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[17 Aug 2011 | 47 Comments | ]
A Tale of Two Delightful Desserts – Mango & Nutty Rose Firni

First there was a Fresh Corn Dessert a few days back and now there are two more desserts for the weekend..Hmm…do I smell some conspiracy” inquired the puzzled hubby. “Is all the sweet temptations for the digital SLR?” he smiled and replied to his own query after he noticed a sparkle in my eyes! The decision to buy this high-end digital camera has been put on hold for almost a year by the dear hubby. As he wanted to get completely convinced that I am really serious about my blog and will put the camera to good use before succumbing to my demands. And I saw my wish getting wings when he reached for his lap top to Google for digital cameras 🙂

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[6 Jul 2011 | 47 Comments | ]
Rice Made Easy – Four Spicy & Flavorful Quick Rice Recipes

I like how versatile this humble grain Rice could be in various forms of cuisines world over. From more exotic Sushi to Risotto to the simple curd rice from South India, this ancient grain has come a long way. Though I am not a rice loving person, having married in a place where every day starts with rice and ends with it made me reinvent some of the very famous rice recipes here. Now my menu boasts of many easy to make and scrumptious rice recipes I learned from my MIL and friends here.

And yes if you are already bored with the time consuming & tedious cooking methods of your Risottos and the Shahi Pulav these quickies will win you over hands down 🙂

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[15 Jan 2011 | 84 Comments | ]
Party Menu- Recipe Planner for the Big Day

It is that time of the year again we anxiously look forward to each year. Yes, time when we celebrate the combined birthday dinner party for our kids, which has become a sort of ritual for the last 10 years. Though with age catching up fast, it is becoming a bit taxing to entertain a guest list of 80+ friends. The happiness written on the faces of our children fuel our energy and helps us do the same year after year 🙂 And for sure these are some of the most wonderful moments of our life!

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.

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[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.

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[29 Dec 2010 | 30 Comments | ]
Easy Vegetable Rissoto

Risotto-a warm Italian rice recipe is a perfect dish for the winter season. Slow cooked in vegetable broth, cheese, veggies and butter this makes a delicious main course. The method of cooking and the rice variety used is what makes Risotto somewhat different from some common rice dishes such as fried rice, pilaf or pulav.

The creamy texture of Risotto comes with the special variety of rice used to make it, and the slow cooking to release the starch from the rice.The Risotto should be served in a flat plate and should be eaten within few minutes of serving; else it can become too dry.

Lunchbox bites, pulses and beans »

[8 Oct 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Legumes Made Easy – A Few Sambhar Recipes

Legumes are a healthy and economical way to add extra protein to our diet. And we take pride in the numerous traditional and regional recipes which makes us distinct and special. Be it the sweet Dal from Gujarat, spicy usli from Andhra or Sambhar from Tamil Nadu.

When many readers asked me to post Sambhar vada recipe in Lite Bite, I was a bit hesitant. For Lite Bite is reserved only for healthy recipes and is devoid of any kind of fried dishes. But then my other blog Different Strokes came to my rescue.

So you can find the recipe of vada there and sambhar here 🙂

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[16 Jul 2010 | 22 Comments | ]
Rice Made Easy – Let There Be Carrots

h recipe tasting better than the other. Coriander rice, cabbage rice, lemon rice, pepper rice, tamarind rice, mint rice to name a few.

Rice used to be just an accompaniment to dal (pulses) & vegetables, as plain rice or pulav a few years back. But not any more! I am amazed by the versatility and varieties of dishes this humble grain creates, after coming to the land of rice.

You name an ingredient and there is a recipe for the same, and each recipe tasting better than the other. Coriander rice, cabbage rice, lemon rice, pepper rice, tamarind rice, mint rice to name a few.
Phew….
Carrot rice dons many avatars, with pepper, onion, clove and green chillies into the recipe. And with every version tasting unique and different.

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[13 Jul 2010 | 26 Comments | ]
Colorful Coins For Kids – Potato & Soyabean Snack

A prudent way to practice healthy eating in children is to start variety foods at a younger age. As an adult we normally follow the same diet which our palates are used to, from our childhood days. And adjusting and trying out for new food is quite difficult when we grow old.

Even my kids resist any new recipe or a food ingredient, which looks or sounds unusual. It was quite difficult to introduce soybeans in their diet and this recipe calls out for my successful trials of the same.

Quantity of Soy chunks was minuscule in the beginning, but increased to a substantial amount as they started liking the taste of it.

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[9 Jul 2010 | 25 Comments | ]
Brown Rice For Dessert – A Healthy Treat

A sweet is always welcome, and if the treat is healthy too, there is no stopping to indulge in it. This delicious and creamy sweet treat is made with brown rice which is a wholegrain and a much healthier option than the white rice. Benefits and uses of brown rice has been explained in my recent article Brown rice or White rice.

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