Wednesday 26 December 2018

Khara Paruppu Poli/Channadal Paruppu Poli

Puran Poli is well known as Obbattu or Holige, is quite a popular sweet flatbread which have their own place in every festivals. And this Poli is prepared with channadal, jaggery and coconut which is flavored with cardamom powder.However even toor dal is commonly used in the state of Karnataka,Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as well. But Moongdal is very much used in Andhra pradesh where this flatbread is called as bobbatlu or bakshalu. However savoury version of this fabulous sweetened flatbread do exists. And we call it fondly as Khara poli, which is definitely a tasty and dangerously delicious evening snack to enjoy with your favourite drink. Stuffed with spiced mashed channadal filling, this khara poli makes a filling snacks or starters depending upon how you serve this fantastic flatbread.

Khara Poli, Channadal Poli

Tuesday 25 December 2018

Cauliflower Whole Wheat Fritters/Gobi Atta Pakora

Winter evenings are so chilled here, obviously after a long day work, everyone at home love to have some crispy fritters. Fritters makes everyone happy, and needless to say kids love to munching hot pakoras for their snacks. Hence i prepared this cauliflower pakodas aka bajjis with a combination of wheat flour and gram flour. Adding wheat flour may sounds completely different from the usual way of dishing out these fritters. But trust me wheat flour works awesome for making puffy and dangerously delicious fritters as well.

Cauliflower Bajji, Wheat Flour Cauliflower Fritters

Monday 24 December 2018

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Winter, yes this season calls for some fabulous warm foods to keep ourselves warm to face this drastic weather. Winter for us goes for some cheesy foods, comforting bowl of soups to keep yourself good. I will try to keep my lunch or dinner as simple as possible during this weather. Winter warmers are must especially for kids, obviously i will do some exclusive foods during this weather. Usually i avoid deep frying  however winter pulls us to make crispy fritters just to please our tastebuds. Can refuse na, as winnter's chilled weather asks for hot and crispy foods. You may wonder why am talking about the Winter, i have a reason for this.

Nutella Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Varagu Arisi Upma Kozhukattai/Kodomillet & Black-eyed Peas Steamed Dumplings

Upma Kozhukattai is a healthy, filling and satisfying South Indian breakfast, which is also enjoyed as a mid-day snacks, tiffin items to serve with some spicy coconut chutney. This steamed dumplings is prepared usually with rice rava or else with rice flour. And this steamed dish is also called as Kara pidikozhukattais as well. I love to replicate some traditional South Indian dishes with some healthy stuffs in it. Hence i opted for a millet dumplings aka gluten free upma kozhukattai. This is quite a healthy version of steamed dumplings which is seriously loaded with protein rich black-eyed peas beans. Obviously you cant miss this incredible protein rich to try if you are looking for a super healthy dinner or breakfast for week days.

Kodomillet Blackeyed Peas Steamed Dumplings

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Jowar Rava & Oats Idli/Instant Sorghum Semolina & Oats Idli

Most known, healthy and quite filling steamed breakfast dish in South India is Idli. Idli is prepared prominently with rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds. Instant versions of this Idlies do exists, and this instant versions of idlis are seriously very easy to make. If you dont have idli batter, you can still stick with varieties of Instant versions of Idlies. Coming to this steamed dish, semolina aka rava is usually used in dishing out Instant versions of Idlies. However any sort of semolina can be used and here comes an another version of instant idli which i dished out with Sorghum semolina aka Jowar rava.You may wonder how this idly will be in taste and texture, i didnt find my difference between the usual instant  rava idlies we do quite often.

Jowar Rava & Oats Idli, Instant Jowar Rava Idli

Monday 10 December 2018

Chinese Steamed Savoury Eggs

If you are looking for a simple and quick steamed dish with eggs, dont forget to check my today's Chinese steamed eggs. This quick savoury steamed eggs makes an excellent meal to have with some chinese soups or noodles. Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Steamed dishes' as theme. Obviously this week's posts are going to be some healthy, quick and delicious steamed dishes. And am kick starting this week's theme with this easy breezy steamed eggs. Flavored with soya sauce, sesame oil,and herbs or spring onions, this savoury egg custard is definitely a must to try if you are looking for an easy egg dish.

Chinese Steamed Eggs

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Vegan Dark Chocolate & Almonds Truffles

Chocolate truffles are bite-sized chocolate confectionery made traditionally with chocolate and warm cream. Yes chocolate ganache coated with melted chocolate, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts are fondly called as chocolate truffles. Shaped usually as spherical, conical or curved shape, these chilled chocolate cream are just prefect to enjoy during Christmas. Not to forget that, truffles are must in our Christmas dinner table as these chocolate confectionery makes a fabulous dessert after a festive meal. Truffles, this chocolate treats got their name as they ressembles as much like the edible fungus which is called as truffles. Varieties of truffles do exists, my favourite is always French chocolate truffles which is made with fresh cream and chocolate, once chilled, they are rolled in cocoa or nut powder.

