Iced Lemon Tea – Iced Tea

March 22, 2017 DrinksSummer Special  No comments

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It is getting warmer here and hotter in India. Am sure everybody is in the look out for something cold, be it a drink or ice cream. This Iced Lemon Tea is an easy-peasy refreshing drink with a hint of tea, mint & lemon flavour. Sounds refreshing right?!? This has been in my to-do list since a long time. Finally made as a start-up recipe for this summer. If u are a coffee lover, check my Cold Coffee recipe too!!

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Potato Puttu – Urulaikizhangu Puttu

March 15, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  6 comments

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Puttu is basically peeled and mashed vegetable that is tempered with spices, green chillies and onion. This Potato Puttu is a simple yet flavourful side dish for rice. This goes well with sambar, rasam & most of all with any spicy kuzhambu. Usually I make some kootu variety to pair with it, but this Potato Puttu is also a favourite at home. When we get bored with the usual potato fry with all the masalas, I make this much milder version.

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Lunch Menu 2 – North Indian Lunch Menu

March 11, 2017 Lunch Menu Series  8 comments

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This week’s lunch menu is a simple North Indian style lunch menu. This is actually my kind of lunch, though I would not include a rice variety during week days. I so so love North Indian lunch. I can live on phulkas for days together. This menu includes Phulkas, Dal Fry, Peas Pulao & the most wanted Paneer Butter Masala. U can keep this combo as an idea and change the sides according to your taste buds and preferences. Have left links below for all that is included in this menu as well as other suggestions!

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Holi Recipes Collection – Holi Recipes

March 9, 2017 Holi Recipes  2 comments

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Wishing u all a very happy and colourful Holi festival. As far as I know Holi is all about colours, irrespective of caste, creed or status. We do have a function/event for Holi here every year and you would be surprised to know the huge number of the local population participating in it. They enjoy the food and the festival totally. Here is a simple collection of sweets, snacks and drinks for the occasion!!

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Homemade Chocolate – Easy Chocolate Recipe

March 8, 2017 Bars N CookiesSweets/Desserts  4 comments

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Homemade Chocolate has been in my to do & trial list since a long time. I have tried making it 3 times using various methods – with milk powder, single string sugar consistency, microwave version!! And all of it has been a super flop!! It was not presentable and refused to leave the mould, but it did not go waste!!  After all the attempts, finally this version worked well. This is a simple, no fail process with just 3 ingredients. If u do not like a coconut flavoured chocolate, u might not like this. To me it tasted like a smoother, no bits version of Bounty Chocolate. If u like Bounty, or coconut flavour in your chocolate then GO for it!!

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Ginger Coconut Chutney – Coconut Chutney

March 6, 2017 Chutney Recipes  3 comments

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Coconut Chutney is the most wanted chutney in any South Indian household for idli/dosa. This Ginger Coconut Chutney is a simple and flavourful one for idli/dosa. It can be made in just 10 mins. Ginger does the magic to this coconut chutney. Do check my other coconut chutney recipes here – Red Coconut Chutney, Coconut Mint Chutney, Coconut Chutney. I found this chutney the best pair for Pesarattu Dosai (recipe coming next).

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Lunch Menu 1 – South Indian Lunch

March 4, 2017 Lunch Menu Series  4 comments

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I am so excited to start this Lunch Menu series. The most common question that comes to a woman’s mind is “what to cook?” Am one among you all too :) It would be so annoying at times when nothing comes to my mind. So just thought of sharing my ideas and the combos that I make, especially for lunch. This is a simple South Indian Lunch menu with Sambar & Vazhakkai Poriyal. See below for recipe links and some tips to finish cooking quickly. Am just sharing my way and the order in which I cook. U can follow the same if u find it convincing.

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Spicy Baby Potato Roast – Small Potato Fry

March 1, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  2 comments

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Potato will always be in the weekly veggies shopping list. I always make sure that it tastes different every time I cook it. This Spicy Baby Potato Roast is yet another easy and yummy version of potato fry. Not much fancy ingredients or any sort of grinding is needed here. It can be made in less than 30 minutes flat. Goes well with rice, roti or even bread. Usually the leftover (if any) goes into the making of sandwich – my favourite :) Any variety rice – Tamarind Rice or Lemon Rice or Coconut Rice and this potato fry is a divine combo!!

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Garlic Bread – Dominos Style Garlic Bread

February 27, 2017 Cakes/Muffins  8 comments

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Chotu is a big big fan of the Garlic Bread that we get in Dominos (India). Whenever we are on a vacation, he would love to have it as a main course rather than as a side. I have been wanting to try to make this at home since a very long time as the Garlic Bread that we get here (UK) is totally different from the one that we get there! After a lot of googling, tried the recipe which I adapted from cooking shooking show. I was a bit sceptical to use the MONSTER called yeast, but trust me it is not as bad as I thought.  It really helps to get a soft & fluffy textured Garlic Bread similar to the ones that we get in restaurants. I managed to make a video too. Am super-duper happy as I passed Chotu’s inspection with distinction!! hehehehee

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Thandai Recipe – How to make Thandai

February 24, 2017 DrinksHoli RecipesShivaratri RecipesSummer Special  5 comments

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Thandai – this was totally a new term to me until I started blogging. I had no clue what it was. But this recipe would be circulating in the food blogging world during Maha Sivaratri or during Holi. Out of curiosity I found out what it was. I should say it is a very interesting and flavourful drink not only for the festival but also as a perfect summer treat. After a lot of googling, finally adapted this recipe from Tarla Dalal’s recipe. Its my turn to post Thandai recipe during Sivaratri now 

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