hear her fathers words in her mind which had become quiet frequent whenever she was home for hoilidays “Please teach her to cook or she will just mess up things after getting married ." This was the third time she was kneading the dough but again the dough was sticky. Pia was so much engulfed in her own thoughts that she didnt hear the phone ringing .Wiping her hands in her apron she rushed to picked it up.
She heaved sigh of relief when she heard her mother’s voice on the other end. Pia started crying she just couldnt control her emotions , with hubby around she had not got time to talk to her mother and cry out.
Pias mother knew something was wrong or she wouldnt have cried like this,
Phone conversation
Pias mother :“What happened Beta why are you crying?”
Pia :“Nothing Mamma just missing you all”
Pias mother : “ya i know even i am missing you, what are you doing ?”
Pia : “i am kneading dough but it has become all watery and its sticking all over ,i am feeling so useless that i cant prepare proper day to day meal ,i guess i will have to again prepare rice and dal. I am so bored of serving him the same thing again and again. I am scared what if he tells me please stop cooking for him."
Pias mother :“ do one thing beta come on skype i will help you ."
Pia :“thanks Mamma.”
Pia places her laptop in her kitchen ,focuses her camera to the countertop, collects all the ingredients needed to knead the dough ie wheat flour,water and mixing bowl and logs in to skype
Pias mother : “ beta strain the atta through the sieve and add water slowly and mix.”
Pia does the same as her mother tells her ,she mixes,remixes more flour and water to get firm consistency dough,

Elated Pia thanks her mom.Next her mother asks her to collect the utensils for rolling out the parathas,rolling pin,flour to dust ,oil and casserole lined with foil to keep the parathas warm.
Pias mom : divide the dough into equal parts,roll each part into ball.
Pia is slowly doing the same when the phone rings
Pias hubby :“ I am going to restaurant what u want to eat,i will get for you.”
Pia : “no i am preparing , please dont get food
Pias hubby –“ it must be Dal and Chawal again ,i am sick of eating the same meal twice everyday ,u tried your hands with veggie and chapati but i dont want to eat the same tasteless meal again.This time when we go India i will leave you there for some months, please learn cooking from cooking school and come back.
Pia starts crying and tells her hubby not to get food for her and slams the phone down.
Pias mother was watching everything from skype,she was shocked to see her daughter crying ,but in her heart she knew that her daughter will overcome this.
Wiping her tears Pia comes back to the screen, determined to learn from her mother and impress her hubby.Phone rings again but Pia doesn’t answer..
Pia :“Mamma what next”
Pias mother tells her to roll out each ball and then draws on paper to show her how to fold the paratha
Pias does the same and feels so happy when she gets the triangle shape,her mother tells her to re do the same and apply few drops of oil in semicircle shape and then fold to triangle shape.

.Pias mother could see that Pia was enjoying doing the parathas. Once done for the second time she asks her to put the tava on the stovetop. While flipping the paratha Pia burns her fingers, but she continued doing , determined to learn and show her husband that she can prepare a simple meal.Once done she carefully packs the parathas ,and asks her mother how to prepare simple sabzi of Alloo Gobhis,once done she sets the table,and goes for walk.In her excitement she forgets her cell phone.
Evening when her hubby comes and finds the house emptyhe thinks Pia is gone forever,maybe he was too hard on her ,he should have thought that she is also human being who has emotion. With no mood to eat ,he goes straight to him room.
Pia enters through the main door ,bubbly full of life with flowers in her hand :“oh you are back,you should have buzzed me”
Pias hubby : “where were you, I called you up so many i thought you left me forever”
Pia smiles : " For that i need ticket right?"
Pia hubby : "so you really want to leave me now, i am really sorry , i shouldnt have spoken to you like this.”
Pia :“no ya,i just went to get some fresh flowers ,i am feeling so good today.”
Pias hubby : " good after all what i told u”
Pia : "ya it did me good,anyways lets have dinner”
Pia confidently serves her hubby paratha with sabzi and serves the platter with ginger tea

Pias hubby : "Where did you order this food from ? It tastes like home cooked meal.Now we will order everyday from here you dont worry,I know some basics i will teach you."
To which Pia replied with a smile,"O really , glad to know you liked it since it is from my kitchen prepared by me."
Linking this food fiction to Event Of Chalks and Chopsticks 6th edition hosted this month by Jaya of Spice and Curry and started by Aqua of Served with Love .
special thanks to Pallavi my sis for suggesting the title for this .
see u all soon friends,happy blogging.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pan fried Pomfret in Coconut Sauce

