Monthly Archives June 2015

Coconut Mint Chutney – Mint Chutney with Coconut

June 29, 2015 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  13 comments

Coconut Chutney is a popular and favourite chutney variety in any South Indian household. This Coconut Mint Chutney is a variation to the normal Coconut Chutney with the additional bursting flavours of mint and ginger. This is mostly found as one of the accompaniments for idli/dosa in any restaurant menu along with sambar, kara chutney, coconut chutney. Among all the other chutneys, this Coconut Mint Chutney is my personal favourite!!

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Nutella Ice Cream

June 24, 2015 Ice CreamsSummer Special  14 comments

Do u love Nutella? I am just crazy about it. I can eat it with anything and everything!! This Nutella Ice Cream is an easy, no cook, no churn ice cream recipe. After the successful attempt of my Vanilla Ice Cream, I wanted to try more ice cream recipes. I made this for a special occasion and it was a super hit!! With just a few ingredients u can treat yourself with this creamy, yummy ice cream!! Do I need to tempt u even more ?? 

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Seppankizhangu Roast – Arbi Roast

June 21, 2015 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  8 comments

Seppankizhangu or Arbi or Taro Root, however u call it is a favourite in our family. I have already posted a Seppankizhangu Fry earlier. This Seppankizhangu Roast is a variation to that with some changes in the ingredients. It pairs well with rice, sambar, rasam or mor kuzhambu. Very simple to make, yet a yummy side dish.

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Rice Pakoda – Rice Pakora – Rice Fritters

June 18, 2015 Snacks / Starters  23 comments

I am always in the look for some evening/after school snacks. This Rice Pakoda had been in my to-do list since a long time, or to be precise since I tried Idli Pakoda. It is quite similar to it with a few minor changes as I did not want to have the same taste. These Rice Fritters were so easy to make, crispy from outside and soft inside. Perfect snack with a cup of coffee!! I bet nobody will be able to find out that it is made of rice. In fact I used a bowl of left over rice

So this recipe is a double dhamaka – perfect use of left over rice and a yummy snack in just a few mins!!

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Potato Masala – Poori Kizhangu

June 15, 2015 Dals/GraviesPotato Recipes  14 comments

Poori and Potato Masala is the unbeatable combo in a South Indian restaurant’s breakfast menu. It is a very easy and quick recipe. Though many of u might know how to make this, I thought this post would be useful for bachelors and beginners. This same Potato Masala can be used as stuffing for masala dosa. So I usually make this in double the quantity so that it can used for masala dosa too.

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Capsicum Rice – Capsicum Masala Rice

June 11, 2015 Lunch Box MenuRice Varieties  15 comments

Rice varieties are always a breeze to make, perfect for lunch box. This Capsicum Rice is a simple and flavourful rice variety. I saw this in a tv show and tweaked it a bit to suit our taste buds. If u have cooked rice ready, this Capsicum Rice can be made in a jiffy. So this can be also made with left-over rice. It does not need any side dish as such, a simple raita would do.

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Muskmelon Smoothie – Cantaloupe Smoothie

June 9, 2015 DrinksSummer Special  8 comments

Muskmelon or canataloupe or khirni pazham (in tamil) is a refreshing fruit, perfectly hydrating for the summer. I can have this as is, but Chotu is such a fussy eater especially when it comes to fruits. This Muskmelon Smoothie is yet another successful attempt 

I still remember those young days, when we used to dry the seeds in the sun and eat it. Due to less sunlight here, I just discarded them 

So here u go with a simple and truly exhilarating drink, and if u are a fussy person like Chotu this is for you 

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Banana Chocolate Cupcake

June 4, 2015 Baked GoodiesCakes/MuffinsChristmas Recipes  17 comments

It looks like I just started blogging, but here I am posting my 200th recipe . Yesss I cannot believe it myself . Thank u all for your wonderful support!!! To celebrate this occasion here u go with a soft and moist Banana Chocolate Cupcake with whipped cream frosting. I had posted a traditional Palkova recipe as my 100th post, so this time thought of making a cupcake as a treat!!

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Kovakkai Podi Curry – Kovakkai Curry

June 1, 2015 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  8 comments

Kovakkai Curry is a simple yet flavourful curry with freshly ground spices, that goes well with rice and even roti. The Podi/Powder does the magic in this curry. If u are in a hurry and do not want to grind, here is another version of Kovakkai Fry that I had posted earlier. This is perfect to roll it in rotis or with rice, rasam or sambar.

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