Eggless Apple Pudding without Sugar Recipe - Easy Apple Pudding Recipe

Eggless Apple Pudding without Sugar Recipe - Easy Apple Pudding Recipe:

Eggless Apple Pudding Recipe - I wanted to try it for a long time whenever I had plenty of apples at home. I finally tried it 2 weeks before even I tried Eggless Chocolate Pudding Recipe. But I have posted chocolate pudding recipe first as it was christmas time :)

Chopped Apple pieces are for crunchiness. Dates and nuts are added for healthy and tasty topping. You can skip those to make a simple and basic apple pudding. In that case, reduce the quantity of jaggery syrup. Also, 1/2 cup of roughly chopped apple is enough. As I thought plain apple pudding might not impress my family, I have added them :) I have replaced sugar with Jaggery. Jaggery is a natural sweetener and is a rich source of nutrients.

About the recipe:

The process of this recipe involves 3 stages. 

1. Making basic apple pudding.
2. Adding chopped apples to the pudding for crunchiness.
3. Making topping for the pudding

As I said, you can just go ahead with step 1 if you want to keep it very simple. In that case, reduce the quantity of jaggery syrup. Also, 1/2 cup of roughly chopped apple is enough.
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Wall Stickers for Room - Room Decorating Ideas - Home Decor

I have recently bought a wall sticker for my bedroom. I never thought of buying a wall sticker for my home until my kid had scribbled in our bedroom.

One fine afternoon when I was half asleep, I was hearing some weird sound. When I woke up, my son was scribbling on our white wall with a black sketch pen. I managed to stop him immediately. But I knew that whatever he had scribbled could not be undone until we cover it up with something.

I was feeling both happy and sad. It was his first scribbling in our wall. So, I wanted not to cover it up completely. I also did not want to leave the room as it was. Then I decided to buy a wall sticker which can go along with his scribbling well.

After a thorough research, I bought a wall sticker in eBay. Let me write a review of that wall sticker in a separate post.

Do you think wall stickers are a waste of money?

Some might think wall stickers are a waste of money. Actually, it is not. Even the stickers priced at Rs.200 have been marked as re-usable. I am not sure whether you can re-use them after you repaint the wall. To say that, I need to wait for 4 more years at least. But there are some expensive stickers from genuine brands which claim that their stickers are re-usable. So you can decide and choose.

Anyways, we are not going to paint every year. On an average, we repaint our home every 4 years. So if you buy a sticker worth Rs.300, you are not even spending Rs.100 for a year for wall sticker. It can give you real pleasure whenever you and your guests see your wall. Do you think it is a waste of money? I don't think even if the stickers are not reusable after removing them.

When it comes to decorating Nursery and Kids room, wall sticker is the cheapest decor option. Nowadays all parents show interest in decorating kids room as most of the kids have dedicated room almost in every household and there is where they spend most of the time. So, the kids room should be pleasant and comfortable for them. Kids room decor should never be taken for granted and you should spend your valuable time to come up with the best for your kids. Ask their opinions and wishes on how to decorate the kids room. Involve them in designing and implementing.

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Dettol Muti-Use Wipes Review

I started using wet wipes after my kid was born. He is now 3.25 years old. I still take the wipes in my handbag whenever I take him outside. The best thing I like about wipes is they are ideal for instant-cleanups. We do not need to carry more water bottles unnecessarily.

When I came to know about Dettol Multi-Use Wipes, I wanted to try it immediately. Since they provide better protection from a wide range of germs, I was attracted to it. I kept the Dettol Multi-Use wipes pack in my dressing table. My kid took it and asked what that is. Thinking that he would not understand what that is, I told him that it is nothing related to him and it is for me. But to my surprise, he told that it is "Dettol". I have never taught him anything about Dettol before and I have not even talked anything about it before. I think that he knew it by TV advertisements.

Usage Instructions and Ingredients:

Check out them in the below image.


Rs.115 for pack of 10 wipes
Rs.135 for pack of 30 wipes
Rs.345 for pack of 90 wipes
Rs.225 for pack of 50 wipes
Rs.575 for pack of 150 wipes

My experience with Dettol Muti-Use Wipes - Review:

I am a great fan of Dettol Antispetic Disinfectant Liquid. I always make sure that it is available at home all the time. I never washed my son's clothes when he was a baby without Dettol. My mom told me to always use Dettol while washing the baby's clothes. Now, Dettol Multi-Use Wipes also started to take place at my home. It comes in re-sealable packing.

