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Jun 28, 2012

Carrot apple pulp drops

             This recipe is totally inspired from the carrot cookies I had baked a few years back from Usha's veg inspirations. As I had reserved the pulp from the juice I made,I did not have the heart to discard it and I wanted to bake something of it so that I can serve it along with breakfast.
       I used a slightly different recipe incorporating a large amount of the pulp and raisins so that I could get some chewy breakfast bars kind of thing. To be more precise, they resembled scones or muffins.We all loved it. I even had a few applying nutella on it.
carrot apple pulp drops/bars recipe

Jun 25, 2012

Carrot apple juice

          Though I would prefer to eat fruits as it is,sometimes its just nice to combine a few fruits together which go well with each other to create another interesting taste. Thats what happened when I had a large stock of carrots and apples and I decided to make this one. As the apples were really sweet, it required very less sugar.It also gave an immense satisfaction of sneeking in some raw carrots which otherwise is not so frequently consumed as a salad at my place!!
Carrot apple juice

Jun 21, 2012

Thenkuzhal - A South Indian savoury

         I have never tried making traditional Tamilnadu savouries by myself , infact I have never bothered to ask for a recipe or tried learning it from someone as I am not too fond of them. But my son loves them especially the popular murukkus. As my grandmother is here, I did not want to lose the opportunity to learn something from her. So one fine afternoon, we set out making the thenkuzhal murukkus. They tasted wonderful and I almost had a few while making them.They are certainly addictive!!
        I have recorded the step by step pictures so that it will be useful to beginners like me even when I will making them in future.
thenkuzhal recipe

Jun 17, 2012

Methi pulao / fenugreek leaves rice recipe

       This is one delicious and healthy rice recipe I have been making for  years together and we all love it.It is mildly flavoured with whole spices and is so easy to prepare by just putting together all the ingredients together in a single pot and cooking up a delicious meal for a family.It goes very well with some raita or flavoured curd and some papad and chips.It can be made a little spicier with some green chillies, but we all prefer it mild.Try it and you will enjoy this healthy meal!!
Methi pulao

Jun 13, 2012

Kalkandu saadam/bhaat// sugar candy/rock sugar rice-using brown rice

         I had a packet of brown rice for a long time,a result of an old habit of picking up things while shopping even if I am not sure how I am going to use it.I do have nice brown rice recipes right here in this blog but I had bought this one with an objective of trying out new recipes. I decided to substitute it for white rice for kalkandu saadam which I was making for a religious gathering.
         I will be posting the original recipe with white rice later. Nevertheless I have followed almost the same recipe, but usually the rice is cooked in milk.However I have not used milk here and also I saw no point in adding food colour for brown rice.
         The taste was just wonderful.So now on to the recipe below.
kalkandu saadam/sugar candy rice recipe

Jun 11, 2012

Maggi noodles with tangy peas and paneer sauce

       Sometimes it is really boring to cook during the weekends. During such lazy days, we usually end up eating the very popular maggi noodles. So this time, I decided to make our very own maggi with a twist. It was delicious and liked by all. Try the same sauce with any kind of noodles.
maggi with peas and paneer sauce

Jun 5, 2012

Mango jam

      Mango continues to be my favourite fruit, only mine as the other family members are not too fond of it. But they do love it in cakes and other varietes. Last year , I used the mangoes to make a lot of things apart from having them as such.Though this time we did not have any, but I thought of making a jam spread and have it for later use before the season ends.
       It tasted just divine. We all love it on our bread as well as chapatis.

mango jam
Ingredients-
Mango - 2 cups chopped
Sugar- 2 cups
Lemon juice- 1tbsp

Jun 2, 2012

Inji chaar/ Ginger juice

      The ginger juice aids in digestion and can especially  be had during stomach upsets due to over eating. It helps to prevent Pitha (bile) and is  effective for nausea as well. Its good to have a little of this every morning in an empty stomach.
       This medicinal concoction is made at my mother's place every week. We used to have it occasionally without really realizing its importance. But now when my grandmother is here, she makes it for us frequently when I thought of posting it to my blog. I do plan to make this atleast once a week from now on!!
       You can also make inji lehyam or ginger jam and have a spoon of it everyday.

 Recipe for Ginger jam or inji lehyam here.
inji chaar/ginger juice

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