Monday, June 20, 2011

I Miss my Bro...and a Recipe for Chickpea Flour Pancakes and Baked Beans with a 'Zing'...

Hi everybody!

So, how are you all today?

I'll be leaving for India by the end of this month, as soon as my husband gets back from Singapore. He got transferred to Chennai (Madras) and I'm so excited...I mean I get to decorate the new apartment!! Yippee!! In the meantime, I'm chilling out in Saudi Arabia with my Mom n Dad.

My bro left for India and its so lonely without him! :( We went to tons of places, had BBQs, gorged on Shawarmas, Falafels, Burgers, Cheesecakes and what not! We had such a Great Time here!

I also helped him shoot a Stand Up comedy Skit for a contest. Its was soooo much fun! I hope he wins, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

This is my him adjusting his mic before shooting

This is him asking me if he looks Ok :)
Lols...He soooo gonna kill me for putting his pics! :p

Ok, lets move on!
Today I want to share two very simple, very quick vegan recipes with you.

1) Chickpea Flour Pancakes
Chickpea Flour - 1 Cup
Finely Chopped Onions - 1/2 Cup
Finely Chopped Tomatoes - 1/4th  Cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/8th Teaspoon
Chopped Cilantro - 1/4th Cup
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped Green Chillies, Optional
Salt, to taste
Oil or Butter

1) Mix all the Ingredients, except oil, together.
2) Add some water, just enough to get Pancake Batter like consistency.
3) Stir well.
4) Heat 1 Tbsp of oil or butter in a non-stick pan.
5) Drop about a ladle full of batter into the pan. Spread it evenly. Make sure it isn't very thick.
6) Add a few more drops of Oil or butter if required.
7) Fry both the sides till it becomes Golden Brown.
8) Serve Hot

And now for some Baked Beans...
Are you tired of eating the same old Baked Beans from the tin?? Lets add some 'zing' to it!

2) Baked Beans with a 'Zing'


Baked Beans - 1 Tin
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 Teaspoon
Onion - 1, Finely Sliced
Garam Masala - 1/2 Teaspoon
Mango Juice - 4 Tablespoons
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 1/8th Teaspoon 


1) Heat about 1 Tablespoon full of Oil in a Saucepan.
2) Put in the Sliced Onions. Saute till they turn Golden Brown.
3) Add the Ginger Garlic Paste, the Garam Masala, Red Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder and saute for another minute or so.
4) Add the Baked Beans and Mango Juice and stir well.
5) Let it simmer for 2-3 Minutes on a low flame.
6) Serve Hot

This tastes really good with Nachos and Tortillas.

If you want the Recipe for Garam Masala, click here.

Hope you try these out and like them!

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  1. Thanks for visiting my blog....your baked beans look delicious!

  2. loved your blog..and the recipes seem yummy..and i liked that mehendi on your feet. :)

  3. So glad you had fun with your brother. I hope you both will get to see more of each other again. :) Oh, and have fun decorating your new apartment! Sounds fun! Will you be posting pics of your new apartment for us?

    Thanks for following my blog. I just bookmarked your blog too.

    From SITS :D

  4. Thanks for coming by 504 Main! New follower here too! I just copied this recipe and cannot wait to try it.

  5. Aw Thank you everybody! :) How nice of you to leave such wonderful comments!

  6. this looks delicious! I found your blog through a link party! I love making new blog friends! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  7. Hi Nikki!
    Thanx for ur kind words! I am following you back! Loved ur blog!

  8. New follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday!

  9. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy, but unfortunately I had to remove this link since we are a craft only link party! Don't get discouraged--keep on linking great craft projects!

  10. Alia, I am so excited you shared this fabulous recipe with us. I think this pancake sounds delicious, and those beans are just like how I make my rajma too. i rarely take the time to boil beans, and usually end up using the canned ones too, lol. So much easier.

    Thanks again for finding my blog, and of course for linking up. I really hope you share with us again next week. I totally look forward to checking out your blog more.

    Hugs, Bella
    **AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After

  11. Thanx Karen, I'm following you back too!
    And Katie-Yes, I read it after linking, and I couldn't unlink it :p Sorry, my Bad! :)
    Next time I do something Crafty, I'm sooooo linking it up!
    And Bella-I love Rajma...Infact I always make it from scratch. But this time, I got lazy and just popped open a can of beans :P

  12. Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  13. Cute Blog! I loved it so much I decided to follow! Happy Tuesday! I would love for you to stop by and check out my blog as well! If you like it you can follow back! Thanks! Hope to blog with you again soon!

  14. Hey ALia,

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
    I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    Hugs, Bella **Features from week #41 & 42** @ Bella Before and After
    **PARTY PLANNING TUESDAYS** @ Euro Style Cakes. Party planning tips, decorations, invitations, and recipes welcome to link up.

  15. I've been meaning to come over and say hi for a while now. Those recipes look amazing, and I'm definitely going to try them!

  16. Thank u Vanessa, Krista, Bella and Shelley! Your comments made my Day! :)
    And Bella, Thanx for featuring me dear! You are very kind! :)


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