18 Oct 2017

Homemade Coriander Powder

Making coriander powder at home is very simple and easy. There are 2 ways to make this powder. You can either sun dry the coriander seeds or dry fry them. I chose to fry them as it was a cloudy say with no sun. 


Homemade Coriander Powder


Share this post if you found it useful!

Palak Soya Pulao

During school days it's really difficult for me to include greens in my children's diet since they don't like taking it to school so I make this palak pulao which tastes great and I have the satisfaction of including green leafy vegetables in their diet! Off late, I have started adding soya, lobia or paneer to the palak pulao I pack for them. Makes it more nutritious - iron and protein packed and they don't complain!


Palak Soya Pulao


Share this post if you found it useful!

17 Oct 2017

Palak Paneer Biryani

This is another easy and kids favorite lunch box recipe that you can try. I make some kind of pulao/biryani every week for my kids and this time I tried this palak paneer pulao. I first came across this recipe here and this is a nice way to include palak greens and panner. Since most kids love paneer, this will be a sure shot winner with them!
I made this in a pressure cooker for convenience and ease but you can also cook the rice separately and add it to the palak gravy. That way the paneer will also not get over cooked.


Palak Paneer Biryani


Share this post if you found it useful!

16 Oct 2017

Prawn Rice

Prawn rice is a simple rice dish I made one day for my kids lunch box. My children are not very fond of prawns and I thought it would be a nice way to include prawns in their diet. 
This is an easy and simple rice which tastes really good! You can make this with left over rice too.

Prawn Rice



Share this post if you found it useful!

Home made Garam Masala Powder

I make almost all my masalas at home and garam masala was one of the few that I used to buy from the store. So for a very long time I was looking at many combinations to arrive at the right flavor. Finally I have arrived at this combination. This has worked for me, I like the flavor and taste of this masala. It is not over powering, it is subtle yet flavorful. Adding a little to my curries, takes it to a whole new level.


Garam Masala Powder


Share this post if you found it useful!

Paneer Fried Rice

Fried rice is a very common Indo Chinese dish in our house. I make different varieties of fried rice since my kids like to take this for lunch. And since I always like some variety in the lunches I pack for them, I made a paneer fried rice one day and my family loved it!

Everybody loves paneer and adding it always makes the dish healthy and tasty. The important thing here is to make sure the paneer does not turn rubbery and also make sure the paneer is tasty. You can shallow fry the paneer before adding in but make sure you don't overcook the paneer.

Paneer Fried Rice


Share this post if you found it useful!

22 Sep 2017

Siru Keerai Poriyal

Keerai is a staple in South Indian homes. Including any variety of keerai at least 3 days a week is very good for health. Siru Keerai is rich in iron, vitamins and fibre. 
You can make a masiyal or a poriyal with siru keerai. I usually make a masiyal with siru keerai or arai keerai but this time I decided to make a poriyal.
I make the poriyal slightly different and this makes it really tasty. Instead of using just grated coconut, I add some garlic and green chillies and then add it in which gives the keerai a unique taste.


Siru Keerai Poriyal


Share this post if you found it useful!

21 Sep 2017

Sathumaavu Ladoo

Sathumaavu is a health mix powder made with many healthy nuts, grains, millets. This is made especially for young children to help them meet the nutritional requirements. My kids don't like to eat porridge made from this sathumaavu. It was easier to feed them the porridge when they were little but now, they are not so interested in the porridge. So I started making other dishes with the sathumaavu for them, like the sathumavu dosa, uthapam. This is another recipe that I made with the powder. This is an easy to make, healthy snack for both the kids and adults.


Sathumaavu Ladoo


Share this post if you found it useful!

Fried Eggs Recipe

This is the most common eggs that I make at home, so much so, that I've bought a special small pan just to make this egg!! All of us love to have this for breakfast, it is easy to make and if made correctly, tastes really good. 
Cooking the eggs to the correct consistency is important. Over cooking will make it rubbery.


Fried Eggs


Share this post if you found it useful!

20 Sep 2017

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

Burnt garlic fried rice is similar to the fried rice that is usually made except we add some extra garlic to it and the garlic is slightly burnt to give a unique flavor to the rice. 


Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

You can add the garlic at the beginning or you can saute the garlic separately and add it at the end. I make it exactly the same way I make the usual fried rice except I allow the garlic to burn a little bit. 


Burnt Garlic Fried Rice


Share this post if you found it useful!