Jun 182014
 
Mac n Cheese Mini Pies

Mac n Cheese is an all time favorite in our house. My kids prefer mac n cheese and secretively I like them too. Whenever I make mac n cheese I tend to sneak couple of spoons before serving them to my kids. Since the traditional recipe is loaded with empty carbs without much nutrients I mix some veggie puree or pasta sauce to the mac n cheese to provide at least one serving of veggies. Want to know more about this recipe?

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Jun 172014
 
Burrito Wrap

Wraps and Sandwiches are ideal foods for road trips and picnics. This recipe is protein rich and can be customized to one’s taste. I used to think that wraps need to be eaten as and when they are made but I quite liked the taste of soft wraps that were made few hours before during one of our road trips. They are one whole meal wrapped in tortilla and can be made protein rich by Want to know more about this recipe?

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Jun 162014
 
Ceylon Parotta

When I think about picnic I imagine myself sitting on a blanket spread on a serene park without any chaos filled with hustle and bustle of the daily circus that’s usually the scenario around our dinner table. I would also prefer finger foods more as I wouldn’t want to use anymore paper plates and cutleries as absolutely needed my part of saving the environment. I think I scored a point from my “go green” friend Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 252014
 
Mango Pista Kulfi

Kulfi is a popular Indian dessert made by slow cooking milk until it reaches the desired consistency which are then sweetened and flavored to taste. The original process is long drawn to give this mix a distinctive taste which are then frozen in kulfi moulds. However an easier and shorter version to make kulfis is to use heavy cream, evaporated milk, condensed milk or boiled milk mixed with dried powdered milk to thicken the mix. Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 252014
 
Mango Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian dessert known to man kind or rather known to me. They are super delicious, rich, creamy and very easy to make with some readily available ingredients. Generally we make rich desserts for special occasions but Tiramisu is the only exception that I’m willing to make without any call for celebration. Tiramisu is supposedly derived from Zuppa Inglese (English Trifle) which is made of pound cake layered with Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 232014
 
Rasgulla Amrakhand

Shrikhand is a very popular sweet dish made with strained yogurt in Maharastrian as well as Gujarati cuisine. It’s generally served as a side for pooris or breads. Many of the Gujarati dishes are slightly sweet to taste as jaggery or sugar are added to appease the sweet tooth even in savory dishes. Shrikhand is usually garnished with saffron, cardamom powder and assorted nuts to give a nice crunch and rich flavor to this other Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 182014
 
Shaam Savera

Shaam in Hindi means evening and Savera means morning. This signature dish by the famous Indian Chef Sanjeev Kapoor must have got its name from the color of the koftas in contrast to the rich tomato gravy. The gravy gets its rich taste from the cream but the tangy taste from the tomatoes make it lip-smacking. There are no nuts but the butter and cream rise up for the challenge to conjure an all round Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 182014
 
Rich Vegetable Kurma

Kurma, Korma, Qorma, Khorma, Kurma is a thick gravy made by almond/cashew powder, cream, and/or yogurt. A very rich and tasty dish that has as many variations as the number of cooks trying to make them. Many grind the spices along with coconut to get an even richer taste. The Northern part of India refer Kurma to specifically Navaratan Kurma which is milk based gravy with nuts and dried fruits as garnish. While the Southern Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 162014
 
Kesar Paneer

Many cuisines have a mix of spices specific to them. Spices are used in many different forms and every spice adds their signature taste to its dish. Most Indian dishes have their own unique mixture of spices and many of these dishes have their unique taste based on the method of cooking and the addition of spices either in the earlier or later part of cooking. For example lighter spices are added last to retain Want to know more about this recipe?

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May 112014
 
Japanese Melon Pan

Melon Pan also known as melon bun or melon bread is widely popular in Taiwan, China, and Latin America. It’s a sweet bread that resembles a melon by the looks of it only although there is no melon flavored in the bread. However many manufacturers and bakeries do add some melon extract to justify the name. If you would like to add more to your creativity non-melon versions can also be made with this bread Want to know more about this recipe?

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