Snacks

Tofu and spinach cutlets recipe – Spinach tofu patty for burger/sandwiches

Holidays have started. Its getting busier day by day as I have to engage the kids in one or the other activity along with managing the household chores.My helper is also out of town. But anyway, we do have somethings planned for next week and am eagerly looking forward for it. Will let you all know more about it later. Meanwhile, one of these days, I had made these cutlets. I wanted to make something healthy and also tasty for my kids. They were also bored eating the regular food. But I did not want to serve the usual maggi…

 

Bhutte ka kees recipe- Grated corn upma – Easy corn recipes

I buy corn quite often as my son loves it.I roast the corn directly on fire and coat them with spices and lemon juice and he loves it this way. Sometimes I microwave the corn for a few minutes and then serve it. I have also tried pakode/fritters with corn and posted it before. A couple of years ago in India , I used to buy lot of sweet corns and bring back home. They used to sell fresh from the farms near a place I worked. I really miss the farm fresh fruits and vegetables we used to get…

 

Indori poha recipe – Easy indian breakfast recipes

Poha has been a regular thing at my place since my childhood. Its made once or twice every week for our breakfast or sometimes even a snack. Its made so often that I never ever thought of posting it in my blog. My mother used to serve poha often garnished with some sev or grated coconut on the top. But I make it quite plain without much of the fancy ingredients and garnishings. But when I saw the recipe for indori poha in several blogs , I thought of making it that way for breakfast one day as it was…

 

Instant mini pizza recipe – No yeast required – quick kids snack recipes

After the diwali festival was over, I had no mood to cook or even eat anything for a couple of days. We just survived on some simple dal, roti , upma etc until my kiddo decided that this was enough and demanded something really cheesy and delicious. I had really put in lot of efforts making sweet and savouries for diwali and was in no mood to toil in the kitchen for hours together again. So this idea of making instant pizza struck me. I had planned to make this a couple of months before. I had promised that he…

 

Avacado salad and moong bean patty sandwich – bread recipes

I usually try to make make our dinner light and balanced. We usually don’t opt for rice in the night as its too tempting especially if there is delicious side dish along with it and then we end up eating more. So its usually a millet variety with a side dish or some kind of upma with either semolina or cracked wheat. Sometimes, I make a sandwich with different ingredients and my kids love this kind of food for dinner. So when I made it last time, I decided to use lentils as well as vegetables to make it wholesome….

 

Tofu tikka masala recipe – Baked tofu recipes

Tofu has become a favourite at my place after I started using it in Indian recipes just like we use paneer. I make it quite frequently as it is very healthy especially with high protein content. Inspite of all this , it is not as tasty as paneer. So I often marinade with suitable spices.Tofu absorbs the spices very well. I decided to bake like we often do for paneer tikka. This really tastes delicious and if you are not too fond of tofu, try this recipe. I am sure you will start liking it. It makes a good starter…

 

South indian mixture recipe – Diwali snack / savoury recipes

Last year , I had posted a chiwda/mixture recipe which is mostly made in Maharashtra. I find it easier to make that and have been making that almost every year during diwali. This time I asked my grandmother for diwali snacks and sweets suggestions. Among the sweets , she suggested boondi ladoo as she had taught me last year to make them. But I still dont feel confident about making them. She then asked me to try badusha. I have never made that , so I decided to make a small amount of it as it sounded a little simple…

 

Cheesy Spinach pasta – Kids snacks recipes

My kids love pasta. So I make it atleast once in a week or two. I try to be creative and make different types of sauces especially with vegetables adding lot of cheese. Kids love cheese and the taste of cheese is quite dominant. So its a best way to sneak some vegetables into your kids. I usually make pasta with white sauce for my kids. So this time I thought of adding some spinach puree to make it more healthier. It was delicious and we all loved it. Check out this link for more pasta recipes. Add the spinach…

 

Stuffed Aloo puri recipe – kids lunchbox recipes

Its definitely a challenge to cook for the kids. Its difficult to please them. But its so satisfying if they eat something so well, especially if we have put a lot of efforts cooking something for them. I have a tough time cooking for my 7 year old. He is my best food critic, definitely a tough job to please him and a happy “me ” if he gives me a thumbs up!! He usually loves the cakes I make, especially if it is chocolate. I often wonder about what to send for his school lunch time. He has his…

 

Corn Mayonnaise grilled sandwich – easy bread recipes

Making food for kids is the most difficult thing.Especially if your kids is choosy like my son, then cooking is definitely a challenge. That is why if my son appreciates something I cook, then I can guarantee that the recipe is keeper. I have won!! He is more fond of restaurant styled food, pizzas, pastas and burgers. When I try to recreate at home with healthy ingredients as I always do, it seldom wins some appreciation by him. But anyway, I keep trying and try to avoid too much of outside food. I do have to force him sometimes though….