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Gobi Manchurian / How to make Cauliflower Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian/Cauliflower Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese spicy curry, where fried cauliflower is dropped into the manchurian sauce. Cauliflower is also known as gobi or gobhi.
Gobi manchurian is the most popular food in India, it is spicy, sweet, and tangy. One of the most sought after restaurant food, perfect with fried rice, noodles, roti, tandoori roti, or just plain rice. I have been making gobi manchurian for a long time as my daughter just loves it......over the years I have perfected it, and thought it is high time, I shared this with you. So that you can make restaurant style gobi manchurian right in your kitchen and surprise your family.  Do I have to mention the best thing about homemade manchurian is that; no MSG, no additives, no artificial color or flavorings...just pure homemade gobi manchurian!!
Cauliflower is dipped in spicy batter and deep fried and added to Chinese style sauce.....and generously sprinkled with chopped spring onions and that gives out the authe…

How to Soak Dry Fruits in Rum / Christmas

Dry fruits soaked in rum/brandy is an yearly Christmas ritual for me, where I collect dry fruits and soak in rum, to make fruit cake for Christmas.

Chicken Strips Recipe

Chicken Strips is also known as Chicken Tenders, or Chicken Fillet. Crunchy, crispy, tender chicken strips is a favorite with kids and adults alike, they are so addictive and easy to make.

Kappa Bonda / Tapioca Balls

Kerala Style Kappa Bonda is boiled tapioca dipped in spicy besan (kadalamavu) batter and deep fried. It is perfect as an after school snack or as an appetizer.

chocolate buttercream recipe | how to make chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream in a Food Processor?? Yes, I make buttercream in my food processor.....do you know why?? Its so easy and NO sugar-dust-storm on my kitchen counter top....that means less clean up....and no snooty ants!! Isn't that really cool!!

For a long time I used my hand held mixer for making butter cream, but then because of the "Sugar-dust-storm" I stopping using that...and the clean up after that made me cringe every time  "buttercream" is demanded by loved ones to finish a cake!! Many of you might have endured my predicament; okay if you have a kitchenaid, this is not for you. I do not own one, nor I see owning one in the near future, mainly because of limited space in my kitchen....well, I guess that made me a food processor addict I guess my Philips food processor is the "most photographed" gadget here on my blog....In case you, you are wondering whether roti dough can be mixed in food processor; then just peep into my tandoori roti rec…

Kappa Puzhungiyathu With Meen Curry

Kappa (Tapioca) Puzhungiyathu is Kerala's popular and traditional dish!! Boiled tapioca is available in star hotels ...down to the "thattukadas" to "kallu shaps"!! "Kappa and meen curry" is as common as "kappa and mulaku chadachathu" If you ask which is my favorite, I am always in a dilemma!! Kappa is my weakness!! I bet its yours too!!

I have had queries regarding how to peel kappa quickly and easily, so here in this post; I am sharing how I peel kappa! I hope the novice cook who drops in will benefit with this!! I love making varieties with tapioca aka kappa; like kappa bonda, kappa cultelts, kappa puttu, etc!! Oh!! yes!! I will definitely upload the recipes soon, I am posting this first since I thought; it is best to take you through the process of peeling kappa first, to let you know that it is so easy....

Unakka kappa though might not be very popular with youngsters; is an all time favorite of mine; "unnakka kappa" is dried tap…

Chana Masala With Coconut / Chole Kurma

Chana masala kurma or chole kurma is a Kerala Style coconut based chana curry with a blend of spices. It is perfect with bhatura, tandoori roti, or chappathi/roti.

Schezwan Masala Dosa

Schezwan masala dosa, is my twist to traditional masala dosa, it is simple, easy, and quick with a myriad of flavors, perfect as breakfast, dinner or even as an after school snack....kids would love this masala dosa with Chinese twist!!

Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

hot fudge sauce recipe | how to make hot fudge sauce

Quick and easy 3-Ingredient hot chocolate fudge sauce is my kind of cooking. Anything easy and quick has my attention, and thus this hot fudge sauce was born in my kitchen.

What I love about November is that...its just another month for Christmas!! and that means, chocolates, cookies,cakes, and more chocolate....and the weather around here is so pleasant that it screams chocolate!! or am I imagining!! So when I went shopping a few days ago; for dry fruits and rum and all....I have this ritual of soaking all the goodies in rum...yes!! for Christmas fruit cake, do you also do the same...I mean get ready for Christmas baking!! I already have pineapple wine all geared up!!

Okay, back to Christmas talk  hot fudge talk; I saw this recipe here and adapted to suit my taste.....and I got the best fudge sauce ever!! The BEST!! in about 10 min 5 minute flat!! yes, it's that easy!!

I normally do not stock up on chocolate bars, but then when…