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Saturday, November 29, 2014

MICROWAVE MASALA PEANUTS RECIPE | INDIAN MICROWAVE RECIPES

MAsala-peanuts

Masala peanuts is an quite addictive snack. I have posted a deep fried version of Masala peanuts but this is a low fat version of making in microwave. It is quite addictive and a perfect tea time snack too. Sometimes if you run out of veggies this can be had with sambar rice or curd rice too. Try out this microwave version of salted masala peanuts (a guilt free low fat snack) and enjoy your Tea time. I adapted this recipe from Nisha madulika's video.

Friday, November 28, 2014

PANEER FRIED RICE RECIPE | INDIAN STYLE FRIED RICE

Indian-style fried rice Paneer fried rice in Indian style is a super hit recipe in my house and i often pack this for kids lunch box. So i never happened to click this paneer fried rice in morning hurry . Yesterday i made this in the afternoon as kids took pasta for lunch box.. I had paneer fried rice for lunch and kids had this after they are back from school. This is a simple and easy recipe and never fail to please your guests too.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HONEY SESAME CHILLI POTATOES | CHILI POTATO RECIPE

Honey-chili-potato

Honey sesame Chili potato is a delicious indo Chinese starter recipe. I have never tasted this but have heard about this a lot. A very popular Indo chinese starter, this Sesame chili potatoes never fail to please your family members and guests too. It was an instant hit with the kids . The recipe is very easy to make also and not very time consuming too. So go ahead to try out his Hone sesame chili potato recipe. If interested check out my

Monday, November 24, 2014

THINAI SALAD RECIPE | FOXTAIL MILLET SALAD | MILLET RECIPES

millet-recipes
Millet recipes are getting popular now a days and i am posting recipes with various types of millets| sirudhaniyam here every Monday. I have explored many recipes using millets. Foxtail millet salad is one among them . Actually i wanted to post  a chaat recipe with millet but since i made salad today i am posting this healthy foxtail millet salad. Stay tuned for more interesting recipes with millets every week. Foxtail millet is  called as Thinai arisi in tamil | ( Kangni in Hindi, Kora in telugu | Navanne in Kannada |Thina in malayalam ). This salad will be very filling and ideally can consume this for breakfast or lunch. Perfect recipe for weight watchers. I just added the ingredients available with me, so feel free to add up more fruits or vegetables of your choice. Instead of thinai you can make this with quinoa or couscous too.
Check out my other thinai recipes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

HOW TO COOK BASMATI RICE| BASMATI RICE IN PRESSURE COOKER

INDIAN COOKING BASICSbasmati-rice

How to cook a perfect basmati rice for pulao and biryani is a repeated query i get from readers. I wanted to make on cooking of basmati rice for a long time and finally made it today. After coming to singapore, i started using basmati rice frequently. I started exploring so many brands and finally was comfortable using Lalquila and India Gate basmati rice. Even Kohinoor also i tried once and i am happy with the results. I am not here to promote any brands ,since it is the common question asked by readers, i thought i will mention it in the post.
Check out these recipes using basmati rice:
Scroll down to read the tips given below.

Friday, November 21, 2014

DRUMSTICK LEAVES PORIYAL RECIPE | MURUNGAI KEERAI PORIYAL

murungai-keerai-poriyal
Murungai keerai |drumstick leaves is a very good for health but due to laziness to clean the leaves i buy this rarely. Also whenever i visit little india only especially if in the evenings only i get fresh leaves. Recently i made frequent trips to the Indian store i bought this murungai keerai. I love this in adai and also the curry|poriyal. During our child hood days we used to have the drumstick tree at home and whenever we want just pluck the leaves from it and make fresh curry. The fresh murungai ilai amma used to put in the home made ghee, wow i could recollect the smell still now.
   Childhood days stories are never ending. Let me continue to the post. How to make drumstick leaves poriyal | murungai keerai poriyal. This is best for lactating mothers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

KADALAI PARUPPU CHUTNEY | CHANNA DAL CHUTNEY | SIDE DISH FOR IDLI|DOSA

Kadalai-paruppu-chutney
Kadala paruppu chutney is yet another yummy and tasty recipe which i learnt from the friend's mil, from whom i learnt the Kola urundai. This chutney is a perfect side dish for idli|dosa. The addition of mustard seeds in the recipes make it very unique and flavourful. The taste was close to the murugan idli kadai tomato chutney . Check out my Chutney recipes .

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

RAW BANANA KOFTA | KACHA KELA KOFTA CURRY RECIPE

raw - banana-kofta curry
Koftas are always popular among the gravies we make for chapathi. I have posted few kofta recipes here such as Malai kofta , Palak kofta and Cabbage kofta. Though koftas take place rare in my kitchen, we all love it very much. This raw banana kofta is one among the recipes which i gave for the magazine and i made this without onion and garlic. Today i tried it again with a gravy which includes onion and garlic. A best pair with both roti and jeera rice.

