Dec 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010 .... Greetings

Happy New Year 2010

Wish all the readers / visitors, mail subscribers and followers a Very Happy New Year 2010

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Banana Leaf Meal at Devi's Cafe & Curry House - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah ( Malaysia )

South Indian Meal with Squid Curry, Rasam, Fish Fry & Fish Gravy

Devi's Cafe & Curry House
Ground Floor, Api Api Centre
Kota Kinabalu

Landmark - Behind Hotel Promenade & Marina Court

Fish Head Curry & South Indian Banana Leaf Meal also available at Jothi's Fish Head Curry & Banana Leaf Restaurant, Ground Floor, Api Api Centre.

Landmark - Near Malaysian Tourism Office & McDonald's

Awesome Holidays in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah & Miri, Sarawak

Mount Kinabalu ( Sabah , Malaysia )

Kinabalu National Park

We stayed at Sutera Pacific

Way to marina

Swimming Pool

Way to swimming pool

Marina at Hotel Sutera Pacific

Way to Sutera Harbour

View from Sutera's Marina

View from our hotel room

Breakfast at Pacific Sutera

My husband and son's parasailing at Sapi island

Barbeque at beach side

Monsopiad Village

Suspension Bridge

Petroleum Museum in Miri Sarawak ( exhibits photographs and information about petroleum industry )

The Grand Old Lady - Miri is the birthplace of Sarawak's and Malaysia's petroleum industry, which remains the major industry of the city. The first oil well was drilled by Shell in 1910 (the Grand Old Lady), and is now a state monument and one of Miri's tourist attractions. ( My husband works with Shell Sarawak Berhad- Miri )

Hotel Grand Palace , Miri

View from our hotel room

Dec 15, 2009

Delicious North Indian Dishes

Menu & Venue - Hotel Victoria , Egmore , Chennai ( Tel # 044 - 28193638 ) - During a simple marriage treat.

Vegetable Pulao

Kadai Paneer

Dal Makhani

Vegetable Kofta Curry

Fruit Salad

Dec 11, 2009

Variety Breakfast options at Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Chennai

My husband is a great fan of South Indian tiffin varieties. So the 3 of us ( my husband, son & me ) decided to go for an outing one evening. Enjoy these photos..

Medu Vada, Sambar & Coconut Chutney

Paper Roast, Coconut Chutney, Malli Chutney, Tomat Chutney & Milakai Podi

Chana - Bhatura

Soft Idlis

Kara Dosa ( Beetroot, Potato & Tomato filling )

Noodles Samosa

Angoor Rabri

Gajar Ka Halwa

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After all these tasty dishes .... Here's the bill !!!!!

Dec 1, 2009

Tutti Fruity Cake

Tutti Fruity Cake


1 cup all purpose flour ( maida )
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup sugar
50 g butter
125 g tutti fruity ( or 75 g tutti fruity + 50 g cherry )
1/4 cup flour for dusting tutti fruity
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 teaspoon extra butter ( for greasing baking pan )
1 tablespoon extra flour dusting


Dust tutti fruity with 1/4 cup flour and keep aside in a separate container for 1 hour.

Grease baking dish with 2 teaspoon butter and dust with 1 tablespoon flour ( sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of flour inside a cake pan and shake to coat all greased surface. Turn pan upside down to tap out the excess flour ).

Pre heat oven at 180 * C or 350 * F.

Sieve flour, baking powder and salt.

Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg and beat until smooth and creamy.

Gently add dusted tutti fruity ( do not add extra flour ). Mix it well slowly.

Add milk and vanilla essence. Gently fold sieved flour mixture. Stir slowly till blended.

Transfer this cake mixture to a greased baking pan ( or paper lined ). Spread evenly with a spatula and bake at 180 * C or 350 * F for 1 hour or till golden brown or till a sewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Run a knife round inside of the pan to loosen the cake, and then invert the pan.