Carrot Halwa – Gajar Halwa

February 21, 2018 Sweets/Desserts  No comments

Carrot Halwa is an all time favourite. It is a divine treat when served warm on a winter day! Yumm!! I love it when made with Delhi carrots. Was so happy and surprised to see them here during last week’s shopping as it is hardly available here. All we get are those English carrots. The red colour of Delhi carrots is so attractive. So it is so obvious that I made this Carrot Halwa. I have already posted a microwave version of this Halwa earlier. Check it HERE. This is an elaborate method, Of course it is lip-smacking and worth the time & effort. Do check my Beetroot Halwa & Potato Halwa too.

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Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Vada

February 6, 2018 Snacks / Starters  4 comments

Vazhaipoo Vadai has been in my list since a long time. Finally made it. This is quite similar to Masal Vadai with a few changes in the ingredients. And as the name suggests Vazhaipoo is the star of this recipe. Vazhaipoo or Banana Flower is a veggie that all might like, especially because of its long cleaning process. I had recently posted about how to clean it. Once you are done with that process this Vadai is an easy one. Trust me these vadais with Vazhaipoo are so crispy.

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Zucchini Fritters – Courgette Fritters

January 30, 2018 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  2 comments

Zucchini(in American English) or Courgette(in British English) is a summer squash veggie. I always had a doubt if both the names meant the same one. Finally googled it and found out. I get it here in the name of Courgette. Many of them know by the name Zucchini. I use it quite often in making Quesadilla. So this time tried this Zucchini Fritters for a change. It tasted awesome. It is a perfect after school snack for kids or even during tea time. I saw this recipe in a magazine and changed it a bit to suit our taste buds. These fritters will be crispy outside and soft inside. The best part is u can shallow fry this.

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How to clean Vazhaipoo – Banana Flower

January 22, 2018 Basics  2 comments

How to clean Vazhaipoo! This post is a “Back to Basics” post. Vazhaipoo is a power-packed vegetable. It is known for its various health benefits like regulating/reducing blood sugar levels, increase haemoglobin & of course has a lot of nutrients. I agree cleaning Vazhaipoo is a time consuming process. But trust me! It is worth the time spent for its health benefits. Just have a look at the video and see how easy it is. It is just time consuming & not difficult. So listen to some music or watch TV and do this job. It will be easy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rajma Pulao – Kidney Beans Pulao

January 17, 2018 Lunch Box MenuRice Varieties  3 comments

Rajma Masala is a favourite. I always end up making it, So wanted to try a Pulao with rajma. Here u go with Rajma Pulao. Its a power-packed one pot meal. The only planning u need to do is to soak rajma overnight. Otherwise it can be made in a jiffy. I was wondering if rajma would get cooked along with rice and Yes! It got cooked perfectly right ๐Ÿ™‚ If u are in doubt, check my video below. Enjoy this simple yet flavourful easy lunch box recipe.

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Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi

January 8, 2018 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  2 comments

Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi or Chutney Powder is an item that is always available in my pantry. It is a must for idli/dosa even if I have any number of other side dishes like Tiffin Sambar or Coconut Chutney. I make sure that a fresh batch of this podi is refilled just before the old batch gets over. It goes well when combined with gingely oil or ghee. I had posted this recipe long time back. Now have updated with new pics and video as well. Do check my collection of side dishes for idli/dosa HERE.

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New Year Lunch Menu – Lunch Menu 5

January 1, 2018 Lunch Menu Series  No comments

Wish u all a very happy & prosperous New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚ Usually I begin the new year with a sweet recipe. This year thought of sharing a variety of recipes with all tastes, including a sweet though ๐Ÿ™‚ As u all know that is how life is!! Just not sweet things happen to us. Now, dont want to get too philosophical here ย This is a simple yet complete meal. Can be made quickly too. May this year be as colourful & tasty as this New Year Lunch Menu. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My Magic Pan Top Posts 2017

December 30, 2017 Others  No comments

This year 2017 just went in a jiffy! Well thats how I felt. Just cant believe that another year has gone too.. So here u go with a round up or rather My Magic Pan top posts 2017.ย This year has also been a good year for My Magic Pan. I enjoy every recipe or video that I make. Though it is quite challenging sometimes to cope with all the work + blogging, I still love it. A big thank u to each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart. Your comments, feedback, compliments mean a lot to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Aloo Poori – Potato Poori

December 23, 2017 Breakfast/DinnerKids Bay  2 comments

Aloo Poori is a delicious poori flavoured with potato and spices. The golden colour of this poori is really very attractive for kids. It is a good method to get the hidden benefits of the veggie for those totally fussy kids. Poori is always my favourite since childhood. Poori & tomato thokku is my most wanted combo. This would be my standard demand on my birthday’s! ๐Ÿ™‚ I served this Aloo Poori too with the same thakkali thokku, though this can be had without a side dish as it is fully flavoured.

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Vazhakkai Kola Urundai – Raw Banana Kofta

December 18, 2017 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

Vazhakkai Kola Urundai is a delicious snack / starter. I had been wanting to make this since a long time. I have already posted a raw banana kofta curry earlier. This is a variation to it. Usually kola urundai is made with meat. This is a vegetarian version ย Without much fancy ingredients and elaborate preparations, this can be made quickly. This is a very popular dish in Chettinadu cuisine.

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