25 October 2012

Dear fellow bloggers,

 hope all are doing good ! Happy dusshera to one and all.
Well i have been having quite a few glitches in my blog.
For some reasons the links doesn't work in the blog page.
did any of u have similar problems?
all though i had written to blogger about this, i'm still waiting for a
response and this problem is not solved it?
any help from anybody will be greatly appreciated.
my email- pooja.ramanujam@gmail.com

25 July 2012

Tangy Paneer Bell pepper

Dear Friends,

Since i have become a vegetarian, i'm running short of vegetables here in Islamabad and this summer has been quite worse. Ofcourse i'm the panner lover  and those bell peppers in my fridge  were glaring at me as it had been quite a few days since i had bought those , so here i came up with this tangy paneer and bell pepper  gravy


Onion - 1 medium sized
Tomato - 3 medium sized
Paneer - 200 gms
Bell peppers - 2 medium sized
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tspn
Kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves ) - 2 tspns
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Cloves - 1 no
Cardomom - 1 no
turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
Kashmiri mirch - 1/2 tspn
Chettinad masala - 1 1/2  tspn
salt - to taste
oil - 1 tbspn
Coriander leaves - chopped for garnish

  • I made these paneer at home , i have used milk to make paneer in case you want to know the  method pls click (although this version i had used milk powder, but the underlying method remains the same) here 
  • heat little oil in a non stick pan and gently toast the paneer adding turmeric powder to it
  • when the paneer has begun to slightly brown remove ans transfer to a plate
  • add remaining oil and toss in the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and then kasoori methi and then add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a min
  • puree the onions and tomatoes together and add it and keep sauting till becomes devoid of the raw smell now toss in the diced bell peppers and keep sauting
  • when it becomes dry add little water and add the kashmiri mirch and the chettinad masala , add little more water, just enough to make it little saucy when the bell peppers have been cooked toss the paneer stir for few mins and remove from flame check salt
  • add water to your desired consistency.
  • enjoy with hot rotis or parathas


Sending these to Celebrate Olympic Games guest hosted by priya and initiated by jagruthi

Back from my hibernation !

Dear fellow bloggers,

Its been years since i last blogged . Well lot of happenings at the home front.
There has been a new addition to our family, he will be completing 2 yrs soon.
i had shifted to India and somehow lost touch with the blogosphere.
Its been 4 months since i moved to Islamabad,Pakistan.
I'm doing my post graduation as well, So sort of tied down plus i have not been cooking
anything worth while to be entered here. Lost in motherhood as well ! But still i felt that i needed to
do what i liked, that i should squeeze in some time  for myself. There were many times i thought i should write about a particular recipe and would hunt for my camera and lo the battery would have been drained out ! the stupid me dint recharge it ! well there is always a next time.
well one reason or the other intertwined and i had sort of lost interest and of course the lazy me !
well finally i have decided to break the ice and come out of my hibernation !

01 October 2009

Some thoughts for the Mind

Dear Friends,
I have come to my grand mom's place for vacation and hence i was not able to blog as before. Hope to resume blogging after a couple of weeks. I cant wait to read all ur posts. Before i go further , i proudly present my Amma's books here. The book is in Tamil, and your welcome to buy this book from the below mentioned address. I have read the books and i'm still reading as i get to learn a lot from her words !


About the Author
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The books are available in the below mentioned address.The books will be couriered to your address.
146, Big Street,
Muthu krishnapuram
kadayanallur - 627751
Phone: 99400-11216
Price of each book - Rs. 100 /-
Courier Charge - Rs 15/-

27 August 2009

Tags and more awards

Dear Friends

I'm so very grateful to Priya and Ramya for passing me these awards

from recipes-priya has tagged me

The Rules:

1. Link the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Share the ABCs of you.

4. Tag 4 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

5. Let the 4 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.

The Tag:

1. A – Available/Single? No

2. B – Best friend? Many to mention

3. C – Cake or Pie? Cake

4. D – Drink of choice? Fruit juice

5. E – Essential item you use every day? My laptop,hair clip,mobile,face wash......

6. F – Favorite color? Baby Pink

7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Gummy bears

8. H – Hometown? Salem

9. I – Indulgence? hmmmmm

10. J – January or February? February

11. K – Kids & their names? NA

12. L – Life is incomplete without? Happiness

13. M – Marriage date? March 3rd

14. N – Number of siblings? Brother

15. O – Oranges or Apples? oranges

16. P – Phobias/Fears? reptiles

17. Q – Quote for today? be positive

18. R – Reason to smile? my dreams

19. S – Season? Spring/winter

20. T – Tag 4 People? All my fellow bloggers

21. U – Unknown fact about me? let it be unknown

22. V – Vegetable you don't like? bitter gourd

23. W – Worst habit? --------

24. X – X-rays you've had? dont remember

25. Y – Your favorite food? mom's / granny's food

26. Z – Zodiac sign? Pisces

Hi guys i know by all of you around there must have done this.. if any of you havent done this please let me know so that i can tag you !

