Apr 30, 2014

Green Grape Juice Recipe / Fresh Grape Juice Recipe

It is getting hot here. I dont feel like eating anything hot, the one thing which i want is juices, milkshakes, icecream and lots and lots of water..I have started buying tons of fruits. I am making fresh juices almost daily. You can check out my list of juice recipes here..

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Apr 29, 2014

Potato Sambar Recipe / Urulai Kizhangu Sambar Recipe


Sambar is one of the most famous south indian dish of all time. It pairs beautifully well with almost everything from dosa, idly and even rice..You could make sambar with almost all vegetables, i have quite a few of them in my blog..You can check all of them here..

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Apr 28, 2014

Rice, Dal & Vegetable Khichdi for Babies / Vegetable Khichdi for Babies - Rice for Babies / Khichdi for Babies

 
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Khichdi is such a healthy one to feed your baby, since it has dal in it. It gives the protein which your baby needs. And it is yummy too. I have showed you few variations of making it. A simple dal khichdi and spinach khichdi, this one is a vegetable khichdi. It is packed full of vegetables and spinach, so much more healthy for your baby.

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Quick Egg Roast Recipe / Egg, Urad Dal Roast Recipe / Spicy Egg Roast Recipe


This is one of the recipe which my friend gave me. She told me that boiled eggs can be made into this lovely roast in minutes. Urad dal is the key ingredients n this recipe, it really makes it more tasty. This roast goes very well with plain rasam rice..Try this and let me know how it turned out for you..

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Apr 27, 2014

Best Carrot Cake Recipe Ever / Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting



I already have a carrot cake recipe in this blog, but this is a updated version of it with new pictures. More or less it is the same recipe. I will soon share a eggless version of carrot cake recipe too for those vegetarians. In this carrot cake i used a yummy frosting which i call it as cream cheese frosting, but it is made with hung curd instead of cream cheese which is really hard to find in my place. The frosting really make this cake, it is sweet with little sour. YUMMY INDEED..Try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..
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Apr 25, 2014

Easy Tomato Chutney Recipe / Simple Tomato Chutney Recipe


There are more than thousand way for making chutneys. This is a simple way for making tomato chutney, which i often do. There is no separate sauteing then grinding. First add everything in a blender, puree it down and cook it. thats it. So simple. Try this and let me know how it turned out..

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Apr 24, 2014

Chicken Lentil Curry Recipe / Chicken Dal Curry Recipe


This chicken curry is a no coconut version. It has dal and potataoes to it, this will make them thick and yummy. Try this healthy version of this curry and let me know how it turn out..

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Cauliflower Poriyal Recipe / South Indian Gobi Poriyal (Fry)


Cauliflower Poriyal , one of my favorite vegetable. I often make this poriyal and serve it with rice and rasam. They taste heavenly. Give this a try and let me know how it turned out..

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Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe / Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe / Chocolate Cake in 3 Mins


Sorry for the bad picture. I took the picture in a hurry after taking this video. Because i can't wait to dig into it. Immediately after making this i managed to demolish the entire cake. Love this all the time. This cake turned out to be very moist and fudgy exactly like a chocolate cake. So try this and let me know how it turned out.


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Coconut Chicken Roast Recipe / Keralan Coconut Chicken Recipe


Chicken and coconut makes a great combo. They taste so heavenly, when made into a perfect dish. I made this into a simple roast with simple ingredients and it turned out to be perfect. Loved it so much. 

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Apr 23, 2014

Simple Curd Rice


Curd rice is my absolute favorite one..It is my comfort food. When i dont feel like eating anything heavy for lunch like rice, curries and kuzhambu, i make myself some curd rice and it is totally yummy. I already have a fruity curd rice in my blog, but this one is a simple method of making it. Try it and let me know how it turns out for you..
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Ginger Pepper Chicken Recipe / Ginger Chicken Recipe


One of the favorite way to cook chicken is this one..I flavoured this chicken with ginger and pepper. Loved the combo of it so much. This goes perfectly well with rice and plain rasam. YUM YUM.You can check out my butter chicken roast, onion chicken roast, tomato garlic chicken roast and pepper chicken roast..

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Apr 21, 2014

Double Decker Oreo, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bars


All goodness combined in a single bar...Peanut Butter, Butter, Chocolate Chips mainly Oreo Cookies, all deliciout things combined in a single bar. Delicious i would say. And i made this bar for my sister's birthday for their friends. And it was delicious..

