Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Beans

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Salads, Healthy Eats | 4 comments

Quinoa is a nutritional whole grain or seed rich in protein and low in fat content. One cup of cooked quinoa has about 8 grams of protein. It is great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals which are essential for growing and repairing body tissues. You can cook quinoa just like rice with 1:2 ratio water. Boil until it becomes fluffy. The salad that I have made today is so easy and it takes only few minutes to put together. You can have this salad warm or chilled. It is light and filling, also perfect for your lunchbox. I was looking for a nice and easy recipe for quinoa salad and a friend of mine forwarded this recipe. I tweaked it a bit to satisfy my taste buds and it came out so...

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Potato Salad

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Multi Cuisine, Salads | 0 comments

Potato Salad is a hearty and flavorful dish and it is served cold. It is perfect for a cold lunch pack when you don’t get to heat your food. My husband has to work outside sometimes where he cannot reheat his food. So I started preparing food that are filling and needs no reheating. I make a lot of cold salads and sandwiches and pack it along with cut fruits and a bottle of juice. Potato Salad is his favorite and it is very easy to make. You can make it ahead and refrigerate it for the next day lunch or for a party. The dressing that I have used is adapted from Food Network but I skipped a few ingredients and replaced it with what I had on hand. So if you do not have any ingredient such...

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Carrot Pachadi – Carrot Salad

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Featured, Salads | 19 comments

Pachadi is a South Indian dish which has different definitions among different South India regions. In Tamilnadu, generally pachadi is made from fresh vegetables like carrot, cucumber, mango, etc along with green chilies and seasoned with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Sometimes coconut is also added. Today I have made carrot pachadi or salad which is very simple and tasty. You can serve it along with rice and sambar (lentil curry) or rasam. When you want to make a simple and healthy side for the sambar or rasam, you can count on this. Here you go… Ingredients: Carrots – 6 Yogurt – 1 1/2 cup Oil – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Green chilies – 2 Curry leaves – 6 to 7 leaves Method of Preparation: Peel the outer skin...

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Sprouted Moong Salad

Posted by on Jul 25, 2010 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Featured, Salads, Healthy Eats | 47 comments

Sprouts are always healthy and even tasty when it’s done right. It contains proteins and vitamins. I love sprouts and make it atleast once in two weeks. It’s very easy to make and you can serve it as a lunch or even a snack. It can make a healthy alternative to any oily snacks. Also if you are dieting you should definitely consider this for one of your meals. It’s a very refreshing and healthy salad. Preparation Time for salad: 30 mins No of servings : 2-3 Spice level : 1 out of 5 Ingredients: Moong sprouts : 2 cups Onion : 1(medium) Tomato : 1/2 Carrot : 1 cup (shredded) Curry Leaves : 4-5 Lime juice : 1 tbsp Whole red chilies : 2-3 For Seasonings : Oil : 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds : 1 tsp Urad dal...

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