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Nov 29, 2012

Muttai Thokku / Egg Sabzi

Muttai Thokku / egg Sabzi is one of the simple and quick side dish which suits well with rice, variety rices, poori, chapathi, dosa etc. My Grandma n Mom makes muttai thokku this way with very simple n basic ingredients and also not much masalas. If u have boiled eggs ready in hand then it takes less than 10 minutes to make this yummy side dish.

Nov 27, 2012

Oats Appam / Oats Banana Fritters ~ Healthy Snack Recipe!

Karthigai Deepam Wishes to everyone, this festival of lights is also my favorite Indian festival. Love lighting diyas all over the house mainly in Kitchen, Pooja room, Main door entrance and other places wherever possible. And on street(in front of our house)I put big Rangoli or Poo Kolam and decorate it with lighted diyas. The whole street looks more beautiful and colorful with all those Rangoli n Divyas, love watching it. Really missing my hometown very much on these festival days :(

Nov 26, 2012

Broccoli Snack Rolls / Easy Broccoli Snack Recipe ~ Kids Friendly

The weather is getting colder n colder that too from the past two days its around 25F - 28F (Feels like 17F or 14F) ie its -8 to -10 degree Celsius. To me Living in WisconSIN is really a "SIN",  My kids often getting ear infection, cold n flu. Even this Long weekend also we all were sick and we couldn't enjoy our holidays in better way rather spend the whole day with aches n medicines round the clock :(
Last season itself we wanted to move from here but still we couldn't hope at least for next season we should not be here in WI.

Nov 20, 2012

Aloo Gobi Masala Rice / Baked Potato Cauliflower Masala Rice

Only one day to go for long weekend, but I got the Holiday mood early this Monday itself and not interested in cooking and blogging. Just spending hours by simply sitting with my Tab, playing games, browsing, FB this n that...Actually i planned to make some Thanks Giving Recipes - Appetizers, Main course,Desserts etc but i couldn't do anything :( At least will try to come up with some Christmas recipes. 
Now coming to today's recipe, Aloo Gobi Masala Rice - this is more Tasty and flavorful than Biryani but with very simple process and less calorie too.

Nov 16, 2012

Kothamalli Rasam / Cilantro Rasam / Cilantro Soup With Garlic

Rasam is one of the comfort, easy and simple recipe with lots of health benefits. And also its one of the main dish in South Indian Lunch Thali. I usually make Rasam twice in a week, My lil' one love rasam n rice more than other dishes i make. So i make it often for him. And also health wise its more good, the addition of cumin seeds/jeera, pepper & Garlic makes it good for digestion, soothes throat problems also. Now for this weather i really wanted to sip hot piping rasam. I had already posted few 11 rasam varieties and today's rasam is one the most flavorful and yummy Rasam, Kothamalli Rasam. The freshly crunshed cilantro along with garlic,jeera n pepper gives a nice aroma, that too while sauteing in oil it smells so refreshing n lovely. Very easy to make with all simple ingredients and the recipe as follows...

Nov 14, 2012

Cranberry Mango Thokku Pickle / Cranberry Pickle - Indian Way!!

Hope u all had a wonderful celebration and enjoyed the festival with your family & friends. Mine went as usual a weekday :) All sweets and savories made for Diwali had over and
today H asking me what's next in ur blog, Thanks Giving / Christmas special recipes?!
I replied, dunno am damn tired and i don't want to strain more for some days,
But he insisted me to do something so that they can enjoy for another 2-3 weeks,
After hearing such things from Him i am bit motivated, so will try something :)
Now Coming to today's recipe, Cranberry Mango Thokku Pickle, last week i made this tangy and spicy pickle, quick version and the combo, cranberry-mango worked out well. Pickle turned so good and i loved it with everything, rice,roti,stuffed paratha,idly,dosa etc. I had already shared an Instant Cranberry Pickle, this time tried along with Mango, in thokku style pickle. If u love mango-cranberry then this is for u, give it a try sure u will love it. Now to the recipe...

Nov 12, 2012

Boondi Laddu / Boondi Ladoo Recipe - Diwali Sweet Recipe!

