August 30, 2014

Paruppu-Thakkali Rasam

This is a traditional and Authentic Rasam variety of any Tamil Brahmin Family. It  gives a fine aroma all over the house while seasoning. This Rasam Rice with ghee gives a heavenly taste when had with Raw Banana Curry or Yam Curry. We can feed this to children from 10 months by mashing the hot rice with some ghee, boiled dhal and rasam.

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August 28, 2014

Tip #23: How to Preserve the Home made Pickles for Longer Days?


Home made Pickles are always very tasty and gives an exotic flavor to the food as side dish. The fresh and aromatic home made pickles are unbeatable in taste. But many says that the pickle gets spoiled too early when made at home and hence they buy from shops. These Smart Samayal Tips help you to extend the life of Home made Pickles and Bhojana gives you a sample pickle recipe here..

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August 27, 2014

Tip #22: Ten Incredible Uses of Lemons in Cooking

We all know well that lemon is the richest source of Vitamin C and we use it in cooking for an extra flavour and we are aware of  some of its traditional uses. But is has diversity of applications. After reading this Smart Samayal Tips, you will never fail to stock at least few lemons permanently in your Kitchen...


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August 26, 2014

Yellow Pumpkin Fiber Chutney

A chutney made from the leftover seeds and fiber of yellow pumpkin. This tastes delicious and can be had with hot rice and also as a side dish for Rotis, Idlis and Dosas. It is also a good combo for curd rice. A chutney with of more vegetable stuff and less coconut...

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August 25, 2014

Tip #20: Magical Multi-Purpose Spicy Powder

Do you want to make your kids to love all veggies and finish off their lunch box without wasting their stuff? Try out this Magical Spicy Curry powder from Bhojana's Smart Samayal Tips that can be used in different ways..

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Buttermilk Poha (Aval) Kichadi

Simple, light and healthy breakfast that is very easy to do. This Buttermilk Poha Kichadi is less spicy and highly suitable for Upavas (fasting) days and it is easily digestible one for elders too...

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August 22, 2014

Tip #17: Great Tips to Follow in your Marvel Kitchen

Small drops make Mighty Ocean. Small tips and tricks bring about marvelous change in the taste or may help to cook easily and fastly. Some more tips from Bhojana's Smart Samayal Tips for you...

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Green Pulao

A perfect lunchbox item blended with the flavour of Mint and Coriander leaves. Easy to make and Tasty to eat. A simple onion raitha serves as the best side dish and Potato chips make it more delicious...

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August 21, 2014

Chettinad Brinjal Masala

This spicy and tangy Brinjal gravy can be served as curry with rice and also as the side dish for Tiffins like Idli, Dosa and Chappathi. The relishing taste of this gravy will definitely induce to make often...

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August 20, 2014

Tip #15: Quick Snacks For Kids and Youth

Here are some quick, simple and silly homemade snacks from Bhojanarecipes's Smart Samayal Tips to make your children happy when they return from school. Not only kids, everybody love these snacks....

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Wheat Rava Vegetable Upma

Wheat Rava Vegetable upma is a simple, healthy and easily digestible tiffin that can be made either for breakfast or dinner. Wheat rava is cleaned and husked  but does not under go any refining process. So it is healthier than ordinary Rava (sooji). Wheat Rava, when cooked, gives a hearty and warm aroma with delightful taste...

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August 18, 2014

Tip #13: Nine Needy Tips to use Sugar in Cooking

Sugar serves a number of roles in our everyday cooking. It is an Important and versatile ingredient that provides sweetness and considered as an ingredient to Happiness.. Here are nine Smart Samayal Tips on using sugar in our cooking..

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Green Chutney



This Green Chutney is a very simple recipe and a great side dish for any tiffin like Idli, Dosa, Chappathi or even Bread...

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August 16, 2014

Tip #11: Mystery Behind Mixie

Is it not worth spending some minutes on cleaning our mixie  jars to make our diet Hygienic? Although we wash Mixie jars regularly, Researchers say that the gaskets inside them are one of the dirtiest places in the home.Many blender gaskets contain salmonella - a group of bacteria which is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Here are some tips to make your Smart Samayal , a Perfect Samayal too...

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Aval (Poha) Payasam: Gokulashtami Special

Gokulashtami Sweets

We all know the divine and true friendship between Lord Krishna and Kuselan (Sudama) and how a small bag of Aval (Poha) enhanced their friendship even more Realistic. How about giving Lord Krishna his favourite Poha as a Delightful Aval Payasam on his Birthday!! 

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August 15, 2014

Tip #10: Secret Formula to make Delightful Dosas

How to make tasty dosas?

