Naarthangai(Citron) pachadi

This is a different recipe I learnt from my grand mom and my mom. I should thank my school teacher cum neighbour (Alphonsa miss and George uncle) for giving us meyer lemon(A variety of lemon) everytime it ripens in their house.  So with that my grandma started making salted meyer lemons out of it. It is my grandpa’s favourite and...

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...

Podi potta kuzhambu

Kuzhambu is a dish common in South india that is served as a side for the rice. They are made with dhal and tamarind extract. There are a wide variety of kuzhambu and I learnt this podi potta kuzhambu from my mom. Obviously it was her mom’s recipe. Though this is not made daily, when we are bored with Araithuvitta...

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...

Tomato(thakkali) pachadi

Thakkali pachadi is an authentic kerala recipe made with tomatoes, coconut paste and red chillies. This is a very easy and simple recipe for the beginners. Whenever this is made, there is no left out. It is spicy as well as sweet. INGREDIENTS Tomatoes – 10 Salt – As required Turmeric powder – A pinch Jaggery – 2 tbsp For...

Spicy Okra

Okra is nothing but one of the common vegetables that we use daily – Lady’s finger. They are rich in Pyridoxine, good anti-oxidant, vitamin -K and minerals. But many of us donot like this vegetable due to its sticky nature. But the recipe that I am going to make will not have the stickiness and my mom who will avoid...

Milagu kuzhambu

Milagu kuzhambu is a spicy and tasty gravy. It can be made during rainy days and goes well with hot rice and pappadam. INGREDIENTS Tamarind -Lemon size Jaggery – 2 tsp Salt- As required For grinding Curry leaves – 5 arcs Peppercorns – 4 tsp Channa dhal – 4 tsp Urad dhal – 4 tsp Coriander seeds – 4 tsp...

Baby potatoes fry

Baby potatoes are potatoes that are taken from the soil before they are fully grown. They are used in making a variety of dishes with different culinary methods. But a very good method is to prick the potatoes to absorb the flavour. INGREDIENTS Baby potatoes – 1/2 kg Salt – As required Turmeric powder – A pinch Coconut oil –...

Paruppu vadai

Paruppu vadai / Masal vadai is a favourite snack for me and my bro. My mom makes crispy and hot vadai during rainy days. All our family members will sit together and enjoy having this with hot cup of tea. It is one of the item in almost all festive days. On festive days, amma makes vadai without onions, fennel...

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a North Indian recipe that is used as a side dish for Naan, rumali roti, Chappathi. The soft paneer chunks in a rich tomato based gravy. I love this gravy a lot. Whenever I go to the restaurant with my dad, I order for this. Suddenly I thought why can’t I try making this recipe and...

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...

Paneer Cheese stuffed bun

I wanted to make something new for my bro who has come for winter vacation. He hates Paneer but when I stuffed it into the bun along with other ingredients, he liked it a lot. It should be served hot. A very good and easy evening snack. INGREDIENTS Small buns – 10 Cottage cheese(Paneer) – 50 gm Cheese – 50gm...

Banana Choco Pudding

I wanted to make something new and landed up with this new recipe. I love bananas so I used them as a prime ingredient. This is an easy and simple sweet that can be made in 30 minutes. INGREDIENTS Bananas – 5 Nos Sugar – 1/2 cup Milk powder – 4 tbsp Cocoa powder – 2 tsp Cashews and Almonds...

Ghevar

Ghevar is a popular Rajasthani recipe and it is found in every Jain’s house. I came to know about this recipe through one of my Jain friends. It is prepared from Maida and known for its flavour. INGREDIENTS All-purpose flour – 1 cup Ghee – 1/2 cup Milk – 1/2 cup Water – 11/2 cup For Syrup Sugar- 11/2 cup...

Mirchi bajji

INGREDIENTS Mirchi bajji – 4 For stuffing Peanuts- 4tbsp Channa dhal-2 tbsp Tamarind- Small Gooseberry size Rock salt- 1 tsp Salt- As required For batter Besan flour- 2 Cups Rice flour- 2 tbsp Red chilli powder- As required Take the Mirchi, wash it and slit it lenghtwise to remove the seeds. Do it carefully so that it is not opened...

Tomato Halwa

I want to make something different and ended up in making this recipe. As we all know, tomato is an anti-oxidant and fights against cancer. It helps in reducing the blood cholesterol. Also it is a good antiseptic and the pigment improves eye – health. It helps in combating hypertension, urinary tract infections and is rich source of minerals and...

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