In Cakes Celebrations

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION~MARBLE CAKE

Dear all,
I wish you all a Happy New year 2010 and thanks a lot for your support and encouragement.
Check out the round up of Aathidhyam

Lets celebrate this New Year with this tasty and crunchy Marble cake!!
MARBLE CAKE
Marble cake
INGREDIENTS-
All purpose Flour : 2 cups
White Sugar : 1 cup
Butter, softened : 1/2 cup
Baking powder : 2 Tsp
Salt : 1/2 Tsp
Vanilla Extract : 1 Tsp
Milk : 1 Cup
Roasted Cashew & almond bits-handful
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder : 2 Tbsp
PROCEDURE-
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.Grease and flour the cake tin.Place flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter or margarine, eggs, vanilla, and milk into mixing bowl. Beat slowly to moisten, then beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for about 2 minutes until smooth.Add roasted nuts and mix.Reserve 3/4 cup batter; pour the remaining into pan.Stir cocoa into the 3/4 cup reserved batter. Drop by spoonfuls over top of white batter. Using a knife, swirl the cocoa batter into the white batter to incorporate it in a marble effect .Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.
Sending this Divya's Best chocolate cake event

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RENDEZVOUS WITH 2009

I am very happy to post this rendezvous with Aathidhyam.We are all bidding good bye to this year of recession,terrorist attacks,protests,swine flu etc and awaiting the advent of year 2010 with new hopes and ideas.It gives me immense pleasure to share this joyous & enthralling ride as a food blogger.
Started this blog :Aathidhyam on 14th april and today my blog is 9 months old with 46 recipes,54 followers and 13040 hits.I know it is very less when compared to other delicious food blogs but i am feeling really great on achieving something like this and carving my own niche amidst of all those wonderful bloggers.Without knowing much about blog,blogging,widgets,food terms i stepped into this world of food blogging,first post i introduced about myself then i thought let me post my mom's special kheer recipe,after posting, now and then i kept checking to know the response (comments) but to my surprise i didnt receive any and from my day-2 i received 1 comment and i was on cloud 9 and till date i am flooded with those valuable comments and feedback.Initially without knowing much about templates and blog designing,i used classic template provided by bloggers,then i started searching regarding the same and today my blog reflects where i have landed.My journey onboard as a food blogger is really a memorable one and got many friends,extended help to my fellow bloggers,learned many new things, shared my views and ideas with them and this journey unveiled onething that i can blog.Coming to photos oh my god,presentation is not my cup of horlicks(sorry tea)so i would like to thank my mom for her support and encouragement and without her this would not be possible.Earlier my photos were of poor quality with dull light but today i love all my recipe photos and i am able to overcome the above problem.Here is the transition.
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Topping this post with huge thanks to all my readers for their tremendous support and encouragement via comments.Thank you all and i promise that i will disappoint you and treat you with more yummy delicacies in the years to come.
My Breakfast Blast-
Breakfast

Rice Varieties-
Rice Varieties

Accompaniments-
Curries

Chutneys/Spicy Powders-
Chutnys

Sweets/Desserts-
Sweets

Refreshing Chillers-
Chillers
Sending this to Best of year 2009 hosted by Srivalli

Cheers to all,
CHAITRA

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PERFECT DESSERT~MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD

After treating you all with killer combo,i thought let me add perfect finisher(word???)to it.So here comes my Delicious,creamy and rich dessert~Mixed fruit salad.
custard
MIXED FRUIT CUSTARD
INGREDIENTS
Mixed fruit salad
Milk-1/2 ltr
Custard Powder-2-3 tbsps
Sugar-as per taste
Cashew nuts-hand ful
Dates-hand ful (sliced)
Almonds halves- handful
Cherries-for garnishing
Apple-1/2 (cubes)
Cadbury Diarymilk-For extra taste (optional)
PROCEDURE-
custard
Bring milk to boil and allow it to cool.Pour 1/4th cup of cold milk into a bowl,add custard powder and mix well.Avoid lumps.Now add sugar to milk and allow it to dissolve completely by stirring.By stirring add custard powder paste to milk.Add rest of the ingredients and refrigerate.
Garnish with cherries and diary milk bits and serve.
Serve chilled.
NOTE-Feel free to use fruits as per your taste.
Finally have a treat this sunday and leave your feedback here...


