Mint Vegetable Biriyani

Mint Vegetable Biriyani is one of the recipes you can make it in a jiffy.  It contains most of the vegetables that is coated in mint paste.  Though I have posted the recipe for Vegetable Biriyani, this tasted totally different. Krish and I loved it. You can eat this with any raitha. INGREDIENTS Basmathi Rice – 1 cup Water – 1 cup...

Aviyal

Aviyal is a dish that has a unique place in Kerala as well as Tamil Cuisine. It is a mixture of vegetables, curd, coconut, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. It is one of the main dishes in Kerala’s vegetarian feast (Sadhya). It is mixed with rice and served with papadam as side dish. It can also be used...

Coconut & Sesame Biscuit

Coconut & Sesame Biscuit or Coconut macaroons as it is called in many places is one of the most popular biscuits that you can find in any Indian Bakery. These biscuits can be made easily at home. I have used Fat in making the biscuits. But we can also replace it with butter. INGREDIENTS All purpose flour – 21 gm...

Italian Strawberry Rolls

Italian rolls is the first recipe I made using my New OTG.  With a bit of fear and excitement I made this recipe.  This is a simple and easy rolls that can be made in one hour. I thank my friend for teaching me this recipe.  I distributed this rolls to my neighbours and they too loved it. We can...

Thiruvathirai Kali

Thiruvaathirai is a hindu festival celebrated in Kerala and tamilnadu in the month of Dhanu or Margazhi( mid Dec- mid June). Aardhra dharisanam in Tamilnadu corresponds with thiruvaathirai in Kerala. Both are related to Lord Shiva. On this day we make a sweet with raw rice and jaggery. INGREDIENTS Raw rice- 1 cup Moong dhal – 2 tbsp Jaggery –...

Eggless whole wheat banana bread

Baking bread and cakes using multigrain flour and whole wheat is always a healthier option than using plain flour/ All purpose flour.  This is my first experiment with wheat flour. Using whole wheat flour, bananas, cane sugar makes this bread a healthy one. Also we can make it very easily without much effort. It will be loved by kids as...

Channa masala

Channa masala or Chole masala is one of the famous recipes made as a side dish for chappathi, puri and Batura. Bread Channa, Chole Batura are some of the famous combinations. My mom makes this recipe as a side dish for roti. I made some alteration with the addition of coconut. This is one of the recipes my husband asked...

Vangibath powder

Vangibath powder enables you to make a super delicious rice delicacy Vangibath. We get vangibath in a restaurant close to my house. They make super yummy Vangibath and other rice varieties. After that I have started making this frequently. This powder can also be used to make Ennai Kathirikkai kuzhambu, Brinjal curry and even tomato rice. My amma makes this...

HAPPY DIWALI !!!

 Diwali – the festival of lights is an important festival in India. Diwali, like many other festivals has many stories and reasons backing its celebrations. The most popular one is the return of Lord Rama with his queen Sita and brother Lakshman from their 14 year exile after vanquishing Ravana. The other reasons are to commemorate the marriage of Goddess Lakshmi...

Kannamma perima’s Saadham masaal

Saadham masaal is one of the tastiest recipes I have eaten so far. This cannot be considered either as a sambar or as a North Indian gravy.  I got to know this recipe from my kannama perima. This is her MIL’s recipe. When perima came to my place she made this recipe and I loved it. Then I couldn’t resist...

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...

Nenthrai / Banana chips

Nenthrai/ Banana chips is one of the famous traditionsl snacks in Kerala and other parts of South india. It is made with a variety of banana called Nenthrai. This is different from raw plantain that we use to make sabzis and curries. Ripened nenthrai is very good for health and we can make lot of recipes with it. I love...

Boondhi ladoo

Boondhi ladoo is one of the famous traditional sweets made on various occasions like wedding, baby shower and also during festrivals like Diwali. This sweet is very close to my heart and there is a reason behind it. This is one particular sweet which we make together for Diwali. We make around 150 ladoos to distribute and every single person...

Boost Barfi

Boost barfi is a soft fudge that can be made easily without much strain. I have heard a lot about bournvita cake or chocolate cake. I wanted to try with boost and made this fudge. It is made with minimum ingredients like maida / all purpose flour, sugar and boost. Without much write up we will go to the recipe...

Beetroot murukku

Murukku is a traditional South Indian snack made on festival days especially on Diwali. I had no idea of making beetroot murukku. Actually I chopped it to make poriyal / dry sabzi. All of a sudden I thought of trying this. Since I chopped it to make poriyal, it has been chopped into small cubes. So for this you can...

Mysorepak

Mysorepak is a traditionalclassic sweet that originated from the Royal kitchen of Mysore palace. This aromatic and delicious sweet is made with besan, sugar and ghee. The traditional recipe is light, crunchy, not hard, edges with crumbs, porous cube and a delicious aroma. The original one calls for oil also whereas the soft variation of is made completely with ghee....

Arisi thengai payasam

Arisi thengai payasam is a traditional payasam made in Brahmin houses. It is one of my favourite payasams made at home. Arisi thengai payasam is called as Rice coconut pudding in english. It is made with rice, coconut and jaggery. This is easy to make and can be made in no time. We offer it to god as prasadh or...

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. The whole family will sit together and enjoy this with hot cup of tea. It is one of the item made in almost all festive days. Mupparuppu vadai, as the name indicates consists of three main dhals...

Bisi bele bath

Bisi-bele-bath is a Kannada phrase meaning hot lentil rice. This is a Karnataka recipe. You can find this in restaurants that has Udupi cuisine. Amma makes this recipe at home occasionally when my bro and I were kids. Later I learnt some tips from our kannadian family friend and found it very easy and tastier. So this is a combination...

Bisi bele bath powder

Bisi-bele-bath is a Kannada phrase meaning hot lentil rice. This is a Karnataka recipe. You can find this in restaurants that has Udupi cuisine. Amma makes this recipe at home occasionally when my bro and I were kids. Later I learnt some tips from our kannadian family friend and found it very easy and tastier. So this is a combination...

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