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


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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


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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


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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


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19 Sep 2017

Homemade Nutella | Pea Nutella | Chocolate Peanut Spread

I love chocolate and I like to spread chocolate to a slice of bread, it's absolutely one of my favorites! I used to buy nutella before and enjoy it but after reading so many articles on how bad nutella is, I don't buy as much as I used to. 
This homemade 'nutella' is just as good as the store bought one, except it doesn't have a lot of oil and sugar added to it!!


Homemade Nutella

If you get hazelnuts then you can use them instead of the peanuts. I don't get hazelnuts easily and it's quite expensive too so I decided to make with peanuts. If you like peanuts then you will love this chocolate spread.


Homemade Nutella

There are plenty of recipes in the internet but this is the simplest and easiest recipe for pea-nutella and I love it. If you want the spread to be more smooth, you can simply adjust the ingredients.


Homemade Nutella


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16 Sep 2017

Mudakathan Keerai Muttai Dosai

Mudakathan keerai muttai dosai is just like the normal muttai dosai. It is healthy and tastes no different than the normal dosai, if not much better, except for the color. I make mudakathan keerai dosai atleast once a week since I have this keerai growing wildly in my little kitchen garden.

I have already posted a Mudakathan Keerai Dosai recipe. This keerai is very healthy just like all the other keerai/greens variety. Mudakathan keerai is called as Balloon Vine Leaves in English. It has anti inflammatory properties and it's rich in anti oxidants too. You can make a stir fry with this keerai too but I find this the easiest way to make my kids eat the keerai. Adding an egg to it makes it even more healthy and makes it a wonderful option for breakfast.

Mudakathan Keerai Muttai Dosai


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6 Sep 2017

1 Sep 2017

Instant Sathumavu Dosai

Sathumavu Dosai is an easy and healthy dosa recipe that can be given for kids. This makes for a healthy breakfast and also if you have fussy kids who won't eat the sathumavu kanji, you can make such dosa's and feed them
Sathumavu is a health mix made from various grains, cereals, nuts, millets. 


Sathumavu Dosai


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31 Aug 2017

No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Here is a simple and easy cake to make for kids that tastes delicious. I made this cake for my nieces who love to eat anything made with biscuits! Even though I am not very fond of biscuit cakes, I must say even I enjoyed eating this cake!
I had bookmarked this recipe years ago and I finally had the chance to make this cake. This is one of the easiest  and tastiest no bake desserts I have made. There are many versions of biscuit cakes and this is one of my favorites.


Chocolate Biscuit Cake


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Karamani Sundal

Black Eyed Peas also known as Cow Peas is called as Karamani in Tamil and Lobia in Hindi. It is high in fibre and low in fat and calories. Lobia is a rich source of protein, iron and potassium too. It's really good to include lobia in our regular diet. You can make a gravy with it or you can make a sundal like this and have it as a snack. This sundal is easy to make, you can pack it for kids snack boxes. I also pack this as a mid morning snack for my husband.
Check out the other sundal recipes.


Karamani Sundal


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