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Marble Bundt Cake

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Merry Christmas, Guys....


This time presenting you Marble Bundt Cake. Super moist, Super delicious eggless Marble Bundt Cake.. The inspiration of my this Cake, is Reem (A friend from Social networking site), whose picture of Bundt cake, inspired me enough to make this on Christmas Day.. The recipe is my combined version of Chocolate cake and Vanilla cake.. Wanted to make quick and easy Christmas Cake, for Christmas dinner... Did not had time to frost, so I used nuts to decorate... And I am glad, I did... It gave a perfect nutty taste to the Cake...



Ingredients you need-

All Purpose flour (Maida) - 1 3/4 cupBaking Soda- 1/4 tspBaking Powder - 1tspButter - 1/2 cup (melted)Sugar - 3/4 cupVanilla essence - 1 tspWhite Vinegar - 1 tbspHoney  -2tbspCocoa Powder - 2 tbspMilk - 1/4 cup (warm)Water - 1/4 cupNuts to decorate
Directions -  Sift All purpose flour with Baking Soda and Baking Powder in a bowl.Mix Butter with Sugar ingredients in another bowl, and beat until light and fluffy.Add Vanilla e…

Almondy Delites #Creative Cookie Exchange

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"I got up late today, and can smell the festive season. It was smelling so delicious. I ran towards the Kitchen. And there she was, my beautiful mom, taking out the fresh batch of these lovely cookies. O, these are so yum... How can you make so tasty cookies, Mom?"- Small story from my childhood.
Being a Child, we use to find fun in every activity. With all siblings together, we use to turn even a simple vacation into a festive one. Winter vacations were always a fun. Every morning, we use to get up, for a delicious smell and  a lovely breakfast. And my mom, use to make something different everyday, to make us feel special.
These cookies were one of her famous ones. I just made little bit of changes, to give it a new look. If you want to look for her original recipe of Almond Cookies, click here.... 

Every Sunday, I bake... Either a fresh batch of cookies, or a cake... Basically, I bake to prepare something fresh to give my Kiddo, for Snack time. I know, there are lots of stuff…

Orange-Ginger Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

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Ginger is a herb, which has lots of qualities.... In my household, intake of  ginger increases in winter... One of the main reason behind it is, when taken hot it reduces the inflammation inside the chest.... and hence helps the thick mucus on chest to thin-out... I personally, prefer to take ginger in my morning tea, every single day in winter, and it helps me maintain my distance from cough and cold....
My only problem, how to fit ginger in my little one's diet... Well, using ginger in stew, has worked out so far... But, then I was looking for some other ways as well... So, then I came across this brilliant idea of making Ginger Cookies.... Now, I wanted to make it much more healthier...
Orange, is one of the fruit, which contains lots of Vitamin- A and C... I just love the citrus taste of Orange in Orange Cake...  So, here comes my version of Orange Ginger Cookies.... Idea of Orange Ginger Cookies, is a collective idea from a Your Home Based Mom- Ginger Cookies and my version of 

Nariyal (Coconut) Pedey

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Diwali or Deepawali, also termed as feastival of lights.... It is one of the most important festival celebrated in India....It's a four day festival, and each day, we offer some sweets to God while worshipping them...  
Diwali is approaching, and the process of making variety of Sweets at every household has started... Every year, I make atleast 3-4 sweet dishes, among which 1 is the easiest recipe and takes a maximum of 15-20 minutes, and there is,1 difficult recipe... Nariyal pedey, is loved by everyone.... And one of the easiest sweets to make at home...


Ingredients - 
Coconut (Nariyal) - 1 1/2 cup (frozen or dry) (I used dry coconut powder)Cardamom (elaichi) powder - 1 pinchCondensed Milk - 1/2cupFull Cream Milk - 1/2 cupDry Coconut - 2-3 tbsp (to sprinkle)Pista/Almond to garnishDirections -  In a heated Pan, add Coconut, Condensed milk and Full Cream Milk together.




Stir and let it come to boil.Reduce the flame, and keep stirring continuously.Add Elaichi powder.In about 5 Minutes…

Potato-Yogurt Vrat Chat

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Happy Navratri to everyone... This is one of the festivals, for which most of the Indians mostly like me, wait for the whole year...10 days of celebration, with so much of good food... Though many of us, are in fasting mood. Every family has their own traditions.... Some people, do the fasting of all 9 days, and eat only dairy products and fruits... Some of them, do the fasting by eating fruits in a day time, and takes 1 complete meal in 24 hours.... Some eat everything, just substitute regular Salt with RockSalt.... And Some do fasting, only for any 2 days....
Well, we follow a different tradition.... We stop eating Onions and Garlics, for full 9 days... All the curries and soups and cooked without Onions and Garlics... No eggs and non-veg, for these 9 days... And, on 10th day, in our ancestral house, a flag is hosted on the name of Goddess ShitalaDevi early in the morning... Everyone in family worships her, and we celebrate by cooking feast on 10th day i.e. on Dushhera... 
When I g…

Shahi Paneer

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Guests are coming over for dinner...Do not have much time to cook... Well, thanks to my hubby for not informing me beforehand.... Have 3 hours in hand, and had to cook complete dinner.... I definitely love cooking, but then I like to decide my lunch/dinner menu, 1 day in advance... And if I am inviting guests over, I make a menu couple of days in advance, so I have enough time in hand, that I can do all the preparation, and my food is ready before time... And I can spend time with the guests, rather than spending it in kitchen.... I wanted to serve them the best food ever.... Though, the recipe got developed accidentally, but I will confess it's the delicious Paneer curry ever....
After taking 1st bite, my friend asked me, " Hey, did you made this curry by yourself, or you ordered it from somewhere"... Well, my only reaction was to smile....My mission accomplished....

Ingredients for 2 people Paneer - 6-8 pieces per person Onions - 1/4 Big onion ( sliced)Garlic - 4 cloves…

Mutter ka Nimona (Potato cooked in Peas curry)

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It was a cloudy day... Kids were playing.... We planned to go out for lunch.. But, then it started raining.... Taking Kids out was a big risk.... Do not want them to get wet.... 
When I was small, about 7-8 yrs old, I use to wait for rainy season.... And never use to miss 1st rain of the season, getting wet, or I should soaked in rain was my favorite game.... but, then it leads to cold, sneezing, running nose, fever... And then, me in bed for couple of days.... The story was same for almost every year.... I do not want, my kiddo doing same.... Well, she is also like me... It runs in our blood.... She loves to get wet in rain...
So, not to make kids exposed to rain, Bhabhi (sis-in-law) decided to cook lunch at home... And I am glad that she made it.... It was definitely too yummy....
Delicious and yummy way to have veggies of your meal... Do you know, Peas are lots of health benefits... It provides us protein, fiber, anti oxidants, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.... And hence, regular intake…