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A foodie. From the land of food lovers :) Loves to experiment global food and serve them to folks too. Passionate about cooking.Loves music @ any form excuse hard rock ;)...a passionate singer..chatter box..people person..passionate to be a unique person..loves photography..intrested in watching various cuisines around the world knowing other culture..loves visiting new food joints :) IT'S SAID SHARING IS JOY AND SO IAM TRYING TO EXPLORE IT!! FOOD RECIEPES ARE TO BE SHARED NOT TO BE HOLD ON :) A simple smile is all needed in life :)

Jan 1, 2017

Kashyam - Home remedy for cold / cough

Home remedy or called as Patti Vaidhyam down south of India.

Remedy for Cold,Cough,Running nose,soar throat

Ingredients

2 gms - Chitrathai / Galangal
2 tbs  - Panam Kalkandu/ Palm Sugar
2 tbs. - Jeera or Carrom/Omam either is fine
8 pods - Black Peppercons
8 leaves - Tulasi or even Basil can be used
2 inches - Ginger
1ltr - Water

Method

1. In a pan add water.
2. Crush add the ingredients roughly.
3. Add them to water.
4. Boil in low flame for minimum 15mins.
5. Water has to reduce to 500ml or half the vessel.
6. Strain the ingredients and drink slowly.

The strained ingredients can be reused 2 times by adding more if palm sugar.
Drinking this for 3 consecutive days would give a sigh of relief.


Dec 25, 2016

Kadala Urundai/ Sweetened Peanut Balls

Nothing much to say about a delicacy which wraps up any tongue.

Ingredients
400 gms - Dry Roasted pealed or raw pealed Peanuts
500 gms - Dark coloured Jaggery
100 ml.   - Water
1 tbsp.    - Cardamom or Elaichi powder
1 tbsp.    - Dry Ginger powder or Suk powder

Method:
1. Crush the peanuts roughly using a dough roller.
2. In a pan add in jaggery and water.
3. Once it starts boiling drain out the impurities and again pour it into pan and boil.
4. Drain at least twice.
5. Once the jaggery  starts thickening. Pour one drop into a water filled steel cup. If it immediately roles to a ball means it's ready.
6. In a non sticky bowl poi in the crushed peanuts over it pour in the jaggery, elaichi and suk powder.
7. Roll the mixture into small balls quickly. Remember it would be extremely hot.  Also use a sodden ladle or iron one to mix them well.

Nov 25, 2016

Eggless Chocolate Cheese Cake - No Baking

Bored of baking cake. Try this chilled eggless cheese cake.

Ingredients
300 gms - Digestive or orange or ginger biscuits
400 gms - Cooking chocolate or any bar chocolate
300 ml    -  Pasteurized Cream
250 gms -  Cream Cheese. I used Italian Mascarpone
25 gms   -  Cocoa Powder
10 gms.  -  Coffee powder
30 gm
Sprinklers
Cake tin


Method
1. Powder the biscuits and mix with melted butter and spread on the bottom of the cake tin.
2. Double boil chocolate or melt it in microwave.


3. Beat cream and cream cheese into a smooth stiff batter.

4. Either ways you can layer the chocolate and cream.
5. I layered cream cheese layer over the biscuit layer.
6. On top of it added chocolate. Sprinkle cocoa powder and coffee powder as required.



7. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hrs.
Yummy chocolate cream cheese cake is ready.
I have not added any extra sugar as chocolate and biscuits have enough sugar content.


Oct 28, 2016

Instant Coconut Balls

Unable to make a lengthy process sweet. Make this simple sweet using desiccated coconut.











Ingredients:
500 gms - Desiccated Coconut
250 ml   - Condenssed Milk

10   gms - Kaju / Cashew Nuts pieces

Method:
1. Dry roast the coconut in a pan in low flame along with cashew nuts.
2. Add in the condensed milk and mix well.
3. Once the mixture starts leaving the sides of pan take off from the heat.
4. Immediatly role them into small portions of balls coating them with more coconut.
Here instead of condensed milk you can add in sugar and milk with equal proportions.
Note: Store it in an air tight container in a refridgerator if your are not going to serve immediately.