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[9 Apr 2011 | 39 Comments | ]
Steamed Spinach Dumpling – An Appetizer and A Yougurt Delicacy

Every time I make this Spinach and yogurt delicacy, it brings back the memory of my grandmother and her earthy kitchen. I would have cooked the same recipe umpteen number of times but could never come close to the one which she used to make. The earthen pot, fire wood stove, yogurt made from the fresh milk from backyard and those experienced hands are the secret ingredients which brings the flavors missing in mine 🙂 My gas stove and the stainless steel vessels could never emulate the same lest I shift to the olden days of cooking.

Baking bites, baking medley, kids lunchbox »

[22 Mar 2011 | 41 Comments | ]
Baked Spinach Balls – An Appetizing Starter and a Scrumptious Healthy Snack

“The other bunch is free with the one you bought” said the vendor after watching the amused looks on my face. “No one buys these greens here, and I want to empty my cart madam” he continued. Yes Spinach is not a very common sight in many kitchens of South India…good for me, I got my bounty 😉  But then after coming home I was perplexed about how should I make use of these huge piles of lovely greens strewed all over my dinning table!  Palak paneer was surely not in my list, neither was the spinach chapattis which my family is now bored of eating.

The whole of last week went on a spinach bonanza…baking, curries and smoothies..have tried more and enough with these greens in my kitchen. These starters is one such experiment, and if you are a spinach lover then this is a must try for you too. These no-oil Spinach ball starters, soft from inside and crisp on the outside is so simple to make, never new Spinach could give me a winner recipe 🙂

Lunchbox bites, Salads and dressings »

[15 Mar 2011 | 62 Comments | ]
A Few Healthy Salad Recipes in Your Platter to Chill out in Summer!

When summer is here, how can Salads be far! Chilled and colorful Salads become a staple food for me during the sultry hot summer months. Nothing can be as refreshing and nourishing than a bowl of fresh salad with a perfect dressing to match with. And salads become wholesome if there is a hint of wholegrain, lentils and vegetables in it. If you get to know the correct formula for making the salad dressing than you have won half the battle, rest is just selection, mixing and serving the salad.

I posted a few salad dressings which I often use to pep up my salads. These are easy to make and can be stored for a few days in refrigerator. Selection of vegetable depends upon the place you live, as I don’t get many exotic veggies that are commonly used in an English or a French salad. But I make do with my indigenous veggies and, believe me, they taste heavenly. Moreover salads are the only recipe which does not require preset rule just as baking or any other forms of cooking. You just need to select your veggies, make dressing of your choice and Voila’! – you are done with your recipe 🙂 You can always adjust the dressing and the veggies according to your taste.

Appetizers & starters, Breakfast bites, pancakes, Veggies/curries »

[22 Feb 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
Easy Zucchini Pancakes – A Savory Breakfast

A Zucchini Sunday! Yes the weekend was dedicated to this summer squash and its delicacies. Baked a Zucchini bread, a brownie and savory pancakes with my Zucchini. These Zucchini pancakes are quite easy and quick to make and can be a delightful breakfast.

Breakfast bites, kids lunchbox, sandwiches »

[28 Jan 2011 | 43 Comments | ]
Healthy Breakfast On the go – Mighty Sandwiches

During weekdays with hectic school schedule and busy office routine, breakfast is the only effective meal time when I can stuff my kids and hubby with all the goodness of veggies, fruits, nuts and cereals.

Over the years I have experimented with various breakfast recipes liked by my family and which also give me ample time in the morning rush hours besides providing them with good nutrition. And Vegetable Sandwich is one such recipe I count upon.

Breakfast bites, Salads and dressings, Spreads & Preserves »

[28 Jan 2011 | 16 Comments | ]
A Few Eggless Mayonnaise Recipes

Dips and spreads add flavors to the food and makes an excellent appetizers when combined with crackers, bread sticks, veggies, and fruits. And are a great addition to the pantry when one is hard pressed for time and needs a quick breakfast.

Lunchbox bites, rice recipes, Salads and dressings »

[15 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Party Menu – Easy Vegetable Fried Rice & Yogurt Raita

Vegetable fried rice with fresh yogurt Raita is what I count upon for a quick meal when unexpected guests arrive at home. There are countless ways this humble recipe can be prepared using various spice mixes and veggies to go in it. But my favorite is this simple recipe of fried rice cooked using Basmati rice, seasonal veggies and a few spices. For my mega party too, I chose the same recipe and it came out very flavorful and delicious. I served this vegetable rice with fresh Yogurt Raita.

Lunchbox bites, rice recipes »

[15 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Party Menu – Refreshing Yogurt Rice

Yogurt rice is the most relishing recipe I discovered after coming to South India. Till then curd was just a tall glass of Lassie or a delicate dessert Srikhand. Only after getting married I did come to know that the humble Curd can also be transformed into a very delicious and healthy meal! And like my hubby for many people down here, no meal is complete without a small ladle of creamy curd rice. Quite easy to make this refreshing dish adorns many a lunchboxes of office goers and school kids.

Lunchbox bites, Veggies/curries »

[22 Nov 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
Veggies Made Easy – Quick Cauliflower Sabzi Recipe

Quick Cauliflower in the Veggies made easy series adds up to a great snack and stuffing for wraps. Quick cooking and few ingredients make sure the natural taste of veggie remain intact.

Baking bites, baking medley, breakfast medley »

[16 Nov 2010 | 36 Comments | ]
A few Sprigs of Dill and a Baked Pinwheel Snack

Snack time is the most awaited moments on any weekend, time when the whole family sit together and enjoy these small pleasures of life. It is the time when most of us are a bit relaxed and can spend extra hours in our kitchen.

Easy & quick to make these baked Pinwheels made with cheese and Dill is an absolute delight with a hot cup of tea.

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