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

Methi Thepla

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in North Indian recipes | 2 comments

Methi Thepla is a popular Gujarati flat bread. It is made with a mixture of flours, mildly spiced and contains fenugreek leaves. It is very easy to make and will be good for lunch box too :). Time of Preparation : 25 minutes Resting Time : 15 minutes No of pieces : 10 Spice level : 1 Ingredients: Wheat Flour – 1 cup Chickpea Flour / Besan Flour – 1/4 cup Salt – to taste Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Garam masala – 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Curd – 3 tbsp Methi leaves – 1 cup (tightly packed) (chopped) Water – 1/4 cup (adjust accordingly) Method of Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except curd and water. Add the curd and mix. Then add water little by little...

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Mint Spread for Breads

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | Comments Off on Mint Spread for Breads

I have posted Tomato Spread for Breads in my previous post and this is another simple spread made of mint. This spread is almost similar to Mint Chutney and everyone will like it. If you are searching for a quick breakfast this is the one… Time of Preparation : 15 minutes Spice level : 2 out of 5 No of Slices : 5 Ingredients: Mint leaves – 1 cup Red Chillies – 2 Urad dal – 2 tsp Coconut – 2 tbsp (grated) Oil – 1 tsp Salt – to taste Bread slices – 5 Ghee – to toast the bread slices Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add the red chillies followed by the urad dal and mint leaves. When the mint leaves shrinks, add the coconut and turn off the heat. Let it cool...

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Tomato and Balsamic Bruschetta

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Appetizers, Christmas Recipes, Slideshow | 1 comment

Recently I’ve tasted this Balsamic Bruschetta in a party and since then I wanted to try this recipe. I’ve always love the taste of Balsamic Vinegar. It gives such a special kick which makes the dish really delicious. Bruschetta makes the perefect and light appetizer. If you are looking for some easy and delicious appetizer for christmas, here is the recipe for you. Also check out our Christmas recipe collection here. Preparation Time : 15 minutes. No of servings : 6-7 Ingredients: Roma Plum Tomatoes : 8 Fresh Basil : 2 tbsp (chopped) Parmesan Cheese : 1/4 cup(Shredded) Red Onion : 1/2 medium (Finely Chopped) Garlic : 2-3cloves(finely chopped) Balsamic Vinegar : 1 tbsp Olive oil : 1 tbsp Salt : to taste Ground Black Pepper: 1/4 tsp French Loaf Bread : 1 Toasted and sliced Cilantro or Parsley : for...

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Stuffed Bread

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Breads | 3 comments

First I thought of making regular sandwich bread. Then I wanted to have something little spicy. I got the idea of making this stuffed bread with Indian touch. I gave this to all my friends for tasting and everyone loved it. You can try this recipe with Nithu’s White Bread Recipe too. Time of Preparation : 2 hours 10 minutes Spice Level : 2 Yield : 1 large loaf Ingredients: For Bread: Bread Flour – 3 cups Warm water (110 F) – 1 cup Active dry yeast – 1 1/2 tsp Salt – 1 tsp Sugar – 2 tbsp Oil – 1/4 cup For Stuffing: Potato – 1 Carrot – 1 Beans – 12 Paneer – 1/4 cup (grated) Spinach – 1/4 cup(chopped) Onion – 1/2 (finely chopped) Green chillies – 4 Garlic – 4 cloves (finely chopped) Red...

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Cranberry Scones

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Baking, Cookies and Cakes | Comments Off on Cranberry Scones

I am such a great fan of scones! Whenever I go to our farmers market they have these freshly baked scones and I can’t resist to come without some in the cart. Plus. I have always wanted to make it at home. Finally I had some cranberries sitting in my pantry from when I made some cranberry sauce. So I decided to make some cranberry scones out of it. It came out really well and tasty. You can try this at home yourself and let me know if you like it. Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of pieces : 8 Ingredients: All purpose Flour : 2 cups Granulated sugar : 1/3 cup Baking powder : 2 1/2 tsp Salt : 1/4 tsp Unsalted Butter : 1/4 cup Dried or fresh cranberries: 1/2 cup (if you are using fresh cranberries...

