Short Bread Cookies | Cookies Recipe

Christmas is almost in air and we are getting ready to welcome baby Jesus in our home and heart.My last Christmas recipe for this year happens to be this post and we are all set to travel to our native to celebrate Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all my readers.

Christmas Muffins | Easy Eggless Muffins | Christmas Bakes


An easy eggless muffins with all the aroma of Christmas flavors in it.Here I have used only sultanas7 tutti fruity  as dry fruits but you can use what all dry fruits you have in hand.Try this and enjoy with your family ,I am damn sure all will love the flavors in it.

Green Tomato Chutney | Pachha Thakalai Chutney | Side Dish For Idli / Dosa

green tomato chutnay
Green tomato chutney makes a good combo for south Indian breakfast idli/dosa.The tangy taste of tomato along with the some spice from green chilly makes this chutney tastes awesome.first I had a doubt how my kids will react but they to enjoyed it to the core.

Easy Rava Appam | Snack Recipe


If you have any banana which doesn't get attention by any family members then try making it use with in any recipe with it.The same happened in my house when i had a banana left ,so i decided to make appam with it for snack.Its very easy and here i have used rava/sooji as the dough ingredient.

Eggless Tutti Fruity Muffins | Multi Grained Muffins | Christmas Bakes



If you are looking for an easy eggless muffins then this one comes in handy.Here I completely avoided plain flour and used multi grain flour .Trust me it was so soft,moist and make a great combo for tea/coffee.Do try this healthy muffins and surprise your family 

Impact Of Chennai Flood #ChennaiFloods


Last week Nov 30 to Dec 4 was one of the horrific week that we Chennaities faced.If we had any delete button we would easily delete it off  but no way.Life had to move on and Chennai is back in track now.After that incident many rumours circulate  in WhatsApp  & other media that our city " Chennai " is going to be drowned making people got panic over the city and evacuate for it.These people have no work and their only job is to spread rumours.

Posanikai Mor Kuzhambu | White Pumpkin Yogurt Gravy


An easy yogurt based gravy which doesn't require much time & ingredients but taste too good.This is mildly spiced and so a spicy side dish with potato make the meal awesome.Lask week when my kids were at holiday due to rain I made this with for lunch and we all loved it to the core.

Pineapple Flavored Kesari With sugar Substitute | Sweet with Sugar free | Diabetic Friendly Recipe


Kesari is one of the easiest dessert which can be easily prepared in jiffy.Whenever I carve for any sweet I just simply make this and relish.This is diabetic friendly recipe since I have replaced white sugar with sugar substitute.While using sugar substitute use for powdered one while making desserts and don't use tablet form substitute as it may give a bitter taste in dessert.

Simple care for Babies - #SoftestForBabySkin activity

Babies are the most precious and wonderful gift to mankind.A cheerful smile on a baby’s face will make us forget all our depression and sorrow.Motherhood is the best period and blessed period for every women.Parenting is an art and one need to draw it correctly to get perfect result.

As said by Howard W.Hunter,

Motherhood is near to divinity.It is the highest,holiest service to be assumed by mankind.

I love these words of Lin Yutang, Of all the rights of women the greatest is to be  a mother .

Simple Chicken Frankie Roll | Lunch Box Ideas


This is a super easy recipe idle to pack for kids lunch box.THe only time consuming thing in it is roasting of chicken while other are bit easy.For roti/chappathi you can go for fresh one or any left over.

My way of taking care of Baby's skin #SoftestForBabySkin activity

A mother will bear any sort of difficulties throughout the long nine months journey in pregnancy time.She will even tolerate the highest pain during labour and all that suffering diminish in a minute when she see the face of her newborn child -that’s motherhood and there is no love better or best than this in this universe.

When a child is born a mother is also born along , since she also need to learn each and everything for the sake of the baby from the beginning.More care and attention is needed in caring a newborn child.If any elderly person is there to assist and give them some advice then the new mom can easily tackle all things safely.But it today’s machine life nuclear family has boomed more and rarely we see joint family.Hence taking care of a baby has to be by the mother alone without any help.

Puffed Rice Upma | Pori - Vegetable Upma | Snack Recipe


If you any looking some easy snack or breakfast to fill your hungry stomach then this recipe comes as a great rescue.Here I have added grated carrot and green peas but you can add vegetables of your choice.I made this long back when I had some packet of left over puffed rice distributed from our apartment.I made it as after school evening snack but you can also have it as breakfast.

