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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Kambu Maavu Puttu/Pearl Millet Flour Puttu/Bajra Puttu/Pear Millet Recipes

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and filling breakfast recipe made with Kambu/Bajra/pearl millet – none other than delicious Kambu Puttu. Kambu/Bajra is a very common millet variety in India. Nowadays all the millet varieties have gained back their importance. People are becoming health conscious and are using lot of millets in their food which was earlier the staple food for our ancestors.  As far as kambu/Bajra is concerned it has very high fiber content, loaded with vitamin, minerals and amino acids. The high fiber content in turn aids in weight loss. Kambu/pearlmillet/bajra is easy digestible and has very low possibility of causing allergic reactions. Kambu is great alternative to rice for diabetic patients. It helps in maintaining good cardiovascular health and reduces acidity problems. Ok friends, I have said enough about kambu/bajra/pearl millet, now its time to move on to the recipe. Meanwhile do check out about all the Millet varieties I have posted earlier and MilletRecipes here.

Here’s how to make Kambu Puttu with step by step photos…

Friday, 25 November 2016

Capsicum Rice/Bell Pepper Rice/Kudaimilagai Saadam/Easy Capsicum Rice for Lunch Box/How to make Capsicum/Bell Pepper Rice

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very colorful, vibrant, tasty, flavorful and delicious capsicum/bell pepper/kudaimilagai rice. This rice is a perfect lunch box item for school and office.  The rice is perfectly blended with Indian spices along with crunchy and colorful capsicum which makes it taste heavenly. Not just the color, capsicum is loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C. They have low calories and helps in speeding up the metabolism.  Capsicum has found to have good effect on gastrointestinal problems like flatulence, stomach upset, abdominal cramps etc [info source:the health site]. I have used all the three colors of capsicum [red, green and yellow]. You can just use whichever is available at home. Do try out this delectable capsicum rice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice Varieties and Non Vegetarian RiceVarieties here.

Here’s how to make Capsicum Rice with step by step photos…

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Peanut Laddu/Groundnut Ladoo/Kadalai Urundai/Hot to make Peanut Laddu

Hello friends,

Earlier today, I posted a very healthy Peanut ChaatSalad, and now I am going to share a very easy, healthy and easy to make Peanut Laddu. Peanut laddu is made with just three ingredients – peanuts, jaggery and elachi. These laddus are very soft and melts in your mouth. My kids love these laddus, so I pack it for snacks to school. These laddus give them lot of energy to play and is loaded with iron and other nutrients like protein, vitamin E, B1, B3, folate, biotin, phosphorus, manganese, copper etc. Any way friends do try out this healthy peanut laddu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting laddu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Laddu with step by step photos…

Peanut Chaat/Masala Peanut Chaat/Peanut Chaat Salad/Peanut Chaat Recipe/How to make Peanut Chaat Salad

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and flavorful Peanut Chaat Salad. It’s a wonderful, filling and refreshing salad that can be made in less than 15 minutes. This salad makes a lovely evening snack for kids after school. Do try out this Peanut Chaat Salad and post your comments here. Do check out other healthy salad varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Chaat Salad with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

South Indian Lunch Menu – 7/Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple and healthy vegetarian lunch menu.Please check out this simple and filling lunch menu, try it out and post your comments. Mean while do not forget to check out interesting other lunch menu ideas here.

Here’s the South Indian Lunch Menu/Thali...


Monday, 21 November 2016

Cheese Chapati/Triangle Cheese Chapati/Grated Cheese Chapati

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share and a very simple Cheese Chapati from my kitchen. My kids love chapatti/roti and when it has cheese in it they just go crazy.  Do try out this interesting Cheese Chapati and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Chaptati/Paratha/Roti varieties here.

Here’s how to make Cheese Chapati with step by step photos…




Friday, 18 November 2016

Cucumber Lassi/Salted Cucumber Lassi/Namkeen Kheera Lassi Recipe/Easy Indian Lassi Recipes/How to Make Salted Cucumber Lassi/Summer Special Recipes

Hello friends,

We all must have come across this healthy, light and refreshing Cucumber Lassi in all most all the North Indian restaurant menus. Lassi is an Indian yogurt drink with thick and creamy texture. Lassi can be made either sweet or savoury. Today I am going to share a savoury cucumber lassi, which is perfect body coolant and super refreshing. If you are on diet or on weight loss regimen then you should consume this cucumber lassi to improve your metabolism. Try out his lovely Cucumber Lassi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other lassi’s and beverages here.

Here’s how to make Cucumber Lassi with step by step photos…

Cucumber & Tomato Salad/Weight loss Recipes/Diet Recipes/Easy and Quick Salad Recipes/Vellarikkai Thakkali Salad

We are always on the lookout of healthy and easy to make recipes. Here’s one such lovely, healthy and a wonderful salad that can be made in jiffy. This salad can be served to kids as evening snacks which is so refreshing and colorful. If you are diet conscious, then this salad is a must in your menu. Do try it out friends and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Salad and Soup recipes I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Cucumber & Tomato Salad with step by step photos…

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Murungai Keerai Soup/Drumstick Leaves Soup

Murungai Keerai/Drumstick Leaves soup is a simple and healthy vegetarian soup that can be made in a jiffy. Drumstick leaves have wonderful medicinal properties.  They contain all essential amino acids for the healthy functioning of our body. Regular consumption of drumstick leaves is highly recommended for anemic people. They are rich sources of antioxidants, proteins, potassium, vitamin A, C, B3, B2, iron and magnesium. Drumstick leaves helps in managing blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of drumstick leaves powder/murungaikeerai podi consumed regularly helps in managing blood sugar level. Do try out this healthy and flavourful soup and post your comment here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy murungai keerai recipes here.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Soup with step by step photos…

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi’s are a sort for pasta for potato lovers. They are small Italian dumplings made from potatoes, flour[all purpose flour, buck wheat flour], egg and shaped into small ovals with ridged pattern on one side. Alternatively they can also be made from semolina flour[info source:BBC].  Gnocchi is eaten as an alternative to soup or salad. They are usually home-made in Italian households. But they are also available in packets in supermarkets. I have made store bought Potato Gnocchi and accompanied with fresh tomato sauce, but it can also accompanied with freshly prepared Pesto Sauce as well as various other sauces.

