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Fabulous Feast Friday #8

Welcome to this week’s edition of Fabulous Feast Friday. What are you feasting on this weekend? Join the Link Up Party so we can all feast with you!

My blogger friends and I have teamed up so that every week there are two link up parties – One for Vegetarian Recipes ONLY and one for All Recipes. Vegetarian Recipes can link up to both parties. Let’s  meet the team
This week’s hosts are me for any and 100% Vegetarian recipes(no eggs please) and Saras for all recipes.

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Fabulous Feast Friday #12


Welcome to this week’s edition of Fabulous Feast Friday. What are you feasting on this weekend? Join the Link Up Party so we can all feast with you!

My blogger friends and I have teamed up so that every week there are two link up parties – One for Vegetarian Recipes ONLY and one for All Recipes. Vegetarian Recipes can link up to both parties. Let’s  meet the team
This week’s hosts are me for any and 100% Vegetarian recipes(no eggs please) and Saras for all recipes.

There’s only a few simple steps to join the party:
1.   Your post must include a recipe with at least one photo.

2.   You must follow all of the Hosting Team on one social media platform, per your preference.
3.   insert our logo either in the post or somewhere on your site. 
4.   Add your post using the Linky Tool below.
5.   Support each other by visiting and commenting on a few blogs. 
    
  
   


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Fabulous Feast Friday #4

Welcome to this week’s edition of Fabulous Feast Friday. What are you feasting on this weekend? Join the Link Up Party so we can all feast with you!

My blogger friends and I have teamed up so that every week there are two link up parties – One for Vegetarian Recipes ONLY and one for All Recipes. Vegetarian Recipes can link up to both parties. Let’s  meet the team
This week’s hosts are me for any and 100% Vegetarian recipes(no eggs please) and Saras for all recipes.

There’s only a few simple steps to join the party:
1.   Your post
must include a recipe with at least one photo.

2.   You must
follow all of the Hosting Team on one social media platform, per your
preference.
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our logo either in the post or somewhere on your site. 
4.   Add your
post using the Linky Tool below.
5.   Support
each other by visiting and commenting on a few
blogs. 

   



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GAINING THOSE BROWNIE POINTS

This Story Came out as an article in Friday – Weekly Magazine that comes with Gulf News Newspaper @ UAE. My Hubby took efforts to type this and mail me. Thanks Vaasu!!!
The Story
Image Courtesy : WWW

The husband has really done it now. The man has lost seven kgs in four weeks.
I would never try to take personal credit for the husband’s success, but I might mention that I had talked to him recently (several hundred times actually) about heart attack risks.
I talked to him about the danger of packing on weight around the middle, about the fact that he works outside a lot sweating in the heat and humidity, lugging heavy equipment, and about the fat contnent of ice cream and cheese.
Was it was my nagging that motivated him? No. He decided to knock off some weight before his high school reunion.
You want to know how he did it, right? Well, for a small weekly fee, a special weight-loss supplement called El Placebo, and a DVD of me carping about weight loss, just send a blank cheque and I’ll tell you.
Just kidding, I’ll tell you right now: He’s a man. That’s how he lost weight – men lose weight more easily than women. A man thinks, “I’m going to lose weight now,” and two kgs drop to the floor.
A woman thinks, “I’m going to lose weight now,” and her phone rings. She is asked to make brownies for a social function and dutifully agrees to do so.
She goes into the kitchen, mixes up brownie batter and licks the beater, hoping that no one is watching. She pours the batter into the pan and wipes the spatula clean with her finger, which goes directly into her mouth. She is about to wash the mixing bowl, but sees traces of batter clinging to the slides. Waste not, want not.
Thirty-five minutes later, she takes the brownies out of the oven. They look good, but they would look even better iced. She mixes up that fabulous recipe for chocolate icing which is printed on the back of a cocoa can. She has no choice but to repeatedly test the frosting for consistency.She ices the brownies and thinks what they could really use are some chopped nuts. And toasted coconut. She tests the nuts for freshness and coconut for toastedness.
The brownies look nice in the pan but she decides they would look superb on a platter. She cuts them into serving portions, gathering excess iced brownie with each drag of the knife. This brownie excess is dpeosited on a small plate for someone else to enjoy, but she devours it herself within seconds.
And then disaster strikes. Two brownies break on their way out of the pan. Since the brownies are broken, each piece is no smaller than a regular serving, meaning the calories are smaller, too, so she eats those as well.
The next morning the woman steps on the scale and screams, “Men! They have it so easy!” And that is how the husband lost weight – because he is a man and not a woman.
I refuse to believe it had anything to do with the fact that he cut out all eating between meals, ate smaller portion sizes, reduced the many glasses of milk he dran each day and eliminated all desserts with the exception of 45 calorie frozen fruit bars.
Believe whatever you want. Just dont ask me to make brownies. GAINING THOSE BROWNIE POINTS – sounding off in this Friday.
Story Ends:
This is from my Hubby  “Sorry Priya, I know that it is difficult to lose weight being in the kitchen, this article reinforces that. All the Very best.”
Being in the Kitchen, It is a bit tough to stay on your diet, but it isn’t impossible. Saying that, i haven’t checked my weight for the past 2 months 🙂 I m a bit scared!!!!!

