Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Announcing Cooking Concepts # 7 – Dish For Loved Ones

As Valentine Day is around the corner I want to make it extra special by announcing this month’s concept as “Dish For Loved Ones”.
Cook your valentine’s favorite dish..(Exception you can also cook for dear ones).  I will be accommodating only fresh entries no archived entries. You can send both Veg and Non Veg entries from Sweets, Desserts, Meals, Tiffins, Snacks, Cakes, Cookies…. so on what ever you cook much loved for your dear ones ( ur mom, kids, dad, friends….).  

So why waiting friends, link as many entries as possible.

Here are some guidelines
  • Make recipes which fit this month’s concept
  • Please link back to this page.
  • No archived entries, only fresh entries.
  • Both Veg and Non Veg recipes are allowed, but No pork and beef.
  • Use of logo is mandatory which helps to spread the word.
  • Non bloggers or friends who have problem with linky tool can send me the recipes along with the picture to sravscc@gmail.com.

Hope to See you all participating !!!!!!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Chocolate Cookies

Two weeks back I bought Wilton Cookie Presser and I loved there pretty shapes so cute ones.. I prepared cookies of all shapes and they were lovely. I followed the same recipe which was provided on that kit.

This weekend I was planning to prepare something with chocolate and decided to bake these cookies with full of chocolate.

Chocolate Cookies were crispy, moist and chewy. These cookies were fabulous and delicious to eat.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cauliflower Rice/Gobi Rice

Cauliflower Rice is a delicious, tasty and nutrition’s one pot meal which has a rich flavor.  This is a different kind of regular rice recipes. Cauliflower has lot of victims and good for health but I and my hubby neglect this veggie as we are not a big fan of cauliflower so to make it tasty I deep fried cauliflower pieces by mixing it with corn flour and rice flour.

This rice has a true flavor of cauliflower in each bite, little spicy due to pepper, masala and nice crunchiness with these cauliflower fritters. I added few drops of lemon juice which made this rice more delicious. I loved its taste and also the gorgeous texture of rice. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chole Puffs/ Channa Puffs

When I was working in Hyderabad, I used to have veggie puffs at a regular basis in my office cafeteria. I love puffs!!! Some days back I had Channa Puffs in Hot Breads, I did not like the taste. From then I want to prepare them myself at home, last weekend made these channa puffs and I & my hubby enjoyed them to the full. What a yummy snack  :)

Puffs are snack items and they can be filled with a variety of ingredients like vegetables, keema, eggs, potato or paneer. I used frozen puff pastry sheets. These Chole Puffs are simple and easy evening time snack.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hyderabadi Shrimp Dum Ka Biryani/Prawns Dum Ka Biryani

Dum Biryani is a special dish prepared with meat/shrimp/fish/chicken marinated with spices and yogurt and is layered with this marinated at the bottom of the cooking pot and a layer of half cooked basmati rice places over it. And the vessel is sealed tightly to allow cooking in its own steam (i.e. dum). Once the biryani is done when you open the seal, a delicious fragrance comes all over.

Preparing this dum biryani is a laborious process, it requires attention time to time to avoid over cooking of rice, but the output pays off.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Brinjal Curry with Curd & Garlic Podi

Yesterday for dinner I prepared this Brinjal Curry with Curd and garlic Podi which is simple and tastes delicious. I prepared this curry by using brinjals, curd and garlic. We can also add tomatoes to this curry. This curry is very diet friendly and very easy to make, quick recipe for lunchboxes.

I added garlic podi which is prepared by red chillies, coriander seeds, jeera and garlic.  I learnt this recipe from my friend Tulasi. This goes well with rice, chapati and roti’s.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chana & Moong Payasam - Pongal Special

Bhogi Bhoga bhagyalato
Sankranti siri sampadalato
Kanumu kalasi melasi Kanuvinduga
Sankranti sambaranni
Jarupu kovalani Korukontu

Wishing All My friends,Readers,blogger friends and Dear Ones A Very Happy Pongal !!

For this Pongal I made this Payasam as naivedyam for god.

This is simple, wonderful sweet which can be prepared easily on special occasions and whenever you want to have some sweet.

My mom used to make this payasam quiet regularly for us. Channa & moong dal Payasam is prepared with channa and moong dal paste added to milk and jaggery syrup. Adding Coconut and milk gave a yummy flavor. It can be enjoyed either hot or cold.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Moong Dal Murukku - SanKranthi Pindi Vantalu Special

Wish You All A Happy Bhogi !!

Hope You All Having a Wonderful Pongal !!

Festive's are without sweets and savories. So for this bhogi I prepared these Moong Dal Murukku. Murukku is a crispy munchy and pretty famous snack of South Indian during festivals. 

I used Moong Dal and Rice Flour to make these awesome Murukku.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sorakaya Pulusu / Bottle Gourd in Tangy & Spicy Sauce

Sorakaya Pulusu is a wonderful South Indian recipe,popular in Andhra Pradesh. The main ingredient is Bottlegourd cooked in sweet, spicy and tangy (tamarind) sauce. I learnt this recipe from my mom who used to make quiet regularly for our lunchboxes. And this takes me back to India, home and mom again, Love you Mom.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mango & Strawberry Smoothie

Yesterday after having dinner I and my husband wanted to have a nice cool fruit drink then I prepared this Mango & Strawberry Smoothie.  This smoothie was awesome with strawberry texture, tasted very yummy and healthy too.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pittu - Steamed Mixture of Rice Rava & Jaggery

Pittu is a traditional south indian sweet which is prepared in Andhra. This is all time favorite of mine.
When we were kids my mom used to make this dish quiet regularly as it is very healthy.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Srav’s Culinary Concepts Turns One!! With Coconut Cake

Srav’s Culinary Concepts turns one today.  Woohoo !!!! 

It’s amazing it has been one year since I started my blog. 365 days of pleasant memories because of all of you, my dear readers, food blog friends and family.
Many things have been changed since my first post. I never expected I would gain so much from writing a blog. I learnt so many varieties, writing about 110 recipes, conducting events.

Announcing Cooking Concepts # 6 – Chocolate Fest

I wish everyone a very Happy, Joyful, Successful, Colorful, Brightful Rocking New Year…

Hope everyone had great and fun filled celebrations!!!

Coming to this month’s cooking concept is “Chocolate Fest”. I am a huge fan of chocolate. As such everyone loves chocolate of any form from kids to elders. 

So why waiting friends it’s time for chocolate entries. You can use chocolate of any form like semisweet, dark or white, milk, cocoa powder or carob powder (used as a substitute for chocolate for people who are allergic to chocolate).  Don’t just confine to desserts, it can include all kinds like entrees, beverages, appetizers, pasta and so on. 

Here are some guidelines

•             Make recipes which fit this month’s concept
•             Please link back to this page.
•             Only Vegetarian dishes, Egg is allowed in baking.
•             Use of logo is mandatory which helps to spread the word.

 Non bloggers can also send me the recipes along with the picture to sravscc@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all participating