Month: April 2020

THATTU IDLY

THATTU IDLY

This is a famous breakfast dish from Karnataka. Since it is prepared on flat plate or thattu, it is known as Thattu idly or Thatte idly. This idly is very soft. It is bigger in size but slightly thinner than our normal idly. It is 

THIRUVATHIRAI KALI

THIRUVATHIRAI KALI

This is a sweet dish. Generally it is prepared in the month of Margazhi on thiruvathirai star (nakshatram) which is auspicious for Lord Shiva. In olden times, it was usually prepared in a heavy bottomed brass vessel called “Uruli”. Nowadays to make the task easier 

MOOLI PARANTHA

MOOLI PARANTHA

This is a tasty and delicious parantha. This parantha is as famous as Aloo parantha (I recently posted the recipe for Aloo parantha. Click here to check the same). This parantha is very easy to cook. It goes well with curd and pickle. You can 

PINDI CHANA

PINDI CHANA

Pindi chana/chole is a delicious side dish common in North India. It is a dry dish in contrary to chana or chole common in other parts of India. Albeit, it is still an excellent pairing with almost any sort of breads (kulcha, chapatti, naan) or 

ALOO (POTATO) MASALA

ALOO (POTATO) MASALA

This dish is very simple and easy to cook. This version of Aloo Masala is styled as North Indian. I have not used garlic here. You can have it along with Chapathi, Parantha or Poori. Give it a try and I am sure you will 

RASMALAI

RASMALAI

Rasmalai is an Indian dessert that originates from the Eastern parts of India. It is also referred to as ‘Rossomalai’, and is famous throughout the country. It is a milk based dessert that can be made with very few ingredients. Though the process is quite 

ALOO PARANTHA

ALOO PARANTHA

Staple diet of most of the North Indians. This dish has some variations however the Punjabi Aloo Parantha is very famous all over the world. Green chillies add more flavour to the parantha. This dish is available as a breakfast item all over the North 

ONION SAMOSA

ONION SAMOSA

From as early as I can remember, samosas have been an extremely delightful snack for all of us. It is that kind of a snack that gave you immense joy but at the same time cost very little. Onion Samosas bring back a wave of 

VEN PONGAL

VEN PONGAL

Ven Pongal is easy to prepare and tastes great. Pongal is a delicious South Indian breakfast item. It goes well with coconut chutney and sambhar. The aroma of the pepper and ghee fills the air and increases the urge to have it immediately. Pongal is 

PUDINA (MINT) THOGAIYAL

PUDINA (MINT) THOGAIYAL

It is one of the easiest side item for rice. This time we got the supply of pudina from our terrace garden which incidentally was our first harvest. This variant of pudina thogaiyal is without coconut and garlic. It tastes yummy when mixed with hot 

MUDAKKATHAN SOUP

MUDAKKATHAN SOUP

It is known as the balloon plant or love in a puff. Balloon vine is rich in calcium and has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and laxative properties. In native Indian medicine, mudakkathan keerai is used to treat joint pain, body pain, constipation, skin problems, ear pain and dandruff. This herb is 

KADALA (BLACK CHICKPEAS) CURRY

KADALA (BLACK CHICKPEAS) CURRY

It is a famous and delicious dish from the state of Kerala in India.Its most commonly served with Puttu. However, this goes well with rice as well as Chapathi. This dish can also be served with Idli, Dosa or Appam. The dish is delectable and 

MASALA IDLI

MASALA IDLI

Idlis are a staple South Indian dish. But sometimes they can be a little boring. Masala idli adds a nice twist to the traditional dish, making it very enjoyable. Moreover, leftover idlis harden when kept in the fridge. But fret not, because this masala idli 

HONEY CHILLI POTATO

HONEY CHILLI POTATO

Honey Chilli Potato is an important dish in the Indo-Chinese Cuisine. Fried potatoes, tossed in a honey chilli sauce. It’s yummy goodness will leave everyone licking their fingers, and wanting for more. You can also substitute the potatoes with paneer, mushroom, and baby corn. Serve 

DRUMSTICK KUZHAMBU

DRUMSTICK KUZHAMBU

This is a South Indian Kuzhambu. This is a wholesome and hearty meal when served with plain rice and vegetable curry or papad.

RAVA KESARI

RAVA KESARI

Kesari is an easy and delicious sweet that can be prepared in very little time incase we suddenly have guests over. It’s typically very famous for being served during the “ponnu paakara”(tradition where a prospective grooms family comes to the bride’s house to get to 

RAW BANANA CURRY

RAW BANANA CURRY

This is a delicious raw banana curry made in South Indian style with freshly ground powder of lentils and coconut. This goes as a side dish for any South Indian meal.

GARLIC AND HERB NAAN WITHOUT YEAST

GARLIC AND HERB NAAN WITHOUT YEAST

Naan is an Indian bread that is generally associated with restaurants because of the way they are prepared, with a tandoor. But it is also possible to make the same at home on the stove with just a pan. Its a delicious dish that acts 

MUPPARUPPU VADAI WITH CARROT AND CORIANDER

MUPPARUPPU VADAI WITH CARROT AND CORIANDER

A lip smacking South Indian dish that goes well with rice or as a snack with tea. Since we are adding lentils and carrots and even though it is deep fried it is counter balances the tastes of both the items

VEGETABLE SALAD

VEGETABLE SALAD

This is a healthy salad with a lot of vegetables and nuts. Goes well with any main course. Great during summer time, A bowl of this once or twice a week will give you a satisfied feeling that i have taken something healthy. Try it