Sending this FIL~Fall In Love with Fruits event hosted by Sanghi

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KILLER COMBO~MIXED VEG PULAO & PANEER VEG MASALA

I am back with another combo Mixed veg pulao and Paneer veg masala (Paneer butter masala recipe loaded with veggies).Make your Sunday lunch delicious with this killer combo!!
What do you say???
MIXED VEGETABLE PULAO
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INGREDIENTS-
Rice-1 glass
Coconut milk-1 glass
Water-1 glass
Cloves-6-7
Cardamom-6-7
Cinnamon stick-1 med size stick
Cashew nuts-3 tbsps
Vegeatables (carrot n beans)-1/2 cup (chopped finely)
Salt-as required
Green chilly-4
Sweet corn-1/4 th cup
Oil n ghee mixture-3 tbsps each and mix
PROCEDURE-
Heat this oil-ghee mixture in a pressure cooker and fry cloves,cardamom,cinnamon stick and fry for few mins,now fry cashew nuts until golden brown and then add all veggies,green chillies, including sweet corn .Now add salt.Cook for few mins.Now add rice, water and coconut milk and pressure cook.After 3-4 whistles off the flame.Remove.Mix all the ingredients well and adjust salt if necessary (add salt water instead of salt).Transfer the contents into a serving bowl.
Now lets come to Paneer veg masala cury's story.
This is paneer butter masala recipe loaded with veggies.
PANEER VEG MASALA
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INGREDIENTS-
Paneer cubes-5o gms
Vegetables(carrot,beans,green peas and sweet corn)-1/2 cup(chopped finely)
Onions-3 chopped finely
Tomatoes-3 (small) chopped finely
Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
Cinnamon stick-2 med size sticks
Cashew and poppy seeds paste-1/2 cup
Cloves-3
Cardamom-3
Oil-5 tbsps
Salt-as required
Water-1/2 cup
Turmric powder-a pinch
Table butter-1 small stick
Cream-1 tbsp
Chilli powder-as required
PROCEDURE-
Heat oil in a kadhai and fry cloves and cardamom. Now add onions and fry until translucent,add tomatoes,turmeric powder and red chilli powder and fry. Add veggies and cook for sometime.Meanwhile heat oil in another kadhai and fry paneer cubes until golden brown in colour and keep it aside.Grind cashew nuts and poppy seeds into a paste and add it to the kadhai with veggies. Now add water, then salt and cook until you get the required consistency.Finally add paneer and butter.Mix all the ingredients and adjust salt if required.Transfer the contents into a serving bowl.Garnish with chopped coriander and cream.
Now you can serve this killer combo to your loved ones.
NOTE-Adjust ingredients as per your taste.

Sending this to Pari's Combo Event

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CELEBRATION TIME~BESAN LADDU

First of all i would like to ask you all about the cool new and refreshing look of Aathidhyam.Also would like to thank my friend Sandhya who gave me useful blogging tips and her valuable suggestions.
Now all is well (New song from 3 idiots).
I mean i wrote my exams very well and expecting 84-89% and i thank all my readers for their good wishes and support.
So why not celebrate the same. Here comes my Sweet celebration post~Easy to make Besan laddu
Before going to the post i have a good news for my readers ,you can join me foodies lounge-my blogroll
BESAN LADDU
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INGREDIENTS-
Besan ~ Chick pea flour - 1 cup
Ghee ~ clarified butter-1/2 cup or less
Powdered sugar -1 cup/as per taste
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Roasted cashewnuts- as required
PROCEDURE-
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Take a thick bottomed kadai, heat ghee and fry besan flour till roasted. Keep stirring. Off the flame.Now add powdered sugar, ghee if required and nuts. Shape this mixture into round balls and garnish with roasted nuts.
That's all Boss!!!
Store them in air tight container
Note-Adjust ingredients accordingly.

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PANEER BUTTER MASALA

My Mom tried Nag's Paneer Butter Masala recipe.It was rich,creamy and tasted great.
Thank you Nag's for sharing this recipe!!!
For recipe and step by step procedure you can
Click here ....
Here comes my pic...
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Cheers...
CHAITRA

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HAPPY DIWALI

Dear Readers,
Wish you all a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali !!
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Special Greetings to all of you from Chaitra...