Priya has passed on this kreativ blogger,fabulous blog and priya and ramya have passed on the Scrumptious blog award

Thank you so much Ramya and Priya

Cauliflower Egg stir fry

Dear friends

its been long time since i wrote a recipe post.! well i had few items in my drafts folder waiting to enter this web page.. finally made its way through ! One fine day dear H told me to make cauliflower with eggs and i was so very new to cooking that i dint know what he exactly wanted.. i had mixed the eggs even before the cauliflower could cook and after so much of sauting the egg taste was not there as i had added only one small egg ! hee hee hee.. some how we finished although it dint taste that good.. now i know the right method i guess ! you guys dont have to get scared, common go ahead and read it through , it does taste good !


Onion - 1 big
Cauliflower florets - 20 nos
Tomato - 1 small
Eggs - 2 nos
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tspn
Mustartd seeds - 1/4 tspn
chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
coriander powder - 1 tspn
garam masala - 1/4 tspn
turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn or even less
salt - to taste
oil - as per req.

  • Heat oil in a kadaai and splutter the mustard and cumin seeds and then add the finally chopped onions and saute for a min or two
  • add the cauliflower florets at this stage and keep sauting until the cauliflower is almost cooked
  • then add the chopped tomatoes and add in tha chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,garam masala and salt
  • keep sauting this till the tomatoes becomes mushy and gets belnded
  • separately beat the eggs in a bowl and then add to this and keep sauting until the eggs get scrambled, you may have add some oil to prevent sticking
  • there u go , its done !
  • serve as side dish along with rice or chappathi
I'm sending these to the side dish for chappathi event
hosted by viki of elitefoods

Also sending these First cooked food event - Aug 09'

hosted by shamma of easy2cookrecipes

19 August 2009

Back with celebration and a Award

Happy Anniversary - "Experiments in my kitchen "

Dear Friends

It has been a pretty long time since i blogged ! ahh life had suddenly become too hectic to cope up! i'm slowly beginning to settle although we are still on the look out for a accommodation.. its been almost 3 years since i visited India ... lots of changes guys.. it was little hot when i arrived in Delhi now its not that hot with rains sneaking out now and then(not plenty though).i guess it will take a couple of weeks till i get my kitchen in full operating mode ! :-(((( ! My camera must be the only happiest person ! i thought all you guys might have forgotten me.. silly me ! i opened my mail to find in so many awards waiting ! I was so elated ! I missed reading all your rants and recipes.. I'm slowly catching up guys !

Guys i realized that my blog has turned One year... all this with no celebration --->bad mom !
It has been a wonderful journey throughout ! Thanks to all my dear readers , and fellow bloggers and followers for your continuous support and encouragements and ofcourse your beautiful awards ! Thanks to all of you !

Thanks to Chakh le re , Ganga and Aysha for passing on these tags and Awards to me !
Guys thank u soo much !

The Kreative blog award comes with certain rules. The rules are:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreative bloggers.
6. Post links to 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blog to let them know they have been nominated by you.

Here are seven things about me. Hope you find them interesting !!

1. action freak
2. reserved
3. music fan
4. love to travel
5. novel freak
6. simple
7. lazy sometimes

I am really feeling excited to answer all the questions. Here are my answers.

1. What is your current obsession?
- want to setlle down soon in my new house

2. What are you wearing today?
-shirt and a capri

3. What’s for dinner?
-kadi and beans sabzi

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

5. What are you listening to right now?
-songs from santhosh subramaniam

6. What do you think about the persons who tagged you?
-Chakh le re is very innovative and she never stops to try out new cuisine.. she has a beautiful web space
-Ganga brings out all the traditional cuisine and she has a great blog
-Aysha recipes are always interesting and she has a great blog too.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
-In some Island

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
-cotton pants

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
-to my native village

10. Which language do you want to learn?
- not any at the moment

11. What’s your favorite quote?
-Life is beautiful

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
-my mom & dad

13. What is your favorite color?
-Baby pink

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
-a cotton shirt and pant and few kurtis

15. What is your dream job?
-genetic engineer

16. What’s your favorite magazine?

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
- a gift for my dad

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
-flowers on the head with jeans

19. Who are your style icons?
- not any really
20. Describe your personal style?
-comfortable and simple

21. What are you going to do after this?
-cleaning up

22. What are your favorite movies?
- plenty to mention

23. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
- revlon,avon and gucci

24. What inspires you?
-Quotes and a talk with my mom or dad

25. Give us three styling tips that always work for you.

-put on a smile
-take a head bath

26. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
-go for a shower
27. Coffee or tea?
- not both

28. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

- i start cleaning with the music on ofcourse
29. What is the meaning of your name?
- worship

30. Which other blogs you love visiting?

- plenty to mention
31. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?

32. Favorite Season?

33. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
- your favourite Dish

34. What is your funniest cooking disaster?

- i made chicken briyani the very first time and i guess i gave up to 6 or 7 whistles in the cooker
when i opened all the chicken and th rice had become porridge like consostency..with only the chicken bones left behind.....but my hubby ate it--> poor dear !

35. What would you do, if you crave something sweet in the late night?
-ice cream

36. Which food item do you enjoy cooking the most?

A diet tip ?

Add a question of your own, Rework and Reward and have fun!
And I would like it to share it with my following fellow bloggers.