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Coffee Oats walnut smoothie - Breakfast recipe - Smothies recipes - Oats recipe

Don't have much time in the morning for having coffee followed by breakfast? Rushing for time? Looking to have good break from regular Indian breakfast? How about this Coffee Oats smoothie. It is really filling and gives much needed morning caffeine. Even if you are not a big fan of oats you will love this! As this completely masks the unique Oats flavour. 
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Gooseberry Chutney-Nellikai (Amla) Thuvaiyal Recipe-Gooseberry Recipes

I wanted to try chutney / Thogayal with Gooseberry for a while. My husband and I normally take one gooseberry every day. I was not sure whether kids would like it. So I kept postponing making it. Other day when I was cleaning the fridge I had left over gooseberry and my kids were having their dinner outside since it is just me and my husband I decided try this chutney I have tried this with Dosa / Rava upuma. It tasted good and I had some left over which I asked my son to try it out. He said it is strangely nice.. If you can interpret as u wish. For me since he finished his plate and took his second serving I interpreted as he liked it Smiley .
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Plantain stem bhaji Recipe - Valaithandu Pakora Recipe - Vazhaithandu fritters - Banana Stem Pakkora - Simple snack recipe - Tea time snack recipe - Kids friendly recipe

When I had asked my husband to buy Banana stem when he visited Serangoon road he brought smaller piece which is not enough to make poriyal even with oats version. Then my helper was saying they make bhaji with it. I never tasted it before. So I had asked her to make it. When Kids tasted it they couldn't even figure it out. It is perfect way to feed your kids ....
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Spinach, Black rice, Mango salad with Pesto vinegar sauce - Salad with Pesto vinegar dressing - Salad recipes - Starter recipes - Onepot meal recipes - Diet recipes

Recently I am doing a lot of these one pot meals Salads. I am trying different sauces at home. This one is really very flavourful and you won't regret. This Salad has everything you need to make your meal complete from raw vegetables, to carb to nuts to fatty oil like olive and fruits. It is pretty colorful attractive too. Once you assemble the ingredients it is very easy to put together this salad. It is perfect for lunch / It can be served as starter for your guests
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Roasted Potato with Garlic, Cheese and herb - Snack recipes - Kids friendly recipe - Starter Recipe - Party food

I wanted to try this starter for quite sometime. When I did a couple of times the light didn't co-operate with me. This time when I started boiling the potato, the sky got dark and I thought again! hmm! not going to get chance to take final pic. I told my kids you will get this cheesy potato another day soon. My son went like, Hope it rains everytime you do so that I can get this more often once you post in blog you will take long time to do it again Lol! Well by the time I was completely done I could do my clicks too. Sorry my son! Don't worry you will still get it but not very soon....
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Cashew, Cumin and pepper rice - Jeera pepper Cashew pulav - Lunch recipes - Simple Lunch recipes

Nuts and Cumin seeds  really goes well. Normally If I do for my family I will do it plain Jeera rice however If I cook for guests I will add nuts to it. Love the crunchiness and richness that gives to the rice. I have posted Almond Jeera rice in my space. I had some Cashew left in my fridge which I wanted to use it. So I ended up using it. The rice had different flavour. I always think Cashew and pepper goes well. This one no exception.
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Methi poori - Breakfast Recipe - Indian Puffed bread Recipe - Kids friendly Recipe

Methi Poori. I have done this many times but not sure why it took so long to post this recipe in my space. My kids prefer Maida poori or Bhatora over wheat poori. However they are big fan of this Methi poori. This is very flavourful recipe. You can have it with simple pickle or yogurt based pachadi. I normally use fresh Methi leaves. If you don't get it you can use frozen or dry one. If you are using dried Methi soak it in hot water and drain the water before using it.
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Bread cup - Breakfast recipe - Snack recipe - Kids friendly recipe

