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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Idli using Idli Rava Recipe | Soft Idli using Idli Rava in Mixie | South Indian Soft Idli

All my new year's resolutions were usually forgotten in a day or two. However, to keep up one of my resolutions, I have worked really hard this month and managed to share 8 new recipes here. Idli is a very common breakfast in our home and I have already shared my Idli Dosa batter here. Making Idli using Idli Rava was very new to me and I came to know about this from my colleague Rama when I was with TCS. She is from Andra Pradesh and at her home, they always do it this way. I asked her the recipe and tried it for the first time when I was in Chennai. Since then I have wanted to share the recipe here and it is happening now. 
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Friday, January 29, 2021

Coffee Walnut Cake Recipe | Coffee Cake with whipped cream frosting | Coffee Whipped Cream Cake

I was planning to share some new cake recipes during Christmas 2020. However, I was completely occupied with the Christmas traditional snack preparations and school holidays. Finally, I am sharing one of my recent favourite cakes that received lots of appreciation from my friends who are neighbours. I made this as a 2 layer cake for Jany's birthday last year and we all loved it. However, I was not satisfied with the images that I clicked on that day. Recently I made it again, mainly for the blog post and I am satisfied with the end result. I have shared the step by step video of this recipe without the icing in my Instagram handle and saved it under the highlight "Coffee Cake". Do check it out if you are interested. Also, for more interesting cake recipes, please visit my Christmas Special page.
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Monday, January 25, 2021

Banana Ghee Roast Recipe | Caramelised Banana Ghee Roast | Ghee Roasted Banana

Nenthrapazham or ethan pazham is one of the healthiest banana for growing children.  I have heard from elders in my family that it helps children with healthy weight gain. If you could find this banana in the place where you live, please give this simple recipe a try and you will thank me later. This banana ghee roast can be made in a jiffy and it can be served to kids as an after-school snack along with a glass of vella chaya(milk 😜).
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Friday, January 22, 2021

Channa Masala Recipe | Chickpea masala without coconut | Chole Masala

Chickpeas are one of my most favourite ingredients and I always try to include it in some form every week in our menu.  When I make puttu, I pair it with kerala style kadala curry. For appam or idiyappam, I make varutharacha kadala curry or kadala kuruma with coconut. I grow up eating these coconut-based chickpea curries and I love it a lot. However, all these curries are bit elaborate and time-consuming. 
Today I am sharing a north Indian style channa masala which I am making often these days for poori and chapati.  This is my go-to recipe when I am in a rush or whenever I am very lazy to cook. The combinations we can try with this channa masala are endless, it goes very well with Jeera rice/pulao, roti/poori and sometimes we eat it with appam/dosa too. Let us learn to make this simple channa masala today. Also, please check out my Channa Masala Sundal and Channa Biryani recipe too.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Bread Pizza Recipe | Kid's Birthday Party Snacks

We have passed the school holidays halfway mark and I am literally busy all day long. Hoping to get back to my routine once the school reopens. Recently, Happy has shown much interest in the snacks and bakes I try at home. She had this bread pizza at her friend's birthday party and since then she has asked me to make it for her. Last week when I made the white sandwich bread, I thought of giving it a try and used the minimal toppings that was available at home. It came out so good and we all liked it. I have used store bought pizza sauce for this recipe. However, I have shared the instant pizza sauce recipe that can be made at home in the notes section. I will try to post the authentic pizza sauce sometime soon.
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Saturday, January 09, 2021

Banana Puttu Recipe | Kerala Ethakka Puttu | Nendrapazham Puttu

If you follow me on Instagram, you will surely know about my love for puttu. It is one of my most favourite breakfasts and to make it more interesting for others at home, I try different combinations. Recently, I found ethan pazham(Kerala Banana) in an Indian shop and I was very much excited since I saw it for the first time in Sydney. I grabbed some and my blogging mind started thinking for the recipes to try. I made this banana puttu, pazham pori and ghee roasted banana. The banana puttu turned out so delicious and we loved it very much. Let us move on to the recipe and do check out the other puttu variations that I had shared earlier in the below links:
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Monday, January 04, 2021

Mushroom Pepper Fry Recipe | Mushroom Pepper Roast | Mushroom Recipes

I make mushroom dishes quite often at home and it doesn't mean that I like it very much 😆. It is just because I feel they are easy to make and it is my go-to vegetable whenever I feel bored to chop veggies for thoran or poriyal. I have already shared the below mushroom recipes here:
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Friday, January 01, 2021

Kerala Fried Chicken Recipe | Kerala Fried Chicken(KFC) | Chicken Recipes

Happy New Year to all my readers and family!! Best wishes for a healthy and fantastic year ahead. As always, one of my new year wishes is to keep this little space of mine really active. Over the past few years, I was not regularly sharing new recipes because of other priorities. However, I am trying to overcome my laziness and be more productive here. Today I am sharing our recent favourite fried chicken recipe and I learned this recipe from Chef TZac's video. I love the onion and curry leaves flavour in this fried chicken. It goes very well with fried rice, rasam rice and sambhar rice.
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Sakkarai Pongal
Poosanikai Halwa (white Pumpkin)/Ash Gourd Halwa
Rava Kesari
Aval Urundai with Jaggery/Poha Balls
Aval Payasam(with Jaggery)/Poha Payasam
Paal Kozhukattai(with Sugar)
Ellu Urundai/ Sesame Seed balls
Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam (Modak)
Pasi Paruppu Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer)
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Mysore Pak(Krishna Sweets style)
Gulab Jamun(with Khoya)
Paal Payasam
Maa Ladoo/Pottukadalai Urundai
Sakkarai Pongal(without milk)/Sweet pongal
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai
Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
Chakka Pradhaman
Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
Ada Pradhaman
Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)
Kalkandu Pongal
Pazham Pori
Banana Dosa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Rava Ladoo
Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai
Ragi Kozhukattai
Badam Halwa
Aval Kesari
Besan Ladoo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
Khajoor Ka Halwa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Semiya Kesari
Poha Ghee Ladoo(Aval)
Palada Pradhaman
Milk Kesari
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
Boondi Ladoo
Bread Gulab Jamun
Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa
Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
Achu Murukku(Achhappam)
Sweet Diamond Cuts
Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal
Makkan Peda
Wheat Flour Kesari
Green Gram Poli
Paneer Kheer
Green Gram Sago Payasam
Pineapple Kesari
Vella Seedai
Jackfruit Ela Ada
Therali Kozhukattai
Jackfruit Appam
Kaju Kathli
Vettu Cake(MuttaiKose)
Ashoka Halwa
Samai Sweet pongal
Health Mix Ladoo
Mango Kesari