Showing posts with label Healthy Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthy Recipes. Show all posts

Friday, March 17, 2017

Whole Wheat Walnut Blueberry Muffins From Scratch

When I get fresh blueberries the first thing comes to my mind is to bake muffins so that my kids have it for morning snack at school. Sometimes I use baking paper so that they feel comfortable while eating. I have few blueberry based bakes especially muffins in my blog will list it out below. Last time when I posted similar muffin recipe in Facebook group few people asked whether they can add dried blueberries..If you get only dried blueberries, yes you can use very well in this recipe instead of fresh ones, in that case please reduce sugar level. For the muffin topping you can use any streusel and here I have used two different topping, one is sprinkling some leftover

Monday, March 13, 2017

Kuchi Kilangu (Maravalli Kilangu) Varuval | Kappa Masala Recipe | Yuca (Yucca) Stir Fry

This Kuchi Kilangu Varuval aka Yuca Stir Fry aka Kappa Masala is an easy and heathy snack to have during tea time or have it as poriyal/stir fry along with sambar and rice for meal. It’s my childhood favorite, my mom pressure cooks and keeps some plain version for us and with the remaining she make this varuval. Both tastes good, with the plain cooked kilangu (without salt) we add ghee and sugar, mix it well and take it as it is. I don't have stepwise pictures today, hope to add yuca pictures in future. But i have referred few another posts for the stepwise pictures, do check them if you want. So the same ghee and sugar method I have mentioned it in Sarkarai Valli Kilangu post (you can check it HERE). Here we won't

Friday, March 3, 2017

Homemade Fig Bar Recipe From Scratch

I am a proud mom of two who always feel happy to make homemade healthy snacks for them. Most of the days, I spend more time in kitchen to cook, bake and feed my family with healthy homemade foods. So today’s recipe is one among the healthy category and which is none other than fig bars. Figs has lot of healthy benefits and mainly it is rich in fiber, calcium and iron, you can take fig in any form and this is one best way to feed figs for kids. It's my second attempt in making fig bars at home, so I have shared stepwise pictures from both the attempts. Also I do make fig puree at home ( i feel it is

Friday, September 2, 2016

Ammini Kaara Kozhukattai | Seasoned Mini Rice Balls Recipe

Here comes another easy to make recipe for Ganesh Chaturti festival.  Kozhukattais are very famous in south India, especially we make it during Vinayagar/Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. I have lot of sweet and savory kozhukattai recipes in my blog, also today I am sharing a savory mini or ammini kozhukattai recipe. Even beginners can try this recipe without hesitation. Don’t forget to check

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Eggless Blueberry Oats Muffins | Healthy Breakfast and School Snack Recipe For Kids

Muffins are always my choice when I think about healthier breakfast or school snack for kids. Since my kids are picky in eating raw fruits I prefer fruits added muffins as the best choice for them. I have few blueberry muffin recipes and this is the one I experimented with powdered oats few months ago and it came out really well with the first attempt itself. They are so soft and fluffy in texture with minimal sugar. Also along with oats I use wheat flour (not the atta/chapatti flour) and I assure you that

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Palakottai Poriyal | Jackfruit Seeds Stir Fry

Ingredients
Peeled, Cooked and Finely Chopped Jackfruit seeds - 1.5 Cups
Onion - 1 Medium Size
Chana Dal - 1.5 Tbsp

Friday, July 8, 2016

Strawberry Cupcakes Using Fresh Strawberries From Scratch with Strawberry Buttercream Icing Recipe!

Fresh Strawberries overloaded in both the cupcake batter as well as in frosting!  This is the right season to get strawberries and making healthier bakes is one good way to use fresh strawberries... I made these cupcakes by adding the homemade strawberry puree in the cupcake batter and also added few chopped fresh strawberry bites in to it...Also the frosting has the same prepared strawberry

Friday, June 10, 2016

Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal | Water Cress Chutney

I heard from my friend that Water Crest is similar to our south indian Vallarai Keerai, so I gave a try when I got a bunch of water crest from Asian supermarket here…It is healthy and the taste was delicious as well. If I get it again I would love to try different dishes with it. Today let’s see the

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to make Sundakkai Vathal | Sundried Turkey Berry At Home from scratch

This is my mom’s way of making sundakkai vathal/sundried turkey berry at home. Last year when I was there she made the vathal for us and so I clicked the pictures of her making. Hope this post helps you to learn how to make the vathal in traditional way. Also you can use minimal salt unlike

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gongura Pappu | Paruppu Pulicha Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Dal

Today I am here with a healthy post. After ages I got Gongura/Sorrel leaves in an Indian Grocery. At the moment when it caught in my eyes, I flew with joy. Immediately I started planning what to make with it. The bunch was very big so I made 3 dishes like Gongura Pappu, Gongura Rice and Gongura Chutney/Pachadi using it. Wish I get gongura often :-)

A Few Inforation about Gongura and How healthy it is?
Gongura/Sorrel Leaves is also called as “Pundi Palle” in central Karnataka and Pulicha Keerai in Tamil. Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. According to Wiki, Gongura comes in two varieties, green stemmed leaf and red stemmed.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie | Zero Sugar Added Healthy Smoothie

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie is a perfect thirst quencher for the scratching hot summer. The only fruit my kids have unique like being on strawberry, so adding some yogurt and a scoop of ice cream to it makes the smoothie tastes heaven.

