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Dhingri Dolma Recipe - Mushroom Paneer Recipe

My kids love both paneer and mushroom. So when I saw the Dingri Dolma recipe at Nag's space I have bookmarked it. I made some modification to it to taste my family taste. Since my son is not a big fan of onion I have decided to grind to paste. So the gravy ended up being bit watery than normal dry one. Nevertheless the taste was amazing. I served this with Chapathi  / rice
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Cabbage Vada - Cabbage urad dhal vada

My kids love the urad dhal vada .. This time when I was in India I had this cabbage vada at my cousin's house. My kids loved it. I have taken down the recipe from her. So tasty vada with small twist to traditional medu vadai. My son really love this because in this I have replaced Onion with Cabbage. Enjoy
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Pori Upma - Murmura Upma - puffed rice upma - light meals

Once my colleague from office told me being vegetarian is so boring. You have less options. After year of working together and eating lunch together he was amazed at the options / different kind of food we make. Anyway back to this recipe, this is one of quick, simple recipe who wants to have light meal after heavy feasting or healthy evening snack. This can be perfect for kids after school snack
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Mint Rasam - Mint Soup - Perfect vegan soup

Mint! I love it in any form. However this is new found ingredients for my rest of family members. So I wanted to do as much Mint dishes as possible when the taste is in season! I had some fresh Mint leaves in the fridge. I was in  mood for diff flavoured rasam / soup. So I have decided to give it try. Also if you are bachelor and bored of regular rasam you should try this
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Whey water tofu soup - Healthy diet

I had some left over whey water from my paneer making. My husband was having some sore throat and wanted to make some simple clear soup. I wanted to have soup for my dinner (wanted to have light meals) So decided to try out Tofu whey water soup. Every one loved it.
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Oats Pesarattu - Oats Green gram dhal dosa - Oats Green Gram dhal Pesarattu

Yet another gluten free recipe. It is quite healthy breakfast or snack recipe. I cannot even find the difference from normal Pesarattu. These days I do either Oats Adai / Pesarattu with Channa.  I got exposed to normal Pesarattu thro' my college friend. My mum does normal pesarattu with coconut chutney. For me I prefer onion chutney. This can be perfect dish to be included in your diet plan
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AGILO OLIO PASTA RECIPE | AGILO OLIO RECIPE

Whenever I visit Swensens I always have this Agilo Olio that is pure vegetarian and with healthy choice. When my kids were small they love plain Spaghetti. This is very close to that but very flavorful because of the olive oil and loads of garlic in it. Sometime when I travel this food is my saviour. 
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Thinai Adai - Foxtail millet Adai - Millet recipes - Healthy breakfast, dinner recipes - diet recipes

Another grain based dish. I love to try anything and everything which is grain based. After hearing so much about Thinai I brought it and first item I tried with that is Adai. I thought it is easier to try it out as it also has dhals in it and difficult to go wrong. To my surprise it came out very well. In fact my kids like this over normal adai
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Kimchi rice noodles recipe

I love Kimichi flavour. All these days I am in search for vegetarian Kimichi paste. So when I first saw this near my place I picked up without any hesitation. Originally I was planning for Kimichi rice. But my kids wanted noodles. So ended up doing Kimichi rice noodles.
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Onion Pakora - Onion Pakoda - Onion Pakkora - Simple tea time snack

I love onion pakora but my first son doesn't even touch it. He hates cooked onion in any form. When I was in India this time I was visiting a shop and tasted onion pakora and it didn't taste good. I was mentioning this to my mum and after my afternoon nap when I went into kitchen I saw the dough getting ready. Mum is always best! 
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Beetroot Puli Kulambu / kuzhambh

I love puli kulambu esp for the weekend meals. It is really gives refreshing break to normal sambar with dhals. I had left over 1 beetroot in the fridge. Was wondering what to do with it. Then I remembered seeing Vathakuzhambhu at Jeyasrhris space. I wanted to try out too. but I did it with my own way. What a perfect combo of spices.. this tasted heaven.
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Kathirikai Gotsu | Brinjal Gothsu | Eggplant Gotsu Recipe

I wanted to try something different other than sambar to go with Pongal. I was asking my mum. She was suggesting Gostu.  I almost forgot about it. I remeber tasting onion gostu but since my first son is not a big fan of onion I have decided to try with brinjal
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Bajra / Pearl Millet / Kambu Pongal

Are you looking for healthy way to mark this year pongal? Looking for something which is made of grains. Then you mus try this Pearl millet pongal. When pearl millet is dry roasted it has a nutty aroma which I love. I am not a big fan of Pongal with this exception of this one. This is really perfect healthy way to celebrate the festivals
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Aval sweet pongal with coconut milk - Pongal Recipes

My family loves pongal with the exception of me. So I do pongal once in a while.. My family is fond of sweet pongal. Last week when I am back from office my kids was asking for pongal it was almost dinner time so I wanted to look for something quick and vegan. When I flip thro' the recipes collection from my mum/friends I saw this Phoa sweet pongal with coconut milk. So made it without any second thought
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Rajasthani Kadhi - No garlic and No Onion recipe

My son wanted More / Mor Kulambu (Kuzhambu) for lunch. I have told him I will make it for him. Once I start collecting the ingredients I was missing grated coconut. I remember having similar dish at my friends place so I started looking for the recipe on the net. I also remembered recipe I have noted down from Sanjeev kapoor Dhal and kadhi book. I found the one from the Sanjeev kapoor book. I made this Rajasthani kadhi. He loved it. 
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Rice noodles with vegetable and Tempeh

This is the first time I have cooked Tempeh. It is very healthy for vegetarian and high in protein. I love the taste of it but my 2nd son was not very impressed. Having born and brought up in Singapore both of my kids has liking towards noodles dishes. We also get fresh noodles from wet market. So when I feel like I will buy the noodles from the market and make a dish
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How to make Paneer at home - Homemade Paneer recipe - Homemade Indian Cottage cheese

My kids love Paneer. My cousin will always make paneer at home. However I used to buy from shops. Last time when we were visiting her my kids loved the taste of paneer at her house. So I have decided to try out paneer at home. It came out pretty well. So these days I just make paneer myself. I have tried with high calcium low fat milk and full fat milk. Even though full fat milk do yield better paneer if you are healthy type you can use low fat milk.
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Aval Kesari - Poha Kesari - Poha quick Indian Sweet recipe

A Simple Indian sweet to welcome 2014! Happy new year to all the readers and your family. Hope this year brings all the good thing in life. I wanted to start this year in a sweet note. This is a very simple recipe and you can do it under 30 mins. If you are poha lover you must try it
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