December 27, 2017

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Nuggekayi huli recipe - Drumstick curry - Murungakkai curry

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Nuggekayi huli recipe - Drumstick curry - This drumstick huli is a konkani style toor dal and red coconut masala paste based curry. Drumstick is my all time favorite vegetable pod, so I make curry and sambar often with it. This curry has a slightly sour taste as I have used tamarind and such curries are called as huli in kannada.The flavor of drumsticks, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and garlic enriches the curry and also enhances the taste. Drumstick is a seasonal vegetable pod and is commonly used in sambar and curries in Karnataka. A very simple yet delicious hot drumstick curry really goes well with steamed rice.
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December 23, 2017

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Foxtail millet dosa recipe - Navane dose - Rala dosa

Foxtail millet dosa recipe - It is my pleasure to introduce you, a very healthy dosa recipe made with foxtail millet and split black gram lentils. This dosa is usually served as a breakfast dish, but it can also be had for lunch, dinner and is easy to pack in the lunch box. Like rice dosa, the dosa was crispy, delicious and goes well with coconut chutney and sambar. Many people do not know about the foxtail millet. There is a misconception that foxtail millet and quinoa are same. To clear your doubt, I have to say that these two are entirely different cereals. Foxtail millet has harder cover and it takes longer time to cook. This millet can be a substitute to rice while making dosa, idli, uttapa, khichdi and pulao. This is called as navane in kannada, rala in marathi and kangni in hindi. It is a diabetic friendly cereal. The great advantage of eating foxtail millet is that it is useful in reducing weight as it contains less carbohydrates and lots of fiber.
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December 20, 2017

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Cheese omelette recipe - Cheddar cheese omelette

Cheese omelette recipe - A very delicious omelette prepared by using eggs, cheddar cheese slices and pepper powder. This is one of the easiest egg dishes to prepare and is a popular cuisine of the world. Using eggs in various dishes is very common to non-vegetarians. Omelette is a hassle free dish which can be cooked in few minutes. This omelette pairs well with couple of bread slices toasted in butter.

Most of the time I like to make onion omelette with green chillies and fresh corianders. I make it  often, but both the versions are my family's favorite. Eggs and cheese combination tastes great and this can be prepared with only few ingredients, if you don't like a long list of ingredients. Making pepper powder in a dry mixer jar is very easy, and can be stored for a long time to use in such dishes as and when required.

I always like eggs because it makes life easier in the kitchen. This is one of the egg dishes which I always prepare when we need urgent snacks either for breakfast or in the evening. Though I have used cheddar cheese slices in this recipe, you can substitute it with any other cheese like mozzarella, amul cheese slices and grated cheese.

While making cheese omelette cook it till the base and surface become firm, then place the cheese slices and cook till the cheese melts. Once the cheese melts immediately fold the omelette and cook on low flame for a couple of minutes and switch of the heat. Cheese  become chewy if it is overcooked. Here is the quick fix cheese omelette recipe for those who like to eat eggs in the form of omelette regularly.
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December 18, 2017

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Whole wheat carrot muffins recipe

Whole wheat carrot muffins recipe with step by step photos - As the name suggests, this is a muffins prepared with whole wheat flour and carrots. This is a breakfast, evening snack and can be packed in the snack box. This is a kids friendly snack which can be prepared very easily and quickly. I use wheat flour everyday to make phulka and chapathi. 

Carrot is also used often in our house. It is a nutritious root vegetable and raw carrot is used in the form of salad all over the world. I have tried this muffin couple of times, it was truly delicious and is a healthy, guilt free snack. Varieties of muffins are available in cake shops and bakeries, but carrot muffins are not available. Therefore usually it has to be baked at home.

The method of preparation is similar to the walnut banana muffins, but In this muffins I have used oil and curd instead of butter and banana. For the sweet taste, I have added very less quantity of sugar powder, however you can increase the quantity of both sugar and oil. Butter can also be used along with oil to get more tastier muffins. I bake carrot muffins during the season of Delhi carrots which has a vibrant orange colour with a pleasant sweet taste.
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December 6, 2017

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Cheese sandwich recipe - Mozzarella cheese sandwich

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Cheese sandwich recipe with step by step photos - Cheese sandwich is one of the easiest sandwiches which can be prepared very quickly. This sandwich is made with bread slices and mozzarella cheese slices. Mozzarella cheese melts quickly, so it can be prepared in a jiffy. When the bread and cheese are shop bought and you don't even need to make much of an effort. 

Bachelors who love to cook with less ingredients can try this sandwich as a breakfast snack in the morning or they can carry on the go while travelling. This is also a kids friendly snack which can be served in the morning or after school. It can also be packed in their snack box. Just toast the bread on a pan with butter, place the slices of cheese on it. 

Though I have used only two cheese slices on each bread slice, you can use more or less cheese slices and even grated cheddar cheese goes well with it. Toast the bread slices on low flame till the cheese melts and delicious sandwiches are ready to be served. Note that toast the bread on low flame to prevent the bread from burning and  turning dark brown as breads get burnt easily. 

If you like some spicy taste, you can sprinkle some pepper powder on the cheese slices before it melts. During the melting process of the cheese side by side you can prepare hot tea or coffee which is a good accompaniment to it. 

This is a unique sandwich with crisp outer part and soft inner layer. Kids who are poor eaters and choosy can be served such sandwiches to get rid of their tantrum on food. You may even include this in small birthday parties as snack along with other special dishes. This sandwich even goes well with tomato ketchup and dipping sauce like mint coriander chutney. If someone wants to have it with sweet taste, a spoonful of jam can be layered on the bread slices. 

Home made bread is always better than shop bought. But for your convenience always try to buy whole wheat bread slices which is not only tasty but also healthy. If you like to make bread at home check the whole wheat bread recipe which I had posted earlier. White sauce sandwich and jam sandwich equally tastes great and these are popular among all age people.
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