Ingredients
Strawberry - 10 Numbers (3/4th Cup approx)
Yogurt - 1/3 Cup
Scoop of Strawberry or Vanilla Ice Cream - Optional

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kongunadu Palakottai Kathirikkai Kaara Kuzhambu | Jack Fruit Seeds Kulambu For Rice and Tiffin Varieties

Palakottai/jack fruit seeds kuzhambu is an authentic recipe from kongu cuisine. Apart from eating the cooked jack fruit seeds as it is, this is the curry my mom usually makes with the mix of vegetables like brinjal and drumstick. Also I know my relatives add these seeds in non veg curry like fish kuzhambu or dry fish/karuvaadu kulambu which tastes so good. My mom usually says the taste of jack fruit seeds goes well with tangy curries. So here comes a vegetarian tangy curry / puli kuzhambu using it….

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hara Moong Dal Tadka | Green Moong Dal Fry

I have a South Indian version of green moong dal curry/pasi paruppu kuzhambu using sambar powder that goes well with rice and tiffin varieties and here comes the North Indian style green moong dal curry/Hara Moong Dal Tadka that’s suits well for chapatti/roti and rice varieties. It has lot of names like Hari dal fry or Sabut moong dal or Akha mung dal in North side. However this green moong dal

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Healthy Banana Nut Wheat Muffins | Morning Breakfast Muffins

I bake muffins on weekly basis for kids morning school snack. Healthy muffins are always my choice and today's muffin recipe is fully loaded with Bananas, Apple, Wheat and Powdered nuts (I use Almonds and Walnut mostly, do prefer nuts of your choice). Also coming to egg, i experimented an egg less version and muffins with 2 eggs for this recipe, i found a slight change in muffin texture without egg, so choice is yours...Also please add baking soda and this recipe doesn't need any baking powder

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet) and Samai (Little Millet) Idli Dosa Batter | Millet Idli Dosa Batter


 Kids mostly like idli/dosa kind of foods, you can mix millets in your regular idli dosa batter that reaches them well in their daily food. I have several versions of idli dosa batter using millets do check the link HERE to find more recipes of mine. I usually go with the below two versions to grind Idli Dosa batter when i have Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet) and Samai Arisi (Little Millet) millet at home. I mix these two millets but you can use any one available at least to make these healthy idli dosas. Both looks more or less

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pachai Mochai Payaru Pulikuzhambu | Mochai Kottai Pongal Puli Kulambu Recipe

Every year I usually make a long write up for the Pongal special post. Today’s Pongal special post is also not exceptional; it’s going to be little long write up… Kottai Puli Kuzhambu/Mochai Payaru Puli Kulambu is a very authentic and traditional recipe from our place, which we usually make it on Pongal festive time, also this kuzhambu pairs well with paal pongal/white or plain pongal. Whenever I see this picture or taste this kuzhambu, I do remember the childhood Pongal celebrations…where appa usually takes off on Mattu Pongal day, make the arrangements like cleaning the cows and sheep, painting their horn, tying new bells (it’s all like decorating your favorite pet :-) ) and finally at the end of the day

Monday, January 11, 2016

Ragi Adai | Kezhvaragu Roti| Fingermillet Flat Bread Recipe With Video

Ragi Adai/Kezhvaragu Adai/Fingermillet Adai is one of the staple food in many states of south India. Such a healthy and quick fix dinner/breakfast recipe is our today's post, so if you have ragi flour then you can make this adai in 30 minutes of time. Kelvaragu/Ragi, a well known millet is widely used all around India/Asia is rich in calcium and diabetic friendly too. For kids shake you can skip

Friday, December 18, 2015

Instant Wheat Rava Idli Using Sooji from scratch | Broken Sooji/Semolina Idli Recipe

Here comes instant wheat rava idli when you don’t have time to soak and grind idli batter or the ground batter is not fermented on time. This rava idlis are so spongy and tastes yum which you can prepare it for breakfast or dinner and you can pack in kids lunch box as well. Make sure to use

Monday, November 23, 2015

Skillet Chili Cheese Cornbread | Thanksgiving Recipe

I couldn’t post couple of baking partners challenges on right time. Thanksgiving is approaching and when Swathi and Suja came up with skillet bread recipes for this month challenge, I have decided immediately to make the savory version and on time I am posting it :-). This is such a great savory cornbread with chili/capsicum, carrot and cheese mixture. Also I have increased the quantity to fulfill

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pirandai Thuvaiyal | Pirandai (Adamant Creeper) Chutney

Cissus quadrangularis/Pirandai(Tamil)/Hadjod(Hindi) is a medicinal plant of the grape family. It is also known as Veldt Grape, Devil's Backbone, Adamant Creeper, Asthisamharaka. Pirandai needs some support to grow that's why it got the name creeper/kodi in tamil. This plant is commonly used to treat gastric ulcers, indigestion problem and heart burn so and so. Luckily we got a chance to taste it one time when we were at my native. Amma prepares the thuvaiyal/chutney this way and I recorded while she