Mar 31, 2014

Chilli Chicken Roast Recipe / Chicken Chilli Roast Recipe

This recipe is one of my hubby's favorite recipe. It is so tasty and is prepared by my trusted way for making roast. You can check out my other chicken recipes which is prepared using this method, check out my tomato garlic chicken roast, onion chicken roast, butter chicken roast..

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Mar 28, 2014

Pomegranate Juice for Babies / Juices for Babies

Summer is here. It is absolutely crucial to feed as much liquid food to your baby either as water or in form of juices. There are certain fruits which you should avoid for babies and certain fruits can be given for them. This series gives an idea about what fruit juice you can feed your baby and the best way to juice it. I hope it will help you.

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Meen Mulakittathu Recipe / Kerala Fish Curry Recipe / Spicy Red Fish Curry Recipe

I have mentioned this lots of time before, hubby is a fish lover, he will go crazy for fish. But most of the time my fish curry has coconut in it, i know coconut is not that healthy. So i wanted to try a perfect no coconut fish curry. To my luck, one of my friend posted a picture of this fish curry in facebook. It was so yummy and i just wanna try it. I asked her for the recipe. She gave me a beautifully illustrated word file with this amazing recipe. Couple weeks back i decided to give it a try and it turned out amazing..

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Mar 26, 2014

Carrot, Potato & Beetroot Puree for Babies - Baby Food Recipes / Puree for Babies


I have already share carrots and potato puree in my blog already. For a variation i added some beetroots in the puree as well. So it is more healthy and nutrition. Beetroots has not only the amazing colour, it is rich in anti-oxidants,folate, manganese, potassium, vitamin -A and many other properties. So it is good for your babies. 

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Carrot & Spring Onion Thoran

Thoran is a famous south indian dish. It is made with a whole lot of veggies, hmm i would say you can make thoran with almost all veggies. You can check all my thoran dish here. Normally we make thoran with carrots alone, but for a twist i added some spring onions in there too. And it actually tasted yummy.

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Mar 25, 2014

Pazham Sarbath / Banana Sarbath - Summer Special Recipes

This is a very unique recipe from my place. It is a perfect thirst quencher and cooler this hot summer. My hubby loves is so much, i have never made this before, but hubby has done it so many times, so i asked him to make it for me. And he did.

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Wheat, Moong Dal & Almond Health Porridge for Babies - Protein Rich Food for Babies


Check out my Wheat, Moongdal & Almond Powder Recipe.  This recipe gives you a idea about how to make porridge out of it. Maha loves sweet porridge, you can make this salty too. Will share that recipe soon. This is so filling and healthy since it has all good stuff in it. This porridge will be a different food from the usual ragi porridge or banana porridge

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Wheat, Moong Dal & Almond Health Powder for Babies - Health Powder Mix for Babies


I have a sister from mumbai, she too is a new mom. Her pediatrician gave her a baby book. It has all stuffs related to babies and ofcourse recipes to feed baby. I got a copy for myself and when i was going through that book, i found this health powder recipe to be really interesting. So i tried it and little maha loved it to the core.

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Mar 24, 2014

Steamed Mashed Banana for Babies / Banana Puree for Babies / Steamed Banana Puree for Babies / Steamed Nendrapazham for Babies


Bananas are high in potassium. In our place we get a type of banana called as "matti pazham". It will small in size and smells so sweet. We mash them up and feed babies. You dont have to steam them. It is really good for babies. But i have heard that you cannot find it in many places. But i am sure that nendran pazham is easily available in all places. And it makes a great baby food. But i prefer to steam it and feed baby, so it is easily digestable. Plus it is a great food for weight gaining in babies.
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 banana wont cause any constipation in babies. I feed this banana puree thrice a week.

4) I don't prefer freezing purees. I make it fresh everyday.

5)Ripe Bananas are less likely to have any allergenic reactions. 
6)Use ripe banana for this, it will taste good and is easy digestable. 


How to introduce solid food to your baby:

Read this

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 Steamed Mashed Banana:

Take a ripe banana (nendrapazham). It has to be fresh and ripe. Cut it in half and place it on a steamer plate.

Place the plate on the steamer and cover it. Steam for a good 10 to 12 mins.

Pierce with a knife to see whether it is cooked. If you goes in easily then it is cooked.

Peel the skin off and cut it into small pieces.

Put them in a blender and puree them. You can add some clean water to adjust the consistency.

Pour this into sterlized clean bowls and feed your baby.


Take a ripe banana (nendra pazham)

Cut it in half

Place a steamer on top of a pan of water

Place the banana on top

cover and steam for 10 mins

Bananas are cooked

pierce to see if it is cooked

peel it off
cut it into small pieces
Now take them in a blender
Puree them, you can add some water

Feed your baby.

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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes Recipe / Eggless Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes Recipe

I have mentioned this before itself, that hubby is not a big cake fan. To be frank he haven't tasted most of my cakes. Can you believe that. He is my biggest critic, i wanted him to taste all my foods and give a honest critic for that. And he truly does for all food, but not cakes. So i decided and came up with a plan.

