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Thai Red Curry Rice - Simple one lunch box recipe

My kids love the Thai / Chinese recipes. This is one of the very easy and tasty rice esp if you love spicy food. I have used store brought Red curry paste. Usually I make Red Thai Curry. While making I use coconut bought from shop. However this time I made it with homemade coconut milk. So was I left with some curry paste. I was wondering what to do with it. My kids were suggesting making rice with it. Without second thought I made it and it tasted so nice.
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Simple Pan Fried Tofu - Simple sidedish recipe - Simple and healthy recipes with Tofu

I love Tofu. It is a must for at least one meal per day or Snack. I have posted different type of tofu before. You can check out those as well (hot and sweet lime Tofu, Basil Tofu, Sweet and hot Sesame Tofu). Best part of making these is very healthy and perfect for any cuisine. This recipe is no exception. This recipe was given to me by one of my friend. It is crispy outside and soft inside. To get best results you have to dry the Tofu before frying them in the pan. 
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Soya granules and Potato Korma - Soya granules and Potato Kurma - Simple Side dish for Roti

Initially I was planning for Soya Chunks kurma for roti but when I searched my pantry for the soya chunks couldn't find it.. But had soy granules but not enough. So I decided to add potato with it. This kurma can be a good side dish for the fried rice also. It is very simple and quite tasty one. You don't believe? try it out your self
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Naan - How to make Naan - Naan without yeast - Butter naan recipe

My kids are very fond of dishes with Maida / All purpose flour. I normally make parrota or Puri.. I seldom do Naan at home. Even though plain flour is not so healthy I have to give in to kids request once in a while. Whenever we dine out my kids always order garlic or butter naan. I prefer to do Naan without yeast. I have tried both with yeast and without yeast. For this post I have decided to do without yeast..
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Chickpeas and spinach tikki - Chickpeas and spinach cutlet - Chana and spinach cutlet - healthy kids snack

These days kids have very long day at school and comes home only for dinner. So I try to include as much vegetables as possible. I also try to make couple of dishes for dinner. Now a days kids like tikki / cutlet. I wanted to try it with chick peas. I also had some spinach so decided to combine these to make a tasty and healthy tikki
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Vegetarian Nasi Goreng - Vegan Nasi Goreng - Indonesian fried rice

These days my first son likes spicy food. Being born and brought up in Singapore both of my kids has liking towards local food. I also love the fried rice. This recipe is perfect for quick weekend meal. It present itself with tons of opportunities to customize to your taste and needs. I have added vegetables and Tofu to make it whole meal.
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Potato pomegranate Raita - Potato pomegranate pachadi - Potato pomegranate yogurt salad - Healthy side dish for roti / rice

I love anything which adds flavor to plain yogurt. This one can be a dish by itself. Some time I want to have light meals still want to have balanced meal I will go for this kind of salad / pachadi. If you haven't tried combining yogurt with Potato and pomegranate you should try this. This is really tasty and filling recipe
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Vendhaya Dosai - Fenugreek Seeds crepes - Fenugreek seeds dosai – Menthya Dosai - Healthy Breakfast Recipes

My mum does Vendhaya dosai more often than me. It is a good alternative to regular dosa. This dosa would be soft and good for packing lunch or travel. She does Onion Chutney / Venkaya chutney to go with it. Fenugreek does have lot of health benefits. It is believed to be good for diabetic
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Samosa Chaat

Whenever I think of Samosa chaat it brings me back the memories of my college days. Near our college we had Indian super market - Sindhamani. They used to sell nice Samosa Chaat. Whenever we got free period between classes we had walked to that super market and had this Chaat. This Chaat was very famous and runs out very fast. Other day I did samosa which I have posted before. And I purposely kept about 4 samosa to make this chat next day.
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Sweet coconut sandwich - Simple vegetarian snack recipes

You are craving for a sweet but all you have is about 30 mins on hand , bread and coconut? Don't worry you can still satisfy your sweet cravings with this simple yet tasty sandwich. So simple that even you can teach your kids to make it. I had this sandwich at my friends house and loved it. I noted down the recipe from her. So here you go with recipe for this simple yet tasty dish
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Methi chutney - Fenugreek leaves Dip - Methi Thogayal - Healthy side dish for rice / idli / dosa

I brought other day a bunch of methi leaves. Initially I wanted to make some gravy for Chapati. But kids asked for something else. So it was left in the fridge for sometime. When I was talking to my mum she recommended to make thogayal which is without coconut, ginger, garlic or onion. So I have decided to give it a try. Initially I was not sure about the taste and worried that it might turn out to be bitter. But to my surprise it tasted good.
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Radish (Mullangai) Pachadi - Radish yogurt salad - Radish Raita - Simple side for rice / roti / Paratha

As you can see from my previous post most of the Sundays I will try new one pot meal. In addition to vegetables / gravies Raita is a must. Since I shop for groceries on Saturday most of the time I will try to do some vegetable based raita. My kids esp 2nd one loves Radish. There are some vegetables you love or hate for their unique flavour. I love Radish but due the unique aroma of it I avoid bringing to office. So most the time I cook when we have meals at home
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Makhana Kheer - Makhana payasam - Lotus seeds Sweet - Foxnuts sweet recipe

