Feb 28, 2014

Kollu Podi Recipe / Kollu Powder Recipe / Kanam Podi Recipe / Horse Gram Powder Recipe - Weight Loss Rice Powder

Are you looking for weight loss recipes and diet food..Then add this in your daily menu..Horsegram is such a healthy grain and it helps in losing weight. After i posted my kollu thogayal recipe, i got so many request to post more kollu recipes. So this is my addition to my kollu dishes.

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Feb 27, 2014

Tomato Biryani Recipe / Thakkali Biryani Recipe / Tomato Biryani in Rice Cooker / Tomato Rice Recipe / Thakkali Sadam Recipe - Rice Cooker Recipes

Tomato Rice is my go to lunch idea. I make it quite often..Since it is so easy to put together and it taste extremely good..I have already made a tomato rice recipe, it is my video recipe..This is a biryani style tomato rice which taste so yummy..
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Feb 26, 2014

Sugar Free Dates & Nuts Ladoo / Dry Fruits & Nuts Ladoo / Dry Fruits And Khajoor Laddoo / Dates & Nuts Ladoo

LADOOS, LADOOS, LADOOS..I am up with another ladoo recipe...This is sugar free one for all those who are looking for diabetic friendly recipes..Infact i got a request for posting sugar free sweets anywhere near diwali..Sorry dear viewer for taking this long, finally i made it for you..

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Feb 25, 2014

Dragon Chicken Recipe - Restaurant Style

I tasted this in a restaurant called as lynns. It is to die for, tasted so heavenly. As i was enjoying it, i tried to identify some of the ingredients which they have added in it. And the next day i tried it. And to my surprise it turned out so yummy. 

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Feb 24, 2014

Apple & Oats Porridge for Babies / Apple, Oats & Cinnamon Porridge / Oats for Babies / Homemade Oatmeal Cereal for Babies- Porridge for Babies / 6 Month Baby Food

Maha has started her 6th month. She is kind off feeling bored with Ragi porridge, so i was thinking for a alternate for that which is tasty and at the same time filling. Amma told to give raw banana powder porridge. We bought firm big raw plantain from the market yesterday, now it is drying in the sun. I think that powder will be ready within couple of days. Dont worry will share that recipe soon.

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Feb 23, 2014

Amma's Inchi Pachadi Recipe / Ginger Pachadi Recipe / Inji Pachadi Recipe / Inji Thayir Pachadi Recipe

This is one of the dish which reminds me back home. Amma makes this very often, since it is my sister's favorite one. I love it too, but she loves is so much. Amma makes paruppu/ dal also whenever she makes it. This is how you should eat this, take some hot white rice in a plate, add some paruppu over it, drizzle over some desi ghee over it and  mix well to form paruppu sadam.  Now take a small portion out of it and shape into balls using your fingers, dip that in this pachadi and eat it..OMG i can remember those days, it is really precious. Missing those days a lot.
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Feb 22, 2014

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe / How to Make Mayonnaise / Chilli Aioli Recipe / Garlic Aioli Recipe / Aioli Recipe / Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe

There comes the ultimate dipping sauce. One of my all time favorite, i can slather this sauce in all this edible. There is nothing compared homemade, i dont prefer that jarred mayo which they have packed years back. I love that creamy goodness which is made fresh at home. It taste really yummy, you got to try this one..

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Feb 21, 2014

Egg Sandwich Recipe / Egg, Caramelized Onion, Cheese Sandwich Recipe / Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onion & Eggs

Sandwiches, that stuff makes my life easier..Because hubby and myself love it so much, we make some kind of sandwiches and finish our breakfast or dinner..My love for sandwiches can be seen through my collection of sandwiches in this blog..

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Feb 20, 2014

Chinese Paneer Stir Fry Recipe / Chinese Style Paneer Recipe

When you are cooking any indo chinese meals like noodles or fried rice, you need a perfect sidedish with it. This is one of the easiest yet quickest dish you could ever make. It is made with paneer, similar to chilli paneer but you don't have to bother with making a batter. So it is kind of instant. So try this and let me know how it turned out for you.

