Eggless Apple Cinnamon Crumble

I got this recipe from my friend Sujaya. The best part of this recipe is that there is a balance of wheat and all purpose flour, which I personally feel good about. The taste does not differ just cause of the wheat flour used. The sponginess of the crumble still remains the same irrespective. As…

Baked Maddur Vada

Maddur vada is a popular evening snack from a place called Maddur near Mysore (Karnataka). I have tasted this when we were in Bangalore. It is a crunchy spicy deep fried snack l. I made this vada with rice flour, jowar flour, wheat flour, rawa, onions and some spices. Since I have been trying to…

Millet Tomato Dosa

Millets being extremely healthy, I have tried to add it in our daily diet. Today, I tried my hand at making millet dosa with tomatoes for a little tangy flavour. This is pretty much an instant dish that can be made anytime. It turned out to be very crispy– I served this with shallot coconut…

Chithambaram Gotsu

Authentically it is prepared with grilled brinjals. Some people fry the brinjals in little oil. Today I have baked the brinjals and made this Gotsu which is a very simple and healthy method. Gotsu with samba rice is offered as a prasadam in Chithambaram temple. It needs very few ingredients. Gotsu is a good combination…

Paruppu Thogayal

This is an authentic Tamil Brahmin dish  served with rice . It goes very well with vetha kuzhambu, jeera rasam and any vegetable subji. This is a very simple dish. You can adjust the spice level according to your taste.  I like to mix paruppu thogayal  with plain rice adding a spoon of ghee. Let…

Lapsi or Daliya or Wheat rawa Nei Payasam

Nei payasam is one of the popular payasam of kerala temples. Generally it is made with rice. I thought of giving a twist to this regular payasam and tried with lapsi or daliya. It tastes very good.The taste is similar to rice payasam. It is easy to make  with very few ingredients.Let us see how…

Tomato Thokku

Tomato thokku is different from tomato chutney. It is very easy to make this multi purpose thokku. We can make this and store this thokku for few weeks if refrigerated. This thokku will be more tastier if you are using thil oil. If your tomatoes are sour reduce the quantity of tamarind. I used 3…

Kappa and Unakka Mulagu chammandhi

Kappa and unakka mulagu chammandhi is one of the very famous combo dish from Kerala. Kappa means tapioca or cassava. It is full of starch equal to rice. In Kerala people generally opt for this over rice. I love kappa in any form. We can make different varieties of dishes with kappa.The most famous combo…

Elai Adai

Elai adai  Elai means leaf. Elai adai is one of the traditional sweet dishes of South India.It is made with Chakka varatti or jack fruit jam mixed with grated coconut and rice batter.   we use banana leaf to make this sweet. We have to spread the rice batter on the banana leaf and use…

Manga Koottan

Koottan means curry or gravy  in Malayalam that can be mixed with rice.Manga means mango. Manga koottan can be made with raw mango and vellarikka (ash gourd). Manga koottan is one of the important dish on vishu day .In Kerala we used to keep vellarikka for vishu Kani and make this dish using the Kani…

Jello Boats

I stumbled upon this dish on YouTube when I was browsing. These boats can be made with any fruits and any flavour of jelly. I preferred to try it with oranges as they were simple to set and cut. It is extremely easy to make and can be served at kids parties or kitty parties….

Green Apple Pudding Without Egg

One of my closest friends taught me this dish long years ago when I was residing in Nairobi. Those were the days with parties and lavish lunches/ dinners almost every other day. One has to think of a full meal course for these parties, the starters, the main dishes, the side dishes and the desserts….