Here’s how to make Gnocchi & fresh tomato sauce with step by step photos…

Friday, 11 November 2016

Paruppu Keerai Pasiparuppu Kadaiyal/Purslane With Dal/Verdolaga[Mexican Parsely] cooked with Dal

Before going into the recipe I would to share a little about  ParuppuKeerai/Purslane/Verdolagas which I googled and read about in various websites[specialityproduce, Wikipedia, nutrition and you etc]. Though I have been eating this paruppu keerai since I was a kid, I was really surprised to read a lot of interesting facts and how it’s been used all over the world. The greens which I am sharing here is called as Paruppu Keerai in Tamil, Purslane in English and Verdolagas in Spanish and is very common in central Mexico. The stem, leaves and  the beautiful yellow flowers of paruppu keerai/verdolagas are all edible and have a slightly salty, slightly tangy and acidic flavor. The slight tangy taste adds up great taste when we make soups and stir fries, and its juicy leaves can be used to add texture to salads.


 Purslane/Paruppu Keerai is very common around world, in Mexican cuisine they are commonly paired with pork, tamales, stews and eggs. In Japan it is commonly pickled and served with rice. In Russia, Turkey and Lebanon it is used in a variety of salads ranging from tabbouleh to potato salad. It has long been used in Chinese medicine. In South India, they are cooked with dals, stir fries, soups etc. Paruppu Keerai/Purslane is rich in potassium and magnesium. The soft, succulent leaves are rich in Omega -3 fatty acids which help in lowering blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels. This wonderful green leaves are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A , C and some B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and carotenoids as well as dietary minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese. With this, I think it’s time for me to move on to the recipe. Do try out this Paruppu Keerai/Verdolagas pasiparuppu kadaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interestingKeerai recipes and different varieties of Greens/Keerais here.

Here’s how to make Paruppu Keerai Kadaiyal with step by step photos…



Saturday, 5 November 2016

Saamai Vegetable Biryani/Little Millet Vegetable Biryani

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and filling Saamai Biryani/Little Millet Biryani. Saamai is called as kutki in hindi, sama in telugu, saame in kannada and chama in malayalam. Little millet/saamai is smaller in size when compared to other common millet varieties. It is rich in fibre, helps in reducing fat and is good for bones and muscles. Saamai has lot of iron and has high antioxidant activity. It helps in controlling the blood sugar level and helps in healing diseases related to stomach. I have already blogged about millets in deatail here. Do not forget to check "all about millets" and other interesting millet recipes in the links. Meanwhile do try out this healthy and delicious Saamai Vegetable Biryani and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Saamai Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos...

Bread Omelette Recipe/Bread Omelette Sandwich /Indian Street Style Egg Omelette Recipe

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Bread Omelette is a very easy, quick and filling breakfast that can made in no time with very little ingredients. To make egg omelette you will need bread and egg mixture. The egg mixture can be made in different ways either by adding just the spices or by adding onions, tomatoes, green chillies etc depending upon the time and availability of ingredients in your pantry. One Sunday morning I was really tired and hesitant to make breakfast, that is when my husband came to the rescue and made this Bread Omelette Sandwich, so I thought I will click some photos and share it with you all. He has shown you how to make Bread Omelette sanwich, like how the street vendors do it, it’s a “made to order” sandwich. Do try out this bread omelette recipe and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other egg recipes in the link and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Bread Omelette Sandwich with step by step photos…

Friday, 4 November 2016

Homemade Rice Flour/How to make Rice Flour at home/Basic Rice Flour for Murukkus, Thattais, Kozhukattai’s and other snacks

Rice flour is a very basic and important ingredient in each and every home in South Indian kitchen. We can buy it from shops, but it is really easy to make it at home and store it airtight containers for our day today use. Rice flour plays a  vital role in making South Indian snacks like Murukku/ThenkuzhalMoong dal MurukkuRibbon Pakoda,Oma PodiPottukadalai MurukkuCoconut Milk MurukkuThattaiKara SevKozhukattaiAmmini KozhukattaiKaara PidikozhukattaiSweet PidikozhikattaiUppu UrundaiPaal Kozhukattai with vellamButter Murukku, Rice Flour PuttuInstant Rava Dosa etc.


Here’s how to make Rice Flour at home with step by step photos…

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Spinach & Chickpea Biryani/Palak & Chickpea Biryani/Palak & Kondakadalai Biryani

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a easy, healthy and quick one pot meal, perfect for lunch box, parties, get-togethers etc. It’s none other than Spinach and Chickpea biryani, this colorful green birynai is very flavorful, super healthy and tempting. Spinach and chickpea is always a wonderful combination, be it salad, soup, curry or rice variety. I have already posted chickpea biryanii and spinach & carrot biryani earlier, do check out those biryani’s varieties also. Do try out this healthy Spinach and Chickpea biryani and post your comments here. Also check out other interesting Vegetarian Biryani's/Pulav and nonvegetarian Biryani's/Pulavs in the links and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Spinach and Chickpea Biryani with step by step photos…

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