Cabbage Amla Rice|Cabbage Gooseberry Rice

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”

Elephant Yam(Senai Kilangu) Fry

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”

Vegetable Pulao for Kids

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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Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles For Kids

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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Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice

Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice-I am not a great lover of brinjals. In fact, before my wedding, brinjal was on my hate list. It was my husband who ensured that I don’t skip brinjals. I would only have Brinjal Kolakari  which amma makes for idly




I began exploring brinjal gravy , brinjal gothsu for Pongal and Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice only after my wedding. This version of Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice is from a fellow mate,named Brindha whom I met via social media. She had shared the recipe once and I was so tempted to give it a try. The outcome of  Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice as per her recipe came out super awesome. Come let’s check out the recipe of Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice

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Rice Recipes for Lunch Box|Rice Bowl Recipes for Babies & Kids

Rice Recipes for Lunch Box

 

Rice Recipes for Lunch Box

 

Rice Recipes for Lunch Box:


Rice Recipes for Lunch Box-Here is a collection of 30 plus rice varieties which are healthy, easy and quick to prepare for lunch and also pack for office goers & school going kids.This has a variety of recipes comprising of the traditional foods like sesame rice,kottanchoru etc. to the recent day attractions like corn pulav, peas pulav etc.Click on each link below to read the detailed recipe Continue reading “Rice Recipes for Lunch Box|Rice Bowl Recipes for Babies & Kids”

Paneer Peas Biriyani Recipe|Paneer Mattar Biriyani

Paneer Peas Biriyani Recipe:

Paneer Peas Biriyani or Paneer Matar Biriyani is a flavourful, spicy variety of rice made with cottage cheese/paneer and fresh green peas.I used the traditional seeraga samba rice to make this as it adds more flavour and fills the paneer peas biriyani with an amazing aroma.It is a deliciously rich meal.LO, and I love paneer & peas whereas hubby doesn’t prefer it much except for certain specific type of recipes like paneer tikka or peas curry in Kerala style or paneer biriyani or paneer burji.Last weekend I was badly craving for paneer and I made my mind to make some dish with it.And here is the result-Paneer Peas Biriyani



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Corn Pulao Recipe|Sweet Corn Pulav

Corn Pulao Recipe/Sweet Corn Pulav Recipe-Corn has been my big time favourite since childhood.Only in the recent days, we come across the American sweet corn which is so fluffy, big and easy to cook.During childhood, we get corn(Makka Cholam) and all that we would do is pressure cook for a long time and eat after sprinkling salt or toast it in open fire and have it.In North India, the sight of cooking corn in open fire is very common.It is one super filling and yummy food.I would suggest you use the local corn kernels if you often cook corn instead of using American Sweet Corn.The below Corn Pulao Recipe was one of my earliest trials(June 2015).I couldn’t upload because I didn’t click a decent final picture.The below images might vary because of this.Come let’s check out Corn Pulao Recipe.

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Keerai Masiyal for Sadam|Spinach Mash for Babies & Toddlers

Keerai Masiyal-This is nothing but a flavourful spinach mash made as an accompaniment to steaming hot rice.We used to love it as kids and roam happily with the green moustaches after having been fed with it.It is so simple to make but super healthy.It is so rich in iron and super yummy when you drizzle with ghee.I feel so nostalgic when I think about my grandmother feeding me this. Continue reading “Keerai Masiyal for Sadam|Spinach Mash for Babies & Toddlers”

Vellai Curry/Vellaikari-Tirunelveli Style Kuzhambhu

Vellai Curry(வெள்ளை கறி) is a gravy for rice or idly or dosa based on Tirunelveli Cuisine and this recipe is especially from my family.It is a kuzhambhu variety with no dhal/tamarind/tomatoes.I am not a lover of gravy varieties for rice.My preference is always one-pot meals or some unique and different kuzhambhu like vellaikari or ladies finger coconut milk curry or sothi  You can prepare in a jiffy and serve as an accompaniment to hot steaming rice.Today’s recipe is made with raw banana and raw mango.You can add drumstick or brinjal or potato or ladies finger instead raw banana.Don’t replace raw mango as it is the secret behind the taste of the recipe.Am I making you curious?Come let’s check out the recipe for Vellai curry. Continue reading “Vellai Curry/Vellaikari-Tirunelveli Style Kuzhambhu”