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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Indian Blogger Awards 2017!

Hi Readers/Fans,

My blog Sara's Corner has been nominated for The 2017 Indian Blogger Awards!

I'd really appreciate it if you could visit my nomination page and leave a comment about my blog on the link below and leave your feedback for me to win. Looking forward for your support and love.

#Indiblogger #IBA2017

Thanks a lot

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Instant Dhokla/Steamed Savoury Cake and Award!!!

My Eggless Chocolate Cake won the Best Cake Recipe in Crazy for Cake Event hosted by Priya Mahadevan. Thanks Anitha for choosing my recipe from so many entries and its a big surprise. Thanks Priya for hosting such a wonderful event and for the award. I feel very happy and it motivates to bake frequently. You guys have made my day:-)

My Dad asked me to prepare Dhokla since the time he came here, I somehow couldnot do. Today prepared for evening snack as they are leaving back to India. This time it came out perfect.

Dhokla is a popular Gujarathi dish. Its very delicious and tastes like savoury cake.

For Dhokla
Kadalai Maav/Besan - 2 cups
Thair/Plain curds/Yogurt - 2 cups
Manjal/Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Eno fruit salt - 1/2 tablespoon
Water as required
Salt as required

For Seasoning
Oil - 3 tspns
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Hing/Asafotida - 1/4 tspn
Green Chilli -2 nos
Grated coconut - 2 -3tspns
Chopped coriander - 2tspns

Preparation Method
In  a vessel, add Kadalai maav/besan, curds, water, salt, turmeric and mix well with a help of a karandi/laddle or whisk to dosa batter consistency.
Finally add Eno salt and mix. Leave it.
In a pressure cooker, fill little water.
Grease a flat vessel with oil. Transfer the batter.
Steam it for 10-15 mins without whistle.
Season it with the above ingredients except grated coconut and coriander.
Pour it and allow it to cool and cut into desired shapes.

Serve with Green chutney with the seasonings on top.

Delicious Dhokla/Steamed Savoury Cake is ready to serve. Serve with Green Chutney or as it is.

Anitha and Priya this is for you:-)
Notes -You can also use Idli plate and steam like idlis.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paal Payasam/Rice Kheer | without Condensed Milk- Method 2 and Awards!!!

Paal Payasam/Kheer is very popular sweet/pudding in India. This method is easy and simple. This can be tried by Bachelors too. Checkout my other method of payasam here.

Daily I have been preparing sundal today made payasam.

The colour of payasam will be this when its done in pressure cooker.

Milk - 1 litre(you can also use Low fat, Skimmed or any milk)
Rice - 2 tablespoons
Sugar - 1 cup(Adjust accordingly)
Cardamom/Elachi powder - 1/2 tspn

Preparation Method
In a pressure cooker, take a vessel which is  a bit long in height. Add milk, rice, cover it and pressure cook for 10-15 whistles. You can also see a colour change to pink.
Once steam is gone add sugar and cardamom and heat for 10mins till sugar dissolves. If you want it very thick and creamy, heat for longer time.

This get the flavour of condensed milk

Note - Stand near and stir occasionally till its thick and reducing.

Paal Payasam is ready to serve. You can serve hot or cold.

I have used this papasam without rice to make ice cream, check for recipe here.

Jay and Nithu has given this award for participating in their Event. Do Checkout my Guest Post in Nithu's site.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Simple Paneer Peas Pulao and Awards!!!

Hope you are all doing good after Gokulashtami/Janmashtami celebrations. Will post my festival recipes soon.

Paneer Peas Pulao is very easy and tasty rice. Its cooked with Paneer(Cottage Cheese) and Green Peas with mild spices. This recipe is without onion and garlic.

Basmati Rice - 2 cups (Can use normal rice too)
Paneer cubes - 1 cup cubes(click here for homemade paneer recipe)
Green Peas - 1 cup(Fresh or Frozen)
Spices -Bay leaf/- 1no Cinnamon/Cloves/Cardamom - 2 nos each
Ghee - 1 tspn
Oil - 2 tspns

Preparation Method
Wash, rinse and soak basmati rice in water for half n hour.
Heat pressure cooker, add ghee, oil and spices. saute for 2 mins.
Now add rice and saute for 2mins.
Add water 1:1.5 cups and salt. Stir well.
Finally add Green peas and paneer cubes.

