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Sunday, April 28, 2013

My 2nd, 3rd & 4th Liebster Blog Awards !!!!!!!!!!



 


           Well well !!! Really happy to announce that I received 3 Liebster blog awards recently...Sorry for posting it late...Want to know more about this award ??...click here..My first Liebster blog Award..Have explained it really wonderfully there...11 facts about me is also there...Not really interested in writing it again...would definitely answer 11 questions....selected from the three bloggers who have awarded me such a wonderful recognition...

            Thanks a ton to my dear fellow bloggers ...Priya Anandakumar of Yummy Foods who is a constant & regular supporter of my blog with her lovely & valuable comments & Megha Singhal of Good Eats To Style ...& Sapana Behl of Cooking with Sapana ...You 3 made my day !!


          When I'm posting this award I'm having 134 followers...improved from last tym...ha ha ha...223 Google+ followers....1,716 followers in facebook....


Questions I was asked 

 1.Why did you start blogging ?
        To help out beginners who actually have a difficulty in cooking..Many might not admit it, but as I too have crossed that phase, I can get that feeling..This is the main reason I started blogging....

       But its becoming a passion for me now..Trying out new dishes (might be new for me !!) in the simplest way...I mainly concentrate on easy to make & recipes with easily available ingredients..Also its real fun & happiness conducting events in blogs...Have conducted 3 events, of which there was Giveaways for 2 events...& there was a food exhibition conducted during Easter time...in which I received 121 entries !!
3.Food Sharing Exhibition Apr '13 


  Now this blog is dedicated for not only beginners...to all who want to cook in a 'Simply Simple' manner !! 

2. What is the best food you ever had?
    According to my mood, choices of food do change...I just love having charcoal chicken any time...

3. Name one dish you always love to cook
    Actually I love baking Cakes...as it gives a special bliss to me & Prawns Pepper Masala which is always a crowd pleaser...

4.If you had all the time in the world for breakfast, what would you have tomorrow?
     Variety of Dosas...Ahh...My fav..not only 4 breakfast...any time..!! 

5. What is the most memorable moment in your life?
     The day my baby smiled for the very first time...looking at my face....Was waiting for that moment deliberately from the very first day i came to know that he was there within me..

6. Which type of movie do you prefer realistic or fiction?
    Realistic...I love animation movies too..

7. What is your hobby?
      Blogging(I'm getting addicted to this now)..trying out new dishes & its photography...& serving it to my family !!

8.Your favorite color and why
  Maroon....I don't know why...But it really makes my day !!

9.Five food stuff that will always be in your kitchen

 Bread , egg, biscuits , any juice, yoghurt.

10.Your favorite weekend activity

  Going for a movie.

11.One bad habit you want to quit.
       Being too sensitive...Get happy very fast, get sad very fast, get
 angry very fast, patch up very fast & cry very fast too...



11 questions for my fellow bloggers whom I'm gonna nominate

 

1.Why did you start blogging ? 
2. Five food stuff that will always be in your kitchen.
3.Which blog inspired/is inspiring you in blogging (can mention  about 2 blogs with their links)
4. The best photographed pic food of in your blog. (add the image)
5.Your favorite hobby.
6.The best costume/dress you love to wear.
7.Take a pic of the handbag you are using & show us.
8. Favorite juice.
9.What is the best quality in your partner/spouse (if not yet married..write about your future partner in your dreams..)
10. One ability/skill you wish you had.
11. One post you love in my blog..Saju's Tastes.... (provide the link..image is optional)  


11+ 11+11 blogs (33 blogs I'm going to nominate as I recieved 3 awards) 

1. Kamalika Chakrabarthy of Silence Sings with Kamalika C
2. Moumita Roy of Poetry of Food
3. Shailaja Reddy of Sahasra Recipes
4. Pramitha Avinash of Pramitha Love Cooking
5. Sujatha Muralidhar of Pepper Bowl
6. Abigail Raines of Manila Spoon
7. Karthi Alaiyeadzam of Sumanarthy's Kitchen 
8. Shahina Rasi of Shaain's Cooknotes 
9. Archana Vijay of Tangy Minds
10. Naaz Mateen of Ammi Rasoi
11. Femi Navaz of Femi's Kitchen 

12. Saigeetha S Pai of Geeths Dawath 
13. Preeti Jaipal of Kitchen Delicacies
14. Sheela Sharon of Corporate to Kitchen
15. Nimmy Raghu of Nimmy's Kitchen
16.Manasi S of Indian Delights
17. Shema George of Life Scoops
18. Sangeetha Madhav of Sangeetha's Kitchen
19. Prathibha Sreejith of Cook Ezee
20. Divya Shivaraman of Dishing
21. Chitrangada Kundu of Color & Spices
22. Madhavi K of Madhu's Indian Recipes