I never had satisfaction in cleaning fridge before using these wipes. I was searching for a good product to clean my refrigerator especially to clean the immovable parts. I can use normal tissues, wet cloth or usual wipes for both removable and irremovable parts of fridge. But I really doubt whether they can protect from germs. I am sure the refrigerator should have a lot of germs inside it.

When I came to know about Dettol Multi-Use wipes, I thought to use it for cleaning my fridge. Yes, that was the first thing I did with the wipes. My son took one of the wipes before me and he started cleaning his toys with it:) Also, he liked the fragrance too. He asked me also to smell it.

Next thing I tried with wipes was cleaning worktops. First, I clean the worktops with normal cloth and then I clean with Dettol wipes. I feel that it is a cost effective way.

I use it for cleaning my face and neck too while going outside.


1. Multi-Use Wipes from a trusted brand "Dettol". So, there is no need to worry about reliability and quality of the product.
2. Can be used for personal uses - hand, face and neck.
3. Can be used in the kitchen - worktops, refrigerators, microwaves and other similar devices.
4. Can be used to clean home surfaces like tables, door knobs, children's toys and chairs, and other similar surfaces.
5. Just few times of wiping is enough even for heavy stains and dirt.
6. Not only it can be used for cleaning but also gives protection from germs.
7. Best for travel. Must take it everywhere we go.
8. Easy to use.
9. Being pH neutral, it will not affect my skin's natural protection, and the emollients present in the wipes keep our skin moisturized.
10. Worth the money.

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Easy Eggless Chocolate Pudding Recipe - No Bake Dessert Recipes

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:)

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Kothu Parotta Recipe | How to make veg Kothu Parotta | Vegetable Kothu Parotta

Kothu Parotta Recipe | How to make veg Kothu Parotta | Vegetable 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. Vegetable 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 vegetable kothu parotta 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.

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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 have posted other millet recipes such as Instant Ragi Dosa and Ragi Murukku.

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

Pearl Millet(in English) in different languages: Bajra in Hindi, Kambu in Tamil, Gantilu/Sajjalu in Telugu, Sajje in Kannada and Kambam in Malayalam.

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Karpooravalli | Omavalli | Ajwain Leaves Benefits for Cold and Cough

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.


Homemade Karpooravalli Cough syrup:


Ajwain Leaves(Karpooravalli) - 1 big leaf
Tulsi leaves - 2
Betel leaves(vethalai) - 1/4(If you do not have betel leaves you can use Garlic - 1 peeled)
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Asafoetida - A pinch
Rock salt - 1/8 tsp
Whole Black Pepper - 2 nos

*Measurement is for kids. For Adults you can use 4 times the measurement.

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Ice cubes for Face

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

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.

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Amla Pickle Recipe | Gooseberry Pickle | Nellikai Urugai - How To Make Amla Pickle

Amla Pickle Recipe | Gooseberry Pickle | Nellikai Urugai - How To Make Amla Pickle:

Amla Pickle or Gooseberry Pickle is one of the easy homemade pickle recipe which can be made instantly. I would say amla pickle recipe is all about trial and error method. Adjusting red chilli powder and salt is the main process in making this homemade pickle.

We don't need to wait till summer to make this pickle. It is quite instant pickle recipe.

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Orange peel recipe - Orange Peel Pachadi | How To Make Orange Peel Pickle or Thokku

Orange peel recipe - Orange Peel Pachadi | How To Make Orange Peel Pickle or Thokku:

Orange Peel Pachadi is a healthy way to use orange peel which we normally ignore. Orange peel cannot be consumed in large quantity in single sitting as it can induce digestion problems. So, making orange peel pachadi/ thokku is the best way to get the goodness of orange peel. I have already posted recipes of Mango thokku, Tomato Thokku, Citron pickle(Narthangai thokku). So, this one is 4th post on homemade pickles and pachadi. Why don't you make homemade pickles for every week alternatively?

