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Eggless, Vegan avocado chocolate cupcake

My kids love cupcakes. After 2 weeks of India trip they were dying for non Indian food. They were still on school holidays so for breakfast they wanted something different from bread and Indian. So I have decided to do the cup cake. They wanted something with chocolate. So I have decided to make avocado chocolate cup cakes. I have followed the recipe from Joy the baker
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Romali Roti

I love romali roti. Initially I thought doing it at home is difficult. But sometime ago I came across video by vahchef. It is pretty easy to do it. It comes out pretty good. Key is to make the dough correctly. It goes well with lot of gravy. I served this with Malai kofta.
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CRANBERRY GRANOLA RECIPE | HOME MADE GRANOLA RECIPE | HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES

When I saw this at Jeyshri space I immediately tried this. My husband love to take late night snack. Normally I buy cornflakes or Granola from super market and keep it for him. After see the recipe I wanted to try this homemade Granola. He liked it. and now-a-days he prefer homemade Granola.
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Creamy Makhana gravy - Creamy lotus seeds gravy - Phool makhana cream gravy - foxnuts gravy

Makhana - I was searching for this in Singapore for quite sometime. But I couldn't find it. So I have requested my colleague to buy when he came from India. Thanks to him I will post few recipes using makhana. I have read lot of good things about makhana esp these are high in calcium. When I did this gravy my kids really loved it. I had this as side dish to chapathi / chapati.
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Sprouted green gram kurma / Korma - Vegan side dish

My son recently started to like sprouted grams. Back in India my mum did few dishes which I have posted before. However I remembered a dish from Mallika Badrinath which I did a long time ago which my husband liked. So when I returned back when my son asked for the sprouted gravy as side dish I have decided to do Sprouted green gram kurma from that book. 
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Bell Pepper Tofu Wrap

Wrap.. it is easy bruch item for the weekends. My kids love it. Normally I do broccoli or vegetable wrap. This weekend wanted to try more healthier version and yet rich in protein so decided to try out the bell pepper Tofu wrap. Everyone loved the wrap
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Toasted Rosemary Walnuts - Healthy snack

Normally my snacks are nuts. I am big fan of any nuts. Esp Almonds and walnuts. Last time when I was in US I had this savory walnuts in a shopping malls. Based on ingredients on the cover of it I guessed and tried couple of time.
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Eggless Wheat Coconut Cookies Recipe

Cookies! my second son is very big fan of cookies. During holidays around morning 11 AM he will always look for biscuit break. He is allergic to egg. So if I bake some cookies at home I try to make it healthier and egg free. My family is always big fan of coconut. So I have decided to try out wheat coconut cookies. I have followed recipe from here
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Paneer Rasam

Paneer Rasam - Guest post for Priya suresh

Today I am so excited to do a guest post for one of a well known bloggers Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes. She is great inspiration for lot of us in the blogging world. Her creativity always amazes me. Her space has lot of new innovative and healthy recipes. When I got to know that Priya is host this series of Rendezvous for newbies, I sent her an email without any hesitation she responded within few mins. When I started thinking about the post I was bit nervous, knowing her space and it's amazing recipes I really wanted to do something good. I finally decided to do this Paneer rasam.  She accepted the idea. I am really happy to do this guest post for her Please check out the recipe here.


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Amla rasam - Gooseberry tangy soup - Nellikai rasam

I wanted to try this Gooseberry soup / rasam for long time. Since I brought fresh Amla I was so tempted to try. I decided to try out and hide from my family till they taste it. In fact till the end no one noticed the difference. So you can try this vitamin rich C also anti oxidants
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chilli parotta - Easy dinner recipe

My first son loves anything with Maida / flour. But he was not  a big fan of onion so I thought kothu parotta may not be his choice of food. But to my surprise when my mum did he liked so much. So when I am back in SG I have decided to try the chilli parotta. They enjoyed every bit
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Pineapple Coconut Milk Smoothie

I saw this recipe at Yummylife. I never tried the smoothie with the combination of coconut milk and Greek yogurt. So when I saw this I was very tempted. So I have decided to give it a try.  
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Mushroom Pepper Fry -Simple vegetarian side dish / poriyal

My kids love mushroom in any form. Mushroom is their most favourite vegetable. Not just them even my sis kids love it. Last time when we visited my sister she did this simple mushroom fry which disappeared very fast (even before meal time). Even though it is done with simple ingredients it is very flavourful
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Sprouted green gram rice