Chocolate Almond Truffles

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Brittle is a kind of confection made with broken pieces of hard sugar candy with nuts like pecans, almonds or peanuts. These brittles have their own place especially in Christmas friendly candies list. Varieties of brittles exists if you go through google. I seriously want to make some old fashioned style of Peanut brittles since a while. When i picked Christmas candies as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i gathered all the ingredients to give a try to some Old fashioned aka grandma's style peanut brittles. Usually prepared with a hard sugar candy, old fashioned brittle calls for baking soda to bring a nice honeycomb like texture to this candies. Its quite a real fun to see the way the sugar syrup gets changed in colour once the baking soda is added to them. I seriously enjoyed making this extremely delicious peanut brittle for this week's theme.

Old fashioned Peanut Brittle

Monday 3 December 2018

Cashew Dark Chocolate Fudge

This week's theme for blogging marathon is going to be Christmas candies. Christmas is nearing and its going to be much fun here, we love this period of festivity. This year, we will be celebrating Christmas and New year at our friend's place as we are planning for a get together with other friends since a while. Obviously each and everyone are supposed bring some of their home made dishes to make this get together more delicious. Am planning to make some bakes and some starters to carry. Am eagerly waiting for this day, as its going to be some super fun moments to meet few of our friends who were living in South France. Coming to today's post, am kicking starting this week's theme with a simple yet a nutty, rich, chocolatey and dangerously delicious fudge.

Cashew chocolate fudge

Monday 26 November 2018

Zucchini Tikkis/Zucchini Cakes

Vegetables, whenever we feel like feeding our kids with veggies, most of the kids refuses to take them easily without any fuss. Fussy eaters are seriously very difficult to handle and everyday each mom struggles in their own way to feed their kiddos. Even i crossed all these situations,fortunately i always followed few tricks and tips to include veggies everyday in my kids diets. Now they are grown up, intaking veggies in their diet is quite a routine now. Most of my cooking involves vegetables though we are meatoholic. We get fresh vegetables every week from our farmer's markets without any fail. Some vegetables are seriously versatile and you can make some fabulous fusion dishes with them. My most favourite zero calorie vegetable is always Zucchini. Zucchini is quite an interesting vegetable to dish out any sort of dishes/bakes/cakes with them.

Zucchini Tikkis, Zucchini Cakes

Sunday 25 November 2018

Leek Masal Vada/Leek Channadal Fritters/Leek Paruppu Vadai

Leek is one of the most fabulous vegetable which i never forget to grab whenever they shows their head in our farmer's market. Usually they can be found easily during fall and winter season. French people uses this vegetable for making some creamy or chunky soups out of them. But being an Indian, i do make some delicious Indian dishes out this vegetables. Leek belongs Onions, scallions, chives,garlic, shallots familly, their edible part is their leaves though people calls them as stalk or stem. I came to know about this vegetable once i came to France, seriously i love this vegetable, as they have a subtle flavor personally for me. Earlier my kids are not fans of this vegetables but now they are grown up hence they know very well the nutritional benefits of this vegetable and they just love their bowl of leek soup.

Leek Masala Vadai,Leek Vadai

Saturday 24 November 2018

Dhingri Batata Vada/Mushroom Potato Fritter in Appe Pan

Mushrooms, though am a great fan of this edible fungus, my lil one is a complete hater. However i dont forget to feed him with this antioxidant rich mushrooms which is quite low in fat and calorie. I know adding those mushroom chunks with his favourite vegetable, he just cant discard them, hence i opted for our favourite batata vada. Batata vada is quite a popular street food which is quite known for their deep fried outer layer with a delicious potato masala inside. I have made my own twist by adding finely chopped mushrooms to the usual potato masala to dish out some ultimate Mushroom potato fritters. And i opted for Appe pan aka Paniyaram pan just to avoid deep frying.

Mushroom Potato Batata Vada

Monday 19 November 2018

Rajma Aloo Masaledaar/Kidney Beans & Potato Tomato Curry

Chickpeas and Kidney beans are our favourite legumes and i cant survive without these both beans. Obviously my pantry will always have these both dry beans while my freezer will always have already soaked and frozen beans. I have already shared about how to make frozen beans in few of my posts. And those frozen beans are really handy if you dont have enough time to soak your beans or if you have completely forgotten to soak your beans. Just pressure cook those frozen beans and your beans are ready to cook with. You doesnt even need to thaw those beans. How easy na, i have been following this method since a while and i dont regret for preparing these frozen beans whenever time permits.

