July 31, 2016
July 30, 2016
Sabudana / Javvarisi / Sago Kuzhipaniyaram
July 29, 2016
Aravanai (Rice simmered in Jaggery Syrup)
An authentic Kerala recipe that is very easy to make but very delicious. The rice is added to the Jaggery syrup with ghee and is cooked for a long time and the fantastic aroma and taste are simply mind blowing. We make this Aravanai for Devi Pooja called Bhagavathi Sevai at home. In Kerala temples this is offered to devotees in Banana leaves...
July 28, 2016
Coconut Milk Pulao / Thengaipal Sadham
July 26, 2016
Instant Masal Vadai
July 25, 2016
Butter Beans Kurma
July 24, 2016
Milagushyam and Manjal Poosani Puli Pachadi
July 23, 2016
Karuppatti Kuzhipaniyaram / Palm Jagerry Appe
July 22, 2016
Nendram Pazham Pradaman / Plantain fruit Kheer
Nendram Pazham is a type of Banana that is flond abundantly in Kerala and it is known for its unique flavour and taste... Variety of dishes are made in Kerala with this fruit and one among them is Nendram Pazham Payasam which they call it as Pradhaman. It is made for any feast or Onam and it has fantastic taste with special aroma...
July 20, 2016
Wheat Rava Karabath
The difference between Upma and karabath is very mild but the taste differs vastly. While doing Karabath we add more veggies and tomatoes and it is made adding more water to bring it to the consistency of Pongal. The fancy version of Upma is karabath I believe and of course it is tastier and healthier when doing with wheat and fresh veggies...
July 19, 2016
Sojja Kudumu (Rice Rava Idli)
July 18, 2016
An authentic Karnataka side dish served with Poori, Set dosa and also tastes very good with Chapathi. I often make this for my mother in law as a side dish to Chapathi since it is made without Ginger Garlic paste, which she doesn't like. A tasty side dish with very mild spiciness which elders mostly prefer...
July 17, 2016
Instant Poha & Bread Adai
July 16, 2016
Though I have visited many parts of Kerala, I had the opportunity to taste this authentic snack of Kerala only last year when I visited Thrissur, A crispy and crunchy snack with mild spicy flavour and fine aroma of coconut. My friend made this new recipe for my sake when I was there to present me a new recipe for my blog. I got the opportunity to make it only this week.
July 14, 2016
Aval / Poha pakodas
July 13, 2016
Sweet Puttu / Rice flour in Jaggery
A traditional, age old sweet made as an offering to Goddess during Navaratri. My hubby's sister is an expert in making this. She visited us recently and I made this in her presence & got the certificate of success too! A long time wish to make this on my own has come true. It is very auspicious to make during Navaratri and also I can say it is a healthy dessert or sweet since very little ghee is only used. There is no any chance of getting it flaw if you follow this method...
July 12, 2016
Kalyana MorKuzhambu (Creamy & Spiced Yoghurt Stew)
MorKuzhambu made in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts are entirely different from the one made in Chennai, Trichy and Tanjore districts. Especially the Morkuzhambu served in Tamil Brahmin marriages are very unique with distinct flavour and divine taste. Paruppu usilli is the best combination to have with Mor kuzhambu rice in some parts whereas in my place people make a gravy called Pitla(i) with Brinjals or Bittergourd to have with MorKuzhambu rice. Morkuzhambu itself serves as the best side dish to have with Puliyodharai.
July 11, 2016
Vazhaithandu Dosai (Plantain Stem Dosa)
I learnt this Dosa recipe which can be made without fermentation , from my mother in law. She makes it at least twice a month since Plantain stem is very good for health and adding that to dosa is one of the interesting way to make the kids to eat this healthy vegetable. The very soft and white dosas with crunchy bites of the plantain stem in between gives fantastic feel...
July 10, 2016
Poha Chat with Red Guava and Dry fruits
I made this at home last month when I was in the process of making thirty iron rich recipes to be published in a monthly magazine. A nutritious breakfast or chat that is rich in iron and vitamin c suitable . Now whenever we buy Red guava it has become a regular menu in our family. A bowl of this chat is more than enough for complete breakfast...
July 08, 2016
Arisi Ullunthu Kozhukattai (Rice & Urad dal steamed balls)
An interesting and healthy recipe learnt from my friend Gita Kumar. Her description of the recipe and photo tempted me to make it immediately and my 80 years old mother in law certified this awesome and very soft. Since it is steamed and boiled very good for digestion and the flavour of urad dal, green chilli paste and coconut oil really brings out mesmerising taste...
July 07, 2016
Sundal Rasam (Mixed Pulses Soup)
Few days back my friend Meena Suresh sent me the photo and recipe of this rasam. It was very new to me and I asked her whether it was her creation. She replied it is an age old traditional recipe of Telugu speaking people. Very next day I made this healthy rasam. I felt bad for missing this healthy, wonderful, soothing, delicious rasam for all these years. It is a two in one recipe which serves as both rasam and kuzhambu. You need not make any vegetable side dish for this since the boiled pulses blended with the fresh spices serve the purpose. Mix it with hot steaming rice and enjoy the divine taste with chips or pappad as side dish.
July 06, 2016
July 05, 2016
Veg Ragi Bars (Finger Millet Veg Bars)
July 04, 2016
July 03, 2016
Keerai Theeyal (Spinach with roasted coconut)
July 02, 2016
Hot, Sweet and Sour Chutney / Dip
July 01, 2016
Crispy, healthy and mouth watering Adai loaded with protein and tempting flavours. I made this using Nine lentils and grains. But it can be made with any more or less number of lentils as you like. If you want to make it for lunch box a slight alterations in ingredients will make it more soft than crispy which I have given in the recipe...