Category Recipe Collection

Pina Colada Popsicles – Popsicle Recipes

August 29, 2018 Ice CreamsSummer Special  One comment

Pina Colada Popsicles is a creamy and yummy popsicle made with fresh pineapple and coconut milk. I had recently posted Virgin Pina Colada recipe. U can choose that if u just want to slurp it with a straw. This popsicle is like an upgrade to it, in the sense a much creamier version as we are going to enjoy it in the form of popsicle. U can make a lot of variations to this popsicle. See the tips section for options. Check my wide range of popsicle/ice cream recipes HERE.

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Aglio E Olio – Italian Pasta Aglio E Olio

August 16, 2018 Pasta / Pizza Recipes  No comments

Aglio E Olio is a traditional Italian recipe made with either spaghetti or pasta. I recently tasted this in a Italian restaurant. It was an open kitchen kind of restaurant and the chef made the food right in front of us. So I was curious to know the recipe when we ordered this. Trust me this is such a simple recipe with full of flavours from garlic and olive oil. We just loved it for its flavours. Compared to my Cheesy Pasta recipe, this is a guilt-free recipe as not much cheese is added here. The chef just drizzled some parmesan cheese on top, but I have skipped that as well.

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Kasi Halwa – White Pumpkin Halwa

July 19, 2018 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  No comments

Kasi Halwa is a very popular South Indian Halwa served in weddings. It is nothing but Halwa made out of grated white pumpkin (also known as ash gourd). The only job is to grate white pumpkin. It can be made very quickly and easily. Does not require a lot of ghee unlike this Atta Halwa. Love the glossy texture of this Halwa. I have had no plans of making this halwa at home as we hardly get White Pumpkin here. So when I happened to see it during my shopping, was so excited that I almost bought half of a big sized pumpkin. Only after reaching home did I realise the weight & price. Its so damn costly here πŸ™Β  But after making this halwa, was so happy and totally forgot everything πŸ™‚

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Strawberry Ice Cream – Ice Cream Recipes

July 14, 2018 Ice Creams  One comment

Strawberries are in season. I am not a big fan of strawberries as such, just like the look of it and its attractive colour. But I love the smell and flavour in the Strawberry Ice Cream. This is yet another simple no churn ice cream. U dont need an ice cream machine or hand blender, a normal mixie jar would do the job perfectly. And also no need to whip it every 2 hours unlike this Custard Powder Ice Cream. Easy is it not!?! Utilise the summer/strawberry season and enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Virgin Pina Colada – Pina Colada

July 10, 2018 DrinksSummer Special  No comments

Virgin Pina Colada is an easy and refreshing drink made with pineapple and coconut milk. Originally it is made with rum, but this is a non-alcoholic version. This is a super kids friendly drink, healthy too. All u need is fresh or canned pineapples, coconut milk and ice cubes. Oops I ended up telling the recipe here itself.. Hehehe yes it is so simple. I recently tried this Virgin Pina Colada in a Mexican restaurant and totally loved it. Apart from this yummy drink, I also made a creamy popsicle. Recipe coming soon..:) Do check my collection of summer recipes HERE.

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Lunch Menu 6 – South Indian Lunch Menu

July 6, 2018 Lunch Menu Series  No comments

Just to remind u all that I have been posting a Lunch Menu Series , this week it is an elaborate South Indian Lunch Menu πŸ™‚ This Menu consists of Rice, Sambar, Rasam, Vazhakkai Fry, Seppankizhangu/Arbi Fry & Medhu Vadai. Once in a while we love to have an elaborate meal like this. Tamil la sonna Full Kattu πŸ™‚ The only thing missing in this is a payasam. Otherwise this would have been a complete meal. Never mind, shall include in yet another meal. Have mentioned suggestions below for you to include though πŸ™‚

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Pottukadalai Thuvaiyal – Porikadalai Thogayal

July 2, 2018 Chutney Recipes  No comments

Pottukadalai Thuvaiyal is a super easy and quick thogayal recipe. Pottukadalai or Porikadalai is known as roasted gram dal in English. It tastes divine with rice andΒ Puli Kaichal. This thuvaiyal tastes good with rice, keerai and puli kuzhambu too. This can be a handy option for bachelors. This does not involve any cooking at all as this does not even require tempering. Just grind a few ingredients and TADAA thuvaiyal ready.

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Grape Popsicle – Popsicle Recipes

June 29, 2018 Ice CreamsSummer Special  No comments

Yayy!! Popsicle mode is on πŸ™‚ This summer, infact it is just spring here and it is pretty hot. We are craving for some popsicles or chilled fresh juices now and then. This Grape Popsicle is a refreshing fresh fruit popsicle, perfect for the season. I bought some cute mini popsicle moulds during my last week shopping. So here I am to show off πŸ™‚ I am the only person to have a sweet tooth at home. Could not just stop with one popsicle, Enjoyed 2 at a time without any guilt considering the size.. HEHEHE.. Well if u dont want a popsicle just put a straw and slurp it! Do check my summer special recipes HERE

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Spring Onion Sabji – Hari Pyaaz Sabzi

June 25, 2018 Dry Sabji  No comments

Spring Onion is a veggie which many of u might use just to garnish in salads or soups. This Spring Onion Sabji is a simple yet yummy side dish to go with chapathi or even rice. This is Chotu’s favourite. Chopping spring onion might take some time but it is not a difficult task. It will reduce in amount once it gets cooked so u might have to watch out the amount of spring onion u need for your family. Trust me, this sabji is so unique and flavourful. Do check my collection of Dry Sabji recipes HERE.

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Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal – Banana Flower Chutney

June 19, 2018 Chutney Recipes  No comments

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal is an easy and healthy chutney variety. This goes well with rice and with dosa too. Vazhaipoo has loads of health benefits. Cleaning it is the only hard part but it is worth the efforts. But once that is done its very easy to make this chutney. Click HERE to see how to clean Vazhaipoo (procedure with video for easy reference). Do check my Vazhaipoo Adai and Vazhaipoo Vadai recipes.

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