Monday, March 19, 2018

Havrebrød/Eggless Danish Oat Loaf

Bread baking is one of my favourite passtime especially when i dont have nothing to do apart from mobbing and cleaning. Havent baked bread since a long as i had a small health issue, now am doing much better. Obviously i gathered everything to bake some bread at home during the weekend. Hubby and kids were asking me to bake something as a loaf for their weekend breakfast. And i picked this Havrebrod to bake for our weekend breakfast. You might have noticed that i love baking and cooking with oats, and this Danish oat loaf tempted me to bake. Very easy to bake, you doesnt need anything special to bake out this bread.

Havrebrød, Eggless Danish Oat Loaf

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ryttarkaka/Norwegian Sticky Chocolate and Coconut Cake

If you love chocolate, this cake will definitely please you. And trust me if dont like coconut in your bakes, then this cake will definitely tickle your tastebuds. While i was looking for a different baked goodies from Norwegian cuisine, i was surprised to see this Ryttarkaka, aka sticky chocolate cake with coconut topping. Though i dont have great fans of cake or cookies baked with coconut at home, i was very much tempted to bake this cake. But one thing that pulled me to bake this cake is  the chocolate brownie cake which is the most important base for this Ryttarkaka . Yes this cake calls for a brownie batter which is later topped with coconut topping. Obviously i gathered all the ingredients and baked this fabulous cake few days back at home.

Ryttarkaka, Sticky chocolate coconut cake

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Eplekake/Norwegian Apple Cake

Scandinavian cuisine includes three countries, yes Norway, Denmark and Sweden. And these three countries shares similar cuisine style. The most important meal of Scandinavians is their breakfast as they start their work early in the morning. Though Scandinavian cuisine goes for easy cooking process, most of their dishes are quite popular around the world. Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Scandinavian Recipes' as theme. Obviously i picked three different dishes from two of those three countries, and my today's post is from Norway. Eplekake is Norwegian Apple cake, this cake is quite easy one to bake at home with quick procedure.

Eplekake, Norwegian Cake with apples

Monday, March 12, 2018

Patatesli Gozleme/Turkish Potato & Cheese Gozleme

Gozleme is a popular Turkish stuffed flatbread and its quite a comforting food whoever loves stuffed flatbreads. My today's post is potato and cheese loaded flatbread which is quite a filling meal for anyone. Gozleme comes from the Turkish world 'GOZ'' which is refers to the Little eyes or brown circles that form on the dough while its gets cooked. Am postng Turkish potato and cheese gozleme for this week's blogging marathon as am running with Stuffed flatbread from different countries. My kids love potato and cheese in anything,and this Gozleme is our recent favourite. Quite a filling one and definitely a comforting food if you are craving for something cheesy for your brunch,lunch or dinner.

Potato & Cheese Gozleme

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Masu Aluvi Roshi/Maldivian Stuffed Flatbread

If you want to give a twist to your usual aloo paratha aka Potato masala stuffed rotis, am sure my today's post will definitely tickle your tastebuds. Masu Aluvi Roshi, this incredible stuffed flatbread is from Maldives. This fantastic flatbread is stuffed with a mild spicy and very delicious stuffing. Yes a spiced, cooked tuna fish and potato masala once stuffed with an all purpose flour dough makes this ultimate flatbread. As much as like our Indian stuffed flatbreads, this Maldivian flat bread can be enjoyed without any side dish. You can roll this flatbread round or as squares depending upon how you want to shape your Mas Aluvi Roshi.

Mas Aluvi Roshi, Maldivian Flatbread

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Qutab/Kutab/Gutab/Azerbaijan Stuffed Flatbread

This week's posts are going to be some delicious stuffed flatbreads from different part of the world. Yes this week's theme for blogging marathon is going to be Stuffed flatbreads from different countries. When its comes to stuffed flatbread, the only dishes comes to our mind is obviously Indian style of stuffed flatbreads like Stuffed Naan, stuffed rotis etc. But varieties of stuffed flatbreads from other Countries do exists eventhough they are quite unknown to us. However again Google master helped me a lot to find out three different stuffed flatbreads. My today's post for this week's theme is from Azerbaijan, Qutab is an Azerbainjanian stuffed flatbread. Easy to make this flatbread can be stuffed with different fillings.

