Lunch Box, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Toka Chef Recipe – One Recipe, Four Ways

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Cooking is a versatile art. If nurtured from childhood, every child can be an excellent chef. Our Toka Chef recipe every month targets this nurturing life skill.  The recipe pick this month is all about how to prep vegetables, plan your meal and creatively serve one dish in multiple ways. You can check out April’s Toka Box book pick and craft


Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Microwave Poha Badam Kheer | Flattened Rice and Almonds Kheer


How about a traditional sweet for this Valentine’s day instead of cakes and cookies? When the celebrations fall on a weekday, it’s quite difficult to prepare elaborate meals and desserts. So I always look out for easy ways to make our family favorite. Today I am going share Poha Kheer made in the microwave with


Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack, Sneaking Vegetables

Waffles Dosa | Millet Recipes


Waffles dosa is a no secret recipe. It’s same old millet dosa batter with few veggies. Instead of preparing the dosa in the regular tawa, I prepared the dosa using the waffle maker and tada, waffle dosa is ready. All we want is the kids to sit and eat a healthy and a proper meal.


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

Festive Special Foxtail Millets Laddu | Thinai Laddu


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


Quick N Easy, Recipes

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


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


After school snack, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Eggless 1 Minute Microwave Cookies


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


Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes

Qubani ka Meetha | Khubani Ka Meetha


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


Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Recipe for Gestational Diabetes – Puffed Barley Chaat


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


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


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


Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Snack

Tiranga Popsicle | Independence Day Special


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


Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

How to use Asparagus in Indian Cooking


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


Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

The Goodness of Avocados in A Lassi!


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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Make Ice-Cream at Home this Weekend!


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


Festival Recipes, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

A Quick Avial With Just Two Vegetables!


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