Showing posts with label Lunch Box Specials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lunch Box Specials. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tomato Sevai | Thakkali Sandhagai | Tomato Idiyappam Recipe

Thakkali Sandhagai / Tomato Sevai is very popular in Kongu Cuisine. I have mentioned a story about idiyappam/sevai in Authentic Sandhagai Recipe. Also refer the same recipe to make idiyappam/Nool puttu. Once the Idiyappam/white sevai is done you have to add sprinkle few drops oil to it and split them apart, keep aside till you get ready with the tomato masala. Now make a spicy tomato masala or curry then finally add the separated idiyappam/string hoppers. In short this tomato sev is the seasoned mix tomato

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spinach and Vegetable Quiches in Muffin Pan | Crustless Quiche | Savory Muffins

Quiche (/ˈkiːʃ/ keesh) is a savory, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savory custard with cheese, meat, seafood, and/or vegetables. It is part of French cuisine but popular worldwide and particularly as party food. I made it first time for my daughter's birthday party in last October and after that i made several times for H's thanksgiving potluck at office, so n so. When Swathi asked to try this for October month baking partners challenge, i couldn't post it on time. Since quiche has been turned in to my daughters favorite, i may come with crust based quiche in future. Also I don't want the quiche too eggy

Monday, November 30, 2015

Green Tomato Biryani | Thakkali Biriyani Recipe

Green tomatoes are in season, few days back I have tried this tomato biryani using green tomatoes. The one I used exactly here in the recipe is Tomatillo/Mexican green tomato which looks attractive with husk and they are tangy on taste. Some website says they belong to gooseberry family, anyways regular

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Eggless Banana Wheat Muffins

Here comes a healthy snack with the goodness of bananas, wheat flour, homemade ground fresh cinnamon powder (recipe follows) and nuts. You heard it right yes todays post is none other than Banana Wheat Muffins :-). I filled each depression with 2/3 of muffin batter so I really got large size muffins but

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nellikai Sadham | Gooseberry or Amla Rice

Easy and Healthy Gooseberry Rice is our today’s recipe. Gooseberries are very good sources of Vitamin C therefore daily intake in any form is a good remedy for mouth Ulcers, helps to burn fat, increases our body immune etc.You can find this gooseberries even in front of schools in plain or spiced pickle version. It has sour taste hence people with sensitive teeth find difficult to eat as a whole. The best option is grate

Friday, May 15, 2015

Blueberry Yogurt Pound Cake

Again posting a baking recipe in sequence. This recipe is off to Swathi's baking partners challenge.
She suggested a pound cake with flavor of our choice. I went for blueberry pound cake. I adapted the recipe like instead of heavy cream I went for yogurt and some leavening/raising agents. This yogurt based pound cake is very soft , pillow like texture and fully loaded with healthy blueberries. Definitely this

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Puli Aval | Tamarind Poha Recipe

Puli Aval/Tamarind Poha is an easy one pot meal which is a perfect tiffin during fasting days and also a quick lunch box special recipe too…The only thing to note here in this recipe is soaking part, don’t add

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easy Buttermilk Rice | Mor Sadham Recipe | Summer Special

It’s a regular practice at mom place to finish of the dinner with some rice and curd, even if she prepare chapati or Tiffin, Dad/Appa and Brother finish off the dinner with some curd rice still. Rice for dinner is rare here but sometimes when we load spicy foods or oily stuffs for lunch, I make this buttermilk rice/Mor sadham with shallot and ginger flavor for dinner or H asks me to pack it for Monday lunch. That makes the

Monday, March 30, 2015

Raw Mango Rice | Mangai Sadam Recipe

Well each and every one is expecting lots of fresh fruits for this summer and especially Mangoes, am i right :-). Already ripe Mangoes, Strawberry, Oranges and Pineapple are available in plenty now at a reasonable price, though raw mangoes are bit expensive here. But i don't want to give up this

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How to make Soft Diet Chapati | Zero Oil and Vegan Recipe

Getting soft chapatis were always a nightmare till I learned this technique. To get soft chapatis some tips like addition of Milk or Yogurt or Butter or lukewarm Water to the dough makes it soft. Usually when it comes to chapati I mostly prefer zero oil and zero butter version. When I use flour with Ads like "soft chapatis guaranteed" then it remains soft when its served immediately later they turn crisp, also for stone ground flours again after few minutes of cooking they turn crisp and hard. So I found a technique

