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Child Nutrition and Cooking – Course Overview


These are my personal opinion and I have not received any remuneration for these. Coursera and Udemy are my go to sites these days. These online courses make learning and our life easy. When I was browsing the courses in coursera, I found this course called “Child Nutrition and Cooking”  offered by Stanford University. It


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Appa’s Semiya Upma


This was one of the recent food conversation at our household. Vaandu: Amma, what’s for dinner? Me: Semiya upma. Vaandu: Ok, can you make it like how aAppa makes. (thinks a bit and tells) Err Amma wait I will ask Aappa itself to make it. Me: ????!!!  In a way I am happy, I don’t need


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The South Indian Vegetarian Weekday Dinner/Lunch Series – Prepare Once , Serve Twice – Poori Aloo Bhaji and Masala Dosa


Aloo/Potato Bhaji/curry goes very well poori and also with roti. I try to make poori on fridays with this aloo bhaji and carry it over the next day and prepare masala dosa with the bhaji as the masala. Usually they don’t add carrots for this bhaji, but I am adding carrots and peas. I try


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Batata Vada – perfect for the cold weather

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 Originally posted at Mothers Gurukul Batata Vada/Aloo Vada is a popular street food from the state of Maharashtra. Crispy from outside and soft from inside, Batata Vada is truly a party pleaser. Whether you want to serve it as an appetizer or as a meal, these tasty dumplings are just the right choice for rainy


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Recipe: Tomato Coriander Paratha


This one has been a part of my maternal grandmother’s recipe box. She usually made it on Tuesdays when she w0uld eat 0nly once in the day. Simple, fast and tasty, it tastes yummy when its piping h0t, though I like it in my tiffin box as well 🙂 Ingredients 2 tomatoes a bunch of


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Recipe: Veggie Patty / Cutlet

Veggie Patty Cutlet

How important  is a Quick-Fix breakfast when you have a toddler at home? Well the more the options the merrier, right! So here is one quick fix veggie delight. You need – 2-3 slices of brown bread2 potatoes1/2 a beet1/2 cup green peassalt to taste1 tspn coriander powder1/2 tspn cumin powderchilli powder/garam masala (optional)2 tbspn


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Recipe: Poha Patties

Poha patties

Ingredients: 2 cups poha rinsed and drained 2 medium sized potatoes boiled and mashed 2 green chillies finely chopped 2-3 tbsps chopped coriander 2 tsps chilli powder 1 tsp amchur powder or lime juice 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Finely chopped veggies (Optional. I used some chopped cabbage & onion) Semolina to coat the


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Kale Smoothies


Kale, is one among the healthiest greens available. It is known for its vitamins and minerals. My husband wanted to try this kale juice for a very long time and last week he got a big bag of cleaned baby kale. Instead of trying something Indian with kale, I thought I will go for some


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Tofu Parathas with Carrots and Spring Onions


I usually have some tofu left over whenever I buy it for some Chinese recipes. I use this to make some parathas for breakfast the next day or a light dinner. This is also a nice way to get my son to eat tofu. I add some carrots and spring onions which gives some burst


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Recipe: Theplas

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My son loves eating phulkas smeared with a generous dollop of ghee. Once in a while I sneak in veggies such as pumpkin purée,spinach purée,beet root purée or make methi (fenugreek) or doodhi (bottle gourd) parathas. Theplas are common as breakfast or snack meals in most Indian households and a staple in Gujarati households. The


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Recipe: Quinoa – Green Gram Dosai

Image Credit: Vidhya

We started using Quinoa three years back. I just used to cook it along with rice. (If I am planning to cook, 2 cups of rice, I would add 1.5 cups of rice and 1/2 Quinoa). It has become very popular here in the US. They are different types of Quinoa, but so far I


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Whole wheat Banana-Nut Muffins (Eggless)

Photo Credit: Divya

I have been bitten big time by the baking bug!  After following a few recipes by the book, decided to try one with my own twist!:) So here it is – Eggless Banana Nut Muffins! Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 4-5 tbspn honey 1/2 cup white butter 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence (optional) 1 small cup milk


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Recipe : Pink Parathas

Photo Credit : Rhema

This one will make the kids very happy. Pink Parathas were made by blending 50% plain flour, 50% wheat with tomato extract, garlic and salt. I made a runny tomato extract by blitzing two ripe red tomatoes and two garlic cloves. Just like chappati dough is made, I kneaded the flour but instead of water,


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Recipe: Simple and Colourful Salad


This is a simple salad which I made for RD and me to take to work. It’s nothing exotic at all, but it’ssomething I have never done before. Ingredients Carrot – 2 Cucumber – 2 Two fist ful of pomegranate Two fist full of grapes Chaat Masala Method Actually nothing. Just chope the carrots and


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Recipe: Instant Oats Dosa


“What better way to gain the strength and energy to carry you through a hectic morning schedule than with Oatmeal” they say! But I’m sure most of us think of oatmeal as a boring breakfast. That said, if you are a Dosa-lover like me and my 2 year old, Instant Oats Dosa is the perfect and