20 Apr 2018

Kala Chana Sundal

Kala Chana or black konda kadalai belongs to the legume family and is a rich source of proteins, iron and fibre. You can make these sundals as a snack for your family. Since these are dried chana, we have to soak these chana for 8 hours atleast so that it cooks easily.
Check out the white chickpeas sundal and lobia sundal recipe.


Kala Chana Sundal


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18 Apr 2018

Easy Banana Mousse

Here's an easy and simple dessert you can make for your family that is healthy and tasty. Whenever I have left over bananas I usually bake cakes with it but if I don't feel like baking a cake or if I have very less bananas then I make this mousse or this banana chocolate mousse. You can serve this as a dessert or an after school snack.
I made this mousse out of nedram pazham that no one in the family wanted to eat. You will have to adjust the sugar according to the ripeness of the banana.


Banana Mousse


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Green Gram Curry

Green gram also known as mung bean or pasipayaru belongs to the legume family. It is rich in fibre and protein. There are many different recipes that can be made with green gram. I usually make pesarattu, green gram sprouts, green gram sundal and this curry. It is easy to cook and tastes good too. You can have this curry with roti or dosa.


Green gram curry


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Red Aval Upma

Aval or poha is nothing but flattened rice and considered to be rich in vitamins and protein. This red aval is considered to be even more healthy and nutritious than the normal white aval. The red aval is made from red rice and is rich in iron. If anyone in your family has an iron deficiency then it is recommended to include this red aval in the daily diet. 


Red Aval Upma

You can make this upma or even make a sweet dish out of this by adding coconut and jaggery. I even use this red aval in my idli batter. You can make this even more healthy by adding vegetables of your choice. There are 2 kinds of red aval - hard and soft. I have used the soft variety.


Red Aval Upma


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Tips to cook non sticky Okra

There was a time when I never preferred to cook vendakkai (okra) because of it's sticky nature but now I make it very often and I don't add curd or besan to my vendakkai to make it non - sticky.
These simple and easy steps always help me to make an easy, tasty and non sticky vendakkai. The biggest thing that causes the stickiness in moisture! If you can avoid the moisture then you will end up with perfect okra every time!


How to cook okra without sticking


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17 Apr 2018

Kollu Chutney

Kollu also known as Horsegram in English and Kulthi in Hindi is a super food that is widely used in South India. It is mostly famous because of it effects in weight loss but there is a horde of other benefits associated with horsegram. It helps in digestion, eliminates kidney stones, protects against diabetes, increases immunity, it is rich in protein and anti oxidants, prevents constipation. It is also used in the treatment of irregular periods. 


Kollu Chutney

This kollu chutney is an excellent way to include horsegram in our diet. It's easy and quick to make and tastes good too. I sometimes, add it to my idli podi too. Check out this curry leaves horsegram podi.


Kollu Chutney


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Palak Poriyal

Palak also known as spinach is a rich source of vitamins, calcium, iron and omega 3 fatty acids. We include palak very often in our diet and this is one of the recipes I make with it. This poriyal is easy and simple to make and gets done quickly. This goes very well with South Indian meals like rasam or sambar rice.

Palak Poriyal


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Mushroom Fried Rice

Mushroom fried rice is an easy to make lunch box recipe. My kids enjoy taking any fried rice for lunch and I like to make different kinds of fried rice for them. You can make this fried rice with left over rice, normal rice or even basmati rice. I prefer to make it with basmati rice as the flavor of basmati rice take the dish to a whole new level!


Mushroom Fried Rice


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Potato Chips | Homemade Potato Chips

My mum used to make lots of chips for us and growing up, we used to love these chips she made. She always made us yam chips, vazhakkai chips and these potato chips and now I make these chips for my kids and they enjoy it so much! These are easy to make and kids will love to have this for snacks.


Potato Chips


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