Category Choose your Veggies

Pudalangai Pakoda – Snake Gourd Pakoda

May 20, 2018 Pakoda RecipesPudalangai/Snake GourdSnacks / Starters  No comments

Pudalangai Pakoda / Snake Gourd Pakoda is a simple tea/coffee time snack. It is perfect to sneak in some veggies to those fussy kids. U will not be able to find out that it is made out of Pudalangai. Last week during my shopping I spotted fresh pudalangai. Was bored to make the same Poricha Kootu – recipe HERE! Wanted something crunchy to go with rice and sambar. So made this yummy snack. Trust me it so easy to make. All u need to do is to chop the veggie and this can be made in just 15 mins.

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White Pumpkin Juice – Ash Gourd Juice

May 10, 2018 DrinksPumpkin/White PumpkinSummer Special  One comment

It is scorching summer in India and it is fairly warm here too. Beginning this summer season with a simple drink or rather I would say it is a coolant. Much needed for the season! This White Pumpkin Juice or Ash Gourd Juice is a perfect drink to keep u hydrated. White Pumpkin known as Vellai Poosanikai/Thadiyanga in tamil is usually used to make kootu. If you are a Chennaite you woud have noticed these precious veggies being smashed on the road on Ammavasai days! πŸ™ This Juice is a not only a very healthy one but also popular among a weight loss diet menu.Β 

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Potato Bread Roll – Bread Roll

April 2, 2018 Bread RecipesKids BayPotato RecipesSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Potato Bread Roll is a simple, yet mouth-watering snack perfect for the evenings along with a hot cup of tea. They are crispy outside with a spicy potato filling. It is a very easy and kids friendly recipe. U can use fresh/left over or brown/white bread. Anything would work well. Its a no fail recipe. We are not going to deep fry these goodies, so it can be enjoyed as a guilt free snack. U can use a number of variations in the filling. Look out for it in the tips section.

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Vazhaipoo Adai – Banana Flower Adai

March 23, 2018 Breakfast/DinnerVazhaipoo Recipes  One comment

Adai is a South Indian crepe made with rice & mixed lentils. Vazhaipoo Adai is an added healthier version. Vazhaipoo has loads of health benefits. This Vazhaipoo Adai is made by adding chopped vazhaipoo to the batter. It will be crispy. We have started including vazhaipoo in our diet regularly, atleast once in a month. Chotu really likes it. Though the cleaning process is a time consuming one, it is worth the effort. Click HERE to see how to clean Vazhaipoo.

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Carrot Halwa – Gajar Halwa – Halwa Recipes

February 21, 2018 CarrotGokulashtami RecipesHalwa RecipesHoli 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 / StartersVazhaipoo Recipes  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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How to clean Vazhaipoo – Banana Flower

January 22, 2018 BasicsVazhaipoo Recipes  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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Aloo Poori – Potato Poori

December 23, 2017 Breakfast/DinnerKids BayPotato Recipes  2 comments

Aloo Poori is a delicious poori flavoured with potato and spices. The golden colour of this poori is really very attractive for kids. It is a good method to get the hidden benefits of the veggie for those totally fussy kids. Poori is always my favourite since childhood. Poori & tomato thokku is my most wanted combo. This would be my standard demand on my birthday’s! πŸ™‚ I served this Aloo Poori too with the same thakkali thokku, though this can be had without a side dish as it is fully flavoured.

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Vazhakkai Kola Urundai – Raw Banana Kofta

December 18, 2017 Kids BaySnacks / StartersVazhakkai/Raw Banana  3 comments

Vazhakkai Kola Urundai is a delicious snack / starter. I had been wanting to make this since a long time. I have already posted a raw banana kofta curry earlier. This is a variation to it. Usually kola urundai is made with meat. This is a vegetarian version Β Without much fancy ingredients and elaborate preparations, this can be made quickly. This is a very popular dish in Chettinadu cuisine.

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Beetroot Pulao – Rice Varieties

November 8, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBeetrootBiryani/PulaoLunch Box Menu  One comment

Beetroot is not my favourite. Hubby & Chotu love it though. I usually make this Beetroot Fry for chapathi/rice & love this Halwa!. This time I made this Beetroot Pulao as an one pot meal. It was perfect & quick for a lazy weekend. The lovely colour will attract kids and people who do not like beetroot like me will not make a big fuss! This Pulao and a simple raita would do to compile a hearty meal.

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