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Monday, 26 October 2015


Pasta and cheese bake

Italian foods are famous worldwide and its most tastiest and easiest food in the world. Only 2-3 ingredients can make a delicious Italian dish. Me and my kids are the lovers of Italian food. We have tasted all kinds of pasta and even homemade too......This recipe is easy to make and soo delicious..........

This post is for #57 blogging marathon week 4 day 3 I love to share this recipe..............


Pasta- 1 cup, boiled (any kind of pasta I used penne) 

 Mozarella cheese- 1/2 cup, grated 

 White sauce- 1/4 cup  

Egg-2 or boiled vegs to fill in the middle you can use sausages also


Preheat oven @ 200°c

In a mug arrange boiled pasta to fill the base and in sides keep a cavity in the middle  while arranging. Pour 1- 11/2 tbsp of white sauce to cover pastas all over and fill the cavity with vegs or break an egg or chopped sausages and sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Bake at 200°c for 25 mins and serve hot with garlic bread.

Sunday, 25 October 2015


Chocolate fruits mug

Kids love chocolates but they sometimes hesitate to eat fruits. If we give fruits along with chocolates they will tempt to eat them. For a twist if we serve fruits in a chocolate mug with some icecream........woow superb they will grab everything. Its an interesting recipe and this is my first attempt. Truly speaking it didnt came out that much perfect for me but the taste was awesome. I ate more than my kids.............

This post is for Blogging marathon #57  week 4 day 2 I love making this yummy chocolate mugs.............


Dark chocolate - 1 cup  

 Strawberries- 1/4 cup, chopped  

kiwi fruit - 1, chopped  

Apples- 1/4 cup, chopped 

 Chopped nuts- 2 tbsp

 Sugar- 2 tbsp  

whipped cream/ any Icecream- 2 scoops

 Cherries to decorate


Take a clean coffee mug and saucer cover the plates with cling film and cover cling film inside the mug ans set them ready.

In a bowl add water and boil them place a clean bowl on the top without touching the water. Add chopped dark chocolate in the bowl and keep stirring till it melts and remove from the heat and cool them slightly. Now spread a thick layer over the saucer and the mug which is covered with cling film. Cover completely without any lumps or holes. Keep them in freezer for an hour to set.

Meanwhile add chopped fruits, nuts, sugar in a bowl mix well and place in the fridge.

Take the mug and saucer and carefully remove the saucer and mug then peel the cling film carefully. Do it carefully or it will breakdown. 

Now you will get a yummy chocolate mug and saucer fill some fruits and nuts mixture and pipe some whipping cream. Decorate with cherries and serve chilled..................

Saturday, 24 October 2015


Mango mousse mugs

A mug treat is a comfort food  for all kinds of people. Kids will have more excitement when they have their favourite food in a mug. I made mango mousse with my leftover whipping cream and the mangoes which we can't eat as it is becoz of its sour taste. I converted it into a yummy mango mousse and got many appreciation from my family members.......

Really they won't easily appreciate my cooking as they like only traditional Indian recipes. But this mousse was a superhit they loved eating them.

This post is for blogging marathon #57 week 4 day 1 and theme is mug treats.................


Fresh cream- 1 cup  

mango- 1, peeled and cubed  orange juice- 1/4 cup 

orange rind- 1 tsp  

sugar- 2 tbsp( add more if the mango is tasteless) i used nearly 1/4 cup 

 geletin powder- 1/2 tsp

 water- 1 tbsp


In a pan add mango cubes, orange rind, orange juice and sugar boil well till the mangoes cook completely and mashes well. Slightly  cool them and grind them into a thick pulp then strain them through a seive. You have to use a ladle to seive them through a strainer mash them completely and remove the husk. You can store them in a airtight container and store in freezer for an year. Until next mango season :D, this reminds me an advertisement too........

Beat chilled cream till  peaks form. Mix in the mango pulp for about 1/4 cup mix well and layer them in a glass mug half filled. Keep them in fridge for 1/2 an hour to set. Meanwhile heat gelatin with water till it dissolves and add to the remaining mango pulp. 

