Friday, July 31, 2009

My First Award !!!

I am honoured and thankful to the lovely Faiza of Faiza Ali's Kitchen for giving me my First Award. I will
cherish it forever :)

The Kreative Blogger Award comes with some rules:-

You must thank the person who has given you the award.
Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
Nominate 7 other Kreativ bloggers.
Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

Seven things you might find interesting about me...

1. I am 26yrs old, happily married for 4 yrs. I lived in hyderabad,India and moved to US after marriage.
2. I love makeup. I have loads of it and still going.
3. I love love Indian movies. spl shahrukh khan
4. I am a software engineer and currently working in IT.
5. I love animals..I dont have any pets here but I had dogs,cats,parrots,hens,love birds and fishes , all in
India. Planning get one soon here in US
6. I don't make friends easily. Hence I don't have many here.
7. I love experimental cooking. Eventhough it turns out to be pretty bad sometimes , the joy of making something new
is awesome.

I am new to the blogging world so I dont know many ppl but I love the creativity of some bloggers that I
have been visiting more often now...I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate all bloggers for
the love and effort they put into blogging . I nominate the following ...

anjum from
Deeba from
mona from
sayeeda from
lubna from
yasmeen from

Good job Ladies!.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Frankies (yeaaahhh)

Frankie (fast Chicken rolls)

I will be posting a few things I made in the past couple of days. These are inspired by vahchef.
He is an amazing chef and I love making his dishes. First in line is Frankie.
We used to eat frankie in hyderabad at eatstreet. Its more of a snack .....street food which is very filling.
It turned out very good, My bro-inlaw suggested that I can now shift this dish in regular menu :) , he must like it a lot.

It is pretty much similar to chefs recipe with a few differences...


For dough:

Maida - 3 cups
Wheat flour - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1tsp
oil - 2 tblspn

While making rotis
2 beaten eggs

For gravy:

Chicken - 1 pound
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (1.1/2 tsp if you eat it spicy)
turmeric (haldi) - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
onion chopped - 1 big
Coriander powder (dhania) - 1 tsp
Cumin powder (zeera powder) - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
lemon - 1
oil - 3 tblspn
Tomatoes - 2
Bell peppers - 1 chopped
Coriander leaves - handful


Prepare the dough by mixing maida,wheat flour,salt, oil and water. The should be the same consistency as used to roll out rotis.Let it sit for 10-15 mins.

Take a pan add oil, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic paste and chopped onions and cook till onions are light brown. Now add turmeric, chopped tomatoes,bell pepper chopped, Red chill powder,coriander powder
,cumin powder. Add chicken and a little water. cover and let cook till chicken is well cooked. Now add chaat masala (optional) , lemon juice and coriander leaves,

Now take the dough and make a thin roti and apply oil and spread all over, then sprinkle maida fold it and make it round and press in center and let it rest for 10min,

After 10min role it again into a roti. Now cook on both sides like normal roti in a pan and then apply beaten egg as much as required on one side and flip over. let cook for few seconds.

To assemble the frankie....add the chicken gravy. Garnish with onions and bell peppers. fold and serve hot. Delicious!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tasty dahi wade

Dahi wade/vade

Soo good to eat on a hot day. This is often made in Ramadan during iftar.I often make wadas in advance and freeze them. I am submitting this recipe to Mona from for the Ramazan recipe collection. I am sure everyone will love it.


curd (yogurt) : 5-6 tbl spoons(or as much as you like :)
Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
salt : 1 tsp
green chillies : 1 or 2
wadas - 7-8 small sized ones (recipe also listed on the blog)

For tempering:

Zeera (cumin seeds) - 1tsp
rai (mustard seeds) - 1/2 tsp
dry red chillies - 3-4 nos.


Put curd,Red chilli powder,salt,green chillies and one cup waterin a blender and blend well.soak wadas in warm salted (1 tsp salt) for 10 mins.Now squeeze water from the wadas and put them in a bowl.Add curd mixture to it.

Now heat 3 tblsp oil in a pan. Add zeera,mustard seeds anddry red chillies. saute for 3-4 mins.Add this to the wada-curd.Finish off with kothmir (coriander leaves). This will be eaten up faster than you think :)

Family Rating : 8.5

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Crispy vadas/Wadas

Crispy vadas/Wadas

Wadas are a staple in South Indian households.
This is something I can eat anytime of the day. I love love wadas. These are awsome
with tomato ketchup or sambhar.Here is the goto recipe I use.


urad dal (white pulses) : 2 and 1/2 cup
Rice flour or rice : 1/2 cup
green chillies : 2 big
Kothmir (corriander leaves) : 3 tbl spoons
salt : 1tsp
zeera powder (cumin powder) : 1/4 tsp
curry leaves (4-5) (optional)


Soak urad dal and rice (if not using already powdered) for
3-4 hours. After this put this in a grinder and grind to a
fine paste. use only very little water. Put green chillies
,salt,kothmir,zeera powder and grind again. Remove this mixture in a bowl and put finely cut
curry leaves(you can also add finely cut green chillies if you like a little spice). This paste is fairly thick.To increase the crispyness add more rice flour(and water to maintain consistancy).

Heat good amount of oil in a pan (kadai). This is for deep frying
vadas. Now scoop the vada batter and fry in the kadai. Fry till light
brown on both sides. Your crispy yummy vadas/wadas are ready!!.

Handmade Holder

This post is not food related but hope you like it.
As soon as we come back from the office every day we toss
our keys, cell phone,glasses,wallets etc on the washing machine
in our laundry room.I searched and searched on the Internet for something
that holds all this but could not find one big enough and that is when I decided to make one myself It took 5 days but this beautiful piece now sits on the washing machine in our laundry room.This has a place for cell phones which charge (all wires hidden),wallets,cellphones and glasses.Now everything looks organized.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Awsome Zebra Cake (Marble cake)

Zebra Cake

I was browsing as usual the other day when I came across thisawsome blog from Deeba, She is Amazing and makes mouth watering goodies.I made Zebra cake from her blog and this is how it turned out. Please Visit her blog for the recipe.