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Mar 20, 2014

Apple, Pear & Cinnamon Puree for Babies / Apple & Pear Puree for Babies - Baby Food Recipes

Apples and Pears make a great baby food. I give apple puree one day, pear puree(recipe soon) the next day. Then i mix them up and feed her. I also add a dash of cinnamon to spice it up. Check out my detail post about spicing baby foods..
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Upma Kozhukattai Recipe / Rice Rava Kozhukattai Recipe / Arisi Rava Kozhukattai Recipe / Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

This has become one of my favorite kozhukattai, it was so soft in texture and i loved the taste of that too. I am a big fan of steamed dumplings, i have quite a few recipe here in my blog too. You can check out all of them here.

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Mar 19, 2014

Barley Apple Porridge for Babies / Barley Porridge for Babies / Barley Cereal for Babies / Barley for Babies / How to make Barley Porridge for Babies


Barley makes a best first food for babies. Since it is less allergenic and it is quite filling too. I made a easy porridge using that and added some apples into it to make it little sweeter. I used whole barley, so i used a pressure cooker to cook it. I have included a method for cooking barley on a sauce pan too..So make sure you read the complete recipe.

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Soya Kheema Masala Sandwich Recipe / Soya Kheema Curry Sandwich Recipe / Soya Kheema Sandwich Recipe

Sandwiches are one of my favorite to make when i dont feel like having rice for lunch. Couple weeks back i made soya keema matar for dinner, i had some leftover minced soya, so the next day i decided to make sandwiches out of it. It was so filling and yummy. Infact i used homemade wheat honey oats bread for these sandwiches and turned out to be super healthy. 

Check out more sandwich recipes too..

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Mar 18, 2014

Carrot & Potato Puree for Babies / How to make Carrot & Potato Puree for Babies - Puree for Babies


I have been sharing veg and fruit purees, porridges, health powders for babies till now. I have stayed away from rice so far, that is because i haven't given rice for maha till now. As per our custom we take the first rice feeding to baby as a function. We have fixed that coming friday. After that i would be feeding rice for maha. So wait for more rice dishes and healthy dishes for babies..

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Mar 17, 2014

Mutton Thoran Recipe / Lamb Thoran Recipe

This recipe is my MIL recipe, today hubby told me that she does a thoran kind of recipe when he is little, and it used to taste amazing. So i referred the recipe from her and modified it to my taste. And the result was amazing..Hubby loved it so much.

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Mar 15, 2014

Egg Vegetable Omelet Recipe / Egg Vegetable Omelette Recipe / Veg Egg Omelet Recipe

Love making omelet for lunch, when i dont have much time to make any sidedish. Just some hot rice, rasam and omelet is enough for hubby and everyone in family. Eggs are such a life saver. I love it so much..I have already posted a omelet recipe in this blog, this is a addition to that, it has vegetables in it. So a little more healthy and filling. I added tomatoes and carrots, you can add any of your favorite veggies in it too..

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Mar 14, 2014

Onion Sambar Recipe / Vengaya Sambar Recipe / Chinna Ulli Sambar Recipe

Oh my love for sambar never leaves me, i can never stop making different sambar each day. Sambar takes place in our menu atleast twice a week.  I have quite a collection of sambar recipes in this blog too, check all of them out..This is another sambar recipe in my collection too and it was one of my favorite apart from potato sambar, oh ya i haven't posted that yet. Will share it soon. This sambar has tons of onions flavour and specially the aroma of sambar onion is amazing..Love it to the core..

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Mar 13, 2014

Karadaiyan Nombu Adai Recipe / Salty Karadaiyan Nombu Adai Recipe / Karadaiyan Nombu Uppu Adai Recipe

For Karadaiyan Nombu we make vella adai as well as uppu adai. Yesterday i posted vella adai, as promised today i am sharing uppu adai. And frankly i love the taste of uppu adai so much..With no more delay, off you go to the recipe.

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Mar 12, 2014

Karadaiyan Nombu Adai Recipe / Karadaiyan Nombu Sweet Adai Recipe

Karadayan Nombu is performed by womens, who are married and unmarried pray to hindu goddesses for long life of their husbands. We dont have a practice of celebrating this, so i haven't posted the adai which they make for this nombu here. But i wanted to start performing this nombu from this year. So i made this adai in advance so i can share this here. Here is a sweet variety of the adai, will share the salty version tomorrow.

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Mar 11, 2014

Homemade Rice Flour / How to Make Rice Flour at Home

Rice flour is a main ingredient in many of indian snacks. I was planning to make karadaiyan nonbu adai this year as i miss it each year because i was not used to that festival. So as the first step i made this rice flour to make that adai. It is so simple to make..So here you go to the recipe.

