Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate “November Month & Giveaway”

After a long time, again I get chance to announce my event “Foodabulous
Fest” on my space “Simply Tadka”. Foodabulous Fest means to celebrate
Indian festivals with fabulous food. November month is full of festivals especially
festival of lights i.e. Diwali. In Hindu tradition, Diwali is a five day festival
which starts on dhanteras. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay
lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family and friends. 
As a part of festive time, there will be a chance to win giveaway sponsored
by “Just Eat” online food portal. This giveaway is only for Simply Tadka’s fan who fulfill all mandatory rules will be eligible for giveaway. 
You have to just prepare any kind food; sweet or savory items but only
vegetarian food which appropriate for festival time.  
Here is the list of November month’s festival:
Dhanteras
Nov 1
Gopa
Ashtami
Nov 10
Deepawali
Nov 3
Tulsi
Vivah
Nov 13
Goverdhan
Pooja
Nov 4
Children
Day
Nov 14
Bhai Doj
Nov 5
Kartik
Purnima
Nov 17
Chhath
Puja
Nov 8
Guru Nanak
Jayanti
Nov 17
Now time to introduce about giveaway, there
are three online food vouchers sponsored by “Just Eat” online food portal. At the
end of event, three lucky winners who eligible for giveaway will be get food
voucher.
Rules for
event:
  • The event runs through the month of November. No archives please, only fresh entries can add during the month of November. 
  • 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.  
  • 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 “November
    Month”. 
    You’re
    Name, Email- id, Blog Name, Blog URL, Recipe Name, Recipe URL, Picture
    (300px). I will post the round up within ten days after the event gets
    over.

Mandatory Rules for giveaway:
  • Like
    and Share Simply Tadka’s Facebook page and drop a comment with link.
  • Like Just Eat Facebook Page  and drop a comment with link.
  • Share
    atleast one recipe under this event and drop a comment with recipe name.
  • Write
    a blog post about “Just Eat Online food portal” and “Simply Tadka” food blog,
    both on your blog and drop a comment with URL.

Some optional points:
Follow
Simply Tadka on Twitter, Pinterest, Google plus and GFC.
The giveaway is only
for who have Indian shipping detail. The giveaway is open for
Followers of Simply Tadka. If you wanna host Foodabulous Fest event on own space, check this link.
Looking forward for the lots of
delicious and traditional cuisines for Month of Nov’s celebrations,
Join me in my Blog. Get ready for the Festive Treat.

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Aloo Baingan Ki Sabzi/ Potato Brinjal Stir Fry

Today I wanna share one of very simple and
easy to cook, stir fry recipe. Aloo Baingan or Potato Brinjal stir fry is a
simple and spicy vegetarian dish which has been made in my kitchen many times. Both
aloo and baingan complement each other very nicely in this recipe. It can be
served with curd and chapaati (Indian flatbread).  For this recipe you have to need baby eggplants.
You have to cook eggplants and potatoes both in mustard oil and toss with
spices and lemon juice. Baingan is Hindi word, brinjal or eggplant both are English
term.


Preparation
Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking
Time: 15-18 Minutes
Servings:
4
Category:
Veg

Ingredients:
3 Medium Potatoes, finger chop
10 Baby Eggplants, quarterly
2 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric powder
1 Tbsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Raw Mango Powder
1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
Salt to taste
1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
Instructions:
Chop the potatoes into finger form
and eggplants into one by four.
Heat the oil in pan. When oil’s aroma comes, add cumin seeds and
asafoetida.
When they starts splutter, add potatoes
and eggplants. Add spices and mix well.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes until to
soft. 
Garnish with chopped coriander and lemon juice.
Serve the potato eggplant stir fry with
curd and chapatti.
Note:
You can add tomatoes and onion too, it’s
completely optional.
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recipe, stir fry recipes, main course veg curry. 

