Wishing you all a very Happy Rama Navami!
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Boondi Raita is a very easy raita that you can make for both rice and stuffed parathas. It is very easy and simple to make. You can either make boondi at home or buy it from store. Boondi Raita goes well with Pulao and mixed rice varieties. When you sprinkle roasted jeera powder and chilli powder, it would taste divine. Try it out and you will love it.
During my childhood days, I would be a very fussy eater. If my mom makes Biryani, Pulao, Fried Rice, or any other variety rice for lunch, I would eat it happily at school. If she gives me Sambar or Kootu, it would be a big NO from me. Some days, she will make Spiced Buttermilk along with Brinjal Sambal, Potato Curry or even Brinjal Fry. My happiness would knew no bounds. I would just love the combination. It goes well with pickle/oorukkai too. Yummm combination!
Rama Navami is approaching soon, and I thought I will post Neer Moru and Panakam recipes this year. Usually,Neer Moru and Panakam recipes are offered as neivedyam for Lord Rama, who is considered to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Panakam is my all time favorite summer drink. Panakam acts as a natural body coolant, and I make it often during hot Summer. Hope you all like it too.
Kesari made with Aval/Poha??? Sounds interesting right? I made this kesari for Shreeya’s First Birthday, so it is a special recipe to me. For Sanvi’s First Birthday, I made Paal Payasam / Milk Kheer. When you make any dishes for your kids’ first birthday, they become special recipes that you cannot easily forget. Though my mom and I made lot of dishes to celebrate Shreeya’s First Birthday among our family, Aval Kesari turned out very well. I fed little for the birthday baby and she loved it. I had to make this sweet in a hurry, as I did not find time at all. Sanvi was keeping me busy all the time. We did pooja in the morning followed by special lunch and then we had a party, outing and finally went to Chuck-e-Cheese. Thats how we celebrated Shreeya’s First birthday.
Just few days back, I posted Drumstick Leaves Adai. I had few drumstick leaves left, then I decided to make Drumstick Leaves Dosa. It came out so well, and we had it with Garlic Chutney and Tiffin Sambar. The Ghee provides a rich flavor to the dosa. Even if you add drumstick leaves to the batter and make dosa, it still tastes good. I like the drumstick leaves fried in Ghee. Once you make dosa, you will get a good flavor and aroma of both the Ghee and drumstick leaves.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would have known by now that I love anything with a sweet taste. Unlike other pulao recipes, Kashmiri Pulao has a mild sweet taste. If you are person who likes spicy food, then pair the Kashmiri Pulao with a spicy gravy like Chana Masala/Punjabi Chole, Potato Salna, and Turnip Kurma.
A simple, tasty and easy adai that goes well with any chutney and sambar. I love murunga keerai a lot. After moving to USA, I did not have it much as I don’t get murunga keerai here. Whenever my parents come here, I will ask them to bring some. I had a bunch of murunga keerai and want to try out many recipes with it. I planned to make many, but was able to make only Murunga Keerai Dosai and Murunga Keerai Adai. Not to forget, I have already posted Murungakeerai Poriyal. Soon, I will post the Murunga Keerai Dosa recipe too.
I make omelette very often at home. Mushroom is one of my favorite veggie, and I try to incorporate it in my food as much as possible. When I was thinking about an eggless version of an omelette, I came across Chef. Revathi Shanmugam ‘s Mushroom Omelette. I tried it three days back, and liked it so much. It resembles like an adai, but tastes good. Vegetarians, you are going to love this recipe. You can serve it with sambar, rasam and even Curd Rice .
Last week, I promised that I would post some chaat recipes and I am so happy that I fulfilled it. My cold has gone away, but still have cough. Hope you all are liking my chaat recipes. Aloo Chana Chaat is even more simple and easy to make. You can add or minus any ingredients you want. Every thursday, I do pooja so will always have chickpeas at home. I thought I should make some chaat with chick peas and finally I am here with the recipe. Except for soaking and cooking the chick peas, everything else is very easy. This is one of my favorite chaat recipes. It needs only basic ingredients of Chaat:Meetha Chutney/Dates Tamarind Chutney,Green Chutney, and Chaat Masala Powder. Rest of the ingredients we will always have at home. Now let’s go to the recipe.
Gj loves salad kind of recipes. If I make chaat recipes, he would request me if I could make healthy chaat recipes. Only then it popped into my mind, “why not try something healthy like sprouts”. I made this yesterday for evening and Gj loved it. Only if Gj likes my recipes, only then I will post it in my blog. It is a very healthy recipe and has lots of proteins and vitamin C,. You should all try it.
I love chaat recipes especially the ones that has curd in it. When you eat this Dahi Papdi Chaat, you would get a burst of flavors because of crispy papdis, sweet Fresh Curd, soft potatoes and tangy chutneys (Green Chutney,Meetha Chutney/Dates Tamarind Chutney) etc. It tastes yumm! I made this on Sunday evening during India Pakistan match. Just loved it. Make sure you add the sweet curd instead of the regular Fresh Curd When you have sev, chaat chutneys (Green Chutney,Meetha Chutney/Dates Tamarind Chutney) and papdis at home, you can make this Dahi Papdi Chaat in no time. Try this tasty chaat and fall in love with it.
Three years ago, my friend called me and said that she is going to try Golgappa recipe for the fifth time. When I asked her why fifth time? She grumbled to me that all the four times Golgappa did not come out well. Next day, I went to visit her and she looked very tired. I asked her what happened. With a sad and disappointed face, she complianed that fifth time also it did not come out well. Her puris were white and did not puff at all. She also showed me the puris. She then went to the Indian store and bought the puris.
Usually I make chaat chutneys, Meetha Chutney/Dates Tamarind Chutney and Green Chutney, in batches once in 4 months and would freeze it. I will use whenever I need it.This is a very simple recipe to make. There are many versions of Green Chutney and this one is far simple and easy than the other ones.The shelf life is also not bad. It stays good for 3 to 4 days, if refrigerated. I will post the other versions soon. Lemon juice preserves the green color of the chutney, however adding it is optional. I am planning to post some chaat recipes in the coming weeks. Lets see. If I plan something, it never happens. Sanvi got cold from school and gave it to me, so right now I have sore throat and running nose. So definitely no mood to eat chaats. At this moment, I would want to have some tasty and soup that soothes my throat. Ok, now off to the recipe…
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