Pineapple Peel Wine | Homemade Wine | Christmas Recipe


It is just 35 days to Christmas and I can't say how fast time goes as I'm still on the days of my previous Christmas celebration.Wine make an integral part in that celebration.As a blogger I want to try different variety of it.In September when I got a pineapple I decided first to make wine with the peel of it and hence this recipe.I referred this page for my preparation .You can try this easy wine for this Christmas.

Carrot Soup | Easy Carrot Soup | Soup Recipes

carrot soup

Its pouring like anything here in Chennai for more than a week and our roads are flooded.In my life time here I have never seen rain like this.Although it good as the water levels in the reservoirs have increased but daily life has become miserable with this continuous flow.We pray the rain God to have pity on us and stop the rain for some time.
Coming to this recipe which I made for my daughter's birthday dinner party.I just used carrots alone it and it taste good not spicy nor sweet.The spices I added in it are ginger & pepper but if you prefer you can add some other flavouring too.

Chicken Tikka | Stove Top Chicken Tikka | Chicken Recipe


It had been a long time since I made tikka at home.The last one I made was this paneer tikka  which was more than a year ago.Last month end was my daughter's birthday and I made it again this tikka but this time I made it on stove top.My son enjoyed it  a lot and asked me to make it frequent.Last Sunday I planned to make it to fulfill their wish with chicken.It very easy to make these tikka at home with very few ingredients.

Ragi Sev Upma | Healthy Millet Upma | Finger Millet Sev Recipe

ragi sev upma

After sharing many high calorie recipes here I am with an easy,healthy and diabetic friendly recipe which can be prepared in jiffy.People who  are looking for low calorie and high fibre content food  this ragi sev comes as the best one.These sevs are easily available in markets in different brand name.Lastly month I opened a pair of these to try some delicacies with it.I made this for me as a breakfast which was super tasty ,filling and healthy.

Tirunelveli Halwa | Godhumai Halwa | Halwa Recipe


Happy Diwali <:-P to all my readers, have a fun filled and safe diwali.At last I tried my hands on traditional method of making halwa of Tirunelveli which is near to our home town.When ever we travel down south Tamilnadu we make sure to buy some halwa at Tirunelveli.I referred Raks kitchen to do it with some slight changes.I needed the sugar & ghee amount.The tricky part is the criminalisation,then the addition of waterand continuous stirring.If we miss it the halwa may turn bitter.

Wheat Flour Murukku /chakli | Festive Snack Recipe

wheat flour murukku

Diwali is round the corner and I could see loads of sweets and savouries in blogosphere and I'm enjoying the virtual treat of it.Though we don't celebrate it on seeing all delicacies for it I'm more tempted to do try some and as a blogger I tried few also.Yesterday for after school snack I tried this murukku/chakli and it was so tasty to munch with tea.Do try this easy snack for festival or day to day and relish it.

Milk Powder Burfi /Fudge | Diwali 2015 Recipe | Festive Sweet recipe


No festival is complete without a sweet. It's not tedious to make it at home and one just need the interest to make.since when I ask some about this they often reply why to suffer just buy it from a shop.Shops do sell variety of sweets but one main ingredients ' love ' will be missing in it.Do try to make atleast one or two sweet and enjoy with festive season with family.This fudge/burfi just need few stuffs to make it

Besan-Cashew Khoya laddo | Festive Sweet Recipe

In my previous post ,homemade instant khoya I promised to share the recipe I made with it and it is nothing than this ladoo.This ia an addictive,tasty and delicious laddoo with besan,mawa & cashew.Sugar is used as a sweetener in it but you can also use jaggery.do try this easy sweet for Diwali and share with friends.

Homemade Instant Mawa / Khoya | Instant khoya using Milk powder


Mawa/ khoya is nothing but milk solids made by continuous stirring of milk till it solidifies.This khoya  available in market will either sweetened or unsweetened.The process of making it is a lengthy one and need more effort .When I want to make some delicacies for this year many sweets called for this khoya and I was bit afraid to make it at home.While browsing for some easy method to make this I landed up into Viji's space to make this instant version.This one was little rubbery  and it failed while i tried to make burfi.The best recipe to make with this instant mawa will be any laddoo or gulab jamun.

