Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Homemade Waffle/Pancake Mix

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Breakfast Menu, How to?? | 4 comments

Making waffles and pancakes from scratch is very easy. All the ingredients required are pretty much available in your pantry. If you are someone who use store bought waffle mix then try this. You will know how easy it is to mix up the ingredients and prepare this waffle/pancake mix. Homemade Waffles and Pancakes are the best and we know what goes in. You can also add a few healthy ingredients to make it even more better. I always make waffles and pancakes from scratch and this mix comes handy all the time. Preparation time: 10 minutes Yield: 600 grams (21 oz) Ingredients: All purpose flour (or maida) – 2 cups Wheat flour – 1 cup Oats – 3/4 cup Baking powder – 4 tsp Flax seed meal – 3 tbsp Sugar – 2 tbsp Ground cinnamon – 3/4 tsp Salt...

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Homemade Brown Sugar

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in How to?? | 5 comments

Making brown sugar at home is very easy. It is fresh, moist and cheaper than the store bought ones. It takes only 5 minutes to make this. You just have to whip up some granulated sugar with the molasses and tada!! it is ready. You can control how light or dark you want your sugar to be. Store it in an airtight container to prevent it from hardening. Yield: 1 cup of Brown Sugar Ingredients: For Light Brown Sugar: Granulated sugar – 1 cup Molasses – 1 1/2 tbsp (unsulphured) For Dark Brown Sugar: Granulated sugar – 1 cup Molasses – 3 to 4 tbsp (unsulphured) Method of Preparation: Add a cup of sugar in the food processor along with molasses. Pulse for a few times and then process until you get a fluffy and soft brown sugar. Alternatively, mix...

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Easter – Good Friday Recipes

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Misc | 1 comment

Celebrate Easter with your family and friends by planing a wonderful feast for your guests with our favorite Easter Recipes. Looking for some delicious, easy and fun recipes?? then you are in the right place. From breakfast to brunch, lunch to dinner, appetizers to desserts check out our popular Easter recipes and plan your menu. Kick off your day with a delicious and easy breakfast: Waffle and Syrup Potato Bread Toast Grilled Veggie Sandwich Spinach and Artichoke Souffle Moist Banana Crunch Muffins Bread Dinner Rolls Blueberry Scones Special Indian breakfast recipes: Dosa Idli Vadakari Chutneys Poori Masala Set Uthappam Aapam and Stew Pongal Masala Fried Idli Puttu Breakfast Korma Vendhaya Dosa Oats Adai Cakes/Bread/Cookies: Hot Cross Buns Classic Baguette Braided Coffee Cake and Mini Rolls Pound Cake Fruit Cake Tres Leches Cake Chocolate Cake German Chocolate Cake Pineapple Cake...

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Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Misc, Italian | 0 comments

Oil and Vinegar dip, the most simple yet flavorful combination for dipping bread or crackers. I recently went to Arkansas to meet my friend Arthi (One of ST’s author) and she took me to a beautiful place called Eureka Springs.There we went to the popular Thorncrown Church, a beautiful and peaceful place. On the way to Christ of the Ozarks, we stopped somewhere where I found this wonderful place called Fresh Harvest with a wide selection of Olive Oil and aged Balsamic Vinegar. I have always wanted to buy a good bottle of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar for dipping bread. And my dream came true. My friends and I were so excited to taste all kinds of oil and vinegar. I couldn’t believe Balsamic Vinegar would taste so good by itself. I fell in love and bought myself a...

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Homemade Granola

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Breakfast Menu, Healthy Eats, Slideshow, How to?? | 2 comments

Homemade Granola is a mixture of rolled oats, nuts and dry fruits with oil, maple syrup and sugar. It makes a healthy breakfast or a snack or a topping in your ice cream or Greek yogurt. This is a basic granola recipe and it is very easy to make. Make your own cereals with your favorite mixture and mix it with cold or warm milk or munch as a snack. I have added all my favorite ingredients in my Granola. You can also include seeds such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds and other dry fruits such as dates, prunes and berries. If you start making your own cereals or granola bars you will never go back to the store bought ones. Believe me and give it a try!!! Ingredients: Rolled oats – 2 cups Slivered or sliced almonds – 3/4...

