22 Jun 2017

Dairy Free Coconut Panna Cotta

I love making panna cotta! It's simple, easy and tastes really delicious! My daughter had developed some mouth ulcers and so I was looking to give her some coconut milk since coconut and coconut milk is excellent to heal mouth ulcers. 


Dairy Free Coconut Panna Cotta

But she was not liking the coconut milk so I made some desserts for her. I made the coconut milk panna cotta which has some dairy cream in it and then I made her this coconut milk panna cotta without dairy. It's so delicious and every kid will definitely love it!


Dairy Free Coconut Panna Cotta


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21 Jun 2017

Sweet Potato Roast

Since sweet potatoes are sweet in nature we normally we don't make a roast with it, we just pressure cook them and eat it and it tastes really good. But since sweet potatoes are very healthy, I was looking to include it in my kids diet and decided to make a roast out of it as they normally love potato roast.

To mask or cut down the sweetness of this veggie, you will have to add a bit more masala to it and even then some sweet potatoes are too sweet and you cannot mask it's sweetness. Some sweet potatoes are mildly sweet and this roast tastes really good when made with those ones. My husband refused to eat it as he felt the roast was still sweet!! But my kids and me enjoyed it!! 

Sweet Potato Roast


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10 Jun 2017

Paal Kesari

Even though kesari is not my favorite, I have a few kesari recipes in my blog since I keep making this every time my mom comes home. This is the only sweet that she relishes and I make sure I make some for her often. 
This time when she came home, I decided to make some paal kesari since she keeps telling me that adding milk to the kesari instead of water, makes it even more tasty!


Paal Kesari


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9 Jun 2017

Soya Pulao

Pulao is one of the few dishes that my fussy kids like to eat! So, I make a pulao once every week for lunch box. I make it a different pulao every week to keep it interesting. I make this soya pulao and my kids and their friends like eating the little soya nuggets. I always have a pack of soya in my pantry and if I don't have anything to add to the pulao, I make this soya pulao instead of a making a plain jeera pulao. Check out the other pulao recipes.

One of the things I notice is that, the pulao is never spicy, so to make it spicy add lots of green chillies or add some garam masala to spice it up. And as always with all my pulao recipes, I add some coconut milk which lifts it to a whole new level.


Soya Pulao


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Mango White Chocolate Mousse Cake

Over the years I have made so many mango desserts and still every mango season I am tempted to try something new! Mango is one of my favorite fruits and it's the kind of fruit that tastes great no matter what you do with it!


Mango White Chocolate Mousse Cake

So this time, I wanted to make this mango white chocolate mousse cake and it turned out to be a huge hit! Everybody whom I shared it with, totally loved it. Although, the adults did not not prefer the biscuit base but the kids enjoyed it! Next time I make this, I'm going to serve it in individual bowls without the biscuit layer!! 


Mango White Chocolate Mousse Cake

I have already made an eggfree mango mousse cake where I've used a chocolate cake base and mango mousse. This tastes completely different with the white chocolate mousse and biscuit layer! The white chocolate is so soft and smooth and silky and completely melts in your mouth! If you don't want to use the biscuit layer, you can use a cake as the base layer too. 


Mango White Chocolate Mousse Cake


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8 Jun 2017

Onion Uthapam

I make uthapam quite often, it is a wonderful alternative to the regular dosa. I usually make this on day 3 or 4 of my dosa batter. I make different varieties of uthapam and the easiest of all is this onion uthapam. You can also mix the onion along with the batter and then make the uthapam.
I have a mini uthapam pan which I use to make this, you can use the regular dosa pan too. 

Onion Uthapam



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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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