Tag: Tiffin

Aloo paratha

Potato is everyone’s favourite. Aloo paratha is a filling and tasty food that goes best with curd and pickle. My mom makes the stuffing in a different way using red chilli powder instead of coriander, curry leaves and green chillies. Both the versions are my favourite. From my school days I have craving for this food.  This version has become...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cheese-bread sandwich

Cheese and bread are usually the favourite among the kids. Usually my appa makes yummy bread-jam-butter for our family. He also makes toasted bread for us. He does it with patiently by applying butter on one slice, jam on the other and making it a sandwich. Though it is a very simple one, the love with which he makes it...

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...

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...

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...

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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