Pudalangai Pakoda – Snake Gourd Pakoda

May 20, 2018 Snacks / Starters  No comments

Pudalangai Pakoda / Snake Gourd Pakoda is a simple tea/coffee time snack. It is perfect to sneak in some veggies to those fussy kids. U will not be able to find out that it is made out of Pudalangai. Last week during my shopping I spotted fresh pudalangai. Was bored to make the same Poricha Kootu – recipe HERE! Wanted something crunchy to go with rice and sambar. So made this yummy snack. Trust me it so easy to make. All u need to do is to chop the veggie and this can be made in just 15 mins.

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White Pumpkin Juice – Ash Gourd Juice

May 10, 2018 DrinksSummer Special  One comment

It is scorching summer in India and it is fairly warm here too. Beginning this summer season with a simple drink or rather I would say it is a coolant. Much needed for the season! This White Pumpkin Juice or Ash Gourd Juice is a perfect drink to keep u hydrated. White Pumpkin known as Vellai Poosanikai/Thadiyanga in tamil is usually used to make kootu. If you are a Chennaite you woud have noticed these precious veggies being smashed on the road on Ammavasai days! πŸ™ This Juice is a not only a very healthy one but also popular among a weight loss diet menu.Β 

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Godhuma Rava Adai – Multi Grain Adai

April 26, 2018 Breakfast/DinnerDosa Corner  No comments

Adai is always welcome at home. This Godhuma Rava Adai is fully packed with fibre and protein. We are not using rice in this recipe. I always find it as an easy option too, as it is a quick fix recipe for breakfast or dinner. All u need to plan is the soaking time. Usually it is made with rice, chana dal & toor dal. But I add what all lentils is available in hand and make it as a Multi Grain Adai. So thought of sharing it as a post here πŸ™‚ Wheat Rava/Godhuma Rava/Dalia however u call it, is the HERO of this recipe. It is a totally guilt free adai and keeps us full too.

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Instant Mango Pickle Recipe – Mango Pickle

April 23, 2018 CondimentsMango RecipesPicklesTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Is there anyone who does not like Mango Pickle? I dont think so. Lets begin the mango season with this lip-smacking pickle. πŸ™‚ Yes, As the name suggests it is an instant mango pickle recipe. I am a big fan of mango pickle especially homemade. I should say, this is my grandma’s recipe. This is the best mango pickle recipe I have ever tasted. Β Its very quick and easy too.. Had posted this recipe long back. Now updated with new pics and video.. Do try my grated mango thokku too.

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Potato Bread Roll – Bread Roll

April 2, 2018 Bread RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

Potato Bread Roll is a simple, yet mouth-watering snack perfect for the evenings along with a hot cup of tea. They are crispy outside with a spicy potato filling. It is a very easy and kids friendly recipe. U can use fresh/left over or brown/white bread. Anything would work well. Its a no fail recipe. We are not going to deep fry these goodies, so it can be enjoyed as a guilt free snack. U can use a number of variations in the filling. Look out for it in the tips section.

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Sandwich Chutney – Green Sandwich Chutney

March 27, 2018 Chutney Recipes  No comments

Green Sandwich Chutney is a simple chutney that comes handy while making sandwiches. I totally love the fresh flavour of coriander and mint leaves. This can be made previously and stored in the fridge. It stays fresh for 4-5 days only though. All u need are a few ingredients, whip it smooth with little water and Tadaa! Sandwich Chutney ready! U can smear it on bread and make “n” number of sandwich varieties. πŸ™‚ I recently made Paneer Sandwich with this chutney.

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Vazhaipoo Adai – Banana Flower Adai

March 23, 2018 Breakfast/Dinner  One comment

Adai is a South Indian crepe made with rice & mixed lentils. Vazhaipoo Adai is an added healthier version. Vazhaipoo has loads of health benefits. This Vazhaipoo Adai is made by adding chopped vazhaipoo to the batter. It will be crispy. We have started including vazhaipoo in our diet regularly, atleast once in a month. Chotu really likes it. Though the cleaning process is a time consuming one, it is worth the effort. Click HERE to see how to clean Vazhaipoo.

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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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Atta Halwa – Whole Wheat Flour Halwa

March 15, 2018 Diwali SweetsHalwa RecipesSweets/Desserts  4 comments

Atta Halwa or whole Wheat Flour Halwa is an easy sweet/dessert that can be made in less than 20 mins. This is a no fail recipe. With just 3 ingredients, this is a quick sweet for sudden cravings or any special occasion. This halwa is smooth, moist & it will just melt in your mouth. My mom makes this when she makes ghee. She uses the same pan in which she makes ghee to make this Atta Halwa, the idea being – ghee sticking to the pan will not go waste. Am wondering myself, how I missed to post this recipe here for so long. Anyways here it is, the humble Wheat Flour Halwa. This is a very good combo with Poori in North India.

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Paneer Tikka – How to make Paneer Tikka

March 12, 2018 Paneer Dishes  2 comments

Paneer Tikka is a delicious starter made by arranging paneer & veggies in a skewer and then grilled/baked in an oven or tandoor. I made it in a normal pan on stove top and came out really well. It tasted much better than restaurant ones as u all know it is a very popular starter in any restaurant menu. So nothing can stop u if u dont have an oven. I will try the oven method and update here when possible. Check my Paneer 65 recipe too.

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