Yearly Archives 2013

Aval/Poha Upma

December 31, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/Dinner  No comments

Aval / Poha Upma is an easy breakfast/dinner recipe. It can be served as an evening snack too. Its a quick last minute recipe that comes to your rescue, when you are busy with other things and dont want to spend much time in the kitchen.

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Bhindi Crisps

December 28, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesHoli RecipesKids BayNO Onion NO GarlicSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Bhindi Crisps as the name itself implies is a crunchy crisp made with bhindi/lady’s fingers. Its an easy snack/starter recipe. This also goes well with rice.  Do u have fussy kids at home? Then this is the perfect way to disguise the veggie and serve it to them 🙂

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Poondu Kuzhambu

December 26, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  No comments

This poondu kuzhambu is an all time favourite in my family. There are many versions of poondu kuzhambu and this is an easy one without coconut or any grinding. This stores well making it an ideal recipe for bachelors and working women.(See tips)

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Eggless Vanilla Cupcake

December 25, 2013 Baked GoodiesCakes/MuffinsChristmas RecipesKids Bay  4 comments

Firstly Merry X-Mas to all of you 🙂 Honestly I had no plans of baking this Christmas. Suddenly my little one demanded a cupcake that too with butter cream frosting and decorations. This was no easy a task for me & am not an expert in baking… But still Chotu insisted – “Let’s make it mom”. He brought the courage & confidence in me to try it in the last minute.He helped me a lot and yes – It was a success 🙂

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Aloo Methi Sabji

December 24, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesDry SabjiKootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  No comments

Is there anyone who does not like potatoes? Potato is the most popular & favourite vegetable for most of them. This aloo methi sabji is a dry sabji with potato & fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves along with dry spices. The flavour of methi does wonders to the sabji. Its apt for rice as well as roti.

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Pasta in White Sauce

December 21, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerKids BayPasta / Pizza Recipes  5 comments

Pasta in White Sauce is one recipe that used to be in the order list whenever we eat outside @ Pizza outlets. After trying it at home, we stopped ordering as homemade pasta tasted even better. It can be customised to our taste buds as well. Am sure this creamy pasta is a kids favourite and an easy to make recipe for bachelors too.

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Tomato Mint Chutney

December 18, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesChutney RecipesNO Onion NO GarlicSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  One comment

Tomato Mint chutney(Thakkali Pudina Chutney) is a super quick chutney for idli/dosa. Though Idli/Dosa Podi is a compulsory accompaniment in my family, they do not say no to this tomato mint chutney. This is a no coconut version.

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Peas Masala

December 14, 2013 Dals/Gravies  5 comments

Peas Masala is a yummy side dish that goes well with roti and pulao varieties like Jeera Rice or any mild pulao.. Mostly when I run out of vegetables I make this dish, as frozen peas is one vegetable that is always available in my kitchen.

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Cabbage Deli Wrap

December 12, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BayLunch Box MenuRoti/Paratha  One comment

This cabbage deli wrap is a simplified Indian version with roti/chapathi and a cabbage/peas filling. It is a perfect finger food for “on the go” lunch. You can make the rotis & filling in advance and bring them together easily while serving or packing.

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Kovakkai Fry / Tindora Fry

December 10, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesDry SabjiKootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Kovakkai or Tindora fry is a simple fry that goes well with rice or chapathi. It can be made in a jiffy with the ingredients usually available in your pantry. I normally pair it up with rasam/sambar for rice or for chapathi along with dal.

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