In our region, people include more quantity of pickle every day. We eat rice with curd daily and pickle is the best accompaniment for it which cannot be beaten by any. So, if we make homemade pickles, it is better than store bought one with respect to hygiene, quality of ingredients and health factors.

Orange peel recipes

Benefits of Orange Peel:

Purdue University Horiculture and Landscape Architecture says 100 g of orange fruits has 40 mg of Calcium whereas 100 g of Orange peel has 161 mg of Calcium. Orange peel has almost 4 times of Calcium than the orange fruit. It also 1.5 g of Protein. It also has good amount of vitamins like riboflavin, Vitamin B5 and B6 and  also minerals.

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Frush Ville in OMR Review - Chennai Corner

You will love Frush Ville at first sight. Yes. Frush Ville is a real treat for your eyes when you cross it. I have seen it so many times while traveling in the OMR. Recently we did a shopping in a furniture showroom in Navalur, OMR. You can read about that furniture shop here. While returning, my hubby asked whether we could go to Frush Ville which is located in OMR itself. I already felt full but I couldn't say no as my hubby told that the ambience is so good. Frush Ville is very close to Polaris, Egattur in OMR.


The restaurant is small but if I say it is awesome, it is an understatement. Until I entered into the restaurant, I did not have plan to write about it in my blog. But I couldn't resist taking pictures after seeing the nice ambience and updating them in my blog. I took it in my phone as it was an unplanned shoot :) So, the picture quality is not so good.


Its a perfect place if you want to dine with your family. You can have light dinner in the lovely ambience. It was so greenery. I loved it so much. We have ordered juice, falooda and sandwiches.



You can have fresh juices, sandwiches, ice creams and even chat items. OMG, I have never seen so many juice options in my life. There is a lot of options available. They not only have common juices from fruits like Apple, Pomegranate but also fruits from all over the world including western fruits. I do not have the list of juices right now with me. If I have, I would love sharing it too. You should see the menu card to trust me. The options are plenty more than you could  imagine. My hubby is a fan of fresh juices and he was excited to see such a big list of juices.

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Paneer Kofta Recipe - How to make Paneer Kofta

Paneer Kofta Recipe - How to make Paneer Kofta:

Paneer kofta is tempting me even to think about it. It is so soft, tasty and perfect for kids and guests. It is good to learn Paneer kofta recipe especially who make paneer at home. See how to make paneer at home here. I am sure sometimes you will have left out crumbled paneer or you might have not got perfect paneer cubes. At that time you can make this Paneer Kofta very quickly. The ingredients are also not something you have to go out and buy.

I tried it yesterday and we all loved it so much. I cursed myself for making only 8. There was a tough competition from my kid for eating this paneer kofta. Even though I liked it so much, I limited myself to only 2 as he loved it so much. I also wanted my hubby to enjoy his share. So, I had to put boundary myself.

How to make paneer kofta

There was a time when all of my teammates used to compete with each other to eat as far as we can when I was working. We used to order more and more especially starters while going for treat. But now, nobody is there to order for more. Its me who has to prepare :) Laziness becomes a matter too. My kid is the only one in the world for whom I sacrifice my favorite snack items and ice creams :) I am happy about this change.

Aloo Paneer Kofta

Okay. Now let us see how to make paneer kofta at home.

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A healthy child makes a happy home

Health is wealth. We can regain the lost wealth anytime but not health. We can live happily even if we have poor wealth. But it is not possible with poor health. So, it is important to see health as primary factor of happy living.

If your child is not studying well, you can still be happy. If your child is not doing her exams well, you can still be happy. But that is not the case when child is sick. More than the children, parents become mentally upset when their children are sick.

When they grow up, they can take care of themselves. But in their childhood, we are responsible to keep them healthy.

When I was 8 years old, I suffered from jaundice. I don't know whether vaccination for jaundice was available at that time. My sister was less than one year old at that time. The doctor told my parents to admit me in the hospital. As my sister was a baby, we could not leave her in relatives house also. My parents took her also to the hospital. My parents put a cradle in the room for her. I had to be there for 1 week. I still remember how difficult the time was for the entire family. Only after I got cured, my family was back to normal state. But vaccines are available for jaundice nowadays.

Science has developed a lot and new vaccines have been found. But the germs are also getting stronger day by day. Diseases like Dengue, Ebola are threatening the world. So, it is important for us to make our children more immune.

