Recipes Galore! Savour the taste of fellow bloggers food

paneer-rice

I am learning so much about different kinds of foods, recipes, different cultures and people from across the globe by reading some amazing food blogs and I must say that its time well spent and each day I always look forward to learning something new which keeps me challenged and inspired. The single common factor binding us all together in this blogosphere is love for cooking.

This past week I tried out some recipes from the kitchens of fellow food bloggers and must thank them for sharing some great food recipes. Last night I baked a simple basic chocolate cake with chocolate icing on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, the recipe of which I got from Saba’s Meating Point and it was all over this evening, thanks to my toddler and friends. But I did manage to take a picture of it before it was devoured. Thanks Saba for an easy-to-make yet tasty chocolate cake.

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An egg curry I tried was Eggs in Spicy Onion Sauce which Tina of Tina’s Cooking shares with us. Its basically a recipe from a cookbook by Maya Kaimal. I didnt make any changes to the recipe and made it exactly the way Tina presented it. Though she didn’t mention which region of India this curry originated from, certainly this looked like a Kerala traditional curry preparation with an exotic blend of spices like fennel, cloves, cinnamom, cardamom and black pepper and coconut milk. An absolutely tasty dish which goes great with white rice and rotis. Thanks Tina for sharing this recipe.

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Love rice and a great rice dish I tried over the weekend was Paneer Pilaf from Nupur’s kitchen.This is an authentic North Indian recipe with the use of garam masala (cloves, cinnamom, cardamom)and kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves). This dish is versatile in the fact that you can play around with the spices and add some veggies along with the paneer and rice to whip up an absolutely healthy, tasty and wholesome meal by itself.

To accompany the pilaf I made Tomato Kurma from Kay’s Kitchen (it’s her mother’s recipe) and must say this curry blend is versatile and would taste great with any vegetable, with or without tomatoes. A great tasting Kurma recipe and goes great with dosas and flavoured rice. Thanks Nupur and Kay for sharing your recipes.

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Its Tuesday and its time for ARF/5-A-Day and my entry for this week is Cardamom Tea or Elachi Chai, an antioxidant rich tea.

Wanna join to have some fun this Thrusday as its the Cheese Sandwich Day in our food blogosphere. Also check out this blog which is dedicated to The Cheese Sandwich.

And Happy Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • CJ’s Food & Discovery

    Hi Sailu,

    A wonderful Mother and an amazing cook – wow all in one package! I admire you for what you are doing -I wish i have enough time to do that..it’s nice to share our knowledge and ideas in cooking- we are all learning something from it!

    Happy Valentines Day!

    Hugs,

    Tin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17688035 BDSN

    Hi Sailu..

    Wow!!!!! The cake looks so scrumptious..I was looking for a basic choclate recipe all these days and today I got one…Thanx a tonne…
    The paneer pilaf is one wonderful dish which I saw in Nupur’s site and Iam waiting to try it after buying kasoori methi…
    Egg Masala and tomato kurma sure is a good sidedish for the pilaf

  • Paz

    What wonderful meals you’ve prepared and that cake looks awesome!

    Paz (off to make some elachi tea from recipe below)

  • sailu

    Thanks so much for your kind words,Tin.

    Your most welcome,bdsn.The cake recipe is very simple and tasty too.You will love it.

    Thanks,Paz.I’d like to have a cup of tea myself…I’m off to make myself a cup of ginger tea.

  • Ashwini

    Wow, you could put a professional baker to shame with that cake! V nice

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/7357902 Sweetnicks

    That cake looks amazing — very professional!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17869651 KrishnaArjuna

    All the dishes look great. I bet they taste great too. Cake looks absolutely delicious. I am learning so many new recipes now I am going to find some time to try them all.

  • sailu

    Thanks,Sweetnicks..:)

    You make me blush,Ashwini..:):).Thanks for the compliment.

    Yes,Krishnaarjuna,we are learning every day….:).I am sure you will find the time.

    I couldnt agree with you more,Ivonne.It has opened our stomachs for sure…:):)

  • http://www.creampuffsinvenice.ca Ivonne

    Greetings!

    I couldn’t agree with you more … the blog world has opened my eyes, heart and yes … stomach … to an incredible world out there. And I think we’re all so much better off for it.

    That cake … incredible!

    Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/6786256 Nupur

    Sailu, the cake is drop-dead gorgeous! I love how you are getting your little one interested in food…making memories that will last for ever. I know that I still fondly remember all the times I spent in the kitchen making goodies with my parents.
    Glad the paneer pulao turned out OK!

  • sailu

    Thanks Nupur.
    I am enjoying every moment of my time spent home (taking a BIG break from my work) with my little one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/9220253 farmgirl

    Looks like you found (and mastered) some real winners there. Those eggs in onion sauce sound very interesting. And everything looks absolutely delicious! Why oh why do I visit food blogs on an empty stomach? : )

    P.S. Congratulations on the popularity of your wonderful blog.

  • sailu

    Thanks,Susan..:).I just love your blog and the life you lead in your farm.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18563780 VirginUpdates

    yummy to the tummy