Monthly Archives October 2013

Badam Burfi – Microwave Badam Burfi

October 30, 2013 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  No comments

Badam Burfi is an easy and quick Diwali sweet. This version can be done in a jiffy in a microwave. So u dont have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Unlike the traditional method u dont have to worry about getting the sugar syrup consistency correctly. Is that not good news? Check my Badam Halwa recipe HERE.

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Mullu Murukku

October 28, 2013 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  2 comments

Mullu Murukku is a crispy and crunchy snack that we can make for Diwali. There are many versions of making this murukku. This is with rice flour and urad dal flour. Chotu prefers these snacks rather than the store bought junk foods. Though these are addictive i would’nt mind as they are home made. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Am sure your kids would love these too.. Try this Garlic Murukku for a variation.

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Paal Kova / Sweet Milk Kova

October 24, 2013 Diwali SweetsGokulashtami RecipesSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Paal Kova is a popular and traditional South Indian sweet. The best place to get the authentic Paal Kova is from Alwarthirunagari. The process of making is simple, but it is a time consuming recipe. The taste is worth spending so much time.. I would suggest to use a heavy bottom pan, so that the milk does not get burnt at the bottom. U can leave the milk in simmer, stirring it in intervals. When I make Paal Kova, I plan it such a way that am in the kitchen (cooking something else too) so that u need to spend your time only making this. U can try this 10 Min Palkova if u cannot spend much time.

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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. ย 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 Tiffinย 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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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.ย  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. ย 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 which is nothng but dry mango powder. Thenga, Manga, Pattani sundal is a very famous sundal that is sold in Chennai beaches. I simply love it and wanted that taste, but unfortunately could not grab a mango. So used mango powder. U can serve this is an evening snack. This protein rich sundal can be given to kids as well.. Although I am not a big fan of peanuts, I like this crunchy, tangy Peanut Sundal. Likewise 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 or Instant Nei Appam is a very easy to make sweet during festival seasons. Perfect for Navaratri or Karthigai. Above all this version does not require any soaking or 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?!? Likewise do try my Rava Sweet Paniyaram as well. While there are many methods of making sweet appam this is with whole wheat flour. Guilt free right ?

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Karamani Sweet Sundal – Navaratri Recipes

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. Other names are Lobia or Black eyed peas. ย U can serve this as a snack too rather than just during navaratri days. While most of my sundal varieites would be salted/spicy versions this sweet one is my favourite. Do try my Peanut Sundal as well which is yet another protein-rich sundal.ย 

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