Gently pour them on the top of mango cream filled mugs to form a layer and set them in fridge for about an hour and serve chilled this yummy treat...........................


Friday, 16 October 2015


Big basket- an online grocery store

Big Basket: A whole new concept renouncing the offline market

An online grocery store is a savior for all those people who hate shopping for groceries. A lot of people hate going traveling to the supermarket or the local market just to get fresh vegetables and fruits or buy some kitchen essentials. Most people dislike the stinking smell of the poultry and fish market and dread shopping at such places. BigBasket.com is the largest online grocery store in India, which has come to the rescue of those people, who dislike grocery shopping offline. Online shopping for clothes, accessories, medicines, jewelry are all very popular as more and more people buy these stuffs online. However, grocery shopping of fresh fruits and vegetables online is an innovation, in the field of online shopping.


People residing in cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore can shop for their groceries online on BigBasket.com. It is an online forum which has more than 10000 products with a variety of brands. Big brands like Amul, Kelloggs, Britannia, Colgate, Horlicks, Haldirams and other popular brands are all available here. One can shop from the popular categories like Fruits and Vegetables, Basmati Rice, Dry Fruits, Bread, Diary and Eggs and so on. Shopping for groceries is not just easy but convenient as all the brands and products are available in one place and you do not need to go from shop to shop looking for the items in your grocery item list. Shopping from an online grocery store is far more convenient than hopping to the multiple offline shops and store. Online shopping will save your time and energy and your traveling expenses. The traveling expenses can also be utilized in shopping for your essentials and necessary grocery items. You can definitely save at least one or two items worth money otherwise spent on traveling to supermarkets and local grocery stores. The most favorable advantage of online shopping is that you can order the products right from the comfort of your house or office without forgetting any item on your list. Another advantage is that these products are priced reasonable and some are even sold at discounted rates which helps you acquire them at cheaper rates and save money.Online grocery shopping is very easy and convenient and can easily save your time and money, which is the most sought after things, in contemporary times. People, today, are extremely busy with the work and do not even have time for themselves at times. Online shopping makes life easier for such people. A busy housewife who is extremely busy with kids and household chores can save a lot of time and energy, by ordering groceries online and getting it delivered right at the doorstep. Therefore, it not just saves time but also the hassles related to grocery shopping. Time slot options for delivery timings, nominal charge for delivery of cart value below thousand rupees and free for above thousand rupees, prompt and quick delivery and easy cash on delivery and credit or debit card option for payment makes it all the more convenient for shoppers online to shop. To top it all, all the products are easily available and are of the best quality. The fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and other raw items have all their freshness intact and are well packed. The flexibility of returning the products and getting the credit value in your account is a life saver. Environment lovers would love to shop online as online shops do not consume a lot of energy in the form of lights, refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers like offline markets and also cuts down on carbon emissions, by getting it directly from wholesalers and bringing it to your doorstep.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


Pumpkin hand pie #Breadbakers

I'll die for eating pies anytime.... I tried this time a sweet pie with yummy pumpkins and nuts.........A simple filling and crusty pie yummmmm............This is for bread bakers hosted by Wendy. 


pie crust:

  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup ice water


  • Combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter mix  until mixture resembles bread crumbs and Sprinkle with  ice water and mix the dough into a rough dough.
  • Fold plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
  • Pumpkin filling:
  • pumpkin small cubes- 1/2 cup 
  • sugar- 2 tbsp
  • chopped nuts- 1 tbsp 
  • butter- 1 tsp
In a pan add butter and pumpkin saute well. when it cooks well add sugar and nuts saute till it thickens and allow them to cool.
  • On a floured piece of parchment paper, roll the dough flat and cut into rectangled shape fill the stuffing and fold into half .Seal them by piercing them on the sides with fork. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°c for 35 mins.

