Thursday, December 30, 2010

What You Liked Most on Indian Simmer!

I was not very sure of what I was getting into when I started this blog. I already had a lot on my plate with a newborn at home and a busy life but I just wanted to do this. I began with the idea of documenting all the recipes that my mom and my mother-in-law gave me so that may be one day if my daughter asks for one then she can find it. But I really was not expecting that this would lead to something much much more than that. The name Indian Simmer, which I and A came up with one evening sipping coffee, has become my identity today. Today a lot of people know me more as Indian Simmer than Prerna Singh and I think that's my biggest achievement. This blog, along with me, has come a long way in the past ten months and it all happened because of YOU! You who always appreciate and motivate me to do something better. So I just want to thank you for being here, for all your wonderful messages and for clicking on that link every time you saw an update from Indian Simmer.

Reading some of my favorite blogs, I got an idea that I loved and thought was cool, so I wanted to do something similar here at Indian Simmer too. Since this post is mostly about you and the love you have shown to this blog, I am listing the recipes that you liked the most during the year. Although I can barely call this list as the "Most Liked Recipes of 2010" because this blog itself came into existence after the year 2010 began, let me just call it the "Top 10 Recipes You Liked on Indian Simmer EVER!"

So here's the countdown:

10: Tomato Tadka dal and Green Tomato Chutney
A simple lentil preparation made in Indian homes almost every day, kicked up a notch with tangy tomato flavor and some spicy tomato chutney.


9: How to make a fruit leather at home?
An easy way to trick kids into having their fruit and vegetables.


8: Pasta in creamy tomato sauce
One of my go-to recipes. A creamy tomato sauce with pumpkin seeds adding an extra oomph to the boring pasta and tomato sauce.


7: Kati Roll
If you like Indian food but don't have time to make anything elaborate, then just wrap it all up in a roll and eat it!


6: Chocolate Cake
Can you call a chocolate cake staple? Because this one right here is at my house! A moist layered chocolate cake made with coffee.


5: Lemon Mousse
A light tangy and creamy mousse which will rock your world as soon as you take a bite!


4: Aloo Gobhi
Oh yeah, you know Aloo Gobhi if you know Indian food! This is another simple vegetarian preparation of potatoes and cauliflower cooked in ground spices.


3: A simple hindu pooja meal
A few recipes prepared with little or no spices mostly for hindu religious meals.


2: Palak Paneer
You like it, don't you? Healthy spinach and cottage cheese cooked together in a creamy sauce making a perfect curry.


1: Molten Chocolate Liquor Cake
It has chocolate, it has butter and it has liquor in it. What else do you need to make a top visited recipe?


Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Nice post and exactly this is a big achievement Prerna.. Keep rocking in upcoming years too. I love lot of recipe( as well as ur clicks)in ur space.. Since u mentioned one, I am chocoholic so I opt for chocolate cake or molten lava..again one :( Then I will go for chocolate Cake the final one . Wish u and ur Family Happy New Year.


  2. Prerna, I must be the top people who visit that molten cake recipe, I go back to it again and again, sometimes just to stare! LOL Great job this year and so much more to come! Happy and Prosperous 2011 :)

  3. Wow. All of these look terrific. Wish you lots of success with the blog in the coming year.

  4. Congratulations Prerna! for having such a nice blog. Sure your blog is a huge success! Love your countdown and wishing you many more successful years like this :).

  5. Mmmmm. Can we have a Matar Paneer recipe too? Pleeeeease? I can't find a good one!

    Happy, happy new year and continued success!

  6. Thank you Prerna for sharing all your wonderful recipes and photography with us. Your blog is fantastic and I wish you continued success with it in the New Year. I am so glad we became friends through Flickr this past year, you are a real sweetheart and I am lucky to know you. All the best to you and your family for a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  7. Your space is always a pleasure to visit and spend time Prerna. I am so glad I got to know you; don't know when and how it started with that mail, but I am glad :-)

    I could look all day long at your photographs and hear about little A. IndianSimmer ROCKS!!

    have a wonderful year ahead. My break went by too quick with too many guests and dinners :-(

  8. Lovely post Prerna! and it's been so great getting to know you through the blog as also twitter! Look forward to meeting you in person sometime :)))

  9. Wonderful food. Your blog is marvelous. Keep up with the great work!

    Happy New Year!



