Dec 21, 2011

Baked Chicken with Creamy Mashed Potatoes

So, here is my X'mas special dish ! I'm posting this early because me & my hubby will be going for a trip to celebrate our holidays :) and i'll be unable to post my recipes on X'mas eve. This is such a delicious recipe and perfect for a brunch, lunch or dinner. Herbs add more flavour to the chicken breast so i've used Parsley. A dip with the Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potato makes this dish more tastier. Do try it out & let me know the result. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas in advance. Hope you all will have a Blessed, Happy & Lovely Christmas !! I'll be back with more delights once i return from the trip :) Happy Holidays my dear friends !!!

Ingredients for baking chicken
  • 2 Chicken Breasts 
  • 4 tbsp chopped Parsley 
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs 
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper 
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Make a mix of parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley, black pepper & salt.
  3. Melt butter & mix with garlic powder.
  4. Dip the chicken breasts in 'butter & garlic mix(3)' and coat with 'breadcrumbs mix(2)' evenly.
  5. Place in a baking pan & pour the remaining 'butter & garlic mix' on top of the chicken.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 min.
Ingredients for the Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 Potatoes 
  • 1/2 cup Milk 
  • 1/4 cup Butter 
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper 
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  1. Cook Potatoes well & mash it.
  2. Mix butter & milk into it.
  3. Stir in cheese, pepper, parsley and mix well with a fork
  4. Garnish with Parsley. Creamy Mashed Potatoes can be served with the above mentioned baked chicken, peas, carrots, lettuce etc
Wishing you the joys of the season and hope you'll have the best X'mas ever !!!! 


Turkey Salad

A healthy salad with Turkey pieces, Lettuce, Cashew nut, Pineapple pieces, Tomato & Onion. Sprinkle pepper & salt to taste :)

Mashed Potato Mini Pizzas

I had made some creamy mashed potatoes for baked chicken and was confused what to do with the left overs. Then i tried as a spread on my mini pizzas. It was awesome! Here is the simple recipe. Will be posting my savory oven baked chicken soon !

Ingredients for the Pizza base
  • 1 cup All purpose Flour (Maida) 
  • 1/4 oz (7g) Pizza yeast 
  • 1 tsp Sugar 
  • 3/4 tsp Salt 
  • 1/2 cup Warm water 
  • 3 tbsp Oil
Ingredients for the Topping 
  • Chopped Green bell pepper(Capsicum) 
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes***
  • Cooked Chicken pieces  
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes  
  • Red pepper flakes 
  • Tomato sauce  
  • Chopped Spinach 
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Chopped Onion
  • Black pepper
  • Cheese
  • Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, yeast, sugar & salt in a large bowl. Add oil, water & mix thoroughly.
  3. Add little additional flour if the dough is too sticky.
  4. Roll out  the dough for 3 mini pizzas & transfer to the pizza pan.
  5. Spread tomato sauce & then the creamy mashed potatoes.
  6. Combine onion, tomato, sun dried tomatoes, capsicum, spinach and chicken with black pepper & salt.
  7. Spread the mix(6) on top & sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10 to 12 min on the bottom oven rack.
*** Click here for Creamy Mashed Potato recipe.


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Dec 20, 2011

Healthy Sandwich for Kids

To make your little kids have healthy food, the only thing which will work out is to try out making food with different shapes & garnish in such a way that they'll grab the food ! As you can see, this is a star shaped healthy sandwich, spread with fat free mayonnaise and topped with Lettuce, Onion, Tomato and Carrot. It wont even take more than 5 minutes to prepare. Make use of your cookie cutters for preparing sandwiches too ;) Give it a try. Your kids will love it !
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Dec 18, 2011