Tomato-Garlic Rice – Day 3 Blogging Marathon

Another Quick to make Rice Recipe is Tomato Rice. There are ‘n’ number of ways to make this simple, yet tasty rice. I love this with a dash of Garlic and crunchy nuts.

Ingredients
1 Cup Rice, Cooked
2 Large Tomatoes, Cut into 1 inch Cubes
3 Green Chillies, finely Chopped (can be increased, according to taste)
5-6 garlic flakes, thinly sliced
1 tbsp Freshly grated Coconut
Salt to taste
2 – 3 tsp Oil/ghee
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Hing a pinch
Roasted Cashews, Fresh Coriander Leaves for Garnishing

Method

Heat Oil/Ghee in a Kadai, Splutter Mustard Seeds, add hing. Add Garlic and Chillies. Once the garlic turns brown, add Tomatoes and turmeric powder, add little water and Cook until Soft. Keep the Flame low while cooking tomatoes. Once they are done, Add Coconut and Put off the flame. Add Rice, Mix well. Adjust the Salt. Garnish with Roasted Cashews and Fresh Coriander. Serve Hot with Raita or Some Crisps!!!
You can replace cashews with roasted Almonds or Peanuts. If you want the rice to be more spicy, try adding 1 or 2 Red Chillies while seasoning or add some Pepper Powder while serving.

Check out the bloggers doing the Blogging Marathon, along with me..
Group 1 
30 Minutes Meals: Gayathri Anand
Baked Goods: Monika 
For On Going Events: Gayathri Kumar, Usha   
Kids Friendly: PJ, Savitha, Smitha, Veena Aravind , Srivalli
Rice Varieties: Champa, Divya, Padma

Group 2
30 Minutes Meals:Priya Mahadavan, Pavani
Seven Days of Salad: lla, Divya Vikram
For Ongoing 7 Events: Priya Suresh, Suma Gandlur, Harini,   
Kids Friendly: Vatsala, Jay, Kamalika 
Seven Days of Rice: Veena Krishnakumar,  Padma Rekha and myself

Oats and Peanut Butter Cake – Day 2, Blogging Marathon #4

This recipe is inspired from Madhuram’s. I have halved the recipe and omitted cocoa.And Also, used oats flour instead of whole oats. So, for the original recipe please follow the link. 

Ingredients
1/2 Cup All Purpose flour
1/3 Cup Oats flour 
4 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
1 tbsp Choco chips


Method

Sieve together All Purpose Flour, Oats flour, and baking powder.  In a Saucepan, melt peanut butter with milk, stirring constantly. Take it off the heat and let it cool completely. Now incorporate the dry and wet ingredients together. Take care, not to over-mix. i used two small silicon palm-sized, heart-shaped moulds to get two flat cakes. Grease the mould and pour the batter to half its level. Arrange the Choco- chips on top. 
Bake in a pre-heated Oven @ 180C for 20-25 minutes. Baking Time differs from oven to oven. so, please do the Tooth-pick test to check the done-ness of the cake.



