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Friday, 13 June 2014

Favourite recipes -Event roundup

            Events are a great way to mingle with people ,not only in real world but in this blog world too.To show case bloggers talents and to socialise with bloggers events are a great way.
          Why all this giggle ?Previous month i hosted two events Favourite recipes event and Cws event .Both events are successful.I got so many wonderful recipes in each of them.Particularly i liked  all of the entries (don't laugh).
I am listing them by total number of entries .

Sangeetha of snowwhitesona gave 6 simple,yummy  entries

Linsy of realhomecooked food  gave 6 innovative  entries

Mayuri Patel of mayuri's jikoni gave 5 wonderful entries

Preetha soumyan of bowl of curry gave 3 delicious entries

Vohn of  vohnsvittles linked a wonderful pear cake

Choclette of chocologblog linked her wonderful rasberry chocolate muffins

Last but no the least swathi linked her lemon bar 

Thanks swathi ka for letting me host your favourite recipes event .Thanks for stopping by .Meet you people in another post .

Friday, 6 June 2014

Cooking with Seeds-Event Roundup

I am very happy that this event has been very successful .Thanks to priya akka for letting me host this event Totally i got 13 entries .There are so many rich sweets with cashews and very rich gravies .Enjoy these rich sweets,gravies made with cashews .Thanks to the wonderful participants and Below are the entries that made to this month "Cooking with seeds month of may 2014" .Sorry for the late roundup (enjoying vacation thats why).

Entries from Nupur of uk rasoi
  1. Cashew chili paneer
  2. Paneer Cashew gravy
  3. Kaju Katli
  4. Malayi Kofta

Entry from priya akka from her two blogs

  1. Dry green peas masala 
  2. Paneer in red capsicum gravy
  3. Oven roasted cashews

Entries from Yurekhas cookbook

  1. Puliyogare
  2. Kaju katli

Entries from Sandhya of mycookingjourney
  1. Navaratna Kaju kuruma

Entries from mayuri of mayurisjikoni

  1. Kaju barfi
  2. Turia in cashewnut gravy

Entries from gayathri of vysyas recipes

  1. Kaju katli

Saturday, 31 May 2014


           This is a guest post  to my friend resna so I just want to give a little intro about her.
Resna is a good friend of mine and my fellow blogger .She is blogging since 2013 and she has many wonderful recipes collection in her blog.She is very good at non-veg items, especially kerala items .She is a very good baker  too .I love her eggpuffs so much ,apart from that i want to try her eggkebab which is so good. Check out her space for these special recipes .
         She asked me for a guest post one fine day and i sent her this post .Hope she likes my post .
     Coming to thokku. When you have no vegetables and you want to make a side dish for roti/chapathi this thokku comes in handy .Its one of the easiest recipes i do .I do it occasionally but my husband love it for sure.My mom do whenever we go on a trip .Its so good at those times when we are so tired visiting so many places .You got my point ?The good part is You can make it with your pantry ingredients without much fuss .


  • You can take them along with chapathi to long journeys while travelling in trains(because it wont spill and it has long shelf life .Even you can spread it on rotis and you can eat them without even plates).
  • Reduce the amount of spice if you are serving it to your kids .
  • You can even make them in pressure cooker to quicken the cooking process .But you have to add little water which reduces the shelf life.If you are taking it for your trip better avoid cooking in pressure cooker .

Thursday, 22 May 2014


             Easy healthy snack is everybody's favorite.This snack comes in the same category with less time to make and gives the full satisfaction of making a snack at home without losing it healthiness .If you have a microwave then you can make this mixture in no time .You can add your favourites like boondi,Sev ,peanuts to make it your favourite.Along with a cup of tea it going to be a bliss in the evening.
One fine Sunday evening i don't have any snack and my kid was asking for something .I have some pohas unused because i got a thin poha instead of thick to do my regular poha upma .I made this and served her and she liked it a lot.Don't spend your time in front of stove too much .Just make this in 10 minutes and make everyone t home happy including you .

I just can't update recipes because i am on vacation .Will be back to normal after some weeks.

Cooking time:8-10 minutes


  •  1 cup Thin poha/aval/pressed rice.
  • 2 tbsp roasted gram/pottukadalai
  • salt as required
  • 1/4 tsp sugar

To temper:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder.
  • 2 tbsp peanuts/kadalai 

  • Grease a microwave safe plate (grease with edible oil)
  • Add Poha to it and microwave it for 1 minute .Take it out then microwave again for one more minute .
  • In the same plate add roasted gram and microwave for 3 minutes(do it like 3 times 1 minute each time)

  • In a tava add oil .
  • Add mustard seeds and wait or it to splutter .
  • Add peanuts and roast it until it becomes brown (roast for about a minute)
  • Add  curry leaves and add turmeric and chili powder .
  • Saute it for a second or two.

  • Add the roasted poha and roasted gram and mix it well .
  • Add salt and sugar and toss it well .

your quick poha chivda/aval mixture is ready to eat .

  • You can increase the oil amount .If you dont want the mixture to be greasy the oil level mentioned here is good .
  • Add your favourites like kara boondi,sweet boondi,thin sev,kara sev to make it even yummier .
  • You can roast the peanuts dry before adding it to oil(so you dont need to saute it oil)
  • If you have roasted peanuts then add them while serving instead of adding it to oil
  • For every minute take the roasted gram and poha so that it dont get burnt.
  • Adding of turmeric gives a nice color to the mixture so please add it .

Thursday, 15 May 2014


        My mother in law makes this tastiest kulambhu ,we two(me and MR.K) love it a lot(my daughter has a sweet tooth) .She makes a lot of tastiest meals ,I wanted to try all of hers but didn't get a chance to try them.One fine day i asked her about this karuvepilai kulmabhu recipe(because curry leaves are rich in iron ) .With lots of nutritional value this kulambhu scores the best among the gravies similar to it .
         I almost made this gravy 4-5 times now and it is the tastiest kulambhu you ever have .With a mild curry of your choice your lunch will be the best ever.You can pack this for your two days train journey also to eat with your packed rice and idlies.
     Curryleaves are very rich in iron and folic acid which helps fight anaemia etc.It is the remedy for early ageing (greying of hair ).Curry leaves have many more health benefits,if you want more about it check here.

Interested in more tangy gravies for rice check

Vengayam vellaipoondu kulambhu(shallot-garlic gravy)
Kathirikai -Murungaikai Kulambhu(drunstick -brinjal gravy)
Meen kulambhu(fish gravy)

Preparation time:5 min
Cooking time:15-20  min

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