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Maida matri/thattai- diwali snack recipes

Hello to all my lovely loyal readers after a super long time who actually happen to see my blog time to time and enquire with me regarding the updates. I actually wanted to post this before diwali and I started my post almost 20 days back, but could not find time to do it. But now as I am finding some time, I have a few posts in my drafts which I will try to post in the next few days before my upcoming trip to India. I look forward to do some serious blogging next year unlike this year…

 

Sundried tomato and onion foccacia – easy baking recipes for beginners

I had thought I would get more time during the kids holidays. Rather I have been busier than the usual days. The kiddo had a small mishap hurting himself. So I have been running around with him. All the yummy goodies I was planning to bake had to take a backseat, obviously the blog too. Its still not over and its just a few days left for the school to reopen. I am really tensed and just hope everything comes back to normal soon. Okay, coming to the recipe now, baking a foccacia has been in my list for a…

 

Quick pizza buns – easy kids snack recipes

This is another recipe I made for the kids during the chinese new year holidays. They enjoyed this for breakfast. My son loves pizza , so this quick , instant and easy to make recipe always comes in handy for me when the kids are hungry. I have made this couple of times with burger buns, hot dog buns or even butter rolls. When I made this time with hot dog buns, my little one called them pizza boats which sounded quite apt due to its shape!! Now when the first term break is approaching again, I do look forward…

 

Paruppu podi recipe – Lentil powder for rice

Paruppu podi/ spicy powder with lentil is made quite often at my place since my childhood. It was definitely made for my dad when we(my mom, sis and me) went to our native place during our vacations. It came in really handy during dinner when my dad used to just cook some rice and had it with this powder. I have made it only once since my marriage and somehow this was never my favourite. But when my grandmom send a packet of this a couple of months back, my son had it once and got addicted to this podi….

 

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…

 

Paneer and small onion in southindian tamarind based gravy – Side dish for rotis and rice

Whenever I make arachuvitta sambar or the paste for vathakuzhumbu , I always think of trying out a fusion variety with paneer ,mushrooms or tofu added into the same gravy /kuzhumbu. This would make a different and delicious side dish for rice and rotis. So I finally tried it one day and it tasted really delicious. I made it with paneer , but am sure you can add in some fresh mushrooms and tofu and some peas too. I had it with phulkas , but my hubby insisted that I make some steamed rice or cumin rice for this gravy…

 

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…

 

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….

 

Avacado pasta salad – easy and healthy avacado recipes

First of all ,my apologies for a late post. But this is going to be regular because I am terribly busy especially with kids. So do kindly bear with me for sometime and also do mail me what kind of recipes you would like to see in this space. Lately I have been concenterating on low fat and healthy recipes. So avocado has been a regular thing in my cooking. It has lots of health benefits. I usually make the salad sans the pasta. We have it as an extra side dish or a filling in sandwiches. But this time,…