Vanita Vasudevan

"I must have been born with a ladle in my hand because when I’m free I love to cook". Vanita has a full time job, that is not related to food, and the only time she gets to cook is during weekends. She loved to experiment with various cuisines and very very comfortable when it comes to various cuisines of the world. And with a family who loves to eat what she cooks, the passion for cooking becomes more enriching and meaningful. She is also extremely passionate about baking and likes to keep it traditional and simple. What more - Pots, Pans and Fresh Ingredients are her babies.

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Recipes and Articles by Vanita Vasudevan

Vellai Dosa Recipe

Monday, 28 September 2015 00:35

Vellai Dosai was a Navratri special at my grandparents'. My grandmother was fondly called Manni. During Navratri, Manni used to hand out the Vellai Dosai to us as our morning tiffin. She swirled out the wheat and jaggery batter on an iron griddle, patiently slow roasted the Vellai Dosa at just about ...

Carrot Beet Amaranth Super Salad Recipe

Saturday, 05 September 2015 00:46

Carrot Beet Amaranth Super Salad Recipe is a simple, healthy salad fortified with two super-foods combined with fruits, seeds and herbs. It is delicious and filling enough to make a lunch by itself too. Incorporating vegetables of multiple colours - bright-red beetroots, orange thinly sliced carrots ...

Published in Salads

Healthy Amaranth Potato Thyme Croquette Recipe

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:54

The Amaranth Potato Thyme Croquette Recipe is croquette combines the goodness of protein and carbs and is a gluten free baked treat on a rainy day. It also serves as a healthy after school snack. For those who love to eat, it's hard to resist potatoes!  Amaranth not only gives structure ...

Published in World Appetizers

Nutty Oats and Berry Truffle Recipe

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:00

The Nutty Oats and Berry Truffle Recipe is one of those perfect wholesome snacks that you would to snack on to satisfy that sweet tooth. Who says truffles have to be loaded with calories? This delicious truffle combines the goodness of oats, dried berries and nuts.  The Nutty Oats and ...

Published in Energy Bar Recipes

Lemon Sevai Recipe (How to Make Homemade Rice Noodles)

Friday, 05 June 2015 08:32

Sevai also known as savory rice noodles is a tiffin speciality in Tamil Brahmin households. There are many variations to this classic breakfast sevai: lemon sevai, coconut sevai, ell sevai, vella sevai, curd sevai and puli sevai. Nothing is more satisfying than making the sevai from scratch. A very humble ...

Grilled Aubergines with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 00:35

Grilled Aubergine with Tzatziki Sauce is a delicious and creamy dish of eggplant served with light yogurt based sauce. Eggplant is a very versatile vegetable, you can make a stunner of a dish in any cuisine with it. The glossy deep purple skin encasing the soft cream flesh dotted with ruby red pomegranate ...

Published in Mediterranean Cuisine

Fennel Pesto Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:35

Fennel Pesto Pull-Apart Bread is a homemade fennel pesto layered bread recipe baked in the circular shape. Fennel Pesto is similar to conventional basil pesto but instead of basil leaves fresh fennel is used to make this pesto. This bread recipe is easy to prepare if a batch of fennel pesto is ready ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Ice-Apple And Plum Rose Juice Recipe

Friday, 22 May 2015 00:35

Ice-Apple And Plum Rose Juice is a mildly sweet and fragrant breakfast drink perfect for the summer season. The Ice Apple or Nongu and the Malabar Plum/Plum Rose are the common fruits in Southern part of India. Nungu grows in the dry, tropical regions of mid and Southern India. Nungu has a uniformly ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Quatre Quart Pound Cake Recipe With Fresh Figs

Friday, 15 May 2015 00:56

Quatre Quart Pound Cake is the traditional recipe of vanilla pound cake. The name of this cake comes from the fact that all the cake ingredients are measured and used in equal proportions, traditionally, one pound each of flour, butter, eggs and sugar. In French Cuisine, they call it "Quatre Quarts" ...

