Kozhukkatta in coconut milk

This dish I made during Vinayak Chathurthi The same dish I made during Ganesh Chathurthi..But there I used milk and sugar instead of coconut milk and jaggery…here I used palm sugar to make it more healthier..A guilt-free dessert that can be enjoyed without your conscience pricking…

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Spicy Prawns Fry

Today’s lunch Wow..The delicious shrimp fry…Easiest to make and the most tastiest in whatever way you cook…Nowadays we cook less non-veg..My husband is planning to slowly become a vegetarian…When this materialises we have to seek a taster to taste the nonveg dishes I make. Here I tried the simplest recipe possible and the end result was awesome…

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Shallot Sambar

To go with rice, idly and dosa A delicious sambar recipe where we use pearl onion instead of vegetables…and quite delicious side dish…It goes very well with rice and any South Indian main dish like rice, dosa, idly or vada …Shallots contain Iron and multivitamin, fibre and protein,..Has got good healing power…

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Paneer Butter Masala

To go with rice, paratha, naan or roties. Elaborate cooking is not my cup of tea…Wanted to do something different with paneer…was searching for different styles and then the recipe posted by Bharat was so tempting and tried this dhaba style ( supposed to be) paneer masala by bharatzkitchen…I do not know if this is the exact replica…still was very tasty and look wise very tempting….

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Brinjal(Eggplant) shallow fry

To go with rice A very easy dish of eggplant that goes well with rice or roties…We can make different tasty dishes with eggplant…Health benefits are numerous…contains multivitamin and potassium… has got good anti-diabetic and anti-cholesterol and anti-hypertensive properties…Here I shallow fried it to reduce the use of oil..Since the eggplant is from my sister’s garden, taste wise was awesome…We never know the value of homemade vegetables unless we try once..I do feel it is high time that we try our hands on growing necessary veggies at home…and you can prevent most of the bad affects of pesticides…

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Chicken Clear Soup (Broth)

An ultimate comfort drink to nullify the ailments of stomach and sinus infection…Taste-wise also very comforting…kids also are going to love this when you add in some cooked pasta or noodles…Here I made plain clear soup…This is usually made with chicken bones…but add some chicken mince and you get something to bite when having the soup…Have with toasted bread slices…This is my mom’s recipe where she never used any garam masala… If you want to avoid ghee, can omit adding fried shallots and serve as is. Add the favourite vegetables of your choice to enhance nutritional benefits.

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Paneer Veg Momos

An all time favourite of Tibetans and Nepalis…Now ours also..it is available in every nook and corner at the roadside eateries…This is a real comfort food,,,not much masala..mild flavoured masala…and less oil and on top of that steaming elevates this dish to another level…for those diet watchers the perfect dish with an exotic flavor…You can freak out on the fillings..anything goes well..Here I used veg paneer combo..

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Diamond Cuts( the authentic sweet of Malabar)

The crispy crunchy sweet made of maida…this sweet we usually used to make at home and store so when guests come suddenly without warning we could proudly present our homemade sweet dish…Those days getting instant snacks from close-by shops was difficult, as mostly shops will not keep snacks much unlike now..Nothing to beat this delicacy…and always fresh and crispy..

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Palak Paneer( Spinach and Indian Cottage cheese)

An awesome combination to have with parathas or even any flavoured rice…Benefits of paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) and palak ( spinach) are umpteen…Paneer a good source of protein and calcium…Palak, energy packed green leafy vegetable..full of vitamin and minerals…With paneer they compliment each other…Taste also becomes something that you love so much…Here I used the mild masala and was good..

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