Kaliyappam

30 years ago I learnt this recipe from my husband’s grand mother. I learnt this recipe from her. My husband’s grand ma used to make this healthy easy spicy yummy recipe after her Ekadasi fasting. On dwadasi day she will have this kaliyappam with hot rice. Kaliyappam is nothing it is amla or nellikka mixed…

Rawa Roti

Rawa roti is an instant break fast or dinner recipe of Karnataka. It is crispy, spicy and very easy to make. There is no need of fermentation and can be eaten instantly. We can have this roti with curd or any pickle or any chutney of our choice. I love to eat this roti with…

Milagu Kuzhambu or Pepper curry

Milagu kuzhambu. This is one of the very popular kozhambu for  tamil brahmins. I have not added onion or garlic in this kozhambu. This curry or kozhambu goes very well with hot rice.I have added more pepper in this curry.  Pepper has many medicinal values. So it is apt for a rainy day or when…

Vendakka mezhukkupuratti or Ladies finger fry

 Vendakka mezhukkupuratti  or ladies finger fry In South Indian thali side dish curries are most important. Vendakka mezhukkupuratti or bindi fry is a dry subji without onion and garlic. We can make this with in 10 to 15 minutes. Let us see how to make this easy subji. I cooked the subji in microwave and…

Salad Bowl

Tried my hand at a mixed salad bowl for dinner, I usually love making salads and the dressing. But this one has only salt and pepper with a dash of Italian seasoning. Let’s look at the simple steps Ingredients: 1/2 cup macaroni  (use wheat  macaroni or penne for more healthy version) 1/2 cup chopped carrots…

Methi Roti

Methi roti Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) are very good for health as they are rich in antioxidant, iron and also a good source of dietary fiber. It is a very good lunch box dish for kids. Kids are very fussy to eat methi since has little bitter taste. But if you are making parathas or…

Idly Rice Kozhukkattai with Dal

Idly rawa and dal kozhukkattai. Kozhukkattai is a traditional breakfast item of South India. It is a steamed dish with rice rawa. We have to soak the rice, strain and dry it, then powder it for making rice rawa. Today instead of doing all of this, I made kozhukkattai with ready made Idly rawa. Added…

Murmura Poha Mixture

I always like to munch something in between meals with less oil. For diet conscious people this mixture is idle. With very few ingredients and spices we can make this mixture with in 10 to 15 minutes.  Preparation time approx 10 to 15 minutes. Ingredients 2 cups Murmura  1 cup very thin poha 1/4 cup…

Pudalanga Mezhukku Puratti or Snake Gourd Fry

In South Indian houses lunch will include sambar, rasam and one subji. Today I made pudalangai subji or mezhukkupuratti in Opos style. Opos means one pot one shot. I learnt this opos  method from Mr. Rama krishnan. I used flash cooking method to make this recipe. Thank you Mr. Rama krishnan for your wonderful method…

Chundakka Vetha Kuzhambu

This one of the authentic dish of Tamilians. Chundakka is Turkish berry in English. Chundakka is soaked in curd and then sun dried form is vethal. It is readily available in the Indian grocery stores. Once it is sundried we can store this for some months. Vethakuzhambu is very spicy, tangy and sweet in taste….

Pappad Cone Chaat

Pappad cone chaat is an easy healthy oil free snack for an evening with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I always prefer oil free snacks. I tried this Pappad cone in the microwave.  Filled the cone with a few fresh veggies and spices. Let us see how to make this cone.  Preparation time approx…

Sevai

Sevai is one of the popular traditional dish of south India. Sevai is the name of steamed rice noodles.Once you prepare the sevai we can make varieties like tamarind sevai, lemon sevai, tomato sevai, sweet sevai etc. Sevai with pulisseri is most popular break fast or dinner dish at home, I have grown eating this…