Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cooking from other blogs # 7

Here's another batch of recipes that I tried & enjoyed from other bloggers. Thank you for posting such fabulous recipes.

1) Arundathi's Baked Samosas- perfect & crunchy and particularly my favorite because these are NOT deep fried. My daughter loved the crust and kept picking at it but declared that the filling was "too (s)picy" :)


2) Cham's White Potato Kurma- we really loved this and my husband remarked how this tastes like something you'd get in a hotel, only better. I cooked the entire thing in the pressure cooker so was fast too.


3) Nupur's Mushroom Chettinad - this features quite regularly at home nowadays and it's a cinch to make this. Interestingly, I was inspired to make this after seeing Sig's post after trying this from Nupur's blog similar to how I was inspired to make Sig's butternut squash erissery after seeing Nupur's post about it :)


4) TBC's Radish Kootu - i always just made red radishes into a chutney or sliced these pink beauties and added them to sambar... so this kootu was different & incredible and gives me one new dish to make with radish.


5) Dhivya Karthik's Pretzels - this was my maiden attempt at making soft pretzels and I've always favoured these , particularly the jalapeno one from Aunt Anne's. I sprinkled one with cinnamon-sugar kept the other plain. These were good but mine weren't as soft as I had hoped they would be.


6) Nags' Okra with Besan- My husband prefers dry preparations of okra and the fact that this dish was a favorite among Nags and her husband (2 pple who don't like okra) made me think that this would be a winner for sure - and i was right. The only change is that I microwave the bhindi slices before mixing with the besan batter.


8) Indira's Gongura Pappu- I've not cooked with Gongura so when I first laid hands on a pack, I made a pachadi with it and we loved it - the next few times I made this pappu. It's very quick and we love the tangy, spicy taste.... sorry no pictures though.

9) Ramya's Thin Kurma- I made this just to add to my Kothu Parotta and it made it so moist and even more flavorful. Again no pictures but it resembled my Tomato Kurma quite a bit in taste & look.

That's for now in this edition and I will keep updating this blog with more items I get to try...

25 comments:

  1. Wow so many things...everything looks great...but I love the samosa the most ;)...

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  2. Nice choices, Laavanya :) All of them sound very unique and new to me.. You got a lot of enthu to try so many new recipes! keep it going :)

    And thanks so much for your vote! I feel greatly honored to receive it and it means a lot to me :)

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  3. U ve great taste buds Laav :) All the dishes re great! Glad u like the kurma!

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  4. Really grt Lavanya..trying so many dishes from other blogs..I have bookmarked lot.ur post makes me to try all these yummy dishes

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  5. I'm glad you liked the samosas! We love them too. The other recipes you tried are great too - thanks for the links.

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  6. Thanks for trying the mushroom chettinad, dear Laavanya. It is super spicy, right? :)
    I must try that potato kurma!

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  7. mmm. great selection of recipes Laavanya! Yummy!

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  8. Everything looks yummy...

    Really fantastic...Nice clicks

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  9. nice post with beautiful dishes!!

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  10. loved those pretzels!!! they look so soft n delicious

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  11. Nag's okra wiht besan looks particularly inviting.

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  12. Thin kurma is new to me. Nice spread!

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  13. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear...Everything is very very nice and tasty...

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  14. check my blog. There is something for you :).

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  15. Thank you all for your sweet comments.

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  16. Beautiful post Laavanya! I guess your post emphasizes the whole purpose of food blogging :)

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  17. so many recipe lavanya...hope u had a nice time with al these recipe..lovly click on all pic..happy ganesh chaturthi

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  18. Very nice to see u trying out other bloggers recipes!!Way to go!

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  19. omg! this is the first time i have felt that my blog is some good :) really! felt so nice that u had tried my recipe and tried it. and also, i might try the microwaving tip next time i make this. i actually bought okra today thinking i will make this again :)

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  20. baked samosas look great..paavanm kutti girl..found it (s)picy!!...will have to tell my sis about it...

    rajitha

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