Bread! Most of the kids (for sure both of my kids) love it.. During my childhood bread is only when you are sick. Also we used to get only 2 types of bread, Sweet and salt. Today you get so many different types of bread. We can do many different varieties of food with it. This recipe is really very simple and with colorful vegetables and cheese it is very attractive for the kids. I have used raw bell peppers for this cup if you prefer little cooked one just cook it in microwave for 2 mins with required salt.
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Pumpkin Pasta - Red Pumpkin Pasta - Onepot Meal recipe - Kids friendly recipe

My kids love to have pasta / Noodles at least once a week.  I try to sneak in some vegetable base sauce/ Pesto in it. That's one of quick way to get your fussy eater to have vegetables without complaining (at least in my case). I saw this recipe in Preeti's space.  I made some changes to the recipe to suit our family. My kids loved it .. I made this couple of times after the first try. I've used longer version of noodle, Penne pasta too. All tasted good. So you can use pasta of your choice
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Sweet oats milkshake - Sweet Breakfast Smoothie recipe - Mysore Pak, Oats milkshake recipe

I always love to try different breakfast smoothies. Other day when I was thinking about making breakfast smoothie, I saw this almond mysore pak in the fridge. An idea crossed my mind instead of using almond, sugar in the breakfast smoothie I thought using this mysore pak. It came out very nice. You can serve this as dessert by adding ice cream to it. I have tried both. Both options tasted delicious. If you are serving this as dessert pls. add 2 scoops of ice cream and serve chilled
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Quinoa, Kale, Avocado, Strawberry and Cherry tomatoes with Roasted Sesame seeds salad - Healthy salad recipes - Starter Recipe

Whenever I travel in the morning I will take salad with fresh vegetable and fruits (this is to get my veg and fruit count for the day.) as I feel more comfortable to take uncooked food from the place I stay VS somewhere outside. In China I tasted this Roasted Sesame seeds sauce sometime ago. I really loved the roasted flavour in it. I am pretty sure it has some Soya sauce, sugar and vinegar as part of ingredients. I tried couple of time but the taste is not the same. This time when I was in China I asked the Chef for the recipe. Guess what I was missing mayonnaise in my ingredients. Finally I managed to get the taste! Yum!. 
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Kothu Parotta Recipe - Snacks Recipe - Dinner recipe

My son was asking for kothu Parotta for quite a long time. Since he likes plain Parotta I ended up serving him plain version most of the time. Couple of weeks ago I had some left over Parotta dough and mixed veg korma too. So I had decided to surprise my son with Kothu Parotta. He enjoyed every bit of it. He was asking for more of such surprises! You can use frozen parotta for this also.
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Ragi keerai vadai - Kezhvaragu keerai vadai - Finger Millet Spinach vadai - Evening snack recipe - Millet Recipes

I love Ragi vadai. I have posted plain ragi vada before. When my mum does it disappears very fast. It is very addictive.. I always find it difficult to stop. I wanted to try spinach ragi vada for very long time. Otherday when I was talking to my mum she was mentioning that she had done keerai ragi vada and it came out very good. I have got the recipe from her.. It came out pretty well
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Eggless Spinach Feta Cheese Muffin - Savory Muffin recipes - Baking recipes - Breakfast recipes

I had this in my draft for a while. I thought I lost the step by step pic so I almost forgot about it. When I was cleaning the old storage I found the pics. This muffin is a very simple yet very tasty and filling breakfast item. Kids would love it for sure. So It is one way of feeding your kids with greens. I have Referred this recipe from here.  It can be a good after school snack to the kids too. My kids enjoyed it as their morning breakfast /brunch. You can add dry tomatoes too I didn't add tomatoes as my kids are not big fan of it
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Seppan kizhangu varuval recipe (Crispy arbi fry) - Snack Recipe - Side Dish recipe - Vegetarian Side recipe

Our whole family is a big fan of Seppankizhangu. I always do Simple fry. Every time after tasting the fry in functions like marriage I always like to do similar fry at home. But always shy away because of the deep frying. But this time I could not  resist.. This came out very crispy and kids loved it. So you can do it once to treat your taste bud. It can be a good dish that can be served as a snack and can goes well with all type of rice dish
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