Monday, February 20, 2017

Breads | Popular Bread Recipes from Around the World


Hi Supermoms,

There are thousands of bread varieties in the World. Here are some popular bread varieties that you can try at home. I have made a separate compilation for breads so that it will be be easy to refer. 

Bread Baking Basics - how to make a yeast dough


1. Focaccia ( Whole Wheat Bread)

2. Focaccia ( herbs and cheese)




6. Olive Bread ( with cheese)

7. Tortilla ( with spinach)

8. Bun ( small)

9. Whole wheat buns ( crusty)


11. Pizza Bread ( deep dish)






17. Stuffed Buns ( bakery style)




21. Fatayer ( also fish rolls)


23. Roll up breads( cresent)




27. Aloo Paratha ( potato)

28. Mooli Paratha( radish)

29. Gobi Paratha ( cauliflower)




Will keep adding more to this list.

Happy Cooking !

With love,

Masterchefmom





Cake Recipes | Easy Cake Recipes

Easy Cake Recipes


Hi Supermoms,


Here is a collection of easy to bake and delicious cake recipes that need no fancy equipment or vessels. You can now make a cake in the cooker, on a skillet or the microwave. I have also included 'quick dessert recipes' that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. 


1. Mawa Cake 

2. DillKush Cake


3. Paan Cake


4. Strawberry Sponge Cooker Cake


5.Banana Walnut Cake with Olive Oil


6.Carrot Cake with Gulkhand


7.Chocolate Sponge Cake 


8.Christmas Plum Cake


9.Black Forest Cake


10.SFOUF - Lebanese Cake 


11.Mango Cheese Cake


12.Microwave Apple Muffins


13.Microwave Choco Lava Cake


14.Persimmon Scones


15.Chocolate Sheet Cake 


16.Mango Cake


17.Caramel Mini Cakes


18.Kitkat Chocolate Cake 


19.HEALTHY LEMON CAKE


20. Molten Lava Cake


21. Pumpkin Cheese Cake 

22. Canadian Nanaimo Bars ( eggless)

23. Red Velvet Brownies

Under 10 Minute Desserts :

Apple Streusal

 Biscuit Cake

 Chocolate Truffle Energy Balls

Chocolate  Cake Mousse (in a glass)

 Chocolate Fudge (with Rice crispy and dry fruits)

Bread Cake


Happy Cooking !


With love,

Masterchefmom


Cookies and Biscuit Recipe Collection



Hi Supermoms,

Welcome to my blog. Here are a few interesting, tasty, easy to make and mostly eggless cookies for you to bake.  I have also added 'under 10 minute 'No Bake 'desserts' that can come really handy.
Hope you will have fun making them.


Oreo cookies

2. Cream Cheese Wafers ( Eggless) :


Cream Cheese Wafers


Snickerdoodle ( Eggless)



Classic Sugar Cookies ( Eggless


Finger Millet Prune Cookies



 THE ULTIMATE CHOCO -CHIP COOKIES




JEERA BISCUITS | CUMIN SEED BISCUITS

Shrewsbury cookies



Chunky Choco  COOKIES

Drop biscuits







Happy Cooking !

With love,

Masterchefmom


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spice Powder Recipes | Podi Recipes by Masterchefmom

Podi Recipes

Hi Supermoms,

Spice Powders or 'Podi' as we call it in Tamil, is a most essential ingredient in our cooking. I have compiled different podi recipes from my blog for your easy reference.




3. Murungai Keerai Milagai Podi ( Moringa leaves spice powder)

4. Thengai Podi ( Coconut Chutney Powder)

5. Sundakkai Podi( Turkey Berry detox powder)

6. Gooseberry powder ( Nellikai Podi)




10. Curry Leaves Powder ( Karuvepillai Podi)




Happy Cooking !

With love,

Masterchefmom


Vangi Bhat Powder | Karnataka Special Spice Powder for Vegetable Rice | Spice Powder Recipes by Masterchefmom


Vangi Bhat Powder

Hi Supermoms,

This spice powder is a Karnataka speciality. It is usually ground fresh to make Brinjal fried rice. 'Brinjal' is known as 'Vangi' in Kannada. Interestingly, this masala powder has cinnamon and cloves that adds great flavour to the rice . It is also used to make the Khara Bath - a kind of upma made using this spice powder.