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Tomato Chutney Recipe - How to make tomato chutney without coconut - Thakkali Chutney

Tomato Chutney Recipe - How to make tomato chutney without coconut - Thakkali Chutney:

Tomato Chutney recipe is one of the easy chutney recipes which have dominating tomato flavor. I have already posted another version of onion tomato chutney without coconut in this blog. Also, I have posted how to make onion tomato chutney with coconut. This is another version of tomato chutney. There are endless options to make chutneys and this tomato chutney is one of the easy chutney recipes. This thakkali chutney(in Tamil) is very famous in Tamil Nadu.

You can check many more chutney recipes here - Chutney recipes. I have posted chutney recipes that can be made with coconut and without coconut too.

This tomato chutney recipe is prepared without coconut. So, people who are in restricted diet can opt for this tomato chutney recipe.

I have few more recipes for the same tomato chutney. I will definitely post them soon here.

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Quikr is really Quikrrrrrrrrr

Today I am going to share my memorable shopping experience with My sweet 3 years old son always likes to watch Quikr Ads in TV and never forgets to say 'Quikrrrrrrr' along with the advertisement. Not only my son, every one in India should have fallen in love for the words Quikr and Quikrrrrrrrr....  Never mind if I use the word 'Quikrrrrrr' instead of the words 'Quik' and  'Quikr' in this post. I absolutely love that word too much.

Quikr is India's no.1 Online classifieds platform which connects people. It helps them to sell or buy goods and services. Though it was started in just 2008, it has become India's no.1 online classifieds platform because of its salient features which no one else can compete. Quikr has also become the no.1 'Buyer Aur Seller Ka Perfect Matchmaker' with absolutely zero cost for matchmaking. Thank you Quikr :)

My Quicr Shopping Experience:

I have kept my budget as 5000 INR for shopping with Quikr. As I did not fix any particular product in my mind, I spent a lot of time in just browsing through OMG, Quikr is indeed an ocean of products. Unless you have any urgent requirement in mind for a particular good, you will end up in spending lot of time in just browsing the millions of products. That is what I was doing for many days. As I always love shopping, I loved the browsing experience too. As a software engineer, I could say that Quikr application is well designed keeping common people also in mind. It is such an easy-to-use application. It has all the important features which can make your shopping smoother and easier.

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Deals on Online Food Service

Eating out is fun but getting to the restaurant of your choice only to find it crowded is not quite what you had expected. You may like one type of food and may want to go to a particular restaurant whereas your spouse or kids may pick another one. The easiest way to resolve all these issues is to stay at home, watch TV or have a party or just relax and let the food be delivered to your doorstep from the restaurant of your choice. In addition enjoy the benefit of deals on online food services. Services like fulfill a long-felt need of modern families. If you are a foodie but hate having to negotiate traffic and wait in queues then the best alternative is to order food to be delivered to your home. If you are a busy executive and find little time to cook or even visit a restaurant, use your smartphone to visit this site and order food to be delivered to your office so you can work but do not stay hungry.

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Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Easy Urundai Kulambu Recipe

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Easy Urundai Kulambu Recipe:

Paruppu Urundai kulambu has become my recent favorite kulambu recipe. It is a famous recipe in Tamil Nadu. Frankly speaking, making urundai kulambu never struck in my mind till last year. Thinking about the long list of ingredients and lengthy process, I did not think about trying it. But believe me, even though the process looks lengthy and cumbersome, it is not at all difficult once you try it once. All you need to do is reading this urundai kuzhambu recipe and plan accordingly. It contains multiple small tasks but not complicated. You might need to read the paruppu urundai kuzhambu recipe multiple times to get a hold of the complete process if you are trying this for first time.

I did not try intentionally urundai kuzhambu while making it for the first time. I was planning to make paruppu vadai but ended up preparing paruppu urundai kuzhambu somehow. The taste was so good. It is definitely a treat for vegetarians who have limited options for kuzhambu. Kulambu with those tasty balls really make your lunch a special one. We have it for dinner also as side dish for dosai.

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Easy Urundai Kulambu Recipe

You can use either Chana dal/Bengal gram(kadalai paruppu in Tamil) or Toor Dal(thuvaram paruppu in Tamil) or mixture of both for making the balls. Both of them tastes good. But I personally like balls made with chana dal(kadalai paruppu).

