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Raw Banana Kofta Recipe - Kachchaa Kela Kofta Curry Recipe - Side dish for Rice, Roti - Vegetarian curry recipe

I love Kofta / Cutlet recipes as it serve as multipurpose.. you can either serve as snack or as part of main dish. I have seen this dish in many blogs before but never tasted it  till recently. Recently I have been visiting India more often for work so end up tasting lot of new flavours / curries.. I loved the combo. But the Gravy was very rich. I didn't have cream on hand so I have decided to use Cashew, Melon seeds and watermelon seeds for richness.. It tasted so amazing.
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Carrot dosa - No ferment Vegetable dosa - Healthy dosa - Breakfast, dinner recipe

I love to sneak vegetables to give natural colors and flavours. I have Posted Carrot dosa before. It has different ingredients. This version is very simple and even bachelors can try. The color and natural sweetness of the carrot would be attractive to the kids. Easy to get your daily color or vegetable servings right?
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Chickpea, Radish Biryani - Kondakadalai Radish Biryani rice - Chana Radish rice - Mullangi Lunch box recipe - One Pot meal

I had 1/2 Radish in the fridge. I could not make sambar or poriyal with that. I wanted to try rice with it. Now a days our family is particular about protein in each meal. So I decided to add Chickpea to this rice to increase the protein. I was little skeptical about the combo.. My son told me it sounds weird. But after finishing the dish he was saying not bad. When he was having his meal he even went for second serving.. It is definitely a keeper recipe
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Mushroom Vegetable Wrap recipe - Healthy wrap recipe - Breakfast recipe - Brunch recipe

Wrap is one of our favorite breakfast item for weekend esp sunday. Normally I will buy vegetables for the week so I will make wrap with vegetables most of the time I make it with broccoli. However at least once a month I do try other vegetables. Mushroom, Bell pepper and cheese really interesting combo. you should try it out
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Milagu Adai (Karthigai Adai Recipe) - Karthigai Deepam Recipes - festival recipe - Pooja recipes

I love Adai / Aviyal combo. That is one of my most favourite combo.. Most of the time my mum does pori urundai for karthigai deepam. In Singapore we get brown rice pori urundai. Before starting the blog I used to buy and use that for naivedyam .. But these days I try to do it at home as much as possible. When I was searching for other recipes for Karthigai deepam I saw this in Kamala's Corner. I decided to try it out. Since my son is not a big fan of pepper pieces I decided to grind it together with batter. You can add fresh powdered pepper to batter (after grinding)
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Jackfruit appam - Healthy sweet recipe - Festival recipes - naivedyam recipes - Karthigai deepam recipe

I love any dish which is naturally sweeten with natural sugar.. Fruit based dishes fit the bill very well. I am a fan of Jackfruits I saw this recipe in one of the cookbooks sometime ago.. I got some jackfruit other day for our evening fruit snack but we went out. I remembered this recipe. So I made this and I didn't add any additional sugar as sweetness from Jackfruit was good enough. If you prefer you can add sugar or jaggery. I have used paniyaram pan if you prefer to deep fry you can do so
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Spicy Mushroom Sukka Recipe - Mushroom Sukka Recipe - Mushroom with freshly grinded masala and coconut - Side dish for roti / Bread / Chapathi

I love mushroom and pepper combo. Last time when I visited India I tasted the combo of mushroom and pepper. Loved it to my core. So I wanted try the recipe.. These days I take pic of new dish I come across and  I sent the pic to my friend who is from chettinad. If it is spicy and flavoured with pepper I always think it is from Chettinad. She had this recipe from her mum. Everyone in our family loved it.
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Meal Maker Fry - Soya Nuggets Fry - Soya Chunks Fry - Snack Recipe - Kids friendly

My kids love Meal Maker. Other day I wanted to do some snacks for after school. Normally I use Tofu but I ran out tofu. I had Meal Maker in hand so wanted to do some simple fry for them to try. It was a super hit with them. The Nuggets were super crispy outside but soft inside. It is also a very simple and quick dish. This can go as a starter or as a side to your rice too. Do try this out
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Oats Mixed Vegetable Oothappam - oats uttappam - Healthy dinner recipe - Healthy breakfast recipe - Oats recipe - Instant Oats uttapam recipe

I try to include Oats in my family meal at least every alternate days. My kids not big fan of oats Porridge however they like Oats Adai, Oats dosa, Oats Cup Cake, Oats Soup .. I wanted to try this instant uttappam. It is quite filling and healthy. This can be done for dinner or breakfast. This is can be included as part of a diet plan. With mix of vegetable it also provides well balanced meal for the kids
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Ellu Chutney - Sesame seeds Chutney - Side dish for idli / Curd rice

I love to try different different dips for idli / dosa. Sometimes mixing it with vegetable makes it easy to feed kids vegetables. Seeds / nuts are one of most favourite food for our family. My kids love Ellu podi rice. Sometime when I am lazy I just do that rice. I use white sesame seeds for most of the dish which use sesame seeds. Other day when I was cleaning the cupboard I saw thess back sesame seeds.. Wondering what to do with that I remembered sesame seeds chutney / Ellu chutney my friend used to bring for idli. I decided to give it a try.
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Beetroot Pesto Pasta - Beet pesto Pasta - Healthy Pasta Recipe - Kids friendly recipe

