March 2015

Spiced Flatbread Strips Recipe

Hi again, foodies! Do you often have leftover rotis in the kitchen and you have no idea what to do with them? Well, today’s recipe will show you how we can use the leftover chapatis / rotis / flatbreads to make a delicious recipe. This is a quick, easy and healthy snack recipe. You can make it for breakfast or evening tea time. It’s saucy, spicy and tangy. Besides, it

rava ladoo (with condensed milk)

Rava ladoo is a very popular Indian sweet dish. It is very easy to make and tasty too.  There are various versions of rava ladoo, but today i am sharing the easiest method of making it using condensed milk.  Now to the recipe… Ingredients required rava / semolina  – 1 1/2 cups ghee  – 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut / desiccated coconut  – 1/2 cup condensed milk  – 1 1/4

Masala French Fries Recipe / McDonald's French Fries Recipe

Hello buddies. Hope you are having an awesome Sunday. Exam season is going on and I see kids everywhere trying their very best as they prepare for their finals. Being a student myself until last year, I know how stressful things can get. I remember the part which is about craving for yummy food after the strenuous revision session. So this post is especially dedicated to all those wonderful mommies

vegetable kurma recipe

Today, I am sharing a kurma recipe which can be served as a side dish for idiyappam.  Idiyappam as I told you before is a very popular South Indian breakfast item.  Though it is served with egg curry , chicken curry and so on, but vegetarians can definitely try this kurma recipe.. Ingredients required mixed vegetables  – 2 cups onion – 1 (big) ginger – 1 inch piece (crushed) tomato


Today’s recipe is another easy and tasty recipe which is available in all the restaurants in India – tomato soup.  Now a days, variety of soups are available in the restaurants and you also get packets available from which you can make soups very easily but I always feel that the soup which we make at home with fresh vegetables tastes great.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required tomatoes  –


Today, I am sharing idiyappam recipe, which is another popular breakfast item in Kerala.  It is made with roasted rice flour and coconut.  Idiyappam or nool puttu as we call it, is one of my favorite breakfast item.  Serve it with some potato stew or with kurma or with egg curry, it tastes great. Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required rice flour  –  2 cups water – 2 – 2

Honey-Garlic Maggi Recipe

Hello foodie buddies. Today I am sharing a lip-smacking and yet surprisingly simple recipe. It’s Saturday and who wants to cook lavish lunch instead of hanging around and watching TV? This is my attempt to give our favorite, beloved Maggi a makeover. You can use the usual noodles too. But then you will need to use those Maggi tastemakers anyway. But then the Maggi noodles would be left without any


Stew / Ishtu is a Kerala based dish made with potatoes and is served along with idiyappam, appam, or in my place, it is also served with idli.  As with any other dish, this dish also has got different versions depending on the region.  Some make it with addition of whole spices, but in our place we cook potatoes in coconut milk without any whole spices.  It is not necessary

Peanut chutney / verkadalai chutney

Today, I am sharing another chutney recipe which is made with peanuts.  Peanuts are very healthy and with peanuts , coconut and other spices, you can make delicious chutney which can be served with idly / dosa.  Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required peanuts / kadala  – 1/2 cup green chilly  – 2 garlic   –  4 ginger – 1 small piece coconut (scraped)  – 1 tablespoon tamarind  – little

instant ragi dosa

Today, I am sharing an instant dosa recipe.  We all know that ragi is very rich in calcium and today’s recipe is a healthy yet tasty ragi dish.  It is nothing but dosa made with ragi.  Now you may think – Dosa ? It needs soaking, grinding, fermentation.  Lot of process.  But today’s recipe is a very easy, healthy and instant dosa recipe which can be made within a very

Lemon Rice Recipe

Hello dear foodies! So after a few Maharashtrian recipes, it’s time to go South! Today’s recipe is Lemon Rice. It is one of the most popular rice recipes from the culinary world of South India. Be it tamarind rice, tomato rice, curd rice or sambar rice, I love them all. But I have a  soft corner of Lemon Rice. The flavors are so vibrant and refreshing. When you taste the

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..

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichadi is a sago preparation generally had for breakfast in India. It’s quick and easy to prepare and requires no fancy ingredients. It is also had by someone who is observing a fast. But this one is not for them since it includes cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves, lime juice and salt. If you exclude all these ingredients and replace salt with sea salt, you can have it

Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

Hi again, buddies. Today’s recipe is Vegetable Manchurian. It is an Indo- Chinese recipe and consists of fried veggie dumplings and cooked with gravy. It’s an all time favorite in my home. But I don’t like that dark and blackish color of gravy due to the soy sauce. So when I make this dish I add some finely chopped veggies to make it look colorful and tempting. Also the tiny

Pithla Recipe

Hi again, dear foodies! Today I am going to share the recipe for ‘Pithla’, which is one of the most iconic preparations from Maharashtra. Pithla is a side-dish made from gram flour, tempered with spices and cooked to perfection. Pithla is usually had with jowar bhakri,i.e., the flatbread made from pearl millet. Pithla and bhakri is the most cherished duo in the world of Maharashtrian food. We have always had a

Gajarachi Koshimbir Recipe

Hello buddies. Today I am sharing the recipe of ‘Gajarachi Koshimbir’. It is a Maharashtrian recipe and has carrots as its main ingredient. Carrots are called gajar in Marathi. Summers are here and koshimbir is something a lot of people enjoy. It’s a good break from the plain old salads. I like my carrot koshimbir cold and they provide a momentary respite from the hotness of food. This one has

egg bhurji

Today, I am sharing an easy to make egg recipe – egg bhurji or mutta upperi as we call in Malayalam.  It is very easy to make and can be served for breakfast or for dinner.  I made it for lunch and served it along with pepper rasam.  Now, to the recipe.. Ingredients required eggs – 2 onion – 1 green chilly tomato  – 1 ginger  – one small piece

tutti frutti cake

Today’s recipe is a cake made with tutti frutti / candied fruit.  Candied fruit / tutti frutti is preserved fruit that has been dipped several times in concentrated sugar syrup.  This process preserves the original color and shape and gives it a smooth shiny coating, and a sweet taste.  I have added 1/2 cup of tutti frutti here in this recipe, but the interesting part is that you can adjust

pepper rasam

Pepper rasam is a very popular South Indian delicacy.  Though I am not a big fan of rasam, nor do I prepare it very often, but this is one such dish which tastes great with steamed rice.  Pour a teaspoon of ghee and it tastes yumm… Moreover this is a best medicine to cure cold and fever.  I usually grind the masala for rasam in mortar and pestle, but you

Gheeyar Recipe / Ghear Recipe

Hi again, foodie buddies! Hope you are having a ball today playing with colors and enjoying special food on the occasion of Holi! We have been making preparations since yesterday, making sweets and beverages that are enjoyed at our place with great fervor. Yesterday, I shared the recipe of Thandai, which you can find here. Today I am sharing the recipe of Gheeyar or Ghear. It is basically a Sindhi specialty.