Yearly Archives 2018

Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

March 19, 2018 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  12 comments

Pulikaichal is a ready to mix paste that is used in making tamarind rice/puliyodharai. This pulikaichal paste can be made in advance and kept ready. It is a very handy paste to mix with steamed rice and make puliyodharai instantly. Its a perfect food for travels or picnics. I had posted this recipe long before. Now updated with video.. πŸ™‚ Puliyodharai, Porikadalai Thuvaiyal (Recipe coming soon) & Potato Puttu is an ultimate combo.

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Atta Halwa – Wheat Flour Halwa

March 15, 2018 Sweets/Desserts  2 comments

Atta Halwa or whole Wheat Flour Halwa is an easy sweet/dessert that can be made in less than 20 mins. This is a no fail recipe. With just 3 ingredients, this is a quick sweet for sudden cravings or any special occasion. This halwa is smooth, moist & it will just melt in your mouth. My mom makes this when she makes ghee. She uses the same pan in which she makes ghee to make this Atta Halwa, the idea being – ghee sticking to the pan will not go waste. Am wondering myself, how I missed to post this recipe here for so long. Anyways here it is, the humble Wheat Flour Halwa. This is a very good combo with Poori in North India.

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Paneer Tikka – How to make Paneer Tikka

March 12, 2018 Paneer Dishes  2 comments

Paneer Tikka is a delicious starter made by arranging paneer & veggies in a skewer and then grilled/baked in an oven or tandoor. I made it in a normal pan on stove top and came out really well. It tasted much better than restaurant ones as u all know it is a very popular starter in any restaurant menu. So nothing can stop u if u dont have an oven. I will try the oven method and update here when possible. Check my Paneer 65 recipe too.


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Sambar Onion Pickle – Indian Onion Pickle

March 6, 2018 Pickles  4 comments

I always fancy making pickles at home. My all time favourite is Mango Pickle. A couple of weeks back I happened to buy a whole bunch of sambar onions. Yes, this is the first time I am seeing them tied up like this. See the picture below. Was so excited and bought a whole bunch. So now u know the reason for this Sambar Onion Pickle. It is a totally lip-smacking pickle to go with curd rice. I am glad I made use of it fully in about 2 weeks time without wasting any. πŸ™‚ Do check my other pickle recipes HERE.

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Paneer Sandwich – Kids Sandwich

March 1, 2018 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBread RecipesBreakfast/DinnerKids Bay  4 comments

Sandwich is a quick fix option which I always look forward to! Its an easy and delicious lunch box idea for kids or a filling after school snack. Chotu loves sandwiches, though he has a few choices of filling as favourites. This Paneer Sandwich is one among them. This is loaded with veggies, paneer, cheese & a layer of green chutney (recipe coming next) to add more flavour and spiciness. U can use your choice of bread. And not to forget, this is a grilled Paneer Sandwich.


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Holi Festival Recipes

February 26, 2018 Holi Recipes  One comment

Wish u all a very happy Holi! πŸ™‚Β  Holi falls on the 1st of March this year! Holi is an Indian festival celebrated mainly in North India. But it is celebrated all over the country. Even here the localites enjoy this festival of colours.Β Here is a collection of sweets, snacks, drinks & ice creams. Choose your options and plan according to the time mentioned in each of the recipes. Click the pics for recipes! πŸ™‚


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Carrot Halwa – Gajar Halwa

February 21, 2018 Sweets/Desserts  3 comments

Carrot Halwa is an all time favourite. It is a divine treat when served warm on a winter day! Yumm!! I love it when made with Delhi carrots. Was so happy and surprised to see them here during last week’s shopping as it is hardly available here. All we get are those English carrots. The red colour of Delhi carrots is so attractive. So it is so obvious that I made this Carrot Halwa. I have already posted a microwave version of this Halwa earlier. Check it HERE. This is an elaborate method, Of course it is lip-smacking and worth the time & effort. Do check my Beetroot Halwa & Potato Halwa too.

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Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Vada

February 6, 2018 Snacks / Starters  4 comments

Vazhaipoo Vadai has been in my list since a long time. Finally made it. This is quite similar to Masal Vadai with a few changes in the ingredients. And as the name suggests Vazhaipoo is the star of this recipe. Vazhaipoo or Banana Flower is a veggie that all might like, especially because of its long cleaning process. I had recently posted about how to clean it. Once you are done with that process this Vadai is an easy one. Trust me these vadais with Vazhaipoo are so crispy.

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Zucchini Fritters – Courgette Fritters

January 30, 2018 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  2 comments

Zucchini(in American English) or Courgette(in British English) is a summer squash veggie. I always had a doubt if both the names meant the same one. Finally googled it and found out. I get it here in the name of Courgette. Many of them know by the name Zucchini. I use it quite often in making Quesadilla. So this time tried this Zucchini Fritters for a change. It tasted awesome. It is a perfect after school snack for kids or even during tea time. I saw this recipe in a magazine and changed it a bit to suit our taste buds. These fritters will be crispy outside and soft inside. The best part is u can shallow fry this.

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How to clean Vazhaipoo – Banana Flower

January 22, 2018 Basics  2 comments

How to clean Vazhaipoo! This post is a “Back to Basics” post. Vazhaipoo is a power-packed vegetable. It is known for its various health benefits like regulating/reducing blood sugar levels, increase haemoglobin & of course has a lot of nutrients. I agree cleaning Vazhaipoo is a time consuming process. But trust me! It is worth the time spent for its health benefits. Just have a look at the video and see how easy it is. It is just time consuming & not difficult. So listen to some music or watch TV and do this job. It will be easy πŸ™‚

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