Aloo Rajma Tamatar Sabji, Tamatar, Aloo & Rajma Sabji

Sunday 18 November 2018

Purple Cabbage Thoran/Kerala Style Red Cabbage Stir Fry

Purple cabbage is also known as Red cabbage is a variety of cabbage which is easily available in my nearby farmer's market than the usual green cabbages. You can make ultimate salads with this crunchy cabbage as they works and get mix prefectly to any sort of raw vegetables added to them. Purple cabbage is quite rich in vitamin C, A, potassium and fiber. Somehow i love to dish out our Indian style dals, gravies and stir fries with this cabbage. You can make delicious South Indian style kootu with purple cabbage and everyone at home just love it. Obviously i was lookingt for a chance to cook again with purple cabbage as a Kerala style thoran, and hubby got a purple cabbage head when he went to our favourite farmer's market last week.

Cabbage Thoran, Keralan Cabbage Thoran

Saturday 17 November 2018

Spinach Naan/Palak Naan

Naan, this leavened flatbread is prepared at home whenever i make some gourmet gravies for our lunch or dinner. Actually naan is one of our family favourite after Parotta. Eventhough i prepare both parotta and naan quite rarely as its consumes bit time than the rotis or phulkas, everyone at home love both Naans & parottas. Naan can be prepared with yeast or without yeast depending upon your tastebuds. Though no yeast Naan breads are prepared easily, dunno why my kids love this yeasty, spongy and soft Naan breads. Hence i do rarely make naan dough without yeast. One of our recent dinner for a chilled evening was some soft spinach loaded Naan bread. We had a fall vacation few weeks back, and i dished out this spinach naan for our dinner.

Spinach Naan, Palak Naan

Monday 12 November 2018

Vegan Sun-dried Tomatoes & Cashew Dip

Did i told you that i have still some Italian sun-dried tomatoes i carried all the way from Sicile when went for our summer vacation a year back. Back home i have prepared an aromatic oil by heating olive oil along with sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary sprigs. After finishing the sun-dried tomatoes flavoured oil for flavouring pasta dishes and pizzas, those sun dried tomatoes were sitting sadly in the bottle to get finished. When i picked Dip for snacks as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i prepared everything to prepare some dip with those sun dried tomatoes along with a handful of cashews. For my surprise, this dip came out extremely delicious as much as like cashew butter flavored with tomatoes.

Cashew & Sun Dried Tomatoes Dip,Sun dried tomatoes Dip

Sunday 11 November 2018

Curried Red Kidney Beans Dip/Curried Rajma Dip

You may wonder to read the name of my today's dish. Yes my today's post is Red kidney beans dip which makes an excellent,protein rich dip to serve with some store bought bread sticks or as a spread on grilled baguette slices. Very simple to make, this vegan and gluten free curried rajma dip calls for simple, easily available ingredients which makes an excellent nutritious dip. Rajma aka red kidney beans are tremendously healthy to add in our weekly diet atleast once a while. I do add them often in most of my dishes as this beans are my family favourite legumes as well. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Dips for snacks as theme, hence i dished out this simple, nutritious rajma dip for the theme.

Curried Rajma Dip

Saturday 10 November 2018

Chilly Garlic Sauce/Chilli Garlic Chutney

Am sharing a simple, easy and definitely a flavourful sauce to serve along with some crispy fritters or chinese style rolls. If you are a spicy lover then trust me this absolutely mildly sweet, spicy and aromatic chutney aka sauce will definitely tickle your tastebuds. I have some hot sauce lovers at home, though myself and my younger one like to have some deep fried fritters with tomato ketchup, others at home just love chilly sauces to have with. I have been looking for a chance to make some garlic loaded chilly sauce just to please my spicy sauce lovers since a while. Finally when i picked Dips for snacks as theme for this week's blogging marathon, obviously i couldnt stop myself to gather all the ingredients to dish out some homemade chilly sauce.

Friday 26 October 2018

Mini Vegetable Cheese Poppers

Kids are great fans of deep fried fritters, though being a health nut mom, am trying to keep ourselves away from deep frying. However deep fried fritters once a while, makes everyone happy at home. Though i usually goes for baked version, my younger one was asking for some cheesy balls since a while. Obviously i planned for a simple, yet dangerously addictive mixed vegetable and cheese poppers for our weekend snacks. These mini vegetables loaded cheese poppers are extremely addictive, easy to make and one of the best way to feed vegetables to the kids. I went for a lovely medley of grated vegetables, bread crumbs and mashed potato which i simply spiced with garam masala.

Mixed Vegetable Cheese poppers

Thursday 25 October 2018

Mini Crustless Mixed Vegetable Quiche

Quiche is a well known French dish, an excellent street food to enjoy warm when the weather is chilled. Quiche can be prepared very much well at home, as this dish calls for simple ingredients. Here in Paris, storebought quiche have pork in them, hence i dont grab them from stores as they are seriously very easy to bake out with any meats or vegetables of our choice. Though i have already posted varieties of quiche in my blog, so many variations do exists. From crust to crustless, quiche can be baked within few minutes at home. Even a kid can bake out some fabulous quiche with an adult's help.