Personally, I use the Vangi Bath powder to make potato fried rice, khara bath and also use it as my Dabeli Masala. 

Delicious spice powder and a very handy one to have ready in your kitchen. Fry vegetables , add this spice powder and then mix rice. Your vegetable rice is ready in a jiffy. 

Recipe adapted from The Udipi Kitchen by Malathi Srinivasan and Geeta Rao

Vangi Bhat Powder :

Preparation time : 10 minutes 
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Makes : 250 gms of Vangi Bhat podi
Storage : keeps good for 2 months when stored in a clean, dry and odour free container

Ingredients :

For tempering :

2 teaspoons oil
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
3" cinnamon stick ( broken)
6-7 cloves
2 tablespoons coriander seeds 
1.25 cups dry red chillies ( use two different varieties of chillies )

Other ingredients ( to be dry roasted separately)

3/4 cup coconut ( dried, grated)
2 tablespoons channa dal/bengal gram
2 tablespoons urad dal


Method :

1. Heat a kadai/pan with oil and temper with ingredients given under ' to temper' in the order given over low flame.
2. Once they are  lightly roasted, transfer them to the jar of a mixie and grind them to a fine powder and transfer it to a wide vessel.
3. Heat the same pan and now dry roast the urad dal, channa dal, coconut  separately till they become fragrant and transfer it to the jar of a mixer.
4. Grind them to a coarse powder.
5. Transfer it to the wide vessel and mix well using a fork.
7. Let the vangi bhat podi cool completely.
8. Transfer it to a clean, odour free container.

Your Vangi Bath powder is ready so quickly. You can now make vegetable rice for office/school lunch box in a jiffy. 

Vangi Bhat Powder


Chef Tips :

1.Adjust the chilli quantity according to the type of chillies you are using. It is always a good idea to mix two types of chillies. You can use Kashmiri chillies that give a great colour.
2. If dry coconut is unavailable , then you can grate fresh coconut, dry them under the sun or in your your kitchen counter for a few hours, then roast them ( carefully) without burning them till the excess moisture is absorbed.


Happy Cooking !

With love,

Masterchefmom






Thengai Podi | Coconut Chutney Powder | Spice Powder Recipes by Masterchefmom


Hi Supermoms,

'Thengai Podi' is a delicious South Indian spice powder that can be used/enjoyed in two ways. One, you can add a teaspoon of podi to a small portion of steaming hot rice, drizzle oil or ghee, mix and enjoy Or you can use it as a side dish to Idlis and dosai. 

They are so handy especially on days you do not feel like grinding chutney or making sambar.  At our home, Podi is always served as a first course during lunch time and thengai podi is one among the favourite podis. 

The recipe calls for Koppara( dried coconut) but I grated fresh coconut , sun dried it and pan fried it till the excess moisture is absorbed . 

Either ways, the podi is yummy and a must try .


Thengai Podi | Coconut Chutney Powder :

Preparation time : 1 day ( if using fresh coconut)
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Makes : approximately 300 gms of powder
Storage : stays good for 2 months when stored in a clean, dry , odour free container. 

Ingredients :

For tempering :

2 teaspoons coconut oil 
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida 
1/2 cup dry red chilli powder ( salem gundu chillies)
1/2 cup dry red chilli powder( guntur or byadige chillies)
lemon size tamarind ( measure after removing  seeds )
1 sprig curry leaves ( optional)

Other ingredients :

1 cup coconut ( grated) ( sundried or koppara)
1/2 cup urad dal /spilt black gram
1/2 cup channa dal/ bengal gram
1 teaspoon jaggery ( optional)
1 sprig curry leaves ( optional)
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida 
salt to taste

Method :

1. Heat a kadai/pan with oil and temper with ingredients given under ' to temper' in the order given over low flame.
2. Once the chillies are lightly roasted, transfer them to the jar of a mixie and grind them to a fine powder and transfer it to a wide vessel.
3. Heat the same pan and now dry roast the urad dal and channa dal separately till they become fragrant and transfer it to the jar of a mixer.
4. In the same pan/kadai, lightly roast the coconut by continuously stirring it so that they do not burn and when they become light, non sticky switch off and transfer the coconut to the mixer jar.
5. Add salt, jaggery and grind this mixture coarsely.
6. Transfer it to the wide vessel and containing the chilli powder mixture and mix well using a fork.
7. Let the thengai podi cool completely.
8. Transfer it to a clean, odour free container.

