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Jun 30, 2022

Egg Paratha Recipe/Mughalai Egg Paratha Recipe

Egg Paratha Recipe

Egg Paratha is one of my kids' favorite dish and I often make it for them as after school snack. Like other Parathas this Egg Paratha also doesn't require any side dish just Hot & Sweet Sauce or Ketchup is enough. I made a simple version of Egg mix with some onion, tomato & Chillies for this paratha but you can also add any desired vegetables & cheese to it.

Jun 28, 2022

Lobia Masala Recipe / InstantPot Lobia Masala Recipe / InstantPot Black eye Bean Curry


Lobia Masala Recipe
Today's recipe is an another easy, healthy & yummy side dish - Lobia Masala/Black Eye Bean Curry Recipe using Instant Pot. The same recipe can be prepared in regular Pressure cooker too. I added some potato cubes to the masala since my kids love potato-black eye beans combo. With or without potato the masala tastes amazing and makes a perfect side dish with Rotis/Naan or even with Jeera Rice.

Jun 25, 2022

Veg Pakora Recipe / Crispy Pakora Using Mixed Veggies / Restaurant Style Pakora Recipe

Lets see How to make Restaurant Style Crispy Pakora/ Veg Pakora Recipe. Onion or Vegetable Pakora is most commonly served starter in all the Indian Restaurants here. This is North Indian style pakora and entirely different from the South Indian Onion Pakoda recipe. I learnt this recipe from my neighbor Aunt. I have already shared this recipe along with Punjabi Kadi Pakora recipe. I wanted to have this pakora as a detailed separate post and  the recipe as follows..

Jun 23, 2022

Tomato Capsicum Rice Recipe /Quick Tomato Rice With Capsicum - Easy Lunchbox Recipe/ Tomato Capsicum Rice for Kids Lunchbox

Tomato Capsicum Rice
Very simple and easy kids friendly lunchbox rice recipe using Tomato & Capsicum. Not spicy, tasty rice perfect lunchbox recipe for both adults & kids. Just boiled egg along with this tomato capsicum rice makes a complete healthy and yummy meal. For My kids' lunchbox I prefer Basmati Rice but you can use any desired rice.

Jun 20, 2022

Eggless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe/Eggless Banana Muffins Recipe - Best way to Use Over Ripe Bananas

Eggless Banana Muffins Recipe
Super soft, light and yummy Eggless Muffins Using Banana & Chocolate chips. No curd, No vinegar, No condensed Milk, No Butter Recipe. There's one secret ingredient which makes the Eggless muffins very light and soft and gives cake like texture. Also this recipe doesn't need sifting, just mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients together, bake them and enjoy.

Jun 18, 2022

Chicken Fry Recipe / Simple Chicken Fry(South Indian Style) / Chicken Varuval Recipe

Chicken Fry/Varuval Recipe

Today's recipe is a very simple and easy to make Chicken recipe - Chicken Fry/Varuval. This recipe doesn't need any fancy ingredients. Very easy to make recipe but tastes super tasty and spicy. This chicken Fry can be served as an accompaniment for Biryani/Pulao or as a starter too. I used Homemade Kuzhambu Milagai Thool, which is blend of dry red chilli and other spices. Adding curry leaves gives lots of flavor to the chicken fry/varuval but I ran out of it, so used only fresh finely chopped cilantro.

Jun 15, 2022

Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry Recipe / Indian Style Brussels Sprouts / Spicy Brussels Sprouts Potato Fry

Indian Style Brussels Sprouts

Most of the kids are fond of Potato and my kids too. So I add some potatoes in their least favorite vegetables and make it a combo dish and this Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry is one such recipe. To the simple Brussels Sprouts stir fry I added some potato cut into sticks shape and also to make it little spicy and tasty added Readymade Chicken 65 Masala Powder. This way the Brussels sprouts gets roasted crisp and nice.

Jun 14, 2022

Sambar Idli Recipe | Hotel Style Sambar Idlis | Mini Idli Sambar Recipe

Sambar Idli Recipe
Today's recipe is an another popular South Indian food, Sambar Idli Recipe. Sambar Idli is nothing but soft mini idlis dunked in ghee flavored Sambar. The Sambar Idlis will be soft and soaked well in hot sambar, full of flavors and taste. My kids doesn't like Idli with Sambar or Chutney poured on top of Idlis. They prefer served in separate dipping bowl. But, recent years they started liking Sambar Idlis with ghee and some finely chopped onions on top. I also prefer to grease mini idli plates with ghee instead of oil for extra flavor and taste. Homemade Ghee gives special flavor and taste. Sambar Idli is one wholesome meal best for growing children to have for their breakfast. 

