Hibiscus Syrup Recipe|Hibiscus Sharbat|Chembaruthi Sherbert

Hibiscus Syrup Recipe:

Hello Friends 🙂 How are you tackling summer?This is the question I wanted to ask before even asking how you are.We just came down to TamilNadu from Delhi and it is terribly hot.Litres & Litres of water wouldn’t be enough to keep us hydrated.I kindly request all of you to stay indoors as much as possible and keep yourself well hydrated with water and cool foods.With this scorching heat, here I come with a supernatural and healthy summer drink recipe.The Hibiscus Syrup Recipe was suggested to my mother by one of our relatives and she had suggested me to have this on my blog.My mother tried a trial of it with white sugar with my relative’s recipe and as it turned out super delicious, I wanted to give it a try with palm sugar before posting it to my viewers.I couldn’t get enough of the pictures.I kept clicking and clicking.The recipe took me 15 minutes totally but I took more than 4 hours to click.It was super awesome to view the pictures and I couldn’t resist.And today being World Heritage Day, I am so happy to present this dish 🙂

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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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Red Aval Kozhukkattai|Poha Dumplings

Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids is a steamed dumpling made from rice flakes(matta rice/brown rice) with some spices.It is a super quick and very tasty choice for a complete breakfast since it loaded with iron.You can prepare it in 20 minutes and you will full for a long time.The same can be made with white flakes too.Come let’s see the recipe for Red Aval Kozhukkattai.I havo so far posted red poha halwa/pongal and red poha upma for kids.Do check them too Continue reading “Red Aval Kozhukkattai|Poha Dumplings”

Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe For Toddlers and Kids-Eggless Version

Eggless Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe For Toddlers & Kids:

Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe is a basic cake which is made in a 100 % healthy way with whole wheat flour and jaggery replacing the usual unhealthy maida/all purpose flour & white sugar.The cake can be made in an OTG, microwave and also in a pressure cooker.The cake is super healthy and yummy too.You can offer this for babies above one year.It is eggless too.All of my recipes on this blog wouldn’t have any of the unhealthy white ingredients and hence making all recipes healthy & wholesome.I have already shared a collection of healthy bakes here.The recipe would all fall into the same category and it is one of the keeper recipes I would call as it yielded the perfect spongy and soft cake.I and LO baked this on his last working day to send as a gift to his school staff.My son was super excited to help me baking this .He didn’t let me even click the whole cake as such and I managed to capture only with the last few tits and bits which were left.He was almost flying when he shared with his teachers and support staff.He was gleaming with pride seeing them happy.They all loved it and I hope you would like it too.The same cake can be made in a pressure cooker.Please check the steps in my wholegrain cake and oats banana cake recipes.Please read the P.S section before proceeding with the recipe

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PANIVARAGU DOSA|PROSO MILLET DOSA-Millet Idli Dosa Recipe

PANIVARAGU DOSA|PROSO MILLET DOSA-Panivaragu or Proso Millet is also called hog millet(Panicum miliaceum).It is gluten-free, rich in protein, phosphorous, lecithin and calcium.It reduces the chances of diabetes, cardiac diseases and cancer.It has rich anti-ageing properties.It can treat special physical conditions like celiac and pellagra.It looks like a small white nut and can be consumed just like rice.You can sprout and use in salads.



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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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Ulundhu Kali-(உளுந்து களி -Tirunelveli Style )Urad Dhal Halwa

Ulundhu Kali(உளுந்து களி )-This is the authentic recipe of Ulundhu Kali/Ulutham kali in Tirunelveli style.Ulundhu Kali is nothing but a thickened halwa like sweet which is a part of the Tamil tradition.It is usually prepared and offered to girls who attain puberty and to women when they deliver and breastfeed.This is prepared with whole urad dhal, palm jaggery and gingelly oil(also called as sesame oil or till oil).This recipe is preferred for girls and women as it is said to strengthen bones and it is an amazing source of calcium(Urad Dhal & Sesame Oil).You may ask me how come so much of oil is healthy.Gingelly oil is known to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, add to the beauty of skin & hair, improve bone quality, prevent cancer, improve oral health. Did you find anything harmful above?No?Right?In the recent days, due to extreme greed and commercial motives, we have been blindfolded with too many controversies on our traditional foods and most of our traditional oils (Sesame Oil & Coconut Oil) were blamed for cholesterol just to promote other oil sales.If you read through the very recent researches all of them have been proved wrong and these oils & ghee have been declared healthy and they contribute to only good heart and not BP.

When I keep mentioning that I use ghee to toss everything people ask me,”Won’t you gain weight?”.My answer would be always weight gain / loss is not just about food but about a lot of factors like genetics, lifestyle, your body metabolism, food habits etc. Adding a spoon of ghee or dry frying in oil wouldn’t lead to any issues if you lead a healthy lifestyle and have the genetic history of any related medical conditions. It is not only about the quantity or the ingredients of the food.You needn’t be guilty to enjoy this as it is just loaded with nutrients.Ulunthu Kali is usually prepared in South Indian houses when the girl attains puberty and it is continued every month during menstruation.My mom & grandmother ensured that we had this without fail and mom made when I was pregnant & lactating.It gives you so much of strength.Now we provide it to my son regularly.I find it extremely tasty, yummy and the right source of nutrition. Women can escape osteoporosis with such natural foods rather than relying on supplements.This can be given to boys and all age group people.(Not a branded girls food ;P) This is an excellent source of calcium for babies above 1 year.You can make it once in two months and offer a scoop daily(for 3-5 days).Store it in a cool place or refrigerate and reheat for consumption.Mom made this for us during her visit last week and I wanted to record her recipe on my blog as it is the best.Read below to know more about this amazing recipe.

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Keerai Dosa|Spinach Dosa for babies & toddlers

Keerai Dosa-Keerai Dosa is made with dosa batter and spinach(any variety of green) leaves.It is so simple to make but extremely nutritious.As a child, I used to take greens only in the form of dosa or masiyal always.Adding shallots to it makes it yummy.Amma brought a variety of greens from my hometown and that’s why my blog is full of those recipes.We don’t find the exact varieties we get locally in our hometown at Delhi.It was a real treat for us as we were longing for Keerai. Continue reading “Keerai Dosa|Spinach Dosa for babies & toddlers”

Keerai Sadam For Babies & Toddlers|Spinach Rice

Keerai Sadam for Babies & Toddlers

Keerai Sadam is made with Keerai Masiyal/Kadaisal and rice with a ghee drizzle.It is a yummy combo and iron-rich food for babies and toddlers. Amma always ensures we take this weekly thrice as we were little fussy about other forms of keerai.This is one the first foods given to babies in South India next to dhal rice. Continue reading “Keerai Sadam For Babies & Toddlers|Spinach Rice”