Monthly Archives June 2017

Spinach Soup – Palak Soup

June 26, 2017 Soups  15 comments

Soups are always comforting especially in cold and rainy weather. This Spinach Soup is a yummy and healthy soup with full of goodness. It is such an easy recipe to make. What I really love about this Spinach Soup is the vibrant and attractive green colour. Green vegetables are rich in iron. So enjoy this healthy, nutritious soup as and when the weather demands!!! My personal fav is tomato soup!

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Veg Quesadilla – Vegetarian Quesadilla

June 23, 2017 Snacks / Starters  2 comments

Veg Quesadilla or Quesadilla – Until last month (during our India trip) I had no clue on what this Quesadilla was. All I knew was “Kaise kaise bhi ho, acha hai ye paratha” hahahahaha. Do u recognise this dialogue? This is what Sridevi said about it in the movie English Vinglish. Even then I was least bothered to know about it & was just glued to her expression in the movie. Now back to the recipe, my BIL (brother in law) made this for us and it was just yumm!! Especially Chotu, his tummy got expanded to fill in some extras!  Infact even mine 🙂

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Bisi Bele Bath

June 21, 2017 Rice Varieties  2 comments

Bisi Bele Bath is a speciality of Karnataka. It is quite similar to our Sambar Sadham except for some changes in the masala! I so so love both the versions! Its such a breeze to make. U can have it with a simple papad as it is loaded with veggies and does not need any side dish as such. I prefer to make this on a weekend as we love to have it hot! And also the consistency is best when served hot & fresh.

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Spicy Red Coconut Chutney – Red Coconut Chutney

June 12, 2017 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

Any chutney along with idli/dosa is an unbeatable combo. This Spicy Red Coconut Chutney is quite spicy as the name suggests, as it has red chillies, shallots & garlic. I have already posted a red coconut chutney already which is suitable for travel as well. This does not involve any dry roasting. All u need to do is grind the ingredients and temper it. If u do not want to use onion or garlic check the above chutney.

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Vendhaya Keerai Sambar – Methi Sambar

June 10, 2017 Kuzhambu/Rasam Varieties  2 comments

Vendhaya Keerai Sambar is a very easy and simple sambar with the goodness of vendhaya keerai/methi leaves. Methi leaves are a good source of iron and fibre. I usually make Methi Paratha with it. This time wanted to make a sambar. Trust me the sambar will not taste bitter. It will be very flavourful with the magic of methi leaves. Do check my homemade Sambar Powder recipe too.

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Carrot Orange Juice – Carrot Juice

June 7, 2017 DrinksSummer Special  One comment

Fresh juices, ice creams & milkshakes are the need of the hour now. Especially in Chennai, the heat waves have not gone down yet. This Carrot Orange Juice is an easy and refreshing juice to beat the heat. Chotu is a big fan of orange juice. Any sort of fizzy/aerated drink is a big NO at home. Chotu does not like them either. Not much fancy ingredients are needed here. So enjoy this simple and refreshing drink. Check my other summer treats HERE!

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Veg Kurma – Mixed Vegetable Kurma

June 4, 2017 Dals/Gravies  13 comments

Veg Kurma / Mixed Vegetable Kurma is a perfect side dish for chapathi/poori. This combo is most popularly served in restaurants. Its a good blend of vegetables in a coconut based gravy. This appears in my kitchen quite rarely as most of the time I end up making Paneer Butter Masala, Methi Matar Malai etc.. I usually make this Veg Kurma when I have left over vegetables, in the sense very little of each veggie that is not enough to make a side dish of its own.. 🙂 Post updated with video on 04/06/17

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Custard Powder Ice Cream – Ice Cream Recipes

June 2, 2017 Ice CreamsSummer Special  3 comments

Custard Powder Ice Cream was in my to do list since ages. I had noted down this recipe in my scribbling pad long time back, not sure of the source. Just like my other Ice Cream recipes, this is a very easy ice cream recipe to make at home. No ice cream machine is needed here too. All u need is a hand blender or even a mixie/mixer will do. I have used vanilla custard powder. U can use any flavour of your choice. THIS HAPPENS TO BE MY 350th POST 🙂

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