Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Chicken leg Recipe

Hi All,

Today i am sharing an easy recipe to make a restaurant style tandoori chicken| chicken leg piece in an oven. This recipe yield spicy chicken leg pieces that are soft and juicy with all the flavours of spices.  These are not too spicy for kids, they can enjoy them.



PREP TIME : 5-6 MIN        COOK TIME : 30 MIN  SERVES : 2

  • Fresh Chicken Leg pieces                                          –         4
  • Yogurt / Dahi (Thick)                                                  –         1/4 Cup
  • Kasuri methi                                                                –         1 tsp
  • black Pepper powder                                                  –        1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder(optional)                            –         1 tsp
  • Ginger                                                                             –        1 tsp paste
  • Garlic                                                                              –        6-7 cloves
  • Garam Masala Powder                                                –        1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder                                                        –        1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds                                                                   –       1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jerra powder                                        –       1/2 tsp
  • Amchur Powder | dried mango powder                  –       1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilli                                                                     –       2-3
  • Red chilli powder                                                          –        1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder                                                          –        1 tsp
  • Lemon                                                                              –        1
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves(dhaniya)
  • Salt to taste


Step 1 :    Wash leg pieces and drain off the water completely. Make 1-2 deep incisions into the meat to get marinated well from inside. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt, lemon juice and rub the leg pieces. Keep aside.

Step 2 :   Meanwhile you can prepare marinate. add to a bowl thick curd, ginger garlic paste, Paste (curry leaves + coriander leaves + green chilli +Fennel seeds) , kasuri methi, black paper, amchur powder, garam masala, Lemon juice ,oil, Jeera Powder.

Step 3  :    Mix All ingredients and marinate the leg pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.


Step 4  :    Preheat Oven at 230 C and prepare oil ( add 2 tsp oil to a bowl, red chilli powder) mix and keep aside.


Step 5   :    Prepare the baking tray with foil paper and grease it.  Leg pieces place it on the tray.  Now Apply Red chilli oil over the leg pieces . Place the tray in the oven and bake for 12 min.

Step 6  :      After 12 min bring the tray out of the oven and repeat chilli oil on leg pieces (this prevents the chicken from drying up).  Bring it out again and flip the leg pieces  to the other side and apply oil again. Bake it for 10 min again.  

These timing work well for me but you can increase and decrease your time, but keep an eye to prevent overcooking. )  


Step 7 :    Serve hot and enjoy juicy leg piece 🙂



Sabudana Tikki Recipe

Hi Everyone,

Navratri Festival is going on and many devotees of mata rani observe the fast during these nine days. So you can make this sabudana tikki as a snack. Also, you can have it any of the year not only in fast. Sabudana Tikki are a delicious snack meal which is made by combining the soaked sabudana with potato and is flavoured with some Indian spices. The patties are then pan fried with a little bit of oil on both the sides till it is crispy and golden brown.



PREP TIME : 5-6 HRS        COOK TIME : 15 MIN    TIKKIS : 9-10

  •  Sabudana           –       1 Cup
  •  Potato                 –         2 (Boil)
  • Green Chilli        –         3-4
  • Peanuts               –        3-4 tsp
  • Black Pepper      –        1/2  tsp
  • Lemon                  –        1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds        –        1 tsp powder
  • Curry Leaves               (optional )
  • Salt
  • Oil


STEP 1 :     Wash and soak sabudana for 4 to 5 hours. Drain them completely.  Add boil potatoes.

STEP 2 :      Mashed potato then add Salt, chopped green chilli,  cumin powder, lemon juice, black paper, coriander leaves.

STEP 3  :   Now Add roasted and slightly crushed peanuts.  mix very well.

STEP 4  :   Spread oil on your hand and start shaping the tikkis. Follow the following step which is shown below.

STEP 5   :   Heat oil in a flat non stick pan and place the tikkis and cook it on both the side till it is crisp and golden brown on both the sides.

