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Barley Dosa - Barley pancake - Simple healthy breakfast recipe - Simple healthy dinner recipe

I love Barley grain.. I do Barley drinks more often and I have posted few recipes in my space. Water chestnut with barley, Barley lemon water are some e.g. I also love Barley adai because it is very crisp and tasty. This time I wanted to try dosa. It came out perfect. It is healthy too
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Oats Coconut Cupcake - Eggless kids friendly breakfast cupcake recipe

My kids love cupcakes / muffin. Since I bake quite often I really look for healthier versions.. My kids really loved this one I also felt the oats, honey and coconut combo really blended well. You can serve this as after school snack
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Thengai Payasam - Coconut Kheer - Simple kheer recipes

Kheer / Payasam is so simple to make and it is a must when we have any festivals or function. Some time I even do it for breakfast. I must admit Coconut is not my fav. Even now when we make any stir fry we don't add coconut gratings .. If I visit any of my close relative they always keep the vegetable separately for me and add grated coconut in the vegetables. My husband loves coconut flavour. I wanted to try this kheer for quite sometime for him. He loved it. Wishing all my Eid Mubarak
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Mushroom Pav Bhaji Recipe - Vegetable curry recipe - Vegetable Gravy Recipe - Famous Indian Street food

I have posted regular pav bhaji masala, Paneer Pav Bhaji Masala in my space.As I stated in that post you can make numerous variations. Even though the masalas are same the addition of different vegetable or paneer really makes difference to the Bhaji. This Pav bhaji style mushroom really goes well with rice, roti or bread or Pav. In this I had used different mix of vegetables
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watermelon kiwi popsicles - Summer cooler - simple summer treats - healthy summer cooler

Do you like fruity Popsicle? then you should try this. This recipe is so easy and perfect treat for summer. This can be attractive to your young kids who is normally fussy about eating vegetable and fruits. You can try with all your favourite seasoning or fruits.
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Peas Tofu - Pattani Tofu - Healthy Side dish for Roti / Naan / Rice - Simple Gravy Recipe - simple Indian Curry Recipe

Recently I have noticed my 2nd son likes dry peas however frozen one he doesn't like it. Since he doesn't eat peas I seldom do dishes with peas. Now since he is warming up to dry one I have started making peas dishes. I have used dry Peas if you want to replace that with frozen feel free to do so. This dish is very health side dish for roti / rice / naan or rice
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Custard Powder Ice Cream - Eggless Ice Cream - Eggless ice cream without ice cream maker - Summer treat

My family is addicted vanilla flavoured ice cream. I wanted to try this at home for long time but most of the time I used to have store bought ice cream in the fridge. So kept postponing it. To my surprise other day when my son was looking for ice cream he couldn't find it. He wanted to go out and buy. I held him back and told him I will try to do it at home. He graciously agreed to have the ice cream next day instead. So without hesitation I tried this. This recipe is from my cousin
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Papdi chat - Papdi Chaat - Paapri chaat - Snack recipes

I love chaats.. Anytime / anyday or in any form. Doesn't matter boiled or fried or steamed or stir fry or shallow fried ... Ok Ok I think you got it. Even though I do this chat very often I didn't get chance to post till now for some reason. Some time I make Papdi during weekend so that I can make chaat for the weekdays. But before I get to do Papdi chaat they disappear. This is perfect starter or snack. It is called in many names Papri Chaat, Paapri Chaat or Papdi Chaat
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Varagu rice idli - Kodo Millet idli

I love to try traditional dishes with grains. I have posted few recipes with slight changes to traditional south Indian breakfast / dinner Dosa. Our family members are big fans of Dosa. They prefer Dosa over idli. But recently they are more healthy conscious so they are ok with Idli too. These days we get all grains in SG itself. In the past I used to get these grains from India
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Semiya Adai - vermicelli Adai - vermicelli pancake - Instant Simple reciepes

I love to try new things. I was reading a novel and in that the author was mentioning about vermicelli adai. I was curious. Later when I called my mum I asked her she told me I could do it with rice flour and yogurt / buttermilk. Next day I tried it for my lunch with Ragi vermicelli but you can try this with normal one too
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Almond pinwheel cookies - Recipe with Almond meal - Kids friendly recipe - Snack recipe - Eggless cookies recipe

My kids love cookies. Other day my son was asking for cookies. I wanted to try something with almond meal. My son wanted something with Chocolate. So I had decided to try this pinwheel. to make it interesting I had added peanut powder. It came out extremely well
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Margherita Pasta - Simple tomato pasta recipe

This Pasta is very simple and very flavourful. My kids like this tomato based pasta. It is quite suitable for busy workday dinner or lazy weekend end dinner. Normally Most of the time you can see margherita pizza in restaurant menu Pasta is something rare. Pasta with freshly made margherita sauce really divine..
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Potato Ragi Murukku - Ragi Murukku - Finger millet flour Murukku - Snack recipes - Deepavali recipes - Diwali recipes

Our family is big on grain esp Ragi (finger millet), Bajra (Pearl millet).  Kids were having school holiday. So I wanted to do some snack. Murukku is their most favourite Indian Snack. So I wanted to do it. In the post I have done Ragi Murukku and kids really loved it. At the same time I was given Ragi and Potato for July  Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge by Nirmala Gurunathan. so I have decided to do Ragi Potato Murukku. It came out really crisp and tasty. So here you go with recipe. This post goes to 
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Pidi karunai kizhangu Puli Kulambu - Dan Kaanda tamarind Sambar - Pidi karunai kizhangu Puli kuzhambu