Kutab, Azerbaijan Flatbread

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sugo Al Pomodoro / Italian Tomato Sauce

Sugo al pomodoro, is a simple, easy and delicious classic Italian sauce which is prepared with simple ingredients. This sauce is prepared with onions, tomatoes with basil leaves,  and this combination makes an excellent sauce to enjoy with pastas or else for layering your lasagna and why not to top a pizza crust. Yes this sauce is quite versatile and can be freezed very much for further use. Dont know why, this time i couldnt stop myself to post three classic tomato based Italian sauces for this week's blogging marathon. However anything cooked with tomatoes is our family favourite especially Italian sauces. Needless to say i have some ardent fans of pasta dishes at home, obviously all three sauces i have posted for this week's blogging marathon was a super duper hit among my family members.

Sugo al pomodoro

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Ragù di Carne/Italian Meat Sauce

Italian sauces are quite interesting to prepare ourselves at home. Actually i started learning Italian sauce through few of my friends, however you can still learn many more sauces from the virtual world of blogging. I love to make my own dose of Authentic Italian dishes at home as i can find easily all ingredients from a nearby Italian store. Most of the Italian sauces are cooked with tomatoes, though my family members are ardent fan of Bolognaise sauce, i have been looking for a chance to cook an another meaty sauce from traditional Italian cuisine. As much as like always, i searched for an interesting and different meat based Italian sauce and i crossed this interesting Ragù di carne.

Ragu di carne, Italian Meat Sauce

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sugo Alla Puttanesca/Puttanesca Sauce

Sugo alla puttanesca is one of the traditional sauce recipe which is quite an easy, delicious recipe to put all together. Puttanesca sauce recipe may varies depending upon the regions, Neapolitan version of puttanesca is prepared without anchovies. Sugo alla puttanesca aka Puttanesca sauce is a little salty sauce with wonderful flavor. This sauce is prepared with capers, olives and anchovies with garlic. Traditionally this sauce is served along with Spaghetti, yes Spaghetti alla puttanesca is one of the famous pasta dish though this sauce is also paired with penne, linguine and vermicelli.

Sugo alla puttanesca, Puttanesca Sauce

Monday, February 26, 2018

Gluten Free Chinese Peanut Cookies

Third post of this week's blogging marathon is dangerously addictive Chinese peanut cookies, this cookies is definitely a must for Chinese New year as well. This cookies is a melt in mouth kind of baked goodies and these cookies have their own place in every Chinese New year sweet platter. For chinese peoples, peanuts symbolize the happiness.Obviously most of Chinese New year friendly dishes have peanuts in them. Traditionally this Chinese peanut cookies is prepared with roasted peanuts, all purpose flour and pork lard, but now lighter version of cookies do exists.

Chinese peanut cookies

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fa Gao/Chinese Fortune Cake

You might have heard a lot about Fortune cookies, but do you know about Fortune cakes, yes Chinese peoples have their own Fortune cake which is usually prepared during Chinese New year. This Cake is one of simplest cake i have prepared till now. With easy ingredients and simple steaming process, one can prepare this Fortune cake with less efforts. I have bookmarked this Fa Gao from Chinese Sichuan Food long back, almost a year back i think. Since i want to clear some recipes from my Bookmarks i didnt hesitate a second to prepare this Chinese steamed cake to share with my Chinese neighbour for their new year this year.