Let's take a look at the other Fall Flavors being shared today
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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

Monday, 12 October 2015


Biscuit choco roll

This is a yummy roll that can be made easily without cooking and baking. My kids love this roll for its sweetness,softness and yummy chocolaty taste. enjoy this lovely roll with your kids. even they can prepare by their own, it will be extra fun.

This post is for #BM 57 week 2 and day 3 by srivalli.


chocolate roll 

Biscuit - 1 pac  

Powdered sugar- 2 tbsp  

Cocoa powder- 1 tbsp 

Melted butter- 1/4 cup

Cream filling:

butter- 1/4 cup 

 icing sugar- 2 cups  

vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp

Beat butter add sugar and vanilla essence beat well and set aside.


Crush the biscuits in a blender till fine powder. Add sugar, cocoa powder mix well and slowly add butter and mix well till you can roll the dough. Place a butter paper and spread the biscuit dough place another paper on top and roll with rolling pin into a rectangular shape. Remove the butter paper on top and now spread the cream filling on top. Gently roll the choco roll slightly tilt the butterpaper upwards. When it rolled completely cover with the paper and freeze for 2 hrs.

Cut them into slices and serve..

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Sunday, 11 October 2015


Banana toffee

Toffee is a candy made with caramelized sugar, It will get crackling on our mouth and melt down. Toffee made with bananas mmm yumm.... Kids will love to eat them. Its a yummy dessert can have with icecreams. 

Banana is rich in pectin it enhances digestion. It prevents kidney cancer, eye diseases, constipation. It controls blood sugar level and helps to cool body temperature. Even the banana peel also helps to prevent itching due to bug bites.

Banana toffee is the classic chinese dessert, soft and chewy inside and nutty and crunchy outside. Its delicious and a must try recipe.............



Banana- 2, sliced  

 flour- 1/4 cup

 salt a pinch  

Oil for frying


In a bowl add flour, salt mix well with water to make a thick batter. Heat oil and dip banana slices in the batter and fry them in medium heat till golden brown and set aside.


sugar- 3/4 cup  

sesame seeds for garnishing 

A bowl of  ice cubes in water

In a non stick pan add sugar and melt till it caramelizes and turns golden brown. Now dip the banana in caramel,coat all over and immediately put them in ice water bowl. Remove from water and sprinkle sesame seeds over them and serve the crispy banana toffee with or without icecream......................

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Saturday, 10 October 2015


Beetroot Halwa

Halwa is a delicious sweet dessert from India. I love halwas from my childhood, My uncle will always buy halwas for me when he visits my home. The taste and its  flavour is mouthwatering. 

Beetroot is a sweet and earthy vegetable  and its low in calories and contains vitamins, minerals and also packed with antioxidants. It gives you stamina, blood flood and increase white blood cells also  controls low blood pressure. It reduces the possibility of heart attack ans stroke. Beetroot greens also has an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and pottasium. 

I just joined in #blogging marathon and this is my first post in that series. I feel so happy to share my favourite Halwa recipe for desserts theme in BM#57 week 2 day 1 post..............

prep time: 10 mins 

 cooking time: 20-25 mins 

 serves- 2-3

Beetroot Halwa


Grated beetroot- 1 cup 

 sugar- 3/4 cup  

cardamom powder- a pinch 

milk- 1/2 cup 

 condensed milk/ khoya - 1 tbsp  

crushed nuts- 2 tbsp

 ghee- 3/4 cup


Peel and grate beetroot.

In a heavy bottomed pan add 2 tbsp of ghee and grated beetroot saute well till the beets gets glossy look and cooks well.

Add in milk stir well and cook in slow flame till the milk absorbs completely and the beets become softer. 

Add condensed milk/khoya and sugar stir continuously by adding ghee till the ghee seperate,  rolls like a ball and doesnot stick on the sides. Now add in crushed nuts and cardamom powder. Transfer them into a serving dish and serve hot..........


you can use carrots, pumpkin or any other root vegetable to make this halwa. It can be consumed hot or cold and it will last for 3 days. 

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