Anubala's Kitchen

Idiyappam

Idiyappam

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!

How to cut a Banana Flower

How to cut a Banana Flower

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!

Paavakai Varuval( Bitter gourd stir fry)

Paavakai Varuval( Bitter gourd stir fry)

Bitter gourd is known as Paavakai in Tamil and Karela in Hindi. Due to its bitter taste not many are fond of this vegetable, though it is very rich in minerals and vitamins. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber.Read more about Paavakai Varuval( Bitter gourd stir fry)… Read More!

Peas and Pudhina Paratha

Peas and Pudhina Paratha

It is really a challenge to make interesting and healthy breakfast everyday. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that’s where its name originates, breaking the fast! Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start theRead more about Peas and Pudhina Paratha… Read More!

Strawberry Rasam

Strawberry Rasam

My children are not fussy eaters at all. They are generally game for trying different types of food. But when it comes to fruits, their choice is very very limited. I always have to think of different ways to include fruits in their meals. This has been the main reason for creating this recipe. TheRead more about Strawberry Rasam… Read More!

Paniyaram in Manchurian sauce

Paniyaram in Manchurian sauce

Manchurian is an Indo Chinese dish. I have created a South Indian Chinese dish. This will appeal to people who avoid deep fried food. It is healthy and children will relish it. Perfect recipe for a starter. Ingredients for Manchurian sauce Crushed and chopped garlic- 1 tbsp Chopped green chillies- 1 tsp Capsicum (cut intoRead more about Paniyaram in Manchurian sauce… Read More!

Tawa Poha( rice flakes)

Tawa Poha( rice flakes)

Rice flakes is known as Poha in Hindi and Aval in Tamil. Poha is one of the few versatile ingredient that can be used to make breakfast, lunch or even a snack.Made from flattened or beaten rice, it can be prepared in a jiffy and is highly nutritious too as it is a rich sourceRead more about Tawa Poha( rice flakes)… Read More!

Kudhiraivali Pongal( Barnyard Millet Pongal)

Kudhiraivali Pongal( Barnyard Millet Pongal)

Barnyard Millet is known as Kudhiraivali in Tamil, Jhangora in Hindi and Odalu in Telugu and Oodhalu in Kannada. Millets are rich in B vitamins (especially niacin, B6 and folic acid), calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Millets contain no gluten. So this is an appropriate food for patients intolerant to gluten causing celiac disease.Read more about Kudhiraivali Pongal( Barnyard Millet Pongal)… Read More!

Carrot Halwa( Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa( Gajar Halwa)

Carrot halwa or Gajar halwa is a very famous and a traditional North Indian dessert, mainly Punjab region. The Gajar ka Halwa was first introduced during the Mughal period and the name originates from an Arabic word “Halwa”, which means “sweet”and it is made from carrot (in Hindi: Gajar) so that it is known asRead more about Carrot Halwa( Gajar Halwa)… Read More!

Carrot Halwa( Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa( Gajar Halwa)

Carrot halwa or Gajar halwa is a very famous and a traditional North Indian dessert, mainly Punjab region. The Gajar ka Halwa was first introduced during the Mughal period and the name originates from an Arabic word “Halwa”, which means “sweet”and it is made from carrot (in Hindi: Gajar) so that it is known asRead more about Carrot Halwa( Gajar Halwa)… Read More!