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Kabuli Chana Biryani/ Biryani Recipe/ White Chickpea Rice Recipe

Kabuli Chana
Biryani is really tasty and delicious biryani recipe, a complete combination of
rice and pulses. You can serve this biryani with curd or raita and mango pickle.
It’s really healthy and complete meal to serve as main course in lunch or
dinner menu.  
For this recipe, we have to
cook rice and white chickpeas separately and assemble them in microwave safe dish.
Even you can use roasted dry fruits to garnish biryani. 
Preparation
Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking
Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category:
Rice Recipe
Ingredients:
4 Cup Basmati Rice, boiled
3 Tbsp. Ghee
1/4 Cup Milk
Few Strands Saffron
1 Cup Fried Onions
Green Coriander, chopped
For Kabuli
Chana Gravy
2 Cup White Chickpeas, Boiled
1/4 Cup Yogurt  
2 Tomatoes, chopped
2 Green Chili, chopped
1/2 Tsp. Ginger, grated
1/2 Tsp. Garam masala
1 Tbsp. Coriander powder
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Red chili Powder to taste

Instructions:
For Kabuli
Chana Gravy
Heat the ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds.
When they starts splutter, add green chili
and ginger and sauté for 1 minute on medium flame.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook till to soft
and mashy. Add spices and mix well.
Add the yogurt and cook on low flame for 2
minutes.
Add kabuli chana with little water and cook
for 5-7 minutes.
Other
Preparations
Slice the onion and deep fry them until to
golden and crisp, remove on plate and keep aside.
Soak the saffron in milk and keep aside.
Cook the soaked basmati rice in enough water
and salt, Keep aside.
How to
Assemble
Take a microwave safe dish and grease with
ghee.
Sprinkle fried onion and chopped coriander.
Put the half portion of cooked rice and
spread it evenly.
Pour half portion of milk and fried onion and
chopped coriander.
Put the kabuli chana gravy over it and spread
it evenly.
Again put the remaining rice and spread
evenly.
Pour milk and garnish with chopped coriander
and fried onion.
Microwave it 10-15 Minutes and serve hot.
Notes:
You can use dry fruits also for garnishing in
biryani, If you like dry nuts like cashews, raisins, almonds.
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menu, easy recipe, learn how to prepare biryani. 

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Crunchy Nutty Chocolates

Crunchy Nutty Chocolates recipe is very
simple and easy to make with few steps, you have to mix the cornflakes and nuts
in melted chocolate, cool and enjoy. You can gift these chocolates to your love
ones on special occasion or upcoming Diwali festival.  Cornflakes give crunchy texture and dry nuts
(cashews, pistachios, almonds) gives nutty taste to these chocolate.





Preparation
Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking
Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 15
Category:
Chocolate
Ingredients:
100gm Dark Chocolate, chopped (Semi Sweets)
50gm White Chocolate, chopped
1/2 Cup Cornflakes, Crushed
1/4 Cup Butter, soft
3 Tbsp. Milk
3 Tbsp. Icing Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Essence
1/4 Cup Nuts, Chopped (Almonds, Pistachios
and Cashews)

Instructions:
Microwave the butter and both chocolate
together in deep vessel until to smooth and melt.
Add the milk, icing sugar and vanilla essence
and mix well.
Add the cornflakes and chopped nuts and mix
well.
Using a plate lined with butter paper or
parchment paper, place 1 tbsp mixture to butter paper to make chocolate bites.
Freeze it until to set and Enjoy.
Notes:
Adjust the sugar according to chocolate
sweetness or tastebuds.
You can choose any combination of nuts like
walnuts, raisins, almonds, fig and more.
You can use double boiler method to melt
chocolate.

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nutty chocolate, cornflakes and dry nuts chocolate, how to prepare or cook
chocolate for festivals, Christmas or valentine, instant recipe. 

