Vishu Sadhya Recipes

Vishu Recipes

Monday, March 31, 2014

Eggless Chocolate cookies / Melting moments- chocolate ccokies

Chocolate Cookies
 This was in my 'to do' list for a long time and finally made to find out  these eggless chocolate cookies. I was searching for eggless plain chocolate cookies and most of the searches ended up with choco chip cookies only. I referred this recipe from divya's cookbook and made some minor variations.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kadai Paneer

Kadai paneer recipe
Kadai paneer is one of the easiest paneer recipe that  you can try at home with  a touch of restaurant style and with no much efforts.  It's a combination of paneer, tomato, capsicum and some traditional indian spices that can be prepared either dry or semi dry.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Penne Pasta In Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce / How to make roasted red pepper sauce

Pasta in roasted red pepper sauce
 Pasta recipes are always a great hit at my home and can find  at least once a week in dinner menu. My little one is a great fan of creamy pasta recipes. This is an easy pasta dish made with roasted red bell peppers and is incredibly creamy and rich in color. I have tasted pasta recipes in pizza hut and have wondered how they get such a beautiful orange color pasta, until i came to know that the secret ingredient is red pepper.  Red pepper can be used to make many condiments.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Potato Roast in freshly grounded masala / Urulaikizhangu Varuval

Potato Varuval
Potato is basic veggie for many recipes and my all time favorite. Now Mithu's too.  This is the only vegetable most of the kids like. Variety of recipes can be tried with potato for lunch . I always see to have enough stock of potato in my veg basket .

Monday, March 24, 2014

Eggless Chocolate Fondant Cakes / Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Fondant recipe
My little one is having her vacation now and it 's been a month i had baked something. So i set my apron to dig into these warm molten cakes. This dessert is also described as lava cakes, fondant, souffle cakes because of it's dense and moist texture. They have a rich chocolaty flavor and these cakes rise beautifully as they bake and will slowly settle down once removed from oven. They have a firm crust on top but yet the centers will be slightly wet and wobbly.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Kala Channa ke Kebab / Black Channa Kebab with Paneer

Kala channa ke kebab
 Kala channa ke kebab is a popular north Indian kebab served as an excellent starter during any occasions. These hot kebabs are made with black channa mixed with various spices and paneer.  This is a shallow fry version and is much lighter to have.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Masala Chai / Masala Tea

Masala Chai
Masala chai is a flavored tea with a mixture of  aromatic Indian spices and herbs. I first tasted this masala tea during a family tour to Tiruvanathapuram padmanabaswami shetram during my childhood days. It was really superb with perfect aroma and perfect blend of spices. I should truly say i dint get a chance to taste such a tea thereafter.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Channa Masala for Bhatura - Channa Masala Recipe

Channa masala for Bhatura
Channa masala was the first ever North Indian dish i had tried at home. It's a popular Punjabi dish prepared along with Bhatura which i will be posting later here. We normally prepare it for puri's and chappathi's. I remember tasting Chole Bhature first time at my home town cbe., in a restaurant before marriage.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thandai - Indian festival Holi special recipe

Thandai Recipe
Thandai is most popular drink served during holi festival which is best summer treat also. It is a chilled almond flavored drink and tastes yummy. When searching through holi recipes i found this to be easy so thought to give a try.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Coconut Ladoo Recipe

                                        Happy and colorful Holi to all my viewers!!!
Coconut Ladoo Recipe
Holi is festival of colors and is most vibrant of all as it is filled with colors and joy.
Last week with all that cold and the mess i made with my laptop, i couldn't possibly plan for any other recipe for this holi. With holi round the corner on Monday i just made this simple coconut ladoo which can be made for any festive occasions. This is made with very few ingredients and requires less time.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bread Baji / Bread Pakoda

Bread Baji / Pakora
 Bread baji/pakora is one of my favorite tea time snack as it can be made in a jiff.  Nowadays it has become a popular street food snack in India. Without any vegetables you can make a tasty baji. I tried this first during my college days when my friends arrive at home. We girls used to finish these hot baji's in a gulp!! You can also sandwich the breads with green / tamarind chutney and make sandwich pakora's.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Corn flakes Mixture - Spicy Chivda

Spicy Corn flakes Mixture
 This is yet another easy snack which i make for weekends.  I have tasted the sweet version of cornflakes mixture from Sri Krishna Sweets at my hometown and liked very much. The one i have tried here is spicy version. This cornflakes mixture is so easy to make compared to our south Indian mixture.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Soya Manchurian Dry / Chili Soya Nuggets

Soya Manchurian Dry
 An easy and different dish to  make with soya chunks. This can go as best starter for any party or get-together at your home.  Inspite of adding soya chunks to biriyani i like to try variety of dishes with soya. Soya nuggets are shallow fried and then added to the gravy prepared with sauces. It can be made dry or little gravy type.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Roasted Makhana - Spicy Roasted Foxnuts.

Roasted makhana
I have already mentioned about the health benefits of makhana in my makhana kheer post. This is another recipe which can be a much healthier choice when compared to popcorn's. I like to munch it in the mid-day breaks. A simple and guilt-free snack to have at any time made from puffed lotus seeds. In India phool makhana is available in big supermarkets or any 'dry fruits and nuts' store.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Eggless Strawberry Cake - Strawberry Birthday Cake

Eggless Strawberry Cake
 Two week's ago was my little one's 6th Birthday and even before one month, she requested me, to bake her birthday cake.  I dint have any confusion to select strawberry cake as it's her favorite fruit. The only thing that concerned me was, how to present it as a birthday cake. It should be simple for me and yet appealing. Having done butter cream frosting and cream cheese frosting , i got the confidence to try whipped cream frosting for the whole cake.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana smoothie
I had some strawberries lying in my basket and thought try this simple smoothie.  This freshly blended strawberry and banana smoothie is packed with nutrients and refreshing, best to go on a breakfast or as a afternoon treat.  It is thick, colorful and tastes so great, no-wonder kids will love it.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake - Vanilla Sponge cake with Choco Butter cream Frosting

Vanilla sponge cake with choco butter cream frosting
 This was in my 'to do' list for a long time and i bookmarked it long before and finally tried this basic vanilla cake for our wedding day.  As a beginner in baking i was too skeptical to try out frosting, but went ahead to try out this simple chocolate butter cream frosting which i referred  from divine taste.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tomato Rice / Tomato Rice with No Ginger Garlic

Tomato Rice

I have tried and tasted many varieties of tomato rice/thakkali sadham.  You can make it as biriyani, pulao, tomato bath or as a simple tomato rice. Here is my own version of tomato rice which is simple and yummy too with no ginger garlic. I make this version often when i feel lazy to grind the ginger-garlic paste.