Thursday, April 26, 2007

Rava Idli

Yum Yum

With Kids craft on the side;-)

In the micrawave.. came out wonderful

Anytime I think of making something I want an instant dish. I go by kid’s mood. If they are on food strike, I try to give then 3-4 different things but if they still act stubborn I try to make something different and think of something that can be made quickly. Maggi, rice pulav, Oats, hot cereal, paratha, and can soups are a few in my instant food category.

I found this yummy recipe here. If I have roasted suji, I can make it in the microwave in just few seconds and even if not it can be roasted in hardly 5 minutes:-) I loved it, taste wise & preparation wise this recipe is just awesome.

I made this in February too but posting it now;-) As I was thinking of posting this I saw RCI event so this is my entry for that:-)

Looking at the pictures is making me so hungry.. Now I have to make them again tomorrow:-)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Lunch Plate

The other day I came across Meeta’s Show Me Your Lunch box event. It was the 20th, the last day to submit the recipe and I was about to make lunch so I clicked few lunch plate pics but didn’t get chance to post or submit. Even though its 3 days late I thought of posting it anyway:-)
Hubby works for home, well kind of.. I usually make lunch & call him and he comes from the backdoor to take the plate downstairs. He wants something that not messy, easy to eat & can be eaten with fork or spoon.. If food require hands he wants only sandwiches, pizza but no desi food unless they meet the above guideline (pulav or Kchidi only;-).. .

I had cooked Turkey Burger the evening before. So his lunch was one Turkey Burger with Provolone cheese, onion, lettuce, yellow & honey mustard and horseradish sauce, 1 Ham sandwich & Mixed Berry Yogurt.

I had Garlic Shrimp with readymade potato salad but I wanted to eat something desi & hot so I added few spoons of Kchidi in my plate:-)

Kids had mixed things from both plates.. A had shrimp which he tried last week & loved it. I had made shrimp before too but he refused to eat because of this.. He had some potato salad & few bites of ham sandwich.. Gudiya had only cheese & ham..

Turkey Sandwich
Ground Turkey or any ground meat
Bell pepper or any pepper (I used different colored peppers & few Indian small chillies)
1T Yellow Mustard Sauce
1T Horseradish Sauce
2T Lemon Juice
Black Pepper
1T oil
Cheese (optional)

Mix everything. Make medium size balls, flatten it and cook in a pan with oil.

If you are using fresh cheese instead of dry, you can make 2 small meatballs & put the cheese in between & make a burger. Monterey Jack cheese goes great with this.

Garlic Shrimp
Lemon Juice (1-2T)
Salt & Black Pepper
Fresh Parsley

I add spoonful garlic in oil with salt & black pepper. In 4-5 seconds add the shrimp & lemon juice. It hardly takes 2-3 minutes on each side to get pink. Add few chopped parsley leaves & enjoy.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


During my 2nd pregnancy I found a gujju place, which was newly opened and has really tasty dishes. I developed love for Undhiyu then and it was our regular dish for few weeks. When I saw Trupti’s recipe for Undhiyu I couldn’t wait to try. I got the readymade mix instead of fresh because I am the only one who eats Indian food and I didn’t want to bring 20 different things and throw them later. Beside that I wanted to go with authentic portion of each veg. Frozen pack worked good for me. I loved it the way it came out. I am experimenting more Gujju dishes and one day I will post a gujju thali here;-)

Thanks Trupti for sharing this authentic recipe:-)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Long Beans with Paneer & Aloo

This is another very yum recipe of Asha. The taste is just wonderful and so different from the usual taste. I add Paneer in it as A is crazy about it and even Gudiya kept asking for more:-)

Only problem I had was with Besan as it needed lots of oil to keep it from getting burnt. I used a little water every time it needed some moist. Next time I will dry roast the besan beforehand and this might help, as I don’t want to add too much oil.

OK, I am back

I was out because of this. And now I am back:-)

I have cooked quiet a few new things in feb but didn’t get chance to post it here. I will try to post as many as I can:-)