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Rava soya chunks upma - Rawa soya chunks upma

My 1st son loves Soya chunks. It was a lazy day and was wondering what to do for dinner. I am looking simple yet healthy option. I was not in a mood for making elaborate dinner. So I have zeroed in for Rawa upma but how to make it protein rich? I had some soya chunks so decided to use it in the rawa upma. We loved it.. It is good variation to normal upma. I have already posted aval soya
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Quinoa vegetable soup with whey water - Healthy soup recipe - Healthy starter recipe

Whenever I make paneer I always reserve the whey water for my soup recipe. Other day I was looking for simple, healthy and filling soup for dinner. I had purple sweet potato so decided to do quinoa soup with vegetables.. I loved the flavour of the soup. I wanted the soup to more colorful (to take care of my color mix) so added mixed vegetable. It is quite filling and refreshing
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Shortbread Cookies recipe - eggless Shortbread Cookies recipe - Simple Eggless cookies recipe

We had long weekend and kids were at home. They wanted some cookies or cake. I wanted to try shortbread cookies for quite come time. So I have decided to try it out. It is simple to make. I have followed the recipe from Joyofbaking. It is simple enough recipe to include kids in your baking activities.
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Kesar Lassi - Saffron Lassi - Simple healthy summer cooler

I love any  simple shake with yogurt. It is very simple and easy way to whip up the healthy balanced meal. I normally have this lassi for breakfast / lunch this gives me instant protein boost...in addition to good bacteria. I love the unique taste of saffron. 
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Khasta Kachori recipe - Moong dhal Kachori - Simple kids snack

I love north Indian snacks / chats.. Esp this flaky kachori made with moong dal mixture. During my childhood my mum makes most of the south Indian snacks esp for after school snacks. However for north Indian Variety we used to buy from outside. My kids are big fan of Indian snack items. This one is nice, quick snack and perfect for after school snacks
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Pearl Onion Pulav - Shallots pulav - Small Onion Pulav - simple one pot meal - Kids friendly rice recipe

I wanted to try some rice without much spice or very little spice. I love the garlic flavour in all dishes. This rice calls for lot of garlic and small onion so I was pretty confident that options of going wrong is very little. It is a simple yet very tasty rice. I guess the rich taste is from the Cream I have added. So don't omit it. Of course you can add low fat one
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Coriander leaves (Cilantro) Peanut chutney

I love coriander and mint. However till recently my family is not big fans of these chutneys. They love Peanut and Sesame seeds I tried peanut mint chutney and they loved it. So wanted to use cilantro / coriander leaves peanut chutney also. This is also big hit with them
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Tofu and beans sprouts side dish for rice - Simple side dish recipe

When I was browsing for some Beans sprouts I saw this at love2cook-malaysia. The minute I saw it I knew my kids would love it. So I have bookmarked it to try. It came out really  good. Try this simple protein packed side dish.
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Paneer Paratha - Paneer stuffed chapathi - Paneer stuffed roti - Simple dinner recipes - Kids friendly recipe

My kids love anything with Paneer. Paneer and mushroom are a must for every week. Making stuffed chapathi / roti always scares me.. Trust me, practice makes it perfect. I am learning every time. This stuffing is very simple and tasty. Perfect for kids balanced lunch box. For me this Paratha doesn't require any side dish. Just serve with yogurt or pickle
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Bell Pepper, Corn and Cheese Sandwich - Simple breakfast recipe - Simple brunch recipe - Kids snack recipe - Kids lunch box recipe

Capsicum and Cheese is a match made in heaven. My kids love this combo in any form. One of the weekends I wanted to try some simple sandwich for brunch. Kids loved this and asked it for their lunch during the week that followed. You can also try this out ... It is good for kids lunch box recipe. You can add about 2 tablespoons of onion to this recipe. I didn't add since my kids are not a big fan of onion pieces
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Mango Shrikhand - Aamrakhand Recipe

I love Mango. Not just me most of you too right? Shrikhand is something new to me when my colleague brought it for lunch. I loved it. Got recipe from him I was pleasantly surprised that it has yogurt as main ingredients. I had tried this with normal Hung yogurt and Greek. I loved the Greek yogurt. In this recipe I had used Greek yogurt 
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Vanilla with Orange peel cupcake - Made healthy with secret ingredients - Healthy Cupcake - Eggless cupcake recipe

As part of Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge I wanted to try out cake with soy flour and condensed milk. I love to try different ingredients to make our homemade cupcake to be more healthier. I wanted to try mixing soya flour for the cupcake. Result was pretty good. Infact no one can even notice the diff. It remained soft even after a day. Kids loved it. So enjoy this healthier version
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Drumstick Leaves Sambar / Murungai Keerai sambar

Normally I do simple Drumstick Leaves poriyal. Normally I buy one bunch. This time when I bought it i didn't realize the size was too small. After taking leaves it was really small portion. Not enough for Poriyal. So have decided to do sambar.
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Spicy baked chana dal / Channa Dhal / baked chickpeas - guilt free snack

