Category Bachelor Friendly Recipes

Idli Pakoda – Idli Pakora

January 21, 2015 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  10 comments

Idli Pakoda – Yes u read it right!! This recipe is about Idli Pakoda, made with left over idlis. Usually when I make idlis, atleast 4-5 idlis will be left over. Chotu loves pakodas especially Cabbage Pakoda and Palak Pakoda. So I tried this Idli Pakoda to impress him. Chotu could not even find out that idlis were hidden in it. I never told him as he hates idlis. Hehehehehe πŸ™‚

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Bread Upma

December 18, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBread RecipesBreakfast/DinnerKids Bay  6 comments

Bread Upma is an easy, yummy snack that can be made in a jiffy. Though this recipe does not appear in my kitchen often, when I have left over bread, the first thing that comes to my mind is bread upma. Rather than toasts or sandwich I prefer this as it is a typical Indian style dish. U can serve this as breakfast or snack.

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Cheese and Onion Paratha

July 8, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BayRoti/Paratha  8 comments

Being a vegetarian, we do not have much options while eating out here. Cheese and Onion is the most, sometimes the only combo as far as any pastries, sandwiches or pies are concerned.. I got the idea of making this Cheese and Onion Paratha from that and it turned out awesome. Chotu just loved it, so am sure it would be a hit among kids. Its simple and quick to make too..

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Oats Idli – Instant Oats Idli

June 6, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerOats Recipes  17 comments

Oats Idli is an easy, instant & healthy breakfast recipe. Its instant because there is no soaking, grinding & fermenting required. How cool is that??

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Sambar Recipe – Drumstick Sambar

May 30, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsKuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesPongal RecipesTamil New Year Recipes  5 comments

Sambar is one of the most essential/common dish in any South Indian household. I have posted a couple of tiffin sambar varieties earlier. This drumstick sambar is for rice. I know there is nothing new in a sambar recipe, but I would like to have a collection of basic recipes too, especially for beginners. Made with homemade sambar powder, this drumstick sambar is the most comforting meal!!

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Paruppu Podi – Lentils Powder

May 19, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesPodi/Powders  11 comments

Paruppu Podi is an essential podi variety in any South Indian household. I would say, this is the simplest & quickest podi/powder. As u know homemade is the best, I try to stock this paruppu podi, but every time I make a batch it gets over in 2-3 days πŸ™‚ We not only have this with rice, but also with dosa, idli, chapathi etc so no wonder it gets over..

It tastes divine when served with hot steaming rice & a dollop of ghee along with papad. An addition of any kootu variety would be a feast.

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Sambar Sadam – Sambar Rice

April 19, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesLunch Box MenuRice Varieties  4 comments

Sambar Sadam / Sambar Rice is an easy one pot meal. This is a simpler version of Bisibelebath and is less spicy. It is a flavorful mixture of rice, dal and mixed vegetables cooked in tamarind extract along with freshly ground spices. It tastes great when hot or cold making it a perfect lunch box item. The best combo would be with potato fry or raw banana fry. It tastes good even with papad.

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Puli Aval – Tamarind Poha (Upma)

April 15, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerNavaratri SpecialNO Onion NO Garlic  4 comments

Aval / Poha is flattened rice. It is very easily digestible and can be cooked in a jiffy. This puli aval is our family favourite. I usually make this when we get bored with the normal idli/dosa or especially when I am tired/lazy, this comes to my rescue. I have already posted an aval/poha upma recipe earlier. This is yet another delicious upma recipe…

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Tiffin Sambar With Moong Dal – Hotel Style

April 7, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  8 comments

This Tiffin Sambar is the hotel style sambar that is served with idli, dosa, pongal, vadai…. I have already posted a tiffin sambar with toor dal earlier. This version is with moong dal – the typical hotel style one!! This is a super-hit at home.

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Gobi Sabzi – Cauliflower Sabzi

April 5, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesDry Sabji  2 comments

Gobi Sabzi / Cauliflower Sabzi is a simple, delicious sabzi that pairs well with chapathi/roti and rice. This is a very aromatic side dish with very simple ingredients. Next to Gobi 65 this is a super-hit at home.

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