My Choice of Luxury Hotels In Chennai

Each day in life is a greatest blessing from God which we never realise due to the hurdles and burden of life one goes through daily.At one stage of life mostly all will realise that they had never enjoyed life at by any mean.Although we go through many series of difficulties or problem we must spare some days to enjoy it.Holiday is one such way to get relaxed from daily chores of life  which also rejuvenate our mind and body.Even if some goes through series financial problem he must look out at least a day to go out to a relaxing,calm area nearby to free up his mind and think about further.I firmly believe in going in it and forces my husband for a family holiday every year.

Easy North Indian Gravies with Eastern Masala | Product Review

Eastern masala has come with some new products where one can easily make North Indian gravies at home which is just like a child's play.Yes,I mean it in just 1,2,3 steps one can make yummyliciuos,mouth watering gravies in jiffy.I have already explained in detail about their panneer recipe Shahi Paneer.Other ready to cook products are butter chicken,Methi muttar malai,Kadai vegetable.

Plantain stem with moongdal | Vazhaithandu- pasi parrupu kootu




Plantain stem/ vazhaithandu is very good for health. It removes stones from kidney. For weight water if you  drink the juice made by blending & filtering it empty stomach you can see amazing result soon.Eat this stem at least once in a week.

Soya beans Dosai | Soya Beans Crepes | Breakfast Recipe

After the soya beans dry curry , here comes the next recipe with soya beans which is south Indian famous dosa recipe.In addition to the health factor this dosa is very crispy  and cooks very fast.Do give a try once as you cannot find any difference from the regular one and we get satisfied feeding protein filled food to family.

Soya Beans Dry curry | Healthy Recipe



Soya beans is one of the good source of protein and some vitamins,minerals and insoluble fibre.They may be in green,yellow,black or brown.Last month when I went for  grocery shopping not knowing I purchased two packets of it misunderstanding one as yellow peas, so I was left with more soya beans.When I look up for recipes to finish it up found this in Rak's kitchen.So simple,easy to make and only soaking time is bit longer.

Joy of being together

Have you ever noticed what the younger generation people are doing these days at home,let me explain,each one has gadgets of their own it may be either a computer,laptop,mobile,tablet or a smart phone.Each sit with their own gadgets at some places in the house which is equipped with wifi or they may have data plans in their gadgets.Each and every one use it as these are their best friend, companion to share thing or to hook on to the internet for chatting and browsing.Some never minds what happening around them and spend hours and hours of time in the virtual world.It's no only younger people who spends hours in it even elders ,working groups and small kids also are much addicted init by playing games.With the introduction of internet and gadgets we can’t blame one another for it.

Aloo Matar Sabji | Potato green peas dry curry | Siide dish for Indian Flat Bread


Potatoes  is one of the fondest vegetable by all age groups and this dry curry with green peas along with it make an excellent combo.Influenced by a commercial  in television my daughter was demanding me to do it since months.At last I fulfilled here wish last week by making this for dinner which was a super hit.Do try this and I'm you will be showered with appreciation from others in your family.

Ragi Puttu | Finger Millet Steamed cake | Millet Recipe

Ragi / finger millet is one millet which can be easily consumed by all ages groups and all sectors of people,even this millet is good for diabetic disorder people.Mostly for kids many usually starts the solid food by first introducing the porridge made with it, which is tasty,filling and healthy.Ragi is one of the great source of calcium and it also gives coolness of the body.I am a sort of person who love  to have puttu for breakfast by kids won't like it.Last purposely I made this for my breakfast while dosa for others.

Vella Aval | Rice Flakes with Jaggery


Aval /rice flakes itself a healthy super good food  which can be had as snack or as breakfast.Here I have used thick variety red rice flakes which is even more nutritious than white flakes.This method does not require any cooking of it and can be done in no time which is a best option for after school snack.

Oats Raisins Cookies | Healthy Cookies | Eggless & Butterless




Its had been quite a long time since I baked some cookies.This time I made up my mind to bake only oats  and decided to work with it last week.In this I have not used any butter or shortenings instead I used oil for fat.Oats & raisins in it make  cookie  soft and chewy.

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal | Beach Sundal | Sundal Recipes

thenga mangai pattani sundal
If you have been to Marina Beach you would have seen many selling this sundal variety mostly people buy this and enjoy it in beach hence the name beach sundal.


