Banana split

There are days when your kids are just not upto eating any of the favourite breakfast foods and keep saying no. It is at these times you can hide all healthy ingredients and offer them a dessert like breakfast.Banana split which is supposedly a dessert served with a scoop of ice cream can be turned into super… 

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HOTEL SAMBAR ( SARAVANA BHAVAN STYLE )

It is a matter of pride to us when the sambar or rasam served to our family meets with complete approval! especially to us Tamilians  the sambar must meet  the standards. Its like the yard stick to measure our  cullinary skills! While we do have a large variety of sambar and kozhambu varieties, none is… 

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IDLIS USING IDLI RAVA

Many times we tend to forget soaking the ingredients well in advance for dosa or idli batter. Sometimes when we do remember it is at an odd hour when we cannot grind the batter late in the night neither can we leave it soaking to be ground later in the morning. It is usual to… 

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Sabudana Khichdi (sago/Javarsi ) A mildly spiced dish with Tapioca pearls and cooked potatoes.

This is a very delicious simple easy to prepare breakfast dish from Maharashtra. It is sago cooked with potatoes and crushed peanuts. Traditionally this was prepared during fasting period and used such healthy ingredients. Even today it continues be a favourite among those fasting and almost all states prepare this in some form or other. Ingredients: 2… 

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Instant cut mango pickles

The very mention of mangoes means jams,pickles,juices,shakes,shrikhand,aam ras,aam panna and the list is endless. Such delicious recipes you can make out of Mango the king of fruits. When summer is upon us and we see the pavement laden with mounds of raw mangoes all shapes and sizes. According to geographical location raw mangoes have so many names and shapes and sizes…. 

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Idli/Dosa batter

Idlis form the most important breakfast food  for South Indians which is prepared almost every other day or some even have it daily. I cannot think  of any other lighter healthier  way of starting my day  other than with steamed Idlis. Idlis are one of the most easily digestible foods as it is steamed and no oil is… 

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Podalangai Poduthuval – Palakkad speciality (snake gourd curry)

This is yet another favourite sidedish from childhood days.Poduthuval is vegetables prepared by using grated coconut,green chillies,cumin and turmeric with  a handful of cooked toor dal or moong dal. This features almost everyday in Kerala cuisine. Although the ingredients seem so simple and the preparation method so easy this is one tasty dish altogether. You can choose… 

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Quick chilli cheese spread

Quite often we run out of spreads for breads and fall back on jam or simply toast dry. The quick chilli cheese spread is something you could do quickly at home without rushing to a store to buy a tub which you might use couple of times  and then forget about it. Quick Chilli cheese… 

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Cranberry Orange Moist cake…..Eggless version

This is one of the most easiest and the most divine of all cakes as the orange flavour and the tangy aroma wafting while baking is simply irresistible.This cake doesn’t need any embellishments as glaze or cream as the flavour is something you don’t want to  mute with other flavours. Combined with dried cranberries this is easily the most favoured …. 

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Cranberry chocolate pancake mix cake

Thee are so many varieties of recipes you could turn out with a pack of pancake mix. If you find yourself left with a box of pancake mix leftover after preparing pancakes for your kids and they dont want any more pancakes, dont despair. There are such fabulous varieties of cakes you could bake quickly… 

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