Meatballs with Sauce



How are you guys…enjoying. I am enjoying every bit of my stay in manila,shopping,having fun exploring new places and trying yummy food in every alternative restaurant.Hey did you guys visit EastManila Club…if not you should definitely spend a day there with your kids they will love it.The beach waves ….haha it makes you feel as if you are in the beach. The waves though artificial is so strong that hubby wont allow me to go far and my frens kept an eye on me after my drowning incident in Blue Coral Resort, Batangas.

Next we plan to go to Hong kong,hope to get a good deal .I love to travel but with my small kid its at times so difficult but no option can’t go anywhere without him :-).Intend to learn few authentic recipes there too especially street food :-).I love to try my hands on   authentic recipes  .

Today I would make some Meatballs  for Spaghetti .Its a typical Pinoy recipe and I learnt it from one of the resort guy in East Manila Club.The original recipe is with Beef but I used Chicken as we don’t eat Beef.

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Rava Dosa

 
 Introducing myself to Dosa….home made :-). I love Dosa and can have it anytime.For those who don’t know what Dosa is-Its a staple food of South India as well as in Sri Lanka. Rice is grounded thinly to form a batter-it can also be replaced with rice flour or semolina for aRava Dosa.Dosa is usually served with sambar and coconut chutneyas side dish and with potato as filling.However the side dish varies according to region or preferences and filling is also optional unless its masala Dosa.
 I remember when I was young whenever we went to restaurant I would only eat Dosa.I am a great fan of Dosa and Idli and so is my son.When my mother in law is around she  always make it for me and she is awesome cook. Being inspired from her I decided to try my hands on one….probably the easiest one 🙂 ,”Rava Dosa”.Luckily it was good though not as yummy as hers..”Will work harder next time”-sentence learnt from my 3-year-old son who keeps repeating this whenever he  does not want to do something :-).
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Lemon Asparagus Spaghetti

spaghetti… my sons favorite. Last Thursday hubby took off so that both of us can have a day off :-). At last after a busy n hectic schedule he could manage to take an off…taking n off was better than me cribbing all the time 🙂 We went to greenhills…did lot of shopping ..explored some new cuisine, had hot hot soup as it was raining heavily. Luckily son was in school we had ample time with us While exciting from the complex..what luck we came across to a store that had variety of india spices and stuffs.Hurrah …hurrah it saved our time no need to go to the INDIAN store this time :-)..what luck. 

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Sabudana Vada

Sabudana vada
 
   As promised to myself that I would focus on veggie items….I decided to make Sabu dana vada for family party this saturday. In India during Navrati , Saboo/Sabu Dana is especially prepared .Its is popular in Maharashtra.It is one of the best food during fast.
 
Saboodana vada reminds me of Pune ….me and my frens loved eating that with tea from Tapri (the roadside shop). I miss those days….hostel life is so much fun.The late night parties, decorating sleeping faces with tooth paste,gossiping etc.At times to keep reminding me of the wonderful times and my wonderful room mates I keep preparing the dishes we shared so often…….
 
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Dhokla

 

 
Getting really bored  with rain…..:-).Always feel like singing ..”Rain Rain go away …..come again another day …wanna go out and swim….not to gain  staying in  but to drain some weight”.Last Sunday was so boring it rained for 2 continuous but luckily Hubby had some indoor badminton matched so could spend time there and it was more fun as he won the semi finals….waiting for finals :-).
 
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What awesome learning from Brown Food Contest

Chocolate  !! Yum Yum..all time kids favorite. I can make my 3-year-old kid do anything by bribing him with chocolates :-).

This Cheese Cake recipe is special to me as this is my own version.Few days back I was just doing time pass on the net when I came across   Dario’s Food styling and food photography site .It’s indeed a great learning site especially for amateur food photographers-great learning.Literally enjoyed every bit of it-the photos ,the description etc-simply wow.

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Butter Chicken

Is it summer …hmmm finding it really difficult to predict in Manila since the sun,cloud and rain is taking its turn every day.

One day it rains and the whole day is cloudy.Assuming the same temperature to follow I decide to make some soup and lol the next day the sun is high up in the sky seems to be smiling at me at my ruined plan.

Phew at times its so irritating you plan your recipe but the weather ditches you.

Few days back I decide to make some spicy butter chicken as it was cloudy for almost a week .Guess what – the cooking was done and the sun just rushed out to laugh at me knowing that it  we avoid having spicy food when it’s too hot. Yeah that day onwards I decided to cook summery food for the whole of may and June.

Butter chicken is typically a Punjabi dish served with roti,paratha,naan or steamed rice. Hey we all cook Butter chicken but do you know who introduced Butter Chicken.It was introduced by Kundan Lal Gujral, a Hindu Punjabi.My recipe might not be the authentic one but might be somewhere nearby ;-).

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Curd/yogurt

Curd /Yogurt

Yogurt saved me hehhehe….thanks to it, could at least fill my tummy  with yogurt rice and sleep.

Yesterday we , I mean myself and my friend decided to go forshopping to Devosoria….a shopping area where you get everything but you need to do lot of blah blah (bargain) and mind that pickpockets are always they’re looking for their victims . But trust me if you love shopping you will love the place.

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SOTO AYAM

                      SOTO AYAM
Just updating previous post with photos……..
 
 
Blogging reminds me of school days– those homework days. Could we rest in peace till we complete our homework ? The answer is obvious NO NEVER.
 
We say history repeats itself …after ages i had the same feeling. Yesterday i didn’t make any new entry and the whole night i was so restless. So the first thing i am doing today is updating the blog WHAT A RELIEF!!
 
Friday being a hectic day i usually settle down for a one meal recipe. One meal concept is easy ,fast ,complete and both the boys of my life love it.
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