Vazhakkai Poriyal/Raw Banana Poriyal

October 23, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year Recipes  One comment

This vazhakkai poriyal is a simple side dish for rice, made with freshly ground spices. The freshly ground powder does the magic to this Vazhakkai Poriyal. Next to potato fry this is the most wanted at home.  It is so easy to make and perfect for a lazy Sunday.. This poriyal along with rice and rasam is a feast!

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Rava Kichdi – Rava Pongal

October 21, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerPongal Recipes  5 comments

Rava Kichdi is a very famous South Indian breakfast. It’s greasy and the soft texture literally melts in the mouth. Its different from the usual rava upma that we make.It is best when served with Tiffin Sambar and Coconut chutney. It can be given to kids as well. The vegetables that we add makes it colourful and appealing to kids.

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Seppankizhangu Fry – Arbi Fry

October 19, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicPotato Recipes  One comment

Seppankizhangu is a variety of potato, but with a sticky nature. This Seppankizhangu Fry is a simple side dish for rice along with sambar,  rasam or mor kuzhambu. It is everybody’s favourite in my family. I love seppankizhangu to the core. My most fav combo is with Mor Kuzhambu. Because of its sticky nature, Chotu calls this as sticky potato. Amma tempers this Seppankizhangu fry with ajwain. It gives such a magical aroma & taste to it. For another version of this try this RECIPE.

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Gobi 65 – Cauliflower 65

October 17, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesHoli RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

Gobi 65 is Chotu’s favourite. Anytime we go to a restaurant he would ask for this. Have tried making this at home many times but could not convince him. He loved the restaurant style ones.. Then I realised that he was attracted by the red colour and here is the recipe – WITHOUT any artificial colors though. He loved it!!  Am sure your kids would like this too… This Onion Pakoda is always a hit at home too.

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Tomato Pasta – Pasta in Tomato Sauce

October 15, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerKids BayPasta / Pizza Recipes  No comments

This is a simple pasta recipe. Tomato Pasta with fusili pasta.  I once had pasta in a restaurant, it was so bland and tasteless. So wanted to try on my own and came up with this easy recipe. It can be made in a jiffy. Am sure kids would love this too. Chotu’s favourite is this Pasta in White Sauce.

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Paneer Capsicum Sabji – Paneer Recipes

October 13, 2013 Dry SabjiKids BayPaneer Dishes  2 comments

Paneer is an all time favourite, especially for vegetarians!! This Paneer Capsicum Sabji recipe is the most easiest of all Paneer recipes. It can be made very easily and quickly, yet it tastes yummy.  This can be a delicious lunch box idea for kids – as a roti wrap or a grilled sandwich. Kids would love it! Check my full collection of Paneer recipes HERE.

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Peanut Sundal – Masala Kadalai Sundal

October 10, 2013 Navaratri SpecialNO Onion NO Garlic  One comment

Peanuts are very healthy. This Peanut Sundal is yet another easy sundal variety for Navratri, with a dash of amchur. U can serve this is an evening snack too. This protein rich sundal can be given to kids as well.. Though am not a big fan of peanuts, I like this crunchy, tangy Peanut Sundal. Do try my Green Gram Sweet Sundal.

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Sweet Appam / Instant Nei Appam

October 8, 2013 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi Recipes  2 comments

Sweet Appam is a very easy to make sweet during festival seasons. This version does not require any soaking/grinding. You can make it with the usually available ingredients from your kitchen. U just need to mix some ingredients, and shallow fry it in a paniyaram pan. How cool is that?!? Do try my Rava Sweet Paniyaram as well.

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Karamani Sweet Sundal – Navaratri Sundal

October 5, 2013 Navaratri Special  No comments

As Navaratri has started wanted to begin with a sundal variety. Navarati is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. Sundal is an ideal dish during Navaratri. This Karamani Sweet Sundal is an easy sundal variety made with Karamani also known as Lobia or Black eyed peas.  U can serve this as a snack too. Do try my Peanut Sundal as well.

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Bitter Gourd Sabji – Pavakkai Sabji

October 3, 2013 Dry Sabji  No comments

This recipe is about Bitter Gourd Sabji. I can hear a lot of people say ” I hate this veggie” , but wait I have a few tips to get rid of the bitterness.

I have never said NO to bitter gourd, provided Amma makes it. This is exactly how she makes it.

It might look like a long process, but once u have chopped the veggie, u can make it very quickly. This goes well with chapathi and rice too.

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