RED SAUCE PASTA WITH GARLIC

Pasta is hands down a winner with the kids and is quite an accommodative dish (throw in some vegetables or make it just with the sauce or just with cheese). Today I have used penne pasta with a blend of tomatoes,garlic,pepper and Italian herbs which turns the dish to be more aromatic. I have prepared…

BANANA OATS BREAKFAST COOKIES WITH NUTS AND CHOCOCHIPS

Preparing breakfast for kids is one of the biggest early morning challenge for mommies. Both kids and mommies get bored of routine stuff like idli,dosa upma and sandwich. How about trying a different, easy and healthier choice for our kids when they leave to school. That too early morning they would have fussy faces, to…

CHETTINAD PARUPPU SAMBHAR WITHOUT MASALAS/YELLOW SAMBHAR

In chettinad houses they call it as kathrikai(brinjal) Sāmbhar which is very famous side dish for idly/dosa.Usually its served with idly for morning breakfast as its light without any high overpowering of masalas which is the best way to start ur day with a protein packed meal. My kids name it as yellow sambar as only…

METHI VADA/ VENDHAYA KEERAI VADAI

Methi leaves gives a bitter taste, so I usually add those leaves along with chapathi or any rice(METHI,BROCCOLI PEAS RICE)as it has lot of nutrients and vitamins. Today thought of sneaking this bittery stuff into vadai which would be a perfect healthy snack for fussy spinach eaters. It turned out to be perfect crisp as…

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

Hi friends I am Sachu and am very happy that I have been nominated for this sunshine blogger award by Megala who is my first friend in this blog world. I love her recipes and also the way she gives lot of useful information about each and every item she presents. I was very surprised…

THIRAKAL/RAW JACK FRUIT GRAVY/CHETTINAD SPECIAL

Thirakal is a famous chettinad side dish for idly/dosa prepared with raw jack fruit. Whenever this vegetable is available this thirakal/kurma is a must in my moms house. The taste of this dish leaves you mouth-watering and the aroma spreads your house which quirks your taste buds. I usually do poriyal also with this vegetable(soon…

CORIANDER AND MINT CHUTNEY

Coriander and mint chutney, we usually call it as green chutney , is a very versatile,simple and most commonly used side dish for idly and dosa. It can also be used as a spread for sandwich. This chutney is prepared by adding coconut. If you omit coconut you can serve it as a dip for…

WATERMELON BLUEBERRY POPSICLES

Happy children’s day to all the little helpers in each and every household. Enjoy your day with your beautiful smile and also with this yummy and colorful dessert, the kids all time favorite popsicles. This dessert is not only kids favorite but for the adults who also has a child in us  😙. An easy…

WHOLE WHEAT BANANA WALNUT CAKE

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend with this cake! This is one of my favorite cake as this is made with fresh ripe bananas and walnuts. Its extremely moist, loaded with healthy whole wheat flour and topped up with loads of Choco chips, walnuts and sunflower seeds.Undoubtedly its a all time favorite tea time snack…

WATERMELON JELLY WITH AGAR AGAR

Watermelon is a popular summer fruit and is one of the healthy watery fruit (contains 90% of water) . It tastes awesome as such as a sliced fruit or can be consumed as a juice or can be mixed in fruit salads or other fruit juices. Today I have made a jelly out of the…

SAMBHAR SADAM/SAMBHAR RICE

Sāmbhar satham is a dish which gives a satisfaction of eating variety of vegetables and dhal in one meal. I have tried many methods of preparing this healthy rice, the best one according to my family is the method which I have shared with you guys, by cooking rice and dhal in same stainless steel…