Snacks

AVOCADO GUACAMOLE SANDWICH

Sandwiches are eveyone’s favourite aren’t they?And children love to grab them at any time of the day. Keeping this in my mind, I made this recipe which is not only easy to make but is healthy and tasty as well. As we all know avocados are a good source of vitamins and minerals and tastes yummy also.They have very less sugar content and so they can be had by sugar patients without guilt. I have  used brown bread here which is more healthier than the whiter ones. This recipe does not involve any cooking except the toasting part as the…

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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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Breakfast Recipes, International Recipes

CHOCOLATE BANANA PANCAKE

Pancakes are always filling and tasty, if taken during breakfast. I make it once in a while and my daughter Dhivya relishes each time I make it. I have already two pancake recipes in my blog, but this one is full of chocolate and bananas. I generally make this for breakfast but you can try this for evening snack as well. It is one of the most easy recipes and takes very less time to prepare and it doesn’t involve any expertise in making these delicious pancakes. You can make a lot of variations in this by adding fruits like…

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Diwali Sweets, Sweets

CARROT HALWA WITH KHOYA

Carrot Halwa is a delicious dessert that can be made in a matter of minutes. It is the most favourite recipe of my daughter who relishes each time I make it. It was last week I had got a big basket of fresh carrots which was brought by my mother from ooty estate through a friend. I instantly thought of making this as the carrots were juicy and red. It took very less time and the result was delicious and yummy. I added khoya also which added to the texture and the result was delicious. I have a carrot halwa…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

MOONG DAL MODAKAM

Modak or Modakam is a dumpling steamed or fried in Indian cuisine. It is made during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and there are many varieties and variations in this delicacy. In our houses we make both sweet and savory modaks both of which is equally delicious. The one I am sharing with you here today is made with moong daL and jaggery along with grated coconut. The outer dough is made with rice flour and it is a very easy recipe to make. If you are uncomfortable or lack in practice in shaping the modakams, then you can make use of…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

CHOCOLATE MODAK

Chocolate Modak is an instant recipe made with khova or milk solids and chocolate powder. It is a very easy modak recipe I was wanting to post for a long time. This is a very easy modak and will be a sure hit among children and elders alike. This festive season I thought of making something different and chocolate was my first choice. There are many varieties of modak , the chief among them is made with coconut jaggery filling with the outer dough of rice flour. I also have Modakam and Ellu Kozhakattai in my blog, which is a…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Breakfast Recipes

BLACK CURRANT GRANOLA

We all have corn flakes, oats or wheat flakes with milk and fruits for breakfast. Granola or Museli are tasty versions of breakfast cereal. Regarding granola, it consists of rolled oats, nuts, seeds and honey or any sweetner. I have added almonds and dates which are a  great source of energy and strength. If you add flax seeds to this it adds to your digestion. But since I did not have flax seeds in hand I have added melon seeds which is equally delicious and tasty. I have been wanting to post this recipe for long and I got this…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Breakfast Recipes

ALU POHA

ALU POHA Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day and it is often neglected and missed by most of us. If it is healthy and tasty then you can be energetic throughout the day. It is always hectic in the mornings at everyone’s house, but with proper planning and with available ingredients you can create wonders. Poha or beaten rice is one healthy option for breakfast. It is the most favorite breakfast item for Maharashtrians and Gujaratis. I have already a recipe in my blog called Kanda Poha which is another version of this tasty…

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Diwali Sweets, Independence Day Recipes, Sweets

TIRANGA SOOJI CAKE

Independence Day is celebrated as a mark of freedom of our country from the British Rule. It is a National Holiday for all and it is celebrated throught the country with the usual pomp and gaiety. When we think of our country the tri colour instantly comes to all our minds. Keeping that in mind , I as a food blogger made a small attempt and gave the usual Sooji Cake to a Tri colour Sooji Cake. This can be easily made with the ingredients available at home and it was a pleasure to make this with three different colours…

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Side Dish for Roti

AAMRAS

Aamras is a popular dessert in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. In the summers when mangoes are available in plenty, this recipe is enjoyed best in most households of the region. I have a Maharashtrian friend who gave this recipe to me. I had never tasted aamras and was wondering how to make it, when I suddenly remembered and asked her about this. much to my surprise, this involved only two steps and the dish was made. Usually it is served with hot pooris, but you can have it as a dessert as well. I served this with hot…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes, Raksha Bandhan Recipes

CARAMEL KHEER

Caramel Kheer  is an innovative  dessert that can be made during festivites and celebrations. As Raksha Bandhan is here, I am here today with the easy and tasty kheer  to rekindle the relationship of brothers and sisters. Raksha means “bond of protection” and is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana, which falls usually in the month of August.  Any festival would be incomplete with sweets and here I am today with one such recipe. I made this super quick with my new addition in the kitchen. I have with me now Nielep’s cooking ranges….

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