Showing posts from December, 2012

Madatha Kaja/South Indian Sweet rolls

Yet another Andhra delicacy from my kitchen to yours! Today I attempted to make the famous Kakinada Kaja which turned out really well and Yummy. For people from my place, this dish needs no introduction. But for people who does not know, these are layered sweet rolls made out of all purpose flour and dipped in sugar syrup with each layer filled with that finger licking sweet syrup with a hidden note of cardamom powder. These sweet rolls are an absolute feast for people with sweet tooth. Hope you guys will try this out and enjoy this dish!! Ingredients 2 cups All purpose flour(Maida Pindi) 4 tbsp rice flour(Biyyam Pindi) 2 tbsp + 4 tbsp melted butter(Neyyi) Pinch of baking soda Oil for deep frying For Sugar Syrup 5 cups Sugar 3 cups water couple of pinches of cardamom powder(Yalukkaya podi) Method In a large bowl mix all purpose flour, 4 tbsp melted butter and baking soda. Once the butter is well incorporated into the flour add little water and mix the flour and

Newyork Cheesecake with mixed berry sauce

When it comes to cooking, baking and that too making cakes is one thing that intimidates me a lot. I am a lot skeptical when I first thought of making a cheesecake. But I made it anyways. This is my first ever cheesecake and guess what it turned out awfully good :). I can tell that it tasted very well as my husband too this cake to work and he said it is all gone in the first hour itself!!! I am so happy and just wanted to share this sweet recipe with you all.. The only one thing I will warn you is to be patient while making the cake. Enjoy :) Ingredients For Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon For Filling 32 ounces cream cheese(preferably Philadelphia original cream cheese) 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 tbsp all purpose flour 5 large eggs 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tsp pure vanilla extract For Topping 1 cup sour cream 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract For Garnish 2 cups

Chicken Pachadi/Chicken Pickle

Today I made a dish from my mom's diary - Kodi Pachadi/Chicken Pickle. My mom always used to have this on hand just because I am a picky eater growing up and if I did not like the curry she cooked that day, she would make sure that there is something for me to eat. Mom is mom always - Love u lots amma :).. I have tried lot of versions of this pickle but by far this is my favorite. This recipe does not use mustard seeds or does not call for tadka or talimpu. Preparing this dish needs little patience and time but at the end of the day all that work is worth it. Hope you guys will like it as much as I like it :) Ingredients 1 1/2 kg or 3.3 lb boneless Chicken cut into bite size pieces(Bone in chicken can also be used) 1/2 kg or 500 ml vegetable oil 3/8 cup(1/4 cup + 2 tbsp) salt 3/8 cup(1/4 cup + 2 tbsp) red chili powder 3/8 cup(1/4 cup + 2 tbsp) lemon juice For Paste 5 whole garlic(150 grams) 100 grams ginger(Allam) 50 grams (3/4 cup) coriander seeds(D