Watermelon Rasam – Rasam Varieties

August 2, 2017 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  3 comments

Rasam always gets a warm welcome at home! Any type of rasam and a simple stir fry is an all time comfort food. This time it is a simple and flavourful Watermelon Rasam. Yes it is, u heard it right! Its sweet, sour, tangy – all tastes in one rasam. Nobody at home could find out that it was made out of watermelon. Watermelon is the hero of this recipe. I de-seeded the watermelon and extracted juice. Last but not the least, it is very colourful 🙂

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Coconut Chutney / Thengai Chutney

July 26, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesChutney RecipesNO Onion NO GarlicSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  One comment

Coconut chutney is the easiest accompaniment for idli, dosa, pongal, rava kichdi etc.. There are many varieties of coconut chutney. This is the basic chutney variety that we get in hotels.. It is a very simple recipe. All u need to do is grate the coconut. Rest can be done in a few minutes. This is the most popular chutney in South Indian cuisine.

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Moong Dal Khichdi

July 20, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesRice Varieties  2 comments

Moong Dal Khichdi is a recent favourite! I really loved it when we had it in a Rajasthani restaurant in Chennai. The flavours were subtle and the khichdi’s consistency was more like a porridge, making it just melt in the mouth. This one is quite different from the Dal Khichdi which is made from moong beans. Its a kids friendly recipe. Am in the look out for some one pot meal when I run out of time. This suits perfectly. All u need is to saute a few ingredients and cook it along with rice and moong dal. Thats it! Yummy and simple meal will be ready in no time! All the bachelors out there would find this very handy and useful 🙂

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Rava Dosa – Instant Rava Dosa

July 12, 2017 Breakfast/DinnerDosa Corner  5 comments

Rava Dosa had been in my to-do list since a long time. I usually make it for dinner, so could not click the pics due to poor lighting. As its summer now and the day light is extended until 10 pm, its comfortable to click pics even when I make it for dinner. The trick of making the perfect crispy & lacy Rava Dosa lies in the correct batter consistency. Have shared a video as well as tips to get it right. I have made it as a plain one. U can make it as onion rava too. The best combo for this would be coconut chutney.

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Chocolate Burfi – Double Layer Burfi

July 10, 2017 Sweets/Desserts  3 comments

Its been quite some time since I disappeared from here! The reason being, we were in the process of moving home. We are yet to settle down completely. Will take some time to be back to the usual routine. With school holidays, its even more difficult.. So now U know, why there were no new posts. Having said that, this Chocolate Burfi had been in my drafts since ages. Coming to the rescue at the right time 🙂 This is a double layered burfi with milk powder. My favourite sweet ever. I usually pick this first from a box of assorted sweets! 🙂

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Spinach Soup – Palak Soup

June 26, 2017 Soups  15 comments

Soups are always comforting especially in cold and rainy weather. This Spinach Soup is a yummy and healthy soup with full of goodness. It is such an easy recipe to make. What I really love about this Spinach Soup is the vibrant and attractive green colour. Green vegetables are rich in iron. So enjoy this healthy, nutritious soup as and when the weather demands!!!

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Veg Quesadilla – Vegetarian Quesadilla

June 23, 2017 Snacks / Starters  2 comments

Veg Quesadilla or Quesadilla – Until last month (during our India trip) I had no clue on what this Quesadilla was. All I knew was “Kaise kaise bhi ho, acha hai ye paratha” hahahahaha. Do u recognise this dialogue? This is what Sridevi said about it in the movie English Vinglish. Even then I was least bothered to know about it & was just glued to her expression in the movie. Now back to the recipe, my BIL (brother in law) made this for us and it was just yumm!! Especially Chotu, his tummy got expanded to fill in some extras!  Infact even mine 🙂

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Bisi Bele Bath

June 21, 2017 Rice Varieties  2 comments

Bisi Bele Bath is a speciality of Karnataka. It is quite similar to our Sambar Sadham except for some changes in the masala! I so so love both the versions! Its such a breeze to make. U can have it with a simple papad as it is loaded with veggies and does not need any side dish as such. I prefer to make this on a weekend as we love to have it hot! And also the consistency is best when served hot & fresh.

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Spicy Red Coconut Chutney

June 12, 2017 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

Any chutney along with idli/dosa is an unbeatable combo. This Spicy Red Coconut Chutney is quite spicy as the name suggests, as it has red chillies, shallots & garlic. I have already posted a red coconut chutney already which is suitable for travel as well. This does not involve any dry roasting. All u need to do is grind the ingredients and temper it. If u do not want to use onion or garlic check the above chutney.

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Vendhaya Keerai Sambar – Methi Sambar

June 10, 2017 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  2 comments

Vendhaya Keerai Sambar is a very easy and simple sambar with the goodness of vendhaya keerai/methi leaves. Methi leaves are a good source of iron and fibre. I usually make Methi Paratha with it. This time wanted to make a sambar. Trust me the sambar will not taste bitter. It will be very flavourful with the magic of methi leaves. Do check my homemade Sambar Powder recipe too.

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