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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Vanila mousse using gelatin

A mousse is a prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques. A mousse may be sweet or savory. Dessert mousses are typically made with whipped egg whites or whipped cream, and generally flavored with chocolate or puréed fruit.[1] For savory mousse, hard boiled egg, fish orliver may be used, says Wiki.

Mousse is a very easy fluffy dessert to mKe. It's indeed very light and appetizing to have anytime of the meal. Easy dessert to serve for the guests. preparation time is less compared to many other desserts.  I tried vanila mousse for the first time. Since I do not like chocolate I didn't make chocolate vanila mousse. Try this simple and yummy mousse.


  • Milk - 500 ml
Sugar -required 
Vanila extract -2tsp or according to the requirement
Gelatin powder ( without any flavor) - 5 tsp


  • Boil the milk in a vessel and chill it.
  • Add sugar and vanila extract to the chilled milk. Beat the mixture with the whipping blender. If not beat with the egg beater for about 15 minutes. Till the mixture becomes fluffy and foamy.
  • Meanwhile boil a vessel with water, in a small cup add the gelatin powder and mix it with water. Stir nicely. Place  the small cup on the boiling water and allow the gelatin to melt properly through double boiling.
  • Add the melted gelatin liquid to the milk and whip for about 5 mins.
  • Pour in the small dessert glass for it to set.
  • Refrigerate it for min 1hr.

Served it with chocolate shavings on top. You can also add nuts and fruits on it. Tasty , foamy mousse to relish..

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nandos Chicken with Peri Peri - My style

Nandos itself has become a real enjoyment. whenever we hear the word Nandos, a big mouth full of tooth everywhere. We are a big fan of Nandos Chicken. We have tried quite a few dishes there. Whenever we order, we go for a full platter which contains whole chicken and four sides. We opt for potato wedges ( again a big fan of wedges) , fries for my kiddo, mediteranean rice and garlic bread Of course. 

We have partied there quite a couple of times. I go for mild hot and my hubby with extra hot. I actually love their garlic and lemon n herbs sauces. The best part of Nandos is they make available with Peri peri sauces for the customers to buy. We went to a similar restaurant that serves same kind of grilled chicken with Peri peri, but they do not give sachets when we take away from them. 

Coming to the recipe: I exactly do not know how they prepare, I did not browse though. This Nandos Chicken is of my style.


  • Chicken thighs or Chicken pieces - 500 gms
  • Lemon - 1
  • Pepper powder - 2 tsp
  • Nandos Peri peri sauce Hot - required
  • Oil


  • Wash and beat the chicken pieces nicely.I also pierced the thigh pieces with fork.
  • Squeeze on the lemon on the chicken,add the pepper powder on it. Marinate and keep it for 30 hr.
  • After half an hr, add the Peri peri sauce on the chicken generously (the chicken should be nicely soaked in the sauce for about 24 hrs.
  • Heat a Tava, I used tava, add little oil and place the chicken pieces and allow it to boil and get fried.(Close with the lid, after placing the chicken on the tava, since the sauce is liquid, the oil starts to splash everywhere on the gas and also on us. Happened to me when I made it for the first time. Second time , I made it closed).
  • Turn the sides and fry it in medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • If you are grilling on oven, Preheat oven on 180 C , place the pieces on the tray and keep it for 20 mins.
  • When you turn the pieces to fry the other side , reduce the temperaure to 120 and keep for 15 mins.

Serve the yummy delectable Peri Peri Chicken with Peri peri sauce.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Rice Phirni - A virtual treat for my dad's Bday

Rice phirni is actually made on the day of Ramzan  with all the richness in it... It is made of rice and all the dry fruits mixed in it. Traditional sweet. It was a long time dessert in my list to post it, which I made it for last Ramzan. Today is my dad's Birthday , so I thought of sharing this sweet. Wishing him a very happy birthday and long life..

It is a very simple sweet and delicious too..

  • Basmati rice - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder or Saffron
  • Cashews 
  • Ghee - few tsp
  • Water
  • Yellow food color

Method :

  • Wash and soak the rice in water for half an hour or more.
  • Grind it into a thick paste, a little coarsely
  • Add the boiled milk in a vessel, add the ground rice paste.Allow the rice to boil nicely .
  • When the rice is boiled, add the sugar. Stir well. You can also add condened milk.
  • Add the food color, if you are not adding saffron. Add the cardamom powder as well.
  • Stir the phirni nicely. It becomes thicker and thicker as the rice is ground and boiled, it may stick on to the vessel if unattended.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, fry the cashews and raisins.
  • Add to the phirni.

It can be served both hot and cold.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fried momos - Vegetable version

Fried momos are similar to the ordinarey momos. Some prefer teamed momos and some prefer fried.. I love the steamed version.. Here is  a simple fried momo recipe..