Monday, November 17, 2014

SAMAI UPMA RECIPE | MILLET RECIPES

South indian breakfast recipes Samai-upma


Saamai | Little Millet in English | Kutki in Hindi| Chama in malayalam| Sama in telugu, is a very healthy variety of millet. Samai arsi is is best for diabetic people and has high fibre content  too. Samai upma i recently tried for breakfast and it was a super hit too. I made in the same style of semiya upma . This samai upma is ideal for breakfast and also for dinner too.
Check out my other millet recipes:

Friday, November 14, 2014

JAIPURI VEGETABLE PULAO | VEG PULAV RECIPE

veg-pulao
Vegetable pulao or veg pulao is an easy recipe and i have posted few varieties of pulao here. This jaipuri veg pulao i have tried once by seeing the Youtube Video of a Ruchi Bharani. I personally love her videos and the way she explains itself motivates me to make the dish. This Veg pulao is quite rich in taste and involves items like cream, cashew and butter but all in very small quantity only. Especially on weekends and the day you have guest, this veg pulao is a must one to try .
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CHETTINADU YAM KOLA URUNDAI | CHETTINAD RECIPES

kola-urundai
Kola urundai is a popular dish of chettinad, a small town called Karaikudi in  tamilnadu. Chettinadu cusine | recipes will be very delicious and i have lot of friends who hail from chettinad, during my school days. This kola urundai generally they make with beetroot, yam, snake gourd and Vazhaipoo too. I asked my school friend regarding few chettinadu recipes, that i have tasted at her home. She gave few and asked me to talk to her mother in law as she is an expert in cooking. I noted down few recipes to ask her and called her up. She explained each and every recipe so clearly and with tips too. The energy, her chettinadu slang, her enthusiasm at this age is super contagious.I strongly felt these recipes should not be missed out and has to be treasured. I tried few recipes of her and will be posting here one by one. Check out my

Monday, November 10, 2014

BAJRA ROTI RECIPE| BAJRA KI ROTI | MILLET RECIPES

Bajra-roti
Bajra also called as Pearl millet in English/ Kambu in Tamil, even available in USA in the name cattail millet. Millet recipes are getting very popular now a days. I have explored few recipes with millets and will be sharing here every week. Bajra, is a very old variety of millet used in Tamilnadu and Kambu khool is a popular one which is made with bajra. Rotis are made with bajra in the state of Gujarat, Rajasthan. I remember eating bajra roti, jowar roti when we visited Jaipur few years ago. I have tried both jowar roti and bajra roti at home. Will post jowar also soon.
   This has so many health benefits.As bajra is rich in fibre, it helps in weight loss. Best suitable for Diabetic people. I personally felt the rotis are too bland in taste, but when i tried for the second time i had with proper side dish. It tasted very nice. Never serve this with simple raita or salads. Since it is a gluten free flour, i can't make it without the addition of wheat flour. So over to the recipe of bajra ki roti.
    You can serve with

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HOME MADE GINGER GARLIC PASTE RECIPE| INDIAN KITCHEN BASICS

GINGER-GARLIC-PASTE
Ginger Garlic paste was one which i was planning to post for a long time. Last week a friend asked for the recipe, especially to store the Ginger garlic paste, i thought i will post this recipe soon. Though i know fresh Ginger garlic paste will always be goo, but for working people and also for busy mornings, if we keep it handy for a week or two it will be very useful. Instead of buying the store bought Ginger garlic paste, it is always easy to make the home made one.

Friday, November 7, 2014

THAKKALI KUZHAMBU RECIPE | SOUTH INDIAN KULAMBU RECIPES

thakkali-kulambhu
Thakkali kuzhambu is in my to do list for a long time. This  South Indian Kuzhambu recipe i have tasted in restaurants and in friend's place few times . As i saw nice ripe tomatoes in the market 2 days back ,wanted to try a recipe with Tomato. My sister make this very well and asked her the recipe over phone and tried it yesterday for lunch. It turned out very well and was quite flavourful too.
  Check out my

  • Kathrikkai puli kuzhambhu
  • Poondu Kuzhambhu
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    BEETROOT CUTLET RECIPE | NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPES

    beetroot-cutlet
    Beetroot cutlet i tried few months back and that too without onion and garlic. Initially i was bit skeptical about the output, but to my surprise it was awesome and especially kids loved it a lot. I have added paneer too for binding and it was very nice.  I have already posted Beetroot vadai . Try out these easy cutlets for kids and i am sure they will love it.
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    Monday, November 3, 2014

    LAUKI CHANNA DAL RECIPE | BOTTLE GOURD KOOTU

    Lauki |Suraikkai | Bottle gourd is a very healthy vegetable, but in our houses we don't cook it much. It is best for people weight watchers and lactating mothers. We can make this in a South indian sytle kootu too. I learnt this recipe from one of my friend here. She hails from a authentic Punjabi family and she shared few dishes which they make at home regularly. This simple Lauki channa dal curry turned out very well and you can have this with rice as well as rotis too. Thanks for the recipes Punitha. Will post more authentic Punjabi dishes soon.
    Bottle gourd-masala

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

    MICROWAVE CARROT PORIYAL RECIPE | INDIAN MICROWAVE RECIPES

    Carrot-poriyal
    Carrot poriyal | carrot curry is a simple curry, which can be made in both stove top and Microwave too. I wanted to post the Microwave version, as it is very simple and can be done by bachelors too. I remember some 12 years ago when i went to Hongkong with Suresh, in that hotel room we just survived with the help of microwave and rice cooker for cooking. I am not so much used to hot plates too. I make tea, poriyal, curry in microwave only. Even microwave was so new to me. I just explored on my own. Here in Singapore, even after 6 years, i just bought a basic microwave 2 weeks back only. just for the purpose of reheating, especially when i have guests at home.
         Now you can look forward for more Microwave recipes every weekend from Jeyashri's Kitchen.