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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Indian Style Chickpea Water Gravy Recipe | Bassaru Recipe | Karnataka Specials

   Bassaru - is an Indian style chickpea cooked water gravy also called rasam.This is being prepared/cooked in especially northern parts of  Karnataka as an accompaniment for ragi mudde and also for idli or plain rice.Famous combination for this recipe is palya.Palya is nothing but a dry curry/sundal with the lentil which we used to get the water from. So we are not wasting anything and also getting all the nutrition from the lentil.
bassarru recipe1

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Indian Style Rava Toast Recipe | Bread Recipes

       Rava toast one of the quickest snack /breakfast you can make at home for kids/adults.Eating plain toast every day can be boring sometimes.Also, this can be helpful at times when you don't have anything to cook, but you want something spicy and Indian. You can make your snack/breakfast in a jiffy and satisfy your hunger.
rava toast recipe1

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Puffed Rice Upma Recipe | Uggani Recipe

       Puffed Rice Upma  a filling and yummy breakfast of north Karnataka. 'Pori' we call in Tamil is made by puffing the rice in steam over a sand filled oven. It is considered to be healthy with iron content. This can be  a snack as is while they are crunchy along with roasted gram,roasted coconut,some sweet candies and sure is healthy and filling  for kids and adults.Even I make kara pori and pori urundai with mandakki(called in north karnataka and andhra).
puffed rice upma1

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe | Finger Millet Porridge With Instant Powder

        Ragi malt is a nutritious drink prepared with gluten free finger millet. Flour is prepared by Washing,soaking,cleaning,drying keppai for a day or two then, ground in mills to a fine powder along with some nuts and some spice like cardamom.This is easily digestible than the whole grain  because it is in powder form. People living abroad has no benefits of this finely home prepared powders and has to rely on the products they get in local Indian markets/shop.Use whichever type is accessible to you.
ragi malt recipe

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

South Indian Capsicum Chutney | Idli Dosa Side Dish

         Bell pepper one of the crunchiest vegetable available after celery and cabbage. That's why it play's the main role while preparing fried rice.It has a unique flavor that makes any dish so flavorful. To make the dish tastier, cook this veggie in slow fire. So you won't lose the nutrients and also the taste. Have you tried bell pepper sambar?.It is one of the yummiest sambar. You sure will forget to make another type after trying this one.
bell pepper chutney

Friday, May 6, 2016

Graham Crackers Recipe | Whole Wheat Crackers For Kids

      Graham Crackers a healthy cookie originally created with graham flour by Sylvester graham. Graham flour is a combination of finely ground unbleached wheat flour and coarsely ground endosperm,wheat bran . It is considered as a health food as a part of graham diet.Graham diet is a special diet following vegetarianism and not to use alcohol .There is abundant of  fresh vegetables,fruits and also has milk and milk by-products

graham crackers recipe

Monday, May 2, 2016

Indian Style Moong Dal Salad Recipe | Kosambari With Carrot Recipe

    Kosambari is an Indian style moong dal salad prepared especially in the state of Karnataka in Udupi and North Karnataka cuisine.This is a raw salad which is served as an appetizer just before the meal. In every occasion, be it dusshera, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Makara Sankranthi,Ram Navami there is an important place for this Hesaru Bele kosambari. Just Like In Chettinad, Urad dal vada is being prepared every occasion.
kosambari recipe1

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Oven Roasted Edamame Recipe | Garlic Roasted Edamame

      Edamame roasted in the oven - is a healthy snack to munch on an evening or mid noon. Edamame is a Japanese name of the immature soybean.'Eda'  means branch 'mame' means bean. So the bean is still with the branch.Let's see some detail about  this vegetable.
oven roasted edamame

Sunday, April 17, 2016

One Bowl Chocolate Cup Cake | Easy Cup Cake Recipe

   Chocolate cupcake- a go-to snack recipe. Very easy and airy cake with less calorie.Great for kids lunch box/ snack. Usually, while making the cake I use two bowls, one for mixing the dry ingredients and other for the wet ingredients. But this recipe needs only a bowl so have less work while you clean.Also, no tension in the order of ingredients you add.You can add in the way you want.Only thing is first to mix up dry ingredients then mix wet one by one.No need to follow any procedure.

