Monthly Archives November 2013

Cabbage Pakoda – Crispy Cabbage Pakoda

November 30, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesHoli RecipesKids BayNO Onion NO GarlicSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Winter has started and its getting colder and colder these days. What would you crave for, on a day like this? Hot Pakodas and a cup of coffee? I would love to have this combo !! Cabbage Pakoda is an all time favourite in my family. It is a crispy pakoda which am sure your kids would definitely ask for more. Even kids who are fussy about eating vegetables would like to eat it in this form. Onion Pakoda is another favourite.

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Dal Fry – How to make Dal Fry

November 28, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesDals/Gravies  One comment

Dal Fry is usually prepared with toor dal. Dal is a staple food in most Indian homes. Chotu & myself are big fans of this Dal Fry. We can  live with this simple Dal Fry for days together, along with steamed rice and a sabji. It is perfect for a lazy day, yet a complete & satisfying meal. Garlic Potato Fry is the best combo for this. This Dal Fry is so easy that even Bachelors can make it in a jiffy..

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Adai Recipe – Healthy Adai Recipe

November 25, 2013 Breakfast/DinnerDosa Corner  No comments

Adai is a wholesome breakfast/dinner recipe. Unlike dosa u dont have to wait until the batter is fermented. You can use it right away after grinding. This protein packed adai goes well with jaggery & ghee, coconut chutney, dosa podi or aviyal. My favourite combo is jaggery and ghee 🙂 Adding Vazhaipoo to this Adai makes it even more healthier.

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Puzhi Kuzhambu – Puli Kuzhambu

November 21, 2013 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  2 comments

Puzhi Kuzhambu is one traditional recipe that we make quite often at home. It goes well with steamed rice and some kootu variety.  For some reasons it tastes best the next day. This stores well outside for 2-3 days and for a week if refrigerated. This Poondu Kuzhambu is a varation to this Kuzhambu.

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Baby Corn Manchurian – Manchurian Recipe

November 16, 2013 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  2 comments

Baby Corn Manchurian is a popular Indo – Chinese starter/appetizer. Baby Corn is rich in fiber content. This manchurian is a crunchy, sour & spicy dish which am sure is almost everybody’s favourite. Chotu simply loves this and Gobi Manchurian too. Check the recipe HERE.

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Dal Makhani – Dal Makhani Recipe

November 14, 2013 Dals/Gravies  No comments

Dal Makhani is a popular recipe that u can find in any restaurant’s menu card. It is made with whole black lentils(urad dal) and kidney beans(rajma). Its rich and creamy texture along with aromatic spices is a perfect side dish for rice, roti or naan. Try my simple Dal Fry recipe too.

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Oats Upma – Healthy Oats Upma

November 12, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerKids BayOats Recipes  No comments

Oats Upma is my favourite, though I am not a big fan of oats(the porridge variety) I like this upma. This is a healthy breakfast/dinner recipe which can be made in a jiffy. Its kids friendly too. It supplies a steady stream of energy that kids require especially to kick start the day. Loaded with vegetables this is completely nutritious. If u are a fan of sambar sadham, try this Sambar Sadham recipe with Oats.

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Paneer Balls – Crispy Paneer Balls

November 9, 2013 Holi RecipesKids BayNO Onion NO GarlicPaneer DishesSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Paneer balls are cute balls usually made with a combination of paneer & mashed potato. I wanted to try a different version and skipped the usually added mashed potatoes. So what did u add u ask? Scroll down to see 🙂  This is a much healthier version especially for kids. U can serve this as a snack once they are back from school.. Check my full collection of Paneer recipes HERE.

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Aviyal Recipe – How to make Aviyal

November 8, 2013 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPongal RecipesTamil New Year Recipes  No comments

Aviyal is a traditional South Indian recipe which is made with mixed vegetables, coconut, curd and tempering with coconut oil. This is a must have dish for us during Pongal festival. There are many ways of making this, So here comes my version. Chow Chow Kootu is another favourite in the family.

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Spicy Stuffed Bhindi Masala

November 5, 2013 Dry Sabji  5 comments

Spicy Stuffed Bhindi Masala or Okra Masala is a dry sabji suitable for roti, poori & rice too. The mild sweetness of okra along with the spices is totally divine. If u want to make a gravy with Bhindi try this Bhindi Gravy.

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