Ingredient: coriander leaves

Mushroom paneer fried rice – easy rice varieties for your lunchbox

I love to have variety rice. I add lot of different kind of vegetables and different spices to make the rice even more delicious. Somehow we have reduced the intake of rice nowadays. But I do crave for this kind of rice varieties every now and then. So I made this during a weekend a couple of months ago. I have made several versions of this rice variety after that and always loved it. I have also posted amushroom rice verison made with brown rice. You can check it out. You can also check out different recipes with mushroomshere. Do…

 

Tofu and mixed vegetable curry with chickpeas – Side dish for rice or quinoa

Rice is quite tempting for us. But as we have been avoiding it as much as possible for quite sometime now and have been using wholegrains in our cooking. I have mentioned this before and highly proteineceous quinoa is one of them. So I make tomato quinoa or lemon quinoa or some salad with it. The other day, I saw this recipe of a vegan side dish served with quinoa in one of the blogs, I quickly bookmarked it and made it very soon. I changed the ingredients to my convinience and taste. I loved the combination of tofu and…

 

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….

 

13 bean soup mix chaat recipe – 13 bean soup mix chundal- healthy snack recipes

My regular readers must have already guessed that this (that is the 13 beans soup mix) was the next thing I got from my mustafa shopping few days back. As I mentioned before, that we have been trying to reduce carbs from our diet especially during dinners. So we have been using quinoa, millet varieties,oats etc regularly. So along with this , I also make a salad everyday, sometimes with avacados, other vegetables or sometimes even fruit salads. I make salad with chick peas or black eyed beans or sometimes it is just a cup of plain dal. So for…

 

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,…

 

Subz Badami recipe- side dish for naan,rotis and rice

I had had something called subz badami in a restaurant in India which looked and tasted very different from the recipe I am posting today. It was a spicy and a rich curry we had with naans. I wont say it wasn’t delicious. But I took the basic idea and made this vegetable gravy which went very well with hot and steaming basmati rice.I basically wanted to avoid cream in the gravy which actually makes it so delicious. I have a shahi paneer recipe which uses cashew paste which makes the paneer dish awesome and rich. So I got the…

 

Paneer paratha recipe – Kids lunch box recipes

We love paneer and parathas with paneer has become by son’s favourite when I made this a couple of days ago.He asks me to make this quite often. Its actually quite easy to make , filling and healthy too. Now as the school starts, I am often in a fix what to give in the lunch box. Parathas does makes the best school lunch box recipe. You can even cut them to triangles making it easy for your kids to eat. Place them in the lunch box wrapping them in aluminium foil or a tissue paper so that it doesn’t…

 

Moong bhel recipe – healthy snack recipes

This is a nice healthy dish which is enjoyed by the kids as it is like any other chaat and equally by grown up as its healthy and tasty. I make this for breakfast or also when we are in mood for light dinner. It is low in calories too. You can also make this with moong sprouts. Some people make with raw moong sprouts too. But I love it this way. Do try this especially if you are on a diet and trying to reduce weight. It makes a delicious and filling dish too. Distribute some portion of the…

 

Vermicelli masala vadai/ Semiya masal vadai – easy snack recipes

First of all, my apologies for disappearing from the blogging scene. I fell sick and was totally bed ridden for the last few days. Now things are falling back to place and hope to cook some good food and also blog about it. I have been wanting to try so many recipe for kids as they are having their holidays and then some for Christmas. Lets see how much I can manage in the next few days as my pace has really slowed down for now. Apart from all this miseries, finally we had a fun day yesterday after a…

 

Drumstick Rasam recipe – Easy tamil lunch recipes

I have seen this drumstick rasam in several blogs , though it was never made at our place. After all the festivities, what we needed in the end was a simple comforting food. Thats when I though of making this finally. I followed the recipe in Meenakshi ammals cookcook, a book which has been with me for years, yet I had failed to notice this recipe. The recipe is quite similar to mysore rasam. It was quite delicious and we enjoyed it with some hot rice and potato curry. Serve hot with rice and some chutney or curry.