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Chocolate Ghewar Pudding

We had leftover mawa ghewar at
home in large quantity, no one interested to eat ghewar more. Then I preferred to
discuss this problem with my friends regarding how to utilize this leftover
ghewar? That moment one of my favorite co-blogger and now my good friend like
elder sister, +Vaishali from Ribbons to Pastas suggest me this recipe “Chocolate
Ghewar Mousse”, completely fantastic and delicious recipe.
After Vaishali’s guideline, I tried this
recipe in my kitchen with specific ingredients. It’s really awesome in taste
and instant version of Indian Mousse. In this recipe, there are no needs of chinagrass,
gelatine or eggs types of ingredient which are essential for every mousse
recipe. Mawa ghewar is made with three main ingredients are flour, khoya and
sugar which gives sweetness and thickness to pudding as mousse.
Preparation
Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking
Time: 15 Minutes
Servings:
4
Category:
Dessert
Recipe
Source: Vaishali

Ingredients:
2 Cup Mawa Ghewar, crushed
1 Cup Milk
150 gm Semi Sweet Milk Chocolate, chopped
2 Tbsp. Sugar, Optional
1 Tsp. Vanilla Essence
For
Garnishing
Almond powder or Chopped Almonds
Chopped Pistachios
Choco Chips
Instructions:
Boil the milk in non-stick pan.
Add crushed mawa ghewar, chocolate and
vanilla essence in boiled milk.
Stir together until to smooth
consistency. Add sugar as per taste and mix well.
Remove from the flame and keep aside to
room temperature.
Pour into individual serving and keep in
freezer for one hour to set.
Garnish with almond powder, chopped
pistachios and choco chips. Serve chilled.
Note:
Ghewar and chocolate both are already
sweets, so you can avoid the sugar in this recipe.
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Oreo McFlurry

I love McFlurry, soft serve ice cream and McVeggie
burger all this are my favorite menu which available at McDonald  In McDonald,
McFlurry available in two different variations, one is Oreo McFlurry and second
is M&M Mcflurry But I like Oreo one. Today I wanna share McFlurry recipe
with my reader.
This time I tried Oreo McFlurry at home with
three simple ingredients are ice-cream, chocolate and Oreo cookies. I hope adults
and kids both will be like it. You can use M&M candy also in this recipe
which gives crunchy bites or you can go with both. For this recipe, just mix
the crushed Oreo with ice-cream and garnish with chocolate sauce and serve in
glass.
Preparation
Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking
Time: 0 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category:
Dessert
Ingredients:
16 Oreo Biscuits, Crushed
8 Scoops Vanilla Ice-cream
8 Tbsp. Chocolate Sauce
2 Tbsp. Milk
Instruction:
Combine Ice-cream and milk together and whisk
till to smooth and creamy texture.
Add crushed Oreo cookies and mix it.
Garnish with chocolate sauce and serve.
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Vegetable Raita

Raita is a side dish which serves with pulao
or biryani. For this recipe, you have to mix the chopped vegetables with
whipped yogurt and spices. In raita, yogurt may be seasoned with roasted cumin,
black salt, chaat masala, black pepper, red chili, mint powder, and other herbs
too. There are so many variations available in raita or yogurt like boondi
raita, cucumber raita, anar raita, vegetable raita, mooli raita and more. We always
prefer to add milk in curd to adjust the thickness which makes raita creamy and delicious more instead
of adding water.  
Preparation
Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking
Time: 0 Minutes                   
Servings: 4
Category:
Curd/ Raita

Ingredients:
4 Cup Fresh Yogurt
1/2 Cup Cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
1/2 Cup Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 Cup Boondi
2 Tsp. Green Chili, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Green Coriander, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Roasted Cumin Powder to taste
Red Chili Powder to taste
Black Pepper Powder to taste
Instructions:
Beat the yogurt until to smooth or use muslin
clothe for this.
Add chopped onion, tomatoes, cucumber, chili
and green coriander in yogurt.
Add boondi and spices except salt and mix
well.
Add the 1/2 Cup of water to adjust the
consistency of raita and add salt. Chill and serve.
Notes:
Add the salt in raita at last (serving time) otherwise
it will be sour.
Add little milk instead of water which gives
creamy texture to raita and makes delicious.
Adjust the spices as per taste. 

