Veg Pizza


Pizza Base – 2
Pizza Sauce (available in stores) – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Capsicum – 1 (finely chopped)
Mozzarella Cheese – 10tbsp (finely grated)

Cooking Instructions:

Layer 1 tbsp of pizza sauce evenly on both the pizza base. Top it up with onions and capsicum (or any vegetables of your choice) evenly over the sauce. Now spread 5 tbsp of grated cheese evenly over the vegetables on both the pizza base.

Preheat the oven to 200 degree centigrade for 5 minutes in cook + bake mode. Place the pizza base on a convection safe cooking tray and place it in the oven and cook it for 10 minutes (cook + bake mode) or until the cheese melts. Wait for the standing time of 2 minutes. Now pizza is ready to serve.

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Tandoori Chicken


Chicken Legs – 4
Hung Curd – 4 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Food Color (red) – a little
Lime – ½ (extract juice from it)
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Instructions:

I purchased a microwave oven in this new year and am keep trying recipes in it. This tandoori chicken recipe is the first microwave oven recipe in my blog.

Mix curd, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, chili powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, food color, lime juice and salt together in a bowl and mix well. Do not add water. The mixture should be little thick in consistency. So add lime juice accordingly. If the mixture is little watery, the chicken will not hold the marination well.

Now wash and clean the chicken legs well and let it to drain water for 5 to 10 minutes. Make few slits on each leg. Now marinate the chicken legs with prepared mixture and apply the mixture on the cut slits too.

In my oven , I used grill+cook mode to prepare this recipe. Preheat the oven to 200 degree centigrade and place the chicken in the grill and let the chicken to cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until it is cooked. Brush the chicken with little oil before you place it in the oven. Reposition and brush with little oil while grilling at regular intervals. (cooking time and the temperature of each oven varies and so adjust the cooking time and temperature accordingly). Tandoori chicken is ready to serve now.

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Spicy Chicken Curry


Chicken – ½ kg
Onion – 1(finely chopped)
Medium size Tomatoes – 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
Chilly Powder – ½ tbsp
Pepper Powder – 2 tbsp
Cloves – 4
Cardamom – 4
Aniseeds – 1 or 2 tbsp
Bay Leaf – 2
Cinnamon - 2
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Instructions:

Wash and clean the chicken and cut it into cubes and keep it aside.

Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and add onions and tomatoes and sauté it well. Let this mixture cool a while and then grind it to a smooth paste.

Heat 5 tbsp of oil in a pressure cooker and sauté it with cloves, cinnamon, aniseeds, bay leaves and cardamom. Add grinded paste and ginger garlic paste to it and stir fry until the raw smell leaves off. Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and pepper powder and stir fry it well. Now add the chicken pieces to it with required amount of water and salt and close the lid of the cooker. Let it cook until the chicken is well cooked.

Open the lid of the cooker once the pressure is released and let it cooker in simmer flame until the gravy becomes thick and the masala is coated on the chicken well. Spicy Chicken curry is ready to serve.

Side Dish: It sounds great with rice, dosa, chapatis and Naan

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Presenting you the Round Up for the "EFM - Savory Series" and I Welcome you all to the Part -2 Round Up of Savory Series!

Once again My sincere thanks to all you wonderful bloggers, who joined me to celebrate the Savory Series and making this one, a successful event.

Can anybody guess how many entries will be totally it would be in this Part-1 and Part-2 Round up! The number is really a great astounding one. Yes, it is 173. So we all have 173 varieties of savories to try out in our kitchen and lets forget our diet for short period until we try out all this.

If i have missed any of your entries, please mail me to so that i can updae the round up with your missing entries.

Here is what you have been looking forward to…

Recipes from Jaishree


Rava vada

Spinach Pakoda



Biscuit chat

Ama Vadai

Recipes from Ramya Vasan


Dahi Vada

Recipes from SriVidhya

Vegetable Vada

Recipes from Anu Sriram

Sweet Potato 65

Recipes from Sahaja

Cheeseless Veggie Pizza

Recipes from Preety


Moon Mathri

Rice Flour & Spring Onion Cheelay

Recipes from Poonam


Vegetable Cutlet

Recipes from Chandani


Recipes from Superchef

Savoury Muffins

Recipes from Retno Prihadana

Veggie Fritters

Recipes from Namratha Kini

Kurmura Bhel

Recipes from RamyaBala

Bonda with left over Idly/Dosa batter

Recipes from Yasmeen

Methi Khakhras With Achaari dip

Methi Onion Pakodas

Cauliflower Lollipops

Lavash and Baba Ganoush

Pita chips with hummus

Okra Fritters

I have decided this time too to give a credit to 2 participants who has sent maximum number of entries to the contest.

Trupti has sent maximum of 18 delicious entries to this EFM - Savory Series and she captured the first place. And this award goes to her.

And the runner up with 16 entries is none other but Shama Nagarajan and this award goes to her.

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Presenting you the Round Up for the "EFM - Savory Series" and I Welcome you all to the Part -1 Round Up of Savory Series! A surprise awaiting for u all at the end of the Part -2 Round Up....!

