Best of 2014

Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!

With the advent of the new year, many of you might be listing out resolutions for the new year and also going over the memories of the past year. With the same thought in mind, every year-end, Srivalli hosts an event where we get to showcase out 'Best of the year' posts. And for the past few years, I have been missing the deadline for one reason or the other. So this time, I made it a point to showcase some popular posts, one for each month of 2014.

While I was looking at the statistics of the various posts of 2014 and I observed an interesting pattern in them. All the popular posts listed below have been made multiple times at our place and have been are our family favorites as well. 

Isn't that a coincidence? I felt so happy and connected with all the readers/friends of my blog. At the same time it was amusing that some of them competed for the top spot each month and narrowly missed :). I guess life is like that as well, right? 

A huge 'Thank You' to all my readers/friends for travelling along in my culinary world. The Blogging Marathon Group, my family and friends deserve a special mention in keeping my hobby alive and motivating me to cook out of my comfort zone!!

The two month long events of Indian Food Odyssey in April and Around the World in 30 Days  in September were truly a delight!!

Without much ado, lets take a peek at the toppers of each month..

Eggless Pillow Cakes in Sandwich Maker - January 2014

These cute pillow cakes have won so many hearts. It is especially popular with the younger kids. They are soft and pillowy and justify their name :).

Eggless Pillow Cakes in Sandwich Maker

Paneer Lababdar - February 2014

There are no surprises here. Paneer based curries are always popular and always in demand. A great party pleaser as well. 

Paneer Lababdar

Pasta With Maggi Masala - March 2014

There was a strange phenomenon in my house. Both the kids and the Dad love to munch on raw Maggi! I know, I can imagine the look on your faces. Sad, but true. The result being there are too many Maggi masala packets leftover. This gave me the idea of using it in pasta giving the kids the illusion of eating maggi but with the healthier variety of pasta! 

Pasta with Maggi Masala

Poha Dhokla - April 2014

I love all and any version of Dhokla. So when we were doing the Mega marathon travelling all over India, For me, Dhokla from Gujarat was a given. When I found this version in Tarla Dalal's website, it has only reinforced my love for anything dhokla!

Poha Dhokla

Mixed Vegetable Kurma With Roti - May 2014

Here is a go-to kurma at home. The ever popular accompaniment for roti. Now this is the de-facto standard and kurma means this version only :). 

Mixed Vegetable Kurma with Roti

Oats-Vegetable Soup - June 2014

If your resolution of 2015 is to eat healthy, bookmark this recipe now and make it as often as you like. This is one soup which gets done in under 10 minutes and is just as filling. I just can't get enough of this soup. 

Oats-Vegetable Soup

Badam Laddu - A Virtual Baby Shower - July 2014

I chose this recipe from my fellow BMer's blog and made these laddus her virtual baby shower and when I was setting up the props for this picture, I truly sent all my best wishes to her!! 

Badam Laddu

Eggless Cinnamon Orange Cupcakes - August 2014

These will remain special for me as these were baked by my older one and these have been very popular with her friends as well.

Eggless Cinnamon Orange Cupcakes

Eggless Bread And Butter Pudding - United Kingdom - September 2014

This was my first choice for UK when we were doing the 2nd Mega marathon of 2014, and it was loved by my family.

Eggless Bread and Butter Pudding

Acidity - A Home Remedy - October 2014

The surprise for the year 2014 for me was that the home remedies and tips are very popular. The response has been so overwhelming that I think I should regularly post some home remedies. So that reminds me to pester my MIL for more of her home remedies and tips!!

Acidity - A Home Remedy

Bean Burrito - November 2014

These burritos are no-nonsense kind and are filling as well. They rate very high in my house as an alternative for the regular rice/roti schedule!

Bean Burrito

Indian Style Pasta - December 2014

I know of many friends who rely on such Indian versions of cooking pasta and I have no doubt about its popularity!!

Indian Style Pasta

Hope the recap of the popular posts of the year 2014 has been as interesting to you as it has been for me. It sure was a nostalgic ride through the year gone past. 

Sending this to Srivalli's 'Best of the year - 2014'.

Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Gosh Harini, you got me drooling all over again with your beautiful pictures. I have so many of them bookmarked, I am hoping I will make them next year!..Thank you for this wonderful post and wish you all a very happy new year!

  3. Priya Says:
  4. Def different and most wonderful posts.Have a happy new year.

  5. Wonderful recap..beautiful pics and such super posts, great to know that these are your. Family favorites.. Wishing. You all the best and a very happy new year.

  6. Sarita Says:
  7. Nice pics with amazing recipes.. Wish u a happy new year.

  8. Great recap of the year gone by. I remember a lot of your favorite picks from when you first posted them. Have a great 2015.

  9. Padmajha Says:
  10. Lovely recap Harini.Enjoyed reading your post. I am now eying those pillow cakes.But first let me get a sandwich maker :).And wishing everyone at home a very happy and healthy year ahead

  11. I can vouch for the lababdar although I am sure they are all wonderful. Wishing you a great 2015!!!

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. What a lovely and yummy recap of the year Harini. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

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