Cabbage Pakoda – Crispy Cabbage Pakora

November 14, 2022 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCabbageHoli RecipesKids BayNO Onion NO GarlicPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Cabbage Pakoda is an all-time favourite in my family. Winter has started and it’s getting colder and colder these days. What would you crave for, on a day like this? Hot Pakodas and a cup of coffee or tea? I would love to have this combo!!  This Cabbage Pakoda is a crispy pakoda which am sure your kids would definitely ask for more. Even kids who are fussy about eating vegetables would like to eat it in this form. Onion Pakoda is another favourite.

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15 Mins Paneer Butter Masala – Pressure Cooker Method

November 8, 2022 Dals/GraviesPaneer Dishes  No comments

Paneer Butter Masala is the most wanted recipe as far as vegetarians are concerned. I always make this often or to be precise I make it every week as it is my son’s favourite. I really wanted to try a shortcut method rather than the traditional recipe as HERE. This 15 mins Paneer Butter Masala in a pressure cooker method really turned out very well. There is no compromise in taste and can be done in flat 15 mins. Can’t ask for more, right?!? Please do check the quick video.

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Aloo Parwal Sabzi | Aloo Parval Sabzi | Parwal Sabzi

February 6, 2022 Dry SabjiPotato Recipes  No comments

I have always wanted to try Parwal. Made this Aloo Parwal Sabzi long time ago. Tastes really yum and the procedure is pretty simple and straightforward. As far as I know, Parwal is very famous in Bengali cuisine. Am always in the lookout for some different sabzi varieties to go with phulkas. This Aloo Parwal Sabzi paired really well with rotis. You can wrap it and pack as a lunch box item. You can serve with dal if you like it as an elaborate meal.

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Paneer Paratha Recipe – How to make Paneer Paratha

January 21, 2022 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerKids BayLunch Box MenuPaneer DishesRoti/Paratha  6 comments

Happy new year to all of you! I know that I am very late, but its never late than never. Starting the new year with a favourite recipe – Paneer Paratha.  Paneer is an universal favourite, especially for vegetarians. This Paneer Paratha is an easy stuffed paratha variety which is perfect for a lunch box menu or for dinner. This is the most wanted in my son’s lunch box these days. It is easy to make as the stuffing does not need to be cooked. This Paneer Paratha can be served with a simple raita/pickle or any side dish of your choice. Do try my Lacha Paratha 

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Vanilla Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker

June 23, 2021 Ice CreamsSummer Special  21 comments

Making Ice Cream at home was a long time dream for me!! I tried this basic Vanilla Ice Cream and it was a super hit at home. This is a simple and creamy ice cream that can be made very easily without an ice cream maker and with just 3 ingredients. The best part is – its an eggless and no cook ice cream.. Is that easy and convincing enough to try at home?? Post updated with video.. Do try my strawberry ice cream too.

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Karuveppilai Kuzhambu – Curry Leaves Kuzhambu

June 17, 2021 Kuzhambu Varieties  No comments

Karuveppilai Kuzhambu or Curry Leaves Kuzhambu is a very healthy kuzhambu variety. I always prefer to use curry leaves by grinding them rather than just adding them in curries (just for flavour) and discarding while eating it. I do add it in curries for flavour but prefer to use the health benefits fully by making this Kuzhambu or Thuvaiyal. This Kuzhambu is really flavour as we are going to use freshly ground powder to make it. Do check out my video for tips and tricks to make this lip-smacking kulambu.

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How to make Homemade Ghee – Ghee Recipe

June 1, 2021 Basics  No comments

How to make Homemade Ghee? Its very simple, healthy and much flavourful than the store bought ghee. I am using store bought butter though. You can make it from scratch too. Ghee is a traditional item in Indian cooking. To me, food without ghee is incomplete. I love to smear it on phulkas, parathas, rice with rasam, sambar, dosa with podi and most favourite of all are sweets. I always use unsalted butter to make ghee. Back in India amma adds Drumstick leaves finally to make it even more flavourful. I have added the same. 🙂

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Spinach Biryani – Palak Biryani – Pressure Cooker Biryani

May 25, 2021 Biryani/PulaoKeerai/SpinachRice Varieties  No comments

Spinach Biryani is an easy and nutritious one pot meal, perfect for lunch boxes. This Spinach Biryani happened on the day I had nothing in the fridge except for spinach. We were in no mood for Spinach Kootu, rice etc etc. All we wanted was Biryani 🙂 Trust me, this tasted totally yumm! We loved the aroma that filled the house and while opening the cooker. It was just wow! I was actually wondering if I should grind the spinach or use it as is. Ended up with the second choice. Shall update here when I try the other here. Post updated with video..

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Vazhakkai Podi Curry – Raw Banana Poriyal

May 9, 2021 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year RecipesVazhakkai/Raw Banana  One comment

This Vazhakkai Podi Curry or vazhakkai poriyal is a simple side dish for rice, made with freshly ground spices. The freshly ground powder adds a magical flavour to this Vazhakkai Poriyal. Next to potato fry this is the most wanted side dish at home.  It is so easy to make and perfect for a lazy Sunday.. This poriyal along with rice and rasam is a feast! Post updated with video..

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Egg Biryani – Muttai Biryani (Pressure Cooker Method)

April 26, 2021 Biryani/PulaoEgg Recipes  No comments

Egg Biryani or Muttai Biryani is an easy biryani variety made in pressure cooker. Biryani is always a favourite at home. My son can have biryani all day/every day. He just loves it. Do check my collection of biryani varieties if you are like him 🙂 Additionaly if you love eggs this is a total treat! We usually pair Biryani with some gravy and raita. Do check out my Egg Gravy recipe if interested.

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