Friday, 1 June 2018

Announcing My Legume Love Affair MLLA #120

My Legume Love Affair MLLA #120

It has been ages since I have hosted an event on JCO, and I am excited and honoured to host the most popular event in the food blogger world - My Legume Love Affair for the June 2018. As known as MLLA, this event which spotlights on Legume has been running since 2008, created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook.  Currently, this event is successfully running by Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen and for the month of June, I am thrilled to host the 120th edition.




As we all know, this event centered upon Legume, and that can be beans, pulses, lentils, tofu or chickpea flour. There are a variety of types of lentils and beans used and different styles they are made in. So, let's start our love affair for Legume and start cooking with them. To make this event successful JCO needs your help and support, I am inviting you to take part in this event. 

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style

Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style | How to make Mambazha Pulissery, this utterly delicious an authentic Kerala style ripe Mango Curry is prepared using ripe mangoes, fresh coconut and yogurt and topped with an aromatic tempering. 

This not so powerful curry dish is mildly spiced, sweet and tangy that pairs so well with steamy rice. Basically, this curry can be done in a few tics, the first step is to cook ripe mango pieces with basic spices and water, then simmered in coconut and yogurt gravy and lastly topped with aromatic tempering.

Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style, prepared with ripe mangoes with basic spices and simmered in yogurt and coconut gravy.

So, today I am posting this month's last recipe, sadly this month I have only posted six recipe posts, I had planned many but all this GDPR and many other commitments got in the way. Ah never mind, but I am so thrilled to post a really tasty Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style curry on my blog. I belong to a facebook food group where every other month all the participants have the opportunity to be paired up with fellow food bloggers for a recipe swap.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Chocolate and Passion Fruit Semolina Cake -All Things Baked - Product Review

Chocolate and Passion Fruit Semolina cake | How to make chocolate and passion fruit semolina cake, basically heaven on a plate and each crumb of this cake tastes divine! The rich and decadent chocolate cake, dressed up with vegan smooth and silky dark chocolate ganache and it's top dripping with juicy and exotic passion fruit coulis which creates a 'self-saucing' element. This delicious and indulgence cake is totally dairy and egg free thus it's suitable for vegan. 


Chocolate cake is tasty as it is, but you can make it even more scrumptious by the addition of a layer of passion fruit puree to undercut the richness and it also balances the sweetness. Finish your next family get together or a special occasion such as Father's day with this ultimate dessert, and just be warned this sumptuous-looking dessert will make you and your guests swoon over and maybe one slice is never enough.


Thursday, 24 May 2018

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Mash Ki Daal

Mash Ki Daal | Mah Ki Daal |How to make Mash Ki Daal, utterly delicious and finger licking lentils stew prepared with Whole Black Lentils, Indian aromatic Spices and Mustard Oil. This comforting and flavourful daal is easy and fuss-free recipe hails from the Himachal Pradesh, the north Indian State that is nestled in the majestic Himalaya. You may call this daal, close cousin of Punjabi Daal Makhni, just without kasoori methi and less rich and creamy yet as tasty as Daal Makhni. This recipe comes together in less than an hour if you have already boiled lentils at the ready, then just prepare spicy masala and cook the daal for some time and voila! Then enjoy this robust simmering Mash Daal with Naan, Roti or Hot and Steamy Rice for a healthy and delicious meal.

Mash Ki Daal, is a staple dish from Himacha Pradesh, India. It is prepared with black lentils, spices and mustard oil, served with roti or rice.


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Khatta Sandwich Dhokla

Khatta Sandwich Dhokla, (Savoury Rice and Lentils Steamed cake) an evergreen and lip-smacking delicacy is from my very own Gujarat. A Soft, spongy and utterly delicious treat is perfect for any time snack, breakfast/brunch or serve in a Gujarati thali as a farsan (savoury dish).

Khatta Sandwich Dhokla-Steamed Rice and Lentils Cake is a popular Gujarati item which is delicious and healthy dish that  can be eaten as breakfast, brunch or at lunch. They can be eaten hot or cold.

We Gujju love our delightful snacks and are famous for it, the states of Gujarat and its people a.k.a Gujarati, synonymous with the word Dhokla or some prefers to say Dhokra. But No, we don't eat Dhokla for everyday breakfast the way they show in Hindi TV serials, Dhokla can be eaten any time of the day, most popular for a tea time snack.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Asparagus and Peanut Rice

Easy, Asparagus and Peanut Rice, perfect spring dish that is loaded with fresh and tender seasonal vegetables, peanuts and packed with flavours! A healthy, satisfying vegan or plant-based dish can be served at lunch or for mid-week dinner.


How to cook easy and vegan Asparagus Peanut Rice under 15 minutes.


