Capsicum Paruppu Usili – Bell Pepper Usili

November 21, 2019 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Capsicum Paruppu Usili, Yes u read it right! I never knew capsicum can be made in paruppu usili style until I tasted it a friend’s place. Really loved it. Thanks “J” for the idea πŸ™‚ Usually paruppu usili is made with beans, vazhaipoo, cluster beans… Capsicum adds a zing to it. Unlike beans or vazhaipoo, capsicum gets cooked very quickly. Goes well with sambar, rasam or mor kuzhambu. Check out the video..

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Honey Mug Cake – 2 Mins Microwave Cake

November 14, 2019 Cakes/MuffinsKids Bay  No comments

This Honey Mug Cake is an anytime “little” treat. Can be made in just 2 mins in a microwave with simple ingredients available in your pantry. I happened to buy a cook baking book last week. Was really excited to try this Honey Cake immediately. Perfect single serving! Its a coincidence that I am posting it today. Happy Children’s day to all your kids and the kid in each and everyone of u! πŸ™‚ Try my Eggless Coffee Walnut Mug Cake if u are a coffee lover! Check out the video..

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Corn Cheese Balls – Kids Party Recipe

November 7, 2019 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  No comments

Corn Cheese Balls is a super hit starter among kids especially during parties. These are crispy, addictive and will disappear in just minutes. Adults love these too. An advantage in this recipe is that u can make the balls and freeze them in advance and fry it when needed without any hastles. Do try my Paneer Balls or Cheese Rice Balls too. This can be made with simple ingredients from your pantry. Check out the video..

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Tawa Pulao – Street Style Tawa Pulao

October 30, 2019 Lunch Box MenuRice Varieties  No comments

Tawa Pulao or Pav Bhaji Pulao is a popular street style Pulao of Mumbai. Street vendors use a big sized tawa. I simply love the way they make Pav Bhaji. Wanted to try this Tawa Pulao since a long time but wanted to try a small amount as to fit my size of Tawa. Made it on a day when I cooked lunch only for me πŸ™‚ Made this just to post it here, otherwise would have ended up eating noodles or Pasta. Came out very well. Apparently just gave a taster to my boys and made it again the next day on popular demand. πŸ™‚ Check the video..

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Poha Chivda – Poha Mixture – Aval Mixture

October 22, 2019 Diwali Snacks  No comments

Poha Chivda is nothing but Poha Mixture. In normal mixture Om Podi is the base, here Poha/Aval is the base. This is a super simple snack for Diwali. It can be made very quickly and it gets finished quickly too. hehehe.. All u need is to keep all the ingredients ready before u start deep frying. Then fry them one by one, add seasoning and give a good mix. Tadaaa!! Poha Mixture will be ready in no time. I think I told the recipe here itself. Have a look at the video.

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Badam Cashew Burfi – Kaju Badam Katli

October 20, 2019 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  No comments

Badam Cashew Burfi or Katli whatever u call it is an exotic sweet that calls for very less ghee. To be precise just a teaspoon or two. This Badam Cashew Burfi is a simple one, meaning NO SUGAR SYRUP CONSISTENCY is required making it doable even for beginners. Can be made in just 20 mins so not much kitchen time during this busy festival season. How easy is that?! I have already posted a similar recipe of Kaju Katli but with 1 string consistency. Tried this version without that and came out perfect too. Check out the video..

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Lunch Menu 8 – South Indian Lunch Menu

October 15, 2019 Lunch Menu Series  No comments

This lunch menu is a simple South Indian Lunch Menu with healthy Keerai Kootu, Puzhi Kuzhambu, Dal, Homemade Curd & Carrot/Coconut Burfi. Yes as I am on Diwali Mode πŸ˜‰ so kept the lunch menu simple and included the sweet here. With school holidays, cooking itself is a big task. Making extras like sweets and snacks is even more difficult. But still I have put my Diwali hat on and present u this simple menu. Diwali recipes coming next..

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Ribbon Pakoda – Ola Pakoda

October 9, 2019 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  2 comments

Ribbon Pakoda or Ola Pakoda is an ideal snack recipe for Diwali. This is one of my favourites since childhood along with this Thengai Paal Murukku. It is also known as Nada Thenkuzhal/thukkada. This is a perfect tea time snack and for kids snacks box too. I had posted this long long ago. Now have updated with new pics and video πŸ™‚ With Diwali arriving in a couple of week’s time, lets switch on the Diwali mode with this crunchy, savoury snack

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Spinach Biryani – Palak Biryani

October 8, 2019 Rice Varieties  No comments

Spinach Biryani is an easy and nutritious one pot meal, perfect for lunch boxes. This Spinach Biryani happened on the day I had nothing in the fridge except for spinach. We were in no mood for Spinach Kootu, rice etc etc. All we wanted was Biryani πŸ™‚ Trust me, this tasted totally yumm! We loved the aroma that filled the house and while opening the cooker. It was just wow! I was actually wondering if I should grind the spinach or use it as is. Ended up with the second choice. Shall update here when I try the other here.

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Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili – Vazhaipoo Usili

September 10, 2019 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili is a traditional recipe. Paruppu Usili is nothing but a blend of lentils and spices, which is then mixed with vazhaipoo or other veggies. Paruppu Usili can be made with beans, cluster beans too. It is actually a handy recipe to increase the quantity of poriyal when u end up buying a little less of the veggie. It tastes awesome with Mor Kuzhambu. Mor Kuzhambu & Beans Usili is the normal “Hit” combo at home. This was good too. πŸ™‚Β  Cleaning Vazhaipoo is a cumbersome task, but it is worth its health benefits. Check HERE for the cleaning process with video.

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