Check out my Blogging Marathoners doing Group 3 BM#4 along with me
Diabetes Diet/Management: Kamalika, Smitha, Suma 
Kid Friendly Recipes: Anusha, Cool Lassi(e) 
Seven Days of Soup: Priya Suresh 
Seven Days of Indian Bread: Jayasree, Pavani 
Seven Days of Cakes:  Me
Seven Days of Preserves: Gayathri Kumar, Vaishali 
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Mahadevan, Srivalli

Yellu Podi Saadam/Sesame Rice – Day 6 Blogging Marathon

It has been a hectic day. My Son isn’t well from yesterday night. Though everything was ready in the morning, i couldnt find time to sit and do the post. Atlast found some time to finish it before the day ends. Sesame Rice is another flavourful rice, very quick to make.

Ingredients
1 cup Rice,Cooked
2 tbsp White Sesame Seeds
3 -4 nos Red Chillies
1 tsp Urad Dal/Black Gram Dal
3-4nos Cashews
Salt to taste


Seasoning
2 tbsp Gingely Oil/Ghee
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp broken urad dal/Black Gram dal

Hing a pinch
Curry leaves a few

Sorry for a Bad Picture!!!!!!

Method

Heat a pna ad dry roast the seeds in a low flame till light brown in colour.  Heat half a tsp of oil and fry red chillies with black gram dal and Cashews.  Cool the ingredients and Powder them.  Heat rest of the Oil/Ghee Separately and splutter mustard seeds and fry curry leaves and hing. Add Broken urad dal and fry them until brown.  Add Cooked Rice with Salt and the grounded powder. Mix Well. Garnish with any Roasted Nuts or just coriander leaves.  



Check out the bloggers doing the Blogging Marathon, along with me.. 
Group 1 
30 Minutes Meals: Gayathri Anand
Baked Goods: Monika
For On Going Events: Gayathri Kumar, Usha
Kids Friendly: PJ, Savitha, Smitha, Veena Aravind, Srivalli
Rice Varieties: Champa, Divya, Padma 


Group 2
30 Minutes Meals:Priya Mahadavan, Pavani,
Seven Days of Salad: lla, Divya Vikram,
For Ongoing 7 Events: Priya Suresh, Suma Gandlur, Harini,
Kids Friendly: Vatsala, Jay, Kamalika
Seven Days of Rice: Veena Krishnakumar, Padma Rekha and myself

Purple Cabbage Rice – Blogging Marathon Day 4

I have always used Cabbage to make Kootu or plain curry with Grated Coconut and green chillies. Never tried them as Rice Mix.  Once Saw Nithya’s Purple Cabbage Rice and Fell in love with that Color. Came across a Cabbage Rice (Normal Green Cabbage)recipe in Mallika Badrinath’s CookBook, made it using Purple Cabbage for today’s Lunch!!! Tasted so Good and though I didnt get the color like Nithya, it was fine.  Surprise your fellow’s with this Delicious, Colorful Rice, if they don’t find this Nutritious Veggie Interesting!!!!



Ingredients
1 cup Rice, Cooked
1 cup Purple Cabbage, Shredded/Finely Chopped (Green Cabbage can also be used)
2 Medium Onions
3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Grind Together
1/4 Cup freshly grated Coconut
2 tbsp Roasted Gram dal
8 – 10nos  Green Chillies
1/2 inch Ginger
1 bunch Coriander leaves

For Seasoning
1/2 tsp Mustard
1/2 tsp cumin Seeds
2 nos Red Chillies
1 tsp Gram dal (Optional)
4-5 nos Cashews (optional)

Method

Grind the Masala to a fine paste using minimum water.  Heat Oil, add the seasoning ingredients one by one.  Add finely chopped onions and fry till crisp. Add Shredded/Finely Chopped Cabbage and fry till cooked.  Add the grounded masala and fry till nice aroma arises.  Add Rice and Salt and fry in a high flame for few minutes.  Garnish with Coriander leaves. 

Check out the bloggers doing the Blogging Marathon, along with me.. 
Group 1 
30 Minutes Meals: Gayathri Anand 
Baked Goods: Monika
For On Going Events: Gayathri Kumar, Usha   
Kids Friendly: PJ, Savitha, Smitha, Veena Aravind, Srivalli
Rice Varieties: Champa, Divya, Padma


Group 2 
30 Minutes Meals:Priya Mahadavan, Pavani
Seven Days of Salad: lla, Divya Vikram
For Ongoing 7 Events: Priya Suresh, Suma Gandlur, Harini,   
Kids Friendly: Vatsala, Jay, Kamalika 
Seven Days of Rice: Veena Krishnakumar,  Padma Rekha and Myself