  • Carrot - 1 minced
  • Cabbage - 200 gms minced or finely chopped
  • Beans - 100 gms - chopped finely
  • Spring onions - half a bunch finely chopped or minced
  • Garlic cloves - 10 minced
  • Salt
  • Soya sauce - 1 or 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • MSG - optional
  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Canola oil 
  • Water


  • For the outer cover, knead the all purpose flour , salt , few tsp canola oil and water. Continuously knead it into a soft dough for about 10 mins.

  • For the filling, heat oil in a pan, add the garlic. Once its fried, add the chopped onions.
  • Add all the veggies, soya sauce, salt and pepper powder.

  • Add the spring onions and msg. Stir well.

  • Switch off once all the veggies are boiled and cooked.

  • For momos, take a lemon size balls from the flour and press it like chapathi into thin layer.

  • Using a round cutter, cut it. Place a tsp of the filling.


  • Take all the edges and make it like a money bag. press in btween the clusters so that sticks on well. maida will stick immediately. 
  • Prepare rest of the momos.
  • Heat oil in a pan, eep fry fry the momos prepared into golden color.

Enjoy it wth sauce or Mayo, whichever you love to...

Sending to Samayal diary event and  JUSTEAT.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cheese Corn Dosa

Cheese corn dosa is very nurititious and delicious to munch.. It is unccommon from the regular dosa.. We can add as many vegetables as we can.. I have made it using sweet corn, capsicum , onions and cheese..


  • Dosa batter
  • Capsicum - 2 chopped
  • Corn kernels - 1 cup
  • Onions - 2 chopped
  • Herbs - Oregano, basil. rosemar and thyme
  • Salt
  • Mozarella Cheese - grated
  • Oil


  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the chopped onions. Let it fry for sometime..
  • Add the veggies one by one.. Capsicum, corn .
  • Add salt to it.. Allow it to cook for few minutes.
  • Add all the herbs and salt. 
  • This will be ready in quite sometime, as the veggies will be cooked in minutes .
  • Now, Heat the dosa Tava, make the dosa as usual. Place the veggies mixture( how much ever you want the filling to be).
  • Spread the grated cheese over it and close with the lid.
  • Put oil for the dosa. Cook it till the cheese on top is melted.

Mouthwatering, stomach filling dosa is ready. It can be had without any side dish...

Sending to Samayal diary event and  JUSTEAT.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ashoka halwa / Moong dal halwa

Ashoka halwa is a wonderful dessert or sweet to's a traditional sweet made in lot of houses during festive season.It is made of moong dal, an easy recipe tooo. Try this yummy halwa .. 


  • Moong dal - 1cup
  • Sugar-11/2cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  • Yellow food color - required
  • Milk- 1/4 cup
  • Water


  • Wash and cook moong dal with water in pressure cooker for 7 whistles, until it becomes like paste.
  • Heat a pan, add sugar and water 1/2 cup and allow it to dissolve and it becomes little sticky.
  • Take the cooked dal and mix it well. If it is not boiled well. Grind them into a paste in mixer.
  • Heat another pan, add few tsps of ghee, add the moong dal paste and fry till the moong dal absorbs the ghee. 
  • Now ad the milk and allow it to boil till no lumps are formed. 
  • Add sugar syrup little by little and stir continuously. Check that there are no lumps.
  • Add the food color and stir well.
  • Stir occasionally till the paste becomes thick.
  • Add ghee little and stir well.
  • When all the excess milk and water is absorbed and it came to the halwa consistency, pour the remaining ghee and mix .
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Yummilicious halwa is ready to dig...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mutton chops curry

Mutton chops is a super side dish for ragi balls and even for rice. it's made of fresh ground masala which gives the unique aroma to the dish. Chops is cut from the ribs of the mutton. I learnt this yummy recipe from my mother in law. It tastes great..


  • Mutton chops - 500 gms
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Ginger garlic paste -1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

To grind:

  • Onions shallots - 10-15
  • Tomato -2
  • Coriander leaves -1bunch
  • Green chillies -7
  • Garlic cloves -6
  • Ginger -1"
  • Pepper corns -1tsp
  • Coriander powder -2tsps
  • Coconut -1/4Th
  • Cloves-5
  • Cinnamon -2pieces


  • Initially boil the mutton chops with turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste. Cook for about 5-6 whistles in the cooker.
  • Grind the to grind ingredients into a fine paste using water.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and add the ground paste.
  • Fry it till the masala is fried well, raw smell vanishes. It should have become little dry .
  • When the masala is well cooked, add the boiled chops, salt Nd required water for the gravy.
  • Close the pan and cook until the masala and chops blend well into a gravy.

