Parathas are my daughter’s favourite food for school tiffin. She says it’s non messy and that she finds it very easy to eat. I make Parathas once a week at least. So, I always try to make different stuffings. Few days back, I made these delicious Broccoli Paratha. As always, it’s a very easy toRead more about Broccoli Paratha… Read More!
Vadai Morekhuzhambu is a traditional Tamil brahmin dish. It’s the South Indian version of the Khadi pakora. Crispy vadas simmered in creamy Morekhuzhambu is a delicacy indeed. The recipe is simple, but care has to be taken to make a smooth Khuzhambu as yogurt when cooked can curdle and make the gravy grainy which isRead more about Vadai Morekhuzhambu… Read More!
Podi Idli is my family’s favourite dish. I make it often at home. Few days back I made these yummy Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli, idea inspiration from my dear cousin, Viji. She told me that one of her favourite dish was the curry leaves podi idli served in Murugan Idli Shop. Not once,Read more about Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli… Read More!
It’s been a long time since I posted anything in my website. I had taken a long break due to lot of reasons. Now, am back to blogging with a very easy to make sweet dish, 7 Cups Burfi. As the name suggests, this burfi is made with 7 cups of ingredients. It’s probably oneRead more about 7 Cups Burfi… Read More!
Food presentation is as important as the food itself. Visual appeal entices the taste buds. Serve the food in clean and attractive serving dishes. Children would show more interest in eating when food is served beautifully. Avoid using plastic plates and spoons.
The most important thing to make healthy food is cleanliness. Few points to keep in mind to maintain a clean kitchen. 1. Sweep and mop the kitchen everyday. 2. Clean the kitchen counter before and after use.. 3. Arrange the storage boxes in the order and frequency of use. 4. Wash well and dry theRead more about Kitchen Cleanliness… Read More!
Cereals 1. Rice ( raw rice, basmati rice and idli rice) 2. Wheat flour 3. Semolina ( Rava) 4. Vermicelli ( semiya) 5. Rice flakes ( poha/ aval) 6. Sago ( sabudhana/ javarisi) 7. Millets 8. Rice flour 9. Ragi flour 10. Oats Pulses 1. Tuvar dhal ( pigeon peas/ tuvaram paruppu) 2. Yellow MoongRead more about Basic Grocery list… Read More!
Equipments There are few basic equipments and tools required to set up a kitchen. 1. Pressure cooker 2. Pan 3. Sauce pan 4. Tawa ( one for making Dosa and one for Chapathi) 5. Idli plates 6. Cooking and storing vessels 7. Storage containers 8. Ladles, spoons, tea strainer 9. Rolling board and pinRead more about Kitchen essentials… Read More!
Most of the children are fussy eaters. As they grow up, they become more independent about choosing their food. But it’s important that they eat all varieties of food to meet the nutritional requirements. Few points to encourage them to eat all varieties of food : 1. Be a role model. 2. Discuss with themRead more about Menu planning for fussy eaters… Read More!
Packed lunch should be healthy, wholesome, interesting and versatile.That is why is quite challenging specially while giving packed lunch to children. Lunch should provide the individual with one third ( 1/3rd) of the day’s nutrition requirements. Few points to keep in mind while planning packed lunch 1. Age factor 2. Personal preference 3. Ease ofRead more about Packed lunch/ Lunch box… Read More!