Jan 28, 2013

Khatta Dhokla


Today I post very famous breakfast recipe from Guajarati Cuisine, i.e. “Khatta Dhokla”. Under this recipe we prepare smooth batter with semolina/ sooji with yogurt and fruit salt. For tempering, use curry leaves and green chili, but we did not add water at the time of tempering.

Jan 24, 2013

Sooji Vegetable Toast


Today I post “Sooji Vegetable Toast” a great option for breakfast. This recipe is very easy and simple to prepare with in few minutes. Under this recipe, I prefer to use colorful vegetable like corn, tomatoes, onion, green chili, peppers and more. You can choose any veggies according availability or as per your kid’s preference. This is great option for picnic time or also for lunch boxes. In my family, kids call this easy bread pizza too.


Jan 19, 2013

Apple Banana Pudding


On the last day of 3rd week of BM, I post “Apple Banana Pudding” for lovely toddlers. This recipe is taken from Tarla Dalal sources which mostly prepared by my sister in law for my nephew. It’s really very healthy and easy to prepare within few minutes and also a great option for kids to serve different recipe instead of regular food. You can use any fruit instead of apple and banana but.....

In apple and banana, lots of vitamins and other nutrition value… because we all know “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Moong Dal Khichdi



Today I post very healthy and nutritive “Moong Dal Khichdi” which is easy to prepare anytime with couple of few ingredients. This khichdi is very good option for toddlers… it’s a complete meal with rice, lentil and veggies…. You can prepare little liquid consistency which good for kids to digest.  

For adults… with little fusion, you can prepare this khichdi with onion and tomato tempering and serve with curd.    



Jan 17, 2013

Apple Vegetable Soup- Toddler Recipe


Today I post “Apple Vegetable Soup” under the theme of toddler recipes for Blogging Marathon. Under this recipe, we have to cook apple and some combination of seasonal vegetables together in pressure cooker with little salt and serve as soup which is very healthy and nutritious for babies age group of 7 months above who can consume little solid and healthy too.

One day, one of mine friend Deepti was told me, to add some toddler recipes for her baby that time I always thought for weaning food or toddler foods but never get the chance because of some pre-schedules and Events. But this time when BM announced this theme, I chose toddler recipes theme for 3rd week.
So here is my 1st recipe for weaning food or toddler food which goods for every baby, kids or even adults too.

Jan 13, 2013

Happy Lohri 2013



This Lohri be your best,
Be jolly, dance and enjoy
Forget the rest....
Wish You Very Very Happy Lohri to all….

Today is day of double celebration one is very popular festival i.e. Lohri and second is my Birthday so I glad to share happiness with all of you….

Jan 12, 2013

Butter Naan Using Tawa



Today I post “Butter Naan” for last day of Cooking from Indian Restaurant theme in Blogging Marathon. You can cook this naan on tawa/tava or tandoor whatever suits you….

It’s really yumm and increases the taste of food with some paneer gravy recipes. Under this recipe, combine all ingredients together and knead soft dough and keep aside for two hours to set. This technique is same as follow in tandoori roti on tawa. Garnish with lots of butter and green coriander.

Jan 11, 2013

Chili Paneer


Today I choose Chili Paneer under Chinese Menu of Akbar’s Indian restaurant for BM 24.

Chili paneer is very popular and tasty Indo- Chinese recipe which easily prepared with few ingredients. Even you can serve this recipe as appetizer or main course with fried rice, noodles or Indian flat bread. For this recipe, we have to fry the cheese cubes and cooked in capsicum and sauces gravy with spicy flavors.

You can serve this Main course recipe with Naan or tandoori roti. As per little tip, after fry this cubes….. Soak into salty water to remain soft till to serve. Add cubes into gravy and cook for a while at the time of serving. You can add spring onion too, for making thick consistency, add little cornflour batter (mix cornflour into little water).


Jan 10, 2013

Paneer Pakora


Today I prepared “Paneer Pakora” or you can say cheese fritters too. As per Blogging Marathon for second week I choose cooking from Indian restaurant, under this theme we have to choose one restaurant and cook from restaurant’s menu card. For this I selectAkbar’s Indian Restaurantin starter course. 
For the 1st day I post Paneer Pakora, because it’s mine favourite too. You can serve this pakora accompaniment with tomato sauce or green chili dip with hot tea.


Preparation time: 5-7 Minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
1 cup Bengal Gram flour/ Besan
Salt to taste
Red chili to taste
1 tsp. Carom seeds
1/4 Tsp. Baking soda
Chaat masala to taste
Vegetable oil for deep fry

Jan 6, 2013

Blog-iversary Event & Coffee Hamper- Winner Announcement

Now finally waiting is over and name of winners are in front of you…
Really enjoy this event with lovely co-bloggers and some non-bloggers both are really fantastic and a big thanks for participation and making my event successful…

I choose Random.org for choosing winner out of 1-900. Totally I was got 180 entries. For details of winners, please scroll down the cursor:


Jan 4, 2013

Eggless Banana Bread In Pressure Cooker



Today I post “Eggless Banana Bread” for blogging marathon #24; under this recipe we combine wheat flour and baking powder with liquid ingredients like banana and milk for thick smooth consistency. As per my choice I add choco chips, almonds and glazed cherries on the top of bread too. I get this recipe details from Niya’s space, I love the ingredients of this bread because of easy to available plus very nutritious too from the health point of view.
You can add walnut instead of almonds, plain flour instead of wheat flour in this recipe. You can bake this same recipe in oven on 180*C for 25-30 minutes.


