Category Bachelor Friendly Recipes

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 🙂 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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Bread Bajji

March 31, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBread RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  7 comments

Bread Bajji is an easy tea time snack that can be made in a jiffy. I mostly end up making this recipe when I have extra/leftover bread. With no fancy ingredients this can be made at anytime as it calls for some very basic ingredients that’s normally available in your pantry. If u are bored of eating the normal vegetable bajji’s try this bread bajji for a change. Am sure kids would grab this immediately!!

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Pav Bhaji Recipe

March 28, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerHoli Recipes  9 comments

Pav Bhaji is a popular Mumbai street food. This is one recipe me & my sister used to make when we were in our teens and delight our parents. I had noted this recipe from a TV show – cant remember which one as it has been so many years now. But this is the perfect recipe and we still make it the same way. It tastes awesome!!

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Vazhakkai Varuval – Raw Banana Fry

March 18, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

Vazhakkai Varuval / Raw Banana Fry is a simple fry with no fancy items. It pairs well with any South Indian meal combo(sambar,rasam, curd rice)I have already posted a Vazhakkai Poriyal recipe with freshly ground spices. This Vazhakkai fry does not involve any grinding though and can be made in 10 mins.

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