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Apr 17, 2014

Exotic Lassi Recipe / Cardamom & Saffron Lassi


Lassi is my absolute favorite to have during summer..It is very refreshing, since curd cools you off. This lassi is a special one, because i added some saffron and cardamom to it. It makes it really special and yummy..You have to try this to feel the taste of it..

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Moong Sprouts Salad with Vegetables


Sprouts are my favorite, They can be made into so many dishes..I have already made a sprout salad with fruits. This one is a little spicy one with onions and tomatoes..They taste so yummy too..Try this and let me know how it turned out for you..

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Watermelon, Tomato & Apple Juice


Kind of unusual combo, but works great. Very healthy yet so refreshing juice for this summer..I love the combination of the sweetest watermelon and apples along with the little tartness of the tomatoes which works great. The addition of tomatoes in this juices is great because you dont have to worry about adding lemon juice in it. Try this and let me know how it turned out..

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Watermelon Lemonade Recipe



Refreshing Lemonade for this hot summer..Love it all the time..Watermelon is my favorite fruits. I consume it a lot during this summer..It just cools your body naturally..
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Lemon Juice Recipe / Lemonade Recipe / How to make Lemon Juice


I love lemon juice..I have already posted a lemonade recipe. This version is amazing, you taste the real taste of lemon in this. I am not so sure whether you have heard of adding a small piece of lemon peel in your juice, i am sure it may sound weird. But my uncle taught me this method and it taste absolutely delicious. The one thing you have to keep in mind is drink this immediately, because if you keep this for a while, then the bitterness from the lemon just penetrates into the juice and make it really bitter, so make it fresh and have it fresh.

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Apr 16, 2014

Curd Idli Recipe / Thayir Idli Recipe / Thair Idli Recipe / Dahi Idli Recipe / Spicy Curd Idly Recipe


This is one of a viewer requested recipe. Till that i have never tasted this curd idly. But as soon as i received the mail, i remembered that i had some leftover idlies from the morning. So i rushed and made a plateful of this goodness just for me. It tasted so good, you have to try it for sure.You can check out my curd vadai recipe too..

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Apr 15, 2014

Mughlai Vegetable Biryani Recipe / Mughlai Veg Biryani Recipe


Another addition to my biryani array. I love making biryani, it is so easy on a busy day, because your dont have to worry about making curries, kulambu separately. So i love making it a lot. Not overy biryani is quick to make, This Briyani is kind of different, It is called as Dum Biryani. I make this occasionally because it involves lot of steps.

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Apr 14, 2014

Mum's Ulundu Choru Recipe / Ulundu Saadam Recipe / Urad Dal Rice Recipe


This is a common dish in my house. We make it atleast once a month. It is packed with nutrients and health property. There is two version of this, we make kanji out of this. But i love this saadam more than kanji. The perfect sidedish of this is egg avial, roasted coriander thogayal and paruppu. My absolute favorite. Try it and let me know how it turned out..


You can check out my wheat and dal kanji too..
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Apr 11, 2014

Muskmelon Juice Recipe / Cantaloupe Juice Recipe / Kirni Pazham Juice Recipe / Mulam Pazham Juice Recipe


Summer is officially here. And believe it or not, i dont feel like having anythings except drink lots and lots of water and juices. Thats what i crave for now. My grocery shopping is now including lots and lots of fruits and veggies now. I can never stop getting them.As soon as i wake up in the morning i make breakfast for everyone, but for me it is juices. I made a bunch of lemon juice and muskmelon juice yesterday and kept in the fridge, i had it throughout the day. And at the end of the day i felt great.

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Apr 10, 2014

Masala Chapati Recipe / Spiced up Masala Roti Recipe / Masala Roti Recipe


This is my all time favorite chapati to make when i have no time on hand. Since it is so easy to make and it doesn't need any sidedish except a pickle and raita. So no wonder it is my favorite. You can check out my chapati list here. And if you are looking for simple sidedishes, check out my pickle and raitas too.
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Apr 9, 2014

Gobi 65 Recipe - Restaurant Style / Restaurant Gobi 65 Recipe


Gobi 65 is one of my all time favorite..I make it quite often, this is my mom's favorite one too. I have quite a few ways of making this, you can check all of them here. Fried cauliflower is quite a tasty dish and it goes as a perfect appetizer with soups.

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Apr 8, 2014

Rice, Dal & Spinach Khichdi for Babies - Rice Recipes for Babies & Toddlers

 
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I promised you that i will post more khichdi recipe, this  is one version of it. So much healthier one. Since it is filled with spinach. Spinach is filled with iron, so it is much more nutritious for your baby. You can add any spinach in this, i used arai keerai. 