one bowl chocolate cupcake

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rasmalai Recipe | Rasmalai With Rasgulla | Easy Method

       Rasmalai one of the best known Bengali sweet recipe of India. I love rasgulla and rasmalai for its soft spongy texture. I tried this easy dessert recipe at my friend's house once we went for a get-together. I really liked it. She said it's quite easy to make at home.So I am all ears for the recipe.
rasmalai recipe1

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Egg Pepper Roast Recipe | Chettinad Muttai Varuval | Easy Lunch Ideas

    Egg pepper roast: One of the easiest side you will every make.Can a vegetarian eat eggs? Yeah !! according to me they can. Because I am one of them .hehe, I am an eggetarian.So I try including it once in a week in the form of  Kulambhu , curry ,Omelette,Bonda  or just boiled. There are so many nutrients present including the daily intake of protein and cholesterol.
egg pepper roast recipe1

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

South Indian Style Coriander Rice Recipe | Step by Step Pictures

            Coriander rice a simple rice recipe that can be made very quick. This is a south Indian style recipe which is different from a Mexican cilantro rice. Have some leftover rice? Yes !! I never want to waste my food.I feel very bad if I am throwing something. You can make fresh white rice there is no harm in that too. When talking about the taste,We got mesmerized really and loved the simplicity. Even bachelors can make an attempt on this simple meal.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gobi Manchurian Dry Recipe | Indo chinese recipe

     Gobi Manchurian - one of the hugely popular food in Indian restaurants. Loved by kids and adults for its unique flavors and most importantly the deep fried cauliflower florets. For your information:' gobi' is a Hindi name of the vegetable cauliflower.
gobi manchurian dry

Thursday, March 31, 2016

9 Easy Indian Spinach Recipes | Palak Recipes

     Spinach - one of the highly consumed leafy vegetables in India. It is commonly called 'palak' and there are so many mouth watering recipes you can make with this green.Today I am going to share with you a collection of recipes from mykitchenodyssey.Before goign to the collection lets see some nutrition information.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dates Nuts Rolls Recipe | Bakery Style Dates Nut Roll | Video Recipe

     Dates roll one of the easiest and healthiest Snack /Sweet/Dessert. With Holi around the corner, I just want to wish the readers with  a sweet recipe to try on that day. I don't want to disappoint weight watchers as well so sharing a sugar-free healthy snack. This is a perfect energy booster like a granola bar,Indian trail mix.That said you can pack it while going on a long trip,Hike or in the cute little kids snack box along with a simple spinach sandwich or peanut butter banana sandwich.
dates and nut rolls1

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spinach Pasta Recipe | Kids Pasta Recipes | Kids Lunch Box Ideas

      Spinach pasta another one of a very easy kids favorite meal.I remember the day I made this for my daughter, she was begging me to do this the next day for her lunch box.My Little one is not so choosy though but nowadays she wants to choose her lunch.she is like "I don't want idli, chutney.No this, not that etc..".So I need to find a way to feed her favorite which is healthy and filling too.
spinach pasta recipe1

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Indian Masala ButterMilk Recipe | Summer Recipes | Majjiege

                Masala Butter Milk - a very easy Indian style thirst quencher.It's called by various names 'majjige' in Kannada,'neer mor' in Tamil,'Chaas' in Hindi and 'Sambaram' in Malayalam. Like the names, the ingredients added will differ from state to state but the Star Ingredient  remains the same.
indian masala buttermilk recipe

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Pongal Kuzhambu | Chettinad Style Mixed Vegetable Kulambhu | Step By Step Picture Recipe

     Pongal kuzhambu - a spicy, tangy mixed vegetable curry prepared during the harvest festival of Tamilnadu.Curry  is made with the freshest vegetables available that season.Those veggies make the gravy so delicious.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cheese Spinach Sandwich Recipe | Kids Snack Under 5 Minutes | Step by Step Pics

       Cheese spinach sandwich-  a quickest snack recipe you will ever make after cheese sandwich.This is my new go-to recipe for my kiddo and she really is loving her veggie to the core. It's very easy even kids can attempt making with a little help from adults.Making their own will be fun and will really make them happy and satisfied too.
cheese spinach sandwich

