Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chat (Not Chaat) Award :D , Pizza , Aam Panha ,Cake.


Thanks Meera and thanks Asha!

The image reminds me of Ads of early 80's!

The word CHAT first made me drool - my brain was prompt to send msgs that its the English word for talking or chit-chatting! :( So no Chaat as in Bhel/Paanipuri...hmmmm...


Meera this homemade Alphonso Icecream with Pista n Alphonso cubes -- Virtual one- tere naam! Ho jaaye?


I am humbly forwarding this award to -

Shilpa, Manisha, Deeba, Pravs, Swapna and Maya back to Meera as well!!

Thankyou for being such nice and prompt in response! Some I mail, some though chat and some through comments, but the chat keeps flowing!! Makes my day special!! Very special!!!

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Pizza as the title suggests was our weekend Brunch!

I have made it from this source -- HERE

Why did I settle on Pizza- my two tiny angels were busing humming the song from Barney

"Peethja Peethja, nothing beats a peetja, its my tummy's fav or ate!! " elder one
Younger one joins in 'Pijjjjjaaa Pijjjjaa' with a hop, clap and jump!! Heehee! Fun to watch them do!

(Here-Link to this particular song, and also a nice 'how to make pizza dough' song your kids would love these songs, if they are under 4! Some parents I know are already fed up of the CD's due to the number of times a kid wants to see it, a rocker would surely agree!)

Since both had sung and didn't know what it is, I thought of making it at home from scratch.
I had a dear friend who had involved us in the process of pizza-from-scratch-with-sauce-too some 4 years ago, which I conveniently forgot amidst the fun we had! Now I miss those beautiful days which used to be fun filled, with my friend changing country, I totally miss the adventurous and magnetic couple a lottttttt..those happy potluck parties etc!


Ingredients :



EVOO, Moz. Shredded Cheese, I used a ready Pizza Sauce 400gm tin, Veggies of your choice as toppings, the dough (divided into four portions) as below - one portion was under WIP with me :D






Method :
The pizza dough rolled out thick, first spread few drops of olive oil, spoon the sauce, spread the mozzarella shreds, toppings, for extra cheesy, little more cheese on top.



Inside the oven preheated for 10 mins @ 400F, then 15 mins of baking or until the cheese melts and the base is crisp, take it out.



The first one that came out, crisp base and yummy outcome- got pat on the back from Hubby and kids loved it too. Was too happy for them and I loved it as well!!




My daughter came up with a fancy topping request..and I catered to it, she relished it with raised brows with wows and yummy's at each bite!!



She had fresh pineapple toppings!

KAIRI PANHA - HEALTHY WAY TO QUENCH THIRST

I had mine with a glass of refreshing Kairi Panha from Raaga-The Singing Chef!
Thanks to her mom, n no I am already aquired by the 'Khattas of Kairis!' so no sweat in aquiring a taste for this!!
Raaga, the use of black salt and cumin powders truly enhanced the taste of this Kairi Panha and it is going to be a regular till I can get hold of 'Kairis' or Raw mangoes!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Hey Raaga, I even made a sweet pickle to which I added black salt and cumin powder amidst others, idea from you! Thanks yet again.


Also during the last week, my baking session was in full swing, my mind could not get over Sunita's lovely droolofying photo of Cherry Cake she recreated from her memory!!
WHAT A TREAT IT WAS!! Anyone of you, don't go by the looks of mine, I am not good at presentation or photography, but can vouch that the taste was just amazingggggggggglyyyyyyy SSSUUUUUUPPPPPERRRRRRRRRRBB!! Try it once to know!!

CHERRY CAKE FROM SUNITA BHUYAN



Would you join me in having a piece each??!!!

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30 comments:

sunita said...

Purnima,I am really glad that you loved the cake...congrats on the award :-)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!... Wat a wide spread of recipes. Looks great. So good.

Asha said...

Lordy! Lordy! DO NOT remind me of Barney now girl! :D
Yes, Trisha used to watch big B when she was 2 and that song still rings in my ear "I love you, you love me....We are a "! AHHH.....HELP!!!!!!
Chat award is cute, I agree, enjoy and chat more!:)
Pizza looks good, I love to have slice and cake too!:)

Uma said...

