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
I am sharing an easy and healthy recipe made with arrowroot – arrowroot halwa. This is a dish which is made during Thiruvathira. Thiruvathira is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in South Indian states Kerala and Tamilnadu. This festival falls in the month of Dhanu (Dec 15 – Jan 15) on full moon day and is celebrated as birthday of Lord Shiva. In Kerala, thiruvathira is a very famous festivals
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
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
Poha upma is one of the delicious and easy to make breakfast recipe. Poha is also called as Atukula or Aval in different languages across India. It is a popular dish in Maharashtra and the people on low calorie diet can always rely on poha upma. Poha is a traditional dish of Maharashtra. Most of you might be familiar with Kande Pohe. It is a famous recipe of Maharashtra which
This is another healthy and tasty side dish prepared in Kerala as a side dish for rice. It is a dry coconut based recipe where spinach is cooked and mixed with crushed coconuts, green chillies and shallots. This is very easy to make except for the cleaning part. Cleaning spinach takes a lot of time as it has a lot of mud which has to be removed completely. The
Today’s post is a healthy paratha, which is made with radish. I used to make this paratha few years back (though not in the same way), but stopped making it when aloo paratha started taking preference over other parathas. Recently, I got a request from a reader asking for recipes with radish. Though I gave the suggestion as radish paratha, but she was worried about the raw smell of radish.
Ada pradhaman is a traditional payasam or dessert of Kerala. There are two varieties of ada payasam made with these rice pasta bits. One being ada pradhaman (made with jaggery and coconut milk) and the other palada pradhaman (with milk and sugar) and both are absolutely delicious. The process of making ada pradhaman is bit tedious, but it is definitely worth the effort. This payasam is an integral part of
Potato roast is an easy to make and tasty side dish for rice. This is a very easy recipe which makes use of very few ingredients with no onion or garlic in it. This recipe can be prepared even when you are in a hurry to go to office or for children. Potato is a versatile vegetable and blends itself with all the vegetables and makes the dish very tasty.
Rice dishes are very popular and loved equally by everyone in India, though the name and style changes from place to place. Whether it be dal rice, or variety rice or pulao, what ever be the name, everyone loves it. And in South India, it is a custom to have rice in the afternoon for lunch. Rice with sambar, upperi or poriyal, pappad, pickle, curd and rasam is considered to
Avial is a dish prepared with as many vegetables as one can get. It is a classic Kerala recipe. It is a mix of all kind of vegetables in yogurt and grated coconut . It makes use of vegetables like Ash gourd, pumpkin, raw banana, beans, yam, carrot, snake gourd, mango, long beans. You can also add brinjals. My grandmother adds bitter gourd along with that. But I don’t add bitter
Dynamite Sticks, also known as Dynamite Rolls, Chili Cheese Sticks or Dynamite Spring Rolls, is one of my favorite finger foods now. Oh, don’t worry. Dynamite is just a term we used for this recipe, but this is absolutely non-explosive. This crunchy, tasty and a lil bit spicy finger food is a perfect partner for beer. Filled with ground meat (any kind of meat) and cheese, this can make any