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Coriander Coconut Chutney | Side Dish For Idli Dosa | South Indian Chutney Recipe

Coriander coconut chutney- a tasty coriander flavored coconut chutney.Chutney is nothing but a spicy dip prepared for south Indian breakfast.It is a thick gravy type side dish.This can be accompanied with even bread or any finger foods like cutlets, appam etc.
coriander coconut chutney1

    Chili is one of the main ingredients here.Chili(Either green chili or dried red chili) is most commonly used in every recipe.Be it podi, thogayal, sambar, kootu, poriyal in one or the other form.Spice makes the food digest and gives a kick to the food instead of being bland.Spice when combined with salt and proper tanginess makes the food more palatable
           Making of chutney is an easy task for anybody who are familiar. For those who don't know, I am telling you, just spend 10 minutes of your valuable time.Then use this versatile side in any of your favorites like idli, dosa,upma, idiyappam,paniyaram, chapati or even in a sandwich as a spread.There are many varieties in chutney so my little one call it red, white and green.she is not aware of the ingredient that goes in so she calls out that way.Whatever color it is, each one is unique in the ingredients and taste really delicious.
coriander coconut chutney2

      After trying it for the first time this has become my favorite.When we had this coriander coconut chutney, my better half said it taste similar to Saravana Bhavan green chutney.Apart from this Ginger, green tomato, ridge gourd is some of our favorite in  these long list.Off to the way I make.

Step by picture recipe for making kothamalli thengai chutney:
  • In a pan roast peeled and washed garlic, ginger until you see brown spots on the garlic.Add green chilies to the pan and saute for a while.
coriander coconut chutney3

  • Cool if the they are too hot.Add it to the mixer along with salt, coconut and roasted gram.
  • Grind everything to a smooth paste.Add oil to a small pan.When its hot add mustard seeds.
  • Mustard seeds will splutter.Add urad dal.After it changes color add red chili, jeera and curry leaves.
coriander coconut chutney4

  • When you hear popping sound  add the tempering to already ground ingredients.
  • Change it to your serving bowl.
  •  Your tasty side is ready to enjoy.Serve it with your favorite.

                                            How to make coriander coconut chutney

coriander coconut chutney                      Fresh chutney for idli, dosa.

 Cuisine:  Indian   Category: side dish   Prep time:5 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-3   

  • 3 tbsp coconut/thengai.
  • 2 tbsp roasted gram/potukadalai.
  • 10 strands of coriander leaves/kothamalli.
  • 2 green chilies/pacha milagai.
  • 1 garlic/poondu.
  • 1 small piece ginger/inji.
  • salt required(1 tsp).
To temper:
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds/kadugu.
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal/ulutham paruppu.
  • 1 red chili/vara milagai.
  • 1/4 tsp jeera/jeeragam.
  • few curry leaves

  • In a pan roast peeled and washed garlic, ginger until you see brown spots on the garlic.
  • Add green chilies to the pan and saute for a while.
  • Cool if the they are too hot.Add it to the mixer along with salt, coconut and roasted gram.
  • Grind everything to a smooth paste.
  • Add oil to a small pan.When its hot add mustard seeds.
  • Mustard seeds will splutter.Add urad dal.After it changes color add red chili, jeera and curry leaves.
  • When you hear popping sound  add the tempering to already ground ingredients.
  • Change it to your serving bowl.
  • Coriander coconut chutney is ready to enjoy.Serve it with your favorite.
  • Frozen coconut will become cloudy when ground.Pulse it more time with little more water.You get a creamy outcome.
  • I make the chutney very thin.If you want it thick add more coconut and spice accordingly.
  • You can even add some tamarind or lemon juice while grinding.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Indian Masala Chai Recipe | Homemade Masala Tea

Masala chai/tea is a homemade tea made with Indian spices.The spices added ground or fresh ones makes the beverage extraordinary than regular. The  aroma of the spices when the water is boiling and the minute when tea powder separates in the boiling water and when you add milk it all becomes one in all.You sure will long to make it twice daily.
masala chai recipe1

