Whenever we dine at north Indian restaurants we always order butter naan / garlic naan. I have posted butter naan without yeast in my space before. My kids are so found of naan. There are some dishes which will disappear fast from their plate. Naan is one of those dishes. Now days I do naan without yeast.Pin It Now!
Every time I make chana masala or punjabi chole I purposely make little more so that I can make this open sandwich. Some time I make stuffed sandwich with it also. It also provides nice after school snacks for the kids. It is very nutritious and rich in protein. You can enjoy it for your lazy weekend brunch also.
When I brought methi leaves this weekend for some reason it is smaller than normal size but didn't notice it when I picked up. So when I want to make Methi gravy it was not enough .. I remembered aloo methi my mum makes so I have decided to do it. Even my husband who is not a big fan of dry vegetable for roti liked this one.Pin It Now!
I have posted Chinese Fried rice before. However whenever I eat fried rice in the shops / restaurant I get slightly different taste. I was talking to my friend and was mentioning this and asked her how they make fried rice at home. She was mentioning about adding Vinegar. So I have decided to give it a try. I also love fried rice because of pepper. So here you go with my 2nd version of Chinese fried ricePin It Now!
Schezwan Baby Potatoes gravy recipe - Side dish for fried rice and noodles - Simple vegetarian gravy for fried rice or noodles
When I saw Schezwan baby potato gravy recipe at Rak's Place I liked it. I have done with cauliflower before but not with potatoes. I bookmarked it to try when I was making fried rice next time. I made few modification to the recipe. It came out pretty well. Even though our family is not big on potatoes they liked it. I also don't prefer deep fried so I have boiled the potatoes.Pin It Now!
I love to try different variety of chapathi or roti. There is so many different variety you can try. This roti brings me nice childhood memories. My neighbour use to make nice missi roti and since we love it every time she sends some to our home. It gives good alternative to Chapathi.Pin It Now!
Cilantro Asparagus and Lime rice - Coriander asparagus and lime rice - Simple rice recipe - Simple lunch box recipe
My son has requested for rice which is less in masala, light and tasty. I had some Asparagus in the fridge. I wanted to make use of it. So I decided to make Cilantro asparagus and lime rice.. Everyone loved it.. It is perfect for light and tasty meal. This is so simple that even bachelors can try it out. It is also good option to include healthy vegetable like Asparagus which is seldom used in Indian mealsPin It Now!
Raita is a must for every weekend meal. It is easy to do and kids love yogurt based dishes. I love crispy boondhi in yogurt. It really goes well with mixed rice. I can have this as snack. For this one we don't need oil at all. No tempering required. So try this very famous yet simple raita.Pin It Now!
My kids wanted some cookies. I wanted to do something with Chocolate. Most kids love chocolate, peanut butter why not combine both? At the same time add some oats to make it little healthier? It is perfect killer combo. It came out extremely good. I made it bite size as my son was saying it is so addictive and difficult to stopPin It Now!
Everytime I go out with my office collegues their first option is Indo chinese restaurants. They love everything from this Chinese bhel to manchurian to fried rice. Tell me which kid doesn't like noodle (that too crispy noodle) and all the sauces tomato, chilli etc.. This dish combines all these kids friendly ingredients. It is really good after school snackPin It Now!
My mum makes this sambar with Tomatoes. However I wanted to try with cauliflower. My husband and kids like this version of sambar. It is kind of fusion between sambar and korma. It goes very well with rice / dosa / idli. It is very good change to the regular parrupu sambarPin It Now!
Soya Chunks is one of our family favourite.. I normally do this rice quite often. This rice doesn't require any coconut and has very minimal masala. Since it is high in protein, it is a good lunch box item for kids. This will keep them full , provide protein need and keep them energizedPin It Now!
I love to try different flavours / mix for my breakfast smoothie. So When Sree Rao gave me secret ingredients for this month Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge as mango and yogurt I immediately took it. Of course main challenge is how to really make it as secret Anyway here you go with delicious and highly nutritious shake. This post goes to
Aloo Palak - Palak potato - Potato spinach - Potato in spinach sauce - simple side dish for rice / roti / naan
I love Palak. It makes it easier to make good and healthy side dish. Most of the time I do Palak Paneer. Once in a while I do variation to it. Potato is not something that my kids look forward to have. So I always find ways to sneak it in something they like. I had this Palak Potatoes when I visited my friend. I kind of like it. So I have decided to try. It came out pretty good. And of course no complain from my kids may be because potatoes are soaked in spinach gravy..Pin It Now!
