Othappam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter. It’s our South Indian version of Pizza, a more healthier version. A very ideal breakfast option as it has complex carbohydrates, protein, minerals and vitamins and fibre and needless to say, yummy:) Ingredients Othappam batter- 1 cup Semolina( suji) – 2 tbsps BoiledRead more about Mini Vegetables and Cheese Othappam… Read More!
Masala vadai is one of the most famous tea time snack of Tamilnadu. It will be available in almost every single tea shop. Its crisp outside and soft inside. Made out of chana dal, it’s a healthy snack too:) Ingredients Chana dal- 1 cup Red chillies- 5-6 Fennel seeds- 1 tsp Hing- 1/2 tsp SaltRead more about Masala Vadai… Read More!
Unripe tomatoes or raw tomatoes will be pale green all over, feel nearly solid and will have a more acidic or tart flavour which makes it very ideal to use for making spicy gravies, specially Chetinadu style. Ingredients Chopped green tomatoes- 3 cups Chopped shallots – 1/2 cup ( small onions or madras onions) CrushedRead more about Green tomatoes in creamy coconut and almond gravy… Read More!
To make 1 cup of dal, add atleast 2-3 cups of water, depending on the type of dal. Soak whole pulses overnight and other dals for one hour before cooking.This will reduce the cooking time. Vitamin B also increases in the pulse. Always add hot water to the gravy to enhance the taste. Add 1Read more about Cooking tips for Indian cooking… Read More!
These are very soft, mildly sweet, nutty, melt in mouth,chocolate brownies. And certainly you just cannot stop with one:) My all time favourite. Hope you all enjoy too 🙂 Ingredients. Serves- 15 Eggs- 4 Unsalted butter- 100 gms Powdered sugar- 160 gms( approximately 1 and 1/2 cups) Flour( maida) – 100 gms Cocoa powder- 4Read more about Cocoa Walnut Brownies… Read More!
Paneer, also known as Indian cottage cheese. is a fresh cheese. It is an unaged, acid-set, non-melting farmer cheese or curd cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice, vinegar, or any other food acids. It is very rich in protein, calcium and vitamin A. Paneer is popular among children as well as adults.Read more about Paneer Fried Rice… Read More!
This is one my own creation. To me rasam is the best comfort food and I love all types of rasam. As I was planning today’s menu for lunch, had this sudden thought of making orange rasam. It came out well and we all really enjoyed this rasam. Hope you all would enjoy too:) IngredientsRead more about Orange Rasam… Read More!
Whenever I make Idiyappam or Aappam, i make this spicy stew. Coconut milk used in this recipe contributes to the unique flavour and richness of the stew. My family’s favourite and I hope all of you will enjoy this stew:) Ingredients Boiled and chopped potatoes- 1 and 1/2 cups Boiled and chopped carrot- 1 cupRead more about Potato and Carrot Stew… Read More!
Idiyappam also known as Nooputt (or Noolputtu)or string hoppers is a traditional Tamil, Kerala, Kodava, Tulu and Sri Lankan food consisting of rice flour pressed into noodle form and then steamed. Idiyappam is culinary specialty in Kerala, Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and southern areas of Karnataka (especially in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi andRead more about Idiyappam… Read More!
Banana flower or Banana blossom It is known as Kele ka Phool in Hindi and Vaazhai poo in Tamil. A large, purplish blossom that grows from the end of a bunch of bananas. The leaves enclose scented flowers. The outer leaves are much darker and tougher compared to the tender inner leaves which are usedRead more about How to cut a Banana Flower… Read More!