I an thankful for my three and a half year old son who makes me smile everyday
and for my loving hubby with whom i am enjoying this journey called life
there are other zillion things God for which i am thankful,
so thanks God for eveything and for making life so beautiful.
Happy Thanksgiving friends,sharing with you all simple recipe of Pan Fried Pomfret,when it comes to cooking fish i get bit scared  because many times i have spoiled fish by preparing something which really doesnt tastes good but thanks God yesterday nothing went wrong and the fish was yum , another reason to Thank God,.:-)

Recipe Name - Pan fried Pomfret in coconut sauce
Recipe Source - Kitchen Experiment
Preparation time half an hour
Cooking time twenty mins
Pomfret one
salt as per taste
lemon juice one tsp
garam masala powder one and a half tsp
coconut cream half cup
ginge garlic green chili paste one tbsp
paste of one onion
oil one tbsp
rub salt and lemon juice on the pompfret
followed by onion and ginger,garlic and green chili paste
keep for 30 mins
heat oil in non stick pan
once hot lower the flame
place the marinated fish ,spinkle garam masala on both sides
keep turning the sides and slowly add coconut cream
cook till its done.
serve warm with onion tomato rings,lime wedges and geen chili.
Thats all folks,enjoy the day ,see u all soon till then happy blogging.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Platter from Lakshmis Kitchen - Akki Roti with Onion Tomato Gojju

First attempt with rice flour - disaster  reason being i got glutinous one ;-(
Second attempt wth rice flour -Rice flour dumplings stuffed with spiced  chickpea paste ( Fara )
Third attempt today thanks to Lakshmis of  Taste of Mysore i enjoyed perfect platter of Akki Roti with Onion Tomato Gojju.I was bit scared before trying the akki roti,but thanks to the detailed recipe by Lakshmi i didnt had any problem.I followed both the recipes without any change.
Recipe source Taste of Mysore
Recipe of Onion Tomato Gojju
Recipe of Akki Roti

linking this post to Bookmarked Recipes Volume 17th hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan,
to complete my thali event hosted by Torview theme this month being Indian Flatbread event started by Joy of Cooking.

Thats all guys ,see you all soon,..happy week ahead,..:-) and happy blogging.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Perfect for winters - coconut based spicy egg curry

My fingers feel numb when i type,i just dont want to sit with the laptop,i have lost the zeal i guess ,but then i have to do this ,to get myself back to the normal routine,past few weeks i have been travelling like anything to be precise every third day i was in different city so u guys can understand, what i had planned i didnt do but still i had a blast,Advay had a nice time with his cousins

missing everyone back home...and the home cooked food,..and my sisters guys missing you all lotz take care hope to meet u all soon,.
Coming back to todays post sharing with you all south indian egg curry,

since the day i have come i have just cooked the day to day  meal ie dal chawal,wadi pulao,rajma chawal,etc,..so today i had to prepare something with egg ,i wanted to try something new,so while browsing when i saw the recipe here,i had to try this,i dont know how authentic this recipe is,curry was bit hot,and tasted great with chapati.
thats all guys , take care and happy blogging.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Indian Sweet Dishes - Mithais for Deepawali

Wish all the readers of Asan Khana Happy Diwali

I will be on break for few weeks as i am going India for the festival.Advay is very excited to meet his cousions,
so firiends sharing with you all some  sweet dishes/mithai recipes which can be prepared for Diwali festival.
   Rabdi (sweet dish )
  Posta Ka Halwa ( sweet dish )
 Cranberry sandesh ( mithai )
 kesariya sandesh (mithai )
 badami sandesh ( mithai )
 khurchan ( sweet dish )
 ghar wali kheer ( sweet dish )
gulabi sandesh ( mithai )
vodka bites (mithai)
lotus seed pudding (kheer )
gajar halwa (sweet dish )
cranberry rasmalai ( mithai )
lauki kheer ( sweet dish )
malai ladoo (ladoo)
gulabi phirni ( rose flavoured rice pudding )
jalebi with rabdi (sweet dish )
aate ke ladoo (ladoo)
Aam sandesh (mithai )
Thats all frens,happy Festival,..
wiil catch up with you guys once i am back,..till then happy blogging,..