Monthly Archives January 2015

Shahi Paneer

January 29, 2015 Dals/GraviesPaneer Dishes  8 comments

Shahi Paneer is an exotic side dish made with paneer in a thick, creamy and spicy gravy. This goes well with roti, naan or any pulao varieties. Its very popular and can be found in almost any restaurant’s menu. There are some variations in this recipe. I have used a tomato based gravy as per our family’s taste buds.  Check my other paneer recipes HERE!!

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Vendhaya Dosai – Fenugreek Seeds Dosai

January 26, 2015 Breakfast/DinnerDosa Corner  15 comments

Vendhaya (Fenugreek Seeds) Dosai is a traditional dosa variety. It is very good for health – reduces body heat. Vendhayam/Fenugreek seeds is the hero of this vendhaya dosai. It gives a magical aroma to these soft, spongy dosas. This is usually made thick. This goes well with Coconut Chutney/Milagai Podi.

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Idli Pakoda – Idli Pakora

January 21, 2015 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  10 comments

Idli Pakoda – Yes u read it right!! This recipe is about Idli Pakoda, made with left over idlis. Usually when I make idlis, atleast 4-5 idlis will be left over. Chotu loves pakodas especially Cabbage Pakoda and Palak Pakoda. So I tried this Idli Pakoda to impress him. Chotu could not even find out that idlis were hidden in it. I never told him as he hates idlis. Hehehehehe 🙂

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Chow Chow Chutney

January 19, 2015 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  4 comments

Chow Chow is called Chayote in Engish. I normally make kootu with it. Chotu is not a big fan of kootu varieties, so I end up making this Chow Chow Chutney to sneak peak this veggie. Its an easy and simple chutney and the good news is that no coconut is needed in this recipe. Pairs perfectly with idli/dosa.

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Aval Sakkarai Pongal – Poha Sweet Pongal

January 11, 2015 Gokulashtami RecipesNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

Aval Sakkarai Pongal is the quickest sweet that can be made during festivals. As Pongal festival is approaching I thought of posting this recipe. Unlike the usual Sakkarai Pongal, there is not much cooking involved in this recipe. It is very easy with just a very few ingredients..

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Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

January 7, 2015 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  12 comments

Pulikaichal is a ready to mix paste that is used in making tamarind rice/puliyodharai. This pulikaichal paste can be made in advance and kept ready. It is a very handy paste to mix with steamed rice and make puliyodharai instantly. Its a perfect food for travels or picnics.

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Dum Aloo

January 2, 2015 Dals/GraviesPotato Recipes  14 comments

Aloo / Potato is an universal favourite and we are no exception to it. Whenever I think of making any gravy the first dish that comes to my mind is something with paneer. The next would be this Dum Aloo. Its a very flavourful, rich and creamy side dish with baby potatoes. Goes very well with rotis, phulkas, or any pulao varieties.

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