Jeera Rice – Jeera Pulao – Simple Jeera Rice

There are many days when I am in no mood for cooking. Those are specifically the days when kids are dying to eat and come with various requests. This week I am doing the theme of ‘Quick Dishes’. This means,

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Microwave One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake – Quick Chocolate Cake in a Cup

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Valli! Hope you have a great year ahead 🙂 Today is our commander-in-chief, Srivalli’s (dearly known as Valli) Birthday and we, the BM family are very excited to have a virtual birthday celebration for

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Kachumber – Simple Mixed Vegetable Salad

The name Kachumber was enough to draw attention. I have eaten this salad many times in Indian restaurants but have never known by its name. There have been very few times when I was able to eat this fresh in

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Warm Black Bean Salad – Mexican Black Bean Salad

Mexican dinners are very often made in my house and I love to include beans whenever I am making it. Usually for quick fixes on week nights, I just open a can of refried beans, heat it up and use

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Vellam Aval – Poha with Jaggery

Navarathri is in full swing and we are having lot of fun having people over and also visiting others golu. On the days when I have friends for dinner, the menu is elaborate. There are days in between when it

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Cucumber Rolls – Cucumber Roll Ups

Summer is in full swing and I wanted to come up with one more no cook dish for the bite size appetizer theme. We love cucumbers and also love the Mediterranean flavors. I had a box of roasted red pepper

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Arizona Cheese Crisps

I was really excited when I saw the theme ‘dishes with tortilla’ for this month’s BM. I make Mexican food at least once every couple of weeks at home and I found the list of tortilla dishes very interesting. The

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Dhidir Aval – Quick Vellam Aval – No Cook Sweet Aval

Evening snacks are my weakest forte. I always struggle to come up with something to feed the kids after school. When growing up, my paati used to make this awesome and quick sweet aval which is my favorite way to

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Bombay Chutney – Besan Chutney

Growing up I have always seen my paati (Grandmother) make this chutney for herself to eat with poori while we ate the side dish with masala. Paati used to make it without onions and I was never very fond of

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Vegetable Noodles – Fancy Maggi

If I am cooking just for me, maggi noodles comes to my mind right away. It is simple to make and ready in about 5 minutes. There are several discussions about how it is not safe, but I am not

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