Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Assamese Sweet Vegetable Pulao

You may wonder to read the name of my today's post, yes Sweet Vegetable Pulao, this dish is from Assam cuisine. Actually, even i was surprised when i crossed this dish at Sunita's space, and this dish is really very easy to give a try. Though sugar is used in this one pot meal, they dont dominate much and we enjoyed thoroughly this incredible pulao with paneer masala. Every month,we are cooking from Regional cuisines of India for Shhh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel. After Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, this month we are landing to Assam. Assam is a state of Northeast India, which is situated to south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahamaputra and Barak river valleys. Assam is known very much for its tea and for their silk. Coming to their cuisine, an Assamese meal consists of rice, dal, fish curry along with meat curry or with a curry prepared with herbs and vegetables.

Assamese Sweet Vegetable Pulao, Sweet Vegetable Pulao

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Eggless Pumpkin Nutella Mug Cake

Mug cake are seriously a life saver if you have some hungry tummies around you especially for snacks or else to please some sweet cravings after a meal. Mug cakes calls for microwave cooking, obviously these mug cakes gets ready very much quickly than the oven friendly cakes. Microwave mug cakes asks for either two or three minutes depending upon on your microwave oven's power consumption. Even my younger one prepare this sort of easy breezy mug cakes whenever he feels hungry especially after school for his evening snacks.

Eggless Pumpkin Nutella Mug Cake

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Apple Crumble Tart

After pumpkins, Apples are the popular fruits we can find easily once the Fall season starts. If you love tarts and crumbles for your desserts, then am sure you will definitely fell in love with my today's ultimate tart. Yes today's post is a delightful, utterly delicious apple and crumble tart. With a homemade crust and buttery crumble topping, whoever wish to have a fruity dessert after their meal will definitely enjoy this ultimate tart. We just love tarts especially when prepared with loads of apple slices. Coated with brown sugar,nutmeg powder and cinnamon, those apple slices topped with crumble, once baked makes an irresistible tart to enjoy topped with fresh cream or else with a scoop of icecream.

Simple Apple Crumble Tart

Friday, November 24, 2017

Pumpkin Nutella Crepes

When i picked Crepes for all time as theme for running blogging marathon, i prepared some crepes with interesting twists. But however i kept few in my draft to post later.And my today's post was one among those crepes with interesting twists. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Fall fruit desserts as theme. We get pumpkins abundantly while its fall season here. Once Pumpkin shows their head in our own farmer's market i dont forget to grab them as we love pumpkin very much in our soups and stews. Pumpkin is definitely a versatile fruit and you can dish so many incredibles dishes out of it. Do you know pumpkin is a fruit though they are one among the popular squash you can find easily once Fall season starts here.

Pumpkin Crepes, Pumpkin Nutella Crepes

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Eggless Scali Bread

Scali Bread is an Italian style of bread which is long and somewhat flat loaf which is braided as much as like Challah. This bread have a soft crumb with a chewy brown crust. This bread is  made predominantly in the Boston, Massachusetts area. It was originally made by the Scali family of Boston, and is now a regional specialty. This Boston's Italian-American Community bread aka this eggless braided bread is called a Scala if its a single loaf while the multiple loaves are called Scali. This bread is definitely a prefect bread for making sandwich with any sort of filling. No Italian meal in Boston is complete without a piece of this Scali bread.

Scali Bread, AMerican Scali Bread

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Vegan Dirty Rice/Vegan Cajun Rice

Dirty rice is a traditional Cajun and Creole dish made from white rice. This dish gets a "dirty" color from being cooked with small pieces of chicken liver or giblets, green bell pepper, celery, and onion which is spiced with cajun seasoning and black pepper. Dirty rice is one of the most popular rice dish in the Creole regions of southern Louisiana, eventhough you can find them in other regions of South America as well. Dirty rice can be prepared as vegetarian and vegan version, just by replacing chicken liver or giblets with beans or with loads of varieties of vegetables.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Vichyssoise/Chilled Leek & Potato Soup

Vichyssoise, is a thick soup made of leeks, onions, potatoes, cream with vegetable stock or chicken stock. This creamy soup is traditionally served cooled though it can be eaten hot. Though this soup is well known in United States, the origin of this soup is still a big question mark, yes this soup is quite an American invention. Trust me, though this soup is a reinvention of a French chef who worked at Ritz Carlton in New york city, you can never find this soup in France. If you want to have this soup in France, you have no other option than making yourself at home.

chilled Leek & Potato soup, Vichyssoise

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fugazzeta/Argentinian Pizza

Fugazzeta, is a Argentinian pizza with loads of onions and mozzarella on a thick crust of pizza dough. Originally Fugazza comes from Northern Italy but the Argentine went on adding large amount of cheese. Obviously no tomato sauce or toppings are needed other than onions. Sliced onions simply flavored with oregano and olive oil is added to top of the Fugazzeta hence this pizza sounds as much as like Italian style focaccia. Coming to this Fugazzeta, its a double crust version of fugazza, a popular Argentinian treat aka onion pizza. This same fugazzeta can be prepared with a layer of sauteed spinach and vegetables, obviously its called as Fugazzeta de verdura.