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Easy Urundai Kulambu Recipe

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Easy Urundai Kulambu Recipe:

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Easy Urundai Kulambu Recipe

Cooking Time:  30 mins approx     
Recipe Category : Kuzhambu Recipes


  • Oil - 3 tbsp(sesame oil preferably)
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing - A pinch
  • Small onions - 10 peeled
  • Tomato - 1 chopped
  • Garlic - 10 flakes
  • Tamarind - 1 big amla size
  • Sambar powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Jaggery powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

  • For Balls(Urundais)

  • Chana dal(kadalai paruppu) - 3/4 cup(or Toor dal - 1 cup)
  • Small onions - 10 chopped finely
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2-3
  • Coconut grated - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Salt - To taste

  • To Grind

  • Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
  • Small onions - 2
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp

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Salna Recipe - Parotta Salna - Vegetable Salna

Salna Recipe - Parotta Salna - Vegetable Salna:

Salna is the first side dish which comes in our mind for parotta. I am sure every one drools for salna. Parotta  and salna is a wonderful combination which cannot be beaten by anything else. I have posted parotta recipe already. Now it is time to post recipe for salna.

Last week was loaded with fun at home. Kid was at home for the whole week due to holidays for diwali and continuous rain. Parents and sis were also there. I became lazy as usual as mom took in charge of kitchen:)

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Rasagulla Recipe - How To Make Rasagulla

Rasagulla Recipe - How To Make Rasagulla:

Rasagulla recipe I have shared here is a simple one and there will be no mess when you try to make rasagulla at home. It is beautiful even to see the little white paneer balls floating in the sugar syrup.


I am telling you that only 1 percent of people get perfect rasagullas in the first attempt itself. My case is even worse. I got it perfect in the first time. But failed in the next attempt and passed in third attempt again :)

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Dates Halwa Recipe - Dates Recipes

Dates halwa is my first Diwali Sweet recipe I have prepared for this year at home. Yes, Diwali has started for us with Dates Halwa. The taste is yummy. It is a super hit in my home. Hubby, kid, mom, dad and sister loved it so much. It is getting over soon. I thought of taking pictures tomorrow once my kid goes to school. Seeing everyone's love for this Dates Halwa, I have decided to do it today itself and post it today. So, Dates Halwa is the newcomer in this blog for this year Diwali.

Dates Halwa is the second recipe of dates which I have tried having Dates as main ingredient. I used to frequently make dates milkshake whenever Dates is available more in stock. As Diwali is nearing this time, I want to make a sweet recipe with Dates.

Dates Halwa Recipe

I felt Dates halwa is very easy halwa recipe. But what really you require for making halwa is your time. You have to stand and stir once you switch on the stove. But this dates halwa takes only 20-30 minutes. So, it is not a big deal I guess. It is absolutely worth the time when you see the kids enjoying it. Okay. Now let us see how to make dates halwa at home.

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Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe - How to make Sweetened condensed milk at home

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe - How to make Sweetened condensed milk at home:

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk is one of the ingredients which can be eaten as such. It tastes yummy. It is definitely a quick sweet item when your kid asks for something sweet. I remember skipping many recipes since the recipe asked for condensed milk. It is not available in our nearby super market. I forget to buy even when we go to some other super markets.

One day I wanted to try a recipe for ice cream. But condensed milk was there in the ingredient list. I thought of skipping it. But I wanted to find out how to make sweetened condensed milk at home.
Finally, I found out that sweetened condensed milk recipe is quite simple and  can be made in a jiffy.

Homemade condensed Milk

Moreover, it saves your money a lot when you make at home. Hmmm.. I prepared sweetened condensed milk at home for making ice cream. But me and my kid finished it up as soon as I prepared. The taste is awesome and yummy. You cannot save it for later unless you prepare in large quantity. So, beware and prepare large quantity if you have plans to try some recipes using sweetened condensed milk.

Now, let us see how to make sweetened condensed milk at home.

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Itchy Eyes Home Remedies - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Itchy Eyes Home Remedies - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes:

Home Remedies for itchy and irritated eyes shared here are easy and very effective in treating the eye problems like itching and irritating. Even swollen, tearing, painful, red and burning eyes can be treated by following these simple home remedies.