Muffin Omelette

Omelettes are perfect for a breakfast or a brunch. When it is a muffin omlette, it looks more lovely & presentable especially kids who don't prefer egg as breakfast will surely grab this special muffin. If you wanna pack your breakfast this one is more convenient than the normal preparation. You can include any meat of your choice. I have used bacon coz it gives a different taste. I got this idea while i was preparing cupcake & craved for omelette at the same time but when i googled, to my surprise lot of people have already tried making it!! Anyways thought of sharing with you all. Do try it out & tell me the result :)

  • 3 Eggs 
  • 4 tbsp Milk 
  • 3 tbsp chopped Red Bell Pepper (Capsicum) 
  • 3 tbsp chopped Onion 
  • 3 tbsp Spring Onion/Celery 
  • 3 tbsp small pieces of Bacon 
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Fat free Mayonnaise 
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder 
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Whisk egg, milk, mayonnaise, pepper and salt together.
  3. Mix in other ingredients & combine carefully.
  4. Take a muffin pan & spray vegetable oil on 4 cups.
  5. Pour in the egg batter & bake for 40 min.
  6. Enjoy the tasty muffin omelette !! 
***Sharing this recipe with Christmas Delicacy event hosted by Julie.

Mini Beef Patties


3/4 cup Ground beef
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese 
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1 tsp garlic powder
2 1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp Oregano
2 tsp Paprika
2tsp Basil
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp Salt

  1. Mix thoroughly all the above ingredients, make small round shapes and grill the beef patties with desired veggies. This is the same recipe as the meatballs and i loved it.
  2. Serve it with tomato sauce on top & enjoy.

Dec 16, 2011

Pineapple Pudding

Pineapple pudding is one of my favourite of all the puddings. I always prepare puddings with egg but thought of preparing an egg-less one today as my 50th post. Bread pieces & grated coconut give this pudding a different taste. I have baked this one but you can even steam it or just refrigerated for 6 to 8 hours and use. This is a very simple recipe prepared for 4 to 5 people. Do try it out & enjoy each and every scoop !!

  • 2 cups Pineapple pieces 
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut 
  • 2 slices of Bread 
  • 1 cup Sugar 
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 6 Elachi 
  • 1 tsp Pineapple essence
  • Brown Sugar  
  1. Preheat oven to  325 degrees F.
  2. Grease a small baking tray with little butter & layer bread pieces.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat milk & sugar  thoroughly.
  4. Add pineapple essence & finely powdered elachi into it.
  5. Saute grated coconut & pineapple pieces in butter for 5 min & transfer into the bowl.
  6. Mix everything & pour on top of the layered bread pieces.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 min.
  8. Take it out from the oven, sprinkle brown sugar on top and allow it to cool.
  9. Refrigerate for 5 hours and enjoy this exotic dessert.
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Dec 13, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes !!

I was very much excited to decorate with my new cake decorating set! Thought of using it first for frosting red velvet cupcakes for my birthday. This was so easy to make & it was a different cupcake recipe with sour cream. In some recipes butter milk is substituted for sour cream.  I had fun frosting the cupcakes and the decorating set was also a cool one!  I used the green & red combo to give it a festive touch :) So this is an X'mas special cake too !!! Here goes the recipe :) :)

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour (Maida) 
  • 1 3/4 cup Granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder 
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda 
  • 2 cups Sour cream 
  • 8 tbsp Butter 
  • 1/2 cup Milk 
  • 2 tbsp Red Food colour 
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence 
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 
  • 2 Eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange 24 paper cups in a cupcake baking tray.
  2. Beat egg, butter, sugar & salt in an electric mixer.
  3. Add milk, sour cream, vanilla essence, red food colour & beat again.
  4. Now beat in sieved ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & baking soda).
  5. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly & pour the batter to make the paper cups 3/4th full.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 min. Allow it to cool completely.
  7. Prepare the below mentioned icing recipe & start frosting the cake.

