January 2017 Share and Inspire Others – Appetizers

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Thank you Esmé… Friends please do check https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/january-2017-share-and-inspire-others-appetizers/. You can view recipes from different blog’s at one place. I am sure you will be super excited to participate in share and inspire.😊

The Recipe Hunter


WOW, look at all the wonderful recipes we received for our second Share and Inspire Others! Recipe Exchange. Thank you to one and all for your most delectable entries.

Posted in order of emails received:

Indian flavoured Onion rings(using whole wheat flour) courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
I had onion rings for the first time in a hospital cafeteria. From that I just loved it. I always wanted to try it. I gave it my touch using whole wheat flour and Indian flavour.😁😊😎trh-indian-flavoured-onion-ringsShallots fritters / Ulli pakoda courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
This is a perfect tea time snack☕. When you serve this hot pakodas/ fritters along with a good chai / tea it will be finished in no time 😃. I hope you will give a try and enjoy.

TRH Shallots fritters.jpgCrispy Onion Fritters courtesy of PriyaPandian
‘Hot crispy onion bajji with a hot cup of tea on a rainy evening’. Sound delicious right?…

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Horsegram stir fry/ Kollu sundal

In this cold weather, body needs something to keep warm. Horsegram is one legume which have many medicinal value. It gives warmth to our body. It is widely used in South Indian cuisine.

Here I give you a so simple stir fry, which you can have as an accompaniment for rice or as a snack like I do😊.



Kollu / Horsegram – 1 cup

Onion – 1/2 cup finely chopped

Coconut – 1/4 cup grated

Curry leaves – few

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – as required

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp


  • Soak horsegram overnight. Then wash it 2 or 3 times. ( Check for impurities. Remove any.)
  • Pressure cook horsegram with required water for 3 whistles.
  • Drain horsegram. (Save the cooked water for making rasam or other curry)
  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds.
  • Add chopped onions and curry leaves.
  • When it turns translucent, add turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  • Stir for a minute and add cooked, drained horsegram.
  • Add required salt. Mix thoroughly and let it cook for few minutes.
  • Add grated coconut and mix thoroughly for a minute.
  • Switch off. Serve along with any rice or have as snack.



  1. Instead of red chilli powder, you can add dry red chilli or green chillies which ever you prefer.







No bake peanut butter dry fruits Cheerios bar

I always wanted to try to make some easy healthy bars. So when I saw no bake version of making Cheerios bar I didn’t wait to try. I added my touch it. Hope you like this version of Cheerios bar.



Cheerios – 2 cups

Peanut butter – 1/2 cup

Honey – 1/4 cup

Dry fruits – a handful ( I used pistachios and raisens)

Butter – 1 tbsn

Salt – a pinch

Vanilla essence – 2 or 3 drops


  • In a bowl add Cheerios and dry fruits. Keep aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl add peanut butter, honey, butter, vanilla essence and a pinch of salt.
  • Microwave till peanut butter melts.( Mine took 1 minute)
  • Mix thoroughly and add to Cheerios mixture.
  • Mix till all Cheerios are coated.
  • In 2 inch deep dish, spread a aluminum foil and spread the peanut butter covered Cheerios in it.
  • Press it tightly. Keep refrigerated till it sets.
  • Cut into small squares and serve.



Recipe slightly adapted from Here


  1. You can add dry fruits of your choice. Or you can avoid it too.


Blogger recognition award #2


I am super excited to announce that my first post in new year is my blog was nominated for blogger recognition award again. My new year can’t be more happier than this. I thank Ena of prettyplusandproud.wordpress.com.

She is such a sweet person. If you haven’t checked her blog yet, I highly recommend to check it out.




  • I hope you already know that I started this blog in a leisure time but now meticulously blogging to keep record of the recipes I know. So my kids can make use of it.
  • I believe I’m still pretty new to blogging ( only months into it). But still for those who still hesitant to start one, I can say blogging gives you confident. It opens a new world before you. You can meet many like minded people who can inspire you. So go ahead and start blogging.

Here are my nominations. If you haven’t checked any, please do.

  1. https://nenabakingrecipes.wordpress.com
  2. https://simplysplendidfood.com
  3. https://vaani24.wordpress.com
  4. https://allaboutwritingandmore.wordpress.com
  5. https://brekkiequeenblog.wordpress.com
  6. https://currylives.wordpress.com
  7. https://lovecraftingsite.wordpress.
  8. https://nishhhhhh.wordpress.com
  9. https://cookingflip.wordpress.com
  10. https://malinispace.wordpress.com
  11. https://sasha1010blog.wordpress.com
  12. https://culinarywish.wordpress.com
  13. https://dearmybutter.wordpress.com
  14. https://tummytale.wordpress.com
  15. https://theshowersofblessing.wordpress.com

Thank you once again Ena😊☺

Now Live: New Years Blog Party 🎉

Bern Bakes

Hi Guys, and welcome to my blog party! What better way to ring in the new year than to cuddle up in blankets, read new blogs, and meet new blogging friends?

Here are the rules:

1. Choose any one of your favorite blog posts from your own blog, all kinds of posts are welcome. (Anything inappropriate will be removed). You can share up to three links each day, but it’s best to wait some time between each one.

2. Paste your link in the comment section of this post and tell a little bit about yourself and/or your blog.

3. Reblog this post to let everyone know!!

4. Now grab a fuzzy blanket and get ready to read more blogs and meet new bloggers!!



This event runs from today, New Years Eve, until the end of tomorrow, New Years Day. You’ll have lots of time to meet new people and…

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Eggless whole wheat banana dates pancake

Happy new year friends 😊☺🎂. Start your new year with healthy and yummy breakfast. How about adding dates in yummy pancake to make it more yummier.



Whole wheat flour – 2 cups

Brown sugar / jaggery – 3/4 cup

Banana – 1 big

Dates – 5 deseeded

Milk – 1/2 cup

Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tsp

Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Salt – a pinch

Water – as required

Butter – to smear


  • In a bowl mash banana. Add jaggery / brown sugar. Mix well.
  • Blend dates along with milk. Add it to banana mixture.
  • Add nutmeg powder, vanilla essence, oil and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add flour little by little along required water to make batter consistency.
  • Heat a pan. Smear butter. Pour a laddle of batter and spread a little.
  • When one side is done, flip it over to other side.
  • When done serve along with favorite syrup.


Wish everyone a happy and healthy new year 😊🎂🌌💕




Garlic chutney / Dip

Garlic is one ingredient which have many medicinal value. It is added a lot in post partum diet. It have anti inflammatory property. It controls the fatty cells in our body.

So adding garlic in our daily diet is a way of being healthy. Here I give you a chutney recipe using garlic. Those who don’t like garlic too will love this chutney for sure. Hope you give a try.



Garlic pods – 1/2 cup

Channa dal – 2 tbsn

Dry red chilli – 2

Grated Coconut – 2 tbsn

Curry leaves – few

Coriander leaves – few

Tamarind – A small piece

Tomato – 1 medium sized

Salt – As required

Oil – 1 tbsn


  • Heat oil in a pan, add channa dal.
  • When it turns golden add dry red chilli, curry leaves , coriander leaves and tamarind.
  • Saute for a minute and add garlic pods.
  • Saute till garlic turns golden and add grated coconut.
  • Mix thoroughly. Add tomato without cutting. Let it cook till the skin shrink.
  • Switch off. When it cools down grind in the mixer with required salt and water to desired consistency. (Smooth or Coarse)
  • Serve along with Idli or Dosa.