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Capsicum stew - Capsicum korma - Bell pepper stew - Capsicum kurma - Simple side dish recipe - Simple curry recipe - Simple gravy recipe

My kids love Capsicum. When I was young my mum didn't use that much capsicum in her cooking. I really love the flavour of capsicum. We get tri-color capsicum in Singapore almost every day. This is one vegetable you can literally make pretty much any dish.  This korma / stew is really goes well with rice, roti, Naan or paratha.. It goes well with even bread. Now over to the recipe
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Caramelized Roti Crisps - Kids friendly snack

Last week when I was in India my mum ordered chapathi / roti from outside for our get together. We had some left over roties after that. My niece was asked me to make something different. So I googled it and saw this at Vegbowl. This looks different and is kids friendly. So I made this. Everyone enjoyed it. After coming back home I had some left over roties and wanted to something for my kids after their long day at school. This time I managed to take the photos. 
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Narthangai Sadam Recipe - Citron Rice Recipe - Healthy and tangy rice - Lunch box recipe - Simple rice recipe

It has been a while since I had Narthangai in fact it was about 20 years ago. This time When I went to India My mum bought Narthangai. I asked her to make rice. My kids had citron rice for first time. She made this rice very similar to Lemon rice. It is very simple to make and very tangy rice. It goes well with any spicy vegetable as side dish. We enjoyed it!
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Varagu pesarattu - Kodo Millet Pesarattu - Kodo Millet and Green Bean dosa - healthy breakfast dinner recipe

I love pesarattu. Normally I do pesarattu  with moong dhal and chana dhal. It comes out very crispy. My mum does it with equal portion of rice and green gram dhal. So I wanted to try the same propotion with Varagu / Kodo millet. The pesarattu was very tasty and everyone in the family loved it. It is a perfect after school snack or dinner or breakfast. This doesn't require any fermenting also
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Sev Ki Sabzi - Sev Tamta Nu Shaak - Tomato Sev subji - Simple side dish for rice / Roti

-My kids love Indian titbits.. After starting the blog I started to see this subji in some blogs. It is a very simple dish. I wanted to try it for my kids. I had some sev on hand and tried this dish. Kids loved it as expected. I added Onion / Garlic to it but if you want to do this without onion you can do it also. 
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Puliyodharai - Puliyogare - Pulikaachal - Famous south Indian rice - Tamarind Rice Recipe- Tamarind Paste for rice Recipe - Lunch recipe

My son love Puliyodharai / Puliyogare. I get the Pulikachal from my mum to make this rice or I make Raw tamarind rice . I have posted Tamarind Rice  before. But never get a chance to take pics for making tamarind paste. This recipe was in my to do list for long time. Once now get a opportunity to do it. This paste is very handy. I make Idiyappam, rice with this
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Kadarangai Pickle - Wild Lemon Pickle - Vadukapuli Naaranga Pickle - Simple and tasty Pickle

I wanted to try out narthangai Pachadi  and rice so I asked my mum to bring some when she visited me. But she brought Kadarangai instead. When she brought it, it was green in color. I left it out for few days and it became fruit. I was wondering what to do with that and my helper suggested Pickle. This pickle tasted awesome and pretty much everyone enjoyed it so much  that it got over within a week
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Spinach Soup - simple soup recipe - Healthy starter recipe

I do soup at least twice a week. We like something which is simple and lighter version. So most of the time I don't add Cream to the soup. I have tied both cream version and non cream version for this. I like both the version. I always feel Spinach goes well with Cheese and cream. What I am posting here is without cream. If you want to add cream you can add in the place of Milk or together with milk. Make sure you add milk after switching off the flame. Otherwise it might curdle
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Diwani Handi - Mixed vegetable in Rich Spinach Gravy - Vegetarian Gravy - Vegetarian Side dish for fried rice or roti or naan or chapathi

The other day when Visiting a North Indian restaurant with my friends we ordered Diwani Handi. We were pleasantly surprised by the taste of it. For all of us that was the first time we ordered the dish. And we all loved it. We were guessing the ingredients in it.  After that I was searching for the recipe on the net. Finally I came up with my own. So Not sure whether it is traditional or not. But the taste was amazing. Give it a try
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Amla (Nellikai) in Butter Milk - Healthy recipe

