17 Nov 2017

Paneer Baby Corn Kurma

Paneer and baby corn kurma is a tasty dish that you can have as a side dish for pulao or roti. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. Both paneer and baby corn is something that all kids love and this dish will also be relished by kids.
I usually make any kind of kurma recipes to go as a side dish for pulao

Paneer Baby Corn Kurma


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16 Nov 2017

Mixed Vegetable Pulao

I have already posted one version of mixed veg pulao where I have used the microwave to partially cook the veggies and then used an electric rice cooker to cook the pulao. You can check that recipe here. This recipe is an easy one pot recipe that is pretty simple to put together. 

Mixed Veg Pulao


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15 Nov 2017

Egg Gravy

This is a tasty and rich egg gravy which goes very well with pulao or with roti. It's easy and simple to make and loved by kids too! I made this gravy with a puree of onion and tomato as we were having some kids over for lunch. If you prefer to have a little texture in your gravy then you can finely chop the onions and tomatoes and add it in.


Egg Gravy


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14 Nov 2017

Vendakkai Sambar

Sambar is a staple of South India, we make sambar every week and sometimes many times a week! I usually make my sambar with toor dal, you can add some split moong dal as well. Sambar can be made with multiple veggies or with a single vegetable. This time I made it with okra. 


Vendakkai Sambar

Vendakkai sambar tastes really good, the only thing to note is to make sure the vendakkai does not become sticky. To avoid the stickiness, cut the okra into 1 inch pieces and saute the okra separately before adding it to the sambar. By cooking it this way, you can make a delicious non sticky okra sambar.


Vendakkai Sambar


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13 Nov 2017

Fudgy Eggless Brownies

I love fudgy chewy chocolaty brownies and I have plenty of recipes of such kind of brownies with eggs. I have posted 2 eggless brownies so far and both are fudgy and chocolaty, just the way I like it! This time I reworked my eggless brownie recipe and ended up with this super fudgy egg free brownie! I loved it! And most importantly my husband who is not fond of chocolates, loved it too!


Eggless Brownies

The most important thing with baking brownies, is when to switch off!! Brownies should never be baked through and through like cakes. It should always be removed when there are a few crumbs sticking to the skewer. I usually bake my brownies only for 25 minutes but for this brownie I had to bake for about 35 minutes. The only thing I would say about this recipe is, keep an eye on the baking time. Do not over bake.
Here are my other two eggfree brownies - eggless brownies, eggless brownie muffins.


Eggless Brownies


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Muttai Idli Upma

My husband made this dish one night, apparently he had seen this recipe in YouTube and he wanted to make it. I have only made plain idli upma, this seemed like a wonderful idea! You can have this as a breakfast or even as a snack. He made this with left over idlis from the morning. 


Mutta Idli Upma


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Kondakadalai Kuzhambu

My mum makes this kondakadalai kuzhambu and Mochai kottai kuzhambu very often. Rich in fibre and protein, chickpeas are very healthy. There are also many varieties of chickpeas but we mostly use these white ones and the brown/black ones. Since these are dry beans we need to soak them overnight and then cook it. These chickpeas are also called as garbanzo beans in English and Chana in Hindi. 


Kondakadalai Kuzhambu


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10 Nov 2017

9 Nov 2017

OPOS Tomato Coriander Thokku | Tomato Coriander Chutney

OPOS stands for One Pot One Shot, it's a new cooking technique pioneered by Mr. Ramakrishnan (founder of Pizza Republic and many other food joints in Chennai). It is the simplest form of cooking where all the cooking is done in One Pot and in One Shot, meaning there is no sauteing and no multiple steps involved. OPOS invloves layering the food methodically and cooking at high heat for a short time. There are many advantages of OPOSing but my favorite are the nutrition of the food remains intact and the taste is awesome.


OPOS Tomato Coriander Thokku

For more recipes and info, do check OPOS chef on YouTube.

This recipe was shared by one of the members of the OPOS facebook group - United by Food, unfortunately I forgot her name. I will update her name when I find it! The taste and flavor of this chutney is extraordinary! We simply love this and I make this often. You can make the same without the coriander leaves too but I like to add atleast a little bit of coriander as the taste is lovely with it.


OPOS Tomato Coriander Thokku


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8 Nov 2017

Sathumaavu Muttai Dosai

Sathumaavu is a powder made with lots of nuts and grains for young children. You can read all about it in this post on homemade sathumaavu powder.

I normally make sathumaavu kanji for them but they are not fond of eating it, I have to force feed the kanji. So I try to include the powder in other ways too. I make this sathumaavu dosa, which works out very well, I also make this egg dosa for my husband. This makes the breakfast very filling and healthy.


Sathumaavu Muttai Dosai


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