Monthly Archives February 2016

Mochai Murungai Kulambu – Mochai Kuzhambu

February 24, 2016 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  4 comments

Mochai Kuzhambu is a lip-smacking, flavourful kulambu variety. I love mochai, but unfortunately we dont get fresh mochai here. So I always use the dry ones. Mochai by itself gives a wonderful flavour/taste to the kuzhambu. Adding drumstick enhances the taste even more. Somehow, this Mochai Kuzhambu tastes even better the next day!! Serves well with hot steamed rice and appalam. U dont need any other side dish as such. 

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Black Urad Dal Dosa – Karuppu Ulundu Dosai

February 21, 2016 Breakfast/DinnerDosa Corner  12 comments

Karuppu Ulundu Dosai is an added healthy twist to the normal dosa. It is made with black urad dal i.e urad dal with skin. I normally prefer to make Ulutham Paruupu Satham with this karuppu ulundu, but it is quite difficult to trick Chotu because of the colour. So I make this Karuppu Ulundu Dosai to sneak-peak black urad dal. It tastes almost the same as normal dosa. The only difference is again the colour, but it is manageable with him 

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Aval Kesari – Poha Kesari – Poha Sheera

February 17, 2016 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  10 comments

Kesari is a quick and easy sweet to make for sudden cravings. This Aval Kesari is no exception to it. I am always in the look for some quick sweets as I make it for Sai Baba pooja every Thursday. Somehow missed to click this Aval Kesari all these days. Without much preparation time and with simple ingredients from your pantry, u can treat yourself with this mouth-watering Aval Kesari.

Do check my Rava Kesari & Semiya Kesari too.

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Murungai Keerai Poriyal – Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry

February 15, 2016 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  6 comments

Murungai Keerai or Drumstick Leaves is very well known for its health benefits. It is rich in iron, calcium and very good for lactating mothers. There is a drumstick tree in my mom’s place. Its so easy to enjoy the benefits of drumstick leaves quite often. But here for me, I rarely get it. Was really excited to buy it from our Indian shop last week. It was so fresh and green 🙂

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Peanut Butter Fudge – No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

February 11, 2016 Baked GoodiesBars N Cookies  11 comments

Peanut Butter Fudge is a simple, no bake sweet treat for any occasion. If u love peanut butter this one is for u. It is the most easiest fudge with just 3 ingredients. I have already posted a No Bake Biscuit Cake earlier. This one is quite similar to it, U just have to heat a couple of ingredients, add sugar and refrigerate it. Tadaaa!! Peanut Butter Fudge will be ready!! Though it hardly takes 10 mins to make it, the boring part is to let it set in the fridge.

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Chow Chow Fry – Chayote Fry

February 9, 2016 Dry Sabji  5 comments

Chayote, known as chow chow in tamil is usually made as a kootu in any South Indian household. I make this Chow Chow Fry quite often than kootu. This fry goes well with roti and rice. So whenever I make this, Chotu has it with rice and we have it as a roti wrap for lunch. Two in one purpose solved right?!? This veggie takes very less time to cook and is a super easy recipe.

Do try my Chow Chow Chutney too!!

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Nellikai Oorugai – Gooseberry Pickle

February 3, 2016 Pickles  8 comments

Homemade pickles are always drool worthy!! I would say, fresh pickles are a better choice than the store bought ones, which are loaded with preservatives. This Nellikai Oorugai / Gooseberry Pickle is a simple and lip-smacking pickle that can be made instantly. I was really excited to buy these gooseberries in our Indian shop last week. Immediately called my mom for the recipe and made it at once. Yumm!! We had this pickle with curd rice, chapathi, bread and what not!?!

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Corn Pakoda – Sweet Corn Pakoda

February 1, 2016 Holi RecipesSnacks / Starters  6 comments

Deep fried Pakodas are always everybody’s favourite. This Corn Pakoda is a lovely variation to the normal onion pakoda. It is a crispy, addictive snack with a mild sweetness from the sweet corn. It is yet another simple snack to be enjoyed during monsoon or any weather for that matter with a hot cup of tea or coffee. I had this Corn Pakoda with hot Masala Chai.. It was absolutely divine!! Is there a better combo than this?!?

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