Chinese Fa Gao, Fortune Cake

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kok Chai/Peanut Puffs/Kok Zai/Chinese New Year Puff

If you are follower of my space, you might have noticed that am living in Chinatown. A week back we had a fabulous Chinese New year festivities as we have a couple of chinese living in our appartment. As like every year,last year one of my chinese neighbour shared few of their New year sweets with us. One among those interesting sweet which i completely enjoyed thoroughly is this Peanut puffs. My neighbour is a Cantonese, and she said that these peanut puffs is a must to have in their Chinese New year platter and i came to know that this peanut puffs is called Kok chai.

Peanut Puffs, Chinese Kok Chai

Monday, February 19, 2018

Carrot Burfi/Carrot Khoya Burfi

We, Indians makes excellent desserts with carrots, one among those delectable dessert is Burfi. Actually making halwa out of the carrots is a well known Indian dessert around the world, but burfi can be made with grated carrots is equally a super delicious dessert to serve after a meal or as a sweet for a festival or else for a celebration. Since am running this week's theme with Valentine's day dishes/Holi Special as theme, i couldnt stop myself dishing out some carrot burfi which was in my list since a while. Obviously i planned everything to dish out this incredible burfi with carrots few days back at home.

Carrot Mawa Burfi, Carrot Burfi

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Chocolate Gulab Jamuns/Dark Chocolate Gulab Jamuns

Gulab jamuns, these succulent juicy Indian sweets is definitely a must if Indians celebrate a festival, a party, or for a family get-together. Though i live in abroad, even i cant think more than dishing out some juicy gulab jamuns for our parties. Obviously gulab jamuns are our favourite sweets, i have already posted couple of gulab jamuns in my space. However as much as always,sometimes as a blogger we need to think out of the box, hence this chocolate gulab jamuns popped up on my mind. I opened a packet of store bought gulab jamun mix, added two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to turn the simple gulab jamun as chocolate gulab jamun.

Chocolate Gulab Jamun

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Besan Mawa Laddoo/Gramflour Khoya Laddus

Besan ladoo is a very much popular North Indian sweet which can be made easily with less efforts. These laddoos are quick to prepare with simple ingredients, however my today's post is a dangerously addictive besan mawa laddoo aka gramflour khoya balls. Traditional besan laddoo asks for loads of ghee, however using khoya, the popular milk solids helps a lot to add small amount of ghee than the usual quantity. Store bought or homemade milk solids works prefect for making this fabulous sweets. If you love besan laddoo, trust me you will definitely fell in love with this beautiful sweet.

Gramflour Khoya Laddoo, Besan Mawa Laddu

Monday, February 12, 2018

English Muffins/Homemade English Muffins

English muffins, i have some fond memories of this incredible breakfast dish. I had this English muffins with eggs benedict few years back when we visited our French friends who lives in Normandy region. I must say that this cute, small, round and flat yeasted bread was one of my favourite breakfast food when they are toasted and buttered. You can dish out some cute sweet and savory sandwiches with this stove top cooked English muffins. English muffins are sold in all British supermarkets and also in many bakeries. You can bake this english muffins in large quantity and freeze them, which is seriously very handy to make your favourite sandwiches out of it when you dont have enough time to buy your bread.

English Muffins, English Breakfast Muffins

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Brioche Buns/Homemade Brioche Rolls

Brioche is a French bread with rich,soft,light crumb. After baguette the famous french bread, brioche have their own place in French breakfast. Most of our weekend breakfast goes for brioche, nutella, jam with hot chocolate or coffee. Yes brioche and croissants are our most favourite weekend breakfast foods which we never miss to enjoy with our family. Since weekdays are very hectic, each and everyone at home starts their day with an easy breakfast bars or with a bowl of cereals. Obviously we look for weekend to have a satisfying breakfast with our favourite breads/pastries/viennoiseries.