There are 2 different types of karunai kizhangu Pidi and chatti.  I love the taste of Chatti kizhangu. In India we used to get both. But after moving to Singapore we get only Pidi kizhangu. Pidi kizhangu  more tend to cause itchiness than Chatti kizhangu. So even when I make poriyal/fry I used to add tamarind paste and lots of onion so that it will remove the itchiness. This Kulambu is made with fresh spices it really tastes amazing. I served with brown rice.
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Ginger Coke - Boiled coke with ginger - Simple cold remedy - Hot drink with Coke

About 10 years back when I visited China I visited the famous spa for a nice massage. They offered free flow of drinks and snacks. As I was glancing the options I was very surprised to see ginger coke. I love ginger. So I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of it. From there I make it whenever I feel like having Temp hot coke. Few months ago when I visited China again I was suffering from slight cold. They recommended me Ginger coke as remedy.. Anyway I find this is good change to regular coke and you don't like too airy drink
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Flapjack recipe - Simple breakfast recipe - English breakfast recipe

During our holiday in UK we have tried flapjack. We loved it. At first when my husband wanted to buy that I was very skeptical as the look is not so attractive. And this is new dish for me. So I asked him to buy just 1 to try. Later after trying out we were fighting for last piece of it :-). My kids wanted me to try making at home. I googled it for recipe and zeroed in to this. This is very simple and needed just 4 ingredients
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Paneer Do Pyaza Recipe - Paneer do Pyaza resturant style recipe - Simple paneer recipe

When I first had this dish few years ago in an restaurant I was presently taken by the taste. Based on that name which sounded close to pizza I thought it is more of tomato based recipe to my surprise it is actually more onion. I am a big of an of onion and I loved the dish. My 1st son's worst vegetable is Onion So I kept postponing making this at home. When I was thinking about a side dish to go with Chapati I remembered this dish also my 1st son is in boarding school so the dinner is just for us and my 2nd son so I have decided to do this. 
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Margherita Sauce recipe - Simple tomato base sauce for pizza and pasta

Nothing beats homemade sauces. I was Travelling last week. Most of the options available for vegetarian is Italian cuisine. I cannot eat cheesy pizza and pasta continuously so I have asked for simple pasta and I loved the taste of it. They told me it is simple Margherita sauce. I was totally impressed. So I decided to give it a try. I wanted to try out this sauce with fresh tomatoes as I had fully ripped tomatoes at home. You can do it with store brought tomato puree also. 
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Maa Inji / mango Inji / Mango ginger rice / sadam

I love ginger and Mango. May be that's why when I tasted in at my cousin's house I fell in love with it.  I have asked my mum to make pickle with it.After making we left with few pieces of the mango ginger. So I asked my mum to do rice with it. However she was not sure about recipe. So I asked my MIL and she told me to do similar to lemon and add mango ginger to it. Why not? result was so tasty and tangy rice
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Curried carrot Quinoa - Simple salad

I normally do quinoa at least twice a week. Recently kids also started to like it. There are no of quinoa dishes posted in my space. I can eat cooked quinoa with sambar also. This quinoa is more Indianized recipe. It really tasted good and quite filling too. You can pack this for your lunch box also
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Snack Gourd Pachadi - Snack Gourd in yogurt sauce - Pudalangai thayir pachadi - Snakegourd Perugu Pachadi - Simple and healthy side dish recipe - Simple Raita Recipe

I love to try different kind of pachadi / raita esp with vegetables. It is a good side dish for one pot meals. I am  a big fan of snack gourd  from my childhood. When I was searching my fridge for a vegetable  used for raita I saw snack gourd and remembered the pachadi I had in one of the marriages. So I have decided to try it out. It came out nice. 
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Mushroom Manchurian Recipe - Mushroom Recipes - Indo Chinese recipe with mushroom

I can never get enough of mushroom. Love every dish with it (esp recently). My kids love it to their core. We all love manchurian dish. This dish tastes good with white button mushroom. I love both dry and semi dray version. I made semi dry version to go with fried rice.
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Vegetarian Pizza recipe - Pizza Made with home made base - Pizza made with home made crust recipe

Due to the fear in using yeast I have been keep postponing the making of pizza base at home. Kids love pizza. My first son was asking for Pizza for so long. He will be in boarding school this term so these few days catching up with his favourite food. Since Pizza was in long wish list I have decided to try it out. It came out wonderful. He was commenting that I can make home made pizza base here onwards...The size of the pizza is personal serving size and I got about 4 Pizzas.
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Aloo Chana Chaat - Aloo Channa Chaat - Potatoes chickpeas chaat - Simple snack recipe

I love chaat. Some of the Chaat can be main dish itself. It is quite filling. My kids are big fans of chaat too. It is because of the Sev &  sweet chutney / date chutney I add. So I always have sweet / green chutneys in the fridge so that I can make some of quick chaat items. Sometime I do this when I am really craving form chaat but no Papdi at home or no mood for pani puri
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Masala Chaas / Salt Lassi

I love anything with spiced / flavoured yogurt. It is so healthy and refreshing. It is also perfect treat for the summer. Lassi is one of such drink. I have have this anytime esp home made ones. This is so simple to make. So enjoy it
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Vegetable spring roll - How to make vegetable spring roll step by step recipe - Snack recipe

Spring Rolls - The Vegetarian Spring rolls is a classic Chinese dish with healthy vegetables. One of the starter I order when I visit Chinese restaurant. My kids love it too. I have tried different vegetables stuffing. So the vegetable choice is completely yours. I have used cabbage, carrot, bean sprouts.  This is best eaten hot. 
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Paneer Pav Bhaji Recipe - Famous Indian street food

I have posted regular pav bhaji masala in my space. I make few variations with normal one some time I add spinach, sometime soya granules, some time cheese and sometime paneer esp when I make homemade paneer, Sometime I serve this with normal roti / naan  / Kulcha also. I will be posting these variations in upcoming posts
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