This is simple yet very healthy rice.. This rice which is very nutritious also perfect for the dieters. It is kind of fusion for people who are looking for kind of Indian rice but not too strong flavours. My kids are big fan of this rice. This is a perfect lunch box item
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lauki chana dal / Bottle gourd Chana dal / sorakkai Bengal Gram dhal - No onion and no garlic recipe

When we were having lunch at office I had noticed nice dhal that my colleague brought. It was like kootu but not tasted the same as what I make. So curious I asked about it. He gave me his wife number and I called her to check. She told me it is Lauki (Surakkai) Chana dal. I noted down the recipe from her. I did this as a side dish to chapatti. It tasted good with rice also. This is very healthy too
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Green Gram Dal sprouts salad recipe with pomegranate seeds

We had small family gathering. I was looking for some simple and healthy starter. I had some sprouts so decided to do some quick salad. This doesn't require any cooking. Perfect for a starter or meal for dieters. 
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Mango- ginger pickle - manga inji pickle - alma-haldi - mamidallam pickle - Curcuma Amada Pickle

I have tasted this pickle at my cousin's place. Immediately I asked my mum whether we will get manga inji is it season now. She said yes. Without hesitation I asked to buy it next time when she goes out. She brought it. It is very simple pickle recipe. If you are a pickle person you must try it out.
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Ash Gourd / Kasi / Poosanikai Halwa

I wanted to try this halwa for quite some time. I have tasted this at my relative place few times but never tried making it. Today I had craving for quick sweet. I had Ash gourd at home so decided to give it a try. After Beetroot Halwa, Pumpkin Halwa our family warming up to vegetable based sweets. This one no exception came out pretty well too
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Pineapple and quinoa salsa

This is very simple and flavorful salad. This can be served as starter or can be for a lunch box too. I love the fact it combines vegetable, fruit and protein packed quinoa. It is quite refreshing. If you are planning to go on a diet this is good diet recipe too
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Kadai Paneer

Kids love Paneer. Any dish with Paneer is hit with them. Most of the time I try to do Gravy type of vegetables for Chappathi. Last week when we had our dinner out we have ordered kadai paneer. And everyone liked it. So I wanted to try it out at home..Luckily I had all the ingredients at home. It is one of the easiest Paneer dish.
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Vadai (Vada) Curry

I love vada curry with appam. My mum does this with steamed vada. It is more healthier. It took a while to convince my kids to try vada curry with appam. They were used to cauliflower gravy as side dish to Appam. Once they tried this they were addicted to this. So now I have more options for Sidedish whenever I do Appam. This recipe is from my mum. The Appam in this pic is without yeast or soda.
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Drumstick Rasam / Soup

When I was back in India one vegetable I hate during drumstick season is drumstick because whereever I turn I will find the dishes with it. My mum had drumstick tree at her backyard. It is also something which is not convenient for lunch box. Eating drumstick is a process by itself. Anyway, now it is different. I love the flavour of it. I love this rasam. Somehow I like the combo of coconut and drumstick.
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Bottle gourd wheat dosa / Adai

I love this recipe for few reasons it is simple, no fermentation needed, healthy, Inclusion of vegetable and the most strong reason, my family love it. This can be done instantly and requires less effort. I normally do it for dinner. This can be good breakfast item also. This is a definite keep recipe
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Tofu Quinoa Scramble

What a power pack combo Quinoa and Tofu. It is a perfect protein rich food and quite easy to do. This is one of the quinoa dishes which is simple to do and perfect for lunch box. It is also a perfectly balanced food (with loads of vegetables and Tofu).
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How to make sprouts at home - Homemade Sprouts Recipe - Green Gram Dal sprouts recipe

My Mum does lot of dishes with sprouts. This time when I was in India I asked my mum to do few sprouts dish. I managed to take photos for some dishes some I couldn't but I have taken down the recipes.. Sprouts are high in protein. It is also quite versatile. I will post few sprouts based recipes
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Andhra Peanut Chutney

Peanut! I am addicted to it.. Any thing I make with it is super hit so far. My kids love peanut chutney with dosa. Normally do simple version of peanut chutney. I wanted spicier version of it. So I made some small modifications to it. It tasted extremely good. It goes well with idli / dosa / rava upma etc..
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