Jun 13, 2022

Green Coconut Chutney Recipe/ Hotel Style Green Coconut Chutney for Dosa / Fresh Cilantro Coconut Chutney Recipe

Green Coconut Chutney Recipe

In my home town, there's a popular South Indian Veg Hotel named KCB. They serve Idli/Dosa with 4 different varieties of Chutney & Sambar. Nothing can beat their taste and flavor. Its been 15 years since we visited that Hotel, even not sure if they are in Business now. But, I still remember eating at KCB every weekends and on all special occasions. Their Sambar Vadai taste and flavor is unbeatable, Salem people will agree with me. Now coming to the Chutney recipe, Green Coconut Chutney is often served with Idli/Dosa in KCB Hotel. They use fresh tender coconut & fresh Cilantro/Coriander leaves which gives refreshing taste and flavor. Addition of ginger enhances the taste, next time when you make Coconut Chutney for Dosa just try adding fresh cilantro to it. Now off to the recipe..

Jun 10, 2022

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe / How to Make Paneer Fried Rice - Indo-Chinese Style Recipe

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe

My kids love all varieties of Indo-Chinese recipes and Paneer recipes a lot. So why not to combine both and made a simple yet flavor rich rice recipe, Paneer Fried Rice. Instead of adding plain paneer pieces I just spiced up paneer with dry spice powders and roasted in Cast Iron pan before adding it to the rice. This way the paneer was crispy and tasty and everyone at home loved it. You can serve the roasted paneer separately along with some grilled vegetables as a started/side.

Jun 9, 2022

InstantPot Sambar Recipe / How To Make South Indian Sambar Using InstantPot / Masoor Dal Sambar Recipe

Instant Pot Sambar Recipe

Another easy and simple south Indian Sambar recipe using Instant pot. For sambar, I used masoor dal today as this suits best for one pot sambar. This recipe can also be done in pressure cooker following the same method n steps. This quick sambar goes well with rice and tiffin also.

Jun 8, 2022

Elephant Yam Fry Recipe / Yam Fry Recipe / Senai Kizhangu Varuval /Frozen Yam Varuval Recipe

Yam Fry Recipe
Senai Kizhangu/Elephant Yam is one of my most favorite vegetable. Mom makes this varuval super crispy and tasty. After moving to US, I missed this vegetable a lot. Recent years was happy to get Frozen Yam in nearby Grocery stores. Frozen Yam will be cubed into big chunks, if you are making puli kuzhambu then you can use it as chunks but for Fry/Varuval it need to be sliced thinly. Preparation of Yam is must to avoid itching and irritation, Some Yams gives itchy & irritation so it is always best to soak the cut Yam pieces in Turmeric -Tamarind water prior to cooking. Now off to the recipe..

Jun 6, 2022

Hotel Style Kara Dosa Recipe / Khara Dosa Recipe / How to Make Hotel Style Crispy Kara Dosa


Kara Dosa Recipe
Recent years we use only mobile for taking pictures for all occasions/Trips. My Camera was used only for taking Food Pictures. And after 2018, I did not use my camera and even forgot about such thing. Even all my recent post recipes pictures were taken using mobile camera only. Then I thought I should use my camera since was not happy with mobile pictures. Finally, took it out last week, Cooked few dishes and took pictures. While transferring the pictures to my Laptop was so excited to see some food pics which I took in 2018

Jun 4, 2022

Hotel Style Chicken Kurma Recipe / Easy Chicken Kurma / Hotel Style Chicken Curry In Pressure Cooker

 If you are looking for an easy and one pot Chicken curry, then this Pressure Cooker Chicken Kurma recipe is for you. This Chicken Kurma or curry is coconut based recipe, along with coconut added some whole garam masala, cashews and a secret ingredient - Blackstone Flower/Kal Paasi Poo. This ingredient adds great flavor that is similar to South Indian Hotel Kurma/Curry. In my home town, Salem in most of the Non-Veg Hotel they usually add this Kal Passi poo in all curries & Biryani. Do try this Chicken Recipe & share your feedback.

Masala Makai Mamra Recipe / Masala Corn Puffs Recipe - Easy Tea Time Snack !

Mamra, one of the best choice for low calorie and filling snack. My kids love this Makai Mamra/Corn Puffs more than the Rice & Wheat mamra. Desi style Masala Makai Mamra/ Masala Corn puffs recipe is so easy to make with simple Ingredients. We love Coconut Oil for making masala corn puffs but you can also use butter or ghee. 

Jun 2, 2022

Red Bell Pepper Peanut Chutney Recipe / Red Capsicum Peanut Chutney Recipe / Red Pepper Chutney

If you are looking for Super healthy and tasty side dish for Idli, Dosa then this Red Pepper Peanut Chutney is a must try recipe. Red pepper is loaded with nutrients & anti oxidants and peanuts are good source of good fat & protein. This chutney along with Multigrain Dosa makes a perfect wholesome breakfast. 

Jun 1, 2022

Masala Podi Paniyaram Recipe / Podi Paniyaram Recipe

If you have Dosa batter in hand, then this Podi Paniyaram will take only 20 minutes to cook. I often make Podi Idlis for kids lunch box and this Podi Paniyaram as Snack or Evening tiffin when they come from home. They love this Masala Podi Paniyaram a lot. This Podi Paniyaram is a versatile recipe, you can serve for Breakfast, Evening Tiffin or as a snack too.