  10. Happy New Year to you and your family! Your chocolate cake makes me want to get a spoon and dig in!

  11. Love all of these , great selection !

    Happy new year & keep in touch..

  12. I luv ur site mainly for the awesome clicks and thats the main reason I come back again n again and ur writings are too good....My fav is kathi roll for the classic clicks. Keep rocking.Wishing u n ur family a very happy new year 2011!

  13. Thanks so much everyone! These are the sweet li'l things you say that keeps me going :-)

  14. What a wonderful beginning it's been! I'm so glad you started this blog and remember being so impressed with the beautiful photos and mouthwatering recipes from the first time I visited. So glad to have gotten to know you through our sites. Happy New Year, Prerna!

  15. wow impressive your a pro at blogging :-)

  16. Wow, I can't tell what is more amazing - your recipes or your photos. I'm drooling over both. Happy New Year. Although I'm not exactly a regular blogger, I'm so glad to have found yours. It's a great source of inspiration.

  17. *happy sigh*

    I'm so glad to have found you! Seriously!

    Love your blog, pictures and recipes!

    U will be seeing more Indian food on my blog next year, and part of the reason would be because of you, Prerna ;)

    Have a Blessed New Year!

  18. wow!! i love ALL!!

    happy 2011 to you! all the best in the coming year! god bless xx

  19. Kudos of managing 2 babies..yr blog and a real one ;-)..I love yr Dal Tadka recipe the best!Happy New Year and Happy blogging Prerna

  20. Happy New Year ♥
    Moltissimi Auguri
    per uno splendido 2011

  21. 10 mouthwatering top recipes! Excellent photography too.
    Happy New Year!

  22. What a lovely spread out there! The pictures are awesome and very tempting. And kudos for managing both the babies with perfection.
    Happy 2011 to you.

  23. Wow beautiful, especially that last one, yummm... Just think all you've done in less than a year- congratulations!! Happy New Year!!

  24. I love your site and so glad I met you in 2010! I hope to see you very soon and happy new year to you!

  25. A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

    - Smita
    (fun foods for little eaters

  26. I like the fruit leather as a great way to have fun in the kitchen with children. I will make it with my daughter.

    Best wishes for 2011!


  27. your photos are amazing. happy new year to you! :)

  28. I will always remember you for your great photos. You are one of those rare bloggers who pick this up and got good at it very quickly... Almost from day 1... Looking forward to more enchanting posts from you in 2011!

  29. Gosh, You guys are sweet or what!! I just love our blogging community how everyone supports and appreciates everyone. Thanks you so much guys!

  30. Lovely pictures and nice collection of dishes.
    Wishes for a very Happy and prosperous New Year.
    Do drop by
    when u find time

  31. Oh Prerna, they all look fantastic! My blog is just weeks older than yours and it's been such fun learning and growing this year! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve in 2011!

    PS~ I've got lentils to the pantry DIEING to become tadka dal this week!

  32. You go, girl! You have a very beautiful blog, Prerna. Don't stop!! Happy New Year to all at home.

  33. Great collection. Chocolate is major here too!

  34. Everything just looks so wonderful...but my heart belong just to molten chocolate cake....:)

  35. You sure do have a great blog and I'm so glad that I could browse through some of your great recipes :-)Though we are friends in FB, never got a chance to interact with you...better late than never,rt? So here I'm ,wishing you a great 2011...waiting to see more wonderful recipes and beautiful pics :-)

  36. What a tour de force of recipes and stunning photography!! Not even slightly surprised at what the top recipe was - how on earth can you resist that?! All the best for 2011!

  37. Great roundup! Definitely going to check out that delectable looking chocolate cake.


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