Butter-cream Icing
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar 
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable shortening 
  • 5 tbsp Butter 
  • 4 tbsp Milk 
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence 
  •  Food colours
  1. Take an electric mixer & cream the butter, shortening & vanilla essence.
  2. Add sugar, milk & beat thoroughly.
  3. Transfer in separate bowls & mix with different colours and start decorating your lovely cupcakes !

All set for my Birthday celebration :) :)

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Dec 10, 2011

Turkey Sandwich

I made this sandwich on Black Friday with the left over Thanksgiving Turkey. Today only i noticed that i forgot to post ;) This is a very simple sandwich which can be easily prepared in your busy days! Prepare a mix with mayonnaise and basil leaves and spread on one side of each slice of bread and  layer the lettuce, turkey slices, tomato and cheese slice. Take a bite & enjoy !!!!

Polka Dot Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour (Maida) 
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 8 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees F.
  2. Whisk egg, sugar, salt, vanilla essence & butter thoroughly.
  3. Add sifted flour & baking powder, cinnamon powder  and mix thoroughly till a dough is formed.
  4. Roll out the dough and cut different shapes using cookie cutters.
  5. Arrange the cookies on baking sheets on a tray and bake for 13 to 15 min.
  6. Take out the cookies & allow it to cool so that it becomes hard.
  7. Decorate with icing. Icing can be prepared by mixing powdered sugar, few drops of vanilla essence, little water & food colour. 
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Dec 5, 2011

Pineapple Milkshake

Its been a long time since i've made shakes or smoothies.  Had some pineapple in my fridge, so thought of making a milkshake. Here goes the simple recipe:

  • 1 cup Pineapple pieces 
  • 1 1/4 cup Ice cubes 
  • 1 cup Milk 
  • 2 tbsp Sugar 
  • 2 scoops Vanilla ice-cream
  1. Crush ice cubes in a blender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients & blend till it is thick & smooth.
  3. Transfer into a glass, sip & enjoy !
***Sharing this recipe with Milkshake Event hosted by Kokila.

Dec 3, 2011

Coffee-Cake Pops

December is my most favourite month of the year. December is always filled with decorations, gifts, cakes, chocolates & my mom's special preparations mainly because of....Christmas,  my parent's wedding anniversary, ending of another year and my birthday too :)  So to start of with the lovely month i made cake pops. This was my first trial. When  i thought of making i had no lollipop sticks in stock but i couldn't resist giving a trial, so i used normal straws. When you have a plan for making this get lollipop sticks in advance coz straws are not firm enough to hold the cake. Hope you'll love this. Gotta try more varieties in cake pops coz i absolutely enjoyed making it. More Christmas delicacies are yet to appear in my blog. Will be up with the next one soon !!

  • 1 cup flour 
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder 
  • 1/2 cup Sugar 
  • 2 tbsp Butter 
  • 1 tsp Essence 
  • 1/2 cup Milk 
  • 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Coffee powder 
  • 1 Egg 
  • 3 tbsp Chocolate frosting 
  • Sprinklers 
  • Lollipop sticks 
  • Chocolate frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Divide the milk into two portion & dissolve coffee powder & cocoa powder separately.
  3. Whisk egg and vanilla essence.
  4. Add butter and sugar. Beat thoroughly.
  5. Pour in the coffee solution & the cocoa solution.
  6. Sift flour & baking powder together and add to the above mix little by little.
  7. Mix everything thoroughly & pour the batter into a greased pan.
  8. Bake for 25- 30 min.
  9. After the cake cools, powder it in a food processor and keep aside.
Ingredients for chocolate frosting
  • 3 1/4 cups confectioners Sugar 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 cup Butter 
  • 3 tbsp milk 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  1. Beat all the ingredients in an electric mixer till smooth.
  2. Take a bowl & combine the powdered cake with the 3 tbsp or more chocolate frosting for  making small balls and keep aside.
  3. Dip the tip of the lollipop sticks in frosting and pierce into the cake balls.
  4. Now its time for fun!! Dip the cake pop in the remaining frosting & decorate with sprinklers.
  5. Place the pops on a cake pop stand or you can use thermocol to allow it to dry.
  6. Then you can pack in a plastic wrap, tie up with a cute ribbon & serve your guests :)
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Dec 2, 2011

