South Indian Chappathi / Triangle Chappathi / Plain Parantha

South Indian chappathi / Triangle chappathi / Plain parantha is one of my favourites from childhood days. My amma and  paati makes this chappathi at home. This is usually paired with masaal ( Potato sabzi) and is made during weekend. But later we have started making phulkas since it is more healthy and donot consume any oil to get cooked....

Thakkali Rasam / Tomato Rasam

Rasam is also called as South Indian soup. It has lot of medicinal effects and it is good to have rasam daily. There are so many types of rasams and each has its unique taste. Tomato rasam is made without any dhal. I have recipe for Paruppu Rasam where we use toor dhal along with tomatoes and tamarind. This recipes...

Oven roasted Chickpeas / Garbanzo beans

Oven roasted chickpeas are my all time favourite teatime snack. This is healthy since it is rich in proteins and it uses less oil as it is roasted in oven. I always love to munch these roasted pulses. Green vatana is my favourite and I made the roasted green peas for the first time. But it was roasted extra and...

Gojju Avalakki / 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 most popular Karnataka recipes. I have used thick variety of beaten rice to make this recipe. It is easy to make but delicious.  They  taste totally different  from ...

Mango Semolina Cake

Mango Semolina cake is one of the easiest cakes that can be baked even by a beginner. It is so simple, easy to make in no time with limited ingredients. First time I made this with Senthoor and the next time with Malliga mangoes. This cake is always a hit in the family. This time I baked this cake on...

Brigadeiro – Brazilian dessert

Brigadeiros are small fudgy balls that are popular in Brazil. This dessert occupies a space in almost all the parties in Brazil. I came to know about this recipe from my brother. He said it is so simple to make this at home but it will be a different sweet and dessert for the parties. Then I started to know...

Puffed rice chikki / Murmura chikki / Pori chikki

         The idea of making puffed rice balls came from the aval pori and nel pori that we make for thirukarthigai. We buy muttai pori(puffed rice) regulary at home and kaara pori is the most commonly made snack in the evening. I remember an aunty making muttai pori urundai and she packs it for her son’s snack....

Mango Lassi

Lassi is a yoghurt based drink originated in India. It is very popular in Punjab. Lassi is made by blending thick curd, some spices and sugar. We can also add some fruits into it. So to make mango lassi, we add fresh mangoes and blend it with other ingredients. This is my favourite lassi. I had this in a shop...

Ragi phulka / Fingermillet phulka

Fingermillet flour or ragi flour is one of the millets which is packed with nutrients. Sorghum flour, Fingermillet flour, Pearlmillet flour are regularly used in my house. I have tried different ways to make ragi phulka but this is the successful method and it is a no fail recipe. I have tried this many times and not even once the...

Sundakkai Arachuvitta Vathakuzhambu

Sundakkai is called as turkish berry in English and vathakuzhambu usully means the famous puli kuzhambu. To make the puli kuzhambu version of vathakuzhambu, we use sundakkai vathal (sun dried turkish berry) and we donot use any dhal or ground masala. This is Palakkad style vathakuzhambu where we use fresh turkish berry aka sundakkai. Also this vathakuzhambu looks like sambar...

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