My kids love to snack. When they are at home they need 11 AM snack & something crunchy to go with lunch. Since they are having it more often I always look for healthier option. My kids love nuts. This one is no exception. It is so fast and healthy so what are you waiting for?
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Puli Kuzhambhu - Puli Kulambu - Puli Kuzhambu - Brinjal and drumstick puli kuzhambhu Recipe

Our family love puli Kuzhambhu / puli kulambu.. Have you tried the combo of Eggplant and drumstick? it is one of the best combo.. Whenever I make this Kulambu / Kuzhambu I can feel the aroma in the whole house.. It goes well with both white rice and brown rice. I also love it with idli. As I mentioned in other posts puli kulambu tastes better next day
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Paal Kesari recipe - Milk rava Kesari recipe - Milk semolina sweet recipe

My husband loves Kesari. Normally when I do kesari I do it by mixing water and milk equally. Sometimes I do completely with milk. This is one of simple sweet / dessert dish even bachelors can try their hands on. To have this you don't really need a occasion.. Just need about 30 mins...Happy Tamil new year! Nice sweet way to start your year!
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Mushroom Fried rice - Simple lunch recipes - Simple lunch box recipes - Simple one pot meal

Mushroom! One of a must buy vegetable whenever I do my weekly shopping. Again In SG we  get it almost entire year. Even though I always buy white button mushroom I do buy other mushroom once in a while. There are vegetable which I buy after planning the dish. But mushroom is something I plan after the fact. It is so easy to cook and match with lot of dishes. This weekend I did simple mushroom fried rice. I served with Vegetable Manchurian
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Tomato chutney with Garlic and small onion (Shallots) - Simple Side dish for Dosa, Idli, Upma and adai

I love to try different chutneys esp if it is for my lunch box then all the spicy ones. This is one of the go to Chutney for my lunch box as it goes well with all the idlies, dosa, upma or even roties. So I will always have some spicy chutneys / vegetable based chutneys all the time in my fridges. Trust me this really helps if didn't plan well or if you are so busy with work
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Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe - Simple and healthy dessert recipe

Do you feel guilty when you have chocolate esp in the morning for the breakfast? This is a very creamy / healthy pudding which can be served for breakfast or dessert. It is quite easy to do also no cooking required. This one can be very easily converted to vegan. I have used normal milk but you can substitute it with your preferred milk.
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Rose Milk - Simple Milk shake with rose essence - Bandung drink- bandung milk shake - Summer cooler recipe

I love Rose essence flavoured dishes.. I am big fan of rose milk. During college days that's the only milk shake I can take without making big fuss.. We used to have small shop (Petti Kadai) right around the corner of my college. They sell great rose milk. It is so cheap (2 Rs) So it is our famous hang out place during breaks esp during summer. 
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Surakkai Halwa - bottle gourd halwa - Louki/dudhi halwa - Anapakaya Halwa

Recently I am attracted towards sweet made using vegetable and fruits. Beetroot halwa, Pumpkin Halwa were super hit items. I wanted to try out Surakkai Halwa. When I visited India last time we had small family get together. So I told my mum I will take care of starter and dessert. She was not convinced when I told her about surakkai halwa. When tasted not many people can guess the main ingredient. Everyone liked it
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Radish masala kulambu - Mullangi Masala sambar - Mullangi Sambar no dhal, No onion, No sambar powder recipe

I was so bored with regular sambar with dhal or normal puli kulambu / Kuzhambhu. So I was fliping thro' my recipe notebook for something different that will entice kids. For vegetable I had white radish in the fridge. My criteria was clear.. I want to do something without dhal or sambar powder. I came across this recipe. I remembered I had tried this long time ago.. So decided to give it a try. We all loved it
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Spinach Chaphati - Spinach Chapati - Spinach Roti - Spianch Paratha - Palak Paratha - Palak Roti - Simple dinner or lunch recipes

My kids like stuffed parathas. It has been ages since I made this spinach roti so long ago that my kids don't even remember. So I have decided to make it for the dinner. If you are afraid of getting your chapati hard or not soft after few hours of making (for lunch box) etc.. you should try these flavoured paratha. It is healthy, hard to go wrong & perfect for lunch
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Orange and Quinoa Salsa - Simple starter recipe

I love Quinoa.. It is good replacement for rice. I love any dishe with it. This salad is really refreshing. Make sure you make this ahead at least 30 mins so that flavour sets in nicely. If you are not a big fan of Ginger give this recipe a miss
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Kiwi, Frozen Banana and Basil seeds yogurt smoothie - Simple breakfast smoothie

I love smoothie with greek yogurt. This recipe is really power packed with vitamins, minerals and protein. It is perfect on the go drink and very easy to make. This is first time I have used basil seeds in smoothie. If you don't have greek yogurt go ahead and use homemade fresh yogurt. It can be perfect cooler for this summer too
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Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles - Simple dinner recipe - Kids friendly recipe

My kids love the peanut butter (tell me who doesn't).  They love to try different noodles. Near my house we have one small health product shop which sells different kind of noodles. So for the weekends I try to do different kind of noodles. People have the general notion that noodles are not healthy but you can really turn them into healthy meal based on type of noodles you use, seasoning you do. Well I can hear you saying enough of justification to have noodles.. Ok... over to the recipe
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