Dosa is of course the all time favourite of most of us and no wonder that it has been listed as one among the top 50 most popular foods of the world!! Here are some Smart Samayal Tips to make Delicious, Crispy, Soft, Spongy and Browny Dosas for different occasions. By doing some alterations in the ingredients you can have different varieties of Dosas…

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August 13, 2014

Spicy Plantain Curry (Vaazhaikkai Curry)

Vaazhakkai Poriyal

Plantain Curry is a great companion for traditional meals of Tamil Nadu. Hot rice with Rasam and Plantain curry is really a heavenly combination. It is a good source of Dietary Fiber & Vitamin C. When adding freshly ground spices, the curry becomes more flavourful... 

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August 12, 2014

Please Don't Read This!

My Dear BHOJANA Readers!


You might be wondering why I have chosen such a title asking you not to read this post, because this post is not related to any recipes or cooking. This post is just a small note about you and me. Please have a look at our Previous Recipe if you wish to ignore this..

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Multi Grain Dosa


A tasty and nutritious Instant Dosa that serves as a healthy breakfast  to start a day with. Its crispness and netted texture will surely tempt you to make this often...

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August 11, 2014

Tip #7: Ten Simple Tips to follow while Frying!

The amount of oil or fat added, its temperature and how long we fry definitely determines the taste of the final dish. Here are few Smart Samayal Tips you can follow while frying..

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August 10, 2014

Tips #6: Simple Tips to Cook Non Sticky Lady’s Finger (Bhindi) Curry

Even while cutting the Lady’s finger we can see the juice sticking at the edges of the knife. Most of the beginners say that the Lady’s finger fry turns out very sticky at the end while making shallow fry.Here are the tips to get non sticky crispy bhindi fry..

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Sweet Appam

Sweet Appam or Unniyappam is a traditional item originally made of Rice and Jaggery. But my mother in law makes  this out of wheat flour that comes out very tasty and also easy to make. It is a special Nevidhyam we do for Karthigai and Gokulashtami... 

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August 09, 2014

Tip#5: Make the Exact Restaurant Style gravy at Home!!


The perfect combination of spices and cream in a gravy makes it taste like the ones made in restaurants. Everyone wants to make restaurant style gravies at home and impress their family members. Here are few Smart Samayal Tips you can follow..

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Ammani Kozhukattai (Steamed Rice balls)


This traditional recipe is a favourite tea time snack of our family. My mother in law is an expert in making varieties of Kozhukattais  and this is a healthy option when compared to fried snacks...

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August 07, 2014

Tip #3: Make a Two-in-One Side Dish in 15 minutes?!


When we plan a side dish for chapathi or roti in the morning and again a side dish for lunch meal we literally run short of time and get confused. On those days let us make our morning schedule little relaxed with a Smart Samayal Tip....

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Kollu Rasam ( Horsegram rasam)

Rasam is my daughter's all time favourite and I love to make different varieties of rasam for her. Kollu rasam is a very famous Kongu recipe.Horse gram  known for its health benefits can be taken regularly for increased stamina and to lower cholesterol levels .  This can be had as a soup or with hot rice and ghee..

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August 06, 2014

Tip #2: Feeling Heavy after having Stuffed Parathas?

Everytime when I make stuffed parathas at home, the next day my family members used to face some digestion problems as we add butter/ghee. And also we feel stuffed parathas is a heavy dish to eat. Right? Many people avoid eating parathas as it has butter/ghee in it and is not easily digestible. Here is my Smart Samayal Tip for that..

 

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August 05, 2014

Tip #1: How to make Ready-to-eat Dosa without side dish?


Hello Bhojana Readers!

Hope you are enjoying reading our recipes.. Hereafter, beside the recipes, I would also like to share some of my Ideas and Tips that I apply in my everyday cooking, so that you can also try it out... Feel free to post your suggestions and queries in the comment box..

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August 04, 2014

Thinai Adai (Foxtail Millet Adai)



Foxtail millet has been consumed since the sangam period in Tamil Nadu. This tasty, crispy Adai is a healthy choice for sumptuous breakfast due to its low glycaemic level..

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August 03, 2014

Bhojana's Schezwan Fried Rice

 

For a long time,  making Schezwan Fried Rice has been a nightmare to me. After trying out different ways, finally I arrived at an easy method. Instead of using food colour I use kashmiri chilli powder that makes Schezwan Fried Rice more attractive...

 

 

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August 02, 2014

Ellu Sadham (Sesame Rice)

Very healthy and delicious rice variety which is also easy to make. Make this twice in a month to kids to get more iron and calcium in their diet. A simple raitha and papad make this rice more yummy. On Saturdays make this rice as Neividhyam to Lord Saneeswar and seek his blessings...

 

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