Jan 3, 2013

Missi Roti


2013 is now part of our life and we enjoying this year with good recipes and celebration…. Today I post “Missi Roti” for Blogging Marathon# 24 in 1st week…. under the theme of stuffed bread. In this recipe, we combine gram flour with wheat flour and spices… cook like chapatii and grease with little butter on the top of roti.
You can serve this Missi roti with gravies and curries; this roti is very healthy and nutritious for everyone instead of plain flour made roti’s. You can serve this roti as a breakfast meal or as a main course meal too.



Jan 2, 2013

1st Event in 2013: Foodabulous Fest-Celebrate “January Month & Giveaway”

I’m really happy to announce my new event and very first in New Year 2013… its "Foodabulous Fest" event 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 giveaway. As a part of festive event… there will be a surprise giveaway sponsored by Preeti’s Kitchen Life. 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 Jan’s Festivals and celebration time.
Here is the list of Month of Jan’s Festivals:

Festivals
Date
Festivals
Date
New Year
1 Jan
Magh Bihu
Jan 14-16
Lohri
13 Jan
Id-E-Milad
25 Jan
Makara Sankranti
14 Jan
Republic Day
26 Jan
International Kite Fest
14 Jan
Sakat Chauth
30 Jan
Pongal
15 Jan



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About event : Foodabulous Food
Here can check detail about this event

Who get giveaway?
Winner will be choosing on the basis of voting which given by participants on entries who will get more votes. For voting I choose poll software instead of used random org. for winner selection in my last events. This time, it will totally depending on bloggers and non-bloggers choice.  I will pick top three highest votes achieving entries and higher votes 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. Followers of Preeti’s Kitchen Life or Fans of Facebook page can vote.

For Voting you can click here: Vote Now

Monthly Series- "Foodabulous Fest"

Now the New Year 2013 is at our doors. On the New Year with new events that celebrates all the festivals and special days too.

India is a great country with vibrant colors, traditions, cultures, rituals, values and especially its lively festivals. So we can say India is a land of diverse festivals. Now a day’s celebration is not limited to the national boundaries. Today we will celebrate other countries too. Indians present several cultural festivals according to their own cultures. Basically the four major religion groups of India namely Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism celebrate several colourful religious festivals in every year. 

Festival is a celebration of life. It brings peace and joy to the masses, builds family bonding and breaks the monotony of life. We can divide festivals and celebration in 4 type’s national, religious, seasonal and special days.
  • National are like Republic day, Independence Day, Children day and so many more.
  • Religious are like Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Christmas, Durga Puja, Janmastami, Dusshera, Karwachauth, Lohri, Onam , Pongal, Ugadi, Eid, Ramzan, Easter, Bhaidooj , Navratri, Halloween and so many more.
  • Seasonal are like Teej, Ganesh Chaturthi, Baisakhi, Makarsakranti and so many more.
  • Special days are New year, Valentine day, Thanksgiving day, Friendship day, Mother day, Women day, Father day, Good Friday so many more.
Indian Festivals, celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals, add to the colours of the Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.
Every celebration is centered on the rituals of prayer, seeking blessings, exchanging goodwill, decorating houses, wearing new clothes, music, and dance and feasting.

The emphasis laid on the different festivals differs in different parts of the country. For instance, Navaratri is celebrated with maximum fervour in West Bengal as compared to that in other parts of the country. Holi is celebrated with gusto in the north, and although it is also observed in the western and eastern parts of India, in the south it is almost unknown. There are also a few regional festivals like Pongal in Tamil Nadu; Onam in Kerala and the various other temple festivals devoted to the specific patron Gods and Goddesses of the temples, which are celebrated exclusively in those areas, which may be limited to one or a few villages. 
The event is based on the festivals and festive food that why I choose Foodabulous Fest, monthly based different festivals celebrated throughout India with great enthusiasm, from January to December.



New Logo For event..



Foodabulous Fest

I'm happy to announce this new monthly event “Foodabulous Fest- Monthly Series”, with lovely Giveaway actually the whole idea of this event is come through Indian festivals and my last two events where I used festival celebration theme. India is a country with full of festivals and celebrations whole year. So I decide to take this as a theme because every month we prepared tradition food or as per our taste buds something for festivals and cultures. Then I planned this monthly event which host by Simply TADKA for lovely foodies to get more cuisines from different cultures and states in India. Under this event, you are not only cook, post and share with me but also give vote to participant’s recipes for giveaway which sponsored by Simply TADKA only.

