Sunday, 30 October 2011

Coconut Semolina Cake~ Goan Bath

 To all Goans I am someone who is weird.
 At least most of my friends consider me strange as I don't use Naal or coconut, as it is known in Konkani, as much as they do. For most (read all) of their curries coconut is a must, be it fish curry or tonak.  They talk is 1 coconut or two and not having coconut at home is something equivalent to not having salt at home.

 Most Goan dishes sweets like Bebinca, Dodol are well known and are made of Coconut milk. Bath or Batkh as it sometimes pronounced is a delicious dish not too well known is made out of coconut and rava.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Fruit Chaat

Today is the last day of Blogging Marathon.  I am sorry that it has come to an end.  I thought that my family will start complaining about the salad or soup that I was dishing out daily luckily even the little one has not. I would have been happier if she had tried the different salads and soups but that’s her I did not want to force her as she might give up on them totally.

Today’s salad is Fruit chaat I must confess that only my hubby and I ate it as it was rejected by both my daughter’s for various reasons.

Milkmaid Chocolate Barfi

For Diwali I made Milkmaid ChocolateBarfi!
Anything with chocolate & I am the best mom that the world has so I set about making this one.

 I also spoke to my SIL asking her why we have not made in ages.  Even she was at a loss but she encouraged me remake as I confessed that I had not made anything for Diwali and everything was store brought.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Back to Roots~~ Butter Idli

F or quite some time I have wanted to make this special idli Butter Idli that my MIL used to make.

 It’s tricky as there is no urid daal in it and the consistency has to be absolutely correct.  I have already failed 3 times now.

So here is the recipe that I have already posted.

Sutikai Kosambri or Kakdi chi Koshimbir

Today I have chosen to write about my daughter’s favourite salad known in Kannada as “Sutikai Kosambri” or in Marathi as “Kakdi chi Koshimbir”!

Packed with nutrients of cucumber, peanuts and/or coconut and curds it is one of the easiest and the tastiest salad to put together plus you can eat it with chapatti or rice.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Palak Salad 2

I was to post a soup recipe today but there is a small hitch I have not made it as yet. I cannot decide if I want to make Lung Fung Soup or Hot and Sour as I want a Chinese soup.

Given a choice Hubby will say Sweet Corn, Elder one something exotic which though a challenge is not what I want to make and younger one Tomato Soup. So I am feeling like Atlas right now.

So folks bear with me and try this salad. It’s again, oh no as kids said, palak/spinach   and potatoes but a Tarla Dalal one! Put an end to the girls’ protests too! J

Well I put up with the garlic too just because it was Tarla Dalal recipe! Made a few changes which I have marked. also I have omitted the milk powder as I don't like the smell of it you can use it if you want about 2 tblspn. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tossed Salad with Sweet Lime

Stuck with some chopped cabbage that I needed to finish off and with something new that daughter demanded I came up with this simple but very tasty salad.

I have never before used sweet lime in my salad but after this once I will never stop using it in my salads.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Happy Diwali!!

One of my friends sent me this as Diwali Wishes! I love it So I am sharing it with you all.

Cal de Verde

We are supposed to go to Catholic wedding today night.
 In Goa a Catholic wedding is called”KaJar” there are nuptials in the church and then a reception in hall. There is  lot of music, dance and food.  Since food will be served late and the kids will be stuffing themselves with soft drinks and snacks served earlier  I wanted  the kids to eat something filling and hot.

You guessed it we had soup! And this is my entry for BM Day #3 Group2!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Masoor Salad

I love massor its always in my fall back plan when there are no veggies in at home, because you can soak it up at the last possible moment but still you get a delicious Tonak out of it. So I had the other day.  At the last possible moment I decided that the quantity of masoor that I have soaked is too much and I let it remain in the sieve. Too late to put it in the fridge I went to work.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Tomato Soup

Every time Srivalli announced her blogging marathon my schedule was arranged such that it was impossible to join the gang. But this time I was determined to join it come what may and so I did and boy and I am thrilled!

So for the next 7 days The Mad Scientist is open to only salads or soups! Luckily the kids agreed. So today is day#1 of the Blogging Marathon#9 do check out the others.

Diwali is round the corner which means now there will be a nip in the air. You will want something hot to warm  up. There will be lovely fresh red tomatoes in the market inviting you to try some delicious soup.

Yes Tomato Soup!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Fast Food not FAt Food Roundup

I am amazed and humbled by the creativity of my fellow bloggers!!
When I was hosting the event Fast Food not Fat Food I must confess I was not very confident about getting many entries.  But there were entries and such amazing ones!!
Thanks all of you!!  You guys are amazing!!

Without much of a talk enjoy this visual feast. It does not end there make it and enjoy it!!

