Category: Tiffin

Sooji Roti

Rava Roti or Sooji Roti is completely a different recipe for me. Usually we make upma, idli and dosai out of semolina. I came across this recipe in a cookbook and want to give a try. The recipe tasted different and it can be made in a jiffy. I loved this recipe and ‘K’ too.  We had this with tomato...

Ammini kozhukkattai with paruppu usili

Ammini kozhukkatai is usually made out of the left over dough of the kozhukkatai during Vinayagar chathurthi. It is simple, easy and healthy snack. Every kid likes this recipe because of its tiny and cute appearance. It can be made in different ways. I am going to make ammini kozhukkattai with paruppu usili. Paruppu usili is a traditional south Indian...

Rava kichadi

            Rava kichadi is a modified version of our regular upma. Along with sooji or rava it contains vegetables like carrot,beans, onion and potato. This is one of the recipes that occupies our(myself and my brother’s) tiffin box during our school days. This has a completely different flavour from upma. My friends too like this...

Khaman Dhokla

Dhokla is a healthy recipe that can be used as a main course or as a snack. It originates from Gujarat.  You can make different varieties of dhokla like bread dhokla, khaman dhokla, rava dhokla, etc.,  I am going to give you the recipe for khaman dhokla. I learnt this recipe from my perima(my mom’s sister).  She was residing in...

Pacharisi kozhakattai

Pacharisi kozhukattai is a steamed rice dumpling with a small quantity of dhal and simple seasoning. I learnt this recipe from my mom. Usually both my grandmas’ make this with the rice alone. My mom makes this with some dhal added to it and I love this version a lot.  This was one of the recipes that occupies a space...

Spicy Ragi koozh

Ragi is the common name for Finger – millet in South India. This is one of the most nutritious food and can easily be digested. They are rich in proteins, calcium, iron. It helps to keep the body cool.  It is not season bound and can be cultivated throughout the year. The grain cannot be polished due to its teeny-weeny...

Semiya 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 recipe tastes good and doesn’t need any accompaniment. So this comes in handy when you are short of time. But you can also serve it with sugar or pickle. INGREDIENTS...

Sweet Ragi Koozh (Finger millet )

Ragi is the common name for Finger – millet in South India. This is one of the most nutritious food and can easily be digested. They are rich in proteins, calcium, iron. It helps to keep the body cool.  It is not season bound and  cultivated throughout the year. The grain cannot be polished due to its teeny-weeny size.So they retain...

Oats porridge

     Oat meal or oat bran are rich source of fibres. They help in reducing bad cholesterol(LDL) without reducing the good cholesterol(HDL). Oats like other grains and vegetables are rich in phytochemicals and fight against carcinogens. Daily serving of whole oats will lowers hypertension and helps in reducing weight.  Due to the presence of well balanced proteins,  they help...

Rice flour roti

Rice flour roti as the name indicates, is made of rice flour instead of wheat flour. I was bored of eating idli, dosa and chappathi. I wonna try something new and landed up with this recipe. The process of making the dough is slightly different and this is the main step. Once this is made well, then the other procedures...

Samba ravai upma

Wheat Rava is also known as Godhumai Rava or samba rava in tamil and dalia in hindi & is an excellent source of fiber and is also low in cholesterol.Wheat  Rava Upma is a simple and healthy breakfast. Its not only healthy, but also a filling breakfast recipe. You can also add vegetables to make it more delicious and nutritious. INGREDIENTS...

Aloo poha

       Poha is known as aval in tamil. Poha or flattened rice flakes are a good prebiotic or probiotic food, easily and cheaply available to all.It is light on the stomach and easy to digest. It is a source of instant energy on account of the rice content. Rice also provides vitamin B1 and stabilizes blood sugar. Peanuts contained in Poha...

Idli

Idli is a South Indian tiffin that is made with rice and urad dhal batter.Since the starch is broken down into simple substance, it is easy for digestion. You can find this recipe as a regular breakfast recipe in most of the houses. This can be served with sugar when a person suffers fron fever :P. INGREDIENTS: Boiled rice –...

Huli Avalakki

Huli Avalakki is made with beaten rice. It can be called as podi aval upma in Tamil. I learnt this recipe from one of our family friends. This is one of the Karnataka recipes. It is easy to make. I like to have it with banana slices.  INGRDIENTS Beaten rice – 2 cups Tamarind – Gooseberry size Rasam powder- 2...

Idiyappam/Sevai/String hoppers

Idiyappam/Sevai/String hoppers is a common dish that we make at home. Since it is steam cooked, it is healthy.   This can be made in two different ways and served in many ways. This is made with rice and pressed into noodles with murukku maker or sevai naazhi.  Myself and my brother are in love with this dish. of course...

Kuzhi paniyaaram/Uppu appam

Kuzhi paniyaaram is made out of idli/dosa batter. if you are bored of making idli and dosai, you can try making this recipe. If you have the idli batter, then it can be prepared in a jiffy. You can make this as a evening snack or can pack this in a tiffin box with cilantro/tomato/kaara chutney. INGREDIENTS Idli batter- 4...

Aapam

Aapam – Queen of kerala is a fermented flat bread made out of rice. It is very simple, delicious and goes best with vegetable stew and Coconut chutney. INGREDIENTS Raw rice-  1 cup Par-boiled rice – 1 cup Coconut milk – 4 cups Dry yeast – 1 tsp Sugar – 1 tbsp Baking Soda – A pinch Soak raw rice...

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