LG Nexus 5X features | My entry for #ChampIsBack activity

In today’s fast-paced life Internet makes the base for all our activities lined up in a day ,whether transferring,funding ,shopping ,etc Internet has become mandatory.Each and everyone have a gadget to peek into the virtual world as on move.Smart phones is the main device which is used mostly by all to do all we based works nowadays since it's so simple and easy  to carry on.
When it comes to phone there available a widest range of mobiles to choose from size,colour,range,features,etc.Really one gets confused to select the good one between them because each of it stand distinct at one feature.But the case is not the same with  LG Nexus 5X .

Tomato dosa | Thakali Dosai | Breakfast Recipe

Tomato dosa/dosai

Thakalai dosai alias tomato dosa is almost an instant version of dosai/crepes which does not require any fermentation like  regular one.Just the soaking time is needed for this which then after soaked just grind it and makes it.This goes well with all chutney and sambar.Even the kids get attracted by the red color of it.

Jeera Pulao | Jeera Rice | Easy Rice Variety


Jeera rice /pulao is an easy to make rice variety  which mainly has the flavours of jeera.Since it doesn't have any spiciness in it,a hot and spicy side dish is needed to accompany it.Here I have used both shahi and ordinary jeera for more aroma but you can use any of your choice.This can also be packed for lunch box.

M&M or Gems Gravity Cake Tutorial | Step by Step Pictures| How to make a simple gravity cake

 First let me clear you all that I 'm not an expert just an amateur in baking and this tutorial may be silly for some but for me its precious.It makes me feel owe as I did something new and  I want do want to keep chronicles of my work here and hence the post.Its like a post from a beginner to all beginners.Every year for me kids birthday I want to try a new cake method after I step into this blogging world, which I have successfully past two years.In 2013, I made a funfetti cake and 2014 I tried fondant cake for my son.When September starts my plan to bake also starts and this year I tried this gravity cake seeing many youtube videos.Though it's not perfect :D my son really liked it to the core which is the best compliment than any other.

Keerai Kootu | Spinach and Moong Dal Recipe | Step by Step Recipe

palak dal kootu

Spinach with moong dal makes the best pair and I would say anything with split moong dal will taste superb.This recipe can be used as a side dish for roti or naan else one can just mix it up with hot steaming rice with a  dollop of ghee.Its tastes soo good even kids won't refuse it.

Apple -Pear Smoothie | Breakfast Smoothie | Fresh Fruit Smoothie Recipe


Having fresh fruits in breakfast is always best and many don't take it  as  everyone will be in hurry during those peak morning time and some even skip their breakfast.For the people who skip breakfast its better to take some fresh fruit smoothies which  not only make their tummy full but gives a satisfaction of taken healthy food.

Kesar Kaju Katli | Saffron Flavoured Cashew Burfi | Indian Sweet


Sweets/desserts always cheer me up and hence I always prefer to start a new month with a sweet note.Kaju katli/ cashew burfi is commonly liked by all and my kids to love it.This Kesar Kaju katli has an extra flavour of saffron in it.I already have some methods of kaju katli in my little space,you can check instant method and regular method by clicking the link.

Pavakkai Theeyal | Bitter gourd in roasted coconut -tamarind gravy

bitter gourd theeyal
Theeyal is nothing but a gravy/kuzhambu made with spices ,deeply roasted coconut and tamarind juice.Bitter melon is fried and added to this to make it bitter gourd theeyal. Frying it reduces the bitterness certain amount also i have added a small piece of jaggery to this gravy but you can omit it.

Pineapple Kootu | Side Dish for Rice | Pineapple Recipe



When i had a pineapple i want try a different recipe and came across this which is a combo of sweet,sour and spicy.With the grounded coconut added to it along with coconut oil used for tempering makes this dish to have flavors of kerala.One can just have this with hot steaming rice and curd/yogurt or rasam.

Mint Rice | Easy Lunch Box Ideas | Step by Step Pictures



Mint has a unique flavour which really refreshes and only if people like this minty aroma can enjoy else please don't try this.At first i too had some query about how its going to be but when i made this it turned out yummy and delicious .Hence in my  note better  try once and then decide whether to proceed further or just stop with once.Here i have prepared this with cooked rice but if you prefer you cook rice with mint water and make it more tasty.In future i have decided to try that mint pulao and will blog about it when i do it.

