Cabbage Amla Rice:
Dear Folks!Hope my post finds you in good health and high spirits. So how did you like the collection of lunch box recipes? I hope it was helpful with all 35 + healthy rice varieties. Most of the recipes in that collection would be based on a random idea which had come up early in the morning. Today’s Cabbage Amla Rice recipe is again one such random discovery/invention. When I had a stock of cabbage and amla but didn’t want to make my usual recipes like cabbage paratha or amla rice or club sandwich. Do check out the recipe of Cabbage Amla Rice and try for yourself sometime. Continue reading “Cabbage Amla Rice|Cabbage Gooseberry Rice”
Kambu Koozh/Pearl Millet Porridge is one of the traditional dishes of South India. It is a naturally fermented filling and healthy breakfast. It is a staple food for all hard working and honourable farmers. It keeps them cool and strong. I am sharing the traditional method of making the kambu koozh(Excuse the pressure cooker & mixer use). We include millets in our weekly menu at least thrice and I have tried making everything with millets from the modern cookies/cakes to the traditional koozh/soru. Continue reading “Kambu Koozh/Pearl Millet Porridge/Kambang Koozh”
Baby Corn Manchurian Dry Recipe:
Hellow guys!Hope you are doing good. The last but previous week I had posted vegetable fried rice recipe and we had it with baby corn Manchurian.The recipe for it almost similar to the Gobi Manchurian recipe I had posted along with whole wheat veg. noodles. I am sure you would have tried them for your family and enjoyed.
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Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) Fry:
Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) Fry recipe is the most favorite of the boys at home. Elephant yam/Elephant foot yam/Suran/Sena/Senai Kilangu/Jimikand can be used to make fry, toast, roast, stir fry, cutlet. This Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) Fry is a super hit in the family and little one runs to pick elephant yam from the market always. We don’t find it here in our regular shops very easily. So Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) Fry is like a treat to him. Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) is high in carbohydrates, protein, and calcium. The Vitamin C present acts as an anti-aging agent. it is safe for consumption by diabetic people. Elephant Yam is a low-fat healthy food. The fiber and water content present helps in curing hemorrhoids, dysentery, and piles. It raises the good cholesterol in the blood and reduces hypertension. Elephant yam can regulate hormonal imbalances and help in combating premenstrual syndrome. I never knew that this is such a beneficial and healthy vegetable until I started penning down the recipe of Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) Fry. Continue reading “Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) Fry”
Kuzha Puttu is a very common breakfast dish from Kerala. It is a truly delectable and filling dish served with payaru curry or kadalai curry, nendran banana, sugar or jaggery and papad. You can make several varieties of puttu with different flours and serve with different combinations. It is a complete and wholesome meal and the taste is so good.Kuzha Puttu is slightly different from the earlier red rice puttu I had shared.Kuzha puttu is made with a puttu maker(Click to buy). The puttu maker comes in different variants (An attachment to the pressure cooker or complete steamer type or cherattai type or bamboo types).Puttu is a dish which is made with flour+water mixture steamed well. As this Kuzha Puttu is made with tube-shaped maker it is called as “Kuzha/Kuzhal Puttu”.My aunt prepares this for me whenever I visit her. The below recipe is from her kitchen and I shot these 2 years ago. She has made it with matta rice flour. You can make the kuzha puttu with any rice flour/millet flour.I have given the details of how to prepare the flour at the end.