About Giveaway
This event is not about only cooking and sharing but also winner will be got surprised giveaway that can be anything but very useful and impressive for sure.
Followers of Simply TADKA or Fans of Facebook page are eligible for giveaway.

Rules For event
  • Event is start every 1st day of Month to 30th month. And roundup and winner will be announced within max. 10 days of next month. But for vote you have to submit your recipe till to 30th of every month. 
  • For participation in this event, you have to become a member of Simply TADKA Blog via G.F.C and follow Fan Page of Simply TADKA on Facebook.
  • Event is open for both bloggers and non-bloggers. Bloggers can send me your recipes through Blog post and Non Bloggers send me recipes through share a recipe tab on blog which upload by me with author name as a share your delicacies. (Just follow the format of form)
  • Giveaway is only for who have Indian shipping address with Email id and Mobile number and there is maybe two or more times when giveaway is open for international too in each year. (depend on involvement)
  • No archives please. Only fresh and vegetarian recipes are allowed. Eggs are allowed in case of baking only. No limit to the number of entries.
  • For sharing your recipe, you can use linky tool which given in the last of every month post.
  • Use of logo and linked with Foodabulous Fest- Monthly Series hosted by Simply TADKA.
  • Leave a comment with G.F.C name and number of entry in case software not working properly.
For more detail you can send me your suggestion and queries on my id i.e simplytadka@gmail.com
If this event gets success within whole year then after this I will add one more great twist which definitively like by my viewers and co-bloggers.

Jan 1, 2013

Blog-iversary Event & Coffee Hamper- Final Remainder

Only 5 Days are left…………


After 46 Days, There is second and final updated post regarding Blog-iversary Event and giveaway “Coffee Hamper” sponsor by Preeti's Kitchen Life. So check out the status of your entries last time.
If you found any miscalculation or I miss any entry of yours please leave a comment or mail me. If you want to increase your chance, please follow all entries as per rules in event or who have not participant yet please click here for more information about giveaway and rules. After participation and fulfill your entries. You have to leave a comment with details. 

Note: Sequence is now final and NB (Non-bloggers). 

All the best to all lovely members!!!

Now come to final updated information about giveaway entries:

NAME

ENTRIES
DETAILS
Sara’s Tasty Buds

50 (10)
Fb Like, Share, Tweeter, Tweet, GFC via PKL , PKM, Networkedblog, Subscription, Sidebar, Post

Raksha

50 (10)
GFC via. PKM, PKL, Fb Like, Share, Tweeter , Tweet, Sidebar, Post, Subscription, NetworkedBlog
Lavanya
50 (10)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription, Sidebar, BlogPost

Snigdha Prusti
50 (10)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription, Sidebar, BlogPost

Roha
50 (10)
Fb Like, Share, Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription, BlogPost, Sidebar

Tamil’s Kitchen
50 (10)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription, Sidebar, BlogPost

Shailaja Reddy
50 (10)
Fb Like, Share, Tweeter, Tweet, GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription, Sidebar, BlogPost

Manjula
50 (10)
Fb Like, Share, Tweeter, Tweet, GFC via PKL ,PKM, Networkedblog, Subscription, Sidebar, Post

 Shruti Dhingra
45 (9)
Like, share, Tweeter, Tweet, GFC via PKL, Networkedblog, Side bar, Post, Subscription

Bidisha
45 (9)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription, BlogPost

Vijaya Laxmi
45 (9)
Fb like, Share, Twitter, Tweet, GFC via PKL, PKM, Subscription, Networked blog, Post

Babitha Costa
40 (8)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet, Networkedblog, BlogPost, Subscription, Sidebar

Meenakshi kapur (NB)
40 (8)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription

Tazyeen Firdous (NB)
40 (8)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription

Jyoti Verma (NB)
40 (8)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog, subscription

Priya Satheesh
35 (7)
Tweeter, Tweet, GFC via PKL, Networkedblog, Post, Sidebar, Subscription

Ghun Jain(NB)
35 (7)
Fb Like, Share, Tweeter, Tweet, GFC via PKL, Networkedblog, Subscription

Ally Tiwari (NB)
35 (7)
Fb Like, Share, Tweeter, Tweet, GFC via PKL, Networkedblog, Subscription

Dia
30 (6)
Fb Like, Subscription, Blog post, Sidebar, GFC via PKL, PKM

Krishna (NB)
30 (6)
Fb Like, Share,  Tweeter, Tweet,  GFC via PKL, Networkedblog

Boom Boom
15 (3)
GFC via PKL, PKM, Networkedblog
Shobha

15 (3)
GFC via. PKL, Like FB, Sidebar
Spicy Kitchen

5 (1)
Fb Like
Ramya
5 (1)
GFC via PKL



Best of Luck To all Participants...............
With Love 
Preeti

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