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

Quinoa Payasam/Kheer

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Desserts, Weight Watchers Recipe | 3 comments

Recently I’ve started eating quinoa a lot. As I said before in my Quinoa biryani recipe it doesn’t taste bad. This Gokulashtmi I wanted to make kheer and thought why not make a kheer with quinoa. My husband was little hesitant with the idea. Surprisingly it came out really delicious and tasted soo good. It tasted more like sago kheer and Karthik liked it too. It’s healthy and tastes good too. Double dhamaka in one recipe. Preparation Time : 30 minutes No Of  Servings : 3 Weight watchers Point : 6 Ingredients: Quinoa : 1/2 cup Water : 11/2 cups Milk : 2 1/2 cups Brown Sugar or Granulated Sugar : 1/4 cup(adjust according to your sweet level) Cardamom : 2 nos (pressed) Cashewnuts : 6-7(roasted in ghee) Raisins: 6(roasted in ghee) Ghee : 1 tsp Saffron: a pinch...

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How to make Guacamole?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Healthy Eats, Mexican, Multi Cuisine, Weight Watchers Recipe | 5 comments

Guacamole is one of the most popular avocado recipes and it’s also popular in Mexican cuisine. It’s one of my favorite and easiest recipes to make. Whenever I go to any mexican restaurants I can’t eat any dish without guacamole and it’s also very healthy. When you have some guests coming it’s easy to make and you can serve it with some tortilla chips. I had some avocados sitting in my fridge so I decided to make this delicious guacamole . My 16 month old little boy loved this guacamole:-). Try this recipe and let me know how it turned out. If you have a variation of this recipe I’d love to hear that too Preparation Time : 20 minutes No Of Servings : 5-6 Spice level : 1 out of 5 Weight watchers Point(1/4 cup): 2 points Ingredients:...

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Chinese, Healthy Eats, Multi Cuisine, Weight Watchers Recipe | 5 comments

If you want to make some healthy food in less than 30 minutes and also make it taste really good then, this recipe is your best bet. This lighter version of vegetable fried rice is one of the easiest and healthy recipe. You don’t need to go out for a  fried rice take out when you can make it at home. If you have some brown rice , or any cooked rice sitting in your fridge than it’s more easy to make this recipe. And this recipe is also weight watcher’s friendly recipe. Preparation Time : 30 minutes No Of servings : 2-3 Spice level : 2 out of 5 Weight watchers point: 6 points (1 cup of fried rice) Ingredients :  Cooked Brown Rice : 4 cups Onion : 1/2 cup(cut into lenghtwise) Cooked Vegetables : 11/4 cup...

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Quinoa Biryani

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Healthy Eats, Veggie Entrees & Sides, Weight Watchers Recipe | 6 comments

I just joined in weight watchers in the last couple of months, so I started calculating my points in my daily eating habits. I’ve always wanted to make Quinoa for a very long time but never got a chance. I just tried making Quinoa Biryani yesterday and I must say the flavor and aroma tasted almost like basmati rice. You don’t see a bug difference in biryani. The cooking technique of Quinoa is just like cooking any rice. Wash it and always soak quinoa for atleast 15 minutes before you use. You will see a white tail in quinoa after its fully cooked and that’s the sign it’s completely cooked. A little information about Quinoa from Wikipedia: Quinoa a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is...

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