Ragi Paniyaram For Babies, Toddlers and Kids- This is a healthy snack/breakfast perfect for your naughty tiny tots.Ragi/Finger Millet /Kezhvaragu is one of the super millets Mother Earth has given us and adding it to karupatti/palm jaggery makes it yummy and more healthy too. If you have Idly/Dosa Batter handy this is almost an instant recipe. Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram is a healthier version of our usual paniyaram varieties and since LO loves varieties I keep more variations with paniyaram recipes.Find all paniyaram recipes here. Continue reading “Ragi Paniyaram | Finger Millet Kuzhi Paniyaram for Babies ,Toddlers and Kids”
Baked Potato Wedges with step by step recipe & images-Can be made on tawa too.
My son is finishing his first year at school and his institution is having a small party for kids.Parents were asked to send some simple party snacks and my friend Gouthami suggested this Baked Potato Wedges recipe from her blog last evening.She also suggested me to make the preparation works at night so that I can just bake /toast on a tawa today morning. I gave small tweaks to her recipe and made everything ready last night.I was so scared because I had failed twice before in baking gobi and potatoes but today baked potato wedges turned out to be a super hit.I am saving this recipe for all my further attempts.The colour , texture , taste ,flavour of baked potato wedges was so perfect and super yummy. And an additional good thing about this recipe is you make it by just shallow frying in a tawa too. Come let’s see the recipe while I keep waiting for my son to get back with his feedback.
Continue reading “Baked Potato Wedges for babies,toddlers & kids”
Chapathi Noodles is usually made with leftover chappathis and mostly done with a Chinese tinge. When I got bored of the usual chapathi and felt so lazy to make a side dish for chapathi, this idea came into my mind.I didn’t want to add soya sauce because little one will also be having it.That was then this Masala Chapathi Noodles recipe was born.I made with fresh rotis only.You can use left over chapathi too.
Continue reading “Masala Chapati Noodles|Vegetable Chapathi Noodles-Indian Version”
Verkadalai Sundal recipe with step by step images
Sundal is a nutritious Tamilan snack recipe which is made with the cooked legumes,coconut and some tempering. Verkadalai Sundal/ Peanut or Groundnut sundal is an excellent protein rich snack for your kids.Sundal has been a regular snack since my school days. Now my LO has joined the league. It was never a navratri recipe alone. Verkadalai sundal /peanut /groundnut sundal can be given to babies above 6 months without salt and less spices.
Continue reading “Peanut or Groundnut Sundal|Verkadalai Sundal-Navaratri Recipes”
Rasgulla-This is my most favorite sweet.Wondering how come a person who has avoided most whites in the pantry love Rasgulla!!Yeah-I used to just gobble up this Bengali sweet in no time.But it is a yearly twice kind of event. No harm right?Though I avoid whites in my pantry I don’t mind using once in a while or having them at a party or offering my kid during an outing.I tried making rasgullas at home some two years back and these recipe images have been lying on my hard disk since then. Accidentally a friend of mine wanted to know the recipe of spongy rasgulla,so posting it now. The images are of poor quality since they were clicked long back(before learning the techniques I use today).
Continue reading “Spongy Home made Rasgulla|Rasgulla Recipe”
Kesari-The most super quick sweet one can make which I have never made fearing that I wouldn’t be able to get the right consistency.Hubby and my paternal grand dad likes it so much.My paternal aunt would never come home without a bowl of this even if she visits us every week.Mom makes it in a jiffy and she had never failed.But to attempt this recipe I literally nagged her for a week ,pulled hubby inside kitchen and finally made it.Hopefully it is perfect.I was questioned by few friends that how I manage to cook without white ingredients daily.I try to replace with healthy alternatives.But I do include them once in 4 months or 6 months for dishes like kesari,milk halwa,gulab jamun etc.We don’t make these daily ,right?
Continue reading “Rava Kesari|Sooji Kesari|Rava Bath|Sooji Halwa”
Mirchi Bajji & a cold evening-This is an unbeatable combo.Hubby is huge fan of this molaga bajji but he doesn’t like much of gram flour.So we found an alternate with amaranth flour/mullai keerai maavu/rajgira flour.I really wanted to try my hands on this miracle flour with some innovative recipe.Usually people include them in making porridges/kheer/energy bars/soups/stews.I somehow wanted to use it very differently.So tried making biscuits and bajji. You will hardly find a difference and it was extremely delicious.Do try and let me know 🙂
And you know something ,this is my 300 th post 🙂 Not really great in 3 years but still I am all happy and excited about this journey.Thanks to each of you 🙂
Continue reading “Molaga Bajji |Chilly Bajji |Mirchi Fritters with Amaranth flour”
Here comes one more random attempt with millet flour in baking without raising agents. I wanted to check the result of not using baking powder/soda in baking.My cookies were 100% successful.This cake got slightly dunked in.And I believe it is because of not using raising agents or curd. I am looking for experts to share their opinion on this.Here is the story of this bake 🙂 I ended up burning the top of my cup cakes but successfully made this cake with my little one’s help. My boy is so keen about what mommy cooks for him for every meal.He urges me to plan my every meal,every snack of the week well ahead.He has his own choices and he would love to assist me in cooking especially baking. This was planned to be eggless choco chip cup cakes with ragi and flax seeds without raising agents. I accidentally altered the mode and extended the timing with no proper knowledge and burnt the top of cup cakes. So I poured the second part of the batter to a cake pan,LO did the mixing ,garnishing and converted it to tutti fruity cake 🙂 He removed the burnt top of the cup cakes and stored them for this snack box for the coming week. How much should we learn from these kiddos? ! I even forgot the exact measurements as this was made long back. I have given the procedure and other details for both cake and cup cake here.
Continue reading “Eggless Ragi Choco Chip Cake |Eggless Finger Millet Cake”
Happy New year and belated Pongal wishes folks 🙂 I am back a long vacation. I hope all of you are keeping good health out there.We all love quick bites like vadai /bajji/fritters when they home made. I would like to highlight a point here .Fried Foods are always not unsafe,especially deep fried foods.Deep fried foods when not taken regularly and not cooked in used oil/refined oils is definitely safe when taken in moderation.Trust me ,even ghee fried foods are safe.It is best to use seed oils for regular use if possible cold pressed.Our family have always been using coconut oil and sesame oil only. Masala Vadai/Paruppu Vadai is one of my favourite snacks,that too on a chill evening with cool breeze.You can definitely gobble 2 to 3 with no guilt. Continue reading “Dry Yellow Peas Fritters|Pattani Paruppu Vadai|Masala Vadai”