Monthly Archives October 2019

Tawa Pulao – Street Style Tawa Pulao

October 30, 2019 Lunch Box MenuRice Varieties  No comments

Tawa Pulao or Pav Bhaji Pulao is a popular street style Pulao of Mumbai. Street vendors use a big sized tawa. I simply love the way they make Pav Bhaji. Wanted to try this Tawa Pulao since a long time but wanted to try a small amount as to fit my size of Tawa. Made it on a day when I cooked lunch only for me πŸ™‚ Made this just to post it here, otherwise would have ended up eating noodles or Pasta. Came out very well. Apparently just gave a taster to my boys and made it again the next day on popular demand. πŸ™‚ Check the video..

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Poha Chivda – Poha Mixture – Aval Mixture

October 22, 2019 Diwali Snacks  No comments

Poha Chivda is nothing but Poha Mixture. In normal mixture Om Podi is the base, here Poha/Aval is the base. This is a super simple snack for Diwali. It can be made very quickly and it gets finished quickly too. hehehe.. All u need is to keep all the ingredients ready before u start deep frying. Then fry them one by one, add seasoning and give a good mix. Tadaaa!! Poha Mixture will be ready in no time. I think I told the recipe here itself. Have a look at the video.

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Badam Cashew Burfi – Kaju Badam Katli

October 20, 2019 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  No comments

Badam Cashew Burfi or Katli whatever u call it is an exotic sweet that calls for very less ghee. To be precise just a teaspoon or two. This Badam Cashew Burfi is a simple one, meaning NO SUGAR SYRUP CONSISTENCY is required making it doable even for beginners. Can be made in just 20 mins so not much kitchen time during this busy festival season. How easy is that?! I have already posted a similar recipe of Kaju Katli but with 1 string consistency. Tried this version without that and came out perfect too. Check out the video..

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Lunch Menu 8 – South Indian Lunch Menu

October 15, 2019 Lunch Menu Series  No comments

This lunch menu is a simple South Indian Lunch Menu with healthy Keerai Kootu, Puzhi Kuzhambu, Dal, Homemade Curd & Carrot/Coconut Burfi. Yes as I am on Diwali Mode πŸ˜‰ so kept the lunch menu simple and included the sweet here. With school holidays, cooking itself is a big task. Making extras like sweets and snacks is even more difficult. But still I have put my Diwali hat on and present u this simple menu. Diwali recipes coming next..

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Ribbon Pakoda – Ola Pakoda

October 9, 2019 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  2 comments

Ribbon Pakoda or Ola Pakoda is an ideal snack recipe for Diwali. This is one of my favourites since childhood along with this Thengai Paal Murukku. It is also known as Nada Thenkuzhal/thukkada. This is a perfect tea time snack and for kids snacks box too. I had posted this long long ago. Now have updated with new pics and video πŸ™‚ With Diwali arriving in a couple of week’s time, lets switch on the Diwali mode with this crunchy, savoury snack

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Spinach Biryani – Palak Biryani

October 8, 2019 Rice Varieties  No comments

Spinach Biryani is an easy and nutritious one pot meal, perfect for lunch boxes. This Spinach Biryani happened on the day I had nothing in the fridge except for spinach. We were in no mood for Spinach Kootu, rice etc etc. All we wanted was Biryani πŸ™‚ Trust me, this tasted totally yumm! We loved the aroma that filled the house and while opening the cooker. It was just wow! I was actually wondering if I should grind the spinach or use it as is. Ended up with the second choice. Shall update here when I try the other here.

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