Crustless Vegetable Mini Quiche, Mini Crustless Quiche

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Mini English Tea Sandwich

English style tea sandwich are just prefect to enjoy with an afternoon coffee or tea, kids just love to have this sandwich and will definitely enjoy thoroughly this easy breezy sandwich. Easy to make this sandwichs are totally British.An easy finger food to carry anywhere you want  to go for..Usually prepared with crustless bread slices, these tea sandwich are simply delicious. But i didnt used crustless bread slices as i dont feel like trashing them. To make these sandwiches in a traditional way, dont forget to go for crustless white bread slices to make this dangerously addictive mini tea sandwiches. These sandwiches are just prefect for an evening snack, or a healthy munchies for a kid's party menu.Though this sandwiches are enjoyed during the tea or coffee time, you can still enjoy this cuties for your snacks time.

English Tea Sandwich

Friday 12 October 2018

Anda Pudhina Pulao/Mint Egg Pulao

Pudhina pulao is quite an aromatic one pot meal to dish out with less efforts if you opt for a pressure cooker. Indian pressure cookers are real blessings if you want to dish out one pot meals easily and quickly. Today am posting a delicious, flavoursome rich and definitely an aromatic rice dish prepared with a spiced mint leaves paste along with already boiled and pan fried eggs. An easy pulao to dish out especially for weekend lunch or weeknight dinner. Served along with a simple raita or a delicious gourmet gravy, trust me this minty egg pulao will definitely please anyone's tastebuds easily. Since i cooked this pulao in pressure cooker, you can dish out this flavourful pulao in an ease even if you have sudden guests at home.

Egg Pudhina Pulao, Egg & Mint Pulao

Thursday 11 October 2018

Egg Bhurji Tikki/Scrambled Eggs Patties/Egg Cutlet

Have you ever tried dishing out tikkis/patties with Scrambled eggs aka egg bhurji. I have tried my hands in dishing out some tikkis with scrambled eggs. Trust me, this tikkis came out extremely delicious and we enjoyed thoroughly having these incredible cutlets with some spicy chutney for our evening snacks. You might have noticed that am posting three different dishes with an ingredient, yes my theme for this week's blogging marathon is One ingredient in three ways, obviously after making a lipsmacking Egg white cubes kurma, i couldnt stop myself dishing out this easy yet a delicious evening snacks for this theme. You can prepare these tikkis before a day even for a get together or a party as these patties stays prefect in fridge for a day.

Scrambled Egg Cutlet, Mutta Cutlet

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Egg White Cubes & Vegetable Kurma/ Mutta Kaaikari Kurma

Kurma is an aromatic flavourful curry which can be prepared with meats or vegetables or else with both meats and vegetables.Kurma is definitely a gourmet gravy as this curry is prepared with couple of spices and coconut cream. Kurma is our favourite curry as this dish can be served along with any sort of flavoured rice or simply with cooked basmati rice or else with rotis or naans. Obviously Kurma is a fabulous gravy to serve with any sort of the dish. I have already dished out couple of varieties of kurma but still some variety of kurmas are yet to cook and post in my space. One among those kurmas is this Egg white cubes kurma with couple of vegetables. Usually whole boiled eggs are used in kurma hence this kurma is definitely a different dish from the usual egg kurma.

Egg Whites Kurma, Kaikaari Mutta Kurma

Sunday 19 August 2018

Galette de Sarrasin/French Eggfree Buckwheat Crepes

Do you know buckwheat crepes are quite popular in Brittany region of France?. You might have heard lot about the popular Crepes served either with sugar, jam,nutella or sometimes flambée but savoury crepes do exists in French cuisine. Traditionally called as Galette de Sarassin, this thin crepes or pancakes are seriously very hearty and gluten free. Just milk, oil, salt, all purpose flour and buckwheat flour is quite enough to dish out this delicious crepes. Eggs are used in this crepes, but i skipped it. Buckwheat crepes are easily made at home as much as like usual crepes. These crepes are usually served as savory one either with ham, cheese or egg with cheese in it. If you are visiting Brittany region, you will definitely cross many roadside vendors and popular restuarants serves these savory crepes even late in nite.

