Friday, August 30, 2013

Sambhar Sadham(Saravana Bhavan Style)

One pot meals always make my cooking job more  easier.I prefer it when compared to elaborate meals for  lunch.Almost all weekdays I end up at cooking some one pot meal.But I see to it that the meal that I cook makes a complete meal with all nutritions in it.In this lane Sambhar Sadham/Rice is my family's most favourite one pot meal.
Cook this one pot meal which tastes similar to Hotel Saravana Bhavan ...
For the recipe click READ MORE below..

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Capsicum Cheese paratha

Cheese and capsicum go very well with each other.Added to it both the ingredients are kids favourite items too.When I was going through the Tarla Dalal's recipes I came across this recipe in her magazine"Cooking and more".I tried it and kids loved to have it for the lunch.These types of parathas make my job little bit easier too..
For the recipe click the link below

Friday, August 23, 2013

Vegetable Stuffed Idli/Idli Sandwich

To make my kids eat Idli is a very tough task!!!They love sandwiches ...So thought of stuffing a vegetable inside the idli and provide them  a complete healthy breakfast.They are very easy to pack for a ride...I stuffed potatoes and veggies mixture inside the idli and gave them a surprise..They were so delighted to see a stuffing inside the idli and named it Idli sandwich!!From then I said no to White Bread!!!
For a healthy kids delight recipe please click READ MORE below..

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy RakshaBandhan.....7 Cups Burfi

Happy RakshaBandhan
I wanted to post something special for this special festival and want it to be done in less time too.Suddenly I remembered a burfi which my mom used to make whenever we pester her for sweets...
As the name says ..It is 3 Cups of sugar and 1 cup of four items mixed and made to a burfi...So totally 7 cups and hence the name 7 cups..

It is very easy to make and doesn't need much of expertise..

For the recipe please press READ MORE below..

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bittergourd Chips (Adyar Ananda Bhavan Style)

My elder daughter Saindhavi loves Adayar AnandaBhavan for the variety of chips they offer!!We used to visit it very often when we were at Salem.But after shifting to Tuticorin we miss it very much.Hope a branch gets open at Tirunelveli/Tuty...
I had already posted Bittergourd fritters recipe which has a slight variation in the ingredients list
When I was browsing Pavithra's foodblog I came across this bittergourd chips made in Adyar anandabhavan style.I was much delighted to see the recipe and with no wait I made it this weekend and gave a huge surprise to my daughter.I am so happy that she loved them ...
Thank u Pavithra  Elangovan for sharing this wonderful recipe

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Plantain Balls/Vazhaikaai Kola Urundai

The pagevisits of my blog was high when I posted the mutton balls/Mutton Kola Urundai(Kumar mess style).And at the same time I received many requests from my pure vegetarian friends to post vegetable kola urundai recipe.I had heard earlier about the vazhaikai kola urundai from one of my chettinad friend.I mailed her asking for the recipe and the one I had posted here is her grandma's recipe.Thank u dear Sudha for the recipe...
U can try this with Banana blossom too.
For the recipe please click READ MORE below..

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Capsicum Chutney/Bell pepper chutney

I love to cook bell peppers.They have a unique taste and they taste good in whatever method we make.And chutneys are the best way to make the kids eat vegetables.I make chutney and sandwich them between wheat bread and serve them for a busy breakfast...
While selecting capsicum keep the following in mind.
The one with 4 bumps are sweeter in taste and they can be eaten raw.They have lots of seeds.(Female variety of Capsicum)
The one with 3 bump is good for cooking(male variety of Capsicum)
Courtesy:Kovai Pazhamudhir nilayam
So select the capsicum according to ur dish..

For the recipe pls click READ MORE below..

Monday, August 12, 2013

Millets ven Pongal/Thinai Arisi Pongal

After knowing the health benefits of millets I try to replace it for  rice in my meal.After the positive results of Millets dosa I tried millets pongal too.The taste didn't differ and unless u tell one cannot make out it is millets pongal.It also resembles same as that of the normal ven pongal.
Considering the health benefits I had used minimum amount of oil and had avoided the use of ghee.
For the recipe please click READ MORE below..

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rava Ladoo/Rava Laddu

Rava ladoo/Rava Laddu is one of the easiest sweet that can be made in less time at home.My mother used to make it very often at home during diwali season.I love the coarse version of the ladoo and not the powdered form of ladoo.HH loves these ladoos and it is his favourite sweet too..So I do make it very often at home when guests visit us...I love the white colour of the ladoo.It is one of the best homemade sweet delicacies...
For the recipe please click READ MORE below..