STEP 6 :   Once cooked from other side, remove them on the paper.  Serve yummy sabudana tikki with curd.








Bati|Batti Recipe Step By Step

Hi All ,

Bati/ Batti  a crisp and melt in mouth. Today i am going to give dal bati recipe in maharashtrian style. This recipe is my mother’s version, that can be made at home, without using any oven or roasting equipment. Its very simple recipe, that you should try, and tastes as good too.


 SERVES :  2-3         PREP. & COOKING TIME :   25-30 MIN


  • Wheat flour                         –     1 1/5 cup
  • Rawa/ Semolina                  –     1/2 cup
  • Ghee                                      –      1 tsp
  • Salt                                         –     to taste
  • Ajwain /carom seed            –     1/2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying


STEP 1  :   Combine the whole wheat flour, rawa,ghee, ajwain  in a deep bowl and make a stiff dough. Divide into equal shape. Roll it out into thin puri.

STEP 2 :   First apply oil on roti then follow the step which is shown below.

STEP 3 :     Follow the step which is shown below.

STEP 4 :  Use idli pans or pressure cooker to steam. Apply oil lightly on the bati and steam them for 10 min. then flip bati and steam them for 5-7 min.

STEP 5 :   After cooling, cut each ball into small pieces. Pics shown below.

STEP 6 :  Deep fry in bati on low flame till the pieces turn slightly brown.

STEP 7 :  Serve hot with your favorite Dal.




Quick | Easy Potato Patties Recipe

Hi Everyone,

Aloo patties  with crisp outside soft inside is a real treat to taste buds at anytime. Make this aloo patties by following the step by step pictures recipe. 


 SERVES : 1-2                       PREP & COOK TIME : 12-16 MIN


  • Potatoes/aloo                           –     2 (medium size)
  • Green Chillies                         –      2-3
  • Ginger, Garlic paste               –    2 tsp
  • Gram Flour                              –      3-4 tsp
  • Cumin                                        –     1 tsp
  • Corn flour                                 –      2 tsp
  • Asafoetida                                –      pinch
  • Red chilli powder                   –      1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain/carom seed                –     1/2 tbsp
  • fennel/sauf seeds                    –     1/2 tsp
  • Lemon( optional )
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil For  shallow frying


STEP 1 :   Grate the potatoes and squeeze out excess water. Add Green chillies, coriander, ajwain, cumin,fennel/sauf seeds and mix well.


STEP 2 :  Now add besan/gram flour, salt, red chilli powder, corn flour, Lemon juice(optional ) mix very well.


STEP 3 :  Heat non stick flat pan. Shape into flat patty shapes on the palm of your hand. shallow fry  and cook until bottom surface  turn golden brown.


STEP 4 :   Turn over and fry the other side of patties.  Once done , then drain the patties on paper towels to remove excess oil.


STEP 5 :  Serve the patties hot with ketchup. Best for kids snack.


Best & Worst Foods For Kids During Monsoon Season

One easy way to take care of your kids during the rainy season is to plan monsoon foods for them. We all know that during monsoon, the body is more Sensitive to catch an infection and digestive process in kids slows down during monsoons.  Every care has to be taken to avoid such conditions. The need is to make the body strong internally and develop the immune system. With a strong immune system, diseases can be kept away.

So, Here i am going to share some best and worst foods for kids during this monsoon:-

Best Foods For Rainy Season

1) EGG  :  Egg is full of protein and a complete meal in itself. With one egg every day, your child is bound to get a good dose of all required vitamins, minerals and proteins along with the power to fight colds and coughs. Its warmth giving quality is just ideal for the monsoon.


2)  Garlic :  Any food with garlic is a good bet in the monsoon, mainly because garlic is packed with antioxidants. It helps boost the body’s immunity and also regulates the metabolism. You can add garlic to any foods you cook for your child for added taste as well as benefit.


3) Milk :  Kesar, turmeric  is a spice that contains plant derived chemicals and is found to be very helpful in preventing diseases. This makes it one of the helpful monsoon foods for kids. Mixed with milk, it becomes a power drink for child.