Buckwheat Crepes

Saturday 18 August 2018

Vegan Pissaladière/Vegan French Onion Pizza

Pissaladière is a French style of pizza which have its origin from Nice in Southern France. The dough used usually for making this dish is a bread doughwhich is rolled bit thicker than the classic pizza Margherita. And the topping consists of caramelised onions, black olives and anchoives. It is served as an appetizer and its traditionally cooked and sold early each morning around Nice. Pissaladière is a French style Onion pizza which can be enjoyed as a main dish or an appetizer depending upon how they are served. The main ingredient for preparing this aromatic pissaladiére is slow cooked onions, gently fried until they are soft, sweet and caramelized. Traditional Niçoise Pissaladière calls for anchovies,and my today's post is a Vegan Pissaladière. Vegan Pissaladière is definitely a fabulous treat for vegan lovers.

Vegan Pissaladiere,Vegan Onion Pizza

Friday 17 August 2018

Soupe de Lentilles/French Vegan Lentils Soup

Soup is quite a comforting meal for me and most of our dinner calls for soups and salads. Soup will definitely please your hungry tummies easily. I just love to dish out some quick soups with loads of vegetables and legumes. One of our family favourite is always French lentils soup. Usually prepared with le Puy lentils, these gluten free and vegan soup will definitely makes your tummy happy. Definitely a satisfying bowl of this soup  is totally hearty and healthy. Rich in protein, this vegan bowl of soup is quite a filling soup if you are in diet. Extremely easy, this soup can be prepared even in advance if you feel lazy to cook after your hectic day. Indian pressure cooker works awesome to dish out this soup. However preparing this soup in a large pot also works prefectly if you want to make this soup in traditional way.

French Lentils soup

Sunday 12 August 2018

Mint Sweet Corn Balls/Pudhina Sweet Corn Kola Urundai

Kola urundai, this deep fried balls are usually prepared with minced meat, but am trying to replicate those meat loaded balls with different vegetables. I have already tried couple of versions of this popular meat loaded kola urundais. Since these deep fried balls are my kid's favourite, i dont forget to make them once a while eventhough am keeping myself away from deepfrying. I have created few of my own kola urundais with varieties of vegetables and ingredients as these balls are just prefect to feed kids easily with vegetables. Though these balls are usually deep fried even you can prepare them as no deep fried balls just by cooking them through paniyaram pan.
Here comes few of own versions of Kola urundais:
1)Soya Chunks Kola Urundai
2)No deep fry Chickpeas kola urundai
3)Broccoli Kola urundai
4)Soya Kheema Cashew Nut Kola Urundai
5)Mushroom Spinach Kola urundai
6)Egg Kola Urundai

Minty Sweet corn Balls, Sweet corn kola urundai

Saturday 11 August 2018

Hyderabadi Fine Biscuits

Hyderbadi Fine Biscuits, these flaky biscuits are quite popular in many cafes in Hyderbad. These flaky biscuits sounds as much as like Palmiers or Elephant ears biscuits. And the best part of this biscuits, you just need 3 ingredients, yes you heard it rite. Just a puff pastry sheet, sugar and some flour is quite enough to prepare these utterly delicious and dangerously addictive biscuits. Actually i have bookmarked these biscuits from Usha's space. Quite a quickest biscuits as well to prepare and bake if you have puff pastry sheets in fridge or in your freezer. My kids went crazy when i served these biscuits for their snacks and they kept on munching. Hence i finished baking these biscuits with two puff pastry sheets.Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Hyderabadi Fine biscuits

Friday 10 August 2018

Makhana Aloo Tikki/Puffed Lotus Seeds Potato Cutlet

Aloo tikki is a well known Indian street food made especially with potatoes, however many variations and varieties of Aloo tikkis do exists now. A tikki can be shallow fried, pan fried or deep fried depending upon your tastebuds. However my way of frying these tikkis is definitely pan frying as they need less oil than the shallow frying and deep frying. A packet of puffed lotus seeds were sitting in my pantry since a while and i seriously want to finish them before the expiry date. Eventhough those makhana stays prefect intact, i dont want to keep them for a long. Hence i opted for dishing out some delicious tikkis with them.Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Makhana aloo tikki, Lotus seeds Potato cutlet

Thursday 26 July 2018

Grated Vegetable Pakodas/Mixed Grated Vegetable Fritters

Pakodas aka deep fried fritters have their own place in our snack platter. Yes if its raining or if its time to watch a movie together, i dont forget to get ready with a box of pakodas. However a cup of hot masala chai with a plate of pakodas is definitely a real bliss. Though deep frying is quite rare in my kitchen nowadays, i dont hesitate to prepare fritters once a while as i have some deep fried food lovers at home. Coming to this fritters,this time i sticked with grated colourful vegetables which turned these fritters much catchy and colourful obviously. Grated vegetables gets well mixed with the flour mix and its quite an interesting way to feed vegetables to kids. Anyhow this pakodas makes an excellent munchies while watching a movie.
Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Mixed vegetable pakodas, Grated vegetable pakodas

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Rajma Cheese Cigar Rolls/Cheese Kidney Beans Cigar Rolls

