Thinai Sweet Appam – Millet Sweet Paniyaram

December 4, 2016 Karthigai Deepam Recipes  One comment

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Millets are the new and healthy trend in south Indian cooking now. I did get a lot of millet variety flours from India during my last visit. Have started including millets in our diet and we truly love it. This Thinai Sweet Appam is an easy and instant appam variety, perfect to make for Karthigai Deepam. Thinai is known as Foxtail millet in english. As I said this is an instant version – no soaking/grinding involved. If u want to use whole thinai/foxtail millet, pls scroll down to the tips section.

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Lauki Chana Dal – Bottle Gourd Chana Dal

November 30, 2016 Dals/Gravies  2 comments

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Lauki Chana Dal is nothing but bottle gourd (sorakkai) cooked along with chana dal in a onion-tomato based gravy. Its a very simple and healthy gravy. Bottle gourd has a lot of health benefits, especially for lactating mothers. This gravy is quite a different way to use bottle gourd, rather than making the usual kootu. As u know I am always in the look for side dishes to go with roti/phulka, this is a perfect and complete meal altogether with roti.

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Pizza Muffin – Eggless Pizza Muffin

November 27, 2016 Cakes/Muffins  9 comments

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Pizza is everybody’s favourite, especially kids. This Pizza Muffin is an easy, eggless muffin which has all the flavours of a pizza. It is a perfect on the go kind of breakfast, party food, snack and what not. And it is eggless and yeast free!! Can’t ask for more, right?!? There are loads of toppings combos u can make. I have made with what was available in hand.

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Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Beans Gravy

November 24, 2016 Dals/Gravies  5 comments

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Rajma Masala is an authentic Punjabi dish made with red kidney beans, cooked in onion-tomato gravy along with spices. This comes to my rescue when I run out of veggies. Moreover its Chotu’s favourite, so always happy to make this. It goes well with roti, naan, paratha & rice. I personally like to have it even with dosa or bread :)

I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with full video recipe!!

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Phulka – How to make soft phulkas – Roti Recipe

November 22, 2016 BasicsRoti/Paratha  5 comments

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Phulka or roti or chapathi however it is called is an Indian flat bread made with wheat flour. I make phulkas almost daily during weekdays. It is actually not a difficult task to make. All it needs is some practice. I have had a lot of requests to show how to make it. So here is the recipe with step wise pics and video!! I realise that the most easiest, basic recipe posts happen to be a little lengthier than the other posts. I have tried to explain as much as possible. Do ping me for more queries!!

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Cheese Rice Balls – Cheese Balls

November 20, 2016 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

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As winter has started we definitely need some soups or snacks recipes to cope with the weather. This Cheese Rice Balls is a damn easy and tempting recipe made with left over rice, good amount of veggies and cheese. This was a super hit at home. Am sure it will not only impress the kids but the adults too. However carefully I cook, I will be left with some rice. So this is a perfect way to use it up. Agree?!? Recipe with video :)

Do check my Rice Pakoda recipe which is also a saviour to use up left-over rice.

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Beetroot Fry – Beetroot Poriyal

November 17, 2016 Dry SabjiKootu / Poriyal Varieties  2 comments

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Beetroot Fry is a simple yet yummy stir fry which I make quite often. I am always in the look of some sabji to pair with roti and dal, which is our usual lunch menu during week days. This Beetroot Fry has a simple twist which makes it suitable for both roti as well as rice. Though am not a big fan of beetroot, Chotu and hubby love it. U can either grate the beetroot or chop it finely like I have done. I personally dont prefer the grating part, Lazy me!!

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Potato Spinach Soup – Aloo Palak Soup

November 14, 2016 Soups  8 comments

Spinach Potato Soup

Soups are perfect for cold and rainy days! The weather is drastically changing here. This Potato Spinach Soup is an easy, silky-smooth soup recipe. Without the addition of any corn flour or maida, this soup tends to be thick on its own due to the addition of potatoes. Its a mess free one pot soup! How cool is that!?! When its cold all I want is a cup of hot tea or soups to stay warm.

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Bajji Recipe – Vazhakkai Bajji – Aloo Bajji

November 9, 2016 Snacks / Starters  8 comments

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Bajji is a totally addictive snack, especially in a cold/rainy weather. U can use quite a few veggies in making Bajji. I have showed how to make Vazhakkai Bajji and Potato Bajji in this post. The other veggies that u can use are onion, brinjal and Bajji Milagai (chillies specially for making Bajji). My personal favourite is with potato. :) Though u do not need any special ocassion to make these deep fried goodies, we usually make it on Diwali too.

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Dal Palak – Spinach Dal – Palak Dal

November 7, 2016 Dals/Gravies  4 comments

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Dal is a side dish that I make almost everyday at home. Be it for rice or roti, Dal is a must for us!! This Dal Palak is an easy day-to-day recipe that can be made very quickly. I make variations in the tempering and use different varieties of dal. This Dal Palak has an extra nutritional value due to the addition of palak/spinach. Any Sabji along with dal for roti is the usual lunch menu during weekdays! Do check my Sabji recipes HERE ..

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