The month of Aadi ( Tamil month) is considered very auspicious, especially Aadi sevvai ( tuesday) and Aadi velli ( friday). Every family have their own way of celebration. In our family, we make Kozhakattai ( South Indian version of dumplings) on one of the Aadi velli. Yesterday being Aadi velli, I made vella KozhakattaiRead more about Verkadalai Ammani Kozhakattai… Read More!
Parathas are my daughter’s favourite food for school tiffin. She says it’s non messy and that she finds it very easy to eat. I make Parathas once a week at least. So, I always try to make different stuffings. Few days back, I made these delicious Broccoli Paratha. As always, it’s a very easy toRead more about Broccoli Paratha… Read More!
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… Read More!
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… Read More!
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… Read More!
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… Read More!
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… Read More!
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… Read More!
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… Read More!
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… Read More!