Serve it hot with ragi balls or with steamed rice.... 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ragi Mudde/ Ragi balls / Finger millet balls

Ragi Mudde, a store house of multi nutrients, has only two ingredients, the Ragi (finger millet) flour and water. A tablespoon of Ragi flour is first mixed with water to make a very thin paste and later added to a thick bottomed vessel containing water on a stove top. As this mixture boils and reaches the brim of the vessel, ragi flour is added which forms a mound on top of boiling water. The flour is allowed to cook in this fashion on medium high flame. Later with the help of a wooden stick (mudde kolu), the flour is beaten to a smooth dough like consistency with no lumps. This hot dough is then rested on low heat before rounding them on a wooden board into tennis sized balls with wet hands. Thus prepared Ragi Rounds are cut into smaller rounds using fingers and swallowed hot dipping the rounds in saaruchutney or gojju. It is not supposed to be chewed. Mudde, by itself, does not have a taste but the accompaniment adds flavor to it. Ragi Mudde is traditionally eaten with saaru made of vegetables or meat. It can also be eaten with yogurt or butter milk.Ragi Mudde-Bassaru is a popular combination among the farming communities in Karnataka. says Wiki.

Its a Karnataka delicacy served generally ith mutton chops curry or fish curry for this mudde. Its easy to prepare and healthy too.


  • Ragi flour - 2 cups
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - required


  • Take a heavy botttom vessel, allow it to boil.
  • After it is boiled, add salt to the water and ragi powder. 
  • Do not mix it, put the wooden stick inside the vessel ( allows from over pouring of water while boiling) and close it and cook it for 5 mins in simmer.When it comes to the brim of the vessel , take it from the stove.
  • Mix it well and cook for 5 mins. 
  • Take the mixed and cooked dough and make it into balls.

Mouth watering nutritious Dinner....

Next recipe would be the mutton chops, which will be uploaded tomorrow...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Round up of " Only traditional recipes " event

Hi friends,

First of all, Wishing all of you a very happy Diwali.. I have been held up in Diwali and going out these days. Sorry for the delay in posting the round up.. Thanks Pari for the opportunity to host this super event...

I was really upset on hearing Tarla dalal 's Demise. May her soul rest in peace..

Round up of the recipes which are eligible for the giveaway:

Cooking with SJ :

Gajar ka Halwa  
                                                                 Dry Fruits Katri  
gajar ka halwa              Dry Fruit Katri                


Cook With Smile:

AMBODE / MASALA VADA                                               EERADDE / GENASALE  

Dal Vada

GUDANNA / BELLADA ANNA                               
                                                                                          CHANNA SUNDAL  
 jaggery rice                       chickpeas sundal,kadlekalu usli


Carrot kheer                          Tangy poha,huli avalakki

Home cook food :

Lentil biryani                                                 
                                                                                    Raw Banana Wafers 

 Pav Bhaji with soya granules 
                                                                Punjabi chole masala 


Tomato Rice  

Shreez Kitchen :

Badam Puri                                                               

                                                                                                  Kadale Unde 

Foodelicious :

Sabudana Khichadi with Kokam-Dalchini Aamti  
.                                                                           Appe Payasa  

Vatalya Daliche Ladoo 

Amu's Recipes :

Naralachi Vadi (Coconut Burfi)  
Ukadiche Modak  

Curries and Stories:

Sahi Tukda  
                                                   Malai Kulfi  

 Kumro Shaker Chorchori (Pumpkin leaves medley)  
                                                                                        Pumpkin Blossom Fritter (Kumro Phool Bhaja) 


Babi's Recipes :

kara bhoondi  
                                                                                            boondhi ladoo 

                        boondi ladoo

Motions and emotions:


Kitchen Serenity

 Shahi Tukda 

Cooking with Sapana:

                                                                                Besan Barfi  
Imarti                       Besan Barfi

Date n nut ladoo 

Dates & Nuts Ladoo

What's Cooking:

Sweet Potato Halwa  
Lemon Rice  
 Snake Gourd Milk Curry  
 Brinjal and Apple Stir Fry  

Round up which are not eligible for the giveaway:

I am not able to see the link back to the event and I could not fine the dates of the post in few posts.

My Kitchen odyssey:

Rock candy Rice  
Apple halwa 

Yummily yours:

Khoya Jamun  
Bisi Bele Bhaat  

International Participant : Swetha's Indian vegetarian:

Sago-Apple Smoothie  

Simply Delicious :

                                                                                Rava Coconut Laddu 

Please let me know if I have left any of your dishes in the round up... 
Thanks all of you... The giveaway results ill be annpounced in Pari's space...
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