Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Easy Eggless Chocolate Pudding Recipe - No Bake Dessert Recipes

Eggless Chocolate pudding is yummy chocolaty pudding that can be prepared easily. Yes. You can prepare this chocolate pudding in just 15 minutes. That is the maximum time taken. The good thing is this easy chocolate pudding recipe is made without eggs and without chocolates too. Still you will not have even a slight feeling of missing real chocolates.

Chocolate Pudding

This chocolate pudding topped with chopped almonds and raisins will give you a feeling of eating dairy milk fruits and nuts:) I have added right quantity of sugar. If you want more sweetness, add more sugar. It is surely one of the best No Bake Homemade Dessert Recipes. I am sure your kids will love it and ask for more. Not only kids, you will also eat it more.

Now let us see how to make chocolate pudding - Homemade Chocolate Pudding :)

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Monday, 15 December 2014

Kothu Parotta Recipe - How to make veg Kothu Parotta

Kothu Parotta is a mouth watering dish which no one can deny unless if some one is in diet. It is very famous in Tamil Nadu especially. Kothu parotta is a popular dinner item which is available nearly in all hotels here. Believe me, you can make kothu parotta very easily at home. All you need is just 4 parottas and a cup of salna. You can serve it for 2 people. When I have left over parotta and salna, I pick kothu parotta. If I do not have salna, I pick chilli parotta. You can even make kothu parotta without salna. I will post that recipe in future. This recipe requires parotta and salna. It takes less than 20 minutes totally :) Recipe for salna -

Side dish suggestion: So simple :) Just go for Onion raitha. No other side dish can be a better accompaniment for kothu parotta.

Storage suggestion: Well, you will completely finish this tasty kothu parota in one shot. You can refrigerate the left over kothu parotta if required. Just drizzle water and heat kothu parotta in low flame just before serving.

Kothu Parotta

About Taste: Spicy(credit goes to salna and red chilli powder), tangy(credit - tomato and tomato sauce), juicy(credit - water) and crunchy(credit - onion and capsicum). If you are adding tomato sauce, you can enjoy the hint of sweetness too.

Kothu Parota

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Kambu Adai | Pearl Millet Adai Recipe - Bajra Adai

Kambu Adai or Bajra Adai is a tasty and healthy breakfast and dinner recipe which has lot of nutritional values. Kambu is the widely grown and used millet type. Our ancestors had kambu recipes as their staple food recipes. After a few years break, Kambu has started taking place in this generation due to health consciousness. Bajras has the maxium iron content when compared to other millets.

I personally prefer kambu adai over Kambu dosa as we do not need to wait for fermentation of batter like Kambu dosa. You just need to soak them for 2 hours. You can soak for maximum of 4 hours and not more than that as it will not taste so good. So, if you are planning to prepare Kambu adai for dinner, just soak them in the evening once you come back from work. If you are going to prepare this kambu adai for breakfast, prepare the batter in the evening before and refrigerate the batter.

Millet adai

The good news is India is the largest producer of Pearl Millet. Rajasthan is the no.1 producer of pearl millet in India. Bajra accounts to 50 percent of the total millet production. So, it is available very easily.

Kambu adai

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Karpooravalli | Omavalli | Ajwain Leaves Benefits for Cold and Cough

Karpooravalli or Omavalli are Tamil Names for Ajwain Leaves. Ajwain plant is easy to grow in houses like Tulsi plant. Karpooravalli(Omavalli) has lot of Medicinal uses and benefits.


Few of Karpooravalli - Ajwain Health benefits include remedy for cough, cold, stomach problems, indigestion, reduced appetite and diarrhoea. I am planning to do a separate post for writing the benefits of ajwain.

In this post, we are going to learn how to use ajwain leaves(karpooravalli) as home remedy for cold and cough. One grandma in my apartment gave this recipe and it showed result from the first dose itself for my kid. The result will vary based on the severity of cold but it will be surely effective for common cold.

When you see the cold symptoms, you can give this homemade tonic in the initial stage itself to avoid the cold becoming more severe.


