I have never done Best of year **** in my blog previously, so When Valli sent us a mail this time, i thought why not try this time, it was like reliving those foodie moments again. Thanks to Valli and my blogger friends for all the encouragement and my readers for the love.
I got a new domain for my blog in the beginning of this year. Enveetu Kitchen received some attention in the online Food Magazine Food e Mag Dxb, a food magazine conceived and published by 2 creative people from Fooderati Arabia Group.
I m trying to spot the Best 12 Recipes from my blog for the year 2014, that i loved the most. I hope you like them too.
Ragi Chocolate Pudding, a smooth and chocolaty pudding using Millets, also a quick one to make.This was the first recipe got featured in the online magazine.
Gulkand Gulab Jamun, an exotic dessert which turned out to be an absolute favorite in our house. Soft, jamuns stuffed with rose petal jam/Gulkand, a must try!!!
Ginger & Lemon Soup, another favorite recipe of mine and also for many others. Mild soup with ginger and taste of lemon, light on tummy, yet so much on taste. This is the second recipe that got featured in Food e Mag dxb!
I participated in the first ever Mega Marathon, Indian Food Odyssey, a virtual culinary journey across the Indian States, It was super fun and lots of learning. My favorite was North-eastern cuisine. It was very tough finding a vegetarian recipe in NE cuisine, a little more probing lead to some research papers and documentation of their food habits, which revealed how Organic, natural and local their cuisine is. Though all the 30 dishes are my absolute favorites, this simple steamed rice flour Putharo,from Meghalaya, stands out special.
And also this Jhangore ki Kheer/Barnyard Millet Kheer from Uttarakhand got featured in BBC GoodFood India, a special moment for the foodie in me!
Radish Garlic Kuzhambhu, a tangy side with garlic and radish takes me back to my childhood days, i cherished with my cousins
Thinnai/Foxtail Millet Laddu, a sugar-free, fat-free, a Vegan Dessert, got me much attention around the healthy circle, many of my blog readers, who are diabetic and also calorie conscious, tried these ladoos and gave thumbs up on the taste!!
Another traditional snack, using Millets, Thinai Arisi/Foxtail millet Puttu/Steamed cake. Thinai/Foxtail Millet is traditionally used to make Sweet dishes, for its distinct taste. This puttu with loads of coconut and nuts, is for sure a filling snack!
September, i did my second marathon with International Dishes, Around the World in 30 days. This Gozinaki, a nut candy from Georgia is my favorite amongst the dishes. Not only mine, for most of my friends too.
My first try to make chat, pucca street food @ home, the one food i dreaded to be a disaster in my kitchen, I was so happy when these came out good and tasted yum, just the way they should be!!Katori Chat
It was a fantastic year on the food side. I ventured out of my comfort zone and tried lots of breads from across the world. Fell absolutely in love with bread baking and have loads of bookmarks to make. Hopefully will do them one by one this coming year.
Wishing you all a Fantastic New Year 2015!!!