To this day I haven't tried the recipe.Nothing wrong with the recipe,far from it.I was hooked to the blog and the other recipes in it and kept bookmarking one recipes after the other and the first recipe went down further in the long list.Here's one among my immediately-try list-
One-Bowl Vanilla Yellow Cake
Yes,I am talking about Aparna's My Diverse Kitchen.One look at her blog and you'll get mesmerized with the pictures she takes and her way of writing.In fact,once I openly admitted to her that someday,I'd love to take pictures like she does--simple,no-nonsense,precise and clear.In this post,the prep pictures look so pretty,don't you think?
Eggless Spiced Cranberry & Chocolate Bread Pudding with a Lime-Vanilla Sauce
Aparna started the blog to feature Palakkad Iyer cuisine,but as the name of her blog states,it is much more than that.Her repertoire of recipes include Kerala specialties,Palakkad Cuisine,North Indian fare and much more.She bakes extensively and even says people mistake her blog to be a baking blog!!No wonder!!She has a knack of turning baking recipes into eggless ones as she is not very fond of eggy smells in her bakes.Like this one-
Every post of her's comes with a detailed history about the recipe,the ingredients used the method of cooking etc.Just goes on to show how much time and effort she puts in every single post.Here's an example,where she has made Rasgulla from scratch!
Rasgulla & Rasmalai
As much as she loves trying out different cuisines,she says she's a South Indian by heart and like every Southie she loves pickles and dedicated one entire day to try out pickles from different cuisines.There's Avakkai,Stuffed Chilli Pickle,Lime pickle and many more and she makes it all look so easy!Check out this post and you'll know how!
As she says,her recipes are a good mix of traditional Iyer cuisine as well as International fare.Either ways,the recipes are well-researched and tried out.Like this Nombu adai which is typical festival fare.
Kaaradayain Nombu Adai
I have tried out many a recipes from her blog.All have come out well though please do not compare the picture quality:)
Coffee and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies
Paneer/Ricotta Cheese Pound Cake
Onion and Paneer Calzone
Dates and Nut Bundt Cake
One-Bowl Cocoa Brownies
&last but not the least
Eggless Custard Powder Snack Cake
Looking forward to trying many more recipes from Aparna's Diverse Kitchen!!
*All pictures published with the bloggers permission.