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mushroom Biryani | Kalan Biriyani

My lil one often needs change in his food, yup kids taste buds will get wiser with age. Like I mentioned in Egg Biryani post, now weekdays become biryani day to feed my little fuzzy eaters. When he returns from

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Capsicum Corn Rice | Easy and Quick Lunch Box Special Recipe

 Capsicum is a fruit and has lot of health benefits. Particularly it prevents cancer, reduces cholesterol and builds immune system.Compared to hot chili's you can use this mild Capsicums in day to day cooking so kids feel comfortable with the food they eat. If you have some frozen veggies and cooked rice it will take just 10

Friday, February 20, 2015

Galician Vegetarian Empanada | Empanada Gallega | Veg Mushrooms Stuffed Bread

Today I am posting a healthy mushroom and carrots stuffed vegetarian empanada/pie recipe also the dough doesn't have any butter or egg with it. You can use whatever veggies your fridge hold. Also I heard from Marisa of Thermofan that they use special flour to make this in empanadas in their cuisine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mini Podi Idli Recipe | Kids Lunch Box Special

Steamed Idlis are very good for health nothing can beat it...When I ask my kids what they want for lunch both reply with the first option Podi Idli :-). Anyways they have rice/sambar/poriyal kind of food after they

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Eggless Neujahrs Pretzel | New Years Pretzel

Neujahrs Pretzel are a specialty across Europe especially Germany. They are supposed to bring Good Luck and Prosperity if consumed at midnight or before breakfast on New Year’s Day. It's neither sweet as cake nor plain as bread. What makes the New Years Pretzel separate from other breads is the icing and decoration with candied cherries and nuts..This ensures that is an eye catching center piece in New Years

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kollu Horse Gram Idli Dosa Batter | Sprouts Based Idli Dosa Batter

Today everyone got attention over siruthaniyam/millets and legumes. I have few recipes with millets do check it Here. Today‘s recipe is kind off that using kollu/Horsegram/Muthira which is a very good grain that has lot of medicional values. Also you can find all kollu/horsegram recipes Here. This bean is diet and diabetic

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eggless Spinach Pesto Filled Flower Shaped Buns | Savory Stuffed Soft Breads

Few days back when Aparna (We Knead To Bake) asked us to choose savory breads with any shape of our own choice for this month bread baking challenge, I googled and was quiet inspired with this flower shaped breads. Recently I made a try with filling of my choice.  My elder one liked it very much and for next

Monday, August 11, 2014

Chocolate Bread Rolls | Soft Sweet Stuffed Bread Rolls

Though I already have coconut sweet stuffed egg free butter free dinner rolls recipe in my space, its my long time wish to bake chocolate stuffed bread rolls, but sometimes other recipes stand in priority and usually I postpone making the recipes which are in my mind or to do list. When comes as a challenge then

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Murukku Podi Sadham | One Pot Meal with Powdered Chakli


Today’s recipe is simple yet delicious n flavorful one pot meal, cooked rice flavored with our traditional murukku podi/chakli powder. In ancients days the elder ones crush the murukku with mortar and pestel (vethalai kotti/idikki we call in tamil) and taste it as they can’t eat crisp murukkus directly. Days later amma powder it in mixie and give it to grandma. Few tastes this powdered murukku with Sugar/Jaggery. My

Monday, June 30, 2014

Tofu Pad Thai Noodles Recipe | Vegan Vegetarian Pad Thai Recipe

I am happy to host this month International Food Challenge (IFC), thanks Saras for giving this oppurtunity!!!  Chiang Mai (the region’s focal point for tourism) is the capital, Northern Thailand is a place of ‘picture postcard’ beauty and wonder. Blessed with some of the best scenery in the kingdom, the north is a region of forests and mountains, and rivers and waterfalls, often set against a backdrop of swirling mists and fog. Living amongst this scenic splendour are Thailand’s hill tribes – peoples whose conventions and customs differ from mainstream Thai culture and whose ways of life have altered little in generations. Many of