But first wait I want to present to all my friends here who have participated here with a small token of my love and appreciation for I would not be writing this round up if it were not for their contribution. Also I would like to thank Priya of Now Serving  letting me host this event.  
Now lets begin with out amazing tour of all that is dished out.
Bored to cook but want something healthy for lunch Try this Nutty Tofu & Shell Pasta Salad sent in by Priya Sreeram of Bon Appetit.

Satiate your sweet tooth with this lovely lovely  Wheat almond & palm Sugar Cookies  again that   Priya Sreeram of Bon Appetit has shared.
Will you prefer fruits for dessert? Try her Zesty Mango & Pear Bites!Simple and delicious.

Love Dill!
Try this delicious Dill Roti Taste Bhi Health Bhi sent by Anu of Anu's Healthy Kitchen

Want a cool  Shake fast... but must be healthy try this Blueberry & Dates Puree/Shake. Lovely it will hit the spot.

Ever noticed its Sunday you want your 40 winks and the kids are hungry. Try these healthy  banana fitters sent in by Ramkumari of Spicy Khana. Even I want some please Mommy!;)

Kids love what is served in the restaurants don't they. So was I pleased when  Anzz sent me her entry of Fried Apple Pies  that imitates MD was I complaining? Its healthy and better for my pocket. 

 Enthusiastic Kalyani of Mom's Chef sent me 4 entries each amazingly healthy try Kothimbir Vadi Baked with your evening tea. 

No then try Baked Samosa. Yummy no! Samosa and no oil?? Wow !!

Not content in setting my taste buds sizzling she sent me this drool worthy Herby Cheese Pizza

Had too much but still have an yearning for something sweet? Feast away on these Sugar free Dates and Almond Muffin

Pratima of Prats Kitchen sent me these yummy recipes fast food but gets some nutrition in my fast food crazy kids  Sesame Fried Tofu 

 and  Khaman Dhokla  

Now Do you want Edible Entertainment try this  Tandoori Panneer Pizzaa that Kavi has dished up. Slurp comfort food!

Next on the menu is Corn Kababs! Wow Kavi love them!

Still hungry for Kababs the have a go at her Hara Bhara Kababs

Do you like figs? Honey nuts?Then try this yummy dessert sent by La of Food Slice  Honey Baked Figs with Cinnamon and Almonds.

 Hmmm! I am waiting for figs to hit the markets!
Take a look at Amy from Food Corner's offerings! try these delicious Fried Instant Noodles with Vegetables and you will be panting for more.  

ever had I thought making  burgers Amy way? Uses the leftovers and is healthy too.
But if you prefer rice then Amy has that too. Wow what a lovely Fried Rice with Mixed Vegetables.

Want a Healthy Bite? How about Charu's of i'm a foodie'sHealthy Bites that whet your appetite.
Now of course   Priya  of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes does not need any introduction  she is amazingly innovative and she has sent 3 yummy entries  Steamed Carrot Cornmeal Cake on reading her recipe I was wishing corn meal was available in Goa.

 Next she sent this amazing Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie
Last she sent this guilt free snack, yummy  and delicious Steamed Chickpeas Dumplings now snack away without any fear of gaining weight..

After these lovely entries try some tasty healthy crunchy Very BerryParfait  sent by Smitha of Smitha' Spicy Flavours where she cooks up a storm her way...
Now indulge in some Kasoori Methi Poori Namkeen Poori sent in by Ashwini Deshpande of  Indulge-Ash's corner.

Hungry Kya? Gujrathi chlega? Try Deepthi's Cabbage mixed Muthia all microwaved!!

Try something Tangy and Spicy from Shuchi's place of the same name she has sent Soya Aloo Patty!! Hmm I seem to be getting hungrier and hungrier!!
You always thought hot dogs meant meat did you not ? Wrong it can be made veggie too! Don't believe me have a look at Pia CookHealthy of  amazing Black Chickpeas hotdog! 
Mythreyi of Yum! Yum! Yum! made these Soy Crumbs ; White Rice Patties juts to participate here! Thanks Mythreyi!  It certainly is Yum!Yum! Yum!

Now how about some dosa? Yummy comfort food! and if it is Moong Rice Dosa | Mung Rice Dosa that Shilpa  of Yummilicious food....has sent in...
Now you have had idllis almost everyday but have you had Cucumber idllis? Try P.Shwetha Shenoy

Or Cabbage Idllis 

or Patoli Yummy.

And here are my entries 
Healthy Instant Corn Dhokla the entry that fetched me maximum views on my page.

Corn and Sprouts Salad (looks like I had a corn fixation :) )

And the Paneer and tofu Tikka Burger that I made for Blog Hop Wednesday where we visit different blogger friends and explore their blogs. 
How about Sev Batata Poori

Please let me know if I have missed someone out I will rectify  my mistake.
Thanks once again to all of you for joining me in my event and Priya thanks for this opprtunity.

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