25 May 2017

Easy Tamarind Rice Recipe | Puli Sadam

I don't make tamarind rice very often, I'm not very fond of it too except when we are travelling!! Nothing beats the tamarind rice with potato roast in train or picnic!! My mom makes a simple tamarind paste which I like and follow her recipe. My mom makes this paste and stocks some in the fridge for later use. 

Puli Sadam


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Instant Ragi Idli | Easy Ragi Idli Recipe

I have been looking to include Ragi in our diet, I do make a lot of millet based dishes but I have never been able to make a lot of ragi and kambu. When I came across this recipe, I wanted to try it out and I'm so glad it worked out well and my family likes it! This is an instant idli recipe and it is soft and tastes really good. I had 2 idli's left over and the next day I heated it in a microwave and it was still soft!


Instant Ragi Idli

The other ragi idli recipes I came across, involved grinding and fermenting the batter and I just did not feel like making those recipes. However, this is an instant idli recipe, easy to make and takes very little time to put together.

Ragi is called as finger millet in english, nachani in hindi and kezhvaragu in Tamil. It is a super food rich in calcium and iron and it's really good to include it in kids diet. I used homemade sprouted ragi flour. If using store bought, make sure you buy a good brand. 


Instant Ragi Idli


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24 May 2017

How to store Coriander, Curry leaves and Mint for long

Keeping the coriander and curry leaves fresh for atleast a week or two is very important to me. I get very annoyed seeing them spoilt since I use a lot of coriander and it's such a waste to see them go bad. I had been trying many ideas that I read off the internet and nothing worked well for me. One day, my maid suggested this method and I started following it and I find this works better than most of the other ways that I've tried. 

What you will need
  • A container - (preferably glass but even plastic or steel works well)
  • Tissue papers
How to store Coriander Leaves


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12 May 2017

Mother's Day Cake

I  made this cake for my mum's birthday which is just a few days before Mother's Day but this cake would be wonderful to celebrate Mother's Day too. I got this lovely idea from I am Baker and this isn't extraordinary like her Mother's Day cake but still, my family and me were very happy with this cake. It's easy and simple to make and yet so personal and beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day


You can choose any of your favorite cake, I chose my Walnut Cake recipe. This cake is my mum's most favorite cake!! 

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Egg Pepper Roast

I have a habit of buying fresh vegetables everyday. We are blessed to have a good vegetable vendor closeby who stocks fresh veggies everyday so I never buy in bulk and load the fridge. The down side of this is when there is an emergency! When there were some untoward news about our chief minister and the entire city shut down in a matter of hours, I was stuck with no veggies to cook!!

However, eggs are so versatile in nature, it always comes in handy when everything else fails. So on this particular day when I was stuck not having any vegetables to cook I made this pepper egg roast and kuthiraivali moong dal khichidi and it was one of the tastiest meals ever!! Simple and easy!


Egg Pepper Roast


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Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate muffins is an easy and simple recipe that you can bake as an even snack or for your guests. This is so delicious and chocolaty that you will fall in love with it!! I made this for our prayer group and it disappeared in no time!


Chocolate Muffins


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11 May 2017

How to make a simple syrup to soak cakes

This is how I soak my vanilla cakes. You can use this same measure to soak the chocolate cakes too. But I normally use grape juice to soak my chocolate cakes.
This is the ratio of sugar to water I use to soak my cakes. I have seen some people use 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water but I find that too sweet and it somehow alters the taste of the cake so this is what I follow and it works well for me!
You need not soak the 'naked' cakes but it's necessary to soak the cake layers if you intend to frost your cakes otherwise it will become dry. Check this post on how to frost cakes easily.


Simple syrup for Cakes

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Strawberry Oats Banana Smoothie

Every strawberry season I have always wanted to try this strawberry oats smoothie but I never do! This year how ever I had a chance to make this delicious smoothie and loved it. It's healthy and tasty and so filling to have for breakfast.
Check out the other smoothie recipes here


Strawberry Oats Banana Smoothie


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10 May 2017

Aloo Matar Paneer

I normally make only matar paneer but one day I had some potatoes that I wanted to use up so added it to the curry and it ended up being very tasty! Since then I make this quite often since potatoes are one of the vegetables my kids enjoy eating.
This goes very well with roti or any rice variety.


Aloo Matar Paneer


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Coconut Milk Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is such a lovely dessert and I love making it. It's rich and tasty and always a winner with my guests. This is also a great dessert for kids. I have made many varieties of panna cotta and this time so this time I wanted to try a coconut panna cotta. 


Coconut milk Panna cotta

Panna cotta is mostly made with half milk and half cream but you can skip the milk and use only cream too. After we had this panna cotta, we loved the flavor of coconut so much that I followed up with a dairy free coconut panna cotta which also tasted delicious.


Coconut milk Panna cotta


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