Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Event Announcement

I am happy to announce that I will be hosting Favorite Recipes Event for the month of September.The theme for the event is Daily Recipes .This event was started by Swathi Iyer of Zesty South Indian Kitchen. Since this the first time I am hosting an event I would really appreciate if you guys support me through your participation.
 Thanks Swathi for giving me this opportunity to host the event. Hoping to see your active participation. Thanks for your support friends.

The event rules are as follows-
  • .A linky will be open from 2nd of this month to month end.
  •   At least  one new recipes and  two recipes from the archives. Please update the post with logo or worded link.
  • Recipe can be  gluten or vegan free.
  • You have to link this announcement post in the recipes; using logo is welcome but not mandatory.
  • Non-bloggers can also welcome, send me full recipe with a photograph to this
  • Recipe must be linked to this  announcement page and to Swathi's announcement page.
  • We  Zesty South Indian Kitchen and Pepper Chilli and Vanilla will be appreciate if you like  and follow our  social media channel. Thanks from our bottom of heart.
  • You can follow Zesty South Indian Kitchen  here at
  •  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Reader and  Instagram.
  • Follow Pepper, Chilli and Vanilla through gfc
  • Facebook page, Pinterest,Google plus

Bloggers can link their recipes using the linky tool.Bloggers who find it difficult or find some problem to link can also send &Non-bloggers can send in their recipes to my mail  with the following details-
Your Name-
Recipe Name-
Recipe Details-
Pic of the Dish

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Chicken Kalimiri Kebab

I had tasted this kebab in a restaurant  recently when I visited my cousins .I loved every bite of this succulent kebab..Being a huge fan of pepper I wanted to give it a  try as I came home..I had some chicken breast in the fridge so thought of trying this..I just eye balled the recipe but it turn out more than I expected it to be and was happy that I could replicate the exact taste of the kebabs I tasted in the restaurant..It went very well with chicken tikka masala and butter garlic naan ..You'll just need few ingredients and you can make these super yummy succulent kebabs at your home..

500 gms chicken breast cut in cubes
1/4 cup hung curds
7-8 big cloves  garlic
1.5 inch ginger
2 green chillies
1.5 tbsp heaped freshly crushed black pepper
1 tsp lime juice
salt to taste

Clean the chicken and cut in cubes .
Apply salt to the chicken pieces.
Grind the chilli,ginger garlic to a smooth paste.
In a bowl mix the  hung yogurt,ground paste ,pepper and lime juice.
Apply this mixture to the chicken and marinate for 3-6 hrs.
You can even grill this.or
In a  non stick pan take 1 tbsp oil and fry on both sides over medium flame covering it with lid so that its soft and cooked well from inside.
Serve with mint chutney as an starter or as side dish with butter naan.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Cherry Bundt Cake crowned with Honey Almonds ..Guest post by Monu Gillani from RecipesPassion.

It's guest post time again and today a very sweet friend Monu Gillani is here to share her lovely Cake with us..They say friendship has no boundaries and this definitely holds true in case of our friendship..blogging world has introduced me to many lovely friends who besides sharing the same passion are great in nature too..though I have not seen them in reality we  still feel so much for each of them ,same happened to me with Monu she happened to send me friend request on fb and thats how it started ..Right from our first chat I was touched by this sweet girl I felt the warmth of friendship in the very first chat and then found her so like minded...She's such a gem of a person a perfect definition of friend. When she asked me for a guest post it was like she snatched my words and I grinned as i typed yes to her..Few days back I did a guest post in her blog and today she is here with her super delish Cherry Bundt Cake.I need not say more about her as she has introduced herself very well  ..Do hop in her blog for many Mouthwatering recipes. I  have bookmarked some of her temptiing recipes and soon will try these Chapli Kebab ,Creamy Almond Chicken and her Tetra Layer Cake  ..So now lets hear it from Monu.... almonds, banana cake, bundt cake, cake ingredients, cakes recipe, cherry cake, cherry cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe, fruit cake recipe, honey, how to bake a sponge,
"Hi, salam, namastay, chaao to everybody.. Meet me I am Monu Teena recently blogging on Recipes Passion :) As clearly mentioned from my Blog title, cooking is more than a passion for me. I am truly inspired with nature and traditional flavors, loves to come up with new stuff and keep searching on new recipes for my blog. Not only cooking, baking has the same importance for me. I baked my first Vanilla Cake when i was only in 10th standard under my mom's assistance. She taught me how to bake a cake, how to whip a cream? I did icing on top and frosted with pineapples. It was a big achievement for me at that time. Almost 10 years have been passed but I still call myself a learner. Other than my passion I am Telecommunication Engineer by profession and a student of management sciences. Happily married too. It was a little introduction about myself.
I am glad to be invited at Gloria's place, thanks a lot Gloria dear for taking out your precious slot for me. I met Gloria in our bloggy world, seriously she has so many wonderful collection of recipes. I was truly amazed by her desserts and vegetarian recipes. I started following her, after a week or two, found her on Facebook. When we started conversation, i found her such a sweet heart, so friendly and a humble person. Very happy to have her in my friends list. Hope our friendship will get more stronger from time to time. Well I am so grateful to her, this is truly a wonderful experience to me on her blog. When she asked me for a guest post, i started work on that. Later on decided, the recipe that i am going to share is "Cherry Bundt Cake crowned with Honey Almonds". This Cake will go best in parties, holidays, Christmas or in festivals. Lets move to the recipe

