Dinner recipes, International Recipes, Pasta

POTATO GNOCCHI

Potato Gnocchi is an Italian delightful pasta. Loaded with Italian herbs and sauce of our choice it is an awesome treat for your taste buds. The potato dumplings are of pillowy texture and fried to perfection with tasty sauces.The cheese adds a nice twist and improves the taste. With available ingredients a little muscle of yours to work you can create a wonderful recipe. I have made this with white sauce, but can try with tomato or pesto sauce as well. This can grace any occasion and will be the star attraction in your menu, if you are throwing a…

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Dinner recipes, Paneer, Side Dish for Roti

ACHARI PANEER

Paneer recipes are most liked by Dhivya and I often include paneer in her diet. It was sometime back I made this recipe and it turned out be creamy and tasty. Flavoured with spices that are used in the North Indian pickles this is a delicious gravy made with cashews and melon seeds. I have made this with mild spices and this can be made with ingredients easily available at home. There a few recipes of Paneer in my blog and this one is adapted from Tarla Dalal website.There are two versions in this. You can make this with or…

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Dinner recipes, International Recipes, Pasta

SPAGHETTI WITH WALNUT PESTO SAUCE

Spaghetti is a favourite food of my daughter. She loves any variety I make and does not complain a bit about this. Pesto Sauce is usually made with basil leaves but I have used coriander leaves. Similarly there are a lot of variation in the usage of nuts, some use almonds, some pine nuts and some use peanuts as well. It is necessary to get the crunch along with the fresh bite of greens and that would be enough to make his recipe an instant success with all. The sauce is luxurious with a velvety finish. The crunch of walnuts…

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Breakfast Recipes, Dinner recipes, Millet Recipes, Upma

KUTHRAVALI UPMA/BARNYARD MILLET UPMA

Upma is a tasty breakfast recipe made in all South Indian households with rava , rice and wheat rava also. This millet upma was a recipe, long pending in my list and I tried this with Barnyard millet.  Kuthravali is Jhangora in Hindi ,Odalu in Telugu ,Kavadapullu in Malayalam and Oodalu in Kannada. As we all know millets are good substitutes to rice and have a few millet recipes in my blog. I have included vegetables to make it richer, but you can try plain upma as well. This is good for heath and has low glycemic index. It improves…

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Dinner recipes, Reviews, Sevai Recipes, Snacks

SEVAI BAGALABATH

Sevai or Idiyappam is nothing but string hoppers or rice noodles which can be made with  so many variations or tastes. I have quite a number of sevai recipes and this is one such tasty and tempting recipe. This can be had as a snack or can be had for dinner too. I have made this with Savorit brand instant variety,  when I  was askd by them to write review about the product. But you can follow the same procedure and use Idiyappam . Since this uses curd it can be had with ease and can be made well in advance…

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Breakfast Recipes, Dinner recipes, Dosa Varieties

RAVA DOSA

  Rava Dosa is an all time favorite of mine and I always order it whenever we go out to eat and I am never tired of it. It is so much an addictive recipe that I love it to the core. Making a perfect dosa and that too Rava dosa is itself an art. So much so that it became an challenge for me in my early years of cooking, that I was always enthusiastic to try this out. The Dosa should be golden brown, crisp and  with a perfect taste. My mother makes perfectly crispy dosas, which turn…

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Dinner recipes, Snacks

PAV BHAJI

Pav Bhaji is one of the most popular street foods of Mumbai. Pav means bread and bhaji is vegetables.The vegetables are cooked ,mashed and blended  with aromatic spices  and served with shallow fried  buttered buns.This is a party food as well and would be a hit among kids.Kids are fussy eaters and  sometimes it becomes difficult for us to make them eat healthy veggies.This irresistable food can be anyone’s delight when served piping hot with butter on top.I have made this recipe several times as this is my daughter’s favorite, but have never blogged about it. So taking a chance…

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Breakfast Recipes, Dinner recipes, Dosa Varieties

CAULIFLOWER MASALA DOSA

Dosa of any type is a favorite at home.And it should be crisp and hot too.I make either dosa batter or idli batter once a week and make idlis and dosas of various types.As I was planning what to make for evening snack for my daughter,saw a small head of cauliflower lying on the fridge and with the dosa batter I had in hand made this in a matter of minutes.I have tasted cauliflower masala dosa once in a restaurant and was totally hooked to it.But I forgot the incident until I made this.I made the filling in the morning…

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Dinner recipes, Sevai Recipes

WHEAT VEGETABLE SEVAI

I am always trying new recipes these days. Sevai or idiyappam is a healthy steamed rice based string hopper mainly had for breakfast.Bur being health conscious and many trying to avoid rice based foods these day,I searched for a replacement for rice.What will be a better option than that of wheat?This time it is Wheat vegatable sevai in my kitchen.An effortless kitchen variety and can be made in a matter of minutes,i made this one day for breakfast and was given a green flag,thankfully.I added a lot of veggies to make it more healthier.But I would suggest that using the…

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Dinner recipes, Dosa Varieties

MASALA DOSA

My husband’s all time favourite breakfast with classic Coconut Chutney comes as today’s post.Masala Dosa is made by stuffing dosa with potatoes, onions, green chillies and spices.It is one of the favourite foods in the world and many of the foreign countries serve it with pride.Whenever we go out to eat at MTR or CTR the famous restaurants here,this will be on the list.This is a tasty dosa variety with potato stuffing and tastes delicious when dollop of ghee is added on top.The potato filling is almost the same as I made for Puri Masala, but I don’t add water…

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Breakfast Recipes, Dinner recipes, Sevai Recipes

PEPPER SEVAI

Sevai or Idiyappam is a steamed noodle variety made out of rice flour.It is a filling yet light variety breakfast also suitable for Dinner menu.I have quite a few varieties of sevai in my blog and make it as and when I crave for them.Besides making it with rice flour I also make with par boiled rice which is soaked and ground and steamed into idlis and then squeezed down in a press called nazhi. Every South Indian household posseses one and is a traditional tiffin item on the menu.In this particular post I have flavoured it with Black Pepper…

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