Thursday, 13 February 2014

Pink Heart Cake

I decided to bake a cake in my oven, sad that I use it for baking a cake rarely. I thought it would be great if I bake a Heart shaped cake as Valentines Day, day meant to celebrate LOVE is around the corner! I don't feel that it is the only day to express love but somehow it has become a trend to express your love on this day to your beloved. Well, I was in an idea to bake a red velvet cake, but I din't get access to good color here. I was in a mood to bake and when I have decided none could stop me. I got a small heart shaped cake tin recently, just because there are no takers for cake at my house. Even I'm not a great fan but my kiddo loves it, she loved this cake alot. As the cake baked, she was running all around jumping in joy that she is going to eat a cake. I didn't do any frosting, rather went ahead with icing just to give a glaze using custard and a dollop of cream. Without much ado let me jump to the recipe.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Yet another Liebster Award!

January 2014 gave me 4 liebster awards. I'm on cloud Nine. Well this time it was from Ritu J Rose of Treat n Feast and another from Nalini Somayaji of Adige. Without much ado, I accept these awards. Thanks alot for nominating me.I needn't again explain what Liebster means, any blogger would be knowing that, if not my previous Liebster award post is here.

Here are the rules to receive this award:
  1. Present the award to at least 5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  2. Include the award in your post
  3. Thank the blogger that awarded you on your blog and link them in your post
  4. Answer the questions asked by the blogger that nominated you
  5.  Create 10 question that you want to ask your nominees that will allow their readers to get to know them better :) 
  6. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.         

Here I share the answers for the questions put forward by Ritu J Rose.

Here are my answers to those Ten questions:

1. What is the most important thing you enjoy in blogging?
I enjoy writing my posts and visiting my fellow bloggers, each one is different and best in their own way!
2. How do you describe your blog name?
Eat n Eat little More was rather a random choice I would say that came into my mind when I had plans to build one. I believe in the fact that eating little but more often is best than eating loads only twice or thrice a day. Also I believe at times we must indulge in what we like. Hence the name. No idea as how the name given would be perceived.
3. If you are been given a choice to select a person who will cook for you for a day, whom will you choose       and why?
I would say, my Mr. S. He is the food critic here, that day atleast I would pull his legs. (P.S : he cooks for me at times and I love that)
4. You are allowed to live only on one food for a month, which one will you opt for?
I love pav bhaji, may be that would be sufficient.
5. What is that dish which you always want to try cooking but is scared to attempt?
Not having any such dishes in my mind right now.
6. What are the means of collecting recipes? What attracts you to choose a dish for experimenting?
I usually love to try my hands on desserts( I'm a sweet lover ). You may see that in my space.
7. Which recipe would you recommend your readers as a "must try" recipe from your blog?
Mangalore Buns/Kele ki poori tastes fabulous & divine.
8. What is your dream about your blog?
No big dreams, just a store house for my recipes, recipes pertaining to family tradition from mom and MIL and also recipes from friends and relatives.
9. Who motivated you to blog?
I used to just share pics initially in Facebook, soon some started asking me to write the recipes too, and very soon few came  with an opinion that why not I reveal them to public by means of a blog that may be of some help. I just didn't give a second thought and went ahead.
10.You have to chose a second name for your blog. How will you rename it and why?
No, no! No other name have I thought nor would like to change.

Coming to questions put forward by Nalini Somayaji
Here are the answers:
My queries to Nominees are
1.Why did you start blogging?
Just to have them in a place so that I could refer when in need and also to share the recipes I learn with my friends and co bloggers.
2. What kind of food do you like most?
Anything Vegetarian.
3. Which cuisine do you like the most?
4 Who is your best support?
Mr. S
5. What time of the day do you prefer to cook?
I love cooking during noon time and evenings more. Early morning cooking is always terrible.

Now here are my 5 nominees I chose:
Full Scoops:
Nandoos Kitchen:
Remya's Baking and Cooking:

 Nominees, here go the questions to be answered:
  1. Who or what is the strong reason and motivation behind the food blog you started?
  2. Which is that very common dish that you prepare at home and is blogged at your space?
  3. What you love most, cooking or baking?
  4. What is the dish that you are planning to prepare tonight?
  5. When you arrange parties, do you cook for the crowd or do you arrange a caterer for the same?
  6. What is the best compliment you ever received for any particular dish of yours?
  7. Which is the recipe that you consider is the best in my space here?
  8. What according to you is blogging, end of the day is it a hobby, a storehouse of recipes or a source of income, explain what you feel on these contexts?
  9. Do you love cooking complicated recipes with perfection or recipes that could be followed easily with perfection?
  10. When you go through different blogs, do you enjoy reading entire stuff or just the recipe?

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Had a big cauliflower in my pantry, was not sure of what to do after parathas, gobi 65 and so on, realized that why not I give a try to a soup out of this. Usually when I try something new, either I try as instructed in the recipe or with slight changes but never I change measurements. But this time as I had large portion left out I thought to give a try with my own ways, with my own varied ingredients including Indian spices too. Fairly speaking I had no idea how would it turn out nor I had any plans to blog about it. But it turned out extremely delicious. I din't want to miss sharing it with my readers. I would hence forth try again, not only me, my kid too enjoyed it lots. It was more creamy in nature though no cream went in the making. I believe cauliflower can act as a base in many gravy based curries instead of cashew based or cornflour based because of their creamy nature when cooked and blended. I should try some day. Here I share the recipe for the same.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Broken Wheat Payasam/Dalia Kheer/Godi Kadi Payasa

Yesterday was Ratha Sapthami, believed to be a day when Sun God is worshipped. It is of great significance for South Indians especially Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Broken wheat payasam/dalia kheer/ godi kadi payasa could be prepared as 'Naivedhyam', offering to Sun God. Here I share today the recipe for the same. I often prepare it but never got a chance to share with step by step pics, hence lately I did that and sharing my recipe with you all.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Pineapple Zarda Pulao

It was in my drafts and doing a PEEK A BOO! Well it got a chance today to come out as this month's challenge in SYS-W was to use a hidden ingredient Pineapple for me. I found this post would be doing justice to the assigned task and here I share the zarda pulao recipe with all. I adapted this recipe from Vahchef. A very simple but a delicious meal it makes.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Badane Gojju/Spicy Brinjal Masala

Always I love to eat jowar roti/ sorghum bread with a curry out of brinjal. This time I had a new recipe in hand and hence decided to try that. Recipe I got from Nalini Somayaji was simply awesome. The speciality is that inspite of not using Onion and garlic in this masala, it turned out well. It is comparitively little spicy but worth it as the jowar roti tastes bland without any good spicy curry or chutney to accompany. Here I share the recipe of Badane Gojju/Spicy Brinjal Masala.