23. Pari Cash of Indian Vegetarian Recipes
24. Jannet of My Food Treasures
25. Ruwani Kumar of Ruwi's Kitchen 
26. Ruxana Gafoor of From My Own Kitchen 
27. Elly Yustina Ibrahim of Elly's Kitchen 
28. Dr. Puneet Aggarwal of After the Sunset  
29. Aara Shaikh of Sweets & Spices 
30. Vandana Dilip of Fine Flavours
31. Asiya Omar of My Healthy Happy Kitchen
32. Roshna of World of Tastes
33. Fathima Niyas of Fat's Kitchen  

I think its done !!!
Found out many new & interesting blogs ...Had great fun...
Do have a great time visiting these wonderful spaces...
Congratzzz bloggerss...Do comment below when you recieve & pass this award...Keep the chain locked..
Have a beautiful day... 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Snickers Nutella Milkshake



              Its loong time I prepared milkshakes at home...Found 1 snickers pack somewhere in the kitchen & remembered my friends post about her snickers milkshake just 2 weeks back...So rushed to her page & found it really easy..So gave it a try & yess !! it was sooo nutty, rich, chocolatey, creamy & have to say it was addictive....Thanks to my fellow blogger Pramitha Avinash for such an easy recipe...I have added nutella for an extra chocolate taste in addition to her recipe...

            Kids would love this...All who love chocolates & nuts...My whole family is crazy of snickerss...I think this shake can be prepared with any chocolate of your wish....Do give it a try & let me know...


Ingredients

1.Snickers-1 pack
2.Nutella - 1 tbsp
3.Milk - 1 glass
4.Vanilla Icecream - 1 scoop
5.Condensed Milk/Sugar- according to sweetness required


Preparation

~Slice/Break snickers into pieces & add to blender.
~Combine all other ingredients (icecream, nutella, milk) & blend for 1 min.
~Now test the sweetness & add condensed milk/sugar accordingly.
~Serve chilled with a small scoop of icecream on top.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Fresh Plums in a Cake !! (Plum Cake)


          This is a quick and easy recipe for a cake which makes a good use of fresh fruits like plums/ grapes/ peaches/ apples/pineapples/mangoes or it can be made with canned fruit too..I have used plums here...I made the second time plums along with black grapes...It just melts in your mouth..So easy as there is no pureeing of the fruit...Just prepare the cake batter & press the cut fruits on top of it...The cake top is then garnished with cinnamon , sugar & butter which just lightens up the whole house with its aroma..... 


              This is not a plum cake...which we usually have at Christmas...Here we have plums infused a cake...which just soaks its juice through the soft & spongy cake....Yes !!! It meltss.........A Tasty Treat !!!




Ingredients

1.All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1 1/2 cup
2.Baking powder - 2 tsp
3.Salt - 1/2 tsp
4.Sugar - 3/4 cup
5.Egg - 1
6.Oil - 1/4 cup
7.Milk - 1/2 cup

Ingredients (on cake top)

8.Plums - 2
9.Sugar-1 tsp
10.Cinnamon powder-1 tsp
11.Butter (melted) - 2 tbsp

Preparation

~Powder the sugar measured.
~Mix all the dry ingredients together (maida, baking powder, salt, sugar)
~Beat all the wet ingredients together in another bowl (egg, oil, milk)
~Now incorporate both well.
~Pour the cake into the greased cake pan. (Need not be a bundt pan..It would be better if you use a pan in which you can loosen the bottom)
~Powder the 1 tsp sugar & mix with cinnamon powder.
~Slice the plums & remove the seeds (Should be thick slices...5 pieces per plum)
~Now place the plums on top of the cake batter, pressing them a little bit with your fingers.


~Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar powder on top of the batter.
~Also sprinkle the butter too..


~Bake for 40-45 mts at 375 F in an oven .
~Or Bake in a pressure cooker in low flame for 40-45 mts.




Thursday, April 18, 2013

Food Sharing Exhibition Round-up( Mar-31st to Apr-6th)13'

Exhibition Logo

         Woww...Really had a wonderful time conducting this exhibition during the easter week...It was actually a food festival...Soo many entries...Soo many participants...Crossing my 100th post with such great support .....Found out new blogs (new to me) & facebook pages...Varieties of dishes...Got many new friends...Bloggers & Non-bloggers...Equal participation from everyone who loves cooking & specially sharing !!

Sharing one of my recipes too...Which I posted during the exhibition...

Dates Delight - Recipe
  Have to say a personal thanks to all those who made this exhibition a grand success !!
Total 58 participants..with total of 121 entries with just 1 week !!

Special thanks to Jeeja Jaison, Femi Navas, Quratulain Noor & Lourdes Princy for their spiritful participation...


