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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