Apr 222012
Date-Nut Quinoa Breakfast Bread

After making lot of yeast breads the past few days, yeast has become my virtual afternoon friend. Today I decided to leave my friend alone, as too much of anything is not good. I wanted to remember my old friend Mr Quinoa as forgetting old ones is also not good. I had decided on the ingredients but had no clue of what to make for the last day of bread baking theme(BM#15). So after searching Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 212012
Vada Pav -- A Step by Step recipe for pav bread and pan fried vada

Vada Pav is one of my favorite street foods. It tastes heavenly with a soft dinner roll type Pav bread smeared with two types of chutnies (one green and another red) and absolutely divine tasting potato vada. Traditionally the potato vada is deep fried in oil but I got the recipe of potato vada from Sharmiee’s website and I was completely sold by her method to not deep fry the vada but to pan fry Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 202012
Pita Bread

I consider Pita Bread a close relative of Naan. Apart from adding yogurt in the Naan recipe there is minimal difference between Naan and Pita bread. Pita bread makes excellent base for pizza or can be had as a flat bread with hummus on top. If you are lucky and can bake the pita with perfect puffiness then they can be cut in to half with each half as a pocket and filling of your Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 192012
Maple Glazed Challah

Challah is basically a braided loaf that is typically made to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath and on ceremonial occasions or during festive holidays. The story behind choosing this recipe is that I used to love dolls as a child especially the ones with long hair. With the assumption that some wants and desires are genetically passed on, I used to get Barbie dolls for my daughter when she was a toddler. She would throw them Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 182012
Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

Some days are harder on you than others. Today is one such day for me, rather it started yesterday night. I misplaced, sorry I correct myself, I placed an important document in a safe place, where no one can find it, including me!!! I forgot the location of the document and when I needed it yesterday night, I started an intensive search for the same. I was searching the entire house with no positive results. Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 172012
Classic Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I don’t have much experience with bread baking. In fact before the blogging marathon, my baking was more confined to muffins and cakes (nothing fancy just the regular ones). Since this week’s theme is specifically to bread, I’m exploring the waters and learning the knick-Knacks of bread baking. Today’s recipe is a version of quick bread and I chose this recipe (from Biscuits, Pancakes, and Quick Breads book by Beverly Cox) partly because I didn’t Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 162012
Home made Naan

I’ve made Naan before or I should say I’ve tried making Naan before. It was not perfect so my search was still on for the best naan recipe. When the Blogging Marathon was announced for this month, I eagerly took the Bread baking as my first week’s theme indicating my passion for baking. I was little nervous about the outcome due to my previous not so perfect try. But this recipe that I got after Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 152012
Chenna Poda | Oriya Sweet Dish

I’m the only person with sweet tooth at our house. Needless to say I can easily put on weight and have to work double the time to lose a pound. It takes mountains of will power and power pep talk by my conscious to put a tight restrain to keep my sweet tooth under control. Oh my!!! you’ll have no idea what kind of cajoling and ballooning imaginations I create about myself to keep my Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 122012
Beetroot Poori with Potato gravy

The moment I saw this recipe in zesty palette I couldn’t resist myself from making it for my kids. The pooris had a very nice red hue from the beetroot puree and the kids were very much attracted to it like me. As such pooris and beetroots are well liked individually and when mixed in to the same dish they not only taste awesome they stand out in the crowd. Now who doesn’t like attention Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 112012
Mavinakayi Chitranna

Don’t be intimidated by the name and don’t ask me if I learnt Kannada or Telugu in a day. Thanks to Nagashree for giving the English name in the title which I didn’t to instill your curiosity. Ok, “Mavinakayi Chitranna” means Mango Rice. Its been a while that I’ve made any prepared rice. I narrowed down couple of recipes from Nagashree’s blog (sattvaa.blogspot) for my first “Blog Hop” Wednesdays. The first recipe I wanted to Want to know more about this recipe?