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Introducing Cooking Videos in ST

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Misc, How to??, Cooking Videos | 0 comments

You would have probably seen our teaser video announcing the addition of a video section in SpicyTasty. Well, the time has come. We have been working hard in getting these videos ready. For recipe videos, you can watch the “SpicyTasty Cooking Video” section. We are planning on adding recipe videos for our most viewed recipes as time progresses. We would like to invite you to take a look at the videos next time you want to make these dishes. Also, we would like your input on what recipe videos you’d like to see next . Thank you so much for your encouragement. Here is our first three Cooking Videos, Egg Curry: Mutton Dum Biryani: Gobi...

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How to Extract Milk From a Coconut

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in How to?? | 1 comment

Coconut milk is extracted from grated meat of coconut. It is a common ingredient in many tropical cuisines. There are two grades of coconut milk, thick and thin. Thicker milk is used in making desserts and rich sauces while thinner milk is used in gravies, curries, soups, etc. South Indian cooking involves a lot of coconut milk, especially Kerala cuisine. Coconut milk is extracted by grinding coconut meat with warm water and pressing it. I always feel that fresh coconut milk is lighter than the canned ones. But I know it’s a little time consuming but totally worth it. Due to its high calorie level (specially fat calorie level) it is used occasionally. But it is said to have good cholesterol which helps in raising the levels of HDL.  So enjoy this homemade coconut milk in your cooking. You will need:...

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SYF & HWS – Garlic – Event Announcement

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Misc | 2 comments

SYF & HWS – Sizzle Your Food and Health With Spices… SpicyTasty is happy to guest host SYF & HWS Series by Anu. GARLIC has been chosen as this month’s theme.  We invite you all (bloggers and non-bloggers) to participate in this event and share your recipes with us. This event starts from today, July 6  and ends on Aug 5, 2012. Anu from Anu’s Healthy Kitchen is the founder of this event. Now lets talk about this wonderful spice – GARLIC followed by rules of the event. Garlic is a wonderful aromatic and flavorful spice. It is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. Garlic is a fundamental component in many dishes of various regions such as Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. Garlic is also known for its medicinal...

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Wilton Cake Decorating

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Misc, Baking | 2 comments

I love baking. It makes me feel so happy. So I thought why not learn some cake decorating. So I joined the Wilton Cake Decorating Course at Michaels Store. There are four courses from basics to advanced level. I took Course-1 and it is Decorating Basics. It is one class every week for 4 weeks. Prior to joining the course, I tried a few different frosting and decorated my cakes with what I knew. But this course taught me details of decorating and a few important techniques. This is a perfect course for beginners. I am happy to share my experience and photos with you all. Week 1: We learned to make butter cream frosting and the right consistency to be used for different purposes. Our instructor was very enthusiastic and shared her experience and tips with us. She also helped me pick...

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Reminder of our Christmas Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in Misc, Giveaways | 0 comments

Check out our Christmas giveaway and win Dave Lieberman’s cookbooks. Just follow one of these simple procedures and be a lucky winner. Entering the giveaway is very easy. You just share this giveaway article on Facebook, Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and leave a comment. Each action will get you entries to the giveaway. Doing all actions will give you that many more entries. Here is how you can enter: Share this post on Facebook and Like SpicyTasty– 2 entries Share this post on Twitter and follow us on Twitter – 2 entries Write about this post on your blog – 5 entries Leave a comment naming your favorite recipe on SpicyTasty.com – 1 entry (also mention if you shared this post and liked our page on Facebook/Twitter/your blog and you can get all 10 entries) For more...

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How to make Ghee or Clarified Butter?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, How to?? | 3 comments

Ghee is clarifies butter and is commonly used in South Asian countries such as India. It all begins by boiling cow’s milk and removing and collecting the thick layer formed on top of the milk. The thick cream is refrigerated and churned using a wooden whisker or an electric whisker until sticky and creamy butter is formed on top and the rest becomes a thick and creamy buttermilk. Straining it gives you the butter. This butter is refrigerated and ghee is prepared out of it. You can also buy unsalted butter from store and prepare ghee.  Ghee is used in the preparation of gravies, curries, pulao/ghee rice. Also used for seasoning and spreading on rotis. I hope the step by step instruction will help you to prepare ghee at home which is tasty and economical. Ingredients: Butter – 2...

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SpicyTasty Christmas Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Misc, Giveaways | 3 comments

Its the holiday season wherever you are in the world! For those who celebrate Christmas, this is the biggest and brightest event of the year! In light of this special month, we are hosting a giveaway for our lovely readers! It is going to be very easy to enter this giveaway. You will be entered in a drawing to win some awesome Cookbooks by “Dave Libermen’s Young and Hungry: More Than 100 Recipes for Cooking Fresh and Affordable Food for Everyone” and “The William-sonoma Collections : Dessert”. Entering the giveaway is very easy. You just share this giveaway article on Facebook, Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and leave a comment. Each action will get you entries to the giveaway. Doing all actions will give you that many more entries. Here is how you can enter. Share this post on Facebook...