In my family, while we can, we aim to eat as seasonally as possible to obtain all the goodness and benefits of the produces. Since the end of April, supermarkets and farmer markets have started stocking up British asparagus, and these are so precious as the season of British asparagus lasts only April to May.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Mango, Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake

Mango, Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake screams nothing but sheer exotic happiness. A fluffy, moist and utterly delicious loaf cake which is vegan and prepared with aromatic and exotic ingredients such as mango, coconut and topped with the lime icing. An ideal treat for any get together, sunny coffee mornings, afternoon tea or special celebrations such as Mother's/Father's day!


Mango, Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake is vegan, soft and delicious and bursting with exotic flavours. It is so easy and quick to make.

Majority of you will agree with me that Mangoes are so delicious and you must enjoy them on its own, especially when you can get hold of Indian varieties such as Alphonso and Kesar. Me and my family are crazy about mangoes, as soon as the month of April arrives, not only kids but I myself eagerly wait for the Mangoes, and once it appears in our home the whole family get together at the dining table and enjoy this king of all fruits either whole of the mango or Ras ( in pulp form).

Monday, 7 May 2018

Kesar Khaja-Product Review - Mahbir Saffron

Kesar Khaja, is an Indian-style layered pastry soaked in Saffron Sugar Syrup. This crispy and flaky, scrumptious Indian sweet is prepared with Plain flour, splendid aromatic saffron sugar syrup and ghee and garnished with gold and silver edible leaf.

Kesar Khaja is a sweet layered pastry that is soaked in a sugar syrup.

Saffron, in Hindi known as Kesar and Urdu it's Zafran is my most beloved spice, and I use it freely in my cooking whenever I get chance to use it. As much as I love saffron in my desserts, I love it in savoury dishes too. Either it's my Saffron and Asparagus Pasta, Vegan Carrot Soup with Saffron Vinaigrette or Mande Roti. Saffron makes it way through almost in my every Indian sweet (Mithai), out of many I love to devour Kesar Malai Peda and Vegan Kesar Badam katli. Because I am so obsessed with saffron, a few of my baking goodies are made with saffron too - Saffron Buns 

Monday, 30 April 2018

Yogurt and Herb Summer Sandwich

A delicious vegetarian sandwich with a difference. This light, yet filling Yogurt and Herb Summer sandwich is great for lunch, afternoon tea or a light supper. A sandwich prepared with multigrain and multiseed bread slices, a mild and luscious yoghurt spread made with colourful vegetables, fresh and aromatic herbs and lots of vibrant leafy salad.

Yogurt and Herb Summer sandwich is a healthy and delicious meal that is prepared with bread slices, yogurt spread and fresh salad.


IPL in India has been getting hotter, just like their summer by the day and so does UK's weather. ( Right now temperatures are back to their teens) Well, we have accepted that UK's weather is always in terrible twos ;) and we have to live with it.  Unseasonably the UK got so warm, the blistering sun was firing its rays. and making it the warmest April day in nearly 70 years. Suddenly the beast from the east seemed long gone and some of us just couldn't bear the sudden change in weather, Lol, I managed to get a bit of sunburnt while doing gardening.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Besan Masala Roti

An authentic and staple dish of Haryana Besan Masala Roti ( Spicy Chickpea flour flatbread) will make you drool, once eaten surely your taste buds will be so pleased too. A tasty and delicious dish prepared with humble ingredients such as Besan (gram flour) and a few basic spices that are easily available in any Indian kitchen.

Besan Masala Roti is a staple dish from Haryana and is prepared with chickpea flour and basic spices.


Last week I made Besan Masala Rotis, and today I have a story to tell you.

Life is full of challenges, no matter who you are? rich or poor, black or white, man or woman, when they are in your life, how you respond to them that makes a difference to your life, either they are thrown by life or people. Tell you the truth, I don't like to face any challenges, and I like to live in my comfort zone. But then recently I joined a group called Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge, the brainchild of Priya's Versatile Recipes and currently, lead by Mayuri of Mayuri's Jikoni.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Vegan Hungarian Goulash

This hearty and comforting Vegan Hungarian Goulash is an easy, healthy and tasty recipe that can be a great cozy winter treat or in my case all year around! A vegan take on the traditional Hungarian Goulash prepared in a rich and delicious tomato base with chunky vegetables and Tofu with lots of sweet Hungarian paprika!

This hearty and comforting Vegan Hungarian Goulash is an easy, healthy and tasty recipe that can be great cozy winter treat or in my case all year around! A vegan spin or take on the traditional Hungarian Goulash prepared in a rich and delicious tomato base with chunky vegetables and Tofu with lots of sweet Hungarian paprika!

You must be thinking, why on earth she is posting a winter recipe around this time? Well, let me tell an interesting fact! One of my friends from Hungary told me that Goulash is better in winter, but usually, in Hungary, people eat Goulash throughout the year, and it always tastes good.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Budapest-Hungary

According to many Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with something wonderful around every corner.


Budapest-Hungary

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and is situated on the banks of the Danube river. It is made up of three unified cities; Buda, Pest and Óbuda that were united in 1873 when a bridge was built across the river joining Buda and Pest.

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