4 )  Soups :  Be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, soup is comforting and beneficial every way. Add some pasta to the soup and make it a complete meal. A soup is always one of the healthy foods for kids.


5 ) Ginger  :   During monsoon, the immune system becomes weak and the stomach is prone to catch infection. Consuming ginger is an excellent way to keep the stomach healthy and free of infection.


6) Almonds  :   These nuts are a great snacking option any time of the year, but during monsoon, they give your kids an extra protective cover against various diseases. Almonds are packed with digestive fibre which regulates the metabolism and prevents onset of tummy issues – otherwise a common problem during monsoon.



Worst Foods For Rainy Season

  1. Dahi /Yoghurt  :  The monsoon is the time when many children fall prey to seasonal illnesses such as cold and cough. Yogurt is known to aggravate the problem of sinusitis when consumed at this time. This happens mainly because of its cooling nature. Also avoid other curd-based foods. It could worsen your child’s cough or congestion.


2 ) Indo-Chinese Street Food  :   Kids love the street-side Chinese food that is very popular in India. However, this is not a safe food for monsoon season. During the rainy season, chances are high that the water used for preparation could be contaminated. The food could also be infected by germs from flies and insects.


3) Soft Drinks :   I am/expert not saying this only to avoid risk of cold and fever. Experts say that fizzy drinks reduce the minerals in our body, and this can reduce enzyme activity. The end result is that the digestive system gets weaker at a time when the body is already at risk of digestive issues. Overall, not a healthy food in rainy season at all!

4)  Sea Food :   Monsoon is the breeding season for some fish and prawns and this can impact the quality and/or taste. Fish can also turn bad rapidly in the humid and wet weather. It is better to stick to poultry items such as chicken.

sea food


Do you have any more monsoon foods to recommend ? Write to us in the comments below

Credit : internet 


Coconut Cookies Recipe | Step by Step With Pictures

Hi Everyone ,

Today I bring you my best Fresh homemade  Coconut Cookies are very crunchy and melt in your mouth. Try making Coconut Cookies today for tea. Kids and elders will love this treat.


SERVES : UPTO 45-50               PREP TIME : 25-30 MIN        COOK TIME : 10-15


  • all purpose flour                      –   2 cup (200 grams)
  • sugar powder                           –    1 cup
  • butter(normal temp)              –     1 cup
  • coconut (Grated)                     –     1 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence                        – Few drops
  •  baking powder                        –   1/2 tsp
  • Water / milk                              –    4-5 tsp
  • Cashew nuts (powder)           –    1 tsp


Step 1 :   Add All purpose flour, baking powder and dry ingredients are ready.


Step 2 :  Combine the butter and powdered sugar in a food processor/Mixer Grander and mix well.


Step 3 :  Add the grated coconut and mix well. which shown in below image.


Step 4 :   Now add the mix dry ingredients, vanilla essence, water/milk,Cashew nuts powder  and knead the dough which shown in below image.


Step 5 :  Make dough roll which is shown below and Keep the dough in refrigerator for 25-30 min.


Step 6 :  Take it out of the refrigerator and cut in shape. Arranging the cookies in whatever shape you prefer. Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 10 -15 minutes.


Step 7 :   Allow the cookies to cool completely. Enjoy Eggless coconut cookies. 





O3+ Hydrating & Soothing Face Wash Review

I am going to give review of o3+ hydrating & soothing face wash review.  I have combination skin and in winters it becomes dry. So I have to be very cautious and very particular about my skin care regimen. This O3+ Face Wash has a very soothing and moisturising effect on the skin to make it feel comfortable after wash. The purifying formula brightens complexion and evens out skin tone to make your skin look flawless and clear. Ideal for those with normal to dry skin, this cleanser washes in hydration so your skin doesn’t feel dry  after wash.

