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Puffed Bajra bhel is with mild masala flavored and it is completely gluten free. This savory Bajra works well as a perfect evening snack for kids. You also get plain Puffed Bajra and other variety of puffed millets too in Organic Shops. I went in for a mildly flavored bajra with very little chilli powder, grama masala and salt.  Un flavored puffed millets can be used as a morning cereal when added with milk, nuts and fruits.

They make a healthier option than the artificially flavored cereal flakes sold in shops. Including of millets in diet is a much necessary requirement for a fitter n better lifestyle. Replaced papdi with millet flakes which gives the same crunchy texture to the bhel. Also added sprouted moong for protein intake. Potatoes can be avoided if you feel than you dont need more carbs to ur day. Green chutney n tamarind chutney were in stock so just chopped everything, mixed them and my healthier, tastier bhel was ready in minutes.

Puffed Bajra - 2 cups
Millet …

Kachhe Kele Kofta Curry | Raw Plantain Kofta Masala

Kachke kele ke kofte / Raw Plantain / Vazhakkai Koftas in curry makes a welcome change to usual dal for Indian breads. It also makes a great snacking option for evening. Some koftas can be reserved and added to a spicy gravy for dinner time. Dry fruits and nuts can be stuffed inside the koftas for the kids, and any other untouched vegetable like beets / greens can also be added with the koftas. 

This was the lunch box that was packed today Raw Mango salad with a spicy ripe red chilli dressing, Phulkas, Kofta Masala, Orange and Mint Infused water.

For the Koftas:
Raw Plantain - 1 no
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 1 no

For the Stuffing:
Paneer - 1/2 cup, crumbled
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder - pinch
Fresh coriander - 1 tbsp

For the Masala:
Onion - 1 no
Tomatoes - 2 nos
Green Chilli - 1no
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Milk / Fresh Cream - 1 /4 cup
Fresh Coriande…


Tandoori Gobi recipe in oven makes an excellent guilt free snack. Marinated florets grilled in oven or OTG (Oven toaster griller) gives good charred flavors.

Using the same way paneer, brocoli, soya chunks can be made. The perfect dip would be creamy mayonnaise for children and green chutney for elders. Tandoori gobi can also be made into wrap, roti/ tortilla can be spread with our favorite spread / green chutney, tandoori gobi florets assembled then fresh salad can be added and wrapped up.
What you need:
Cauliflower - 1 medium sized
Hung Curd - 1/2 cup
Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Food color - pinch (optional)
Salt - as reqd
Oil - 2 tbsp
Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp fors prinkling
lemon wedges
green chutney / sauce

How to make:
Cut cauliflower into florets, allow to sit in how water for 10 minutes.
In a bowl add curd, ginger n garlic paste, red chilli powder,food color, garam masala, salt and mix well.
Allow to sit in refrigerator for an hour or two.

Sambar Sadam Recipe / Easy Sambar Rice

I love the suda suda sambar sadhams served on occasions, not much spicy made with freshly roasted podi / powder. Especially the one our family caterer makes his sambar sadham, seppakizhanghu roast and maangai oorugai. I shamelessly eat 3 to 4 rounds of just sambar rice. 

For the sambar podi, roasted in a tsp oil and ground to smooth powder.
Red chillies - 8 
Dry Coriander - 1 tbsp
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Methi - 1/4 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp

Heat oil dry roast everything except coconut transfer to the mixer, now add coconut roast it and grind to together to smooth powder. 

For the rice:
Short grain rice / raw rice - 3/4 cup
Thoor dal - 1/4 cup
Veggies - 2 cups (beans, carrots, averakkai, capsicum) as per choice
Turmeric powder as reqd
Hing as reqd
Salt - 1 tsp

In a pressure pan add all the ingredients, pour 5 cups water and pressure cook for 6 hisses.

For the sambar:
Shallots - 10 nos
Tomato - 1 
Tamarind paste - 1.4 tsp / pulp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Oil / ghee - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves
Fresh Coriander


Nutella hot chocolate is super yummy, creamy, chocolateyy drink perfect for this winter. I love Hazelnut spread just a spoonful into my mouth ends all my sweet cravings. The temperature has come down and it is chilly and windy in the evenings and the best indulgence would be a cup of hot chocolate, it is made more sinful with generous addition of Hazelnut spread.
1 Cup - Full fat milk
2 tbsp - Hazelnut Spread (Nutella)
1 tbsp - Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp - Sugar
Heat milk in a pan bring it warm not to boil stage now add cocoa, sugar, hazelnut spread and stir in well.
Stir continuously until the spread is dissolved and when it begins to boil switch off the heat and remove.
Serve Nutella hot chocolate with marshmallows on top.


This healthy and power house breakfast, was made the early night and refrigerated overnight. Handful of fresh fruits can be topped to make it a complete breakfast!

There are n number of benefits turmeric has in store, all that is needed is to source good quality turmeric. January is the season of fresh turmeric hence i made use of it. I use them in my smoothies, instant pickles, salads, raita, chutney and what not.

What you need:
2 cups - Coconut Milk / Almond Milk (any milk as per your liking)
1/2 tsp - Fresh turmeric, grated
1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
2 tbsp - Chia Seeds

Topping Options:
1 tbsp - Fresh Coconut / Coconut Flakes / Chips
1 tbsp - Almonds

How to make:
In a blender add in milk, turmeric powder, grated turmeric, sweetener if using and blend until smooth.

Add in chia seeds, nuts, dry fruits, coconut flakes or chips, mix well and transfer to the serving containers and refrigerate overnight.

Top with fruits and serve it for morning breakfast.