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Mar 10, 2014

Raw Banana Porridge for Babies / Banana Porridge for Babies / Nendran Banana Porridge for Babies - Baby Food Recipes / Weight Gaining Recipes for Babies


As soon as i mentioned that i will post banana powder recipe for babies, i got so many mails asking to post them immediately. But i was difficult to find time to post it, finally i managed to get banana powder recipe and banana porridge recipe up at the same time..

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Raw Banana Powder for Babies / Banana Powder for Babies / Nendran Banana Powder for Babies - Baby Food Recipes / Weight Gaining Recipes for Babies


I am really glad that the baby food series in yummy tummy is really helpful for many of you. Daily i am getting tons and tons of mails from viewers asking to post more baby food recipes. So decided to post 2 post each week, the post will be live on each monday. This is my post for this week, also check out the second recipe which is a banana porridge made using this powder. 

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Mar 8, 2014

Meet My Ovens / Ovens which I Use / Best Oven to Buy in India

 I have been getting tons and tons of mails from viewers asking me what oven do i use..So i decided to do a post on it..I am also getting mails abour baking basics, will do a separate post for them soon..

Ok now coming to the Oven which i use..I use two ovens, Both are OTG type. One oven in my mom's place and one in my house. All the baking recipes which you see here is made in either one of these ovens.

I get so many questions from my viewers to suggest me good oven. Whether to buy convection or OTG. First lets see what is a Microwave Grill Oven, Microwave Convection Oven & OTG Oven.

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Mar 7, 2014

Thinai Idly Recipe / Thinai Idli Recipe / Fox Millet Idly Recipe / Fox Millet Idli Recipe / Foxtail Millet Idli Recipe / Navane Idli Recipe

We all know millets are so much healthier for us, but have you ever thought why we have not included in our daily diet like we include rice, vegetables, meat and stuff like that. Probably the answer would be we dont know how to use them, what to do with them. I too was like that untill i planned to start a series called "cooking with millets". So far i have used only thinai / foxtail millets.  I made idli and dosai with it and simple loved it.. Make sure you check out the thinai dosa recipe too..

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Mar 6, 2014

Ellu Urundai Recipe / Ellu Mithai Recipe / Sesame Ladoo Recipe / Grandma's Sesame & Jaggery Balls Recipe / Sesame Balls Recipe

Ellu urundai is one of our staple sweets during festivals like ganesh chaturthi or krishna jayanthy. I have already made a no cook version of this before, check out my ellu urundai recipe.That is a easy version.But this is quite different and it is my grandma's recipe. The main thing is you can store this for so many days in a air tight container and have it daily since sesame seeds are so good for you.

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Mar 5, 2014

Inchi Rasam Recipe / Ginger Rasam Recipe / Ginger Tomato Rasam / Inchi Thakali Recipe

Rasam..What a simple recipe, How many ways it can be prepared. I simply adore it..Check out my love for rasam here..It is totally addictive and versatile..Now south indian thali is completed without this.

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Mar 4, 2014

Oven Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe / Grilled Whole Chicken Recipe / How to Roast a Whole Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken is one of my long term mission. I wanted to do it so badly. But something put me back in it. And finally last week i got the courage to roast a whole chicken. I asked hubby to get a chicken with skin on, but sadly my butcher took most of the skin out. Roasting chicken with skins tend to give more juicy chicken. But i was little worried that my chicken had no skin on their breast side, so it will get dried. But to my surprise the chicken turned out so moist and juicy..I love it to the core and everyone at home loved it and the entire chicken got over in 30 mins. I served it with garlic mayo, naan and coleslaw..

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Mar 3, 2014

Creamy Mashed Potatoes for Babies / How to Make Potato Puree for Babies (Using Formula Milk)


As maha has started her 6 month, I decided to start introducing starchy foods and foods rich in carbohydrates in her diet. During my last visit to pediatrician, i consulted with him. He recommened me to start on foods like potato and rice..These foods helps in healthy weight gaining on babies..I didn't start rice yet, because as per our custom we will take that as a big function and feed the first rice to maha infront of god in a temple.


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Mar 2, 2014

Tapioca Kootu Recipe / Maravalli Kilangu Kootu Recipe / Kappa Kootu Recipe / Marchini Kilangu Kootu Recipe

Tapioca kootu is a best food for lactating moms. Amma makes this kootu for lunch daily during my first three months after pregnancy. I love this so much, that i can have it daily with no boring. Amma makes it little liquidy to go perfect with rice. You can make this thick and have it with meen kari. You can check out all my kootu recipes here and if you want to see more of tapioca recipes, check here..

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Mar 1, 2014

Sweet Lemon Pickle Recipe / Instant Sweet Lemon Pickle Recipe / Sweet Lime Pickle Recipe / Sweet & Spicy Lemon Pickle Recipe

Sweet, Sour, Spicy all packed in a simple pickle..It is lipsmackingly delicious..I made it yesterday and loved it to the core..I started eating it as it is, it is so good..It makes a perfect match with hot rotis and curd rice. I have quite a few pickle recipes on hand, so makesure you check all of them..

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