Category: Tiffin

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...

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...

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...

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