Poha Cutlet

My Kid is in KG1 and he goes to school in the Afternoon Session. He takes a light snack for the break-time in School. I normally try to give him a variety, so that he doesnt get bored of eating!!!! I know this is every Mommy’s Tension!!! And Kid’s these days Oh My God!!!! If i keep something which he doesn’t prefer much, he will ask me the moment he gets down from his school bus, first it will be question, then comes the warning, “Why did you Give me Peanut Butter Today?” “I get Vommitting!!!!!” “Dont Keep me Peanut Butter again.OK!!!! All these interrogations and explanations will happen @ the Bus stop itself!!!! I dont remember asking my Mom these questions!!!! When i say this to my Mom, She Laughs and says “En Peran Puthisaali de (My Grand-Son is very intelligent!!!!!), hmmmmmmmmmm!!!! 
Now Lets come to the recipe story. One thing he like is these Cutlets. First thing it is small, easy to pick up and eat!!!! No Mess!!! So, he prefers to have them for his School!!!! Poha Cutlet, saw it on Cookery Show!!!! Tried it yesterday for my Lil Angel’s School Box!!!! It was a Success!!!!!!!! So, definitely your Kid too would Love it!!!!

Ingredients
2 cups Poha/Aval (Loosely Packed)
1 Medium Potato, Peeled, Boiled and Mashed
2 green chillies
2 cloves of Garlic
a handful of Mint Leaves
a handful of Coriander Leaves
a small piece of ginger
Salt to taste
Oil for Frying
Bread Crumbs, if necessary

Method
Clean the Poha (the one i got here, had some dust). Take it a Strainer and Show it under running water  for   2-3 minutes. This way, the poha becomes soft. Alternatively, you can sprinkle some water and Make it soft!!!! Transfer the Poha to a Wide Bowl.

Grind the green chillies, garlic, mint leaves, coriander leaves and ginger to a coarse paste and add it to the Poha, Mix Well. To this add the mashed Potatoes, Salt and Mix well with hands. If you feel the mixture has a bit of Moisture, add some breadcrumbs to it and Mix well. Divide the .Mixture into portions and shape them into patties. Heat a Tava/Griddle, Place 2-3 patties at a time and Shallow Fry the Cutlets. Enjoy with Sauce.
Check out my other Marathon Buddies SrivalliPriya Suresh, JayMonikaRevaPJAzeema , Ayeesha ,Veena and Soumya.

Spiced Corn Cake/Corn Dhokla – Day 7, Blogging Marathon #4

Today is the last day of the 7 Day Marathon, tired of Sweet bakes, wanted to bake a spiced cake. Decided to make Corn Dhokla, i have tried the normal steam version, this time i wanted to try baking it. It came out good, but took about 45 minutes to get out of the Oven. My Hubby’s Verdict, Baked Version tastes better than the traditional Steam-Cooked Dhokla.:)

Ingredients
1 Cup Corn (i used frozen)
1 cup Semolina/Sooji
2 Green Chillies
1 tsp ginger juliennes
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 Cup Yoghurt

1 tsp Fruit Salt
1 tsp lemon juice

Salt to taste

Method

Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease the muffin pan. Blend Corn with Green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and yoghurt to a smooth batter. Transfer it to a bowl, add Semolina and mix well. Add Salt, at this stage.  Add fruit salt  and lemon juice and give a gentle stir. Fill the batter up to 3/4th of the Cup and Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cooking time, differs from oven to oven. Do the Skewer Test to confirm the done-ness of the dhokla. 
You can even try reducing the temperature to 150C and cook for some more time. This way, may be the top would also stay soft.  Let it cool a bit in the pan.Transfer it to a Serving Plate. Add a tadka of mustard seeds and hing.  Serve Warm with Mint chutney.



Check out my Blogging Marathoners doing Group 3 BM#4 along with me 
Diabetes Diet/Management: Kamalika, Smitha, Suma 
Kid Friendly Recipes: Anusha, Cool Lassi(e) 
Seven Days of Soup: Priya Suresh 
Seven Days of Indian Bread: Jayasree, Pavani 
Seven Days of Cakes:  Me 
Seven Days of Preserves: Gayathri Kumar, Vaishali 
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Mahadevan, Srivalli