Category Basics

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 HERE 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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How to make Moong Sprouts – Green Gram Sprouts

January 24, 2017 BasicsSnacks / Starters  2 comments

Making Moong Sprouts at home was a long time due post. My mom includes Moong Sprouts in her cooking quite often. When I thought of trying some dishes with it, I could not find it here. I am sure we get it in Chennai – especially in any Pazhamudhir store. The only dis-advantage in using the store bought sprouts is the use of unclean water in making it. Having said that, HOMEMADE is always the best right?!? As a result, I made it at home. It is a very easy & straight forward process. U just have to plan ahead as it will take a couple of days to sprout.

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Phulka – How to make soft phulkas – Roti Recipe

November 22, 2016 BasicsRoti/Paratha  8 comments

Phulka or roti or chapathi however it is called is an Indian flat bread made with wheat flour. I make phulkas almost daily during weekdays. It is actually not a difficult task to make. All it needs is some practice. I have had a lot of requests to show how to make it. So here is the recipe with step wise pics and video!! I realise that the most easiest, basic recipe posts happen to be a little lengthier than the other posts. I have tried to explain as much as possible. Do ping me for more queries!!

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Mini Idli Sambar – Idli Sambar

July 4, 2016 BasicsBreakfast/DinnerKids Bay  4 comments

Mini Idli Sambar is a marvelous combo. It is popularly known as Ghee Idli Sambar/14 Idli Sambar. This Mini Idli Sambar was in my to do list since a very long time. Chotu who does not like idli, is happy to eat these cute little mini idlis though and of course dosa is an all time favourite. Sure this is a kids friendly recipe. It tastes totally divine when drizzled with ghee while serving.

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Tiffin Sambar – Idli Sambar (with toor dal)

June 20, 2016 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  4 comments

Idli and sambar is the most wonderful combo for any South Indian. This Tiffin Sambar is a very good accompaniment for idli, dosa,pongal or even upma and khichdi. This version is made with toor dal. Sambar made with freshly ground sambar powder has a very unique flavour. I had posted this recipe long long ago, and am updating the pics now.

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Idli-Dosa Batter – How to make Idli-Dosa Batter

March 17, 2016 BasicsBreakfast/Dinner  11 comments

Making Idli-Dosa Batter at home is a very common job that I do almost every week. I have been receiving a lot of requests for this recipe. Especially, after I made a round up post of 15 Chutney Varieties on Facebook, people went really wild with me!!

This post had been lying in my drafts for a very long time .I wanted to make a video of grinding the batter to show the consistency in a better way and kept on postponing it. And now finally made it!!

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Masala Tea – Masala Chai

January 10, 2016 BasicsDrinks  7 comments

Tea is a very common beverage in any Indian household. I had recently posted the Masala Tea Powder recipe.. All these days, we had been consuming normal tea i.e plain tea. After making the masala tea powder, we just love this Masala Tea. This Masala Tea is a such a comforting drink that can be had almost any time during a day!! It is simple to make too. Am sure most of you might know how to make a tea, this post is especially for beginners and bachelors!!

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Masala Tea Powder – Chai Ka Masala Powder

December 23, 2015 BasicsCondimentsPodi/Powders  8 comments

Tea is a most common beverage in any Indian household. I love Masala Chai, especially the flavour and the mild spiciness in it. Always used to wonder what ingredients went into the making. This Masala Tea Powder is such a simple and handy powder which adds a magical aroma and flavour to the normal tea, and with the ingredients that are normally available in the kitchen. Saw this Masala Tea Powder in Tarla Dalal’s show and was really excited to try it. I just skipped the nut meg powder that was added in the original recipe.

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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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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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