Eyes are beautiful and precious. They can speak thousands of words silently and express your feelings apparently. Instead of using chemical drops, protect your eyes with simple and easy home remedies in case of minor irritations and itchiness.

Common Causes for irritating, Red, Swollen, Burning and itchy eyes:

There could be several factors which causes eye irritation and itchiness. But the top 5 common causes are listed below.

1. Stress given to eyes due to excessive reading books, watching tv, seeing monitors of computers and mobiles for prolonged hours, and so on.
2. Common cold and fever can cause irritating and itchy eyes.
3. Mild Allergy and pollution
4. Lack of sleep
5. Overall tiredness

If the severity is high and if you think that there could be any severe medical reason behind the itchiness, please consult a doctor.

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Avial Recipe - How To Make Avial - Tamil Nadu style

Avial Recipe - How To Make Avial - Tamil Nadu style:

Avial recipe is one of the easiest recipe than we could think of. Avial is basically prepared by a mix of different vegetables. Amma always says that at least it is good to use 5 different vegetables to make avial. Sambar and Avial are prepared on the day of Pongal without fail in almost all houses. I have given Avial recipe what we follow in our region. I am sure that different recipes are followed in different regions. But the avial recipe I have given here is quite easy and can make a tasty avail for sure.

Raw Banana(Vazhakkai), Potato, Carrot are mandatory vegetables to get a tasty avial.


We make sundakkari the next day of Pongal. Amma mixes left over sambar and avial. She boils them in low flame till both of them blends nicely and reduce in quantity(sunda vanthanum. Thats why we call it as sundakkari). Hmmmm... Yummmmyyyy.. I am a very very big fan of sundakkari. It tastes heavenly with rice mixed with curd and dosa.

How to make avial

Avial Recipe - How To Make Avial - Tamil Nadu style:

Avial Recipe - How To Make Avial - Tamil Nadu style:

Cooking Time:  25 mins    |  Serves: 2-3
Recipe Category : Side dish for rice


  • Carrot - 1 Large
  • Beans - 6
  • Avarakkai - 4
  • Potato - 1
  • Raw Banana(Vazhakkai) - 1
  • Mango - 1/2
  • Brinjal - 1
  • Coconut oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - few - 2
  • Hing - 2 pinches
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - To Taste

  • To Grind:

  • Coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Small Onion - 2 peeled
  • Green Chilli - 1

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Lemon Rice Recipe - How To Make Lemon Rice - Easy Lemon Rice Recipe

Lemon rice recipe is one of the inevitable easy recipes you must know. We call it as Lemon Satham(Lemon Sadam), Elumichai Satham in Tamil. It is called as Nimbu Rice in Hindi I believe. Even though I like to spend time to try new dishes, there are some days when I really want a break either because of laziness or tiredness.

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How To Remove Warts Naturally - Home Remedies For Warts

Paalunni(in Tamil) is called as Warts. I have never ever thought of researching about warts before I got them in my neck. I got two in my neck and I have ignored it as they were not painful.

I had to attend my close relative's wedding and had to wear neck pieces most of the time. One of the warts got hurt badly and started paining. I ignored it and thought I might have scratched it with nails. When I looked in the mirror, it became like a small balloon sadly :(

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Maa Laddu - Pottukadalai Laddu(Porikadalai Laddu) Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets

Maa Laddu - Pottukadalai Laddu(Porikadalai Laddu) Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets:

Pottukadalai Laddu(Maa Laddu) is one of the easy diwali sweet recipes. Not only for diwali, it is prepared for krishna jeyanthi and other festival occasions too. People call it differently in different regions. Maa Laddu is called as Pottukadalai laddu, pottukadalai urundai, nei urundai, porikadalai laddu, nei vilanga and so on. We call it as Nei vilanga in Tirunelveli. I am sure that it will have many names even inside Tirunelveli.

I like maa laddu so much and no need to mention about kids. It is very easy to prepare and it is tasty too. This is a very popular sweet recipe which can be made in all occasions.

Pottukadalai Ladoo

Storage suggestion:

You can store pottukadalai ladoo in an air tight container and keep it for even 2 weeks. It will stay even more than 2 weeks but it will slowly lose the taste as time goes on.

