Saturday, December 29, 2012

The year that was,..

 Its been a month since I am back from India Trip,but then Advay's winter break started  that kept me busy,

but  today i stole some moments from my hectic schedule to write this post as I had to do this before the year ends.

year 2012 was a busy one for me right from the first month and tha'ts how it went the whole year,most of the time was spent travelling so you guys can imagine how busy I have been.

Today before writing this post when I looked at the resolutions which I had written for myself when the year 2012 started there was a smile on my face as I had managed to accomplish almost all the resolutions,so I can say that 2012 is one of the best year of my life as I learnt a lot with each passing day and ya cherished each moment .

Talking about my blog ,this year the posts were sporadic but still I managed to post few posts each month till October 2012.
Srivalli of Cooking4allseasons has asked us to share some posts from 2012.

My favourite post for each month are -
January - Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing for Potluck Party doing this was like dream come true for me,truly enjoyed the experience right from mixing the batter to baking and decorating the cupcakes.
February - Thali with Kashmiri Shami Kabab  learnt the art of making kabab .
March - Khoa Kofta Curry ummm I craving for some now.
April - Angry Bird Theme Party 
May - Mutton Dum Biryani 
July - Pasta in Red Sauce 
August - If I had a girl
September - Chicken Shami Kabab Pizza
October - Kadhi 
And ya this Christmas I am a year older too,..

Before I sign off ,I thank God for year 2012 and for the warm  memories which I gonna cherish forever,:-)
That's all guys wish you all Season's Greetings and Happy New Year 2013
Take Care,See you all soon,...;-)

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Dream come true- Bikanervala in Singapore

Yesterday when my friend told me that she wanted to take me to Bikanervala for lunch ,

I was confused .I asked her which Bikanervala as I just knew the Bikanervala which is in Delhi,then she told me that there's one in Singapore too.I was elated
this was like dream come true for me as there were moments when I used to crave for the Bhalla Papdi Chaat , Mithais and so many other things .

So today we went and I felt as if I was  in India indulging in all sort of delicacies,:-)
We started with Masala Chai

which was followed by Bhalla papdi chaat  and Pani poori

,hubby and advay had kachodi and samosa and Deluxe thali .

and to end the meal we had Coconut Burfi,Moti Choor Ladoo and Rasbhari ;-)

Next time we are planning to relish the buffet there ,sharing with you all some pics which i clicked yesterday ,

glimpse of mithais available there

luved the decor too

they are located at
No.-1 ,Dalhousie Lane,
Singapore 209664
facebook page can be found here
before i finish sharing with you all Advay's Bikanervala moment

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wish you all happy weekend
take care and happy blogging.,...

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

A bowl of Kadhi from Shveta's Kitchen

I never liked Kadhi when it was prepared at home,
but today when I saw a bowl of sour curd
I thought of preparing Kadhi ,

I didnt call my mom
instead searched on the internet and finally zeroed this recipe

Right from preparing the fritters and the sauce
the whole process was very therapeutic
and ya I relished the meal like anything,.
all because of a bowl of sour curd,.
sweet are the uses of Adversity,..:-)

Recipe Name Kadhi
Recipe source Shvetahora Blog 
Preparation time 30 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
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Monday, October 01, 2012

Advay's September Term Break

 the Term Break -this is what I did 
Baked Advay's Favorite Pizza

Planned Play Date for him
another one
hosted under water party for his friends
each child got to colour a fish which were stuck on the wall

and decorate

 the home baked cupcakes
the gleam in  their eyes
made my day,..;-)
and ya Advay  helped me with this too
diy for wall can be viewed here 
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 Celebration

When I was in India I didnt had any idea about Ganesha Festival
then when I was in  college in Bangalore I saw the Celebrations in year 2000
every year Ganesha Idol would be bought and kept for 10 days in the hostel premises
and on 11th day Idol would be taken for immersion with much fanfare
Year 2008 I learnt how Modak is prepared at Lakshmi's place
Year 2011 prepared for the festival Modak and Pal Kozhukattai

