Lunchbox Ideas, Reviews, Rice Variety

PULIYODHARAI RICE WITH MIX

Some time back I was asked to write reviews on various delicious products from Kai Ruchi. They are an on line store dealing in instant powders, health mixes, pickles and ready to eat mixes and much more. Their products are fresh and neatly packed and they are lip smacking delights. This one is particularly my favorite as it has no hard work involved. You need to cook the rice, cool it and mix with this ready made paste. I made this during our train journey and it was a memorable trip as well. I have always thought train journeys and…

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Breakfast Recipes, Reviews, Sevai Recipes

VEG MASALA SEVAI

Sometime back I had a chance to try Savorit brand’s Gopuram sevai or idiyappam recipes. They turned out super hit at home and I have made this several times but hadn’t had the chance to post here. I like the traditional sevai which is made in the nazhi or press and it is well liked at home as well. But this instant version was equally good, cutting down the process of hard labour but not compromising on the taste.  I have added many vegetables here, so you can pack this for lunch as well. I have many variations in this…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Reviews

INSTANT BISIBELEBATH

Sometimes we all like to have food that can be made instantly without involving much work. It should be healthy and quick to make at the same time not compromising on the taste. I had one such oppurtunity to cook Instant Bisibelebath from Kairuchi and was I glad I did. It was so easy to make and the aroma filled the kitchen soon and made everyone ask what was cooking in Nithya’s Kitchen? The ingredients are already in the packet and you just have to chop a few veggies and add required water and pressure cook. And lo! It’s as…

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Breakfast Recipes, No Onion No Garlic, Reviews, Sevai Recipes

PEA FLOUR PODI IDIYAPPAM

  Recently I got a packet of Pea Flour from Dhatu Organics to try out. As I was wondering what to do with this amazing product, I realised I had no vegetables but only carrots in hand. An instant brain strom gave birth to this delicious recipe and I made soft and fluffy sevai or idiyappam flavoured with Idli Molaga Podi. The recipe was an innovative one and so tasty for our evening snack. As it turned out I made some more for dinner as well as it was liked by all at homePea flour has a number of health…

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Bevarages, Reviews

FILTER COFFEE

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee always brings comfort to my mind and spirit. I can’t do anything in the morning without having a regular dose of coffee. Coffee is such an integral part of our lives that you cannot do anything before enjoying it in the mornings. This is a drink made by boiling milk with added sugar and frothing it before adding the decoction extracted from the filter. The coffee though made in filters has different names such as Madras kappi, Kumbakonam Degree kappi, Mysore coffee and so on. Coffee beans used commonly are arabica and robsta. Also…

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Diwali Sweets, Gokulashtami Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Ladoo Recipes, Reviews, Sweets

RED POHA LADDU

Sometime back I got a parcel of red poha from Dhatu Organics. I have a few aval/poha recipes in my blog such as Vella Aval, Puli Aval, Kanada Poha etc. But they were all made from white poha. Red poha as I learn is more nuritive than white flakes. They have high iron content and easily digestable  as well.It is filling to the stomach but at the same time light as well. Here I have made a sweet recipe with red poha which is very quick to make and requires very less ingredients.  Coming to Dhatu, this was started by…

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Lunchbox Ideas, Reviews, Rice Variety

BISEBELEBATH WITH INSTANT POWDER

Bisibelebath is a tasty and delicious one pot meal of Karnataka. It is loaded with lentils and vegetables can be made easily. A very filling dish this recipe is made with instant powder which I got from Kai Ruchi. Kai Ruchi have a wide range of authentic powders, pickles, instant mixes and I enjoyed thoroughly making this exotic dish. There is no need to roast and grind and the powder I have used is fresh, aromatic and full of flavors. Bisebelebath tastes great only hot and the spices that have been added are carefully roast and ground and made to…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Reviews

INSTANT LEMON AVALAKKI

It is yet another time to review a product from Kai Ruchi. Kai Ruchi is a premier South Indian online store for South Indian delicacies. I was happy to receive this pack and it was an awesome treat for dinner. Avallaki or Aval as you might call is nothing but flattened rice also called poha. Quite a few interesting recipes are made with this wonderful flattened rice and I am sharing here Instant Lemon Avalakki. The lemon added in the mix adds a nice flavour and fresh touch to the dish. Career or working women, bachelors, even kids can try…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Reviews

INSTANT VENPONGAL

I was recently asked by Kai Ruchi to write a reviews for their wonderful products which I gladly  accepted.  The packet was full of spice powders and ready made mixes. The one which I am sharing with you today is Instant Venpongal in which the rice and moong dal is carefully roasted and spices and salt added o suit your taste. This kind of recipes are a blessing for bachelors who like home cooked food.  And it is sometimes difficult for housewives or working women and they break their heads as to what to prepare. They have a vast range…

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Pasta, Reviews, Soups

ITALIAN SPINACH AND PASTA SOUP

Soups are always comforting and the most sought food item in the menu specially during winters. I have a few soup recipes in my blog which are not only filling but a meal in itself. Take for example this soup. It has cooked pasta added thereby completes the hunger cravings any time of the day. This is specifically good for working women who come late in the evenings, yet want to have a complete satisfaction of having a full meal. The veggies added are simple and easily available at home, so don’t go in to this recipe’s  fancy name and…

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Dip, Reviews, Snacks

CHEESE DIP

Cheese is one such accompaniment which is truly loved by kids and Dhivya is no exception. I try to include cheese in forms such as spreads, slices, processed or pizza cheese for various favorite recipes. It is loaded with milk protein and good for growing kids. It also has an ample source of Vitamin D. As you might recollect, Dipfoods have sent some baked crunchy goodies for review and made a appetizing dip out of cheese. It was an easy recipe to make I made it on a Sunday evening to munch. Needless to say it was loved by all…

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