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
Lachha paratha is a type of Indian flat bread with its origins from Punjab and is popular throughout India. Here I have made laccha paratha with whole wheat flour. This can also be made with half wheat and half maida. Now to the recipe.. Ingredients required Wheat flour – 2 cups Oil – 3 tablespoon Chaat masala – 1 teaspoon salt – to taste Technique For dough 1. To the
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,
Snakegourd is a creeper belonging to cucumber family. It is widely grown in many parts of the world and has got high medicinal properties. It is rich in water contents and provides cooling effect to our body. It is a low calorie vegetable and is rich in calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. This is a recipe snakegourd curry native to Palakkad. The preparation is very simple and tastes great with chapati
Curd rice is a very popular South Indian meal. It is a very easy to make rice recipe which can be made even by a layman. The method of making curd rice is very simple – cook the rice, mash it, mix it with milk, curd, butter and salt. Finally temper the ingredients and add it to the rice mixture. Ready. Tasty curd rice is ready to be served. Apart from
Cabbage thoran is a very healthy, simple and tasty side dish for rice. This is a Kerala special recipe. Thoran is a dish which hails from Kerala and is dry vegearian dish where the vegetables are cooked and mixed with coconut, cumin, green chilli and shallot mixture. Thoran can be made with any kind of vegetables and you will find thoran as an indispensable part of Kerala sadya / Onam
Today’s recipe is a very healthy, tasty and easy to make ladoo. This recipe makes use of very few ingredients namely – peanuts, sesame seeds and jaggery. In this recipe, I have finely powdered peanuts and sesame seeds, but if you want it to be crunchy, then grind all the ingredients coarsely. This will give you a nutty taste of sesame and peanuts. There is no need of any oil
Beetroot pachadi is an integral part of Kerala sadya. It is a very easy to prepare and tasty dish. It is a yogurt based dish and takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to prepare this wonderful dish. There are two ways in which you can prepare this pachadi. One is without coconut which I have shared here and the other is with coconut. Though this is prepared mainly during Sadya,
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.
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