Masala Biscuits/Spicy Savoury Indian Cookies~Daring Bakers August 2013 Challenge Part 2

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Thanks to Aparna Balasubramanian of My Diverse Kitchen for August 2013 Daring Bakers Challenge!
Masala Biscuit is a spicy savoury from the southern Indian states. Masala means ‘spice mix’.

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Mawa Cake ~ Daring Bakers August 2013 Challenge Part 1

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It’s time for this month’s Daring Bakers Challenge!
Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen was our August 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to make some amazing regional Indian desserts. The Mawa Cake, the Bolinhas de Coco cookies and the Masala cookies – beautifully spiced and delicious! 🙂

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Chettinad Kavuni Arisi/Black Rice Pudding

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Today, august 20 is a memorable day in my life. Yes, the day I met my beloved husband for the very first time 6 years back. I decided to do one of his most loved dessert ‘Kavuni Arisi’.

Kavuni Arisi or Black Rice Pudding is a delicacy from the prestigious Chettinad Cuisine of Southern India. It is made using soft cooked sticky Black rice (thanks to Asian stores/Chinese stores) or Karuppu arisi (Kavuni arisi) along with sugar, coconut & cardamom. A Chettinad feast is totally incomplete without serving this popular sweet. Continue reading

Black Forest Cake

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This is my 100th post! It’s been 5 months in to blogging and I totally love this little space of mine.
To celebrate it, I wanted to do something special! Yes, I was holding off this recipe for quite sometime to make sure this milestone post is a good one.
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New York Style Vegetable Pizza

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Homemade Pizza is delicious. It can also be a fun filled weekend project with your little kids.
As soon as I joined the Baking partners, I was in awe with the previous challenge that i missed. It was the Thin Crust Vegetable Pizza which I really wanted to get my hands on for a long time.
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Gobi Manchurian

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Gobi Manchurian or Cauliflower Manchurian is a vibrant dish from the Indo Chinese Cuisine. It is said to have been developed by the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) for over a century. Batter fried Cauliflower florets are tossed in to the Manchurian sauce, a sweet & salty brown sauce which is made by the delectable fusion of the basic Indian ingredients along with the Chinese Condiments to suite the Indian tastes! It is a good side for Fried Rice.

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