Bread Pakora recipe – Bread Bajji – Indian Tea time snacks Recipe

Bread Pakora – Bread Bajji – Indian Fritters Recipe

Bread Pakora / Bread Bajji – Bread pieces dipped in spicy batter and deep fried  – Bread pakora or pakoda is an Indian fritter snack in which the bread slices are coated with the spice batter of besan & rice flour and deep fried in oil. It’s a perfect evening snack to pair with evening tea or coffee especially on a rainy day.

Pakora and Bhaji are the common easy fried snacks prepared frequently in most of the homes in India. Almost all the tea shops would have bajji and onion pakoras in the evening time. My favorite tea-shop fritter is mullu bonda – Big round shaped, finely chopped onions would be dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. 🙂 Hot mullu bonda followed by steaming coffee would be great on evenings.

We can prepare bajji/pakoras with potato, brinjal, plantain, cabbage, okra, chayote and several others. Though, we can have them with tea, they go better with rice as well. Also, it involves washing, peeling & slicing of vegetables. That takes a bit more time and work especially when you have hungry kids after school or surprise guest visits. Bread Pakora is an easy snack that can save you all that time. All you have to do is just make the batter, dip the slices & fry them. (Ready-mix is also available to make the batter). The crunchy bread pakoras don’t even need any dip/chutney, you can serve it with just ketchup. Phew!!!

Bread Pakoras from Homemaking Delight

Bread Pakoras / Bread Bajji from Homemaking Delight

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Mango Milkshake – Mango Milk Smoothie Recipe

Mango Milkshake – Mango Milk Smoothie Recipe

Mango Milkshake is a healthy chilled drink in which the pulp of fresh mangoes is blended with milk & sugar and flavored with vanilla. It tastes delightful when served with whipped cream topping, nuts & finely chopped mango slices. Yum-yum!! 🙂

Mango Milkshake from Homemaking Delight

Mango Milkshake from Homemaking Delight

Summer not only brings us heat and sweat. It’s also the season for some heavenly delicious fruits like Jackfruit, Watermelon, Cantaloupe (Muskmelon), chikku(Sappotta) and finally, the king of Fruits – MANGO. I love mangoes!! But, I am so picky with the mangoes. it must be juicy and pulpy with no fibre strands. 🙂 But, when I laid my eyes on the fresh juicy ones in the market earlier this week, I was so sold! So were a dozen of those mangoes! 😀

Mango is a kind of fruits which blends with everything from making smoothie, shake to cake & sweets. The delay in posting recipes with mangoes in our blog is mainly because of our love for mangoes 😀 (which we couldn’t wait to make dishes out of those & we ate those as such). Well, no blaming us. Who can resist the juicy, golden, delicious mangoes? Well, I prepared mango milk shake with those mangoes and the recipe is here for you now. The taste of thick creamy mango pulp with the goodness of milk & cream in this mango milkshake can’t be just defined in words. Try it for yourself!! And, don’t forget to add the vanilla extract, it surely adds a bit of magic. 🙂

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Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe – Easy Hyderabadi special Briyani

Vegetable Dum Biryani – Easy Hyderabadi special Briyani

Vegetable Dum Biryani is a spicy rice dish in which the rice and vegetables are half-cooked separately and then dum cooked (or steam cooked) together on low flame forming layering in a deep vessel so that the aroma sinks into the rice. Meal for two or for a crowd??? This single pot dish is perfect for lunch, picnic, dinner party or get-together.

As you all know there is a difference between our usual veg briyani and vegetable dum briyani. For veg biryani, the rice and veggies are cooked together along with the spices and for the latter, they are steam cooked in layers at low flame for the flavors to get absorbed into the rice while cooking. The way dum briyani looks is just a feast for the eyes. Orange and yellow colors of saffron, long white basmati rice and a portion of gravy-mixed rice along with fried onions with a hint of mint & coriander leaves would be very tempting to look at 🙂 I just love the way our vegetable dum briyani is served – colorful & yummy.

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Vegetable Dum Biryani Recipe – Hyderabadi special – Veg Dum Briyani – South Indian Biriyani special – HomeMakingDelight

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Red Pepper Sauce Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Red Pepper Sauce baked Mac and Cheese

Red Pepper Sauce Mac and Cheese – Baked Macaroni and cheese – Delicious cheesy dish prepared by cooking macaroni in roasted red bell pepper sauce, topped with cheese & bread crumbs which is then baked to form a crunchy golden layer on top with cheesy middle layers. This Mac and Cheese is of English origin and is world famous.

