Ingredient: ginger garlic

Cheesy broccoli bites /balls – Kids snack recipes

There was a time when I used to cook a lot reffering to cookbooks. But then recently, I never found time. I used to bring home a lot of cookcooks especially baking books from the library. I would even copy down a few recipes and never saw it again. I totally stopped bringing books and I stopped buying them too. But recently when we went to a nearby mall, there was a old books sale going on. It was quite surprising to see a lot of cookbooks by Indian authors. I found a book by Nita mehta which contained snack…

 

Tandoori paneer gobi tikka recipe – Paneer recipes

We hardly eat out nowadays.Its around once or twice a month. So during weekends, I try to make something special for all of us. Its only during the weekends, I get to spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen.I make naans and exotic subji or masala dosa with some restaurant style sambar and chutneys or poori masala. One such day, we felt like having something really dabba style, spicy and delicious. So I decided to make this kind of tandoori style paneer and also add some cauliflower in it. I served some with some rotis and we had…

 

Millet (kuthiraivali) dhokla recipe – Easy snack recipe

If you are a regular reader here, I have mentioned before that I make use of millet once or twice a week.Thanks to blogging that I have actually come to know about this important healthy ingredient. I mostly make upma or use instead of rice in a rice variety. But seeing other blogs , I also decided to be more creative with this ingredient. I have been making alot of dhokla varieties off late and so decided to make the same with millet too. We all loved it. Its not as spongy as the regular dhokla. Its also a bit…

 

Sandwich dhokla recipe – Easy and quick snack recipes

Days are getting busier as the school starts.Keeping track of the kiddo’s studies and other activities takes a good amount of time, though I enjoy that too.Its good to take interest in every phase of life.But blogging becomes slower. I started writing this post yesterday and I am still doing it today morning. I usually make tiffin/ snacks for dinner. I cook rice only for the kids. I and my hubby prefer something light. So one of this days, I made this sandwich dhokla. I had bought a readymade packet of this kind of sandwich dhokla years back which I…

 

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…

 

Soya chunks Manchurian sandwich – Kids healthy food recipes

Blogging is a great stressbuster for me.Though I am posting almost every alternate days now, today I just decided to do a post to ward off a possible upcoming depression. Each time I make a post, I feel the same kind of happiness and excitement as I felt for my first post. And I am already feeling better after doing this post. Capturing and editing the pictures and writing the recipe carefully keeps me occupied. I may not be a great cook or a great writer or a recipe developer.Though I would love to be in near future. But of…

 

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…

 

Quick and Easy creamy and cheesy pasta for kids lunchbox – Mac and cheese recipe

Hope you all had a lovely Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birthday)celebration. I also did in my small way especially for my kids who love this kind of celebrations and is a good way to share our culture with our kids. We sang a few bhajans. I also made little appams, mysore pak and rasagullas. I do not spend too much time in the kitchen as it gets a little painful if I stress myself a lot. So I made the mysore pak in the microwave in minutes. I will blog about it sometime. I will also blog about the appams as…

 

Chapati Upma – Chapati noodles recipe- Chilli Chapati- left over chapatis recipe

This in another post in my drafts, so I thought of posting it today. I have slowly started with a little bit of routine cooking . My family has been missing my cooking. I feel quite happy that my family enjoy the food cooked by me. The other day, when I served my son some food which I cooked after a long time , he said “mummy, I like only your food”:)So, when I think of the time some ten years back, when I did not know how to cook at all. It feels proud that I have come a…