Thursday, June 28, 2012

Eggless Date and Walnut Cake

                                                                  I love dates ever since my childhood and I make sure my kids eat a few of them often because of their nutritive value and its richness in Iron and Pottassium.
This is a very simple and basic recipe I found in Pratibha's blog.It is a very good recipe for beginners.It came out well and tasted great. Thanks to Pratibha! The date and walnut combo is too tasty !

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Paneer Tikka

                                                                          Paneer Tikka is a must-have at our dinner outings.I am sure most of us like it(especially the kids).I made it at home and it is surprisingly a simple recipe with out any great efforts.
     It can be made in the oven,on the stove top or in a Tandoor. It tastes great any way.The traditional recipe is a little smoky and black(around the edges).We do not like it much so I have altered it to suit our taste buds.  It tastes yumm, especially with the green chutney - which my kids made.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pidi Kozhukattai

                                                           Pidi Kozhukattai or Upma Kozhukattai is yet another traditional recipe.It is made with broken Raw rice,Spices and Coconut. "Pidi", in Tamil means "Catch".You make these Kozhukattais by shaping them in your palm and hence, the name. The pictures will give you a better understanding.
                     My mother used to soak the raw rice for ten minutes,drain the water and dry it on a white cloth.She then made it into a coarse powder in the mixer and  used it. Nowadays, Super Markets have ready-made broken raw rice which is a convenient option.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ridge gourd and Channa Kootu

                                                 You can call it a Kootu, Dal or a Subzi. It has moong dal and Kabuli Channa if you want to call it a Dal. It has Ridge Gourd (vegetable) and the Moong to call it a Kootu. The only one thing missing for a Kootu, is the Coconut. I thought it would go well with some Phulkas and tried out the recipe.This combo of Ridge Gourd and Kabuli Channa with some Moong Dal for binding, fulfills all our requirements while being easy. It is a very light summer recipe, without much Oil and Coconut.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bread Pizza

                                            You can call it a quick-fix snack.When you are at a loss of ideas and ingredients, this perfect After-School snack will come to your aid. Of course, kids love Pizza in any form and this is no exception. It is quite handy as it is both easy to make, and proves to be a healthy alternative to the Junk food that kids crave. I have done it quite a few times and my kids loved it so much that they started making it on their own now ! It is so easy and simple, that it takes no more than ten minutes to make.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mango Lassi

                 Bringing you another recipe on Mangoes, Lassi is a Desi drink made of yoghurt or curd. A welcoming change to the sweltering heat outside, this sweet and cold drink is a favourite amongst all age groups. A less known fact is that Mango is the National Fruit Of India. Also, mangoes are very benificiary to our health as its antioxidants are capable of fighting cancer and lowering cholestrol. In younger children, it is also known to improve concentration power. With these interesting facts, let us move on to the recipe..