Monthly Archives November 2013

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.

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Dal Fry

November 28, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesDals/Gravies  One comment

Dal is a staple food in most Indian homes. Dal Fry is usually prepared with toor dal. 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. This Dal Fry is so easy that even Bachelors can make it in a jiffy..

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Adai Recipe

November 25, 2013 Breakfast/Dinner  No comments

Adai is a wholesome breakfast/dinner recipe. Unlike dosa u dont have to wait until the batter is fermented. u 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 🙂

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Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi

November 22, 2013 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  One comment

Idli/Dosa Milagai Posi or Chutney Powder is an item that is always available in my pantry. It is a must for idli/dosa even if u have any number of  other side dishes like Tiffin Sambar or Coconut Chutney. A fresh batch of this podi is refilled just before the old batch gets over. It goes well when combined with gingely oil or ghee.

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Puzhi 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.

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Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku

November 18, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondiments  2 comments

Tomato thokku or Thakkali thokku is a simple side dish that goes with chapathi, poori, idli, dosa and the list goes on…. It’s my favorite since child hood. This thokku along with poori would be the default menu that I would ask Amma to make on my birthday. I normally like to make this and store it, but we all love it so much that it gets finished in 2-3 days.

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Baby Corn Manchurian

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.

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Dal Makhani

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.

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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.

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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..

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