Stir Fried Broccoli

Broccoli is a edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as vegetable. Broccoli has an impressive nutritional values. It is high in fiber, high in Vitamin C, A and B

6. It doesn't take much time to cook Broccoli, just steam it or roast with little salt and pepper or stir fry with garlic. Serve it with some baked or fried Chicken or fish, It  makes a perfect meal.  Tastes awesome when its cooked nice and tender, over cooked broccoli do not taste that great. 

Today for week 2,  day 3 of Blogging Marathon 96, you will be seeing a post about stir fried Broccoli with lots of Garlic. I have served it with some dal and roti for our dinner today. This recipes goes to my this week's theme- Easy dinner recipes.....


Broccoli florets 2 cups
Garlic minced / chopped 2 tablespoons
Crushed red pepper 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 2 Tablespoons


In a non stick skillet or flat pan add 2 spoons oil.
Once the oil is hot add chopped garlic and saute for…

Potato Peas Paratha

Potatoes are one of our family's favorite vegetable. I generally make potato paratha for kids lunch boxes and sometimes for dinner too. To give these paratha's a nice color and extra taste, I have added little green peas to the stuffing along with potato. I have used frozen peas here, if you get fresh peas just go ahead cook them a bit and add to the stuffing. Potato and peas is a very good combination not only to make paratha's but also to make kurma, curry, pulao or samosa.

I have added little Amchur ( dry mango powder ) to the stuffing, if you do not have amchur powder go ahead and add some lime juice or little chaat masala as well. All the dry masala quantities I have added according to my kids taste. You can increase or decrease them according to your taste. Increase the quantity of peas as well if you want more. You can prepare the stuffing in advance and store in refrigerator for up to 2 days for later use. 

Today's recipes is going to week 2, Day 2 of Blogging Ma…

Masala Appe / Masala Gunta ponganalu / Masala Paniyaram

Hello friends, first of all a very Happy New Year 2019  to all of you from me and my Kitchen. I Hope you all had a very good time spent with your family and friends and of course  with lots of  food. 

My first post for 2019 is a very interesting and spicy dish made with Appe. Click appe or gunta ponganalurecipe.  I would say left over appe because I made this yummy dish with lots of left over appe  from today's breakfast.  We  usually have very lite and simple menu for dinner like roti - sabzi or pasta or some times just  bread and omelette. Today as I was thinking what to cook for dinner, I see there are no veggies in  my refrigerator, but  I see lots  of  left over appe. Wanted  to  make something out of them  rather than feeding the kids same old appe (To be frank even I was bored of eating them ) 

So thought why not add some masala / chutney powder and fry the appe with some onion and tomato gravy. You can even add chopped bell pepper along with onion and tomato.To my luck I had…

Pistachio Basbousa ( Semolina Cake )

Basbousa is traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake.  It is make with semolina, sugar, eggs , yogurt as main ingredients along with any fruit or nut flavors. Baubosa is featured in Arab Cuisine, Turkish Cuisine, Israeli Cuisine and many more. Basbousa is a name given to this cake in Arabic, it is called Shamali in Armenian and  Revani in Persian. Basbousa is particularly popular dessert among the Egyptian Coptic Christians for fasts, such as Great Lent and the Nativity Fast, as it can be made vegan. 

I saw this recipe long time ago in a Indian  cookery show, and made it plain and simple with out any flavor. Few days ago when I choose to bake Cakes  for this month's Blogging Marathon, I wanted to try Basbousa by adding some flavors / nuts. The is a very simple and little crunchy cake that  can be made in just 30 minutes. This recipe goes to week 3, day 3 of Blogging Marathon 95 under the theme " Make them Cakes ". Here goes the recipe.......


Semolina / Sooji  1 cu…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

An upside down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan with topping at the bottom of the pan. Chopped or sliced fruits like apples, cherries, pineapples and peaches along with butter and sugar mixture are placed on the bottom of the pan before the batter is poured. This simple, delicious and beautiful looking  cake was on my to-do list for some years now. Finally I have made it.

Pineapple upside down cake can be a great after school snack or as a dessert for any kind of party. With the winter break approaching bake this cake along with your kids, and I promise they would love to do it. So, this recipes goes to week 3,  day 2 of Blogging Marathon 95 under the theme " Make them Cakes".


Pineapple rings 1 tin
All purpose flour 1 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Eggs 2
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Maraschino Cherries 8-10
Unsalted Butter 1 stick + 4 tablespoons for topping
Light brown sugar 1/4 cup for topping


Preheat oven to 350  degree F.
Melt light brown suga…

Eggless Chocolate Mug Cake

Its almost end of the year and Christmas is just in few days. Winter vacation is about to start, kids will be home all day expecting some warm and delicious snacks. Today's recipe is a simple, delicious and can be made in just 2 minutes and with just few ingredients. Chocolate Mug Cake, a cake without eggs is  super moist and a single serving dessert ( Unless you want to share few bites with someone 😜 ) 

Today we are starting with 3rd week of Blogging Marathon 95 and my theme for the week is " Make them Cakes ". For day one am here with a simple and delicious Chocolate Mug cake. Here are the list of ingredients followed by the procedure......


All purpose flour 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar 4 tablespoons
Unsweetened cocoa powder 3 tablespoons
Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Vegetable oil 4 tablespoons
Milk 1/2 cup
Sprinkles / Nutella


In a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients ( all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt )
Mix al…

Poha Pakoda

Poha or flattened rice pakoda is a hot and yummy pakoda made of poha , boiled potato, crushed peanuts  and some spices. Chopped onions can also be added but totally  optional. This is quick and easy dish which can be a great evening snack or after school snack for kids or a great appetizer for any kind of party.

 This recipe goes to week 1- day 3 of Blogging Marathon 95. Here goes the recipe........


Poha / Flattened rice 2 cup
Potato 1 large
Green chili paste 1 spoon
Ginger paste 1/2 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup
Chopped curry leaves 3 spoons
Roasted and crushed peanuts 2 spoons ( optional )
Salt to taste
Crushed roasted cumin 1 teaspoon
Oil for deep frying
Corn flour 2 spoons


Wash poha and drain the water completely.
Add it to mixing bowl, also add boiled and mashed potato, green chili and ginger paste.
Also add cumin powder, chopped cilantro and curry leaves.
Add crushed peanuts, salt and combine everything well.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Make a paste out of corn flour adding…