Saturday, September 29, 2012

Aval / Poha Puliodharai / Spiced Flattened Rice ~ Quick Version

Aval / Poha/ Flattened Rice - 2 cups (Thick Variety)
MTR Pulodharai Mix - 4 TBSP (use more if you like it to be spicy)
Peanuts - 2 TBSP
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Curry Leaves - few springs
Sesame  Oil - 2 TBSP

  1. Wash aval / poha in water for couple of times.  Remove all the water and keep it aside to soak for  for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and fry for 30 seconds.  Add curry leaves, puliodharai mix, turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Fry for 1minute in low flame.
  4. Add the aval and gently mix until well incorporated. 
  5. Serve hot.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Coconut Macaroons


All Purpose Flour - 2/3 cup
Sweetened Shredded Coconut - 1 bag
Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1 Can (14oz)
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

  1. Mix together the flour, coconut, cardamom powder and salt.
  2. Add the condensed milk and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for one hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degree F.
  5. Using a small ice cream or cookie scoop, scoop about 2 TBSP of mixture on to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake the macaroons for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges turn brown.


Healthy Food for Healthy Kid Event Round - Up

Hi friends,

Here is the round - up for Healthy Food for Healthy Kid Event that I guest hosted for Nithu.  Thank You very much Nithu for this opportunity and thanks to all the wonderful bloggers for sending their healthy and delicious recipes. 

Winner of this event is Amrita of Easiest Recipes with 14 entries.  Congratulations Amrita!  Please collect your winner badge and post it in your blog. 

Recipes from Amrita:

Recipes from Sanoli:

Recipes from Nandu:

Recipes from Nayana:

Recipes from Jaleela:

Recipes from Priyanka:

Recipes from Shoba:

Recipes from Sajina:

Recipes from Nithu:

Recipes from Asiyao:

Sprouts Pulao from Sowmya

Keerai Sadam from Shama

Bengali Style Beetroot Chop from Deepa

Cheese Stuffed Rajma Cutlets from Archana

Sandwich Paratha from Shailaja

Thank You Amrita, Sonali, Nandu, Nayana, Jaleela, Priyanka, Shobha, Sajina, Nithu, Asiyao, Sowmya, Shama, Deepa, Archana and Shailaja for sending your lovely entries.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Carrots and Squash Farfalle with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Farfalle Pasta - 1/2 box (I used Barilla carrots and Squash)
Pesto - 1/4 cup (Refer to my recipe here)
Heavy Cream - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1 TBSP
Salt & Pepper - to taste

  1. Bring 2-4 quarts of water to a boil.  Add salt to taste.
  2. Add pasta to boiling water.
  3. Boil for 4 -5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  
  4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan add heavy cream and butter.
  5. Heat until butter melts.
  6. Add pesto, salt and pepper. Stir well.  Simmer for 1 minute.  Do not let the mixture boil.
  7. Drain the pasta and transfer it to a large bowl.  Pour the sauce over pasta and mix well.
  8. Serve hot.  If you are packing for lunch, make sure to put it in a hot pack.

Linking this to Nithu's Healthy Food for Healthy Kids event which I am hosting this month.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Banana - Nutella Dosa / Crepe ~ Kids Lunch Box Recipe

Dosa batter - 2 cups or as needed
Ripe banana - 2 sliced
Nutella spread
Ghee or butter - for frying

  1. Make small thin dosas using the batter.  Drizzle some ghee or butter all over dosa.  Dosas should be soft,  not crispy.   Keep it aside.
  2. Spread thin layer of nutella over dosa and arrange the banana slices on one side.
  3. Carefully roll it and pack it in your little one's lunch box.

Linking this to Nithu's Healthy Food for Healthy Kids event that I am hosting this month.