90 Minute Fruit Cake

Bake-a-thon 2014: Day 11 Bake of the Day: 90 Minute Fruit Cake Christmas is just 1 day away. If you didn’t make a fruitcake and think you don’t have time to make it, think again. This 90 minute fruitcake is just for you. Instead of making loaves or round shaped fruitcakes, these mini bundt cakes are very easy to put together and taste almost like the regular fruitcake. Last year I made an eggless Christmas Fruitcake that involved soaking in the dry fruit and nuts in orange juice or some kind of alcohol for at least 1 day or more…

Afghani Sheer Payra (Afghani Milk Fudge)

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 4/ Day 3 Theme: Bookmarked Recipes from A-Z International Marathon Dishes: Afghani Sheer Payra I’m going to end this month’s blogging marathon on a sweet note. I have made this delicious milk fudge from Afghanistan 3 times in the past 1 month. It is that simple to make and quite a crowd pleaser. My husband really liked the fudge because it has a really nice flavor from ground cardamom and rose water.

Iranian Jeweled Rice (Vegan recipe)

For this month’s International Cooking Challenge, our host Savitha Ramesh @ Savitha’s Kitchen has taken us on a culinary tour of Persia/ Iran. Iranian cuisine or Persian cuisine refers to the traditional and modern styles of cooking related to Iran. Situated in the Middle East, the Iranian culinary style is unique to Iran, but it has been influenced by Iran’s neighbouring regions at various stages throughout its history. Many foods famously associated with Middle Eastern, and indeed World cuisine have their origins in Iran, such as kebab and ice cream. Fresh green herbs are frequently used along with fruits such…

Persimmon and Nuts Salad

Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 4/ Day 2 Theme: Online Bookmarked Recipes Dish: Persimmon Salad This year’s winter has been brutal till now. Snow is something that is expected this time of the year, but the freezing temperatures have been really the killer. Arctic blast & polar vortex are the terms that are widely being used not just by the meteorologists but by everyone dealing with this harsh weather. Even with all that going on, life still moves on. Coming back to today’s recipe, this is probably the simplest dish ever. I had some persimmons in the fridge and after enjoying…

Eggless Christmas Plum Cake (Vegan recipe)

Blogging Marathon# 35: Week 4/ Day 2 Theme: Bookmarked recipes Dish: Eggless Christmas Plum Cake Here’s wishing everyone a very merry Christmas. This holiday season has turned out to be the best so far with family and friends around. We have family visiting us for the holiday and everyone is just having a blast. It’s now past 12:00AM on Christmas morning, gifts are placed under the tree and cookies and milk left out for Santa and carrots for the reindeers. Kids are sleeping, but I’m sure they are dreaming about the presents that Santa’s going to leave them.

Dates & Nuts Laddoo

BM# 34: Week 4/ Day 2 Theme: Cooking from Sapana’s blog Dish: Dates & Nuts Laddoo It has been a very busy weekend. Saturday whizzed by really fast with 2 birthday parties — my sister’s where we had lunch and evening snack with cupcake cutting then a surprise 50th birthday party for a friend. Of course we were late for the surprise part since we were driving from one corner of New Jersey to another. But all in all it was a great day with loads of good food and fun with family and friends.

Poushtik Moti (Seasoned and spiced Rice balls)

Wish you All a very Happy Diwali.. Hope everyone is enjoying the festival. Today’s post is going to be short because I’ve to cook for Diwali lunch, then attend an early Thanksgiving party in the evening. Too many things going on in the head and in the kitchen, so I’m going to keep this post short and simple. This dish is perfect for days like the one I’m having today. Too many things going on and suddenly you realize that you have only sweet dishes and forgot to make the savory dish. You also don’t want to make anything deep…

Sheer Qurma/ Khorma/ Korma (Hyderabadi Kheer with Vermicelli & Dates)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter S Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh Dish: Sheer Qurma/ Khorma/ Korma (Hyderabadi Kheer with Vermicelli & Dates) Today we are starting the final week of our month long A-Z themed blogging marathon. It has been quite an experience cooking and posting Andhra dishes for the past 18 days. As a group, we have been planning the event for almost 4 months and so most of my dishes were thought out, cooked, clicked and scheduled to post well in advance except for the last week. I only made 2 dishes for the last week and…

Banana Nutella Nut Milkshake

I wrote about my son’s love for chocolate a lot of times. His mom is obsessed with everything related to cooking and eating and he is obsessed with everything chocolate. The other day when he had to pick between vanilla and strawberry ice creams, he told me very seriously that he doesn’t like vanilla. I couldn’t help myself from laughing out loud because I wasn’t sure if he knew why he didn’t like vanilla. My guess is he thinks he shouldn’t like vanilla because he loves chocolate 🙂 Well anyway, chocolate actually makes him eat bananas, because he eats bananas…