Breakfast Recipes

MOONG DAL KHICHDI

Moong Dal Khichdi is a delicious one pot meal using rice, lentils with a few spices and vegetables. There are many variations and methods in making this, but I have stuck to a basic simple method using pan. The time taken was less than I thought, since the original recipe calls for making it in a pressure cooker and I made it in Nirlep Selec+ fry pan. Not only the contents didn’t stick to the bottom, the whole recipe was made without effort and the outcome simply heavenly. My daughter enjoyed this today for breakfast and I am now tempted…

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FRUIT CUSTARD

Fruit Custard is an easy and tasty dessert which can be made in minutes. Whenever I buy lots of fruits at home, I make it a point to make and I always end up in making extra and keep it in the refrigerator. It is always liked by all at ho,e and I use generally seasonal fruits that are easily available. I don’t know why I haven’t posted this yet, but I am glad I did it now. As you can see I have used vanilla flavoured custard, but you can use any variation such as rasberry, strawberry, chocolate, coffee…

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Breakfast Recipes, Millet Recipes

LITTLE MILLET UPMA

I have been on a break for a long time now since Diwali as I was travelling. But after all that hectic tour and festivities it is good to be back blogging again. After all this is one of my satisfying things to do. Millets are spoken nowadays in all households and slowly people are taking interest in making and consuming them. This is Little Millet which is gluten free and easy to digest as well. I have made a few recipes with millets such as pongal, dosa and adai. But there are a lot of recipes to make these…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

DRY FRUIT CHIVDA

It is festive time and I am afraid most households will be busy preparing their family’s favourite sweets and snacks. Though I make various varieties of snacks, it is sweets that is most liked by my husband. He is very choosy about sweets and when I set out to make Kaju Pista Roll, which will soon feature here, I set aside some cashews for the Chivda. It is an instant recipe and hardly needs 10 minutes to make. Even working women who find it hard to stand in the kitchen due to lack of time, this is easy, spicy and…

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Diwali Sweets, Sweets

DHARWAD PEDA

Dharwad Peda is a sweet unique to the town of Dharwad in Karnataka state. It was originally started by the Thakur family who had migrated from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh and stared business here. Line Bazar Peda is one of the famous sweets in Dharwad..I have earliest memories of my father bringing these home and I used to love it each time. He had a Kannadiga friend who when visited¬† his native place would pass on this to him. Never did I imagine that I would be settling in Karnataka one day¬† and be a total foodie and a passionate…

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Diwali Sweets

GULAB JAMUN BURFI

This is basically a recipe made out of gulab jamun mix and not out of gulab jamun. I was quite tempted to try out this exciting recipe as I had never heard of such a sweet before.But it is Diwali time and I am in search of new recipes. It is a very easy one and if you are really looking for a good and super quick recipe, then this is the one. Using very little ingredients I made this in no time. We recently purchased a new car and I made this for celebrating the new addition to our…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

OATS CHIVDA

  I am fond of chivda and South Indian Mixtures. But then, who isn’t? But in that process we all end p in deep frying and or calorie intakes are also considerably increased. But this wonder recipe with very less oil content and no compromise on the taste, I was too much tempted to try out. Recently my Mother-in Law was diagnosed with very high Diabetics and I had to make many changes in her daily diet. From white rice to red and brown rice and switching to millets was the many changes that is taking place in her diet…

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Diwali Sweets, Ladoo Recipes, Sweets

WHEAT RAVA LADOO

Ladoo with broken wheat, wheat rava or dalia was totally new to me. I first stumbled upon this while browsing for a different, yet tasty and healthy recipe. This recipe is totally easy and very easy to make. As Diwali is fast approaching, it is an excellent way to try this delicious melt in the mouth sweet balls. Wheat Rava has more carbohydrates and less of fat and can be easily had by people of all ages. There are ample ample amounts of phosphorous, potassium snd Some B Vitamins. It is easy to digest and quite filling as well. The…

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Diwali Sweets, Ladoo Recipes, Sweets

CHOCOLATE LADOO

Come Festivals it is a must to make sweets and desserts and I am no exception. As I was thinking on making a simple yet special dessert, this easy recipe crossed my mind which my friend had shared with me months before. It is a delicious ladoo which is made with very easily available ingredients at home. And it’s so easy to make as well. You can make this for any festival , I made it during last weeks Navarathri celebrations, you can try the same for the upcoming Diwali festival. My daughter’s friends who came for lunch last week…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sundal Recipes

NAVADHANYA SUNDAL

Today for the Navarathri festival I made Navadhanya Sundal task of making this for prasadam. As sundal is an essential offering during this festival down South, I took the task of making this. It turned out to be highly tasty and all at home enjoyed to the core. Coming to the name Navadhaya, this implies nine legumes which is so easily available in our homes. Come to think of it, our ancestors were totally aware of the health benefits and for each occasion made a different recipe as an offering during festivities which was not only tasty but also healthy….

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Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Sundal Recipes

BLACK URAD DAL SUNDAL

Sundal is a must offering to GOD in all households in South India during Navarathri. We at home usually arrange dolls in steps and celebrate the occasion with pomp and gaiety. Sundal can be made using various dals and legumes and it is highly nutritious and healthy. This particular recipe is made with black urad dal which has a high source of protein and fibre. It also has Vitamin B in abundance and is highly recommended to girls and women in particular. If you take black urad dal regularly in your diet, it cures many of your health problems including…

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