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Strawberry Jam Cupcakes

Strawberry jam filled cupcakes are so easy to make from scratch!! Curd or yogurt makes the cake soft and moist.
Do you know what is best thing about strawberry jam?? well, the answer is simple...you can have strawberries when they are not in season....and make cupcakes or cakes....when you have that strawberry craving ....like I had!
I know summer is not the best time to bake, at least when ice creams and frappuccinos are ruling.....but, I-had-to-eat-a-strawberry-cup-cake-feeling; which was overpowering!!
So I ransacked my refrigerator and found two jars of organic strawberry jam which I bought from Nelliyampathy Hills and  I had completely forgotten about them  (HOW-COULD-I??).
Like any strawberry-holic, I opened the can and dipped my finger in it and ....yum!! it transported me to strawberry land.....they were so good!
If you have fresh strawberries at hand, don't bother the jam, use fresh ones...puree them in a blender or food processor....about 1/3 to 1/2 cup pureed berries w…

Easy Mango Ice Cream

Mango ice cream is the best thing about summer! This easy 4-ingredient- mango ice cream can be made so easily, that you do not need an ice cream machine to get the perfect creamy consistency and its a blend, freeze and forget! yeah! making ice creams can be easy.

Okay! have you ever glanced through the ingredients list of a store-bought ice cream packet,  especially fruit based ice creams?? well...I have ...and was surprised to find the fruit listed in a small percentage. And that is where homemade mango ice creams comes in, it has more fresh mango content, its creamy, rich, and easy to make....most importantly, minus all the additives and preservatives and artificial color.

The best thing about this ice cream is that I did not whisk or cream it in-between freezing, like I did for this fresh mango ice cream (which I made with Alphonso mangoes).....here, I just blended in the mixer, poured into the container.....and allowed it to freeze overnight....or should I say, forgot about it c…

Chilli Chicken Recipe / How To Make Chilli Chicken Recipe

Chilli chicken recipe - learn to make chilli chicken with step by step pictures.

Chinese Style Chilli Chicken is one of the most sought after dish, and the best thing about this recipe is that it is low calorie......guilt free yummy chilli chicken for you!
Chilli chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish and popular across the globe. This particular recipe is a healthy version of chilli chicken, the chicken pieces are not fried in oil in this recipe.

Amma got this chilli chicken recipe back in the late 80's when she attended a cookery class, and at that time chilli (chilly) chicken was in rage along withfried rice. Chinese food has already taken in by Indians and restaurants started show casing them....yes!! Chinese food was in!!
I actually wanted to share this recipe before Easter, but then sometimes things do not go the way I plan. Easter weekend was spent lazying with Homey and kids....watching movies and cooking and reading. Homey gifted me a book  by Dr. Brian Weiss "Many li…