Category Choose your Veggies

Corn Cheese Balls – Kids Party Recipe

November 7, 2019 Kids BaySnacks / StartersSweet Corn  No comments

Corn Cheese Balls is a super hit starter among kids especially during parties. These are crispy, addictive and will disappear in just minutes. Adults love these too. An advantage in this recipe is that u can make the balls and freeze them in advance and fry it when needed without any hastles. Do try my Paneer Balls or Cheese Rice Balls too. This can be made with simple ingredients from your pantry. Check out the video..

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Tawa Pulao – Street Style Tawa Pulao

October 30, 2019 Biryani/PulaoLunch Box MenuMixed VegRice Varieties  No comments

Tawa Pulao or Pav Bhaji Pulao is a popular street style Pulao of Mumbai. Street vendors use a big sized tawa. I simply love the way they make Pav Bhaji. Wanted to try this Tawa Pulao since a long time but wanted to try a small amount as to fit my size of Tawa. Made it on a day when I cooked lunch only for me 🙂 Made this just to post it here, otherwise would have ended up eating noodles or Pasta. Came out very well. Apparently just gave a taster to my boys and made it again the next day on popular demand. 🙂 Check the video..

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Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili – Vazhaipoo Usili

September 10, 2019 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesVazhaipoo Recipes  No comments

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili is a traditional recipe. Paruppu Usili is nothing but a blend of lentils and spices, which is then mixed with vazhaipoo or other veggies. Paruppu Usili can be made with beans, cluster beans too. It is actually a handy recipe to increase the quantity of poriyal when u end up buying a little less of the veggie. It tastes awesome with Mor Kuzhambu. Mor Kuzhambu & Beans Usili is the normal “Hit” combo at home. This was good too. 🙂  Cleaning Vazhaipoo is a cumbersome task, but it is worth its health benefits. Check HERE for the cleaning process with video.

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Quinoa Biryani – Veg Quinoa Biryani

May 3, 2019 Biryani/PulaoLunch Box MenuMixed VegRice Varieties  No comments

Quinoa Biryani, Yes it is!! Quinoa has become a recent favourite. Have started to use it quite often in our diet due to its health benefits. My 1st trial was Quinoa Adai which I posted before and this is my next trial. This Quinoa Biryani turned out to be super yumm and a guilt-free option too. I would say Quinoa keeps us full for a longer time. Its an easy one pot dish. I am yet to try cooking quinoa in a pressure cooker. Once I do, shall update here. Managed to shoot a video as wanted to describe in detail as much as possible. 🙂

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Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku – Onion Tomato Thokku

March 26, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsTomato  2 comments

Tomato thokku or Thakkali thokku is a simple side dish that goes with chapathi, poori, idli, dosa and the list goes on…. It’s my favorite since child hood. This thokku along with Poori would be the default menu that I would ask Amma to make on my birthday. I normally like to make this and store it, but we all love it so much that it gets finished in 2-3 days. I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with new pics. 🙂

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Carrot Kosambari – Carrot Moong Dal Salad

March 14, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerCarrotSnacks / Starters  No comments

Carrot Kosambari is such an easy and healthy salad recipe. Its low calorie and full of nutrients. It is usually made during Rama Navami. I remember being served in some marriages too. All u need is to plan and soak the moong dal ahead of time. Then it can be made in a jiffy. With very few ingredients this is a guilt-free and delicious salad. It can be accompanied with steamed rice too. This is a perfect salad to kick start the day or as a snack too, Colourful and attractive 🙂 When I think of carrot, the 1st thing that comes to my mind is Carrot Halwa. Hehe thats typically me 🙂

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Thengai Paal Murukku – Coconut Milk Murukku

November 2, 2018 CoconutDiwali SnacksGokulashtami Recipes  No comments

Thengai Paal Murukku or Coconut Milk Murukku is a flavourful murukku variety made with the rice flour + urad dal flour/pottukadalai mavu along with coconut milk. The addition of coconut milk gives a unique flavour. Fresh coconut milk would create the magic. Once u have extracted the coconut milk, it is a breeze to make this snack. I have posted a few varieites of murukku earlier. Cashew Murukku is a family favourite though! Recipe with video..

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Coconut Burfi – Thengai Burfi – Diwali Sweets

October 29, 2018 CoconutDiwali SweetsHoli Recipes  2 comments

Coconut Burfi is a very simple and quick to make sweet. With Diwali coming up, I have just started my preparations. This can be made in about 30 mins and suits well if u are looking for a quick one. All u need are simple ingredients. There are a few variations that u can try too – browse down to the tips section. This is a traditional version. Check my Coconut Laddu which uses condensed milk and can be made in just 15 mins. Post with video 🙂

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Kasi Halwa – White Pumpkin Halwa

July 19, 2018 Diwali SweetsHalwa RecipesHoli RecipesPumpkin/White PumpkinSweets/Desserts  One comment

Kasi Halwa is a very popular South Indian Halwa served in weddings. It is nothing but Halwa made out of grated white pumpkin (also known as ash gourd). The only job is to grate white pumpkin. It can be made very quickly and easily. Does not require a lot of ghee unlike this Atta Halwa. Love the glossy texture of this Halwa. I have had no plans of making this halwa at home as we hardly get White Pumpkin here. So when I happened to see it during my shopping, was so excited that I almost bought half of a big sized pumpkin. Only after reaching home did I realise the weight & price. Its so damn costly here 🙁  But after making this halwa, was so happy and totally forgot everything 🙂

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Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal – Banana Flower Chutney

June 19, 2018 Chutney RecipesVazhaipoo Recipes  No comments

Vazhaipoo Thuvaiyal is an easy and healthy chutney variety. This goes well with rice and with dosa too. Vazhaipoo has loads of health benefits. Cleaning it is the only hard part but it is worth the efforts. But once that is done its very easy to make this chutney. Click HERE to see how to clean Vazhaipoo (procedure with video for easy reference). Do check my Vazhaipoo Adai and Vazhaipoo Vadai recipes.

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