Close the lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

Simple Paneer Peas Pulao is ready to serve.

I served with Paneer Butter Masala will post the recipe soon.

You can also serve with any Paneer gravy or Dal.

This recipe is going for Lets Relish Paneer by Jay. My other entries are

Mutter Paneer and Palak Paneer

Awards Time

PJ has passed this award. Thanks a lot dear.

Akheela has passed me these awards. Thanks a lot.

Party Treats Event participating award from my blog.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Show me ur Refridgerator and Award!!!

I am posting the photos for Show me ur Refridgerator Event by Divya. My fridge is 3 doors, veggie part is a little messy so just posting 2 photos....

Now Award time Jay has given me this award for participating in the event. Thanks Jay.

She has rules to pass it on to 3 blogger friends.

I am passing this lovely award to my dear friends RekhaAsha and Sanjeeta

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Award and a Short Break!!!

It feels great to receive an award and I would like to thank Rekha and Adukula Vishesham for passing me this wonderful one.

I would like to pass it to

Akal's Sappadu

To the award winners, please pass this on to your favorite bloggers! Here are the Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post
2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers!
3. Link the nominees within your post
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award

A Short Break

I am taking a short break from blogging since am going on vacation to meet my family and friends.

Will be back with some interesting recipes soon.

Take Care and Happy Blogging.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Awards and Appreciation!!!

In addition to the interest in contributing to the blog, am happy to say that these Awards and Appreciation have encouraged me a lot to do more. Thanks you all for the awards and gifts.

This is the first book I received last year. Thanks Anna for sending me this Love Soup Book. It has lovely soup collections. Will soon be posting vegetarian soup recipes when I make.

I received a Kitchen Sticky notes as participation prize from Oraphan for her Easy Veggie Event. Thanks a ton Oraphan I feel so happy to receive this. Your handwriting is excellent.

Devi has shared this award with me. Thanks a ton Devi.

Priya has shared this award on her 200th post. Thanks Priya.

Preethi has passed me this award. Thanks for remembering me.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Curd rice with Mango and Award!!!

Curd rice is my all time favourite. Our lunch/dinner is never complete without Curd Rice. This time I have mixed raw mangoes which is my hubby's favourite with pickle. You can also pack this for lunchbox.

Steamed Rice - 2 cups
Raw mangoes (chopped or grated) - 2 tspns
Curds/Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves/Cilantro/Malli (Chopped) - 1 tspn
Milk - 1/4 cup

For seasoning
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn

Preparation Method
In a wide bowl add, rice and salt. Mash it well with the help of ladle/karandi.
Now add milk, mango pieces, curds and mix well.
Season it and serve with coriander leaves garnished.

It tastes great. You can also have it any

Now comes the award.

My dear friends Rekha of Rekha's Recipe and Nithu has passed me this award.
Thanks so much Rekha and Nithu.

This Kreativ Blogger Award comes up with some set of rules and here are the rules,

1.Thank the person giving the award.
2.Copy the award to your blog.
3.Place a link to their blog.
4.Name 7 things people don't know about you.
5.Nominate 7 bloggers
6.Place a link to those bloggers
7.Leave a comment letting those bloggers know about the award.

7 things about me

I love to sing and dance.
I love to be with my son.
I like any kind of music.
I love cooking and eating.
My interests are painting, stitching, mehandi and handicrafts.
I love to attend functions back home and be with family n friends.
I love shopping and eating street/roadside chaats:-)

Now I would love to pass on this awards to my new fellow bloggers this year.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Twisted Crackers with Awards!!!

Twisted Crackers simple and tasty coffee/tea time snack.

Maida/All Purpose flour - 2 cups
Hot oil or Vanaspati - 1 tspn
Baking Soda - a pinch - optional
Jeera - 1 tspn
Red Chilli powder - 1 tspn (as per your taste)
Hing/Asafotida - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Mix all the ingredients to a dough (like chapathi dough).
Make medium sized balls and spread it.
Cut them to a medium diamond shape pieces using knife.
Then slowly remove each one and twist the corners to get this shape.
Deep fry them till brown.

Twisted Crackers/Snack is ready to serve.

This recipe is going off to Tea Time snack by EC.

Now time for Awards.

