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

Waffles Dosa | Millet Recipes

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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.

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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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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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Lunch Box, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

Combine The Goodness Of Zucchini And Pearl Millet!

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Theplas are the Gujarati equivalent of parathas and they are evergreen! They stay fresh for long, they can be eaten as is and they taste good with any subji! And the most important part – theplas can be made with any vegetable! Traditionally, theplas in Gujarat are made from fenugreek leaves (methi) or bottle gourd (lauki/dudhi).

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Thukpa – A Special Recipe from Ladakh

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Thukpa is one among the popular noodle soups in India.  Thukpa is actually a Tibetan Noodle Soup and according to Wiki, “It originated in the eastern part of Tibet.  The dish became popular in Nepal, Bhutan, and the states of Sikkim, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. It is also popular in the Ladakh region

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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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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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Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

Sambar With An American Vegetable! Try Leeks Sambar

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This is part of our series on American Vegetables, Indian Food. Leeks sambar is yet another a simple sambar recipe prepared with leeks and homemade sambar powder. Instead of grinding the coconut, I sautéed it along with leeks to enhance the flavor. This is a perfect side for rice and also for tiffin like idly and

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After school snack, Food, Recipes, Snack, Sneaking Vegetables

Yummy Way To Use Zucchini – Make A Pakora

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Zucchini Pakoras are perfect tea time snacks or party/potluck appetizers prepared with zucchini, onions and chick pea flour combined with other spices. It’s a quick fried snack that can be prepared under 30 minutes. In Tamil, zucchinis are known as Seemai Suraikai. Zucchini is versatile veggie like potatoes and it aptly fits in any cuisine.

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Indianize The Zucchini With This Yum Recipe!

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This zucchini kootu or dal or paruppu is prepared with moong dal and zucchini (obviously) and this goes well with rice and roti. For me, kitchen is a place for trying out different food experiments. This recipe is from one such experiment. When I was making poori Masala, I was wondering what if, I substitute

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Get Your Greens Fix: Saag Paneer

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Saag Paneer is a popular Punjabi recipe which is usually prepared during winter as the saag or mustard greens are widely available during that time. I combined mustard greens, regular spinach and cabbage and cooked this gravy. Last week when I found these greens in the local farmers market, I was elated and got a bunch

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Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

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I have mentioned before that I am big time soup lover. I can have soups, irrespective of the weather and time. I tried this soup for the first time at my office cafe. Its a yummy, creamy soup and loaded with cheese. Broccoli a very healthy veggie with lot of vitamins and minerals. Luckily vaandu likes

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Lunch Box, Quick N Easy, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

Lunch Box Recipe: Beetroot Rice

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This beetroot rice, is my kiddo’s favorite rice recipe. He calls this pink mum-mum. It is also a one pot dish and one of the easiest dishes to prepare and pack for lunch, perfect for weekday mornings. Ingredients: 1 medium size beetroot – peel the skin and grate it. 1/2 of medium sized onion –

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Lunch Box, Recipes, Sneaking Vegetables

The South Indian ChowMein Recipe!

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Chowmein– It’s a very Kolkata thing. I heard it for the first time, when I was a teenager, going to Kolkata (then Calcutta) for my annual visit to my nani’s house. Calcutta is a street foodie’s delight. Everything you get on the street is so yummy, that if I went there, I would pile some 20 kgs

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Food, Newborn, Quick N Easy, Sneaking Vegetables, Starting Solids

Starting Solids For Your Infant – Part 2

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Part 2 of Starting Solids for Infants A friend who had come to visit me when I delivered my first born, had come with his one year daughter. I wasn’t sure what I could offer her and to my surprise she ate everything I offered my friend. He told me that as long as you

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