While watching a movie or a Tv show, we always look for something crispy, savory and filling to munch. Obviously my mind will always think about adding some interesting ingredients easily in those munchies.I always love to add beans in most of my dishes, yes beans are rich in proteins, i have some picky eaters who doesnt even touch beans aka legumes in their meal. Hence i love to add beans in most of my dishes and mask them with other ingredients to feed them easily. One among those trials is this cheese loaded kidney beans cigar rolls. The stuffing of this cigar rolls is definitely an interesting one. None noticed the addition of Kidney beans as they mashed nicely and mixed with mashed potatoes and spices. Everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly these crispy fried beauties.
Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Cheesy Rajma Cigar Rolls, Rajma Cigar Rolls

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Mini Baked Veg Pizza Empanadas

Empanada is a pastry which is either baked or fried depending upon many countries in America and Spain. I love baked versions of Empanadas, and this dish is definitely an excellent munchies to have either for snacks or for a meal when served along with either salads or with a bowl of soup. I have already tried couple of Empanadas, though i have few versions to try. Hence my today's post is an another interesting and kid's friendly empanadas which is baked few days back for our evening snacks. Pizza Empanadas, my kids went crazy when i served them once these empanadas came out of the oven. These tiny cuties vanished very quickly than i imagined.
Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Baked Veg Pizza Empanadas

Thursday 19 July 2018

Melon Balls in Orange-Lavender Syrup

Looking for an easy breezy, summer style dessert for your meal or for a get together, i have something to share with you. My today's post is an excellent summer friendly dessert, which is definitely a quick dessert to prepare. Scooping melon balls may take some time but trust me its one of the quite interesting, fruity dessert to relish after a meal. This dessert can be prepared a day earlier, obviously you doesnt need to worry about to prepare these sort of desserts. I opted for an aromatic syrup to serve this melon balls. Once its summer here, you can see lavender plants shows their head in every corner of the streets or in gardens. We have planted some lavender plants in our school garden during spring season . After three months,lavender sprigs are just prefect to harvest to prepare some pot pourri (which is a mixture of dried naturally fragrant plants) or else to use in cooking or baking.

Melon Balls in Lavender Orange Syrup

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Pineapple Basundi/Single Serve Exotic Basundi

Basundi, this word itself makes me drool, i just love milk based sweets very much. Yes my sweet tooth craves always for some milk sweets. Though we have few Indian sweet shops in Paris, i love to prepare myself those easily available sweets at home. However i love to experiment in my kitchen rather than grabbing some from shops. Coming to my today's single serve desserts, yes my theme for this week's blogging marathon is single serve desserts, i opted for a fruit loaded basundi. Basundi is prepared by reducing milk to half of the quantity.Its quite a fantabulous sweet, one can enjoy this dessert along with some deep fried pooris, actually basundi makes an excellent pair with pooris. However people enjoy basundi chilled as much as like rabdi, an another milk dessert prepared almost like basundi.

Pineapple Basundi, Basundi with pineapple

Single Serve Eggless Mango Mousse

Its summer here and mangoes shows their head in our farmer's markets. However i grabbed two boxes of succulent sweet mangoes from Indian stores. Back home, after relishing with our meal, i kept few mangoes aside to dish out some delectable desserts with. And one among those desserts is this fantastic, eggless and agar agar/gelatin free mango mousse. Actually i prepared this dessert for our Sunday lunch as i had my cousin family for lunch. Since it was a sudden visit, i couldnt bake or make a chocolatey dessert for him. Hence i opted to dish out this simple, yet a delicious dessert to relish after our heavy Sunday meal. Just with three ingredients, you can finish this mousse in a jiffy. Yep just three ingredients, whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk and mango puree is enough to prepare this mousse.

Mango mousse

Thursday 12 July 2018

Instant Bread Dosa/Bread & Semolina Dosa

No dosa batter at home, dunno what to cook for your breakfast?? dont worry i have an instant dosa version to please your tastebuds. Very quick to prepare, my today's post is definitely a must to try if you want to have quick and easy dish for your breakfast. Instant dosas are seriously a life saver, just prepare the dosa batter by combining the ingredients, then let them sit for few minutes before making dosas out of them. You can finish your breakfast or dinner without any fuss with these instant dosas. I used wholewheat bread slices to prepare this dosa, semolina plays an important role to dish out these ultimate dosas.

Bread Semolina Dosa,Instant Bread Dosa

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Instant Red Rice Flakes Vadas/Instant Poha Onion Vadas

If you want something crispy, an excellent munchies for your cup of tea or coffee for your evening snacks, you should check my today's instant vadas loaded with onions. Very simple to make, these vadas are completely instant and no grinding is needed. Apart from chopping onions and green chillies, these crispy poha aka rice flakes vadas are very quick to prepare. Usually vadas are prepared by soaking dals for more than two hours and grinding them as bit coarse paste or smooth paste depending the dals. These poha vadas are prepared by just soaking thin rice flakes for just few minutes. Once they are soaked , drain them and mash them nicely with your fingers to make as a thick paste, add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies and spices to the paste, shape them as vadas and fry them. How easy na.

