EFS Food Journey through 2021

Just before we say goodbye to 2021, here is a recap of the food that I shared on the blog. Although there was a lull phase of two months where I shared nothing, yet I am pretty satisfied with what all I could share here, all this year.

Hope is all that we can dwell on, so here is wishing you a brighter and better 2022. May the mother earth heal, may the broken hearts and minds heal and may the souls heal too. May the year 2022 be the year of health, happiness and peace.

Below are the top nine posts on Instagram that received the most ‘likes’. The Gulab Jamun Cake surprised me with the amount of love it received on the IG, followed by the Chhena Murki (Candied Paneer). The others included Matar Chiwra, Date & Nut Bars, Kheer Mohan (Paneer balls cooked in caramel syrup) Chocolate Salami (Chocolate & Nuts Biscuit Slice) Khichdi (Rice & Lentil Porridge), Hara Bhara Bhalla (Street style mung bean fritters snack) and Pyaaz Tamatar Sandwich (A cheesy onion & tomato toastie). Although the top 9 include a nice mix of savouries and sweets, people did display a lopsided love for desserts and that’s one reason why the desserts received way more likes than the other posts on IG. (And all desserts were eggless)

And below are the top nine most liked and pinned posts of 2021 on my Pinterest account (I have excluded those pinned posts that already found mention on the Instagram)

Since Pinterest shows the data max for the past six months, it was the sweet and savoury Jeera Biscuit (Bakery style Cumin Shortbread Cookies) that ruled the roost on here followed by Sheer Pira (Afghani Nuts & Milk Powder Fudge) ), Vegan Fish Curry and hot and spicy soya chunk snack called Soya 65 snack.

Gulab Jamun Cake and Date & Nut Bars, Kheer Mohan were very popular here as well. The others included Makhana Burfi (Fox Nut Fudge) along with Makhana Namkeen (Fox Nut Trail Mix), Semolina Caramel Custard (which is eggless pudding), Mango Tomato Chutney and Missi Roti (Spicy Chickpea Flour Flatbread).

And before I wind up this post, here is a collage of those posts that remain my favourite besides others. Most of these recipes are traditional and/ or regional recipes and that is why they are so close to my heart

Strawberry Suji Phirni (Strawberry Semolina Pudding)

Pineapple Halwa 

Angoori Rasmalai (Mini Paneer Balls in Sweet Saffron Milk)

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca Pearl Fritters)

Karachi Biscuit (Fruit & Nut Indian Bakery style Shortbread Cookies) – eggless

Chhena Malpua (Thick Cottage Cheese Pancakes)

Kairi Tamatar Chutney (Green Mango Tomato Chutney)

Suji Handvo (Savoury Vegetable Semolina Cake)

Kachri (Chana Dal Mini Fritters)

Skinny Mango Cheesecake (No Bake version)

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal (Hyderabadi style Spicy & Tangy Lentils)

Egg Biryani (Hyderabadi style)

I hope you try these recipes in your kitchen and enjoy them as much as we did. Have a blessed 2022.

Thank you for your visit and see you soon again with another exciting post! 

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