Feb 27, 2013

Choco Peanut Butter Milkshake

Chocolate Peanut butter milkshake is very simple and easy to prepare with two simple steps. Mix and blend till to smooth and fluffy shake. Under this shake recipe, we have to blend milk, chocolate, peanut butter and ice-cream together. You can add more sugar as per taste buds.

Feb 26, 2013

Ghugni- East India Snack

On the last day of this North East cuisine, I choose very popular snack i.e. Ghugni is an evening street snack in Eastern India especially in Bengal, Assam, Bihar, and Orissa. For this recipe, soak dried yellow peas or green peas overnight and cook into gravy with Bengali spices and serve with kurmura or onion bhajiya. Generally in our North India (Delhi) side, this snack is served with kulcha’s, and garnish with chopped tomatoes, onions and green chili. It’s all time fav of mine.

Vegetable Momos (Steamed)

I prepared one of very famous snack from the Sikkim i.e. Steam Vegetable Momos with Tangy spicy Chutney. For the recipe, I prepare to use carrot, capsicum, onion and corn. You can used any combo of vegetables which you prefer or available. You can serve this momos with tomoto ketchup or chili sauce.  I used idli stand for steaming this momos.

Feb 24, 2013

Labra- Assamese Cuisines

This time I tried some very popular recipes from Assamese cuisines… because of choosing North East food for 4th week of this month. Out of all first is Labra, To know proper procedure and flavors of this labra recipe I prefer to choose Sunita’s labra recipes from her space. Under this recipe, Combine and stir mix veggies with tempering of bay leaves, red chili and panch phoron. Panch phoron is very authentic spice mix of North East cuisines. 

Feb 22, 2013

Panch Phoron Masala (Spice)- Bengali Spices

Panch phoran spice mix is used in specially North East cuisine. All of the spices in panch phoran are seeds. Traditionally Panch phoran consists of fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seed and fennel seed in equal parts. Personally I used small amount of fenugreek seeds compare to other because of its taste is little bitter.

Panch phoron is used for making curries, fish, non-veg food, lentils and with vegetable too. It’s look like powered form. In the tradition of Oriya and Bengali cuisine, panch phoron is typically fried in mustard oil, which causes it to immediately begin popping. After tempering, other ingredients are added to the fried spices to be coated in the mixture.

Feb 19, 2013

Eggless Mayonnaise ( Homemade)

On the last day of Basic recipe theme I choose Egg-less Mayonnaise to prepare at home. It’s very common thick or creamy texture sauce which spread on bread at the time of making sandwiches and burger or you can serve with cucumber or apple slices, even with chips and bread sticks to.

Feb 18, 2013

White Sauce

This time blogging marathon announced basic recipes theme which are the very important for any kind of meal. So for this theme I choose three basic liquid recipes, one is post yesterday that is Homemade Chili Oil, and today I post White sauce.

Feb 17, 2013

Homemade Chili Oil

How to prepare and preserve chili oil at home with two ingredients?

Chili oil is simply oil that has been infused with the flavour of chili peppers. For preparing this oil just chopped this chili and put in hot oil till to cool. You can use olive oil to instead of canola oil. Chili oil can add extra heat to many dishes. You can use it in the cooking process to add a spicy kick early on, or drizzle it over a finished food such Chinese or Punjabi food for tempering if the meal is not hot enough to suit your taste. You can store chili oil for several months in the refrigerator. 

Feb 15, 2013

Dal Bati Aur Churma- Rajasthani Speciality

Dal-Bati-Churma is a complete one dish and very popular Rajasthan, India. Traditional way to serve it is to first squash the Bati then pouring the pure Ghee on the top of it. It is served with the yellow color daal (lentils) and spicy garlic chutney. It is commonly served at all festivities, including religious occasions, wedding ceremonies, and birthday parties in Rajasthan.

Feb 13, 2013

Eggless Atta Cake with Choco Syrup

Today I post one more eggless baking dish i.e. “Eggless Atta Cake with Choco Syrup”, this is one more cake from Simply Tadka cook in pressure cooker without using eggs.
Under this recipe, we fold dry ingredients with wet one, curd and oil is used instead of eggs, jaggery instead of sugar, and wheat flour instead of Maida/ refined flour which makes healthy wealthy cake for kids and adults.

Feb 12, 2013

Stuffed French Toast (Eggless)

Today I post “Eggless Stuffed French Toast”, prepared mixture of custard powder or milk together instead of beaten eggs and make sandwich with spread peanut butter and fruits slices on bread and soak into milk and custard powder mixture. As per this recipe, I used honey, powdered sugar and strawberry for garnishing. For more variation, you can choose your favourite fruit instead of strawberries.

Feb 11, 2013

Lavang Latika

This time I prepared very popular one more Bengali mithai… i.e. LAVANG LATIKA.
Lavang latika gets its name from lavang means long or clove. It’s not that hard to make.  Under this recipe, stuffed puri with khoya and chopped nuts mixture then soak into sugar syrup. This mithai or sweet is made by Bengali’s on very special occasion of Durga Pooja.

