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Raw Banana Kola Urundai Khuzhambu

Raw Banana Kola Urundai Khuzhambu

Kola urundai is a very famous Chetinad dish made with meat. Few weeks back, in a tv cookery show by a famous chef, Mr Venkatesh Bhat, I watched him making raw banana kola urundai as a snack. Inspired by that recipe, few days back I made Raw banana Kola urundai Khuzhambu. It came out justRead more about Raw Banana Kola Urundai Khuzhambu[…]

Samai Paniyaram

Samai Paniyaram

Little millet, known as samai in tamizh can replace rice in many recipes. Millers are richer in protein and it’s good to include in day to day diet. Few days ago, I tried making paniyaram with samai instead of rice. The paniyaram was soft inside and had a crispy crust. It was indeed yummy andRead more about Samai Paniyaram[…]

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

Snake gourd known as podalangai in Tamil, is a very humble, affordable and a very healthy vegetable, but sadly not a favourite to many. It’s rich in fibre, has lot of water making it a very ideal vegetable for pregnant and lactating women. Also, it’s low in sodium and potassium which makes it a goodRead more about Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice[…]

Belgium Waffles

Belgium Waffles

My daughter has been asking for waffles for a very long time. So, finally I made Belgium waffles for breakfast yesterday. I looked for a good recipe in the net and successfully found one too ( Marie’s recipe from www.food.com). It was a perfect recipe and very easy to make. The waffles had a crispRead more about Belgium Waffles[…]

Capsicum Oats Rava Idli

Capsicum Oats Rava Idli

Oats rava idli is one of the healthy breakfast that can be made in a jiffy. I make this regularly at home. I keep trying many variations with the basic recipe and every time it comes out well. Few weeks back, I made Capsicum oats rava idli. I had added purée of capsicum, coriander leavesRead more about Capsicum Oats Rava Idli[…]

Stuffed Bhindi Masala

Stuffed Bhindi Masala

Ladies finger or Okra, is known as bhindi in hindi and vendaikai in Tamil. It’s good source of protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus folic acid and fibre. It’s low in potassium and sodium, hence can be included for renal patients when the diet has to have restricted sodium and potassium. My family loves bhindi in allRead more about Stuffed Bhindi Masala[…]

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

Neem flowers are called as vepampoo in tamil. Vepampoo has lot of medicinal properties. It’s mainly used to improve digestion, appetite and detoxification of the gut. It is also used as a natural ingredient for deworming. In the traditional South Indian cooking, vepampoo is used in many recipes like thogaiyal ( variety of chutney), asRead more about Vepampoo Khuzhambu[…]

Mango Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand, also known as Amrakhand is a traditional dish from the Maharashtrian cuisine. It is made with hung yogurt and ripe, sweet mango purée. It’s a no cook dish, very simple to make and absolutely delicious. Chilled, rich, creamy and delicious mango shrikhand served with hot puris is an absolute delight to the palateRead more about Mango Shrikhand[…]

Vadu Mangai Kosmari

Vadu Mangai Kosmari

Summer is the season for mangoes. Mango season starts from March. The first to come into the market during the mango season is vadu mangai . Tender, raw mangoes are called as vadu mangai or maa vadu in Tamil. It’s mainly used for making pickles. It’s usually made in large quantities and stored for aRead more about Vadu Mangai Kosmari[…]

Summer Sandwich

Summer Sandwich

My daughter’s favourite school lunch box option is sandwich. She says it’s very convenient to eat in school. So, yesterday I made sandwich for breakfast. Since I had yogurt in plenty, I had made hung curd the previous day. The plan was to make a no cook cheesecake, instead used it as a spread toRead more about Summer Sandwich[…]