Congrats on the award! Pizza, Aam panha and the cake all look so delicious.

Kalai said...

Congrats on the award, Purnima!! Pizzas look delicious. I'll take a slice of that cake anytime! :)

ranji said...

congrats on ur award purnima...:)...so many nice recipes in 1 post...LOVELYY!!
i love them alll...so delcicious and yummmmm...:)

Hetal said...

Congrats for the award and this pizza looks delicious..

Sagari said...

pizza and cake both looks deleciousss purnima

Srivalli said...

ehmmm..those pizzas look divine!..

Maya said...

Hey, thats a cute award Purnima, and thanx for passing it on to me :)..Am glad am part of your chatting circle :D. Like I said earlier, from bfast to meal to desserts, you have it all!! Love that ice-cream and pizza and cherry cake and panha, phewww!! Krithi's creation is adorable, typical girl :)..P.S: U don't need appoint. frm me dear ;)..

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Congrats Purnima...& humble thanks for passing this on to me. Must be my day of awards!! Your post is delicious & can see you have a happy family with satisfied tummies. The pizza, cherry cake & panna all look YUM! Have 2 mangoes in the fridge...must try the kairi thingy!! Cheers & happy baking/cooking girl!!

Divya said...

Hi Purnima'di..congrats for the Chat award!!Wow you made home-made pizza?yum yum,I have only tried it with ready made pizza base,want to try making it now.And the cake looks tempting...!!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

congrats purni , on the award!
i would love to have a slice of your cake .....so many dishes in one post...and all drool worthy!

Sia said...

congrats on th eaward purnima... and u have been cooking up the strom here!

Suma Rajesh said...

hai....first time to ur blog.....u have n amazing blog and congrates on ur awards...

Divya said...

one more award for you in my blog..congrats!!

Meera said...

Sorry for my late reply, sweetheart!! I was out of town. and now busy with someone who is going to turn 4 soon! Thanks so much for that alphonso icecream. You are so sweet. I enjoy chatting with you all the time. I have scheduled posts till 2nd June for the deadlines and then probably I will be back to the blogworld after 8th or so....Take care. Hugs to u.

Meera said...

oh forgot to add...Pizza looks awesome. I know that song very well...Gudiya loves it. and that popcorn song too - pop pop pop popcorn, by Barney.
We have forgotten Bollywood songs and Barney has taken over. Kya din aaye hain?:-D

bhags said...

that pizza pics are very tempting.....nice spread of dishes...congrats for the award

TBC said...

I have been meaning to make panha for a long time now. The mangoes we get here are pretty useless!

Congrats on your award.

Jeena said...

Pizza looks so tasty, you have a great blog. :-)

Andhra Flavors said...

Congrats on the award. looks delicious your lot of dishes.

Seema said...

Congrats on the Chat Award!! All recipes r yum!! You have been working hard in the kitchen!

Trupti said...

Congrats on award Purnima. All recipes looks delicious. I love Panha.

Pls do visit my blog I have surprise for you.

Trupti said...

Purnima..that's nice coincidensce. I am glad you tried and loved Sabudana Laddos.

Swati Raman Garg said...

baaap re... itna kuch ek saath... too good haan ... :) love eberything.. amm panna... and d ice cream aaaaaah... i had kulfi yesterday ...
pur... u have d energy baba.. so many things ar a go...

Purnima said...

Dear all..thanks so much for ur sweet comments..been thru it all thought this time round am not able to individually address them! Pls accept my apologies!! Thanks agaiiiiin!!

Madhuram said...

Dear Purnima,

Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your wonderful experience. It's really feels so good when our parents appreciate our cooking/baking.

Congrats on you award and that's a wonderful spread.

Can I have the recipe for the Alphonso Mango and Pistachio ice cream?

Madhuram said...

Thank you very much for the immediate reply Purnima. I did check out the recipe and can't stop drooling and it's 12.35 am now.

I'm also a chatter box, so don't be sorry for chatting dear!

kavita Naik/Parsekar said...

Hi Purnima,
I like ur blog, u have a collection of many tempting recipes, i tried the pav , but thought it was looking very attractive it was not that flufy n soft, I also tried d walnut cookies, they were a hit, thank u very much. Can I have the recipe of alphonso with pista icecream, thanks to the - Wonderful cook!