Argentinian Stuffed Pizza

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vegan Lahmacun/Vegan Turkish Pizza

Lahmacun, this oval shaped Turkish pizza is traditionally baked with spicy lamb or minced beef topping. However Vegan and vegetarian versions do exists.As i told in my previous post, i baked three different and definitely delicious pizzas for this week's blogging marathon. My kids are ardent fan of pizzas, and obviously my kids went crazy once these homemade pizzas came out of the oven. Lahmacun, am trying my hands with this Turkish pizza for the first time and its completely vegan. You may wonder how can we bake this Turkish pizza as vegan version, yes we can. Actually, in this vegan pizza, those spicy lamb or minced beef topping is replaced with a mushroom and walnut topping.

Vegan Turkish Pizza

Friday, November 10, 2017

White Sauce PaneerPizza/Fusion Paneer Pizza

If you are bored of usual tomato sauce based pizza, then you have to give a try to this fantastic fusion Paneer pizza. Whoever think that pizza without tomato sauce is not a pizza then they should give a trial to this alluring white pizza. Basically white pizza is typically covered with ricotta and mozzarella cheese instead of tomato sauce, anyhow it might also be topped with garlic, vegetables, alfredo sauce or simple bechamel sauce. Though cheese are overloaded in this white pizza, you can also add some chicken chunks or paneer cubes to skip the addition of grated cheese. However my today's post is cheese overloaded fusion pizza prepared with homemade pizza dough, homemade white sauce, paneer cubes and chopped onions. Yes i went with homemade stuffs instead of grabbing store bought dough and sauce.

White Sauce Paneer Pizza

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nalesniki/Polish Crepes

Nalesniki, are thin or thick crepes filled with various fillings like fruits, cheese or else with savory fillings. Though some sites call this Nalesniki as Pancakes, personally i felt that they are bigger in size than the pancakes, hence for me they are crepes. When filled with a cottage cheese filling, these Polish crepes are called Polish Blintzes or filled crepes. However this Polish crepes are very easy to learn though cooking them need some practice. I have been looking for a different crepes and i got hooked to this Polish crepes especially those crepes prepared with the savory filling. However my family members doesnt like savory filling, hence i went with sweet filling. Do you know those traditional cream cheese filled Polish crepes, once filled and rolled, they can be baked,pan fried or dipped in beaten egg and bread crumbs and fried as much as like rolls.

Nalesniki, Polish Crepes

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Multigrains South Indian Crepes/Multigrains Dosa

Dosa or idlies are popular South Indian breakfast especially in Tamil nadu, obviously you may cross numerous varieties of South Indian crepes aka dosas in this virtual world. If i forget to grind usual rice-urad dal idly batter,obviously my mind will go either for non fermentation dosa batters or else for mixed grains dosa batter. Sometimes i mix and match the ingredients,needless to say my space have a variety of dosas. My today's post is one of my recent trial with handful varieties of grains, yes this dosa batter have grains like fingermillet, pearl millet,little millet, barnyard millet,barley, quinoa, kodomillet,brown rice and oats in it. Extremely wholesome and nutritious, these dosas are definitely prefect to kick start your day with.

Multigrain Indian Crepes, Multigrain Dosas

Friday, November 3, 2017

Frisuelos/Spanish-Austrias Style Crepes

This week's posts are going to be Crepes, yes i picked Crepes for all time as theme for this week's blogging marathon. Crepes, these thin pastry are usually made with flour and eggs, however many versions do exists either by making with buckwheat flour (as galettes in French) or else flavored by spices or fruit peels. My today's post is a Spanish style crepes which is called Frisuelos and this crepes have their origin from Austrias and Leon, the northern regions of Spain. This crepes is a typical Spanish crepes which is flavored with lemon rinds and alcohol like cognac, rum or brandy.

Frisuelos, Spanish-Austrias Crepes