5 Dec 2017

Vegetable Fried Rice

Fried rice is a Chinese recipe but with an Indian twist to it. This is one of the most favorite rice recipes that my children enjoy. Whenever we go out to eat, this is the rice my daughter always orders. Since they like it so much, I make different version of fried rice at home and it is easy to pack for lunch boxes too. 


Veg Fried Rice


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4 Dec 2017

Vendakkai Varuval

Vendakkai or lady's finger is veggie that my husband loves. Vendakkai is a healthy veggie rich in calcium, vitamins and folic acid. I never used to buy this veggie earlier because of its's slimy nature but now I've learnt to cook this without any sticky problems! I will share tips on how to avoid the sticky nature of lady's finger later on. 

This varuval is very tasty! We don't add any onion to it and all the masalas together give it a deep spicy taste that we love! I don't add curd or besan to make it crisp or avoid stickiness, it takes very less time to cook too and gets done quickly. 


Vendakkai Varuval


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23 Nov 2017

Lamingtons

Lamingtons are nothing but square vanilla sponge cake dipped in chocolate and rolled in dessicated coconut. These lamingtons originated in Australia. It is believed to be named after Lord Lamington who was the Governor of Queensland. 


Lamingtons

I have always wanted to make a lamington cake and I finally made it and it tasted absolutely delicious! Everybody who had it simply fell in love with the cake! The vanilla cake, chocolate frosting and the coconut was just perfect! You've got to taste it to believe how good this is!! My next agenda is to make Pink Lamingtons!! 


Lamingtons

Today marks the 4th anniversary of my blog! What better way to celebrate than with my favorite lamingtons! I thank God for helping me through and through and for blessing this blog and making it a blessing to many! A big thank you to all who read the blog and leave comments!

Here's what I posted on my previous blog anniversaries!
1st blog anniversary   - How to make a Doll Cake.
2nd blog anniversary - Strawberry Chocolate Chip Loaf.
3rd blog anniversary  - Neapolitan Cake.

Lamingtons

You can choose any vanilla cake for this recipe. Make sure you bake it in a square pan. I made these lamingtons with this Best Butter Cake recipe. Or you can chose from one of these vanilla cake recipes. You can make these lamingtons with an egg free vanilla cake as well. You can also fill this cake with cream or jam before covering it with chocolate.


Lamingtons


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22 Nov 2017

Mosambi Juice Recipe | Sweet Lime Juice

This is the most common juice I make for my husband at home. Out of all the juice recipes I have posted, this is his most favorite and I make it quite often. It is simple and easy to make, tastes great and it has a lot of health benefits. It is loaded with Vitamin C and helps increase immunity, promotes bone health, improves eye sight and many more!
When selecting the fruit, do not pick green ones with thick skin, choose the ones that are yellowish with thin skin, ripe but without any dark spots. 


Sweet Lime Juice


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21 Nov 2017

20 Nov 2017

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate and banana is a wonderful combination and one of my favorites and I can finish up the left over bananas and the enjoy the chocolate too! This cake is even better as it has double the amount of chocolate! I made this for our prayer group and it disappeared quickly!



Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

The cake tastes amazing, so rich, moist and chocolaty! You can't taste the banana as we are adding too much of chocolate, the chocolate masks the taste of the banana. If you like chocolate then you will love this cake.


Triple Chocolate Banana Bread


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19 Nov 2017

Sathumaavu Uthapam

Sathumaavu is a health mix powder made with various grains, nuts, millets. I always make sathumaavu kanji for my kids but sometimes they don't like to eat the porridge. So I add sathumaavu powder to dosa batter to make sathumaavu dosa. This is an easy way to include sathumaavu. 

Sathumaavu Uthapam


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18 Nov 2017

Bhindi Rice | Okra Rice

My son has started full day school and he likes to take only variety rice in his lunch box. He does not like taking sambar, rasam. So I make different kinds of pulao, fried rice often. This time I decided to make this okra rice as I wanted to include okra in my kids diet.


Vendakka Sadam

Okra is a healthy veggie, rich in vitamins, folic acid and calcium. It is low in calories and high in dietary fibre. Growing up, I was not very fond of okra but now it's one of my top favorite veggie!

Okra is called as Bhindi in Hindi and Vendakkai in Tamil. Many people don't cook okra due to it's sticky nature but if done properly, there will be no stickiness and it's a breeze to cook okra. 


Vendakka Sadam


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17 Nov 2017

Paneer Baby Corn Kurma

Paneer and baby corn kurma is a tasty dish that you can have as a side dish for pulao or roti. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. Both paneer and baby corn is something that all kids love and this dish will also be relished by kids.
I usually make any kind of kurma recipes to go as a side dish for pulao

Paneer Baby Corn Kurma


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16 Nov 2017

Mixed Vegetable Pulao

I have already posted one version of mixed veg pulao where I have used the microwave to partially cook the veggies and then used an electric rice cooker to cook the pulao. You can check that recipe here. This recipe is an easy one pot recipe that is pretty simple to put together. 

Mixed Veg Pulao


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