Feb 10, 2013

Apple Rasam

Rasam or Saaru (Tamil: ரசம், Rasam, Malayalam: രസം), Kannada :ಸಾರು (Saaru), is a South Indian soup, traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, and chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings. Steamed lentils are added along with any preferred vegetables. Now days all the seasonings required are combined and ground before hand into a rasam powder, which is available commercially.

Feb 6, 2013

Foodabulous Fest- Jan Series " Winner Announcement & Roundup"

Here is the roundup and winner announcement of 1st series of “Foodabulous Fest- January” in 2013. Under this series, total 33 bloggers were participated and Simply Tadka received total 99 recipes, all are very delicious and tempting. Thanks to all bloggers for making event successful.
Now come to Surprise giveaway, as everyone knows the selection criterion is on the basis of voting from facebook and blog poll software who got highest votes will be winner.

But I was facing so many problems during the poll system because some Facebook fans who did not know about this event, add own recipe without confirming which raised so many conflicts so that why I choose Facebook likes system for choosing winner in next Series- February.

Without taking more time, I will announce name of Lucky winner is Leche flan gets 391 votes.
Prepared by Archana Ramachandran from Tangy Minds…

Congratulations Archana for a surprise giveaway, please mail me your Indian shipping address on my id simplytadka@gmail.com within two days, otherwise I will choose another winner.
Thanks to all lovely co-bloggers who devoted precious time and recipes in my event.
Another monthly event is going on Foodabulous Fest- Feb series with surprise giveaway.

Feb 5, 2013

Imli Chawal/ Tamarind Rice

Today again I post one more very interesting rice recipe i.e. “IMLI CHAWAL” from the “Cooking with Love” cook book written by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.
Under this rice recipe, we have to cook rice and fold with tempering of tamarind pulp, mustard, red chili and curry leaves and garnish with roasted peanuts and sesame seeds. Tamarind enhances the flavour of rice in this method, my family really like this recipe.

Feb 3, 2013

Gajar Gobhi Aur Shalgum Ka Achaar

This time I prepared pickle for my blog, as the winter season you can easily get seasonal carrots, turnips and cauliflower for making pickle and this season is also appropriate for making any pickle which easily resist for long period with mustard oil and spices.

Feb 1, 2013

Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate "Valentine Month & Giveaway"

I’m really happy to announce Foodabulous Fest –February Month Series after great success of January month with big numbers of cuisines and votes. "Foodabulous Fest" is origin from (food +fabulous + festivals) where we can prepare fabulous food which prepared for specific festivals and special days to celebrate. It’s a monthly series which celebrate every month with monthly festivals and special days… with surprise giveaway. As a part of festive event… there will be a surprise giveaway sponsored by Simply Tadka. The giveaway is only for followers of Preeti’s blog.
You have to just prepared any kind of course i.e. beverages to snacks, main course, desserts or baking dishes… anything but only vegetarian for the month of Feb’s Festivals and celebration time. This Month is full of love and passion about valentine so be ready with lovely recipes for love ones.
Here is the list of Month of Feb’s Festivals:

Shattila Ekadashi
6 Feb
Valentine Day
14 Feb
11 Feb
Vasant Panchami
14 Feb
Kumbha Sankranti
12 Feb
Jaya Ekadashi
21 Feb

Who get giveaway?
Winner will be choosing on the basis of Facebook likes which given by fans on entries who get more likes will be get giveaway. For voting I choose Facebook instead poll software for winner selection in my last events. This time, it will totally depending on Facebook likes and sharing. I will pick top highest likes achieving entry will be giveaway winner. You have to just give vote one or more recipes whatever you like. You can vote own recipes too. As per in last Jan series event, there was lots of confusion at the time of adding recipes in software so this time I choose facebook likes for voting.
Rules for the event:
  • The event runs through the month of Feb (1st Feb – 28th Feb).
  • Only vegetarian recipes are allowed. Eggs are allowed only in case of baking.
  • Use linky tools to enter your recipes at the end of post or mail me.
  • You have to follow Simply TADKA via GFC and Facebook.
  • No archives please, only fresh entries can add during the month of February.
  • Usage of logo is optional but it's recommended that you use it as it helps spread the word.
  • The post must to be linked with Foodabulous Fest Event organised by Simply TADKA, it’s compulsory. 
  • In case you have a problem using linky tool you can send the details to simplytadka@gmail.com  in the following format using subject line of Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate “February Month”. You’re Name, Email- id, Blog Name, Blog URL, Recipe Name, Recipe URL, Picture (300px). 
  • For the Non-Blogger: You can share your recipe through this format… Share Delicacies. In case you have a problem using this tab, you can send the recipe with details and pictures to simplytadka@gmail.com in the following format using subject line of Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate “February Month”. I will upload your recipe with your name as author on my food blog.
  • The giveaway is only for who have Indian shipping detail.
  • The giveaway is open for Followers of Preeti’s Kitchen Life.
  • I will post the round up within ten days after the event gets over.

Looking forward for the lots of delicious and traditional cuisines for Month of Feb’s celebrations, Join me in my Blog. Get ready for the Festive Treat.

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