IDLI UPMA | MAKEOVERS FOR LEFTOVERS

Idli Upma, Spruce up leftovers and give them all new look and taste!
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Idli upma makes an ideal breakfast considering that it is made from leftovers which cuts down prep time for busy mornings and it is a light yet wholesome breakfast giving your day just the boost it requires. Idli upma also makes a great evening snack with coffee. Watching the rain with a bowl of this delicious snack was just what I needed this week. Continue reading

MASALA IDLI | STEAMED RICE CAKES

Masala idli, steamed rice cakes with veggies, an ideal make-ahead breakfast
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Masala idli is a variation of the South Indian staple, idli, with veggies, spices and seasoning, all, in it. Soft, spongy, steamed food that is light on your stomach, idli makes the most ideal breakfast. Not only because of it’s nutritional value (with lentils and fermented rice and makes it low carb), idli can also be made ahead of time and re-heated to the perfect spongy texture in about 30 seconds! This masala idli recipe is a no-brainer entry in your book of healthy breakfast recipes. Continue reading

DOSA RECIPE & HOW TO SERVE DOSA FOR A PARTY

Dosa recipe or Indian pancakes that can breakfast, snacks or even an appetizer
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If you already have a few dosa recipes on hand and think that you don’t need another dosa recipe to add to your list, then, think again! This particular dosa recipe is a hand-me-down from the Dosa master, himself. It results in the softest dosas you have ever eaten; melt in your mouth dosa or the so called, set dosa. Served as a set of three, set dosas are an integral part of the Bangalore experience. Make set dosa with this dosa recipe today and you will know what I am talking about 🙂 Continue reading

IDLI SAMBAR PART 1–SAMBAR | CURRIED LENTIL STEW

Sambar
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Let me introduce you to Idli-Samar, the “Burger & Fries” of Indian food. I know it doesn’t look or taste anything close to burger and fries but trust me; I have my reasons for comparing the two. Nachiket says I have an obsessive need to find similarities and compare things which are not even remotely related. But, I call it a coping strategy. If I can find similarities between the new concept/place/idea and the existing one in my head (with which I am as familiar as with the back of my hand), does it not make understanding & accepting the new one… Continue reading

5 MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST RECIPES THAT YOUR KIDS CAN MAKE!

Mother's day breakfast recipes
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Why am I sharing Mother’s day Breakfast recipes? It is Mother’s day on May 10th (This Sunday). Isn’t this reason enough? Every mom deserves breakfast in bed or the couch or even the table but made and served by her loved ones. Even if the mom is a master chef, she wants to be showered with love through food cooked by her spouse and kids because that is one of the ways she expresses her love for her family everyday If your kids are too young, your husband needs to run the day which means he has to be handed… Continue reading

TOFU SCRAMBLE WITH VEGGIES

Tofu Scramble
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Make this Tofu scramble recipe your go-to, for a lazy breakfast-in-bed kinda weekend or for the upcoming Mother’s day special brunch. Either way, I promise it will be a winner with you and your family.  But of course! Right? It uses a minimum number of ingredients,it gets done very quickly, it is as creamy and soft like regular scrambled egg, and it is super healthy! This recipe did not start off being a Mother’s day idea in particular but as I was making this the other day, my thought process went something like this: “Oh boy! This is turning out… Continue reading

KHARA BHAAT | SPICED CREAM OF WHEAT

Khara Bhaat
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Did I know (until 2 months ago) that the rawa used for Khara Bhaat is called cream of wheat and is a breakfast common to India and the rest of the world? No way! I was pleasantly surprised to discover this. Khara Bhaat is of course not the version eaten in the rest of the world( For a mild version palatable to the not-so-used-to-spice tongue, check my notes at the very end). For that matter, it’s not even the version eaten in most of India. This version is unique to Bangalore, my home town (Can you sense the pride I… Continue reading

EGGLESS VANILLA CUPCAKES

Eggless vanilla cupcakes
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Add this eggless vanilla cupcakes recipe to your library because you can never have enough cupcake recipes, can you? Add some berries to vanilla cupcakes and you’ve got yourself breakfast-on-the-go. Add some whipped cream frosting to the vanilla cupcakes and you’ve got yourself some dessert for dinner. How about that! Is it too bad that I have nothing much to share today? I mean, I have this great recipe for soft, light as air vanilla cupcakes, do I need more? Yes, I do. Google says so. My sweet, will-kill-you-with-his-tech-talks husband, installed a software when we started the blog that basically… Continue reading

QUINOA CREPES WITH MUSHROOMS

Quinoa Crepes
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These Quinoa Crepes are the best tasting form of Quinoa that I have had so far. Salads, Pizzas, and anything else, Quinoa crepes beat them all! Hands down, my most favorite Quinoa recipe ever! First of all guys, I want to tell you that I did not create this recipe to be a part of any health fad/food fad! I for one do not believe in them. For those of you alien to the term, it is defined as “The term used to describe the short term popularity among restaurants and consumers of an ingredient, dish, or preparation technique”.-Wikipedia. Mind… Continue reading

BANANA BUNS – SERVED PANCAKE STYLE

Banana Buns
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Banana buns are made from over ripe bananas just like this Banana Walnut bread. There is something about overripe bananas and their sweet flavor that brings out the kid in you, don’t you think? These melt in the mouth soft delicacies also known as Mangalore buns or Banana Pooris make an ideal snack with tea or even a perfect pancake-like breakfast which is what made our Sunday brunch this weekend. Bananas are a menace! Is it just with me or does anybody ever happen to find the perfectly ripened bananas in a store? Bananas that are not green like the… Continue reading