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kalyana rasam - iyengar kalyana rasam - Iyengar Rasam - No Tamarind recipe - No onion and garlic recipe

**Most of the time I make rasam with Rasam podi / rasa powder. If I want to make only rasam for lunch then I make Mysore Rasam. Except for Lemon rasam and Ginger rasam I use tamarind. Last time my helper had swollen legs and she visited an Ayurvedic doctor and he suggested to have food without tamarind she got this recipe from her mum. Later I saw similar recipes from other blogs. Only difference is the masala powder in this, it had rice and I know my mum does use rice while grinding rasam powder. So I have decided to go ahead with her recipe. She normally adds 3 pods of garlic. But I wanted to make this no onion and no garlic recipe so I didn't add if you want go ahead and add
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Mushroom Samosa - Snack recipe - Mushroom recipes - Kids friendly recipes

My son wanted some snack with mushroom. I had recently seen Mushroom samosa in the menu in one of the restaurant we have visited. I had that in my mind to try. This week I have spotted very big white button mushroom. I bought it. So I have decided to try samosa with it. My kids really loved it. They are big fans of mushroom and they told me this is one of the best mushroom dishes..
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Surnali recipe - Sweet and Spongy Dosa - Healthy sweet dosa - Festival recipe - Simple Pooja recipes - Simple Festivals recipe - Simple naivedyam recipes

I love jaggery base recipe. I saw this in a restaurant it looked so soft and texture is almost like set dosa.. I guessed that it is with beaten rice and yogurt. Later I searched for the recipe and I was so tempted to try it out. This can be good pooja / fasting recipe too
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Thavala vadai recipe - Thavalai Vadai Recipe - Snacks recipe - Indian Snack Recipes

My mum makes vadai using Adai batter. But she just calls it as vada and does not add Sago / Javarisi. When I first heard from my friend that she made Thavalai vadai I was going What? The name really got my attention. At First I thought it was Frog vadai hehe.. Adding sago gives an unique taste to this one. It is packed with protein and perfect for tired kids after their long day in school
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Kodo millet sweet pongal - Varagu sweet pongal - Varagu sakkarai pongal - Simple Pooja recipes - Simple Festivals recipe - Simple naivedyam recipes - Varalakshmi Vratham recipe

Last trip to India when I attended some function they served sakkarai pongal but it tasted very different. I asked for recipe. Both sugar and jaggery were used in the recipe in 50:50 ratio. It tasted really nice. Even though I have posted Millet based sakkarai pongal I still want to post this using both sugar and jaggery in same recipe. Normally I use either one not both in single recipe.
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Poppy Seeds Rice - Simple rice recipe - Kasa Kasa Sadham - Khus Khus rice - Gasa Gasala Saddi - Lunch box recipe

My kids generally like rice / pulao made with Podi like Ellu (sesame) Podi(powder) sadam, Peanut powder sadham. I love it as I am big fan of nuts. In my last Indian trip I got some podi from my cousin to guess the secret ingredients.. I couldn't .. I can taste all the familiar ingredients but not the secret one. I took the recipe from her. It is actually poppy seeds which is secret ingredients
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Mixed vegetable chutney - Mixed vegetable dip - Healthy chutney recipe - Healthy dip recipe

Vegetable base chutney is my favourite. My kids love it too. It goes well even with rice. If I am too lazy to make lunch for myself, I just use chutney to mix it with rice. This chutney goes well with rice, roti and even paratha. I have added what I had in my fridge. You can add your favourite mix. Make sure you use different flavour vegetables though
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Jackfruit seeds Kootu - Jackfruit seeds Gravy recipe - Palakottai kootu - palakottai gravy - Vegetable Gravy recipe

I love Jackfruit seeds. After moving to Singapore this is one thing I miss esp during season in India, Eventhough I get Jackfruit almost everyday getting seeds to do any dishes is difficult. However recently my sis came over for short vacation in Singapore. So my mum had sent Jackfruit seeds with her as my sister also loves it. She has sent so much that I can make a dish just with that.. I made this for pulikulambu and it tasted awesome
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Kaima Idli recipe - Saravana Bhavan style Kaima idli recipe - Dinner recipe - snack recipe

