Kollu Sundal – Horsegram Sundal

September 29, 2016 Navaratri Special  No comments

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Navaratri is around the corner. This Kollu Sundal is a flavourful and easy sundal to make during Navaratri. The only planning needed to make this sundal is to soak kollu/horsegram overnight. After making the Kollu Rasam, for which I used only a little portion of the cooked kollu, I made this Kollu Sundal. It was so flavourful and filling.

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Paneer Biryani

September 26, 2016 Lunch Box MenuPaneer DishesRice Varieties  3 comments

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I love Biryani, especially Paneer Biryani. It is a festive meal for almost all vegetarians. This Paneer Biryani is a simple one pot meal made in a pressure cooker. Unlike the normal Veg Biryani there is not much chopping work or grinding involved here. The only step that u have to plan ahead is to marinate the paneer. I usually make Biryani during weekends. It is an easy lunch box option to make during weekdays too.

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Bread Vada – Instant Bread Vada

September 22, 2016 Bread RecipesSnacks / Starters  3 comments

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Vadai is everybody’s favorite at home. This Bread Vada is an instant vada that can be made in just minutes. Unlike the normal traditional vada there is no soaking, grinding here!! It is a perfect after school snack or even for any parties. Bread is an ingredient that is always available at home. As usual I had a few slices of bread left over and ended up making these crispy Bread Vada. Why dont u try too?!?

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Kollu Rasam – Horse Gram Rasam

September 18, 2016 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  2 comments

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Rasam is always a comfort food, especially when somebody at home is down with cold. This Kollu Rasam is a healthy and easy rasam variety. It is a wonderful way to include Kollu in our diet. Nobody at home knew that it is included in this rasam, especially Chotu. So good for me, nobody complains :) This Kollu Rasam was so flavourful and unique as Kollu has a very good flavour of its own.

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Kambu Dosai – Pearl Millet Dosai

September 16, 2016 Breakfast/Dinner  3 comments

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Kambu is a millet variety, known as pearl millet in english and bajra in hindi. It has a very unique flavour and aroma by itself. As a child, I never used to like this Kambu Dosai. But now-a-days I love these kind of recipes. To my surprise Chotu also liked it. Unlike me, he is a good child :) This Kambu Dosai does involve grinding/fermenting like the normal dosa. It is a much healthier option than the normal dosa.

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Paneer Makhani

September 12, 2016 Dals/GraviesPaneer Dishes  6 comments

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Paneer is always considered as a special dish as far as our family is concerned. Am sure it would be the same for all vegetarians. This Paneer Makhani is an easy and simple side dish that goes well with roti, naan or pulao varieties. Paneer is cooked in a thick and rich tomato-cashew base gravy. Without onions, this Paneer Makhani really stands out when compared to the usual Paneer Butter Masala or Shahi Paneer.

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Mothagam – With Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam

September 1, 2016 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  5 comments

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This Mothagam with Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam is the trademark recipe in every household for Pillayar Chathurthi. On the day I make Chickpeas Sundal, this mothagam or Mothagam with coconut pooranam and Ellu Urundai. Sometimes Medhu Vadai would also be in the list. So I usually end up making the pooranam the previous day so that it is quite easy. I tried making the Mothagam with a mould that I got from India. This is really handy, especially for beginners who find it difficult to shape the Mothagams.

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Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam – For Mothagam

August 29, 2016 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  6 comments

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Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam is the most common stuffing used for making Mothagam. Last year I had posted Mothagam with coconut and jaggery stuffing. This is with chana dal, coconut and jaggery. My most favourite. My mom usually makes some extra for me, as I love eating this stuffing as is without even being stuffed in a Mothagam. I am just making this as a separate post for easy reference. Mothagam with this stuffing is coming next. I have tried with a mothagam mould. So stay tuned for those cute little mothagams!!

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Aval Laddu – Poha Laddoo

August 21, 2016 Gokulashtami RecipesPillayar Chathurthi RecipesSweets/Desserts  10 comments

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Aval Laddu is an easy and yummy treat that can be made in just 15 minutes. As Krishna Jayanthi is on the 25th of August, thought of posting this easy Aval Laddu. It will be a perfect neiyvedhyam for the occasion. Without any hassles even beginners can make this laddu easily. This can be made as an evening snack too.

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Baby Potato Biryani

August 15, 2016 Potato RecipesRice Varieties  No comments

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Biryani is always a breeze to make. We love one pot meals, especially during travel or for those busy days. This Baby Potato Biryani is a flavourful biryani with baby potatoes. I saw this recipe in a cook book and made a few changes to suit our taste buds. This is yet another biryani made easily in a pressure cooker. All u need to do is marinate the baby potatoes and then the rest of the procedure can be done quickly. Baby potatoes are always a favourite and will be in my shopping list! I simply love the cuteness of the tiny potatoes.

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