I love Amla. Butter milk is my favourite way to include dairy product as part of my meal. As I mentioned in my previous posts on Amla I try to have Amla every day. I wanted to try spiced butter milk with amla. This can be used as drink or you can mix it with rice also. If you like Amla or for it's goodness you want to include as part of your diet, this is one of the dishes you should try
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Kodo Millet Akkaravadisal - Varagu Millet akkaravadisal - Millet recipes - Pongal recipes

These days I have started using Millet instead of rice as I don't really find any difference in the taste. After foxtail millet sweet pongal / Thinai sweet pongal I wanted to try millet based Akkaravadisal. I Find kodo millet is comes very close to the taste of rice in most of the millet recipes and people cannot even find the difference. Give it a try and celebrate pongal with a millet recipe.. Happy pongal to all the readers!
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Barnyard millet Pongal - Kuthiraivalli rice ven pongal - simple breakfast recipe - Pongal Recipes

These days I have been trying millet based recipes. My kids have the habit of eating same type of food if they like for a while and suddenly developing dislike for it. Now a days they love millet based recipe .. For me hardly notice any taste in it but somehow my 2nd son says it is far better than regular rice. Anyway since they are into Millet base recipes I want to try normal Indian food but replace rice in it with millets. Pongal is one of easiest and best way to introduce millet to your family. This one you can try with Samai / Varagu also. I have used Rice cooker method for this post. But you can try this in Pressure cooker too. 
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Chilli Paneer Recipes - Paneer Recipes - Snack Recipes - Kids friendly recipes - Paneer based snack recipes - Party food Recipes

My kids love Paneer. I had promised Naan for the weekend dinner. I forgot to make dough and I wanted to make up for the missed promise. I had some store brought paneer in the fridge. I decided to make Chilli Paneer. When the kids came back from their evening workout they were pleasantly surprised. As usual they loved it. Eventhough I have made it few times I was surprised that it took so long to post it...
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Kodo Millet vegetable Pulao - Varagu Arisi Pulao - Simple Millet Recipes

I have been trying different millet recipes these days. My kids are having their school break and they wanted vegetable pulao for lunch. Instead of using rice I decided to try it out with Kodo Millet (varagu arisi). It came out so well. I have used coconut milk in this recipe however you can replace all with water. I have added more vegetables too. 
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Coconut Onion Tomato Kara Chutney - Simple and tasty chutney for idli, Dosa, paniyaram - Coconut Onion Tomato dip - No Tamarind recipe

This chutney is a perfect blend of spices.. One of the key difference in this is chilli powder. Yes I have used chilli powder instead of chillies. This really goes well with most south Indian dishes. This is very Simple to make. Since this contains Coconut it doesn't last long. This recipe doesn't require any tamarind also. 
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Corn Methi Pulav - Simple one pot meal

I do one pot meal for most of Sunday lunch. It is quick and I use the fresh vegetables that I had bought  the day before,  my family's favourite. I have done this with fresh fenugreek leaves and frozen corn. It tasted awesome. Nice combo of flavours. You can serve any spicy vegetarian gravy or poriyal with this rice. 
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Karupatti Coffee Recipe - Palm Jaggery Coffee Recipe - Vara coffee with Palm jaggery - Coffee recipe

I am not a big fan of Coffee esp black coffee. I have started using Karupatti or palm sugar recently. Store the palm Jaggery in fridge. Recently I have tried Black coffee with karupatti at my relative house. I liked the taste. She added ginger also. So in this recipe I have added Ginger but it is completely optional. I used instant coffee powder but you can use decotion too. What you see in the coffee is ginger pieces
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Cabbage and Carrot Fry - Simple Vegetarian stir fry for rice or Roti

I wanted to try something simple to go with my meal for lunch. I had some cabbage left over. I remember that in my college days hostel menu they serve cabbage and carrot stir fry. I love the combo. I decided to try out simple but bit spicy Cabbage and carrot stir fry. This can go well with any variety rice like Lemon, tomato, curd or any podi rice. It can go well with sambar rice too.
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Nutella brownie - Eggless brownie cake - Eggless nutella brownie - Eggless baking

Both of my kids are addicted to Nutella. They love to eat it. My kids were asking for nutella cake for quite some time. I tried Eggless Nutella Chocolate Cake. To them the chocolate powder in it overpowered nutella taste. So they wanted nutella cake. For my first son birthday I was planning to bake chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. but he asked for nutella brownie without any nuts. Birthday boy wins. I followed recipe from here. They enjoyed it till last bit
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