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Cold Pasta Salad Recipe / Pasta Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette Recipe


I am not a much of a salad fan, except some salads. But i never thought that i would make a pasta salad. But i ended up having some leftover pasta in the fridge, so decided to make a salad with it. You can make it as creamy version and a light version. For creamy version, you add a mayo based sauce over this which i will post very soon. 

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Apr 7, 2014

Rice & Dal Khichdi for Babies / Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies - Rice Recipes for Babies & Toddlers


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I have been waiting to feed rice for maha for months, because we feed the first rice infront of god and take it as a function called as "Anna Prashan". Last Month we took that function, and from that day i am giving her lots of rice foods. As you all know rice is rich in carbohydrates and it gives the energy which your baby needs and helps in healthy weight gaining. Adding dal into rice makes it more wholesome and provides the protein which your baby needs.

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Pumpkin Theeyal / Amma's Poosanikai Theeyal / Pumpkin Cooked in a Roasted Coconut Gravy


Theeyal is a very famous kulambu dish in our house, we make them quite often atleast once a week. The one thing which changes is the veggies we add in them. I already have a ulli theeyal and kadala theeyal recipe in this blog. This is another variation for that. Try this and let me know how it turns out...

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Apr 5, 2014

Onion Pakoda Recipe / Onion Pakora Recipe / Vengaya Pakoda Recipe


Pakoras are one of the popular indian snacks. We make pakoras with absolutely many of the veggies. One of the most popular ones are with onions. These morsels of heaven are hot, crispy and spicy. YUMMY Indeed. You can check out my other pakora recipes here..

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Apr 2, 2014

Sooji Kheer for Babies / Sooji Porridge for Babies / Rava Porridge for Babies / Sooji Kheer for Infants / Sooji Ki Kheer Recipe / Suji Kheer Recipe



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When your baby gets bored to the usual ragi porridge, raw banana porridge and wheat porridge, then this sooji porridge comes as a life saver. It is so easy to prepare and so healthy for babies too. There are certain things you have to read must before making this.

Things to remember before making this:

1) Roast sooji well in the ghee this makes it easy to digest in babies.

2) You can roast sooji in bulk and store in a air tight container in fridge and use it accordingly.

3)If you want a finer and smooth kheer, powder the roasted sooji in a blender, this will make more smoother kheer and your baby will find it easy to swallow. I make it that way only. The texture depends upon your babies interest.


4)For babies above 1 year old you can make this kheer with cow's milk, for babies below 1 year cow's milk is not advisable.

5) Dont add formula milk to hot kheer, since formula milk should not be cooked, let the kheer comes to a warm temp in which you feed your baby, then add the prepared formula milk.

6)I use panakarkandu or karupatti as sweetner. Karupatti strengthens your baby bones. Panakarkandu helps prevending cold for your babies.You can even mix up a small piece of both.
 

7)If you feed a good bowl of this for your baby. Your baby will sleep peacefully for a good 2 to 3 hours. It is that filling.
  
 
8)Sooji doesn't cause constipation in babies.

9)Sooji is easy to digest and non allergenic food.

10)The consistency of the porridge which you make totally depends on you. You can make it too runnier and pour it bottles and feed your baby or make it little thicker and feed your baby using a spoon.
 


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 Sooji Kheer for Babies & Infants :

Ingredients: 

Sooji / Semolina / Suji / Rava - 2 tblspn
Jaggery /Sarkarai / Vellam / Palmsugar - 2 tblspn
Clean Water - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Formula Milk - 1/4 cup (Use cow's milk for babies above 1 year)
                           (I use lactogen for my baby)

Method:

Take a clean sauce pan and add in a tsp of ghee. Add in sooji and roast it on a low flame till it turns light golden.Now remove that to a bowl. 

In the same sauce pan add in jaggery and some water. Heat it till jaggery melts. Now strain this mix and pour it into a sauce pan.

Add in roasted sooji and mix well. Cook till the sooji is well cooked, it will take around 10 mins.

Now remove the sauce pan from heat and let it cool a bit. Mean while make formula milk. Pour this milk to the warm sooji kheer and mix well.

Pour into sterlized bowls and feed your baby.

Pictorial:
Heat a tsp of ghee in a sauce pan


Add couple spoonful of sooji


start roasting


till it turns golden.


Remove them to a bowl


Now take jaggery in the same sauce pan


add water


heat it up


melt it down


strain it


clear jaggery liquid


Pour it into the sauce pan, wash it before pouring


add roasted sooji in it


mix well


cook till the sooji is cooked


Cooked, now let it cool a bit


Mean while make some formula milk


pour the milk into the kheer


mix well


feed your baby..

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