Category Bachelor Friendly Recipes

Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

March 19, 2018 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  13 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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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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Beetroot Pulao – Rice Varieties

November 8, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesLunch Box Menu  One comment

Beetroot is not my favourite. Hubby & Chotu love it though. I usually make this Beetroot Fry for chapathi/rice & love this Halwa!. This time I made this Beetroot Pulao as an one pot meal. It was perfect & quick for a lazy weekend. The lovely colour will attract kids and people who do not like beetroot like me will not make a big fuss! This Pulao and a simple raita would do to compile a hearty meal.

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Cabbage Rice – Rice Varieties

October 4, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesLunch Box MenuRice Varieties  2 comments

Cabbage Rice is an easy and simple rice variety perfect for lunch box. It is very flavourful and quick to make as well. Thinking of a menu for lunch box or for kids is always a struggle. This is very apt for both. Dont know how I missed to post this here as this is a favourite at home. My mom makes this quite often. U can make good use of left over rice too. This Cabbage Rice and a simple raita will be a complete meal.

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Coconut Chutney / Thengai Chutney

July 26, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesChutney RecipesNO Onion NO GarlicSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

Coconut chutney is the easiest accompaniment for idli, dosa, pongal, rava kichdi etc.. There are many varieties of coconut chutney. This is the basic chutney variety that we get in hotels.. It is a very simple recipe. All u need to do is grate the coconut. Rest can be done in a few minutes. This is the most popular chutney in South Indian cuisine.

Check my other chutney recipes HERE.

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Moong Dal Khichdi – Dal Khichdi

July 20, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesRice Varieties  3 comments

Moong Dal Khichdi is a recent favourite! I really loved it when we had it in a Rajasthani restaurant in Chennai. The flavours were subtle and the khichdi’s consistency was more like a porridge, making it just melt in the mouth. This one is quite different from the Dal Khichdi which is made from moong beans. Its a kids friendly recipe. Am in the look out for some one pot meal when I run out of time. This suits perfectly. All u need is to saute a few ingredients and cook it along with rice and moong dal. Thats it! Yummy and simple meal will be ready in no time! All the bachelors out there would find this very handy and useful πŸ™‚

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Baked Potato Wedges – Potato Wedges

May 28, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BayPotato RecipesSnacks / Starters  17 comments

Is there anyone who says no to Potato Wedges?? I don’t think so… Potato Wedges is an universal favourite. Its easy to make and baking instead of frying is a guilt-free method to indulge in this delicious snack. It’s a great alternative to french fries.
As u know homemade is the best, enjoy making these crispy & delicious Potato Wedges as a snack/side dish and treat your kids.. Next to Mozzarella Sticks, these wedges are my favourite!

I had posted this recipe long long ago. Now updated with new pics and video as well..

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Sprouts Salad – Moong Sprouts Salad

April 6, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsBreakfast/DinnerSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Moong Sprouts Salad is a healthy and quick to make salad. It is a perfect recipe to kick-start your day or as an evening snack. I had posted earlier about making sprouts at home, as u all know homemade is always the best. Check HEREΒ for recipe. This is a very easy breakfast alternative for working people and bachelors. If u have the sprouts in hand, this can be done in minutes. Go ahead and get creative in making this salad according to your taste buds.

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Palak Pakoda – Spinach Fritters

February 19, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  13 comments

Palak Pakoda/Spinach Fritters is a simple & quick pakoda made with fresh spinach leaves. I have used palak variety, U can use any spinach. It is a perfect evening snack, particularly for those fussy kids who refuse to eat spinach/greens. Am always happy to sneak in some spinach. This is a quick fix recipe especially when u have unplanned guests as it can be prepared in a jiffy. They are crispy, tasty & divine with a cup of filter coffee. My favourite combo is, this pakoda along with a piping hot cup of Masala Chai..

19/02/17 – Post updated with new pics and video.. πŸ™‚

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Coconut Rice – South Indian Coconut Rice

February 9, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesNavaratri SpecialRice Varieties  5 comments

Coconut Rice is a simple and yummy lunch box rice variety. It can be made in just 15 to 20 mins. Not much cooking skills are needed to make this. In the sense, it is perfect for bachelors. Am not a big fan of variety rice, but once in a while I like to have it. Puliyodharai is an exception though! Coconut Rice and potato fry is an unbeatable combo! In fact I would say it is the default combo at home πŸ™‚ Finally not to forget that this Coconut Rice tastes very flavourful when made with freshly grated coconut.

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