Monthly Archives May 2015

Strawberry Sorbet

May 28, 2015 Ice CreamsSummer Special  15 comments

Sorbet – I came across this, quite a few times in some magazines. And I really don’t know what fancied me to try this.. Whatever may be, I just loved the simplicity of the recipe… Then after some googling about it, found that Sorbet is nothing but a frozen fruity treat that does not contain any dairy content like cream or milk. This Strawberry Sorbet is an easy, quick to make and does not require an ice cream maker. With simple ingredients and just a few steps u can treat yourself with this refreshing summer dessert!!

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Butter Beans Stew – Stew with coconut milk

May 24, 2015 Kuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  8 comments

Coconut Milk Stew is a truly divine side dish for appams, idiyappams, dosa or steamed rice. It is a very simple recipe, once you are done with the coconut milk part. Amma usually makes Potato Stew or with a combination of mixed vegetables. This time I tried with just butter beans and it was super yummy. This is perfect for a weekend brunch menu!! 🙂

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Paruppu Thogayal – Paruppu Thuvaiyal

May 21, 2015 Chutney Recipes  8 comments

Paruppu Thogayal is a traditional chutney recipe that goes very well with rice. Paruppu Thuvaiyal and vatha kuzhambu along with papad is a wonderful combo. It is a good alternative to the usual kuzhambu and poriyal combo. I make this quite often when we are bored with the normal menu or when I dont have any veggies left.. It is an easy and quick to make thogayal, perfect for those lazy days!!!

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Mozzarella Sticks – Homemade Cheese Sticks

May 17, 2015 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  23 comments

Cheese is a favourite among kids and even adults. Chotu just loves the Mozzarella Sticks that we get in Domino’s. It is one of our family favourites, among the limited vegetarian options that we are left with.. I have always wanted to try to make these cheese sticks at home, but was a little skeptical to try as I felt the cheese would ooze out and would turn into a disaster. I saw this recipe in a cook book and was really convinced to try at home, since it was mentioned to freeze the mozzarella sticks before frying. It did come out well and was a super hit at home. 

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Mango Lassi

May 14, 2015 DrinksHoli RecipesMango RecipesSummer Special  10 comments

I love Mango Lassi !! Whenever we go to an Indian restaurant here, the first thing I order would be this Mango Lassi. As u know homemade is always the best, this tasted much better than the restaurant ones. Its a simple and easy to make recipe too. Just pick the mangoes carefully, they must be fully ripe. It is a thick, rich and perfect drink for summer..

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Vazhakkai Puttu – Raw Banana Stir Fry

May 12, 2015 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesTamil New Year Recipes  8 comments

Vazhakkai Putti or Vazhakkai Podimas how ever u call it is a simple and easy stir fry. I usually make a varuval or poriyal with raw banana, for a change I made this Vazhakkai Puttu. We loved this too. This puttu is the most common way to make raw banana. It pairs very well with rice, rasam or sambar.

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Spicy Ajwain Cookies – Salted Biscuits

May 8, 2015 Baked GoodiesBars N CookiesChristmas Recipes  8 comments

Making salted biscuits at home was a long time wish for me. These ajwain cookies are a perfect tea time snack. It is crispy,salty, spicy and just melts in the mouth. And not to forget the magical aroma of ajwain/carom seeds!! What more can we ask for in a savoury biscuit?!? Not knowing that these are seriosly addictive, I just made a small batch. They just vanished in 2 days..

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Dates Almond Milkshake – Dates Milkshake

May 3, 2015 DrinksHoli RecipesSummer Special  16 comments

Dates Almond Milkshake is one of the yummiest milkshake ever. Making Chotu eat fruits is a cumbersome task for me and when it comes to dry fruits and nuts its a big No No. So this Dates Almond Milkshake is one such initiative to make him eat dates and he just loved it 🙂

So here u go with this easy and yummy milkshake packed with the goodness of dates and almonds. Its a filling milkshake and a perfect summer drink too..

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