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Cabbage and Potato Sukke - Cabbage and Potato Curry - Cabbage and potato semi dry gravy - Side dish recipe

My mum used to do this but she does it as a side dish for rice. But till now I didn't know the other name for it. One of my colleague used to bring for his chapathi. I love it as it is a little spicy and easy to pack as it is a semi dry gravy. Recently my husband wants to have cabbage in his diet more often.. So I wanted to try this for our chapati / roti. This goes well with rice too..
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Bitter gourd Pesto Pasta Recipes - Pasta Recipes - Diabetic friendly recipes - Bitter gourd recipes - Pavakkai recipes

Pesto is one of my go to in making my meals. I have made pasta, rice or korma with that. It tasted amazing & it was super hit in our family. So when I had 1 bitter gourd in the fridge, first thing that came to my mind is to do bittergourd pesto. I wanted to try out the pesto first and if comes out well then we can try with pasta. It came out so well that it got finished before I could have my meal. I have tried this a few times after that
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Pinwheel with Puff pastry - Masala pinwheel with puff pastry - Puff pastry pinewheel recipe - Snack recipes - puff pastry recipes - appetizer recipes

My kids are big fans of puff pastry. I had one puff pastry sheet left to finish. I had this puff pastry pinwheel in one restaurant in India. So I have decided to try it out. I made the stuffing with potato and peas. You can have it with mixed vegetables. If you are adding mixed vegetables reduce potato by 1 and replace it with 1/2 cup of mixed vegetables. Make sure your vegetables are chopped finely. This can be served alone. This is a perfect after school / tea time snack. Also good party starter / appetizer.
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Sprouted Chana Pulao recipe - Sprouted Chickpeas Pulao - Sprouted Kondaikadalai rice - Healthy one pot meal

My son loves Chickpeas / Chana. I have posted chana rice before. Last time when I visited my cousin she made Chana pulao but it had a very different flavour. she told me she had picked up the recipe from a magazine.  I noted down the recipe. It is a perfect and simple recipe for any one pot meals. It can go well for party too
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Stuffed Oreo Chocolate chip cookies recipe - Oreo Stuffed cookies - Cookies recipes - Kids friendly Recipes

In our family, Oreo seems to be the most favourite biscuit around kids. I am not a big fan of Oreo. I was looking at a post in Buzzfeed and I saw this stuffed oreo cookies and my son who happen to pass by asked me if I was going to make it (it is like can you make it). I decided to surprise him when we came back from his outing and I served him the cookies and told him it was chocolate chip cookies. He asked why it was so big. I told him to try first and let me know the taste. He was so happy to find out that it was actually Oreo stuffed cookies. You can try and surprise your kids too. For the base cookies I followed my shortbread cookies
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Dabeli Chaat Recipe - Kutchi Dabeli - Chaat recipes - Famous Indian Street food - Snack Recipes - Starter Recipes

I love any chat. I have posted normal pav bhaji, Mushroom Pav Bhaji  and Paneer Pav Bhaji. I normally do vada pav for Sat night or evening snack. When I first saw the pics in menu of restaurant I first thought that this is also similar to vada pav. But it tasted different and I loved it. I am pretty sure my kids would love it. I googled for recipe and I have created my own in the end. I loved the flavour of homemade Dabeli masala . You can use the store bought one too
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Fruit and vegetable briyani rice - Rice recipes - one pot meals recipe - lunch recipes - Party food recipes

Any mix vegetables rice / briyani is my go-to recipe esp for a lazy weekend lunch esp Sunday. I have posted many vegetable briyani versions, Mughali veg rice and Mugalai Pulav with Fruits. I wanted to try Fruit and Veg together. Also I wanted to do mixed rice without much Indian masala so this rice has less masala. If you don't have all the spices it would be still fine just use whatever is available. This is a perfect way to feed your kids with both vegetables and fruits in one dish
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Almond Vanilla cake - Eggless Cake recipe - baking recipes - Cake Recipes - Eggless Baking

My son wanted simple Vanilla cake for quite some time. I wanted to try something diff. So I decided to make almond vanilla cake. I had some left over Milk powder. I read in some magazine that milk powder gives nice texture to cake so I decided to use Milk Powder. I have used my own measurements (didn't follow any of my previous cakes) and was crossing my fingers. When I tasted the batter (yes I do that to check the consistency and sweetness) I got my confidence back. It came out pretty good. My kids enjoy it as evening snack also as morning breakfast cake
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Vazhaipoo Kuzhambu Recipe - Valaipoo Puli Kulambu Recipe - Banana flower Kulambu recipe - Plantain Flower Recipes - Vazhaipoo Recipes

I love to try different puli kulambu recipes. It is a  every other week esp for a weekend meal. After Pakora, I was left with handful of Valaipoo and was not sure what to do. It is good enough only for kulambu or sambar. I never heard about sambar before so wated to try kulambu. I thought that masala, tamarind paste would make great combination with Valaipoo. As expected, it came out pretty good. Even if you are not a big fan of Plantain Flower you should try. This is perfect for both steamed white or brown rice. So do try out this recipe with Plantain flower / Valaipoo / Bhale Hoova / Arati Poovu..  
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Bonda more kulambu - Bonda mor kulambu recipe - Kalyana Mor kuzhambu recipe - bonda mor kuzhambu recipe - Simple Kuzhambu recipe - Side dish for Rice recipes - Lunch recpies

I love mor kulambu in any form. Our family's most favourite Sunday special esp after all the one pot meals is mor kulambu. It goes well with most of the side dish too. It is also most simple meal option for me. I had this recently in my cousin's place. I am very happy that I got another variation to my favourite dish. I followed same method as paruppu urundai mor kulambu recipe with some modification to the gravy and replacing paruppu urndai with bonda  As a slight variation you can grind the masala with 1/4  leaves. It would be nice too.
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Masala Poori Recipe - Dinner Recipe - Breakfast Recipe - Party Recipe

Poori is one of the easiest recipe to try even for bachelors. It is also quick to do when you have visitors. This is also the most favourite dish for a lot of kids. The other day I wanted to make a quick dinner and had some left over chana masala. So I wanted to do some flavoured one so that I don't have to top up with any side dish. As this has all the masala and plain yogurt go well too. Everyone at home loved it. If you haven't tried so far do try it out
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Achari Potato Recipe - spicy potato with pickle spices - Potato Recipes

I love the Achari (Pickle) flavour. The combination of mustrad seeds and fenugreek seeds is really interesting. I have posted Achari Paneer, Achari Vegetable rice in my space. The other day when I wanted to make some baby potato side I was wondering why not try Achari flavoured one! For sure someone must have posted the recipe on the net. So When I searched I found quite a few posts. I have tried using my own combo which I have used for rice. If you don't have Yogurt you can add Vinegar. This can be served as starter too
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Salem Thattu Vadai Set recipe - Thattai Vadai sandwich recipe - Snack recipes - Kids friendly Recipes

My kids love any snack esp  right after coming back from school. This recipe is something new for me. Normally I make Thattai chaat. I kind of this version of "chaat" as this allows me to sneak in vegetables.. Even though in the cookery show and the blogs I have seen beet, carrot, onion you can let your creativity run wild with this. You can add sprouts, boiled potato even avocado in this. I referred recipe from Raks Kitchen  for this post. But I have tried with tomatoes, avocados too.. It tastes good also
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