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Baking, Cookies and Cakes, Thanksgiving Recipes | 4 comments

From Wikipedia: The whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo) is an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them. Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. Today I have made a Red Velvet Whoopie pie filled with delicious cream cheese frosting. This is a big sandwich cookie and may be you need someone to share it with or may be not :). Make these delicious cookies for the Thanksgiving and share it with your friends and family. Preparation time: 45 minutes No. of servings: 12 Ingredients: All purpose flour – 2 cups Unsweetened cocoa...

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Grilled Veggie Bread

Posted by on Dec 16, 2008 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 3 comments

Yesterday I was wondering what to cook for dinner. I had lots of bread sitting in my pantry. So I was browsing for a sandwich recipe. I came through a lot of recipe and got confused which one to make. Finally I came up with this dish called ‘Grilled Veggie Bread’. My husband and I liked it so  much. It is healthy and I would definitely make it again.  It was even tasty without cheese. Ingredients: Bread slices – 8 Black Beans – 1 can Tomatoes – 2 Chopped onion – 1 cup Chopped Jalapenos – 1/4 cup Grated Mozzarella or parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup Salt and Pepper Method of Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°F. Keep the bread slices on a baking tray and toast it in the preheated oven till it becomes golden brown. Toast the other...

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Garlic Bread

Posted by on Nov 22, 2008 in Italian | 6 comments

Italian Cuisine is one of my favourite cuisine. Specially those refreshing garlic bread that is served in the Italian restaurants are simply inviting. I always have a craving for those breads. I happened to see the ready made frozen garlic bread in one of the grocery shop here. So I bought and tried it. The taste was awesome but it was filled with butter. So we thought of trying it at home and gave it a shot. It came out so good and yummy and also with less butter on it. Now it has become a regular snack for us with tea. Here you go… Ingredients: Frech or Italian bread – 1 large loaf Butter – 1/2 stick Garlic powder – 1 tbsp (or garlic cloves – 3) Chopped Parsley – 3 tbsp (or dried parsley flakes – 1...

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Slut Bread

Posted by on Mar 22, 2008 in Appetizers | 8 comments

I know you are probably wondering about the name of this recipe. I thought the same when I saw this recipe’s name. But I was really impressed by this easy bread recipe and the interesting name choice for it. I had never heard about this one before. But, this recipe was one of my favorite bookmarked collection. After I made it again yesterday, I couldn’t resist to post this. It was so good and it has become our favorite evening snack. Its so easy to make it. Thanks to Meeso for sharing this wonderful recipe from her mom’s kitchen and you have to read her post to find out the secret behind the name. There is always a special value and some sentiment for family recipes and this foodie blog world brings everyone to share their valuable recipes to...

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Foodie Rendezvous – 3

Posted by on Jan 28, 2008 in Rendezvous | 13 comments

Sunday is almost over! We wanted to spread the love by highlighting a few recipes every week from our fellow foodie bloggers. It has turned out to harder than sharing our own recipes as there are so many wonderful bloggers out there and we have a hard time picking a few. If we haven’t found your blog yet, don’t worry we will hunt your recipe down. Sooner or later. 😉 Chicken Skewers – Padmaja of SpicyAndhra A new blog find for me and a super hit recipe to start with. The pictures are really drool-worthy! 😛 Slut Bread – Meeso of My Humble Kitchen Doesn’t the name of the bread make you curious? A simple and nice recipe from a new friend of ours. Chukku Kappi – Herbal Coffee – Mishmash of KitchenMishmash Who couldn’t use a steaming cup...

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Chilli Parotta (Paratha)

Posted by on Jan 4, 2008 in Veggie Entrees & Sides | 10 comments

Parotta (or paratha), as we call it down south, has to be one of the most popular items in restaurants. Both kids and adults love it. If you are stuck with frozen paratha’s like me, you could try this quickly instead of having plain parathas. All you need is a few vegetables you will find in your fridge anyway. Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Parathas : 6 (Frozen parathas) Onions : 1 (Medium) Tomatoes : 2 (Finely chopped) Green Bell Pepper : 1 Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp Curry leaves : 3 Green Chilies : 3 (Slit Lengthwise) Red Chili Powder :1 tbsp (or) chili sauce Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp Ginger and garlic paste : 1 tbsp Salt : according to your taste Garam Masala : 1 tsp...

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