Instant Rice Flakes Vada, Instant Onion Poha Vada

Instant Andhra Tomato Pickle/Instant Tomato Pachadi

This week's posts are going to be some Instant dishes, yes instantly easily prepared dishes are seriously life saver. I love instant dishes hence i do prepare them often. Earlier i was very much skeptical about Instant idlies or dosas, pickles etc. But my busy personal life pulls me to dish out instant dishes atleast twice a week as they are seriously very easy to dish out. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Instant dishes as theme.Instant foods are defined as foods that can provide quickly by reducing minimum time of preparation or cooking. Most of the instant dishes can be prepared less than 5 minutes depending upon their preparation and cooking time.

Andhra Tomato Pachadi, Tomato Pickle

Monday 25 June 2018

Black Chickpeas & Cheese Salad

My family members are great fan of cheese especially in salads. If i want to feed them easily with salads, i dont forget to some cheese cubes, so that they can enjoy both their bowl of salad along with cheese. When i picked Kid's delight Summer salads as theme for this week's blogging marathon i was very much sure about making a salad with cheese. Since i had some cooked black chickpeas in my fridge i couldnt stop myself to adding them while making this easy breezy summer salad for our dinner. Yes its summer here,obviously i dont think more than preparing some easy and healthy salads for our dinner just to avoid cooking after some hectic busy schedules.One among those summer salads is this cheese loaded chickpeas salad with couple of vegetables in it.

Chickpeas & Cheese Salad

Watermelon & Greek Yogurt Salad

You might have noticed that i have been posting Summer friendly salads for this week's blogging marathon which was totally enjoyed and approved by my kids. Yes this week's blogging marathon's theme goes for Kid's friendly - Summer salads. When summer season starts, we look eagerly for Summer fruits especially for mangoes and watermelons. We just love these two fruits very much and we never fail to buy them once they shows their heads in our farmer's market. Watermelon is everyone's favourite summer fruit. Once i picked Summer salads as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i planned myself to dish out a simple salad with watermelon to stick with the theme for this week.

Yogurt Watermelon Salad, Greek Yogurt & Watermelon Salad

Sunday 24 June 2018

Red Cabbage Coleslaw/Purple Cabbage Coleslaw

We are officially entered to Summer season since two days back, obviously i have been preparing some summer salads for our evening dinner as they are easy to dish out. I love to prepare my own dose of coleslaw at home. Coleslaw is a salad prepared mainly with finely shredded raw cabbage, which is usually served with a vinaigrette or mayonnaise dressing. Coleslaw is definitely a prefect summer salad as they are really very easy to dish out. This salad can be prepared earlier as they are easy to conserve and serve chilled for a meal. It can be served very well as side dish with grilled meats or fried meats or else they can be served along with French fries.Colselaw can be used in filling for making some sandwiches as well.

Red cabbage coleslaw

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Fry Sauce/French Fry Sauce

My last but not least sauce for this week's blogging marathon is this super easy Fry sauce. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Condiments on side as theme. After two delicious condiments, here comes one of the simplest and very quick condiment aka Fry sauce. Fry sauce can be prepared with simple ingredients, yes just with three ingredients. This fry sauce is ready to serve with your french fries, burgers or grilled meats. Though this sauce is a best accompaniment for french fries, you can serve this sauce very much with baked vegetables as well. This sauce is quite like the popular Cocktail sauce which makes a great addition to serve along with seafoods.

Fry sauce, French Fry Sauce

Monday 4 June 2018

Honey Garlic Sauce/Sweet & Sour Honey Garlic Sauce

If you are looking for a sweet and sour sauce, you should take a look at my today's post. My love for Chinese cuisine pulled me to dish out this easy breezy garlic and ginger loaded sauce. This honey garlic sauce is one the easiest sauce can be prepared with less ingredient in an ease. Usually this sauce is used to dish out some stir fries, however i served this sauce as side for some pan fried tofu slices. Its quite like a dipping sauce for any sort of raw vegetables, grilled meats or pan fried vegetables or else with tofu or paneer. Just dip or drizzle this sauce on the top of your favourite food and enjoy this sweet and sour sauce.