Delicious, spicy thengai podi is ready to be enjoyed .


Thengai Podi

Chef tips :

1. Adjust the chilli quantity according to the type of chillies you are using. It is always a good idea to mix two types of chillies. You can use Kashmiri chillies that give a great colour.
2. You can add or reduce the jaggery quantity. Some even like to add sugar.
3. You can adjust tamarind according to your taste.

Happy Cooking !

With love,

Masterchefmom

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lunch Box Recipes | Tiffin Box Recipes | 100 Lunch Box Recipes by Masterchefmom

Lunch Box Recipes

Hi Supermoms,

Packing a nutritious, healthy, delicious and attractive lunch box for office and school can be a stressful task .  There were days when I used to wonder how in my school days even a curd rice with  pickle would be relished by me.

I still remember the rasam rice and the potato poriyal my mom used to pack for tiffin and how yummy and heavenly that used to be. This also reminds me that there is nothing that can come close to meals/tiffin packed with love by mom. 

When it is bed time, the first thing that comes to every mother's mind is "What do I send for my child's tiffin tomorrow to school?" or 'What can I pack for my son/daughter  for his/her Office?'. 

It is quite upsetting for any mom to see her kid's tiffin/lunch box with the packed food untouched or half eaten. Here is a collection of innovative, interesting, healthy and creative ideas for lunch box. 

I am sure this is going to motivate you to enjoy cooking and packing home made food for your loved ones. 


Tiffin Box Recipes | 100 Lunch Box Recipes by Masterchefmom:



 2. Pizza Pies





 7. Cocktail Idli/Podi idli

 8. Bombay Style Noodle Dosai/ Noodle Dosa

 9. Godumai Idli ( fermented batter)/ Godumai idli


11. Tomato Cheese Sandwich

12. Spinach Corn Sandwich

13. Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

14. Delhi Style Matar Kulcha /Matar Kulcha

15. Garlic Bread

16. Eggs Kejriwal 

17. Poori Masala / Tamilnadu Style Poori Masal



20. Apple Cinnamon Pan Pies ( Masterchefmom Special Recipe)

21.Samosa Rolls ( Masterchefmom Fusion Recipe)

22.Bulls eye Paniyaram ( Masterchefmom Fusion Recipe)


24.Domisal Roll ups (Masterchefmom Fusion Recipe)

25. Waffla (Masterchefmom Fusion Recipe)




29. Marinara Pasta ( Red pasta)




33.Mooli Paratha( Radish Paratha)

34.Aloo Paratha( Potato Paratha)

35. Gobi Paratha ( cauliflower paratha)



38. Pizza



41. Calzone


















59. Spinach Burger  ( Spinach Shawarma Burger- Masterchefmom Special Recipe)

60. Bakery Style Paneer Kulcha 


62. Banana Pancakes with a surprise




66. Masala Flowers (Masterchefmom Fusion Creation)






72. Bread Pizza ( Pizza discs)


74. Lasagne (Gluten free)

75. Italian Fruit Crostini ( Fruit Toast)

76.Italian Ricotta Crostini ( Paneer Crostini/toast)


78. Gozleme ( with Beetroot and Potato Filling)



81. Cheench Toast ( Cheesy French Toast)

82. Savoury Cake ( with vegetables)

83. Chinese Bread Fingers ( Honey Chilli Bread Fingers)

84. Sabudana Vada ( Tapioca Pearl Vada)


86. Dosai Rolls ( Gluten Free Vegetable Roll/ Crepes Roll)

87. Vada Pav for Tiffin Box ( quick and easy recipe)

88. Chole Masala ( side dish for kulcha/ chapathi/roti)

89. Savoury Donut ( with oats, Steamed )( Masterchefmom Special recipe)





94. Puliodarai ( Puliodare/ spicy tamarind rice)

95. Nellikai Sadam ( Gooseberry rice)

96. Karuvepillai Sadam ( Curry leaves rice)






Happy Cooking !

With love,

Masterchefmom




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