My kids love pasta..in any form. Beet has an unique flavour and really goes well with pesto. I love every single bite. My son who initially was skeptical about it loved it too. If you want to add spinach to that go ahead. It is an easy way to sneak in vegetables into kids meal! Esp Beet gives a nice attractive color too..So Enjoy!
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Eggless Cheese cake - Eggless Cheesecake - Egg-less baking - Simple cheese cake

My son was asking for cheese cake for a while. For some reason I couldn't make it. I wanted to at least try this for his birthday. Finally I made it.. It is pretty easy and the key to a good cake is that all ingredients has to be in room temperature. My kids loved every bit of it. When I went on a diet my consultant advised to eat Cheese cake if I want to have any dessert.. Don't ask me whether it is healthy or not.. I am not sure about that.. but for sure this has less sugar and oil than other cakes
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Pumpkin Paratha - Pumpkin Chapathi - Simple roti / paratha recipe - breakfast, brunch, Dinner recipe

In our family we all love Orange pumpkin. Making pumpkin sambar every week is a must. My kids love it esp with idli. I had some left over after the pumpkin Sambar. I have decided to use it for making paratha. It came out very soft and tasty. With the natural sweetness of pumpkin and rest of the spices it tasted really good
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Urad dhal ladoo - Urad Dal Ladoo - Ulundu Ladoo Recipe - Nuvvula Sunnundalu - Urad dal Laduu - Simple Festival recipe - Diwali recipe - Navratri recipes

I visited one of my sister's friend during last year Golu. My sister keeps very big golu every year. Last year my mum was visiting her too. So we had a good time. I was there for 2 days I ended up visiting about 5-6 houses.  I had this ladoo at one of the houses. Before having this I thought it was moong dal ladoo. After my first bite I realized it is urad dhal. I loved it. I make urad dhal porridge  for my breakfast. So love this version of sweet. It is one of the healthier Ladoo.. Happy diwali to all of you!
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Magizhampoo Thenkuzhal (Murukku) Recipe - Sweet murukku recipe - Sweet Chakli recipe - Murukku with Sugar Candy

This is yet another variety of murukku. But this is slightly sweeter. This is so soft and very flavourful murukku. Kids love it. This is one of the recipe that I know practiced in our family from generation to generation. This mildly sweeten Chakli will disappear very fast for sure. 
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Corn Flour Halwa - Karachi Halwa - Easy Diwali Sweets

Corn flour Halwa is a very easy and simple Diwali sweet. I have tasted this only from stores.. My mum doesn't make this that often.. I have seen this colorful sweet in the mixed box. I bookmarked recipe from here. Maybe the color attracted me. After that I have seen this recipe in many blogs. The Halwa looked glossy and perfect in texture. So I decided to try it out for this diwali. It came out pretty good. I have used brown sugar so the color is more deep.
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Wheat, Ragi Ribbon Pakoda - Wheat ragi ola pakoda - Finger millet, wheat pakoda - Simple Diwali snack recipe - Festival recipe - Kids friendly

I love Ragi in any form .. I have posted Ragi murukku. I always live the flavour of Ragi in these kind of Savoury snacks.Whenever I go to India it is a must. I wanted to make Ragi Ribbon Murukku for this diwali.  When I was discussing this with the kids my helper was suggesting to combine Wheat and Ragi and very little rice flour. I tried and it came out pretty well. Only thing is when she made the dough I was bit scary after seeing the consistency of the dough. It was bit more watery than normal murukku dough. The dough got thicker within 10 mins. If dough get thicker and hard to press just add hot water and knead to soften dough.
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Kaju Katli - Kaju Burfi - Simple Diwali recipe - Kids friendly recipe - Simple Diwali sweet recipe

Kaju Katli is a rich and very popular sweet in India. Actually now a days you get it in all shapes and color. During my childhood this is one of the sweets I felt had less sugar. We always buy from outside. I made this recently and realized this is very simple recipe and quick to make. It also requires only 4 ingredients and requires very less ghee. My sister kids are very fond of this sweet.
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Kodubale recipe - Ring Murukku recipe - Spicy Ring Murukku - Diwali recipe - Snack recipe

When my kids are small they like this round shape murukku over other versions. May be because of the shape. I normally buy this from shop for them whenever I visit India. Because I always think it is lot of work. However after starting the blog I wanted to try this for a while finally I was able to try it out for this Diwali. It is no doubt more work than normal murukku. But every one in our family enjoyed it so the effort is all worth it!
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Atta Ladoo - Wheat flour Ladoo - Godumai Mavu ladoo - Simple Diwali recipes - Pooja recipes - Navratri recipe

Ladoo / Laddu is one of easy sweet you can make to offer god for any festival. this atta ladoo requires very little ghee. So this is one of healthier version. I made it with brown sugar. you can replace that normal white sugar. I have added chopped nuts and raisin you can add nut powder too. Wheat flour ladoo is new to me I refer to my Urad dhal Ladoo recipe...
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Matcha, Frozen banana, Greek yogurt breakfast smoothie - Breakfast recipe - drink recipe

I have posted Vegan Matcha breakfast smoothie and Greek yogurt Match smoothie with Coconut. I love to try different variation of Matcha for my morning breakfast smoothie. The other day I had greek yogurt, matcha and frozen banana smoothie. I loved it. Now it is a must for me every alternate day. It is quite filling too.. Sometimes I have this smoothie after my workout
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