February 2015

Paneer paratha recipe

Paneer paratha is an Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour and stuffed with paneer / cottage cheese filling and flavored with Indian spices.  It is a very healthy breakfast or dinner option.  This paratha can be served with curd / raita or green chutney and pickle.  Usually I make idli / dosa for breakfast, but after trying stuffed parathas, there is no looking back.  Now we make parathas at

besan puda

Today’s recipe is yet another instant dish which can be served for breakfast, snack or dinner .  It tastes good and is healthy in its own way.  I am a person who loves instant recipes. Enter the kitchen, finish off your work and come out.  But there is one more thing I want rather than finishing my job fast.  Make the dish healthy.  So this is one easy and healthy

garlic naan

Today’s recipe is garlic naan.  Naan is one such dish which I thought could be made only in hotels, but when I tried, found that it is very easy to make at home.  I made this few days back and served with kadai paneer.  Hope you like it. Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Maida/ All purpose flour  – 2 cups Butter milk  – 3/4 cup Warm milk – 1/4

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

onion tomato chutney

Today, I am sharing the recipe of onion tomato chutney.  This is an easy to make chutney which can be served with idli / dosa.  Onion tomato chutney is very easy to make and you have to roughly chop onion and tomatoes and grind it along with red chilly powder and salt.  Then finally temper with mustard seeds, urud dal and curry leaves.  Tempering is a very important process in

ada dosa

Today I am sharing with you recipe for adai dosa or ada dosa as we tell in Malayalam.  It is my husband’s favourite when paired along with avial (mixed vegetable curry – Kerala style). It also pairs with onion tomato chutney, coconut chutney or if you don’t have any thing with jaggery or sugar. This is how my daughter always takes it – adai with a teaspoon of sugar or jaggery.   It is a

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

pal payasam

Payasam is a traditional sweet recipe which is made during special occasions such as marriages, birthday’s and during festivals.  Pal payasam is a pudding which is made out of rice, milk and sugar.  This is considered to be a must during Sri Krishna Jayanti pooja.  This is a very simple and easy to make pudding with a very rich and creamy texture and a great heavenly taste.  This is a very

kothamalli sadam

  Today’s recipe is yet another easy to make rice dish made with coriander leaves – Kothamalli sadam.  It is not only easy to make but tasty too. Variety lunches are very easy to make and pack for lunch boxes and kids would definitely love it.  I have made use of basmati rice here, but you can also try with raw rice or other rice varieties.  I always like such

kadhi

Today’s recipe is another easy to make dish that can be served with rice – Kadhi.  Kadhi is a famous gujrati sidedish which can be served with rice, kichadi and even with roti.  Most important thing to be noted is that for this you don’t have to cut any vegetables.  Being a Keralite, I always love curd based dishes but our food always contains curd and loads of coconut which

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. 

podalangai parippu usili

Paruppu usili is a popular iyengar dish which is made with lentils and vegetables.  Usili is usually made with vegetables like cabbage, banana flower , cluster beans and so on.  I have always wanted to make usili and today, I made it using snakegourd.  I had plans to make usili using cabbage but I had cooked cabbage yesterday and didn’t want to repeat the same today.  So tried with snakegourd

rava upma

Upma needs no introduction to a South Indian. It is a South Indian breakfast dish.  But apart from that I also make it in the evening for my daughter, when I feel that she hasn’t taken enough vegetables.  Here I have given the recipe for an upma made with semolina.  To increase the nutritional value, vegetables are also added to it.  Upma can also be made with vermicelli, poha, bread and so on. 

parippu thoran

Thoran is served as a side dish for rice along with sambar or any other curry.  Thoran can be made with various vegetables, like beans, long beans, okra, potato, and so many other vegetables.  Parippu thoran is made with toor dal and it goes wvery well with rice and other dishes. Though this thoran can be served with any curry like theeyal, moru curry and so on but usually, I

Cheese-Filled Veggie Cutlets with Spring Onion Dip Recipe

Hello again buddies! It’s been a really fun-filled week for me, or rather a food-filled one. Mom and I have been on baking spree and ended up baking four different cakes in the span of two days, the recipes of which I will share soon. And just right now we both finished making yummilicious cutlets. Who doesn’t like cutlets that are crispy on the outside and have a center flooded with

Pista Kulfi Recipe / Pistachio Kulfi Recipe

Summer is here and what’s a better way to welcome the season of fun with delicious, chilled desserts and drinks. Today’s recipe is pista kulfi / pistachio kulfi. Kulfi is an Indian ice-cream, which is like egg-less ice-cream. It is made from milk by reducing it. Something to thicken up the milk is also used; milk powder or cornflour. I added some unsweetened khoya because it yields a richer and

Mysore Masala Dosa Recipe

Hello dear foodies. Hope you had a great Saturday feasting on delicious food! So coming to today’s recipe, it Mysore Masala Dosa! One of my all time favorites, this south Indian delicacy is popular across the nation. Mysore Masala Dosa is a bit different from the usual Masala Dosa. Mysore Masala Dosa is spicy and it gets its heat from the special chutney that is applied onto it. The potato filling is usually a

BUTTER CHICKEN RECIPE

Yet another well known north Indian classic recipe of sautéed or shallow fried boneless chicken pieces are cooked in a delicious, thick and buttery sauce of pureed tomatoes, onion paste and Indian spices. It’s a good accompaniment with roti, naan, paratha, fried rice etc. INGREDIENTS : Chicken – 1 kg, preferably boneless pieces. But in this recipe, I have used a whole chicken with bone in. Onion – 3 nos

KAPPA BEEF PUTTU RECIPE

A special recipe of Kappa Beef Puttu made using fresh Tapioca and boneless Beef. INGREDIENTS for BEEF filling Beef – ½ kg, boneless pieces Onion – 1 no, finely chopped Ginger – 1 medium piece, finely chopped Garlic – 4 cloves, finely chopped Green Chilli – 2 nos, chopped Turmeric powder – ½ tsp Tomato – 1 nos, peeled and chopped Whole Garam Masala – 2 pieces each Red Chilli Powder –