Punjabi Channa Masala - Punjabi Chole masala - Panjabi chana masala - Simple sidedish for Roti / rice / Naan / bread
I have posted Chana masala before. But I wanted to try this Punjabi channa masala which is done with slightly different spices. In traditional way there is no coconut added but my mum adds it. I find it adds taste to the masala. So I have decided to add coconut. But choice is yours you can ignore it if you don't prefer to add. This goes well with roti / rice / naan. I normally do chana bread / channa bread with it for next day breakfast. Will post that recipe soonPin It Now!
Mango Pudding - Simple pudding recipe - Summer recipes - Kids friendly recipes - Eggless pudding recipe
After the Mango milkshake my family was opening up for mango base recipe other than just eating it.. I wanted to take full advantage of it. I was craving for some chilled dessert. So I have decided to do mango pudding. This is so creamy and tasty. I bet you will not stop with one small bowl. I have to stop my kids from eating it as having too much mango stuff might be heaty. It is also Gelatin free to make it vegetarianPin It Now!
I Love frozen yogurt. There are so many flavours in the market. I wanted to try frozen yogurt at home. I love mango flavoured dishes. So I have decided to try out with Mango. It came out pretty good. My kids who are not in favour of frozen yogurt they always complain it is sour. But they loved this one.Pin It Now!
Happy mother's day...here comes a simple and refreshing dessert to nurish your skin... I was introduced to a few Chinese traditional deserts which are mild in sweet but good for skin / body by my colleagues. Cheng Teng is one such dessert. I do this very often. I find it is quite refreshing ...Pin It Now!
My kids love Mango. Esp just to eat with curd rice. During Indian mango season it is a must. So I seldom do other mango based recipe. But this year because of the blog I decided to do few mango based recipes. Due to calorie I am not a big fan of milkshake which has ice cream. But My kids love it. So I have decided to try out mango milkshake in one of hot summer afternoonPin It Now!
I love bruschetta esp with cherry tomatoes. However my kids are not big fan of tomatoes. So I never thought of trying at home. But I had some surprise visitor for a evening tea time. I wanted to try something without deep fry. I had tri color capsicum in the fridge. I always love the combo of capsicum and cheese. So I decided to try it out. Everyone loved it. I made this for second time within a week. It is perfect healthy starterPin It Now!
After big hit of Nasi Goreng I wanted to try more Indonesian food. I know kids eat those when they take meals outside. Some of these dishes I thought tastes good with egg etc.. I am the only vegetarian at home. However my 2nd son is allergic to eggs. Last week when I was in Malaysia I tried veg version of Mee Goreng. It tasted good so I have decided to give it a try. I was searching for a recipe but I couldn't pick one specific. So I have decided to try on my own. I also decided to replace yellow noodle with wholegrain noodle. You can try with your favourite version of noodlesPin It Now!
Mushroom korma in Badam gravy - Mushroom Kurma in Almond gravy - Mushroom Kuruma in Almond Gravy - Simple Mushroom recipe
Our kids never get bored with mushroom. I buy button mushroom without fail every week. I have tried different mushroom dishes and posted so many in my space. This is a simple korma recipe with Almonds. This can go well with rice / pulav / Roti / Paratha / iddiyappam / idli / Dosa. I love the Badam / almond in vegetable gravy. If you haven't tried you should..Pin It Now!
Another chocolate based smoothie. It is very healthy and filling smoothie. You can even sneak in not so fav kids ingredients like avocado, chia seeds into this. It is easy to make and you can make it a night before and keep it in fridge. Perfect on the go breakfast or post work out indulgence or after school drinkPin It Now!
Even though I can have Amla in any form my rest of the family is not..So was looking for some recipe which will entice them. Greek yogurt is one of family's favourite. So I wanted to combine yogurt and Amla and make it as pachadi for variety rice. I made this for Arisi parrupu rice (dhal rice).But this can be done side dish for any variety ricePin It Now!
We love Paneer dishes. Most cases Paneer dishes are simple to make. This dish is made with spices you normally do for pickle / achar. I love this spice combo. Once I tried this in a restaurant and I added it to my to do list. Finally I got chance to make it. Kids love it.Pin It Now!
I love Korean food. As I mentioned in other posts Korean cuisine is saviour for me when I travel to China. It is easy to find spicy vegetarian in Korean food. I love to have spicy food esp during winter. I had some left over kimchi paste after my kimchi rice noodles. So One lazy Sunday afternoon I made this Kimchi rice. Everyone at home loved itPin It Now!