Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Paruppu podi- a traditional south Indian lentils powder/mix ,served along with ghee or gingelly oil.I personally love it with ghee more than gingelly oil.My mom makes idli podi quite often but not paruppu podi.So i got this recipe from my mother in law.She got to know many Brahmin's style recipe from her neighbours.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Kashmiri dum aloo- a creamy side dish for chapathi,paratha.phulkas.I tasted it once in our friends house ,it was so creamy and so delicious.It was one among many delicious curry, so haven't got the flavors perfectly that time.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Seedai- a crispy,deep fried snack made with rice flour,roasted gram flour as the main ingredients.There are different seedai,like maida seedai,inippu seedai,uppu seedai.My grand ma is an expert in making seedai.The seedai she makes are perfect crunchy with perfect colour.We used to munch them for breakfast,lunch and dinner.I can't match hers in crunchiness but tried up to my level.Grand ma used to grind the rice but i made seedai with store bought rice flour(not to take risk hehehe).You can prepare your own rice flour,See my idiyappam post to make rice flour at home.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Idiyappam - a tasty and healthy breakfast option for any south Indian,especially for a keralite or tamilian.Idiyappam is often served with korma or stew,in hotels.But i personally love milk,sugar combo for idiyappam(sweet tooth he he). I often do ragi/finger millet idiyappam for dinner as it is more healthy than regular idiyappam(best for diabetic people).
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Dried Raw mango my mom makes every year to preserve mangoes.You guys know mangoes are seasonal and comes only in summer.In our house mango is very much liked by all.We all enjoy every bite, when it comes to mango pickle,mango thokku,mango curry and this sun dried mavathal.We kids used to eat when the maa vathal is drying in the sun itself(he he so tasty).I love the semi dried chewy ,tangy,sweet maa vathal more than fully dried ones.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Poli/boli/obbattu/puran poli/bobbattu/holige/ubbatti a stuffed Indian flat bread ,unusual like other flat breads, these are sweet stuffed.Method of preparation varies from state to state.Some add sugar to stuffing,some add chirote to outer layer,while some dust it with rice flour,some others dust it with wheat flour,some knead the dough with oil only!!!.what ever method is followed, over all a delicious,sweet,soft,ghee flavoured poli takes you away on your first bite itself.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Eggless Banana Cake - a moist cake made with pressure cooker.I have been getting request for a pressure cooker based cake since i started blogging.I have tried it 2 -3 times since then.But missed taking pictures of it.This time i got a video recipe(as a bonus) of Eggless pressure cooker banana cake.Hope you guys like the video.Share your thoughts in the video,so that i can do more of it if you guys like it.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Rose milk- the easy and fastest way to refresh yourself on a hot summer day.Drinking lots of water helps/keeps you hydrated.Some people don't like to drink water as such,drinks like rose milk, lemon juice or even butter milk comes as a saviour.If you have some ice cubes ready in freezer then you are all set for these quick drinks.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Leftover's are big head ache to any women or at least for me.One day i cooked more moong dal for making dal but i was not using all of them.I kept in fridge and used next day for making this yummy moong dal paratha.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Ridge Gourd -Peerkangai Thogayal - This thogayal is made of peel/skin of ridge gourd.For getting a considerable amount of chutney i added onions too.If you have more of peerkangai/ridge gourd peel then skip adding onions.To go along with rice add additional green chilies to this peerkangai thogayal.I made it for our breakfast so this chutney/thogayal is best side dish for idli,dosa.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Avial the bestest of vegetable curry i like from kerala cuisine ,While most other vegetables resembles tamil cuisine(i feel that way) ,but tempered with coconut oil for the authentic kerala taste(Kerala had abundant of coconut trees available so they use coconut for almost everything,coconut oil for deep frying).Stir fries are often garnished with grated coconut.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Chicken Dum Biryani -This wonderful recipe comes as a guest post from a blogger friend of mine.She is so bubbly, a cheerful mother of 2 cute angels ,love to spend her time with friends,help friends,talks her mind,love to bake,love to leave encouraging comments.You can feel her positive energy when you hear her(even in chats and messages).Friends are really precious, while we move we get to know different friends we miss some .But this friend, i never want to miss.She got many wonderful qualities especially i got to learn organisation and planning.Without much puzzling i introduce our chief guest of today Rafee who blogs at bigsweettooth.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Whole Wheat Bread -Consider a house(in metropilitan or small town) on a weekday morning....grab a bread,toast it (may be not),put something in (jam ,peanut butter,cheese,egg omelet, grab a patty/cutlet -heat it ,may be not ) eat it, may be not.. in a hurry.In some house there is no breakfast !!! just easy,right.Reality is we are going to need lot of energy for the entire day ,after having a long break. To give ourselves a peace of life here comes our no knead bread ...No much work ,but you are going to praise yourself at those busy mornings.Yeah!!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Unniyappam plays a major role in onam sadya preparation.Wait ..wait ...are you asking ,what is onam sadya? let me tell you.Its a festival celebrated in Kerala (Southern part of India), in a grand manner.I love all kerala food ,especially this unniappam and plantain chips -a deep fried snack.My dad brings them when he visits ayyappan temple.