Brioche Buns, Brioche

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Mekitsa/Mekitsi/Bulgarian Fried Dough

Mekitsa is a breakfast fried dough from Bulgaria, often served with powdered sugar, this fried doughs can be enjoyed with jam, honey or else with soft cheese. However this Mekitsa ressembles quite like the popular Hungarian Langos which is also fried and topped with cheese, mayonnaise or ketchup etc. Mekitsa is made usually with flour, eggs, leavening agents like baking soda or yeast with yogurt or milk. Wikipedia says that in some recipes, yeast, bread soda, milk or yogurt might be used. A recipe from Silistra involves yogurt and bread soda, one from a village near Stara Zagora uses yeast and yogurt, and a recipe from Aytos suggests yeast and milk. Since am trying this dish for the first time, i went with yogurt and baking soda. Trust me the end result was a flaky, super soft fried breads which we enjoyed thoroughly with some jam for our Sunday brunch.

Mekitsa, Mekitsi, Bulgarian Mekitsa

Monday, February 5, 2018

Poivrons Farcis/Stuffed Bellpepper with Minced Meat

For the past two days i have been posting Indo-French recipes for this week's blogging marathon with an interesting theme. My theme for this week is Adapted cuisine in Different country, i couldnt think more than showcasing one of the adapted cuisine of Pondicherry, my home town. Pondicherry is very much known for its French influences in their culture, food,language even in their street's name. I have been pampered very much with French influenced cuisine since my younger age may be because of my Paternal grandfather who worked for a popular French company.

Poivron Farci, Pondicherry Style Stuffed Bellpeppers

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Oeufs Mimosa/Indo-French Deviled Eggs

Oeufs Mimosa is a French Deviled Eggs, but Pondicherrians have their own versions of Indo French style Deviled eggs. French Deviled eggs calls for two most important ingredients to dish out this fabulous dish. Yes ' hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise' is a must to make this dangerously addictive starter. Earlier mayonnaise is not that much known in Pondicherry, obviously Pondicherry style of oeuf mimosa calls for thick curd or vinegar which is later replaced by mayonnaise now. Some Pondicherrians add cooked minced prawns or else chopped tomatoes but mine is completely different. This oeufs mimosa makes a prefect starter for a get together or else a fabulous crowd pleaser.

Oeuf Mimosa, Egg Mimosa

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tomato Bisque/Indo-French Tomato Bisque

I simply love this week's theme of blogging marathon, do you want to know about the theme. Its 'Adapted cuisine in different Country'. When i picked this theme, i know very well that i will be showcasing one of my favourite cuisine. Obviously i cant think more than Pondicherry. Been born and brought up in Pondicherry, this old French territory in South east coastal region of India is very much known for its French influences in everything. And this Franco-Pondicherrian/Indo French cuisine pulled me to come up with three marvellous dishes which gets its Indian touch eventhough these dishes are quite popular in typical French cuisine.

Creamy Tomato Bisque

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fara/Chattisgarhi Rice Flour Dumplings

Fara/Phara is a steamed rice flour dumplings which is a favourite breakfast food of peoples of Chattisgarh. This region is known for their rice production on large scale, hence rice is eaten widely in the state. Called either as Muthia or Fara, this dish is a beautiful steamed dish to relish with a spicy chutney.Rice flour once kneaded with hot water and shaped as oblong shaped dumplings which is cooked with tempering makes this fantastic healthy breakfast dumplings. As much as like South Indians mani kozhukattais, this faraa is definitely a must to try if you love mani kozhukattais.

Chattisgarhi Fara

Friday, January 26, 2018

Puto/Filipino Steamed Cake

Puto is a Steamed rice cake usually served for snacks or as accompaniment for savoury dishes in Philipines. This dish is believed as a derived dish of Indian steamed puttu aka rice cake of Kerala. This cake is served simply with butter or else topped with grated coconut as much as like Kerala puttu. This puto is prepared as small cakes using mini round moulds which is steam cooked in Bamboo steamer, but you can still steam cook this cute looking Filipino cake either by using mini muffin pans or mini tartlets moulds or else simply in our Idli moulds. However i prepared mine by using mini tartlets moulds, though Puto looks super white in colour mine was slightly dull coz of light brown sugar i used for making this Puto.