Bloggers

1..Karthi Alaiyeadzam                                                      
2.Shahina Rasi
3.Archana Vijay

4.Jade M
5.Naaz Maateen

6.Saneeba Rafiq
7.Lourdes Princy

8.Pramitha Avinash
9.Nitu chugani
10.Quratulain Noor
11.Anisha Kurian
12.Femi Navas
13.Saigetha S Pai
14.Priya
15.Moumita Roy
16.Preeti Jaipal
17.Priya Anandakumar
18.Shailaja Reddy
19.Nisha Ratish
20.Nafeesa Shafi
21.Hasna Hamza Layin
22.Divya Prakash



Non- Bloggers (some with wonderful cookery based facebook pages)

1.Nibina Sarhia
2.Shafie Fahad
3.Poornima Harikrishnan
4.Thaju thaha
5.Aysha ashraf
6.Shiya Fiya
7.Farza Mehru
8.Shebeej Rms
9.Bini Basheer
10.Balsam Pattarkadavan
11.Zubu pary
12.Renjitha Sarath
13.Rahana Khaleel
14.Athira Sooraj
15.Kubra Latheef
16.Jeeja Jaison

17.Misiriya Shareef
18.Ummu Salma Sams
19.Anju Menon
20.Sulu Rebecca Sanish
21.Nawal Althuaf
22.Umm ali Muaz
23.Bushra Zubair
24.Shyma Dhanish
25.Sajeera Rafi
26.Shehali Sameer
27.Manju Rahim
28.Jancy James
29.Zuareah Binte Alamgir
30.Sheena Dileep
31.Aisha Sajid
32.Priya John
33.Nisha Su
34.Geethu Elsa Mathews
35.Minnu Krishnadas
36.Dhanya Srikanth

Hope I have not missed out anyone or any entries....
So now its high time we start on with the exhibition round up...
As there were many entries couldn't just include in one post ...So just sorted it out...
Do click on the below links to reach the exhibition...
If you wish to go through the recipe or their blog...Just click the link(name) below each pic..:)

  1.  SNACKS
  2. CAKES, COOKIES , BREADS
  3. SWEETS, PUDDINGS
  4. JUICES , SHAKES
  5. BIRIYANI, RICE ITEMS
  6. NON-VEG CURRY ITEMS
  7. CHICKEN DRY FRY ITEMS

Enjoyyy !!!
Have a nice time through the links...
Do provide your comments below...& how you felt...
Would be really glad if you could provide the above exhibition logo & Food Sharing Exhibition '13 link in your blogs & share it in your facebook pages too...Just share this love !!
 


Food Sharing Exhibition (Chicken Items Dry Fries)


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CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS BAKED FRY
 By Minnu Krishnadas
 
CHICKEN POT FRY
By Lourdes Princy
BEEF ROAST
By Nisha Su
PRAWNS THENGA KOTHU ULARTHU
By Priya John
PEPPER COCONUT PRAWNS
By Shahina Rasi
PAYYOLI CHICKEN FRY
By Renjitha Sarath



Food Sharing Exhibition (Non-Veg Items Curries)

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CHICKEN SUKKA
By Saigeetha S Pai



CHETTINAD CHICKEN CURRY
By Lourdes Princy
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
By Farza Mehru
SZECHUAN CHICKEN
By Bini Basheer
CHICKEN PUDINA GRAVY
By Nafeesa Shafi
PEPPER CHICKEN 
By Aysha Ashraf (cooked by her sister Afsi Riyaz)
AUTHENTIC BUTTER CHICKEN
By Jeeja Jaison
PURI & PEPPER CHICKEN
By Shiya fiya























































MUTTON STEW
By Jeeja Jaison





FISH ROAST
By Poornima Harikrishnan








FISH MAPPAS 
By Femi Navas
EASTER SPECIAL CHICKEN CURRY
By Anisha Kurian
GOBI MANCHURIAN
By Shiya Fiya
CHICKEN ROAST
By Rahana Khaleel
FISH MAPPAS WITH PALAPPAM
By Shahina Rasi

ROGAN JOSH (KASHMIRI MUTTON CURRY)
By Jeeja Jaison

Food Sharing Exhibition (Biriyani, Rice items)

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VERMICELLI CHICKEN BIRIYANI
By Nisha Ratish
FISH BIRIYANI 
By Poornima Harikrishnan
MUTTON BIRIYANI IN OVEN
By Priya Anandakumar
PRAWNS PULAO
By Nawal Althuaf
GHEE RICE
By Lourdes Princy
CHICKEN BIRIYANI
By Bini Basheer
LAL QILA CHICKEN BIRIYANI
By Aisha Sajid
HYDERABADI CHICKEN BIRIYANI
By Jeeja Jaison
PRAWNS BIRIYANI WITH MIXED VEG RAITHA
By Sheena Dileep

Food Sharing Exhibition (Juice,Shakes)

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POMELO JUICE
By Preethi Dhinesh
(5)
DRY FRUITS KA HAREERA
By Naaz Mateen
CHOCOLATE COFFEE
By
Zuareah Binte Alamgir
STRAWBERRY MINT
By Aisha Sajid

SNICKERS MILK SHAKE
By Pramitha Avinash
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL SMOOTHIE
By Femi Navas
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