KFC Style Chicken Popcorn | Easy Homemade Chicken Popcorn

 My son is a die hard lover of chicken popcorn,when ever we got to any fried chicken retail outlets the first item he would order is chicken popcorn.I already have a chicken popcorn recipe in my space ,the difference between this and that is the exterior coating and some ingredients.To make the popcorn chicken look similar too that available in the outlets i coated it with oats & corn flakes.
Do try this method which looked exactly like the one available there.

Spinach Paratha | Paratha Recipe

We all know the health benefits of spinach which is a super food loaded with nutrients.It is a excellent source of vitamins,iron,manganese,protein and other dietary fibre.This spinach is important for skin,hair,bone and prevents major diseases like cancer,asthma,blood pressure.But making children to eat it as such is bit difficult,When made as paratha like this they do enjoy the taste and we get satisfied feeding best food for them.This can also be packed as lunch box to office/schools.

Onion Samosa | Triangle samosa | Easy snack Recipe


Onion samosa is one the famous street food in south India and in almost all places like sub urban trains,bus stops,bus depots,tea shops,etc one can find this samosa.Making this is not that difficult with minimal ingredients you can prepare it.Here i have used ready made samosa pastry sheet which i got it recently but making that not a challenging one,only the folding part is little tricky which will be perfect as you try it out..Check my notes for how to make it.

Dry Fruits Ladoo | Dates & Nuts Balls | Festive Sweet Recipe

dry fruits ladoo
Dry fruits and nuts laddoo/ balls are so easy to make which makes the best way for kids to eat them.Its healthy since no other sweetening agents were added to it as the sweetness for dates & raisins are quiet enough for the taste.With festive season around make this and have fun.You can even make it any shape cylinders and then cut it or even in a shape of  modak.

Rava Payasam | Sooji Kheer | Dessert Recipe

sooji kheer/ payasam

If you looking for any easy dessert then this kheer comes in handy.with all ingredients easily in all kitchen pantry making it doesn't take much time.To fulfil your sweet carve do make this and indulge in its taste and aroma.

Chocolate Ganache | How to make simple chocolate ganache


Chocolate ganache is so versatile that you can use them  for frosting,layering or to make truffles.The key note lies in the proposition of the ingredients used in it.The two main things needed to make a ganache are cream and chocolate.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread | Eggless & Butterless

Making my kids eat banana is too difficult often i have to force them .so every time i buy banana i also left with some over riped ones.The best way to use it is baking a bread with it.Since i have already baked plain banana bread this time i decided to go with some nutella,is there any who don't like it?... Its a perfect pair for evening chai/ coffee.Go try for it if you are left with over riped bananas.

Hotel Sambar | Easy Hotel Sambar with Eastern Masala | Side dish for Idli / Dosa

hotel sambar
Making sambar is not any difficult task just cook dal with veggies add in masala ,boil and tadka it.Every one will have thier own way of making sambar, some cook vegetables along with dal while some cook it separately and then add to cooked dal.I too have tried many different ways but this hotel sambar stand unique in taste,yes here i have used eastern sambar masala which gives an distinct flavor to it.When ever you see packets of this smabar masala don't forget to grab it as making sambar with it is so easy and tasty too.

Aval Kesari | Rice flakes/Poha Sheera | Indian Sweets



This aval kesari is so easy to make like the most easy kesar,rava  kesari which hardly need around thirty minutes.When ever you have sudden carving doe any sweet ,like me ;;) then make this and relish it.Here i have used red thick variety rice flakes/aval but you can use any variety.If using thin variety then reduce the water amount.

Puran poli | Sweet Boli | Indian Sweet


Festivals is incomplete with sweets and i can see co-bloggers posting many festive recipes as festivals are fast approaching.So i too decided to post my puran boli recipe pending in my draft as this is the right time.Boli/poli is usually made with maida/flour but here i have used more of wheat flour and little maida to make it little healthy.This is my own version and i didn't stick to any prescribed  or authentic way.

Prawn Noodles | Spicy prawns in Noodles | Easy Dinner Recipe

prawn noodles

My kids are addictive to noodles what ever type it may be either instant or plain,When there was a ban for instant noodles they longed for it but i made this plain noodles with veggies often to fulfil their carve.For one night dinner i questioned them how about prawn noodles and the answer was a big Yes.I tried it for the first time and relished it to the full with my kids.

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