Spring Summer Salads

With the onset of Spring it is quite tempting to try out as many spring salads with fresh veggies. Often one is tempted to add as many greens and veggies in one salad as possible.It is healthy too. One such spring salad which is easily prepared is the sprouted green lentils,lettuce,grated vegetable salad which we have almost regularly. It… 

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Easy French Apple dessert square

This is a lovely recipe which I adapted from Betty Crocker This can be easily baked using pancake mix. . Preparation: Ingredients For the streusel 1 cup pancake mix 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter 3/4 cup chopped mix nuts Fruit mixture 4 cups peeled thinly sliced apples Pinch of  cinnamon 1 cup… 

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Aam Panna (Juice of Raw Mangoes)

Come summer and the appetite slowly veers towards more juices,shakes, thandai, jaljeera, lasssi and all kinds of cold desserts. As soon as the mangoes start arriving by the cartloads and truckloads, we get to see the first green mangoes. If you are fortunate to live with  neighbors whose mango trees are next door , you are… 

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Oven roasted potatoes with Italian seasonings

It is amazing to see how many different ways you can cook the humble potato.There cannot be anyone on this planet who doesn’t like potato. From toddlers to the older generation some form of potato is consumed  almost every other day.  Although the medical fraternity doesn’t recommend the potato in the diet so favorably what is important to note is the way this tuber… 

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Rava Idli ( with sooji)

There are so many options to having idlis. The most popular and the easiest of them all is the rava idli. It is not possible to have freshly ground batter all the time and sometimes in case of emergencies when unexpected guests drop in the rava idlis come very handy and tasty too. Almost every house has a stock of this versatile… 

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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 )

hotel sambar saravana bhavan hotel 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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Sabudana Khichdi | upwas recipe (sago/Javarsi )

sabudana khichdi, upwas recipe , vrat recipe, sago khichdi

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. I have… 

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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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