OMG! Time flew so fast and here we are welcoming another year! So ready for the Party!! Well here is my little help for a quick and easy party snack for the New Year's Eve. Everybody loves cottage cheese (paneer) and it is very quick to cook as well. So save you time and effort with this Grilled party snack that tastes so good with the mint-curd. Well, may God give you strength to keep up your New Year's resolution(s) :P and also you cook the natural way!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!! See you next year :)!
Thursday, 31 December 2015
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
POTATO-SOYA (MINT) and the amazing flavour of roasted tomatoes in ROASTED TOMATO PASTA . This recipe has the goodness of both! The deep flavour of roasted tomatoes along with the tender-crisp vegetables and chewy soya chunks, makes this dish not only healthy but delicious too. Almonds make the recipe deliciously rich and mustard seeds give it an earthy hint. This nutritious recipe will sure be an add-on to the on-going celebration. So take a little break from the heavy festive meals and try this healthy yet delicious recipe and never forget to cook the natural way!!
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Fruits are delicious on their own, they don't need a recipe but still we foodies can't resist the temptation to create something out of them. And sometimes it does work, like in this recipe. This relish is not only delicious but also healthy. The pomegranate syrup has a very dominating flavour here. I added a little sugar as I find pomegranate juice's taste a little odd. But If you don't have any problem with that, you can skip the sugar altogether. You can also cook this relish but I like it this way better. The mushy-juicy apples, the tanginess of orange-lemon juice and the juicy bites of pomegranate makes this relish a delish!! How about serving this relish to your guests this festive time or giving this away to them in a beautiful jar or something! So try this healthy tasty relish and cook the natural way!!
Monday, 21 December 2015
Every food-blogger is in love with their blog. For them, each and every recipe they cook, click, share and post is like their baby!! So it is for me as well, I love all the efforts I put in here. Although all our recipes are special to us but still there are some recipes which are our favourite. They have helped us to understand cooking and thus enhancing our cooking skills. This recipe is one such! I am a self-taught baker, baking still makes me nervous but when I get the desired results, it is so satisfying. So a successful baking attempt means a lot to me and makes me so happy. Well, this cake is just perfect in every sense. I can eat this all, without sharing!!. I often bake this cake before our evening tea times. I love it's texture and flavors. Apricots with orange, believe me, tastes great!! And in this festive time, this cake can be a big hit! So try this awesome cake and let the Christmas Celebrations continue......
Thursday, 17 December 2015
I think I have never met anybody who doesn't like chocolate cookies!! The moment you bake them, they are gone! The whole home smells like heaven, isn't it? These icebox chocolate cookies are so delicious, so chocolaty, so soft and so easy that it can be an ideal treat or even an ideal giveaway this festive season. You can make the log ahead and bake them later or how about simply gifting your busy friends and family a frozen log (don't forget the baking instructions too)!! Well, I called these cookies chocolate coins for their shape and size. They are so quick to make that you can prepare them minutes before serving. They are egg-less too, so if you want them vegan, just use coconut butter instead (this will add extra flavour too). So bake them and enjoy them with a cup of milk or coffee or tea or simply enjoy them with nothing!!
Sunday, 13 December 2015
Thursday, 10 December 2015
When I was a child, Christmas time was one of the most loved time for me
1) because of the cake treats
2) because of the gifts
3) because of the vacation time
4) and; the winter time, my favourite season.
Even now it is still the most loved time, but only the reasons have changed. Now I love Christmas
1) for the cakes and cookies I bake for my girl
2) for the gift(s) she smartly gets from us
3) for that extra hour sleep cause of vacation time....hehehe
4) and; for the cosy evenings we all spend together!!
This cake recipe is just a start to this festive mood. What I like about this cake is that it is so soft and delicious, it literally melts in your mouth!! So try this cake and enjoy the Christmas time!!
Monday, 7 December 2015
Honestly I had never used kohlrabi in soups until I tried this soup one day ! This soup turned out so tasty and so light (it's vegan) that it is now in my "must-try recipes" list! Kohlrabi with leeks bring out a very smooth flavour and the onion tempering adds on to it's taste. This winter when kohlrabi is in a good supply, this soup deserves a try!
Kohlrabi (ganth gobhi) is a round turnip-shaped vegetable which belongs to cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli family and taste more or less like cauliflower stem but it is sweeter. This crispy, sweet, low fat, zero cholesterol vegetable is rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. It especially contains good amount of vitamin B, vitamin C, anti-oxidants, potassium, manganese iron and phosphorus. It's leaves are also very nutritious...boy do try this vegetable :)!
Because of it's crispy texture, I tried kohlrabi often in salads but now I buy this healthy vegetable for this soup as well. So go ahead and try this soup and cook the natural way!!
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Winter is here and in winters I crave for something warm, comforting and in short that means Pasta!! :))) A pasta treat is a yummy good break from the regular routine meals. I love trying pasta recipes and this one is one of my favourites. When you roast tomatoes, they have a very unique tangy salty flavor and that is the soul of this pasta recipe!!! I love the simplicity of this recipe. So go get some tomatoes roasted and try this recipe and yes, always cook the natural way!!!