Category: Tiffin

Besan cheela/Veg omelette/Kadalai maavu dosai

Besan cheela or Veg omelette is a savoury pancake which is packed with proteins. It is very easy to make and healthy too. Though I shot this video two years back, missed to publish it. My amma has lot of recipe collections and this is from that collection. This was under the name veg omelette and later I came to...

Sooji toast / Rava toast

Sooji toast is a perfect snack time to serve in the morning breakfast or as an tea-time snack. We need semolina, curd, and few vegetables like onion, bell pepper, green chillies. We can also add tomatoesd, but i personally donot like to add it in th batter. It is a very tasty and easy to make dish and it will...

Poori

Poori is one of the popular Indian breads made in almoat every home. Though this is a common recipe and many makes this at home, there are some nuances to make it crispy, soft  and fluffy. This is liked by all age group people. My mom also add ajwain. It helps in digestion. Also some add flax seeds which is...

Verumarisi adai

Verum means – only, arisi means rice,so as the name means this recipe has only rice as its ingredient. This is a kind of adai/dosai that is made at home.In Karnataka they make Neer dosai with raw rice. Adding the shredded coconut to the batter makes it more delicious. This is one of the tiffin items that is made regularly...

Kaaradaiyaan Nonbu-Salt Adai

Kaaradaiyaan nonbu or Savithri viratham is a traditional Tamilnadu festival of fasting wherein married woman pray for the wellness and long life of their husband and the unmarried girls pray God to get a good husband.  Along with the rice flour, we use cowpea which is called as Kaaramani in tamil. Hence the name Kaaradaiyaan nonbu. We make both salt...

Kaaradaiyaan nonbu-Sweet adai

Kaaradaiyaan nonbu or Savithri viratham is a traditional Tamilnadu festival of fasting wherein married woman pray for the wellness and long life of their husband and the unmarried girls pray God to get a good husband.  Along with the rice flour, we use cowpea which is called as Kaaramani in tamil. Hence the name Kaaradaiyaan nonbu. We make both salt...

Sabudhana Kichadi

Sabudhana kichadi is made during fasting days like Navarathri,. Mahashivarathri, Ekadasi. I started making this recipe after I got married. When I was chatting with my mom, I told her that I was bored with regular tiffin items and wanted to try something new. She suggested me this recipe. After that this has become a regular tiffin item in my house....

Upma

Upma is the simplest and humble breakfast that can made in a jiffy. It is also an easy recipe for beginners. It can be made with sooji, vermicelli, samba sooji. The addition of onions to upma makes it too yummy.  Roasting the rava is one of the important steps. When the rava is not roasted, the upma will be sticky...

Vermicelli Dosai/Vermicelli Crepe

As I always mention in my blog that I am a foodie and would never stick on to one type of dish. I get bored eating the same food daily. So I always make different varieties of food and experiment different types of cuisine. As usual I was bored of eating regular tiffin items. So I decided to make rava...

Multigrain Adai

Adai is made out of rice and lentils. Since it contains all types of dhal and lentils, it is very healthy and also tasty recipe. It is usually prepared for breakfast. It goes best with Aviyal. Adai with butter is yummy and rich. We can add onions, carrot, drumstick leaves on adai. It adds respective flavour to the adai.  Here...

Rava Idli(Sooji Idli)

Rava Idli is one of my favourite tiffin item. Including me I have seen many people who hate to eat idli.  But Rava Idli is an exception. It is very tasty, spongy  and most of the people likes it. You can also add baking soda or ENO to make it spongy. I made it without adding those and yet the idlis...

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is a traditional South- Indian tiffin which is very easy to make. It is also offered as a prasadham in many temples. The right quantity of water,  cooking the rice is the most important step in making pongal. If the quantity of water is more, Then the pongal cannot be scooped and served. At the same time if...

Ragi Adai

Ragi or Finger millet is one of the most nutritious and healthy cereals. A generation ago, many Indians were familiar with this crop.  It is very adaptable crop and is suited to Indian climatic conditions.  It has a lot of therapeutic value. It is rich in protein, minerals, dietary fibre and phytochemicals. It also has anti-microbial, anti-cancer properties. It reduces...

Mor Kali

Mor Kali or Mor Koozh is a taditional recipe made with buttermilk and rice flour. This dish is made commonly in Tamil Brahmin houses. I was bored making regular tiffin items for the dinner.  This time I wished to make something new as well as traditional one.  Within no minutes I called my mom and started pestering her to give...

Kambu Semiya

Kambu Semiya is one of the healthy breakfast recipes. Kambu is known as pearl millet in english.   People have started to forget about our traditional, old  ingredients like ragi, kambu, cholam. They are highly nutritious and are very cheap to get. Infact they are called as poor man’s crops in Economics. Nowadays the doctors are also advising to increase the intake of...

Ragi Semiya

Ragi Semiya is one of the healthy breakfast recipes. It is known as fingermillet in english and kaezhvaragu in tamil.   People have started to forget about our traditional, old  ingredients like ragi, kambu, cholam. They are highly nutritious and are very cheap to get. Infact they are called as poor man’s crops in Economics. Nowadays the doctors are also...

Samba ravai idli/Broken wheat idli

Samba Ravai idli is a modified verison of our regular rava idli. The broken wheat is very good for our health, especially for diabetic patients. We can make a lot of recipes with broken wheat – upma, kozhukkattai, idli. I made this recipe few months ago and it came out very well. INGREDIENTS Broken wheat – 1 cup Thick curd...

Vegetable Vermicelli

Semiya upma is also known as Vermicelli upma which is my all time favourite. Though we make Rava upma frequently at home, I like semiya upma than rava upma. Whenever I make, either it will not be cooked properly or it will become mushy. It took sometime to make Vermicelli upma perfectly. Once learnt, it is very easy to make tiffin...

Vella Dosai (Sweet dosa)

Sweet dosa is one of my favourite tiffin from my childhood days. My amma or paati makes this at home during my school days. This recipe is made with wheat flour and jaggery. Though I tried to make this after my wedding, the dosa didnot come out well. But when I went to my place, I got a chance to...

Karthigai Adai

Adai is made out of rice and lentils. Usually we make adai with all types of dhal and lentils. But the Karthigai adai differs from the normal one. It has pepper and cumin seeds with some chopped  coconut in it. INGREDIENTS Boiled rice – 1 cup Urad dhal – 1/4 cup Pepper – 1 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp Curry...

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