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Mushroom chana masala - Chana mushroom masala - Dhingri chana masala - Dhingri Chole - Vegetarian gravy recipe - Side dish recipe

My kids love mushrooms. Mushroom is a must in my weekly vegetable shopping. I will buy it first and then decide what to do with it. Mushroom doesn't stay fresh long so you have to use it with in a day or 2. My kids loved this combo. This is perfect for fried rice or roti. Next day I made bread sandwich with left over gravy too. 
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Coconut Milk Veg Biryani Recipe - Thengai Paal Biryani - Simple one pot meal recipe

I love to make one pot meal for the ease of cooking. My kids love it too. So I make one pot meals for Sunday lunch. Vegetable biryani is one of most favored one pot meal at our house hold. I have posted other 2 versions one with yogurt, Other one is my mum version which is with coconut. This one is simple one with coconut milk. Very fast to make yet very satisfying Imea.l Perfect party food too
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Onion Tomato Coriander Chutney - Tomato Kothimira Pachadi - Onion Tomato cilantro dip - Side for Idli, dosa, pesarattu.

I am a big fan of Coriander leaves  / cilantro. This chutney is a very simple and flavourful side for idli, Dosa, Pesarattu or Kichadi. However this needs to be consumed within 2 days. I didn't use Tamarind for this however if you want little more tangy you can add a bit of it. You can add couple of Garlic pod also. I had this with idli / dosa it was so perfect. This is so simple that even bachelors can try
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Foxtail millet idli - Thinai Idli - Healthy breakfast recipe - Healthy dinner recipe - Healthy breakfast recipe

I love to try traditional South Indian dishes with millet. I have posted those in my space before. This is yet another version of millet idli. This time it is with Foxtail millet. I have posted foxtail millet dosa before. However that recipe uses portion of normal rice. I wanted to try idli by replacing rice completely with Millet. It came out wonderfully. You can give it a try
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Mambazha Pulissery (Ripe Mango, yogurt Curry) - Ripped mango curry - Kerala Recipe

I am big fan of yogurt and Mango. In fact my whole family is. I wanted to try this Mango Pulissery for very long time. For some reason I kept missing it. So this time when I started to see mangoes I made list of things I wanted to try with mangoes.  This dish is one of the first ones...
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Thin crust pizza recipe - Roasted Veggetable thin crust pizza recipe

I must confess I am not a big fan of pizza however my kids love it. Last week I went out with my friends and they selected a pizza place. All pizza places should have salad. So I was ok. They ordered vegetarian pizza for me even before I reached there. To my surprise the the pizza crust was extremely thin and crispy. The topping was with a different type of mushroom and bit of cheese.. It tasted really good. Immediately I listed thin crust pizza in my to do list. I have pre roasted vegetables as my kids prefer it that way. If you prefer you can add it before baking the pizza. That way vegetables will stay crisp
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Pomegranate Lassi - Greek yogurt recipes - Healthy summer recipe - Summer coolers

I am including greek yogurt as part of diet only recently as it is good source of protein. As a vegetarian including yogurt as part of meal provides lot of benefits. However having plain yogurt is huge challenge. I always look for add some flavours to it. Lassi is one of the good option for that. Even though Mango lassi is my most favorite I like all the fruit flavored one
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Mango Tofu Pudding - Healthy Dessert recipe - Simple dessert with Tofu - Dessert recipe

Being a vegetarian, one big protein source for me is Tofu. One afternoon I was in a mood for some quick dessert but no mood to cook or wait. I also wanted some healthy options. Then I remembered Peanut Butter Banana Tofu pudding . But I ran out of banana but had some mangoes so decided to give it a try. Loved it! After that I almost made this every other day 

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Sweet potato rice - Lunch recipes - Sweet potato brown rice recipe - Healthy rice recipes

I am still looking for a dish to include sweet potato as part of a meal for my 2nd son. I wanted to try this simple rice for quite sometime. He loves spring onion so I have added more to provide a nice flavour to the rice. This is so simple even bachelors can try. Hurray! My son told me it is something that he can eat. 
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vegetable kofta in Palak gravy - Side dish for Fried rice or Roti

