Hash Browns - Fried Potato Pancakes

Fried potato pancakes - a delicious English breakfast.

Hi friends, 
We would like to re-post our very first recipe "Hash Brown" which was posted a year ago in-order to show our learning curve. Over a year we were involved in various aspects of blogging and would like to share our experience to buddy food bloggers:

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Samo/ Moraiyo Dhokla | Farali Dhokla ~ Farali Recipes

A steamed savory cake specially made for fasting days using samo/moriayo.

Samo seeds or Moraiyo seeds or "Vari Tandool" in Marathi also popularly known as Bhagar. these seeds widely used during Fasting days in North India. Try this different version of fasting snacks to get over all boring regular fasting recipes.

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Garlic Rice

Simple fried rice bursting with the flavor and aroma of Garlic.

Garlic lovers Rejoice!!! Here's a recipe of simple fried rice bursting with the flavor and aroma of Garlic. Garlic is considered to be a herbal "Wonder Drug" as it has various health benefits treating everything from the common cold and flu to the Plague and management of blood pressure or cholesterol levels. Try this super easy and super healthy Garlic Rice Recipe.

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Time To Celebrate 1st Blogoversary!!!!

 Dear Friends,

Today we have successfully completed 1 year and stepping into 2nd year of our blog writing. Ezcookbook ; which we three started on the same day one year back,  has reached us to a height which we never expected. We started it very casually without any plans or any knowledge of blogging but just to utilize our free time as a hobby to share our own culinary experience with each other. Never knew that this will make us professional food blogger with our very own brand "Ezcookbook".

We never knew, we will cook pretty good to please the tongue.
We never knew, we too have a talent to come up with "who we are".
We never knew, we will start up a blog to share our experience with others too.
We never knew, we will get tremendous support and encouragement  from our fellow bloggers.
We never knew, we will be treasured with oodles of friends, fans, readers and well wishers.

This is the time to thank you all from our heart and expecting all your wishes for us to come up with many many more blog anniversary with yummilicious recipes.

We have  planned to celebrate our blogoversary for next 2 months and coming up with very interesting surprises..Here is a formal invitation to join us to be a part of our celebration.


Pattani Kurma | Easy Green Peas Kurma - No Onion, No Garlic

No onion no garlic easy and tasty green peas curry.

This recipe is as simple as delicious that doesn't need more then 15 minutes of preparation time and 15 minutes of cooking time. When the seasonal vegetables arrives the market, it our prior preference to use it as maximum. This is one such recipe I use to opt for when fresh green peas are in market. This fresh peas is available during winter / spring time.

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Spring Onion Stir Fry

                   Roughly chopped spring onions are finely sauteed along  with freshly pound coconut , fried gram masala.                                      


Spring Onions are widely used in chinese cuisine and I generally  use spring onion for garnishing my fried rice, noodles, wraps and so on, but I thought of preparing a simple saute kind of recipe which goes perfect with hot rice. This is a very easy stir fry that serves as a accompaniment with roti, bread.

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Pomegranate Rice | Easy Fruit Rice Recipe

  Sweet and spicy fruit rice.

Fruits are not only meant to be eaten raw but can also be cooked in many ways to consume. One of the most powerful red fruit with its anti-oxidants. It is one of the best fruit where the juice is as beneficial as the fruit or seeds. Lower the blood pressure, cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors. It lower the risk of cancer and heart attack. 

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Sabudana Vada | Sago Patties ~ Fasting Recipe

Fried Patties/ Dumplings made with potatoes and sago pearl

Sabudana Vada also called Sago Patties is delicious and crunchy snack. It is very popular in Maharastra and specially prepared during fasting days of Navaratri or any vrat. Refer this easy recipe to learn how to make Sabudana Vada.

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Agar Agar Coconut Jelly | China Grass Coconut Pudding

Quick and easy relish using agar agar  / china grass and coconut. 
Grab this jelly  if you can !!

This is simply yet delicious treat for the dessert lovers. Agar Agar, until before I try this recipe, I don't know this is what the so called China grass. The first recipe I tried with this agar agar is Coffee pudding. It came out well but tasted little bitter due to the too much coffee powder addition.

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Ras Malai ~ Valentines Special

Heart Shaped Indian cottage cheese dumpling immersed in Saffron flavored chilled creamy Milk 

Ras Malai is a Bengali dessert  very popular in all over India. Specially served in festivals and special occasions like wedding. Try this Hearty Ras Malai in Valentines day specailly for your dear valentines. Here goes the recipe of Hearty Ras Malai.

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Hearty Mango Munchies

Are you fond of sour taste and likes to munch some crispy snacks??? Then you are here. Try this crispy mango munchies and enjoy real the taste. Green mango is mixed with poha and chilli and deep fried to make crispy patties.

Hearty Mango Munchies

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Dal Dhokli ~ Authentic Gujarati Recipe

Savory dumplings dipped in spiced and tempered Gujarati Dal

Dal dhokli is a sunday morning delight in most traditional Gujarati households! A perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in Gujarati dal, this can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal, but you could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome. This dish always reminds me of famous hindi song ...." Dal Roti khao, Prabhu ke gun gao........."

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Buddha's Delight - Gong Xi Fa Cai (CNY) Special Recipe

Hearty vegetarian saute in the delicious chinese sauce .

