Yearly Archives 2019

Kachumber Salad – Kuchumber Salad

April 17, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsCondimentsSnacks / Starters  4 comments

Kachumber Salad is nothing but cucumber salad. Rhyming isn’t it? This is a simple and refreshing salad with cucumber, onion and tomato. Can be made in a jiffy. Perfect to pair with roti, biryani varieties or can be consumed as is as a healthy snack. Its always good to include raw veggies in our diet. Am always in the look out for some raw veggies like cucumber, onion or tomato while having rotis. This is a mix of all 3 πŸ™‚ This salad is not only colourful and healthy but also tasty. Do check my Sprouts Salad recipe HERE.

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Chana Biryani – Chickpeas Biryani

April 11, 2019 Rice Varieties  No comments

Its been a long time since I posted any biryani recipe here. This Chana Biryani or Chickpeas Biryani is an aromatic, protein packed biryani perfect to pack for lunch. It is a simple and easy recipe too. All u have to plan for is the soaking time of chana/chickpeas. My all time favourite is this humble Tomato Biryani. Since chana/chickpeas take a long time to cook, we have just have one extra step by cooking it separately first and then making the biryani. But that can be done simultaneously thus saving time. Check below to know how..

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Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku

March 26, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondiments  2 comments

Tomato thokku or Thakkali thokku is a simple side dish that goes with chapathi, poori, idli, dosa and the list goes on…. It’s my favorite since child hood. This thokku along with Poori would be the default menu that I would ask Amma to make on my birthday. I normally like to make this and store it, but we all love it so much that it gets finished in 2-3 days. I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with new pics. πŸ™‚

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Holi Recipes 2019 – Holi Recipe Collection

March 19, 2019 Holi Recipes  No comments

Wish u all a very happy Holi! πŸ™‚Β  Holi falls on the 20th of March this year! Holi is an Indian festival celebrated mainly in North India. It is a festival of colours with lots of fun and feasting. It is celebrated all over the country too. Even here the localites enjoy this festival of colours. 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 Kosambari – Carrot Moong Dal Salad

March 14, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerSnacks / Starters  No comments

Carrot Kosambari is such an easy and healthy salad recipe. Its low calorie and full of nutrients. It is usually made during Rama Navami. I remember being served in some marriages too. All u need is to plan and soak the moong dal ahead of time. Then it can be made in a jiffy. With very few ingredients this is a guilt-free and delicious salad. It can be accompanied with steamed rice too. This is a perfect salad to kick start the day or as a snack too, Colourful and attractive πŸ™‚ When I think of carrot, the 1st thing that comes to my mind is Carrot Halwa. Hehe thats typically me πŸ™‚

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Bread Halwa – How to make Bread Halwa

March 6, 2019 Halwa RecipesHoli Recipes  No comments

Bread Halwa is a such a simple sweet to make for sudden cravings or surprise guests. I had a few bread slices that was about to get stale. So made this quick halwa and it tasted just yumm! Nobody at home was able to find out that this was made out of bread. The best part is that all the ingredients needed for this halwa will usually be able in your pantry. No fancy ingredients needed. My favourite halwa is Potato Halwa. But unlike that halwa this can be made in just 20 mins. Recipe with video… πŸ™‚

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Lunch Menu 7 – Biryani Meal

February 23, 2019 Lunch Menu Series  No comments

This lunch menu is a Biryani Meal along with a gravy. Made this on a weekend. On the plate is Veg Biryani, Ennai Kathirikkai, Onion Raita(my hubby’s style) & Potato chips (store bought). We love to switch to this menu in between the boring kuzhambu, rasam & poriyal meals. Usually biryani would be paired with just the onion raita. This time paired it with Ennai Kathirikkai, my all time favourite combo.

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Green Grapes Pickle – Instant Grapes Pickle

February 18, 2019 Pickles  No comments

I never had any idea of making a pickle out of green grapes. I had bought 2 packs of grapes during my last week shopping. These green grapes happened to be so sour that could not be consumed happily as a fruit, so ended up making this Green Grapes Pickle. Trust me it tasted just yumm! Sour, sweet, spicy & flavourful! This is yet another instant pickle variety and can be made in 5 mins literally. Recipe with video πŸ™‚ Which is your all time favourite pickle? Mine is this simple Tomato Thokku

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Kara Sev – Besan Sev

February 4, 2019 Diwali SnacksSnacks / Starters  No comments

Kara Sev is an Indian snack made with besan/chickpea flour. It is a crunchy,easy to make snack. Perfect for special occasions like Diwali or even as a tea time snack. Usually it is made by pressing the dough on a perforated ladle directly into hot oil. I have used a murukku press for convenience. Do check my plain Sev/Om Podi recipe too. Savoury snacks are always a favourite at home. It just vanishes very soon. So do not have to wait for a special occasion to make it. Recipe with video.

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Red Rice Adai – Sigappu Arisi Adai

January 22, 2019 Breakfast/DinnerDosa Corner  No comments

A very late Happy New Year to all of u. Its been a long time since I disappeared from here. Sorry about that. Hope u all had a good start to the new year. This recipe is about Red Rice Adai. A healthy mix of red rice and lentils. It is a very simple recipe to make. All u need to plan is the soaking time. No fermentation required. Can be used immediately. Adai is a favourite at home. I usually make another dosa/adai variety (batter) handy to cope the busy weekdays along with the Idli/Dosa batter. It also adds a variety to the normal boring dosa!

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