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Nellikai Sambhar / Gooseberry Sambhar - Without Sambhar powder and Tamarind

Have you tried Sambhar without sambhar powder, Chilli powder and Tamarind ?

My today's recipe "Nellikai Sambhar" is prepared without sambhar powder and Tamarind juice. Just an addition of few green chillies and lemon juice enhances the taste of sambhar and gives a refreshing flavor. This can be served either with hot rice, Idly or Dosa. 

Ingredients :
2 Onions, sliced1 Tomato, Finely chopped 5-6 Green chillies, sliced ( adjust according to taste bud )1 Small Lemon - squeeze out the juice and keep aside.Salt to taste1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 1 Cup Toor Dal 1 Tbsp Oil1/4 Tsp JeeraA pinch of Hing powder Few curry leavesMethod :

Wash and pressure cook dal by adding 2 cups of water for 5-6 whistles.

Remove and mash it. Keep aside.

Take a deep kadai or vessel and add sliced onions followed by tomato, gooseberry / nellikai, green chillies, 1 Tsp salt and Turmeric powder.

Add 1 - 1/2 Cups of water and cook it for 10 minutes or till the gooseberry gets cooked in a medium flame.

Now add the…

cheesy Corn cups

I believe that few combination of Ingredients compliment each other and gives a delicious recipe. One among them are "Corn and Cheese" which is widely used in pizza, pasta and sandwiches. When corn gets cooked with the cheese, the aroma of corn and the flavor of cheese blends so well to give a finger licking tasty dish. Corn and cheese snack is one of my favorite munch during rainy days. Just a cup of cooked corn with a grated cheese will not only make my tummy full, it also brings a complete joyous in each spoon. Diet Watchers, excuse me ;)
Cheesy Corn Cups, a baked yummy cups filled with cheesy corn and flavored with pizza seasoning can be served as a starter or evening snacks. As this recipe goes to my favorite monthly event "5 ingredients Fix Challenge", I have used only 5 ingredients with CORN as the main key ingredient. 5 Ingredients Fix Challenge is a monthly event hosted by Lakshmi Vimala from Cookingclub17 in which 5 Ingredients were given and an innovative…

Watermelon Rind Puli Kuzhambu / Watermelon Rind tangy gravy


Here comes my another interesting recipe using Watermelon Rind after my Watermelon kheer. As I had mentioned in my previous post, our weekly shopping never ended without watermelon. So, instead of throwing away the white parts (rind), I started using it in a different forms of cooking as it is healthy too. Puli kuzhambu is a south Indian famous tangy gravy which is served with hot rice. Puli kuzhambu can be  prepared with lots of veggies like pumpkin, ash gourd, brinjal etc but for a twist, I tried this kuzhambu with watermelon rinds. As it is a water filled fruit, the rind absorbed all the flavors of gravy and tasted very delicious with a lip smacking tangy taste. Any veggie stir fries like beans poriyal, potato podimas, cabbage poriyal etc goes well with this kuzhambu and personally I loved it with a simple egg omelet. 

Ingredients :
2 Big Onions, Finely chopped2 Medium Tomatoes, finely choppedHalf of Watermelon rinds, chopped into pieces1/4 tsp Turmeric powder1 1/2 Tsp Chilli powder

Indusladies "100 Kids Lunchbox Recipes"

Packing lunchbox for kids is a major task for all mothers, as this generation kids expects more varieties and innovation in their menus. As a mother, it is our duty to fulfill their wish to make them eat happy and healthy. Generally, we surf a lot to find out some Interesting recipes for kids but our Indusladies, made our work easier by their recent release of ebook which has 100 recipes for Kid's Lunchbox. I am very proud and excited to be part of it by contributing my recipe. As I had mentioned in my earlier post, participated with 3 recipes and my "Tofu Aloo paratha" got selected and published in their ebook. Thank you so much Indusladies :)

Click the below link and download the recipe book to get indulge in all mouthwatering recipes for kids.

Ragi Sweet Balls

Power cut has become one of the major issue in our place and the foods which have been kept in the fridge, especially milk and batter is making me more worried and crazy. In fact, I started boiling milk for twice a day but the batter gets its sourness in 3-4 days. Though I make it in very less quantity, one or two cups of soured batter will be my leftover. To avoid the wastage of food, turned those soured batter into sweet and delicious balls using Ragi and Jaggery which is very healthy too. And Interestingly, my 2 secret Ingredient for shhh cooking challenge are also Ragi and Jaggery which is given by a lovely and active blogger, Rafeeda from Bigsweettooth.
As I had mentioned in my earlier posts, shhh cooking challenge is a lovely and friendly challenge in which 2 bloggers were partnered and shared 2 secret ingredients. And the most Interesting part is guessing the secret ingredients of others recipe which will get posted on 16th to 18th of every month. Special Thanks to Priya Suresh …

Time for Diwali treat !

Celebration mood started here with colorful lights hanging around, twinkling crackers bursting everywhere and the aroma of sweets from my neighborhood place bringing me all the joy of diwali and eagerly waiting for the big day to enjoy our traditional sweets and foods.
Diwali is a special day which brings me a lot of nostalgic moments of my childhood. Waiting for the holiday, discussing about mom’s delight with friends, trying to burst crackers without showing the inner fear ( yes ! I am scared ;)) , distributing sweets and savories to our neighbors to show off our new dress to get compliments will never come back in our life. As we grow, these kind of fun and excitement vanish away but we get hooked up with another pleasure of cooking delightful sweets for our family members. The joy of making them happy with their favorite foods is immeasurable.

This is the only festival we make sure to be with all our family members as we have lots of interesting custom, so our travel booking prepara…

Potato stuffed cheesy crust pizza

Hope you all doing good Friends :) Back to blogging after a short break and I really missed my blogging and lots of delicious recipes of my friends. My life has become very busy with new commitments and am trying my best to be regular on my passion field. Please do shower your love and encouragement like before with your valuable comments.
And coming to Today's recipe, Prepared this delicious Innovative pizza for a competition few days back. It tasted very delicious and yummy.

Here is my Innovative Pizza...

Ingredients :

1 ½ Cup Maida / All purpose Flour 1 Tsp Instant yeast 1 Tsp Salt ! Tbsp olive oil ½ Cup Water
1 Cup Tomato Sauce 1 Tbsp pizza seasoning
3 Potatoes 200 gms Mozzarella cheese, grated (1/2 Cup for crust and remaining for pizza)
1 Medium Green Bell pepper, sliced 1 Medium Yellow Bell pepper, sliced 2 Potatoes, Cut into cube shaped 2 Tsp Oil
Method :

Take large bowl and add Maida/All purpose flour followed by yeast, salt and oil.

Add water little by little and knead well to form dough.