I used to order Kaima idli whenever I visit Saravana bhavan. This is one of my husband's favourite dish too. I seldom do it at home because of deep frying. But recently when I was in India My mum made it with left over idli. Kids loved it. So wanted to make it again. I have grinded the Onion but you can fry it before adding tomato puree / paste. Kids for sure will enjoy it
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yogurt bread sandwich recipe - yogurt vegetable sandwich recipe - Simple breakfast recipe - brunch recipe - snack recipe

My kids used to take Mayo sandwich (which I will post soon). However I stopped making it too often.. These days I am replacing Mayo with Greek yogurt. It provides nice alternative to Mayo. It is healthier too. I make this yogurt mixed vegetable for my weekend brunch / breakfast. It is really very refreshing and good energetic start for the day. Good after workout too
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Young coconut mixed vegetable rice - Simple one pot meal - Simple Lunch recipes - Rice recipes

I am big fan of one pot meal. Esp on Sunday. I love young coconut. But my rest of the family do not. Knowing all the goodness of young coconut I am still looking to include it as part of our diet. I tried this rice and they liked it. My son told me it tasted different yet nice. I told him that I had used ilaneer instead of water to cook the rice. He told me i t tastes good
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Eggplant sambar - Eggplant Tamarind sambar - Katharikai Puli kulambu - South Indian kuzhambu recipe

Recently when I visited India my mum had eggplant plant at her backyard. So when I saw this cute little Eggplant I asked for puli kuzhambu. But she was recommending something similar but not exactly same. It is very similar to my puli kulambu recipe with drumstick and brinjal . It is different in the way masala is grinded. Since we had the fresh brinjal from my mum's backyard it really tasted fresh and yummy
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Dahi puri Recipe - Chaat Recipe - Snack recipe - Starter Recipe - Famous Indian Street food Recipe

Chaat! Whenever I think about it I feel hungry. I love any type of chaat. I always have green / Red chutney in the fridge. My kids love Chaat too esp with yogurt base. This recipe has a lot of ingredients but most of it you can prepare it earlier over couple of days if you plan right. Some times I buy Sev from outside also. It also perfect for this summer season. Another way to have Dhahi / yogurt
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Vegetable Salna - Parotta Chalna - Sidedish for Parotta

My kids love chapati or parotta. It is one of most preferred dinner. They love to have it with korma / salna. I do make this recipe even before I start the blog however I just called it as korma. If you have all the vegetable it is so easy to make. Even though it is traditionally served with parotta I can have this with idli or chapati or roti or even bread.
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Iyengar Bakery Bread Sandwich-Iyengar Bakery Bread Toast-Masala Vegetable Sandwich Recipe

This Sandwich brings back my school and college days. Most often this is my after school/ college snacks. In fact my sisters also love it. This can be good breakfast menu during weekend brunch or even for weekday kids lunch box. This is open Sandwich but if you want to make it as closed one for lunch box you can do it also. You can enjoy this spicy Indian masala toast at anytime or in any form like bread rolls. If you are not big fan of bread you can use it for Chapati rolls (Kathi rolls)
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Atta Halwa - Wheat flour halwa - Atta kesari - Simple dessert recipe - Simple Pooja recipes - Simple Festivals recipe - Simple naivedyam recipes - Deepavali recipe - Diwali recipe

I am a big fan of any quick dessert. This is very helpful if any festival comes in a weekday. I like any sweet with wheat flour. This wheat flour halwa is some what similar to Asoka halwa / Moong dhal halwa except this one requires more ghee. Also the roasted wheat flour flavour is really amazing. Do try out this simple dessert
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Pumpkin Rice - Simple one pot meal - lunch recipe - rice recipes

We don't get green pumpkins which have white flesh in Singapore. Last time when I visited my mum's aunt house she had those and made Bhaji.. with them. I loved the taste. When my sister visited me she passed a few of those type with my sister (so nice of her) I wanted to make Bhaji but it might be bit too much so decided to make rice with it. It tasted so wonderful
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