S is for the softness of a fresh flower seen in the garden early morning
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Happy wednesday to everyone 😀
Admist the numerous household chores and handling a hyper active toddler an irritated Monika logs into reader…. sees the number of posts and shuts it promptly and this has become a cycle of life 😦 hopefully should be back soon
In other news ya ya I know I am late I have made it to the mothers day ebook that Indus ladies compiled… Go here to get your copy… Thanks IndusLadies
I love biryanis and I often claim that veg biryani is a term meant to make vegetarians happy and there is no such thing like that, its just a modified form of pulao but then once in a while a recipe like this comes and proves me wrong 😉
When I first saw this sometime ago in Tarala Dala’s book it excited me because I love both koftas and biryanis and a combination of that excellent isnt it 😉
As usual I tweaked the recipe a little to suit what I want and here is how I made it..
For the bread koftas
For the rice
For the gravy
To be mixed together for curd mixture
For the bread koftas
For the rice
For the gravy
For the final assembly
The changes I made to the recipe were basically that I added some veggies and soya flour to the koftas and lots of veggies to the gravy… makes it more healthier… and yes didnt deep fry the koftas as suggested and also used much less than what was suggested by the recipe.
What I absolutely loved about this recipe was the fact that this is a true one pot meal not even curd needs to be served along as the top layer is just that
Wanna have a bite with all the layers?
Apart from this so nice of u guys this time to ask where have I been missing since a week… life has been very busy, in the baking class, coming home and practising… It was also N’s birthday last week and we planned a party for him and another friend who had her birthday last saturday and did lots of rain dance 😉 and I baked two cakes for the same… they were yumm and were totally polished off 😀 😀
Both the cakes were yummy and were polished off by a gang of 10 people….
What fun that party was and then for the day his actual birthday falls on I planned a surprise family dinner for him with his sister, cousin a few close friends… the higlight of that party was the cake too but this I didnt bake it… I ordered it and u have to see it to understand what I mean
Apart from that I have been very busy in one more thing and that is the fashion show that I took part in… About a month or so back a friend called me saying her friend who is a final year student in JD Institute of Tech is doing a collection for plus size women and will I be interested in walking the ramp for her…. I didn’t think of it much and said yes why not… a sweetheart of a girl came and took my measurements of the dress, showed me a couple of designs and I choose one and then all was forgotten about it till a week or so back when she called saying that we have to come for rehearsals and Rahul Dev Shetty is the one who is choreographing it and there are the likes of Jacky Shetty and Pashmina Barker along with a whole of lot of other models walking for the other segments that I started getting shivers…. 😉 The last time I had walked the ramp was when I was 15 yrs younger and 1/4 the current size…
But Rahul and others did everything to make us all (the plus size models who were all regular women) comfortable and confident and we did walk the ramp after all… It was so much fun… I totally enjoyed myself…
And these are the details for all of those have been asking after seeing the pic on FB, I hope I didnt disappoint those who were asking the designer name 😉
So how has life been with u?
Rasamalai is a sweet I love to the core…. So when Srivalli announced that this month’s challenge is going to be Rasmalai, I was delighted… grinning like a baby 😀 that yesI am going to make rasmalai….
I had fun making it and totally enjoyed myself eating the product too, light spongy and yummy 😀
Go to ICC blog for the recipe
A couple of days before what started as a small mail thread from GM just to ask about the recipe that works for a Mud Cake turned out to be one of the bakings that I have enjoyed the most in the recent past. The sunshine girl A replied with a recipe that unfortunately didnt come out well for GM in the first time 😦 and then she tried her hand at it and come out with the yummiest looking cake which I wanted to grab and bite and I think all of us felt the same way.And hence started a series of mud cake baking…. smitha, trish and yours truly all of us baked the same cake
After seeing A’s result I was waiting for the saturday to come so that I can try this one out though I had loads of cooking to be done that day but I still couldn’t give this one a miss 🙂 so a dead tired but very excited me started mixing the batter at about 3:30 and a very happy me kept the cake in the oven by about 4pm and damn the worst happened ofcourse u know about it I have ranted already 😉 the current went off exactly after 7 mins of baking ;'( ;'( and a very tensed me started pacing up down the house waiting for the current to come back half sure in my mind that the cake will have to thrown in the dustbin 😦 anyhow the current came back after an hour or so and I put the cake in the oven reluctantly thinking if nothing I will make cake rusk out of it (ok so here is my secret tip… if I spoil a cake I don’t throw it I am mean that way, I bake it anyhow, cut it when it cools in small rusk size slices and then bake it again… turns out yummy cake rusks 🙂 a tip most of us can use sometime in life 😉 ) but surprise surprise the cake came out awesome 😀 😀 😀
The crumb almost perfect, moist little spongy and yummy as it is supposed to be 🙂 I was flying in air :)I didnt frost the cake though as in our household the cakes without icing and frosting are more popular and saves some calories too 😉
I made a couple of changes in the recipe though, first I made half the recipe… two I replaced half the maida with normal whole wheat atta and added an another egg to the mixture.
All in all I enjoyed this too much…. Loads and loads of mails exchanged, tips shared both of baking and weight loss (if u have a couple of women talking this cant be skipped right 😉 ), more recipes exchanged… what fun I had in that week.
So girls what are baking next?
For those who want here is the recipe copied as it as from the site my comments in blue
*Please note: This mixture is quite runny, use a solid cake tin not a springform tin.
*Tip: Line tin with baking paper, this will make the cake easier to remove from the tin, no sticking to the sides. ( I didnt do it, I somehow never do it though I agree its a best thing to do)
No comments below because I never made this… may be A, trish and GM can add points here
Please hop over to the rest of the gorgeous women, A, GM, Trish and Smitha to see their versions of the Trans-Continental Baking Experiment – A Chocolate Mud Cake
I am actually getting very scared publishing this result because after the innovative and imaginative replies that I got I am blown away
From chickens aka eggs crossing the river to naughty thoughts (I knew u guys will think this peverted minds 😉 to the cutest reply that its a white yellow polka dotted cup 😉 to my circles becoming gay 😉 to childbirth
Man I had so much reading the comments and laughing out aloud that I am scared to publish the result. Anyways what got be done gotta be done
So here is what it means
Ok and now I am running away as fast as possible so that none of u is able to catch me and beat me 😉 but guys u had fun accept it and are laughing now too 😀
so hear this lovely song and have a Wonderful Wednesday and stay tuned for the ABC wednesday coming up later sometime
PS: I will reply to comments soon gosh how often I am saying these days damn
I made up the title myself… he he he. I was just sitting and remembered this thing a friend in college used to make and ask people and I thought of asking the same to you guys….
So what do u think the following picture means?
Ok let me give u a hint …it really silly worst than a PJ 😀
So go on take run your imagination and take your best guess….
I love to bake, my son loves to eat baked goodies but still there are times when he has to demand for cookies… 🙂 As these was mainly for him I didnt really want to do anything with maida and then I had this brain wave of making up a recipe myself… I did some browsing and thought some and came up with whole wheat choco chip cookies… and they were yummy…. the thin ones that I made crisp as they should have been and the round thick ones soft and chewy…
As I was making them for Ojas I shaped them into various shapes, animals, ginger bread boy, aeroplane, car…
And there was Ojas itself as a highlight
And the entire batch of about 20 cookies got over in under an hour 🙂