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Roasted Carrot Soup Recipe | Soup Recipes

        Carrot soup Recipe a simple soup made with carrot, potatoes. Soups is a winter friendly food or for any season If you suffer from cold.During December to February on those cloudy, drowsy nights I feel like grabbing one bowl of this warm soup after I get comfortable under my comforter.
carrot soup recipe1

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Dal Rice | Arisi Paruppu Sadam | Moong Dal Rice In Pressure Cooker

   Arisi paruppu sadam is one of the authentic recipes of Coimbatore/kongu cuisine.In Tamil 'arisi' is rice and 'paruppu' refers to dal.So I call it dal rice.I wanted to try this recipe for quite some time.These Kind of the recipe will not take place in our regular menu. I will make vegetable dum biryani, paneer pulao, raw mango rice etc.If  it's not regular then I can definitely do for prasad.
moong dal rice1

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wheat Idiyappam Recipe | Gothumai Idiyappam | Diabetics Recipe

       Wheat idiyappam- a simple and easy to digest breakfast or dinner. Idiyappam is a rice noodle famous in Tamilnadu and Kerala made using murukku press and is a very favorite of my dad. Mom makes it very rare because it's a difficult task to make idiyappam with the wooden press.She instead makes ragi semiya for dinner.
wheat idiyappam1

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Okra Rasam | Bendakayi Neeru Saaru | Vendakkai Thanni Kuzhambu

    Okra Rasam - a fancy name for bendakayi neeru saaru.'Saaru' is a Kannada name for rasam. Rasam is  basically a thin, tangy, watery soup made in southern India with or without dal which pairs well with plain hot white rice.Sometimes may be thick depends on the ground ingredients.There are so many varieties of rasam like kollu, tamarind, tomato , pineapple , lemon etc. In all varieties, the basic ingredients remain the same while the main ingredient differs.
okra rasam1

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Nova Sandwich Maker Review | Give Away

Nova VSM/NSM 2409 750 watt two slice Sandwich Maker 
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It's a good day for me to greet you guys a very good morning.You guys must be enjoying your weekend ? with the same enthusiasm hear this good news. You must have read the title, Yes?Yeah !!! It's giveaway time.
   I always admire readers, they are the great support behind any blog or any TV shows.Without your support, I am nowhere at this place.Thanks everyone for your continued support.
    So to make you all happy I am here with a giveaway, this time, its Nova VSM/NSM 2409 750 watt two slice Sandwich Maker.  Who doesn't love a gift? don't you ?for this new year, this is going to be a great great gift for all mykitchenodyssey readers.

So let me tell you in detail about the gift that you are going to get.

     It's a two slice sandwich maker.Consider any Indian kitchen at morning, all will be busy getting ready for office, school and everyone has to get out of the house at least before 8.30 am.To make your work easier, you prefer any toaster. This one is even better and it has two slices that mean at the same time you can make a sandwich for you and your husband.
     This one is great for a normal sized bread.Makes your slices quickly toasted within just 5 minutes.Just Keep the slices of veggies you want inside the bread and close it.Within you pack your lunch boxes, your breakfast will be ready.That's jiffy, right? 
     It has non -stick coating that saves you from cleaning the mess happened while making your breakfast. So double benefit, it saves time for making and also cleaning up the mess.
      The only drawback with this one is, it has a short wire for plugging in.So you need to place it near the plug-in point and toast your bread.
     If you want the gift all I ask you is, follow the instructions below.Before that please check if your address is serviceable by This ensures there is no delivery break.Are you ready for the fun? All the best everyone.
    I am really thankful for BestKitchenFaucetsHub.Com for making this giveaway happen.This is a leading Faucet review portal.

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If you are a blogger:

    You have to be a follower in at least 3 to qualify for the draw. Also., Share this post in facebook and tag 5 of your friends including me or Tweet about this giveaway and tag me.

       If you are non-blogger and have a facebook account or google account join me then share and tag friends like I said above that includes me.

And please remember to comment on this post with the name you use on every social media.

     This giveaway starts 1 Feb and ends 14 Feb.I will announce the winners after I check all the requirements.You can share it every day to get bonus points.For that, you need to tag different friends.