Honey Garlic Sauce, Easy Honey Garlic Sauce

Sunday 3 June 2018

Purple Cabbage Ginger Chutney/Muttaikose Inji Thuvaiyal/Cabbage Thogayal

South Indians makes excellent side dish for their breakfast dishes especially for Idlis or dosas. Sometimes we need to think seriously out of the box to please everyone at home. My hubby love to have his idlis or dosas with different sort of chutneys than finishing his meal just with a side dish. Obviously if i plan idlis or dosas, i have to plan atleast more than a chutney to please his tastebuds. Hence i couldnt stop myself to dish out this purple cabbage thuvaiyal aka chutney to serve with dosas. Purple cabbage/Red cabbage you can name them as whatever, but this cabbage is bit expensive than the green cabbage but trust me they stay fresh for a long than the green one. If you are bored of dishing out usual dishes with cabbage, dont hesitate a second to check my today's post.

Cabbage Ginger Thogayal, Kosu Inji Thuvaiyal

Saturday 26 May 2018

Vegan Onion & Green Capsicum Chutney/Onion Bellpepper Chutney

If you are a South Indian, you might know very well that our favourite South Indian breakfast aka dosas or idlies calls for varieties of side dishes. Obviously we cant stick always with some usual side dish to serve those breakfast dishes. My family loves different side dishes or chutneys if i serve our own South Indian breakfast dishes. Seriously i always look for a new variety of  chutney to give a try. And i never forget to mix and match the ingredients according to our tastebuds. One of my recent trial to serve along with dosas is my today's onion and green bellpepper chutney. Sauteed green bellpepper and onions spiced with red chillies and few more spices makes this incredible chutney.

Onion Capsicum Chutney

Friday 25 May 2018

Vegan Onion Rasam/Spiced Onion Rasam/Neerulli Saaru

Rasam is a medicinal Indian soup which is prepared everyday to please our tastebuds as well as to helps for easy digestion. This dish is quite a usual one at home. A kind of comforting food for me. Am running this week's blogging marathon with One vegetable different ways as theme. Once i picked Onions as the vegetable for this week's theme, i couldnt resist to prepare a rasam with. This rasam is definitely a fingerlicking dish which is quite a comforting food as well. Rasam, this dish is usually made with a grounded spiced rasam powder which calls for a combination of spices. But this onion rasam is seriously different from the usual rasam. Onion rasam calls for white onions which is quite not a usual one for making rasam. Mostly shallots are used for dishing out this incredible dish, but for a change i tried this dish with white onions.

Onion Rasam, Vegan Onion rasam

Thursday 24 May 2018

Onion Paratha/Pyaz ka Paratha/Onion Roti

Am running this week's blogging marathon with  One vegetable different ways as theme, since i dont want to run behind any other vegetables, i went on dishing out three different dishes with my favourit Onions. Yes i picked Onion as my vegetable of this week. Onions is a must in my cooking, if i dont have enough onions at home i feel like missing something in my cooking. Yes i cant survive without onions and tomatoes. Just with these two vegetables, i can cook many different dishes with an ease. Hence i couldnt think more than picking onions as my prominent vegetable for this week's theme. Onions are extremely flavourful, whether raw or cooked, onions are super healthy.Raw onions have higher levels of organic sulfur compounds while the boiled ones are good source of fiber and copper. It was found that people with highest consumption of onions have lowest cancer rates, they also helps to lower blood sugar level. Onions have numerous nutritional and health benefits.

Onion Paratha, Pyaaz ka paratha

Saturday 12 May 2018

Gluten Free Mint Coconut Pulao/Vegan Pudhina Coconut Pulav

One pot meal are always our family favourite, i always look for Sunday to dish out varieties of one pot meal. And my mom is an expert of one pot meals, she do cook those dishes with different variations in an ease. My today's post is also one of her dish which i never fail to prepare whenever i ran out of meats. Sunday lunch is always special at home and kids look for meaty dishes for their lunch. Once in a while, i cant think more than dishing out a simple one pot meal like today's post. Mint and coconut pulao is definitely an easy breezy dish to prepare with less efforts. You can add any sort of vegetables or else simply with some handful of cashew nuts to turn this simple pulao as a healthy one pot meal.

Gluten free Coconut Mint Pulao, Mint Coconut Pulav

Friday 11 May 2018

Eggless Confetti Microwave Cake

Microwave cakes are seriously a blessing and terribly easy to dish out if you have sudden cravings. Though its simple to prepare anything through microwave oven, trust me am reducing the usage of microwave nowadays. Last weekend, my daughter asked me to make some simple cake for her brunch. She came back to home after her Morocco trip, obviously i cant refuse her request. Instead of preheating oven, i opted for a simple, quick, delicious and definitely an easy cake with some coloured sugar sprinkles. This cake takes hardly less than 3 minutes to get ready. Yes cooking time may varies depending upon on your microwave power. Mine took 1 minute to get ready. Hence if you preparing these sort of easy cakes through microwave dont forget to go through the booklet we usually get with your microwave oven.

Eggless Confetti Microwave cake