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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Ice cubes for Face

Ice cubes are good for face. Most of you must have heard about it. That's why you are curious to read more about it. Am I right? My sister has tried applying ice cubes on face for 20 days continuously. She told that the result was awesome. So, I also tried the ice cubes facial:) The result is a clean, smooth and glowing face. What else do you want? Still I have not touch 30, so I am not able to judge whether it reduces shrinks and slows down aging process. But I have heard that ice cubes reduces wrinkles from beauticians.

But I am sure most of you must not be aware the fact that ice cubes should not be applied directly on your face. Are you wondering what to do? Let us see how to use ice cubes for face and the benefits of ice cubes for face.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Kadai Paneer Recipe - How To Make Kadai Paneer

Homemade Kadai Paneer Recipe doesn't sound interesting?  Yes, it should be. Even a basic punjabi dhaba will have this humble Kadai Paneer listed in their menu. The fact is people would blindly choose Kadai Paneer or Paneer Butter Masala easily. I use homemade paneer to prepare kadai paneer.

Kadai Paneer is paneer(Indian Cottage cheese) cooked in Kadai(Indian wok). Basically, Kadai paneer is cooked in tomato mixture with capscium cubes. You can see the capsicum chopped in bigger size and cooked in the kadai.

Kadai Paneer Restaurant style copy

This Kadai Paneer recipe will give you dry or semi dry kadai paneer. I will soon post Kadai Paneer Gravy version in restaurant style. The secret of getting restaurant style kadai paneer is using freshly ground masala. Here, I have used coriander powder and red chilli powder. So, it would not consume more time. So, I can call this as Easy Kadai Paneer recipe. Believe me if you have paneer at home, it would take only 10 minutes of your time excluding its cooking time.

Now, let us see how to make Kadai Paneer at home.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Homemade Pickle Recipes - How to make pickles at home - Easy Pickle Recipe

I have compiled the list of Homemade Pickle Recipes here. I have included all the homemade pickle recipes which I have posted in this blog. All new post on homemade pickles will get updated here.

As you know, homemade pickles are healthier and can be made fresh as and when required. Absolutely no preservatives need to be used. Moreover the taste can be altered according to your ow taste buds. Love spicy hot pickle? Add more red chilli powder. Love Salty pickles? Add more salt. Don't want oily pickles? Add less oil.

The recipes here are to help you to get a basic idea on how to make pickles at home. No stringent measurements have to be followed. Last but not least, do not forget to add fenugreek powder in pickles. It gives you an awesome taste. Don't have fenugreek powder? Just dry roast the fenugreek seeds and grind it in a mixer. That's it.

I got a doubt long back - What is the difference between thokku and pickle(Urugai)?. I checked with many people. Some said both are same. Some told different definitions. At last, I concluded that thokku is little watery and pickle has no water content. If you see a store bought pickle bottle, you cannot see the water content whereas you can see more oil. In thokku, it is kind of semi gravy where the mixture has little water content. Also, I have heard that thokku has little less shelf life when compared to pickles. Do you know any other difference? Please let us know.

So, if you want the pickle to have little water content, make it as thokku by adding little more water. Switch off before the water is completely evaporated. If you want it as pickle with no water, add less water(required to bind the ingredients) and allow the water content to evaporate. You can even skip adding water by adding more oil.

So, now you are aware of the tricks of making homemade pickles. Its time to check out the homemade pickle recipes.

1. Sweet Mango Pickle - Mangai Urugai(in Tamil) - Aam Ka Achar(in Hindi) Recipe:

Recipe Link - Sweet Mango pickle

2. Citron Pickle - Narthangai thokku or Narthangai Urugai(in Tamil) Recipe:

Recipe Link - Citron Pickle

3. Gooseberry Pickle Recipe - Amla Achar(in Hindi) - Nellikai Urugai(in Tamil) Recipe:

Recipe Link - Gooseberry Pickle

4. Tomato Pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku*Thakkali Urugai in Tamil) - Tomato Ka Achar(in Hindi):

Recipe Link - Gooseberry Pickle

5. Orange Peel Thokku - Orange peel pickle recipe - Pickle made from Orange skin:

Recipe Link - Orange Peel Pickle

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