Sambar Onion Pickle – Indian Onion Pickle

March 6, 2018 Pickles  6 comments

I always fancy making pickles at home. My all time favourite is Mango Pickle. A couple of weeks back I happened to buy a whole bunch of sambar onions. Yes, this is the first time I am seeing them tied up like this. See the picture below. Was so excited and bought a whole bunch. So now u know the reason for this Sambar Onion Pickle. It is a totally lip-smacking pickle to go with curd rice. I am glad I made use of it fully in about 2 weeks time without wasting any. πŸ™‚ Do check my other pickle recipes HERE.

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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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Holi Festival Recipes

February 26, 2018 Holi Recipes  One comment

Wish u all a very happy Holi! πŸ™‚Β  Holi falls on the 1st of March this year! Holi is an Indian festival celebrated mainly in North India. But it is celebrated all over the country. Even here the localites enjoy this festival of colours.Β Here is a collection of sweets, snacks, drinks & ice creams. Choose your options and plan according to the time mentioned in each of the recipes. Click the pics for recipes! πŸ™‚

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Carrot Halwa – Gajar Halwa – Halwa Recipes

February 21, 2018 Halwa RecipesSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Carrot Halwa is an all time favourite. It is a divine treat when served warm on a winter day! Yumm!! I love it when made with Delhi carrots. Was so happy and surprised to see them here during last week’s shopping as it is hardly available here. All we get are those English carrots. The red colour of Delhi carrots is so attractive. So it is so obvious that I made this Carrot Halwa. I have already posted a microwave version of this Halwa earlier. Check it HERE. This is an elaborate method, Of course it is lip-smacking and worth the time & effort. Do check my Beetroot Halwa & Potato Halwa too.

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Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Vada

February 6, 2018 Snacks / Starters  4 comments

Vazhaipoo Vadai has been in my list since a long time. Finally made it. This is quite similar to Masal Vadai with a few changes in the ingredients. And as the name suggests Vazhaipoo is the star of this recipe. Vazhaipoo or Banana Flower is a veggie that all might like, especially because of its long cleaning process. I had recently posted about how to clean it. Once you are done with that process this Vadai is an easy one. Trust me these vadais with Vazhaipoo are so crispy.

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Zucchini Fritters – Courgette Fritters

January 30, 2018 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  2 comments

Zucchini(in American English) or Courgette(in British English) is a summer squash veggie. I always had a doubt if both the names meant the same one. Finally googled it and found out. I get it here in the name of Courgette. Many of them know by the name Zucchini. I use it quite often in making Quesadilla. So this time tried this Zucchini Fritters for a change. It tasted awesome. It is a perfect after school snack for kids or even during tea time. I saw this recipe in a magazine and changed it a bit to suit our taste buds. These fritters will be crispy outside and soft inside. The best part is u can shallow fry this.

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How to clean Vazhaipoo – Banana Flower

January 22, 2018 Basics  2 comments

How to clean Vazhaipoo! This post is a “Back to Basics” post. Vazhaipoo is a power-packed vegetable. It is known for its various health benefits like regulating/reducing blood sugar levels, increase haemoglobin & of course has a lot of nutrients. I agree cleaning Vazhaipoo is a time consuming process. But trust me! It is worth the time spent for its health benefits. Just have a look at the video and see how easy it is. It is just time consuming & not difficult. So listen to some music or watch TV and do this job. It will be easy πŸ™‚

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Rajma Pulao – Kidney Beans Pulao

January 17, 2018 Lunch Box MenuRice Varieties  3 comments

Rajma Masala is a favourite. I always end up making it, So wanted to try a Pulao with rajma. Here u go with Rajma Pulao. Its a power-packed one pot meal. The only planning u need to do is to soak rajma overnight. Otherwise it can be made in a jiffy. I was wondering if rajma would get cooked along with rice and Yes! It got cooked perfectly right πŸ™‚ If u are in doubt, check my video below. Enjoy this simple yet flavourful easy lunch box recipe.

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Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi

January 8, 2018 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  2 comments

Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi or Chutney Powder is an item that is always available in my pantry. It is a must for idli/dosa even if I have any number of other side dishes like Tiffin Sambar or Coconut Chutney. I make sure that a fresh batch of this podi is refilled just before the old batch gets over. It goes well when combined with gingely oil or ghee. I had posted this recipe long time back. Now have updated with new pics and video as well. Do check my collection of side dishes for idli/dosa HERE.

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New Year Lunch Menu – Lunch Menu 5

January 1, 2018 Lunch Menu Series  No comments

Wish u all a very happy & prosperous New Year! πŸ™‚ Usually I begin the new year with a sweet recipe. This year thought of sharing a variety of recipes with all tastes, including a sweet though πŸ™‚ As u all know that is how life is!! Just not sweet things happen to us. Now, dont want to get too philosophical here Β This is a simple yet complete meal. Can be made quickly too. May this year be as colourful & tasty as this New Year Lunch Menu. πŸ™‚

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