Maa Laddu

Maa Laddu - Pottukadalai Laddu(Porikadalai Laddu) Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets:

Maa Laddu - Pottukadalai Laddu(Porikadalai Laddu) Recipe

Cooking Time:  10 mins    |  Makes: 12 approx
Recipe Category : Sweets


  • Pottukadalai(Porikadalai/Fried Gram) - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup(3/4 cup for more sweetness)
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom(Elachi) - 1(optional)
  • Cashews - 6-10 split(optional)

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Semiya Payasam Recipe | Semiya Kheer | Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam Recipe | Semiya Kheer | Vermicelli Kheer:

Semiya Payasam(Semiya Kheer or Vermicelli Kheer) is one of the easy to make payasam recipes. The best part is you will never fail with the recipe. It is very easy to make. Is it a festival day, special occasion or any auspicious day? Is it your family member's birthday? Semiya payasam is there to help us even if you do not have much time to allot for cooking. I choose semiya payasam as a dessert in case of unexpected arrival of guests. No cutting or sweating. It is very simple to make.

Mistakes to avoid:

1. Do not add more water and make it diluted. You will not get tasty semiya payasam.
2. Do not add a lot of sugar and you cannot eat it. Also, do not add very less sugar unless you are serving for a diabetic person.

Semiya Kheer

So, if you concentrate on the above points while making semiya payasam(vermicelli kheer), you can make a winning semiya payasam in few minutes. Every one can make semiya payasam very easily but it will be easy for you if you have the correct measurement with you. It will help you to save your time instead of going on trial and error method.

Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam/Semiya Kheer/Vermicelli Kheer Recipe - How to make semiya payasam:

Semiya Payasam/Semiya Kheer/Vermicelli Kheer Recipe - How to make semiya payasam:

Cooking Time:  10 mins    |  Serves: 2-3
Recipe Category : Dessert


  • Semiya/Vermicelli - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Boiled Milk - 2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom(Elachi) - 1 pierced(optional)
  • Cashews - 10 split(minimum)
  • Ghee -2 tsp

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Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe - How to make Pav Bhaji Masala

Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe - How to make Pav Bhaji Masala:

Pav Bhaji Masala recipe I have given here is a no fail recipe. I have tried three times and it came out well. What to say about Pav Bhaji Masala? It is simply yummmmyyyyy.. Yes. It is absolutely a delicious dish.

Pav bhaji masala 

I thought Pav Bhaji Masala is a side dish only for Pav Bhaji. But my friend Amrutha broke my assumption by serving it with bread slices toasted with butter.  She made it really tasty and I had it as such in a plate. You can make it as a simple chat in the evening time in just 1 more step. Yes. Chop the big onions finely and mix it with the Pav Bhaji Masala. You are done. Squeeze lemon juice as much as you like. Make sure that you garnish with coriander leaves. Thats it. You also need to make sure that you do not prepare it so spicy. All set for a simple and easy chat. Believe me..

Serving Suggestion: Serve it as a chat as I explained before. Serve it as side dish for bread toast, plain bread, roti, poori.

Pav Bhaji Masala Chat

Okay, now let us see how to make Pav Bhaji Masala.

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Poondu Rasam Recipe - Garlic Rasam Recipe

Poondu Rasam Recipe - Garlic Rasam Recipe :

Poondu Rasam is how we call Garlic Rasam in Tamil. There is no need of instant rasam powder to make garlic rasam. At the same time, you can do it quickly in few minutes. It is an easy rasam recipe without rasam powder too.

Benefits of Garlic - Poondu Benefits:

Garlic(Poondu in Tamil) is a medicinal herb which is widely available everywhere. It prevents different types of cancers and it is good for people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart diseases, heart attack.

Adding garlic everyday in our daily food will be helpful to keep many diseases away.

Knowing the benefits of garlic, we should add garlic in our cooking daily at least in some dishes. Poondu kulambu and poondu rasam are easiest way to include more garlic in our diet. Most of the north indian gravies are also prepared with ginger garlic paste. It is not only for increasing flavor but also for their medicinal properties.

Poondu Rasam

Now, let us see how to make poondu rasam(garlic rasam) now.

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