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Orange Cake or A Brittania Fruit Cake

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Sometimes, you want to do so many things in your 24 hours, but you cannot do it, as you are running out of time. I do not know about you guys, but for me, it always happen, and then in the end of the day, I feel the day is over and I haven't done things which I wanted to do. 
Well, few of those things are cooking special things. When, I started my life as a mother, I met a lady in Gym. She was a mother of two, her hubby was a chef in a renowned Hotel in Delhi. Everyday, when I am working out we use to talk, and every time she will give me some useful tips, about managing Kitchen, some great tips for cooking, and some ultimate tips for baking. But, then I was not equipped with great utensils and I definitely wasn't having perfect equipments to bake, and it never occurred to me how to use existing equipments. 
My life as a home maker and a baker started few years back. Slowly, baking became my passion. I started experimenting new things. Copying and following the recipe, anyone ca…

Spinach Bread Pizza

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Some kids just hate veggies, and they eat only when they are forced to eat those. Well, my LO is one of those kids, and it takes a lot of patience and lots of convincing to make her eat veggies. So, I tried my hand on some dishes in which she really do not have to get to know whats in there. One of my those favorite dish is Spinach Bread Pizza. Now, it's been 3 years, she is still eating these bread pizza but still doesn't know what all is in there.
Ingredients -  Bread slice- 1
Shredded Cheese  - 1/4 cup (to spread)Butter- 1/2 tspSpinach( thick Gravy)- 1 tbspTomato Sos/ Pizza Spread - 1 tbsp Directions -  Heat oven to 350 deg. In a slice of bread, spread a layer of Spinach thick paste. Then a layer of Butter, than a layer of Pizza spread. Cover it with shredded cheese.  Make a face with any veggies on the top.Bake it in preheated oven for 10 minutes or till the cheese starts bubbling.Perfect piece of bread pizza for your kid's lunch.

Dal Palak (spinach cooked with Lentils)

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I love Spinach (Palak). My menu always has Spinach in some or the other form. I make it a point of eating Spinach 2-3 times in a week. And I especially want my kiddo to eat it. We do know Spinach is a healthy choice for us, but do you know what are the health benefits of Spinach.
Great Source of Vitamin- C, which in turns helps support immune system and protects from viral infection, promotes wound healing.benefits of spinach in nourishing the eyes and building bones. What few know is that it also very good for digestion. Spinach eases constipation and protects the mucus lining of the stomach, so that you stay free of ulcers.  It also flushes out toxins from the colon. benefit of spinach is its role in skin care. The bounty of vitamins and minerals in spinach can bring you quick relief from dry, itchy skin and lavish you with a radiant complexion. Regular consumption of fresh, organic spinach juice has been shown to improve skin health dramatically. Now, I tried a recipe to mak…

Corn with Paneer

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Being a mom, I want to feed nutritious food to my child. After doing course of child nutrition I learned, every meal of child is very-very important, and we need to make it nutritious as well as tasty. As far I know my kid, she do not eat the food which she do not like it. 
All my friends and family knows my kid loves Paneer. I always make Paneer with some veggies, like Mutter-Paneer, Paneer- Shimla Mirch, Aloo Mutter Paneer and Palak Paneer. This time I wanted to try something new. And I came out with this recipe. Simple and Quick yet nutritious recipe.
We all like to eat good food, but we do not even give a thought about its nutrition. So, I would like you guys to know the nutrition points of this curry. After reading this facts, I am sure you will definitely want to give it a try. Enjoy.... Corn is nutritious, providing fiber, which aids in digestion, plus folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium (about 10% of the daily value for each). The folic acid in corn is now kno…

Methi Thepla

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Methi Thepla - Read about it so many times, but never gave it a thought of making it at home. After moving to Noida, me and my mother, we use to go together for shopping. We love the Local market (Atta) of Noida. It's been 10 years now, but I still remember, our those amazing days. There was a shop of a lady, who use to sell homemade theplas, and we make it a point (every time), that we are going there. We use to enjoy it so much, and mostly with tea. We use to get 2-3 packets extra every time, and we are done with it in 4-5 days max. I loved it, but then after marriage It totally slipped from my mind. And now few days back, I saw it in a friend's timeline, "METHI THEPLA". So, here I am presenting you most amazing dish of Gujarat, which is very easy to make.
Ingredients- 
1cup whole wheat atta,1/3 cup besan,Aijwain - 1tspHaldi- 1/2tspRed Chilli powder - 1/2tspHing- 1tspSalt to tasteCurd Little milk
Directions - 
Mix all the ingredients to make a soft dough.Use only cur…

Cheese Sandwich Bread Pakoda for Kids

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Everyone has emergency in their lives. My emergency is mostly because of my Little one. This one I mean this sandwich, was developed in emergency. And I am glad my little one liked it. It is something different, and it tastes different too. This is yesterday morning's story. Hehehe, ya that's true every morning is a story at our house. So it goes like this. I got up 10 minutes late from my usual time. Thought do not have much time to cook for my little ones lunch so I can make an emergency lunch for her and that was butter and cheese sandwich. And I was all set, and woke her up. When she was only 15 minutes left to leave for bus and she asked me whats for lunch today. And I told her "Hey it's your favorite today." And when she got to know it's a butter and cheese sandwich, and she bluntly said,"No Mamma I don't want to take this today for lunch. Give me something else". 
Now, trying convincing her was a wastage of time, so the first thing I did w…

