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Hand-Beaten Coffee Recipe / Indian Cappuccino

Hello, dear buddies. Today’s recipe is a much requested one. It’s the recipe for Hand Beaten Coffee, also known as Indian Cappuccino. This coffee is deliciously creamy, rich and frothy. A bit time-consuming but you can make the concentrate in advance. Beaten coffee is very different from the regular coffee we make at home using instant coffee powders. This one is certainly a nice upgrade, because of its opulence and

side-dish-recipes

Tomato curry is a tasty side dish which can be served along with rice or with chapathi. Tomato curry with appam is also very popular combination.  As I have told you before, we usually make chapathi for dinner and hence I prepare different curries to go with it.  So few days back I made this simple tomato curry which was a tasty combination with chapathi.  I served it for next

tomato pulao recipe

  Tomato pulao – is an easy and tasty rice dish.  Apart from being an easy to prepare rice dish, it is also tasty and can be easily packed.  Serve it with some raita and done.  I usually make tomato rice and serve it with cucumber raita.  Now to the recipe…. Ingredients required basmati rice – 1 cup onion  – 1 tomato  – 2 (medium) water  – 1 1/4 cup

bittergourd stir fry

Pavakka mezhukkupuratti is a typical Kerala dish and one which I don’t prefer a lot.  But I think bitter gourd is one healthy vegetable.  Today, I am sharing a recipe that is prepared in my family.  Here I have added twice the number of onions as it will reduce the bitterness to an extend and also when you add tamarind extract, the bitterness again gets reduced.  Now to the recipe..

Jackfruit Erissery

Erissery is a traditional and very popular dish in Kerala. A variety of erisseries can be prepared by substituting different vegetables, pulses or a combination of both. Here is the recipe of an erissery using raw jackfruit as the main ingredient. INGREDIENTS: Raw Jackfruit flesh, deseeded – 500 gm Coconut – 1 no, grated Cumin Seeds – 1 pinch Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp Black Peppercorns – 5 nos Garlic

sweet corn pie

I am sharing a corn recipe –  sweet corn pie.  Here except corn,  I have made use of ingredients which are readily available at home, onion, tomato, garlic, pepper and cheese.  Try this and hope you like it.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required For dough all purpose flour / maida  – 2 cups salt – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon butter – 1/2 cup cold water –

payar mezhukkupuratti

Achinga payar mezhukkupuratti / long beans stir fry is a very commonly made side dish for lunch.  It is a very healthy and tasty side dish which can be easily prepared for lunch. Achinga payar is a Malayalam word for long beans.   Coming to the health benefits, long beans are low in fat content, is an excellent source of protein, fiber, folic acid and complex carbohydrates.  The addition of

Poricha kuzhambu

Poricha Kuzhambu is a classic tamil Brahmin recipe.  This can be made with vegetables like brinjal, snake gourd, drumstick, pumpkin or chow chow.  This is a recipe which is similar to the molakushyam which is very famous in Kerala cuisine.  This recipe contains a combination of lentils with vegetables.  The vegetables can be used alone or combined with other vegetables.  This can be served with any poriyal or pachadi of

sambaram

Sambaram is such a tasty and thirst quencher, which every malayalee is familiar with.  During early days, when some one visits us or someone from family comes home tired, they were offered sambharam.  This was supposed to be a perfect body cooler.  This practice was very strictly followed at my dad’s house.  (Now things have started changing). I am talking about the time before other aerated drinks grabbed its place.  With

kothamalli thokku

Kothamalli thokku is a very tasty and easy to make dish which can be served with rice or with dosa.  As I have already discussed here, my husband being born and brought up in Chennai, is a very big fan of tokku, thogayals, and other kuzhambu varieties.  So I try to make it whenever possible and this is one such dish which my MIL taught me.  She adds coconut also

kadala sundal

Chundal is a classic south indian recipe made from Chick peas.  You can make use of black or kabuli channa.  Channa is otherwise called as Garbanzo beans, chick peas, indian pea or hummus.  It is a type of legume.  It is served as a street food in Tamil nadu.  You go to Marina beach, you can see people selling sundal on all four sides.  Some of them serve sundal with raw mangoes. 

strawberry oats milkshake recipe

Today’s recipe is a filling healthy milkshake recipe. I have already discussed here our love for milkshakes.  But there is one more thing I don’t like oats.  But oats being a healthy cereal, I always look out for recipes where I can include it in my daily routine.  This is one such recipe which is very easy to make and tasty too.  This can also be served for breakfast when

Aloo methi - potato with fenugreek leaves stir fry

Methi seeds are widely made used in Indian kitchen and also the leaves of fenugreek.  Fenugreek leaves are very well known for their anti diabetic properties but due to its bitter taste, it is mostly avoided by children and even by grown ups. But when mixed with some other vegetable like potato, the taste becomes wonderful.  So today, I have made aloo methi which is a dry vegetarian side dish

vendakka theeyal

Theeyal is a traditional dish of Kerala.  Theeyal can be prepared using various vegetables like shallots, lady’s finger, bitter gourd and so on.  There are two main steps of making this curry.  First one, is fry okra with very little oil, till the slimness goes off.  Be careful not to add too much of oil while frying okra otherwise it will be very difficult to remove slimness. The second step

carrot rice

Today’s recipe is an easy and tasty rice dish which kids would love to have it for their lunch – carrot rice.  This rice dish has got a sweetness of carrots, crunchiness of nuts and with less spiciness, this definitely will be kid friendly.  More over, it is very easy to prepare too.  Here, I have made use of Basmati rice for the preparation, you can also try other rice

puttu

Puttu is a traditional recipe of Kerala which is often served with kadala curry.  In some places, puttu is also served with pazham and pappadam.  Puttu is made in a traditional vessel called puttu kutti / puttu mould which is readily available in the market.  Puttu is made using roasted rice flour.  Various brands of rice flour for puttu is available in the market.  As shown in the picture below,

How to Make Sweet Lassi

Lassi is a traditional yogurt based drink.  It is very popular in North India.  Here the main ingredients are yogurt, sugar and water.  It is very easy to prepare and tasty. You can also find fruit based lassi’s and it is not that lassi is always sweet.  There are salt based lassi’s also.  But sweet ones are favourite at home. Lassi can be flavoured with cardamom powder or few drops of rose essence. 

Rava Idli Recipe

Today, I am posting an idli recipe made with idli rava.  Normally I have idli / dosa batter stocked which will stay for two to three days.  But yesterday, the entire batter was over and I wanted something easy to make for breakfast as my daughter leaves for school early in the morning.  It was then I thought of making this idli which is very easy to prepare compared to

Watermelon Juice

I always love fresh juices but watermelon was never in my list.  Though I love watermelon pieces I never liked the juice.  My kids love watermelon juice and whenever we go outside, my daughter always opt for her favourite watermelon juice and I just watch her enjoy it.  But things changed when I tried this watermelon juice with lime juice added to it.  I was quite surprised with this change.  A person who never liked watermelon juice is now finding

Mutton Keema Biryani

Biryani, Pulao, Fried rice are rice varieties which I usually prepare at home. I prepare only veg fried rice.  But coming to biryani, anything is acceptable – veg or non veg.  But in non veg the regular preparation is mutton, chicken, prawns, egg and so on.  While talking to my friend, she told me about keema biryani.  It was then that I thought I haven’t prepared it for a long time.  This