Saturday, February 17, 2018

Seppankizhangu Roast | How to do Arbi Fry in Less Oil | Tawa Arbi Fry

This week's theme is Tawa Recipes, where I would be sharing recipes which are made on a Tawa, mostly for health reasons. Today, its a simple Seppankizhangu Fry or Arbi Fry made on a Tawa which is otherwise fried using a lot of oil to make it crispy. I learnt this method from my mom, who makes the best Arbi Roast. Its a simple recipe with very few ingredients. Just a little patience to keep the Skillet on medium heat and to flip the Arbi pieces once in a while is the key to get perfect Roast. Just give a try and you are sure to fall in love with this Easy side-dish. 

BM #85 Wk 3 - Day 1
Tawa Recipes

Preparation time - 2mins
Cooking time - 15mins

Friday, January 26, 2018

Whey Almond Chocolate Eclairs | Keto Dessert

Whether on diet or not, who doesn't crave desserts? Iam very fond of sweets and after embarking on Keto diet, I could find that the intense craving for sweets had gone. I feel, its one of the best thing about this particular diet. Science behind this is, Carbs aggrevate your Carb cravings, the reason behind one could not stop with just a few chips or French fries. You will in turn eat more and more. That is not your problem, its the action of Carbs. Instead, when you are on an Off-carb diet, consisting of adequate amounts of Protein and healthy Fats, you don't give in to temptations at all. And, Iam the best example to prove this Science! 

In spite of that, very rarely, I do feel like eating something sweet. I came across this recipe and tried out one weekday night. Just whip up a few ingredients, and you are done. Cool, isn't it?

PS: Though its absolutely safe, Whey protein is a dietary supplement and is not advisable for kids below 16years. So, this recipe is not for kids. 

Wk 4 - BM #84 Day 3
New Year Challenge

Preparation time - 10mins
Yields - 5 Chocolate Eclairs

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Keto / Paleo Pizza | Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Today's recipe is one of the amazing recipes which I bumped into, after embarking on this Keto journey in 2017. It all started with me reading about Paleo Diet on Gayathri's blog, which claimed to be one of best Diet plans to lose weight, especially within short period of time.Her write-up was just enough to trigger a spark in me and spent the whole year reading and exploring a lot about Nutrition and Low Carb diets and how they work. I should say, I was on a roll and nothing could stop me. Oh man, it worked like a miracle. I could discover a NEW ME which I had not even dreamt in life. Losing oodles of kgs and more than that,so many inches, on a sustainable Diet plan was fantastic. Would share more about my Keto journey in coming days, maybe as a separate series.. 

Coming back to the recipe, it is one recipe which I never expected to turn out so well. Many recipes shared for Keto or Paleo diet are based on Cauliflower. It is swapped mainly with Potato to make a Low-Carb food which originally is high in Carbs. Cauliflower Rice is doing the rounds in the Diet world. In the same way, this Cauliflower Crust Pizza turns out really so well and definitely a perfect replacement to regular Pizza. Best thing is my kids loved it so much and I have done this Keto Pizza a few times already. Come, let enjoy a guilt-free Pizza.

Wk 4 - BM #84 Day 2
New Year Challenge

Preparation time - 5mins
Baking time - 15-20mins
Serves - 4

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Healthy Plantain Chips | Vazhakkai Chips, Baked Version

This week, I would be sharing some healthy / Diet-specific Recipes under New Year Challenge. I had long back started cutting junk food and all things unhealthy for my kids from Cornflakes to white sugar to deep-fried snacks. I replaced Deep-fried ones with either baked or Shallow fried version using Appe pan. This crispy, flavourful Raw Banana Chips is one such recipe which is very healthy, yet so addictive. It uses very little oil and within minutes, comes out perfectly crispy, just like its deep-fried counterpart. I stopped using Refined oils as well, so this Chips is made using Organic Cold-pressed Coconut Oil, which makes it even more flavourful and yummy. 

Wk 4 - BM #84
New Year Challenge

Preparation time - 10mins
Baking time - 12-15mins
Serves - 4

Friday, January 19, 2018

Green Chutney Recipe | Sandwich Chutney

Today, I will share the most famous Green Chutney recipe which is very versatile  in its use. It is a great Spread for making plain or Cheesy Sandwiches, a good accompaniment for South Indian Tiffin items and I also use it to coat Panner and make a Quick tikka. So, I always make sure this Green Chutney is available at home all time. It stores well for upto a week. So, it comes handy during most busy weekdays. Lets check out the recipe!

Wk 3 - Day 3
Dips,Chutneys & Spreads

Preparation time : 5 mins
Yields - 10 Servings

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Homemade Pizza Sauce | Easy Tomato Spread | Low-Calorie Recipe

Today's recipe is one among few versatile spreads, which comes handy,not only for Pizzas, but also for Bread Sandwiches. I also add it to my Mixed Veg Pastas. So, let's look at the step-wise guide to the preparation of Homemade Pizza sauce or Tomato Spread. It takes about 30mins to get it done.Pizza sauce can be prepared well ahead and kept refrigerated for around 2-3 weeks and used when required.

Wk 3 - Day 2
Dips,Chutneys & Spreads

Preparation time : 5 mins
Baking time : 20 mins
Yields : 500ml of Pizza sauce

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carrot Small Onion Chutney | Side dish for Idli / Dosa

After a very long gap due to some family commitments, Iam happy to get back into Blogging and I hope to set aside some time to pursue my passion henceforth.With that note, sharing a humble Chutney recipe today. Though Bakes and Festive recipes are my favourites, I thought it is also essential to touch on the basic everyday recipes as well, being a food blogger afterall. Those calorie dense treats are meant for occasional indulgence,but these easy and everyday recipes make up for our daily menus. Today, its the Carrot Onion Chutney which is an excellent accompaniment for Idli / Dosa.

Wk 3 - BM #84
Dips,Chutneys & Spreads

Preparation time - 5mins
Cooking time - 5-7mins
Serves - 4

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Jeera Pulao | Jeera Rice Rice | Under 30mins Recipe

Jeera Rice or Jeera Pulao is a very easy one-pot dish which is a staple at my place. May it be for kids' lunch box or for a weekend meal with delectable side-dish, this Jeera Rice would fit perfectly. Once the rice is boiled, it just takes a couple of minutes to whit it up. Another good thing is that only minimal ingredients are required which would be readily available at any time. Let's get on to the recipe.