Veggie Burger

Ingredients for the veggie patties:
  • 1/4 cup cooked Chick peas or Garbanzo beans 
  • 3 tbsp All purpose Flour (Maida)  
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (Coriander leaves) 
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onion  
  • 1/2 cup mashed Potato 
  • 2 tbsp Spinach   
  • 1/2 cup grated Carrot  
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder  
  • 2 tbsp Tomato sauce
  •  1/2 tsp Chilly powder  
  • 2 tsp Pepper  
  • 1 tsp Salt  
  • 1 Egg
Ingredients for the filling in between the patties:
  • 2 Tomatoes finely chopped 
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper chopped 
  • 1 tsp Lime juice  
  • 1/2 tsp Salt  
  • Few Cilantro (Coriander leaves)
Other ingredients :
  • 4 Burger Buns 
  • Tomato sauce 
  • Low fat Mayonnaise  
  • Tomato  
  • Onion  
  • Lettuce 
  • Olive oil
  1. Mash Chick peas & mix with the 'ingredients for the veggie patties'. Mix thoroughly & make round patties to fit in the burger bun.
  2. Take a pan & spray olive oil. Cook both sides  of the veggie patties  until brown colour is obtained.
  3. Make a mix with the 'ingredients for the filling in between the patties'.
  4. Spread low fat mayonnaise & tomato sauce on both sides of the burger bun.
  5. First layer the lettuce,then place one patty topped with the tomato filling(3)
  6. Now place the second patty topped with onion & tomato cut in round shapes.
  7. Enjoy with homemade French fries & Tomato sauce.  
***Sharing this recipe with Healthy Cooking Challenge - Lunch hosted by Kavi @ Edible Entertainment.

Nov 29, 2011

Vegetable Noodles

The taste of home made noodles is really different when compared to the shop bought ones. It was really exciting to prepare wheat noodles for the first time. Usually maida is used but for more healthier noodles wheat flour is the best.  Friends, try this out…its so simple & delicious. Yipeee…No need to shop for noodles anymore  :)

Ingredients for the noodles
  • 1 cup Wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup warm Water 
  • 1 tsp Salt 
  • All purpose flour/Maida for dusting
  1. Prepare dough with wheat flour, water & salt.
  2. Make sure that the dough should not be too soft but hard enough so that u can flatten it.
  3. Roll out the dough wth rolling pin in round shape & with the least thickness(like chapati). Dust with maida on both sides.
  4. Fold in the flattened dough from one end & keep on dusting maida in each fold so that it wont stick together.
  5. Very thinly slice and then separate using your fingers carefully so that finally you'll get the shape of noodles.
  6. Boil water with little salt and cook the noodles for 15 to 20 min. Allow it to drain.

Other ingredients
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced Onion 
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced Carrot 
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Cabbage 
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced Capsicum 
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce 
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Sauce 
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder 
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper flakes 
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt
  1. Heat oil & sauté onion. 
  2. Add capsicum, carrot & sauté for 5 min.
  3. Stir in the sauces, black pepper & salt
  4. Add the drained noodles and sauté carefully so that the noodles wont break.
  5. Take off from heat & mix in 2 tbsp olive oil. Serve hot with ketchup.
***Sharing this recipe with Healthy Cooking Challenge - Lunch hosted by Kavi @ Edible Entertainment.

Really honored to receive awards from Julie @ Erivum Puliyum. She has a wonderful space with really delicious & creative recipes. She is a sincere & hardworking person in terms of cooking. Do visit her blog & leave your valuable comments. Thanking Julie for the following awards !

