Malai Kofta curry & Paneer Tikka

Hi everyone

I couldn't resist doing Kofta Curry and Paneer Tikka which was in my wish list for a longer time.... Today is the day...

Both came out nice... Not the best but sure to tickle my taste buds :)

My son's first Diwali 2016

My son is 2 yr 5 months now and he is so excited this year to celebrate Diwali festival....Below is snacks and savories made/bought for this year by his Atchi and mama :)

He liked chicken biryani this time as it was less spicy and he slept for 3 hrs nicely....LOL

In the evening...Let this Diwali be the beginning of Good over Evil, Happyness over Sadness, Courage over Coward

Crackers....coming soon...

Coconut Aval

This is my mom's recipe. She used to make when we were small during school days. Today she did this to my son who liked it very much.

You need:

Coconut shredded


Dry roast the aval in little ghee until it is crispy. Then immediately add sugar and coconut as per your taste. Add spoonful of ghee and nix well until it all binds well.

That's all...Delicious simple yummy snack is ready.

Chicken Mela

Hi everyone

After a long time, I cooked on a special day.......I did Schzwan chicken,  Dragon chicken,  Jeera rice,  Broast chicken. Red & White sauce Pasta.

Everything came out well.

Recipes soon....:)

Garlic Bread


I always wanted to have garlic bread at home..I love the ones in Dominoes....When looking for the recipe, I came across a site which has very easy garlic bread recipe...But this one is really authentic garlic bread.....No waiting..Immediately I tried..It came out well...Very less ingredients and less time...:)

You need:

Bread - 4 slices
Garlic - 3 pearls(medium sized)Butter - 3 tbspCheese - 1 tbsp gratedChilli flakes - 1/2 tspMixed Herbs / Oregano - 1/2 tspCoriander leaves -  1 tsp choppedGhee - to toastSalt - to taste

What for you are waiting....

Yummy and tasty Garlic bread within minutes.....

Restaurant Style Fried Rice

Hello everyone,

I tried Veg and egg fried came very welll.....

I adopted from yummy tummy with little modifications to my family taste....

Here you go:

You need:

Oil - As required. you can use Ghee as well. 
Eggs - 4
Ginger - 1 tblspn minced
Garlic - 1 tblspn minced
Onions - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chilli - 4 chopped ( more if you prefer little spice)
Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 1 chopped finely. I used three different colors. 
Soy Sauce - 2 tblspn or to taste
Pepper Powder - 1 tblspn or to taste
Salt to taste

Fried cashews - handful

For Cooking Rice:
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cup
Salt - 1 tsp


Start by cooking Rice, Wash rice in lots of water, soak it for 30 mins. Drain it and take it in pressure cooker, cover it with 1.5 cup of water and some salt. Cover and cook for 10 mins or untill it is 80% cooked. then drain the water and let it cool completely.

Now take eggs in a bowl, season with some salt and beat well. Heat 1 tblspn of oil in a kadai or wok. Pour the egg mix in and scramble it. Once it is scrambled, remove it to a plate.

Now Heat another 1 tblspn of oil in a wok or big kadai. Add in ginger and garlic and saute for a min. Add in onions green chillies. Saute for couple of mins. Add salt, soya sauce, pepper powder and mix well.

Add all the veg except capsicum. Cover and let it cook untill 80% cooked. I like it little crunchy. 
Add in cooked eggs and Toss once. Taste and add salt, soya sauce and pepper powder. Add more to accomodate for rice as well.

Finally, Add in cooked rice and toss well. Cover for 5 mins in low fire to make it cook in boiling mode. 

Don't stir the rice too much as it may get broken.

Garnish with fried cashews.

Here you go... Restuarant style Veg cum egg fried rice is ready.

Chettinad Mutton Curry

Chettinad Mutton Curry

Recently i was looking mutton curry and came to look at yummytummy came very authentic chettinad goes well with idli, dosa, roti, poori....but for rice, I wouldn't suggest. But if you prefer to make a curry for side dish, this one is for you. You will never regret.