PRICE : 225 INR for 50gm

This face wash comes in a white tube with a white flip top cap. The packaging is a little disappointing as you don’t know how much of product is left! The cap has a small nozzle through which the product is squeezed out.

face wash is gel based milky white fluid and has a runny consistency. The face wash requires only a small amount of face wash for a single cleansing. Also,The face wash has a very pleasant mild fragrance as that of glycerin and aloe vera. It eventually fades away after few minutes of rinsing.

The reason I love this face wash is because I can feel my skin is fresh and clean and I don’t feel my skin tightening as it does whenever I use face wash.


  • Travel friendly
  • Hydrating and soothing
  • Suitable for normal to dry skin
  • creamy texture
  • pleasant smell
  • Gently cleanses the skin


  • runny texture
  • not suitable for oily skin

Motherdaughterblog Rating : 4.1 out of 5 


Overall , o3+ hydrating and soothing face wash good for normal to dry skin.



MAC Lipstick Review

Hi everyone,

Today i am reviewing one of my  Favourite MAC’S Girl About Town Lipstick. 


Price : $18 

Formula in highly creamy and intense and cover  darkest of pigmentation.With its amplified finish it initially gives a bit of glossy finish but after few hours it settles down to matte .It stays for six hours easily even when I have meals in between and it makes my teeth looks pearly white. The formula feels comfortable, doesn’t highlight dryness and is moderately hydrating. Despite being quite creamy, I’ve had no issues with bleeding/feathering of the color outside the lip line. Overall, the formula is absolutely lovely!

I love the richness of the color . Look awesome on my complexion and has just enough cool tones to pop on the warm Indian skin. If you love bright pinks, do give Girl About Town a try! Its a phenomenal color!


  • Creamy and smooth texture.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • MAC Signature Fragrance- Vanilla.
  • Upto 5 hrs staying power.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Does not dry out lips.
  • Suitable for all skin types.


  • None

momdaughterblog  RATING : 4.5 OUT OF 5

Overall ;  I totally recommend this shade to every girl.  MAC Girl About Town Lipstick is an astounding color which suits an array of skin tones.  The color is so beautiful and versatile that you can wear it with minimal makeup as well. It is a shade which can brighten up the face without much effort and almost everyone can carry off this shade easily.



Namkeen Papdi/Puri Recipe

During festive season like Diwali or Holi we always try to make sweets and snacks at home. Homemade snacks has its own flavour and is different from readymade ones available in market. The recipe that I have shown here Masala Puri is one of the simplest snack dishes. The ingredients are already there in your kitchen. You can store it for 15 to 20 days. These crunchy and crispy papdi  goes really well with a cup of tea.


TOTAL TIME : 30-40 min                 SERVES :  7-8


  • whole wheat flour                      –         1 cup
  • all purpose flour                         –         1 cup
  • gram flour                                     –         1/2 cup
  • cumin/jeera seeds                       –         1/2 tsp
  • fennel/sauf seeds                        –          1/2 tsp
  • carom/ajwain seeds                    –         1/2 tsp
  • chilli powder                                 –         1 tsp
  • turmeric powder                          –          1/2 tsp
  • oil                                                     –         3 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil for deep  frying
  • Water as required


STEP 1 :  Take mixing bowl and add whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, gram flour, cumin seeds,fennel seeds,carom seeds, chilli powder, turmeric powder, oil, salt, mix well.

STEP 2 :  Add in chopped coriander leaves and Mix well all the ingredients together and by adding little water at time knead stiff dough. Use only as much water as required. Once the dough is kneaded keep aside for 5-10 minutes to rest.

STEP 3  :  knead again and then divide the dough into 2 equal balls.  Roll dough ball thin and using cookie cutter,cut different shapes. remove the extra rolled dough and use to make the rest of the papdis. 

STEP 4 :   Heat oil in pan. slid papdi in hot oil and fry them till golden. Drain the fried papas on paper towels to remove excess oil.

STEP 5 :   Once papdi are cooled, store them in an tight container. Enjoy namkeen papdi.