Puto, Filipino Steamed Cake

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Carrot & Oats Kozhukattai/Steamed Carrot & Oats Dumplings

After a super spongy, fluffy light steamed cake, my today's post is an another healthy, fibre rich steamed dumplings aka Kozhukattais. Usually Kozhukattais are prepared with flours or semolina, but for a change, i tried my hands with rolled oats. Rolled oats works awesome for making this easy breezy steamed dumplings quickly than you can imagine. If you dont know what to cook for your breakfast or dinner, just prepare this steamed dumplings and serve them with a simple coconut chutney or sambar to finish your meal happily. Needless to say that this dumplings suits absolutely prefect for anyone as they gets digest easily.

Oats Kozhukattai, Oats & Carrot Dumplings

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mah Lai Goh/Cantonese Steamed Sponge Cake

While i was googling for an interesting steamed dish, i accidentally crossed this Mah Lai Goh aka Steamed spongy cake. Actually Mah Lai means Malay and Goh as means Cake, this Cantonese/ Malaysian steamed cake is definitely a dangerous cake, served along with tea or coffee, you just cant stop munching this steamed cake. This steamed cake is very easy to prepare as well, and the end result is a super spongy, fluffy and very light cake. Many blogs says that this Mah Lai Goh have its origin from Chinese Cantonese cuisine, and this cake is served in many Dim sum restaurants.This brown sugar steamed cake is my recent favourite. Trust me, i seriously loved this steamed spongy cake as it came out extremely light.

Malaysian/Cantonese Steamed Sweet Cake

Friday, January 19, 2018

Peanut Poli/Shenga Holige/Ground Nut Sweet Paratha

If you love sesame seeds and jaggery poli, then you will seriously enjoy this peanut poli. Its one of the easiest sweet paratha aka poli to prepare for any special occasions to serve and enjoy with your loved ones. No need of making syrup or stirring the filling. Just grind the roasted peanuts with grated jaggery  along with whole cardamom pods, your filling is ready to make some dangerously addictive protein rich holige. This poli is also from Northern Karnataka where this kind of interesting holige are quite famous, and these sort of sweet parathas have their own place especially in Diwali feast platter.

Peanut Poli, Peanut Jaggery Poli

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sajjaka Holige/Rava Obbattu/Semolina Poli

My today's post is from Northern part of Karnataka, this rava obbattu aka Sajjaka holige is quite popular there. Prepared with a simple rava and jaggery stuffing, this sweet flatbread will definitely please anyone's sweet tooth. And this sweet is made during the Dusshera/Dasara festival season. With a simple wheat chappathi dough, i prepared quickly this sweet poli and this dish tastes absolutely fabulous to enjoy with a mug of spiced black tea.

Rava Jaggery Poli, Sajjaka Holige

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thengai Poli/Kayi Holige/Coconut Jaggery Sweet Paratha

This week is going to be some delicious sweet flatbreads with different stuffings. Yes i picked Sweet flatbreads as theme for this week's blogging marathon. Poli/Holige is a Indian sweet flatbread which calls for channadal-jaggery stuffing. Though channadal stuffing is a quite popular stuffing for making some polis, many different versions of polis do exists. One of the popular poli after Puran poli aka channadal stuffing poli is this Thengai poli. Freshly grated coconut, once grinded with jaggery and cooked for few minutes makes this fantastic polis.

Thengai Poli, Coconut Poli

Friday, January 12, 2018

Masool Dal Masal Vadai/Masoor Dal Fritters

Have you ever tried masal vadais with Masoor dal aka red lentils, if not you should give a try. I was very much bored of dishing out some fritters with usual channadal and Urad dal. Last week when i went to Indian grocery, i grabbed a packet of whole masoor dal. Though i bought the packet of whole masoor dal to make dal or pulao with it, i couldnt resist to make some crispy vadais with them. Since i picked Sankranthi Special as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i seriously want to prepare some crispy vadais out of those protein rich dals.