Boondi Ladoo Recipe

Wishing all my friends, readers and everyone a Very Happy & Prosperous Diwali / Deepavali with one of my favorite sweet, Boondi Ladoo Recipe. This is 3rd time i am making this sweet and this time it turned out more good and near to perfect. Yesterday hubby dear helped me a lot and we really enjoyed making this boondi laddu. We had more fun making it.
Compared to other Indian Festivals, Diwali is more special and more joyful celebration to us. From my childhood days we celebrate this festival in more grand way, more shopping, new dresses, fire crackers, sweets & savories and lots n lots of happiness and smile. The most important and happiest part of this festival is "Sharing" - sharing greetings, happiness, sweets etc.

Nov 9, 2012

Thenkuzhal / Diwali Murukku

Another easy, yummy and crunchy murukku to try this Diwali, Thenkuzhal / Diwali Murukku. Yes, we call it as Diwali murukku since this murukku is must and it Mom and Grandma makes it mainly during this festival only. Both my Ma used to make this murukku with freshly ground rice and dal flour but here i used all store bought and its easy and quick to make all authentic recipes with store bought n handy powders. Though the freshness and flavor was not much like the homemade still it tasted crunchy and flavorful :)

Nov 7, 2012

Whole Wheat Puran Poli / Poli with Black eye Beans Puran ~ Healthy Choice!!

Today's recipe is Authentic Indian Sweet - Poli / Obattu but made it Healthy with Whole Wheat Flour and also with Interesting Filling, Black eye Bean-Jaggery Filling. My Kids love Poli and this time wanted to make it healthy so tried with whole wheat flour and black eye bean combo. The filling was so delicious and i liked it to the core, i ate the filling as such like inippu urundai :) It was too yummy!!!
I even tried kozhukattai with this filling and it also tasted so delicious so friends plz give it a try am sure u n ur family will love it. Obattu with whole wheat flour also turned so soft and its very easy to roll when compared with maida. Now to the healthy and yummy Whole Wheat Poli...

Nov 6, 2012

Ribbon Pakoda / Ola Pakoda / O'ttu Pakoda

Another Easy and quick Diwali snack, Ribbon Pakoda / O'ttu Pakoda. We call it as O'ttu Pakoda or Oattu Pakoda and this is must in our Diwali snack list. I love my Mom's pakoda more than the store bought ones. She makes it spicy and also with the hint of garlic. But this time i didn't tried with garlic and made it as plain mild spicy pakodas. This is my Mom's version of Ribbon Pakoda and made it  with her help, i turned on my skype video and made this as per her instructions :) It come out perfectly and got good appreciation too. Ok now to the recipe...

Nov 5, 2012

Rice Murukku / Mullu Murukku ~ Easy Diwali Snack!!

Its just only a week for Diwali/Festival of Lights and this Blogosphere is raining with all Diwali Sweets & Snacks. I really enjoy visiting your space, very colorful and mouth watering dishes presented with festive mood. Great work by u all. This is the first Diwali savory/snack am posting here on my space. I planned to make few more snacks before Diwali to share it here on my space but dunno h far i can do it. Let me try my best and coming to today's recipe, Rice Murukku/Mullu Murukku is one of my favorite murukku but my Mom makes this very rarely and for Diwali Thenkuzhal, ribbon pakoda and omapodi was her constant Diwali snack.
As this is my favorite one i started with this crunchy mullu murukku. This is very easy to make and a non failure recipe. I don't have enough patience to make a perfect spirals, so for picture i made around 10 or 12 murukku and the remaining did like thool murukku. I don't bother about the shape or size, this crunchy murukku makes a perfect tea time snack and i even love to have it as a side dish for rasam and rice. The recipe as follows...

Nov 1, 2012

Corn Flour Halwa / Karachi Halwa ~ Easy Diwali Sweets

Hi Friends
I am Back after a short break and i am so excited too. The reason for my absence, i was so much shocked n depressed due to our Car accident. It was little major accident and our car was totaled :(
But by God's grace nothing was happened to us and we all were safe except me got little wounds here n there. We really miss our old car n now its salvaged :( After a week/10 days we somehow recovered from the shock and depression. And till this week i was not in a mood to Blog but after talking with my friend i was consoled and also after hearing a very similar issue from her side and she said everyone is having their own problem, so don't worry about the past n be cheerful with your family. Yes, life has to go on and we should be brave enough to face all ups n downs.