Buddha's delight is the vegetarian dish eaten by chinese and buddhists .  The popular vegetarian option in all chinese restaurant known as Luohan zhai. This is one of the most flavourful recipe that is traditionally prepared and eaten on the first day of Chinese New Year.
As per the information I gathered  Buddhists believe that meat should not be eaten on the first five days of the year. So every Buddhist family probably follow their own style and version, ingredients as per their choice. This is traditionally prepared with atleast minimum of 10 ingredients, but its not possible for me to collect all those ingredients. This Buddha delight may vary from cook to cook, house to house.

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Dosa Toast | Easy Bread Toast Using Dosa Batter

Bread slices are dipped in the spiced dosa batter and toast in pan until cripy golden.

Today evening I felt very hungry and my tummy started screwing me for food. I got some Dosa batter but bored with same old recipes, so I thought of preparing some quick snack with bread using this leftover batter and that's how I tried this instant Dosa Toast and my tummy started smiling with yum yum…..try this for dinner. If you got either less batter or more bread leftover can etilize this procedure to finish it..... This is such a tasty and jiffy to make snack with less ingredients.

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Easy Tomato Pasta ~ Fusion Style - Indian Italian Combination

     Penne Pasta with spicy Indian style tomato sauce. 

This simply and easy pasta serves good for all Indian tastebuds. The basic sauce preparation I used here is modified to the Indian style. It is quick and more flavourful pasta. I used penne pasta to coat sauce well with it , for add on flavour I include peas, cucumber to the sauce. One of the quickest recipe where the sauce can be prepared in advance and used as needed. 

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Sago / Javvarisi Umpa | Saggubhiyyam pesara upma | Sabudana Moong Daal Khichidi

Well cooked mung bean is sauteed with tapioca pearl(sago) in a spicy seasoning with a dash of fresh coconut.

Sago / Javvarisi Umpa is very famous breakfast recipe in all part of India. Some part of the people prefer to cook this dish during fasting.  The recipe calls with a healthy combination of mung bean/moong dal and sago, which are cooked and tossed in spicy seasoning. Once you taste this upma you definitely ask for more, such a tasty preparation that goes well with coconut chutney or simply with any pickle.  Learn this recipe using our ez cook procedure and entice your family with a new recipe.

Preparation Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Cooking Time:30 minutes

 YIELD :2 Servings


Sago/ Javvarisi / Saggubhiyyam/ Sabhudana -11/2cup
Moong Dhal / Split Green Gram/ Mung Bean-1/2cup
Green Chilli -5 slit lengthwise
Cashewnut - 5no
Cilantro -1tbsp finely chopped
Grated Coconut -2tbsp
Salt - 1tbsp
Oil - 2tbsp

For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds -1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds -1/2tsp
Chenna Dhal -1/2tsp
urad Dhal -1/2tsp
Curry Leaves -1tbsp finely chopped
Turmeric powder -1/2tsp


  1. Soak sago in 3 cups of water for 1/2 an hour. Drain the excess water and set aside for minimum 2 hours(sprinkle some water in between if it looks dry).  By now the pearls would become soft to touch when pressed between fingers. If you have more time keep it overnight. The well soaked sago will stay good in fridge for 2-3 days.
  2. Cook the moong dal in boiling water. Add turmeric powder while cooking. Cook soft but not mushy. Drain the excess water and set aside to cool.
  3. Heat oil in the fry pan add all seasoning one by one, fry till aromatic. 
  4. Add green chilli, cashewnut. Fry for few minutes until cashews turn golden..
  5. Add soaked sago and cook covered for 8 minutes with occasional stirring.
  6. Now add moong dal and fry for few minutes till all ingredients well blend with each other.
  7. Add grated coconut, cilantro and salt. Stir Well and add 2tbsp of lemon juice before removing from fire.
  8. Serve this Yummy upmai with  Cilantro Coconut Chutney or Coconut chutney or with pickle .


  • Soak and cook sago according to the packet instruction, as it varies depends on the size you use to cook. If you use the sago that is readily available from store(non-brand), wash twice or thrice well in tap water to remove excess starch and soak the sago pearl with water as needed to immerse all the sago pearls.  
  • Do not over cook mung bean as it will result mushy while you cook again  with sago. Use the dal cooked water for making rasam.
  • Add grated carrot,green peas to the kichidi for addition flavour.


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Aloo Bhindi Masala ~ A Dry Subji

Okra/Bhindi paired up with all time favorite Potatoes and basic spices cooked in North Indian style.

Aloo Bhindi Masala - a very simple, easy and quick to make dry subji which is suitable as side dish with roti and rice.  Follow the recipe here....

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Our Proud Moments

Today we woke up with more happiness, more proud and biiiig dream in our eyes..The real happiness begins when we achieve something and it get doubles when we share it with dear ones. And the reason for this extreme joy is Our interview got published in Naarisakhi.

HERE IS THE LINK : Trio Intelligent Women Make Cooking Easy: Ezcookbook

It gratify to share our happiness with you all as this was possible just because of your support and encouragement.
We were just planning to celebrate our 1st anniversary of ezcookbook upcoming this month end and suddenly we got a mail from Editor of Naariskhi that they want to publish our interview in their portal. At that moment we felt proud on ourself by giving them all answers...Now the interview is published and it is more like our birthday gift as it reflects our success and will help us to climb more heights.  

Many of our blogger friends and viewers were curious to know about and asked us - how it s possible to run and manage a  food blog by 3 bloggers? Naarisakhi gave us an opportunity to reveal our secret of success.

Thank you once again to Naarisakhi Team.


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