Masoordal Masala Vadai

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kalkandu Pongal/Rock Candy Sweet Pongal/Kalkandu Sadham

Rock Sugar/Rock candy/Sugar Candy is known as Kalkandu in Tamil, this rock sugar is used in South Indian cuisine for making many delightful desserts out of it. My today's recipe is an another Sankranthi special sweet pongal or sweet rice you can prepare easily with sugar candies or rock candies. This pongal dish calls for milk, which makes this more creamy. Usually prepared with raw rice and split moongdal, this sweet rice is definitely a must to try if you want to prepare a different sweet pongal on Sankranthi. But my recipe calls for just raw rice. Adding split moongdal or skipping the moongdal doesnt change the taste of this dish.

Kalkandu Pongal, Rock Sugar Sweet Pongal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Red Rice Flakes & Coconut Sweet Pongal/Sivappu Aval Thengai Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal/Sankranthi, the popular harvest festival is around the corner. Obviously after Christmas and new year celebration, Indians get ready to celebrate this famous festival. Been born and brought up in South India, i have many beautiful memories about this festival. If you live in City, you might visit the villages to see how this festival is celebrated there. Though many traditional versions of Sweet pongals exists,some easy breezy versions of pongals do exists to prepare on this auspicious day. Even a novice cook, can dish out those easy and delicious pongals on Sankranti with less efforts.

Red rice flakes & Coconut Sweet Pongal, Aval Sakkarai Pongal

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bittarai Kiri Hodi/Srilankan Egg Curry

My family loves egg curries very much, obviously i look for different versions of egg curries. If i get a different egg curry from any source, i dont hesitate a second to dish out those fingerlicking curries with eggs to please my family. My today's recipe is from my friend's mom who makes delicious Srilankan's foods at home. She was a home maker earlier but now she is running a Srilankan fast food in Paris. When i picked Sinhalese Recipes as theme for this week's blogging marathon i couldnt stop myself pestering her to get some interesting dishes from her. While we were talking, she shared her family favourite egg curry. And i prepared my friend's mom special Egg curry at home and trust me everyone at home enjoyed this lipsmacking flavorsome curry with hot piping rice.

Egg Curry, Srilankan Egg Curry

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Elawalu Roti/Srilankan Vegetable Roti

I came to know about this Srilankan vegetable roti aka Elawalu roti few years back when we were invited to one of my friend's place for a get together few years back. This vegetable roti is served as a starter or for snack with a cup of tea in Srilanka. My friend's mom told that this roti was an imported snacks from South India. Earlier this roti was a restaurant food, but now its one of the most popular and famous snack food in all over Srilanka. You can enjoy this vegetable loaded roti from breakfast, lunch or snacks. In Srilanka this roti is enjoyed anytime of the day and its considered as one of the best midnight snacks as the rotis are panfried and can be heaten slightly in microwave oven anytime.

Srilankan Vegetable Roti,Vegetable Rotti

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kimbula Banis/Kibula Banis/Srilankan Sugar Coated Buns

Srilankan cuisine is a very familiar cuisine for me as i have couple of Srilankan friends here in Paris. Most of their dishes ressembles as much as like South Indian cooking style. When i picked Sinhalese Recipes as theme for the first week of this new year's blogging marathon, i immediately checked with one of my close buddyfor some unique Sinhalese dishes. She talked much about this Sugar coated buns aka Kimbula Banis. Obviously i checked for the recipe through google and got the recipe o my friend's childhood favourite buns. This buns are easily found all over Srilanka and this buns makes a super filling snack to enjoy with a cup of freshly prepared Ceylon tea.

Kimbula Banis, Srilankan Sugar Coated Bread