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Nutella & Raspberry Rolls

I always make sure kids have simple and easy to eat food in their lunch boxes. One such dish I prepared recently is Nutella & Raspberry rolls. Great for any age group kids. Great to carry for long drives and picnic's too. This recipe goes to 2nd day of Week 4 for BM 66 under the theme Kids Delight- Kids lunch box recipes.  


Bread slices 5
Nutella hazelnut spread
Raspberries 10-15


Cut the edges of bread slices and roll them with rolling pin to make them little thin.
Spread nutella on all the slices.

Cut raspberries into half and place them on one side as shown in the picture. 
Roll them slowly and place them in box.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 66

Also sending this recipe to Srivalli's Kids Delight event hosted by Pavani for this month. 

Quinoa Idly

Traditionally idly is prepared with Udad dal and idly rava or udad dal and idly rice. But try  adding something healthy like oats / quinoa. Have tried Oats idly sometime back and kids and my hubby loved it. This time I tried idly with Quinoa.  Simple, soft  and healthy dish for the whole family. You can ferment as regular idly or can make immediately adding eno fruit salt with out fermentation. 

Today we are starting with 4th week of BM. I choose Kids Delight- Lunch box recipes for kids. My kids being very picky eaters have to always think what to pack them for school lunch. You wont believe my son survived only on  peanut butter and bread through out his kindergarten. Now as they are at home for summer break, have been cooking different kind of food, just  to prepare myself for the next school year.  One such dish is Quinoa idly, Thank god my kids loved them. So this recipe goes to the 1st day of BM 66 under the theme " Lunch box recipes for Kids".


Quinoa 2 cups

Capsicum Cheese Toast

Bell peppers or Capsicum are botanically fruits but they considered as Vegetables. They are in different colors like  Green, red, orange  and yellow. They are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Red bell peppers have twice the Vitamin C than in any other peppers.

For the 2nd week and 3rd day of BM 66 under the theme " 3 Veggies that are fruits" am here with a crunchy, delicious and my kids favorite " Capsicum Cheese Toast". I have added chopped green bell pepper, chopped tomatoes, sweet corn and some spices chili flakes and  Italian seasoning for extra flavor, along with olive oil and salt.


Bread slices 4
Capsicum chopped 1/4 cup
Sweet corn 3 spoons
Tomato chopped ( deseeded) 1/4 cup
Italian Seasoning 1/2 spoon
Chopped cilantro 2 spoons
Salt to taste
Grated cheese 1/2 cup
Olive oil / Any oil 1 spoon
Chili flakes 1/4 spoon


Toast the bread slices.
In a bowl add all the ingredients and mix well.
Preheat oven on 300 Degrees F.
Spread the mixture on toasted bre…

Mysore Style Tomato Rice

Tomato is one of the vegetables which is also a fruit. Indians use tomato almost in all the curries just like onions, as it is the key ingredient. It is one of the most important protective food crops of India. Today I am making Spicy and delicious Mysore Style Tomato Rice. I had some  left over rice  and I wanted to make something with tomatoes for today's post. Found this delicious and simple Mysore Style Tomato rice on YouTube. 

This recipe goes to the week 2, day 2 of BM 66 under the "3 veggies that are fruits". Here goes the recipe.....


Tomatoes 3
Cooked rice 2 cups
Cinnamon stick  1 inch -2
Poppy seeds 3 spoons
Dry coconut powder 4 spoons
Cashew nuts 6
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves 4
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Kashmiri chili powder 2 spoons
Salt to taste
Oil 4 spoons


Dry roast cinnamon sticks, poppy seeds and dry coconut powder.
Let it cool, add add everything into blender along with kashmiri chili powder.
Blend to smooth paste.
Heat wok or pan, add oil.

Dosakaya Mukkala Pachadi ~ Yellow Cucumber Chutney

I was surprised when Srivalli announced the theme " 3 Veggies that are actually fruits". Didn't knew that some  vegetables which we  are eating regularly  are actually fruits. Some of them are Cucumbers, Avocado, Tomato, Peppers,  Pumpkin , Aubergine ( brinjal)  and Olives are actually fruits.

So for day 1, week 2 of BM 66 am here with a delicious and simple dish called Dosakaya Mukkala Pachadi. Dosakaya means yellow cucumber, mostly cooked in southern part of India can be eaten  raw or can be cooked.  Mukkalu means pieces. Pachadi means  chutney. Except using fire to make tempering, this is a no cook dish made with in 10 minutes. Served as side dish with rice or roti or chapati. This recipe is adapted from Gayatri Vantillu. Here goes the recipe........


Dosakaya mukkalu / yellow cucumber pieces 1 cup
Red chili 4
Green chili 4
Tamarind gooseberry size ball
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Chopped cilantro  1/4 cup
Udad dal 4 spoons
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 spoon
Hing …