Monthly Archives September 2014

Carrot Chutney

September 29, 2014 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  6 comments

Idli/Dosa is a staple food in any South Indian household. This carrot chutney is an easy, healthy side dish for it. It can be made very quickly, perfect for busy mornings or tired evenings. This goes well with chapathi, poori and bread too. I always like to make chutneys with veggies. Its a good method to include some hidden veggies for kids!!

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Palak Poori

September 25, 2014 Breakfast/DinnerKids BayLunch Box MenuRoti/Paratha  7 comments

Poori and tomato thokku has always been my favourite combo since childhood. This Palak Poori is a slight twist to the normal poori. Its a very good method to sneak-peek some spinach for kids who are fussy about it. This does not require any side dish as such, just goes well with any pickle or simple raita. You can serve it for breakfast/dinner or pack it for kids lunch. Am sure kids would love the green color Palak Poori.

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Semiya Kesari – Vermicelli Kesari

September 22, 2014 Navaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  7 comments

Kesari is a delicious Indian sweet made with rava/sooji or semiya/vermicelli. This Semiya Kesari is a very easy and quick sweet. I usually make this when we have sudden sweet cravings. Not much ghee is required unlike the other sweets. This comes to the rescue when u have unexpected guests as this can be made with the regularly available ingredients in your pantry. Kids would love it too.

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Chana Sundal – Chickpeas Sundal

September 19, 2014 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi Recipes  8 comments

Chana Sundal is Chickpeas Sundal/Kondakadalai Sundal. We normally make it during Navaratri. As Navaratri is approaching I thought of posting this recipe. This Chana Sundal is a very simple one. Apart from the over-night soaking time u can make this very quickly. This also serves as a healthy evening snack.

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Mini Masala Idli – Masala Idli

September 16, 2014 Kids BayLunch Box Menu  6 comments

Making kids eat is the most difficult task for every mum. Especially packing lunch to school is a nightmare. The food should be nutritious, tasty and make the kids happy. Ooff!! It is indeed a tough job for mums. This Mini Masala Idli was an attempt to make Chotu eat idlis and yes I succeeded ๐Ÿ™‚ Am very happy to have made him eat idli along with a good dose of veggies…

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Tandoori Gobi

September 11, 2014 Snacks / Starters  4 comments

Tandoori Gobi was in my to-do list for a long time. Its a very easy starter cum snack. Kids would love it. Since this is a baked version, not much oil is used, making it even more healthy.Most of the times I made this Tandoori Gobi in a hurry and could not take pics to post it here. Finally here is my post ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I adapted this from SK’s recipe.

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Banana Oats Smoothie

September 8, 2014 DrinksOats RecipesSummer Special  6 comments

Banana Oats Smoothie is a power packed breakfast smoothie that can be filling through the morning. This is a brilliant choice of breakfast for those busy mornings. If you are bored with the routine kind of breakfast recipes, opt for this banana oats smoothie which can be made in just 5 mins. Its healthy, easy, quick and delicious too..ย Is that not convincing enough??

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Ellu Milagai Podi – Sesame Seeds Gun Powder

September 5, 2014 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

Ellu Milagai Podi or Sesame seeds gun powder is a great accompaniment with idli/dosa. I have already posted a Dosa Milagai Podi recipe earlier. This ellu milagai podi is a slight variation, with a nutty flavour and goodness of sesame seeds. Dosa Milagai Podi is Chotu’s favourite and as far as I have seen kids love it for idli/dosa. This Ellu Milagai Podi is a great method to sneak in some sesame seeds.

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Brinjal Podi Curry – Kathirkkai Podi Curry

September 2, 2014 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  3 comments

Me and my son can eat brinjal in any form and this Brinjal Podi Curry is no-exception. We both love the freshly ground “podi” (powder) that I use in this recipe. This goes well with rice, sambar/rasam. Curd rice and this Brinjal Podi Curry is the best combo ๐Ÿ™‚

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