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Friday, July 29, 2011

       I came to know about yellow watermelon only through my friend Sangeeta, then immediately bought the melon and tried… After long time now, I made this juice again and thought of posting… The yellow watermelon tastes similar to the usual one,just that it is yellow in colour!



Monday, July 25, 2011

       I had some left over palak after I made palak poori for my kid and it was too little to make palak paneer or anything else. I wanted to try aloo palak gravy for long time, but palak was too less. So ended up in making palak paratha. Had it with tomato garlic chutney,the best combo I would say!


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Friday, July 22, 2011

Bread pizza cups

I know most of you know Bread pizza, but making pizza cups are very cute and interesting too… I loved the idea when Sharmi told about posted this pizza cups and now a days make this for my kid very often.

Bread pizza / pizza cups recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack

Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Bread slices  6 
Onion  1 
Tomato  1 
Capsicum  1 
Mozerella cheese  To top 
Tomato/pasta/pizza sauce  2 tblsp 
Italian seasoning  1 tsp 
Olive oil  2 tsp 
Crushed red pepper  To sprinkle on top 

 Bread Pizza


  1. Pre heat oven to 200 deg C.Chop onion,tomato and capsicum to cubes.
  2. To make pizza cups, cut the bread slices with a lid to a circle. Brush a muffin tray with oil and place these bread circles in it so that to make a cup shape.Spread the tomato/pasta sauce.
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  4. Sprinkle the chopped veggies and cheese on top of it. Sprinkle with the italian seasoning. Do the same procedure for bread pizza, to the bread directly and bake them placing in a baking tray.
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  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes or untill the bread turns golden in colour and crisp too.
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Notes :

  • When making pizza cups, you can skip cutting in to circles and just keep the bread as such in the muffin mould.
  • Use the trimmed part of the bread for making bread crumbs.
  • You can bake in grill mode too. Use appropriate baking accessories.
Both ways and tasty evening snack for your kid is ready!


Bread pizza Bread cup pizza recipe

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Monday, July 18, 2011

        we eat aapam with sweetened(with jaggery) coconut milk.  But when we had our dinner last month in ‘Mango tree’ restaurant here in SG, for aapam we ordered ‘Vegetable Ishtu’ from their menu. Till then I have not tasted any stew. It was so simple,plain,pure white,with veggies and only the ginger flavour that wafted from the stew. For me it was smelling like the potato masala we make for poori,but with the richness of coconut milk and onion, it was just tasting and smelling divinely!  So I tried at home,with recipe adapted from Divya’s blog slightly,also keeping in mind of what I had in the restaurant. I could not get the pure white they had,but tasted the same!


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Puli Idiyappam

Puli idiyappam is my mom’s signature recipe. She makes for dinner along with other varieties like sweet and Paruppu Idiyappam recipe I have blogged already. Just make plain Idiyappam and mix with pulikachal. Ready! My mom makes jaggery syrup and pulikachal in advanced so that she can mix and make sweet and puli idiyappam in no time. Of course making idiyappam is a tedious process. But we all used to help her… I can eat this non stop. Love it! And sure who ever loves puliyogare, will love this too!!


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Indian Oats Recipes-Khara paniyaram
This is not an out and out oats recipe,but added with lots of  lentils/protein. I tried this paniyaram last week and just loved it…This is somewhat like the khara paniyaram recipe I have in my archive, just that I replaced rice with oats and the taste was really awesome and the paniyarams were so so soft. I don’t make any oats recipes which tastes sweet as I cant even eat two mouths and love to  try different savoury recipes with oats. Have it for breakfast(soak lentils over night),or dinner or even as an evening snack,you will love it!
Oats paniyaram


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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vada pav

You all wont believe that I have not ever tasted vada pav till I made it myself this time and tasted. Even I had a thought that they keep Urad vada inside the pav buns and that’s the vada pav. Now I know its like south Indian potato bonda sandwiched between pav bunsWinking Then I referred Tarla dalal site, also googled and partially adapted recipe from here too. Though this may not be the authentic recipe, sure it would taste great!

Vada pav recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Makes: 6


Potato  2 
Turmeric  1/8 tsp 
Green chillies  2 
Garlic  2 flakes 
Salt  As needed 
For  Outer covering
Besan flour  1/4 cup 
Rice flour  1 tblsp 
Turmeric  2 pinches 
Cooking soda  A pinch 
Salt  as needed 

To Temper

Oil 1 tsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves few

Red Garlic chutney

Red chilli powder 1 – 2 tsp
Garlic 10 – 12 flakes
Coconut,grated 2 tblsp
Salt as needed
Dry roast coconut till dry and grind everything with no water or very less water. I made it as wet chutney and had with other tiffin items too…
Red garlic chutney-1

Green Chutney

Mint or coriander leaves 1 small bunch
Green chilli 1-2
Lemon Juice from 1 lemon
Almonds/Cashews(optional) 5-7
Salt As needed
Blend everything with very less water and store in a airtight container. You can refrigerate and use for various chats and sandwiches.
Green chutney


  1. Pressure cook potatoes,peel off the skin and mash it.Chop garlic and green chillies finely.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and season with the items given under the “To temper” table.Add garlic, green chillies, turmeric,salt and give it a fry. Add the mashed potato and mix well. Stir fry for two minutes.
  4. Cool down and divide into 6 and make balls.Make a thick batter with gram flour,rice flour,turmeric and salt,adding little water.
  6. Heat a paniyaram pan or kadai with oil for deep frying. Coat the potato balls with the besan batter and fry them until golden brown in all the sides.
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  8. Drain in paper towel.
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  10. To arrange the vada and pav , slit the buns to two,leaving one side still in contact.Apply green and red chutneys in the inner sides of the buns.
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  12. Keep the vada we made and close the bun. Enjoy the big bite :)
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  • You can deep fry the vadas too. But I like this way,no compromise in taste too.
  • I used butter rolls as pav buns for this.

Wanna bite??huh?



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Monday, July 4, 2011

Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe

     I  tasted kadappa first time in my hostel mess in Trichy. That time I used to hate that. Then once after marriage my MIL made I totally developed taste for it,may be the way she made it, changed my taste. Though she avoids fennel in her recipe,I tried adding fennel and bay leaves in addition to the way she makes and the result was really awesome! I just love the flavour and makes a great combo with idly. Hubby doesn't like fennel at all,so I avoid it most of the times, still will add whenever I get a chance…


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