Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cooking from blogs!

First and foremost I want to thank all the food bloggers out there sharing their adventures in their kitchen,I had tried many of them and bookmarked many.
The first recipe that I tried from blog was hyderabadi marag by nabeela of trial and error,that is when I learnt the concept of food blogging!
How I got the marag recipe?Since I am from Hyderabad,I used to have marag back there,now its almost 3 years I have left hyderabad and was missing the food, so while googling for hyderabadi marag,I got the first search result nabeela's marag,then again a little more googling yielded manisha's from indian food rocks's marag.So this is how one blog led me to another and now,thanx to all the bloggers I have learnt some really nice recipes and kitchen tricks.I have made the mango pudding from Nandita's Saffron trail. A really simple and yet tasty recipe .Here is what I made using her recipe.

Then once shopping I brought a huge bag of carrots and didn't know what exactly to do with it,so browsed around and found a very good recipe of carrot pickle by Nupur of One hot stove, she made rajma paraths from talimpu,so I did the same,I took the pic of the rajma paratha,So here it is

Then I also liked the recipe of Pav bhaji by Nupur, I made that and it turned out fantabulous...I rate it 5 stars...everybody at home loved it, I had leftover bhaji,so I had some Portuguese bread,so I stuffed in it the bhaji and pressed the bread in the waffle maker,since I don't have a grill....wow man ,was that great?...I don't have an oven right now,but people I had been thinking this idea for very long, you can use this bhaji on a pizza base instead of sauce..wont that be tasty desi style pizza....this pav bhaji tastes exactly like the mumbai chaupathi pav bhaji...we used to have it during our visits in summer to our uncle's house in mumbai...hmmm memories ...sigh! this brought back those memories.
P.S: Sorry for the bad pic,this was in a hurry,coz it was getting late for dinner.

Now is the picture of marag , one of my favourite dish..and darn easy to make!I also made coleslaw,hariyali chicken....and have an eye on cinnamon rolls,challah bread from trial and error..will make it soon.

Now ,this recipe is really precious for me,because this one is what my mom used to make, its the kofta curry by Mona of Zaiqa.My Mom used to make it along with ambade ki bhaji and steamed rice, I regret not learning to cook as I miss the stuff that she used to make,So when I saw this recipe I immediately bookmarked it and made, but I made it without methi.It turned out very tasty! will upload the pic soon ,Some of the recipes in zaiqa are the ones I grew up eating, so I love to read, do try out her khadi masoor ki dal,my mom used to make it with bhendi ka khatta sherwa and steamed rice...then I got adventurous one day and tried bisi bhalle bhaath by khanapina,I loved it but my not so vegetarian husband didn't venture into the adventure:)
then just yesterday I saw the recipe to make use of the leftover slices of bread...I really appreciate the idea of making use of stuff by altering the conventional methods....I loved it and so did my husband...its by coffee of spice cafe,its like bread upma.Sorry did not take pic as I was very hungry at that time and did not have the patience to take a picture!
matar paneer from mahanandi is great...there you also have the recipe to make paneer.
So...I am addicted to blog hopping now...thanx to it that I have developed an interest for cooking!

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mummyjaan said...

Hi, Syeda, I haven't been posting very often on the blog, I know I know :).

Saw your comment though, which was gone today as I went back to reply to it.

I see you're having fun cooking new food. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

hi iam in dubai too syeda i like hyderabadi food very much and sometime i try cooking hyd dished.

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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