All I ever tasted was the traditional mac and cheese prepared with alfredo sauce and it tasted a bit bland with just salt & pepper (Ouch!! I guess I jot hit by mac and cheese lovers). May be, I was so used to it and it has become boring. 😐 Few days back, I saw a recipe of roasted red pepper sauce prepared for spaghetti on a TV show. The timing was great. My cousin had just then surprised me with a new casserole dish and I had just all the inspiration needed. 😀 I adapted the recipe to make my version of mac and cheese. The thick roasted red pepper sauce adds a special flavor to macaroni. The taste of the crunchy golden top with the soft sweet pepper flavored macaroni with bursting cheesy layers would just blow you away!! Upgrade your mac and cheese with our version of red pepper sauce below and do let us know how you enjoy it!! 🙂

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Red Pepper Sauce Mac and Cheese Recipe – baked spicy Macaroni and cheese with golden crust – Home-Making-Delight

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Mayonnaise mask for hair -Top benefits of mayo on hair care

Top benefits of Mayo on hair care – Mayonnaise mask for hair

Goodness of mayo on hair care – Mayonnaise mask for hair – Mayonnaise or as we call mayo is a well-known dressing that is often used in sandwiches, salads and dips. It’s primary ingredient is egg with yolk which is known for its good proteins. Lemon juice or vinegar is also present in mayo which are used widely in hair care. As you know, hair loves protein and when it gets enough protein, it grows longer, healthier and stronger. This has got mayo to an excellent place in hair care regimen.

My hair is quite fine. It used to be thin and dull. But after I started taking good care of it and ate nutritious food, it has become better now. I have no complaints at least. But, during the last December snow, my usually straight hair had become very frizzy &dry and it was kinda pointing out in all directions. It gave a few of my friends a good laugh too. 😀 It had become quite non-manageable as the winter progressed. I couldn’t style my hair as I wished. It refused to stand still and was looking to spread away from my head pointing to all the directions. 😐 I later learnt that it was caused by the dryness in the winter air. My conditioners were able to help only to some extent to control the frizziness of my hair. Go on and read how I used natural coconut milk mask and mayonaisse mask for hair and escaped my frizzy, electric and dry hair. 🙂  Over to tips and benefits of using Mayonaisse mask for hair from Home MakingDelight..

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Top benefits of mayo on hair care – Mayonnaise mask for hair – Mayo Mask in hair care – HomeMakingDelight

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Kadai Adai – Tawa Adai – Shallow fried Adai Recipe

Kadai Adai – Tawa Adai – Shallow fried Adai Recipe

Kadai adai – Indian dhal based spicy pan cakes – is an authentic tamilnadu tiffin variety in which the seasoned non-fermented batter prepared with rice & dhals is shallow fried in kadai instead of cooking on a dosa pan. You could make your adai even more special when it’s this thick, fluffy & puffed.  🙂

Usually, in Tamil Nadu, we like idlies. They are so soft. We just adore dosas because of their crispiness. And, adai is spicy and more flavorful than dosa and it’s special. This recipe combines the puffiness of idlies, crispiness of dosa and the spicy taste of  adai. 🙂 It has crispy outer layer followed by sofy puffy insides thanks to urad dhal. 🙂 Do try it once and I bet you would like it.

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Kadaai Adai – Kadai adai – Special adai – Frying Pan Adai – Ennai Chatti adai recipe – HomeMakingDelight

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Mobile Phone Telescope Review – Product from Tophatter

Mobile Phone Telescope Review – Product from Tophatter

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Have you ever heard about a telescope for mobile?? Me neither. I guess, there is no surprise in releasing such product as we are currently living in the selfie world (whether we like it or not 😉 ). It is easy to snap pictures with mobile phone on the go unless you don’t mind carrying DSLR. I have been using mobile phone to take pictures these days, so when I saw the mobile telescope on Tophatter shopping website (Read the website review) I bought that thinking it would be useful.