This cake is enough for 3 to 4 members; 
Preparation time : 10 to 15 minutes, Baking time : 25 to 35 minutes
You will need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup of White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted Butter/ Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup of fresh cherries
  • 3/4 cup of all purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp of warm buttermilk
  • Bundt Cake Pan of 4 inches diameter approx.
For Crowning
  • 3 tbsp of Honey
  • 1/2 cup of Almonds
Procedure to be followed

  • STEP 1: Pre- Heat your oven up to 180 degrees Centigrade (356 Degrees Fahrenheit). Grease & flour the Pan.
  • STEP 2: De-seed the cherries, chop them and set them aside.
  • STEP 3: In a Large Bowl, with the help of electric beater. Beat eggs till fluffy and creamy. Meanwhile step by step, add vanilla essence, icing sugar, brown sugar and Oil. Beat gently.
  • STEP 4: Whisk together the flour and baking powder together. Take out your spatula, Fold in the dry ingredients (flour + baking powder) into the cake batter from Step 2.
  • STEP 5: Pour warm butter milk. Mix with Batter nicely. Time to add chopped cherries. Do not over mix them.
  • STEP 6: Scrape the batter into the greased bundt cake Pan. Bake it for at least 25 to 35 minutes. Do check if its completely baked by inserting a toothpick , if it comes out clean its ready to serve. Transfer the cake on to a rack and let it cool.
  • STEP 7: In order to make a crown. Chop the Almonds into a small pieces. Add honey. Sticky texture will be formed. Spoon that mixture over the cake. Wow it's decorated now with a gorgeous Crown. Serve and Enjoy!
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I would love to have your comments in the form of compliment, criticism or appreciation. They really matters to me alot..  Love you Gloria.. Thanks a bunch again for making me a part of your blog.
Thank you so much  dear for being a part of my little space.... 

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Apple Yogurt Cake..Guest post for Monu @ RecipesPassion

I'm  very happy as I write this guest post for my dear friend  Monu who is such a sweet heart . Right from the first chat I knew I found very good friend in her..she’s a very talented blogger,a friendly natured girl who is  full of zeal and her passion can be seen in her lovely blog which she aptly named RecipesPassion.. …while chatting on fb she  asked me if I could do guest post for her and I was happy to say yes to her.
I love Monu’s blog she has so many wonderful recipes up her sleeves .here passion for cooking and baking can be seen in her lovely blog...I'm so happy that I could be part of her lovely blog thank you so much for inviting me dear to your lovely space ..May god bless you in everything you do.
After saying yes to do a guest post I knew I would be sharing something sweet with my daer friend but the question was if it was a dessert or a cake .I then came up with this soft and super delish Apple yogurt cake which is loved by all .Serve it with tea or coffee or just relish it as it is ..Its just yummy..  the recipe is very simple …do give it try and you will love this for sure.For this recipe  and many more mouthwatering recipes kindly visit Monu's space

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Easy Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone is an Italian cheese which is used for making the famous desserts Tiramisu and Charlotte..Its an expensive cheese which can be made with just 2 ingredients in the comforts of your home at a very minimal cost.

All you need is
  • 1 lt cream (i used amul)
  • 1 lime.

  • Empty the cream in one bowl place the bowl over double boiler and let it boil.
  • It will take about 15 min ..It wont exactly boil like milk but you will see bubbles at the edges.
  • Squeeze the lime in the cream and continue heating stirring it with a wooden spoon.
  • it will start to curdle not exactly as it curdles while making paneer but it will thicken and cover  back of the spoon like custard.
  • Remove the bowl from water and let it cool for 30- 4o min.
  • Meanwhile, line a sieve with layers of cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. 
  • Transfer the mixture into the lined sieve. Do not squeeze the cheese in the cheesecloth or press on its surface (be patient, it will firm up after refrigeration time). 
  • Once cooled completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (in the sieve) overnight or up to 24 hours.
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