Monthly Archives September 2017

Sweet Potato Tawa Fry – Sweet Potato Fry

September 25, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  One comment

Tawa frying veggies has been my long time wish. I have seen many people tawa frying yam. I made this Sweet Potato Tawa Fry last week and it was a super hit. I somehow feel like making some non-veg as it resembles fish fry. Sweet Potatoes were the best to tawa fry as they get cooked very quickly. They were sweet, spicy, crispy.. Yumm!! I guess this will be on repeat mode for a while. 🙂 All u need is to plan 30 mins for the marinating part, otherwise it can be made in just 15 mins. Check my sweet potato fry recipe too.

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Paal Kesari – Milk Kesari – Kesari

September 21, 2017 Navaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Paal Kesari or Milk Kesari is a simple South Indian sweet. I made this for the 1st day of Navaratri (today). Perfect for this festive season and for sudden cravings/guests. It is very similar to the normal Rava Kesari. The addition of milk gives it a magical taste. It tasted more like a halwa! The needed ingredients are always available at home. All u need is 15-20 mins. Do check my Semiya Kesari & Aval Kesari recipes too.

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Red Capsicum Soup – Roasted Capsicum Soup

September 19, 2017 Soups  One comment

Soups are recently in demand at home, since the weather has started changing. Its getting really cold. I feel, a hot bowl of a filling soup in the evenings is a better alternative to tea/coffee. Later a light supper/dinner would do, to finish the day. This Red Capsicum Soup had been in my to do list since a long time. I usually prefer the green and yellow peppers as I feel the red ones have a slight fruity flavour. But the red ones served best in making this soup. It was so flavourful. The colour is very attractive to tempt kids as well. Check my other soups HERE

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Masala Paniyaram – Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram

September 14, 2017 Breakfast/DinnerKids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

Masala Paniyaram is a simple snack made from left over idli/dosa batter. When the batter becomes sour or old I make this. It is a simple recipe which can be made without any prior preparation. Can be had for breakfast/dinner too. Perfect for kids as it has a good dose of vegetables and looks colourful/attractive. I have already shared the traditional recipe of kuzhi paniyaram before, this is a quick & instant version. If u are looking for sweet verions of paniyaram check this or this!

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Beetroot Chutney – Beetroot Coconut Chutney

September 12, 2017 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  2 comments

Beetroot Chutney, the very name is so unique.. I am not a big fan of beetroot, all I end up making is this simple poriyal or this soup! My favourite is halwa though 🙂 I can’t think of anything else. I had some beetroots sitting in the fridge and did not want to make the same old dishes as above. So made this chutney, though I was skeptical in the beginning. Trust me it tasted so good! Went on well with idli, dosa and even with hot rice.

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Lunch Menu 4 – South Indian Lunch Menu

September 8, 2017 Lunch Menu Series  One comment

Its been quite some time since I posted a lunch menu. This is yet another simple South Indian Lunch Menu with Mochai Murungai Kulambu, Keerai Kootu & Potato Puttu. I had some dried mochai which I did not use for a long time. So soaked it the previous night and made this wholesome lunch menu. Mochai Kulambu goes well with any kootu and/or a suttle dry curry. Have given other options below.

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Podi Idli – Fried Podi Idli

September 5, 2017 Lunch Box MenuSnacks / Starters  One comment

Idli is a staple food in any South Indian household. Chotu is not a big fan of idli, but when dunked in sambar YES!! All of us love it! As far as I have seen, most of the kids are fussy about idli. They like those crispy dosa better than idli. This Podi Idli is an attempt to make those category of kids happy. Just try if it works. It is a very simple and easy recipe. Do try my Mini Idli Sambar and Mini Masala Idli too..

If u are looking for the recipe to make Idli/Dosa batter it is HERE!

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Aloo Gobi – Aloo Gobi Dry

September 1, 2017 Dry Sabji  2 comments

Aloo Gobi is a simple yet yummy stir fry that can be served with roti or rice. I dont know how I missed to post this recipe all these days as I make it quite often and this is a family favourite. There are many versions of Aloo Gobi. This is my way of doing it. I do make some changes while making it everytime. Have mentioned the variations in the tips section. Phulka, this sabji and a simple Dal is a win win combo. If u want to pair with rice, sambar or rasam would be perfect.

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