Eggless Ragi Choco Chip Cake |Eggless Finger Millet Cake

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”

Dry Yellow Peas Fritters|Pattani Paruppu Vadai|Masala Vadai

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”

Junk Free Snack Box Recipes for kids(School/Day care)

The greatest puzzles to which we never get the right answer would be “What to pack in kids lunch box/snack box?”.We will have a huge decision making process involved where in we need to consider kid’s likes/dislikes ,availability of ingredients,ease of self feeding at school,nutritional demands and a lot more.After thinking of so many of these we need to work on presenting them to kids well and ensuring that they have it with no mess at school/day care and completely finish them.My little boy has the habit of asking me daily for the menu details before taking his school bag.He would be equally interested the previous day to give his own menu too.I have compiled a set of simple snack options which can be a mid morning/ evening snack for kids above 1.5 years . All of these are totally junk free and 100% healthy(white ingredients free). I hope you would find them useful. Kindly bookmark this page as this section would be regularly updated.   Continue reading “Junk Free Snack Box Recipes for kids(School/Day care)”

Pav Bhaji

Chaat Foods/ Items- These are the most popular street foods of India.These are one of the most common favourites for many of us.Hope none would stop getting attracted to chaat items.I am no different in that .I love them as occasional treats. I always like pav bhaji more when it comes to my kid as it has a blend of veggies and getting a whole wheat pav bun is comparatively easier than finding whole wheat pooris. This is our favourite early dinner menu once in a month or whenever i get a whole wheat pav bun. I am yet to master the art of making buns/breads at home. Continue reading “Pav Bhaji”

Ragi Choco Balls/Millet Choco Balls

Welcome Sharanya from Myhappykitchen 🙂.Yeah she is guest post writer/blogger of the day. The guest post of the day would be 100% approved by your toddler and you can serve it guilt free as she has replaced sugar with dates and used ragi/finger millet/nachini. Aren’t you interested to know the recipe?Come let us have a look. Do you love cooking? If yes and if you have a pure vegetarian recipe with mushrooms/soya chunks or any baked goodies  recipe with no white ingredients,please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog as guest posts.  Continue reading “Ragi Choco Balls/Millet Choco Balls”

Oma Podi|Plain Sev

Oma Podi/Plain Sev/Om Podi is one of the easiest snacks/quickest diwali savoruy item which can be made.This is my sisters most favourite so my grandmother ,mom,aunt used to make this very often even during non festive seasons.It is mostly made with besan flour/kadala maavu/chick pea flour ,rice flour and ajwain.Few skip rice flour.Hubby wanted me to give it a try this time.So I made it.Believe me it gets done in no time.There is no much of any specific tricks in this.I would prefer such home made snacks to any store bought ones always because we make it and I use only coconut oil to make any such snacks to make it healthy even though they are deep fried. Continue reading “Oma Podi|Plain Sev”

Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies

Yayyyyyy!!!Time for a guest post from a wonderful person. I hope all of you remember the guest posts invites I have been doing after my 100 th blog post.I invite each of you to provide me pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as main ingredient or any baked goodies without refined white oroducts as guest posts for my blog. I had already extended invite to fellow bloggers,friends and family. Whoever is interested ,please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog.All of you are welcome. Coming to today’s guest post,It is from Abi Guna,a Vlogger at veg2nonvegkitchen .Her channel mainly concentrates on authentic chettinad cuisine but she also has presented a variety of dishes from the most authentic ones to very modern foods. I came to know via a FB group and I have always admired her cooking,presentation & versatility. Her recipes are so inviting and tempting.When I had approached her for the guest post she immediately agreed to it and offered me with this simple & awesome recipe in just 2 days.  Thank you so much dear for doing an amazing job! Do not miss her videos.Do subscribe at https://www.facebook.com/Veg2NonvegKitchen/   Continue reading “Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies”

BEETROOT PANIYARAM/APPE/PADDU

Have I told you that my lo loves any food which is colourful and especially pinkish colour(the tinge of beetroot)?.He is so fond of this beetroot inclusion in any food and as a result you will be finding many  recipes with beetroot in my blog.I have listed them below for you. Continue reading “BEETROOT PANIYARAM/APPE/PADDU”

CORN CAPSICUM CHEESE TOAST

Sandwich is such a saviour for me.When I blink with no options to make I just blend the available ingredients to make a sandwich and my son just loves it.This was one such random try .I actually planned for a bread pizza but little one didn’t want the sauce on it,so this recipe is an open sandwich.Adding sauce(check out home made sauce recipe here) will make it an exact bread pizza. Sandwiches are excellent options for breakfast/snack/dinner because of the variations we can make and stuff all vegetables we wish to make it healthy/yummy/colourful. Continue reading “CORN CAPSICUM CHEESE TOAST”

RAJMA WALNUT CHEESE CUTLETS/TIKKIS

Good day everybody!Kitchen Kathukutty is here with a healthy and yummy recipe for today.It is again a random try which I had made to use the leftover rajma.This would be a perfect recipe for your kids snack box or an excellent starter during parties. I have not even used any binding agent like rusk powder or corn flour and thus making it extremely nutritious. Do give it a try and let me know your feedback. Continue reading “RAJMA WALNUT CHEESE CUTLETS/TIKKIS”