Soya Twist

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Some people says Facebook is just wastage of time, but I say it is a wastage of time only if you are not utilizing the information in a correct way. So I learnt a recipe from a facebook friend or I should lots of recipes, but other recipes will come eventually by time. But today I am going to share one of the easiest recipe which you are gonna love it. When I fist ate it I went crazy for it and the recipe is just so easy and cooking time is only maximum 10 minutes. What say???? Lets give it a try. The recipe includes Soyabean/Nutrella. Many of you must be knowing it is a good source of protein and we should definitely include it in our meals. Now, I want to share some more good points of Soyabean/ Nutrella- Complete ProteinMeat alternatives that come from soy beans are complete proteins. This means they have all the essential amino acids present. Amino acids are the building blocks that create protein. Protein is a macronutrient that the body needs in large amounts for cell repair, im…

Potato mixture for filling with no onion and garlic

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Navratri is one of the most important festival in India. I discussed about this festival in one of my post " Navratri Puja". It is celebrated differently in every part of India. Many worshipers believe in fasting for the all 9 days, and do not eat anything other than fruits and dairy products. But some worshipers like me, they eat one time food without onion and garlic, and in the rest of the time they eat fruits and dairy products. Now, my this recipe is for those people who restrain themselves from eating onions and garlic's for these 9 days of Navratri.
Enjoy your puja and  meal. " HAPPY NAVRATRI TO EVERYONE"
Ingredients -  Cabbage - 1 cup (chopped)Potato - 2 (big boiled) Green Chilli  - 1 (sliced)Rock Salt to tasteTurmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)Cumin Seeds - 1 tspGhee - 1 tsp
Directions -  Boil chopped cabbage in a pan for 5 minutes. Let it cool for few minutes, and remove the water by strainer.In a pan, add ghee and when hot add cumin seeds and let it crac…

Stuffed Rice flour balls with lentils ( Dal-pitha)

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Dal pitha is a traditionally food of Bihar, India. This is something which we are eating from our childhood. There are always few memories which you never forget from your childhood. It's from one of these wonderful memories.

I remember, my mom working in morning 3-4 hours continuously, to make this dish for afternoon. And then, she is tired, and will sleep after lunch for a hour. When she goes off to sleep, we siblings, act as a bunch of chicken, who are tied in a cage, and they are set free suddenly. We do all mischievous works in this 1 hour. And, when our mom is awake, we act as if we did nothing, except study.
So, one day, I was all set to go in the store, and was waiting for mom to sleep. After she went to her room, I tiptoed to the Kitchen, and straight went where the sugar containers are stored. I use to love eating sugar. Oh, I can never forget that moment, when I was looking at the open full container of sugar, and the door behind me got closed. Initially, I thought it …

Spicy Crispy Masala mirch

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A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful. This quote is by William Arthur Ward  , but it actually applies to me and I am glad, that I am blessed with enough friends around me, who makes me feel special and needed every single day.  This recipe is for those Spicy people who just cannot live without Spices in their lives. I have some of friends, who love spices, but believe me without them my life would have been replica of a winter tree, which has no leaves and is standing alone. I am very thankful to God, for sending those amazing friends to me.This Masala Mirch is an amazing side dish, which goes with rice as well as chapati. My hubby is very much found of Chillies. But, excess consumption of red Chillies results in Stomach problems, like gastric, heat and ulcers, etc. So, to avoid excess use of Red Chillies, I made this "Spicy Crispy Masala Mirch". So, here is the recipe of Spicy Crisp…

Banana Bread

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It's being too hot outside. These are the days of cold fruit smoothies. When we talk about fruit, not every fruit is kids favorite except one and that is banana. This fruit seems to be favorite fruit for most of the family members. Lots of people think banana can only provide us fat. Well, I will say there are more other benefits of banana which should be considered first. Some of them are listed below-

Janamasthami

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Krishna Janmashtami or Janamashtami, is also known as Krishnashtami. It is celebrated in different regions of India by differnet names like Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, etc. It is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna.
This festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada which every year falls in the month of August or September. God krishna was famous for his Ras Lilas. The term Ras means Aesthetic and Lila means play or dance, which roughly translates the meaning of Ras-Lila as " Dance of Divine Love". While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami. 
Krishna was…

Paneer Tikka

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Paneer Tikka- One of my favorite dishes. In my college days, whenever we are eating out, it's one of the dishes we like to order in starters. Never given a thought about how it is made. 
4 years back, my husband got relocated and we came to a new place. Everything was new. New place, new house, new friends, I was liking it there, but I was missing my lovely family back at home. Days passed, and one day during an evening walk, I met a girl (later she became 1 of my good friend). We always use to go for a long walk, long girl friend chats. I read some where few days back, "Eating Healthy helps keep our body healthy, but Woman brains stay Healthy, when they meet their  Girlfriends. "
Ingredients for 4 people- Paneer cubes - 1/2 kgGarlic Paste - 2tspGinger paste - 2tspChaat Masala - 1tspChilli Powder - 1 tspTandoori Masala - 1 tspBlack Pepper powder - 1tspSalt - 1tbspYogurt - 3 tbspOil for brushingLemon - 1 (quartered)Onion Sliced into rings - 7-8Green Bell Pepper - 7-8 ( cut…