Field beans are known as Mochai in tamil and Val in hindi.Field beans are very rich source of protein, dietary fibre and provide a number of health benefits. They are rich in calcium, contain high amounts of minerals like iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Few days back, I bought these beautiful, fresh field beans. AsRead more about Field Beans and Idli Stew… Read More!
Little millet is known as Samai in Tamil. I have been using Samai ( little millet) instead of rice in many recipes. It has been in my mind to make idli with Samai fo some time now. Finally I made it today. Idli came out really well. The texture, softness and the flavour was justRead more about Samai Idli… Read More!
Yogurt in known as Thair in Tamil and Dahi in Hindi. My best friends from college had come home for lunch today. I had made a South Indian lunch. For starters, I had planned to make masala vadai. Then I thought instead of that I’ll do something which will not involve deep frying. I haveRead more about Thair Idli… Read More!
It’s been long since I made rava idli at home. Today I made with a little variation. I added peas to enhance the protein content of the idli. It will be very ideal for breakfast , kids lunch box or as evening snack for children as it has a good combination of carbohydrates and protein.Read more about Green Peas Rava Idli… Read More!
Semolina is known as rava in Tamil and suji in Hindi. Rava idli is one of my family’s favourite breakfast. I follow the famous Mrs Mallika Badhrinath’s recipe for rava idli. It is a fool proof recipe and I have shared this many of my friends. I have tried many variations with this basic recipeRead more about Multi Grain Idli… Read More!
As a kid what really fascinated me was the shape of Kanchipuram idli. Unlike the regular idlies, it was cup shaped. But I had never wanted to taste them. After I started cooking regularly and started trying new recipes, I tried Mallika Bhadrinath’s recipe. The moment I tasted it, I fell in love with itsRead more about Kanchipuram Idli… Read More!
Idli with milagai podi( gun powder or Idli Podi ) is a very traditional and classic combination. The crunchy and spicy milagai podi compliments the soft and bland idli. Milagai Podi is rich in protein as it is basically made of chana dal( kadalai paruppu) and urad dal( ullundhu). Carbohydrates from the idli and proteinRead more about Podi Idli… Read More!
As I have mentioned earlier, I have been following Mrs.Mallika Bhadrinath’s recipe for Rava( semolina) Idli for almost 16 years. I have tried many variations and it has always come out well. And this was no exception:) Perfect for breakfast as it has good complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Ingredients Rava( semolina)- 3/4thRead more about Oats, Rava and Palak Idli… Read More!
This is a kids special breakfast. Idli is not only healthy, but also a very versatile dish. Since it is bland it can be incorporated in various cuisines. Creativity and of course family preferences are the only limits. Few years back when I made this for the first time, my daughter who is not thatRead more about Idli, Carrot and Capsicum in Schezwan Sauce… Read More!