I love kheer. I think that is most of recipe in my space.. It is so easy to make it healthy and very simple to do. To me it gives nice flavour to otherwise boring plain milk. This is one way of taking my daily serving of milk. In addition both my hubby and 2nd son love it. So it is good excuse to do more often right?
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Capsicum Cheese Paratha - Simple kids meal - Simple Dinner recipe

Capsicum and cheese match made in heaven. Sometime ago I saw a post from  Raks kitchen. I added into my to do list. I was not good in making stuffed chapathi so kept postponing it. Last week I ran out of all the options and vegetables in the fridge except capsicum. I remembered the recipe so I went ahead to do it. But I made 2 thin chapathi and kept the stuffing in between. After doing the click I tried using stuffing method it turned out to be out very tasty  (pat on my back...)
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Kimchi dry noodle - Simple breakfast or dinner recipe - Korean kimchi noodle

I got exposed to Korean food while travelling for work. I love Kimchi flavour. I love the spiciness of it. I have tried noodles and rice with it. I have posted soupy Kimchi noodles in my space before. This one is dry one. I have used whole grain noodles for this. So it is healthier meal ...

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okra / Ladies finger rice - Simple one pot meal

Probably you have realized that I have special liking towards vegetable rice. Other day I saw this lovely okra / Ladies finger but not enough to make any poriyal/ side dish by itself. So I had to look for different dish / rice to mix with it. I had decided to mix it with rice. Even though I had seen it in a book but never tasted it before. I still wanted to try using my way of cooking. It came out so good
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Beetroot Raita - Beetroot pachadi - Beetroot in yogurt sauce - Simple side dish for fried rice, parathas, roti

As I promised in my previous post here comes yet another simple, healthy yet very tasty raita. This is perfect side dish for fried rice, biriyani, Roti, Parathas. I find this combo of beet and yogurt really works. My son claims this is even better than beetroot chutney. So try it out.
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Banana Date Quinoa Smoothie

This is perfect banana shake. It is right start for the day. It is very filling... If you don't want to add milk you can replace it with buttermilk also. Also add water if you want it to be more thinner. I love it to be creamy creamy. It is good drink after good workout too
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Hyderabad Style Bagara Baingan Recipe - hyderabadi brinjal curry - Side dish recipe

This gravy is one of the few recipe which earned praise from my guests in my initial days of cooking. After kids, I kind of making it very seldom because both of my kids are not in favour of eggplant. Even though my kids are not a big fan of eggplant they loved this curry as it is peanut based. It is quite flavorful and rich curry. It goes well with both rice and roti
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Vazhai Thandu (valaithandu, Banana Stem) Kootu

I like Valaipoo or valaithandu. So I buy these vegetables whenever I get chance. My kids like it too. I am pretty happy that we get Indian vegetables in Singapore (in fact in India we have season for some vegetables) In Singapore pretty much you will get all vegetables all year around. This week I have asked my hubby to pick up some Valaithandu and I didn't check it till reached home. It was less than normally what I buy. So instead of Poriyal I have decided to do kootu. It turn out to be good
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Onion Chutney - Side dish for idli / dosa

I love this Onion chutney with idli / dosa.. This chutney is easy to make and good for long distance travel. I don't like raw smell of onion in chutneys and gravies so normally I fry first before making the chutney. First time when I did this version I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of it.. I have posted few versions of onion chutneys Vengaya Vadagam Chutney,  Coconut Onion Chutney, Red Onion Chutney. You can checkout those as well. Now over to this recipe...
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Vegetarian taco with soya granules- Easy breakfast recipe - Kids meal - snack recipe

I brought taco shells sometime ago and it was lying in the shelf for quite sometime. During this holidays I wanted to make something with it for morning breakfast. When I opened the box I saw the masala powder and Salsa sauce with it. When I checked the sauce ingredients I kind of like it so I have decided to use it for masala powder I have used subji masala. If you want you can do home made pasta sauce or your won spices to it
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Basil Mushroom Rice - Simple one pot meal - Simple lunch box recipe

Who doesn't like simple, healthy, tasty lunch box recipe? My kids looks forward to Sunday lunch as I normally do one pot meal. Before marriage mushroom is not common in fact till kids grow up I seldom had mushroom base dishes. Now days it became must at least once a week. This is one of favourite vegetables for the kids. 
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Thengai Thogaiyal / Coconut thogaiyal / Thengai Thovaiyal | Coconut Thovaiyal

There are many perfect combination like Dosa with coconut chutney, Chapathi with kuruma, idli with chutney etc.. Like that I love the coconut thogaiyal with kollu porridge or kanji. This combo is favourite for lot of our family members. Even though it is very good combination I seldom do it due to calorie associated with coconut. Once a while I still do it. It goes well with curd / yogurt rice also. This is my hubby's favourite
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