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Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili – Vazhaipoo Usili

September 10, 2019 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili is a traditional recipe. Paruppu Usili is nothing but a blend of lentils and spices, which is then mixed with vazhaipoo or other veggies. Paruppu Usili can be made with beans, cluster beans too. It is actually a handy recipe to increase the quantity of poriyal when u end up buying a little less of the veggie. It tastes awesome with Mor Kuzhambu. Mor Kuzhambu & Beans Usili is the normal “Hit” combo at home. This was good too. πŸ™‚Β  Cleaning Vazhaipoo is a cumbersome task, but it is worth its health benefits. Check HERE for the cleaning process with video.

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Quinoa Biryani – Veg Quinoa Biryani

May 3, 2019 Lunch Box MenuRice Varieties  No comments

Quinoa Biryani, Yes it is!! Quinoa has become a recent favourite. Have started to use it quite often in our diet due to its health benefits. My 1st trial was Quinoa Adai which I posted before and this is my next trial. This Quinoa Biryani turned out to be super yumm and a guilt-free option too. I would say Quinoa keeps us full for a longer time. Its an easy one pot dish. I am yet to try cooking quinoa in a pressure cooker. Once I do, shall update here. Managed to shoot a video as wanted to describe in detail as much as possible. πŸ™‚

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Mango Juice – Mango Juice Recipe

May 1, 2019 DrinksSummer Special  No comments

Yes! Its the mango season again! I so so love mango. But sadly am the only mango lover amongst the three of us at home. Nevertheless I never miss it while it is in season. To begin the season, here is a simple and refreshing Mango Juice recipe. No fancy items needed. Just blend a few ingredients and enjoy this chilled drink for this scorching summer. Do try my Mango Ice Cream and Mango Milkshake.

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Lobia Masala – Lobia Masala Curry

April 29, 2019 Dals/Gravies  No comments

Lobia is nothing but black eyed peas. Lobia Masala is a delicious gravy recipe perfect to go with roti and rice. This requires some planning time to soak the black eyed peas. But need not be soaked overnight like Rajma or Chana. Other than that this can be made very quickly. There are 2 ways of doing this. One way is by cooking the lobia first and then adding it to onion-tomato base and the second way is making the onion-tomato base, adding the soaked lobia to it and pressure cooking it. I have followed the 2nd method. Check my Rajma Masala gravy if u want to follow the 1st method.

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Quinoa Adai – Quinoa Lentils Adai

April 25, 2019 Breakfast/DinnerDosa Corner  No comments

Quinoa is a grain which is rich in fibre, protein and various beneficial anti-oxidants. I love trying different adai varieties. My weekend chores always include grinding idli-dosa batter + another dosa variety to equip the week days. This Quinoa Adai is one such successful trial. It was so crispy and tasty. If u want to skip rice in making adai, then do try this or u can even try my Godhuma Rava Adai recipe. It is a perfect breakfast recipe to the start of a day.

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Kachumber Salad – Kuchumber Salad

April 17, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsCondimentsSnacks / Starters  5 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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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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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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