Anubala's Kitchen

Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli

Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli

Podi Idli is my family’s favourite dish. I make it often at home. Few days back I made these yummy Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli, idea inspiration from my dear cousin, Viji. She told me that one of her favourite dish was the curry leaves podi idli served in Murugan Idli Shop. Not once,Read more about Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli[…]

7 Cups Burfi

7 Cups Burfi

It’s been a long time since I posted anything in my website. I had taken a long break due to lot of reasons. Now, am back to blogging with a very easy to make sweet dish, 7 Cups Burfi. As the name suggests, this burfi is made with 7 cups of ingredients. It’s probably oneRead more about 7 Cups Burfi[…]

Food Presentation

Food Presentation

Food presentation is as important as the food itself. Visual appeal entices the taste buds. Serve the food in clean and attractive serving dishes. Children would show more interest in eating when food is served beautifully. Avoid using plastic plates and spoons.

Kitchen Cleanliness

Kitchen Cleanliness

The most important thing to make healthy food is cleanliness. Few points to keep in mind to maintain a clean kitchen. 1. Sweep and mop the kitchen everyday. 2. Clean the kitchen counter before and after use.. 3. Arrange the storage boxes in the order and frequency of use. 4. Wash well and dry theRead more about Kitchen Cleanliness[…]

Basic Grocery list

Basic Grocery list

Cereals 1. Rice ( raw rice, basmati rice and idli rice) 2. Wheat flour 3. Semolina ( Rava) 4. Vermicelli ( semiya) 5. Rice flakes ( poha/ aval) 6. Sago ( sabudhana/ javarisi) 7. Millets 8. Rice flour 9. Ragi flour 10. Oats Pulses 1. Tuvar dhal ( pigeon peas/ tuvaram paruppu) 2. Yellow MoongRead more about Basic Grocery list[…]

Kitchen essentials

Kitchen essentials

Equipments There are few basic equipments and tools required to set up a kitchen.   1. Pressure cooker 2. Pan 3. Sauce pan 4. Tawa ( one for making Dosa and one for Chapathi) 5. Idli plates 6. Cooking and storing vessels 7. Storage containers 8. Ladles, spoons, tea strainer 9. Rolling board and pinRead more about Kitchen essentials[…]

Menu planning for fussy eaters

Menu planning for fussy eaters

Most of the children are fussy eaters. As they grow up, they become more independent about choosing their food. But it’s important that they eat all varieties of food to meet the nutritional requirements. Few points to encourage them to eat all varieties of food : 1. Be a role model. 2. Discuss with themRead more about Menu planning for fussy eaters[…]

Packed lunch/ Lunch box

Packed lunch/ Lunch box

Packed lunch should be healthy, wholesome, interesting and versatile.That is why is quite challenging specially while giving packed lunch to children. Lunch should provide the individual with one third ( 1/3rd) of the day’s nutrition requirements. Few points to keep in mind while planning packed lunch 1. Age factor 2. Personal preference 3. Ease ofRead more about Packed lunch/ Lunch box[…]

Menu planning for the family

Menu planning for the family

It is very important to choose the right food for our family. Planning menu for a week makes it easier to buy and stock the required ingredients. Following points can be kept in mind while planning the menu: 1. Your family members age group, their preferences and health conditions. 2. Your family tradition. 3. IncludeRead more about Menu planning for the family[…]

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[…]