Thursday, 31 October 2013

Paneer Chocolate Peda by Usha Rani (Mahaslovelyhome)

Diwali is just around the corner, I didn't prepare many things this year, so I have blogger friends sharing on their Diwali sweets and bakes for the month of November. Blogging world have introduced so many good friends in my life, despite the distance of our location we are still keeping in touch and have a little chat every now and then. Today, I have someone who would like to share about herself and her world on blogging. let us see who is that okay;


Hi..I am Usha Rani..Who writes at Mahaslovelyhome..Well, I love eating and at the same time cooking too..More than following the same kind recipes, I  like to try new methods on my own Idea...This year I started working more on blog and at the same I am a busy wife and mother of two little boys..I believe in god and prays to lord shiva specially..MAHA Is an one other name of lord shiva and I choosed it for my kids..Without second thought I created blog name with MAHA..This is a small story behind my blog name..You can find all kind of baking recipes,rice varities and all categories recipes  of daily needed In Mahaslovelyhome. Recently, I started another blog where I share tips for food bloggers called as SOME THING HELPFUL...Your encouraging comments makes me to feel happy and gives more energy to cook and share my Ideas..Hope it continuous for ever..Thank you..

Arthy Suman is a simple,homely girl whom I visited through her blog..I appreciate her interest on cooking and "SUMANARTHYKITCHEN" is one of my most liking blog.I like her Non vegetarian recipes and some of innovative baking recipes too...Even I book marked few and sure will share the results...I also wonders by seeing her patience where she replies to each comment..Recently  In FB I saw her pic in Venisri wedding anniversary album.Love to see the food bloggers and how beautiful when they meets directly..Wish one day I will meet  at least few of our co-bloggers too..After seeing her status "ABOUT GUEST POSTS" in FB I send a message and she replied within seconds..Actually I planned to post this in my blog on DIWALI, but changed the Idea and writing as guest post in her blog. And Iam with double happy to share this recipe in co-blog on festival time.

Thank you so  much for accepting to write a guest post Arthy..I believe,you liked the post and try next If you are Interested..Hope you will..

Once again Personally, 


ABOUT RECIPE: Ricotta cheese is always in my shopping list and I love to try gravies and sweets with R.C. well,All the co bloggers are busy in festival preparations and their posts tempting me much more and forced to try some thing..While searching fridge, noted this packet and coconut powder and with remaining ingredients created this peda..This is very easy to make and saves your time..You need just 5 INGS and that`s really quick to cook..Try this when you get some paneer in your kitchen and enjoy.



Ricotta cheese- 300 gms
Sugar-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1 tsp
Hershey`s cocoa powder- 2-3 tsps
Desiccated  coconut powder-1/4 cup


Blend Paneer in  mixy jar..

Then heat pan with ghee and add paneer and sir continuously  for 5 minutes in medium flame...

Now add sugar and mix well..You can see some liquid type of consistency..

Keep flame in low and stir without stopping until it thickens..Add in cardamom powder too..

When the time paneer turns tight and hard it will separates from pan...It looks like a ball now and completely dry too..

Once you feel,it is done apply some ghee to plate and keep half of the the paneer dough..

To the remaining paneer add in cocoa and cook for 2 more minutes by mixing every second..Then turn off..

After 5-8 minutes apply some ghee to palms and start making pedas..Take goose berry size plain paneer mix into hands and take the same quantity of choco paneer  mix also..

Combine those and give a shape like PEDA.. (By pressing cookies cutters i got those designs on pedas)..

Yummy Paneer chocolate peda is ready..Serve warm or cold...


 I ground paneer  directly in the mixy jar..(forgotten removing water from the packet)

So,mine paneer mix is wet for and stirred long time..

If you use store bought ricotta cheese,then drain paneer from water and start grinding.

You can try this fresh home made paneer too..If it looks too thick you can add 1-2 tsps of milk..

Use good quality cocoa powder for best taste.

If you want burphi do like this,cook for few more minutes until it turns dry then spread a paneer layer on plate and on top spread another paneer choco layer and cut into desired shape..After some time separate the slices and serve

You can add some nuts on top for rich look..Try chocolate horlicks powder for a change/if available.

Now isn't that a wonderful sweet for this Diwali? Do try making this Paneer Chocolate Peda for your family and do tell us how it turned out for you !Thank you Usha for sharing such a delectable dish for us today. Happy Diwali to you and your beloved family.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Simple Egg Roast


4 eggs (hard boiled and shelled)
1 large onion (sliced)
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
1 tsp of red chilli powder
1 tbsp of coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 cup of water
2 tbsp of oil
Salt to taste

In a pan, heat oil and add ginger garlic paste fry for a while then add sliced onion and fry until translucent. Now add in red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and fry until fragrant, then add in garam masala and fry until oil separates. Next pour water and let the masala simmer and thickens. Finally add in salt and eggs, let the eggs absorb the masala. Now our dish is ready to be served.

Do try and let me know how was it, enjoy!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Fish Nugget

Hi friends how are you? Many bloggers have started Diwali special posts, this year we are not celebrating as my aunt passed away, so no Diwali posts will be up on my blog. Maybe, I will bake some cake and cookies, not sure of it yet. So now let's get to today's post, I made Fish Nugget few days back only now I get the time to post this here. 

During my childhood I don't prefer having fish whether fried, in curry or done anyway except for sharkfish, string ray or pomfret, not because of anything but I'm scared of the tiny bones in it, I was a very fussy eater and tortures mom so much.  I have been choked many times, how careful I eat also I end up choking and will vomit the whole day to remove the bones. 

