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Oats paniyaram recipe — Oats recipes

I have never known paniyaram when I was in India.It was never made at our place though rarely something called appe was made. The iron appe pan was placed in the hot oil and the appe was cooked by deep frying. Later , when I came to Singapore, when we were invited to our friend’s place(the same friend where I had iced lemon tea for the first time), they served this dish and that was the first time I tasted this one. It was made with dosa batter. I loved the dish. Later my hubby’s friends who were bachelors also…

 

Corn upma – easy breakfast recipes- corn recipes

There are still some days when we just have bread,oats or cornflakes for breakfast,though beginning of the year, I had decided to make proper filling breakfast as it is considered the most important meal of the day. So I do make idli/dosa/adai batters regularly or sometimes its poha or upma. I also make instant dosas a lot nowadays with atta,rice flour,rava, ragi, sorghum, oatmeals etc.So most of the days we do have satisfying breakfast. I need to get more organized and plan before hand as the twosome manage to keep me quite busy always and I am glad I am…

 

Rava idli (with vegetables)

I have made this particular idlis so many times. I mean this is the basic recipe responsible for all the variations of idlis posted here before. Also I thought of posting this one as I took step by step pictures for the first time. We have always enjoyed this for our weekend dinners. Its easy to make too!! Notes- You can make it without the vegetables too. I have update dthe pictures of rava idlis without the vegetables.

 

Mango kesari/sheera

I love mangoes and am the only person who loves to have mangoes as it is at my place. My hubby and kid are not really interested in eating mangoes. Its not they don’t like it or are allergic to it.My hubby says he has eaten so many mangoes before and has outgrown the mango craze , while my kid who has never tasted mangoes does not want to try something new.Weird, isn’t it? But thats all right, I can have their share too!!I know I have raved about my love for mangoes before, can’t help it you know, especially…

 

Bread crumbs burfi/fudge recipe

As I had mentioned here about a packet of bread crumbs lying in my pantry for a long time and then using it in my nut sponge cake. I had still some remaining and I was looking for a way to use it up. It was then I saw a recipe in this blog quite accidently actually when I was looking for something else, but am glad I found it. I made them immediately and it was quite delicious. There are amazing ways to use up the bread crumbs , isn’t it? The bread crumbs imparted a slight crunch to…

 

Rava ladoo recipe-Maharashtrian style- Diwali special sweets

This is one recipe which I wanted to share with my readers long back and I got the opportunity when we made this yesterday, as this is a very popular sweet made especially during diwali. I have seen many recipes for rava ladoo. This recipe was given to me by a Maharashtrian friend. I have tried this recipe before and the ladoos does turn out perfect and delicious!!

 

Instant idlis with cracked wheat and vegetables

At my place , we usually have a breakfast of instant oats, bread or fruits. Idlis and dosas are reserved for dinner during the weekends. And as you know,I do not always keep a huge stock of idli batter ready like most of the south Indians do, the instant ones comes to my rescue.That is when I made this variety of instant idlis using cracked wheat and vegetables. The cracked wheat I get in singapore is quite fine,only a tad bigger than sooji or semolina. So I could use it without any problem. But there are huge ones also, So…

 

Chocolate rava kesari – Kesari recipes

Kesari/sooji halwa/sheera is the simplest and most delicious among all the Indian desserts. You can make so many variations of this sweet by adding different colours,or different fruits, nuts, pineapple and whatever you could probably think of. You can even check out my two versions where I have used a mixture of fruits in one and just pineapple in the other. One of my friends makes this for her kids and carries it with her for outings or during picnics. It sometimes makes a filling meal for kids if they don’t eat anything else. Since then I have been doing…

 

Carrot cookies recipe

I know I have disappeared again from the blogosphere for sometime. As I had already mentioned in my previous post , I am spending my time with my family from India. My sis is with me for some more time and now as I have a good company , I plan to try out some yummy food as well. So you can expect some good posts in Creative Saga for sure. Meanwhile to add to the fun we had a perfect holiday last week on a trip to Bintan , Indonesia. Together we had loads of fun as well as…

 

How to make Ragi oats dosai- easy breakfast recipes

This dosa is quite similar to the rava dosa I had posted a couple of days ago. I just played with the quantity of ingredients and added some ragi and oats to the batter to make it a tad healthier. It was also a good change from the usual dosas we have for breakfast. I find the preparation of these kinds of dosas so easy and it goes very well with the pre prepared milagai podi though I managed to serve them with tomato onion chutney. Serve hot with chutney or milagai podi.