Tuesday 28 February 2012

And The Award Goes To......

Yup...Academy Awards just over  and I'm being presented with 2 wonderful awards from an equally wonderful co-blogger Preeti from Preeti's Kitchen Life...thanks Preeti....

And I got a Participation Award from Teena at Teenz' Yummy Delights..thank you dear :)

And now it's time for me to share these awards with my inspirational new frens who always come by and leave those encouraging comments.....;)

The Award Goes To :

1. Faseela from Good Food Ends With Good Talk
2. Deeps from Naughty Curry
3. Kit@ from I-lostinausten
4. JayM from Foodie In Me
5. Rosh from Chef Al Dente
6. Teena Mary from Teenz' Yummy Delights
7. Sangeetha from Spicy Treats
8. Anjana from Maayeka
9. Divya from Dil Se
10. Hemavathi from Hema's Adugamane

 The Rules for accepting this award are :
1. Add the versatile blogger award.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post and link it back to their blog.
3. Share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
4. Include this set of rules.
5. Forward this award to fellow bloggers and inform them with a comment on each of their blogs...
7 Random information about myself :

- I am 30
- I have a wonderful, caring, loving hubby who encourages me all da time
- I'm a dentist who love my job
- My passion for cooking increases daily
- I secretly wanted to be a chef
- I love shopping and novels
- Lastly, Im hoping for a baby soon :)

Sunday 26 February 2012

Chicken Jalfrezi

Yummy dry chicken curry with the key ingredient : green capsicum...
This recipe serves 3-4....goes well with chapatti, prata or rice :)

Ingredients :
400 gm chicken fillet (cut into 2 inch pieces)
1 green capsicum (diced)
2 onions (sliced)
5 cloves garlic and 2 inch ginger (made into a paste)
2 tomatoes (diced)
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp cooking cream
salt (to taste)
olive oil

Method :
1. Marinate chicken with ginger-garlic paste,  turmeric powder, garam masala and 1/2 tsp salt for about an hour in the fridge. Remove before cooking and set aside.
2. Heat ghee in a pan/wok. Saute the onions till slightly soft. Add in the capsicum and cook for about 5-8 mins. Add in the tomatoes and cook till capsicum and tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat.
3. In a non-stick pan, heat some olive oil and stir fry the chicken till half cooked. Add in the capsicum mixture, chilli powder, tomato puree and some water till it forms a thick gravy. Add salt to taste. When chicken is tender, stir in the cream, mix well, cook for about 3 mins and remove. Chicken Jalfrezi is ready to serve...;)
Linking this to Hot and Spicy treats and Gimme Green

Monday 20 February 2012

Chocolate Lover Round-up


Thank you all for the links...here is the round-up of the event with all the wonderful shots...do check it out :)

Choco Burfi from Gayathri's Cook Spot

Chocolate hazelnut / Nutella Banana Shake by Sugar n Spice Tales

Nutella Chocolate Cake by Spice and Sugar Tales

Chocolate -Cashew and Raisins by Hema's Vantagaddi

La Chocolat French Toast by daily-cuppa

Banofee Pie by Tales of Pearl City

Chocolate Shots with Cinnamon Cream by Culinary Vibes

Vanilla and Chocolate Cake Pops by Gayathri's Cook Spot

Lazy Cooks Triple Chocolate Cookies by Lazy Cook's Kitchen
Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard by daily-cuppa

Chocco Custard from Priya's Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Coconut bars by Taste Buds

Walnut brownie by Foodie In Me

Eggless Chocolate Cake by Sizzling Tastebuds
Marble Cake by Ramya's recipe

Strawcolate Ecstasy by Teenz' Yummy Delights

Chocolate Cookies by Srav's Culinary Concepts
Choco Strawbeer Jam Bars by Teenz' Yummy Delights
Lazycooks Orange Choco Pots by Lazycooks Kitchen

Kiwi and Peanut Brownie by Lost in Austen
Chikoo Choco Shake by Preeti's Kitchen Life

Nutella Cocoa Sandwich by Preeti's Kitchen Life

Mini Maple and Nutella Cupcakes by Tinned Tomatoes

Low calorie No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake by Foodie In Me

Nutella Brownies by Srav's Culinary Concepts

Ice-cream Sundae For Two by daily-cuppa

Chocolate Microwave Cake by Searching For Spice

Rich Chocolate Fudge with Mixed Nuts by Yummy Food
Cupid's Brownies by Je Bouffe

Chocolate Cake by Culinary Vibes

Cake pops by Pumpkin farm food

Duet of Fruit and Ice cream Tart by Preeti's Kitchen Life

Cake Balls or Truffles by Spicy Food

Sweet Tangy dessert by Preeti's Kitchen Life

French Vanilla Chocolat Brownies by Malaysian Delicacies

Chocolate Brownie Cream Cheese Sandwich by Chef Al Dente

Pink Chocolate Puddings by Spicy Food

Valentine's Day Mint Brownies by Global Taste and Travels

Velvet Cake with Fondant Pink Roses by Srav's Culinary Concepts
Cake Truffles by Sugar n' Spice

Prince Regent Chocolate Torte by Anzz Cafe


Wednesday 15 February 2012

Penne with Spicy Tomato Chicken

Made this for dinner.....
Ingredients :

-boiled and drained penne (keep aside)
- Chicken strips or skinless breast (chopped to small pieces)
- 1 onion
- 2-3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
- Small can of Prego mushroom tomato pasta sauce
- olive oil, salt, mixed italian dried herbs

Method :
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Saute onion and garlic till fragrant.
- Add chicken and fry for about 5 minutes.
- Add Prego tomato pasta sauce. Add chilli powder, some water and let it cook well and thickens. Add dried italian mixed herbs (about 1 tsp).... Add enough salt to taste.
- Serve with the penne.....Sprinkle some Parmigiana on top for a cheesy touch...

Blueberry Prune Smoothie

This is another smoothie recipe.....and even easier....I used a handful of blueberries, chopped seedless prunes, 2 tbsp of mix berries yogurt and 3/4 cup of ice water....very refreshing....:)

Sunday 12 February 2012

Berry Banana Smoothie

It was such a hot day so made myself a cooling glass of smoothie ;)

I used 1 banana, 8 strawberries, a handful of seedless grapes, 2 tbsp of mix berries yogurt, 1/4 cup of orange juice and some ice cubes.....blended it in high....and it's ready to serve ....

Linking this to Banana Recipes, Berries, Comfort Food