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… 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!
Khaman dhokla is a traditional Gujarati dish and my family’s favourite. I make it quite often at home as it’s a healthy breakfast dish and can be made in a jiffy. For a long time, it has been in my mind to make sandwich dhokla. Finally, I made it few days back for breakfast. IRead more about Sandwich Dhokla… Read More!
Whenever I have to cook something quick for any meal, the first ingredient that comes to mind is, poha. One can make a sumptuous dish in 15-20 mins with this humble, versatile poha. Few days back, I had made this dish Tomato Poha for breakfast. I had actually planned to make only oats porridge forRead more about Tomato Poha… Read More!
To make Beetroot Idiyappam had been in my mind for a long time. Finally, I made it few days back for breakfast. It’s the usual idiyappam recipe only. I just added boiled beetroot purée to the rice flour. There was not much change in the flavour, but it certainly enhances the nutritive value of theRead more about Beetroot Idiyappam… Read More!
Few weeks back, when I had gone to visit my mom, while chatting, she shared this recipe with me. She had learnt it from her neighbour it seems and was very excited about sharing the recipe with me:) She had already tried the recipe and said that the dosa was very tasty. I have neverRead more about Tomato Dosa… Read More!
Few weeks back, I made this Oats and Rava Paniyaram for breakfast. I generally make Rava and oats idli. That day, as I was preparing the batter for idli, I got this sudden idea of making it as paniyaram. Trusting my instincts, I went ahead and made them. Paniyaram came out with perfect texture, slightlyRead more about Oats and Rava Paniyaram… Read More!
Chole is a very popular Punjabi dish, a spicy and delicious gravy generally served with bhature or rice. Chick peas are known as Chole or kabuli chana in hindi and konda kadalai in Tamil. I and my daughter are very fond of having Chole and rice for lunch. Few days back I had left overRead more about Aloo Chole… Read More!