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Hot Chocolate Fudge for SFC #1

I started new group Sweet Fantasy Club this
month and it’s our first Month challenge where we have to publish two recipes together.
One is “Kesari Rajbhog” under Indian sweet category and second is “Hot
Chocolate Fudge” under Fusion dessert.  It’s
really wonderful experience with all members to share recipes together
at one place.

Hot chocolate fudge is simple and interesting
dessert which made with chocolate syrup and ice-cream. For interesting twist,
you can add cherries, nuts and choco chips. As Simply Tadka suggested this
recipe under fusion category, you can add whipped sweet cream in this recipe.
Personally I love Haldiram’s hot chocolate
fudge; it’s really yummy and tasty. Today I share basic recipe which can
prepare in form of two layers in glass with three ingredients: ice-cream,
chocolate sauce and nuts.
Preparation
Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking
Time: N.A
Servings: 2
Category:
Dessert

Ingredients:
8 large Scoops Vanilla Ice-cream
1/2 Cup Melted Chocolate or Chocolate Syrup
1/2 Cup Roasted and Chopped Nuts (cashews and
almonds)
For Garnishing
Tutti Fruitti
Choco Chips
Instructions:
Pour the chocolate sauce in glass as garnish
and keep in freeze to set.
Add 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream and add 1
tbsp. chocolate sauce. Sprinkle few nuts.
Again follow same step, vanilla ice-cream,
chocolate sauce and nuts.
Garnish with chocolate sauce, nuts and tutti
fruitti and choco chips on the top of each glass.
Serve chilled.

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Kesari Rajbhog for SFC#1

Rajbhog is Indian Mithai which prepared with
chenna (cottage cheese) and saffron, and served in sugar syrup. As it’s our
first announcement so I choose quite simple recipe under Indian Sweets. I adopt
this recipe from Chef Sanjeev kapoor’s food portal. 
For this recipe, you have
to knead the chenna with sooji and maida and stuffed with khoya and pistachios and
served in cardamom flavor sugar syrup. This recipe is quite same as Bengali rasgulla
but quite different in part of stuffing and its color is yellow.
Preparation
Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking
Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 12
Category:
Indian Sweets
Recipe
Source: Sanjeev Kapoor

Ingredients:
2 Cup Chenna/
Cottage Cheese
1 Tsp. Refined
Flour/ Maida
1 Tsp. Semolina
24 Pistachios,
Blanched
1 Tsp. Green Cardamom
Powder
4 Cup Sugar
Few Saffron Strands
Instructions:

Knead the fresh
cheena until to smooth.
Add refined flour and semolina and knead it
gently.  Divide into twelve equal
portions.
Blanch the pistachios in water for 5 minutes
and peel it and keep aside.
Add 2-3 pistachios in each portion of chenna
and form into small round ball form.
Combine sugar with three Cup of water. Bring
it to a boil and make thin sugar syrup.
Remove scum, if any and add cardamom powder
in syrup for flavor.
Add stuffed chenna balls into sugar syrup.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes on high flame
or until they are almost double in size. Keep aside to cool.
Soak the saffron strands in hot water and
keep aside.  
Add saffron color in cool syrup and refrigerate
to chill.
Notes:
Personally I don’t like food color or preservatives in
food. For this recipe, I was soaked few saffron strands in warm water and get original
kesari/ saffron color which is good for health too.

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Matar Kofta Curry/ Peas Dumpling Curry

 
Hello Friends, Today I’m very happy to share
my first guest recipe for my co-blogger Manasi who have wonderful food blog,
India’s recipe. She is invites me to write or share something for her space,
hope she will like it. She has wonderful space where you can get good
collection of Indian recipes and more. Through Blogging world, I got lots of friends who have amazing space. Thanks to Manasi for this lovely chance to share my recipe on her space.
I prepared Matar Kofta or Peas Dumpling
Curry for her space, which serves with chapatti or paratha. Matar koftas are fried dumpling which prepared with peas and seasoning, then serves
peas dumpling in tomatoes and onion gravy.
Visit her space for this Matar Kofta Curry recipe, Hope my viewers and Manasi, both will enjoy this recipe.  My best wishes for her future and blog both.

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