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Vegetable Pulao Recipe for Kids:
Vegetable Pulao/Pulav is a super quick and easy dish which can be yummy and colorful for kids lunchbox. There are several types of pulao which comes like a flash to my mind during morning hours and one such is this too. When I wanted to put on this post, I had a query on if it is fried rice or biriyani or pulao. Hence I went in to dig more about biriyani vs pulao. Biriyani and Pulao are two different dishes but to give the differences is pretty confusing. Biriyani is basically a dish made with pre-cooked rice and vegetables using layering technique whereas pulao is when we cook rice and vegetables together in a pot. Biriyani is time-consuming and pretty spicy when compared to pulao. These are the basic differences. The below recipe post has two attempts made on two different days. I didn’t have Basmati Rice in my pantry and hence tried with Seeraga Samba Rice during the second attempt. It was so flavourful and great that my little one wanted it more and more. But ideally, pulao is made using Basmati Rice. After reading about Biriyani Vs Pulao, I understood that we have been using it vice versa too at times. But who cares when the dish is just delicious 🙂
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Aloo Paratha or Potato Stuffed Paratha Recipe:
Hello Readers & Friends! How are you doing? It has been around two weeks since I wrote a post. We have been to Tirunelveli to get some fresh air and relish parental love/care. It was an awesome time and I am already missing mom, dad, and grandmom. I chose to stay away from work for this short vacation. Today’s recipe is Aloo Paratha and it has been in my drafts for more than a year I believe. Certain recipes stay like this because of less clarity but at the end, I don’t shoot new too.
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How did you like the whole wheat vegetable noodles recipe? I am eagerly waiting for you to try and share your feedback. We enjoyed it with Gobi Manchurian( Dry version). The moment I said that I know many of you are so eager to know how come I made it as it has maida/all purpose flour which I always omit considering to be unhealthy. Wait for few more seconds to know the replacement I had used. Just like the noodles, Gobi Manchurian was also one of the dishes which I tried during early marriage days and in the recent days, all my attempts were only to make it absolutely healthy. Though it is a matter of few spoons of white flour, I still didn’t want to give up on trying a healthy alternative. I have made so many trials (Every healthy flour on earth) with various flours and the following recipe was definitely great. The outcome was no different from the restaurant style ones and we thoroughly relished the Gobi Manchurian with Whole Wheat Noodles. Some of you are still wondering how come a fried food can be healthy. Fried foods are unhealthy only when consumed very frequently with no limits and when the oil used is refined. Above all, it is healthy or unhealthy depending on your individual health conditions and lifestyle. This is my notion of fried foods consumption. Two to four pieces of Manchurian with a dash of soya sauce consumed once in 5 years (in this case of mine) or once in two months will definitely do no harm. For kids below 6 months, please skip all sauces and salt, sugar in this recipe. If you would prefer making this gobi Manchurian often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe and Manchurian recipes as safe and healthy as possible for kids of all age since they are always a showstopper among them. They can be definite treats for them occasionally when you make healthy replacements of the ingredients.
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Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles:
Is there any kid who doesn’t like noodles? Why kids, even adults love them. My son who is four years old is no different but he himself prefers whole wheat ones only. Thankfully he is not addicted to it as he always prefers a variety of foods. I kept refraining using them in our regular meal as I was only able to source partial wheat products or those with durum wheat or maida based ones. I have tried making noodles just like the street food style during our early days of marriage(more than 4 years ago), I wasn’t really so aware of the availability Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles in the market and to be frank we weren’t too bothered about it until our son became 3.5 yrs. He had not tasted them until then. Our hunt for the perfect healthy and tasty variant began when our son started liking Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles. I have tried few brands and I found Del Monte Spaghetti, Whole Wheat (Click link to buy) to be good. You may also try Colavita Spaghetti . Both of them are worth trying as they are made of whole wheat. The below recipe has a very small quantity of soya sauce. I make Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles once in several months and hence I feel they don’t really make any harm. For kids below 12 months, please skip all sauces and salt in this recipe. If you would prefer making this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe safe and healthy for kids of all age since it is always a showstopper among them.
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Watermelon Granita-Granita is a frozen dessert usually made with 2 or 3 ingredients. I have been working on making a healthy version of fruit granita and clicking it successfully. Yeah…Clicking was tougher than figuring out a healthy watermelon granita recipe. Granita may make you think something great or tough. The name is just a sophistication. It is just like the jalfrezi which made me super mad to even to give a try. Granita is nothing but freezing any fruit juice or combination of juices with sweetener, raking/scraping, and serving…No gulping 🙂 I tried 3 to 4 variants and none at home has so far had a chance to even taste. Yep. I gulped the moment I clicked. Something like the Indian Kola sticks which is one of the famous street foods. Without taking much of your time let me share the watermelon granita recipe.
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