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Brinjal Gothsu (Curry with Brinjal)

Mini Bread Pizza cups

Snacks are always in demand and what better than something which kids love as well. These Mini bread pizza's are perfect for those sudden hunger pangs and also for getting in the necessary Veggies in. Extremely easy to make and tasty as well. Lets see how its done.  Video recipe uploaded on Youtube channel.  Check other  Tea time Snack  on the blog.  See Notes: ** Ingredients:  Bread slices - 6 or 12 (as per need) 1/2 cup butter or Herb Butter (Recipe below) 1/2 cup Pizza sauce (recipe below)  Mozzarella Cheese  Pasta or pizza cheese Veggies of your choice (I used carrots) Sausages (optional)  Pepper and salt (optional) ** Method:   Roll the bread and flatten a bit with a rolling pin.  Cut the sides or with a cutter into shape. Keep aside.  Grease a muffin tray with some butter.  Carefully tuck in each bread piece into the muffin hole.  Brush some herb butter (recipe below) or regular butter on each bread.  Bake these bread cups in a preheated oven of 180℃ for 10 mins.  Once out of

Palappam batter (Kerala Lace Pancakes)

Palappam or vellaappam /lace appam's / Fermented rice pancakes/Kerala Appam's, call it by any name, its delicious. Palappam is a pancake native to Kerala cuisine and is prepared from fermented rice-coconut batter and makes for a delicious breakfast. Typically served alongside stew dishes, which can be either a complete vegetable stew, just simple Potato stew or a meat based like mutton or chicken stew. Growing up, these were the showstoppers of Christmas and Easter and special days. Also it was included in special menu for guests. Now we make them atleast once a month because we love these, especially our son. These appams are extremely easy to make. In the market, we do get ready made appam powder, and though its extremely easy to make and no planning needed, I would still like to go the traditional way because it does taste better than the ready made ones. Having said that I have used ready made ones, specially when I don't have time or haven't planned, and have unexp

Babka With Strawberry Jam - (Polish -Jewish Bread)

I love baking and love experimenting on various baked goods every time. This time it is a sweet braided bread called Babka. Also try out other Baked Goodies which are up on the blog. Now about Babka : What is babka? Babka is a dense cake although it looks like a bread- its a sweet yeast dough, filled with cinnamon or chocolate in layers and baked. One can call Babka is a sweet dessert with Jewish roots. It is somewhere between bread and cake. Babka is essentially brioche dough with a filling (such as chocolate or jam) and braided into a pretty shape. How do we prepare Babka? It is prepared with a yeast-leavened dough that is rolled out and spread with a filling such as chocolate, cinnamon, fruit, Jam or cheese then rolled up and braided before baking. I have used store bought jam but you can simply make your own version of jam and use that. Like I said you can use chocolate, Nutella or any spread you want. I have also tried pesto Babka. It’s simple as that! How should you serve/relish

Rava Fritters - Tea time snack

Another quick rava snack which is perfect with evening tea and is extremely easy to make. I remember my mother used to make these, but not exactly the same way. This is an easy version, less sweet with a perfect crunch on the outside and silky soft inside. With just few common ingredients, and while you have your tea brewing on one side, you can make these and ready to enjoy along with tea.  Lets see how its done. Step by step pics uploaded.  See Notes ** Yields: About 10  Ingredients:  1/2 cup Rava  1/2 cup Sugar** 2-3 cardamom pods crushed 3/4 cup water 2 tbsp Cornflour or rice flour Oil for frying  Ghee for greasing  Method:  Take 1/2 cup rava along with 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl and mix well until well combined In a kadai/ pan add in 3/4 th cup water along with crushed cardamom pods and let it come to a boil Lower the flame and slowly, gradually add in the rava-sugar mix Mix well till the water is all absorbed and its forms a soft dough (similar process to making Upma) Transfer it to