Update on 24 th Feb:

     First of all, I must thank all of the participants.There are totally 11 entries.All entries are from blogger friends.I didn't check the requirements and just did the draw today.I was little lazy.Sorry for making it too late.

The winner is Beulah.Please send me your address through facebook or mail me to collect your nova sandwich maker.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Broccoli Masala Dosa | Breakfast Recipes | Healthy Recipes

        Broccoli masala dosa  a super quick south Indian style masala dosa made with broccoli filling.You all know about broccoli ? Yes ?  No ? Its a vegetable looks similar to cauliflower .I cook them similar to cauliflower as well.I had tried making pepper fry and masala with it.This is a much easier version of the masala made especially for the  filling..

broccoli masala dosa1

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Flax Seed Podi Recipe | Alli Virai Powder | Podi Recipes

Flax Seed  podi a nutty ,spicy south Indian style coarse powder made with alsi seeds and spices.This is an entirely different and more aromatic podi than other.Prepared with simplest ingredients.For variations you can add urad dal and/or chana dal as well.
flax seed podi recipe1

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gond Ke Laddu Recipe | Urad Dal Gond Laddu | Winter Recipes

Gond Ke Ladoo /Laddu is a perfect winter treat and especially for lactating mothers.I came to know about this when i was talking to my friend about my back pain and she said some edible gum helps in recovering from it.I also saw spusht nisha post.She mentioned that it is good for lactating mothers .

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rava Pongal Recipe | South Indian Breakfast | Pongal Recipe

        Rava pongal one of the easiest pongal made with sooji /semolina or cream of wheat.I love sooji because of the fact it can be used varied in dessert,upma,idli,dosa,kichadi,kesari,pooridge etc. Yes !! When you want an instant sweet or breakfast you can count that in.
rava pongal recipe1

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tofu Paratha Recipe | Dinner Ideas | Stuffed Paratha Recipes

    Tofu Paratha a stuffed paratha made with tofu also called soya paneer.People who enjoys vegetarian diet sometimes don't get enough protein.Ingredients like soya supplies lots of it so adding in the diet would give a additional protein.
tofu paratha recipe1

Monday, January 11, 2016

Soya Burgers Recipe | Vegetarian Kheema Cutlets | Nutrela Patties

          Soya Burgers a delicious cutlet made with soya kheema. I used nutrela soya granules for making this healthy snack.Its the best vegetarian protein apart from lentils.I am calling it Indian version of cutlets as i added  chili powder ,coriander powder as the spice instead of pepper powder.      These spices  makes the  plain soya granules taste delicious.I added  fresh coriander leaves as well.
soya cutlets recipe

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Parangikai Puli Kuzhambu | Pongal Recipes | Kuzhambhu Recipes

    Pumpkin aka parangikkai is a vegetable famous in Tamilnadu during the pongal festival season and is harvested during this time.A small piece of pumpkin like 1/2 kg gives around 20 pieces can serve around 4-5 members.
parangikai puli kuzhambhu1

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sprouts Masala Curry Recipe | Mixed Sprouts Recipe | Indian Sprouts Recipe

      Sprouts is a whole grain which has more nutrition packed in.Its really nutritious in a way they have all the nutrition a plant wants to grow.Eating uncooked sprouts can be a nightmare for many people including my dear ones.So this is a simple curry recipe to make your meal more healthier.You can even make pesarattu with moong.According to me these are the easiest to make in cold temperature too.
sprouts masala curry recipe1

Monday, January 4, 2016

Eggless Coconut Cookies Recipe | Easy Cookie For Kids

    Coconut cookies - a simple crunchy cookies made with the ingredients in your pantry.Dessicated coconut adds a mild coconut flavor to the cookies and the butter makes it just melt in mouth.
eggless coconut cookies1

Saturday, January 2, 2016

20 Most Favorite Recipes 2015 | Most Viewed Recipes

    I am late in wishing readers a Very Happy New Year 2016.2015 has been a good year for me and also for mykitchenodyssey.I got to be friends with so many bloggers around the world.I too got the courage to try so many new recipes that i haven't tried before.In terms of readers ,blog is getting more than 100 s of followers in social media like twitter,pinterest .
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