Monday, May 2, 2016

Murungai Keerai Soup | Drumstick leaves Soup | Moringa leaves Soup

Murungaikeerai soup, drumstick leaves soup

Today I am here with a healthy soup made with Drumstick leaves / Moringa leaves .  Drumstick leaves (or Murungai keerai as we call in Tamil) are packed with nutrients and are very healthy. Back in India,  we have a Drumstick tree in our back yard and my mom makes Stir fry (Poriyal) with Moringa leaves very often and it is my favourite. She also makes Sambar with it. Also when she makes fresh ghee she would add it at the end. It would be nice to mix it with rice and eat. I am always a fan of Moringa leaves but when we were in US it was not available there(the part where we lived) at all. But after moving to UK, it is available here. We get it once in a month. The bunches will be huge.  This week when we got it, after making stirfry, I had some left over drumstick leaves. The weather is still cold here, and also I am suffering from severe cold so wanted to have some warm soup and used these leaves to make soup.  The soup came out good and it was  comforting for the cold. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

easy egg fried rice recipe, simple egg fried rice

Today I am going to share a simple and easy recipe - Egg fried Rice. This is not the Indo-chinese version. This is a fried rice without soya sauce and chilli sauce. This is a simple, yet tasty version of egg fried rice which will be ready in just few minutes. I learnt this recipe in my school days and I used to love it. All you need is onion, capsicum, ginger, green chilli, egg , salt, pepper and of course, rice. If you have left over rice, then this is a great recipe to finish it off. I had not prepared this recipe for a long time now. But yesterday I had to cook lunch only for myself and I was feeling too lazy to cook anything elaborate, so this recipe came to my mind, and I prepared it in no time, then clicked few pictures to share it here in the blog and then enjoyed my lunch. So if you have to prepare a quick lunch for yourself or a quick snack for kids then try this simple recipe, you will definitely love it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Easy Peas Pulao recipe | Matar Pulao

Peas Pulao, matar Pulao

Today I am here with a Peas Pulao recipe. This is a simple and delicious pulao made with green peas. It can be prepared in a jiffy. I usually prepare peas pulao to serve it with a rich/ spicy gravy like paneer butter masala, malai kofta gravy etc., I usually prepare this in pressure cooker. I have also shared the method to prepare it in electric rice cooker too (Check notes section.)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Chocolate Coconut Muffins (using Coconut Flour)

chocolate coconut muffins, baking using coconut flour
Today I am here with Chocolate Coconut Muffins. These muffins are baked using Coconut flour. I had to bake with coconut oil and I wanted to make it more "Coconut'y". So when I found Coconut flour in the baking aisle of the grocery store, without a second thought, I brought it home. Then I realised coconut flour is much different from the regular flour and it acts differently. I read so many articles on-line and did couple of experiments and finally came up with this recipe. Coconut flour recipes calls for a lot of eggs, I didn't want my muffins to be egg'y, instead I used flaxseed powder mixed with water and used only 2 eggs in this recipe. Also this recipe has coconut oil instead of butter and coconut milk in place of regular milk. The muffins came out so moist and delicious. Our family loves coconut and so I was confident that they will love it and I was right. My kids totally loved it.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sweet Ragi Paniyaram (with Jaggery) | கேழ்வரகு வெல்ல பணியாரம்

Sweet Ragi Paniyaram, Ragi Jaggery Paniyaram

Today I am here with Sweet Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram. This is an instant paniyaram made with Ragi flour and jaggery. Ragi is called as Finger millet in English, Kezhvaragu (கேழ்வரகு) in tamil and Nachni in Hindi. Ragi is rich in calcium, iron, has high fibre content. It is also a great baby food. I try to use it in as many dishes as possible. For sweetness I have used Jaggery, which is a healthier substitute for sugar. It is rich in iron, and it is loaded with anti-oxidants and minerals.  This is easy to make, healthy and tastes delicious. I made this paniyaram for my kids for breakfast and they loved it. If you want to feed something healthy and also the one kids will love, then you can give this paniyaram a try.