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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jhangri (mini)

Jhangri in one of famous south indian sweet,available in all sweet stalls.Mini jhangri is also there,i tried this for the first time and came out well.Jhangri and jelabi is different as for we use jhangri urad dal whereas maida for other.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kambu/Pearl Millet Kolukatti


Kambu is a healthy cereals which has been forgotten now-a- days,i use to make kambu dosa.This cereal has many health benefits like gluten free food,reducing cholesterol,weight loss and more.Do try and change to healthy cereals.I tried this from Vikis kitchen.



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Black Forest Cake

black forest cake

Today my daughter's birthday,i made this cake for her.As in my MW can't bake i made it gas top & the output was a fine cake.She too loved it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Green tomato kootu

Green tomato kootu
Sometimes we get green tomatoes in the market, but these ones i grow them in my apartments.I love gardening,but no way in our aparments but i somehow try to grow some.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thinai/Quinao dosa

Thinai/quinao/fox millet dosa


I don't  know whats the english name for thinai,i googled and in some its given as quinao and in some as fox millet,any way we know what its thinnai in tamil,.The dosa was so crispy and tasted very good.Try and change to healthier version of dosa.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cauliflower/Gobi fry


As the monsoon has started in chennai we all like to have something hot always.This fry i made yesterday and it was finished in a minute,nothing left for me.Try it and enjoy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kovakkai/Ivy gourd/Tindora side dish




Kovakkai
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We make daily one side dish for rice,for us the meal is not complete without a vegetable side dish.
This kovakkai dish absolutely tasted good,do give try.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

French Bread Toast(eggless)

 
This toast is easy  to make and its best for busy morning,my kids  to liked it.
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Samba Rava Pongal/Kichadi





I mostly don't make pongal with rice,i use oats,samba rava& rava.I like to try it with other cereals than rice,i must try using quinoa.My daughter likes pongal made with any cereals,if vada was there it will be awesome.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sura /Shark Fish Puttu




As i have said earlier fish is a must in our daily lunch,since my kids get bored eating daily i use now and then.This sura puttu taste awesome and will be liked by all if u try,Sura fish is good for feeding mothers as it secrete more milk.



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oats Cookies(eggless)

I think cookies are favourites for all,here too.Since in my microwave i cannot bake,i bake it in my cooker,the output was excellent.Try,the things are simple and easily available.
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tomato Salsa



 Now a days all have started eating fresh vegetables more than the cooked one,this is one way of it i think.This can be easily made & the things needed are sure in our kitchen.

Simple Fish Fry

 
 
 
Fish is  a good source of protein,as we are from sea side are,kanyakumari Fish is one food which is mostly in our daily menu.There we get them very fresh from sea to kitchen and it taste heavenly.
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ellu Urundai

 
 
ellu urundai
 
 
I think all my hindus friends will be busy with their kollus,once again i wish all of them in this festive season.This is one recipe they make during navarathiri.

Wheat Diamond cuts(savoury) | kids special | Easy snack




My mum use to make this  diamond cuts often especially during festivals and we love eating it.She make both Sweet & salty with maida but here i have used wheat flour instead of it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chow-Chow/Chayote Sambar


I usually add many vegetables mainly brinjal to sambar,this is the first time i did like this and it was nice too.

Vegatable Uttappam

 
 
Today morinng we  made this uttapam fro breakfast,it tasty good.Want to know how i made it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quinoa-Vegetable soup


Quinoa is  a grain , fully protein packed,gluten free and can be used as alternative to rice.It gives a nice crunchy effect.This is the first time i tried this & it was good.Try to eat more cereals other than rice.
I tried this soup from here.This grain is nothing but thinnai.


Cow peas/Black eyed peas/Karamani Sundal

 
Navarathri wishes to all blogger friends.Today i have come with a sundal variety.I made it for evening snack,it was nice to have with a cup of tea.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji
 
Most of us like it,i hope.We had it for our dinner,it was heavenly.My daughter like this chat very much.I often make this.


Click here to know how to make it.

 

Also sending it to Nithubala's healthy food for kids




 

Chai-East African Tea

Most of us drink it, Some prefer drinking black or plain tea, but i usually drink it like this only.
I drink tea in evening,it refresh me a lot.

Do u want to know how to make it,click here.


 
 
 

Tomato thokku

 
 
 


I got this thokku from Nithu's blog.We had it for morning dosa,awesome it was.Try it.




 

Lemon Rasam

 
 

This Wonderful  rasam variety i got it from Nithu's kitchen,do give a try.I have made this for today lunch,it tasting good.







Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bottle gourd/Sorakkai payasam/kheer

 
 
Payasam is my favourite dessert which i like  to  take  after meals,but my daughter don't like it at all.
This kheer i heard from a person on Tv very long before and gave a try today,tasty well.
 

Cucumber skin chutney


Mostly we waste the skin of many vegetables,but now i think many of us use it.One way of using it is we can make chutney like this with it.I learnt this from my sister-in-law.

Bitter gourd/Pavakkai gravy/Kuzlambu


Bitter gourd is not liked by most of us,even i too don't like it before but my hubby like it and whenever he use to come for vacation he will buy this.But i too started liking it specially this gravy.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pepper/Melagu gravy/Kuzlambu


This pepper kuzlambu is suitable for winter season and also for person who have cold r cough.Try it ,you will like it.

Peanut chutney version -1


Hai, i tried this from Siris space and it was awesome.Give a try u too will fall in love with it.
It was said it is famous in Bombay.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bottle Gourd /sorakkai Adai

 
 
This is my first time mixing  a vegetable with dosa batter and make,must say even my kids eat well.It is very useful when children avoid eating such vegetables we can make like this and give.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sago/Sabudana kitchadi


This kichadi i learnt for you tube, as ,they say it will be tasty, tried once it was good, then tried again so decided to post & took pictures. It was said that they take this during fasting.

Murukku


I think all know to make murukku,my mom as she left us 12yrs back,don't make this murukku at home,For Christmas my mun mostly buy & disturb to houses,this is what i remember.This murukku i myself learnt from net,tried  came fine after few failures so decided to have it in my blog.

Indianized French toast(using besan flour)

This is the first time i tried a bread toast without egg,that too came out well and tasted very good.Do try this and i am sure u too will like it.Want to know how i made this

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Capsicum clear soup

 
 
 
Soup act as appetiser,mostly we order soups only first when go out for dinner.I browse & got it.I have many changes yet it came out well.Try it.
 

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Yam/Senai Kilangu kootu




This side dish is one of my favourite and i make it often.My little brother love yam very much and if made like this he loves it.When he was with me i make often this for him, but he is married & with his family,I submit this for him.

Kaju katli(Cashew burfi)- Easy method

kaju katli
 
I am so happy to write about this sweet.This is my daughter's favourite.I tried this many times but only 1 or 2 times it came well mostly failure was my result,sometimes the sugar syrup became watery

sometimes it was hard,etc.But this time it was perfect and i was sooooo happy & its easy to make also.I got this recipe from 'show me your curry space',u too try i am sure u will get it perfect.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Thavala vadai

Thavala vadai is a mixture of all dals & raw rice,but here i included sago too.this gave a chewy taste and it was nice,do you a try.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Shruti Rasoi give way


Shruti Rasoi has announced  her first give away,Do participate and try your luck.
Click here for details

Pasiparuppu payasam/kheer


I like to drink payasam of any kind after meal but my daughter don't like payasam,then too i make it.Pasiparuppu payasam is also my favourite.It tasted awesome..


Saturday, October 06, 2012

Wheat kulipaniyaram


We make kuli paniyaram in different ways,this is one kind of it and this can be made in minutes as the ingrediants of it are sure in all homes.Try it out.
My father likes kuli paniyaram the most.

Cabbage thoran

Everyday we use to have differnt vegetables as sidedish for rice,this is one such.It taste good and also easy to make.Give a try.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Rava Idli | Easy Breakfast | Step by step method



Rava idli comes in handy when there is no ground batter in the fridge and if any long to eat idli.With added vegetables in it makes this idli colorful and healthy.If you don't have eno fruit salt replace it with baking soda.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Horsegram/Kollu sundal

horsegram sundal

Horse gram is very good for health,it is know by different names in different parts ,Kollu in South India, Cowpea in English, Kulti in Hindi, Habbul Kulth in Arabic, Kulatha Kalai in Sanskrit, Bian Dou in Chinese, Bonnavista Bean and also Hyacinth Bean. The health benefits of horse gram are being recognized light in the western world recently but has been known for its medicinal purposes by Indian Ayurvedic Vaidyas since centuries.
It has many  medicinal property so use one a month at least in any form.

Sundakai vathal kuzlambu/gravy

sundakai vathal kuzlambu


We all eat this vathal as a fry,but we can use it in gravy too taste good also.This sundakai vathal is very good for health.I made this gravy with coconut.Try it out.

Mutton curry(without coconut)



We always make mutton or chicken on sunday,its like a must for us and i like to make too.I make any rice variety with chicken or mutton as side gravy.I usally make it without coconut only.If u prefer u can add coconut.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Nithu's give away


Hai friends Nithu bala has give away this month.Its very easy to participate.Do  visit it,  and try your luck.For details
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