Paneer 65 – How to make Paneer 65

January 17, 2017 Paneer DishesSnacks / Starters  6 comments

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Paneer 65 is a very popular starter in any Indian restaurant menu. It is a spicy pakoda kind of snack that can be had with coffee/tea or as a starter. Paneer is an universal favourite especially for vegetarians. Chotu just loves paneer in any form. I made this Paneer 65 during the holidays and he could not resist to pick one while I was clicking the pics. U can see the result below :) The only planning that u need to do is to marinate the paneer. Once that is done it is only a 15 min process.

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Poondu Kulambu – Onion Garlic Kulambu

January 15, 2017 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  6 comments

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After all the festival food, we wanted a spicy kulambu like this Poondu Kulambu. This Poondu Kulambu is an easy, spicy & lip-smacking one which does not involve any grinding. Usually when it comes to kulambu with garlic my favourite would be this Puzhi Kuzhambu, but when I want to make a quick one I choose this Poondu Kulambu. Was just wondering how I missed to publish this recipe here all these days. Can be made very quickly with simple ingredients that are always available in the kitchen.

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Lemon Rice – Rice Varieties

January 10, 2017 Pongal RecipesRice Varieties  4 comments

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Lemon Rice is a very common and popular South Indian rice variety. It is an easy and quick lunch box recipe. All u need is rice, lemon juice and tempering. I pretty much told the recipe here. Actually this is not a fancy recipe to be published here, but there are many beginners/bachelors who really need this. My favourite among these rice varieties is Puliyotharai especially with home made Pulikaichal. This Lemon Rice is good to go as is or divine with any potato sabji & papad/crisps.

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Varagu Sakkarai Pongal – Millet Sweet Pongal

January 7, 2017 Pongal Recipes  7 comments

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I have always wanted to try millet sakkarai pongal. The procedure to make this Varagu Sakkarai Pongal is very similar to the normal Sakkarai Pongal made with rice. This is perfect to make for Pongal festival. Actually to be honest, we did not find any difference in the taste, in the sense it tasted as good as the normal Sakkarai Pongal. When there is no compromise in taste, why not choose a much healthier option?!?  Do check my Aval Sakkarai Pongal as well.. Varagu is known as Kodo Millet in english.

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Kalakand Recipe- Quick Kalakand Recipe

January 3, 2017 Diwali SpecialSweets/Desserts  5 comments

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Wishing u all a very happy new year!! I always like to begin the new year on a sweet note. This Kalakand is an easy-peasy sweet that can be made in just 15 mins with very simple ingredients. In fact just 2 main ingredients. The traditional method to make Kalakand is quite a long process, but this a quick and shortcut method with condensed milk. I made this for a small get-together at home and it was a super hit. I adapted this recipe from nestle channel and tweaked it a bit. Can the 1st post of the year be without a video?!? Definitely not!! :)

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My Magic Pan Top Posts of 2016

December 31, 2016 Others  7 comments

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The year 2016 is coming to a close end!! Its been such a wonderful year for My Magic Pan. Thank u to each and everyone of u, from the bottom of my heart! :) All your comments, feedback, phone calls, compliments mean a lot to me! Thank u again!! I am very glad about My Magic Pan reaching starting the next milestone – Video recipes.. Though I had plans for video recipes later in the future, it clicked all of a sudden during Diwali. Its really interesting and challenging to shoot and edit videos.  :)

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Tomato Biryani – Thakkali Biryani

December 29, 2016 Bachelor Friendly RecipesLunch Box MenuRice Varieties  14 comments

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Tomato Biryani is an easy & hassle free one pot meal. Its a spicy and flavourful variety rice that tastes great with a simple raita and papad. This is a perfect lunch box menu too. I have already posted a vegetable biryani recipe earlier. This is a slight variation to that. For us this is a perfect lunch menu on weekends 

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Poori – Puri – How to make puffy Poori

December 17, 2016 Breakfast/DinnerRoti/Paratha  10 comments

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Poori or Puri is a very popular Indian breakfast. Poori and potato masala is yet another unbeatable combo. We usually prefer phulkas, but once in a while Puri is also welcome. This post is especially for beginners. Have shared all the tips and tricks to make perfect puffy Puri. The dough consistency, how to roll it and the frying part – all play an important role. Recipe with video for better understanding.

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Eggless Chocolate Cupcake

December 14, 2016 Cakes/Muffins  6 comments

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Eggless Chocolate Cupcake is such a breeze to make, especially when made for a special person or occasion!! It is a moist, spongy, chocolatey cupcake topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting. I would say its a double dhamaka for all chocolate lovers. I adapted this recipe from joy of baking and made a few changes to suit our taste buds. Believe me, they were so soft that it could be gulped in one shot!! :) With Christmas and hoildays around the corner, I am on baking mode now!! hahahaha.. Recipe with video..

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Ven Pongal Recipe – Ghee Pongal

December 12, 2016 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerNO Onion NO GarlicPongal Recipes  4 comments

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Ven Pongal is always a favourite at home. It is a very easy to make comfort breakfast food. It is truly divine when served hot with a dollop of ghee. Ven Pongal, Vadai, Sambar & Coconut Chutney.. Gosh!! It is an unbeatable South Indian combo!!  We love both the tiffin sambars with this pongal. I usually do the tempering in the beginning itself, so that the work would be done in one shot. U can temper finally too. Post updated with video :)

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