The kind I bought is a portable universal 8X optical zoom telescope camera lens – it’s a magnifier that clips on your mobile phone and helps your smartphone to zoom closer to take the pictures which you wouldn’t able to get without the lens.

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Mobile Phone Telescope – Product review from Homemaking Delight

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Warm yogurt sauce recipe – Easy Besan Yoghurt Dip – Besan Raita

Warm yogurt sauce recipe – Easy Besan Yogurt Dip – Besan Raita Recipe

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Warm yogurt sauce recipe – Easy Besan Yogurt Dip – Chickpea and yoghurt dip is a very easy to whip out  ‘warm dip’ or ‘warm sauce’ made from yogurt and chickpea flour. It serves as a great accompaniment for anything spicy ranging from any briyani, aloo tikki, fries, pan-fried bhindi curry, a few chaat items, nuggets, smileys etc. 🙂 You can make this out of curd also. Let me give it a desi name then. You can call this ‘Besan Raita’ or ‘Chickpea Raita‘.:| Doesn’t sound so fancy, eh??!!

As I told yesterday, we started our very own mini blogathon (Yeah, I call my 21-day-blogging stint a mini blogathon to keep myself motivated 😀) day before yesterday. This is my day-3 post. As you can see, few of the posts might not be very elaborated as I keep up the spirit to cook and blog every day. 😐 But, don’t worry. I am not posting anything that is not tasty. This is one of the simple recipes that you can easily follow and prepare without any hassle. Let’s say if you have any guests come over and you have paneer tikka but you might not have time or ingredients for a mint chutney, you could totally use this recipe to manage the situation. 🙂 This simple yogurt sauce or besan raita can be prepared in a minute.

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Warm Yogurt Sauce Recipe – Yoghurt Dip Recipe – Besan Raita Recipe – Home-Making-Delight

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Sweet Somas – Coconut Empanadas – Coconut stuffed Fried Pie Recipe

Sweet Somas – Coconut Empanadas – Coconut stuffed Fried Pie Recipe

Sweet Somas – Coconut Empanadas – Coconut stuffed Fried Pie – This is a famous Indian sweet prepared by deep frying the handmade dough crust stuffed with a sweet filling made of split peas/fried gram, cardamom and coconut.. It is one of the most common sweets prepared in occasion of festivals like Diwali, Krishna Jenmashtami, Tamil New year etc.

Before we begin, please don’t confuse somas (or somasi) with samosas. Both are Indian savories but totally different from each other in taste. Samosas are very common and spicy snacks prepared from flour with a spicy filling. Mostly the stuffing would be onions or potatoes, but few people add meat stuffing also. Sweet somas is a south Indian delicacy that is prepared on auspicious occasions with a sweet coconut based filling. I have never tried spicy somas (kara somas) before. 😐 Sooji/Rava is also used along with sugar as filling by some people. In North India, similar kind of sweet is prepared using Khoya/Kova called Ghujia. Now that we learnt the difference between somas and a samosa, let’s proceed with my jibber-jabber followed by the south Indian sweet somas recipe. 😀

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Pan fried Okras with caramelized onions – Stir Fried Bhindi Recipe

Pan fried Okras with caramelized onions – Stir Fried Bhindi Recipe

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Stir Fried Bhindi – Pan fried Okras with caramelized onions – A great accompaniment for rice and roti in which stir fried okras (Bhindi/ lady’s finger vegetable/ vendaikkai) are mixed with caramelized onions and chosen spices. This health packed side dish goes well with roti, chapathi and rice. The making process is quite simple and if you are an okra fan, you would totally love this dish. 🙂

As a practice, most of us take new year resolutions every year. So did I. Few people would adhere to those and the rest would forget in a few days. I belong to the latter community. Well, it’s been 4 months since 2017 commenced. My resolutions were to blog more frequently, to exercise a bit and to keep the things back in the places where I took those from. I failed to follow all of mine. 🙁 Ufff!! And, I have heard people say it would become a practice, if we do anything for 21 days in a row. So, here’s my new short term resolution to blog continuously for 21 days and then I would see whether it would become a practice. 😀 I am starting this one 12th April and let’s see where I would be on second of May (2017, of course 😀 ). So, buckle up for my mini-blogathon. 😀

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Pan fried Okras with caramelized onion – Stir Fired Bhindi Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

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