I received number of entries this time for which i was not able to post it in a single round up! My eyes has become too tired by watching the computer continuously. So i need a break to relax myself and so let's see the round up(part-2) tomorrow. Hope all will understand my situation!

My sincere thanks to all you wonderful bloggers, who joined me to celebrate the Savory Series and making this one, a successful event. So get ready to bookmark your favorite recipes and try it out in your kitchen. I received totally 95 types of savories. Can we all see this altogether in one shop? It's impossible, i can say!

Thank you one and all for your delicious contributions and making it a very successful event. It’s because of you all lovely bloggers now we have One-Stop-Shop for Various Savories. I am really very happy and thank you all for your support and encouragement. I have submitted the round up in the order i have received the entries.Here is what you have been looking forward to…

If i have missed any of your entries, please contact me to my mail id, so that i can update the missing entries.

Recipes from DivyaMubarak

Bread Balls

Onion Samosa

Birds Nest

Bread Tikka

Crispy Cheese Bonda

Vegetable Nuggets

Sour Curd Murukku

Recipes from Sanghi

Onion Badam Pakoda

Butter Murukku

Crispy Onion Pakoda

Okra Cashew Fry

Radish Kola Urundai

Recipes from Easy Crafts


Butter Murukku

Ragi Kodubale

Tagadu Pakoda

Entries from Hema Balaji


Baby Corn Manchurian

Egg Bread Toast

Noodles on Toast


Yummy Green Sundal

Mint Chenna Sundal

Medhu Pakoda

Lovly Puries



Peanut Dry Masala

Entries from Supriya Raman

Spinach Ginger Patties

Chickpeas Mint Patties

Bhajji (Potato,Onion and Capsicum)

Urad-Onion-Methi Vadai

Recipes from Ashwini Kenchana

Madhur Vada

Recipes from Akal's Sappadu

Cashew Nut Pakoda


Ribbon Murukku

Mullu Murukku

Plain Murukku

Chicken Cutlet

Recipes from Navita

Cheesy Herb Challah


Recipes from Sumathi


Salt Seedai


Aloo Bhujia


Oats Cutlet

Maddur Vada

Recipes from Arundhuti


Recipes from Kayal

Neer Urundai

Recipes from Varsha Vipins

Lovely Egg Puffs

Onion Fritters

Tasty Chicken Cutlet

Amritsari Fish Finger Fry

Entries from Shama Nagarajan


Veggie Bonda

Veggie Pakoda

Medhu Vadai

Masal Vadai


Spicy Sev

Thayir Vadai

Masala Porikadalai

Chilli Bread

Veggie Sandwich

Simple sandwich



Sprout Bag

Entries from Madhu

Pepper-Onion Quesadilla

Recipes from Dhanya

Sweet & Salty Aval

Kara Vadai

Recipes from Ashwini

Ribbon Pakoda

Recipes from Uma

Moong Dal Vadas made with Idlis

Maggi Pakoda

Recipes from Ivy


Recipes from Sushma Mallya

Creamy Corn Tacos

Recipes from Preeti

Matar Batwa

Instant Dhokla

Papad Roll (in Microwave)

Veggie seekh kabab

Khekda Bhaji (onion fritters)

Kothimbir (Fresh Coriander) Vadi

Recipes from Sindhura Devarakonda

Chilly Paneer


Veg Momos


Recipes from Trupti

Veg Lollipop

Suralichi Wadi

Potato Puffs

Ragda Pattice

Pani Puri

Paav Bhaji

Multigrain Kukumber Wada

Misal Paav

Masala Wada

Kurkure Corn Snack

Potato Kachori

Kacchi Dabeli

Dahi Wada


Grilled Brocoli Chaat

Batata Wada


Thalipeeth Pizza

Recipes from Ramki

1001 Pakoras

Recipes from PJ

Vazhapoo Vadai

Ulundhu Vadai

Tit Bits

Onion Pakoda


Recipes from Sudeshna Banerjee

Dimer Tarkari

Palak in Paneer Bowl

Recipes from Priya

Tofu Bonda

Tapioca Spicy Chips

Rava Carrot Bonda

Plantain Chips

Cabbage Medhu Vada

Blackeyed Beans N Carrot Masala Vadai

Stuffed Egg Rolls

Cheese Samosa

Bread Vadai

Recipes from Vidhas

Vegetable Grilled Sandwich

Cauliflower Pakoda

Chickpeas Bonda

Rice Tapioca Vadai

Potato Bonda

Vegetable Bread Pizza

Pav bhaji

Parboiled rice murukku

Masal Vadai


Kuzhi Paniyaram with red chutney

Soy Cutlet

Corn Toast

Chick pea cutlets

Recipes from Ann


Sweet Banana Fry

Fruited Brioche Buns

Recipes from Bindiya Singh

High Protein Dal Ke Kabab

Recipes from Aquadaze

Fancy some falafel

Recipes from Sunitha

Banana flower pakoda

Recipes from Asha

Urad Dal Masala Vada

Recipes from Vanamala


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