Baby Food Chart_Up to one Year

During 1st to 4th month:

I fed only breast milk and formula milk

During 5th month:

Cerelac - Stage 1
Black jaggery/ Karupatti
Apple - steamed and pureed
Banana - Pureed ( normal big ones, later kerala banana)
Pomegranate juice

During 6th month

Idli ( Pureed and mixed with dates / black jaggery)
Rice - Powdered and cooked
Sweet Potato
Kerala banana
Haldi / Turmeric powder

During 7th month

Mashed Idli
Avacardo ( can be given in 6th month onwards)
Beet root
Pepper and jeera powder (spice)
Green Peas

During 8th month

I included spices like turmeric, garlic, pepper, jeera, salt, cinnamon powder, ajwain powder while cooking Dal and vegetables.
Curd (optional) I stopped in between as he got UTI!
Chicken stock
Raisins puree
One tbln of normal Sambar to be added to idli
Barley water - But he was allergic so stopped.

During 9th month

Tender coconut ( you can start from 6th month onwards) Very healthy!
Breast chicken pieces - He has rashes and been fussy next day so I stopped.
Green chillies ( Mixed with dal/ragi)
Sambar rice
Rasam dal rice
Egg yolk
Sago (Powdered)
Curd (Stated again)

During 10th to 12th month

I gave various Idli with dates/jaggery, oats, rava, ragi for breakfast. Rice with curry/dal/sambar/rasam/curd/egg/black eyed beans for lunch. Cerelac with fruit purees for dinner.


First time tried  murukku at home for came out very well..

Rice flour - 4 cups
Ulundha flour - 1 cup
butter - 1 tbsp

mix everything by adding water and make it little soft consistency. use the murukku achu and use ladle to drop the murukku to hot oil.

It came out very well.

Home made Baby Food Receipes

To be updated as and when added.....

Avacardo Puree

Pics says it all....The final black shows the ripen avacardo which will be very soft when touched.

Just fork out the pulp and mash it. 

Vegetable puree ( any kinda of vegetables or combination of veggies): i pureed the vegetable till end of 6th month. Then I mashed the vegetables.

1. cut the veggies into small pieces
2. Add little water to the veggies and as well in the cooker vessel.
3. Cook for about 10 min to 15 min or 10 to 12 whistles.
4. Either mash it or puree in the blender

Dal Puree ( any kinda of Dal)

1. I have used one scoop of Dal
2. Add 1 tumbler of water and for three scoop add 2.5 tumbler of water.
3. Cook for about 7 to 15 min for one to three scoop.
4. If not cooked, keep again for one whistle.
5. Initially i was filtering the dal and giving the water and after he got used to the taste, I cook well and blend it or mash it well.

Angur Theratchai

Herbal for Baby

I have showed masakkai, dry ginger, vasambu, jaathikaai. I make paste out of it and give him along withgrape juice (prepared above) or with gripe water...

Vegetable puree ( any kinda of vegetables or combination of veggies)

1. cut the veggies into small pieces. I have shown carrot and potato here.
2. Add little water to the veggies and as well in the cooker vessel. Add a pod of garlic and haldi during 6th month as advised by my Dr.
3. Cook for about 10 min to 15 min or 10 to 12 whistles.
4. Either mash it or puree in the blender

Oats Powder/ Porridge


Initially during 6th month, I cooked the leaves in little water and blended. After that I filtered the extract. At the end of 7th month, I didnt filtered. I pressure cooked the leaves with spices and direclty added to the baby food like rice and cerelac.


Till 6th month , I powdered the rice and then cooked in water. From 7th month, I directly cooked in pressure cooker and mashed it with hand while it is hot and mixed with vegetables. It gave me a good textures which will enable baby to learn to swallow.

Kerala Banana

1. Peel the skin and deseed the banana  and cut into small pieces as shown below. Pressure cook like steam method as shown in first pic. Then puree it in the blender. I added the pomegranate juice in the banana while blending.

Desseeded Dates

From the 6th month, I added dates puree to idli, rava and oats. I cooked 6 no of dates in pressure cooker like steam boil method and puree it in blender. I filtered in sieve and made a thick puree.


Soak the rice overnight. In the pressure pan, add rice, moog dal, garlic, salt, pepper, jeera, cinnamon, ajwain, turmeric, any vegetables. add water and cook for about 10 min. It will be nicely mashed. Add ghee while feeding the baby.

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