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26 February, 2017

MENTHYA SOPPU+KADALEBEEJA UPPITTU/FENUGREEK LEAVES+PEANUT UPMA/METHI+MOONGPHALI UPMA

MENTHYA SOPPU+KADALEBEEJA UPPITTU/FENUGREEK LEAVES+PEANUT UPMA/METHI+MOONGPHALI UPMA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

I learnt this recipe (adding peanuts to Upma) from my Sis-in-law Ms. Sandhya Jagannath and I guess….she learnt this recipe from one of her friend Ms. Vijaya. And since this winter has started I was planning to make Uppittu/Upma  by adding fenugreek leaves/Menthya  soppu  and decided to put both the things together… So finally I
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23 February, 2017

PINEAPPLE SOUP

PINEAPPLE SOUP
Posted in : SOUP on by : Divya Suresh

An awesome soup with warming, comforting, nourishing as well as full of medicinal properties. Winter is the time when we look forward to have such a soothing soup…rather soups are excellent for winters. It is easy to prepare and make good starter for brunch or lunch or dinner. The Pineapple which I bought this time
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22 February, 2017

YELEKOSU ROTTI-PARATHA / BAND GOBHI / CABBAGE PARATHA-ROTTI

YELEKOSU ROTTI-PARATHA / BAND GOBHI / CABBAGE PARATHA-ROTTI
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

During winter we get very fresh and green cabbage here in Gurgaon, So obviously very often it is made during winters. It has a special aroma and taste. I make it in simple way by mixing grated cabbage with whole wheat flour. It is easy to make and we can pack this for lunch box
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22 February, 2017

TAPIOCA SUBJI / MARAGENASU PALYA

TAPIOCA SUBJI  / MARAGENASU PALYA
Posted in : PALYA / SOOKHA SUBJI / USLI / SALAD on by : Divya Suresh

Tapioca is the Root part of cassava plant. It is native to South America, but now cultivated and enjoyed around the globe. It is very high in Carbohydrates, it helps in healthy weight gain, increase in circulation and red blood cell count, Lower cholesterol, improve metabolic activities, protect heart health, prevent diabetes and still many
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21 February, 2017

PUDINA SAARU / MINT RASAM

PUDINA SAARU / MINT RASAM
Posted in : SAARU/ RASAM on by : Divya Suresh

One more innovated, wonderful saaru / rasam recipe made with mint leaves…….. and the outcome is… just wow ! It can be consumed with rice or have it like soup, however it is consumed it is really soothing, tasty and full of flavor. The recipe goes like this…….     Ingredients :  Toor dal (cooked)
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17 February, 2017

BHINDI DO PYAZA

BHINDI DO PYAZA
Posted in : PALYA / SOOKHA SUBJI / USLI / SALAD on by : Divya Suresh

I always wonder why this subji is called as Bhindi do pyaza ! I guess …In this recipe Onion is used in two ways…ie One is roasted & ground and the other is Only roasted…May be because of that it is called by this name. However I haven’t ever enquired it here with anybody… If
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16 February, 2017

LACHHA PARANTHA

LACHHA PARANTHA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

It is called as Lachha Parantha in Northern parts of India, which is circular in shape in which Lachha means Layers….. So it is Layered Parantha. We also make Chapati with layers in Southern part of India also… one in triangular shape and the other in circular shape only but called as Parotta ( Tamilnadu
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16 February, 2017

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Posted in : DESSERTS on by : Divya Suresh

This is one such super dessert which is free from any kind of food thickeners like…. gelatin, egg whites etc. The main ingredient in this recipe (original recipe) used was corn flour and I did not want to use it either. So I replaced corn flour with Sago / Sabbakki / Sabudana flour and it
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8 February, 2017

SABBAKKI-HESARUBELE UPPITTU/SAGO/SABUDANA – YELLOW LENTIL/MOONGDAL UPMA

SABBAKKI-HESARUBELE UPPITTU/SAGO/SABUDANA – YELLOW LENTIL/MOONGDAL UPMA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Yet another healthy, filling and yummy breakfast and very much suitable for dinner as well.  Shivaratri is around the corner and many people spend the entire day fasting and entire night worshipping rather than feasting on this day and I guess this is one such super dish for all of them who is willing to have
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3 February, 2017

AVALAKKI PAYASA / BEATEN RICE / POHA KHEER

AVALAKKI PAYASA / BEATEN RICE / POHA KHEER
Posted in : PAYASA/KHEER on by : Divya Suresh

Specially made on the day of Rathasapthami, Avalakki/beaten rice/poha Kheer/Payasa is a healthy and filling sweet dish. Like other dishes it is also made in many ways, even I do it in many ways, but on this day I make this Payasa/Kheer in this particular method. So below is my method of Avalakki Payasa…. for
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2 February, 2017

BOODUKUMBALAKAYI SAASIVE/ASHGOURD/SAFED PETHA/MUSTARD SEEDS+CURD CURRY

BOODUKUMBALAKAYI SAASIVE/ASHGOURD/SAFED PETHA/MUSTARD SEEDS+CURD CURRY
Posted in : KADI-PAKODI / MAJJIGE HULI / RAITA / MOSARU SAASIVE on by : Divya Suresh

This vegetable is known by different names, such as …. Ash gourd, Winter melon, White pumpkin and Boodukumbala kaayi in Kannada & Petha or Safed Petha in Hindi. A very famous sweet from Agra called ” Petha” is made using this vegetable. Ash gourd has many therapeutic properties. As the name itself says  ash gourd
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2 February, 2017

SABBAKKI / SAGO / SABUDANA FLOUR ROTTI / ROTI

SABBAKKI / SAGO / SABUDANA FLOUR ROTTI / ROTI
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

Sabbakki or Sago or Tapioca Pearl is a food which is full energy and carbohydrates. I can be alternatively used in place of carbonated drinks, providing energy without any artificial chemicals and sweeteners. Sago / Sabbakki is used in making may sweet, spicy dishes which is very good to eat during summer. Of late I
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