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GIVE AWAY FROM VEGGIE BELLY!!

Dear all,
Its time to say Cheese guys!!!
Yeah you read it right our dear friend Sala from Veggie Belly is hosting this A Cheesy Give away. So join the Cheesy campaign along with me and say Cheers (sorry cheese).

My favorite cheese recipes -
Spicy veg potato cheese balls
Nachos with salsa and sour cream
Garden Fresh Pizza with cheese


For more details click ....
Veggie belly

And join the party along with me!!!
Chaitra

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BADAM HALWA ~ ALMONDS HALWA

Dear Readers,
WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DASERA.
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Made myself convenient for this post and i am here to share this Sweet delight ~ Almond or Badam halwa with you all. This treat comes all the way from Rajasthan !!!
BADAM HALWA
INGREDIENTS-
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Almonds-1 cup
Ghee-5-6 tbsps
Wheat flour/ atta - 3 tbsps
Roasted almonds powder- 2 tbsps (optional)
Sugar-as per taste
Roasted nuts -3 tbsps
PROCEDURE-
Soak Almonds overnight, peel and grind them into a paste by adding little water.Meanwhile heat ghee in a kadhai and allow it to melt, add wheat flour and stir this mixture well and avoid lumps. Now add almonds paste, roasted almonds powder, sugar and little water. Mix all the ingredients well. Transfer the contents into a serving bowl and serve.If required you can add ghee.
Garnish with roasted nuts and serve.
CHECK OUT ....
Devipuram
Vijayawada Kanaka durga Temple

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FIGS N NUTS MILKSHAKE WITH HONEY

Indulge in the rich creamy delight of Figs milkshake loaded with nuts !!
Trust me you enjoy each and every bit of it.
FIGS N NUTS WITH HONEY-
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INGREDIENTS-
Figs- 4-5
Cold milk - 1 cup
Vanilla ice cream- 2 scoops
Mtr Badam milk powder-2 tsps (optional)
Sugar/ Honey - as per taste
Nuts -2 tbsps (Cashews,almonds and raisins sliced)
Procedure-
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Soak figs in hot water for about half an hour and cut them into small pieces.To cold milk add badam powder and stir well. Now blend cold milk , figs , vanilla ice cream and sugar until frothy. Pour this mixture into a serving glass and garnish with nuts.
This recipe is off to Soup N Juice Event hosted by Sireesha

Well i am going on break because of pre poned exams and will be back on November 10 th.

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WINNERS ~ AATHIDHYAM'S RICE FEAST

Winners of Rice Feast ~ Aathidhyam

Check out Aathidhyam awards below.....
Best Blog ~ Yasmeen

Best Pic ~ Nithya



Best Rice Recipe ~ Raaji



Innovative recipe Award ~ Sailaja


Yummy Recipes Award ~ Parita


Special awards ~ Preethi and Sashi


Happy Blogging Award ~ to all the participants
All awards designed by Chaitra of Aathidhyam and cannot be modified and shared with fellow bloggers !!
Also check Aathidhyam Award's page
I would like to share my 4 awards (360 food blogger award,honest scrap award,giant bear hug award, and yum yum blog award) with
Preethi of relishing recipes
Hari of Indian cuisine
Saru of Telugu Abhiruchulu
Raaji of Raajis kitchen
Saialaja of Sailaja's kitchen
Babli of Khana masala
Lata Raja of Flavours and tastes

Will do the tag part later.

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Tasty Round up Part -2

I have missed some entries so instead of editing the earlier post i am here with another post dedicated to all those wonderful bloggers.
Sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.



Food delicious ~ Indori kanda poha



Nivedita's kitchen ~ Veg Juice Pulao


Rekha's recipes ~ Fried rice



Rice N Spice ~ Cucumber guliappa



Raaji's kitchen ~ Hyderabadi bagara rice



Sara's corner ~ Ven Pongal



Sara's corner ~Veg Pulao






Tastes of South India ~ Capsicum rice



Tastes of India ~ Bisi Bela Baat



Will announce the winners on Sunday.So keep your fingers crossed and check out !!

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TASTY FEASTY RICE FEAST ROUND UP

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