After school snack, Festival Recipes, Food, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Festive Special Foxtail Millets Laddu | Thinai Laddu

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Don’t we all love laddus? Earlier in October, I posted Rava Laddu and now it’s time for Millet laddu. I prepared this laddu using the foxtail millet popularly known as Thinai in Tamil and Kangni in Hindi. It is the second-most widely planted species of millet. (The first one is pearl millet or Kambu/Bajra). It

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Quick N Easy, Recipes

Quick and Easy Fried Fish with Shan Spice Blend | Taste Happiness

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This past weekend, my husband was coming home from a work trip. He was gone for 2 weeks. The kids had driven me crazy and if you ask them they would probably say the same about me. With my husband’s return, there was light at the end of the tunnel. I made plans next day

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After school snack, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Eggless 1 Minute Microwave Cookies

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It’s the holiday season and holiday season calls for baking. Before getting into some traditional baking for this season, how about some simple microwave ones? Here comes the Eggless 1 minute Microwave cookies. This is a simple eggless soft chewy cookie that can be whipped up within 5 minutes.  You can prepare fresh cookies everyday with different

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Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Qubani ka Meetha | Khubani Ka Meetha

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Diwali the festival of lights is right around the corner and this time it’s just before the Halloween. We have been posting Diwali books and our craft this time was around Diwali too. I already posted Rava ladoo but wanted to post one more sweet delicacy that goes with both Diwali and Halloween. I love

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Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Recipe for Gestational Diabetes – Puffed Barley Chaat

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Puffed Barley Masala Snack – our first diabetic friendly recipe. A diabetic diet is a simple healthy meal that will help you control your blood sugar. You diet should include healthy carbs and fiber rich food. It also advised to avoid saturated and Trans fat and also sodium. Eating food at regular interval helps to

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After school snack, Food, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Super Simple Braised Baby Potatoes | Healthy Way of Eating Potatoes

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Most kids love potatoes, don’t they! From French fries to tater-torts to hash browns, potatoes are a favorite snack! However, as a mom the unhealthiness of the deep-fried and store bought form is a concern. Well, why not try braising them instead, at home, a better alternative for sure and it does taste super yummy! And what’s more its an

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Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Sweet And Sour Mango Curry | Onam Sadya Special Mambazha Puliserry

Mambazha puliserry is one among the popular puliserry recipes from God’s own country, Kerala. It’s is a sweet and sour and mild curry prepared with ripe mangoes cooked in yogurt coconut gravy. Traditionally this recipe calls for the nattu manga or small ripe mangoes. All we need to do is peel and skin and use

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Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Tiranga Popsicle | Independence Day Special

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We are going to celebrate our 70th Independence day this Monday. Here is a special, kids friendly recipe to celebrate the occasion – Tiranga Popsicle or Tri Color popsicle. Let the kids learn about our Flag and the color significance via this recipe. So before getting into the recipe, let me share some interesting facts

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Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

How to use Asparagus in Indian Cooking

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Continuing with our American Vegetables in Indian Food series… Here is another interesting Indian recipe with asparagus. Thogayal or Thuvaiyal or Chutney for Rice is one of the quintessential South Indian Recipe. Rice with Thogayal and chips is an amazing and filling meal on its own. This is a Thogayal recipe prepared with asparagus. Thanks to my

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Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

The Goodness of Avocados in A Lassi!

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Avocado lassi is a smooth, rich and creamy yogurt drink prepared with avocado, yogurt and sugar with a hint of saffron and cardamom. It’s perfect summer recipe to quench your thirst and at the same time it is filling recipe too. Believe me, it is very filling. We (I and Preethi) were able to manage

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Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Make Ice-Cream at Home this Weekend!

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Here is the recipe for rich and creamy and smooth and silky homemade custard ice cream with tutti frutti, oh yes without ice-cream maker. It uses both heavy cream and regular milk which adds to the creamy texture. This is a single churn ice-cream. It feels like just yesterday I wrote this post about Vaandu’s

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Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

A Quick Avial With Just Two Vegetables!

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Avial is a popular dish from Kerala and Tamil Nadu and it is one of the must have dishes on the Onam Sadya/feast. It is a rich and creamy recipe loaded with coconut and coconut oil and loads of vegetables. Sounds complicated? Nahhh!!! It is one of the easiest recipe to prepare, even on a weekday. I swear! It’s just a three step

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Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

Create The Comfort Food ‘Ratatouille’ In A Slow Cooker

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Ratatouille – what a wonderful movie, right? But today, I am not going to talk about the movie. It’s about the recipe. Ratatouille is a traditional French Vegetable Stew prepared with tomatoes which is the key ingredient, along with onions, garlic, eggplant, squash, zucchini, bell peppers and herbs. According to wiki, there is much debate on how

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Food, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Amazing Way To Use Strawberry! Make This Yum Strawberry Syrup!

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When life gives you strawberries, you make this strawberry syrup! Spring is a time for celebrations and memories- for family traditions and joy. One of our family traditions is to visit a local farm and pick strawberries. Ever notice how tasty freshly-picked fruit tastes? We walk under the sun along rows of strawberry plants bending down to

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Lunch Box, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Endive And Chickpea Curry With An Indian Twist!

Endive and Chickpea Curry

Our series on American Vegetables in Indian Food continues… Endives were something I had frankly never seen till it came in my farm box. When I googled for what to make with it, all the recipes were for eating them raw. Endive boats filled with something or the other. Now for a regular weeknight dinner,

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