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 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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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.  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. Pasta is a good alternative to the usual boring menu. We usually have this for dinner or somtimes even as lunch. This is just plain tomato pasta made with store bought tomato sauce. If you prefer to use homemade Pasta Sauce, do check out the recipe. You can aslo add any vegetables of your choice. Do check out this Cheesy Tomato Pasta if interested. 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.  This can be a delicious lunch box idea for kids – as a roti wrap or a grilled sandwich. Kids would love it! This is Chotu’s favourite filling for sandwich. Check out the sandwich recipe if interested. This sandwich is not only wholesome but also healthy as kids get a good dose of veggies and paneer. You can make it more attractive by using all colours of capsicum or whichever is available. 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.  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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Bitter Gourd Sabji – Pavakkai Sabji – Karela Sabzi

October 3, 2013 Dry Sabji  No comments

This recipe is about Bitter Gourd Sabji. I can hear a lot of people say ” I hate this veggie” , but wait I have a few tips to get rid of the bitterness. I have never said NO to bitter gourd, provided Amma makes it. This is exactly how she makes it. It might look like a long process, but once u have chopped the veggie, u can make it very quickly. This goes well with chapathi and rice too.

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Wheat Rava Kesari – Wheat Rava Pongal

October 2, 2013 Pongal RecipesSweets/Desserts  No comments

This is the first post in my blog. Am feeling so happy and excited. Being my first post, thought of starting with a sweet note (sweet recipe).This Godumai Rava Sweet Pongal / Wheat Rava Kesari can be made for Pongal festival too..

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