Whenever we dine out we order kofta based gravy. Kofta is something that my kids love it. I love it too because I can make 2 dishes out of it..Gravy as well as snack.. But on the other hand by the time I want to add kofta into gravy it just disappears.. My kids love palak gravy I have posted so many palak gravy based side dishes. This is perfect for rice or roti. I have added cashew nut paste you can replace that with milk or 1 teaspoon of cream. 
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Chocolate Oats Almond cookies - Kids friendly cookie recipe - Eggless baking

I used to buy my vegetable from a shop near my house. Since I am regular there recently I got a gift of mixed cookies bag from her for Chinese new year. I always like Chinese cookies as it is less sweet, more nutty. My kids loved a couple of cookies most. So I requested her to pass me the cookies recipe. Without any hesitation she pass me the recipes next day. It came out so well. My husband who normally doesn't eat chocolate base cookies loved this one.
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Urad dhal Sesame seeds Rice noodle - Urad dhal usili Sesame seeds rice noodle - Sevai recipes - Left over idiyappam recipe

Our family prefers flavoured sevai / iddiyappam over plain. Also if I do Iddiyappam for Friday night dinner I purposely make more to do some flavoured iddiyappam for Saturday morning breakfast. Last time when I was India my cousin told me there is one shop which is selling just different type of sevai and it is really good. One of the day we wanted to go there to try however never got a chance to do so. So asked my cousin which one is so special or she liked the most she told me Urad dhal. And she told me it is made similar to Usili but using urad dhal instead of Thoor dal. I have finally got to try this I did add Sesame seeds podi / powder (If you are referring this recipe just look for how to do powder ignore mixing with rice)
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Green Rice - Cilantro, Curry leaves and Mint rice - Coriander leaves, curry leaves and Mint leaves rice - Pudina Kothamalli karuveppilai Sadam - Simple healthy rice - Lunch recipes

I wanted to do this for quite sometime. Finally I get around it. I have posted Coriander rice before. Combining all the three leaves really gives a nice flavour. So even if you don't like it individually you should try this..This is also good way to get your kids eat curry leaves.  These leaves have lot of health benefits. Making this is really easy and a perfect options for bachelors too. 
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Mango Oats - Healthy breakfast recipe - Fruity breakfast with oats

Are you bored with regular oats? Are you big fan of Mango? Why don't you flavour your oats with mango.. Trust me you will love this combo. I made this with yogurt but you can replace it with milk or coconut milk too. I also didn't add any sugar as Mango itself was so sweet. It is quite a good alternative to regular oats meal
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Eggless Mango Cake - Summer treat - Simple eggless baking recipe

I wanted to do this last mango season itself. However my kids love fresh mango fruit by itself. So they didn't allow me to use it in baking. I got one big lot of mangoes from India last week. So there were a few ripped mangos at a time and they cannot finish .. My son reminded me of the cake.. Finally I got some opportunities to try some mango dishes. I will post a few for this season. 
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Veg Chilli Milli Recipe - Side dish for Rice, Roti, Naan

My 1st son hates onions. So every time I go out I order something with onions since I seldom do it at home. Whenever we visit Kailash Parbat we order this. My first son doesn't like this because of the onions. The rest of us love it. Sometime ago when I visited Kailash Parbat with my office colleagues we ordered this and they loved it too. It was in my to do list for quite sometime. I was planning to make 2 side dishes for roti other day so I decided to try this one (so that my 1st one can have his roti with other dish :-)). It came out pretty well. 
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Granola Cake and yogurt Parfait - Healthy breakfast recipe - Simple breakfast recipe

Are you bored with regular bread / cornflakes or oats for your breakfast? How about combining the yogurt with cake? I am not kidding. After my 2 successful baking with greek yogurt I am convinced cake and yogurt would go well. I have used coffee cake but you can use any cake for this. It is really yummy and quite filling for a breakfast. Normally I have fruit parfait. I have used 0% greek yogurt in this recipe. If you don't get greek yogurt drain the yogurt for 30 mins and use the yogurt.
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