When I went to study in university, I never ever eat fish as I feel its not prepared hygienically and the fishy smell kills me. So those days, I used to crave for mom's fish dishes and during every semester break I go back I will request mom to make fish dishes for me. All the dishes mom makes I used to crave for, mom will be so happily cook for me as I changed from a fussy eater to anything mom cooks I will eat.

Okay now coming back to our post today, I made Fish Nugget from the Dory fillet that I bought few days ago. I was thinking what to make and end up making nuggets but I cut into bigger chunks. You can cut into the size you prefer.


500gm of fish fillet (cut into bite size pieces)
1 cup of multi purpose flour (KFC)
2 eggs beaten
2 tbsp of chilli flakes
1 tsp of black pepper

Mix multi purpose flour with black pepper and keep it aside, the flour contains salt so I didn't add any extra salt. Cut fish and dry it with paper towels and dip it into beaten egg, next dip it into flour, remove excess flour and fry it in hot oil until its golden brown. 

Remove fried fish from oil and drain it to remove excess oil, before serving sprinkle some chilli flakes to the fish nuggets. Now our Fish Nugget is ready to be served, you can serve Mayonnaise, Chilli Sauce, Ketchup or Tartar Sauce as dipping for the nuggets.

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Onion Raita My Style


5 onions (chopped finely)
3 tbsp of mayonnaise
1/2 cup of plain yogurt

Mix all the above ingredients together and chill before serving.  Garnish with chopped coriander. Best served chilled.

This is very simple to prepare isn't it? Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Honey Lemon Drink


2 large lemon (squeeze the juice)
1/4 cup of honey
500 ml of ice cold water
Dash of salt

In a pitcher, mix lemon juice, honey, salt and water. Make sure the honey is completely dissolved. You can adjust the amount of honey to be added depending on your preference, you can also add some ice cubes if you want it to be cold as cold to give you brain freeze. I prefer to drink without ice cubes and chill before drinking. You can also have this as hot or warm drink, it tastes better than the chilled ones.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Tandoori Chicken Briyani

Hi friends, I'm glad to share another recipe with you all Tandoori Chicken Briyani, some of you may have tried this dish before but this is the very first time for me. I got this idea from sis Love's Grilled Chicken Briyani, I fell in love with the preparation the moment she post it on her blog, thanks sis. I have used her idea and made some changes in my briyani, I have used Tandoori Chicken that I have prepared earlier (purposely to use for this briyani). We loved the Tandoori Chicken Briyani, it was so delicious and healthy. Now let us see how to make this briyani:


500 gm of Tandoori Chicken
2 cups of Basmathi rice or any kind
2 1/2 cups of water (ratio depending on the rice you use)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp of tandoori powder
A bunch of coriander leaves
2 large onions (deep fried until brown)
A  few drops of yellow coloring/saffron
1 tomato (chopped)
1 green chilli (slit)
1 pc of cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods
2 star anise
2 cloves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of ghee

You have to prepare the tandoori chicken before you cook the rice, you can prepare in advance or right before you cook the rice. Now let us prepare the ingredients for rice, make sure you wash the rice until the water runs clear, then drain and keep aside.

In a pan, pour ghee and add cinnamon stick, cardamom, star anise, cloves, green chilli, onion and ginger garlic paste, stir all these until it releases the wonderful aroma. Next add chopped tomato and tandoori powder and fry until tomato turns mushy, then add rice and mix well.

Transfer all the ingredients above to a rice cooker and add water and salt, let the rice cook until its fluffy and dry. Now add the yellow coloring, place the chicken pieces on the rice, add fried onions and coriander leaves, close the cooker's lid until you are ready to serve the rice.

Gently mix the cooked rice, and now our Tandoori Chicken Briyani is ready to be served. I have served this with Onion Raita.

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Pan-Seared Tandoori Chicken

Wow, it has been three months since I update my has been crying every day and night because I have abandoned it for so long. So many blogger friends also have been asking why I'm not updating my blog. Before I tell you the reason for my disappearance, let me apologize to all of you for not updating my space and also for not visiting your spaces, I'm very sorry dear friends. Okay, now let me tell why I went missing, I have been very very busy with packing and shifting to the new house. It took such a long time for me to pack, move out, unpack and settle down, by the time we settled down laziness have set in and I couldn't snap any pictures for blog. 

I have been cooking a lot lately but did not snap any pictures as you all know how time consuming setting the food and writing for the post. I think enough stories told, let us get to recipe. I have bought a box of tandoori powder a couple of days ago and have been planning to make Tandoori Chicken, I have used boneless chicken pieces to make this and it looks something like Chicken Tikka. Now let us see how to make this delicious, mouth-watering Tandoori Chicken my style;


500gm of boneless chicken (cut into bite size chunks)
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 tbsp of lemon/lime juice
1 tbsp of Tandoori powder (store bought)
A few drops of red coloring
Salt to taste
Oil/ Ghee for Pan Searing

Mix chicken, yogurt, lemon/lime juice, tandoori powder, red coloring and salt, mix everything and marinate for minimum 4 hours or over night. I have marinated over night in the fridge.

So after marinating, heat a flat frying pan or griddle pour some ghee or oil and sear the marinated chicken pieces until it is cooked and has some char marks on it. Do not crowd the griddle, give enough room for the chicken to be moved, cook everything in batches and keep aside.

Now our Pan-Seared Tandoori Chicken is ready to be served with slices of lemon and onions.

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!