February 27, 2017

Sweet and Spicy Tomato Pachadi

Sweet Tomato Pachadi is often served in Tamil Wedding feasts that tastes yummy. With a light variation I made it sweet and spicy which suits very well to have with bread toasts and rotis. You can have it simply spooning it in a bowl...

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February 26, 2017

Kathamaba Dosa (Mixed Sprouts Dosa)

I had very small portions of varieties of legumes left over and hence thought of trying a new Dosa variety with these legumes and started my project!  The result was awesome. I was so happy of finding out a new tasty dosa variety which is very healthy with rich protein, fibre content  and low carbohydrate...

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February 24, 2017

Spicy Rice Flour Roti

A perfect, delicious, appetizing and traditional Roti  made with  little variation adding carrots to make it healthier. An ideal , light tiffin and easily digestible snack. With the Rice flour in hand, You can make it at any time instantly adding whatever leftover veggies you have..

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February 23, 2017

Shivaratiri recipe with Sweet Potato

On the day of Maha Shivaratiri every year we observe strict fasting and keep chanting prayers. After the Puja is over at night, we offer this Sweet potatoes in jaggery syrup to Lord Mahadev and breaks the fast by having this Prasadam. During the season of this vegetable we also make this recipe as evening snack to kids which is very delicious and healthy...

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February 22, 2017

Jeera Rice and Methi Dal Fry

A comfort food to relish either as lunch or dinner with very mild spicy flavour. The methi dal fry goes very well with rotis and plain rice too. A healthy food indeed....

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February 21, 2017

Ilaneer / Tender Coconut Rasam

Our usual scrumptious rasam made with Ilaneer / Tender coconut makes it more delicious with very mild sweetness. Either you can mix it with hot steaming rice or can enjoy as hot soup..

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February 20, 2017

Hyderabad Veg Dum Biryani

Hyderabad Dum Biryani loaded with the flavour of aromatic spices, goodness of veggies and inviting colour make this a rich meal for any special occasion. Here is the simple and step by step recipe for this special Hyderabad Veg Dum Biryani...

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February 19, 2017

Hot and Sour Soup

Soups are hearty comfort food , warming the soul and packed with flavours. Hot and Sour soup is a versatile starter or snack to have before a large meal and its different taste and flavour will make you to love it. Make this tickling hot and sour soup , a perfect soup and enjoy the taste..


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February 18, 2017

Eggplant Tangy Pickle (Kathirikkai/Brinjal Puli Thokku)

In a marriage this tangy pickle was served and I was totally carried away by its taste. To my surprise I couldn't found , out of which vegetable this was made. I asked the server and he told it was made out of eggplant. Amazing side dish for curd rice, idli, Dosa and Roti. I got the recipe from the chef and made it very next day itself....


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February 17, 2017

Varutharaicha Kuzhambu

Are you bored of making sambar, morkuzhambu  and vatha kuzhambus for lunch often? Try this differently flavoured, aromatic, traditional, creamy and tasty kuzhambu form the Southern most part of Tamilnadu that suits Rice, Aappam, Idli, Upma and Dosa. Learnt it from My mother-in-law who has been cooking this since 40 years. Once you try this simple Kuzhambu you will start making this often...


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February 16, 2017

Moongh dal Parathas


A healthy, soft, filling and easy to make parathas that do not need any special side dish. Simple pickle and curd serve great accompaniment for this and you love to have this even in lunch box once you taste this.....

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February 15, 2017

Neer Dosa (Soft and Fluffy Rice Crepe)

Another Dosa Delicacy from South India. Neer means water and since the batter of this dosa is very thin and watery it is called as Neer dosa. It has a very  simple procedure and no need for fermentation. It lasts softer for a longer time and has unique flavour...

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February 14, 2017

Rumali Roti

A soft, thin and flat bread which is a part of Punjabi cuisine. Traditionally it is made with Maida. I tried the same with Maida and Whole wheat flour and other than the colour there was no need for compromise in taste and texture..



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February 13, 2017

Kadalai Curry

A popular,  lip smacking side dish for Aappam and Puttu made of Black Chenna. The blend of fresh spices, coconut and green chillies make this very inviting...

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February 12, 2017

Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam)

The most suitable Rasam for a cold winter or rainy day filled with the flavours of garlic, pepper and cumin seeds. Since garlic is very good for health, we make this Garlic Rasam atleast once in a week or ten days. We don't usually add garlic in all rasam varieities. This rasam gives a wonderful taste and aroma when had with hot rice and a teaspoon of ghee. Or sip a cup of this tangy and spicy rasam like soup...

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February 11, 2017

Cauliflower Paneer Masala

An exotic side dish with striking appearance and exiting taste this Cauliflower Paneer masala is served as side dish for Chapathis, Rotis, Naan and Plain rice...


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February 09, 2017

Pazham Pori / Ripened Plantain Fritters

A typical Kerala Snack in which the ripened plantain is made in to thin slices and dipped in to flour batter and deep fried. It is a traditional tea time snack and found in street side shops all over Kerala...

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February 08, 2017

Semiya / Vermicelli Pongal

Ven Pongal or Khaara Pongal is the Staple and Popular Breakfast of Tamil nadu,  which is made usually with Rice and Moongh dal. It is also a healthy and heavy breakfast spiced up with sautéing peppers, ginger and cumin seeds in Ghee. Since it gives a feeling of heaviness and guiltiness of having rice for breakfast too, I often pair poha, millets and oats with moongh dal and make this Ven Pongal which turns out tasty. This time  I tried Vermicelli pongal and it is a quick, easy, delicious and healthy breakfast. Serve this hot with any chutney or sambar....

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February 07, 2017

Cabbage Pakodas / Fritters

When you have craving to eat something crispy, hot and spicy, try this cabbage Pagodas that can be made very easily in no time. An ideal recipe to serve as starter too...


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February 04, 2017

Inji Rasam (Ginger Rasam)

A delicious, herbal rasam that gives a great relief to sore throat and helps in digestion. The flavour of Ginger blending with the freshly ground spices gives a wonderful aroma and taste. This rasam can also be had  in a cup as  appetizer...

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February 03, 2017

Elaneer Payasam / Tender Coconut Kheer

Elaneer Payasam is a different, luscious dessert that tastes delicious. A rich dessert but can be made very easily. It can be made in advance and refrigerated. Elaneer payasam tastes very yummy when it is chill...

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February 02, 2017

Chakka Varatti / Jackfruit Jam

Chakkavaratti is an Authentic, the most Traditional and Tasty  Kerala Delicacy made from the ripened Jack fruit. The Cjakkavaratti makes us to get addicted to its sensuous pleasure of taste with awesome flavour.  With this Chakka Varatti / Jackfruit Jam as base variety of desserts and snacks are made in Kerala...

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February 01, 2017

How to prepare Soft, Fluffy, and Spongy Cake?



Who doesn’t love to have a bite of cake? On any kind of occasion, we celebrate with a cake and if you know the right ways of baking a cake, you don’t have to rely on services like online cakes in Bangalore or Delhi or Mumbai. It is always great to bake the cake for treating people because it is sort of a de-stressing agent. Finally, when the aroma of cakes fill in your home, you feel victorious. Here are some valuable tips on how to gain the fluffy, spongy, and softer cakes..

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