Priya of priya's recipe has passed me this award for her 150th post. Thank you so much.

Aruna of Veggie Paradise has passed me this award. Thank you so much.

I would like to share Friendly Cheer Readers award to all my blogger friends, visitors and readers of my blog. Please accept it and post in your blog.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Green Coconut Chutney and an award

Coconut chutney is a very easy and yummy sidedish for most of the breakfast. I am sharing recipe of Green Coconut chutney. This one goes to all chutney lovers.

I use to not eat chutney until now from childhood, but once I tasted in one of the Udupi Hotel now I try sometimes and prepare to.

Fresh Grated coconut - 2 cups
Roasted/fried Bengal Gram - 1/2 cup
Green Chilli - 2 nos(As per your taste)
Fresh coriander(Cilantro/Kothamalli) - 1 cup

For Seasoning
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Hing - a pinch

Preparation Method

Grind all the above ingredients to a fine paste by adding little water.
Then season with the above ingredients.

Yummy Green Coconut chutney is ready. Enjoy with any of your breakfast.

This recipe is going for Spicy Fiery Chutney by Sreevali.

Awards Time
I would like to thank Sailaja for passing these awards.

I would love to pass this award to Rekha of Rekha's Recipe.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thenga Burfi (Coconut Sweet Bars) my 150th post with Awards Shower!!!

Thenga Burfi is very famous sweet in India which is easy to prepare. This is prepared with grated coconut and sugar. Navarathri has begun starting this day and Wishing Ramadan Kareem and Selamat Hari Raya Puasa.

Fresh Grated coconut - 4 cups
Sugar(Fine) - 3 cups(if you like more sweet you can put 1:1)
Cardamom powder(Elachi) - 1/2 tspn
Orange colour - a pinch(Optional)
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Cashews - (Optional)

Mix grated coconut and sugar in a thick bottom kadai. Heat it and keep stirring. when sugar is dissolved, Add ghee, colour and cardamom powder
When its boiling and bubbles are up and doesnt stick to kadaipour it on a greased plate or tray. (If it becomes dry and thick burfis will be hard)
Allow it to cool a bit and cut into desired shapes. When fully cooled remove and serve or store

Thenga Burfi is ready.

This recipe is going for
WYF - Festive Food Event by EC
Dusshera, Dhandteras & Deepavali by Shanthi

Sweets & Savouries
by me
Joy from fasting to feasting by Lubna

Awards Shower

Awards are always encouraging and motivating. It makes me to think a lot, work hard and contribute more to my blog.

Rekha of Rekha's Recipes and Jyoti of Panch Pakwan has given me the following awards.

I must thank these persons who has given me the awards and list their blog and link it
I must list 10 honest things about myself
I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

My honest things:

1.I love to sing and dance
2.I love travelling
3.I love food
4.I love shopping
5.I love to be with my son and play with him
6.I love to go home for a break
7.I love watching tv
8.I love to meet my friends missing my adda...
9.I love cooking
10. I love my family

My these awards are given by Rekha. Thanks a lot for your awards its very memorable. Thanks Dear.

Now coming to passing on
I would like to pass this to my fellow bloggers.

This award is given by Chaitra of Aadhithyam for participating in Rice Feast. Thank you dear.

If you have not sent your entries to my Sweets and Savouries event please send it by Sept 30th.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Carrot Paasi Paruppu Curry and Award

This participation award has been given by Mrs Shanthi for participating in her State Special Event. Thank you.

Sanghi has passed me this Gold Friends Award. Thanks dear.

Carrot Paasi Paruppu is very tasty curry. Its simple and easy to prepare.

Carrot - 4 nos
Paasi Paruppu (Siru Paruppu/Split green gram/Moong Dal)- 1 cup
Cooking oil - 2 tspns
Kadag(Mustard/Rai) - 1/2 tspn
Uzhatam Paruppu/Kadalai Paruppu(Urad dal and Channa dal )- 1 tspn
Peringayam(Asafotida/Hing) - 2pinches
Karuvepillai(Curry leaves/Kari Patha) - few

Preparation Method
Soak Paasi Paruppu for half n hour and pressure cook for 1 or 2whistles in cooker or cook directly in vessel. (If cooked in vessel keep an eye it will overflow so keep stirring)
Wash, remove skin and chop carrots into small pieces.