Year 2012

pics taken at my neighbor's place

she prepared Modaks for the offering

and kept Ganesha favorite fruit for Naivedyam

Closer look of the deity
another picture of rangoli at entrance
picture of delicacies which I got to eat
below pics are from the Ganesha Corner at my place :-)

closer look
Wish all the readers of Asan Khana Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

wish you all happy week ahead
take care and Happy Blogging.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weekend Baking - Vanilla Cake with Rose Butter Cream Icing

Last week was spent in baking ,

baking and baking ,...;-)
and icing the baked goodies
and celebrating life and everything good,
baked vanilla cake after a long time
way back in Feb 2009 ,
I baked this simple cake from Chams space 

last week I baked the same cake with altered ingredient
and frosted it with rose butter cream icing and added some sprinklers
and relished like anything ,..;-)
Recipe name Vanilla Cake with Rose Butter Cream Icing
Ingredient for the cake 

dry ingredient 
All purpose flour one cup
salt pinch
baking powder one tsp
wet ingredient
sugar half cup
butter one fourth cup
vanilla essence one fourth tsp
milk two tbsp
egg one
grease a 8 inch cake pan and keep aside
preheat the oven to 100 degree centigrade
In a mixing bowl stir all the dry ingredients and keep aside
In another  mixing bowl beat the sugar and the butter till creamy
add vanilla essence followed by egg  and milk
mix to a smooth mix
and mix the dry ingredient
pour the batter into the prepared tin
and bake till its done
let it cool and do the frosting.
Rose Butter Cream Icing 
one cup icing sugar
pink colour one drop
rose essence one fourth tsp
unsalted butter three tbsp
milk one tbsp

In a mixing bowl mix butter and sugar till creamy and fluffy
gradually add milk,rose essence followed by pink colour
and mix to a spreadable consistency
spread on the cake with help of spatula
sprinkle edible silver balls and let it set for few minutes.

baked this eggless coconut  cake for my friend's birthday

and this eggless chocolate cake with rose butter cream frosting for another friend,..:-)

thats all friends,wish you all happy week ahead
take care and Happy BLOGGING.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weekend Baking - Chicken Shami Kabab Pizza

This weekend I read a good book

baked Shami kabab Pizza

and relished Chicken  Biryani

Saturday evening
6:00pm planned menu for dinner -dal ,chawal and chicken shami kabas which were being thawed
6:30 pm changed  the menu for dinner ,with thawed  shami kababs ,pizza cheese thought of preparing Chicken Shami Kabab pizza
,kneaded the dough for pizza base and kept it for resting .
7:00pm started with the sauce preparation and fried the thawed kababs
8:00 started with the rolling of pizza base and baking
8:30 Dinner Ready :-)
its not the first time I baked pizza at home but I was always disappointed by the base
few months back when I saw the recipe of The Best Pizza Dough on Eat Live Run Blog
I thought of trying out the same recipe and ya for me its The Best Pizza Dough Recipe .....
and the best part is the leftover dough can be freezed and can be used later
before baking keep it out for an hour thats all,..:-)
Chicken Shami Kabab recipe blogged here

For the Pizza sauce 
garlic clove two minced
onion one chopped
tomato pureed two
olive oil one tbsp
salt as per taste
black pepper crushed half tsp
dried italian herb one tsp
tomato ketchup one tbsp
heat oil in non stick wok ,once oil is hot lower the flame
add garlic clove followed by chopped onion
keep stirring till the onion becomes brown ,add pureed tomato
followed by salt ,pepper and italian herb
once oil is seen along the sides ,add tomato ketchup and half cup of wtaer
let it simmer and thicken .keep aside.
crumble the fried kababs and keep aside

baking temperature 100 degree centigrade 
baking time seven to ten minutes
toppings for the pizza 
pizza sauce
pizza cheese
onion rings
crumbled kabab
how I did
divided the pizza dough into four pieces
rolled out the pizza dough
topped it with pizza sauce,followed by the crumbled kabab ,cheese and onion rings
baked in a preheated oven for 10 mins
I topped my pizza with mint and green mango chutney ,bit tangy but luved it ;-)

Chicken Biryani recipe is blogged here,prepared the same way
the only difference after the layering didnt cook the biryani dum way
instead covered the dish with a foil and kept it in preheated oven for 5 minutes
served it warm with boiled fried egg and plain curd,

so baking ,cooking ,reading and doing others unlimited chores my weekend was gone
how was your weekend ?
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