Category Festival Specials

Eggless Vanilla Cupcake – Baking Recipes

December 25, 2013 Cakes/MuffinsChristmas RecipesKids Bay  4 comments

This Eggless Vanilla Cupcake has a story behind.. Read on.. Before that Merry X-Mas to all of you 🙂 Honestly I had no plans of baking this Christmas. Suddenly my little one demanded a cupcake that too with butter cream frosting and decorations. This was no easy a task for me & am not an expert in baking… But still Chotu insisted – “Let’s make it mom”. He brought the courage & confidence in me to try it in the last minute.He helped me a lot and yes – It was a success 🙂 Do check my Eggless Chocolate Cupcake recipe too.

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Paneer Balls – Crispy Paneer Balls – Paneer Kofta

November 9, 2013 Holi RecipesKids BayNO Onion NO GarlicPaneer DishesSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Paneer balls are cute balls usually made with a combination of paneer & mashed potato. I wanted to try a different version and skipped the usually added mashed potatoes. So what did u add u ask? Scroll down to see 🙂  This is a much healthier version especially for kids. U can serve this as a snack once they are back from school.. Check my full collection of Paneer recipes HERE.

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Aviyal Recipe – How to make Aviyal

November 8, 2013 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesMixed VegPongal RecipesTamil New Year RecipesTirunelveli Style Recipes  No comments

Aviyal is a traditional South Indian recipe which is made with mixed vegetables, coconut, curd and tempering with coconut oil. This is a must have dish for us during Pongal festival. There are many ways of making this, So here comes my version. Chow Chow Kootu is another favourite in the family.

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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 – Mullu Thenkuzhal

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. 🙂  Am sure your kids would love these too.. Try this Garlic Murukku for a variation.

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Paal Kova / Sweet Milk Kova / PalKova

October 24, 2013 Diwali SweetsGokulashtami RecipesSweets/DessertsTirunelveli Style Recipes  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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Rava Kichdi – Rava Pongal – Sooji Khichadi

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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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.  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. 

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