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Amritsari Kulcha - Aloo kulcha - Kids friendly recipe - Punjabi Special recipe

As I stated in few recipes before my kids are big fans of Naan or Kulcha. They have very specific type of Naan or Kulcha. This time I wanted to try Masala Kulcha. But my kids wanted Aloo Kulcha. I have seen recipes in many blogs and it is also called as Amritsari Kulcha. Normally my kids take time in the dinner table  but there are some foods they finish in no time. This is one of it. This is good for kids lunch box too
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Watermelon Rasam recipe - Watermelon Indian style soup recipe - Rasam recipes - Lunch, Dinner recipes - Vegetarian Side Recipes

Summer around the corner. It is so hot outside. You can see all summer treats everywhere. Watermelon is everywhere. I tried this last season i however couldn't get the final picture. Wanted to post this at the beginning of the season. I get seedless watermelon so I don't have to strain if you get watermelon with seeds then remove the seeds before making juice Or make juice and strain it. My husband could not  find out what was in the rasam except the color. Nice red color really tempting.. I could  have this as soup also
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Vazhaithandu mor kootu recipe - Plantain Stem Butter milk gravy - Healthy Side dish recipe

I love this kootu a lot. However rest of the family prefers poriyal. Since I get this vegetable only if I go to Serangoon road (Little India ) I ended up making family favourite most of the time. This time the banana stem was nicer so I ended up buying more than usual. So when I cooked myself lunch I made this. Really enjoyed this with Roti / chapathi and oats porridge. It is very simple to make (most of the cooking time goes for preparing the thandu). It is perfect for this hot summer period too.
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Rajma Cutlet recipe - Red Kidney bean cutlet Recipe - Rajma Tikki Recipe - Snacks Recipe - Starter Recipes

During my college days I loved  vegetable cutlet. The best one was from the roadside push cart one near my home. He sold it from 5 PM and we used to wait for the time and rush to buy. It was the  most wanted after school snack for myself and my sisters. These days that push cart is no more I really miss that. My kids love the tikkis or cutlets. Cutlets can be served as snacks or stuffing to bread or addition to salad or placed as part wrap. so it is perfect multi purpose recipe. It can be deep fried as well as shallow fried. These days most of the time I do shallow fried. I have added 2 tablespoon of cheese gratings. But you can avoid it or replace it with paneer
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Matcha yogult Shake - Summer drinks - Matcha recipes

I love Matcha. During my last trip to Bali I tasted Matcha yogurt shake. Even though it was a bit sweet I really enjoyed it. It was so hot that afternoon and it was so refreshing. I added it to my list of things to try once I was home. I was feeling like having a ice cream based shake this weekend. Matcha yogult came to my mind. I tried it and loved every bit of it. My son who is not fan of Matcha loved it too. May be because of the ice cream! 
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Koya Paratha - Mawa Paratha - Sweet Paratha Recipe - Paratha Recipes

I wanted to try sweet paratha for quite sometime. I had sweet-less Koya (store bought) in the fridge. I wanted to try something which can be mildly sweetened. I was not sure whether kids would like it. So I have added less sugar so the paratha has more of milk taste than sweet. But if you prefer it to be sweeter you can add more sugar. I have used fresh coconut in this recipe but you can try with dry coconut too. This is perfect for after school kids or as an evening snack. 
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Bannana wheat cake - Eggless Baking - Breakfast, Snack Recipes - Cake recipes

One of my colleague used to bring wonderful banana cake I have tried once I didn't like the flavour. After that I never tried most of the time I will freeze over ripe banana and add it to smoothie. Last week I was travelling and they forgot to freeze. I had over ripe banana was wondering what to do with it. Having heard about benefits of ripe banana didn't want to throw it. I searched in the web for Banana bread / cake. Finally I did it with my own mix. I didn't add Chocolate chips but if you prefer you can fold in chocolate chips, I had No Egg (egg replacer which is nearing expiry so I have used it you can use Flax egg or butter milk)
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Moongil Rice Kheer - Moongil rice Payasam - Bamboo Rice Kheer - Bamboo rice Sweet Milk - Kheer Recipes - Pooja Recipes - Festivals Recipe - Naivedyam recipes

I have heard about Moongil rice (Bamboo rice) from my grandma. It has been a while since I tasted it. I remember it very vaguely from my early childhood days. The other day when I walked through the aisle of a supermarket I saw bamboo rice. I was pleasantly surprised and picked up without second thoughts. I was pretty sure I could try something quick as we were in season of festivals. First recipe I tried with Bamboo rice is Kheer / Paysam. 
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Ragi Dosa recipe - Finger Millet dosa recipe - Healthy breakfast, Dinner recipe - Diabetic friendly recipe - South Indian Breakfast recipe

I had Finger millet in the fridge for a while so I wanted to make use of it. When I was talking to my mum she was mentioning this dosa but using pearl millet. I decided to try the same recipe with finger millet. My husband and my first son who is not big fan of finger millet loved this recipe. They told me this dosa hardly tastes like any millet recipe.. So you can try this for including millet as part of your diet
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Teriyaki Vegetable fried rice - Vegetable fried rice with homemade teriyaki fried rice - Rice recipe

Whenever we go to Subway my kids order Teriyaki chicken sandwich (yes they are not vegetarian. However I don't cook Non - veg at home) Last time during our holiday trip I had  tasted Teriyaki tofu. It tasted good. I initially thought Teriyaki can go well with only meat food. But this changed my thinking. I decided to try it out with Fried rice. My kids loved it. If you haven't tried before do try it out. I have done homemade teriyaki sauce. For quick one can try with sauce available at stores( I haven't tried though)
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Fruit chaat - Simple healthy snack

I saw this recipe at stay foodish. It was very tempting.. I tried immediately. It is a really healthy snack and super yummy chaat. This can be very good for kid's lunch box or snack box. This is definitely a good alternative to plain fruit snack. Your picky eaters might like this!

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Murungai keerai Paneer Gravy - Drumstick Leaves Paneer Recipe - Moringa leaves Indian Cottage cheese Gravy - Side dish recipes

I had a bunch of Murungai keerai / Moringa leaves in the fridge. My kids wanted Paneer gravy for dinner to go with Chapathi / roti / Naan. Instead of plain Paneer recipe I wanted to try Moong Paneer But my son wanted it with some green leafy vegetable. I had only Drumstick leaves in the fridge. I told them that's what I am going to try. I was crossing my finger as not sure about the taste (So worried that I decided to do it a little early for dinner so that I can come up with another alternative if it didn't turn up good. And for the first time I made it i didn't even bother to take pics. It came out extremely well After that I did it a few times and a couple of time when I was having some get together with friends. Every time they loved it. So it is a must try recipe
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Mysore Masala dosa recipe - Dosa Recipe - Breakfast, Dinner recipes - Traditional recipes

Recently I have posted Masala Dosa. As I stated in that post Masala dosa is the new found love of our family. My hubby and me are big fans of mysore masala dosa esp from Raj restaurant in Singapore. Since kids do not eating masala I seldom do it at home. But after the Masala dosa I wanted to ride on this new found interest in Masala base dishes. So Without any delay I wanted to try out Mysore masala dosa dosa. As expected every one enjoyed it. May be I need to try all masala base dishes before Kids change their mind. (Yes unpredictable teenage boys)
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