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Feb 19, 2014

Carrot Puree Recipe / How to Puree Carrots for Babies / Carrot Puree for Babies Recipe / Pureed Carrots - Baby Food Recipes


Carrots form a best first food for babies. Carrots are rich in Beta Carotene and has tons of Vitamins. Since the veggie is sweet, babies love it so much. This is the first vegetable which i gave maha. The second veggie which i introduced her is beets. But she loves carrots more than beets.. 

You can check out my apple puree too..

If your carrots are too sweet you dont have to add any sweetner. But i found that maha likes to have everything little sweet, so i went for some panakarkandu syrup. You could add a little sugar in that. 

Things to remember:

1)Texture of the puree depends upon you, i would recommend you to make the puree smooth. 

2)Your baby wont empty the whole bowl all at once, start with few spoons then increase it gradually as days pass by.

3)In my opinion & experience carrots wont cause any constipation in babies.

4) I dont prefer freezing carrot purees. I make it fresh everyday. But if you are busy or find difficult to get time, then freeze it in individual containers and thaw it overnight in fridge.

5)When choosing carrot, get bright coloured firm ones.

6)Carrots are less likely to have any allergenic reactions.

How to introduce solid food to your baby:

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How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:

Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.

How to make Carrot Puree:

Take a firm and sweet carrot. Wash it well in water. You can start with a small to medium size carrot. Cut them finely and add it to a clean bowl.

Now place this in a steamer or do what i do. I heat a pan with water and place a small separator at the bottom of the pan. Then keep the bowl over the separator(which comes with your pressure cooker) and cover the pan and steam for a good 10 to 12 mins till the carrot is cooked.

While the carrots are cooking, you can make the sweetner. You could add some sugar to your baby. But i prefer adding some panakarkandu. I take some panakarkandu and cover it with some water. Heat it so the karkandu dissolves. Now strain this and transfer it to a clean air tight container. You can store this in fridge and use whenever you need. I make this and keep it for 2 to 3 days in fridge.

When the carrots are done, transfer the carrots to a blender. Add some of the panakarkandu juice and puree them till smooth.

Now pour this into sterilized bowl and feed your baby. You can pour this into feeding bottle and feed your baby. I cut a bigger hole in my feeding bottle nipple and feed my baby, this way it is easy and convenient.

Use a firm sweet carrots

Chop them into tiny pieces
Prepare a steaming setup, i placed a small
stand inside a pan and covered it with fresh clean water

Place the carrots over the steamer

Cover and steam

Take panangkarkandu in a sauce pan,
you can use sugar as sweetner too

cover with some water

Heat it so the karkandu dissolves

All dissolved

Place a strainer over a bowl

Strain it

You can store this in fridge in a air tight
container and use it for 3 to 4 days

now your carrots are steamed

Take it in a blender

Add some of the sugar liquid

Puree them
pour into sterilized bowl and feed your baby....

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Feb 18, 2014

Bowtie Chicken Alfredo Recipe / Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe / Chicken Bowtie Alfredo Pasta Recipe

This is one of my favorite pasta. It is quite different from tomato based pasta recipe. This one is cream based, it has its own amazing flavour and creaminess. Totally yummy. I added chicken in this, but you can make it completely veg. Add any vegetables like mushroom, zuchinni, peppers, broccoli in this and make it veg alfredo..You can check out my pasta recipes here, I have quite a collection of it..I have a indian style pasta recipe coming on its way so keep looking for it.
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Feb 17, 2014

Pasta Recipes

Simple Tomato Pasta
with Veggies
Stir Fry Spaghetti -
Indian Style
Italian Style
Penne Pasta
Grilled Chicked & Pepper Pasta
Curried Mac & Cheese
Mushroom Pasta
Pesto Mac & Cheese
Creamy Tomato Pasta
Baked Veg Pasta
Roasted Pepper Pasta
Keema Macaroni
Pasta Aglio Olio
Cheesy Tomato Pasta
Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Pasta Sauce
Chicken & Veg Pasta
Cold Pasta Salad
Desi Vegetable Pasta
Chicken & Veg Pasta
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Gooseberry Rice Recipe / Nellikai Sadam Recipe / Amla Rice Recipe / Usirikai Annam Recipe

Gooseberry rice is a new type of mixed rice which you dont do often. The taste of this would be similar to lemon rice..But has a lovely taste of the gooseberry. I love variety rices, you can check out my rice recipes right here, i have quite a few of them. So try this and let me know how it turned out for you.

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