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Potato Mushroom Balls

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Potato Mushroom Balls
I used to be a hard fan of non-veg platter since a teenager whereas my hubby was against it when we were new married couple. Fridays is the only day where you can find pure vegetarian meals at my home back in Singapore as my grandma passed away on that day. Since then my dad stop eating non-veg on Fridays and other traditional occasions. In my hubby's family Sunday is the only day when his mother prepare a feast of everything. Their daily menu on Sunday would be chicken briyani,chicken gravy,fish and meat balls.Things have changed now:- my hubby cannot survive without having non-veg. hehehe. Yesterday night I was so tired to prepare any dinner and wanted my hubby to order some veg pizza from Pizza Hut as we don't eat non-veg on Mondays and Thursdays.

"What pizzaaa today!!!! Are you crazy.I'm not having any pizzas without any chicken on it,maybe tomorrow"-hmm that was my hubby's response.Not only my hubby even some of my friends gives the …

Hariyali Chicken Kabobs

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Hariyali Chicken Kabobs
When my son found out that I was feeling much better than before-he started name all his favorite dishes that he wanted to taste.Mom make these,that and this non stop. Actually I haven't being trying any new dishes since my health bad and kept on postponing alll the dishes he have being asking me in the past weeks. I don't think I can hold up anymore so decide to prepare something in chicken for him for lunch today as he will be coming home early. We have a small restaurant in Pollachi "Anjali" where kabobs are very famous. They only serve them at night and a huge crowd will be lining up. I simply love these Hariyali Murgh Kabobs very much.Hariyali means" green" and the dish got it's name from the usage of spinach and lovely green herbs used in the marinade. It is a great appetizer but can also be served as a main course with dal,rice or even bread.

Ingredients
Serving Size: 4

1lb chicken breast meat skinned and cubed
10-15 spinach le…

Snow Peas Stems With Dried Shrimps

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Snow Peas Stems with Dried Shrimp
Hi guys I'm back with a recipe from my kitchen to yous again. I'm feeling better now and back to my cooking.As the doctor has told to me take plenty of rest but keeping myself out of the kitchen was really a difficult job and seeing my hubby tensed up looking for the ingredients in pantry made me smile but at the same time felt pity for him too..so I have decide to take it slow and back to my normal routine.The comforting words and encouragement from all you guys have boost up my energy to full form again:) I think now he know how hard it's to keep the kitchen clean and the kids out of the kitchen.I got these snow peas stems from-the Asian store yesterday. Actually this is the first time I'm preparing this dish and it came out really deliciously. These snow peas stems are also known as Snow Peas Sprouts and are available in the Asian Stores.Mostly used in Chinese cooking.These stems are firm but tender new shoots of the snow pea plant…

Commenting Problem

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Recently I'm not able to post comments on some of the blogs I follow. I'm really not sure but I will find a solution to these problem as soon as possible. Do bear with me for not post a comment or for keeping tabs on your blogs friends.As I'm not in good health..dishes from my kitchen will take time to reach your kitchen.All your encouragement and support has got my blog this far so do bear with my mishaps.I will solve my problems and will be back with a recipe soon.

Grilled Chicken On a Stick

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Grilled Chicken on A Stick
It's quite sometime since I last posted my recipe as I wasn't feeling well due to frequently climate changes in Dallas. One day is torching hot and then suddenly below temperature.I prepare this recipe few weeks ago when I was in good mood as I have mentioned that my hubby dear got me a new grilling pan. Actually I want to prepare some satay a Malaysian where meats are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings.Some of the ingredients were not available in my pantry at that moment so I have prepared grilled chicken instead.I will be back with another favorite dish of mine from my kitchen to your soon.Please bear with me if I haven't visit your blogs. I will try to keep tabs with all blogs as much as possible..see ya and have a great weekend and cooking friends!!!

Ingredients
Serving Size: 5
2tbsp paprika powder
1tbsp chillie powder
2tbsp chicken masala powder
salt to taste
1tbsp black pepper powder
1tbs…

Zeppole With Orange Sugar and Chocolate Sauce

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Zeppole With Orange Sugar and Chocolate Sauce
Normally I like to watch food network and try out the dishes especially those cakes and dessert.
It's better to watch the preparation rather than following the recipe from a cook book.Yesterday
I happened to watch Giada making these Southern Italian Doughnuts known Zeppole which are tiny and fluffy balls rolled in orange sugar and dip in chocolate on food network.These balls doesn't need much ingredients and happened to have very single item in my pantry. These wonderfully delicious mouth-watering dessert can be served filled or with just a sprinkling of sugar.

Ingredients
Serving Size:5
Makes about 20 -25 zeppoles

For The Orange Sugar:
1 tbsp orange zest
1/2 cup sugar

Pulse the ingredients in a food processor and keep aside.

For The Chocolate Sauce:
3/4 cup cream
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Heat the cream on low flame and pour over the chocolate chips. then stir to a smooth mixture and transfer to dipping dis…

Spiced Potatoes

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Spiced Potatoes
To tell the truth this recipe belongs to my son:) That's right my 5 year old son. I don't know where he got the idea and potatoes are his favorite. I haven't being making them for sometime. He was complaining to his dad that I'm only preparing food that he and his sister like. Well he's the tendency to ask for weird combination recipe like add blueberries to chicken or chocolate ect. Just to make him quite for some day I decide to prepare his potatoes stir fry. that's when he pulled up a chair next to me and gave me this recipe which I prepare according to my way:)

Ingredients
1 cup peeled and cubed potatoes
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup chopped onions
1tbsp tomato paste
1tsp curry powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp white pepper powder
1/4tsp garam masala
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp ural dal
1tsp lime juice
few curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:
First add some of the tumeric powder to pototes and lime ju…

Indian Style Mixed Vegetables

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Indian Style Mixed Vegetables
Ingredients
Serving Size:4

1/2 cup chopped cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup cut french beans
1/4 freshly shredded coconut
1 red onion chopped
1 garlic clove minced
1 green chillie chopped finely
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1tsp channa dhal
1tsp ural dhall
1tsp pepper powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp chillie powder
1/4tsp garam masala
a pinch of hing
chopped coriander leaves
chopped spring onions
few sprig curry leaves

Preparation Methods:
Heat a skillet on medium flame with 2tbsp oil and splutter curry leaves,mustard ,the dhals and cumin seeds followed by chopped onions,minced garlic and green chillie. As the onions turn slightly brown add all the vegetables, all the spice powders and salt. Saute for 2 minutes and cover the skillet with a lid until the vegetables becomes tender. Remove the lid and add the pepper power and adjust the leave of salt. Add the shredded coconut,chopped coriander leaves and spring onions. Give one really good mix and transfer t…