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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Drumstick Leaves Soup | Murungai Keerai Soup



The climate in this part of the world is slowly changing and we are into our rainy season of the year.As the temperature changes, we  face health issues like cold and cough.To overcome this and keep us comfortable we feel to have something hot and soupy.When I had a bunch of these super power leaves, drumstick leaves I made this soup for a day when all at home had running nose and cold which made us little better.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Flaxseeds Tomato Chutney | Side dish for Idli / Dosa


We all know flaxseeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and many essential nutrients.For vegetarian, these seeds play a key role for this omega3 which reduces the risk of chronic diseases.These seeds can be called as powerhouse as it is loaded with high nutrition facts like high in fibre, low carbo,lowers cholesterol, helps in weight loss,good for skin and hair , gluten free,etc. Anything must be used in moderate and same is the case here also use it in minimal and reap the benefits from it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Drumstick Leaves -Dal Curry | Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu




I got a bunch of this super healthy green ," murungai keerai"  called as drumstick leaves in English to make a healthy breakfast ,adai, and I was left with more bunch of leaves.So while browsing I got attracted by this kuzhmabu and decided to go for it . I had a doubt how my kids will react to it and they didn't complain any and it was super delicious .I strongly suggest to try this.I did a slight variation by adding few garlic pods while grinding for easy digestion.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Saffron Rice | Saffron Flavored Pulao | Lunch Box Recipe



Yesterday was my son's birthday though we have postponed the celebration to Friday due to my daughter's exam I made a simple chocolate cake , this saffron rice and  chilli chicken for us.Earlier on one Sunday, I have tried this saffron rice and so was confident to go with it.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Choc -Cinnamon Rolls | Eggless Rolls with #LuvIt Chocolates



I received  two boxes of chocolates from Luvit early this year.My kids were over excited and finished up all wafers, bars, milk wafers, etc what they can eat and just left alone dark chocolates.These were lying in my pantry not getting any attention.So I decided a day to finish it off by baking this rolls which made a perfect combo for evening tea.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gothambu Payasam | Whole Wheat Berry -Coconut Milk Pudding | Dessert Recipe


No meal is complete with a cup of dessert which can either be a kheer , pudding ,payasam ,ice cream or even a chocolate.My wish is to a have an Indian sweet/ mithai after a great meat  and at times I prefer payasam to subtle my sweet carving.I can gulp as many as cups I can at any time of the time.When I make payasam at home it is only me who indulge in it as my kids hate payasam/kheer.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Beans Thoran | French Beans cooked with Spiced coconut | Onam sadya Recipe

This another simple and easy recipe that make appearance in the sadya menu.It just so simple to prepare but taste delicious when eaten up with rice.Apart from beans , cabbage, beetroot , and many other vegetables can also be prepared as thoran in the same way.If you are planning for sadya this year do include this recipe as this can be prepared in few minutes where the only time consuming job is chopping of the beans which can also be prepared in advance.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Kootu Curry | Black Channa & Vegetables Cooked in Coconut Masala | Onam Sadya Recipe


Kootu curry is another one recipe which in Onam sadya .This is nothing but vegetables like yam and raw plantain is cooked along with pressure cooked black channa which is then spiced up with coconut paste.If you are planning to make this be sure to soak your channa the previous day .I am planning for a mini Onam sadya this year but due to my kid's exam I'm little worried will I be able to do and now I just keep calm and think about it.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Paruppu Curry | Cheru Paruppu Churry | Onam Sadya Recipe



Parippu curry is a gravy in which moong dal is cooked and slow boiled with coconut- masala which s followed by tadka.This is such a simple,flavorful, mildly spiced curry and takes a great place in onam sadya recipes. Since this curry is made with moong dal its taste is unbeatable. If you wish to indulge this is warming curry do make it as it won't take  more than half an hour to make it.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Paal Kozhukattai | Rice Flour Balls cooked in Sweetened Coconut milk


Paal kozhukattai is a simple dish in which a rice flour balls are prepared by boiling milk,water and rice flour together to get a thickened dough consistency.It is then shaped into small balls and cooked again in sweetened coconut milk.

This recipe is so simple and ultimately delicious for people like me who have a sweet tooth.Here I have used white sugar but you can also use jaggery in place of it.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Mini Apple Pie | Eggless Apple pie



At last, I did it , yes it was my long term wish to make apple pie and I successfully  did it last week. Every time when I think of trying this I would search wide recipes ,see youtube but at end wold end up with nothing making.Sometimes we need some external force to push up to bring out the sleeping capabilities in us.When I saw about a contest in a page I decided to make this but at the end , I didn't submit my entry there , I'm happy and more fulfilled  because I baked my long term pending proposal   although I didn't submit for the competition.
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