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Winner’s Recipe of Quick and Easy Recipe Mela

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in Misc, Featured, Contests | 6 comments

Thank you all for your participation in our Quick and Easy Recipe Mela. All the recipes we have received are really wonderful but the lucky winner is Reva from Kaarasaram.com for her Egg Florentine Sandwich.  We have featured the winner’s recipe and here is the link for the detailed recipe of Egg Florentine Sandwich. We would like to award this badge for the winner: Congratulations...

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Quick and Easy Recipe Mela – Round Up and Winner

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in Misc, Contests | 6 comments

Quick and Easy Recipe Mela has come to an end. We would like to thank each and everyone of you for making our “Quick and Easy Recipe Mela” a success by your participation. We are so happy and thrilled to see all your entrees. It’s time to announce the winner and for a quick round up of all the entrees. And the lucky winner is Reva from Kaarasaram.com Congrats Reva!! The winner’s recipe is featured in our website along with an award. Here is a round-up of all the entrees that we have received. Sayantani of ahomemakersdiary has submitted Mango Sorbet. Vimitha of vimithaa has submitted Broccoli Stir Fry. Krithi of krithiskitchen has submitted Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins and Spinach Dhal. Muskaan of a2zvegetariancuisine has submitted Quick & Easy Spicy Vegetarian Mexican Chilli. Sravani of sravscc has submitted Carrot Rice. Love2cook...

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Quick and Easy Recipe Mela: Have You Entered Yet?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Misc, Featured, Contests | 0 comments

We have received some wonderful entries in the Spicy Tasty Quick and Easy Recipe Mela. Thank you all for your participation. We want to remind you all that this contest will be coming to end by tomorrow, which is the July 7, 2011. Enter your recipe and have a chance to be a lucky winner to have your recipe featured separately in SpicyTasty.com. All the participant’s dishes will be shared in a final round-up with a link to your blog (if you have one). So Hurry up!! if you have not entered your recipe so far. For more information about this even please check “Quick and Easy Recipe...

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Quick and Easy Recipe Mela

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Misc, Featured, Contests | 38 comments

We are glad to announce SpicyTasty’s “Quick and Easy Recipe Mela” for this summer… Have you ever been tired of doing all your house work or your office work and then come back to your kitchen and wonder what to cook for dinner? Have you ever thought that I wish today I can cook something nice and quick and watch my favorite movie or a serial or spend sometime with your kids? Have you ever felt that I wish someone can cook for me tonight so that I can enjoy it? Here is the answer to all that… Please share with us your favorite, fast and simple recipes in this “Quick and Easy Recipe Mela” and share it with others and make their (and yours in turn) life easy. It can be a breakfast dish, a snack or a dessert...

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2010 Sizzling Summer Contest Winners + Recipes RoundUp

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in Misc, Featured, Contests | 20 comments

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you, who participated in the Spicy Tasty Sizzling Summer Contest. We were thrilled by your response and loved all 82 Entries we’ve received for the contest. Even though we are announcing just two winners we appreciated every recipe you all shared with us. It’s time to announce the winners. Drum rolls please!!!!!!! Sizzling Summer Photo Contest Winner We hope you had a fun week voting in the photo contest watching different recipes stay at different spots. It was a close race in the photo contest voting and we are happy to announce that “Yummy Team’s Fried Ice Cream” Photograph won the contest with 221 votes, with just a difference of 5 votes over Hari Chandana’s “Tomato Flavored Sago Papad” Photograph. Thank you everyone for voting! Congratulations Yummy Team!!!!! We...

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Vote for Best Sizzling Summer Photo Contest

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010 in Misc, Featured, Best of ST, Contests | 56 comments

Sizzling summer contest comes to an end. Thanks for everyone sending your entries and making this  contest a huge success!! We’ve received over 80  entries for the contest. About the photo contest , we mentioned that we are going to select 10 of our favorite photographs.  But the response was so great and we have selected 12 photographs from all your submissions. Please vote for your favorite photograph from the below 12 using the voting option at the bottom of this post. Note : Leaving a comment as a vote will not count. Also lets keep this voting process clean and fair. We have procedures in place to detect vote fraud and it is our sole discretion to eliminate an entry from the contest if we detect an attempt to fraud the system. “We have only published photos of...

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