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Triple Oreo Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Oreo cookies- these are one of the most famous sugary treats for kids. In supermarkets, they make sure it is at the eye level of kids. So, the other day when we were wandering around in Costco getting our regular groceries, my little one saw a big pack of Oreos and we couldn't convince her that it was too much for us.  Anyways, we ended up with this big box of Oreos, and after 1 pack, it seemed like the rest were forgotten. So, I decided to use them in an effective, smart way. This pandemic is giving me ample time to try and experiment with various dishes and cakes. I decided to use these cookies in a cake. Believe me, they are extremely delicious and no one can stop at just 1 piece. It is very easy to make and it only requires a few ingredients.  See the softness and fluffiness of this cake. #BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by follo

Makhmali Paneer

I love this preparation of Paneer, as it has creamy, spicy and sweet taste at the sametime. Although I make this dish more frequently, but forgot to add it here for you guys. It's delicious and goes very well with any type of Parantha's and Nan. We enjoyed it with Laccha Parantha. Credit for my this post goes to my dear friend Priti.  If you follow my recipes, then you must have notice I add turmeric in almost all my dishes. It's antibiotic and very good immunity booster. Do you know, in old days in India (when medicines were not available easily), Turmeric paste was applied in cuts and burns. I am talking about days when my Grandmom was young. I still remember, when we use to visit her in summer break, she use to show us how to make and prepare spices at home. She learnt from her mom and then thought my mom and then t us. It is pure and so flavorful. And now, I try to follow the same and will try to keep the tradition and will transfer all this info to my kiddo. Turm

Spinach Potato Sandwich

Today I am back with the delicious and healthy Sandwich. It tastes great, gives a perfect green color in between. Spinach is playing hide and seek here. kids don't even get to know that they are taking their daily dose of spinach in this meal. It's the most easiest recipe to make. As you know, I prefer doing preparation in advance. It helps me in preparing food in no time. So, the only preparation I did was boil couple of potatoes a night before. Ingredients you need for 4 people - Potatoes (big)- 2 boiled and smashed Onion(big) - 1/2 diced + Onion roundels Cumin seeds - 1tsp Oil-  2tbsp Salt to taste Turmeric Powder - 1tsp Coriander powder - 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp Spinach - 1 bowl Butter as needed Bread - 8 slice Directions to follow - In a heated pan, add oil and after heating add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add diced onions and saute until translucent. Add chopped spinach and saute till it reduces to half. Add all sp

Sabudana Khichdi with peanuts (Fried Sago cooked w/peanuts)

When I moved to California, I had no friends, was completely lonely. Was looking for people with like minded people, and met an awesome woman whose son was also in my kid's class. I got this recipe for my this awesome friend, her name is Sulakshna. This recipe is her special recipe, and my this post is dedicated to her. It's a typical way of making sabudana Khichdi in state of Maharashtra in India. In last few years I have learnt planning is the key to happiness. I am a full time working mom, whose in-laws also lives with her. Finishing household work with full time job and maintaining passion for cooking is actually a challenge. And which eventually leads to minimal cooking. But in last few years, planning is a key, if I want to feed delicious food in every meal at the same time it is important that I am not overloaded with work. So, I started planning meals atleast 1 day ahead. Like for this Sabudana Khichdi I already knew a night before what is going to be my next

Beetroot Paneer(Tofu) Bhurji

So, this quarantine has taken toll on everyone, all over the world. Me and my family, we haven't gone out in last 1 month. We are doing our bit to help reduce this pandemic. What are you guys doing? Less availability of ingredients and regular groceries, has made me do some experiments with the available things at home. And while talking to my kiddo (you might have known from my earlier posts, she is very choosy in what she eats), she wanted to eat paneer Bhurji. As we all know, Bell peppers have high content of potassium and Vitamin C. I try to add 3-4 times in a week in our meal. And then steps in my mother instinct, knowing my daughter very well, I knew she is going to spend minimum 15-20 minutes to make sure she is not eating any bell pepper and pick all them up from her dinner plate. But, she doesn't know variety of ways I can feed her Bell peppers without her even knowing about it 😀. For this preparation, I actually spend only 15 minutes to make this dish.