In a Kadai, put oil mustard Kadagu wait till it splutters. Then add Peringayam, Uzhatam Paruppu/Kadalai Paruppu, Karuvepillai wait till its brown. Now add carrots, manjal with little water and cook. When its half cooked add salt stir occasionally.

Add paasi paruppu and mix well. Cook for few minutes till all mixes well.

Carrot Passi Paruppu Curry is ready to serve. This is a good side dish for chapathi or to mix with rice.

Note - If you want gravy type you can add little water and cook.

This recipe is going for Sidedish for chapathi event hosted by Viki.

My other entries for this event are


Palak Paneer

Channa Masala

Keerai Kootu

Kadai Mixed Vegetable

Dal Fry

Dal with Cabbage

Erulli Gojju

Potato Sagu


Cabbage Green Peas Curry

Pavakkai(Bitter Gourd Potato) Uralai Fry

Beans Curry


Pudina Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Raagi Roti(Indian Flat Bread) with Awards and Tag:-)

Ragi Roti(Kezhvaragu/Finger Millet/Madua/Elusine Indica) - Indian Flat Bread is very healthy breakfast or tiffin. Its a very famous breakfast/tiffin in Karnataka, India. In my village we grow Ragi grains my granny sends grains to us. We clean, dry and make flour.

The whole grain in nutritrional terms is very rich in proteins, providing highest levels of calcium and high levels of dietary fibre. It helps in control of blood glucose levels in diabetics.

In Karnataka its also consumed in many forms like Ragi balls (Ragi Mudde) dipped in sambar, Malt and Koozhu. Ragi Seri can be fed for infants above 6 months since its high in calcium. Whenever we are preparing the flour at home have to be very careful since it contains small muddy particles or stones. When you buy Ragi flour from supermarkets its better to seive 2 to 3 times and then use it.

Here is a simple and easy recipe for Ragi Roti which is high in nutrition and healthy food.

Ragi flour - 4 cups
Onion - 2 nos chopped
Fresh grated coconut - 1 cup
Green chilli - 2nos chopped (As per your taste)
Curry leaves - few chopped
Hot water

Preparation Method
In a wide bowl, put all the ingredients and mix it like chapathi dough in hot water.
Take small balls and spread it thinly in round shape on a plastic sheet or directly in the kadai or pan.
Put 1 tspn oil and cook both sides.
Continue same process for left over dough.

Ragi Roti is ready to eat...This is good to eat as it is or with these Pickle/Jaggery/Coconut chutney.

This recipe is going for WFC Breakfast by EC and State Specials by Shanthi.

My other entries for breakfast are



Bread Upma

Awards Time

Thanks to Ramya and Sanghi for Scrumptious Awards and Rekha for Kreative, Scrumptious and Fabulous Awards. I thank from my bottom of the heart for passing on these wonderful awards to me. I feel very happy and encouraged at the end of the day seeing my blog with awards.

My dear friend Rekha has tagged me..thanks dear!

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? Married
2. B – Best friend? Rashmi
3. C – Cake or Pie? Cake
4. D – Drink of choice? Coffee
5. E – Essential item you use every day? Internet
6. F – Favorite color? Blue
7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? -
8. H – Hometown? Bangalore
9. I – Indulgence? Salted potato chips of India
10. J – January or February? January for New Year
11. K – Kids & their names? 1 Son named Siddarth
12. L – Life is incomplete without? Family
13. M – Marriage date? 24th Aug 2006
14. N – Number of siblings? one elder bro
15. O – Oranges or Apples? both
16. P – Phobias/Fears? Fears
17. Q – Quote for today? Be Cool and patient
18. R – Reason to smile? My son
19. S – Season? Winter
20. T – Tag 4 People?
21. U – Unknown fact about me?unknown
22. V – Vegetable you don't like? mostly i like all thinking....
23. W – Worst habit? loose temper rarely and shout
24. X – X-rays you've had? for tooth
25. Y – Your favorite food? Bisibelebath, gobi manchurian, akki roti, fried rice, many more
26. Z – Zodiac sign? libra
I have tagged 4 blogger friends

Rajeshwari of Raks Kitchen
Jyothi of Panch Pakwan
Deepti of Dipskitchen
Smitha of Saffron Apron


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