Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dry fruits milkshake recipe

Milkshake recipe without ice cream 

Dry fruits milkshake is a healthy drink for kids as they are rich in protein.Even adults can have this milkshake by adding the nuts of their choice. Generally people make this on vrat days | fasting days. I had some left over dates after making eggless dates cake for my friend on her birthday. So yesterday made this and served for kids in the evening when they were back from school, along with a club sandwich. I had time only to take picture of the dry fruits milkshake only. The kids loved the milkshake a lot. Kick start your day with this healthy dry fruits milkshake and stay fresh.
Dry fruits milkshake

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ragi rava idli recipe | Easy breakfast recipes

Ragi rava idli is a healthy South Indian breakfast recipe made quickly and also packed for kids lunch box too. I have given this recipe in my Millet cook in Tamil, which got published by Vikatan publications, 2 years back . The book has successfully crossed 2 editions and the 3rd edition is now doing very well in the market. Coming to this recipe, i got inspired by the idea of MTR Ragi rava idli recipe, when saw a pack of this in a local shop in chennai nearby my mom's house. That time i was planning to compile a book on Millet recipes. Just randomnly tried the recipe of ragi rava idli at home and it turned out so well. I have made this few time for guests too. You can make this as mini rava idlis and impress the kids too. Enjoy your breakfast with this healthy recipe.
Ragi rava idli

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Donut mug cake recipe | Easy eggless desserts

Donut mug cake is an easy microwave mug cake recipe topped with chocolate ganache. This is perfect dessert for a valentines day celebrations. Valentines day is more special to us as it is out little Prince Varun's birthday too. I have planned to make eggless doughnuts for him but i had to attend to few other work, which was not planned before. So made this donut mug cake for valentines day and an eggless double chocolate chip cake for his birthday. I decorated the cake with whipped cream icing and m and m candies. Will surely post the recipe of doughnuts soon. On this occasion of Valentines day, i extend my love to all my dear readers, who all make this journey so complete. Celebrate love.
Donut mug cake

Friday, February 10, 2017

Aval puttu recipe | aval vella puttu

Aval vella puttu is a traditional dish made with poha and jaggery as a main ingredient. I have already posted arisi vella puttu recipe with video, this is even more easier on made using aval. Though i have tried this few years back, i didn't get the consistency right that time. But now after asking tips on making puttu from one of our close family friend , tried at home yesterday. It turned out well and was too soft too. As today being thai velli and pournami (full moon day) i thought i will post the recipe of aval vella puttu, as we call in tamil. If you are a sweet lover just make this easy recipe at home and enjoy the puttu.
aval puttu recipe in tamil

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ridge gourd dal recipe - Peerkangai dal

Ridge gourd dal | peerkangai paruppu is a simple dal recipe, perfectly accompanies with rice and roti. Ridge gourd, takes place more often in my kitchen always in the form of thogayal. Few days before i got a pack of 4 super fresh ridge gourd from a nearby Indian store. They were tiny and too fresh and i wanted to try out a new recipe using ridge gourd. Already i have posted a andhra style mango dal recipe and tried a recipe similar to this using ridge gourd |peerkangai. It turned out very well and we all enjoyed this for lunch along with hot steamed rice.
Recipes using ridge gourd

Monday, February 6, 2017

Zucchini Masala Rice recipe | Lunch box recipes

Zucchini Masala rice is similar to the vaangi bath recipe. I used the same masala which i used for stuffed brinjal recipe. I have 2 cups of left over rice from last night dinner. Usually i make curd rice out of this the next day but i have a small box of onion raita also, so wanted to make a variety rice. I bought zucchini to try out an interesting recipe (stay tuned) but took a portion of it and made this zucchini masala rice. It tasted so nice and paired well with onion raita. Try this for kids lunch box and i am sure they will love this rice.
Zucchini masala rice

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pattanam Pakoda recipe | Easy snacks recipes

Pattanam pakoda | pattinam pakoda is an instant version of pakoda, generally available in road side tea shops in Tamilnadu. I haven't seen this in Chennai, but seen in many shops in my hometown Madurai. I have no clue of how the pakoda is made but got the idea about the recipe through an youtube video of a TV channel. Generally we make pakodas with kadalaimaavu |besan, but this pattanam pakoda is made using chutney dal flour | pottukadalai flour. This is an instant one we can make for guests and it doesn't require any side dish or pre preparation. Try out this yummy pakoda and let me know how it turned out. Follow jeyashri's kitchen and facebook and instagram for live updates.
pattanam pakoda

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lauki kofta curry recipe | Side dish for roti

Lauki kofta gravy is a tomato based creamy gravy pairs well withe roti | jeera rice . Lauki | bottle gourd| sorakkai| dhoodi, it's a very healthy vegetable and lauki koftas are very popular too. I tried this lauki kofta 2 weeks back, when my friend and her mom visited us for lunch one day. I couldn't click pictures of the kofta curry on that day as i was in a hurry to finish my work.  This is a healthy version of koftas which is not deep fried but cooked in appe pan. Check out the detailed post on how to make lauki kofta curry with step by step pictures. 
Recipes using lauki

Monday, January 30, 2017

Podi dosai recipe | Easy dosa recipes

Podi onion dosa is a simple and easy South Indian dosa, which can be served when you are running out of time to make a chutney or sambar. I always love milagai podi with dosa during the recent trip to chennai, happened to have podi onion dosai in Sangeetha restaurant, made me to get addicted to that and i had the same in many restaurants too. I wanted to try this at home and finally made today for breakfast. As suresh is not in town, i am bit lazy to make chutney or sambar, and my kids will happily have dosa with milagai podi too. I had little kalyana gotsu left over  which we all shared too. The podi onion dosa tasted so yum with the aroma of ghee and kids too loved it. If you do not want onion you can skip onions. Please scroll down to the notes section below to find out many variations. If you have dosa batter and idli milagai podi at home ,this can be done in quickly.
Podi onion dosa recipe

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Desi Bread pizza |Bombay veg sandwich style pizza

Desi bread pizza

Bread pizza is a quick and easy kids friendly snack loaded with veggies and cheese. This recipes comes with a short quick video on how to make bread pizza.  I have already posted bread pizza recipe but this one is a Indian style bread pizza. I saw a similar version of this in Instagram but they used the pizza base and made as a proper desi style pizza. I wanted to make a quick instant version of pizza and made it using bread. Kids loved the pizza and me too had a small portion of the bread pizza for taste and it tasted yum. For a change from the usual mumbai toast sandwich, try this Indian style bread pizza . I made this in oven, you can use microwave oven or can do on stove stop too.