Starters

CARAMALIZED GRILLED PINEAPPLE

Pineapple is an exotic tropical fruit variety which is loved by all. I have made a deliciously easy recipe here with pineapple spears that are coated with buttery, chilly, and sweet flavors grilled to perfection. My daughter who loves fancy recipes asked me to do this one which she read on a website. She not only helped me in making this but clicked the pictures as well. I was highly impressed by the dedication she showed and was happy with the outcome as well. Coming to the recipe, this involves less work but yields remarkable results. Pineapples are available all…

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Kids Recipes, Starters

CHILLI GOBHI

Chilli Gobhi is a lip smacking stater recipe similar to Gobhi Manchurian.It is made out of deep fried cauliflower florets in maida and corn flour batter mixed with a variety of sauces.This Indo-Chinese dish is my daughter’s favorite and I made this for her some time back.This easy recipe can be made in 15 minutes if all ingredients are kept ready.It forms a good side dish for fried rice besides being a tasty snack.If you don’t want to serve it dry as I have done,you make add water and make it a gravy consistency.The tricky part is to keep the…

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Starters, Vada

POTTUKADALAI VADAI

Pottukadalai or roasted gram is a common item in all households largely used an ingredient in various chutneys.It is also known as chutney dal or fried gram.It has high protein content and is quite filling too.It is low in calorie content and is rich in iron.It can relieve stomach upsets and augment stamina.I was asked recently by a magazine to contribute for recipes using various dals and i choose to make this variety of vada.The good part of this recipe is it doesn’t need any soaking and it is instantaneous too.I learnt this from a website and while scrolling for…

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Paneer, Starters

CHILLY PANEER DRY/PANEER RECIPES

Chilli Paneer is a yummy Indo Chinese which is loved by kids and grown ups too.I prepared this last week as a starter when I had guests at home.I have never tried this athome,but only had a few times whenever we chanced to eat out.It is a dry version, but you can make the gravy type as well. Iam afraid it is fine to indulge in these type of recipes once in a while at home and share it with all.At home all enjoy Chinese recipes and since this a fusion recipe was enjoyed more and I know this will…

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Paneer, Starters

PANEER TIKKA/KIDS SPECIAL

Who doesn’t love starters?Infact there are many among us who end up eating many starters in large quantities and struggle to find place in our stomach for main menu in parties.My daughter is fond of paneer and she was insisting me for long to make these paneer tikka .Being weekend I had time to clic

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Potato Recipes, Starters

Potato Cheese Balls/Kids Recipes/Party Snacks

While I was pondering as to what to make for snack,one saturday evening I stumbled upon the idea of making Potato Cheese Balls.I was wanting to try out this snack for quite long and this time coincidentally,I had in my refrigirator nothing but cheese and boiled potatoes.So wasting no time quickly pr

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Kids Recipes, Soya Recipes, Starters

Tofu Manchurian/Kids Recipes/Soya Recipes

On the publication of soya recipes in Kungumam Thozhi,I made this tofu manchurian.It is always a panner manchurian or a gobi based one that my daughter loves,this was the first time I made something with tofu as a manchurian.Not to mention,tofu has slight different taste from paneer,but it a very he

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Starters

SCHEZWAN BABY POTATO

Schezwan Baby Potato is one of the long pending lists to post in my blog.Not only for the reason daughter dear loves it,I promised you all that I will post this when I posted schezwan sauce.So here I come with a fantastic starter recipe with baby potatoes.This recipe I have adapted from Tarla Dalal and it is the most favourite dish at home.When I first tasted this at a restuarant I was too tempted and the gravy was simply great.We had it with fried a match made in heaven.Yes.it was soo good,that I wanted to give it a try.I also…

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Starters

ONION RINGS/STARTER

I first tasted onion rings at a party held in my hubby’s friend’s place.I thought it was bhajji and when i ate it’s taste was peculiar and different.Was thinking of how to ask the hostess,she came to me and said don’t miss onion rings.Then i knew it was not bhajji.I then asked her and she gave me the simplest of all recipes of onion rings.It is made out of maida and corn flour and not with besan.And the more important ingredient here is the buttertmilk.Some people add eggs,but being a hard core vegetarian,i avoided.You can makethis for a starter or…

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Kids Recipes, Starters

HONEY CHILLI CAULIFLOWER

Whenever we go outside my daughter is the one who will order starters.She likes to experiment many starters and each time it would be different.When we went out last week for dinner she ordered this Honey Chilli Cauliflower.It was slightly different from the starters i usually had and had sweet,salt and sour tastes in it.So this weekend she asked me to make this recipe at home and i tried to reproduce as close as possible.For kids this would turn out to be a great hit.Try out and let me know.. Notes

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