Monthly Archives May 2014

Sambar Recipe – Drumstick Sambar

May 30, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsKuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesPongal RecipesTamil New Year Recipes  5 comments

Sambar is one of the most essential/common dish in any South Indian household. I have posted a couple of tiffin sambar varieties earlier. This drumstick sambar is for rice. I know there is nothing new in a sambar recipe, but I would like to have a collection of basic recipes too, especially for beginners. Made with homemade sambar powder, this drumstick sambar is the most comforting meal!!

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Capsicum Fry – Capsicum Besan Sabji

May 28, 2014 Dry Sabji  8 comments

Capsicum Besan Sabji is a quick stir fry recipe that goes well with rice or roti. It can be made easily with the ingredients commonly available in your pantry. This is a favorite since my childhood. The flavour & crunchines of capsicum along with the aroma of besan is heavenly. I would love to pack these for lunch wrapped in a roti or with a simple curd rice.

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Basil Pesto Pasta

May 26, 2014 Pasta / Pizza Recipes  9 comments

This Basil Pesto Pasta is a very simple & flavourful pasta recipe. After posting the recipe of Basil Pesto, it is quite obvious that I do post a pasta recipe with it. It was delicious and we loved it. Do try this Basil Pesto Pasta for a change/alternate to the normal tomato based pasta.

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Paruppu Podi – Lentils Powder

May 19, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesPodi/Powders  11 comments

Paruppu Podi is an essential podi variety in any South Indian household. I would say, this is the simplest & quickest podi/powder. As u know homemade is the best, I try to stock this paruppu podi, but every time I make a batch it gets over in 2-3 days 🙂 We not only have this with rice, but also with dosa, idli, chapathi etc so no wonder it gets over..

It tastes divine when served with hot steaming rice & a dollop of ghee along with papad. An addition of any kootu variety would be a feast.

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Raw Banana Kofta Curry – Kachhe Kele ki Kofta Curry

May 17, 2014 Dals/Gravies  11 comments

Raw Banana in a kofta?? Yes it tastes equally good as other kofta’s like potato, paneer etc. Raw Banana Kofta Curry is a sumptuous gravy recipe for roti, naan or pulav varieties. Usually recipes with raw banana are quite limited. I normally end up making the most common poriyal or stir fry. This is the best recipe with Raw Banana. U can serve these koftas as a snack by itself or dunk it in a rich creamy gravy and serve as a side dish.

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Cucumber Cooler

May 15, 2014 DrinksHoli Recipes  9 comments

Hot summer days call for some cool refreshing drinks. This Cucumber Cooler is one such fortifying drink with cucumbers and a flavour of mint & lime. This is great on a dry, hot summer day or after a tired workout. It gives you so much energy and re-hydrates the body. So beat the heat with this simple & easy cucumber cooler!!!

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Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu

May 13, 2014 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  6 comments

Ennai Kathirikkai is a flavorful kuzhambu variety made with baby brinjals in a spicy, tangy gravy. This version is without any stuffing & very easy to make. Goes well with steamed rice & papad. I would love to have this with biryani. Honestly myself & chotu can have this with anything & everything…

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Eggless Chocolate Chip Muffins

May 10, 2014 Cakes/MuffinsChristmas RecipesKids Bay  12 comments

Eggless Chocolate Chip Muffins are quick, easy & delicious. They are moist, spongy & packed full of chocolate that kids would love to grab anytime. Perfect for a picnic, or your kids lunchbox or as a tea time snack.

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Vegetable Biryani – Easy Vegetable Biryani in Pressure Cooker

May 8, 2014 Lunch Box MenuRice Varieties  10 comments

Vegetable Biryani is a simple & easy one pot meal. There are various methods of making biryani like layering, dum biryani etc.. This is a quick, no fail vegetable biryani recipe made in a pressure cooker. Onion Raita is a good combo for this but my favourite is with Ennai Kathrikai (recipe coming soon) This is a perfect lunch box menu too..

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Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle

May 6, 2014 Ice CreamsSummer Special  13 comments

Popsicle is nothing but an ice lolly/kuchi ice. As summer is approaching, am sure everybody is on the look out for something cold and refreshing to beat the heat. This Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle is an easy to make fresh fruit popsicle. Homemade popsicles are always the best and the flavour options are just endless. So treat your kids this summer with these homemade beauties !!! 🙂

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