Vadu Mangai Pickle Recipe (South Indian Tender Raw Mango Pickle)

Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:44

Vadu Mangai Pickle is a spicy and flavorful South Indian style tender raw mango pickle. Vadu Mangai or the raw mango is a unripe variety of the mango little sweet but pungent, often used for pickling. Vadu Mangai Pickle is an everyday staple condiment in Tamil Brahmin household usually savoured ...

Fig, Ricotta And Honey Salad Recipe With Pine Nuts

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:53

The Fig, Ricotta And Honey Salad With Pine Nuts is a delicious and wholesome salad packed with the goodness of fresh figs and pine nuts. Figs are lusciously sweet, chewy, smooth in taste with the crunchiness of seeds. They help lower blood pressure and are a good source of dietary fibre. Crunchy ...

Published in Salads

Karuveppilai Podi Idli (Spicy Lentil & Curry Leaves Powder Tossed Idli)

Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:35

Karuveppilai Podi is an essential condiment in every Tamil Brahmin household. Idli tossed in spicy and flavorsome Karuvepilai Podi tastes simply divine. Prepare mini idlis for the breakfast and save few to be tossed in the spice powder for the evening tea-time snack. The Karuveppilai Podi Idli can ...

Pear And Walnut Salad Recipe

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:35

Pear and Walnut Salad is a quick and delicious salad to prepare when pear is in season. The crisp sliced pear when combined with toasted walnuts and mustard dressing, creates wholesome flavors. Serve Pear And Walnut Salad for the light weekday lunch or the summer healthy supper along with Spinach ...

Published in Salads

Gluten-Free Mango and Coconut Milk Ice-Cream Recipe

Sunday, 03 May 2015 00:35

Mango and Coconut Milk Ice-Cream is a gluten free easy to make delicious ice cream recipe. Mango is a sweet and juicy tropical fruit when combined with creamy coconut milk it creates unique and delectable flavours. With mangoes in season, it is the perfect treat for a summer afternoon for your kids ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Lavender Lemonade Cooler Recipe

Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:35

Lavender Lemonade Cooler makes a perfect summer drink to refresh the taste buds. Lavender has a personality,  inspires people to tap into their creative self. It is beautiful, gentle, fragrant aromatic herb that relieves stress and has calming properties. Lavender is widely used in essential ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Watermelon Ice Popsicles Recipe

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 00:35

Watermelon Ice Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. They are light and refreshing and makes a delicious afternoon delight for the kids. Popsicles are a great low-fat sweet snacks flavored with the natural sweetness of the fresh watermelon. You can freeze popsicles in popsicle molds or even ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Cranberry Cookie Recipe

Sunday, 22 March 2015 00:35

Cranberries Cookies are easy to bake delicious cookies, which look beautiful with red color cranberries embellished on each cookie. Cranberries are often part of holiday treats, extensively used to make cranberry sauce, cranberry drinks and dried cranberries are also added to stuffing, casseroles ...

Published in Cookie Recipes

Manoharam Murukku Recipe (South Indian Diwali Special Paruppu Thengai)

Monday, 16 September 2013 16:22

Manoharam Murukku is a South Indian Diwali sweet also known as Paruppu Thengai. Most frequently prepared in the Southern parts of India for festivals, especially Diwali, as well as during weddings, this is easy to prepare and store. The recipe below uses just 6 ingredients and comes together fairly simply ...

Kai Murukku Recipe (South Indian Diwali Snack)

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:43

Kai Murukku Recipe is a traditional South Indian Snack that is made from rice flour and flavored with butter, cumin and asafoetida. Making the Kai Murukku is an art; to twist and twirl the dough is a skill that you will acquire as you keep making it a few times. Make this special festive snack- Kai Murukku ...

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:45

The Gluten Free Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream is homemade and a delicious mixture of the right sweetness, right flavors and perfectly creamy texture. My cousin was visiting for dinner and she had a special request - no milk and wheat! So, that led me to explore multiple options. I was apprehensive with ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

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