I would like to pass it to my following blogger buddies:

Anzz @ Anzz Cafe
Prabha @ Cookwell
Sanhita @ Taste Buds
Sheema @ Life Scoops

Nov 28, 2011

Chicken Paratha

Parathas are my favourite. It is damn easy to make & the best part is no side dish is needed :) Chutneys or Sauces are great combination. Kids will also like it. Any kind of stuffing can be used.......Veggies, Paneer, Beef, Egg etc. This is a tasty chicken paratha recipe. Hope you'll love it !

Ingredients for the chicken stuffing

1/2 cup cooked Chicken pieces 
1/4 cup finely chopped Onion
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 Green chilly
Coriander leaves

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Saute chopped green chilly and chopped onion until golden brown.
  2. Finely chop the chicken pieces  and add to the above with pepper powder & salt.
  3. Saute for some more time & finally add coriander leaves. Keep aside.

Ingredients for the dough

1 cup Wheat flour 
1/2 cup warm Water
1/2 tsp Salt

  1. Mix all the ingredients and prepare the dough.
  2. Flatten it in a small round shape & stuff with the prepared chicken stuffing.
  3. Close it by pressing the ends of the flour together & carefully flatten it using roll pin.
  4. Cook both sides of paratha in a flat pan & have it with sauce or chutney !!

Nov 24, 2011


(1)  Liebster Blog Award

Really happy and excited to receive my first award. I am so grateful to Faseela of ''Good Food Ends with Good Talk'' for giving me this lovely award. She has a wonderful blog with lot of delicious recipes. Please do visit her blog and convey your valuable comments.

'Liebster' means 'favourite or dearest' in German. 
Rules for accepting the award:
- Thank the person who gave the award and link back to their blog.
- Copy and paste the award to your blog.
- Reveal the 5 blogs you have chosen to award and let them know by commenting 

  on their blog.
- Hope they pass it forward by accepting and awarding it to bloggers they would 

  like to honour.

I would like to share this award with some of my blogger friends,
Dear friends, grab this token of appreciation and continue being an inspiration :)
Best Wishes and Happy Blogging !!!


(2) The Circle of Friends Award, Cutest Blog Award, Cherry On Top Award & Kreativ Blogger Award

Really honored to receive awards from Julie @ Erivum Puliyum. She has a wonderful space with really delicious & creative recipes. She is a sincere & hardworking person in terms of cooking. Do visit her blog & leave your valuable comments. Thanking Julie for the following awards !

I would like to pass it to my following blogger buddies:

(3) Fabulous Blog Award

I'm extremely thankful to dear Faseela @  Good Food Ends With Good Talk  and dear Christy Gerald @ My Kitchen Flavors - Bon Appetit!  for sharing  'Fabulous Blog' Award with me. Its truly special and i'm  really honoured ! Please visit their space and explore their truly inviting & mouth watering recipes !!

I would like to pass it to the following bloggers who have inspired me a lot with their fabulous blogs. Please visit their lovely blogs too. This award should be  shared for 10 people but as i got the award twice i thought i'll share it with 20 of my blogger friends!! So here it goes.....

Rules for the Award:
-Thank the person that gave the award and link back to their blog
-Copy and paste this award to your blog.
-Reveal the 10 blogs you have chosen to award and let them know by commenting on their    blog.
-Hope they pass it forward by accepting and awarding it to blogger they would like to honor.


(4) Happy Blogger Award

I'm extremely happy & thankful to  Jay of  “ Tasty Appetite “  for choosing me this 'Happy Blogger award'.  Jay  has a lovely blog with lot of delicious recipes with an impressive presentation. Check out her space to see her lovely recipe collection..!
I'm  passing this award to my 10 deserving blogger friends…and here they are:

(5) Versatile Blogger Award

I'm so grateful to Julie @ Erivum Puliyum for passing me the "Versatile Blogger Award".She has a cute & lovely blog with awesome recipes & events.  Please do visit her space for mouthwatering delights !!

I would like to pass it to the following blogger friends-


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